A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
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4.6 stars from 5,424 ratings
Still a great podcast. Virginia needs to let go of the uh-huhs and m-hms.
Sutractable via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/16/19
inspired me to join slate plus
I love this show, especially since it started with a bit of spite. The only downside to Trump leaving office would be the end of this show. (At least I hope that's the only downside. Maybe something worse will happen! We life in strange times.) I miss Jacob Weisberg but am delighted to listen to...
loulou1929 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/19
Been great forever, but...
Love this podcast. Voice of Trump D.D. Domenico should be on SNL. One small stylistic wish however. Virginia, please not so many uh hums interjected as you listen to your guests’ responses; they are so frequent and loud, I often lose track of what the guest just said. Nobody doubts that you are...
janncam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
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