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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice and icon of liberal America, has died.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice and icon of liberal America, has died.

    Supreme decisions

    Supreme decisions

    The death of the US Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is still dominating the conversation in Washington. Jon and Emily look at who could replace her and when. Also on the podcast, Democratic rising star Jamaal Bowman explains how he’ll challenge the status quo in Washington. And Californian Republican candidate Erin Cruz discusses why she won’t dismiss the QAnon conspiracy theorists.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena and Harriet Noble
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 34 min
    RIP RBG

    RIP RBG

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice and icon of liberal America, has died at the age of 87. We sound the emergency klaxon and gather to discuss how she became a cult figure, and what her passing might mean for the election.

    Studio director: Michael Campbell
    Producers: Harriet Noble, Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham, Emma Close

    • 37 min
    America on fire

    America on fire

    With wildfires devastating the West Coast, we look at whether environmental issues will sway voters’ minds. As polls in Florida tighten, we deep dive into the diverse Hispanic vote. And how could the election affect post-Brexit trade negotiations between the US and the UK?

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close

    • 31 min
    Military Disservice

    Military Disservice

    Following allegations that Trump made derogatory comments against the military, Jon, Emily and Anthony discuss what this could mean for the veteran vote. And the BBC’s New York Business Correspondent Michelle Fleury explains how the post-covid economy may affect the election. On AmericAnswer.... what exactly happens if one of the candidates dies?

    Studio director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 30 min
    Sir Kim Darroch

    Sir Kim Darroch

    In an exclusive interview for BBC Newsnight, Maitlis speaks with the former UK ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, about the cables that led to his resignation. The ambassador quit last year after it emerged he described the US President's government as "dysfunctional", "inept" and "divided" in the private letters.

    Producer: Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 31 min
    Make America Safe Again

    Make America Safe Again

    Who do Americans trust to make them feel safer, and what difference could that make to November’s vote? With just over two months to go, Jon, Emily and Anthony discuss how much law and order will be an election issue. And why do so few Americans vote?

    Studio Director: Michael Regaard
    Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min

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4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Great podcast

Informative and witty. American Presidential politics explained well and entertaingly with the merest hint of condescension. Especially listen for Emily Matlias' sometimes ascerbic comments. Thank you BBC.

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Disappointing episode no balance,it would have been a big improvement if they had spoken to a Democrat too.

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