Introducing Primetime
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Welcome to Primetime, a podcast about the power of television and how it affects and reflects our culture. In the first season, host Todd VanDerWerff, Vox’s critic at large, explores the American presidency on TV: stories about how presidents have used TV to further their political ambitions, and how TV has used the presidency to achieve its own goals. From Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network, Primetime premieres Thursday, May 9. Subscribe to the show for free in your favorite podcast app.Music: Restive by Anthony W. MawerRue Montclare by Joe Henson, Alexis Leon Smith, and Reinould Willem Rutger FordFalcon Hood (Tight) by Podington Bear
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