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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

It’s Gonna Be A Rough Summer for Racial Tension

5/28/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to MSNBC and theGrio contributor Dr. Jason Johnson about Christian Cooper, George Floyd, who in society is allowed to scold in public, COVID’s impact on black lives, why the protests are rebellions and not riots, and deeper implications behind names like "Karen" and "Becky." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:27

Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?

5/21/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst and Fordham professor Dr. Christina Greer about white supremacy, the case for Stacey Abrams as Joe Biden’s running mate, whether black voters care less about policy than representation on the presidential ticket, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:50

How Didier Raoult Became Hydroxychloroquine's Hype Man

5/14/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to writer Scott Sayare about Didier Raoult, the man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment for COVID-19, exploring his successes as a French microbiologist, his big personality, and how we got to this point where hydroxychloroquine made headlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full. Sign up now to access every Trumpcast episode and support the show. (edited) Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:11:08

Kushner Mess-Ups Thrive Under D.C.’s Collective Amnesia

5/7/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Rolling Stone D.C. Bureau Chief Andy Kroll about the specifics around Jared Kushner’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis, the role of Oscar Health, the group of Bush-era doctors and epidemiologists calling themselves “Red Dawn,” and the collective amnesia in Washington, D.C. that prevents us from tackling sizable problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:28

“Opening Up” is a Meaningless Term

4/30/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem about what it really means—and what it takes— to safely re-open the country and heal from the coronavirus pandemic, the Waffle House Index, and how this crisis may affect our values. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:08

The Myriad Misdeeds of Moscow Mitch McConnell

4/24/2020
How did Mitch McConnell become Trump’s enabler-in-chief? Virginia Heffernan talks to Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker, about McConnell’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis, his connections to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Rusal’s Kentucky investment, the business endeavors of wife Elaine Chao, and his feelings about the nickname Moscow Mitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:14

The Holy Trinity of Cuomo, Coronavirus, and Commerce

4/16/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Mike Pesca, host of Slate podcast The Gist, about all things coronavirus, the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and what it might take to approach something that looks like normal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:02

Coronavirus and the Struggle with Empirical Reality

4/14/2020
In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist covering pandemics, about the typical multi-tiered responses of politicians to viruses, epidemics and the climate crisis, covering Ebola, and how religion still ties into the way some epidemics are managed. To hear the full episode now, sign up for Slate Plus. Go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:48

Coronavirus Won’t Stop GOP Voter Suppression

4/9/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman about the 2020 presidential primary vote in Wisconsin, disenfranchised voters and a glance back at Jim Crow laws, why there’s ever any argument against mail-in votes, risks of the coronavirus negatively impacting the process of voting in the presidential election, and ways this could impact the process for the better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:47

Narcissism Makes Trump The Worst Coronavirus President

4/7/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to New York Times op-ed writer Jennifer Senior about her latest piece exploring the effect of Trump’s narcissism on the coronavirus crisis, a profile of narcissists’ weaknesses, and the strategy of using “yes, and” on the president in order to sneak actual facts in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:12

Surviving Abusers During Coronavirus Quarantine

4/3/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Tablet Magazine writer Carly Pildis about the tools some have used to cope while stuck in abusive situations at home during the coronavirus pandemic—also acknowledging a known abuser in the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:27

How Drs. Fauci and Birx Negotiate with Trump

3/31/2020
In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi about how Drs. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci are using hostage-negotiating tactics to buy time and help all of us survive during the coronavirus crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:50

Coronavirus Reveals Trump’s Disaster Fault Lines

3/26/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to history professor and disaster expert Dr. Scott Knowles about how care is rationed in U.S. society, how the elite respond to panic, meditations on Albert Camus’s The Plague and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:27

Civil Liberties Still Matter In The Coronavirus Crisis

3/24/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Mystal of The Nation about continuing to commit to political issues even in the wake of biological troubles, freeing prisoners and caged children during the health crisis, patriarchy problems, the upcoming presidential election, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:29

When Conservative Media Got Serious About Coronavirus

3/20/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post reporter Sarah Ellison about Fox News’ evolving thinking on the coronavirus crisis, some of the more dangerous pundit downplays of the virus, their view that Trump is doing well handling it, and the need to bring back local news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:04

The President Without A Psychology

3/17/2020
In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to psychology professor Dan McAdams about how Trump builds his internal narrative identity, and McAdams’ book The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:19

The Bank That Backed Trump

3/11/2020
Virginia Heffernan welcomes David Enrich, a reporter for the New York Times and author of the book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full. Sign up now to get access to every Trumpcast episode and support the show. Podcast production by Phil Surkis and Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Merritt Jacob. Follow @realTrumpcast on Twitter / https://www.twitter.com/realTrumpcast Learn...

Duration:00:55:06

Trump’s Mind Control Madness

3/5/2020
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back author and leading cult expert, Steven Hassan, to talk about his latest book, The Cult of Trump, and about his own experience being lured into and then recovering from a cult. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full. Sign up now to get access to every Trumpcast episode and support the show. Follow @realTrumpcast on Twitter. Podcast production by Phil Surkis and Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Merritt Jacob. Learn more...

Duration:00:59:16

Coronavirus and the Democratic Primary

3/3/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Greg Dworkin, a Daily Kos contributing editor and the Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Medical Director of the Pediatric Inpatient Unit at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. They discuss pandemic preparedness, where to find facts, and how the eerily similar the Coronavirus and the Democratic primary election are reported. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full. Sign up now to get access to every Trumpcast episode and support...

Duration:00:39:37

Trump Revisits This Whole ‘Intelligence’ Thing

2/27/2020
Virginia Heffernan talks to Natasha Bertrand, national security correspondent at Politico, about Trump’s move to temporarily hire loyalist Richard Grenell—who has no intelligence experience—as the top U.S. intelligence official, replacing acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:10