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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, León Krauze, and Yascha Mounk 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 5,670 ratings
Reformed tRump Troll
Virginia led a great discussion w/ someone who has the courage to change his mind once he goes from low-information to higher-information voter.
TMT-DC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/19
Virginia Heffernan is such a joy
J. Oatmon via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/18/19
When Trump Trolls Give Up The War
This interview gave me hope for our democracy. Something I’ve not heard or seen and missed greatly. Thank You 😊
Awesome Great Pod 👍 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/19
Recent Episodes
Yascha Mounk talks to the Berggruen Institute’s Nicholas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, co-authors of “Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism,” about how money influences government, Trump’s impact on democracy and capitalism, populism, owning robots,...
Published 05/23/19
León Krauze talks to Slate political writer about the Democrats’ struggle with Joe Biden, his double-digit lead in the polls, and why they hate him despite this significant advantage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 05/20/19
Virginia Heffernan talks to David Weissman, once a hardcore self-described Trump troll, about his story -- how he first came into conservative writing and became involved in “Trump train” social media and group DMs, his interventions with media figures like Sarah Silverman, changing his...
Published 05/18/19
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