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A roundup of all things Donald Trump.


Wrangling Over the Articles of Impeachment
Dec 12 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Third Way’s Mieke Eoyang about the House Judiciary mark-up conversation on impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Impeachment
Dec 10 • 45 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to writer David J. Roth about his latest post on impeachment in New York Intelligencer and connections between the Hallmark Channel and Trumpland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
They Do Talk About Impeachment in Trump Country
Dec 5 • 41 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to The Root’s Jason Johnson about middle America and impeachment, Matt Gaetz, and everything we project onto Nancy Pelosi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
That ‘Trump is Anti-Corruption’ Defense
Dec 4 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post opiner and Talking Feds host Harry Litman about the latest defense of Trump over Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All The President’s Misogyny
Dec 1 • 43 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Christina Cauterucci, Slate staff writer and Waves / Outward co-host, about the book All The President’s Women, misogyny in show business and reality TV, The Apprentice, and the case of E. Jean Carroll. Learn more about your ad…
Last Roundup of Impeachment Thoughts Before Thanksgiving
Nov 27 • 56 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Crooked Media’s Brian Beutler about everything related to the impeachment hearings up to this point, how polling on support for impeachment has worked, the influence of Representative Adam Schiff, attacks on Joe Biden, Fiona…
Slate Live: Women of Slate
Nov 22 • 59 min
Virginia Heffernan joins the women of Slate for a political panel on the night of the Democratic debates. Recorded live at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Weds. Nov 20, 2019. First segment: What Next host Mary Harris moderates Amicus host Dahlia Lithwick…
Taylor and Kent Won’t Dance with the Stars
Nov 14 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN legal analyst Elie Honig about yesterday’s impeachment hearings, including our addiction to hyper-arousal, the work of Dan Goldman, the attempts to discredit William Taylor and George Kent, John Bolton not wanting to get…
Irony, Solidarity, and the Internet
Nov 13 • 12 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Anti-Social, about Facebook and the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s “tuberculosis” and other memes, the difference between word and lived experience, the…
Transcripts Whispering Quid Pro No
Nov 8 • 39 min
Virginia Heffernan has a conversation with CNN commentator and lawyer Ross Garber about the Ukraine call, the transcripts coming out of the White House, Rudy Guiliani and Trump’s advisers, Rep. Adam Schiff’s strengths and weaknesses, and much more. Learn…
The Dangers of Trump’s Lower Court Judges
Nov 5 • 31 min
Leon Krauze talks to Slate staff writer Mark Joseph Stern about the dangers of the judges Trump appoints, and not just the SCOTUS—nearly one in four appeals court judges in the federal judiciary was appointed by Trump. These are lifetime appointments.…
Now Approaching the Trump Impeachment Endgame
Oct 31 • 39 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Fordham Law’s Jed Shugerman about how we’re approaching the “end game” of impeachment, what might happen to Trump in the courts post-impeachment, clarifying statements from Trump private lawyer William Consovoy, Tish James, the…
How National Defense Issues Play Out in U.S. Culture
Oct 30 • 9 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Katherine Voyles about the way national defense issues play out in culture, and the culture of national defense issues. They also discuss Jim Mattis and Steve Bannon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Say Yes to Rebuilding Post-Trump
Oct 24 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks with law professor and MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance about Trump’s bloodlust, Turkey, building nonpartisan offices, that now-iconic Twitter image of Rep. Nancy Pelosi disciplining Trump, Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s pushback, and…
Real Activism in the Face of Trump Rot
Oct 22 • 49 min
Virginia Heffernan talks with activist lan Madrigal, known for their “cause play” work as the Monopoly Man, about the most potent times to be an activist, reckoning with the feelings that come up in our repressive politics, acknowledging trauma and being…
Trump Skewers the Pax Americana
Oct 18 • 46 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Brannen, editorial director of Just Security, about Gordon Sondland’s opening statement, a glance at Russian interference, Trump’s bizarre letter to Turkish President Recep Erdogan, that bizarre Trump-Pelosi Twitter photo…
There’s No Law in that White House Counsel Letter
Oct 11 • 41 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Above the Law’s Elie Mystal, who breaks down the White House counsel’s letter attempting to invalidate the Trump impeachment inquiry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Trump-Zelensky Call and the Language of Corruption
Oct 9 • 43 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to info warfare expert Molly McKew about the how the Trump-Zelensky call benefits Vladimir Putin, the Ukraine, javelins, disarmament, Hunter Biden, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump Voters and the Power of Twelve Angry Men
Oct 4 • 42 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to blogger Aneela Mirchandani about what the classic movie Twelve Angry Men can teach us about Trump supporters, the psychic permission Trump gives to his voters, and the archetypes of people that keep a con going. Learn more…
The Brett Kavanaugh Epistemological Crisis
Oct 1 • 51 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, New York Times reporters and co-authors of The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, about the process of reporting for the book, Kavanaugh’s middle-of-the-road college performance and tendency to stay by…
The Dance Around Quid Pro Quo
Sep 28 • 11 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Dahlia Lithwick, friend of the pod and host of Slate podcast Amicus, about everything happening with the Ukraine whistleblower debacle, quid pro quo, and abusing power in the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Trump Impeachment Story Is Unfolding
Sep 24 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jacob Weisberg, founder of Trumpcast, about how Pelosi threw down the gauntlet, the Senate spoke in unison, and the nation is now facing the impeachment of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Urgent Concern: This Unambiguously Constitutes an Impeachable Offense
Sep 20 • 32 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Susan Hennessey of Lawfare blog and the Brookings Institution about why President Donald Trump’s reported pleas to Ukraine to help him rough up Joe Biden constitute an impeachable offense. Learn more about your ad choices.…
When Trump Tried to Move to Hollywood
Sep 18 • 12 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Allen Salkin, co-author of “The Method to the Madness,” about Trump’s struggles to fit in with the Hollywood in crowd, developing his reality TV life, and his visit to California. This is a preview of a Slate Plus episode. To…
Bolton and Mattis Are Not White Horses
Sep 13 • 43 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to information and political analyst Molly McKew about why we’re not getting more vital information from those leaving the Trump administration, institutional erosion, the lack of honorable men, lessons from Russia, and what she’s…
Decoding the Mystery of Jim Mattis
Sep 11 • 36 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to the New Yorker’s Susan Glasser about dropping in on Jim Mattis’ book tour, the worldviews of figures like Mattis and Rod Rosenstein, and not taking the reality stars of the Trump administration seriously. Finally, what Trump…
Backstage on the Scaramucci Redemption Tour
Sep 6 • 48 min
Anthony Scaramucci, the infamous 11-day communications director for President Donald Trump in 2017, talks to Virginia Heffernan about his conversion from Trumpism; his politics and his relationship to power; growing up working class; his wife, Diedre;…
Humor, Trump, and the Patriarchy
Sep 4 • 48 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to comedian John Fugelsang about men and problematic humor in the MeToo movement, the excuse of “political correctness,” mansplaining, Trump, atheism, and his new Off-Broadway show “Laughing Liberally.” Learn more about your ad…
Mr. Trump Goes to Biarritz
Aug 30 • 8 min
In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Eli Stokols, White House reporter for the LA Times–- who is fresh from reporting on Trump from the G-7 press pool–about how world leaders managed Trump now this time around, his G-7 specific “parade of…
The Hacked Manafort Texts and #MeToo
Aug 28 • 44 min
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.…
How Populist Messaging Obscures Conservative Policy
Aug 23 • 36 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Paul Waldman about how the Trump administration reconciles a fiscal policy that favors the rich with a populist message aimed at the working class. Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan and Ethan Brooks, with help from Danielle…
The Hidden Evangelical Power in Washington
Aug 21 • 44 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Netflix recently released a documentary series based on his reporting. Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan and Ethan…
Ivanka and the Reckoning of New York Society
Aug 16 • 11 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis, host of the Ivanka podcast Tabloid, about her lifestyle changes since her father came to office, life with Jared Kushner, her intelligence and bookishness, her relationship with New York high society,…
The Language Around Guns in America
Aug 14 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to AC Valdez, editor of GunsAndAmerica.org and former Trumpcast producer, about the way we talk about guns in the US, how mass shootings are defined in media, strategies for de-escalating gun violence in gang situations vs.…
Facing and Erasing White Terrorism
Aug 8 • 30 min
In an episode that originally aired as a Slate Plus exclusive on March 27, shortly after the horrendous attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, León Krauze talks to Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs and geopolitical reporter for the Washington Post, about…
False Coherence and White Terrorism
Aug 7 • 48 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jane Coaston, senior politics reporter at Vox, about our current bout of white terrorism, knowing versus understanding, why some groups lean on conspiracies and myths of the elite, the conservative argument of political…
What Dangers Could Loom Under Ratcliffe?
Aug 1 • 13 min
In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Mieke Eoyang, VP of Third Way’s National Security Program, about the realities of Dan Coats’ work while he was on the job, what could be in the future if Ratcliffe becomes Director of National…
Barr and the Overman Class
Jul 31 • 45 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post columnist and constitutional law professor Harry Litman about the thickness of Trump administration lies and his experience working with Bill Barr. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast…
Which Volume of the Mueller Report are you?
Jul 26 • 47 min
For a big think on former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Wednesday testimony, Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Fordham Law professor Jed Shugerman. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad…
Robert Mueller’s Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee
Jul 24 • 92 min
Robert Mueller’s Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Robert Mueller’s Testimony Before the House Intelligence Committee
Jul 24 • 82 min
This is the first half of the Robert Mueller’s Testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bottle-Blond Clowns Take the Anglosphere
Jul 24 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas about Boris Johnson, UK voters and Brexiteers, and conservative nostalgia. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Tendencies of the Nuclear-Prone
Jul 19 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Scott Sagan, political science professor at Stanford University known for his research on nuclear weapons policy and nuclear disarmament, about the results of his recently co-authored poll gauging Americans’ desire to go to war…
Trump the Criminal Co-Conspirator
Jul 16 • 37 min
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Garrett Graff, director at the Aspen Institute and Mueller specialist, for a look-ahead of Mueller’s testimony next week, his first response to the Mueller Report, and where it’s particularly damning. Slate Plus members…
The Jeffrey Epstein Complicity Machine
Jul 12 • 38 min
Vicky Ward returns to Trumpcast to chat with Virginia Heffernan about Jeffrey Epstein. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is Trump A Disease? A Medical Perspective
Jul 10 • 52 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Bandy Lee, psychiatrist at Yale University, for a deep, compelling new take on the long debate about Trump’s mental fitness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is The GOP Finished? History Weighs In
Jul 3 • 45 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Kevin Kruse, professor of history at Princeton University, on battling revisions of Republican history on Twitter, racism as America’s original sin (and its other sins), the influence of Mike Pence and the religious right, and…
An Interview With E. Jean Carroll
Jun 27 • 41 min
Host Virginia Heffernan and special guest co-host Dahlia Lithwick of Amicus share an intimate conversation with journalist E Jean Carroll, author of “What Do We Need Men For,” about details of the sexual assault she experienced from President Donald…
What We Want From Mueller’s Testimony
Jun 26 • 39 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to legal analyst Ross Garber about Mueller’s upcoming testimony, impeachment, and more. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Understanding Mexico In The Migration Crisis
Jun 24 • 37 min
León Krauze talks to Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin, about how the migration crisis at the border is being handled, understanding the Northern Triangle, the role Mexico is playing in the…
The Trump Show Tales Of Siege
Jun 21 • 8 min
Virginia Heffernan chats with author Michael Wolf about Siege, the sequel to Fire and Fury, covering Steve Bannon, Trumpian doublethink, how Wolff gets sources to open up, and much more. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds.…
Democrats Dithering About Impeachment
Jun 17 • 47 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to MSNBC’s Dr. Christina Greer on why Democrats are slow on impeachment, Trump and U.S. racism, the logic of reality TV, and more. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your…
Trump’s Relationship With Jews
Jun 13 • 48 min
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Trumpcast Live: Vicky Ward And Aparna Nancherla
Jun 11 • 85 min
From our full day of live shows at Slate Day comes Trumpcast Live! Virginia Heffernan welcomes to the stage Kushner Inc author Vicky Ward and comedian Aparna Nancherla to talk about the Kushners, the anxiety olympics, Trump’s penchant for cheating and the…
Brexit, Media, And The UK In Trump Times
Jun 8 • 42 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Guardian reporter Carole Cadwalladr, bypassing Trump’s UK visit to talk conservatism and Facebook, Nigel Farage, Julian Assange, Brexit, and much more. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up…
When Interpreting Power Means Abuse
Jun 4 • 35 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Protect Democracy counsel and colleague Kristy Parker about the way Trump abuses power with regard to national emergencies and the border wall, specific ways he criticizes the press, and lawsuits against the president. Learn more…
Trumpcast Sketch: What Mueller Meant To Say
May 31 • 3 min
Comedian Steve Waltien gives his interpretation of Robert Mueller’s statement this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Oracle Mueller Hath Spoken
May 30 • 8 min
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back MSNBC’s Matt Miller to talk about Mueller’s statement this week, Barr’s ideology, what Trump has accidentally revealed in doublespeak during the aftermath, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Former Federal Prosecutors Agree On Trump
May 28 • 54 min
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Mimi Rocah, former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and MSNBC legal analyst, to talk about the letter about the Mueller Report she’s spearheaded signed by former federal prosecutors, Barr’s ongoing…
Of FOIAs And Buzzfeed Investigative Fights
May 24 • 52 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Buzzfeed senior investigative reporter Jason Leopold — who with partner Anthony Cormier has broken several Trump stories — about FOIAs, cultivating specific sources, media mistrust, insights into a checkered past, and of…
Brainstorming Ways To Rekindle Democracy
May 22 • 36 min
Yascha Mounk talks to the Berggruen Institute’s Nicholas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, co-authors of “Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism,” about how money influences government, Trump’s impact on democracy…
The Case Of Candidate Joe Biden
May 20 • 27 min
León Krauze talks to Slate political writer about the Democrats’ struggle with Joe Biden, his double-digit lead in the polls, and why they hate him despite this significant advantage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Trump Trolls Give Up The War
May 17 • 42 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to David Weissman, once a hardcore self-described Trump troll, about his story — how he first came into conservative writing and became involved in “Trump train” social media and group DMs, his interventions with media figures…
A Republican’s Journey Away From Trump
May 12 • 43 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Max Boot, columnist for the Washington Post and author of “Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left The Right,” about his journey since Donald Trump took office. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds.…
Trump’s Finances Are Taxing
May 9 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan dissects this week’s New York Times news on Trump’s tax losses with Richard Rubin, who writes about tax policy for the Wall Street Journal. Also discussed: Trump’s different mindset on taxes, his sources of income, and the cognitive…
The View Of Putin From Moscow
May 2 • 41 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev about why Russians taking over the White House is a far-fetched idea, Putin’s main selling points, the American right-wing influence on Russian politics, fake Cyrillic, kettle logic, Russian…
Surviving A Post-Mueller Report World
Apr 30 • 49 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Elliot Williams, former deputy assistant attorney general and current principal at public affairs firm the Raben Group, about the Mueller Report, Barr, Rosenstein, obstructions of justice, and several meaningful pop culture…
Understanding Conspiracy In Trump Times
Apr 24 • 32 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Nancy Rosenblum and Russ Muirhead, co-authors of “A Lot Of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy,” about how and why conspiracies form, what makes a “theory,” and what conspiracies give to people. Learn…
Trump Dangers After the Mueller Report
Apr 22 • 41 min
Yascha Mounk talks to political activist and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov about their responses to the Mueller report, Trumpism, what the Democratic Party gets hung up on, Russia, and learning from Kasparov’s efforts to oppose Vladimir Putin. Learn…
A Mueller Report Next-Day Debrief
Apr 19 • 50 min
On this first day after the release of the Mueller Report, Virginia Heffernan talks revelations and redactions with Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law professor and author of “The People’s Courts.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Mueller Report: the Executive Summaries
Apr 18 • 60 min
Don’t have time to read the whole Mueller report? Now there’s a podcast for that. Listen to Slate’s Gabriel Roth and June Thomas read the special counsel’s executive summaries in our free mini-audiobook. Podcast production by Benjamin Frisch and Merritt…
Finding Your Guts When The Spire Falls
Apr 17 • 8 min
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate podcast Amicus, to talk Barr, Avenatti, Christine Blasey-Ford’s honor in TIME Magazine, and the strategies by which corrupt actors in the administration slip through our fingers. Learn more…
Special: Has Mexico’s President Turned His Back on His Own People?
Apr 14 • 18 min
To understand what’s happening on the border, you have to look at the policies and leaders on both sides of it. So, how has Mexico, under its new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, changed its approach to refugees and migrants fleeing north? And how…
Climate Change Meets The U.S. Border Crisis
Apr 13 • 32 min
León Krauze talks to the New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer about how climate change deepens the U.S. border crisis, stories of Central American migration, and the tremendous spiraling debt that is taken on to embark on this dangerous journey. Learn more about…
The Collusion Effect On Our Norms
Apr 10 • 45 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump about Kristjen Nielsen, interpreting news headlines, Alpha Bank and the dossier, the non-disputable points of Adam Schiff, the Mueller Report to come, and more. Learn more…
Behind Closed Doors At Kushner Inc.
Apr 4 • 49 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Vicky Ward, author of “Kushner Inc.,” about Jared and Ivanka’s rise to power; the influence and history of family patriarch Charlie Kushner; and the Trump and Kushner worlds of real estate and crime. Learn more about your ad…
A Trip To Barr-A-Lago
Apr 2 • 38 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Rick Wilson, author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies,” and journalist Molly Jong-Fast about the Barr letters, Trumpism, who is at risk after being touched by Trump, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Facing And Erasing White Terrorism
Mar 27 • 8 min
León Krauze talks to Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs and geopolitical reporter for The Washington Post, on the recent white terrorist attack in New Zealand, white nationalism and white supremacy on social media, and what it might look like for Trump to…
The Barr Letter Is Not The Mueller Report
Mar 25 • 46 min
Virginia Heffernan breaks down the weekend’s bombshell Mueller news with Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law professor, author of “The People’s Courts,” and co-author on an amicus brief in CREW v. Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Why Did Deutsche Bank Support Trump?
Mar 21 • 43 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to David Enrich, finance editor for the New York Times, about Deutsche Bank’s relationship with Donald Trump, how they began working together, and the bank’s funding of Nazi activities during World War II. Learn more about your ad…
The Six Groups Within The 2019 Democratic Party
Mar 18 • 31 min
León Krauze talks to FiveThirtyEight writer Perry Bacon Jr. about how he defines six different groups within the Democratic party, where each stands on current issues, and how 2020 presidential candidates might fall within those factions. Learn more about…
To Understand Trump World, Find The Women
Mar 13 • 8 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Nina Burleigh, author of Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women, about Melania and Ivanka Trump, the controversy surrounding spa owner Cindy Yang, and the overlap of the legitimate and illegitimate worlds. Learn…
Fear As Right-Wing Media’s Plot
Mar 12 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Nicole Hemmer, author of Messengers of the Right, about the motives of right-wing media and its impact, this week’s Tucker Carlson scandal, and the bigotry conversation surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar. Learn more about your ad…
2019 Ways To Spell Doomsday
Mar 6 • 52 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to nuclear research and policy-making expert Sharon Squassoni about the Trump effect on the Doomsday Clock, our nuclear situation worldwide, how climate change moves the minute hand, and a realistic look at what it would look like…
Demystifying Putin’s Power And Clan
Mar 4 • 35 min
Yascha Mounk talks to journalist Julia Ioffe, who covers Russia, about the reality of Putin’s position, how he uses his pedestal, who relies on him for support, rumors overheard in Moscow, and what may come in the leader’s future. Learn more about your ad…
Michael Cohen Testifies Before Congress, part 2
Feb 27 • 257 min
We know that many Slate podcast listeners were at work during Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, so we’re going to bring it to you in podcast form. In the previous episode you heard Cohen’s opening…
Michael Cohen’s Opening Statement to the House Oversight Committee
Feb 27 • 54 min
We know that many Slate podcast listeners were at work during Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, so we’re going to bring it to you in podcast form. First we present Cohen’s opening testimony—and the…
All Eyes On Michael Cohen
Feb 27 • 38 min
Virginia Heffernan dissects Michael Cohen in court with four-time Trumpcast visitor Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst and former prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Plus, Steve Waltien and writer John Glynn depict a conversation between the…
How Our Branches Of Government Hold Up In 2019
Feb 25 • 55 min
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate podcast Amicus, for a deep journey into the health of the judicial branch in Trump times, the leanings of justices John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch, the 25th amendment, Corey Robin’s New York…
Where Do Black Conservatives Align With GOP Issues?
Feb 20 • 42 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Dr. Ted Johnson, senior fellow at the Brennan Center, about where black and white conservatives differ on racial issues and beyond, including economic policy and what they want in a 2020 presidential candidate. Learn more about your…
Paul Manafort And The Heart Of Collusion
Feb 18 • 44 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Danny Cevallos, criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for MSNBC, about Paul Manafort and the theory that Trump is not the top of the Mueller investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump, Drug Smuggling, And The Opioid Epidemic
Feb 13 • 10 min
In this Plus preview, Leon Krauze talks to Vox’s German Lopez about the severe state of the opioid crisis, drug smuggling, a response ot the State of the Union, and how to effectively stop the flow of drugs into the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Trumpcast Live In LA
Feb 12 • 57 min
Enjoy our live show, recorded Feb. 7 at the Ace Hotel Theater in downtown Los Angeles and featuring a conversation with Virginia Heffernan, Leon Krauze, and Jamelle Bouie. Special guests: Comedians Andy Kindler and Jake Johannsen, and our very own Trump…
The BuzzFeed Revelations on Trump
Feb 9 • 42 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Anthony Cormier from BuzzFeed News about the chain of bombshell news stories his team has published this month and the Mueller team’s response to his reporting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How Trump’s Inaugural Committee Got Into Trouble: Trumpcast Presents What Next
Feb 7 • 15 min
Inaugurations are ethically dubious in the best of times. So why is the Trump inaugural committee under investigation? Consider the scale of the swindle. Guest: Ilya Marritz, co-host of Trump Inc., a podcast produced by WNYC and ProPublica. Tell us what…
Calling Out Jared Kushner’s Insecure Clearance
Feb 4 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) about why he’s called on Jared Kushner’s top-secret security clearance to be revoked, the process of gaining high-level security clearance, how Kushner’s access reflects on the administration, and what’s to…
The Collusion Story Info Spectrum
Jan 30 • 32 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and editor-in-chief of Lawfare Blog, about why having more facts doesn’t help us understand what’s happening in the collusion story, potential narrative arcs from what we do…
A (Roger) Stone In A Barrel
Jan 28 • 31 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Garrett Graff, contributing editor at Wired and co-author of “Dawn of the Code War,”about takeaways from the Roger Stone indictment, the story buried over the weekend of Jared Kushner enabler Carl Kline, and sanctions lifted on…
How The FBI Investigates A President
Jan 23 • 10 min
In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI special agent and CNN contributor Asha Rangappa about the procedural end of investigative work, from documentation and justification to putting your head down and just doing the next right…
The Democratic Approach To Immigration In 2020
Jan 21 • 47 min
León Krauze talks to Simon Rosenberg, president of DC-based think tank NDN, about recent polls indicating more Democrats may be supporting Trump’s border wall. Plus deep considerations for how 2020 Democratic candidates could approach immigration. Learn…
Make Conservatives Great Again
Jan 17 • 33 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Charlie Sykes, editor-in-chief of conservative outlet the Bulwark and author of How the Right Lost Its Mind,” about Trump and the GOP, conservative vs. liberal values, the rise of tribalism, constitutional norms, Steve King, and how…
The Compromises That Create Kremlin Double Agents
Jan 14 • 46 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Bill Browder, financier and author of Red Notice, about Natalia Veselnitskaya, how the Kremlin influences even well-intentioned U.S. civil servants, the origins of the Magnitsky Act and the evolution of the Russian oligarchs,…
Beacons Through Autocratic Gaslighting
Jan 10 • 12 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Sarah Kendzior, author of The View From Flyover Country and co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation, on specific examples of Trump’s gaslighting, the strategies autocrats employ as they wield power, and why it’s important to be…
The ‘Successful’ Political Candidate Template For 2020
Jan 7 • 32 min
On his first show as Trumpcast co-host, Yascha Mounk talks to Sam Koppelman, speechwriter for the Jon Favreau-run communications firm Fenway Strategies, about what traits successful political candidates share, what strategies candidates like Beto O’Rourke…
No Sir, Romney Doesn’t Like It
Jan 2 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Matt Miller, MSNBC Justice and Security Analyst, about why he’s supportive of Romney’s op ed in the Washington Post amidst cries that it comes off as hollow talk. Also, who is Romney now? What are his policies? Where is the GOP…
Wading Through The Democratic Presidential Pool
Dec 28, 2018 • 35 min
León Krauze talks to Scott Detrow, NPR congressional correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, about the Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020. Why are there so many potential candidates? Who really has a chance? Are there any dark horse…
How Can Trump’s Administration Actually Help Central America?
Dec 26, 2018 • 34 min
León Krauze talks to Dr. Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center, about the crisis in Central America, who is migrating, how President Donald Trump’s policies affect the region, and the need to move beyond aid to…
Explaining Trump To Young Adults
Dec 24, 2018 • 38 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Martha Brockenbrough, author of the YA novel “Unpresidented,” about breaking down the story of Trump, his bullying, and his ancestry. Includes forays into the dramatized letter Frederich Trump wrote to the prince regent of…
A Foxhole In The Cyberwar
Dec 20, 2018 • 56 min
Virginia Heffernan hosts a roundtable with author Karen Schwartz and cyberwar expert Molly McKew exploring Russia’s relationship to tech, Facebook and Silicon Valley, the creepy control mentality of billionaire socialites, and the difference between…
Trump’s 2013 Deal With Aras Agalarov
Dec 18, 2018 • 14 min
This Trumpcast Plus trailer features part two of Virginia Heffernan’s talk with “Proof of Collusion” author Seth Abramson, where the pair put Trump’s trip to the Moscow Miss Universe Pageant under a microscopic lens. Plus, Trump’s ambition to build…
Trump, The NRA, And More Illegal Activity
Dec 14, 2018 • 30 min
León Krauze talks to Mike Spies, a reporter for nonprofit news outlet The Trace, which covers the U.S. gun violence crisis. Mike broke a story about how the NRA and the Trump campaign coordinated their advertising strategies during the 2016 presidential…
The Depths Of Disinformation In 2016
Dec 10, 2018 • 47 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones and co-author with Michael Isikoff of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. Included: The lack of media attention on…
The Tragic Flaw Of James Comey
Dec 7, 2018 • 38 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program, about all things James Comey, including his testimony and takes on his role and righteousness, and what we would want to hear from him. Plus, Rex…
Those 80s Moments That Politicized Trump
Dec 5, 2018 • 44 min
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…
It’s All About Mogilevich
Nov 30, 2018 • 11 min
In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to Craig Unger, author of House of Trump, House of Putin, about Semion Mogilevich, Trump Tower and money laundering, and the odd connection with Chabad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Whodunit? Solving Trumpian Mysteries With A.G. Of Mueller, She Wrote
Nov 28, 2018 • 34 min
Virginia Heffernan gets into the gritty details with A.G. of indie podcast Mueller, She Wrote about everything from Paul Manafort to Oleg Deripaska. Also explored: Russian oligarchy ties, Viktor Yanukovych, and Marina Butina. Further reading links highly…
Trump’s Ex-Associates Hit The Courts
Nov 26, 2018 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, about Papadopoulos, proper sentencing for white-collar crime, and more speculations on the timing of Mueller…
The Disaster Of Trump’s Disaster Management
Nov 21, 2018 • 31 min
León Krauze talks to Dr. Scott G. Knowles, disasters and public policy expert and author of the book “The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risks in Modern America,” on Trump’s response to the California wildfires and other disasters from a policy perspective,…
Trump Retreats Into His Cocoon
Nov 19, 2018 • 39 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Eli Stokols, White House reporter for the LA Times and political analyst at MSNBC, about Trump’s post-election mood and why it’s different from his other moods. Plus, his California wildfire gaffes, a guess at who’s on the…
Thirsting for Indictments
Nov 16, 2018 • 10 min
In this Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan welcomes Daniel Goldman, MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who reads the tea leaves and feels out the potential for Mueller indictments. Plus: Julian…
Is Your Candidate Racist? Apply the Gillum Test
Nov 13, 2018 • 37 min
Virginia Heffernan talks Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith, who just penned a piece called “Trumpism is Racism, So Things Will Get Worse.” Also: the “Gillum Test” and this week’s heightened harassment of women of color in the White House press pool.…
Sessions’ Last Act Deals Blow to Police Reform: Trumpcast Presents What Next
Nov 11, 2018 • 21 min
What Next is the new daily news podcast from Slate, hosted by Mary Harris. Today Trumpcast is proud to present the latest episode of What Next, which is all about former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Just as he was getting kicked out the door, Sessions…
Post-Election Truths of the Caravan
Nov 9, 2018 • 34 min
León Krauze talks to Karla Zabludovsky, Mexico Bureau Chief and Latin American correspondent for Buzzfeed News, who has been on the ground with the migrant caravan the conservative media focused on so heavily this election. They explore how the caravan…
The GOP Loves Voter Suppression
Nov 7, 2018 • 38 min
Virginia Heffernan talks voter suppression in the 2018 midterm elections with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones covering voting rights and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Also, the significance of…
Still Missing Khashoggi
Nov 5, 2018 • 34 min
Virginia Heffernan discusses the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with Adam Coogle of Human Rights Watch, a sobering reminder that the current administration seems to be turning a blind eye to human rights abuses. Further Reading:World Leaders Should Reject…
Return of the Repressed
Nov 1, 2018 • 45 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to CNN contributor and impeachment attorney Ross Garber about the recently unsealed Watergate “Road Map,” and what it could imply for any reports issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Further Reading: The Watergate “Road Map”…
Is There A Latino Vote?
Oct 31, 2018 • 37 min
León Krauze talks with Roberto Suro, professor of public policy and journalism at the University of Southern California, about the much-buzzed-about Latino vote and the 2018 midterms. And John Di Domenico returns with more tweets. Further reading:…
Catching Up on Manafort
Oct 29, 2018 • 8 min
Now that Paul Manafort’s trials are over, we catch up with the story. Virginia Heffernan talks to Rachel Weiner, who’s been reporting from the courthouse for the Washington Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
She’s Running: Trumpcast Presents The Waves
Oct 26, 2018 • 70 min
This week, our friends at the feminism and politics podcast The Waves crafted an episode all about women and the midterm elections. Hosts Christina Cauterucci and Hanna Rosin are joined by Senior Political Reporter for Glamour Celeste Katz, and D.C. State…
HHS and Transgender Erasure
Oct 24, 2018 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Katelyn Burns, federal policy reporter for Rewire.News, about the HHS memo that could officially begin to erase transgender identity in government documents. Plus, our very own John Di Domenico is back with more tweets. This…
Where The Trump Tweets Began
Oct 22, 2018 • 42 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Singer, co-author of the book “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media,” about how Trump began using social media to rebrand himself into political life, Mike Flynn’s Twitter habits, conspiracy theorists, and why it’s…
The Midterm Elections Are Gonna Be Lit
Oct 19, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Emmy award-winning political journalist Jeffrey Greenfield about the midterm elections and why the district races in New Jersey are so crucial for flipping the House, other important races to watch, and waning support for Nancy…
Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival — The U.S. Relationship With Mexico
Oct 15, 2018 • 45 min
In a special live panel co-hosted by Slate and the Texas Tribune, Leon Krauze talks to Roberta Jacobson and Antonio Garza, two former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico, about the history of the relationship between the two countries, immigration, and harmful…
Sheldon Adelson’s Influence
Oct 11, 2018 • 9 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Justin Elliott, a reporter at Pro Publica, about his new report on Sheldon Adelson, his donations to Donald Trump, and the influence he’s gained within the administration. Follow Trumpcast on Twitter: @realtrumpcast Podcast…
Vindication at Last?
Oct 10, 2018 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Franklin Foer, national correspondent for the Atlantic, who reported for Slate in 2016 on communications between a Trump server and a Russian bank. We’ll revisit the story in light of his recent piece for The Atlantic. Also,…
Benjamin Wittes admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal record. So why wouldn’t he confirm him?
Oct 5, 2018 • 48 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about why he admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal record, but also why he wouldn’t vote to confirm Kavanaugh as a member of the Supreme…
What should the FBI be examining about Judge Kavanaugh?
Oct 3, 2018 • 32 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Elie Honig, former federal and state prosecutor and now a professor at Rutgers University about who the FBI should be talking to and the significance of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar entries. Also: what does Honig make of…
Trumpcast Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, TX
Oct 1, 2018 • 87 min
Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are back together in Texas to chat about Brett Kavanaugh, reporting on The White House, and the many investigations that may spring up if the Democrats take the House after midterms. Guests: Ana Marie…
Ford’s Testimony and The Real Brett Kavanaugh
Sep 27, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern about Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ford’s Credibility and Kavanaugh’s Lies
Sep 19, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Michelle Goldberg, columnist at The New York Times, about the latest surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation, and the #MeToo movement as a whole. Plus, getting exactly what you need from a…
Raising Red Flags and The Story of Our Time
Sep 13, 2018 • 37 min
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…
The New Trump Rallies [Teaser S+]
Sep 11, 2018 • 5 min
This is a teaser of the Trumpcast episode for Sept. 11, 2018. To listen to the full episode, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/trumpcastplus. Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jared Yates Sexton, a professor at Georgia Southern University and a close…
The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a Chaotic White House
Sep 6, 2018 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Senator Kamala Harris’ interrogation of the Supreme Court nominee, and the protests surrounding the whole event. Plus, the two also discuss the New York Times…
A Tower in Toronto and the Story of Kleptocracy
Sep 3, 2018 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tom Burgis of the Financial Times about his story “Tower of Secrets: The Russian Money Behind a Donald Trump Skyscraper.” The two discuss a deal in Toronto, why western real estate is sought after to clean money, and what more this…
A Campaign Finance Crash Course
Aug 30, 2018 • 33 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Trevor Potter, Former Commissioner & Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to talk about how Trump may have violated campaign finance laws. Also, why has the FEC been so ineffective enforcing the laws and why is…
SDNY, The Trump Organization, and Pardons
Aug 28, 2018 • 37 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, to talk about Allen Weisselberg and if in fact his immunity means the investigations are getting deeper into the Trump Organization. Also, the…
ICE and the Unfolding Immigration Tragedy
Aug 23, 2018 • 37 min
León Krauze jumps into the host chair for the day to chat with The Atlantic’s Frank Foer about his cover story on ICE, the fear in immigrant communities, and what to make of the Paul Manafort fiasco at the end of this week. Plus, John Di Domenico returns…
The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict
Aug 21, 2018 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen’s guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left Behind
Aug 17, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Mattathias Schwartz about Trump revoking John Brennan’s security clearance. Also, what are we to make of Brennan’s outspokenness? What about his legacy? And what did he leave in Trump’s hands? Plus, the White House tries to…
Omarosa and Reality Show Politics
Aug 14, 2018 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Lola Ogunnaike, host of “Entertainment Weekly The Show” about Omarosa finally making her way through the Trump love-hate cycle. How has she handled the press and how has the press handled her? Plus, what would an n-word tape do…
Slow Burn | S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal
Aug 10, 2018 • 39 min
Trumpcast presents a preview of the 2nd season of Slow Burn. For 11 hours, Monica Lewinsky faced off against federal prosecutors who wanted her to help them take down the president and threatened her with decades in jail. Slate Plus members get a bonus…
Learning From James Clapper’s Life in Intelligence
Aug 8, 2018 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, about his book Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From A Life In Intelligence. What did he think of the North Korea & Putin summits? How can our institutions protect…
Cyberwar and Security in the Trump Era
Aug 6, 2018 • 38 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Clint Watts, the author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News, about the question of cyberwar. What is it? What counts? Does the United States have a clear…
Is the Facebook Problem Unfixable?
Aug 3, 2018 • 36 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, about the post-IRA indictment struggles at Facebook and whether or not it can be saved. Plus, Steve Waltien and Kate…
Why Trump and India Aren’t Working Out
Aug 1, 2018 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to James Crabtree, the author of The Billionaire Raj, about the Trump administration’s relations with India and why it’s not working out. Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
When the President Takes Putin’s Side Over Yours
Jul 31, 2018 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the former American ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, about how he ended up in Putin’s sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuse Interpol and more. Plus, all the presidents’ all caps statements. Learn more…
Cohen’s Basement Tapes
Jul 25, 2018 • 37 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter at Vanity Fair, about the Trump-Cohen tape that was released on Tuesday, its implications, and why if you don’t understand the relationship between the two, you don’t understand Trump’s…
The Pieces of the Mueller Puzzle
Jul 20, 2018 • 36 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Garrett Graff, a contributor at WIRED and the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, about the shape of the Mueller investigation. How has the role of Deputy Attorney General Rod…
The Man Putin Singled Out
Jul 17, 2018 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign, about the moment his name came up during the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. Why does Vladimir Putin want him more than just about anybody else in the world? Plus,…
Trump’s Submission in Helsinki
Jul 16, 2018 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, a columnist at the Washington Post and the author of Red Famine, about the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. How will we remember it? Why has President Trump refused to confront Putin for attacking our democracy? And…
Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Officers, Trump Prepares to Meet Putin Anyway
Jul 13, 2018 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Max Bergmann, Sr. Fellow at Center for American Progress and Director of The Moscow Project, about the latest round of Mueller indictments and its effects in the lead-up to the Trump/Putin meeting next week. Learn more about…
The ACLU in the Trump Era
Jul 12, 2018 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, about the mission of the ACLU in the Trump era and whether it’s causing any tension in the organization. Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets. Learn more about your ad…
The Fight Liberals Should & Shouldn’t Pick with Kavanaugh
Jul 10, 2018 • 33 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School and Bloomberg to talk about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The two discuss the implications of his nomination on Roe v. Wade and whether or not his writing suggests he’d be in…
Lessons from South Africa
Jul 6, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Andries du Toit, a researcher and writer at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, about the years before, during, and after apartheid and if there are any lessons we can take away from it for America today. Learn…
Overcoming Class Cluelessness
Jul 4, 2018 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Joan C. Williams, Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, about liberal condescension towards the white working class and what the coastal elites get wrong about some Trump supporters. Plus, John Bolton…
Civility as a Cudgel
Jun 30, 2018 • 28 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor at UVA’s Miller Center, about the topic of “civility.” How has the word been used to protect the status quo in the past? And is this what happens when a political system is failing a people?…
The Supreme Court Without Justice Kennedy
Jun 27, 2018 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Rick Hasen, a Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, about Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court, the weight this will put on Chief Justice John Roberts, and whether or not this will finally motivate the…
The Travel Ban Stands and the Legacy of the Roberts Court
Jun 26, 2018 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Emily Bazelon about SCOTUS and its decision on Trump’s travel ban. Plus, what are we to make of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Detained Without Trial: A History of Concentration Camps
Jun 21, 2018 • 33 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Andrea Pitzer, the author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps. The two provide context to a conversation being had today about whether the detention centers on the border merit comparison to concentration…
The Reality of Family Separation and “Zero-Tolerance”
Jun 19, 2018 • 37 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to KPBS’s Jean Guerrero about a migrant children facility she visited and why presenting yourself for asylum at a port of entry isn’t all the administration talks it up to be. Then, Erik Hanshew, a federal public defender in El Paso,…
“It’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care.”
Jun 17, 2018 • 13 min
Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick reads her cover story from earlier this week, “It’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Manafort Goes to Jail
Jun 15, 2018 • 20 min
Jayson De Leon jumps into the host seat for the day to chat about Paul Manafort’s arraignment with Tierney Sneed of Talking Points Memo who was at the courthouse to watch the day’s events unravel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Clown Yalta
Jun 12, 2018 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, about Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un and what, if anything, substantive came out of it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Sewage of Trump’s Trade War
Jun 11, 2018 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Slate’s Jordan Weissmann to talk about Trump’s showdown with Trudeau on tariffs and the future of NAFTA. Plus, two soldiers receive their centuries-old wish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our Pardon Giving President Perverts the Pardon
Jun 8, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Trump’s performative pardons and how he continues to destabilize trust in our institutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Black Widow, The Giant, and the Tallest Tower in Europe
Jun 6, 2018 • 20 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed’s Anthony Cormier about his story that broke today on Ivanka Trump’s Olympic weightlifter connection to Vladimir Putin and what that has to do with Trump Tower Moscow. Plus, insight into the relationship between…
Gearing Up For a Subpoena Showdown
Jun 4, 2018 • 30 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Jed Shugerman, a professor at Fordham law school, to talk about the letter that leaked this past weekend wherein the president’s lawyers all but admitted that he obstructed justice. Plus, what’s the bigger game plan behind the…
Trumpcast Live From Brooklyn
May 31, 2018 • 69 min
Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Michael Avenatti to talk about his day in court and his strategy heading forward in the Stormy Daniels case. Plus, the three discuss Trump’s “Spygate” (or, “Spyghazi,” rather) and the…
An Encyclopedia of Trump’s Dishonesty
May 29, 2018 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star about his running tally of Trump’s false claims and what the difference is between that and his lies. Also, if the President is just spewing crap all the time, what’s the point of tracking it and…
Three Sketches on Two Stories (Bonus!)
May 26, 2018 • 10 min
For a Memorial Day weekend bonus episode, we’ve compiled three brand new sketches to share with you – from Don Jr’s Trump Tower transcript to the reaction from Trump’s base on the ZTE deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Can You Indict the President?
May 24, 2018 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School about what it would take to prosecute a sitting president. Plus, is the free speech decision about Trump’s Twitter wrong? And is Trump taking a page out of Bill Clinton’s book? Learn more about…
Trump’s Challenge to Prosecutorial Independence
May 22, 2018 • 30 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Rebecca Roiphe of New York Law School about the stress test Trump is putting on prosecutorial independence and how the DoJ is responding to it. Have you bought tickets to our live show yet? Our special guest is Michael Avenatti!…
Draconian and Cruel Immigration Policies
May 18, 2018 • 21 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Vox’s Dara Lind about the latest moves the Trump administration has made on immigration and on the southern border. Join us for our live show in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 730PM (ET). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Upon Further Review: What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?
May 17, 2018 • 26 min
We’re introducing you to a new show from Slate today called Upon Further Review! Listen to the first episode via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, or wherever you listen. Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem —…
A Very Stormy Disclosure
May 16, 2018 • 31 min
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…
A Torture Victim Speaks To Gina Haspel
May 15, 2018 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist, Theo Padnos, about his open letter to Trump’s CIA nominee, Gina Haspel. about his time spent in a Syrian torture prison and why, if it comes down to it, she must never obey torture orders from our…
The Psychic Tyranny of Shakespeare’s Tyrants
May 11, 2018 • 28 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Isaac Butler, host of Slate’s new podcast “Lend Me Your Ears,” to talk about his show and what inspired it. Plus, Isaac and Virginia talk to the author of Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, Stephen Greenblatt, about the…
Lend Me Your Ears: Julius Caesar
May 10, 2018 • 41 min
Hey Trumpcast listeners we wanted to introduce you to a new show! It’s called Lend Me Your Ears and it’s a six-part podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare’s works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host Isaac Butler will dig into…
A Slush Fund for Playmates, an Oligarch, and the President?
May 9, 2018 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan and ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger to discuss the latest Michael Cohen story surrounding his Delaware LLC. Be sure to join Trumpcast Live in Brooklyn on May 30th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump Withdraws From Iran Deal In Spiteful Fashion
May 8, 2018 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate’s War Stories correspondent, Fred Kaplan, about President Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Plus, grifting vs. grafting and more Trump tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michael Avenatti is Beating Trump at His Own Game
May 4, 2018 • 22 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by her co-host, Jacob Weisberg, to chat about pornstars, hush money, sex, and lies as enhanced by Rudy Giuliani this week. Join us at our live show in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday May 30th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Real Answer to Russian Disinformation
May 3, 2018 • 39 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev to talk about the “Arena” project which analyzes disinformation, polarization, and tries to create a counter-response to all the noise. The three discuss the tactics of Russian…
Reading into the Leak of the Mueller Questions
May 1, 2018 • 31 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Eric Columbus, a former lawyer at the Department of Justice, about the leak of the Mueller questions and the questions themselves. What can we read into them? What do we make of the leak? Don’t forget to buy tickets to our live…
Dreaming of Hillary on the Campaign Trail
Apr 28, 2018 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to the author of Chasing Hillary, Amy Chozick, about “New York Times worship,” being what she calls an “unwitting agent of Russian intelligence,” and why she kept having dreams of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail. Plus, the…
Is Trump’s Chaos Beating the Press?
Apr 26, 2018 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by the media critic, Jay Rosen, to talk about why he thinks Trump is winning and the press is losing. Plus, Rod Rosenstein has been under fire for so long that he’s prepared himself for the phone call. Learn more about your ad…
Us vs. Them Told in Two Parts
Apr 25, 2018 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern about the opening arguments at the Supreme Court today surrounding Trump’s travel ban and then is joined by Ian Bremmer to chat through his new book Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Do you have…
The Book and Memos of James Comey
Apr 20, 2018 • 36 min
Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan discuss James Comey’s new book A Higher Loyalty and the recent batch of Comey memos that leaked on Thursday evening. Be sure to buy tickets to our live show on May 30th in Brooklyn, NY! Learn more about your ad…
How the Southern District of NY Flips Made Men
Apr 20, 2018 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Mimi Rocah, about her start at the department in the early 2000s, working alongside Jim Comey, and what her prosecutions of organized crime…
A Measured View of the Cohen Probe
Apr 17, 2018 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View, to catch up about the latest surrounding the Michael Cohen story and why it may not be all the media is cooking it up to be. Plus, who are the two names we should be looking for as…
A Pruitt and a Pardon
Apr 13, 2018 • 21 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Mother Jones’ Rebecca Leber about the “liberties” Scott Pruitt is taking as a public official and how it’s effecting the EPA as a whole. Trumpcast will be live in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th at 7:30PM (ET). Tickets are currently on…
Raiding Trump’s Fixer, Dealmaker, and Lawyer
Apr 10, 2018 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa and The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about the raid on Michael Cohen’s office and why Michael Cohen is much more than just Trump’s personal lawyer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump’s Nativist Delusions and Peña Nieto’s Response
Apr 6, 2018 • 31 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by host of Slate’s El Gabfest, León Krauze, to discuss Trump’s renewed nativist delusions, the responses by the Mexican president and Mexican presidential candidates, and just what Americans can do to counter Trump’s…
The MBS-JK Connection Takes on the Middle East
Apr 5, 2018 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker about the young 30-somethings trying to reform the Middle East – Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman. How did they forge this relationship? What does Saudi Arabia want in the region and how is the…
Sinclair’s Local News Propaganda Bomb
Apr 3, 2018 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Erik Wemple of The Washington Post about Sinclair Broadcasting, Trump’s recent attacks on the press, and the decline of local news. Don’t forget to vote for Trumpcast to win a Webby! And come check out Slow Burn Live in NYC! Learn…
All That Kushner Money
Mar 31, 2018 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jesse Drucker of The New York Times about the money coming into Kushner Co’s hands (which Jared continues to have a significant stake in) from both foreign and domestic partners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Liberal Democracy’s Misplaced Faith in the Future
Mar 29, 2018 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Timothy Snyder, the author of The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. The two discuss the shift from a politics of inevitability to a politics of eternity and just what that means. Also, Tim describes the ways in which…
Michael Cohen Must Be Kicking Himself
Mar 27, 2018 • 28 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox about the Stormy Daniels’ 60 Minutes interview and just how Michael Cohen’s role in the scandal could factor into the Mueller investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump Is Finally Getting the Team He Wants
Mar 23, 2018 • 41 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Fred Kaplan about the departure of H.R. McMaster and the arrival of John Bolton. Also, Harry Litman, a former US Attorney, joins us to talk about the latest shakeups on Trump’s legal team. Plus, Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman…
Who Trashed the Party?
Mar 21, 2018 • 43 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. They also discuss Andrew’s latest story on Reddit and meditate on free speech and how we navigate the Internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
John Kelly’s Power and Failure
Mar 19, 2018 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, about what it takes to be a successful Chief of Staff, how John Kelly reinforces Trump’s partisan instincts, and why he has…
The PutinCon Files
Mar 18, 2018 • 27 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by The Guardian’s Luke Harding and the Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign, Bill Browder, to discuss Vladamir Putin, his actions in the UK, and just what message he’s sending to the Western world. Today’s show was…
Rating the Trump-Russia Angles
Mar 16, 2018 • 46 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Michael Isikoff and David Corn, authors of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. They discuss why Trump continues to show deference towards the Kremlin, his history with…
The Ghost of the Mueller Investigation
Mar 14, 2018 • 36 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Hannah Seligson about Ivanka Trump. How has she been able to escape the eye of the Mueller investigation & the critical eye of the media for so long? What can be done about it? Read Hannah’s latest work for The…
Rex Tillerson’s Long Goodbye
Mar 13, 2018 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Politico’s Susan Glasser about the firing of Rex Tillerson and what (if anything) we can expect from the incoming Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stormy Sues, Sanders Slips, and Cohen Tries Another Fix
Mar 8, 2018 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the Washington Post’s Beth Reinhard about the Stormy Daniels lawsuit and Michael Cohen’s restraining order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Democracy Gets a Checkup
Mar 6, 2018 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy, to talk about his new book, how democracies are holding up around the globe, and what liberals in America can do about the populist uprising. Plus, the plight of the Russian…
Getting Whole
Mar 3, 2018 • 35 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed’s Anthony Cormier about the FBI investigation that nearly had Paul Manafort before the Trump campaign, the result of that, and why Anthony doesn’t think Paul Manafort will flip. Plus, the two try to make sense of the…
Overleveraged and Under Scrutiny
Mar 1, 2018 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by The Washington Post’s Shane Harris to discuss the fallout of Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgrade and just how his role in the West Wing could be changing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A System of Silencing
Feb 27, 2018 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker about Trump’s way of silencing the women he has had affairs with. Plus, why did Jared get a down graded security clearance? Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurvey. Learn…
The Big Facebook Talk
Feb 23, 2018 • 44 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to WIRED’s Editor-in-Chief, Nick Thompson, and the Director of the Center for Media & Citizenship at the University of Virginia, Siva Vaidhyanathan, about all the issues that have plagued Facebook for the past several years and…
High School Revolutionaries Are Changing the Gun Debate
Feb 22, 2018 • 36 min
Dahlia Lithwick talks to Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, about the current state of the gun debate. Plus, Mary Beth Tinker, of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, joins us for an…
Project Lakhta and Russia’s Plan to Screw With America
Feb 16, 2018 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Just Security’s Kate Brannen about the most recent round of Mueller indictments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Kelly and the Complicity Machine
Feb 14, 2018 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Vox’s Jane Coaston about the Chief of Staff, John Kelly, and his role in the Rob Porter story. Plus, more on security clearances and why we should be paying attention to how the details of this story are getting out of the…
The Effects of Reckless Rhetoric
Feb 11, 2018 • 23 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Jacob Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University, about his essay “The Weight of the Words,” and why we shouldn’t just be brushing off Trump’s rhetoric on the left or the right. Learn more about your ad choices.…
The Partisan Attacks on Christopher Steele
Feb 9, 2018 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to John Sipher, a former senior member of the CIA’s Intelligence Service, about Christopher Steele and the partisan attacks on him and his work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Releasing the Meme
Feb 6, 2018 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to information warfare expert Molly McKew about the #ReleaseTheMemo phenomenon and why it should alarm us that the campaign ultimately landed in our President’s brain as the #1 item on his political agenda. Learn more about your…
An Incomprehensible Dud of a Memo
Feb 2, 2018 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the release of the Nunes memo and why, despite its many flaws, it may still be a win for Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What if We Never See the Mueller Report?
Feb 1, 2018 • 34 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Ross Garber, a defense lawyer who has represented three Republican governors during impeachment proceedings, about how Trump’s lawyers could be thinking about defending their client. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
How Paul Manafort’s Life Unraveled
Jan 31, 2018 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic’s Frank Foer about his most recent cover story on Paul Manafort and how the American hustler’s life fell apart in recent years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Outgoing McCabe and the Incoming Memo
Jan 30, 2018 • 24 min
Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Matthew Miller, MSNBC’s Justice and Security Analyst & formerly of the Department of Justice, about the resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the controversy surrounding the Devin Nunes memo. Learn more…
The Davos Man (Live from the WEF)
Jan 26, 2018 • 17 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief, Ben Smith, for a quick chat about Donald Trump’s address to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Rot at the Core of the Republic
Jan 23, 2018 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to The Atlantic’s David Frum about the Evangelical right’s justification for Trump, how the people around him are holding up so far in their positions, and why he thinks what we’re facing today is much more serious than Watergate.…
The Shutdown Vote (UPDATED)
Jan 20, 2018 • 23 min
Producer Jayson De Leon talks to Slate’s Jim Newell about the run-up to the government shutdown. Then, how did the shutdown vote unfold? We have a play-by-play of sorts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Racism, The Dems, and #MeToo
Jan 17, 2018 • 23 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to the LA Times’ Jamil Smith about Trump’s racism, how the Democrats have fared over the past year, and what (if any) parallels they can find between the #MeToo movement and Trump’s lies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
$130,000 in Hush Money
Jan 16, 2018 • 25 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jacob Weisberg to chat about the Stormy Daniels story, Jacob’s involvement in it, and how the story is important in the context of the dossier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Dangerous, Bumbling, Racist Idiot
Jan 12, 2018 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Brian Klaas, author of The Despot’s Apprentice, about Trump’s dictatorial tendencies and why the Republicans are still refusing to call out the President after his “shithole” comment yesterday. Learn more about your ad choices.…
The Immigration Fight Escalates
Jan 11, 2018 • 28 min
Jamelle Bouie is joined by Vox’s Dara Lind to discuss the latest going on around Capitol Hill on immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10 Hours of Dossier Testimony
Jan 10, 2018 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan to pore through the release of Glenn Simpson’s (Fusion GPS) testimony by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Obstructing and Burning
Jan 5, 2018 • 42 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, to discuss the recent revelations with regards to the President possibly obstructing justice. Plus, Asawin Suebsaeng, a politics reporter at The Daily Beast, joins us to discuss…
The Commission is Dead, Not the Mission
Jan 4, 2018 • 25 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Ari Berman, a writer at Mother Jones, about President Trump’s now disbanded voter fraud commission and how the fight over voter suppression is still far from over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Truth Didn’t Set Us Free
Dec 28, 2017 • 31 min
Virginia Heffernan chats with Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter for the Washington Post, about how Washington failed to handle Kremlin trolls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Submission
Dec 22, 2017 • 39 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Katie Roiphe and Philip Gourevitch to discuss Michel Houellebecq’s novel, Submission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Strategic Confusion
Dec 20, 2017 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate’s Fred Kaplan about Trump’s new National Security Strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Impending Tax Bill
Dec 18, 2017 • 30 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with economist Jason Furman about the impending GOP tax bill and its economic impact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All The President’s Accusers
Dec 15, 2017 • 34 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Dahlia Lithwick and Jacob Weisberg to discuss all the sexual misconduct accusations against the President and what can be done about them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Acting Ethically in The Fog of War
Dec 14, 2017 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Walter Shaub about the Office of Government Ethics, principled governance, and what it’s like to run a federal agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Yet Another Round of Attacks on the Press
Dec 11, 2017 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple about Trump’s most recent round of attacks on the press and about the reporting errors over the last week on the Russia investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump’s Endorsement and Alabama’s Senate Race
Dec 8, 2017 • 22 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Geoffrey Skelley – associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The two discuss the upcoming Alabama senate race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Russia Strand Trump Fears Most
Dec 6, 2017 • 33 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to The Guardian’s Luke Harding about his new book Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win. Plus, our Secretary of State issues yet another denial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Desperate Defense Knows No Bounds
Dec 4, 2017 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Jeffrey Toobin (Senior Legal Analyst for CNN & Staff Writer at The New Yorker) to talk about Trump’s defense in light of the most recent Flynn news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Flynn Breaks, What’s Next? (UPDATED)
Dec 1, 2017 • 39 min
Producer Jayson De Leon chats with Just Security’s Deputy Managing Editor, Kate Brannen. about the latest surrounding Michael Flynn’s plea deal and where this all may point to next. Stick around after the break for Virginia Heffernan’s conversation with…
Nixon’s Slow Burn
Nov 29, 2017 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate’s Leon Neyfakh about his latest series Slow Burn | A Podcast About Watergate. Who are the lesser known characters of the scandal? What led to the Republicans ultimately turning on Nixon? And where does what we know now…
The Magnitsky Update with Bill Browder
Nov 28, 2017 • 36 min
Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan are joined by Bill Browder to chat about the latest surrounding the Magnitsky Act, corruption, and those seeking to discredit his efforts worldwide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha
Nov 28, 2017 • 24 min
Trumpcast presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate. People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest…
Night Rider
Nov 24, 2017 • 39 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Philip Gourevitch (The New Yorker) and Katie Roiphe (NYU) to discuss Robert Penn Warren’s first novel, Night Rider. For the December book club we’ll be reading Submission by Michel Houellebecq. Learn more about your ad choices.…
A History of Bunk
Nov 17, 2017 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at The New Yorker, about his new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trumpcast Live From San Francisco
Nov 16, 2017 • 89 min
Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di Domenico are live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco! The three hosts discuss Roy Moore, the Democrats and the question of impeachment, and the Russia investigation. Our special guest,…
The Fox News Survivor & Alec Baldwin
Nov 13, 2017 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate’s Justin Peters who spent 3 weeks watching Fox News. Plus, Jacob jumps on a quick call with Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen to talk about their new book You Can’t Spell America Without Me - a parody of Donald Trump’s first…
Slate Live Event: The People vs. Trump
Nov 13, 2017 • 81 min
The shocking results of the 2016 election left people wondering how our country would change under a Trump presidency. Many Americans feared the worst, some hoped for the best, and others leapt into action. Now, one year out, Slate will take stock of the…
“The Last Republican President”
Nov 11, 2017 • 28 min
Josh King talks to Mark Updegrove, author of The Last Republicans, about why Bush 41 & Bush 43 may just be the last establishment Republicans to hold the presidency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The People vs. Trump: Year One (Live with Tom Perriello)
Nov 9, 2017 • 22 min
Jamelle Bouie is joined by former Virginia congressman, Tom Perriello, to discuss Tuesday’s election and the Democrats moving forward. This is one of the five conversations from Wednesday night’s live show. Follow us on Twitter for a heads up of when the…
A Year Spent in Panic Inducing Bubbles
Nov 7, 2017 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan chats with Slate’s Laura Bennett & Allison Benedikt about the cover story they co-edited this week – The Year in Push Alerts: How Breaking News Became Our Lives, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Giant Pool of Money Laundering
Nov 6, 2017 • 37 min
Jacob Weisberg gets an explainer from The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about money laundering. Why do people do it? What does he see in the Manafort indictment? Plus, Adam runs a theory of money laundering and the Trump organization by us. Learn more about…
Inching Closer to the Oval Office
Nov 3, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with the historian and author David Greenberg about how the latest revelations in the Trump-Russia scandal compare to those of Watergate. Plus, Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflection training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Cut, Cut, Cut or Not So Much?
Nov 2, 2017 • 19 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate’s Jordan Weissmann about the GOP tax plan rollout and the nomination of new Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Long, Slow Revenge
Oct 31, 2017 • 33 min
Josh King jumps in for a weekday show to chat about the Frontline documentary, Putin’s Revenge, with its producer-reporter, Jim Gilmore. Does Boris Yeltsin regret handing over the reins to Vladamir Putin? Why does Putin have it out for America? All that…
Bob Mueller’s Opening Salvo [UPDATED]
Oct 30, 2017 • 45 min
Virginia Heffernan chats with former DoJ flack and current MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller about George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea and why it was released after the Manafort and Gates indictments. Stick around after Virginia and Matt’s…
The Handmaid’s Tale
Oct 28, 2017 • 36 min
Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe discuss what, if anything, Margaret Atwood’s book can tell us about the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ukrainian Politics in America
Oct 26, 2017 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer and historian Anne Applebaum about the historical context of the Trump-Russian scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Sound of a Rebel Yell
Oct 24, 2017 • 21 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Ted Johnson, a fellow at New America and a veteran of the US Navy, about what Trump and the rest of the White House really mean when they call their critics “unpatriotic.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Generals, North Korea, and Myanmar
Oct 20, 2017 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Fred Kaplan about General Kelly’s response to Trump’s phone call with the widow of a US soldier who died during an operation in Niger. Plus, the two dive into the latest status surrounding North Korea and why the US government…
Hello Dossier, My Old Friend
Oct 19, 2017 • 34 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Business Insider’s Natasha Bertrand about Trump’s tweet this morning regarding the Steele dossier and why the firm behind it refused to testify to the House Intel Committee on Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Impunity for Men Like Trump
Oct 17, 2017 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Obama Backlash in Two Parts
Oct 13, 2017 • 33 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment. Stick around after that interview to hear Trumpcast produer Jayson De Leon chat with…
Getting Off Easy
Oct 11, 2017 • 33 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger to talk about how Don Jr. & Ivanka Trump avoided felony fraud in a case involving the Trump SoHo project back in 2012. Plus, more on ‘Moron’-gate & Rex Tillerson’s “clear denial.” Special thanks to…
A Corker of a Story
Oct 10, 2017 • 32 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico’s Susan Glasser about the story of the weekend – Senator Bob Corker’s rhetorical triple axel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#AskTrumpcast
Oct 7, 2017 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan take your questions via tweet, phone, and snail mail in our first edition of #AskTrumpcast. Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show for an exclusive Rex Tillerson sketch. If you’re not a Slate Plus member go…
A Presidential Response?
Oct 5, 2017 • 29 min
Josh King talks to Sig Rogich, a Republican who helped make Las Vegas what it is today, about the events of this past week in the city, how it’s recovering, and his response to the President’s visit to the city compared to those of past presidents who’ve…
Democracy vs. Itself
Oct 3, 2017 • 38 min
Jacob Weisberg checks back in with Yascha Mounk about the state of liberal democracy in America and abroad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trumpcast Live from IAB’s Leadership Dialogues
Sep 30, 2017 • 46 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen and Slate’s Mike Pesca live in our Slate Brooklyn office to talk about Kurt’s latest book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire. This was recorded as a part of IAB’s Leadership Dialogues. Learn more…
Concern Trolling Jared
Sep 29, 2017 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico’s Josh Dawsey about Jared’s private email use in the White House and the strange story behind how that story leaked. It’s Pledge Week here at Trumpcast. Sign up for Slate Plus by going to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus. Learn…
The Fine Points of Impeachment
Sep 27, 2017 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizens Guide, and the complexities involved in removing a President from office. We’ll be live from San Francisco on Tuesday, November 14th! For tickets and…
Trumpcast Live From the Texas Tribune Festival
Sep 25, 2017 • 81 min
Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to discuss white supremacy, Democrats in Texas, and the 2016 election coverage. Plus,…
Strangers in Their Own Land
Sep 22, 2017 • 45 min
Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe are back for the Trumpcast Book Club to discuss Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land. Don’t miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and tickets…
The Last Person Standing
Sep 21, 2017 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison about Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and just what life in the administration has been like for the First Daughter. Read Sarah’s story in Vanity Fair by clicking here. Don’t miss our…
Cornering Manafort
Sep 19, 2017 • 22 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI special agent & current CNN Legal and National Security analyst, Asha Rangappa, about the Manafort wiretap & the more detailed account of the raid on his home earlier this summer. Don’t miss our upcoming live shows…
Becoming the Opposition
Sep 16, 2017 • 34 min
Josh King talks to Philippe Reines, longtime spokesman and adviser to Hillary Clinton, about playing Donald Trump in debate prep and his former boss’ book What Happened. Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show to hear our producer, Jayson De…
If You’re Concerned and You Know It, Just Impeach
Sep 14, 2017 • 27 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Matt Miller, formerly of the DoJ and currently an MSNBC Justice and Security Analyst, about the latest surrounding the Trump-Russia investigations. Don’t miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For…
The Party That Can’t Govern
Sep 13, 2017 • 25 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Julia Azari, a professor of political science at Marquette, about Trump’s relationship with the GOP and why the Republicans can’t govern. Don’t miss our upcoming live shows in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! For more info and…
How to Read L’Affaire Russe
Sep 11, 2017 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes about who’s saying what in the Trump-Russia investigation and why it’s important to know the difference. You can read Ben’s piece over at Lawfare by clicking here. Do you have a question for us? Send us a…
Facebook’s Russia Problem
Sep 8, 2017 • 35 min
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…
The Big Debt
Sep 6, 2017 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bloomberg’s Caleb Melby about Jared Kushner, the Kushner Company, and the mounting debt at their building – 666 Fifth Ave. Read Caleb’s story “Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of a Much Bigger Hunt for Cash” by clicking here. Do…
800,000 Hostages
Sep 5, 2017 • 25 min
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…
A New Breed of Lobbyists
Sep 2, 2017 • 28 min
Josh King talks to Nicholas Confessore of The New York Times about the new breed of lobbyists getting rich in Trump’s Washington. Read Nick’s full story in The New York Times Magazine by clicking here. Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet…
Lessons For a Recovery
Sep 1, 2017 • 22 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Gary Rivlin, author of Katrina: After the Flood, about the lessons of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and how they can be used going forward in Houston’s recovery. Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or…
The Key to a Thousand Doors
Aug 30, 2017 • 25 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Rice, a contributing editor at New York Magazine, about Felix Sater, Trump’s original Russia connection, and why his name may come up more and more as Mueller’s investigation unravels. Read Andrew’s story The Original…
The “Revolting” Administration
Aug 28, 2017 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins about the Trump cabinet appointees who over the weekend showed their lack of confidence in the President. Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag.…
The Pardon That Sets a Dangerous Precedent
Aug 26, 2017 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Antonia Noori Farzan of the Phoenix New Times to get a background on the now pardoned ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio and just what the sentiment is in Phoenix and Maricopa County about the events of the last week. Then, Slate’s Mark…
The Complainer-in-Chief
Aug 25, 2017 • 26 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone about Trump’s week of complaining and just how vulnerable Republicans are to attacks by the President. Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday…
A Taxonomy of the Alt-Right, Alt-Light, and Alt-Etcs
Aug 23, 2017 • 32 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a writer at The New Yorker, about the many warring factions within the alt-right and rethinking how the left should respond to them moving forward. Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas…
The Corruption of Carl Icahn
Aug 22, 2017 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to The New Yorker staff writer, Patrick Radden Keefe, about his latest piece “Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington” – a story about how an obscure EPA rule brought down the billionaire Trump adviser. Don’t forget about our live show…
The Anti-Fascists AKA The Antifa
Aug 18, 2017 • 26 min
Virginia Heffernan chats with Mark Bray, the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook to figure just who the antifa are and where they come from. Are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? With Slate Plus you can get bonus segments of Trumpcast…
The Press Conference That Did Him In?
Aug 16, 2017 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by fellow Trumpcast cohosts Virginia Heffernan and Jamelle Bouie to talk about Donald Trump’s press conference yesterday and why this is a significant turning point in his presidency. Slate Plus members, stay tuned after the show…
“There’s Nothing New Under the Sun…”
Aug 14, 2017 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jamelle Bouie about the tragic events of this weekend in Charlottesville, VA and how this can no longer allow Americans to put their heads in the sand about what really got Trump elected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 2)
Aug 13, 2017 • 16 min
This the 2nd part of Josh King’s chat with Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. They wrap up their conversation by talking about how the two…
The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 1)
Aug 12, 2017 • 32 min
Josh King talks to Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. Plus, how are those two organizations handling the attacks coming from Donald Trump and…
A Separate Narrative
Aug 10, 2017 • 21 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Osita Nwanevu, a writer at Slate covering conservative media, about what is happening over at Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting and why Trump is just making right wing media more of what they already were. Slate Plus listeners,…
30 Days at Trump International, D.C.
Aug 8, 2017 • 22 min
Slate’s Seth Stevenson talks to Washington Post reporter Jonathan O’Connell about how the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. is changing the way people do business and politics in the city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Problem Solvers
Aug 5, 2017 • 28 min
Josh King talks to Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th District) about the Problem Solvers – a group of 43 members of the House of Representatives split between both parties offerings solutions to stabilize the individual health care market. Slate Plus…
The Short History of Generals as Chiefs of Staff
Aug 3, 2017 • 27 min
Seth Stevenson guest hosts today’s show and talks with Joshua Zeitz, a historian and contributing editor at Politico, about General John Kelly and whether his tenure as Chief of Staff will resemble that of General Al Haig during the Nixon administration.…
Aggressive on Immigration
Aug 1, 2017 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about Donald Trump’s immigration policies and how the system is failing immigrants and those seeking asylum from Central American gang violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Holy Hell to Pay
Jul 28, 2017 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about her working theory – nobody really knows what a constitutional crisis is. Also, have the Republican’s finally found the line they won’t let Trump cross? Slate Plus members, stick around after the…
Fascist Curious
Jul 26, 2017 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Bloomberg’s Joshua Green about his new book Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency. Where does Bannon get his ideology from? Is he a racist? And what is he making of Trump’s attacks on…
Pardon Me, Mr. President.
Jul 24, 2017 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bloomberg columnist and professor of law at Harvard, Noah Feldman, about just who the President can and cannot pardon…including himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Deregulation Invasion
Jul 22, 2017 • 29 min
Josh King talks to ProPublica’s Robert Faturechi about the Trump administration’s secretive deregulation teams and just what you can do to help ProPublica unmask more information on the deregulation front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Lies, Pardons, and Bringing Trump to Heel
Jul 21, 2017 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government at Dartmouth, about the President’s many lies including his most recent ones featured in The New York Times interview with Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, and Michael S. Schmidt. Slate Plus…
The Many Missteps of Mitch McConnell
Jul 19, 2017 • 25 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, about how the majority leader is failing to deliver for the Republicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On the 25th Floor
Jul 18, 2017 • 36 min
Jacob Weisberg goes in-depth with Bill Browder about Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower. Plus, the harrowing story of one man’s walk along the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lawyer Up, Bro
Jul 14, 2017 • 34 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to ProPublica’s Justin Elliott about his reporting surrounding Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, and the most recent developments in Trump’s defense including the impending hire of Ty Cobb. Also, Jamie Gorelick is stepping back from…
It’s Bad. It’s Unpopular. It’s The Return of the Health Care Bill!
Jul 13, 2017 • 20 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Patrick Caldwell, a health care reporter at Mother Jones, about the latest iteration of the Senate health bill and the politics surrounding it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Intent, Motive, and Legal Implications
Jul 12, 2017 • 27 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel under Barack Obama, about the potential legal implications of Donald Trump Jr’s story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Questioning the Trump-Russia Conspiracy
Jul 11, 2017 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about why she thinks the latest developments in the Donald Trump Jr. story aren’t as revelatory as people are making it out to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Story That Sticks?
Jul 10, 2017 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, columnist at the Washington Post, about Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with the Kremlin linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and why she thinks this could be the story that finally begins to sink members of the Trump…
G-20 Speed Dating and a Lifeless Foggy Bottom
Jul 8, 2017 • 35 min
Josh King talks to Max Bergmann, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, about President Trump’s trip to the G-20 and how Rex Tillerson is destroying the State Department. Read Max’s latest Politico story, “Present at the Destruction: How Rex…
Tensions Rising
Jul 6, 2017 • 23 min
Jamelle Bouie welcomes back Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, to chat about all the players in the North Korea game and the potential catastrophic effects if President Trump makes the wrong move.…
The Pence Shake Up and Republican Sentiments
Jul 3, 2017 • 26 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices.…
How Does a Presidency End?
Jul 1, 2017 • 34 min
Josh King guest hosts a weekend edition of Trumpcast. He talks to Frank Rich of New York Magazine about his latest feature, “Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency Ends.” Slate Plus members stay tuned after the show for a bonus segment with Trumpcast producer…
The Health Care Fight is A Civil Rights Fight
Jun 29, 2017 • 24 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk about how the repeal of Obamacare and the rolling back of Medicaid in the Senate health bill strikes a significant blow to racial equality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All the President’s Lies
Jun 26, 2017 • 27 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Bill That Gets Worse and Worse
Jun 22, 2017 • 23 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate’s Jordan Weissmann about the latest version of the healthcare bill and how, in many ways, it’s worse than the bill proposed last month by the House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Senate Backrooms and a Defense for Mitch McConnell
Jun 21, 2017 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Marc Ross, a Republican operative who worked for the McCain/Palin campaign, about Senate backrooms and why he thinks Mitch McConnell is playing his cards right with the healthcare bill. Plus, a special treat from Daniel…
The Trump Brand and The Conversation Not Happening on the Left
Jun 19, 2017 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer Naomi Klein about how the “Trump brand” is the driving force behind the presidency. Also, should the left be fighting fire with fire? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Through the Lens with Doug Mills
Jun 17, 2017 • 24 min
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…
Too Close for Comfort
Jun 16, 2017 • 23 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Carolyn Fiddler, Political Editor at Daily Kos, about the Virginia gubernatorial race and why things on the Republican side were too close for comfort (to say the least). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Testimony of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
Jun 14, 2017 • 31 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Matthew Miller, formerly of the Department of Justice, about the testimony of Jeff Sessions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee and just what Bob Mueller could be up to behind the scenes after hearing the verbal…
Our President’s Cognitive Decline
Jun 12, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Sharon Begley of STAT News about Donald Trump’s cognitive decline and whether it’s just a matter of age or something else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Loneliness of Donald Trump
Jun 9, 2017 • 21 min
Rebecca Solnit reads her story The Loneliness of Donald Trump. You can follow along or read the story on LitHub by clicking here. And hey, are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? Join Slate Plus today to listen to Rebecca Solnit chat with…
Oh Lordy Jim Comey!
Jun 8, 2017 • 24 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post about James Comey’s testimony and whether or not this will change the Republicans’ approach to Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Habing on the Trumps With Maggie Haberman
Jun 7, 2017 • 17 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times about who’s being groomed for greatness in the Trump family and how they are or are not dealing with different conflicts of interest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Ship of State and Watch Where You Step
Jun 6, 2017 • 32 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Vladek, a professor of law at the University of Texas, about Reality Leigh Winner and what might be the most normal national security story in the history of the Trump administration. Plus, stick around for a chat with…
No Consequences?
Jun 2, 2017 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Revkin, senior climate reporter at ProPublica, about the consequences (or lack thereof) of Trump’s withdrawal from The Paris Climate Accords. Plus, Vladamir Putin knows why a hacker does what he does. Learn more about your…
Criminal or Stupid or Criminally Stupid?
Jun 1, 2017 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg View, about the many webs Jared Kushner is tangled up in around the White House and in the Russia investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Will The Real “Covfefe” Please Stand Up!
May 31, 2017 • 27 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jared Yates Sexton, author of the upcoming book The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage, about last night’s tweet and what it means for reality…just in general. Learn more about…
Rep. Ted Lieu Talks Trump Abroad
May 26, 2017 • 19 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District) about the President’s trip abroad and what he can expect when he makes his return stateside. Slate Plus members, stick around for an additional chat with Laurel Rosenhall, a reporter at…
The Blabbing President
May 23, 2017 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan speaks with Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, about how Trump’s blabbing tendencies are shifting geopolitics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Fake News Bubble For Liberals
May 22, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg speaks with Zack Beauchamp, senior reporter at Vox, who recently wrote a piece called “Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia.” Beauchamp talks about who’s producing this fake news, how it’s spreading and the difference between…
The Thing With These Investigations
May 19, 2017 • 24 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Purest Boy Scout
May 18, 2017 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by WIRED Magazine writer Garrett Graff to discuss his recent cover story for Politico, “What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Searching for Higher Ground
May 17, 2017 • 21 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico’s Josh Dawsey about the reactions within the White House to the last 36 hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Confidence Man
May 15, 2017 • 42 min
Jacob Weisberg, Katie Roiphe, and Philip Gourevitch discuss Herman Melville’s The Confidence Man and just what the book can tell us about President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump’s Anger
May 12, 2017 • 21 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate’s Katy Waldman about why the President’s “uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness – and his ineptitude.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Firing of James Comey (UPDATED)
May 10, 2017 • 53 min
Updated at 6:00PM (EST) —- Jacob Weisberg chats with Lawfare’s Editor-in-Chief (and friend of James Comey’s), Benjamin Wittes, about how the Russia investigation proceeds from here and ponder what Comey’s response will be. Plus, Virginia Heffernan talks…
The Wall St. Love Affair?
May 8, 2017 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the New York Times’ columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin about how businesses are modulating their reaction towards the Trump administration’s varying policy positions and the President’s Twitter feed. Also, is Gary Cohn next in line for…
The Meaner Bill
May 5, 2017 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande about the AHCA and why its passing would be a catastrophe for the very people that voted for him. Trumpcast is brought to you by Legacybox, the simple and affordable way to get your recorded…
Melania’s Tower
May 4, 2017 • 26 min
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. Trumpcast is brought to you by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh…
Trumpcast Live From The Tribeca Film Festival
May 1, 2017 • 68 min
Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie discuss whether or not the Trump threat has receded, how the opposition is faring against the Trump administration, and how the press is doing thus far in covering a President who’s words don’t mean…
The End of Values Voters
Apr 28, 2017 • 33 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Caesar Non Supra Grammaticos
Apr 27, 2017 • 28 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large at Merriam Webster, about the way language has evolved, splintered, and changed in the Trump era. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Texture lets you stay up to date with your favorite…
The French Election Connection
Apr 25, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to European historian David Bell about the French elections and whether or not Americans should be buoyed by this weekend’s results. Trumpcast is brought to you by Policy Genius. Shop and compare all the top rated life insurance…
Opaque, Conflicted, and a Lawsuit
Apr 21, 2017 • 25 min
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…
Identity Politics in the Trump Era
Apr 20, 2017 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy’s Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, “identity politics,” and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers. Trumpcast is brought to you by RealtyShares.…
Lessons from Georgia’s 6th
Apr 19, 2017 • 23 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to the Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stacey Abrams, about the big takeaways from the special election on Tuesday night in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. For…
North Korea’s Missile Testing Season
Apr 14, 2017 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Cha, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council under George W. Bush, about why there are no good options when it comes to North Korea. Slate Plus listeners, stick around for an extra…
Many Men, Many Many Many Men
Apr 12, 2017 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Frank Bruni of the New York Times about his column, “Manhood in the Age of Trump.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Articles of Impeachment
Apr 10, 2017 • 48 min
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. Learn more…
Defining the Mission in Syria
Apr 7, 2017 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Max Boot, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the missile attack carried out by the United States in Syria and what this means for President Trump’s foreign policy going forward. Learn more about your ad…
China. China? China!
Apr 6, 2017 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist at the Financial Times, about Trump’s meeting with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. Gideon’s latest book is: Easternization - Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline: From Obama to Trump and…
Gorka, Bannon, and the View from Hungary
Apr 5, 2017 • 28 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Lili Bayer, a journalist in Central Europe who writes for Politico and The Forward, about the story of Sebastian Gorka (Trump’s Chief Counter-Terrorism Adviser) and his far right wing roots. Plus, what are the parallels between…
The Senate Standoff
Apr 4, 2017 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Emily Bazelon about the Democrats plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Plus, the two discuss whether or not Neil Gorsuch has his eyes set on dismantling the administrative state. Trumpcast is brought to you by…
The Prelude to a Massive Intraparty Battle
Mar 31, 2017 • 27 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone about infighting in the Republican party. Trumpcast is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, a video learning service that offers lectures on all kinds of topics. Get the first full month FREE by…
666 5th Ave.
Mar 28, 2017 • 34 min
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…
The Healthcare Vote That Wasn’t
Mar 23, 2017 • 20 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Abby Phillip of the Washington Post about today’s no-vote on the AHCA and where things go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The State of the State Department
Mar 22, 2017 • 27 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer at the New Yorker, about where things stand at the State Department and why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s silence is damaging to…
What the Hell is Going on at Fox News?
Mar 20, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman about the space Fox News is occupying in the media as the go-to network for President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Master Class in Bad Legislation
Mar 17, 2017 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Vox’s Ezra Klein to talk about how Donald Trump screwed himself on healthcare and why he isn’t the “deal maker” he makes himself out to be. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Texture lets you stay up to…
Much Ado About Nothing or Something?
Mar 15, 2017 • 19 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Lily Batchelder, NYU professor and former Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, about what we can take away from Donald Trump’s revealed 2005 tax returns and what it means with regards to the President’s proposed…
The Plot Against America
Mar 13, 2017 • 53 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Katie Roiphe and Philip Gourevitch to discuss Philip Roth’s novel The Plot Against America and what the book can tell us about the current state of affairs in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
A History of Racist Ideas
Mar 10, 2017 • 23 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Professor Ibram Kendi about the racial components of Trump’s policies and the history of these racist ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Safe House for Refugees
Mar 8, 2017 • 40 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Jake Halpern about his latest piece in this week’s New Yorker, “The Underground Railroad for Refugees.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Undone By Scandal
Mar 6, 2017 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, about the Trump/Nixon parallels and differences. Plus, will anybody in the Trump administration step up to play the role of “John Dean?” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of Administration Scandal Response
Mar 3, 2017 • 26 min
Jamelle Bouie is joined by Matthew Miller, who was Chief Spokesman for the Department of Justice under President Obama, to talk about what we know and what we can infer about Jeff Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador. Learn more about your ad…
Tone vs. Substance
Mar 1, 2017 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks with Virginia Heffernan and Will Oremus about Donald Trump’s address to Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump’s War With the Press
Feb 27, 2017 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about how the media should respond to the President’s remark that the press is the “enemy of the people.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
What About Pence?
Feb 24, 2017 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Nicole Hemmer about the balance of power shifting towards Vice President Pence and how he’s doing all the real work of the Presidency. Also, what should we think of Trump voters today? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
To Absorb or Not To Absorb?
Feb 22, 2017 • 27 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Overt Madness, Covert Purpose
Feb 17, 2017 • 29 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to The New Yorker’s John Cassidy about Donald Trump’s press conference and the GOP response to the reports linking members of the Trump administration to the Kremlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Cry For Help
Feb 15, 2017 • 28 min
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…
The Unresolved Conflict of Interest
Feb 13, 2017 • 20 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Eric Lipton, a reporter at the New York Times, about Don Jr. & Eric Trump and the unresolved conflict of interest problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Return of the Dossier and The End for Flynn?
Feb 10, 2017 • 31 min
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…
No! They’re Best Friends, Really!
Feb 9, 2017 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi about the Steve Bannon/Reince Priebus relationship and how she’s approaching her first week covering the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trumpcast Live From Washington DC
Feb 7, 2017 • 76 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Steve Bannon, Trump’s foreign policy, and how things will shake out with the courts and the Trump administration. This show was recorded on February 6th, 2017…
A Time for Bromides
Feb 3, 2017 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Yascha Mounk about the first two weeks of the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The SCOTUS Dilemma
Feb 1, 2017 • 19 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about Donald Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court and the bind it leaves the Democrats in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Magnitsky Act and The Looming Russian Danger
Jan 30, 2017 • 37 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, the investor and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. The two discuss how business in Russia operates, the threats made on his life by Vladamir Putin, and the…
The President’s Executive Disorder
Jan 29, 2017 • 21 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to David Miliband, the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), about the effects of President Trump’s executive order on refugees worldwide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Not the New Normal: How the Media Should Cover the Trump Presidency (Live Edition)
Jan 27, 2017 • 76 min
Live from the Skirball Center at New York University – A handful of New York’s top editors talk about how journalists and the media at large can play a bigger role in making sure that fact prevails over fiction in the coming months and years under a Trump…
The Worst Case Scenario for Voting Rights
Jan 26, 2017 • 25 min
Jamelle Bouie talks to The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk about the dangers being proposed to voting rights by the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Strategy for Dealing with the BS Parade
Jan 25, 2017 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the press critic, Jay Rosen, about developing a strategy for journalists to cover the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Signals vs. Noise
Jan 23, 2017 • 35 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about Donald Trump’s isolationist policies and whether Americans should be worried about the future of our democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Show About the 45th President of the United States
Jan 20, 2017 • 22 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Julia Turner, Slate’s Editor-in-Chief, about today’s inauguration, Donald Trump’s speech, and how to move forward in covering our new President. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Anatomy of a March
Jan 19, 2017 • 30 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jo Miller, the showrunner/head writer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, about this weekend’s Women’s March on Washington, the smaller Trump protest marches popping up around the country, and why those can have an even more…
A Message from Moscow
Jan 17, 2017 • 31 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Alexey Kovalev, a Russia based journalist, about covering Vladamir Putin’s pressers and what the American media should keep their eyes open for when covering Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Confirmation Conversions
Jan 13, 2017 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to David Cole, the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, about his testimony at the Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing and what the future may hold under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Learn more about your…
A Question of Intelligence
Jan 11, 2017 • 34 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Hacks, Twitter, and Building a Resistance
Jan 9, 2017 • 27 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Congressman Adam Schiff (Representing California’s 28th Congressional District) about why he has been so vocal about the Russian hacks, what journalism could look like going forward, and what a Democratic resistance looks like.…
Corporatists, Conservatives, Cronies, and Cranks
Jan 6, 2017 • 21 min
Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie, talks to Jesse Eisinger, a Senior Reporter at ProPublica, about Donald Trump’s economic team and specifically Steven Mnuchin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NPD - A Revisit
Jan 5, 2017 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg and Virginia Heffernan co-host today’s show and talk to Dr. Lynne Meyer, a clinical psychologist, about narcissistic personality disorder and how it has and will continue manifest itself once President Trump is in office. Learn more about…
The End of American Leadership
Dec 21, 2016 • 25 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group and a columnist at TIME magazine, about his latest piece “The Era of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Putin’s Meddling
Dec 16, 2016 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Garry Kasparov, the former World Chess Champion and Russian pro-democracy leader, about Vladamir Putin’s meddling in our election and America’s response. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Enemies of the Planet
Dec 12, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill McKibben about Donald Trump’s potential selection for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and the other climate change denying members filling out the President-elect’s cabinet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Good Fight
Dec 8, 2016 • 32 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Yascha Mounk about the warning signs that signal the end of liberal democracies and how we can protect it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Brilliance of the Carrier Deal
Dec 5, 2016 • 34 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Barro, Senior Editor at Business Insider, about Donald Trump’s Carrier deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Manipulating the President-Elect
Dec 2, 2016 • 24 min
Virginia Heffernan talks to Will Saletan about his latest Slate piece, “How To Manipulate Donald Trump.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Clear and Present Danger to Voting Rights
Nov 28, 2016 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bruce Ackerman, a professor of constitutional law at Yale, about the impending destruction of The Second Reconstruction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Could Get Unconstitutional
Nov 23, 2016 • 28 min
Guest host Virginia Heffernan talks to Asli Bâli, a professor of law and international human rights at UCLA, about what we learned from the past effects of NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) on Muslim communities and taking a deeper…
His Rise to Power
Nov 21, 2016 • 36 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to historian Timothy Snyder about his most recent Slate piece, “Him,” and whether Hitler’s rise to power can tell us anything about today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Shape of Racial Discourse in Trump’s Administration
Nov 18, 2016 • 23 min
Virginia Heffernan guest hosts today’s Trumpcast to talk to Jonathan Chait, a columnist at New York Magazine, about Donald Trump’s latest additions to his administration – Steve Bannon, Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. The two discuss…
One Big Giant Conflict of Interest
Nov 17, 2016 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Paul Waldman of The Washington Post about how Donald Trump will use his presidency enrich himself and his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Six Rules for Surviving an Autocracy
Nov 14, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the Russian-American journalist, Masha Gessen, about her rules for surviving an autocracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A History Teacher and a Historic Event
Nov 11, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Kate Gaskill, a 10th grade history teacher in Washington D.C., about how her students reacted to the election of Donald Trump and how she handled the conversation in her classroom. Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. Get a…
The Morning After
Nov 9, 2016 • 54 min
Jacob Weisberg hosts a Trumpcast triple header. First up, Isaac Chotiner joins us from his home on the west coast to talk about what we can expect from a Trump presidency. Then, Julia Turner, the Editor-In-Chief at Slate, is in-studio to reflect on the…
Suppressing The Vote
Nov 7, 2016 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the Trump campaign’s efforts to suppress and intimidate non-white voters. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and…
A Repudiation of the Liberal Democratic Order
Nov 3, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the Financial Times Chief Economics Commentator, Martin Wolf, about the economic future of America under a Trump presidency and its global consequences. Trumpcast is brought to you by Winc. Get wine tailored to your taste delivered…
Project Alamo Or: How Trump Duped the Republican Party into Funding Their Own Destruction
Oct 31, 2016 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Joshua Green, a national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, about the Trump campaign’s data operation in San Antonio, Texas and how the Republicans turned over $100 million dollars worth of data to Donald Trump which will…
The Alt-Right and a Deluge of Hate
Oct 28, 2016 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to David French, a writer at The National Review, about the alt-right trolls on Twitter and how a few hateful tweets turned into a deluge of racist comments and harassment against him and his family. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Cycles of Panic Redux
Oct 27, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight’s senior political writer and analyst, about whether or not we have anything to worry about 12 days out from the election. Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. Get a great night’s sleep that’s…
OK, You Win…
Oct 24, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg checks in with Jan Jennings, a Trump supporter we spoke with on the show back in May, about where he stands on Trump today. Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20…
Dispatches From The Angry Patriot
Oct 21, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Craig Silverman, the Editor of BuzzFeed Canada, about how Facebook timelines are creating an alternative reality and impacting our election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The “I Will Keep You in Suspense’ Edition
Oct 20, 2016 • 64 min
Jacob Weisberg joins Slate’s Political Gabfest’ers David Plotz and Emily Bazelon to to discuss the third Presidential debate and the possible danger zones that exist for an opinionated journalist, like Amy Goodman, covering a protest. Learn more about…
Trump Backers on Trial
Oct 18, 2016 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mike Murphy, GOP strategist and the host of Radio Free GOP, about the effects of Trump on the Republican party, whether or not people will split their ticket, and bringing Trump backers to account after the election. Learn more…
Inside Trump’s Head
Oct 17, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann, about her new song “Can’t You Tell” where she enters the mind of Donald Trump. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about…
Two Rallies, Two Stories
Oct 14, 2016 • 30 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen about Donald Trump’s fascistic rally in West Palm Beach, FL and Michelle Obama’s heartfelt speech in New Hampshire yesterday. Trumpcast is brought to you by the new film Denial. From the screenwriter of…
The Groper
Oct 13, 2016 • 33 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate’s Michelle Goldberg about the latest sexual assault accusations reported against Donald Trump. Trumpcast is brought to you by the new film Denial. From the screenwriter of The Hours and The Reader comes the true story of one…
Trumpcast Extra: The “Grabfest Post Debate Special” Edition
Oct 10, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Slate’s Political Gabfest’ers David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson to debrief and decompress after the second Presidential debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Boys on the Bus (Trumpcast Special)
Oct 8, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Virginia Heffernan about yesterday’s leaked Donald Trump recording. Panoply Survey We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to…
The Conspiracy Guru Behind Donald Trump
Oct 7, 2016 • 31 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jon Ronson, author of the new Amazon Kindle single The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right,” about Alex Jones – the radio host who feeds Donald Trump his conspiracy theories. Panoply Survey We…
It’s Hard to Defend the Indefensible
Oct 5, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern about the Vice Presidential debate and Mike Pence’s record on abortion, evolution, and dinosaurs. Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital. Earn up to 8.5% annually, while diversifying your portfolio,…
The Enabler
Oct 3, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post about the man who just can’t help but squeeze all of the juice out of Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence – Jeff Zucker. Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve…
The Queen Has Rabies
Sep 30, 2016 • 30 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Timothy Garton Ash about what free speech looks like in the electorate and in the media in the age of Trump. Plus, are we in for a Brexit type of surprise of November 8th? Trumpcast is brought to you by Boll and Branch.…
A Historical Perspective
Sep 28, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Nell Irvin Painter, a historian at Princeton University, about how she views the rise of Trump through the prism of American history. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in…
Trumpcast Extra: The “I’m So Relieved” Edition
Sep 27, 2016 • 30 min
Jacob Weisberg and the hosts of the Political Gabfest (David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson) team up for some post-Presidential-debate review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Debate for the Ages
Sep 22, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight’s senior political writer, about the upcoming debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thinking The Unthinkable
Sep 21, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Evan Osnos of The New Yorker about his latest story in this week’s magazine about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. Trumpcast is brought to you by Upstanders, a new podcast from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv…
LIAR
Sep 20, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Michael Barbaro about his story in this past weekend’s New York Times where he called Donald Trump a liar on page one. Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital, an award winning online investment platform that allows…
Passing Off Charity As Your Own
Sep 16, 2016 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post about The Trump Foundation and his investigation into Donald Trump’s charitable givings (or rather non-givings). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cycles of Panic
Sep 14, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed News about Mr. Trump’s upcoming check up on Dr. Oz, Colin Powell’s leaked emails, and why we need to constantly remind ourselves how difficult it will be for Trump to win. Trumpcast is brought to you by…
No Pay For Policy
Sep 12, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Rogin of the Washington Post about the collapse of Trump’s poor excuse for a Washington, D.C. policy shop. Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20% off…
Milf Hunting with Roger (A Second City Special)
Sep 9, 2016 • 8 min
Enjoy this special bonus sketch from our friends at The Second City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump’s Razor
Sep 8, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of Talking Points Memo, about his version of Occam’s Razor when it comes to Donald Trump and how we can apply it to the things he said at yesterday’s Commander-In-Chief Forum. Learn more about…
The Roger Ailes in the Room
Sep 6, 2016 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Michelle Goldberg about why nobody is asking Donald Trump about the sadistic pervert advising his campaign – Roger Ailes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Both Sides of the Border
Sep 1, 2016 • 16 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Suzanne Gamboa, a Senior Writer at NBC News Latino, about Donald Trump’s day trip to Mexico and his hateful immigration speech later that night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Opening the Trump Archive
Aug 31, 2016 • 29 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, reporters at the Washington Post, about their new vigorously reported biography – Trump Revealed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lifeboats for Republicans
Aug 29, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate’s Will Saletan about how Hillary’s speech in Reno last week was both an attack on the soul of the Trump campaign and an offer to Republicans to get off Trump’s sinking ship. Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. For a limited…
Time Off For Good Behavior
Aug 24, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Ana Marie Cox, the senior political correspondent for MTV News, about the Kellyanne Conway version of Donald Trump and whether or not it will last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
He Probably Doesn’t Pay Any Taxes
Aug 22, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to the investigative journalist, David Cay Johnston, about the likely reason Donald Trump has yet to release his tax returns. Plus, who is Joey No Socks? Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and…
Mr. Brexit & Corey – A Love Story (A Second City Special)
Aug 19, 2016 • 8 min
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The Apprentice – Trump’s Campaign Edition
Aug 17, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine about Breitbart’s Steve Bannon – Trump’s latest campaign hire. Trumpcast is brought to you by Boll and Branch. For luxury bedding at a low price, go to BollandBranch.com and use promo code…
Creating The Monster That Is @RealDonaldTrump
Aug 16, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Peter Costanzo, the man who got Donald Trump on Twitter. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to…
The Lost World of White Christian America
Aug 12, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute about the decline of White Christian America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Second Amendment People…”
Aug 10, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Alex Wagner of The Atlantic about Trump’s latest…well…you know. Trumpcast is brought to you by Wunder Capital. Invest in large-scale solar projects across the U.S. Create an account for free at Wundercapital.com/TRUMPCAST. Invest…
The Intervention (A Second City Special)
Aug 9, 2016 • 7 min
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A Bunch of White Guys Named Steve
Aug 9, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Annie Lowrey of New York Magazine about the word salad otherwise known as the Trump economic policy speech. Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. Get 50 dollars off the Ring of Security Kit, which includes the Ring Video Doorbell,…
The Paul Ryan School of Contortion
Aug 4, 2016 • 20 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Bret Stephens of The Wall St. Journal about the mental gymnastics Paul Ryan is performing around Donald Trump. Trumpcast is brought to you by Framebridge. It’s never been easier or more affordable to frame all the things you love.…
Time For An Intervention?
Aug 3, 2016 • 27 min
Jacob Weisberg chats with Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen about Donald Trump’s meltdown. Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. You deserve comfortable underwear, and MeUndies is here to help. Get 20 percent off your first order when you go to…
“Russia, If You’re Listening…”
Jul 29, 2016 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Michael McFaul, the former United States Ambassador to Russia, about Trump’s latest call to have the Kremlin uncover Hillary Clinton’s emails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Barney Frank Confronts Sanders Loyalists (Live from Philadelphia)
Jul 28, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to former Congressman, Barney Frank, about the Bernie or Nothing’s and why you need to stand with Hillary for LGBT rights. Trumpcast is brought to you by SeatGeek, the easiest way to compare event ticket prices. Get a $20 rebate off…
Bernie or Burn It Down (Live from Philadelphia)
Jul 27, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to YahNe Ndgo, a Bernie Sanders supporter now stumping for Jill Stein, about playing the role of a spoiler in this year’s election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Postmodern Manchurian Candidate
Jul 25, 2016 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum about this weekend’s DNC hack. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to…
A Civic Obligation
Jul 22, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter for Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, about why he felt compelled to speak up about Trump now and the reaction he has received since. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Not Brokered, But Broken (Live From Cleveland)
Jul 21, 2016 • 17 min
Live from the floor at the RNC, Jacob Weisberg talks to Bryan Curtis, the Editor at Large of The Ringer, about the last three days of Donald Trump’s circus of a convention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Mooch (Live From Cleveland)
Jul 20, 2016 • 23 min
From Slate’s Facebook live session on Wednesday afternoon – Jacob Weisberg talks to Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, a Trump fundraiser, about why he thinks everything will be just fine once Trump becomes President. Trumpcast is brought to you by by Wunder…
A Delegate From Carl Paladino’s Naughty List (Live From Cleveland)
Jul 19, 2016 • 19 min
From Slate’s Facebook live session on Tuesday afternoon – Seth Stevenson talks to Stefani Williams, a Utah delegate, about the threats she has received as a non-Trump supporting delegate at the Republican National Convention. Trumpcast is brought to you…
The “TP” Ticket
Jul 15, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Ezra Klein about Donald Trump’s VP pick, Governor Mike Pence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Playing Footsie with Racists
Jul 14, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Nick Confessore about the white nationalists supporting Donald Trump. Trumpcast is brought to you by Framebridge, the easy way to custom frame all your photos and artwork. Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code TRUMPCAST to save…
Should Republicans Thank Trump?
Jul 12, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Sam Tanenhaus about why Trump is exactly the reckoning the GOP needed. Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles and patterns. Head to…
Why Hillbillies Love Trump
Jul 8, 2016 • 23 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to J.D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, about why the folks from back home are supporting Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Moscow Mule
Jul 7, 2016 • 19 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Frank Foer about his Slate cover story “Putin’s Puppet.” Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Learn more about Texture and start your free trial today by going to…
A Case of the Trumps
Jul 5, 2016 • 16 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Mark O’Connell, LCSW, about how Trump is making his way into his patients psyches. Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. Get a great night’s sleep that’s customized just for you. Go to HelixSleep.com/TRUMPCAST to get $50 off…
Trading Places
Jun 30, 2016 • 20 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute about Donald Trump’s trade speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Talented Mr. Miller
Jun 28, 2016 • 24 min
Leon Neyfakh is joined by Julia Ioffe to talk about the young, articulate, and strange individual who warms up the crowd at Trump’s rallies. Trumpcast is brought to you by Ring. With Ring Video Doorbell, you can see and speak to anyone at your door from…
A Scottish Getaway
Jun 24, 2016 • 14 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Scottish comedian Janey Godley about Donald Trump’s trip to Scotland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Now Seeking Donations
Jun 22, 2016 • 20 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus about the Trump campaign’s money troubles. Trumpcast is brought to you by Framebridge, the easy way to custom frame all your photos and artwork. Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code…
The Campaign That Wasn’t
Jun 20, 2016 • 19 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Sasha Issenberg about Trump’s campaign, or rather, lack thereof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don’t Call Him a Fascist
Jun 15, 2016 • 23 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Stanley Payne about why we should reconsider calling Trump a fascist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is Trump Helping to Invite Terrorists Attacks?
Jun 13, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Daniel Benjamin about Trump’s rhetoric in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy in Orlando and whether or not it’s helping to invite terrorists attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trumpcast University
Jun 10, 2016 • 20 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Helaine Olen about Trump’s wealth seminar, otherwise known as Trump University, and how several of those he scammed are still supporting him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An Assault on the Rule of Law
Jun 8, 2016 • 16 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Adam Liptak about whether or not Donald Trump has a 6th grader’s understanding of civics. Special thanks to our voice of Donald Trump, John Di Domenico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Gaudy Construction Project On His Head
Jun 6, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Ashley Feinberg about yet another expensive, ugly construction project from Donald Trump – his hair. Plus, a conversation with Trump biographer, Michael D’Antonio. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture, the mobile app that gives…
The Other Side of His Wall
Jun 2, 2016 • 17 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Enrique Krauze about how Trump is destroying decades of progress in Mexican-American relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
America’s Putin
May 31, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about the similarities and differences between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. We are brought to you today by MeUndies, the world’s most comfortable underwear. Get 20% off your first order when you go to…
Wait Wait How Do You Make Fun of Trump?!
May 27, 2016 • 25 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, about the difficulties of satirizing the unsatirizable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are You Nervous?
May 25, 2016 • 26 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie to reassure everyone (kind-of) that Donald Trump will never be President. Trumpcast is brought to you today by Helix Sleep— a new kind of mattress company. At Helix Sleep, they run a 3D biomechanical model of your…
The Johnald
May 23, 2016 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to John Di Domenico, our voice of Donald Trump about life as a Trump impersonator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Theater of Cruelty
May 20, 2016 • 20 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Virginia Heffernan about The Apprentice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Democracy Spawns A Tyrant
May 18, 2016 • 22 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Sullivan about his New York Magazine cover story “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What to Call Donald Trump
May 16, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Aaron James about different types of a-holes and where Trump fits in. Plus a sketch about “John Miller.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nate Silver’s Bad Prediction
May 13, 2016 • 24 min
Leon Neyfakh talks to Jordan Ellenberg and Dave Weigel about whether it’s fair or not to criticize Nate Silver for missing Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump Confidential
May 11, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to John McLaughlin about the classified information candidates receive after the convention and how things can change if/when that candidate is Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are the Republicans Done?
May 10, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jonathan Chait about the state of the Republican party. Today’s episode of Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles. Head to MeUndies.com/TRUMPCAST to get…
Where’s My Bailout?
May 6, 2016 • 15 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jan Jennings about why he’s supporting Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Man of His Generation
May 4, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Stephen Metcalf about his Slate cover story “Donald Trump, Baby Boomer.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Brief History of the Drumpfs
May 3, 2016 • 17 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gwenda Blair about three generations of the Drumpf family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dictators’ Favorite Sleazebag
Apr 29, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Frank Foer about the history of Paul Manafort, Trump’s political strategist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Here Come the Vichy Republicans
Apr 27, 2016 • 20 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to John Podhoretz, Editor at Commentary Magazine, about Vichy Republicans and striking back at Trump’s supporters on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No Koch Money
Apr 26, 2016 • 18 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jane Mayer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, about the Koch brothers and whether or not they’re serious about supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When He Sues You for 5 Billion Dollars
Apr 22, 2016 • 18 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien about what it’s like to be sued by Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Pivot
Apr 20, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mark Leibovich about Trump’s transition into a more tolerable candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
America’s Berlusconi
Apr 19, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Beppe Severgnini about the parallels between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi. Today’s episode of Trumpcast is brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear in a variety of styles. Head to…
Moral Larceny…With Flair!
Apr 15, 2016 • 24 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Wayne Barrett about “the first detailed examination of Trump’s business practices to appear in the press.” Plus, another round of Donald’s latest tweets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Public Display of Autoeroticism
Apr 13, 2016 • 28 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mark Singer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, about his 1997 profile of Donald Trump and whether Donald has changed in the past 20 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Reporting The Future From The Boston Globe
Apr 11, 2016 • 14 min
Slate’s Leon Neyfakh talks to Katie Kingsbury, Editor at The Boston Globe, about this weekend’s satirical front page that looks a year into the future at Donald Trump’s presidency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My Mom’s Voting For Him
Apr 8, 2016 • 16 min
Hanna Rosin of Slate’s DoubleX Gabfest and NPR’s Invisibilia calls her mother to ask why she’s voting for Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Trump Doesn’t Win
Apr 6, 2016 • 28 min
Slate’s Jacob Weisberg talks to EJ Dionne about the results of the Wisconsin primary and why it’s OK for the media to be calling the demise of Trump (again). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What’s With The White Working Class?
Apr 4, 2016 • 13 min
Slate’s Jacob Weisberg talks to Barbara Ehrenreich about the white working class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why This Podcast Isn’t Neutral
Mar 31, 2016 • 32 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Glenn Greenwald about media neutrality, objectivity, and the history of an opinionated press. Plus, a trip to the doctor’s office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The GOP’s Top Trump Buster
Mar 30, 2016 • 21 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s top political strategist in 2012, about stopping Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I LOVE Women!
Mar 25, 2016 • 19 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Christina Cauterucci about Trump’s core philosophy: misogyny. Plus, a taste of Trump Wine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Brussels, ISIS & Islam
Mar 24, 2016 • 17 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to former Islamic extremist (and now Senior Advisor at the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics) Ed Husain about how Trump is perceived within Muslim communities around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Negotiation 101
Mar 23, 2016 • 21 min
Seth Stevenson guest-hosts and talks to Columbia Business School lecturer Aaron Wallen about negotiation tactics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Life on the Trump Trail
Mar 21, 2016 • 22 min
Leon Neyfakh guest-hosts and talks to Seth Stevenson about what it’s like to write about a candidate who hates you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Campus Outlier
Mar 18, 2016 • 14 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to a college student about his support for Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Contested Convention?
Mar 17, 2016 • 17 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jeff Greenfield about possible GOP scenarios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Let’s Talk To A Shrink
Mar 15, 2016 • 12 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist, about narcissistic personality order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is Trump A Racist?
Mar 14, 2016 • 16 min
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie about his latest article “How Trump Happened” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slate’s Trumpcast Trailer
Mar 14, 2016 • 3 min
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chef of Slate, will be talking to historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is, and why this is…