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The Run-Up

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The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.

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The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.

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Great insights!

By Yay 4 podcasts - Feb 05 2017
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I like his openness to gain perspective from people who differ in opinion.

Outstanding in depth coverage

By Cancelite in Palo Alto - Jan 31 2017
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Thanks for this informative and in depth insight into the state of politics

iTunes Ratings

519 Ratings
Average Ratings
357
66
24
29
43

Great insights!

By Yay 4 podcasts - Feb 05 2017
Read more
I like his openness to gain perspective from people who differ in opinion.

Outstanding in depth coverage

By Cancelite in Palo Alto - Jan 31 2017
Read more
Thanks for this informative and in depth insight into the state of politics
Cover image of The Run-Up

The Run-Up

Updated 12 days ago

Read more

The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.

Rank #1: The Landslide Odds

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We explore whether Hillary Clinton, the most distrusted Democratic presidential nominee in a generation, could be heading for an old-fashioned, legitimate landslide. Our guests: Newt Gingrich, Amy Chozick and Nate Cohn.
Aug 09 2016
32 mins
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Rank #2: A Party in Revolt

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Here’s the dilemma for the Republican Party: Tens of millions of its voters support a candidate, Donald J. Trump, who rejects the organization’s values, reviles its policies and wants to kick its leaders out of power. How does a once-proud party begin to recover from that?
Oct 28 2016
34 mins
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Rank #3: A New Reality

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We make sense of the new reality of Donald J. Trump’s victory by exploring how the polling let us down so spectacularly and what a Trump White House will mean for those Americans who feel overlooked, misunderstood or maligned by President-elect Trump. Our guests: Nate Cohn of The Upshot, Maureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist, and Nikole Hannah-Jones, a writer for The Times Magazine.
Nov 10 2016
43 mins
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Rank #4: Reckless Rhetoric

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Sometimes the most powerful Trumpisms are throwaway lines like “I don’t know.” Michael Barbaro talks with Thomas Friedman, Patrick Healy and Barbara Res, Trump’s former construction manager, about how Trump uses language.
Aug 12 2016
29 mins
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Rank #5: How Did That Happen?

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And how did almost no one — not the pundits, not the pollsters, not us in the media — see it coming? We’re joined by the New York Times journalists Nicholas Confessore, Maggie Haberman and Jim Rutenberg to discuss.
Nov 09 2016
32 mins
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Rank #6: Those Damn Emails, Again.

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How is it that with seven days left until the election, we are consumed anew by Hillary Clinton’s emails? We sift through the still-unfolding facts and implications of the case with our guests: two New York Times reporters who have covered the investigation since it first emerged, Amy Chozick and Michael S. Schmidt; Carrie Cordero, a former attorney at the Department of Justice who worked closely with the F.B.I.; and Nate Cohn of The Upshot, to tell us what impact this could have on the election.
Nov 01 2016
35 mins
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Rank #7: Why She’s Distrusted

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How did Hillary Clinton lose Americans’ trust? Stanley Greenberg, a top Democratic campaign strategist, describes how he addressed the trust issue for another Clinton: Bill. We also speak with Lissa CQ Muscatine, a longtime adviser for Hillary Clinton, and Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The Times.
Aug 16 2016
30 mins
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Rank #8: Inside the Trump Tax Bombshell

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David Barstow and Susanne Craig, reporters for The New York Times, explain how they cracked open the biggest story of the campaign, overcoming nagging doubts to nail down Donald J. Trump’s tax returns. We also talk to Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for Mitt Romney, about why the 2012 Republican nominee was so reluctant to release his tax returns and to Alex Burns, a Times reporter, about how the latest tax revelations are reshaping the last few weeks of the presidential campaign.
Oct 04 2016
40 mins
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Rank #9: The Big Showdown

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Debate night is coming. Tony Schwartz, the man who channeled Donald Trump to write “The Art of the Deal” and has lived to regret it, explains why he is turning his intimate knowledge of how Mr. Trump thinks and behaves into advice for how Hillary Clinton should conduct herself in Monday night’s highly anticipated presidential debate. We also talk about what to expect on Monday with Frank Bruni, a New York Times opinion columnist, and Amy Chozick, a New York Times reporter who has covered Mrs. Clinton for the last two years.
Sep 23 2016
29 mins
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Rank #10: Trump’s America

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Four of 10 voters are still squarely in Donald J. Trump’s camp. To understand who they are we turn to J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” which has been described as the best explanation of Mr. Trump’s political rise. We’re also joined by the New York Times reporters Nicholas Confessore and Nate Cohn.
Aug 19 2016
31 mins
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Rank #11: The Trump Tapes, Part I: ‘He Doesn’t Know Himself’

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Michael D’Antonio, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and a biographer of Donald J. Trump, shares hours of audio interviews he conducted with Mr. Trump, three of his children and his first wife. We interview Mr. D’Antonio and draw on those tapes in Part I of our two-part psychological portrait of Mr. Trump.
Oct 25 2016
48 mins
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Rank #12: What Carmela Soprano Understood About Hillary Clinton

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Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are full-blown stars in their own right, and have spawned and inspired television characters and shows. We talk to the chief television critic at The New York Times, James Poniewozik, about how television and film characters past and present inform our views of both candidates. We also chat with Susan Dominus, of The Times Magazine, about the surprising ways that gender is playing out in pop cultural depictions of Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton in this campaign.
Sep 30 2016
32 mins
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Rank #13: Worst Job Ever?

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The vice presidency has been the butt of jokes for generations. But politicians beg for the job, and with the right chemistry and personal dynamic, it can be a powerful position. We talk with the former chief White House reporter for The New York Times, Peter Baker, who has written a book about Vice President Dick Cheney’s relationship with President George W. Bush, “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.” We also talk with Amy Chozick and Jonathan Martin, political reporters for The New York Times, about what we know about Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence, the current candidates for the job and whether, once elected, Hillary Clinton or Donald J. Trump is prepared to hand over real responsibility and stature to either of them.
Oct 07 2016
31 mins
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Rank #14: The Woman Behind The Caricature

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Kellyanne Conway knows what critics say about her and about her boss, Donald J. Trump. On today’s show, Ms. Conway, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager in the final months of the 2016 race, sits for an extensive interview with Maggie Haberman. From her office in Trump Tower, Ms. Conway rebukes her critics, defends her boss and sheds light on the president-elect’s relationship with the elusive next first lady, Melania Trump.
Dec 09 2016
41 mins
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Rank #15: We Were There: Trump at The Times

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A reconstruction of Donald J. Trump’s hourlong visit to The New York Times, using exclusive audio clips from the encounter. Michael Barbaro was in the room, and he discusses the meeting with two colleagues who also participated in the interview: Maggie Haberman, a politics reporter, and Ross Douthat, a Times op-ed columnist.
Nov 23 2016
45 mins
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