Slate blogger Dave Weigel talks politics with D.C.'s most interesting guests. Presented by GE as part of the #Pressing program.
WeigelCast: Former White House Counsel John Dean
Slate senior political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with John Dean, the former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon. Forty years ago, Dean resigned from his post over Watergate, even testifying against the President. Dean has written his third book about the scandal entitled 'Nixon's Defense.'
The WeigelCast is part of the #PRESSING program, brought to you by GE.
WeigelCast: Journalist Rick Perlstein
In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with author Rick Perlstein, who has been chronicling the rise of the right in American politics. Perlstein publishes his third installment, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, this week.
WeigelCast: Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)
In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) about his upcoming primary against Brian Ellis, accusations that he is "Al Qaeda's best friend," and the need for national surveillance reform.
WeigelCast: The Club For Growth's Chris Chocola
In this week's episode Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth. The Club gives money to fiscally conservative Republican candidates through it's PAC and Super PAC.
WeigelCast: DC Council-member Marion Barry
Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with former D.C. mayor and current council-member Marion Barry about his new book, Mayor for Life. Barry discusses contemporary racism, the decriminalization of marijuana, and his own exploitation by "white reporters." Part of a #Pressing Series presented by GE.
Weigelcast: Mayday PAC's Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon
Slate political reporter speaks with Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon, founders of Mayday PAC, the super PAC to end all super PAC's.
Thinker of things
Was very happy to know Dave was doing a Podcast. It's just the sort of short form blast of fun needed occasionally. I say this despite the fact that Dave blocked me on Twitter, which kinda made me sad due to the fact I had no idea why. Oh well, doesn't take away from the podcast which is great. Mark down one star, because 25-30 minutes each would be better.
Short and Excellent
All of the interviews are with interesting people who I don't typically hear from and the questions are well done. Well-balanced in the sense that David is a more hands-off interviewer. Plus, all of the interviews are too short to possibly approach boring, though I was certainly left wanting more.
Really nice mix of elected officials, lobbyists/advocates, and issue experts. Dave Weigel asks really valuable questions