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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

Latest release on Jan 25, 2020

All 536 episodes from oldest to newest

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

1hr 4mins

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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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