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Divided States is the American politics podcast from Sky News looking at all the issues that divide the most powerful country on the planet.

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Divided States is the American politics podcast from Sky News looking at all the issues that divide the most powerful country on the planet.

    Insurrection, impeachment, inauguration

    Insurrection, impeachment, inauguration

    In the first fortnight of 2021 we have seen extraordinary events in the United States. After a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the United States Capitol, Donald Trump has become the only US President to be impeached twice. The security threat in Washington DC and other state capitals is at an all-time high as the country prepares to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden. 

    US Correspondent Cordelia Lynch and Washington Bureau Chief Emily Purser Brown reflect on a crazy couple of weeks. 

    • 27 min
    2020 reflections: How pandemic politics changed America

    2020 reflections: How pandemic politics changed America

    It might be a year we'd all like to forget, but 2020 will need chapters upon chapters of history books written about it. Trump on trial, pandemic politics and a racial reckoning - all themes of an extraordinary 12 months.

    US correspondent Cordelia Lynch and Washington bureau chief Emily Purser Brown reflect upon the moments that stuck out, with the help of Washington Post Senior Correspondent and author of 'Trump on Trial: The Investigation, Impeachment, Acquittal and Aftermath' Kevin Sullivan.

    Divided States will be back in the new year.

    • 40 min
    Dr Fauci and Newsmax CEO: The interviews

    Dr Fauci and Newsmax CEO: The interviews

    There are two tandem stories going on in America: a race for a vaccine and a President still trying to claim election victory.

    This week Cordelia Lynch and Emily Purser Brown digest Sky News' interview with the White House's chief immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci, and talk to Chris Ruddy - the CEO of Newsmax, a channel which has garnered a new audience by airing the President's claims of electoral fraud.

    • 41 min
    Lame duck pardons turkey

    Lame duck pardons turkey

    It's Thanksgiving in the US - and with it comes one zany tradition: the official presidential pardon of a prize turkey. And it wasn't President Trump's only pardon of the week.

    US correspondent Cordelia Lynch and Washington bureau chief Emily Purser Brown unpick developments in Washington, where a now lame duck president is formally transitioning out of the job, but continuing to question the integrity of the election.

    • 23 min
    A transition in limbo

    A transition in limbo

    Joe Biden is the president-elect, but Donald Trump is yet to concede. His loyalists are pursuing legal challenges, but we still haven't seen any evidence of electoral fraud.

    US correspondent Cordelia Lynch and Washington bureau chief Emily Purser Brown discuss why Washington has gone quiet, the global response to a Biden/Harris White House and whether we can ever expect a concession speech from Donald Trump.

    They're joined this week by longtime Republican strategist Rory Cooper.

    • 30 min
    BONUS: President-elect Joe Biden – the man, the politician and the new FLOTUS

    BONUS: President-elect Joe Biden – the man, the politician and the new FLOTUS

    America finally decided after more than three days of uncertainty while election ballots were counted.

    In his first speech since being named US president-elect, Joe Biden promised to “unify” the country and heal deep divisions.

    But what more do we know about the 77-year-old, who, after his inauguration on 20 January, will officially become the next US commander-in-chief?

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn to take a closer look at what we can expect from a President Biden.

    Plus, Sharon Manitta from Democrats Abroad UK talks about the new first lady – what role might Jill Biden play in the White House?

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 32 min

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60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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Superb podcast. Insightful, to the point and well reported. Really is one of my essential listens each week.

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