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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate, will be talking to 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 that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate, will be talking to 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 that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate, will be talking to 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

Project Lakhta and Russia's Plan to Screw With America

2/16/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Just Security's Kate Brannen about the most recent round of Mueller indictments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:53

John Kelly and the Complicity Machine

2/14/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Vox's Jane Coaston about the Chief of Staff, John Kelly, and his role in the Rob Porter story. Plus, more on security clearances and why we should be paying attention to how the details of this story are getting out of the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:11

The Effects of Reckless Rhetoric

2/11/2018
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Jacob Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University, about his essay "The Weight of the Words," and why we shouldn't just be brushing off Trump's rhetoric on the left or the right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:26

The Partisan Attacks on Christopher Steele

2/9/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Sipher, a former senior member of the CIA's Intelligence Service, about Christopher Steele and the partisan attacks on him and his work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:21

Releasing the Meme

2/6/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to information warfare expert Molly McKew about the #ReleaseTheMemo phenomenon and why it should alarm us that the campaign ultimately landed in our President's brain as the #1 item on his political agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:44

An Incomprehensible Dud of a Memo

2/2/2018
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the release of the Nunes memo and why, despite its many flaws, it may still be a win for Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:52

What if We Never See the Mueller Report?

2/1/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Ross Garber, a defense lawyer who has represented three Republican governors during impeachment proceedings, about how Trump's lawyers could be thinking about defending their client. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:01

How Paul Manafort's Life Unraveled

1/31/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Frank Foer about his most recent cover story on Paul Manafort and how the American hustler's life fell apart in recent years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:07

The Outgoing McCabe and the Incoming Memo

1/30/2018
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Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Matthew Miller, MSNBC's Justice and Security Analyst & formerly of the Department of Justice, about the resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the controversy surrounding the Devin Nunes memo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:19

The Davos Man (Live From WEF)

1/26/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief, Ben Smith, for a quick chat about Donald Trump's address to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:16

A Rot at the Core of the Republic

1/23/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to The Atlantic's David Frum about the Evangelical right's justification for Trump, how the people around him are holding up so far in their positions, and why he thinks what we're facing today is much more serious than Watergate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:43

The Shutdown Vote (UPDATED)

1/20/2018
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Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Slate's Jim Newell about the run-up to the government shutdown. Then, how did the shutdown vote unfold? We have a play-by-play of sorts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:29

The Shutdown Vote

1/19/2018
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Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Slate's Jim Newell about the potential of a government shutdown and where things stand as of the evening of January 19th. Tune back in for a quick update after the vote at 10PM (ET). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:49

Racism, The Dems, and #MeToo

1/17/2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the LA Times' Jamil Smith about Trump's racism, how the Democrats have fared over the past year, and what (if any) parallels they can find between the #MeToo movement and Trump's lies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:22

$130,000 in Hush Money

1/16/2018
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jacob Weisberg to chat about the Stormy Daniels story, Jacob's involvement in it, and how the story is important in the context of the dossier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:51

A Dangerous, Bumbling, Racist Idiot

1/12/2018
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Brian Klaas, author of The Despot's Apprentice, about Trump's dictatorial tendencies and why the Republicans are still refusing to call out the President after his "shithole" comment yesterday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:49

The Immigration Fight Escalates

1/11/2018
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by Vox’s Dara Lind to discuss the latest going on around Capitol Hill on immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:28

10 Hours of Dossier Testimony

1/10/2018
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan to pore through the release of Glenn Simpson's (Fusion GPS) testimony by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:33

Obstructing and Burning

1/5/2018
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, to discuss the recent revelations with regards to the President possibly obstructing justice. Plus, Asawin Suebsaeng, a politics reporter at The Daily Beast, joins us to discuss the Wolff story & his experience reporting on the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:13

The Commission is Dead, Not the Mission

1/4/2018
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Ari Berman, a writer at Mother Jones, about President Trump's now disbanded voter fraud commission and how the fight over voter suppression is still far from over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:45

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