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.
Yascha Mounk talks to Charlie Sykes, editor-in-chief of conservative outlet the Bulwark and author of How the Right Lost Its Mind,” about Trump and the GOP, conservative vs. liberal values, the rise of tribalism, constitutional norms, Steve King, and how to get both sides of the aisle talking in...
Virginia Heffernan talks to Bill Browder, financier and author of Red Notice, about Natalia Veselnitskaya, how the Kremlin influences even well-intentioned U.S. civil servants, the origins of the Magnitsky Act and the evolution of the Russian oligarchs, and what Putin might be doing next.
Virginia Heffernan talks to Sarah Kendzior, author of The View From Flyover Country and co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation, on specific examples of Trump’s gaslighting, the strategies autocrats employ as they wield power, and why it’s important to be relentless about calling out lies.