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Join Atlantic political correspondent Isaac Dovere on the road each week as he reports from around the country on the politics, policies, and personalities that are defining this crucial moment in American history. Each week brings you an intimate and surprising conversation with the names you know and names you may not know—but should.

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Join Atlantic political correspondent Isaac Dovere on the road each week as he reports from around the country on the politics, policies, and personalities that are defining this crucial moment in American history. Each week brings you an intimate and surprising conversation with the names you know and names you may not know—but should.

    Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton

    The former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee discusses President Trump, the pandemic, and election disinformation.
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    • 40 min
    Barton Gellman

    Barton Gellman

    With the election only weeks away, President Trump is down in the polls, sowing doubt about the integrity of the vote, and refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. When he accepted his party’s nomination at the Republican National Convention on August 24th, Trump summarized his position: “The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election.”
    What happens if a president loses reelection, but won’t accept the outcome? Staff writer Barton Gellman tried to answer that question in the cover story of this month’s Atlantic. He joins Edward-Isaac Dovere to explain what he found.
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    • 24 min
    Howie Hawkins

    Howie Hawkins

    In 2016, the Green Party won more votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin than Donald Trump’s margins for victory. As a result, many Democrats blamed the progressive party for Clinton’s electoral college loss and have worked this year to keep the party from competing in key states. Following Democrats’ challenges over paperwork issues, courts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania removed Green Party names from presidential ballots this week.

    Howie Hawkins, the Green Party’s nominee for president and a co-founder of the party, joins Isaac Dovere to discuss his candidacy. Is the Green Party being used as a spoiler? What does he make of Kanye West’s presidential campaign? And does he fear his party may again face accusations that they put Donald Trump in the White House?

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    • 26 min
    Mandela Barnes

    Mandela Barnes

    Elected at 31, Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor is a young Black progressive and the face of a new Democratic party in the Midwest. With the nation’s attention on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Barnes joins Isaac Dovere to discuss President Trump, the Milwaukee Bucks, and what he thinks Democrats need to do to win in November.

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    • 31 min
    Chad Mayes

    Chad Mayes

    Only a few years ago, Chad Mayes was the Republican leader in the California Assembly. Now, he’s out of the party. Ahead of next week’s Republican convention, he joins Isaac Dovere to discuss the state of the GOP, running an independent, and the long impact of Donald Trump.

    “California really was the canary in the coal mine. If you go back to the 1990s, where California was then—it's what the country is going to be 20 years from now. I've tried to tell my colleagues across the country that if you think that somehow this is a winning strategy today, the brand, the toxicity that will come of this is going to last not just for five years or ten years. It's going to last for generations to come.”

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    • 29 min
    Susan Rice

    Susan Rice

    Susan Rice, the former U.N. Ambassador and National Security Advisor for the Obama administration, is considered a leading candidate to become Joe Biden's running mate. She joins to discuss statehood for DC, racism and sexism in American politics, and the formative experiences that made her who she is today — a person who may be the first Black woman on a national ticket.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

morgill86 ,

Generally enjoyable.

One of my more consistent listens, but have to say that the conversion to The Ticket which no longer features the fantastic theme/reworking by Jon Batiste is disappointing. The switch to a canned version removes that unique character of the show. It is still a perfectly listenable political pundit-focused podcast, but it lost it’s singular character for me. I’ll still listen, but every time will yearn to hear Batiste’s version.

Chilly999999 ,

The Atlantic is one of the best publications out there.

Their podcast episodes are excellent and their website has some of the most comprehensive elucidations you’re going to see on many important topics. Def was worth subscribing to help support excellent journalism.

The haters have to hate. trump’s cult loves to repeat his myriad lies and projections as they’re brainwashed and manipulated by state TV and propagandizing sources like Breitbart, RT, Oan and FOX amongst others. They are largely opinion sources now by agitators, shock jocks and propagandists propped up by the ultra donor wealthy class to keep us all fighting while they decimate our wealth in the middle and lower classes. This is age old news of four decades now yet trump and the GOP still manage to convince the “poorly educated,” the uninformed, the non critical thinkers and the bigots that they have their backs. They get screwed too but don’t see it due to the above. Sad we are where we are with so much disinformation out there; mostly coming from the now radical, Fascist right. No thanks. Vote Democratic and save our constitutional republic and democracy.

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