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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and writers Virginia Heffernan and Josh King, will be talking to journalists, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and writers Virginia Heffernan and Josh King, will be talking to journalists, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and writers Virginia Heffernan and Josh King, will be talking to journalists, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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Episodes

Trump, The NRA, And More Illegal Activity

12/14/2018
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León Krauze talks to Mike Spies, a reporter for nonprofit news outlet The Trace, which covers the U.S. gun violence crisis. Mike broke a story about how the NRA and the Trump campaign coordinated their advertising strategies during the 2016 presidential campaign. Also covered: The NRA’s $30 million contribution in support of Trump in 2016 -- which is an exceptional amount of money for the association -- Marina Butina, and what it will take to turn around the U.S. gun crisis. Learn more...

Duration:00:30:29

The Depths Of Disinformation In 2016

12/10/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones and co-author with Michael Isikoff of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. Included: The lack of media attention on Trump-Russia ties around the election, the carnival cast of characters that come with political scandals, and of course, collusion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:26

The Tragic Flaw Of James Comey

12/7/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program, about all things James Comey, including his testimony and takes on his role and righteousness, and what we would want to hear from him. Plus, Rex Tillerson, the new UN ambassador and how Trump elects women to his cabinet, and more Trump-Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:31

Those 80s Moments That Politicized Trump

12/5/2018
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Virginia Heffernan tackles the history of Trump-Russia ties with Seth Abramson, author of “Proof of Collusion” and an arbiter of curatorial journalism. Virginia poses questions for Seth from Twitter, including a speed round examining the role of women whitewashing Trump, the prospective futures of Ivanka Trump and Michael Flynn, and the best and worst case scenarios for Trump at this point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:30

It’s All About Mogilevich

11/30/2018
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In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Craig Unger, author of House of Trump, House of Putin, about Semion Mogilevich, Trump Tower and money laundering, and the odd connection with Chabad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:20

Whodunit? Solving Trumpian Mysteries With A.G. Of Mueller, She Wrote

11/28/2018
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Virginia Heffernan gets into the gritty details with A.G. of indie podcast Mueller, She Wrote about everything from Paul Manafort to Oleg Deripaska. Also explored: Russian oligarchy ties, Viktor Yanukovych, and Marina Butina. Further reading links highly recommended! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:28

Trump’s Ex-Associates Hit The Courts

11/26/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, about Papadopoulos, proper sentencing for white-collar crime, and more speculations on the timing of Mueller indictments post-thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:37

The Disaster Of Trump’s Disaster Management

11/21/2018
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León Krauze talks to Dr. Scott G. Knowles, disasters and public policy expert and author of the book “The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risks in Modern America,” on Trump’s response to the California wildfires and other disasters from a policy perspective, the realities of what it takes to effectively manage these events, and calling out the lighter-fluid effect Trump’s words have on people and policy. This episode is brought to you by Robinhood. For a free stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to...

Duration:00:31:09

Trump Retreats Into His Cocoon

11/19/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Eli Stokols, White House reporter for the LA Times and political analyst at MSNBC, about Trump’s post-election mood and why it’s different from his other moods. Plus, his California wildfire gaffes, a guess at who’s on the short list to leave the White House in the next few weeks, and why he still may have the support of some veterans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:26

Thirsting for Indictments

11/16/2018
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In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan welcomes Daniel Goldman, MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who reads the tea leaves and feels out the potential for Mueller indictments. Plus: Julian Assange, the art of hacker timing, and legal terms you might not know. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Go to blinkist.com/trumpcast to start your free trial today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:44

Is Your Candidate Racist? Apply the Gillum Test

11/13/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith, who just penned a piece called “Trumpism is Racism, So Things Will Get Worse.” Also: the “Gillum Test” and this week’s heightened harassment of women of color in the White House press pool. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: SimpliSafe, protect your home today with twenty-four seven monitoring for just fifteen dollars a month, visit simplisafe.com/trumpcast. Express VPN, take back your Internet...

Duration:00:38:08

Sessions’ Last Act Deals Blow to Police Reform: Trumpcast Presents What Next

11/11/2018
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What Next is the new daily news podcast from Slate, hosted by Mary Harris. Today Trumpcast is proud to present the latest episode of What Next, which is all about former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Just as he was getting kicked out the door, Sessions wanted to do one last thing: strongly limit the strength and use of consent decrees moving forward. It’s a move that deals a significant blow to the Department of Justice’s ability to reign in police abuse across the country. Today on the...

Duration:00:21:38

Post-Election Truths of the Caravan

11/9/2018
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León Krauze talks to Karla Zabludovsky, Mexico Bureau Chief and Latin American correspondent for Buzzfeed News, who has been on the ground with the migrant caravan the conservative media focused on so heavily this election. They explore how the caravan formed, how the coverage began, Mexico’s treatment of Central Americans, and one important, non-hype message people should take away from this story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:51

The GOP Loves Voter Suppression

11/7/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks voter suppression in the 2018 midterm elections with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones covering voting rights and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Also, the significance of Kris Kobach’s defeat and Florida returning voting rights to ex-felons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:30

Still Missing Khashoggi

11/5/2018
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Virginia Heffernan discusses the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with Adam Coogle of Human Rights Watch, a sobering reminder that the current administration seems to be turning a blind eye to human rights abuses. Further Reading:World Leaders Should Reject Saudi Whitewash Why the US has to Hold Saudi Arabia to Account for the Disappearance and Alleged Slaying of Khashoggi Saudi Arabia: Reveal Fate of Jamal Khashoggi Trump administration appears in no hurry to judge Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi...

Duration:00:33:41

Return of the Repressed

11/1/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN contributor and impeachment attorney Ross Garber about the recently unsealed Watergate “Road Map,” and what it could imply for any reports issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Further Reading: The Watergate “Road Map” and the Coming Mueller Report Grand jury report and recommendation to the House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:45

Is There A Latino Vote?

10/31/2018
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León Krauze talks with Roberto Suro, professor of public policy and journalism at the University of Southern California, about the much-buzzed-about Latino vote and the 2018 midterms. And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets. Further reading: Whatever Happened to Latino Political Power? The Democrats Have a Latino Problem Democrats Can’t Count on Latinos to Swing The Midterms Latina Republican known as 'Maria Elvira' battles Donna Shalala for Fla. congressional seat Latinos Could...

Duration:00:36:04

Catching Up on Manafort

10/29/2018
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Now that Paul Manafort’s trials are over, we catch up with the story. Virginia Heffernan talks to Rachel Weiner, who’s been reporting from the courthouse for the Washington Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:16

She's Running: Trumpcast Presents The Waves

10/26/2018
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This week, our friends at the feminism and politics podcast The Waves crafted an episode all about women and the midterm elections. Hosts Christina Cauterucci and Hanna Rosin are joined by Senior Political Reporter for Glamour Celeste Katz, and D.C. State Democratic Committeewoman Latifa Lyles to discuss how the ways women run for office have changed, if women really make better leaders, and how female politicians are depicted in the media. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research...

Duration:01:10:42

HHS and Transgender Erasure

10/24/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Katelyn Burns, federal policy reporter for Rewire.News, about the HHS memo that could officially begin to erase transgender identity in government documents. Plus, our very own John Di Domenico is back with more tweets. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Go to blinkist.com/trumpcast to start your free trial today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:40