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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

Transcripts Whispering Quid Pro No

11/8/2019
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Virginia Heffernan has a conversation with CNN commentator and lawyer Ross Garber about the Ukraine call, the transcripts coming out of the White House, Rudy Guiliani and Trump’s advisers, Rep. Adam Schiff’s strengths and weaknesses, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:54

The Dangers of Trump’s Lower Court Judges

11/5/2019
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Leon Krauze talks to Slate staff writer Mark Joseph Stern about the dangers of the judges Trump appoints, and not just the SCOTUS—nearly one in four appeals court judges in the federal judiciary was appointed by Trump. These are lifetime appointments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:39

Now Approaching the Trump Impeachment Endgame

10/31/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Fordham Law’s Jed Shugerman about how we’re approaching the “end game” of impeachment, what might happen to Trump in the courts post-impeachment, clarifying statements from Trump private lawyer William Consovoy, Tish James, the Washington Nationals’ booing of Trump at the World Series, and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:04

How National Defense Issues Play Out in U.S. Culture

10/30/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Katherine Voyles about the way national defense issues play out in culture, and the culture of national defense issues. They also discuss Jim Mattis and Steve Bannon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:37

Say Yes to Rebuilding Post-Trump

10/24/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks with law professor and MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance about Trump’s bloodlust, Turkey, building nonpartisan offices, that now-iconic Twitter image of Rep. Nancy Pelosi disciplining Trump, Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s pushback, and rebuilding after 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:14

Real Activism in the Face of Trump Rot

10/22/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks with activist lan Madrigal, known for their “cause play” work as the Monopoly Man, about the most potent times to be an activist, reckoning with the feelings that come up in our repressive politics, acknowledging trauma and being honest with your family, and the myths versus the realities of revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:28

Trump Skewers the Pax Americana

10/18/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Brannen, editorial director of Just Security, about Gordon Sondland’s opening statement, a glance at Russian interference, Trump’s bizarre letter to Turkish President Recep Erdogan, that bizarre Trump-Pelosi Twitter photo exchange, and the future for U.S. diplomacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:09

There’s No Law in that White House Counsel Letter

10/11/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Above the Law’s Elie Mystal, who breaks down the White House counsel’s letter attempting to invalidate the Trump impeachment inquiry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:23

The Trump-Zelensky Call and the Language of Corruption

10/9/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to info warfare expert Molly McKew about the how the Trump-Zelensky call benefits Vladimir Putin, the Ukraine, javelins, disarmament, Hunter Biden, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:23

Trump Voters and the Power of Twelve Angry Men

10/4/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to blogger Aneela Mirchandani about what the classic movie Twelve Angry Men can teach us about Trump supporters, the psychic permission Trump gives to his voters, and the archetypes of people that keep a con going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:04

The Brett Kavanaugh Epistemological Crisis

10/1/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, New York Times reporters and co-authors of The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, about the process of reporting for the book, Kavanaugh’s middle-of-the-road college performance and tendency to stay by the keg, his unease around women during his college years, religion on the court, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:19

The Dance Around Quid Pro Quo

9/28/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Dahlia Lithwick, friend of the pod and host of Slate podcast Amicus, about everything happening with the Ukraine whistleblower debacle, quid pro quo, and abusing power in the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:58

The Trump Impeachment Story Is Unfolding

9/24/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Jacob Weisberg, founder of Trumpcast, about how Pelosi threw down the gauntlet, the Senate spoke in unison, and the nation is now facing the impeachment of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:51

Urgent Concern: This Unambiguously Constitutes an Impeachable Offense

9/20/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Susan Hennessey of Lawfare blog and the Brookings Institution about why President Donald Trump’s reported pleas to Ukraine to help him rough up Joe Biden constitute an impeachable offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:47

When Trump Tried to Move to Hollywood

9/18/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Allen Salkin, co-author of “The Method to the Madness,” about Trump’s struggles to fit in with the Hollywood in crowd, developing his reality TV life, and his visit to California. This is a preview of a Slate Plus episode. To hear this episode in full, sign up here for Slate Plus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:03

Bolton and Mattis Are Not White Horses

9/13/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to information and political analyst Molly McKew about why we’re not getting more vital information from those leaving the Trump administration, institutional erosion, the lack of honorable men, lessons from Russia, and what she’s doing at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:35

Decoding the Mystery of Jim Mattis

9/11/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the New Yorker’s Susan Glasser about dropping in on Jim Mattis’ book tour, the worldviews of figures like Mattis and Rod Rosenstein, and not taking the reality stars of the Trump administration seriously. Finally, what Trump did in August. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:55

Backstage on the Scaramucci Redemption Tour

9/6/2019
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Anthony Scaramucci, the infamous 11-day communications director for President Donald Trump in 2017, talks to Virginia Heffernan about his conversion from Trumpism; his politics and his relationship to power; growing up working class; his wife, Diedre; fact-checking the Trump throwing a “dead-spiral through a tire” story; and the real story behind missing the birth of his son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:08

Humor, Trump, and the Patriarchy

9/4/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to comedian John Fugelsang about men and problematic humor in the MeToo movement, the excuse of “political correctness,” mansplaining, Trump, atheism, and his new Off-Broadway show “Laughing Liberally.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:49

Mr. Trump Goes to Biarritz

8/30/2019
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In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Eli Stokols, White House reporter for the LA Times–- who is fresh from reporting on Trump from the G-7 press pool–about how world leaders managed Trump now this time around, his G-7 specific “parade of lies,” and facing his usual lack of anything substantial to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:47