Opinion |  'Material Opinion': What if We Only Paid Clarence Thomas $1 Million?

On the premiere episode of “Matter of Opinion,” a new podcast from The New York Times Opinion, our hosts Michelle Cottle, Ross Douthat, Carlos Lozada, and Lydia Polgreen discuss the latest disclosures about Clarence Thomas, their impact on the Supreme Court, and how, or whether , to reform this increasingly unpopular institution. Plus: hot and cold. (What is it? You'll have to tune in to find out.)

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“Matter of Opinion” is being produced this week by Phoebe Lett. It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser. Original mixing and music by Pat McCusker and Isaac Jones. Fact checking by Kate Sinclair, Mary Marge Locker and Michelle Harris. Special thanks to Alison Bruzek, Allison Benedikt, Stephanie Joyce, Sophia Alvarez Boyd, Derek Arthur, Jeffrey Miranda, Kristina Samulewski, Shannon Busta and Kathleen Kingsbury.