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Trumpcast

Rank #184 in News & 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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Missing the old days

By M. Star - Feb 14 2019
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I’m really missing Jacob’s interviews and the earlier flavor. The current hosts are all very well informed and entertaining (I loved when they would pop up as guests), but I don’t like that so much more of the show is now filled with opinions/ speculation. It’s more of an editorial show than it used to be and that keeps bothering me. I am less interested in this sort of journalism. Maybe they have moved the deeper parts to the Slate Plus only episodes?

Brilliant

By cjphoto1 - Jan 23 2019
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Always fun and very informative. My favorite podcast along with Preet Barahra and Ezra Klein.

iTunes Ratings

4294 Ratings
Average Ratings
3618
270
95
67
244

Missing the old days

By M. Star - Feb 14 2019
Read more

I’m really missing Jacob’s interviews and the earlier flavor. The current hosts are all very well informed and entertaining (I loved when they would pop up as guests), but I don’t like that so much more of the show is now filled with opinions/ speculation. It’s more of an editorial show than it used to be and that keeps bothering me. I am less interested in this sort of journalism. Maybe they have moved the deeper parts to the Slate Plus only episodes?

Brilliant

By cjphoto1 - Jan 23 2019
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Always fun and very informative. My favorite podcast along with Preet Barahra and Ezra Klein.

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Trumpcast

Rank #184 in News & 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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Rank #1: The Democratic Approach To Immigration In 2020

Jan 22 2019
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León Krauze talks to Simon Rosenberg, president of DC-based think tank NDN, about recent polls indicating more Democrats may be supporting Trump’s border wall. Plus deep considerations for how 2020 Democratic candidates could approach immigration. 

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Rank #2: The Giant Pool of Money Laundering

Nov 06 2017
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Jacob Weisberg gets an explainer from The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about money laundering. Why do people do it? What does he see in the Manafort indictment?  Plus, Adam runs a theory of money laundering and the Trump organization by us.

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Rank #3: A Year Spent in Panic Inducing Bubbles

Nov 08 2017
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Virginia Heffernan chats with Slate's Laura Bennett & Allison Benedikt about the cover story they co-edited this week – The Year in Push Alerts: How Breaking News Became Our Lives,

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Rank #4: The Firing of James Comey (UPDATED)

May 10 2017
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Updated at 6:00PM (EST) --- Jacob Weisberg chats with Lawfare's Editor-in-Chief (and friend of James Comey's), Benjamin Wittes, about how the Russia investigation proceeds from here and ponder what Comey's response will be. Plus, Virginia Heffernan talks to Tom Nichols about why Democrats and Republicans alike shouldn't be hysterical following yesterday's events.Trumpcast is brought to you by Blinkist, the app that transforms best-selling non-fiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. Go to Blinkist.com/trumpcast right now to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today.Trumpcast is brought to you by Policy Genius. Shop and compare all the top rated life insurance companies in one place. Go to PolicyGenius.com today to save over 40 percent off other prices for life insurance.

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Rank #5: A Desperate Defense Knows No Bounds

Dec 05 2017
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jeffrey Toobin (Senior Legal Analyst for CNN & Staff Writer at The New Yorker) to talk about Trump's defense in light of the most recent Flynn news.

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Rank #6: On the 25th Floor

Jul 18 2017
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Jacob Weisberg goes in-depth with Bill Browder about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower.Plus, the harrowing story of one man's walk along the border.

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Rank #7: Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha

Nov 28 2017
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Trumpcast presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate.  People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. 

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Rank #8: Make Conservatives Great Again

Jan 17 2019
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Yascha Mounk talks to Charlie Sykes, editor-in-chief of conservative outlet the Bulwark and author of How the Right Lost Its Mind,” about Trump and the GOP, conservative vs. liberal values, the rise of tribalism, constitutional norms, Steve King, and how to get both sides of the aisle talking in a meaningful way again.

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Rank #9: A Question of Intelligence

Jan 11 2017
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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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Rank #10: All The President's Accusers

Dec 16 2017
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Dahlia Lithwick and Jacob Weisberg to discuss all the sexual misconduct accusations against the President and what can be done about them.

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Rank #11: A History of Bunk

Nov 17 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at The New Yorker, about his new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

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Rank #12: A Very Stormy Disclosure

May 17 2018
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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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Rank #13: The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict

Aug 22 2018
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen's guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial.

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Rank #14: Trumpcast Live From Brooklyn

May 31 2018
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Michael Avenatti to talk about his day in court and his strategy heading forward in the Stormy Daniels case. Plus, the three discuss Trump's "Spygate" (or, "Spyghazi," rather) and the cancellation of Roseanne's TV show after her racist tweets.Plus, Steve Waltien, Kate James, and Asher Perlman drop in after each segment with some improv comedy.

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Rank #15: Holy Hell to Pay

Jul 28 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about her working theory – nobody really knows what a constitutional crisis is. Also, have the Republican's finally found the line they won't let Trump cross?Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to hear Virginia Heffernan chat with John Di Domenico, our voice of Donald Trump, about how he has come to love the character he plays and listen to him debut his Anthony Scaramucci impression! "It's uncanny, you won't even believe it's not him." [Heavy on the Italian accent].

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Rank #16: The Compromises That Create Kremlin Double Agents

Jan 15 2019
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Bill Browder, financier and author of Red Notice, about Natalia Veselnitskaya, how the Kremlin influences even well-intentioned U.S. civil servants, the origins of the Magnitsky Act and the evolution of the Russian oligarchs, and what Putin might be doing next. 

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Rank #17: A Strategy for Dealing with the BS Parade

Jan 25 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the press critic, Jay Rosen, about developing a strategy for journalists to cover the Trump administration.

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Rank #18: Articles of Impeachment

Apr 10 2017
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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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Rank #19: Trumpcast Live From San Francisco

Nov 16 2017
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di Domenico are live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco! The three hosts discuss Roy Moore, the Democrats and the question of impeachment, and the Russia investigation. Our special guest, Al Letson, joins for the last two topics. Plus, an audience Q&A and a lightning round answer to the question we've all been wondering – who's the dumbest of all the characters in the Russia scandal?

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Rank #20: G-20 Speed Dating and a Lifeless Foggy Bottom

Jul 08 2017
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Josh King talks to Max Bergmann, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, about President Trump's trip to the G-20 and how Rex Tillerson is destroying the State Department. Read Max's latest Politico story, "Present at the Destruction: How Rex Tillerson is Wrecking the State Department," by clicking here.

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Rank #1: The Democratic Approach To Immigration In 2020

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León Krauze talks to Simon Rosenberg, president of DC-based think tank NDN, about recent polls indicating more Democrats may be supporting Trump’s border wall. Plus deep considerations for how 2020 Democratic candidates could approach immigration. 

Jan 22 2019
47 mins
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Rank #2: The Giant Pool of Money Laundering

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Jacob Weisberg gets an explainer from The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about money laundering. Why do people do it? What does he see in the Manafort indictment?  Plus, Adam runs a theory of money laundering and the Trump organization by us.

Nov 06 2017
37 mins
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Rank #3: A Year Spent in Panic Inducing Bubbles

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Virginia Heffernan chats with Slate's Laura Bennett & Allison Benedikt about the cover story they co-edited this week – The Year in Push Alerts: How Breaking News Became Our Lives,

Nov 08 2017
26 mins
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Rank #4: The Firing of James Comey (UPDATED)

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Updated at 6:00PM (EST) --- Jacob Weisberg chats with Lawfare's Editor-in-Chief (and friend of James Comey's), Benjamin Wittes, about how the Russia investigation proceeds from here and ponder what Comey's response will be. Plus, Virginia Heffernan talks to Tom Nichols about why Democrats and Republicans alike shouldn't be hysterical following yesterday's events.Trumpcast is brought to you by Blinkist, the app that transforms best-selling non-fiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. Go to Blinkist.com/trumpcast right now to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today.Trumpcast is brought to you by Policy Genius. Shop and compare all the top rated life insurance companies in one place. Go to PolicyGenius.com today to save over 40 percent off other prices for life insurance.

May 10 2017
53 mins
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Rank #5: A Desperate Defense Knows No Bounds

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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jeffrey Toobin (Senior Legal Analyst for CNN & Staff Writer at The New Yorker) to talk about Trump's defense in light of the most recent Flynn news.

Dec 05 2017
26 mins
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Rank #6: On the 25th Floor

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Jacob Weisberg goes in-depth with Bill Browder about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower.Plus, the harrowing story of one man's walk along the border.

Jul 18 2017
36 mins
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Rank #7: Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha

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Trumpcast presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate.  People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. 

Nov 28 2017
24 mins
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Rank #8: Make Conservatives Great Again

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Yascha Mounk talks to Charlie Sykes, editor-in-chief of conservative outlet the Bulwark and author of How the Right Lost Its Mind,” about Trump and the GOP, conservative vs. liberal values, the rise of tribalism, constitutional norms, Steve King, and how to get both sides of the aisle talking in a meaningful way again.

Jan 17 2019
33 mins
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Rank #9: 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.

Jan 11 2017
34 mins
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Rank #10: All The President's Accusers

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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Dahlia Lithwick and Jacob Weisberg to discuss all the sexual misconduct accusations against the President and what can be done about them.

Dec 16 2017
34 mins
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Rank #11: A History of Bunk

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at The New Yorker, about his new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

Nov 17 2017
24 mins
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Rank #12: 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).

May 17 2018
31 mins
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Rank #13: The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen's guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial.

Aug 22 2018
24 mins
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Rank #14: Trumpcast Live From Brooklyn

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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Michael Avenatti to talk about his day in court and his strategy heading forward in the Stormy Daniels case. Plus, the three discuss Trump's "Spygate" (or, "Spyghazi," rather) and the cancellation of Roseanne's TV show after her racist tweets.Plus, Steve Waltien, Kate James, and Asher Perlman drop in after each segment with some improv comedy.

May 31 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #15: Holy Hell to Pay

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about her working theory – nobody really knows what a constitutional crisis is. Also, have the Republican's finally found the line they won't let Trump cross?Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to hear Virginia Heffernan chat with John Di Domenico, our voice of Donald Trump, about how he has come to love the character he plays and listen to him debut his Anthony Scaramucci impression! "It's uncanny, you won't even believe it's not him." [Heavy on the Italian accent].

Jul 28 2017
33 mins
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Rank #16: The Compromises That Create Kremlin Double Agents

Podcast cover
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Bill Browder, financier and author of Red Notice, about Natalia Veselnitskaya, how the Kremlin influences even well-intentioned U.S. civil servants, the origins of the Magnitsky Act and the evolution of the Russian oligarchs, and what Putin might be doing next. 

Jan 15 2019
46 mins
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Rank #17: A Strategy for Dealing with the BS Parade

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Jacob Weisberg talks to the press critic, Jay Rosen, about developing a strategy for journalists to cover the Trump administration.

Jan 25 2017
31 mins
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Rank #18: 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.

Apr 10 2017
48 mins
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Rank #19: Trumpcast Live From San Francisco

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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di Domenico are live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco! The three hosts discuss Roy Moore, the Democrats and the question of impeachment, and the Russia investigation. Our special guest, Al Letson, joins for the last two topics. Plus, an audience Q&A and a lightning round answer to the question we've all been wondering – who's the dumbest of all the characters in the Russia scandal?

Nov 16 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #20: G-20 Speed Dating and a Lifeless Foggy Bottom

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Josh King talks to Max Bergmann, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, about President Trump's trip to the G-20 and how Rex Tillerson is destroying the State Department. Read Max's latest Politico story, "Present at the Destruction: How Rex Tillerson is Wrecking the State Department," by clicking here.

Jul 08 2017
35 mins
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