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Trumpcast

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Trumpcast

Trumpcast

Slate Podcasts

360
Followers
3.1K
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

These Rhetorical Devices Help Trump Maintain Power

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, professor of rhetoric and author of Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump, breaking down how he uses language to control his audience, philosophical explorations of Hobbes and Descartes, the unexamined rhetorical life of Hillary Clinton, and rhetorical devices to watch in the 2020 presidential campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN3 d ago
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These Rhetorical Devices Help Trump Maintain Power

What Does The Presidency Even Mean After Trump

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Susan Hennessey and Ben Wittes of Lawfare about their new book, Unmaking the Presidency, which explores Trump’s impact on the presidency and asks how his successor might be able to revive the role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

64 MIN5 d ago
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What Does The Presidency Even Mean After Trump

A Hinky Feeling From The Trump GOP

EVirginia Heffernan talks to longtime GOP strategist Rick Wilson about evangelical political issues, media pundits, and stirring the ire of Rush Limbaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MIN1 w ago
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A Hinky Feeling From The Trump GOP

Why People Fall For Trump’s Political Cult

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Steven Hassan, author of The Cult of Trump, about why we fall for cults, Trump’s brainwashing, and stories of his own deprogramming from a political cult in the 1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN2 w ago
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Why People Fall For Trump’s Political Cult

The Depth of the Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Kate Brannen, editorial director of Just Security, about her story uncovering the unredacted version of emails, mostly between Michael Duffey, associate director of national security programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Elaine McCusker, the acting Pentagon comptroller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2 w ago
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The Depth of the Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

The Big Themes of Bit Trump Players

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Daily Beast White House reporter Asawin Suebsaeng about Jenna Ellis, Vanilla Ice, and reporting in the age of distraction and misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MIN3 w ago
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The Big Themes of Bit Trump Players

Writing About Political Characters From New York

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine about her coverage of Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, and reporting on presidential candidates and New York characters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN3 w ago
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Writing About Political Characters From New York

The World Through the Eyes of a Trump Impersonator

EVirginia Heffernan catches up with John Di Domenico, the peerless voice behind our Trump tweets, and goes deep into his experiences working different gigs as a full-time professional Trump impersonator and what he does when engaging with Trump’s fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN2019 DEC 28
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The World Through the Eyes of a Trump Impersonator

A Very Special Holiday Trumpcast

EKick back and lighten your political load with never-before heard interpretations of Trump’s most infamous missives by John Di Domenico, and a new sketch from Kate James and Ben Rameaka of the Trumpcast Impeachers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN2019 DEC 25
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A Very Special Holiday Trumpcast

A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

EVirginia Heffernan talks to renowned historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat about seeing Trump through an authoritarian lens, a deeper look at mafia culture, and how Trumpism will one day fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MIN2019 DEC 22
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A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

Latest Episodes

These Rhetorical Devices Help Trump Maintain Power

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, professor of rhetoric and author of Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump, breaking down how he uses language to control his audience, philosophical explorations of Hobbes and Descartes, the unexamined rhetorical life of Hillary Clinton, and rhetorical devices to watch in the 2020 presidential campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN3 d ago
Comments
These Rhetorical Devices Help Trump Maintain Power

What Does The Presidency Even Mean After Trump

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Susan Hennessey and Ben Wittes of Lawfare about their new book, Unmaking the Presidency, which explores Trump’s impact on the presidency and asks how his successor might be able to revive the role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

64 MIN5 d ago
Comments
What Does The Presidency Even Mean After Trump

A Hinky Feeling From The Trump GOP

EVirginia Heffernan talks to longtime GOP strategist Rick Wilson about evangelical political issues, media pundits, and stirring the ire of Rush Limbaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A Hinky Feeling From The Trump GOP

Why People Fall For Trump’s Political Cult

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Steven Hassan, author of The Cult of Trump, about why we fall for cults, Trump’s brainwashing, and stories of his own deprogramming from a political cult in the 1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Why People Fall For Trump’s Political Cult

The Depth of the Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Kate Brannen, editorial director of Just Security, about her story uncovering the unredacted version of emails, mostly between Michael Duffey, associate director of national security programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Elaine McCusker, the acting Pentagon comptroller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Depth of the Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

The Big Themes of Bit Trump Players

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Daily Beast White House reporter Asawin Suebsaeng about Jenna Ellis, Vanilla Ice, and reporting in the age of distraction and misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Big Themes of Bit Trump Players

Writing About Political Characters From New York

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine about her coverage of Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, and reporting on presidential candidates and New York characters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Writing About Political Characters From New York

The World Through the Eyes of a Trump Impersonator

EVirginia Heffernan catches up with John Di Domenico, the peerless voice behind our Trump tweets, and goes deep into his experiences working different gigs as a full-time professional Trump impersonator and what he does when engaging with Trump’s fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN2019 DEC 28
Comments
The World Through the Eyes of a Trump Impersonator

A Very Special Holiday Trumpcast

EKick back and lighten your political load with never-before heard interpretations of Trump’s most infamous missives by John Di Domenico, and a new sketch from Kate James and Ben Rameaka of the Trumpcast Impeachers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN2019 DEC 25
Comments
A Very Special Holiday Trumpcast

A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

EVirginia Heffernan talks to renowned historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat about seeing Trump through an authoritarian lens, a deeper look at mafia culture, and how Trumpism will one day fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MIN2019 DEC 22
Comments
A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism
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