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The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.

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    • 4.3, 9 Ratings

The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.

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4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

PoliSciEuropean ,

Those starting points

Alright. It's a good idea, and could become the go-to podcast for the election. However. Seriously? Much of the mainstream media needs to stop covering Trump as if he's just another, "normal" candidate. Really, truly, literally *nobody* has seen him that way since before he started running, more precisely since Obama's famous "Trump-branded White House" speech. Stop reporting it as a big insight. I mean, what's it going to take? Does he have to actually set fire to something before people stop assuming he could win this? Yes, I get it, the numbers do not reflect his absurdity. But not even Murica holds a majority of masochists and stupid people. And I hear your reason for inviting Gingrich - but again, seriously?? Nobody who is "with Trump" can be expected to say things in touch with reality. I'm sorry, but Gingrich has zero credibility. He does not need to be given yet another platform. Of course, the interview was quite revealing in some ways, but still. Let's move this along. He's a national embarrassment. Every time he opens his mouth, the US reputation abroad suffers. We don't need to hear Gingrich spew more absurdities. Let's hear some voices who don't normally get heard, thanks. Trump is not *in* a rough patch. He's the mother of all rough patches for US politics. As for Mrs. Clinton, she's a woman who dares to fight for power, so people don't "like" her. That's just our embedded misogyny. To even suggest she "also" has problems that are even on the same planet as Trump's is an insult to sanity. Sorry for the rant, but it's really frustrating to listen to more people calmly discussing the mere possibility of Trump being President. He can't be intimidated because he's not in touch with reality. That's the long and the short of it.

Nana 3645 ,

I love this podcast

I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is the most informative, intelligent interesting and topical. In this age of alternative facts and alternative realities, this is a dose of the measured sanity. We Must Support it. Please come back on air - we need you!!

CowboyBob909 ,

The best election year podcast

2016 has spawned a number of excellent election podcasts. Mike Murphy's underground holdout Radio-Free GOP and the inside baseball of Keepin It 1600 are notable examples. Michael Barbaro has created something wholly unique and compelling. The Run-Up examines the internal workings of candidates and the campaigns in a way no one else has. Whether examining spirituality or the draw of the narcissist, the Run-up takes us to a new place and examines these subjects in a thoughtful and almost scientific manner. It's just great.

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