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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
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4.5 stars from 6,998 ratings
A hard listen
Looking for fact based information. Tuned in for the promised ‘journalist’s ’ take on Trump only to find a rabid TDS sufferers dream. It should come with a warning, “not suitable for the easily led”. This sort of ‘reporting’ only reinforces the neutral observer suspicions that the media were...Read full review »
T25man via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/22/20
Usually excellent
I find this podcast usually excellent. However, the most recent episode focusing on Javanka’s art collection was below the level of discourse I’ve come to expect. I’m not sure if you were being ironical, but talking about somebody’s art collection in a political podcast it’s arguably more tacky...Read full review »
SeanConvoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/20
I cought up on every episode during quarantine. thank you! i feel like i have a polisci degree and finally get government. holy moly is it more interesting and messy than i ever thought. i am hooked. bummed but also not that this series will be ending. i will miss your intellect and insight and...Read full review »
Ezat Luba via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/20
Recent Episodes
Virginia Heffernan talks to Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about public health and the second wave of the pandemic, reviewing New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of COVID, and how Joe Biden will handle the pandemic once he’s in...
Published 11/25/20
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jonathan Mahler, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, about the possibilities for prosecuting Trump and the concept of “moving on” or healing from his crimes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 11/20/20
Virginia Heffernan talks to Emily Jane Fox, writer at Vanity Fair and co-host of Inside the Hive, about what will happen to Ivanka after her father’s presidency ends, her art collection and tackiness, who will stay in her social circle and who will snub her, and insights from covering her over...
Published 11/18/20
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