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Trumpcast

Slate Podcasts

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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

The Search for Melania's Intelligence

EIn this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Mary Jordan, Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent for the Washington Post and author of The Art of Her Deal, about Melania Trump—getting to the mystery of who she was before she met Donald Trump, her education, the way she manufactures her image, where she fails as a FLOTUS, and the supportive role she plays in propping up her husband. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full.Sign up nowto access every Trumpcast episode and support the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 MIN1 w ago
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The Search for Melania's Intelligence

Worst AG, Barr None

EVirginia Heffernan welcomes back Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman to get into the weeds about AG Bill Barr, Michael Flynn’s story up until this point, Geoffrey Berman of the Southern District of New York, and the Unitary Executive Theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN1 w ago
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Worst AG, Barr None

White Supremacy, Tulsa, and the Mythology of America

EVirginia Heffernan talks to author Jared Yates Sexton about evangelical mythology, Bill Barr, rural understandings of globalism, the Confederacy, the coming Trump rally in Tulsa, how some Christian Trumpists may view COVID, and the “cult of the shining city.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 MIN2 w ago
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White Supremacy, Tulsa, and the Mythology of America

Getting On The Same Page About Racism

EVirginia Heffernan talks to CNN legal analyst Elliot Williams about Cooper vs. Cooper, how white people apologize for and are now confronting systemic racism, the legality around questioning the actions of police officers, and the “Yanny versus Laurel” disconnect some white viewers will have watching viral police brutality videos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 MIN3 w ago
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Getting On The Same Page About Racism

How Zuckerberg and Barr Are Trying to Stop the Protests

EIn this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Wired columnist Siva Viadhyanathan about his piece on Mark Zuckerberg; and, later in the show, she speaks with New York Times Magazine writer Matthatias Schwartz about his profile of William Barr. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full.Sign up nowto access every Trumpcast episode and support the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 MINJUN 5
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How Zuckerberg and Barr Are Trying to Stop the Protests

It’s Gonna Be A Rough Summer for Racial Tension

EVirginia Heffernan talks to MSNBC and theGrio contributor Dr. Jason Johnson about Christian Cooper, George Floyd, who in society is allowed to scold in public, COVID’s impact on black lives, why the protests are rebellions and not riots, and deeper implications behind names like "Karen" and "Becky." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MINMAY 29
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It’s Gonna Be A Rough Summer for Racial Tension

Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?

EVirginia Heffernan talks to analyst and Fordham professor Dr. Christina Greer about white supremacy, the case for Stacey Abrams as Joe Biden’s running mate, whether black voters care less about policy than representation on the presidential ticket, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MINMAY 22
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Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?

How Didier Raoult Became Hydroxychloroquine's Hype Man

EVirginia Heffernan talks to writer Scott Sayare about Didier Raoult, the man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment for COVID-19, exploring his successes as a French microbiologist, his big personality, and how we got to this point where hydroxychloroquine made headlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full.Sign up nowto access every Trumpcast episode and support the show.(edited) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MINMAY 15
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How Didier Raoult Became Hydroxychloroquine's Hype Man

Kushner Mess-Ups Thrive Under D.C.’s Collective Amnesia

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Rolling Stone D.C. Bureau Chief Andy Kroll about the specifics around Jared Kushner’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis, the role of Oscar Health, the group of Bush-era doctors and epidemiologists calling themselves “Red Dawn,” and the collective amnesia in Washington, D.C. that prevents us from tackling sizable problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MINMAY 8
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Kushner Mess-Ups Thrive Under D.C.’s Collective Amnesia

“Opening Up” is a Meaningless Term

EVirginia Heffernan talks to CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem about what it really means—and what it takes— to safely re-open the country and heal from the coronavirus pandemic, the Waffle House Index, and how this crisis may affect our values. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINMAY 1
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“Opening Up” is a Meaningless Term

Latest Episodes

The Search for Melania's Intelligence

EIn this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Mary Jordan, Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent for the Washington Post and author of The Art of Her Deal, about Melania Trump—getting to the mystery of who she was before she met Donald Trump, her education, the way she manufactures her image, where she fails as a FLOTUS, and the supportive role she plays in propping up her husband. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full.Sign up nowto access every Trumpcast episode and support the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Search for Melania's Intelligence

Worst AG, Barr None

EVirginia Heffernan welcomes back Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman to get into the weeds about AG Bill Barr, Michael Flynn’s story up until this point, Geoffrey Berman of the Southern District of New York, and the Unitary Executive Theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Worst AG, Barr None

White Supremacy, Tulsa, and the Mythology of America

EVirginia Heffernan talks to author Jared Yates Sexton about evangelical mythology, Bill Barr, rural understandings of globalism, the Confederacy, the coming Trump rally in Tulsa, how some Christian Trumpists may view COVID, and the “cult of the shining city.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
White Supremacy, Tulsa, and the Mythology of America

Getting On The Same Page About Racism

EVirginia Heffernan talks to CNN legal analyst Elliot Williams about Cooper vs. Cooper, how white people apologize for and are now confronting systemic racism, the legality around questioning the actions of police officers, and the “Yanny versus Laurel” disconnect some white viewers will have watching viral police brutality videos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Getting On The Same Page About Racism

How Zuckerberg and Barr Are Trying to Stop the Protests

EIn this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Wired columnist Siva Viadhyanathan about his piece on Mark Zuckerberg; and, later in the show, she speaks with New York Times Magazine writer Matthatias Schwartz about his profile of William Barr. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full.Sign up nowto access every Trumpcast episode and support the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19 MINJUN 5
Comments
How Zuckerberg and Barr Are Trying to Stop the Protests

It’s Gonna Be A Rough Summer for Racial Tension

EVirginia Heffernan talks to MSNBC and theGrio contributor Dr. Jason Johnson about Christian Cooper, George Floyd, who in society is allowed to scold in public, COVID’s impact on black lives, why the protests are rebellions and not riots, and deeper implications behind names like "Karen" and "Becky." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MINMAY 29
Comments
It’s Gonna Be A Rough Summer for Racial Tension

Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?

EVirginia Heffernan talks to analyst and Fordham professor Dr. Christina Greer about white supremacy, the case for Stacey Abrams as Joe Biden’s running mate, whether black voters care less about policy than representation on the presidential ticket, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MINMAY 22
Comments
Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?

How Didier Raoult Became Hydroxychloroquine's Hype Man

EVirginia Heffernan talks to writer Scott Sayare about Didier Raoult, the man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment for COVID-19, exploring his successes as a French microbiologist, his big personality, and how we got to this point where hydroxychloroquine made headlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every Trumpcast episode in full.Sign up nowto access every Trumpcast episode and support the show.(edited) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MINMAY 15
Comments
How Didier Raoult Became Hydroxychloroquine's Hype Man

Kushner Mess-Ups Thrive Under D.C.’s Collective Amnesia

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Rolling Stone D.C. Bureau Chief Andy Kroll about the specifics around Jared Kushner’s mishandling of the coronavirus crisis, the role of Oscar Health, the group of Bush-era doctors and epidemiologists calling themselves “Red Dawn,” and the collective amnesia in Washington, D.C. that prevents us from tackling sizable problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MINMAY 8
Comments
Kushner Mess-Ups Thrive Under D.C.’s Collective Amnesia

“Opening Up” is a Meaningless Term

EVirginia Heffernan talks to CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem about what it really means—and what it takes— to safely re-open the country and heal from the coronavirus pandemic, the Waffle House Index, and how this crisis may affect our values. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINMAY 1
Comments
“Opening Up” is a Meaningless Term
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