30 episodes

From celebrity endorsements to in-depth analysis, RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan and Jackie Fox guide you through the twists and turns of the 2020 race to the White House in the new 'States of Mind' podcast.

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    • Politics
    • 4.6 • 49 Ratings

From celebrity endorsements to in-depth analysis, RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan and Jackie Fox guide you through the twists and turns of the 2020 race to the White House in the new 'States of Mind' podcast.

    Ep 29: Showtime

    Ep 29: Showtime

    With the US presidential debates about to get underway, Eli Attie, who was part of Al Gore’s debate team in 2000, gives a behind the scenes insight and discusses how it influenced his writing and producing for the West Wing.

    • 36 min
    Ep 28: Bob Woodward

    Ep 28: Bob Woodward

    Legendary journalist Bob Woodward on why he thinks Donald Trump’s leadership is shocking, tragic and embarrassing.

    • 23 min
    Ep 27: You've Got Mail

    Ep 27: You've Got Mail

    With postal voting more popular in 2020 due to the pandemic, Brian and Jackie discuss the controversies surrounding it and the postal service with CEO of FairVote, Rob Richie. Also one American living in Ireland on why she’s worried about her vote.

    • 35 min
    Ep 26: Martin Luther King III

    Ep 26: Martin Luther King III

    Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s oldest son, Martin Luther King III speaks about his father's legacy, Donald Trump's America and how voting in November should be a 'very easy choice'.

    • 27 min
    Ep 25: How Swing States Are Swinging

    Ep 25: How Swing States Are Swinging

    What are battleground states and why are they so important? Business owner in Pennsylvania, Sean Fedorko talks about his state’s unexpected swing in 2016 and black Democrat Vernon Jones, who spoke at this year’s RNC, on backing Donald Trump.

    • 45 min
    Ep 24: The Electoral College with The Mooch

    Ep 24: The Electoral College with The Mooch

    A look at the world of the Electoral College while former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci talks about Donald Trump calling him a ‘loser’ and why the president is going to be ‘annihilated’ in November.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Fergal Favier ,

Explains American politics

Clarity, humour, no nonsense. Love Brian’s style. Looking forward to the next one. Good chemistry between the 2 journalists.

Carrolllyn ,

Good content, marred by very irritating style of delivery by Brian O Donovan

I find it hard to stick with an episode -although Jackie Fox is good, Brian O Donovan’s exaggerated delivery makes it sound like a game show rather than a politics podcast.

Mara-john ,

A great listen !!

Brian and Jackie present a great insight into USA right now by exploring cross generation reaction to some topical news. It’s on point and it’s humorous. the Ferraro Rocher joke was hilarious 🤣

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