Ezra Klein is an opinion columnist and podcast host at the New York Times. His podcast, “The Ezra Klein Show,” receives more than a half-million downloads per episode, and is routinely in the top 25 podcasts on Apple’s charts. In 2021, Time, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic all named it one of the best podcasts of the year. Klein is among the Times’ most-read columnists, where he has merged traditional opinion writing and explanatory reporting to bring clarity to policy debates often mired in complexity.
Prior to his work at the Times, Klein founded and launched Vox, the popular explanatory news site. As Vox’s editor-in-chief, and then as its editor-at-large, he helped create, and then executive produced, Explained on Netflix, which is now in its fifth season. He also launched programs on HBO and YouTube. Prior to his work at Vox, Klein launched the Wonkblog vertical at the Washington Post.
In 2020, Klein published Why We’re Polarized, a bestselling examination of the forces driving polarization, and paralyzing politics, in the United States.