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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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Refreshing. Humorous. Intelligent.

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Love this show.

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iTunes Ratings

5054 Ratings
Average Ratings
4068
370
149
110
357

Refreshing. Humorous. Intelligent.

By Clayabuelabub - May 03 2020
Read more
I am a loyal subscriber! Give it a try.

Love this show.

By eightyanthony - Mar 23 2020
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This is the show I skip all other shows for.
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Trumpcast

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 2 months ago

Rank #1: When Trump Trolls Give Up The War

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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 viewpoints, and strategies to make yourself safe from Internet trolls.

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May 18 2019

42mins

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Rank #2: The Obama Backlash in Two Parts

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Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment. Stick around after that interview to hear Trumpcast produer Jayson De Leon chat with Slate's Jordan Weissmann about the two health care executive orders Trump signed on Thursday.

To sign up for Slate Plus go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus.

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Oct 14 2017

33mins

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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: The Mueller Report: the Executive Summaries

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Don’t have time to read the whole Mueller report? Now there’s a podcast for that. Listen to Slate’s Gabriel Roth and June Thomas read the special counsel’s executive summaries in our free mini-audiobook.

Podcast production by Benjamin Frisch and Merritt Jacob.

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Apr 18 2019

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Rank #7: 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 #8: Getting Off Easy

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger to talk about how Don Jr. & Ivanka Trump avoided felony fraud in a case involving the Trump SoHo project back in 2012. Plus, more on 'Moron'-gate & Rex Tillerson's "clear denial."

Special thanks to Steve Waltien and John Di Domenico.

Read the full story about Ivanka and Don Jr. over at The New Yorker.

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Oct 12 2017

33mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: A Mueller Report Next-Day Debrief

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On this first day after the release of the Mueller Report, Virginia Heffernan talks revelations and redactions with Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law professor and author of “The People’s Courts.”

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Apr 19 2019

50mins

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Rank #11: Ford's Credibility and Kavanaugh's Lies

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Michelle Goldberg, columnist at The New York Times, about the latest surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, Christine Blasey Ford's allegation, and the #MeToo movement as a whole.

Plus, getting exactly what you need from a Kavanaugh character witness.

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Sep 20 2018

30mins

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Rank #12: The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen's guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial.

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Aug 22 2018

24mins

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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: Understanding Conspiracy In Trump Times

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Yascha Mounk talks to Nancy Rosenblum and Russ Muirhead, co-authors of “A Lot Of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy,” about how and why conspiracies form, what makes a “theory,” and what conspiracies give to people. 

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Apr 25 2019

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Rank #16: Former Federal Prosecutors Agree On Trump

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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Mimi Rocah, former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and MSNBC legal analyst, to talk about the letter about the Mueller Report she’s spearheaded signed by former federal prosecutors, Barr’s ongoing damage to rule of law, defiance of subpoenas, speaking in mobster code, and more. 

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May 29 2019

54mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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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Rank #20: 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.

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Aug 28 2017

26mins

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