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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, 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. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, 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. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, 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

When Trump Tried to Move to Hollywood

9/18/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Allen Salkin, co-author of “The Method to the Madness,” about Trump’s struggles to fit in with the Hollywood in crowd, developing his reality TV life, and his visit to California. This is a preview of a Slate Plus episode. To hear this episode in full, sign up here for Slate Plus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:03

Bolton and Mattis Are Not White Horses

9/13/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to information and political analyst Molly McKew about why we’re not getting more vital information from those leaving the Trump administration, institutional erosion, the lack of honorable men, lessons from Russia, and what she’s doing at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:35

Decoding the Mystery of Jim Mattis

9/11/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the New Yorker’s Susan Glasser about dropping in on Jim Mattis’ book tour, the worldviews of figures like Mattis and Rod Rosenstein, and not taking the reality stars of the Trump administration seriously. Finally, what Trump did in August. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:55

Backstage on the Scaramucci Redemption Tour

9/6/2019
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Anthony Scaramucci, the infamous 11-day communications director for President Donald Trump in 2017, talks to Virginia Heffernan about his conversion from Trumpism; his politics and his relationship to power; growing up working class; his wife, Diedre; fact-checking the Trump throwing a “dead-spiral through a tire” story; and the real story behind missing the birth of his son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:08

Humor, Trump, and the Patriarchy

9/4/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to comedian John Fugelsang about men and problematic humor in the MeToo movement, the excuse of “political correctness,” mansplaining, Trump, atheism, and his new Off-Broadway show “Laughing Liberally.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:49

Mr. Trump Goes to Biarritz

8/30/2019
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In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Eli Stokols, White House reporter for the LA Times–- who is fresh from reporting on Trump from the G-7 press pool–about how world leaders managed Trump now this time around, his G-7 specific “parade of lies,” and facing his usual lack of anything substantial to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:47

The Hacked Manafort Texts and #MeToo

8/28/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Maya Gurantz, co-host of culture and politics podcast The Sauce, about the hacked Manafort texts, journalists’ efforts to confirm allegations, E Jean Carroll, “do me” feminism, #MeToo’s ability to free men from the Patriarchy. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:40

How Populist Messaging Obscures Conservative Policy

8/23/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Paul Waldman about how the Trump administration reconciles a fiscal policy that favors the rich with a populist message aimed at the working class. Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan and Ethan Brooks, with help from Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:54

The Hidden Evangelical Power in Washington

8/21/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Netflix recently released a documentary series based on his reporting. Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan and Ethan Brooks, with help from Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:38

Ivanka and the Reckoning of New York Society

8/16/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis, host of the Ivanka podcast Tabloid, about her lifestyle changes since her father came to office, life with Jared Kushner, her intelligence and bookishness, her relationship with New York high society, run-ins with Ivanka in real life, and how the rest of society relates to her. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:56

The Language Around Guns in America

8/14/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to AC Valdez, editor of GunsAndAmerica.org and former Trumpcast producer, about the way we talk about guns in the US, how mass shootings are defined in media, strategies for de-escalating gun violence in gang situations vs. terrorism, united toxic male weirdness, and more. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:50

Facing and Erasing White Terrorism

8/8/2019
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In an episode that originally aired as a Slate Plus exclusive on March 27, shortly after the horrendous attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, León Krauze talks to Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs and geopolitical reporter for the Washington Post, about white nationalism and white supremacy on social media, and what it might look like for President Donald Trump to handle these problems more responsibly. Also featuring fresh Aug.t 8 Trump tweets from John Di Domenico. Slate Plus members get...

Duration:00:30:33

False Coherence and White Terrorism

8/7/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Jane Coaston, senior politics reporter at Vox, about our current bout of white terrorism, knowing versus understanding, why some groups lean on conspiracies and myths of the elite, the conservative argument of political correctness, and much more. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:06

What Dangers Could Loom Under Ratcliffe?

8/1/2019
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In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Mieke Eoyang, VP of Third Way’s National Security Program, about the realities of Dan Coats’ work while he was on the job, what could be in the future if Ratcliffe becomes Director of National Intelligence, and whether Mieke is a Mueller Report volume one or volume two person per our ongoing poll. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:13:34

Barr and the Overman Class

7/31/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post columnist and constitutional law professor Harry Litman about the thickness of Trump administration lies and his experience working with Bill Barr. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:47

Which Volume of the Mueller Report are you?

7/26/2019
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For a big think on former special counsel Robert Mueller's Wednesday testimony, Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Fordham Law professor Jed Shugerman. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:30

Robert Mueller's Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee

7/24/2019
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Robert Mueller's Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:32:03

Robert Mueller's Testimony Before the House Intelligence Committee

7/24/2019
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This is the first half of the Robert Mueller's Testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:46

Bottle-Blond Clowns Take the Anglosphere

7/24/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas about Boris Johnson, UK voters and Brexiteers, and conservative nostalgia. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:14

Tendencies of the Nuclear-Prone

7/19/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Scott Sagan, political science professor at Stanford University known for his research on nuclear weapons policy and nuclear disarmament, about the results of his recently co-authored poll gauging Americans’ desire to go to war with North Korea. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:57