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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

511 Ratings
Average Ratings
354
64
23
28
42

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 about 1 month 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: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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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Rank #4: The Final Debate: A Late-Night Analysis

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Who won? What surprised us? How much will it change the race? We recruited Amy Chozick and Nicholas Confessore, political reporters for The New York Times, for a bleary-eyed post-debate discussion fueled by cheap rosé.
Oct 20 2016
34 mins
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Rank #5: Real Trump and Fake Trump

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How did Alec Baldwin construct his mischievously exaggerated, hyper-gesticulating, searingly funny portrayal of Donald J. Trump on “Saturday Night Live”? We hear him explain in his own words during a discussion with the journalist Sarah Maslin Nir, who conducted the first interview with Mr. Baldwin about the comedic role. We also talk about the real Mr. Trump’s busy week of global affairs in Germany, Turkey, Russia and Syria.
Dec 23 2016
43 mins
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Rank #6: 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 #7: Is This Election Over, Statistically?

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We talk numbers with Nate Cohn, a reporter for The Upshot and our most trusted translator of polls. We also check in with seasoned pollsters from each party — Geoff Garin, a Democrat, and Whit Ayres, a Republican — about Mr. Trump’s chances. Finally, we speak to a longtime researcher of polling psychology, Kyle Dropp, about a phenomenon that could be Mr. Trump’s last hope.
Oct 18 2016
37 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: Predictions for 2017

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There’s a lot about the current political moment that we didn’t see coming a year ago. Because predictions are hard — even hazardous. But as the final days of the year tick down, The Run-Up wants to look ahead, carefully, to 2017. So we asked four seasoned Times reporters — Amy Chozick, Jim Rutenberg, Peter Baker and Peter Goodman — to offer a guide to the coming year.
Dec 30 2016
33 mins
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Rank #10: 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 #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: The Trump Tapes, Part II: ‘Bottomless Pit of Need’

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We hear more from Michael D’Antonio, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and a biographer of Donald J. Trump. After discussing in Part I Mr. Trump’s reluctance to confront the traumas of his childhood, in Part II we explore the grown man Mr. Trump became: fixated on his own celebrity, anxious about losing his status, and contemptuous of those who fall from grace.
Oct 26 2016
33 mins
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Rank #13: What's Funny About Any of This?

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As we near the end of an exhausting election, we take a comedic break with three of our favorite comedians: Phoebe Robinson, Chris Gethard and Cameron Esposito.
Nov 04 2016
42 mins
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Rank #14: ‘He Was Like an Octopus’

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A woman in Manhattan is watching the second presidential debate and hears Donald J. Trump say that, no, he has never kissed or groped a woman without her permission. She goes to bed deeply upset. The next morning she writes an email to The New York Times to say, yes, in fact, he has. It happened to her, she says. Mr. Trump denies her account. Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey tell the story of the days that followed.
Oct 14 2016
33 mins
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Rank #15: Another Break-In at the DNC

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The most brazen, disruptive and manipulative attack on the American electoral system since Watergate — a vast cyberattack by Russia, aimed squarely at Democrats in 2016 — hinged on a series of human errors and institutional misjudgments. We talk with Eric Lipton and David Sanger, Times journalists who co-wrote a stunning story about out how the hack unfolded, moment by moment. We also talk to a victim of the attack.
Dec 16 2016
42 mins
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