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Trumpcast

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Rank #158 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
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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, León Krauze, and Yascha Mounk 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, León Krauze, and Yascha Mounk 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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Just what I needed

By Beebels - May 31 2019
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I’ll always be grateful to Jacob weisberg for talking me through the early days of the Trump era, and Virginia has stepped in ably. Sober but light and smart and wit cracking, it was just what I needed, and still need. It always seems ahead of the news cycle and delivers that this-is-not-ok perspective that traditional news can’t. Hey, Slate pods, let’s hear more of weisberg now and then!

Of FOIAS and Buzzfeed Investigations

By deltagirl - May 25 2019
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Virginia, first I am a big fan of your work. This interview with Jason Leopold was stellar. I am a Hillary lover like you are and I really need someone like Jason to give me nuts and bolts facts to hang onto. We know Trump is dirty. We know he will take all of us down with him. I trust Jason to tell me the truth. I need to be talked off the ledge every day. More of same please. Thank you, Mary

iTunes Ratings

4455 Ratings
Average Ratings
3713
298
105
74
265

Just what I needed

By Beebels - May 31 2019
Read more
I’ll always be grateful to Jacob weisberg for talking me through the early days of the Trump era, and Virginia has stepped in ably. Sober but light and smart and wit cracking, it was just what I needed, and still need. It always seems ahead of the news cycle and delivers that this-is-not-ok perspective that traditional news can’t. Hey, Slate pods, let’s hear more of weisberg now and then!

Of FOIAS and Buzzfeed Investigations

By deltagirl - May 25 2019
Read more
Virginia, first I am a big fan of your work. This interview with Jason Leopold was stellar. I am a Hillary lover like you are and I really need someone like Jason to give me nuts and bolts facts to hang onto. We know Trump is dirty. We know he will take all of us down with him. I trust Jason to tell me the truth. I need to be talked off the ledge every day. More of same please. Thank you, Mary
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Trumpcast

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #158 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, León Krauze, and Yascha Mounk 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: The Partisan Attacks on Christopher Steele

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Jacob Weisberg talks to John Sipher, a former senior member of the CIA's Intelligence Service, about Christopher Steele and the partisan attacks on him and his work.

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Feb 09 2018
31 mins
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Rank #2: The Man Putin Singled Out

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign, about the moment his name came up during the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. Why does Vladimir Putin want him more than just about anybody else in the world? Plus, Putin's lies vs. Trump's lies.
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Jul 18 2018
21 mins
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Rank #3: Cohen’s Basement Tapes

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter at Vanity Fair, about the Trump-Cohen tape that was released on Tuesday, its implications, and why if you don't understand the relationship between the two, you don't understand Trump's relationship to anybody.

Plus, the new "hip" form of journalism over at AMI.
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Jul 25 2018
37 mins
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Rank #4: 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
48 mins
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Rank #5: The Oracle Mueller Hath Spoken

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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back MSNBC’s Matt Miller to talk about Mueller’s statement this week, Barr’s ideology, what Trump has accidentally revealed in doublespeak during the aftermath, and more.

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May 31 2019
8 mins
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Rank #6: 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
31 mins
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Rank #7: 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
34 mins
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Rank #8: The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a Chaotic White House

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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Senator Kamala Harris' interrogation of the Supreme Court nominee, and the protests surrounding the whole event. Plus, the two also discuss the New York Times Op-Ed released by an anonymous senior Trump administration official.

John Di Domenico also returns with more tweets.
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Sep 06 2018
33 mins
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Rank #9: 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
34 mins
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Rank #10: The Depths Of Disinformation In 2016

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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones and co-author with Michael Isikoff of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. Included: The lack of media attention on Trump-Russia ties around the election, the carnival cast of characters that come with political scandals, and of course, collusion.

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Dec 11 2018
47 mins
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Rank #11: 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
24 mins
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Rank #12: Former Federal Prosecutors Agree On Trump

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Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Mimi Rocah, former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and MSNBC legal analyst, to talk about the letter about the Mueller Report she’s spearheaded signed by former federal prosecutors, Barr’s ongoing damage to rule of law, defiance of subpoenas, speaking in mobster code, and more. 

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May 29 2019
54 mins
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Rank #13: 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
27 mins
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Rank #14: 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
35 mins
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Rank #15: When Trump Trolls Give Up The War

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Virginia Heffernan talks to David Weissman, once a hardcore self-described Trump troll, about his story -- how he first came into conservative writing and became involved in “Trump train” social media and group DMs, his interventions with media figures like Sarah Silverman, changing his viewpoints, and strategies to make yourself safe from Internet trolls.

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May 18 2019
42 mins
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Rank #16: SDNY, The Trump Organization, and Pardons

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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, to talk about Allen Weisselberg and if in fact his immunity means the investigations are getting deeper into the Trump Organization. Also, the two game out a few different pardon scenarios surroundings the president and Paul Manafort.

Plus, Kate James and Asher Perlman do away with dog whistles.

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Aug 28 2018
37 mins
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Rank #17: 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
34 mins
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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
20 mins
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Rank #19: Is the Facebook Problem Unfixable?

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, about the post-IRA indictment struggles at Facebook and whether or not it can be saved.

Plus, Steve Waltien and Kate James join with a new Facebook ad and a doctor with a particular set of skills.

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Aug 04 2018
36 mins
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Rank #20: Opaque, Conflicted, and a Lawsuit

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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest.

Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of the show for a conversation with Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supreme Court bench. If you're not a Slate Plus member you can join by going to slate.com/trumpcastplus.

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Apr 22 2017
25 mins
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