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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.

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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.

    Introducing: After Trump

    Introducing: After Trump

    Virginia Heffernan is here to introduce the first episode of her new podcast. After Trump is a guidebook alongside legal scholars Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer—both former Trumpcast guests—to reforming our laws, norms, and ethical codes so we never get in that fix again. In this first episode, they explore some of President Trump’s most brazen transgressions—the conflicts of interest, the self-dealing, and those elusive tax returns.

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    • 42 min
    What Next: The Bizarre Origin Story of the Gaetz Scandal

    What Next: The Bizarre Origin Story of the Gaetz Scandal

    Hey Trumpcast listeners! Your host Virginia has some big news. Her next podcast—After Trump—is a guidebook alongside legal scholars Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer—both former Trumpcast guests—to reforming our laws, norms, and ethical codes so we never get in that fix again. After Trump is coming soon to a podcast app near you. To learn more, go to AfterTrumpPod.com. But first, Virginia is here to introduce an episode of a show she hopes you'll check out: What Next, a daily news podcast from Slate.

    Last week, The New York Times reported that Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz was under investigation by the Justice Department over his relationships with women recruited online for sex, and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Gaetz gained national attention for his trollish, Trumpian antics and fiery loyalty to the then-president. What happens if the Trump playbook doesn’t work for the 38-year-old congressman? In this episode, host Mary Harris discusses all this and more with Jeff Weiner, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Editor for the Orlando Sentinel. 

    If you like what you hear, subscribe to What Next. You'll get a short episode every weekday taking on ONE story, and going deep, behind the headlines. What Next is news you’re not going to get just scrolling through your phone. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
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    • 27 min
    A Word: Battling Georgia’s Backlash Against Black Voters

    A Word: Battling Georgia’s Backlash Against Black Voters

    Hey Trumpcast listeners! Your host Virginia has some big news. Her next podcast—After Trump—is a guidebook alongside legal scholars Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer—both former Trumpcast guests—to reforming our laws, norms, and ethical codes so we never get in that fix again. After Trump is coming soon to a podcast app near you. To learn more, go to AfterTrumpPod.com.
     
    But first, Virginia is here to introduce an episode of a new show from Slate: A Word, with Jason Johnson. 
     
    You’ve heard Jason on Trumpcast several times. Now, every Friday he’ll bring his sharp analysis to discussions with policy-makers, journalists, entertainers, and other experts about America’s challenges around race, and ideas on the way forward. In this episode, Jason is joined by LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter, one of the groups that helped Democrats win Georgia at the Senate and presidential level. After historic Black turnout flipped Georgia, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a new law that could hit Black and other voters of color hard. Listen for a discussion on how activists are fighting back against this new controversial law.

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    • 24 min
    What Next: One Colorado Man’s Crusade Against Gun Violence

    What Next: One Colorado Man’s Crusade Against Gun Violence

    Hey Trumpcast listeners! Your host Virginia has some big news. Her next podcast—After Trump—is a guidebook alongside legal scholars Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer—both former Trumpcast guests—to reforming our laws, norms, and ethical codes so we never get in that fix again. After Trump is coming soon to a podcast app near you. To learn more, go to AfterTrumpPod.com.
     
    But first, Virginia is here to introduce an episode of a show she hopes you'll check out: What Next, a daily news podcast from Slate. In this episode, host Mary Harris talks to guest Colorado Rep. Tom Sullivan, who counts the number of Fridays since his son was killed in the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. The latest mass shooting in Boulder, which left 10 people dead, was yet another reason Sullivan says he’s continuing his quest to curb gun violence in the state.

    If you like what you hear, subscribe to What Next. You'll get a short episode every weekday taking on ONE story, and going deep, behind the headlines. What Next is news you’re not going to get just scrolling through your phone. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
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    • 25 min
    What Next: Why Cuomo Won’t Resign

    What Next: Why Cuomo Won’t Resign

    Hey Trumpcast listeners! Your host Virginia has some big news. Her next podcast—After Trump—is a guidebook alongside legal scholars Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer—both former Trumpcast guests—to reforming our laws, norms, and ethical codes so we never get in that fix again. After Trump is coming soon to a podcast app near you. To learn more, go to AfterTrumpPod.com.
     
    But first, Virginia is here to introduce an episode of a show she hopes you'll check out: What Next, a daily news podcast from Slate. In this episode, host Mary Harris talks to guest Jimmy Vielkind, Wall Street Journal reporter covering New York politics & government, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces calls to resign over accusations of sexual harassment and allowing a toxic workplace culture to persist. To the people who know him best, it’s unlikely the governor will ever bow to those demands. 

    If you like what you hear, subscribe to What Next. You'll get a short episode every weekday taking on ONE story, and going deep, behind the headlines. What Next is news you’re not going to get just scrolling through your phone. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen.


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    • 28 min
    Introducing: A Word … with Jason Johnson

    Introducing: A Word … with Jason Johnson

    Hey Trumpcast listeners! Your host Virginia has some big news. Her next podcast—After Trump—is a guidebook alongside legal scholars Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer—both former Trumpcast guests—to reforming our laws, norms, and ethical codes so we never get in that fix again.  After Trump is coming soon to a podcast app near you. To learn more, go to AfterTrumpPod.com.
     
    But first, Virginia is here to introduce an episode of a new show from Slate: A Word, with Jason Johnson. 
     
    You’ve heard Jason on Trumpcast several times. Now, every Friday he’ll bring his sharp analysis to discussions with policy-makers, journalists, entertainers, and other experts about America’s challenges around race, and ideas on the way forward. You’re about to hear the second episode, in which Jason discusses cancel culture with Professor. Loretta Ross. They talk about the role cancel culture plays in society and politics, and if there’s a better way to hold powerful people accountable. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to subscribe to A Word with Jason Johnson in your podcast app.
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    • 25 min

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