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A New York judge has ruled the civil sex assault case against Prince Andrew can go ahead.

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A New York judge has ruled the civil sex assault case against Prince Andrew can go ahead.

    Duke in New York?

    Duke in New York?

    A New York judge has ruled the civil sex assault case against the Duke of York can go ahead.

    Emily, Jon and Anthony explain why Prince Andrew’s lawyers argued it should be dismissed and why the court disagreed.

    The team also listen back to key moments from Emily’s interview with the prince in 2019.

    And Randy Zelin – a professor and attorney in New York - explains why there’s no good option left for the prince.

    Americast is made by Estelle Doyle and Phil Marzouk. The assistant editor is Alison Gee and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 39 min
    Unhappy anniversary

    Unhappy anniversary

    A year after the Capitol riot, the people who were there tell us it’s still dividing America today.

    US Democratic Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett calls it “an attempted coup” and says the country is “in an ideological civil war”.

    Fiona Hill – a former advisor to Donald Trump – says the way many Republicans have responded reminds her of Soviet disinformation campaigns.

    And Gabriel Montalvo, from the New York Young Republican Club, explains most people who went to the rally in Washington that day were peaceful.

    Americast is made by Estelle Doyle and Phil Marzouk. The assistant editor is Alison Gee ad the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 53 min
    Let's Talk About Texts, Cheney

    Let's Talk About Texts, Cheney

    The committee investigating the assault on the Capitol have seen text messages urging White House staff to get the president to stop the riot. Donald Trump Jr and Fox News hosts were among those who messaged Mark Meadows, Trump’s then chief of staff. Emily, Jon and Anthony pick over who said what, and when.

    Governor Gavin Newsom says he plans to copy Texas’s tactics on abortion laws to stop the sale and manufacturing of assault weapons in his state of California. But can his plan actually work? Professor of law Khiara Bridges tells us why she believes his proposal is more than just a PR stunt.

    And how a florist’s dream to decorate the White House for Christmas came true.

    Americast is made by Estelle Doyle and Phil Marzouk. The assistant editor is Alison Gee and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 43 min
    ‘PS: Santa, please bring ammo’

    ‘PS: Santa, please bring ammo’

    “Don’t do it.” The parents of the suspect in a school shooting in Michigan have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Former NRA lobbyist Richard Feldman tells us why he thinks the Democrats should ditch the anti-gun rhetoric if they genuinely want gun reform.

    As Republican Congressman Devin Nunes resigns to become CEO of Trump’s new social media firm, journalist Dan Alexander explains why he feels that same company is a frightening proposition for many investors.

    Will Biden succeed in implementing his federal vaccine mandate? Professor Roger Field tells us whether the president has the law on his side.

    And we help one of our listeners fall asleep!

    Today’s Americast was made by Estelle Doyle and Phil Marzouk. The studio director is Emma Crowe, the assistant editor is Alison Gee and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 47 min
    Foetal position: The end of abortion?

    Foetal position: The end of abortion?

    The case that could radically change abortion laws in the US

    • 43 min
    We Need to Talk About Brandon

    We Need to Talk About Brandon

    Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss who Brandon is and why Americans are chanting his name.

    Also, three white men have been found guilty of murdering a black jogger, Ahmaud Arbery, in Georgia. We hear testimony from the trial and reaction from his family.

    And after another high-profile trial, politicians have been offering internships to Kyle Rittenhouse - the young man acquitted of murdering two white men during a protest in 2020. For some, he’s become an icon for the right to armed self-defence.

    Americast is produced by Estelle Doyle and Phil Marzouk. The studio director is Emma Crowe, the assistant editor is Alison Gee and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 45 min

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