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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

Three Sketches on Two Stories (Bonus!)

5/26/2018
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For a Memorial Day weekend bonus episode, we've compiled three brand new sketches to share with you – from Don Jr's Trump Tower transcript to the reaction from Trump's base on the ZTE deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:35

Can You Indict the President?

5/24/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School about what it would take to prosecute a sitting president. Plus, is the free speech decision about Trump's Twitter wrong? And is Trump taking a page out of Bill Clinton's book? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:00

Trump's Challenge to Prosecutorial Independence

5/22/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Rebecca Roiphe of New York Law School about the stress test Trump is putting on prosecutorial independence and how the DoJ is responding to it. Have you bought tickets to our live show yet? Our special guest is Michael Avenatti! We'll be live from The Bell House in Brooklyn on May 30th. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:31

Draconian and Cruel Immigration Policies

5/18/2018
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Vox's Dara Lind about the latest moves the Trump administration has made on immigration and on the southern border. Join us for our live show in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:38

Upon Further Review: What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?

5/17/2018
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We're introducing you to a new show from Slate today called Upon Further Review! Listen to the first episode via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, or wherever you listen. Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem — he sucked at it. That frustration fueled a persecution complex that would eventually bring down his presidency. How would history be different had Nixon been more than just a tackle dummy on his college football team? Upon Further Review...

Duration:00:26:25

A Very Stormy Disclosure

5/16/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold to discuss Trump's repayment to Michael Cohen, what else we learned from the President's financial disclosure , and just what the hell is the Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC? Join us for our live show in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:28

A Torture Victim Speaks To Gina Haspel

5/15/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist, Theo Padnos, about his open letter to Trump's CIA nominee, Gina Haspel. about his time spent in a Syrian torture prison and why, if it comes down to it, she must never obey torture orders from our Commander-in-chief. Join us for our live show in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:15

The Psychic Tyranny of Shakespeare's Tyrants

5/11/2018
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Isaac Butler, host of Slate's new podcast "Lend Me Your Ears," to talk about his show and what inspired it. Plus, Isaac and Virginia talk to the author of Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, Stephen Greenblatt, about the psychic tyranny of of Shakespeare's tyrants and what the work of the playwright can tell us about Trump and our era. Go check out Lend Me Your Ears! And join us for our live show in Brooklyn, New York on May 30th! Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:28:47

Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar

5/10/2018
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Hey Trumpcast listeners we wanted to introduce you to a new show! It's called Lend Me Your Ears and it's a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into a different Shakespeare play to explore how Shakespeare was responding to his current events, and how they map onto our own. In this first episode, Lend Me Your Ears is looking at one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works: Julius Caesar....

Duration:00:41:05

A Slush Fund for Playmates, an Oligarch, and the President?

5/9/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan and ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger to discuss the latest Michael Cohen story surrounding his Delaware LLC. Be sure to join Trumpcast Live in Brooklyn on May 30th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:46

Trump Withdraws From Iran Deal In Spiteful Fashion

5/8/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's War Stories correspondent, Fred Kaplan, about President Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Plus, grifting vs. grafting and more Trump tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:18

Michael Avenatti is Beating Trump at His Own Game

5/4/2018
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by her co-host, Jacob Weisberg, to chat about pornstars, hush money, sex, and lies as enhanced by Rudy Giuliani this week. Join us at our live show in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday May 30th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:42

The Real Answer to Russian Disinformation

5/3/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev to talk about the "Arena" project which analyzes disinformation, polarization, and tries to create a counter-response to all the noise. The three discuss the tactics of Russian disinformation, how to talk about it, and how to create a powerful counter narrative. Plus, the vetting of Ronny Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:57

Reading into the Leak of the Mueller Questions

5/1/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Eric Columbus, a former lawyer at the Department of Justice, about the leak of the Mueller questions and the questions themselves. What can we read into them? What do we make of the leak? Don't forget to buy tickets to our live show in Brooklyn, NY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:32

Dreaming of Hillary on the Campaign Trail

4/28/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the author of Chasing Hillary, Amy Chozick, about "New York Times worship," being what she calls an "unwitting agent of Russian intelligence," and why she kept having dreams of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail. Plus, the RNC is still digging for the right website to discredit James Comey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:59

Is Trump's Chaos Beating the Press?

4/26/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by the media critic, Jay Rosen, to talk about why he thinks Trump is winning and the press is losing. Plus, Rod Rosenstein has been under fire for so long that he's prepared himself for the phone call. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:38

Us vs. Them Told in Two Parts

4/25/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about the opening arguments at the Supreme Court today surrounding Trump's travel ban and then is joined by Ian Bremmer to chat through his new book Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Do you have tickets to our live show yet? We'll be live at the Brooklyn Bell House on May 30th with a special guest! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:40

The Book and Memos of James Comey

4/20/2018
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Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan discuss James Comey's new book A Higher Loyalty and the recent batch of Comey memos that leaked on Thursday evening. Be sure to buy tickets to our live show on May 30th in Brooklyn, NY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:30

How the Southern District of NY Flips Made Men

4/20/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Mimi Rocah, about her start at the department in the early 2000s, working alongside Jim Comey, and what her prosecutions of organized crime units for the SDNY can tell us about the Michael Cohen case. Be sure to buy tickets to our live show on May 30th in Brooklyn, NY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:37

A Measured View of the Cohen Probe

4/17/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O'Brien, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View, to catch up about the latest surrounding the Michael Cohen story and why it may not be all the media is cooking it up to be. Plus, who are the two names we should be looking for as the investigation into the Trump organization moves forward? Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman improvised today's sketch in our Brooklyn studio. Did you like today's show? If so, show your support by voting for us for a Webby! Learn more...

Duration:00:28:43

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