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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

The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict

8/21/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen's guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:06

The Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left Behind

8/17/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mattathias Schwartz about Trump revoking John Brennan's security clearance. Also, what are we to make of Brennan's outspokenness? What about his legacy? And what did he leave in Trump's hands? Plus, the White House tries to clearly definite NDAs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:28

Omarosa and Reality Show Politics

8/14/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Lola Ogunnaike, host of "Entertainment Weekly The Show" about Omarosa finally making her way through the Trump love-hate cycle. How has she handled the press and how has the press handled her? Plus, what would an n-word tape do (if anything) about Trump’s already blatant racism? Oh and reality TV. A lot of it. Plus, John Di Domenico is back with more tweets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:13

Slow Burn | S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal

8/10/2018
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Trumpcast presents a preview of the 2nd season of Slow Burn. For 11 hours, Monica Lewinsky faced off against federal prosecutors who wanted her to help them take down the president and threatened her with decades in jail. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:21

Learning From James Clapper's Life in Intelligence

8/8/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, about his book Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From A Life In Intelligence. What did he think of the North Korea & Putin summits? How can our institutions protect themselves from cyber threats? And what else are we to make of the Mueller GRU indictments? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:54

Cyberwar and Security in the Trump Era

8/6/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Clint Watts, the author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News, about the question of cyberwar. What is it? What counts? Does the United States have a clear strategy around it? And what's some basic internet hygiene we all can practice for safe surfing? Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the weekend's tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:57

Is the Facebook Problem Unfixable?

8/3/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, about the post-IRA indictment struggles at Facebook and whether or not it can be saved. Plus, Steve Waltien and Kate James join with a new Facebook ad and a doctor with a particular set of skills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:39

Why Trump and India Aren't Working Out

8/1/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to James Crabtree, the author of The Billionaire Raj, about the Trump administration's relations with India and why it's not working out. Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:33

When the President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours

7/31/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former American ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuse Interpol and more. Plus, all the presidents' all caps statements. Go to simplisafe.com/TRUMPCAST and start protecting your home today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:03

Cohen’s Basement Tapes

7/25/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter at Vanity Fair, about the Trump-Cohen tape that was released on Tuesday, its implications, and why if you don't understand the relationship between the two, you don't understand Trump's relationship to anybody. Plus, the new "hip" form of journalism over at AMI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:18

The Pieces of the Mueller Puzzle

7/20/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Garrett Graff, a contributor at WIRED and the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, about the shape of the Mueller investigation. How has the role of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein evolved over the last year? Plus, what's the mood amongst intelligence officials at the Aspen Security Forum? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:50

The Man Putin Singled Out

7/17/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign, about the moment his name came up during the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. Why does Vladimir Putin want him more than just about anybody else in the world? Plus, Putin's lies vs. Trump's lies. Go to simplisafe.com/trumpcast and start protecting your home today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:20

Trump’s Submission in Helsinki

7/16/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, a columnist at the Washington Post and the author of Red Famine, about the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. How will we remember it? Why has President Trump refused to confront Putin for attacking our democracy? And how is Trump's foreign policy advancing Putin's worldview? Plus, John Di Domenico returns with more tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:51

Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Officers, Trump Prepares to Meet Putin Anyway

7/13/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Max Bergmann, Sr. Fellow at Center for American Progress and Director of The Moscow Project, about the latest round of Mueller indictments and its effects in the lead-up to the Trump/Putin meeting next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:54

The ACLU in the Trump Era

7/12/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, about the mission of the ACLU in the Trump era and whether it's causing any tension in the organization. Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:59

The Fight Liberals Should & Shouldn’t Pick with Kavanaugh

7/10/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School and Bloomberg to talk about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The two discuss the implications of his nomination on Roe v. Wade and whether or not his writing suggests he'd be in favor or against indicting the president. Plus, Trey Gowdy wants this witch hunt to finish the hell up already! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:07

Lessons from South Africa

7/6/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Andries du Toit, a researcher and writer at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, about the years before, during, and after apartheid and if there are any lessons we can take away from it for America today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:37

Overcoming Class Cluelessness

7/4/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Joan C. Williams, Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, about liberal condescension towards the white working class and what the coastal elites get wrong about some Trump supporters. Plus, John Bolton preps with Vladimir Putin for the Helsinki summit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:08

Civility as a Cudgel

6/30/2018
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor at UVA's Miller Center, about the topic of "civility." How has the word been used to protect the status quo in the past? And is this what happens when a political system is failing a people? Plus, Steve Waltien, Asher Perlman, and Kate James return to teach us a lesson on civility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:07

The Supreme Court Without Justice Kennedy

6/27/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Rick Hasen, a Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, about Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court, the weight this will put on Chief Justice John Roberts, and whether or not this will finally motivate the left to vote on the courts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:03