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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 Midterm Elections Are Gonna Be Lit

10/19/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Emmy award-winning political journalist Jeffrey Greenfield about the midterm elections and why the district races in New Jersey are so crucial for flipping the House, other important races to watch, and waning support for Nancy Pelosi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:39

Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival -- The U.S. Relationship With Mexico

10/15/2018
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In a special live panel co-hosted by Slate and the Texas Tribune, Leon Krauze talks to Roberta Jacobson and Antonio Garza, two former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico, about the history of the relationship between the two countries, immigration, and harmful effects of Trump’s nativism. Plus, why they never liked the term “Drug War.” 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,...

Duration:00:46:33

Sheldon Adelson’s Influence

10/11/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Justin Elliott, a reporter at Pro Publica, about his new report on Sheldon Adelson, his donations to Donald Trump, and the influence he’s gained within the administration. Follow Trumpcast on Twitter: @realtrumpcast Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Shirley Chan. Further Reading: Trump’s Patron-in-Chief Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:50

Vindication at Last?

10/10/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Franklin Foer, national correspondent for the Atlantic, who reported for Slate in 2016 on communications between a Trump server and a Russian bank. We’ll revisit the story in light of his recent piece for The Atlantic. Also, John Di Domenico is back with more tweets. Join Slate Plus to Hear More Trumpcast! Go to Slate.com/Plus Follow Trumpcast on Twitter: @realtrumpcast Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Shirley Chan. Further Reading:Suspended Animation in...

Duration:00:35:03

Benjamin Wittes admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal record. So why wouldn’t he confirm him?

10/5/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about why he admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal record, but also why he wouldn’t vote to confirm Kavanaugh as a member of the Supreme Court. Further reading:Why I wouldn’t confirm Brett KavanaughKavanaugh’s Minnesota Law Review article, cited by Benjamin Wittes in this episodeKavanaugh on Judge David Barron’s book on Congress, the presidency, and war powers Follow Trumpcast...

Duration:00:46:28

What should the FBI be examining about Judge Kavanaugh?

10/3/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, former federal and state prosecutor and now a professor at Rutgers University about who the FBI should be talking to and the significance of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar entries. Also: what does Honig make of the questions asked by Rachel Mitchell? And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets! Further reading:Rachel Mitchell did sex-crime victims a disservice Three things the FBI must investigate on Ford and Kavanaugh Follow Trumpcast on...

Duration:00:31:41

Trumpcast Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, TX

10/1/2018
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are back together in Texas to chat about Brett Kavanaugh, reporting on The White House, and the many investigations that may spring up if the Democrats take the House after midterms. Guests: Ana Marie Cox and Ashley Parker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:24:31

Ford's Testimony and The Real Brett Kavanaugh

9/27/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern about Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh's hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:03

Ford's Credibility and Kavanaugh's Lies

9/19/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Michelle Goldberg, columnist at The New York Times, about the latest surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, Christine Blasey Ford's allegation, and the #MeToo movement as a whole. Plus, getting exactly what you need from a Kavanaugh character witness. This episode is brought to you by Simplisafe. Start protecting your home today, learn more at simplisafe.com/trumpcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:02

Raising Red Flags and The Story of Our Time

9/13/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed's Anthony Cormier about his latest money trail story surrounding Aras Agalarov and some suspicious financial activity that happened after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Plus, how illicit money moves around the world and why this is the actual story of our time. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Simplisafe, start protecting your home today. Learn more at simplisafe.com/trumpcast. Blinkist, an app that takes thousands of...

Duration:00:37:20

The New Trump Rallies [Teaser S+]

9/11/2018
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This is a teaser of the Trumpcast episode for Sept. 11, 2018. To listen to the full episode, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/trumpcastplus. Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jared Yates Sexton, a professor at Georgia Southern University and a close observer of President Trump's rallies. They discuss Plaid Shirt Guy and what the rallies mean as Trump's base unravels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:48

The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a Chaotic White House

9/6/2018
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Senator Kamala Harris' interrogation of the Supreme Court nominee, and the protests surrounding the whole event. Plus, the two also discuss the New York Times Op-Ed released by an anonymous senior Trump administration official. John Di Domenico also returns with more tweets. This episode is brought to you by The New Yorker. Get 12 issues for $6 and a free tote bag when you go to...

Duration:00:33:56

A Tower in Toronto and the Story of Kleptocracy

9/3/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tom Burgis of the Financial Times about his story "Tower of Secrets: The Russian Money Behind a Donald Trump Skyscraper." The two discuss a deal in Toronto, why western real estate is sought after to clean money, and what more this says about the rise of kleptocracy around the world. Alex Shnaider has responded to Tom's story and can be read here in full: "An Article Littered With 'Ifs' and 'Possibilities.'" This episode is brought to you by House of Trump, House of...

Duration:00:32:05

A Campaign Finance Crash Course

8/30/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Trevor Potter, Former Commissioner & Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to talk about how Trump may have violated campaign finance laws. Also, why has the FEC been so ineffective enforcing the laws and why is Trump's case different from John Edwards? Plus, the up and down day of the White House flag as imagined by Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman. This episode is brought to you by the new documentary Active Measures, opens in theaters, on digital...

Duration:00:31:59

SDNY, The Trump Organization, and Pardons

8/28/2018
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, to talk about Allen Weisselberg and if in fact his immunity means the investigations are getting deeper into the Trump Organization. Also, the two game out a few different pardon scenarios surroundings the president and Paul Manafort. Plus, Kate James and Asher Perlman do away with dog whistles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:59

ICE and the Unfolding Immigration Tragedy

8/23/2018
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León Krauze jumps into the host chair for the day to chat with The Atlantic's Frank Foer about his cover story on ICE, the fear in immigrant communities, and what to make of the Paul Manafort fiasco at the end of this week. Plus, John Di Domenico returns with more tweets. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist, an app that takes thousands of nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements. For a free 7-day trial, go to blinkist.com/trumpcast. Learn more about...

Duration:00:36:30

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