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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

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

When Trump Trolls Give Up The War

5/17/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Weissman, once a hardcore self-described Trump troll, about his story -- how he first came into conservative writing and became involved in “Trump train” social media and group DMs, his interventions with media figures like Sarah Silverman, changing his viewpoints, and strategies to make yourself safe from Internet trolls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:53

A Republican’s Journey Away From Trump

5/12/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Max Boot, columnist for the Washington Post and author of “Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left The Right,” about his journey since Donald Trump took office. 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:00:42:24

Trump’s Finances Are Taxing

5/9/2019
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Virginia Heffernan dissects this week’s New York Times news on Trump’s tax losses with Richard Rubin, who writes about tax policy for the Wall Street Journal. Also discussed: Trump’s different mindset on taxes, his sources of income, and the cognitive dissonance between wealth and debt. 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:00:35:09

The View Of Putin From Moscow

5/2/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev about why Russians taking over the White House is a far-fetched idea, Putin’s main selling points, the American right-wing influence on Russian politics, fake Cyrillic, kettle logic, Russian penpals, and leaving Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:16

Surviving A Post-Mueller Report World

4/30/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Elliot Williams, former deputy assistant attorney general and current principal at public affairs firm the Raben Group, about the Mueller Report, Barr, Rosenstein, obstructions of justice, and several meaningful pop culture references to Game of Thrones and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:12

Understanding Conspiracy In Trump Times

4/24/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to Nancy Rosenblum and Russ Muirhead, co-authors of “A Lot Of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy,” about how and why conspiracies form, what makes a “theory,” and what conspiracies give to people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:55

Trump Dangers After the Mueller Report

4/22/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to political activist and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov about their responses to the Mueller report, Trumpism, what the Democratic Party gets hung up on, Russia, and learning from Kasparov’s efforts to oppose Vladimir Putin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:01

A Mueller Report Next-Day Debrief

4/19/2019
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On this first day after the release of the Mueller Report, Virginia Heffernan talks revelations and redactions with Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law professor and author of “The People’s Courts.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:33

The Mueller Report: the Executive Summaries

4/18/2019
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Don’t have time to read the whole Mueller report? Now there’s a podcast for that. Listen to Slate’s Gabriel Roth and June Thomas read the special counsel’s executive summaries in our free mini-audiobook. Podcast production by Benjamin Frisch and Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:56

Finding Your Guts When The Spire Falls

4/17/2019
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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate podcast Amicus, to talk Barr, Avenatti, Christine Blasey-Ford’s honor in TIME Magazine, and the strategies by which corrupt actors in the administration slip through our fingers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:53

Special: Has Mexico's President Turned His Back on His Own People?

4/14/2019
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To understand what’s happening on the border, you have to look at the policies and leaders on both sides of it. So, how has Mexico, under its new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, changed its approach to refugees and migrants fleeing north? And how has the Mexican president changed, himself? León Krauze, co-host of Trumpcast, joins What Next, Slate's daily news podcast, to explain. Subscribe to What Next via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Overcast, Google Play, or...

Duration:00:18:06

Climate Change Meets The U.S. Border Crisis

4/13/2019
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León Krauze talks to the New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer about how climate change deepens the U.S. border crisis, stories of Central American migration, and the tremendous spiraling debt that is taken on to embark on this dangerous journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:10

The Collusion Effect On Our Norms

4/10/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump about Kristjen Nielsen, interpreting news headlines, Alpha Bank and the dossier, the non-disputable points of Adam Schiff, the Mueller Report to come, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:08

Behind Closed Doors At Kushner Inc.

4/4/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Vicky Ward, author of “Kushner Inc.,” about Jared and Ivanka’s rise to power; the influence and history of family patriarch Charlie Kushner; and the Trump and Kushner worlds of real estate and crime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:20

A Trip To Barr-A-Lago

4/2/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Rick Wilson, author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies,” and journalist Molly Jong-Fast about the Barr letters, Trumpism, who is at risk after being touched by Trump, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:44

Facing And Erasing White Terrorism

3/27/2019
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León Krauze talks to Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs and geopolitical reporter for The Washington Post, on the recent white terrorist attack in New Zealand, white nationalism and white supremacy on social media, and what it might look like for Trump to handle these problems more responsibly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:38

The Barr Letter Is Not The Mueller Report

3/25/2019
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Virginia Heffernan breaks down the weekend’s bombshell Mueller news with Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law professor, author of “The People’s Courts,” and co-author on an amicus brief in CREW v. Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:21

Why Did Deutsche Bank Support Trump?

3/21/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Enrich, finance editor for the New York Times, about Deutsche Bank's relationship with Donald Trump, how they began working together, and the bank’s funding of Nazi activities during World War II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:45

The Six Groups Within The 2019 Democratic Party

3/18/2019
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León Krauze talks to FiveThirtyEight writer Perry Bacon Jr. about how he defines six different groups within the Democratic party, where each stands on current issues, and how 2020 presidential candidates might fall within those factions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:54