WeigelCast: Former White House Counsel John Dean
Slate senior political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with John Dean, the former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon. Forty years ago, Dean resigned from his post over Watergate, even testifying against the President. Dean has written his...
WeigelCast: Journalist Rick Perlstein
In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with author Rick Perlstein, who has been chronicling the rise of the right in American politics. Perlstein publishes his third installment, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon...
WeigelCast: Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)
In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) about his upcoming primary against Brian Ellis, accusations that he is "Al Qaeda's best friend," and the need for national surveillance reform.
WeigelCast: The Club For Growth's Chris Chocola
In this week's episode Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth. The Club gives money to fiscally conservative Republican candidates through it's PAC and Super PAC.
WeigelCast: DC Council-member Marion Barry
Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with former D.C. mayor and current council-member Marion Barry about his new book, Mayor for Life. Barry discusses contemporary racism, the decriminalization of marijuana, and his own exploitation by "white...
Weigelcast: Mayday PAC's Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon
Slate political reporter speaks with Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon, founders of Mayday PAC, the super PAC to end all super PAC's.
WeigelCast: Former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader
Slate political reporter speaks with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Nader talks about his new book, 'Unstoppable', how and why politics on the left and right should converge, and why Bernie Sanders couldn't be president.
WeigelCast: Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC)
In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), who published a memoir in May titled Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black.
WeigelCast: Authors Ken Vogel and Dan Schulman
Slate political reporter Daved Weigel speaks with Politico's Ken Vogel, author of Big Money, and Mother Jones' Dan Schulman, author of Sons of Wichita. Both books examine the effect of wealthy donors on politics.
WeigelCast: Susan B. Anthony List's Marjorie Dannenfelser
Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the SBA List, about training pro-life politicians how to talk about abortion.
WeigelCast: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) about finding a financial solution for his hometown of Detroit, and why progressive politics is "winning" politics.
WeigelCast: Journalist Sasha Issenberg
Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with journalist Sasha Issenberg about what Democrats have learned (and failed to learn) about mid-term election campaigns.
WeigelCast: Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, about the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram and about Washington's engagement with African affairs more generally.
WeigelCast: Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, on the current and future state of the GOP.
WeigelCast: Former Massachusetts State Senator Richard Tisei
Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with former Massachusetts Sen. Richard Tisei about being a gay Republican, and why he's hopeful that he will win his bid for higher office this year.
WeigelCast: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
In this week’s episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel talks to Sen. Sanders about the Republicans' rightward shift, Obama's missed opportunity to fight for working families, and the meaning of "socialism."
WeigelCast: Center for American Progress Neera Tanden
Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden. Tanden talks about moving forward with Obamacare, why having a Democratic primary isn't a crazy idea, and how to pass a balanced budget...
Weigelcast: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) about her the U.S. Agency for International Development's Cuban Twitter program, her ardent support for the Cuba embargo, and supporting gay marriage.
WeigelCast: Veep creator Armando Iannucci
In this week’s episode Slate political reportersDavid Weigel talks to Armando Iannucci, the creator of 'Veep', and a few more era-defining cringe comedies. Among the subjects of discussion – why politicians over-react to cable TV, why failure is so...
Weigelcast Former Governor Jesse Ventura
Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura about why he thinks the two-party system doesn't work, the Affordable Care Act, and life off the grid.
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