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A simple guide to the US 2024 election.

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A simple guide to the US 2024 election.

    The US Election: 1. Primaries, Caucuses and the National Conventions

    The US Election: 1. Primaries, Caucuses and the National Conventions

    How do the parties select their presidential candidates?
    This episode was hosted by Justin Webb (Today Programme host and Americast host) alongside Sarah Smith (BBC North America editor and Americast host) and Ned Foley (director of the election law program at Ohio State University).
    Producers: Dan Gordon and Alix Pickles
    Production coordinator: Sabine Schereck
    Senior News Editor: Sam Bonham

    • 14 min
    The US Election: 2. The Campaign Trail

    The US Election: 2. The Campaign Trail

    What happens on the road and who actually pays for it all?
    This episode was hosted by Justin Webb (Today Programme host and Americast host) alongside Anthony Zurcher (BBC North America correspondent) and Mary Frances Berry (Professor of American Social Thought, History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania).
    Producers: Dan Gordon and Alix Pickles
    Production coordinator: Sabine Schereck
    Senior News Editor: Sam Bonham

    • 14 min
    The US Election: 3. The TV Debates

    The US Election: 3. The TV Debates

    How important is it for a candidate to "win" the live TV debate?
    This episode was hosted by Justin Webb (Today Programme host and Americast host) alongside Sarah Smith (BBC North America editor and Americast host) and Margaret O’Mara (Chair of American History at the University of Washington).
    Producers: Dan Gordon and Alix Pickles
    Production coordinator: Sabine Schereck
    Senior News Editor: Sam Bonham

    • 14 min
    The US Election: 5. Becoming President

    The US Election: 5. Becoming President

    What can the president do (and not do) when they are in office?
    This episode was hosted by Justin Webb (Today Programme host and Americast host) alongside Anthony Zurcher (BBC North America correspondent) and Margaret O’Mara (Chair of American History at the University of Washington).
    Producers: Dan Gordon and Alix Pickles
    Production coordinator: Sabine Schereck
    Senior News Editor: Sam Bonham

    • 14 min
    The US Election: 4. The General Election

    The US Election: 4. The General Election

    How does election day work?
    This episode was hosted by Justin Webb (Today Programme host and Americast host) alongside Anthony Zurcher (BBC North America correspondent) and Mary Frances Berry (Professor of American Social Thought, History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania).
    Producers: Dan Gordon and Alix Pickles
    Production coordinator: Sabine Schereck
    Senior News Editor: Sam Bonham

    • 14 min
    Israel and the Palestinians: 1. The Palestinians

    Israel and the Palestinians: 1. The Palestinians

    Katya Adler and guests explain the history and context of the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In this episode we focus on life in the Palestinian territories of the Gaza strip and the West Bank and explore the history of how the state of Israel was created.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

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Israel & Palestine

This is a really helpful foundation and bite size review of the history of the region. Thank you to those involved.

A F S. ,

Brilliant!

Excellent

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Back to Basics

The show simplifies complex topics in a very neat fashion!

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