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Trumpcast

Slate Podcasts

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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

Latest Episodes

How to Avoid the Neo-Nazi Pothole

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi skinhead and musician who now works to disengage others from virulent bigotry and hate cults. He talks about his indoctrination into—and exodus from—the racist movement, neo-Nazi strategies of the 80s and 90s, the history of anti-racist skinheads in the U.S., and the psychology and needs of cult hoppers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 min3 h ago
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How to Avoid the Neo-Nazi Pothole

Reading All Those Trump Books

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Carlos Lozada, Washington Post nonfiction book critic and author of What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era. They discuss a few of the 150+ Trump books Lozada has read; books from Trump sycophants and intellectual supporters; and thoughts on the books by Omarosa, Michael Cohen, and James Comey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 min5 d ago
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Reading All Those Trump Books

What Democrats Still Get Wrong About Trump Voters

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Kathleen Kingsbury and Farah Stockman of the New York Times editorial board about the publication’s weekend op-ed package making a verdict against Trump; Stockman’s experiences embedded with the Trump-voting working class for four years and how Democrats fail to reach them; and the importance of seniority on the job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 min1 w ago
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What Democrats Still Get Wrong About Trump Voters

Disestablish SCOTUS, or the Senate?

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Trumpcast favorite, Fordham Law professor Jed Shugerman, about the big picture behind Amy Coney Barrett, ways we can disestablish the Senate, and the concept of originalism when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 min1 w ago
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Disestablish SCOTUS, or the Senate?

No Saviors, Just Us

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Sarah Jones, staff writer at New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, about the problem with putting Claudia Conway and other teenage girls on a pedestal, why Trump’s contracting of COVID doesn’t mean justice, and what she wants to see from Joe Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 min2 w ago
Comments
No Saviors, Just Us

The Secret Code of the Proud Boys

EVirginia Heffernan talks to historian Nicole Hemmer about the Proud Boys—breaking down their hazing and hyper-masculinity, how to be initiated, conservative cults, and how Trump incites them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 min3 w ago
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The Secret Code of the Proud Boys

Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

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

15 minSEP 25
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Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

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

50 minSEP 18
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Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

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

51 minSEP 11
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How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

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

50 minSEP 4
Comments
Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

Latest Episodes

How to Avoid the Neo-Nazi Pothole

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi skinhead and musician who now works to disengage others from virulent bigotry and hate cults. He talks about his indoctrination into—and exodus from—the racist movement, neo-Nazi strategies of the 80s and 90s, the history of anti-racist skinheads in the U.S., and the psychology and needs of cult hoppers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 min3 h ago
Comments
How to Avoid the Neo-Nazi Pothole

Reading All Those Trump Books

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Carlos Lozada, Washington Post nonfiction book critic and author of What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era. They discuss a few of the 150+ Trump books Lozada has read; books from Trump sycophants and intellectual supporters; and thoughts on the books by Omarosa, Michael Cohen, and James Comey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 min5 d ago
Comments
Reading All Those Trump Books

What Democrats Still Get Wrong About Trump Voters

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Kathleen Kingsbury and Farah Stockman of the New York Times editorial board about the publication’s weekend op-ed package making a verdict against Trump; Stockman’s experiences embedded with the Trump-voting working class for four years and how Democrats fail to reach them; and the importance of seniority on the job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 min1 w ago
Comments
What Democrats Still Get Wrong About Trump Voters

Disestablish SCOTUS, or the Senate?

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Trumpcast favorite, Fordham Law professor Jed Shugerman, about the big picture behind Amy Coney Barrett, ways we can disestablish the Senate, and the concept of originalism when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 min1 w ago
Comments
Disestablish SCOTUS, or the Senate?

No Saviors, Just Us

EVirginia Heffernan talks to Sarah Jones, staff writer at New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, about the problem with putting Claudia Conway and other teenage girls on a pedestal, why Trump’s contracting of COVID doesn’t mean justice, and what she wants to see from Joe Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 min2 w ago
Comments
No Saviors, Just Us

The Secret Code of the Proud Boys

EVirginia Heffernan talks to historian Nicole Hemmer about the Proud Boys—breaking down their hazing and hyper-masculinity, how to be initiated, conservative cults, and how Trump incites them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 min3 w ago
Comments
The Secret Code of the Proud Boys

Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

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

15 minSEP 25
Comments
Here Comes The Slow-Rolling Coup

Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

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

50 minSEP 18
Comments
Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

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

51 minSEP 11
Comments
How Trump Led Me to the Dharma

Violence, the Police, and Black Joy

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

50 minSEP 4
Comments
Violence, the Police, and Black Joy
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