The Nation has tapped Jeet Heer as a national affairs correspondent. Heer has released the first two episodes of “The Time of Monsters” podcast, featuring a mix of political culture and cultural politics.
The podcast previously ran on Heer’s Substack alongside his writing. It will now run under The Nation, airing every Wednesday. Heer will also launch a new Nation e-mail newsletter next month. Editor D.D. Guttenplan said:
“I’m so delighted to welcome Jeet back to our pages more often. Jeet was the first hire I made when I took over as editor—because I had long admired both his prose and his political acumen. When Substack made him an offer no sane writer—especially with a family to support—could refuse for the past year, I was glad we were able to carve out a monthly column.
“But as we head into the midterms and then the 2024 election I’m sure Nation readers will be as grateful as I am to have him back as a national-affairs correspondent, writing twice a week and also hosting his wonderful podcast, The Time of Monsters.”
Additionally, Heer’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, The American Prospect, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Boston Globe and more.