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Rebecca Y.
 Jul 24, 2018
The political analysis of current events with expert guests is informative and entertaining. I love when they include short hilarious skits. Also the guy that impersonates Donald Trump's voice and reads the real tweets is great!

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 Jul 9, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
Trump, The NRA, And More Illegal Activity
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León Krauze talks to Mike Spies, a reporter for nonprofit news outlet <em>The Trace</em>, which covers the U.S. gun violence crisis. Mike broke a story about how the NRA and the Trump campaign coordinated their advertising strategies during the 2016 presidential campaign. Also covered: The NRA’s $30 million contribution in support of Trump in 2016 -- which is an exceptional amount of money for the association -- Marina Butina, and what it will take to turn around the U.S. gun crisis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2018
The Depths Of Disinformation In 2016
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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones and co-author with Michael Isikoff of <em>Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump</em>. Included: The lack of media attention on Trump-Russia ties around the election, the carnival cast of characters that come with political scandals, and of course, collusion.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 11, 2018
The Tragic Flaw Of James Comey
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Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program, about all things James Comey, including his testimony and takes on his role and righteousness, and what we would want to hear from him. Plus, Rex Tillerson, the new UN ambassador and how Trump elects women to his cabinet, and more Trump-Russia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2018
Those 80s Moments That Politicized Trump
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Virginia Heffernan tackles the history of Trump-Russia ties with Seth Abramson, author of “Proof of Collusion” and an arbiter of curatorial journalism. Virginia poses questions for Seth from Twitter, including a speed round examining the role of women whitewashing Trump, the prospective futures of Ivanka Trump and Michael Flynn, and the best and worst case scenarios for Trump at this point.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2018
It’s All About Mogilevich
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In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Craig Unger, author of House of Trump, House of Putin, about Semion Mogilevich, Trump Tower and money laundering, and the odd connection with Chabad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 01, 2018
Whodunit? Solving Trumpian Mysteries With A.G. Of Mueller, She Wrote
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Virginia Heffernan gets into the gritty details with A.G. of indie podcast Mueller, She Wrote about everything from Paul Manafort to Oleg Deripaska. Also explored: Russian oligarchy ties, Viktor Yanukovych, and Marina Butina. Further reading links highly recommended!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2018
Trump’s Ex-Associates Hit The Courts
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, about <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/26/politics/george-papadopoulos-prison/index.html">Papadopoulos</a>, proper sentencing for white-collar crime, and more speculations on the timing of Mueller indictments post-thanksgiving.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 27, 2018
The Disaster Of Trump’s Disaster Management
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León Krauze talks to Dr. Scott G. Knowles, disasters and public policy expert and author of the book “The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risks in Modern America,” on Trump’s response to the California wildfires and other disasters from a policy perspective, the realities of what it takes to effectively manage these events, and calling out the lighter-fluid effect Trump’s words have on people and policy.<br><br>This episode is brought to you by Robinhood. For a free stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio, sign up at <a href="http://trumpcast.robinhood.com/">trumpcast.robinhood.com</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2018
Trump Retreats Into His Cocoon
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Eli Stokols, White House reporter for the LA Times and political analyst at MSNBC, about Trump’s post-election mood and why it’s different from his other moods. Plus, his California wildfire gaffes, a guess at who’s on the short list to leave the White House in the next few weeks, and why he still may have the support of some veterans.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2018
Thirsting for Indictments
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In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan welcomes Daniel Goldman, MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who reads the tea leaves and feels out the potential for Mueller indictments. Plus: Julian Assange, the art of hacker timing, and legal terms you might not know. <br><br>This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Go to <a href="http://blinkist.com/trumpcast">blinkist.com/trumpcast</a> to start your free trial today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2018
Is Your Candidate Racist? Apply the Gillum Test
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Virginia Heffernan talks Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith, who just penned a piece called “Trumpism is Racism, So Things Will Get Worse.” Also: the “Gillum Test” and this week’s heightened harassment of women of color in the White House press pool.<br><br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>SimpliSafe, protect your home today with twenty-four seven monitoring for just fifteen dollars a month, visit <a href="https://simplisafe.com/trumpcast">simplisafe.com/trumpcast</a>. <br><br>Express VPN, take back your Internet privacy today. Find out how you can get 3 months free at <a href="https://www.expressvpn.com/trumpcast">expressvpn.com/trumpcast</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2018
Sessions’ Last Act Deals Blow to Police Reform: Trumpcast Presents What Next
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What Next is the new daily news podcast from Slate, hosted by Mary Harris. Today Trumpcast is proud to present the latest episode of What Next, which is all about former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Just as he was getting kicked out the door, Sessions wanted to do one last thing: strongly limit the strength and use of consent decrees moving forward. It’s a move that deals a significant blow to the Department of Justice’s ability to reign in police abuse across the country.<br><br>Today on the show: what is a consent decree? And what happens in one small town in Louisiana when Jeff Sessions takes office and decides to turn a blind eye to its abuses?<br><br>This episode is brought to you Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off (that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes) visit <a href="http://HelloFresh.com/WHATNEXT60">HelloFresh.com/WHATNEXT60</a> and enter WHATNEXT60.<br><br>And by Merrill Lynch. Get the advice and guidance to help you live the life you want at <a href="http://ML.com/you">ML.com/you</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 11, 2018
Post-Election Truths of the Caravan
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León Krauze talks to Karla Zabludovsky, Mexico Bureau Chief and Latin American correspondent for Buzzfeed News, who has been on the ground with the migrant caravan the conservative media focused on so heavily this election. They explore how the caravan formed, how the coverage began, Mexico’s treatment of Central Americans, and one important, non-hype message people should take away from this story.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 10, 2018
The GOP Loves Voter Suppression
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Virginia Heffernan talks voter suppression in the 2018 midterm elections with Ari Berman, senior reporter at <em>Mother Jones</em> covering voting rights and author of <em>Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America</em>. Also, the significance of Kris Kobach’s defeat and Florida returning voting rights to ex-felons.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2018
Still Missing Khashoggi
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Virginia Heffernan discusses the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with Adam Coogle of Human Rights Watch, a sobering reminder that the current administration seems to be turning a blind eye to human rights abuses.<br><strong>Further Reading:</strong><h1><a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/22/world-leaders-should-reject-saudi-whitewash">World Leaders Should Reject Saudi Whitewash</a></h1><br><a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/19/why-us-has-hold-saudi-arabia-account-disappearance-and-alleged-slaying-khashoggi">Why the US has to Hold Saudi Arabia to Account for the Disappearance and Alleged Slaying of Khashoggi</a> <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/11/saudi-arabia-reveal-fate-jamal-khashoggi">Saudi Arabia: Reveal Fate of Jamal Khashoggi</a> <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-appears-in-no-hurry-to-judge-saudi-arabia-for-khashoggi-killing/2018/11/02/86f79544-ddfd-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb_story.html?utm_term=.a65324504dc7">Trump administration appears in no hurry to judge Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi killing</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 05, 2018
Return of the Repressed
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Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN contributor and impeachment attorney Ross Garber about the recently unsealed Watergate “Road Map,” and what it could imply for any reports issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<br><strong>Further Reading:</strong><br><a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/watergate-road-map-and-coming-mueller-report">The Watergate “Road Map” and the Coming Mueller Report</a><br><a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/local/grand-jury-report-and-recommendation-to-the-house/2344/">Grand jury report and recommendation to the House</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2018
Is There A Latino Vote?
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León Krauze talks with Roberto Suro, professor of public policy and journalism at the University of Southern California, about the much-buzzed-about Latino vote and the 2018 midterms. And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets.<br><br>Further reading:<br><br><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/sunday/whatever-happened-to-latino-political-power.html">Whatever Happened to Latino Political Power?</a><br><a href="https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/hispanic-voters-trump-democrats-2018-midterms.html">The Democrats Have a Latino Problem</a><br><a href="https://www.salon.com/2018/10/26/democrats-cannot-count-on-latinos-to-swing-the-midterms_partner/">Democrats Can’t Count on Latinos to Swing The Midterms</a><br><h1><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna922796">Latina Republican known as 'Maria Elvira' battles Donna Shalala for Fla. congressional seat</a></h1><br><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/573559/">Latinos Could Help Sway the Midterms</a><br><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/trumps-manufactured-menace/2018/10/26/9f05ad8c-d94e-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html">Trump’s Manufactured Menace</a><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2018
Catching Up on Manafort
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Now that Paul Manafort’s trials are over, we catch up with the story. Virginia Heffernan talks to Rachel Weiner, who’s been reporting from the courthouse for the Washington Post.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 29, 2018
She's Running: Trumpcast Presents The Waves
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This week, our friends at the feminism and politics podcast <em>The Waves </em>crafted an episode all about women and the midterm elections. Hosts Christina Cauterucci and Hanna Rosin are joined by Senior Political Reporter for Glamour Celeste Katz, and D.C. State Democratic Committeewoman Latifa Lyles to discuss how the ways women run for office have changed, if women <em>really</em>&nbsp;make better leaders, and how female politicians are depicted in the media. <br><br>Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Research assistance by Alex Barasch. <br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>M. Gemi. For $50 off your first pair of shoes, go to<a href="https://mgemi.com/women/?src=thewaves50&amp;utm_campaign=podcast-2018-q4-thewaves50&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_source=pod-thewaves"> mgemi.com/WAVES.</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2018
HHS and Transgender Erasure
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Katelyn Burns, federal policy reporter for Rewire.News, about the HHS memo that could officially begin to erase transgender identity in government documents. Plus, our very own John Di Domenico is back with more tweets. <br><br>This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Go to <a href="http://blinkist.com/trumpcast">blinkist.com/trumpcast</a> to start your free trial today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2018
Where The Trump Tweets Began
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Singer, co-author of the book “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media,” about how Trump began using social media to rebrand himself into political life, Mike Flynn’s Twitter habits, conspiracy theorists, and why it’s tough to disconnect (even though we know better).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 23, 2018
The Midterm Elections Are Gonna Be Lit
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Emmy award-winning political journalist Jeffrey Greenfield about the midterm elections and why the district races in New Jersey are so crucial for flipping the House, other important races to watch, and waning support for Nancy Pelosi.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2018
Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival -- The U.S. Relationship With Mexico
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In a special live panel co-hosted by Slate and the Texas Tribune, Leon Krauze talks to Roberta Jacobson and Antonio Garza, two former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico, about the history of the relationship between the two countries, immigration, and harmful effects of Trump’s nativism.<br><br>Plus, why they never liked the term “Drug War.”<br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>SimpliSafe, protect your home today with twenty-four seven monitoring for just fifteen dollars a month, visit <a href="https://simplisafe.com/trumpcast">simplisafe.com/trumpcast</a>. <br><br><br>Express VPN, take back your Internet privacy today. Find out how you can get 3 months free at <a href="https://www.expressvpn.com/trumpcast">expressvpn.com/trumpcast</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 16, 2018
Sheldon Adelson’s Influence
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Justin Elliott, a reporter at Pro Publica, about his new report on Sheldon Adelson, his donations to Donald Trump, and the influence he’s gained within the administration. Follow Trumpcast on Twitter:<a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast"> @realtrumpcast</a><br>Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Shirley Chan.<br>Further Reading:<a href="https://features.propublica.org/trump-inc-podcast/sheldon-adelson-casino-magnate-trump-macau-and-japan/"><br>Trump’s Patron-in-Chief</a><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2018
Vindication at Last?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Franklin Foer, national correspondent for the Atlantic, who reported for Slate in 2016 on communications between a Trump server and a Russian bank. We’ll revisit the story in light of his recent piece for The Atlantic. Also, John Di Domenico is back with more tweets. Join Slate Plus to Hear More Trumpcast! Go to Slate.com/Plus<br><br>Follow Trumpcast on Twitter:<a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast"> @realtrumpcast</a><br>Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Shirley Chan.<br>Further Reading:<a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/trump-organizations-mystery-server/572485/">Suspended Animation in the Age of Trump</a><br><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/the_trump_server_evaluating_new_evidence_and_countertheories.html">Trump's Server, Revisited</a><br><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/10/was_a_server_registered_to_the_trump_organization_communicating_with_russia.html">Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?</a><a href="https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/was-there-a-connection-between-a-russian-bank-and-the-trump-campaign"><br>Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?</a><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2018
Benjamin Wittes admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal record. So why wouldn’t he confirm him?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about why he admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal record, but also why he wouldn’t vote to confirm Kavanaugh as a member of the Supreme Court.<br>Further reading:<a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/why-i-wouldnt-confirm-brett-kavanaugh/571936/">Why I wouldn’t confirm Brett Kavanaugh</a><a href="http://www.minnesotalawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kavanaugh_MLR.pdf">Kavanaugh’s Minnesota Law Review article, cited by Benjamin Wittes in this episode</a><a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/congress-and-president-wartime">Kavanaugh on Judge David Barron’s book on Congress, the presidency, and war powers</a> Follow Trumpcast on Twitter:<a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast"> @realtrumpcast</a><br>Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Daniel Schroeder<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2018
What should the FBI be examining about Judge Kavanaugh?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, former federal and state prosecutor and now a professor at Rutgers University about who the FBI should be talking to and the significance of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar entries.<br>Also: what does Honig make of the questions asked by Rachel Mitchell? And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets!<br><br>Further reading:<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/02/opinions/rachel-mitchell-partisan-kavanaugh-ford-report-honig/index.html">Rachel Mitchell did sex-crime victims a disservice </a><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/30/opinions/fbi-investigation-ford-kavanaugh-facts-matter-honig/index.html?no-st=1538505093">Three things the FBI must investigate on Ford and Kavanaugh</a> <br><br>Follow Trumpcast on Twitter:<a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast"> @realtrumpcast</a><br>Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Shirley Chan<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2018
Trumpcast Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, TX
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are back together in Texas to chat about Brett Kavanaugh, reporting on The White House, and the many investigations that may spring up if the Democrats take the House after midterms.<br><br>Guests: Ana Marie Cox and Ashley Parker.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 01, 2018
Ford's Testimony and The Real Brett Kavanaugh
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern about Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh's hearing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 28, 2018
Ford's Credibility and Kavanaugh's Lies
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Michelle Goldberg, columnist at <em>The New York Times</em>, about the latest surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, Christine Blasey Ford's allegation, and the #MeToo movement as a whole.<br><br>Plus, getting exactly what you need from a Kavanaugh character witness.<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2018
Raising Red Flags and The Story of Our Time
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Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed's Anthony Cormier about his latest money trail story surrounding Aras Agalarov and some suspicious financial activity that happened after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Plus, how illicit money moves around the world and why this is the actual story of our time.<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2018
The New Trump Rallies [Teaser S+]
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<em>This is a teaser of the Trumpcast episode for Sept. 11, 2018. To listen to the full episode, sign up for Slate Plus at </em><a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus"><em>slate.com/trumpcastplus</em></a><em>.</em><br><br>Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jared Yates Sexton, a professor at Georgia Southern University and a close observer of President Trump's rallies. They discuss Plaid Shirt Guy and what the rallies mean as Trump's base unravels.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2018
The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a Chaotic White House
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Senator Kamala Harris' interrogation of the Supreme Court nominee, and the protests surrounding the whole event. Plus, the two also discuss the New York Times Op-Ed released by an anonymous senior Trump administration official.<br><br>John Di Domenico also returns with more tweets.<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2018
A Tower in Toronto and the Story of Kleptocracy
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tom Burgis of the Financial Times about his story <a href="https://www.ft.com/trumptoronto">"Tower of Secrets: The Russian Money Behind a Donald Trump Skyscraper."</a> The two discuss a deal in Toronto, why western real estate is sought after to clean money, and what more this says about the rise of kleptocracy around the world.<br><br>Alex Shnaider has responded to Tom's story and can be read here in full: <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/63b2e102-a553-11e8-8ecf-a7ae1beff35b">"An Article Littered With 'Ifs' and 'Possibilities.'"</a><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 03, 2018
A Campaign Finance Crash Course
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Trevor Potter, Former Commissioner &amp; Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to talk about how Trump may have violated campaign finance laws. Also, why has the FEC been so ineffective enforcing the laws and why is Trump's case different from John Edwards?<br><br>Plus, the up and down day of the White House flag as imagined by Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman.<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2018
SDNY, The Trump Organization, and Pardons
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, to talk about Allen Weisselberg and if in fact his immunity means the investigations are getting deeper into the Trump Organization. Also, the two game out a few different pardon scenarios surroundings the president and Paul Manafort.<br><br>Plus, Kate James and Asher Perlman do away with dog whistles.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2018
ICE and the Unfolding Immigration Tragedy
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León Krauze jumps into the host chair for the day to chat with The Atlantic's Frank Foer about his cover story on ICE, the fear in immigrant communities, and what to make of the Paul Manafort fiasco at the end of this week.<br><br>Plus, John Di Domenico returns with more tweets.<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2018
The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen's guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2018
The Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left Behind
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mattathias Schwartz about Trump revoking John Brennan's security clearance. Also, what are we to make of Brennan's outspokenness? What about his legacy? And what did he leave in Trump's hands?<br><br>Plus, the White House tries to clearly definite NDAs.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 17, 2018
Omarosa and Reality Show Politics
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Lola Ogunnaike, host of "Entertainment Weekly The Show" about Omarosa finally making her way through the Trump love-hate cycle. How has she handled the press and how has the press handled her? Plus, what would an n-word tape do (if anything) about Trump’s already blatant racism?<br><br>Oh and reality TV. A lot of it.<br><br>Plus, John Di Domenico is back with more tweets!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2018
Slow Burn | S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal
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<em>Trumpcast presents a preview of the 2nd season of Slow Burn.</em><br><br>For 11 hours, Monica Lewinsky faced off against federal prosecutors who wanted her to help them take down the president and threatened her with decades in jail. <br><br>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2018
Learning From James Clapper's Life in Intelligence
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Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, about his book <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Facts-Fears-Hard-Truths-Intelligence/dp/0525558640"><em>Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From A Life In Intelligence</em></a><em>. </em>What did he think of the North Korea &amp; Putin summits? How can our institutions protect themselves from cyber threats? And what else are we to make of the Mueller GRU indictments?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
Cyberwar and Security in the Trump Era
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Clint Watts, the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Messing-Enemy-Surviving-Terrorists-Russians/dp/0062795988"><em>Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News</em></a>, about the question of cyberwar. What is it? What counts? Does the United States have a clear strategy around it? And what's some basic internet hygiene we all can practice for safe surfing?<br><br>Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the weekend's tweets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
Is the Facebook Problem Unfixable?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Antisocial-Media-Disconnects-Undermines-Democracy/dp/0190841168">Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy</a>, about the post-IRA indictment struggles at Facebook and whether or not it can be saved.<br><br>Plus, Steve Waltien and Kate James join with a new Facebook ad and a doctor with a particular set of skills.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2018
Why Trump and India Aren't Working Out
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Jacob Weisberg talks to James Crabtree, the author of <em>The Billionaire Raj</em>, about the Trump administration's relations with India and why it's not working out.<br><br>Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2018
When the President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former American ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuse Interpol and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Plus, all the presidents' all caps statements.<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2018
Cohen’s Basement Tapes
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter at <em>Vanity Fair</em>, about the Trump-Cohen tape that was released on Tuesday, its implications, and why if you don't understand the relationship between the two, you don't understand Trump's relationship to anybody.<br><br>Plus, the new "hip" form of journalism over at AMI.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2018
The Pieces of the Mueller Puzzle
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Garrett Graff, a contributor at WIRED and the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity &amp; Technology Program, about the shape of the Mueller investigation. How has the role of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein evolved over the last year? Plus, what's the mood amongst intelligence officials at the Aspen Security Forum?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2018
The Man Putin Singled Out
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign, about the moment his name came up during the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. Why does Vladimir Putin want him more than just about anybody else in the world? Plus, Putin's lies vs. Trump's lies.<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2018
Trump’s Submission in Helsinki
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, a columnist at the Washington Post and the author of <em>Red Famine</em>, about the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. How will we remember it? Why has President Trump refused to confront Putin for attacking our democracy? And how is Trump's foreign policy advancing Putin's worldview?<br><br>Plus, John Di Domenico returns with more tweets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2018
Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Officers, Trump Prepares to Meet Putin Anyway
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Max Bergmann, Sr. Fellow at Center for American Progress and Director of The Moscow Project, about the latest round of Mueller indictments and its effects in the lead-up to the Trump/Putin meeting next week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 13, 2018
The ACLU in the Trump Era
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, about the mission of the ACLU in the Trump era and whether it's causing any tension in the organization.<br><br>Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2018
The Fight Liberals Should & Shouldn’t Pick with Kavanaugh
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School and Bloomberg to talk about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The two discuss the implications of his nomination on Roe v. Wade and whether or not his writing suggests he'd be in favor or against indicting the president.<br><br>Plus, Trey Gowdy wants this witch hunt to finish the hell up already!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2018
Lessons from South Africa
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Andries du Toit, a researcher and writer at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, about the years before, during, and after apartheid and if there are any lessons we can take away from it for America today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2018
Overcoming Class Cluelessness
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Joan C. Williams, Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, about liberal condescension towards the white working class and what the coastal elites get wrong about some Trump supporters.<br><br>Plus, John Bolton preps with Vladimir Putin for the Helsinki summit.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 04, 2018
Civility as a Cudgel
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor at UVA's Miller Center, about the topic of "civility." How has the word been used to protect the status quo in the past? And is this what happens when a political system is failing a people?<br><br>Plus, Steve Waltien, Asher Perlman, and Kate James return to teach us a lesson on civility.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 30, 2018
The Supreme Court Without Justice Kennedy
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Rick Hasen, a Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, about Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court, the weight this will put on Chief Justice John Roberts, and whether or not this will finally motivate the left to vote on the courts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 28, 2018
The Travel Ban Stands and the Legacy of the Roberts Court
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Emily Bazelon about SCOTUS and its decision on Trump's travel ban. Plus, what are we to make of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2018
Detained Without Trial: A History of Concentration Camps
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Andrea Pitzer, the author of <em>One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps.</em> The two provide context to a conversation being had today about whether the detention centers on the border merit comparison to concentration camps. Plus, what justifications have been used in the past to keep civilians detained without trial? What can history tell us about this moment?<br><br>Also, John Di Domenico returns with a new set of tweets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2018
The Reality of Family Separation and "Zero-Tolerance"
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Jacob Weisberg talks to<em> KPBS's</em> Jean Guerrero about a migrant children facility she visited and why presenting yourself for asylum at a port of entry isn't all the administration talks it up to be. Then, Erik Hanshew, a federal public defender in El Paso, joins us to discuss the cases he's seeing along the border and how difficult it is to reunite a parent with their child (or children).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
"It's All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care."
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<em>Slate's</em> Dahlia Lithwick reads her cover story from earlier this week, <a href="https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/family-separation-is-horrifying-but-we-cant-go-numb-and-turn-away.html">"It's All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care."</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2018
Manafort Goes to Jail
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Jayson De Leon jumps into the host seat for the day to chat about Paul Manafort's arraignment with Tierney Sneed of <em>Talking Points Memo</em> who was at the courthouse to watch the day's events unravel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 15, 2018
Clown Yalta
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Alexandra Bell, <em>Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control &amp; Non-Proliferation</em>, about Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-Un and what, if anything, substantive came out of it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
The Sewage of Trump's Trade War
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Slate's Jordan Weissmann to talk about Trump's showdown with Trudeau on tariffs and the future of NAFTA.<br><br>Plus, two soldiers receive their centuries-old wish.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2018
Our Pardon Giving President Perverts the Pardon
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by <em>Slate's</em> Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Trump's performative pardons and how he continues to destabilize trust in our institutions.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2018
The Black Widow, The Giant, and the Tallest Tower in Europe
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Virginia Heffernan talks to <em>BuzzFeed's</em> Anthony Cormier about his story that broke today on Ivanka Trump's Olympic weightlifter connection to Vladimir Putin and what that has to do with Trump Tower Moscow. Plus, insight into the relationship between Michael Cohen and the president's daughter.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2018
Gearing Up For a Subpoena Showdown
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Jed Shugerman, a professor at Fordham law school, to talk about the letter that leaked this past weekend wherein the president's lawyers all but admitted that he obstructed justice. Plus, what's the bigger game plan behind the leak and how can this effect Rod Rosenstein's oversight of the investigation?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 04, 2018
Trumpcast Live From Brooklyn
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Michael Avenatti to talk about his day in court and his strategy heading forward in the Stormy Daniels case. Plus, the three discuss Trump's "Spygate" (or, "Spyghazi," rather) and the cancellation of Roseanne's TV show after her racist tweets.<br><br>Plus, Steve Waltien, Kate James, and Asher Perlman drop in after each segment with some improv comedy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2018
An Encyclopedia of Trump’s Dishonesty
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Daniel Dale of the <em>Toronto Star</em> about his <a href="http://projects.thestar.com/donald-trump-fact-check/">running tally of Trump's false claims</a> and what the difference is between that and his lies. Also, if the President is just spewing crap all the time, what's the point of tracking it and organizing it into categories?<br><br>Plus, the White House continues to have a major problem stopping leakers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2018
Three Sketches on Two Stories (Bonus!)
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For a Memorial Day weekend bonus episode, we've compiled three brand new sketches to share with you – from Don Jr's Trump Tower transcript to the reaction from Trump's base on the ZTE deal.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 26, 2018
Can You Indict the President?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School about what it would take to prosecute a sitting president. Plus, is the free speech decision about Trump's Twitter wrong? And is Trump taking a page out of Bill Clinton's book?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2018
Trump's Challenge to Prosecutorial Independence
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Rebecca Roiphe of New York Law School about the stress test Trump is putting on prosecutorial independence and how the DoJ is responding to it.<br><br>Have you bought tickets to our live show yet? Our special guest is Michael Avenatti! We'll be <a href="http://slate.com/live">live from The Bell House in Brooklyn on May 30th</a>. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2018
Draconian and Cruel Immigration Policies
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Jamelle Bouie talks to <em>Vox's</em> Dara Lind about the latest moves the Trump administration has made on immigration and on the southern border.<br><br>Join us for our live show in <a href="http://slate.com/live">Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET).</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2018
Upon Further Review: What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?
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We're introducing you to a new show from Slate today called <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/upon_further_review/2018/05/the_new_podcast_from_slate_s_mike_pesca_explores_the_greatest_what_ifs_in.html"><strong>Upon Further Review</strong></a>! Listen to the first episode via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/upon-further-review/id1381512737?mt=2"><strong>Apple Podcasts</strong></a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/upon-further-review-4"><strong>Stitcher</strong></a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/5gQnl8KLVTkE0yLpaVhZ9V?si=SEDgVN6zSoeJNp1AkzQGMQ"><strong>Spotify</strong></a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Irikpulpqlyulosu24bgwxs7cgu"><strong>Google Play</strong></a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Upon-Further-Review-p1124270/"><strong>TuneIn</strong></a>, or wherever you listen.<br><br>Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem — he sucked at it. That frustration fueled a persecution complex that would eventually bring down his presidency. How would history be different had Nixon been more than just a tackle dummy on his college football team? Upon Further Review and Slow Burn's Leon Neyfakh explores that question, and other great what ifs from sports history.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2018
A Very Stormy Disclosure
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by <em>The Washington Post's</em> David Fahrenthold to discuss Trump's repayment to Michael Cohen, what else we learned from the President's financial disclosure , and just what the hell is the Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC?<br><br>Join us for our live show in <a href="http://slate.com/live">Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET).</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2018
A Torture Victim Speaks To Gina Haspel
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist, Theo Padnos, about his <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/gina-haspel-torture-w520085">open letter to Trump's CIA nominee</a>, Gina Haspel. about his time spent in a Syrian torture prison and why, if it comes down to it, she must never obey torture orders from our Commander-in-chief.<br><br>Join us for our live show in <a href="http://slate.com/live">Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET).</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2018
The Psychic Tyranny of Shakespeare's Tyrants
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Isaac Butler, host of Slate's new podcast "Lend Me Your Ears," to talk about his show and what inspired it. Plus, Isaac and Virginia talk to the author of <em>Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics</em>, Stephen Greenblatt, about the psychic tyranny of of Shakespeare's tyrants and what the work of the playwright can tell us about Trump and our era.<br><br>Go check out <a href="https://slate.com/culture/2018/05/introducing-lend-me-your-ears-slates-new-podcast-on-shakespeare-and-politics.html"><em>Lend Me Your Ears</em></a>!<br><br>And join us for our <a href="http://slate.com/live">live show in Brooklyn, New York on May 30th</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 11, 2018
Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar
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Hey Trumpcast listeners we wanted to introduce you to a new show! It's called <a href="http://www.slate.com/shakespeare"><em>Lend Me Your Ears</em></a> and it's a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into a different Shakespeare play to explore how Shakespeare was responding to his current events, and how they map onto our own.<br><br>In this first episode, <em>Lend Me Your Ears</em> is looking at one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works: <em>Julius Caesar</em>. Why was the Bard so fascinated with the fall of the Roman Republic? Why do we tend to turn to this play when we worry about society’s future? How have contemporary theater makers reinvented Shakespeare’s version of the story for their audiences, especially in troubled political times?<br><br><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lend-me-your-ears/id1382357065?mt=2">Subscribe to <em>Lend Me Your Ears</em>&nbsp;on Apple Podcasts</a> or wherever you get your podcasts.<br><br><em>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Lend Me Your Ears every month. Learn more at </em><a href="http://slate.com/shakespeare"><em>slate.com/shakespeare</em></a><em><br></em><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2018
A Slush Fund for Playmates, an Oligarch, and the President?
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan and ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger to discuss the latest Michael Cohen story surrounding his Delaware LLC.<br><br>Be sure to join <a href="http://slate.com/live">Trumpcast Live in Brooklyn</a> on May 30th!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2018
Trump Withdraws From Iran Deal In Spiteful Fashion
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's War Stories correspondent, Fred Kaplan, about President Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Plus, grifting vs. grafting and more Trump tweets.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2018
Michael Avenatti is Beating Trump at His Own Game
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by her co-host, Jacob Weisberg, to chat about pornstars, hush money, sex, and lies as enhanced by Rudy Giuliani this week.<br><br>Join us at our <a href="http://slate.com/live">live show in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday May 30th</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 04, 2018
The Real Answer to Russian Disinformation
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev to talk about the "Arena" project which analyzes disinformation, polarization, and tries to create a counter-response to all the noise. The three discuss the tactics of Russian disinformation, how to talk about it, and how to create a powerful counter narrative.<br><br>Plus, the vetting of Ronny Jackson.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2018
Reading into the Leak of the Mueller Questions
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Eric Columbus, a former lawyer at the Department of Justice, about the leak of the Mueller questions and the questions themselves. What can we read into them? What do we make of the leak?<br><br>Don't forget to buy tickets to our live show in <a href="http://slate.com/live">Brooklyn, NY</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2018
Dreaming of Hillary on the Campaign Trail
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the author of <em>Chasing Hillary</em>, Amy Chozick, about "New York Times worship," being what she calls an "unwitting agent of Russian intelligence," and why she kept having dreams of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.<br><br>Plus, the RNC is still digging for the right website to discredit James Comey.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 28, 2018
Is Trump's Chaos Beating the Press?
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by the media critic, Jay Rosen, to talk about why he thinks<a href="http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/04/25/why-trump-is-winning-and-the-press-is-losing/"> Trump is winning and the press is losing</a>.<br><br>Plus, Rod Rosenstein has been under fire for so long that he's prepared himself for <em>the </em>phone call.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2018
Us vs. Them Told in Two Parts
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about the opening arguments at the Supreme Court today surrounding Trump's travel ban and then is joined by Ian Bremmer to chat through his new book <em>Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism</em>.<br><br>Do you have tickets to our live show yet? <a href="http://www.slate.com/live.html">We'll be live at the Brooklyn Bell House on May 30th with a special guest!</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2018
The Book and Memos of James Comey
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Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan discuss James Comey's new book <em>A Higher Loyalty</em> and the recent batch of Comey memos that leaked on Thursday evening.<br><br>Be sure to buy tickets to our live show on <a href="http://slate.com/live">May 30th in Brooklyn, NY!</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 20, 2018
How the Southern District of NY Flips Made Men
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Virginia Heffernan talks to a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Mimi Rocah, about her start at the department in the early 2000s, working alongside Jim Comey, and what her prosecutions of organized crime units for the SDNY can tell us about the Michael Cohen case.<br><br>Be sure to buy tickets to our live show on <a href="http://slate.com/live">May 30th in Brooklyn, NY!</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 20, 2018
A Measured View of the Cohen Probe
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O'Brien, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View, to catch up about the latest surrounding the Michael Cohen story and why it may not be all the media is cooking it up to be. Plus, who are the two names we should be looking for as the investigation into the Trump organization moves forward?<br><br>Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman improvised today's sketch in our Brooklyn studio.<br><br>Did you like today's show? If so, show your support by voting for us for a <a href="https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2018/podcasts-digital-audio/general/news-politics">Webby</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2018
A Pruitt and a Pardon
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Mother Jones' Rebecca Leber about the "liberties" Scott Pruitt is taking as a public official and how it's effecting the EPA as a whole.<br><br>Trumpcast will be live in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 7:30PM (ET). <a href="http://slate.com/live">Tickets are currently on sale</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 14, 2018
Raiding Trump's Fixer, Dealmaker, and Lawyer
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Jacob Weisberg talks to former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa and The New Yorker's Adam Davidson about the raid on Michael Cohen's office and why Michael Cohen is much more than just Trump's personal lawyer.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2018
Trump’s Nativist Delusions and Peña Nieto’s Response
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by host of Slate's El Gabfest, León Krauze, to discuss Trump's renewed nativist delusions, the responses by the Mexican president and Mexican presidential candidates, and just what Americans can do to counter Trump's narrative.<br><br>Did you like today's show? If so, show your support by voting for us for a <a href="https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2018/podcasts-digital-audio/general/news-politics">Webby</a>!<br><br>And don't forget to catch <a href="http://www.slate.com/live">Slate's Slow Burn Live in NYC on April 19th</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2018
The MBS-JK Connection Takes on the Middle East
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Dexter Filkins of <em>The New Yorker</em> about the young 30-somethings trying to reform the Middle East – Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman. How did they forge this relationship? What does Saudi Arabia want in the region and how is the White House emboldening them?<br><br>Did you like today's show? If so, show your support by voting for us for a <a href="https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2018/podcasts-digital-audio/general/news-politics">Webby</a>!<br><br>And don't forget to catch <a href="http://www.slate.com/live">Slate's Slow Burn Live in NYC on April 19th</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2018
Sinclair's Local News Propaganda Bomb
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Erik Wemple of The Washington Post about Sinclair Broadcasting, Trump's recent attacks on the press, and the decline of local news.<br><br>Don't forget to<a href="https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2018/podcasts-digital-audio/general/news-politics"> vote for Trumpcast</a> to win a Webby!<br><br>And come check out <a href="http://www.slate.com/live.html">Slow Burn Live in NYC</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2018
All That Kushner Money
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Jesse Drucker of The New York Times about the money coming into Kushner Co's hands (which Jared continues to have a significant stake in) from both foreign and domestic partners.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2018
Liberal Democracy’s Misplaced Faith in the Future
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Timothy Snyder, the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Road-Unfreedom-Russia-Europe-America/dp/0525574468"><em>The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America</em></a><em>. </em>The two discuss the shift from a politics of inevitability to a politics of eternity and just what that means. Also, Tim describes the ways in which Russia is attacking the American psychosphere and how modern oligarchies are using irrational immeasurable forms of strength to gain power on the world stage.<br><br>Timothy Snyder's new book is available Tuesday, April 3rd.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2018
Michael Cohen Must Be Kicking Himself
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox about the Stormy Daniels' 60 Minutes interview and just how Michael Cohen's role in the scandal could factor into the Mueller investigation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2018
Trump Is Finally Getting the Team He Wants
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Fred Kaplan about the departure of H.R. McMaster and the arrival of John Bolton. Also, Harry Litman, a former US Attorney, joins us to talk about the latest shakeups on Trump's legal team.<br><br>Plus, Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman meditate on Paul Manafort's ankles.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2018
Who Trashed the Party?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to The New Yorker's Andrew Marantz about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. They also discuss Andrew's latest story on Reddit and meditate on free speech and how we navigate the Internet.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2018
John Kelly's Power and Failure
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Chris Whipple, author of <em>The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency</em>, about what it takes to be a successful Chief of Staff, how John Kelly reinforces Trump's partisan instincts, and why he has failed even by his own narrow definitions of the job. Plus, an incredible coincidence takes place in the Seychelles.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2018
The PutinCon Files
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by The Guardian's Luke Harding and the Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign, Bill Browder, to discuss Vladamir Putin, his actions in the UK, and just what message he's sending to the Western world.<br><br>Today's show was recorded from PutinCon in NYC on Friday, March 16th, 2018.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2018
Rating the Trump-Russia Angles
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Michael Isikoff and David Corn, authors of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Russian-Roulette-Inside-America-Election/dp/1538728753/ref=la_B001IQXAQ6_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1521215453&amp;sr=1-1"><em>Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump</em></a>. They discuss why Trump continues to show deference towards the Kremlin, his history with Russia, and rate the Trump-Russia angles up to this point.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 16, 2018
The Ghost of the Mueller Investigation
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Hannah Seligson about Ivanka Trump. How has she been able to escape the eye of the Mueller investigation &amp; the critical eye of the media for so long? What can be done about it?<br><br>Read Hannah's latest work for The Intercept, "<a href="https://theintercept.com/2018/03/10/ivanka-trump-organization-russia-investigation/">Ivanka Trump Backed Flynn and Manafort. She Discussed Firing Comey. How Has She Evaded Mueller's Investigation?</a>" and at the Columbia Journalism Review, "<a href="https://www.cjr.org/special_report/ivanka-trump-media-press.php">The Queen of Spin</a>."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2018
Rex Tillerson's Long Goodbye
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Politico's Susan Glasser about the firing of Rex Tillerson and what (if anything) we can expect from the incoming Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2018
Stormy Sues, Sanders Slips, and Cohen Tries Another Fix
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the Washington Post's Beth Reinhard about the Stormy Daniels lawsuit and Michael Cohen's restraining order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 09, 2018
Democracy Gets a Checkup
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Yascha Mounk, author of <a href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674976825"><em>The People vs. Democracy</em></a>, to talk about his new book, how democracies are holding up around the globe, and what liberals in America can do about the populist uprising. Plus, the plight of the Russian bots.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
Getting Whole
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Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed's Anthony Cormier about the FBI investigation that nearly had Paul Manafort before the Trump campaign, the result of that, and why Anthony doesn't think Paul Manafort will flip. Plus, the two try to make sense of the Nastya Rybka story which may entangle both Manafort and Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2018
Overleveraged and Under Scrutiny
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by <em>The Washington Post's</em> Shane Harris to discuss the fallout of Jared Kushner's security clearance downgrade and just how his role in the West Wing could be changing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 02, 2018
A System of Silencing
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker about Trump's way of silencing the women he has had affairs with. Plus, why did Jared get a down graded security clearance?<br><br><br>Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at <a href="http://slate.com/podcastsurvey">slate.com/podcastsurvey</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2018
The Big Facebook Talk
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Virginia Heffernan talks to WIRED's Editor-in-Chief, Nick Thompson, and the Director of the Center for Media &amp; Citizenship at the University of Virginia, Siva Vaidhyanathan, about all the issues that have plagued Facebook for the past several years and how the company is reacting after the Mueller indictments just one week ago.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 24, 2018
High School Revolutionaries Are Changing the Gun Debate
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Dahlia Lithwick talks to Adam Winkler, author of <em>Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America</em>, about the current state of the gun debate. Plus, Mary Beth Tinker, of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, joins us for an inspiring message on student free speech.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 23, 2018
Project Lakhta and Russia's Plan to Screw With America
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Just Security's Kate Brannen about the most recent round of Mueller indictments.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 17, 2018
John Kelly and the Complicity Machine
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Vox's Jane Coaston about the Chief of Staff, John Kelly, and his role in the Rob Porter story. Plus, more on security clearances and why we should be paying attention to how the details of this story are getting out of the White House.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2018
The Effects of Reckless Rhetoric
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Jacob Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University, about his essay <a href="https://niskanencenter.org/blog/the-weight-of-the-words/">"The Weight of the Words,"</a> and why we shouldn't just be brushing off Trump's rhetoric on the left or the right.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2018
The Partisan Attacks on Christopher Steele
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Sipher, a former senior member of the CIA's Intelligence Service, about Christopher Steele and the partisan attacks on him and his work.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 09, 2018
Releasing the Meme
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Virginia Heffernan talks to information warfare expert Molly McKew about the #ReleaseTheMemo phenomenon and why it should alarm us that the campaign ultimately landed in our President's brain as the #1 item on his political agenda.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2018
An Incomprehensible Dud of a Memo
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the release of the Nunes memo and why, despite its many flaws, it may still be a win for Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 02, 2018
What if We Never See the Mueller Report?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Ross Garber, a defense lawyer who has represented three Republican governors during impeachment proceedings, about how Trump's lawyers could be thinking about defending their client.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2018
How Paul Manafort's Life Unraveled
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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Frank Foer about his most recent cover story on Paul Manafort and how the American hustler's life fell apart in recent years.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
The Outgoing McCabe and the Incoming Memo
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Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Matthew Miller, MSNBC's Justice and Security Analyst &amp; formerly of the Department of Justice, about the resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the controversy surrounding the Devin Nunes memo.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2018
The Davos Man (Live from the WEF)
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief, Ben Smith, for a quick chat about Donald Trump's address to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2018
A Rot at the Core of the Republic
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Virginia Heffernan talks to The Atlantic's David Frum about the Evangelical right's justification for Trump, how the people around him are holding up so far in their positions, and why he thinks what we're facing today is much more serious than Watergate.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2018
The Shutdown Vote (UPDATED)
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Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Slate's Jim Newell about the run-up to the government shutdown. Then, how did the shutdown vote unfold? We have a play-by-play of sorts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 20, 2018
Racism, The Dems, and #MeToo
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the LA Times' Jamil Smith about Trump's racism, how the Democrats have fared over the past year, and what (if any) parallels they can find between the #MeToo movement and Trump's lies.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 17, 2018
$130,000 in Hush Money
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jacob Weisberg to chat about the Stormy Daniels story, Jacob's involvement in it, and how the story is important in the context of the dossier.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
A Dangerous, Bumbling, Racist Idiot
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Brian Klaas, author of <em>The Despot's Apprentice</em>, about Trump's dictatorial tendencies and why the Republicans are still refusing to call out the President after his "shithole" comment yesterday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 12, 2018
The Immigration Fight Escalates
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by Vox’s Dara Lind to discuss the latest going on around Capitol Hill on immigration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 12, 2018
10 Hours of Dossier Testimony
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan to pore through the release of Glenn Simpson's (Fusion GPS) testimony by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2018
Obstructing and Burning
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, to discuss the recent revelations with regards to the President possibly obstructing justice. Plus, Asawin Suebsaeng, a politics reporter at The Daily Beast, joins us to discuss the Wolff story &amp; his experience reporting on the White House.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 06, 2018
The Commission is Dead, Not the Mission
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Ari Berman, a writer at Mother Jones, about President Trump's now disbanded voter fraud commission and how the fight over voter suppression is still far from over.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2018
The Truth Didn't Set Us Free
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Virginia Heffernan chats with Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter for the <em>Washington Post</em>, about <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kremlin-trolls-burned-across-the-internet-as-washington-debated-options/2017/12/23/e7b9dc92-e403-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html?utm_term=.2dfefb6753fa">how Washington failed to handle Kremlin trolls</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2017
Submission
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Katie Roiphe and Philip Gourevitch to discuss Michel Houellebecq's novel, <em>Submission</em>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2017
Strategic Confusion
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Jacob Weisberg chats with <em>Slate</em>'s Fred Kaplan about Trump’s new National Security Strategy.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2017
The Impending Tax Bill
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Jacob Weisberg chats with economist Jason Furman about the impending GOP tax bill and its economic impact.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
All The President's Accusers
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Dahlia Lithwick and Jacob Weisberg to discuss all the sexual misconduct accusations against the President and what can be done about them.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 16, 2017
Acting Ethically in The Fog of War
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Walter Shaub about the Office of Government Ethics, principled governance, and what it's like to run a federal agency.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2017
Yet Another Round of Attacks on the Press
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Jacob Weisberg chats with The Washington Post's Erik Wemple about Trump's most recent round of attacks on the press and about the reporting errors over the last week on the Russia investigation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2017
Trump's Endorsement and Alabama's Senate Race
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Geoffrey Skelley – associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. The two discuss the upcoming Alabama senate race.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2017
The Russia Strand Trump Fears Most
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Jacob Weisberg talks to <em>The Guardian's</em> Luke Harding about his new book <em>Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win</em>.<br><br>Plus, our Secretary of State issues yet another denial.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2017
A Desperate Defense Knows No Bounds
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jeffrey Toobin (Senior Legal Analyst for CNN &amp; Staff Writer at The New Yorker) to talk about Trump's defense in light of the most recent Flynn news.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2017
Flynn Breaks, What's Next? (UPDATED)
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Producer Jayson De Leon chats with <em>Just Security's</em> Deputy Managing Editor, Kate Brannen. about the latest surrounding Michael Flynn's plea deal and where this all may point to next.<br><br>Stick around after the break for Virginia Heffernan's conversation with TPM's Josh Marshall.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 01, 2017
Nixon's Slow Burn
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Leon Neyfakh about his latest series Slow Burn | A Podcast About Watergate. Who are the lesser known characters of the scandal? What led to the Republicans ultimately turning on Nixon? And where does what we know now about Trump measure up on the Nixon scale?<br><br>Listen to the first episode of <a href="https://megaphone.link/PPY3387217654">Slow Burn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
The Magnitsky Update with Bill Browder
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Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan are joined by Bill Browder to chat about the latest surrounding the Magnitsky Act, corruption, and those seeking to discredit his efforts worldwide.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha
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<em>Trumpcast presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate.&nbsp; </em><br>People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life. <br>Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
Night Rider
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Philip Gourevitch (The New Yorker) and Katie Roiphe (NYU) to discuss Robert Penn Warren's first novel, <em>Night Rider.</em><br><br>For the December book club we'll be reading <em>Submission </em>by Michel Houellebecq.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 24, 2017
A History of Bunk
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at The New Yorker, about his new book <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bunk-Hoaxes-Plagiarists-Phonies-Post-Facts-ebook/dp/B01N1P19ID"><em>Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News</em></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2017
Trumpcast Live From San Francisco
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di Domenico are live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco! The three hosts discuss Roy Moore, the Democrats and the question of impeachment, and the Russia investigation. Our special guest, Al Letson, joins for the last two topics. Plus, an audience Q&amp;A and a lightning round answer to the question we've all been wondering – who's the dumbest of all the characters in the Russia scandal?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2017
The Fox News Survivor & Alec Baldwin
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Justin Peters who spent 3 weeks watching Fox News. Plus, Jacob jumps on a quick call with Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen to talk about their new book <em>You Can't Spell America Without Me</em> - a parody of Donald Trump's first year in office.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2017
Slate Live Event: The People vs. Trump
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<br>The shocking results of the 2016 election left people wondering how our country would change under a Trump presidency. Many Americans feared the worst, some hoped for the best, and others leapt into action. Now, one year out, <strong><em>Slate </em></strong>will take stock of the year that was and celebrate the work of those who have served as a check on the administration.<br><br><br>Join <strong><em>Slate </em></strong>writers for a series of one-on-one conversations with those at the forefront of politics, media, the law, and activism as they compare notes on the lessons, challenges, and victories they’ve seen over the past year—and what they expect from the next.<br><br>Featuring …<br><strong>Jamelle Bouie</strong>, <strong><em>Slate</em></strong> chief political correspondent,<br>in conversation with<br><strong>Tom Perriello</strong>, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia<br><br><strong>Isaac Chotiner</strong>, <strong><em>Slate</em></strong> writer,<br>in conversation with<br><strong>Jelani Cobb</strong>, staff writer for the<em> New Yorker</em> and professor at Columbia Journalism School<br><br><strong>Michelle Goldberg, </strong><em>New York Times</em>columnist,<br>in conversation with<br><strong>Tamika Mallory, </strong>Women’s March national co-chair and activist<br><br><strong>Dahlia Lithwick</strong>, <strong><em>Slate</em></strong> senior editor and legal writer,<br>in conversation with<br><strong>Becca Heller</strong>, founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project<br><br><strong>Jordan Weissmann</strong>, <strong><em>Slate</em></strong>’s senior business and economics correspondent,<br>in conversation with<br><strong>Rashad Robinson</strong>, executive director of Color of Change<br><br>and hosted by <strong>Julia Turner</strong>, editor in chief of <strong><em>Slate</em></strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 13, 2017
"The Last Republican President"
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Josh King talks to Mark Updegrove, author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Last-Republicans-Extraordinary-Relationship-Between/dp/0062654128"><em>The Last Republicans</em></a>, about why Bush 41 &amp; Bush 43 may just be the last establishment Republicans to hold the presidency.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 11, 2017
The People vs. Trump: Year One (Live with Tom Perriello)
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by former Virginia congressman, Tom Perriello, to discuss Tuesday's election and the Democrats moving forward. This is one of the five conversations from Wednesday night's live show. Follow us on Twitter for a heads up of when the full version will be available.<br><br>And here's the best way to subscribe to <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/idfamily-ghosts/id1217657323">Family Ghosts</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 10, 2017
A Year Spent in Panic Inducing Bubbles
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Virginia Heffernan chats with Slate's Laura Bennett &amp; Allison Benedikt about the cover story they co-edited this week – <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/11/the_year_in_push_alerts_how_breaking_news_became_our_lives.html"><em>The Year in Push Alerts: How Breaking News Became Our Lives</em></a>,<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2017
The Giant Pool of Money Laundering
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Jacob Weisberg gets an explainer from The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about money laundering. Why do people do it? What does he see in the Manafort indictment?&nbsp; Plus, Adam runs a theory of money laundering and the Trump organization by us.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2017
Inching Closer to the Oval Office
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Jacob Weisberg chats with the historian and author David Greenberg about how the latest revelations in the Trump-Russia scandal compare to those of Watergate.<br><br>Plus, Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflection training.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 03, 2017
Cut, Cut, Cut or Not So Much?
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Jordan Weissmann about the GOP tax plan rollout and the nomination of new Fed Chair Jerome Powell.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 03, 2017
A Long, Slow Revenge
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Josh King jumps in for a weekday show to chat about the Frontline documentary, <em>Putin's Revenge</em>, with its producer-reporter, Jim Gilmore. Does Boris Yeltsin regret handing over the reins to Vladamir Putin? Why does Putin have it out for America? All that and more on today's show.<br><br>Catch Part 2 of <em>Putin's Revenge </em>on Wednesday, November 1st at 10/9C on <a href="http://www.pbs.org/show/frontline/">PBS</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2017
Bob Mueller's Opening Salvo [UPDATED]
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Virginia Heffernan chats with former DoJ flack and current MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller about George Papadopoulos' guilty plea and why it was released after the Manafort and Gates indictments.<br><br>Stick around after Virginia and Matt's chat for a conversation between Jacob Weisberg and <em>Lawfare</em>'s Benjamin Wittes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2017
The Handmaid's Tale
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Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe discuss what, if anything, Margaret Atwood's book can tell us about the Trump administration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 28, 2017
Ukrainian Politics in America
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer and historian Anne Applebaum about the historical context of the Trump-Russian scandal.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2017
The Sound of a Rebel Yell
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Ted Johnson, a fellow at New America and a veteran of the US Navy, about what Trump and the rest of the White House really mean when they call their critics "unpatriotic."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
The Generals, North Korea, and Myanmar
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Fred Kaplan about General Kelly's response to Trump's phone call with the widow of a US soldier who died during an operation in Niger. Plus, the two dive into the latest status surrounding North Korea and why the US government continues to be on the sidelines of what appears to be a genocide in Myanmar.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to hear our interview with Rex Tillerson.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 21, 2017
Hello Dossier, My Old Friend
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Business Insider's Natasha Bertrand about Trump's tweet this morning regarding the Steele dossier and why the firm behind it refused to testify to the House Intel Committee on Wednesday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 20, 2017
Impunity for Men Like Trump
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Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2017
The Obama Backlash in Two Parts
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research &amp; Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment. Stick around after that interview to hear Trumpcast produer Jayson De Leon chat with <strong><em>Slate</em></strong>'s Jordan Weissmann about the two health care executive orders Trump signed on Thursday.<br><br>To sign up for Slate Plus go to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 14, 2017
Getting Off Easy
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger to talk about how Don Jr. &amp; Ivanka Trump avoided felony fraud in a case involving the Trump SoHo project back in 2012. Plus, more on 'Moron'-gate &amp; Rex Tillerson's "clear denial."<br><br>Special thanks to Steve Waltien and John Di Domenico.<br><br>Read the full story about Ivanka and Don Jr. over at <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-ivanka-trump-and-donald-trump-jr-avoided-a-criminal-indictment">The New Yorker</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2017
A Corker of a Story
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico's Susan Glasser about the story of the weekend – Senator Bob Corker's rhetorical triple axel.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2017
#AskTrumpcast
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Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan take your questions via tweet, phone, and snail mail in our first edition of #AskTrumpcast.<br><br>Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show for an exclusive Rex Tillerson sketch. If you're not a Slate Plus member go to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a> to sign up!<br><br>Don't forget to join us at our live show in San Francisco on November 14th. You can find tickets and information at <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 07, 2017
A Presidential Response?
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Josh King talks to Sig Rogich, a Republican who helped make Las Vegas what it is today, about the events of this past week in the city, how it's recovering, and his response to the President's visit to the city compared to those of past presidents who've had to bring the country together after a tragedy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 06, 2017
Democracy vs. Itself
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Jacob Weisberg checks back in with Yascha Mounk about the state of liberal democracy in America and abroad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2017
Trumpcast Live from IAB's Leadership Dialogues
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Studio 360's Kurt Andersen and Slate's Mike Pesca live in our Slate Brooklyn office to talk about Kurt's latest book <em>Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire</em>.<br><br>This was recorded as a part of IAB's Leadership Dialogues.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 30, 2017
Concern Trolling Jared
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico's Josh Dawsey about Jared's private email use in the White House and the strange story behind how that story leaked.<br><br>It's Pledge Week here at Trumpcast. Sign up for Slate Plus by going to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 30, 2017
The Fine Points of Impeachment
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School about his new book, <em>Impeachment: A Citizens Guide, </em>and the complexities involved in removing a President from office.<br><br>We'll be live from San Francisco on Tuesday, November 14th! For tickets and more information go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
Trumpcast Live From the Texas Tribune Festival
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to discuss white supremacy, Democrats in Texas, and the 2016 election coverage. Plus, the team takes questions from the audience. This show was recorded as part of the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2017
Strangers in Their Own Land
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Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe are back for the Trumpcast Book Club to discuss Arlie Russell Hochschild's <em>Strangers in Their Own Land</em>.<br><br>Don't miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>We're also still taking your questions for a future episode with Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan. Use the hashtag #AskTrumpcast on Twitter or send us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 22, 2017
The Last Person Standing
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanity Fair's Sarah Ellison about Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and just what life in the administration has been like for the First Daughter.<br><br>Read Sarah's story in Vanity Fair by <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/08/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-repelled-by-washington-elite">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Don't miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>We're also still taking your questions for a future episode with Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan. Use the hashtag #AskTrumpcast on Twitter or send us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 21, 2017
Cornering Manafort
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Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI special agent &amp; current CNN Legal and National Security analyst, Asha Rangappa, about the Manafort wiretap &amp; the more detailed account of the raid on his home earlier this summer.<br><br>Don't miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>We're also still taking your questions for a future episode with Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan. Use the hashtag #AskTrumpcast on Twitter or send us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2017
Becoming the Opposition
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Josh King talks to Philippe Reines, longtime spokesman and adviser to Hillary Clinton, about playing Donald Trump in debate prep and his former boss' book <em>What Happened</em>. <br><br>Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show to hear our producer, Jayson De Leon, talk to The Ringer’s Editor-at-Large, Bryan Curtis, about ESPN’s Jemele Hill. To sign up for Slate Plus go to <a href="http://slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br> Don't miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br> We're also still taking your questions for a future episode with Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan. Use the hashtag #AskTrumpcast on Twitter or send us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 16, 2017
If You're Concerned and You Know It, Just Impeach
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Matt Miller, formerly of the DoJ and currently an MSNBC Justice and Security Analyst, about the latest surrounding the Trump-Russia investigations.<br><br>Don't miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>We're also still taking your questions for a future episode with Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan. Use the hashtag #AskTrumpcast on Twitter or send us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 15, 2017
The Party That Can't Govern
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Julia Azari, a professor of political science at Marquette, about Trump's relationship with the GOP and why the Republicans can't govern.<br><br>Don't miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>We're also still taking your questions for a future episode with Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan. Use the hashtag #AskTrumpcast on Twitter or send us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2017
How to Read L’Affaire Russe
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes about who's saying what in the Trump-Russia investigation and why it's important to know the difference.<br><br>You can read Ben's piece over at Lawfare by <a href="https://www.lawfareblog.com/how-read-news-story-about-investigation-eight-tips-who-saying-what">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2017
Facebook's Russia Problem
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Virginia Heffernan talks to WIRED's Issie Lapowsky about the news from this week that Russian-linked accounts bought political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. What does this mean for Facebook moving forward and why is this a problem that isn't going to go away?<br><br>This week on Slate Plus, our producer, Jayson De Leon, chats with Slate's Jim Newell about Trump's deal with the Democrats on the debt ceiling. To sign up for Slate Plus go to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 09, 2017
The Big Debt
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bloomberg's Caleb Melby about Jared Kushner, the Kushner Company, and the mounting debt at their building – 666 Fifth Ave.<br><br>Read Caleb's story "Kushners' China Deal Flop Was Part of a Much Bigger Hunt for Cash" by clicking <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-kushners-china-deal-flop-was-part-of-much-bigger-hunt-for-cash/">here</a>.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2017
800,000 Hostages
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about the end of DACA, its political motivations, and what this all means for the dreamers.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>One correction and one addition on today's show: Julia Preston covers immigration for <a href="https://www.themarshallproject.org/#.mpLKX2ntW">The Marshall Project</a> and as always, the great John Di Domenico is our voice of Donald Trump. Follow him on Twitter by clicking <a href="https://twitter.com/Johnnyd23">here</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2017
A New Breed of Lobbyists
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Josh King talks to Nicholas Confessore of The New York Times about the new breed of lobbyists getting rich in Trump's Washington.<br><br>Read Nick's full story in The New York Times Magazine by <a href="http://https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/magazine/how-to-get-rich-in-trumps-washington.html?referer=https://t.co/teAZVPQJ0c?amp=1&amp;_r=0">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 02, 2017
Lessons For a Recovery
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Gary Rivlin, author of <em>Katrina: After the Flood</em>, about the lessons of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and how they can be used going forward in Houston's recovery.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2017
The Key to a Thousand Doors
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Rice, a contributing editor at New York Magazine, about Felix Sater, Trump's original Russia connection, and why his name may come up more and more as Mueller's investigation unravels.<br><br>Read Andrew's story <a href="http://http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/felix-sater-donald-trump-russia-investigation.html"><em>The Original Russia Connection</em></a> over at New York Magazine.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a> or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the <em>New York Times</em>, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to <a href="http://slate.com/Live"><strong>Slate.com/Live</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 31, 2017
The "Revolting" Administration
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Jacob Weisberg talks to <em>The Atlantic's</em> McKay Coppins about the Trump cabinet appointees who over the weekend showed their lack of confidence in the President.<br><br>Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/realtrumpcast">@realTrumpcast</a>&nbsp;or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.<br><br>Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) &amp; Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>Give us a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts by <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slates-trumpcast/id1093260018?mt=2">clicking here</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2017
The Pardon That Sets a Dangerous Precedent
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Antonia Noori Farzan of the <em>Phoenix New Times</em> to get a background on the now pardoned ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio and just what the sentiment is in Phoenix and Maricopa County about the events of the last week. Then, Slate's Mark Joseph Stern joins Virginia to talk about the legal aspects of the President's pardon and why this may set a dangerous precedent moving forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 26, 2017
The Complainer-in-Chief
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Jamelle Bouie talks to FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone about Trump's week of complaining and just how vulnerable Republicans are to attacks by the President.<br><br>Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) &amp; Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>Also, are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not?! With Slate Plus you can get ad-free versions of Trumpcast and bonus segments. And this week you can hear Trumpcast producer, Jayson De Leon, chat with Slate staff writer Josh Keating about Trump’s foreign policy. Join Slate Plus by going to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br>Give us a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts by <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slates-trumpcast/id1093260018?mt=2">clicking here</a>!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 26, 2017
A Taxonomy of the Alt-Right, Alt-Light, and Alt-Etcs
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a writer at The New Yorker, about the many warring factions within the alt-right and rethinking how the left should respond to them moving forward.<br><br>Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) &amp; Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 24, 2017
The Corruption of Carl Icahn
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Jacob Weisberg talks to The New Yorker staff writer, Patrick Radden Keefe, about his latest piece <a href="http://http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/28/carl-icahns-failed-raid-on-washington">"Carl Icahn's Failed Raid on Washington"</a> – a story about how an obscure EPA rule brought down the billionaire Trump adviser.<br><br>Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) &amp; Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to <a href="http://Slate.com/Live">Slate.com/Live</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2017
The Anti-Fascists AKA The Antifa
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Virginia Heffernan chats with Mark Bray, the author of <a href="http://https://www.amazon.com/Antifa-Anti-Fascist-Handbook-Mark-Bray/dp/1612197035/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=K8CT2RVAY3JJNNEJCPSW"><em>Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook</em></a> to figure just who the antifa are and where they come from.<br><br>Are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? With Slate Plus you can get bonus segments of Trumpcast and ad-free versions of all your favorite Slate shows. Just go to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a> to sign up.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2017
The Press Conference That Did Him In?
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by fellow Trumpcast cohosts Virginia Heffernan and Jamelle Bouie to talk about Donald Trump's press conference yesterday and why this is a significant turning point in his presidency.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stay tuned after the show to listen to Jacob and Virginia chat about what the decent people in the Trump administration should be doing now. To sign up for Slate Plus go to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2017
"There's Nothing New Under the Sun..."
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Jamelle Bouie about the tragic events of this weekend in Charlottesville, VA and how this can no longer allow Americans to put their heads in the sand about what really got Trump elected.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2017
The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 2)
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This the 2nd part of Josh King's chat with Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. They wrap up their conversation by talking about how the two are faring in the face of attacks by the President.<br><br>Read Jim Warren's his piece over at Vanity Fair by <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/new-york-times-washington-post-donald-trump">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2017
The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 1)
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Josh King talks to Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. Plus, how are those two organizations handling the attacks coming from Donald Trump and his administration and what might the future hold for both papers?<br><br>Check back in tomorrow for the 2nd part of our interview with Jim Warren and read his piece over at Vanity Fair by <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/new-york-times-washington-post-donald-trump">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2017
A Separate Narrative
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Osita Nwanevu, a writer at Slate covering conservative media, about what is happening over at Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting and why Trump is just making right wing media more of what they already were.<br><br>Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show to listen to Trumpcast producer, Jayson De Leon, chat with Slate's Ben Mathis Lilley about the latest news surrounding Paul Manafort.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2017
30 Days at Trump International, D.C.
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Slate's Seth Stevenson talks to Washington Post reporter Jonathan O'Connell about how the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. is changing the way people do business and politics in the city.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2017
The Problem Solvers
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Josh King talks to Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th District) about the Problem Solvers – a group of 43 members of the House of Representatives split between both parties offerings solutions to stabilize the individual health care market.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to listen to producer Jayson De Leon chat with Steve Vladeck, a professor of law at the University of Texas and co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog, about Robert Mueller's latest move – impaneling a grand jury in the Russia investigation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 05, 2017
The Short History of Generals as Chiefs of Staff
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Seth Stevenson guest hosts today's show and talks with Joshua Zeitz, a historian and contributing editor at Politico, about General John Kelly and whether his tenure as Chief of Staff will resemble that of General Al Haig during the Nixon administration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2017
Aggressive on Immigration
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about Donald Trump's immigration policies and how the system is failing immigrants and those seeking asylum from Central American gang violence.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2017
Holy Hell to Pay
2001
Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about her working theory – nobody <em>really</em> knows what a constitutional crisis is. Also, have the Republican's finally found the line they won't let Trump cross?<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to hear Virginia Heffernan chat with John Di Domenico, our voice of Donald Trump, about how he has come to love the character he plays and listen to him debut his Anthony Scaramucci impression! "It's uncanny, you won't even believe it's not him." [Heavy on the Italian accent].<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 28, 2017
Fascist Curious
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Bloomberg's Joshua Green about his new book <em>Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency</em>. Where does Bannon get his ideology from? Is he a racist? And what is he making of Trump's attacks on Jeff Sessions?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 27, 2017
Pardon Me, Mr. President.
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bloomberg columnist and professor of law at Harvard, Noah Feldman, about just who the President can and cannot pardon...including himself.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2017
The Deregulation Invasion
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Josh King talks to ProPublica's Robert Faturechi about the Trump administration's secretive deregulation teams and just what you can do to help ProPublica unmask more information on the deregulation front.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 22, 2017
Lies, Pardons, and Bringing Trump to Heel
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government at Dartmouth, about the President's many lies including his most recent ones featured in The New York Times interview with Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, and Michael S. Schmidt.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to listen to producer Jayson De Leon chat with Jonathan Swans of Axios about his latest scoop – Anthony Scaramucci being named White House Communications Director.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 21, 2017
The Many Missteps of Mitch McConnell
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Jamelle Bouie talks to ProPublica's Alec MacGillis, author of <em>The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell</em>, about how the majority leader is failing to deliver for the Republicans.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2017
On the 25th Floor
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Jacob Weisberg goes in-depth with Bill Browder about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower.<br><br>Plus, the harrowing story of one man's walk along the border.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2017
Lawyer Up, Bro
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Virginia Heffernan talks to ProPublica's Justin Elliott about his reporting surrounding Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, and the most recent developments in Trump's defense including the impending hire of Ty Cobb. Also, Jamie Gorelick is stepping back from the Russia investigation on Jared Kushner's side – what does this mean for his case? And what impact do all these different lawyers on all these different sides have on the collection of defenses building up inside the White House?<br><br>Slate Plus listeners stick around after the show to hear our producer, Jayson De Leon, chat with Slate's Ben Mathis Lilley about his cover story "The Wasted Mind of Ben Sasse." If you're not a Slate Plus member go to slate.com/trumpcastplus to join. That's <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus">slate.com/trumpcastplus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 14, 2017
It's Bad. It's Unpopular. It's The Return of the Health Care Bill!
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Patrick Caldwell, a health care reporter at Mother Jones, about the latest iteration of the Senate health bill and the politics surrounding it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 13, 2017
Intent, Motive, and Legal Implications
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel under Barack Obama, about the potential legal implications of Donald Trump Jr's story.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2017
Questioning the Trump-Russia Conspiracy
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about why she thinks the latest developments in the Donald Trump Jr. story aren't as revelatory as people are making it out to be.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2017
The Story That Sticks?
2050
Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, columnist at the Washington Post, about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with the Kremlin linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and why she thinks this could be the story that finally begins to sink members of the Trump campaign.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2017
G-20 Speed Dating and a Lifeless Foggy Bottom
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Josh King talks to Max Bergmann, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, about President Trump's trip to the G-20 and how Rex Tillerson is destroying the State Department. Read Max's latest Politico story, "Present at the Destruction: How Rex Tillerson is Wrecking the State Department," by <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/29/how-rex-tillerson-destroying-state-department-215319">clicking here</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 08, 2017
Tensions Rising
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Jamelle Bouie welcomes back Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, to chat about all the players in the North Korea game and the potential catastrophic effects if President Trump makes the wrong move.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2017
The Pence Shake Up and Republican Sentiments
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Ashley Parker, a White House reporter at the Washington Post, about Mike Pence shaking up his staff and why Republicans in the Senate and the House are becoming less and less afraid of Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 03, 2017
How Does a Presidency End?
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Josh King guest hosts a weekend edition of Trumpcast. He talks to Frank Rich of New York Magazine about his latest feature, “<a href="http://http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/frank-rich-nixon-trump-and-how-a-presidency-ends.html">Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency Ends.</a>” <br><br>Slate Plus members stay tuned after the show for a bonus segment with Trumpcast producer Jayson De Leon and Slate’s Video Editor, Aymann Ismail. The two discuss Aymann’s new video series running on Slate, “<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/video/whos_afraid_of_aymann_ismail/2017/06/aymann_ismail_s_muslim_series_confronts_who_s_afraid_of_islam_in_america.html"><em>Who’s Afriad of Aymann Ismail?</em></a>”<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 01, 2017
The Health Care Fight is A Civil Rights Fight
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Jamelle Bouie talks to The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk about how the repeal of Obamacare and the rolling back of Medicaid in the Senate health bill strikes a significant blow to racial equality.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 29, 2017
All the President’s Lies
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Jacob Weisberg talks to <em>New York Times</em> columnist David Leonhardt about his piece, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html">Trump Lies</a>, where he catalogued nearly every outright lie Trump has told since taking the oath of office.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 26, 2017
The Bill That Gets Worse and Worse
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Jordan Weissmann about the latest version of the healthcare bill and how, in many ways, it's worse than the bill proposed last month by the House.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2017
Senate Backrooms and a Defense for Mitch McConnell
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Marc Ross, a Republican operative who worked for the McCain/Palin campaign, about Senate backrooms and why he thinks Mitch McConnell is playing his cards right with the healthcare bill.<br><br>Plus, a special treat from Daniel Day-Lewis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2017
The Trump Brand and The Conversation Not Happening on the Left
1963
Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer Naomi Klein about how the "Trump brand" is the driving force behind the presidency. Also, should the left be fighting fire with fire?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2017
Through the Lens with Doug Mills
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Josh King guest hosts a weekend edition of Trumpcast. He talks to New York Times photographer Doug Mills about his last days covering the shooting in Arlington, the James Comey testimony, and the bizarre cabinet meeting from earlier this week.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of today's show to listen to Trumpcast producer Jayson De Leon chat with Alex Ward, a staff writer at Vox, about the all star team Bob Mueller is assembling for the Russia investigation and the investigation into potential obstruction of justice by our President. Not a Slate Plus member yet? Go to <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus">slate.com/trumpcastplus</a> for a 2 week free trial.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 17, 2017
Too Close for Comfort
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Carolyn Fiddler, Political Editor at Daily Kos, about the Virginia gubernatorial race and why things on the Republican side were too close for comfort (to say the least).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 16, 2017
The Testimony of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Matthew Miller, formerly of the Department of Justice, about the testimony of Jeff Sessions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee and just what Bob Mueller could be up to behind the scenes after hearing the verbal gymnastics of the former Senator. Plus, Don Jr. gives us the real meaning of "hope," finally.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2017
Our President’s Cognitive Decline
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Sharon Begley of STAT News about Donald Trump's cognitive decline and whether it's just a matter of age or something else.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2017
The Loneliness of Donald Trump
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Rebecca Solnit reads her story <em>The Loneliness of Donald Trump</em>.<br><br>You can follow along or read the story on LitHub by clicking <a href="http://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-the-loneliness-of-donald-trump/">here</a>.<br><br>And hey, are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? Join Slate Plus today to listen to Rebecca Solnit chat with Virginia Heffernan for this week's bonus segment. Just go to <a href="http://Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus">Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2017
Oh Lordy Jim Comey!
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post about James Comey's testimony and whether or not this will change the Republicans' approach to Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2017
Habing on the Trumps With Maggie Haberman
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times about who's being groomed for greatness in the Trump family and how they are or are not dealing with different conflicts of interest.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2017
The Ship of State and Watch Where You Step
1952
Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Vladek, a professor of law at the University of Texas, about Reality Leigh Winner and what might be the most normal national security story in the history of the Trump administration. Plus, stick around for a chat with The Guardian's Jonathan Freedland about Trump's exchange of words with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and why the rest of the world is treading softly around our President.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2017
No Consequences?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Revkin, senior climate reporter at ProPublica, about the consequences (or lack thereof) of Trump's withdrawal from The Paris Climate Accords. Plus, Vladamir Putin knows why a hacker does what he does.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2017
Criminal or Stupid or Criminally Stupid?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O'Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg View, about the many webs Jared Kushner is tangled up in around the White House and in the Russia investigation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 01, 2017
Will The Real "Covfefe" Please Stand Up!
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Jared Yates Sexton, author of the upcoming book <em>The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage</em>, about last night's tweet and what it means for reality...just in general.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2017
Rep. Ted Lieu Talks Trump Abroad
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District) about the President's trip abroad and what he can expect when he makes his return stateside.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around for an additional chat with Laurel Rosenhall, a reporter at CALmatters, who wrote about Congressman Kevin McCarthy's relationship with President Trump. Not a Slate Plus member yet? Join at <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus">slate.com/trumpcastplus</a> to get bonus segments plus an ad-free version of the show.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 26, 2017
The Blabbing President
1981
Virginia Heffernan speaks with Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, about how Trump's blabbing tendencies are shifting geopolitics.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2017
The Fake News Bubble For Liberals
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Jacob Weisberg speaks with Zack Beauchamp, senior reporter at <em>Vox</em>, who recently wrote a piece called "<a href="https://www.vox.com/world/2017/5/19/15561842/trump-russia-louise-mensch">Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia</a>." Beauchamp talks about who's producing this fake news, how it's spreading and the difference between fake news on the left and the right.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2017
The Thing With These Investigations
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Jacob Weisberg speaks with Jeffrey Toobin of CNN and The New Yorker about what we could expect as Mueller gears up as special prosecutor in the Russian investigation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 19, 2017
The Purest Boy Scout
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by <em>WIRED Magazine</em> writer Garrett Graff to discuss his recent cover story for <em>Politico</em>, "<a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/18/james-comey-trump-special-prosecutor-robert-mueller-fbi-215154">What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey</a>."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 19, 2017
Searching for Higher Ground
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico's Josh Dawsey about the reactions within the White House to the last 36 hours.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2017
The Confidence Man
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Jacob Weisberg, Katie Roiphe, and Philip Gourevitch discuss Herman Melville's <em>The Confidence Man </em>and just what the book can tell us about President Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2017
Trump's Anger
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Katy Waldman about why the President's "uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness – and his ineptitude."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 12, 2017
The Firing of James Comey (UPDATED)
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Updated at 6:00PM (EST) --- Jacob Weisberg chats with Lawfare's Editor-in-Chief (and friend of James Comey's), Benjamin Wittes, about how the Russia investigation proceeds from here and ponder what Comey's response will be. Plus, Virginia Heffernan talks to Tom Nichols about why Democrats and Republicans alike shouldn't be hysterical following yesterday's events.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Blinkist, the app that transforms best-selling non-fiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. Go to <a href="http://Blinkist.com/trumpcast"><strong>Blinkist.com/trumpcast</strong></a> right now to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Policy Genius. Shop and compare all the top rated life insurance companies in one place. Go to <a href="http://PolicyGenius.com"><strong>PolicyGenius.com</strong></a> today to save <strong>over</strong> <strong>40 percent off</strong> other prices for life insurance.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2017
The Wall St. Love Affair?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the New York Times' columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin about how businesses are modulating their reaction towards the Trump administration's varying policy positions and the President's Twitter feed. Also, is Gary Cohn next in line for Fed Chair?<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Indochino, the company that’s reinventing men’s fashion. Go to Indochino.com to get <strong>any premium Indochino suit</strong> for just <strong>$389</strong>, plus free shipping, when you use promo code <strong>trumpcast</strong> at checkout.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by theSkimm. Get all the important news you need every morning in one simple email. Sign up today at <a href="http://theskimm.com/trumpcast"><strong>theskimm.com/trumpcast</strong></a> and you’ll be entered to win a 250 dollar Visa gift card.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2017
The Meaner Bill
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande about the AHCA and why its passing would be a catastrophe for the very people that voted for him.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Legacybox, the simple and affordable way to get your recorded moments digitally preserved on DVD or thumb drive. For a limited time, go to <a href="http://Legacybox.com/trumpcast"><strong>Legacybox.com/trumpcast</strong></a>to get a 40 percent discount on your order.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Indochino, the company that’s reinventing men’s fashion. Go to Indochino.com to get <strong>any premium Indochino suit</strong> for just <strong>$389</strong>, plus free shipping, when you use promo code <strong>trumpcast</strong> at checkout.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 05, 2017
Melania's Tower
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Imbach about the photos Melania Trump has taken over the years and what we can takeaway from them to learn more about our First Lady.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping – by going to <strong>BlueApron.com/trumpcast.<br><br></strong>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. It’s time to elevate your underwear game to the next level. Get 20 percent off your first pair by going to <strong>MeUndies.com/trumpcast.<br><br></strong>Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of the show for a conversation with Slate's Katy Waldman about all the anonymous sources inside The White House. If you're not a Slate Plus member you can join by going to <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus">slate.com/trumpcastplus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 04, 2017
Trumpcast Live From The Tribeca Film Festival
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie discuss whether or not the Trump threat has receded, how the opposition is faring against the Trump administration, and how the press is doing thus far in covering a President who's words don't mean anything. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 30th, 2017.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2017
The End of Values Voters
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 28, 2017
Caesar Non Supra Grammaticos
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large at Merriam Webster, about the way language has evolved, splintered, and changed in the Trump era.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Texture lets you stay up to date with your favorite magazines...all in one place. Right now, get a 14-day FREE TRIAL when you sign up by going to <a href="http://Texture.com/trumpcast"><strong>Texture.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 27, 2017
The French Election Connection
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Jacob Weisberg talks to European historian David Bell about the French elections and whether or not Americans should be buoyed by this weekend's results.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Policy Genius. Shop and compare all the top rated life insurance companies in one place. Go to <a href="http://PolicyGenius.com"><strong>PolicyGenius.com</strong></a> today to save <strong>over</strong> <strong>40 percent off</strong> other prices for life insurance.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2017
Opaque, Conflicted, and a Lawsuit
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest.<br><br>Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of the show for a conversation with Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supreme Court bench. If you're not a Slate Plus member you can join by going to <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus">slate.com/trumpcastplus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 22, 2017
Identity Politics in the Trump Era
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy's Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, "identity politics," and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by RealtyShares. RealtyShares gives you the opportunity to invest starting at just 5,000 dollars - by creating groups of individuals who all invest fractionally. Go to <a href="http://RealtyShares.com/trumpcast"><strong>RealtyShares.com/trumpcast</strong></a> to learn more and get 100 dollars towards your first investment.<br><br><strong>Trumpcast </strong>is brought to you by Wunder Capital, allowing individuals to invest in solar projects. Earn up to 8.5 percent annually while diversifying your portfolio and combating global climate change. Create an account for free, at <a href="http://WunderCapital.com/trumpcast"><strong>WunderCapital.com/trumpcast</strong></a>. Do Well, and Do Good.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 21, 2017
Lessons from Georgia's 6th
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Jamelle Bouie talks to the Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stacey Abrams, about the big takeaways from the special election on Tuesday night in Georgia's 6th congressional district.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. For a mattress customized just for you, visit <a href="http://HelixSleep.com/trumpcast"><strong>HelixSleep.com/trumpcast</strong></a> right now and you’ll get 50 dollars off your order.<br><br>Trumpcast is also brought to you by Blinkist, the app that transforms best-selling non-fiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. Go to <a href="http://Blinkist.com/trumpcast"><strong>Blinkist.com/trumpcast</strong></a> right now to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2017
North Korea's Missile Testing Season
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Cha, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council under George W. Bush, about why there are no good options when it comes to North Korea.<br><br>Slate Plus listeners, stick around for an extra segment where Jacob talks to David Graham of The Atlantic about Donald Trump's flip-flops this week. To sign up for Slate Plus, go to <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus"><strong>slate.com/trumpcastplus</strong></a>.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Legacybox, the simple and affordable way to get your recorded moments digitally preserved on DVD or thumb drive. For a limited time, go to <a href="http://Legacybox.com/trumpcast"><strong>Legacybox.com/trumpcast</strong></a>to get a 40 percent discount on your order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 14, 2017
Many Men, Many Many Many Men
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Frank Bruni of the New York Times about his column, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/opinion/sunday/manhood-in-the-age-of-trump.html">Manhood in the Age of Trump</a>."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 13, 2017
Articles of Impeachment
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Jacob Weisberg and Harvard Law Professor, Noah Feldman, discuss the three most pressing categories from which the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump may be drawn – corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of democratic norms.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2017
Defining the Mission in Syria
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Max Boot, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the missile attack carried out by the United States in Syria and what this means for President Trump's foreign policy going forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2017
China. China? China!
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist at the Financial Times, about Trump's meeting with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.<br><br>Gideon's latest book is: <a href="http://https://www.amazon.com/Easternization-Asias-Americas-Decline-Beyond/dp/1590518519"><em>Easternization - Asia's Rise and America's Decline: From Obama to Trump and Beyond</em></a><br><br>Slate Plus members, join Jacob for a follow-up interview with New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman about Fox News and the case against Bill O'Reilly. If you haven't yet joined Slate Plus go to: <a href="http://slate.com/trumpcastplus">http://slate.com/trumpcastplus</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2017
Gorka, Bannon, and the View from Hungary
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Lili Bayer, a journalist in Central Europe who writes for Politico and The Forward, about the story of Sebastian Gorka (Trump's Chief Counter-Terrorism Adviser) and his far right wing roots. Plus, what are the parallels between the rise of the right in Hungary and in America?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 06, 2017
The Senate Standoff
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Emily Bazelon about the Democrats plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Plus, the two discuss whether or not Neil Gorsuch has his eyes set on dismantling the administrative state.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE when you go to <a href="http://blueapron.com/trumpcast"><strong>BlueApron.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2017
The Prelude to a Massive Intraparty Battle
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Jamelle Bouie talks to FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone about infighting in the Republican party.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, a video learning service that offers lectures on all kinds of topics. Get the first full month FREE by texting <strong>TRUMPCAST</strong> to <strong>eighty-six – three-two-nine. </strong>Standard message and data rates apply.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2017
666 5th Ave.
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Bloomberg News reporter Caleb Melby about the Kushner family history, the building on 666 5th Ave. hemorrhaging money from Jared's family, and the potential conflicts of interest with a Chinese insurance group looking to strike a deal on the property.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2017
The Healthcare Vote That Wasn't
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Abby Phillip of the Washington Post about today's no-vote on the AHCA and where things go from here.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2017
The State of the State Department
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer at the New Yorker, about where things stand at the State Department and why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's silence is damaging to United States foreign policy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2017
What the Hell is Going on at Fox News?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman about the space Fox News is occupying in the media as the go-to network for President Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2017
A Master Class in Bad Legislation
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Jacob Weisberg and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Vox's Ezra Klein to talk about how Donald Trump screwed himself on healthcare and why he isn't the "deal maker" he makes himself out to be.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Texture lets you stay up to date with your favorite magazines...all in one place. Right now, get a 14-day FREE TRIAL when you sign up by going to <a href="http://Texture.com/trumpcast"><strong>Texture.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.<br><br></strong>Trumpcast is also brought to you by Zeel. Bring the spa to you. Go to <a href="http://Zeel.com"><strong>Zeel.com</strong></a> or download the Zeel app today. Enter promo code <strong>trumpcast </strong>at checkout to get 25 dollars off your first in-home, on-demand massage.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2017
Much Ado About Nothing or Something?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Lily Batchelder, NYU professor and former Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, about what we can take away from Donald Trump's revealed 2005 tax returns and what it means with regards to the President's proposed tax cut plans for the nation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2017
The Plot Against America
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Katie Roiphe and Philip Gourevitch to discuss Philip Roth's novel <em>The Plot Against America </em>and what the book can tell us about the current state of affairs in America.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2017
A History of Racist Ideas
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Professor Ibram Kendi about the racial components of Trump's policies and the history of these racist ideas.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 10, 2017
A Safe House for Refugees
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Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Jake Halpern about his latest piece in this week's New Yorker, <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/the-underground-railroad-for-refugees">"The Underground Railroad for Refugees."</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2017
Undone By Scandal
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, about the Trump/Nixon parallels and differences. Plus, will anybody in the Trump administration step up to play the role of "John Dean?"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2017
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of Administration Scandal Response
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by <a href="http://vianovo.com/people/matthew-miller">Matthew Miller</a>, who was Chief Spokesman for the Department of Justice under President Obama, to talk about what we know and what we can infer about Jeff Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2017
Tone vs. Substance
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Jacob Weisberg talks with Virginia Heffernan and Will Oremus about Donald Trump's address to Congress.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2017
Trump's War With the Press
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about how the media should respond to the President's remark that the press is the "enemy of the people."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2017
What About Pence?
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Nicole Hemmer about the balance of power shifting towards Vice President Pence and how he's doing all the real work of the Presidency. Also, what should we think of Trump voters today?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 25, 2017
To Absorb or Not To Absorb?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, about The Atlantic's coverage of President Trump and what stories to keep an eye on about the president's administration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2017
Overt Madness, Covert Purpose
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Virginia Heffernan talks to The New Yorker's John Cassidy about Donald Trump's press conference and the GOP response to the reports linking members of the Trump administration to the Kremlin.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 17, 2017
A Cry For Help
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former United States Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, about the latest New York Times story reporting that Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence. Also, the two discuss the steps that need to be taken for an independent investigation and why the leaks coming out of The White House are a cry for help.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2017
The Unresolved Conflict of Interest
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Eric Lipton, a reporter at the New York Times, about Don Jr. &amp; Eric Trump and the unresolved conflict of interest problem.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2017
The Return of the Dossier and The End for Flynn?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare's Managing Editor Susan Hennessey about the Trump administration's decision to not immediately appeal the travel ban halt, the corroborations announced this evening in the Trump dossier, and whether the Washington Posts report on General Michael Flynn will be the last straw.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2017
No! They're Best Friends, Really!
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Jacob Weisberg talks to New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi about the Steve Bannon/Reince Priebus relationship and how she's approaching her first week covering the White House.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 10, 2017
Trumpcast Live From Washington DC
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Steve Bannon, Trump's foreign policy, and how things will shake out with the courts and the Trump administration.<br><br>This show was recorded on February 6th, 2017 Live from The Hamilton in Washington DC.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2017
A Time for Bromides
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Yascha Mounk about the first two weeks of the Trump administration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2017
The SCOTUS Dilemma
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about Donald Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court and the bind it leaves the Democrats in.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2017
The Magnitsky Act and The Looming Russian Danger
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, the investor and author of <em>Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice</em>. The two discuss how business in Russia operates, the threats made on his life by Vladamir Putin, and the dangers facing our country with a President that's willing to curry favor to Russia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2017
The President's Executive Disorder
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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Miliband, the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), about the effects of President Trump's executive order on refugees worldwide.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2017
Not the New Normal: How the Media Should Cover the Trump Presidency (Live Edition)
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Live from the Skirball Center at New York University – A handful of New York's top editors talk about how journalists and the media at large can play a bigger role in making sure that fact prevails over fiction in the coming months and years under a Trump administration.<br><br>This conversation was moderated by CNN's Brian Stelter.<br><br>And the panel included:<br>Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of The Slate Group and host/creator of Trumpcast,<br>Lydia Polgreen, Huffington Post<br>Borja Echevarría, VP and Editor in Chief, Univision Digital<br>and David Remnick, Editor, <em>The New Yorker<br><br></em>Profits from this event went to benefit the <a href="https://www.cpj.org/">Committee to Protect Journalists</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 28, 2017
The Worst Case Scenario for Voting Rights
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Jamelle Bouie talks to The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk about the dangers being proposed to voting rights by the Trump administration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 27, 2017
A Strategy for Dealing with the BS Parade
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the press critic, Jay Rosen, about developing a strategy for journalists to cover the Trump administration.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2017
Signals vs. Noise
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Jacob Weisberg talks to CNN's Fareed Zakaria about Donald Trump's isolationist policies and whether Americans should be worried about the future of our democracy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2017
The Show About the 45th President of the United States
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Julia Turner, Slate's Editor-in-Chief, about today's inauguration, Donald Trump's speech, and how to move forward in covering our new President.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 21, 2017
The Anatomy of a March
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Jo Miller, the showrunner/head writer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, about this weekend's Women's March on Washington, the smaller Trump protest marches popping up around the country, and why those can have an even more sustainable impact.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 20, 2017
A Message from Moscow
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Alexey Kovalev, a Russia based journalist, about covering Vladamir Putin's pressers and what the American media should keep their eyes open for when covering Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2017
Confirmation Conversions
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Jacob Weisberg talks to David Cole, the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, about his testimony at the Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing and what the future may hold under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 13, 2017
A Question of Intelligence
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Jacob Weisberg talks to David Corn of Mother Jones about today's press conference and the dossier published by BuzzFeed which talks about the President-elect possibly being compromised by the Russians.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2017
Hacks, Twitter, and Building a Resistance
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Congressman Adam Schiff (Representing California's 28th Congressional District) about why he has been so vocal about the Russian hacks, what journalism could look like going forward, and what a Democratic resistance looks like.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2017
Corporatists, Conservatives, Cronies, and Cranks
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Slate's Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie, talks to Jesse Eisinger, a Senior Reporter at ProPublica, about Donald Trump's economic team and specifically Steven Mnuchin.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 06, 2017
NPD - A Revisit
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Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan co-host today's show and talk to Dr. Lynne Meyer, a clinical psychologist, about narcissistic personality disorder and how it has and will continue manifest itself once President Trump is in office.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2017
The End of American Leadership
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group and a columnist at TIME magazine, about his latest piece "The Era of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here's What Comes Next."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2016
Putin's Meddling
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Garry Kasparov, the former World Chess Champion and Russian pro-democracy leader, about Vladamir Putin's meddling in our election and America's response.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 16, 2016
Enemies of the Planet
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill McKibben about Donald Trump's potential selection for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and the other climate change denying members filling out the President-elect's cabinet.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2016
The Good Fight
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Yascha Mounk about the warning signs that signal the end of liberal democracies and how we can protect it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2016
The Brilliance of the Carrier Deal
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Barro, Senior Editor at Business Insider, about Donald Trump's Carrier deal.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2016
Manipulating the President-Elect
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Will Saletan about his latest Slate piece, "How To Manipulate Donald Trump."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2016
A Clear and Present Danger to Voting Rights
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bruce Ackerman, a professor of constitutional law at Yale, about the impending destruction of The Second Reconstruction.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2016
This Could Get Unconstitutional
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Guest host Virginia Heffernan talks to Asli Bâli, a professor of law and international human rights at UCLA, about what we learned from the past effects of NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) on Muslim communities and taking a deeper look at Trump and his administration's views on a Muslim registry.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 23, 2016
His Rise to Power
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Jacob Weisberg talks to historian Timothy Snyder about his most recent Slate piece, "Him," and whether Hitler's rise to power can tell us anything about today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2016
The Shape of Racial Discourse in Trump's Administration
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Virginia Heffernan guest hosts today's Trumpcast to talk to Jonathan Chait, a columnist at New York Magazine, about Donald Trump's latest additions to his administration – Steve Bannon, Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. The two discuss how these selections are bringing a whole new type of racism to the highest offices.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 19, 2016
One Big Giant Conflict of Interest
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Paul Waldman of <em>The Washington Post</em> about how Donald Trump will use his presidency enrich himself and his family.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2016
Six Rules for Surviving an Autocracy
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the Russian-American journalist, Masha Gessen, about her rules for surviving an autocracy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2016
A History Teacher and a Historic Event
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kate Gaskill, a 10th grade history teacher in Washington D.C., about how her students reacted to the election of Donald Trump and how she handled the conversation in her classroom.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. Get a great night’s sleep that’s customized just for you. Go to <a href="http://HelixSleep.com/trumpcast"><strong>HelixSleep.com/trumpcast</strong></a> to get $50 off your order.<br><br>And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to <a href="http://MeUndies.com/trumpcast"><strong>MeUndies.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 12, 2016
The Morning After
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Jacob Weisberg hosts a Trumpcast triple header. First up, Isaac Chotiner joins us from his home on the west coast to talk about what we can expect from a Trump presidency. Then, Julia Turner, the Editor-In-Chief at Slate, is in-studio to reflect on the mood at the Slate offices last night and how Slate will move forward in covering a Trump administration. And finally, Jamelle Bouie, Slate's Chief Political Correspondent, joins us in-studio to talk about why the race broke the way it did last night and how we move our national conversation forward from here.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 10, 2016
Suppressing The Vote
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the Trump campaign's efforts to suppress and intimidate non-white voters.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to <a href="http://Texture.com/trumpcast"><strong>Texture.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.<br></strong><br>And by Wunder Capital. Earn up to 8.5% annually, while diversifying your portfolio, curbing pollution and combating global climate change. Create an account for free at <a href="http://WunderCapital.com/trumpcast"><strong>WunderCapital.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.</strong> Wunder Capital. Do well and do good.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2016
A Repudiation of the Liberal Democratic Order
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the Financial Times Chief Economics Commentator, Martin Wolf, about the economic future of America under a Trump presidency and its global consequences.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Winc. Get wine tailored to your taste delivered right to your door. Go to <a href="http://trywinc.com/trumpcast"><strong>trywinc.com/trumpcast</strong></a> for 20 dollars off, plus free shipping!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 03, 2016
Project Alamo Or: How Trump Duped the Republican Party into Funding Their Own Destruction
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Joshua Green, a national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, about the Trump campaign's data operation in San Antonio, Texas and how the Republicans turned over $100 million dollars worth of data to Donald Trump which will more than likely be used against them for years to come.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital, earn up to 8.5% annually, while diversifying your portfolio, curbing pollution and combating global climate change. Create an account for free at <a href="http://WunderCapital.com/trumpcast">WunderCapital.com/trumpcast</a><strong>.</strong> Wunder Capital. Do well and do good.<br><br>And by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to <a href="http://MeUndies.com/trumpcast">MeUndies.com/trumpcast</a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2016
The Alt-Right and a Deluge of Hate
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Jacob Weisberg talks to David French, a writer at The National Review, about the alt-right trolls on Twitter and how a few hateful tweets turned into a deluge of racist comments and harassment against him and his family.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 29, 2016
Cycles of Panic Redux
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Harry Enten, <em>FiveThirtyEight's</em> senior political writer and analyst, about whether or not we have anything to worry about 12 days out from the election.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. Get a great night’s sleep that’s customized just for you. Go to <a href="http://HelixSleep.com/trumpcast">HelixSleep.com/trumpcast</a> to get $50 off your order.<br><br>And by Winc. Get wine tailored to your taste delivered right to your door. Go to <a href="http://trywinc.com/trumpcast">trywinc.com/trumpcast</a> for 20 dollars off, plus free shipping!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 28, 2016
OK, You Win...
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Jacob Weisberg checks in with Jan Jennings, a Trump supporter we spoke with on the show back in May, about where he stands on Trump today.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/trumpcast">MeUndies.com/trumpcast</a><strong>.<br></strong><br>And by&nbsp;<em>Denial</em><strong><em>.</em></strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>From the screenwriter of&nbsp;<em>The Hours</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Reader</em>&nbsp;comes the true story of one woman’s court battle for historical truth against a Holocaust denier. Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson.&nbsp;<em>Denial</em><strong><em>:</em></strong>&nbsp;Now playing in theaters.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2016
Dispatches From The Angry Patriot
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Craig Silverman, the Editor of BuzzFeed Canada, about how Facebook timelines are creating an alternative reality and impacting our election.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 21, 2016
The “I Will Keep You in Suspense' Edition
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Jacob Weisberg joins Slate's Political Gabfest'ers David Plotz and Emily Bazelon to to discuss<br>the third Presidential debate and the possible danger zones that exist for an opinionated journalist, like Amy Goodman, covering a protest.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 20, 2016
Trump Backers on Trial
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Mike Murphy, GOP strategist and the host of Radio Free GOP, about the effects of Trump on the Republican party, whether or not people will split their ticket, and bringing Trump backers to account after the election.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2016
Inside Trump's Head
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann, about her new song "Can't You Tell" where she enters the mind of Donald Trump.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://Texture.com/trumpcast"><strong>Texture.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.<br></strong><br>And by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://BollandBranch.com">BollandBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use promo code&nbsp;<strong>trumpcast</strong>&nbsp;to get 50 dollars off your first set of sheets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2016
Two Rallies, Two Stories
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Studio 360's Kurt Andersen about Donald Trump's fascistic rally in West Palm Beach, FL and Michelle Obama's heartfelt speech in New Hampshire yesterday.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by the new film&nbsp;<strong><em>Denial</em></strong>. From the screenwriter of&nbsp;<em>The Hours</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Reader</em>&nbsp;comes the true story of one woman’s court battle for historical truth against a Holocaust denier. Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson.&nbsp;<strong><em>Denial:</em></strong>&nbsp;Now playing in select theaters.<br><br>And by&nbsp;<strong><em>Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths</em></strong>, a new weekly podcast that takes a closer look at prominent figures who changed history and died tragically because sometimes, it’s not what you thought. Listen now on your favorite podcast directory or at&nbsp;<a href="http://Parcast.com/lives"><strong>Parcast.com/lives</strong></a><strong>.<br><br>Panoply Survey&nbsp;</strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey.</strong></a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 15, 2016
The Groper
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's Michelle Goldberg about the latest sexual assault accusations reported against Donald Trump.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by the new film&nbsp;<strong><em>Denial</em></strong>. From the screenwriter of&nbsp;<em>The Hours</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Reader</em>&nbsp;comes the true story of one woman’s court battle for historical truth against a Holocaust denier. Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson.&nbsp;<strong><em>Denial:</em></strong>&nbsp;Now playing in select theaters.<br><br><strong>Panoply Survey&nbsp;</strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey.</strong></a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 14, 2016
Trumpcast Extra: The "Grabfest Post Debate Special" Edition
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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Slate's Political Gabfest'ers David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson to debrief and decompress after the second Presidential debate.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2016
The Boys on the Bus (Trumpcast Special)
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Virginia Heffernan about yesterday's leaked Donald Trump recording.<br><br><strong>Panoply Survey&nbsp;</strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to&nbsp;</strong><a href="applewebdata://0499F312-3AF2-4B23-9D02-6C7A0F753445/www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2016
The Conspiracy Guru Behind Donald Trump
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jon Ronson, author of the new Amazon Kindle single&nbsp;<em>The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right</em>,<em>"&nbsp;</em>about Alex Jones – the radio host who feeds Donald Trump his conspiracy theories.<br><br><br><strong>Panoply Survey&nbsp;</strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to&nbsp;</strong><a href="applewebdata://0499F312-3AF2-4B23-9D02-6C7A0F753445/www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 07, 2016
It's Hard to Defend the Indefensible
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about the Vice Presidential debate and Mike Pence's record on abortion, evolution, and dinosaurs.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital. Earn up to 8.5% annually, while diversifying your portfolio, curbing pollution and combating global climate change. Create an account for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://WunderCapital.com/trumpcast"><strong>WunderCapital.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>Wunder Capital. Do well and do good.<br><br><strong>Panoply Survey</strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to&nbsp;</strong><a href="applewebdata://0499F312-3AF2-4B23-9D02-6C7A0F753445/www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2016
The Enabler
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post about the man who just can't help but squeeze all of the juice out of Donald Trump's rise to political prominence – Jeff Zucker.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/trumpcast"><strong>MeUndies.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br><strong>Panoply Survey<br></strong>We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.&nbsp;<strong>To fill out the survey, just go to&nbsp;</strong><a href="applewebdata://40B223B7-6358-47BF-9B9A-8FB9FA2C627F/www.panoply.fm/survey"><strong>www.panoply.fm/survey</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2016
The Queen Has Rabies
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Timothy Garton Ash about what free speech looks like in the electorate and in the media in the age of Trump. Plus, are we in for a Brexit type of surprise of November 8th?<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://BollandBranch.com">BollandBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use promo code&nbsp;<strong>trumpcast</strong>&nbsp;to get 50 dollars off your first set of sheets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 30, 2016
A Historical Perspective
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Nell Irvin Painter, a historian at Princeton University, about how she views the rise of Trump through the prism of American history.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://Texture.com/trumpcast"><strong>Texture.com/trumpcast</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 29, 2016
Trumpcast Extra: The “I'm So Relieved” Edition
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Jacob Weisberg and the hosts of the Political Gabfest (David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson) team up for some post-Presidential-debate review.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2016
A Debate for the Ages
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight's senior political writer, about the upcoming debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 22, 2016
Thinking The Unthinkable
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Evan Osnos of The New Yorker about his latest story in this week's magazine about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Upstanders, a new podcast from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Hear stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Listen and subscribe to Upstanders on iTunes now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 21, 2016
LIAR
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Michael Barbaro about his story in this past weekend's New York Times where he called Donald Trump a liar on page one.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital, an award winning online investment platform that allows individuals to invest in solar energy projects across the U.S. Create an account for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://WunderCapital.com/TRUMPCAST"><strong>WunderCapital.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2016
Passing Off Charity As Your Own
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Jacob Weisberg talks to David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post about The Trump Foundation and his investigation into Donald Trump's charitable givings (or rather non-givings).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 16, 2016
Cycles of Panic
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Jacob Weisberg talks to McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed News about Mr. Trump's upcoming check up on Dr. Oz, Colin Powell's leaked emails, and why we need to constantly remind ourselves how difficult it will be for Trump to win.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Upstanders, a new podcast from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Hear stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Listen and subscribe to Upstanders on iTunes now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 14, 2016
No Pay For Policy
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Rogin of the Washington Post about the collapse of Trump's poor excuse for a Washington, D.C. policy shop.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20% off your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST"><strong>MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2016
Milf Hunting with Roger (A Second City Special)
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Enjoy this special bonus sketch from our friends at The Second City.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 09, 2016
Trump's Razor
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of Talking Points Memo, about his version of Occam's Razor when it comes to Donald Trump and how we can apply it to the things he said at yesterday's Commander-In-Chief Forum.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 09, 2016
The Roger Ailes in the Room
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Michelle Goldberg about why nobody is asking Donald Trump about the sadistic pervert advising his campaign – Roger Ailes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2016
Both Sides of the Border
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Suzanne Gamboa, a Senior Writer at NBC News Latino, about Donald Trump's day trip to Mexico and his hateful immigration speech later that night.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2016
Opening the Trump Archive
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, reporters at the Washington Post, about their new vigorously reported biography –&nbsp;<em>Trump Revealed</em>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 31, 2016
Lifeboats for Republicans
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's Will Saletan about how Hillary's speech in Reno last week was both an attack on the soul of the Trump campaign and an offer to Republicans to get off Trump's sinking ship.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. For a limited time, get up to&nbsp;<strong>one hundred and fifty dollars&nbsp;</strong>off a&nbsp;<em>Ring of Security Kit</em>, which includes the Ring Video Doorbell, when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://Ring.com/TRUMPCAST"><strong>Ring.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2016
Time Off For Good Behavior
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Ana Marie Cox, the senior political correspondent for MTV News, about the Kellyanne Conway version of Donald Trump and whether or not it will last.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 24, 2016
He Probably Doesn't Pay Any Taxes
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the investigative journalist, David Cay Johnston, about the likely reason Donald Trump has yet to release his tax returns. Plus, who is Joey No Socks?<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST"><strong>MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2016
Mr. Brexit & Corey – A Love Story (A Second City Special)
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Enjoy this special bonus sketch from our friends at The Second City.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2016
The Apprentice – Trump's Campaign Edition
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine about Breitbart's Steve Bannon – Trump's latest campaign hire.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://BollandBranch.com">BollandBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use promo code&nbsp;<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong>&nbsp;for free shipping and 20 percent off your entire order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 17, 2016
Creating The Monster That Is @RealDonaldTrump
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Peter Costanzo, the man who got Donald Trump on Twitter.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://Texture.com/TRUMPCAST">Texture.com/TRUMPCAST</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2016
The Lost World of White Christian America
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute about the decline of White Christian America.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 12, 2016
"Second Amendment People..."
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Alex Wagner of The Atlantic about Trump's latest...well...you know.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital. Invest in large-scale solar projects across the U.S. Create an account for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://Wundercapital.com/TRUMPCAST">Wundercapital.com/TRUMPCAST</a>. Invest in Wunder Capital’s<br>solar funds. Do well and do good.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2016
The Intervention (A Second City Special)
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Enjoy this special bonus sketch from our friends at The Second City.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2016
A Bunch of White Guys Named Steve
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Annie Lowrey of New York Magazine about the word salad otherwise known as the Trump economic policy speech.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. Get 50 dollars off the&nbsp;<em>Ring of Security Kit</em>, which includes the Ring Video Doorbell, when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://Ring.com/TRUMPCAST"><strong>Ring.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2016
The Paul Ryan School of Contortion
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bret Stephens of The Wall St. Journal about the mental gymnastics Paul Ryan is performing around Donald Trump.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Framebridge. It’s never been easier or more affordable to frame all the things you love. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://Framebridge.com">Framebridge.com</a>&nbsp;and use promo code&nbsp;<strong>TRUMPCAST&nbsp;</strong>for 15 percent off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2016
Time For An Intervention?
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen about Donald Trump's meltdown.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST"><strong>MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2016
"Russia, If You're Listening..."
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Michael McFaul, the former United States Ambassador to Russia, about Trump's latest call to have the Kremlin uncover Hillary Clinton's emails.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 29, 2016
Barney Frank Confronts Sanders Loyalists (Live from Philadelphia)
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Jacob Weisberg talks to former Congressman, Barney Frank, about the Bernie or Nothing's and why you need to stand with Hillary for LGBT rights.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by SeatGeek, the easiest way to compare event ticket prices. Get a $20 rebate off your first SeatGeek purchase when you download the SeatGeek app and add promo code&nbsp;<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 28, 2016
Bernie or Burn It Down (Live from Philadelphia)
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Jacob Weisberg talks to YahNe Ndgo, a Bernie Sanders supporter now stumping for Jill Stein, about playing the role of a spoiler in this year's election.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 27, 2016
The Postmodern Manchurian Candidate
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum about this weekend's DNC hack.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://Texture.com/TRUMPCAST">Texture.com/<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2016
A Civic Obligation
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter for Donald Trump's&nbsp;<em>The Art of the Deal</em>, about why he felt compelled to speak up about Trump now and the reaction he has received since.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 22, 2016
Not Brokered, But Broken (Live From Cleveland)
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Live from the floor at the RNC, Jacob Weisberg talks to Bryan Curtis, the Editor at Large of The Ringer, about the last three days of Donald Trump's circus of a convention.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 21, 2016
The Mooch (Live From Cleveland)
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From Slate's Facebook live session on Wednesday afternoon – Jacob Weisberg talks to Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci, a Trump fundraiser, about why he thinks everything will be&nbsp;<em>just fine</em>&nbsp;once Trump becomes President.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by by Wunder Capital. Invest in large-scale solar projects across the U.S. Create an account for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://Wundercapital.com/TRUMPCAST">Wundercapital.com/TRUMPCAST</a><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>Invest in Wunder Capital’s solar funds. Do well and do good.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2016
A Delegate From Carl Paladino’s Naughty List (Live From Cleveland)
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From Slate's Facebook live session on Tuesday afternoon – Seth Stevenson talks to Stefani Williams, a Utah delegate, about the threats she has received as a non-Trump supporting delegate at the Republican National Convention.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. Get 50 dollars off the Ring of Security Kit, which includes the Ring Video Doorbell, when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://Ring.com/TRUMPCAST">Ring.com/TRUMPCAST</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2016
The "TP" Ticket
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Ezra Klein about Donald Trump's VP pick, Governor Mike Pence.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 15, 2016
Playing Footsie with Racists
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Nick Confessore about the white nationalists supporting Donald Trump.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Framebridge, the easy way to custom frame all your photos and artwork. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://framebridge.com">Framebridge.com</a>&nbsp;and use promo code TRUMPCAST to save an additional 15 percent off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 14, 2016
Should Republicans Thank Trump?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Sam Tanenhaus about why Trump is exactly the reckoning the GOP needed.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST">MeUndies.com/<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong></a>&nbsp;to get free shipping and 20 percent off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2016
Why Hillbillies Love Trump
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Leon Neyfakh talks to J.D. Vance, the author of&nbsp;<em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em>, about why the folks from back home are supporting Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 08, 2016
The Moscow Mule
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Frank Foer about his Slate cover story "Putin's Puppet."<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://Texture.com/TRUMPCAST">Texture.com/<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 07, 2016
A Case of the Trumps
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Mark O'Connell, LCSW, about how Trump is making his way into his patients psyches.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. Get a great night’s sleep that’s customized just for you. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://HelixSleep.com/TRUMPCAST">HelixSleep.com/<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong></a>&nbsp;to get $50 off your order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2016
Trading Places
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute about Donald Trump's trade speech.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 01, 2016
The Talented Mr. Miller
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Leon Neyfakh is joined by Julia Ioffe to talk about the young, articulate, and strange individual who warms up the crowd at Trump's rallies.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. With Ring Video Doorbell, you can see and speak to anyone at your door from anywhere in the world, using your smart phone. Trumpcast listeners get FREE EXPEDITED FedEx shipping when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://Ring.com/TRUMPCAST">Ring.com/<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong></a>. With Ring Video Doorbell you’re always home!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 28, 2016
A Scottish Getaway
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Scottish comedian Janey Godley about Donald Trump's trip to Scotland.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 25, 2016
Now Seeking Donations
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus about the Trump campaign's money troubles.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Framebridge, the easy way to custom frame all your photos and artwork. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://Framebridge.com">Framebridge.com</a>&nbsp;and use promo code&nbsp;<strong>TRUMPCAST</strong>&nbsp;to save an additional 15 percent off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2016
The Campaign That Wasn’t
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Sasha Issenberg about Trump's campaign, or rather, lack thereof.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2016
Don’t Call Him a Fascist
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Stanley Payne about why we should reconsider calling Trump a fascist.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 15, 2016
Is Trump Helping to Invite Terrorists Attacks?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Daniel Benjamin about Trump's rhetoric in the wake of yesterday's tragedy in Orlando and whether or not it's helping to invite terrorists attacks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2016
Trumpcast University
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Helaine Olen about Trump’s wealth seminar, otherwise known as Trump University, and how several of those he scammed are still supporting him.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 10, 2016
An Assault on the Rule of Law
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Adam Liptak about whether or not Donald Trump has a 6th grader's understanding of civics.<br><br>Special thanks to our voice of Donald Trump, John Di Domenico.<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2016
The Gaudy Construction Project On His Head
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Ashley Feinberg about yet another expensive, ugly construction project from Donald Trump – his hair. Plus, a conversation with Trump biographer, Michael D'Antonio.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture, the mobile app that gives you full access to more than 150 of the world's most popular magazines, anytime, using your phone or tablet. Read Vogue, People, Esquire, Time—and hundreds more—from back issues to the one currently on the newsstand. Right now, try Texture for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://Texture.com/Trumpcast">Texture.com/Trumpcast</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2016
The Other Side of His Wall
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Enrique Krauze about how Trump is destroying decades of progress in Mexican-American relations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2016
America's Putin
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about the similarities and differences between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.<br><br>We are brought to you today by MeUndies, the world’s most comfortable underwear.&nbsp; Get 20% off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2016
Wait Wait How Do You Make Fun of Trump?!
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, about the difficulties of satirizing the unsatirizable.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 27, 2016
Are You Nervous?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie to reassure everyone (kind-of) that Donald Trump will never be President.<br><br>Trumpcast is brought to you today by Helix Sleep— a new kind of mattress company.&nbsp; At Helix Sleep, they run a 3D biomechanical model of your body through proprietary algorithms for a custom, ergonomic mattress, and the best night’s sleep of your life. For $50 off your mattress order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://HelixSleep.com/TRUMPCAST">HelixSleep.com/TRUMPCAST</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 25, 2016
The Johnald
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Di Domenico, our voice of Donald Trump about life as a Trump impersonator.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2016
A Theater of Cruelty
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Virginia Heffernan about&nbsp;<em>The Apprentice</em>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 20, 2016
Democracy Spawns A Tyrant
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Sullivan about his New York Magazine cover story “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny”<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2016
What to Call Donald Trump
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Aaron James about different types of a-holes and where Trump fits in. Plus a sketch about "John Miller."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2016
Nate Silver's Bad Prediction
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Leon Neyfakh talks to Jordan Ellenberg and Dave Weigel about whether it’s fair or not to criticize Nate Silver for missing Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 13, 2016
Trump Confidential
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John McLaughlin about the classified information candidates receive after the convention and how things can change if/when that candidate is Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 11, 2016
Are the Republicans Done?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jonathan Chait about the state of the Republican party.<br><br>Today’s episode of Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles. Head to MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST to get 20% off your first order as well as free shipping.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2016
Where’s My Bailout?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jan Jennings about why he’s supporting Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2016
A Man of His Generation
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Stephen Metcalf about his Slate cover story "Donald Trump, Baby Boomer."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 05, 2016
A Brief History of the Drumpfs
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Gwenda Blair about three generations of the Drumpf family.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2016
Dictators’ Favorite Sleazebag
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Frank Foer about the history of Paul Manafort, Trump’s political strategist.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 29, 2016
Here Come the Vichy Republicans
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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Podhoretz, Editor at Commentary Magazine, about Vichy Republicans and striking back at Trump’s supporters on Twitter.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 28, 2016
No Koch Money
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jane Mayer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, about the Koch brothers and whether or not they're serious about supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2016
When He Sues You for 5 Billion Dollars
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien about what it’s like to be sued by Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 22, 2016
The Pivot
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Mark Leibovich about Trump's transition into a more tolerable candidate.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 20, 2016
America's Berlusconi
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Beppe Severgnini about the parallels between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi.<br><br>Today’s episode of Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles. Head to&nbsp;<a href="http://MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST">MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST</a>&nbsp;to get 20% off your first order as well as free shipping.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2016
Moral Larceny...With Flair!
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Wayne Barrett about "the first detailed examination of Trump’s business practices to appear in the press." Plus, another round of Donald’s latest tweets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 15, 2016
A Public Display of Autoeroticism
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Mark Singer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, about his 1997 profile of Donald Trump and whether Donald has changed in the past 20 years.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 14, 2016
Reporting The Future From The Boston Globe
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Slate’s Leon Neyfakh talks to Katie Kingsbury, Editor at The Boston Globe, about this weekend’s satirical front page that looks a year into the future at Donald Trump’s presidency.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2016
My Mom's Voting For Him
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Hanna Rosin of Slate's DoubleX Gabfest and NPR's Invisibilia calls her mother to ask why she's voting for Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 08, 2016
When Trump Doesn’t Win
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Slate’s Jacob Weisberg talks to EJ Dionne about the results of the Wisconsin primary and why it’s OK for the media to be calling the demise of Trump (again).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2016
What's With The White Working Class?
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Slate’s Jacob Weisberg talks to Barbara Ehrenreich about the white working class.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2016
Why This Podcast Isn't Neutral
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Glenn Greenwald about media neutrality, objectivity, and the history of an opinionated press. Plus, a trip to the doctor's office. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2016
The GOP's Top Trump Buster
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney's top political strategist in 2012, about stopping Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2016
I LOVE Women!
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Christina Cauterucci about Trump's core philosophy: misogyny. Plus, a taste of Trump Wine!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 25, 2016
Brussels, ISIS & Islam
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Jacob Weisberg talks to former Islamic extremist (and now Senior Advisor at the Centre on Religion &amp; Geopolitics) Ed Husain about how Trump is perceived within Muslim communities around the world.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2016
Negotiation 101
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Seth Stevenson guest-hosts and talks to Columbia Business School lecturer Aaron Wallen about negotiation tactics.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2016
Life on the Trump Trail
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Leon Neyfakh guest-hosts and talks to Seth Stevenson about what it's like to write about a candidate who hates you.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2016
A Campus Outlier
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Jacob Weisberg talks to a college student about his support for Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2016
A Contested Convention?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jeff Greenfield about possible GOP scenarios.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2016
Let's Talk To A Shrink
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist, about narcissistic personality order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2016
Is Trump A Racist?
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie about his latest article "How Trump Happened"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2016
Slate's Trumpcast Trailer
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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chef of Slate, will be talking to 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2016