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Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.

Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.
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Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.

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Episodes

Special Relationship: Election 2016 - Is It Really So Strange?

11/3/2016
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Just ahead of Election Day, Celeste and John put the truly bizarre 2016 U.S. presidential cycle into context, with the help of distinguished podcasters from both sides of the pond. First up: Ken Rudin, the award-winning National Public Radio and ABC News veteran best known as "The Political Junkie" and the host of a podcast by that name. Rudin draws on decades of news coverage and analysis to unpack the breathtaking electoral brawl between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Next, weighing...

Duration:00:29:41

Special Relationship: Rigged Election Realities

10/28/2016
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Trailing in the polls, Donald Trump has kept up a drumbeat of warnings about a "rigged system" that's working against his chances of beating Hillary Clinton and winning the presidency. But is the U.S. election system really rigged — or riggable? Celeste and John pose the question to Dana Perino, White House press secretary under former President George W. Bush and now host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" and the "I'll Tell You What" podcast. Then we jump to Nairobi, Kenya, for a talk with...

Duration:00:28:03

Special Relationship: The Struggle for Syria

10/19/2016
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With the election looming and the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump dominating the headlines, Celeste and John step back to focus on one of the greatest challenges the next president must face: dealing with war-torn Syria. Celeste speaks with Christina Psarra of the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieresabout her work helping refugees and educating the public about their experience through MSF's traveling exhibition "Forced From Home."...

Duration:00:23:30

Special Relationship: Highly Debatable

10/13/2016
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With one final presidential debate left to go, the hits keep on coming for Donald Trump. The Republican nominee is now not only defending himself against accusations of prurient behavior towards women, but finds himself embroiled in a civil war with the top figures in his own party, just weeks away from the election. This week, Celeste and John break down the latest in the race for president and look ahead at what could might come next with the help of Economist Washington Bureau Chief...

Duration:00:25:10

Special Relationship: Don't Believe the Liberal Media?

10/6/2016
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The media is under siege in this election — and the phenomenon isn't limited to the campaign for U.S. president. In this episode, Celeste and John talk with two powerful news editors in the United States and Europe about covering politics in an era when people think they're entitled not just to their own opinions, but their own facts. Marty Baron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of The Washington Post, speaks about the moral obligation — and occasional frustrations — of...

Duration:00:29:17

Special Relationship: Unraveling the First Presidential Debate

9/28/2016
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It might be hard to make sense of the first debate between presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but in a special edition of the podcast recorded the morning after the debate in the Mic studio at One World Trade Center, Celeste and John try to do just that. This episode was produced by Alan Haburchak.

Duration:00:14:43

Special Relationship: Great Debates?

9/22/2016
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Ahead of showdown #1 at Hofstra University in New York, Celeste and John preview the upcoming trio of presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Presidential debates are a big part of American political culture, and they've given us plenty of memorable moments — even if their ultimate effect on the outcomes of elections are, well, debatable. They're also fairly unique on the world stage. Former Sen. and New Hampshire Gov. Judd Clegg shares an insider's take he earned by...

Duration:00:22:34

Special Relationship #2: The Woman Card

5/12/2016
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In our second episode, we examine the complexities of why American voters may select or reject their first female leader. Celeste and John talk about how Clinton's second attempt to win the Oval Office may be helped — or hurt — by her gender. Guest Joanne Bamberger, author of "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox," speaks about the complexities of how female voters view Clinton and the personal and political choices she's made. And later, Economist Senior Editor Anne McElvoy...

Duration:00:20:29

Special Relationship: Coming Soon

4/22/2016
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Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from...

Duration:00:01:08