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In The Thick

Jan 12, 2018

After President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa as “shithole countries,” we ask: Could this have legal implications for the president? Maria and Julio have a quick convo about it.


Jan 9, 2018

On Monday, The Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living and working here legally for decades will now have to leave. What does the administration have to gain by doing this now? Plus a discussion on Michael Wolff's book, "Fire...


Jan 3, 2018

Our first show of 2018 asks: With everything that’s been going on in our government, do we still feel hopeful? Can change really happen, and if so, how? Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, about power and whether in the end, Americans feel powerless under...


Dec 26, 2017

In The Thick is taking a moment to wish you all a Happy New Year. We will be back with a new episode next week, but in the meantime, here's an encore presentation of one of our most popular shows of 2017.

Allegations of sexual harassment rocked public media newsrooms in December, with WNYC hosts John Hockenberry,...


Dec 19, 2017

Last Friday, President Trump said, "To any member of MS-13 listening, I have a message for you. We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country." With MS-13 back in the news, we wanted to share a rebroadcast of an episode we did earlier this year. Why is...