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Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment

Inside the Hive Vanity Fair

    • News
    • 4.7 • 76 Ratings

Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment

    Can America Recover From The Trump Presidency?

    Can America Recover From The Trump Presidency?

    This week, Hive special correspondent Gabe Sherman, who has covered Donald Trump since 2015, joins cohost Joe Hagan for an in-depth discussion of the final days of the 2020 election and - possibly - the Trump era. Sherman and Hagan look past the polls to discern the narrative logic of Trump’s reality-TV presidency: As he runs out of storylines and ideas, the President of “scandal, chaos and conflict" has been bested by his biggest political competitor of the 2020 campaign: the coronavirus. Desperate to distract the public from the reality of mass death and joblessness, Trump has failed to live up to his own entertainment credo: “He’s become boring,” says Sherman. Carefully peeking past November 3rd, the two Hive reporters consider what comes next for Trump, for the media, and, more importantly, for an exhausted nation — is it possible to return to political normalcy, even under Joe Biden?  
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Get In the Fight: Jon Lovett's Home Stretch Playbook

    Get In the Fight: Jon Lovett's Home Stretch Playbook

    With less than three weeks to go before the election, Crooked Media’s Jon Lovett joins co-host Emily Jane Fox to talk about the closing arguments each candidate is making—or not making, as it may be. Plus, he weighs in on the bigger questions of how Washington could normalize in a post-Trump world and what we should be doing in this final countdown. 
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    • 1 hr
    Just How Far Will This Super-Spreader Spread?

    Just How Far Will This Super-Spreader Spread?

    With President Donald Trump as contagion in chief and the election right around the corner, co-hosts Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox break down the administration's trust deficit, the debate over the next presidential debate, and the personal bellwethers they've seen over the last few weeks.
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    • 48 min
    “I Know Our Day Is Coming”: Valerie Jarrett on Women in 2020

    “I Know Our Day Is Coming”: Valerie Jarrett on Women in 2020

    On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, co-host Emily Jane Fox sits down with former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett to discuss what it’s like to work with Joe Biden, how debate prep usually works, what’s at stake in the coming weeks, and what a difference mentorship can make. 
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    • 55 min
    Will the Center Hold?: A Primer on Why What Matters Matters

    Will the Center Hold?: A Primer on Why What Matters Matters

    With a Supreme Court nomination fight, a debate slugfest, and a battle for the soul of our nation on the horizon, co-hosts Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox talk about what’s at stake for the winners and losers and how to make it through alive.
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    • 55 min
    “Nationalism Will Run Roughshod Over Democracy”: What can Nazi Germany tell us about Trump’s GOP?

    “Nationalism Will Run Roughshod Over Democracy”: What can Nazi Germany tell us about Trump’s GOP?

    This week, “Inside the Hive” welcomes historian Peter Fritzsche, author of "Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich,” to help separate fact from exaggeration on the increasingly pressing question of how much Trump’s GOP resembles the Nazis of the early 1930s. As Donald Trump attacks democratic norms and undermines the electoral process, and AG William Barr stokes fear of "a socialist path” if Trump loses, historians are hearing distressing echoes of Adolph Hitler’s rise, from the fear-mongering demonization of the left to the threat of street violence and military force against enemies real and imagined. One difference: “A white ethnic America is much more important in Trumps’ campaign than the vision of a Aryan-ized Germany was in Hitler’s electoral campaigns,” says Fritzsche, who says the MAGA conception of America "means there are villains who have undone America but now there are the virtuous who can remake America and 'make it great again.’ I call it ‘muscular melodramatic populism'”—the same phenomenon that brought Hitler to power. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Glenally ,

Authentic and entertaining

Thanks Nick. Love your work.

Newly minted Genevois ,

Interviews are great, could be edited a bit more tightly

The new hosts are doing a great job, and the interviews are interesting. I do always skip the first 10-15 minutes, the banter/waffle between the hosts is a bit less interesting than the real content, so editing a bit more tightly on that stuff could make episodes shorter and better. Thanks for the show!

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Nick B

The best thing about this podcast is the variety of subject matter Nick covers. Trump, tech, social matters all wrapped up on his cynical and funny view of the world. Well worth a listen or 10

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