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Join Atlantic political correspondent Isaac Dovere on the road each week as he reports from around the country on the politics, policies, and personalities that are defining this crucial moment in American history. Each week brings you an intimate and surprising conversation with the names you know and names you may not know—but should.

Join Atlantic political correspondent Isaac Dovere on the road each week as he reports from around the country on the politics, policies, and personalities that are defining this crucial moment in American history. Each week brings you an intimate and surprising conversation with the names you know and names you may not know—but should.

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United States

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Join Atlantic political correspondent Isaac Dovere on the road each week as he reports from around the country on the politics, policies, and personalities that are defining this crucial moment in American history. Each week brings you an intimate and surprising conversation with the names you know and names you may not know—but should.

Language:

English


Episodes

Donna Shalala

7/24/2020
Florida congresswoman Donna Shalala was one of many first-time candidates in 2018. But unlike other freshman Democrats that flipped a district, she’d already had a decades-long career in public life. At age 77, she became the second-oldest person ever to win a seat in Congress. Besides serving as an early Peace Corps volunteer and co-founding EMILY’s List, Shalala was also the longest-serving Secretary of Health & Human Services in U.S. history. She discusses what the federal government...

Duration:00:27:25

Senator Doug Jones

7/10/2020
The Alabama senator discusses the coronavirus outbreak in the South, new efforts to grapple with its Confederate legacy, and his hopes that this time of crisis leads to systemic change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:11

Carly Fiorina

6/25/2020
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate announces her intention to vote for Joe Biden, and the concerns about the country that led to her decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:04

Jumaane Williams

6/13/2020
The second-highest elected official in New York City is a progressive activist who’s worked to change policing for years. He thinks this moment could be different, if Americans are willing to have an honest conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:57

Mayor Nan Whaley

5/29/2020
The mayor of Dayton, Ohio, on how badly America's cities need a bailout—and how painful the impact could be if they don't get one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:40

Senator Bill Cassidy

5/15/2020
Senator (and doctor) Bill Cassidy discusses the coronavirus response, vaccines, and how states like his own Louisiana hope to reopen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:09

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

5/1/2020
The governor of one of the hardest-hit states discusses the coronavirus response, how he thinks about reopening New Jersey, and his conversations with President Trump. (In fact, the president called him during taping.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:48

Andrew Yang

4/27/2020
The former presidential candidate discusses universal basic income, coronavirus-linked bigotry against Asian Americans, and how the pandemic has accelerated the automation trends he's long worried about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:34

Stacey Abrams

4/24/2020
Georgia politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams discusses elections in a pandemic, vice presidential aspirations, and Star Trek. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:11

Voter Suppression By Pandemic

4/11/2020
Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund discusses Wisconsin’s election debacle and how the coronavirus has become a new tool of voter suppression. Ifill says Wisconsin legislators “created a perfect storm where it didn't have to exist” and that the Supreme Court’s “terrible decision” allowing the election to proceed “consigned people to have to choose between their health and their right as citizens to participate and vote.” She describes how the current partisan debate around voter...

Duration:00:28:18

‘The Woman From Michigan’

4/3/2020
Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins to discuss Michigan’s coronavirus response and her relationship with President Trump. Elected in the state’s 2018 wave election, the popular young governor is considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:54

Risking Exposure in Congress

3/27/2020
Grace Meng represents New York in Congress. Her Queens district is at the center of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, where its hospitals face an ‘apocalyptic’ situation. She spent the day flying to and from Washington to pass the $2 trillion stimulus package. After landing back home, she spoke with Isaac Dovere about her constituents fighting against the coronavirus, having to risk exposure flying to Washington for the vote, and how politicians using the phrase ‘Chinese virus’ has impacted the...

Duration:00:20:49

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Pandemic Response

3/25/2020
Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked everyone to stay home. He's issued PSA videos, with his mini donkey and mini horse, and from his jacuzzi, urging people to socially distance. Besides his celebrity, he of course also spent seven years governing California—a state that's no stranger to disaster. He calls Isaac Dovere to share his thoughts on this bonus episode of The Ticket: Politics from The Atlantic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:01

The Coronavirus Response, with Senator Sherrod Brown

3/20/2020
Senator Sherrod Brown discusses the Trump administration's response to the pandemic and what he thinks Congress needs to do now. The progressive Ohio senator believes that, as Americans rely on expanded social insurance programs to weather this crisis, they'll value government taking on a bigger role in society. "I think you'll see the kind of structural change in our society that most of the country wants," he tells Isaac Dovere. "I think the public overwhelmingly agrees and sees more...

Duration:00:33:20

This Isn’t Trump’s Katrina (Except When It Is)

3/13/2020
Vann Newkirk joins Isaac Dovere to discuss Floodlines—the new Atlantic podcast about Hurricane Katrina—and what lessons the disaster response in 2005 has for the coronavirus crisis in 2020. (After their conversation, listen for the full first episode of Floodlines.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:42

Beating Donald Trump, with David Plouffe

3/6/2020
The campaign manager behind Obama’s 2008 election breaks down the state of the Democratic party. What do Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden each need to do to win the nomination? And for an election Plouffe says has probably “the biggest stakes the country's ever known,” what do Democrats have to do to defeat President Trump? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:23

South Carolina, with Jennifer Palmieri

2/28/2020
Former Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri discusses the South Carolina primary, how 2020 is different than 2016, and how sexism still shapes American politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:46

The Unlearned Lessons of 2016, with Katy Tur

2/21/2020
As Democrats slugged it out in Nevada this week, the president undermined the Justice Department in Washington. News anchor Katy Tur—and everyone else covering politics—has had to constantly switch gears between two stories: a crowded primary of challengers working to overtake one another, and a post-impeachment White House emboldened to break yet more democratic norms. But when the general election arrives, and the two stories merge, will the news media be up to the task? Tur grew up around...

Duration:00:31:23

A Historic Vote on Equal Rights, and Hopes for Gun Control

2/14/2020
On Thursday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton presided over debate on a bill to advance the Equal Rights Amendment. After the bill passed, she sat down in her office with Isaac Dovere to discuss the historic ERA vote and how she thinks Congress can take action on gun violence. Also on the show: thoughts on New Hampshire and an exclusive exchange with Andrew Yang, recorded as he prepared to announce the end of his candidacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:40

The New Hampshire Primary, with Chris Pappas

2/6/2020
After the chaos of Iowa, New Hampshire is set to deliver the first clear results of the 2020 presidential race. And on the show to preview the first primary vote is New Hampshire Congressman Chris Pappas. The freshman Democrat is new to Washington, but he's been around Granite State politics his entire life. He was elected state representative at 22, but has been meeting presidential candidates since he was 7. His family's Manchester restaurant has been a waypoint on the trail to the White...

Duration:00:29:48