It’s that time of the year, when podcasts like Political Theater do their year in review. It’s a helpful frame. But 2021 in retrospect looks a lot like 2020, an extension of something that started but did not finish.
The bitter politics of 2020 crashed into the new year with an assault on democracy on Jan. 6 and hasn't really let up. And the COVID-19 pandemic continues to define daily life. We look back at our most enlightening conversations of the year.
- Political Theater goes to ‘The Circus’
- Just how long will the Capitol be a militarized zone?
- Maybe everyone just wants to move on - Roll Call
- From COVID-19’s first wave to now, what we have learned
- Late spring fever: Congress emerges from pandemic depths
- Making sense of Congress, one year into the pandemic
- Was the sad, messy end in Afghanistan inevitable?
- Infrastructure Week: No longer a punchline
- Joe Manchin: The man of the moment