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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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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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Love this show

By jazzfan12 - Jan 16 2020
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Virginia Heffernan is a great host and has great guests. Highly recommended

Excellent podcast

By PerryBorenstein - Jan 14 2020
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Virginia is great. You gotta listen.

iTunes Ratings

4850 Ratings
Average Ratings
3947
346
134
100
323

Love this show

By jazzfan12 - Jan 16 2020
Read more
Virginia Heffernan is a great host and has great guests. Highly recommended

Excellent podcast

By PerryBorenstein - Jan 14 2020
Read more
Virginia is great. You gotta listen.
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Trumpcast

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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.

Rank #1: The Midterm Elections Are Gonna Be Lit

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Emmy award-winning political journalist Jeffrey Greenfield about the midterm elections and why the district races in New Jersey are so crucial for flipping the House, other important races to watch, and waning support for Nancy Pelosi. 

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Oct 19 2018

30mins

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Rank #2: Is There A Latino Vote?

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León Krauze talks with Roberto Suro, professor of public policy and journalism at the University of Southern California, about the much-buzzed-about Latino vote and the 2018 midterms. And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets.

Further reading:

Whatever Happened to Latino Political Power?

The Democrats Have a Latino Problem

Democrats Can’t Count on Latinos to Swing The Midterms

Latina Republican known as 'Maria Elvira' battles Donna Shalala for Fla. congressional seat

Latinos Could Help Sway the Midterms

Trump’s Manufactured Menace

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Oct 31 2018

37mins

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Rank #3: Pardon Me, Mr. President.

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bloomberg columnist and professor of law at Harvard, Noah Feldman, about just who the President can and cannot pardon...including himself.

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Jul 24 2017

28mins

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Rank #4: The Press Conference That Did Him In?

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by fellow Trumpcast cohosts Virginia Heffernan and Jamelle Bouie to talk about Donald Trump's press conference yesterday and why this is a significant turning point in his presidency.

Slate Plus members, stay tuned after the show to listen to Jacob and Virginia chat about what the decent people in the Trump administration should be doing now. To sign up for Slate Plus go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus.

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Aug 16 2017

26mins

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Rank #5: A Separate Narrative

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Jamelle Bouie talks to Osita Nwanevu, a writer at Slate covering conservative media, about what is happening over at Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting and why Trump is just making right wing media more of what they already were.

Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show to listen to Trumpcast producer, Jayson De Leon, chat with Slate's Ben Mathis Lilley about the latest news surrounding Paul Manafort.

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Aug 10 2017

21mins

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Rank #6: Articles of Impeachment

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Jacob Weisberg and Harvard Law Professor, Noah Feldman, discuss the three most pressing categories from which the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump may be drawn – corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of democratic norms.

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Apr 10 2017

48mins

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Rank #7: The Return of the Dossier and The End for Flynn?

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare's Managing Editor Susan Hennessey about the Trump administration's decision to not immediately appeal the travel ban halt, the corroborations announced this evening in the Trump dossier, and whether the Washington Posts report on General Michael Flynn will be the last straw.

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Feb 11 2017

31mins

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Rank #8: A Very Stormy Disclosure

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold to discuss Trump's repayment to Michael Cohen, what else we learned from the President's financial disclosure , and just what the hell is the Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC?

Join us for our live show in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET).

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May 17 2018

31mins

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Rank #9: The Anti-Fascists AKA The Antifa

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Virginia Heffernan chats with Mark Bray, the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook to figure just who the antifa are and where they come from.

Are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? With Slate Plus you can get bonus segments of Trumpcast and ad-free versions of all your favorite Slate shows. Just go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus to sign up.

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Aug 19 2017

26mins

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Rank #10: 666 5th Ave.

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Bloomberg News reporter Caleb Melby about the Kushner family history, the building on 666 5th Ave. hemorrhaging money from Jared's family, and the potential conflicts of interest with a Chinese insurance group looking to strike a deal on the property.

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Mar 29 2017

34mins

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Rank #11: The Thing With These Investigations

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Jacob Weisberg speaks with Jeffrey Toobin of CNN and The New Yorker about what we could expect as Mueller gears up as special prosecutor in the Russian investigation.

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May 19 2017

24mins

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Rank #12: The Pence Shake Up and Republican Sentiments

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Ashley Parker, a White House reporter at the Washington Post, about Mike Pence shaking up his staff and why Republicans in the Senate and the House are becoming less and less afraid of Trump.

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Jul 03 2017

26mins

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Rank #13: The "Revolting" Administration

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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's McKay Coppins about the Trump cabinet appointees who over the weekend showed their lack of confidence in the President.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) & Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to Slate.com/Live.

Give us a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts by clicking here!

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Aug 28 2017

26mins

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Rank #14: To Absorb or Not To Absorb?

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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, about The Atlantic's coverage of President Trump and what stories to keep an eye on about the president's administration.

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Feb 22 2017

27mins

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Rank #15: The Many Missteps of Mitch McConnell

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Jamelle Bouie talks to ProPublica's Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, about how the majority leader is failing to deliver for the Republicans.

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Jul 20 2017

25mins

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Rank #16: A Question of Intelligence

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Jacob Weisberg talks to David Corn of Mother Jones about today's press conference and the dossier published by BuzzFeed which talks about the President-elect possibly being compromised by the Russians.

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Jan 11 2017

34mins

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Rank #17: The Healthcare Vote That Wasn't

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Jamelle Bouie talks to Abby Phillip of the Washington Post about today's no-vote on the AHCA and where things go from here.

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Mar 24 2017

20mins

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Rank #18: All the President’s Lies

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Jacob Weisberg talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about his piece, Trump Lies, where he catalogued nearly every outright lie Trump has told since taking the oath of office.

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Jun 26 2017

27mins

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Rank #19: Through the Lens with Doug Mills

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Josh King guest hosts a weekend edition of Trumpcast. He talks to New York Times photographer Doug Mills about his last days covering the shooting in Arlington, the James Comey testimony, and the bizarre cabinet meeting from earlier this week.

Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of today's show to listen to Trumpcast producer Jayson De Leon chat with Alex Ward, a staff writer at Vox, about the all star team Bob Mueller is assembling for the Russia investigation and the investigation into potential obstruction of justice by our President. Not a Slate Plus member yet? Go to slate.com/trumpcastplus for a 2 week free trial.

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Jun 17 2017

24mins

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Rank #20: A Measured View of the Cohen Probe

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O'Brien, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View, to catch up about the latest surrounding the Michael Cohen story and why it may not be all the media is cooking it up to be. Plus, who are the two names we should be looking for as the investigation into the Trump organization moves forward?

Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman improvised today's sketch in our Brooklyn studio.

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Apr 18 2018

28mins

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These Rhetorical Devices Help Trump Maintain Power

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, professor of rhetoric and author of Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump, breaking down how he uses language to control his audience, philosophical explorations of Hobbes and Descartes, the unexamined rhetorical life of Hillary Clinton, and rhetorical devices to watch in the 2020 presidential campaigns.

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Jan 25 2020

47mins

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What Does The Presidency Even Mean After Trump

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Susan Hennessey and Ben Wittes of Lawfare about their new book, Unmaking the Presidency, which explores Trump’s impact on the presidency and asks how his successor might be able to revive the role.

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Jan 22 2020

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A Hinky Feeling From The Trump GOP

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Virginia Heffernan talks to longtime GOP strategist Rick Wilson about evangelical political issues, media pundits, and stirring the ire of Rush Limbaugh.

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Jan 20 2020

50mins

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Why People Fall For Trump’s Political Cult

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Steven Hassan, author of The Cult of Trump, about why we fall for cults, Trump’s brainwashing, and stories of his own deprogramming from a political cult in the 1970s.

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Jan 09 2020

52mins

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The Depth of the Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Brannen, editorial director of Just Security, about her story uncovering the unredacted version of emails, mostly between Michael Duffey, associate director of national security programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Elaine McCusker, the acting Pentagon comptroller.

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Jan 08 2020

54mins

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The Big Themes of Bit Trump Players

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Daily Beast White House reporter Asawin Suebsaeng about Jenna Ellis, Vanilla Ice, and reporting in the age of distraction and misinformation.

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Jan 05 2020

43mins

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Writing About Political Characters From New York

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine about her coverage of Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, and reporting on presidential candidates and New York characters.

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Dec 31 2019

51mins

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The World Through the Eyes of a Trump Impersonator

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Virginia Heffernan catches up with John Di Domenico, the peerless voice behind our Trump tweets, and goes deep into his experiences working different gigs as a full-time professional Trump impersonator and what he does when engaging with Trump’s fans.

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Dec 27 2019

10mins

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A Very Special Holiday Trumpcast

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Kick back and lighten your political load with never-before heard interpretations of Trump’s most infamous missives by John Di Domenico, and a new sketch from Kate James and Ben Rameaka of the Trumpcast Impeachers. 

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Dec 25 2019

25mins

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A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

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Virginia Heffernan talks to renowned historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat about seeing Trump through an authoritarian lens, a deeper look at mafia culture, and how Trumpism will one day fall.

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Dec 21 2019

43mins

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A Backup Plan For Political Apocalypse

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Eric Columbus, lawyer and Obama-appointed former member of the Senate Judiciary Counsel, about impeachment, Trump voters, Mike Pence, Bill Barr, and more.

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Dec 18 2019

34mins

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Wrangling Over the Articles of Impeachment

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Third Way’s Mieke Eoyang about the House Judiciary mark-up conversation on impeachment.

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Dec 12 2019

37mins

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Impeachment

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Virginia Heffernan talks to writer David J. Roth about his latest post on impeachment in New York Intelligencer and connections between the Hallmark Channel and Trumpland.

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Dec 11 2019

45mins

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They Do Talk About Impeachment in Trump Country

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Virginia Heffernan talks to The Root’s Jason Johnson about middle America and impeachment, Matt Gaetz, and everything we project onto Nancy Pelosi.

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Dec 06 2019

41mins

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That ‘Trump is Anti-Corruption’ Defense

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post opiner and Talking Feds host Harry Litman about the latest defense of Trump over Ukraine.

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Dec 04 2019

40mins

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All The President’s Misogyny

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Christina Cauterucci, Slate staff writer and Waves / Outward co-host, about the book All The President’s Women, misogyny in show business and reality TV, The Apprentice, and the case of E. Jean Carroll.

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Dec 01 2019

43mins

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Last Roundup of Impeachment Thoughts Before Thanksgiving

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Crooked Media’s Brian Beutler about everything related to the impeachment hearings up to this point, how polling on support for impeachment has worked, the influence of Representative Adam Schiff, attacks on Joe Biden, Fiona Hill, and much more.

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Nov 27 2019

56mins

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Slate Live: Women of Slate

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Virginia Heffernan joins the women of Slate for a political panel on the night of the Democratic debates. Recorded live at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Weds. Nov 20, 2019. 

First segment: What Next host Mary Harris moderates Amicus host Dahlia Lithwick and Slate staff writers Ashley Feinberg and Julia Craven.

Second segment: Trumpcast host Virginia Heffernan moderates Thirst Aid Kit host Nichole Perkins and Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci.

Live show produced by Faith Smith. Engineering and editing by Melissa Kaplan.

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Nov 22 2019

59mins

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Taylor and Kent Won’t Dance with the Stars

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Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN legal analyst Elie Honig about yesterday’s impeachment hearings, including our addiction to hyper-arousal, the work of Dan Goldman, the attempts to discredit William Taylor and George Kent, John Bolton not wanting to get caught up in a “drug deal,” and a grading of the Democrats’ in-court strategy.

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Nov 14 2019

40mins

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Irony, Solidarity, and the Internet

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Anti-Social, about Facebook and the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s “tuberculosis” and other memes, the difference between word and lived experience, the philosophy of Richard Rorty,the line between speech and violence, and so much more.

This is a preview of a Slate Plus episode. To hear this episode in full, sign up here for Slate Plus. 

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Nov 14 2019

12mins

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iTunes Ratings

4850 Ratings
Average Ratings
3947
346
134
100
323

Love this show

By jazzfan12 - Jan 16 2020
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Virginia Heffernan is a great host and has great guests. Highly recommended

Excellent podcast

By PerryBorenstein - Jan 14 2020
Read more
Virginia is great. You gotta listen.