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Trumpcast

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Rank #38 in Politics category

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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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By Harryprince1234 - Oct 06 2019
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Excellent discussion of 12 Angry Men and parallel to issues today!

Ewwwww

By Ginagina Smith - Sep 13 2019
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I find nothing charming nor bewitching

iTunes Ratings

4744 Ratings
Average Ratings
3878
339
127
93
307

Thanks!

By Harryprince1234 - Oct 06 2019
Read more
Excellent discussion of 12 Angry Men and parallel to issues today!

Ewwwww

By Ginagina Smith - Sep 13 2019
Read more
I find nothing charming nor bewitching
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Trumpcast

Updated about 16 hours ago

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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.

Rank #1: A Tower in Toronto and the Story of Kleptocracy

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tom Burgis of the Financial Times about his story "Tower of Secrets: The Russian Money Behind a Donald Trump Skyscraper." The two discuss a deal in Toronto, why western real estate is sought after to clean money, and what more this says about the rise of kleptocracy around the world.

Alex Shnaider has responded to Tom's story and can be read here in full: "An Article Littered With 'Ifs' and 'Possibilities.'"

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Sep 03 2018

34mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: What should the FBI be examining about Judge Kavanaugh?

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, former federal and state prosecutor and now a professor at Rutgers University about who the FBI should be talking to and the significance of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar entries.

Also: what does Honig make of the questions asked by Rachel Mitchell? And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets!

Further reading:Rachel Mitchell did sex-crime victims a disservice Three things the FBI must investigate on Ford and Kavanaugh

Follow Trumpcast on Twitter: @realtrumpcast

Podcast production by A.C. Valdez and Shirley Chan

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Oct 03 2018

32mins

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Rank #6: A Campaign Finance Crash Course

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by Trevor Potter, Former Commissioner & Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to talk about how Trump may have violated campaign finance laws. Also, why has the FEC been so ineffective enforcing the laws and why is Trump's case different from John Edwards?

Plus, the up and down day of the White House flag as imagined by Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman.

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Aug 30 2018

33mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: Say Yes to Rebuilding Post-Trump

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Virginia Heffernan talks with law professor and MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance about Trump’s bloodlust, Turkey, building nonpartisan offices, that now-iconic Twitter image of Rep. Nancy Pelosi disciplining Trump, Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s pushback, and rebuilding after 2020.

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Oct 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: To Absorb or Not To Absorb?

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Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, about The Atlantic's coverage of President Trump and what stories to keep an eye on about the president's administration.

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Feb 22 2017

27mins

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Rank #12: Omarosa and Reality Show Politics

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Lola Ogunnaike, host of "Entertainment Weekly The Show" about Omarosa finally making her way through the Trump love-hate cycle. How has she handled the press and how has the press handled her? Plus, what would an n-word tape do (if anything) about Trump’s already blatant racism?

Oh and reality TV. A lot of it.

Plus, John Di Domenico is back with more tweets!

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Aug 15 2018

35mins

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Rank #13: The Many Missteps of Mitch McConnell

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Jamelle Bouie talks to ProPublica's Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, about how the majority leader is failing to deliver for the Republicans.

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Jul 20 2017

25mins

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Rank #14: A Question of Intelligence

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Jacob Weisberg talks to David Corn of Mother Jones about today's press conference and the dossier published by BuzzFeed which talks about the President-elect possibly being compromised by the Russians.

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Jan 11 2017

34mins

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Rank #15: Us vs. Them Told in Two Parts

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about the opening arguments at the Supreme Court today surrounding Trump's travel ban and then is joined by Ian Bremmer to chat through his new book Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.

Do you have tickets to our live show yet? We'll be live at the Brooklyn Bell House on May 30th with a special guest!

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Apr 26 2018

33mins

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Rank #16: The BuzzFeed Revelations on Trump

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Anthony Cormier from BuzzFeed News about the chain of bombshell news stories his team has published this month and the Mueller team’s response to his reporting. 

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Feb 09 2019

42mins

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Rank #17: A Very Stormy Disclosure

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Jacob Weisberg is joined by The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold to discuss Trump's repayment to Michael Cohen, what else we learned from the President's financial disclosure , and just what the hell is the Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC?

Join us for our live show in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET).

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May 17 2018

31mins

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Rank #18: The Healthcare Vote That Wasn't

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Jamelle Bouie talks to Abby Phillip of the Washington Post about today's no-vote on the AHCA and where things go from here.

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Mar 24 2017

20mins

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Rank #19: Where The Trump Tweets Began

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Singer, co-author of the book “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media,” about how Trump began using social media to rebrand himself into political life, Mike Flynn’s Twitter habits, conspiracy theorists, and why it’s tough to disconnect (even though we know better).

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Oct 23 2018

42mins

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Rank #20: All the President’s Lies

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Jacob Weisberg talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about his piece, Trump Lies, where he catalogued nearly every outright lie Trump has told since taking the oath of office.

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Jun 26 2017

27mins

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