The Election of Our Discontent

Hosted by Michelle Cottle, Carlos Lozada and Lydia Polgreen

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Many voters from both parties are less than enthusiastic about their likely options this November.

This week the Opinion writer and editor Katherine Miller joins Michelle Cottle, Lydia Polgreen and Carlos Lozada to talk about uncommitted voters, double haters and how they could affect the election, whether they turn out or not.

Plus, Lydia makes a plea against the tyranny of clean lines and interior design monoculture.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication in the audio player above.)

Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; Photograph by BackyardProduction/Getty Images

Mentioned in this episode:

  • “Black Pastors Pressure Biden to Call for a Cease-Fire in Gaza,” by Maya King for The Times

  • “Joe Biden’s Last Campaign,” by Evan Osnos in The New Yorker

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“Matter of Opinion” is produced by Phoebe Lett, Sophia Alvarez Boyd and Derek Arthur. It is edited by Jordana Hochman. Mixing by Carole Sabouraud. Original music by Sonia Herrero, Pat McCusker, Isaac Jones, Efim Shapiro and Carole Sabouraud. Our fact-checking team is Kate Sinclair, Mary Marge Locker and Michelle Harris. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski. Our executive producer is Annie-Rose Strasser.

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