What is the line between sensitivity and censorship? In today’s episode, we are navigating the realm of political correctness, from trigger warnings to safe spaces. New York Times Op-Ed writer Frank Bruni joins to discuss what he sees as the promise and pitfalls of hot-button issues like cultural appropriation and the idea of “checking your privilege.” Plus, listeners call in with their own thoughts on PC culture.


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Half of Americans say they have never met a Muslim. What’s it like to be Muslim in America today? Brian and I take to the stage at South by Southwest for a live podcast taping with guests Wajahat Ali, a New York Times contributing op-ed writer, and Mona Haydar, a Syrian-American rapper and activist. We have a frank conversation about the joys and pressures of being American Muslims, misconceptions about Islam, and how US media coverage plays into all of the above.

The first episode of my National Geographic documentary series, America Inside Out, is out now! To mark the occasion, we welcome Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Bryan could have gone anywhere—he chose to move to Alabama to help confront racial disparities and reform the criminal justice system. On the pod, we discuss Bryan’s childhood experiences with school segregation, the problem with Confederate monuments, and shining a light on one of the darkest chapters in American history: the post-Civil War period of Jim Crow and lynching.

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Jimmy Kimmel turned 50 recently so Katie Couric asked if she could accompany him for his first colonoscopy. While that seemed to be a very unusual request Jimmy knows that this is something Katie is passionate about and it’s an important thing to do when you’re of a certain age. So with that said, let’s watch a camera go where no camera has gone before. #StandUpToCancer

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In her series ‘America Inside Out with Katie Couric,’ Couric travels the country to find out where we are as a nation in 2018. In the series finale, she tackles the subject of political correctness on college campuses. Couric joins Morning Joe to discuss.

Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. He is joined by Katie Couric, journalist, podcaster, documentary filmmaker and correspondent and executive producer of her new Nat Geo series “America Inside Out,” which looks at gender inequities across industries, outrage and so-called “PC culture” on college campuses, and other big cultural, political and social issues of today.

So excited to share the first trailer for my upcoming series “America Inside Out” on Nat Geo Channel!! For the past six months, I’ve traveled throughout the country, talking with all kinds of people about some of the most divisive topics of our time. The six-part series will premiere on April 11th and I can’t wait for you all to watch and come on the journey with me. #AmericaInsideOut

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With a thriving downtown, a bustling restaurant scene and world-renowned museums, there’s no doubt Cleveland, Ohio, is experiencing a cultural renaissance. In part two of our Cities Rising series in Cleveland, I stopped by West Side Market, met up with Matthew McConaughey, and more.

DJ Khaled — hip-hop producer, Snapchat guru, author, record label executive and music mogul — is ready for “another one.” With his 10th album, huge summer hits and a new son, Khaled has a lot to be grateful for. I sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, Grateful, which comes out on June 23; his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, as well as his son, Asahd — who is an executive producer on the album, by the way — and how fatherhood changed his life.