Jane Coaston: Meet the Libertarian New York Times Podcaster
Jane Coaston is the new host of The Argument, a massively popular New York Times podcast that seeks to host civil and informed discussions about the most pressing issues of the day. A 33-year-old Cincinnati native, Coaston has worked at Vox, MTV, and the Human Rights Campaign, among other places. She’s the daughter of a black father and a white mother, was raised as a devout Catholic, is married to a woman, and identifies as queer.
She’s also a registered Libertarian who is “especially distrustful of efforts by the state to get people to do things.” She explains that “at some point, a regulation or a law with the absolute best of intentions will be wielded by people who may not have the absolute best of intentions.”
Coaston tells Nick Gillespie that growing up in a liberal household in a conservative part of the country made her concerned about givin
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