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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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Really sorry

By Taintedmeat - Feb 25 2020
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I had been enjoying this podcast for months . Then comes the ugly anti Bernie slant. Really??

All politicians do it

By Ginagina Smith - Feb 07 2020
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Yes: that’s what my Repub friends say!!

iTunes Ratings

4923 Ratings
Average Ratings
3991
358
138
106
330

Really sorry

By Taintedmeat - Feb 25 2020
Read more
I had been enjoying this podcast for months . Then comes the ugly anti Bernie slant. Really??

All politicians do it

By Ginagina Smith - Feb 07 2020
Read more
Yes: that’s what my Repub friends say!!
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Trumpcast

Latest release on Feb 28, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Giant Pool of Money Laundering

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Jacob Weisberg gets an explainer from The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about money laundering. Why do people do it? What does he see in the Manafort indictment?  Plus, Adam runs a theory of money laundering and the Trump organization by us.

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Nov 06 2017

37mins

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Rank #2: A Slush Fund for Playmates, an Oligarch, and the President?

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan and ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger to discuss the latest Michael Cohen story surrounding his Delaware LLC.

Be sure to join Trumpcast Live in Brooklyn on May 30th!

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May 09 2018

34mins

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Rank #3: Michael Avenatti is Beating Trump at His Own Game

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Virginia Heffernan is joined by her co-host, Jacob Weisberg, to chat about pornstars, hush money, sex, and lies as enhanced by Rudy Giuliani this week.

Join us at our live show in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday May 30th!

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May 04 2018

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: How Paul Manafort's Life Unraveled

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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Frank Foer about his most recent cover story on Paul Manafort and how the American hustler's life fell apart in recent years.

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Jan 31 2018

35mins

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Rank #8: The Real Answer to Russian Disinformation

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev to talk about the "Arena" project which analyzes disinformation, polarization, and tries to create a counter-response to all the noise. The three discuss the tactics of Russian disinformation, how to talk about it, and how to create a powerful counter narrative.

Plus, the vetting of Ronny Jackson.

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May 03 2018

39mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: The Partisan Attacks on Christopher Steele

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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Sipher, a former senior member of the CIA's Intelligence Service, about Christopher Steele and the partisan attacks on him and his work.

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Feb 09 2018

31mins

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Rank #12: The Fox News Survivor & Alec Baldwin

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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Justin Peters who spent 3 weeks watching Fox News. Plus, Jacob jumps on a quick call with Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen to talk about their new book You Can't Spell America Without Me - a parody of Donald Trump's first year in office.

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Nov 14 2017

31mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: The Effects of Reckless Rhetoric

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Jamelle Bouie talks to Jacob Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University, about his essay "The Weight of the Words," and why we shouldn't just be brushing off Trump's rhetoric on the left or the right.

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Feb 11 2018

23mins

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Rank #16: 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

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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

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Rank #20: 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

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