Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin Thompson is's executive editor, and oversees Soundcheck. She was WNYC's political editor during the 2012 election, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and is the titleholder of the women’s tennis team’s pizza eating contest. Thirteen slices.

During the 2012 election, she served as WNYC's political editor, overseeing the award-winning interactive site It's A Free Country as well as the New York political blog The Empire.

Caitlin covered the 2006 and 2008 elections for The Washington Post, where she produced the daily Post Politics Podcast and Citizen K Street, an investigative series on the rise of lobbying. From there, Caitlin went on the campaign trail for TIME, where she profiled the McCain campaign’s resurgence in New Hampshire, the Barackstar effect and how to eat a Huckaburger, among other stories. Caitlin graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and is the titleholder of the women’s tennis team’s pizza eating contest. You can follow her on Twitter @caitlin_thomps.

Caitlin Thompson appears in the following:

Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally's back! A grown-up Glen gets weird with Betty! And Don's apartment reeks of failure. 

Orphan Black Returns!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our clone-hosts are back from hibernation and ready to relive the glory of the Orphan Black season premiere. Rachel is alive? Male clones are whack? And what is the deal with Helsinki?

Meeting the Real Sally Draper

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Megan got her divorce, Don got dumped by the diner waitress and Harry Crane's true pervy nature was revealed. But whither Sally Draper? We miss that kid. 

If You Could Clone Jesus, Would You?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Twin clones Hanna and Emma moderate a fierce - and at times baffling - debate between Minister Cooper Gray and Epigeneticist Myron Benjamin about the ethical quandaries of cloning.

Wherein We Meet Our Maker

Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's an emotional day for our clones as they prepare for the new series of Orphan Black and finally meet the father of modern cloning, Dr. Brian Chair. Hear his shocking revelations.

Mad Men Goes to Therapy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

While the characters on this show might be "OK," they're never actually ok. Why not?

Welcome Back to the '60s

Friday, April 03, 2015

In this kickoff episode of our new Mad Men podcast, we’re going deep into the past seven years. Where are we going? Where have we been? All will be revealed.

Empire Finale Recap: Lucious vs. The World

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jamal gets the keys to the Empire, and Lucious gets another shot at life. And we get our favorite Cookie moments, all in one place.


Empire Recap: Music Therapy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Andre's been signed up for some unconventional rehabilitation for his bipolar disorder, while cute little Lola sets off a deadly chain of events at Lyon manor.


Empire Recap: Ride or Die

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andre is off his meds and careening towards a gurney, while Anika's treachery with a rival record company leads to all-out war.


Empire Recap: Family Song

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Andre's bid to win over the Empire board fails - hard - and Jamal takes his father's advice to live his truth to heart, which leads to a big ole' coming out party.

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Empire Recap: What is a Bae?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A quack Russian ALS treatment lands Lucious in the ICU, Cookie and the Lyon patriarch consummate the greatest romance of our time, and nobody's asking Jamal to take a paternity test.


Empire Recap: Mama Hens and Baby Mama Drama

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lucius comes clean about murdering Bunkie, a familiar face (ok, it's Courtney Love) joins in as a washed-up rocker who needs Mama Cookie, and Jamal and Hakeem's mother issues deepen.


Empire Recap: Sidepieces and Sidearms

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Old-fashioned espionage outs Tiana, nearly sinking Hakeem's music video masterpiece. Jamal's recording session is interrupted by gunfire, and Cookie dodges hits in killer heels.

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Empire Recap: Girls Run the World

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On the fourth episode, Cookie expands her turf, Tiana reveals she's in the hip-hop game to win it, and the source of Hakeem's mommy issues is revealed (it rhymes with Shaomi Shmampbell).


Empire Recap: The Notorious BIB

Thursday, January 15, 2015

On the second episode of Fox's hip-hop drama "Empire," the family dynamics simmer over a musical showcase engineered by patriarch Lucius Lyon to promote one son, but not the other.

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Empire Recap: Fox's Hip-Hop 'Dynasty' is a Glorious Hot Mess

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Fox's hip-hopera "Empire" has a bold cast and even bolder ambitions. Ridiculous, sure. But is it any good?

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The Year Aaliyah Made a Comeback

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's like the icy cool R&B songstress who ruled the '90s is back - in the form of four new R&B artists who gave us familiar chills.
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Roxane Gay: The Bad Feminist's Guide to Enjoying Hip Hop

Friday, November 21, 2014

From dissecting "Blurred Lines" to finding modern-day poets who still insist on casually using the term "bitch," essayist Roxane Gay talks about where she draws the line.
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How to Be a Well-Mannered Tennis Fan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The U.S. Open has a reputation of drawing noisier crowds, and while some players say a boisterous audience is energizing, not all athletes are equally appreciative of the extra decibels.