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Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.

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Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.

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Special Relationship, from The Economist and Mic

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Special Relationship is a podcast collaboration that examines the US presidential election from the characteristic perspectives of two leading news organizations. Hosted by The Economist’s John Prideaux and Mic’s Celeste Katz, Special Relationship grapples with the major themes and issues in a campaign that has been anything but predictable. Each episode is a conversation, fusing deep dives into specific themes with broader perspectives provided by global and historical comparisons from both sides of the pond. It’s a unique transatlantic partnership between two distinctive voices. It’s a special relationship.

Rank #1: Special Relationship: Unconventional Conventions

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In a special edition of the podcast, Celeste and John share their personal observations after covering both the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Celeste contrasts 2016 with covering five previous conventions; John reports on his takeaways after entering the U.S. convention bubble for the very first time. Special Guest: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 29 2016

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Rank #2: Special Relationship: Brexit Strategy

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To help unravel what the U.K.'s decision might mean for the nation's "Special Relationship" with the United States and the 2016 presidential elections, and the world, Celeste and John are joined by two guests.

Robert Tuttle served as ambassador to the United Kingdom from the United States from 2005 to 2009. Speaking from California, Tuttle shares his thoughts on how the international landscape will change — and his own surprising plans for casting his own vote in November.

Economist columnist Jeremy Cliffe, an expert on politics of Europe, joins the conversation and speaks about how young people will be affected by the Brexit vote — and the parallels between their political participation, or lack thereof, in the U.K. and U.S. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 07 2016

23mins

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Rank #3: Special Relationship: The Politics of Gun Control

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Today, Celeste and John speak with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who led a 15-hour filibuster to force lawmakers to take action on stronger gun control regulations after 49 people were gunned down at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Murphy's measure also came as Jo Cox, a U.K. Labour Party member of Parliament, was murdered in a savage shooting and stabbing attack in her home district amid the tensions of the Brexit vote.

Murphy expresses his anger and frustration — but also his hope for change — as he and like-minded legislators battle the gun lobby for measures including a ban on gun sales to people on the terror no-fly watch list. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 23 2016

26mins

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Rank #4: Special Relationship: The Woman Card

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In our second episode, we examine the complexities of why American voters may select or reject their first female leader. Celeste and John talk about how Clinton's second attempt to win the Oval Office may be helped — or hurt — by her gender.

Guest Joanne Bamberger, author of "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox," speaks about the complexities of how female voters view Clinton and the personal and political choices she's made. And later, Economist Senior Editor Anne McElvoy contrasts Clinton's quest with how women such as Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel rose to power in Europe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 12 2016

20mins

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Rank #5: Special Relationship: Unraveling the First Presidential Debate

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It might be hard to make sense of the first debate between presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but in a special edition of the podcast recorded the morning after the debate in the Mic studio at One World Trade Center, Celeste and John try to do just that.

This episode was produced by Alan Haburchak.
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Sep 28 2016

14mins

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Rank #6: Special Relationship: Bernie Sanders and Beyond

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Today, Celeste and John delve into the Bernie Sanders phenomenon and what it means for the future of Democratic and third-party politics.

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, a supporter of Sanders rival Hillary Clinton, looks at the election through the lens of his own experiences as a 2004 presidential contender. He gives his take on not only Clinton and Sanders, but on presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump as well.

Providing an international perspective: Writer Sam Knight, who uses the knowledge he gained from producing a deeply reported New Yorker magazine profile of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to compare the state of left-flank politics in the U.S. and the U.K. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 09 2016

23mins

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Rank #7: Special Relationship: Ad Wars

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In our third episode, Celeste and John focus on the stunning tidal wave of 2016 campaign television advertising — and whether or not it's even effective.

Veteran strategist and admaker Jimmy Siegel opens the discussion with his take on what makes a winning TV commercial. Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, speaks about the changing landscape of how candidates connect with voters and forecasts the general election ad wars. And Matt Steinglass, The Economist's Europe editor, contrasts America's political broadcast bonanza with the very different — but changing — tone of TV commercials across the pond. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 26 2016

18mins

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Rank #8: Special Relationship: Alt-Right or Wrong?

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Special Relationship #8: Alt-Right or Wrong?

This week, Celeste and John try to put the so-called "alt-right" movement into context in the U.S. and abroad.

Hillary Clinton's decision to call out this amorphous branch of conservatism and tie it to Donald Trump won accolades from those who deem it a haven for racists and ultra nationalists. But in doing so, did she give the alt-right the spotlight it craved?

Helping tackle the topic in guest appearances: Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol and Economist Charlemagne Columnist Tom Nuttall.

This episode was produced by Zach Mack and hosted by Celeste Katz of Mic and John Prideaux of The Economist For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 01 2016

26mins

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Rank #9: Special Relationship: Great Debates?

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Ahead of showdown #1 at Hofstra University in New York, Celeste and John preview the upcoming trio of presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Presidential debates are a big part of American political culture, and they've given us plenty of memorable moments — even if their ultimate effect on the outcomes of elections are, well, debatable. They're also fairly unique on the world stage.

Former Sen. and New Hampshire Gov. Judd Clegg shares an insider's take he earned by virtue of having played both John Kerry and Al Gore in Republican debate prep sessions. And Jeremy Cliffe of The Economist speaks about the relatively new phenomenon of televised prime ministerial debates in the U.K. and how they stack up with the way America handles these face-offs.

This episode was produced by Alan Haburchak. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 22 2016

22mins

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Rank #10: Special Relationship: In Sickness and in Health

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Hillary Clinton has been fighting off questions about her health throughout the 2016 presidential election, but the topic returned to the fore after she nearly fainted at a 9/11 commemoration ceremony and then revealed she'd contracted pneumonia.

Clinton, 68 -- or Donald Trump, 70, who has released scant detail about his own medical history -- would be among the oldest presidents ever elected.

This week, Celeste and John speak with distinguished historian and presidential biographer Robert Dallek of Stanford University about the astoundingly secretive culture surrounding the wellness of our leaders and ask a simple question: How much do voters have a right to know about their health?

This episode was produced by Alan Haburchak. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 15 2016

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