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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

525 Ratings
Average Ratings
359
68
25
29
44

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
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The Run-Up

Updated 6 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: Sex and Power

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Michael Barbaro hands the host chair to his editor, Carolyn Ryan, who runs campaign coverage for The New York Times, to discuss the tape of Donald J. Trump talking unguardedly about women and his behavior toward them and why it has blown open a discourse on gender, politics and culture. She speaks with Maggie Haberman, who has covered both Hillary Clinton and Mr. Trump, and Maureen Dowd, The Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and a historian of the Clintons.
Oct 11 2016
32 mins
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Rank #7: 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 #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 Faith Factor

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She is a quiet but devoted Methodist. He subscribes to a theology of positive thinking. The two leading presidential candidates have been molded by religion — even if they don’t often talk about it. We hear from Gwenda Blair, the author of “The Trumps”; Burns Strider, Mrs. Clinton’s religious adviser during her first presidential campaign; and Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent at The Times.
Aug 26 2016
30 mins
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Rank #10: 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 #11: Post-Truth Media

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Has the media lost its position as an arbiter of truth in this campaign? We discuss this possibility with two people who occupy very different places in the media world: Charlie Sykes, an influential conservative radio show host; and Sarah Ellison, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Jim Rutenberg, The Times’s media columnist, explains how it all comes back to the syringe.
Aug 23 2016
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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: Narcissism and Impulse Control

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Donald J. Trump and Anthony D. Weiner have ridden impulsiveness and narcissism to dizzying political highs but have also found that they take a toll, raising doubts about their judgment and fitness for public office. We discuss with Frank Bruni, a columnist and former political reporter at The Times, and Maggie Haberman, a national political reporter.
Sep 02 2016
35 mins
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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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
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Rank #17: 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
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Rank #18: Dialogues: Aaron and Kyle

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The Run-Up asked different pairs of Clinton and Trump voters to open up to each other about why they voted the way they did, why it feels like such a personal betrayal and why it has been so difficult to discuss. First we hear from two high school friends of different races who say that social media drove them apart during this election and who disagree on the role that race played or should play in the way people voted.
Nov 18 2016
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Rank #19: 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 #20: Who Won the First Debate?

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Instead of leaving the office, we pour a round of drinks and dissect the spectacle we just witnessed. Michael Barbaro is joined by Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, and Carolyn Ryan, senior editor for politics at The Times. Michael Grynbaum, a Times media reporter, parses the performance of Lester Holt, the moderator.
Sep 27 2016
28 mins
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