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Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

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Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

    Rewriting History

    Rewriting History

    Historians tend to frown on the practice of imagining “alternate histories”. Two people who don’t are Danny Bessner and Matt Christman, hosts of the new podcast “Hinge Points.” On each episode, they take an historical “hinge” moment and ask, could it have been different? What if, for example, the German Social Democrats had not fallen in line behind the march to war in 1914?


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    Truth and Reconciliation

    Truth and Reconciliation

    Much of President Biden’s agenda rests on the minutiae of Senate rules and parliamentary procedures; this has led to a renewed interest in the obscure but enormously consequential role of the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough. An unelected official, she nonetheless has an extraordinary amount of influence over the current budget negotiations. Ari Rabin-Havt, former deputy campaign manager to Bernie Sanders, joins Ryan Grim to discuss the parliamentarian’s role in the legislative process.


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    If Biden Wants to Build Back Better, He Should Look to Obama’s Mistakes

    If Biden Wants to Build Back Better, He Should Look to Obama’s Mistakes

    The fallout from the 2008 financial crisis has defined national politics ever since. If he wants his “Build Back Better” agenda to have a chance of success, argues journalist and political commentator David Sirota in his new podcast Meltdown, he’ll have to take the lessons of the last twelve years seriously.
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    Jamaal Bowman on His First Year in Congress

    Jamaal Bowman on His First Year in Congress

    Three days after he was sworn in to his first term as a U.S. congressman, Jamaal Bowman watched as the Capitol was stormed by a Trump-incited mob. It was the start of a very eventful year on the Hill. Bowman joins Ryan Grim to discuss his first 10 months in congress and the battle over President Biden's budget reconciliation bill.
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    Ro Khanna on Reconciliation

    Ro Khanna on Reconciliation

    As the negotiations over President Biden’s sweeping budget reconciliation bill drag on, Democrats are struggling to find a set of compromises that will satisfy congressional progressives while still securing the votes of intransigent senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. California representative Ro Khanna, a member of the House Progressive Caucus, joins Ryan Grim to discuss the state of play. Then, investigative reporter Dan Boguslaw talks about his recent reporting for the Intercept on Senator Manchin’s coal entanglements in West Virginia.


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    Michael Isikoff on Julian Assange and Monica Lewinsky

    Michael Isikoff on Julian Assange and Monica Lewinsky

    As the US continues to pursue Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition from the UK, an explosive story from Yahoo News has revealed that top officials including the then CIA Director Mike Pompeo discussed extraditing and even assassinating him. Michael Isikoff, one of the reporters on that story, joins Ryan Grim to discuss Assange’s fate as well as his recent portrayal in the FX show American Crime Story, which dramatizes his role in the revelation of the Monica Lewinsky affair.


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
453 Ratings

453 Ratings

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Impressive

I am impressed by Ryan Grim’s style.
He is careful and thorough in his research, and never over the top in his critique.
The listener is presented with facts and allowed to make up their own mind. The subject of the research/article is given the chance to respond, and so the journalism is balanced.
There is no attempt to hide the position taken by the shows, which are presented, extremely fairly, from a left of centre POV. Recommend.

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The return of intercepted

Great Job Ryan and crew, excellent shows !

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Excellent pod each week

I can’t say enough good things about this pod. Great discussion and guests!

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