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Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

Latest Episodes

A Political History of Georgia

With runoff elections in Georgia next month poised to determine control of the US Senate, national media have turned their eyes south. To help you digest the coming avalanche of Georgia coverage, Ryan Grim sits down with Intercept contributor George Chidi to discuss his state’s raucous political history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58 min12 h ago
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A Political History of Georgia

What Can Biden Do Without the Senate?

Come 2021 the Democrats are likely to find themselves in control of the Presidency and the House but not the Senate —meaning Mitch McConnell will be in a position to block any ambitious legislation from the new administration. But as Trump has shown us, there’s a lot a president can do without congress. Robert Hockett and Demond Drummer from New Consensus and Dave Dayen from the American Prospect join Ryan Grim to discuss just how much Biden can do on his own. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57 min2 w ago
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What Can Biden Do Without the Senate?

Populism Versus the Consulting Class

The circular firing squad over the Democrats’ underperformance in congressional races has already begun. Party leaders are blaming “the squad” and other left-wing figures for their talk of “defunding the police.” Meanwhile, progressives blame the establishment for refusing to adopt a more ambitious platform. Chuck Rocha, the head of Solidarity Strategies, and Jonathan Smucker, founder of Pennsylvania Stands Up, join Ryan Grim to discuss the debate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

67 min3 w ago
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Populism Versus the Consulting Class

What Happened?

November 3rd, 2020 was supposed to be the Democrats’ moment of glory: polls predicted a comfortable victory for former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as gains in both the House and Senate. Instead, Biden seems set to eke out a narrow win while his party loses House seats and fails to gain control of the upper chamber. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Texas Democratic House candidate Mike Siegel discuss what happened. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 minNOV 6
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What Happened?

The Rise of the Radical Moms

Women across the U.S. found themselves suddenly drawn to politics after the shock election of Donald Trump four years ago. On this week’s podcast, Ryan Grim speaks to three such women: Candace Valenzuela and Julie Oliver in Texas, and Annie Weaver in Pennsylvania, about how that day changed their lives and the course it set them on over the last four years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49 minOCT 30
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The Rise of the Radical Moms

The Final Debate

Donald Trump and Joe Biden met for their final debate before the 2020 election on Thursday night. Trump continued his recent attacks on Biden’s son Hunter and his foreign business dealings, while Biden went after Trump’s mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. Who got the best of the encounter? Rising host Krystal Ball and former Deconstructed host Mehdi Hasan join the show to break down the debate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 minOCT 23
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The Final Debate

Amy Coney Barrett and the Looming Google Antitrust Case

Republicans appear set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Ryan Grim talks to Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America about the last 50 years of right-wing legal activism. Then Luther Lowe, Senior Vice President for Public Policy at Yelp, breaks down what could become the biggest antitrust case since Microsoft. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 minOCT 17
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Amy Coney Barrett and the Looming Google Antitrust Case

In Eric Branstad, The Trump Administration Has Its Own Hunter Biden Problem

When President Trump abruptly reversed an order penalizing the Chinese telecom company ZTE for selling to North Korea and Iran in 2018, it confused almost everyone. Why was the get-tough-on-China-president suddenly caving to their demands? As The Intercept’s Lee Fang and Mara Hvistendahl found out, the story behind Trump’s move on ZTE sheds new light on the role of lobbyists and foreign interests at the highest levels of his administration’s decision-making. And it involves a figure most Americans, even in his home state, have never heard of: Eric Branstad, son of former Iowa governor Terry Branstad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 minOCT 17
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In Eric Branstad, The Trump Administration Has Its Own Hunter Biden Problem

A Look at the 2020 Congressional Landscape

Wordpress entry text: A Georgia senator compares herself to Attila the Hun. An Alaska senate challenger brags about fighting a bear. While the president’s Covid diagnosis has dominated the headlines, local and state races have been getting interesting, and on this week’s podcast DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim breaks them down with the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel. Then, Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor, John Fetterman, clears up some myths about mail-in voting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 minOCT 10
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A Look at the 2020 Congressional Landscape

A Goodbye Message from Mehdi

A special message from Deconstructed host Mehdi Hasan. Mehdi talks to Intercept DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim about where he's headed and what's next for the podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8 minOCT 2
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A Goodbye Message from Mehdi

Latest Episodes

A Political History of Georgia

With runoff elections in Georgia next month poised to determine control of the US Senate, national media have turned their eyes south. To help you digest the coming avalanche of Georgia coverage, Ryan Grim sits down with Intercept contributor George Chidi to discuss his state’s raucous political history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58 min12 h ago
Comments
A Political History of Georgia

What Can Biden Do Without the Senate?

Come 2021 the Democrats are likely to find themselves in control of the Presidency and the House but not the Senate —meaning Mitch McConnell will be in a position to block any ambitious legislation from the new administration. But as Trump has shown us, there’s a lot a president can do without congress. Robert Hockett and Demond Drummer from New Consensus and Dave Dayen from the American Prospect join Ryan Grim to discuss just how much Biden can do on his own. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57 min2 w ago
Comments
What Can Biden Do Without the Senate?

Populism Versus the Consulting Class

The circular firing squad over the Democrats’ underperformance in congressional races has already begun. Party leaders are blaming “the squad” and other left-wing figures for their talk of “defunding the police.” Meanwhile, progressives blame the establishment for refusing to adopt a more ambitious platform. Chuck Rocha, the head of Solidarity Strategies, and Jonathan Smucker, founder of Pennsylvania Stands Up, join Ryan Grim to discuss the debate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

67 min3 w ago
Comments
Populism Versus the Consulting Class

What Happened?

November 3rd, 2020 was supposed to be the Democrats’ moment of glory: polls predicted a comfortable victory for former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as gains in both the House and Senate. Instead, Biden seems set to eke out a narrow win while his party loses House seats and fails to gain control of the upper chamber. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Texas Democratic House candidate Mike Siegel discuss what happened. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 minNOV 6
Comments
What Happened?

The Rise of the Radical Moms

Women across the U.S. found themselves suddenly drawn to politics after the shock election of Donald Trump four years ago. On this week’s podcast, Ryan Grim speaks to three such women: Candace Valenzuela and Julie Oliver in Texas, and Annie Weaver in Pennsylvania, about how that day changed their lives and the course it set them on over the last four years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49 minOCT 30
Comments
The Rise of the Radical Moms

The Final Debate

Donald Trump and Joe Biden met for their final debate before the 2020 election on Thursday night. Trump continued his recent attacks on Biden’s son Hunter and his foreign business dealings, while Biden went after Trump’s mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. Who got the best of the encounter? Rising host Krystal Ball and former Deconstructed host Mehdi Hasan join the show to break down the debate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 minOCT 23
Comments
The Final Debate

Amy Coney Barrett and the Looming Google Antitrust Case

Republicans appear set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Ryan Grim talks to Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America about the last 50 years of right-wing legal activism. Then Luther Lowe, Senior Vice President for Public Policy at Yelp, breaks down what could become the biggest antitrust case since Microsoft. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 minOCT 17
Comments
Amy Coney Barrett and the Looming Google Antitrust Case

In Eric Branstad, The Trump Administration Has Its Own Hunter Biden Problem

When President Trump abruptly reversed an order penalizing the Chinese telecom company ZTE for selling to North Korea and Iran in 2018, it confused almost everyone. Why was the get-tough-on-China-president suddenly caving to their demands? As The Intercept’s Lee Fang and Mara Hvistendahl found out, the story behind Trump’s move on ZTE sheds new light on the role of lobbyists and foreign interests at the highest levels of his administration’s decision-making. And it involves a figure most Americans, even in his home state, have never heard of: Eric Branstad, son of former Iowa governor Terry Branstad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 minOCT 17
Comments
In Eric Branstad, The Trump Administration Has Its Own Hunter Biden Problem

A Look at the 2020 Congressional Landscape

Wordpress entry text: A Georgia senator compares herself to Attila the Hun. An Alaska senate challenger brags about fighting a bear. While the president’s Covid diagnosis has dominated the headlines, local and state races have been getting interesting, and on this week’s podcast DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim breaks them down with the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel. Then, Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor, John Fetterman, clears up some myths about mail-in voting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 minOCT 10
Comments
A Look at the 2020 Congressional Landscape

A Goodbye Message from Mehdi

A special message from Deconstructed host Mehdi Hasan. Mehdi talks to Intercept DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim about where he's headed and what's next for the podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8 minOCT 2
Comments
A Goodbye Message from Mehdi
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