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A podcast about how Donald Trump changed the United States and the world. Four years ago, Donald Trump promised to make America Strong, Wealthy, Safe, Proud and Great Again. In November, Americans will have their chance to elect him again. Has he lived up to his promise?

Season 4 of America, If You’re Listening (formerly known as Russia, If You’re Listening) will look back on Trump’s greatest achievements, disappointments and disasters, and look at how they all fit together.

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A podcast about how Donald Trump changed the United States and the world. Four years ago, Donald Trump promised to make America Strong, Wealthy, Safe, Proud and Great Again. In November, Americans will have their chance to elect him again. Has he lived up to his promise?

Season 4 of America, If You’re Listening (formerly known as Russia, If You’re Listening) will look back on Trump’s greatest achievements, disappointments and disasters, and look at how they all fit together.

    S04 #3 - How close did Trump get to nuclear war?

    S04 #3 - How close did Trump get to nuclear war?

    Within months of taking office, Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury".

    Soon afterwards, he would tear up a nuclear deal with Iran and bring the US to the brink of war.

    And yet that war never came.

    This is the story of how Donald Trump resisted temptation and kept the peace.

    • 32 min
    S04 #2 - The surprising story of how Donald Trump took on the NRA

    S04 #2 - The surprising story of how Donald Trump took on the NRA

    The most powerful gun lobby group in the United States was brought to the edge of collapse.

    And right at that moment, Donald Trump vowed to do something about mass shootings.

    Could Donald Trump finally defeat the NRA, or when the moment came, did he flinch?

    • 28 min
    S04 #1 - What a hurricane taught Trump about being president

    S04 #1 - What a hurricane taught Trump about being president

    Hurricane Maria smashed through Puerto Rico in 2017, destroying everything in its wake.

    What did the worst American natural disaster in decades teach Donald Trump about how to be president?

    When Trump was inaugurated, he promised to Make America Safe Again... when the hurricane hit, did he live up to his promise?

    This is America, If You’re Listening. A podcast about how President Donald Trump has left his mark on the United States, and the world.

    • 27 min
    Welcome to Season 4: America, If You’re Listening

    Welcome to Season 4: America, If You’re Listening

    The 2020 US Presidential election is shaping up to be a historical moment.

    Voters are deciding if the America of the last four years is the one they want to live in in the future.

    President Trump's has presided over the most turbulent four years in living memory. He's dealt with crises, changed policies, and fought for his political survival.

    America, If You're Listening will look back at these astonishing four years, and shed new light on the incredible chaos of Donald Trump's first term as President.

    • 2 min
    S03 #9 - Putin's Trump card: the CrowdStrike conspiracy theory

    S03 #9 - Putin's Trump card: the CrowdStrike conspiracy theory

    Russian intelligence agencies and Vladimir Putin have spent three years spreading a conspiracy theory that Ukraine was the one who meddled in the 2016 election.


    The theory quickly reached Donald Trump, and he became obsessed with proving it.


    He's now being impeached for his scheme to get Ukraine to investigate it.


    While this scheme has blown up in Trump’s face, and allegedly harmed America and Ukraine’s national security, it has played out perfectly for Putin.

    • 23 min
    S03 #8 - How Russia's rotten gas got Trump into trouble

    S03 #8 - How Russia's rotten gas got Trump into trouble

    You might think Trump's impeachment inquiry started because of a dodgy phone call to the Ukrainian President.


    But the origins are actually in the Ukrainian gas industry - which is deeply corrupt and reliant on Russia - just the way Putin likes it.


    In 2014, Joe Biden flew to Ukraine to try and break their Russian gas addiction.


    And started the dominoes falling which would eventually lead to Donald Trump's infamous request for a favour.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Rateburger ,

Matt Bevan, you are the best.

Every episode is a podcast masterpiece. Thank you, Matt. (Hamish is prob a bit jealous and that’s maybe why his Fri morn banter with you seems a bit snippy sometimes...)

TassieNess ,

America if you are listening

Highly recommend
-each ep is 20 minutes of challenging truths of what’s happening behind the scenes... Season 3 tackling Russia’s meddling in Europe is outstanding.

MammaEarth ,

Rubbish

Embarrassing this is still available to listen to. Very clear to someone who has done the research that there is an agenda here - ABC you have failed the Australian public yet again. Very disappointing, one sided, biased and unresearched.

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