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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 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

To Understand Trump World, Find The Women

3/13/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Nina Burleigh, author of Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women, about Melania and Ivanka Trump, the controversy surrounding spa owner Cindy Yang, and the overlap of the legitimate and illegitimate worlds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:55

Fear As Right-Wing Media’s Plot

3/12/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Nicole Hemmer, author of Messengers of the Right, about the motives of right-wing media and its impact, this week’s Tucker Carlson scandal, and the bigotry conversation surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:57

2019 Ways To Spell Doomsday

3/6/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to nuclear research and policy-making expert Sharon Squassoni about the Trump effect on the Doomsday Clock, our nuclear situation worldwide, how climate change moves the minute hand, and a realistic look at what it would look like for a sitting president to consider using “the button” (which is really a briefcase). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:48

Demystifying Putin’s Power And Clan

3/4/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to journalist Julia Ioffe, who covers Russia, about the reality of Putin’s position, how he uses his pedestal, who relies on him for support, rumors overheard in Moscow, and what may come in the leader’s future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:58

Michael Cohen Testifies Before Congress, part 2

2/27/2019
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We know that many Slate podcast listeners were at work during Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, so we're going to bring it to you in podcast form. In the previous episode you heard Cohen’s opening remarks. In part 2, the committee members begin their questioning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:04:17:43

Michael Cohen's Opening Statement to the House Oversight Committee

2/27/2019
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We know that many Slate podcast listeners were at work during Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, so we're going to bring it to you in podcast form. First we present Cohen's opening testimony--and the wrangling that preceded it. When the hearings are over, check back for the entire day's proceedings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:15

All Eyes On Michael Cohen

2/27/2019
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Virginia Heffernan dissects Michael Cohen in court with four-time Trumpcast visitor Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst and former prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Plus, Steve Waltien and writer John Glynn depict a conversation between the truth-teller Michael Cohen of 2019 and the reporter-threatening Michael Cohen of 2015. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:10

How Our Branches Of Government Hold Up In 2019

2/25/2019
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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate podcast Amicus, for a deep journey into the health of the judicial branch in Trump times, the leanings of justices John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch, the 25th amendment, Corey Robin’s New York Magazine thesis that Trump is “weak,” and whether we should still rely on our institutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:21

Where Do Black Conservatives Align With GOP Issues?

2/20/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to Dr. Ted Johnson, senior fellow at the Brennan Center, about where black and white conservatives differ on racial issues and beyond, including economic policy and what they want in a 2020 presidential candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:04

Paul Manafort And The Heart Of Collusion

2/18/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Danny Cevallos, criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for MSNBC, about Paul Manafort and the theory that Trump is not the top of the Mueller investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:46

Trump, Drug Smuggling, And The Opioid Epidemic

2/13/2019
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In this Plus preview, Leon Krauze talks to Vox’s German Lopez about the severe state of the opioid crisis, drug smuggling, a response ot the State of the Union, and how to effectively stop the flow of drugs into the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:26

Trumpcast Live In LA

2/12/2019
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Enjoy our live show, recorded Feb. 7 at the Ace Hotel Theater in downtown Los Angeles and featuring a conversation with Virginia Heffernan, Leon Krauze, and Jamelle Bouie. Special guests: Comedians Andy Kindler and Jake Johannsen, and our very own Trump impersonator John Di Domenico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:03

The BuzzFeed Revelations on Trump

2/9/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Anthony Cormier from BuzzFeed News about the chain of bombshell news stories his team has published this month and the Mueller team’s response to his reporting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:26

How Trump’s Inaugural Committee Got Into Trouble: Trumpcast Presents What Next

2/7/2019
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Inaugurations are ethically dubious in the best of times. So why is the Trump inaugural committee under investigation? Consider the scale of the swindle. Guest: Ilya Marritz, co-host of Trump Inc., a podcast produced by WNYC and ProPublica. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to whatnext@slate.com. Follow us on Instagram for updates on the show. Subscribe to What Next via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Overcast, Google Play, or...

Duration:00:15:02

Calling Out Jared Kushner’s Insecure Clearance

2/4/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) about why he’s called on Jared Kushner’s top-secret security clearance to be revoked, the process of gaining high-level security clearance, how Kushner’s access reflects on the administration, and what’s to come in the next few months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:30

The Collusion Story Info Spectrum

1/30/2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and editor-in-chief of Lawfare Blog, about why having more facts doesn’t help us understand what’s happening in the collusion story, potential narrative arcs from what we do know, and what we might be about to learn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:50

A (Roger) Stone In A Barrel

1/28/2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Garrett Graff, contributing editor at Wired and co-author of “Dawn of the Code War,”about takeaways from the Roger Stone indictment, the story buried over the weekend of Jared Kushner enabler Carl Kline, and sanctions lifted on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:18

How The FBI Investigates A President

1/23/2019
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In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI special agent and CNN contributor Asha Rangappa about the procedural end of investigative work, from documentation and justification to putting your head down and just doing the next right thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:20

The Democratic Approach To Immigration In 2020

1/21/2019
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León Krauze talks to Simon Rosenberg, president of DC-based think tank NDN, about recent polls indicating more Democrats may be supporting Trump’s border wall. Plus deep considerations for how 2020 Democratic candidates could approach immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:20