DiscoverWhy Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

Author: Chris Hayes, MSNBC & NBCNews THINK

Subscribed: 27,840Played: 52,679


Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.

26 Episodes
Comments (34)

M. James

The white man just keeping the black man down. Black people can't help themselves and need the left to teach their kids to want to learn, teach black people to behave with civility, and teach them about family values. Am I wrong in thinking these things should be inherent? Isn't anyone, regardless of race, free to succeed in life in a free country? If we are free to succeed regardless of race, why blame white males for mass failure of a race? Black people are equally free to be as successful as anyone else. Perhaps a demographic choosing to exploit entitlements has long term consequences. If you want to blame a system, blame that one. Heck, blame everyone but themselves. It's a free country so I guess people are free deny personal responsibility for their own failures.

Oct 15th

Tom Hebert

Great interview. Thanks

Oct 3rd

Kelly Morrow

Tom Hebert I read the title of this and thought, "Why would women be furious with Rebecca Traister??" Once I figured it out I had a good laugh!!

Oct 6th

Mark Mote

Given that all US presidents have been involved in shady activities, over the years, Trump sets the bar higher. Just read the Huffington Post article about the republican overthrow of the government. Trump makes a perfect idiot for the Party. They were wrong to choose him. I'm a lifelong Democrat, but the republican party I remember, I'm 65 years old and I remember when Nixon was president, respected law and order, loyalty to country, and decency. Donald Trump has destroyed the Republican party for decades.

Sep 30th

Aliyah s

The Sunni and Shia's hating each other for a thousand years is an ahistorical myth. Please check your prejudice.

Sep 23rd

GinaMaria Opalescent

Incredibly hard, heart-wrenching, vile, cruel stories all wrapped up in totally nonsensical policy, how we got here and where it might be headed. Well, ahead it did for some. We need a 2nd episode on this topic!!

Sep 2nd

GinaMaria Opalescent

This podcast was so incredibly informative, wonderous, eye-opening and FUN!!

Sep 2nd


Excellent podcast by Chris and Professor Teachout! Kudos. The links below showcase an example of blatant corporate corruption. One wonders if there's enough "quid pro quo" here. Unbelievable, right? Such crass and blatant corruption. We've evolved from politicians picking their voters to corporate players picking their judges. Yet, I fear if this case ever gets to SCOTUS, acts like this could be sanctioned in a Citizen's United kind of way... :-( Am I wrong?

Sep 1st

జ్ఞా Dippy Jippy జ్ఞా


Aug 16th

Jim Finlay

Thanks for the thought provoking discussion. A thought: Toward the end of the podcast, they discussed the question of the outlook of young white males, specifically in terms of the fear becoming a minority. I see racial change as generational, with each succeeding generation making more progress than the last (I hope).

Aug 10th

Benjamin Craft-Rendon

Proud to learn that Nancy Northup is a fellow #UnitarianUniversalist

Aug 9th

Angel L

Very informative cast...Thanks Chris & Nikole

Aug 5th

Jay Anderson

Thanks Chris I'm looking the podcast!

Aug 1st

Gregory Butler

I must see this movie, great pc.

Jul 25th

Ray Palagano

this was an excellent podcast

Jul 20th


Nicely done. As usual Naomi Klein has her finger on the pulse.

Jul 8th

Mary Jane Dutchess

I so love this segment, this is so deep and inspiring.

Jul 7th

Ronni Sander

Great show. Really enjoyed it

Jun 28th

Kelly McCarty

Great show with 2 of my favorite journalists/thinkers

Jun 27th

Lisa Arace

will not listen to this ! #boycott

Jun 26th

Rev. Dave Moorman

BEST analysis - Ever!

Jun 22nd
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store