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.
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...
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.
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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...