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Donald Trump finally breaks his silence over the alleged sex crimes of Congressman Gaetz.

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Donald Trump finally breaks his silence over the alleged sex crimes of Congressman Gaetz.

    The killing of Daunte Wright

    The killing of Daunte Wright

    As the Chauvin trial enters its third week in Minneapolis, the city’s streets saw the tragic death of Daunte Wright at the hands of the police. Jon speaks to BBC correspondent Larry Madowo for the latest from the city the world is watching. And we go into the Americast archives and take you back to the week which changed America - when George Floyd lost his life and protests broke out around the world.

    Studio Manager: Russell Newlove
    Producer: Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 38 min
    GaetzGate

    GaetzGate

    Trump finally breaks his silence over the alleged sex crimes of Congressman Gaetz. Emily, Jon and Anthony get the inside track on Gaetz-Gate from one of the journalists who broke the story, New York Times correspondent Nicholas Fandos. Coca Cola and other companies have taken a stand against Georgia's new voting law and North America correspondent Larry Madowo explains how the so-called blue wall of silence is breaking at the George Floyd trial.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producer: Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 45 min
    March Madness

    March Madness

    Biden builds bridges and Trump crashes weddings.

    As the trial of Derek Chauvin is finally underway, Americast regular, Ron Christie, shares his thoughts on what the outcome could mean for the future of America. Congressman Garamendi joins us from his Californian ranch to explain why Biden’s big bill on infrastructure matters. America puts aside partisanship for March Madness - Englishman in New York Roger Bennett explains why the sporting tournament is like the World Cup meets Eurovision.

    And ever wondered what a Donald Trump wedding speech would sound like?

    Studio Manager: Emma Crowe
    Producer: Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 41 min
    Bolder After Boulder?

    Bolder After Boulder?

    Two familiar issues are already threatening to cause a major political headache for President Biden’s administration: gun laws and the southern border. We speak to gun control lobbyist Robyn Thomas from the Gifford Law Centre, and Florence Chamberlin, an El Paso based immigration attorney with the Kids in Need of Defense programme.

    And Joe Biden holds his first press conference as President, so how did he do? Jon, Emily and Anthony look at how the new President differed tonally from his predecessor, if not in content. And


    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Natalie Ktena, Frankie Tobi, Caitlin Hanrahan
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 49 min
    O’Mericast

    O’Mericast

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! We Americanswer just how much of an influence the Irish have on American politics. And as Biden embarks on his stimulus victory tour, the team are joined by Obama’s National Economic Council director Larry Summers to discuss why the American Rescue Plan may have gone too far. Also, the Cuomo crisis continues and the Governor’s former employee Stephanie Stark shares her research on how voters respond to allegations of sexual assault at the polls. And why are Trump supporters sceptical about taking the vaccine?

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 52 min
    AmeriKerryAnswer

    AmeriKerryAnswer

    The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, has landed in London – and makes a podcast pitstop to Americanswer your questions.

    And as the George Floyd murder trial begins, Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss America’s reckoning with race. Joined by Black Votes Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown and Editor-at-large of The 19th, Errin Haines, they discuss how the Meghan and Harry interview proves the monarchy is not immune from that reckoning and why the black vote is being targeted by a new bill in Georgia.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Emma111288 ,

I love this weekly dose of hilarious Political analysis!

As a Brit living in Southern California I love listening to the British take on politics in America. In 2020 during the election, Americast was the sane and hilarious take on the election that could only come from a British sensibility. I continue to listen every week, all 3 presenters are fantastic and I love listening to the guests they get on.

Pod Save the whales ,

Ron christy is the worst guest

This March madness episode guest is an unabashed right wing shill who goes unchallenged this ep was just crazy whiplash

Stef-F88 ,

The Torvill and Dean of news podcasts

As an old’ish angry Scotsman living in Los Angeles I pine (for more) and laugh and learn as these two untangle the mess of American politics into a Bolero of news and detail which will leave you content and more informed.

Bravo.

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