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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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English


Episodes

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

Trump the Criminal Co-Conspirator

7/16/2019
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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Garrett Graff, director at the Aspen Institute and Mueller specialist, for a look-ahead of Mueller's testimony next week, his first response to the Mueller Report, and where it's particularly damning. 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:00:36:54

The Jeffrey Epstein Complicity Machine

7/12/2019
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Vicky Ward returns to Trumpcast to chat with Virginia Heffernan about Jeffrey Epstein. 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:00:39:00

Is Trump A Disease? A Medical Perspective

7/10/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Bandy Lee, psychiatrist at Yale University, for a deep, compelling new take on the long debate about Trump’s mental fitness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:02

Is The GOP Finished? History Weighs In

7/3/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Kevin Kruse, professor of history at Princeton University, on battling revisions of Republican history on Twitter, racism as America’s original sin (and its other sins), the influence of Mike Pence and the religious right, and the narratives justifying their stances around the issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:19

An Interview With E. Jean Carroll

6/27/2019
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Host Virginia Heffernan and special guest co-host Dahlia Lithwick of Amicus share an intimate conversation with journalist E Jean Carroll, author of "What Do We Need Men For," about details of the sexual assault she experienced from President Donald Trump, how she has responded, and as an advise columnist, what advice she would give to someone who faced her situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:54

What We Want From Mueller’s Testimony

6/26/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to legal analyst Ross Garber about Mueller’s upcoming testimony, impeachment, 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:00:39:35

Understanding Mexico In The Migration Crisis

6/24/2019
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León Krauze talks to Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin, about how the migration crisis at the border is being handled, understanding the Northern Triangle, the role Mexico is playing in the crisis, and where in particular we should shift our current focus in the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:45

The Trump Show Tales Of Siege

6/21/2019
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Virginia Heffernan chats with author Michael Wolf about Siege, the sequel to Fire and Fury, covering Steve Bannon, Trumpian doublethink, how Wolff gets sources to open up, 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:00:08:56

Democrats Dithering About Impeachment

6/17/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to MSNBC’s Dr. Christina Greer on why Democrats are slow on impeachment, Trump and U.S. racism, the logic of reality TV, 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:00:47:48

Trump’s Relationship With Jews

6/13/2019
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Duration:00:48:33

Trumpcast Live: Vicky Ward And Aparna Nancherla

6/11/2019
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From our full day of live shows at Slate Day comes Trumpcast Live! Virginia Heffernan welcomes to the stage Kushner Inc author Vicky Ward and comedian Aparna Nancherla to talk about the Kushners, the anxiety olympics, Trump’s penchant for cheating and the casino roots of the term “collusion,” and much more. Plus incredible live improv by Kate James, Ben Rameaka, and Marla Caceres, the “Trumpcast Colluders.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:10

Brexit, Media, And The UK In Trump Times

6/8/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Guardian reporter Carole Cadwalladr, bypassing Trump’s UK visit to talk conservatism and Facebook, Nigel Farage, Julian Assange, Brexit, 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:00:42:06

When Interpreting Power Means Abuse

6/4/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to Protect Democracy counsel and colleague Kristy Parker about the way Trump abuses power with regard to national emergencies and the border wall, specific ways he criticizes the press, and lawsuits against the president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:31

Trumpcast Sketch: What Mueller Meant To Say

5/31/2019
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Comedian Steve Waltien gives his interpretation of Robert Mueller's statement this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:08

The Oracle Mueller Hath Spoken

5/30/2019
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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back MSNBC’s Matt Miller to talk about Mueller’s statement this week, Barr’s ideology, what Trump has accidentally revealed in doublespeak during the aftermath, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:38

Former Federal Prosecutors Agree On Trump

5/28/2019
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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Mimi Rocah, former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and MSNBC legal analyst, to talk about the letter about the Mueller Report she’s spearheaded signed by former federal prosecutors, Barr’s ongoing damage to rule of law, defiance of subpoenas, speaking in mobster code, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:23

Of FOIAs And Buzzfeed Investigative Fights

5/24/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Buzzfeed senior investigative reporter Jason Leopold -- who with partner Anthony Cormier has broken several Trump stories -- about FOIAs, cultivating specific sources, media mistrust, insights into a checkered past, and of course, those Buzzfeed stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:44

Brainstorming Ways To Rekindle Democracy

5/22/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to the Berggruen Institute’s Nicholas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, co-authors of “Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism,” about how money influences government, Trump’s impact on democracy and capitalism, populism, owning robots, and ideas for what can be done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:15

The Case Of Candidate Joe Biden

5/20/2019
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León Krauze talks to Slate political writer about the Democrats’ struggle with Joe Biden, his double-digit lead in the polls, and why they hate him despite this significant advantage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:59