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Trumpcast

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

Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

EVirginia Heffernan welcomes back Dahlia Lithwick, Slate staff writer and host of Amicus, about the loss of RBG, Rep. Adam Schiff’s call to the GOP’s conscience, not being “ladylike” in the face of disaster, and the strength of our system of checks and balances in the face of coup threats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 min6 d ago
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Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

EVirginia Heffernan talks to producer Sally Herships and reporter Sarah Kleiner of The Heist, a new investigative podcast from the Center for Public Integrity covering a tax-centric political swindle and how power works in Trump’s presidency. Herships and Kleiner talk in-depth about the series, the benefits specific Republican donors have received, and what it’s like to try to track down Steve Mnuchin—or find out anything about him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 min1 w ago
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Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Tony Schwartz, the author infamous for penning Trump: The Art of the Deal, about his latest book, Dealing With the Devil: My Mother, Trump and Me, how Trump has impacted his life, how we grapple with our inner lawyers, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 min2 w ago
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How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Georgetown law professor Paul Butler, former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice and author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men, about the events in Kenosha and the Black Lives Matter movement, criminal justice, and what it means to celebrate black joy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 min3 w ago
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Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

When Political Economy Mugged Us

EIn this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to prolific author Kurt Andersen about Evil Geniuses, his latest New York Times bestseller. 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

12 minAUG 28
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When Political Economy Mugged Us

Four Years of Trump on Foreign Policy

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama and host of the new podcast Missing America, about Trump on foreign policy over the last four years, the U.S. fixation on Iran, Vladimir Putin, and what’s next. This episode comes with a bonus segment at the end for Slate Plus members. Sign up nowto listen, get every Trumpcast episode in full, and support the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 minAUG 21
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Four Years of Trump on Foreign Policy

The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Miller

EVirginia Heffernan talks to investigative journalist Jean Guerrero, author of Hatemonger, about Stephen Miller's childhood and education, nurturing fringe white supremacist ideals, his relationship with anti-immigration activist David Horowitz, and how he's managed to survive so long and hold his power in Trump's ever-changing administrative line-up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 minAUG 14
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The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Miller

Following Kushner’s Receipts to Democide

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Katherine Eban, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, about her recent piece on Jared Kushner’s botched COVID-19 response, and what happened when she followed a suspicious trail of his receipts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 minAUG 7
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Following Kushner’s Receipts to Democide

Black Uncles, White Uncles

EVirginia Heffernan talks to law professor Ekow Yankah about the different secrets in white and Black families, the archetypal uncles surfacing the disturbing truths about white supremacy from either side of it, Herman Cain, having opinions on scientific facts and living in a state of conspiracy-mindedness. 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 minJUL 31
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Black Uncles, White Uncles

Our Interview with Mary Trump

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump and author of "Too Much and Never Enough," going further into family stories from the book and insights into the Trump family; Donald Trump's enablers and inability to laugh; his weird sexuality; and iceberg lettuce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 minJUL 23
Comments
Our Interview with Mary Trump

Latest Episodes

Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

EVirginia Heffernan welcomes back Dahlia Lithwick, Slate staff writer and host of Amicus, about the loss of RBG, Rep. Adam Schiff’s call to the GOP’s conscience, not being “ladylike” in the face of disaster, and the strength of our system of checks and balances in the face of coup threats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 min6 d ago
Comments
Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

EVirginia Heffernan talks to producer Sally Herships and reporter Sarah Kleiner of The Heist, a new investigative podcast from the Center for Public Integrity covering a tax-centric political swindle and how power works in Trump’s presidency. Herships and Kleiner talk in-depth about the series, the benefits specific Republican donors have received, and what it’s like to try to track down Steve Mnuchin—or find out anything about him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 min1 w ago
Comments
Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Tony Schwartz, the author infamous for penning Trump: The Art of the Deal, about his latest book, Dealing With the Devil: My Mother, Trump and Me, how Trump has impacted his life, how we grapple with our inner lawyers, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 min2 w ago
Comments
How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Georgetown law professor Paul Butler, former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice and author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men, about the events in Kenosha and the Black Lives Matter movement, criminal justice, and what it means to celebrate black joy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 min3 w ago
Comments
Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

When Political Economy Mugged Us

EIn this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to prolific author Kurt Andersen about Evil Geniuses, his latest New York Times bestseller. 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

12 minAUG 28
Comments
When Political Economy Mugged Us

Four Years of Trump on Foreign Policy

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama and host of the new podcast Missing America, about Trump on foreign policy over the last four years, the U.S. fixation on Iran, Vladimir Putin, and what’s next. This episode comes with a bonus segment at the end for Slate Plus members. Sign up nowto listen, get every Trumpcast episode in full, and support the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 minAUG 21
Comments
Four Years of Trump on Foreign Policy

The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Miller

EVirginia Heffernan talks to investigative journalist Jean Guerrero, author of Hatemonger, about Stephen Miller's childhood and education, nurturing fringe white supremacist ideals, his relationship with anti-immigration activist David Horowitz, and how he's managed to survive so long and hold his power in Trump's ever-changing administrative line-up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 minAUG 14
Comments
The Weird White Supremacist World of Stephen Miller

Following Kushner’s Receipts to Democide

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Katherine Eban, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, about her recent piece on Jared Kushner’s botched COVID-19 response, and what happened when she followed a suspicious trail of his receipts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 minAUG 7
Comments
Following Kushner’s Receipts to Democide

Black Uncles, White Uncles

EVirginia Heffernan talks to law professor Ekow Yankah about the different secrets in white and Black families, the archetypal uncles surfacing the disturbing truths about white supremacy from either side of it, Herman Cain, having opinions on scientific facts and living in a state of conspiracy-mindedness. 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 minJUL 31
Comments
Black Uncles, White Uncles

Our Interview with Mary Trump

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump and author of "Too Much and Never Enough," going further into family stories from the book and insights into the Trump family; Donald Trump's enablers and inability to laugh; his weird sexuality; and iceberg lettuce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 minJUL 23
Comments
Our Interview with Mary Trump
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