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A weekly podcast about the 2016 campaign. Produced by the folks at DecodeDC out of the Scripps Washington Bureau, it offers insight, a healthy dose of skepticism and some profanity. Hosted by Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng and Independent Journal politics editor Justin Green. Tune in Wednesdays.

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Episodes

Episode 17: So not PC, Cruz’s Obit & Smash Mouth 4 Hillary

5/4/2016
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On this week’s episode, the hosts dig into the game-changer of a political week. After airing their thoughts about the Ted Cruz suspension shocker, the three interview Robert Folsom on his work documenting the connection between the rise of anti-political correctness sentiments and Donald Trump’s ascension. They then discuss one likely indicator that Ted Cruz was dropping out--a viral heckler video—and talk about ‘90s band Smash Mouth’s affinity for tweeting about politics. Be prepared for...

Duration: 00:24:20


Episode 16: Nerd Prom, Fundraising fails & Tinsel Town 4 Ted

4/28/2016
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On this week's episode, we're joined by Buzzfeed's Evan McMorris-Santoro to take a quick break from the trail and bring you back to DC, just in time for the infamous White House Correspondents Association Dinner (or Nerd Prom, a nickname Swin loves). After that, we talk about the changing face of political fundraising, and we take a look at how that fundraising is playing out among Hollywood celebs. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, as always, some...

Duration: 00:31:53


Episode 15: Trump ignores his roots, NY’s biggest losers & channeling the Hunger Games

4/20/2016
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On this week’s episode of TrailMix 2016 the trio is back to discuss the results of New York’s important primary. They discuss Donald Trump’s roots in Jamaica Estates, Queens, the reality facing the primary’s biggest losers of the night and laugh about a new advertisement the Trump campaign released that mimics “The Hunger Games.” May the odds be ever in their favor. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, as always, some profanity from Scripps politics...

Duration: 00:28:06


Episode 13: Winning Wisconsin & the National Enquirer's Love Fest with Donald Trump

4/6/2016
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Miranda and Swin take the helm while Justin is off, and introduce "fill-in" co-host Patrick Caldwell from Mother Jones. Caldwell calls from Wisconsin with his take on the primary results, while Swin roots through Congressional archives of the National Enquirer. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, as always, some profanity from Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng, and Independent Journal Review politics...

Duration: 00:22:39


Episode 12: Trump from the outside, Lewandowski-gate & “stealing” delegates

3/30/2016
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In this week’s episode of TrailMix 2016, we bring on a special guest Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star to help us dissect Trump by comparing him to a similarly divisive figure in Canada: former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. We discuss the newest arrest surrounding claims that Donald Trump’s campaign manager battered a reporter and we talk about the GOP candidates who are fighting to “steal” delegates. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, as always, some profanity...

Duration: 00:32:05


Episode 11: Politicizing Brussels, courting pro-Israel funders & Ted Cruz’s big wager

3/23/2016
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In the latest episode of TrailMix 2016, we discuss the presidential candidate’s politically-timed responses to the Brussels terrorist attacks, talk about the Pro-Israel question facing both party front-runners and ponder whether Ted Cruz’s gamble to take on Trump mano-a-mano is paying off. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, as always, some profanity from Scripps political reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng and...

Duration: 00:24:56


Episode 7: Nevada and South Carolina, closing Gitmo and dating Democrats

2/24/2016
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In this week’s episode of TrailMix 2016, we take a look at what happened in Nevada and South Carolina - and what to look for as Super Tuesday comes next week. Host Miranda Green was in Las Vegas and calls in from Denver with lots of insight on the ground. We look at how both Democrats and Republicans are faring going into the weekend, what the candidates have said about Obama's proposed plan to shut down the infamous Gitmo and finally, Swin gives us some insight into the dating lives of...

Duration: 00:26:26


Episode 6: A Supreme vacancy, Trump dumping and Tiny Dancer

2/17/2016
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In this week’s episode of TrailMix 2016, we take advantage of the calm between primaries and discuss weird news cropping up on the campaign trail. We talk with Buzzfeed Legal Editor Chris Geidner about what’s next for a now Scalia-less Supreme Court, discuss how conservative media are resolutely dumping Donald Trump and chat about the favorite music one candidate handpicks for his campaign rallies. Hint: There’s lots of Elton John. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of...

Duration: 00:25:38


Episode 4: Iowa FINALLY!, campaign drop-outs and evil mailers

2/2/2016
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The first primary hurdle is officially over! In this week’s episode of TrailMix 2016, you’ll hear about the results of the Iowa caucuses and what they mean going forward. We talk to “Atlantic” politics reporter Molly Ball, who was on the scene in Des Moines, we lament (and poke some fun at) candidates who officially suspended their campaigns, we talk about a surprising GOTV mailer “scam” by Ted Cruz’s camp and of course, we close with a rant. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy...

Duration: 00:23:31


Episode 3: Iowa tactics, debate change-ups and porn stars Berning

1/27/2016
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In this episode of TrailMix 2016, you’ll learn about the on-the-ground tactics presidential candidates are using in the final days before the Iowa caucuses, the last-minute change-ups happening with each party’s debates, and an eye-popping trip to Las Vegas to interview porn stars who are Berning up. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, as always, some profanity from Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng...

Duration: 00:25:45


Episode 2: Desperate memes, getting religion, and #Bayghazi

1/20/2016
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In this episode of TrailMix 2016, you’ll learn about the desperate memes some presidential candidates and their Super PACs are releasing, the influence of Liberty University and other evangelical institutions on the presidential race, and hear how Michael Bay’s much anticipated film about Benghazi has flopped in more ways than one. Be prepared for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and, yes, some profanity from Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media...

Duration: 00:22:26


Episode 1: Feeling the Bern, Bill Clinton and women, endorsements and Nickelback

1/13/2016
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Welcome to the first episode of TrailMix 2016, a weekly conversation about the state of the campaign. This week’s topics include: Is it time to take Bernie Sanders seriously? What about Bill Clinton and women? Do endorsements make a difference? And, what does Nickelback have to do with the campaign? Join Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng and Independent Journal politics editor Justin Green for insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of...

Duration: 00:25:58


Coming Soon: TrailMix 2016

1/7/2016
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Introducing TrailMix 2016, a new politics podcast. The election year is finally here and we’re launching a podcast to help you survive it. TrailMix 2016 is a weekly conversation about the state of the campaign from the generation that will define the future. Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng and Independent Journal politics editor Justin Green talk about 2016 politics with insight, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and some...

Duration: 00:02:17