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The Weekly List is a podcast hosted by Amy Siskind, author of The List. It supplements the popular Weekly List on our website, www.theweeklylist.org, which tracks the ever changing new normals of American politics. The podcast gives greater context to the "not normal" news items from the previous week, and will highlight a few stories and changing norms from the Trump regime that you may have missed.

The Weekly List is a podcast hosted by Amy Siskind, author of The List. It supplements the popular Weekly List on our website, www.theweeklylist.org, which tracks the ever changing new normals of American politics. The podcast gives greater context to the "not normal" news items from the previous week, and will highlight a few stories and changing norms from the Trump regime that you may have missed.

Location:

United States

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Anchor FM

Description:

The Weekly List is a podcast hosted by Amy Siskind, author of The List. It supplements the popular Weekly List on our website, www.theweeklylist.org, which tracks the ever changing new normals of American politics. The podcast gives greater context to the "not normal" news items from the previous week, and will highlight a few stories and changing norms from the Trump regime that you may have missed.

Language:

English


Episodes

Democracy at Risk - Handmaid's Tale

9/17/2021
Host Amy Siskind discusses the last few weeks in US politics.

Duration:00:30:17

Democracy at Risk - January 6th Commission

8/2/2021
Host Amy Siskind discusses the last few weeks in US politics.

Duration:00:30:12

Democracy at Risk - Six Months After the Insurrection

7/12/2021
Host Amy Siskind discusses the last few weeks in US politics.

Duration:00:29:30

Democracy at Risk - The Cult of the GOP

6/18/2021
Host Amy Siskind discusses the last few weeks in US politics.

Duration:00:25:35

Democracy at Risk - Two Sides, One Truth

6/1/2021
Host Amy Siskind talks about the progress of the Biden administration and the continuing attacks on democracy.

Duration:00:24:43

Returning to Normalcy - Republicans in the Post-Trump Era

5/17/2021
Host Amy Siskind discusses the political events of the last few weeks.

Duration:00:29:04

Returning to Normalcy - Nearing 100 Days

4/19/2021
Host Amy Siskind discusses the vaccine rollout, improving economy, and the latest instances of police brutality.

Duration:00:34:01

Returning to Normalcy - Violence Against Asian Americans

3/22/2021
Host Amy Siskind talks about the wave of attacks against Asian Americans during the last year and the Biden administration's work toward coronavirus relief.

Duration:00:23:34

Returning to Normalcy - Insurrection Debrief

3/8/2021
Host Amy Siskind discuss additional facts about the attack on the Capitol that have come to light in the last few weeks.

Duration:00:22:21

Repairing Our Democracy - Impeachment

2/15/2021
Host Amy Siskind talks about Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.

Duration:00:27:39

Repairing Our Democracy - The First Days

2/2/2021
Host Amy Siskind talks about the shift to "normalcy" after the end of the Trump administration.

Duration:00:27:18

After - January

1/26/2021
January 2021 I am grateful, with all your input, to have continued this project through inauguration. Since I started tracking Donald Trump in November 2016, I have posited that he cared about two things: making money and staying in power; admittedly, events in this final list caught even me by surprise. The pace of broken norms had slowed considerably in our AFTER lists for November and December. My biggest concern over those two months was Michigan, and the potential for Republicans in...

Duration:01:50:54

After - December

1/4/2021
In December, Trump continued to push lies and conspiracy theories about the election, not only failing to concede, but pushing efforts to overthrow the election results. During this month, Trump became increasingly isolated as even loyalists pushed back on his false allegations or resigned, leaving an inner circle composed almost entirely of his family members and conspiracy theorists. Trump continued to avoid the press and the American people, seeming to hide in the White House, other than...

Duration:01:44:26

After - November

12/1/2020
Summary of the continuing broken norms in the weeks after the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

Duration:01:36:48

Week 208 - Victory

11/9/2020
This project could not have ended in a more perfect way (she writes while sipping champagne): Donald J. Trump was defeated shortly before noon on Saturday, the cutoff time each week, and so I was able to gloriously write “THE END” at the end of Week 208 — something I have been waiting to do for four long years. This week, the U.S. held its election, and it was different than any other due to the pandemic and the resulting record early vote. It took days for the race to be called for Biden,...

Duration:01:04:44

Week 207 - The Final Countdown

11/2/2020
In the final full week heading into the election, the seeds of Trump’s bungled pandemic response came back to haunt him, with the twin challenges of record daily cases and hospitalizations in many states, along with the worst week for the stock market since March. Even as a new outbreak hit Vice President Mike Pence’s staffers, Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows all but conceded the regime had thrown the white flag on any federal response, saying, “We are not going to control the...

Duration:01:18:19

Week 206 - Record-Setting Week

10/26/2020
This week, with Election Day nearing, the coronavirus raged out of control, with a record number of new daily cases on Thursday, and then again Friday, topping 83,000. Hospitalizations also soared in many states, and the death toll started to rise. Trump meanwhile continued to hold campaign rallies in battleground states, almost all of which were in the midst of surging cases. His supporters stood packed together, shoulder-to-shoulder, and mostly without face masks. It was unthinkable that a...

Duration:01:10:32

Week 205 - Early Voting

10/19/2020
This week, despite millions of Americans having voted already, Senate Republicans started the process of confirming Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. With Republicans in control of the Senate, there was little Democrats could do to address the hypocrisy and outrage over Trump’s actions, other than show up to vote, which they did in record numbers. Behind in the polls, Trump got out on the campaign trail, claiming he was no longer contagious and holding daily rallies in states, many of...

Duration:01:07:53

Week 204 - Altered State

10/12/2020
This week the public was given little information about Trump’s health and recovery from the coronavirus, including basic questions like when he last tested negative or his medical status. Even by Trump’s standards, this week he acted extraordinarily crazed and erratic — both in his actions and his words. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned if Trump was in “an altered state,” as it was unclear if a steroid he was taking as treatment, which can result in mild to moderate psychiatric side...

Duration:01:17:41

Week 203 - Super-Spreader

10/5/2020
On Thursday of this week, around 5 p.m., I tweeted that this week was unusually quiet in terms of the chaos, and was on pace for the fewest broken norms in 2020. I wrote that I was not sure what to attribute it to, but “We might be heading toward the end.” Hours later, Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs broke the news that Hope Hicks had tested positive for coronavirus, which led to a cascade of disclosures. Shortly after midnight that evening, Trump announced on Twitter that both he...

Duration:01:10:24