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Trumpcast

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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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4619 Ratings
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Ewwwww

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

My favorite (#1 of 25+ podcasts)

By aehkg - Sep 11 2019
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This podcast provides necessary catharsis

iTunes Ratings

4619 Ratings
Average Ratings
3798
322
122
86
291

Ewwwww

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

My favorite (#1 of 25+ podcasts)

By aehkg - Sep 11 2019
Read more
This podcast provides necessary catharsis
Cover image of Trumpcast

Trumpcast

Updated 3 days ago

Rank #127 in News 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 Hacked Manafort Texts and #MeToo

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Maya Gurantz, co-host of culture and politics podcast The Sauce, about the hacked Manafort texts, journalists’ efforts to confirm allegations, E Jean Carroll, “do me” feminism, #MeToo’s ability to free men from the Patriarchy.

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Aug 28 2019
44 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: Facebook's Russia Problem

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Virginia Heffernan talks to WIRED's Issie Lapowsky about the news from this week that Russian-linked accounts bought political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. What does this mean for Facebook moving forward and why is this a problem that isn't going to go away?

This week on Slate Plus, our producer, Jayson De Leon, chats with Slate's Jim Newell about Trump's deal with the Democrats on the debt ceiling. To sign up for Slate Plus go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live.

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Sep 09 2017
35 mins
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Rank #5: 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
31 mins
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Rank #6: 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 #7: Those 80s Moments That Politicized Trump

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Virginia Heffernan tackles the history of Trump-Russia ties with Seth Abramson, author of “Proof of Collusion” and an arbiter of curatorial journalism. Virginia poses questions for Seth from Twitter, including a speed round examining the role of women whitewashing Trump, the prospective futures of Ivanka Trump and Michael Flynn, and the best and worst case scenarios for Trump at this point.

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Dec 06 2018
44 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 800,000 Hostages

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Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about the end of DACA, its political motivations, and what this all means for the dreamers.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live.

One correction and one addition on today's show: Julia Preston covers immigration for The Marshall Project and as always, the great John Di Domenico is our voice of Donald Trump. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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Sep 06 2017
25 mins
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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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
26 mins
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Rank #14: Raising Red Flags and The Story of Our Time

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Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed's Anthony Cormier about his latest money trail story surrounding Aras Agalarov and some suspicious financial activity that happened after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Plus, how illicit money moves around the world and why this is the actual story of our time.
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Sep 13 2018
37 mins
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Rank #15: Through the Lens with Doug Mills

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Josh King guest hosts a weekend edition of Trumpcast. He talks to New York Times photographer Doug Mills about his last days covering the shooting in Arlington, the James Comey testimony, and the bizarre cabinet meeting from earlier this week.

Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of today's show to listen to Trumpcast producer Jayson De Leon chat with Alex Ward, a staff writer at Vox, about the all star team Bob Mueller is assembling for the Russia investigation and the investigation into potential obstruction of justice by our President. Not a Slate Plus member yet? Go to slate.com/trumpcastplus for a 2 week free trial.

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Jun 17 2017
24 mins
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Rank #16: 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
27 mins
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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Trump's Anger

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Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Katy Waldman about why the President's "uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness – and his ineptitude."

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May 12 2017
21 mins
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Rank #19: Melania's Tower

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Imbach about the photos Melania Trump has taken over the years and what we can takeaway from them to learn more about our First Lady.

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Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of the show for a conversation with Slate's Katy Waldman about all the anonymous sources inside The White House. If you're not a Slate Plus member you can join by going to slate.com/trumpcastplus.

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May 04 2017
26 mins
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Rank #20: A Cry For Help

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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former United States Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, about the latest New York Times story reporting that Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence. Also, the two discuss the steps that need to be taken for an independent investigation and why the leaks coming out of The White House are a cry for help.

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Feb 15 2017
28 mins
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