Mediaite presents "The Interview", a podcast featuring conversations with the top personalities at the intersection of media and politics. Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin speaks to the broadcasters, reporters, editors and politicians making the headlines.

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The Interview

Laurie Segall

Mediaite editor Aidan McLaughlin talks to 60 Minutes+ correspondent Laurie Segall about interviewing tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg, and how social media-fueled conspiracy theories like QAnon are sweeping through the country. Segall went behind the scenes on some of her biggest interviews, including a recent panel with "QAnon casualties" - people who have lost relationships to the conspiracy theory. They also discussed her upcoming memoir "Special Characters" and her media production company Dot Dot Dot, which focuses on the intersection of tech and humanity.
00:45:36 9/16/2021

Past Episodes

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Mediaite editor Aidan McLaughlin speaks to CNN chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward about her vital reporting on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, what life is like now in the war-ravaged country, and how she deals with the Taliban as a reporter. Ward is the author of "On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist" and host of the upcoming CNN podcast "Tug of War".
00:34:18 9/9/2021
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Mediaite editor Aidan McLaughlin speaks with Juliette Kayyem - a Harvard professor, CNN national security analyst, and former assistant Homeland Security secretary under Obama - about her provocative new piece for The Atlantic proposing that the unvaccinated be barred from domestic flights. We discuss vaccine mandates like the one being rolled out in New York City, criticism of such programs, and what the future of the pandemic will look like.
00:31:50 8/5/2021
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NBC Sports soccer analyst and Men in Blazers co-host Roger Bennett joins Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin to talk about his new book, "Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home." They also discuss how the culture wars have infected sports media, and England's crushing loss in the Euro final at Wembley Stadium.
00:40:05 7/29/2021
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Mediaite editor Aidan McLaughlin speaks with Dan Abrams, the chief legal analyst for ABC News and founder of Mediaite, about his upcoming prime time cable news show and why the Trump era made him want to return to the hosting chair.
00:44:49 7/23/2021
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Mediaite editor Aidan McLaughlin speaks with Michael Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal and author of "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost." McLaughlin and Bender discuss the "unhinged" final chapter of Trump's presidency, his near death experience with Covid, his private thoughts on Hitler, and life in Mar a Lago.
00:43:05 7/15/2021
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Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin speaks to Trey Yingst, a foreign correspondent covering the Middle East for Fox News, about the Israel-Palestine conflict, Biden withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and maintaining your mental health while reporting on war.
00:39:50 7/8/2021
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Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin speaks to Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter for the Associated Press and political analyst for MSNBC, about covering Biden after four years of Trump and what's going on in the New York City mayoral race.
00:31:26 7/1/2021
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Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin speaks to journalist Glenn Greenwald about the political climate in Brazil, his harrowing armed robbery, Trump and Biden, media criticism, and Tucker Carlson.
00:42:40 6/24/2021
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Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd joins Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin to discuss the Biden-Putin summit, the future of cable news, what he makes of Twitter critics, and how to handle election deniers.
00:45:41 6/17/2021
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Mediaite editor in chief Aidan McLaughlin speaks with CNN anchor and chief domestic correspondent Jim Acosta about his move from the White House to the anchor chair, what he plans to do with his new show, cable news rivals, and why he thinks the media still needs to cover Trump.
00:39:32 6/10/2021

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