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Elections are about more than who wins and who loses. The New York Times reporter Astead Herndon takes us beyond the horse race to explore how we got to this fraught moment in American politics.

The Run-Up The New York Times

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Elections are about more than who wins and who loses. The New York Times reporter Astead Herndon takes us beyond the horse race to explore how we got to this fraught moment in American politics.

    The Post-Mortem

    The Post-Mortem

    The midterm elections have left both parties in a moment of reflection. For Republicans, it’s time to make a choice about Trumpism, but one that may no longer be theirs to make. For Democrats, it’s about how much of their future is inherently tied to the G.O.P.

    • 40 min
    The Midterms

    The Midterms

    The votes are still being tallied across the country — but we’re starting to get a picture of what these midterms were all about, and where American politics might be headed. Astead Herndon joins Michael Barbaro, host of “The Daily,” to sift through early midterm election results.

    • 24 min
    The Grass Roots, Part 2

    The Grass Roots, Part 2

    This moment in politics will be defined by shifts at the grass-roots level. It wasn’t long ago that Democrats used to brag about the coalition they had built — full of young people, minority voters and college-educated women. Today, we talk to members of the Democratic base, many of whom no longer see a clear path forward for the party.

    • 56 min
    The Grass Roots, Part 1

    The Grass Roots, Part 1

    This moment in politics will be defined by shifts at the grass-roots level. Today, we talk to conservative voters about the forces animating the midterm elections for them — and what Washington can learn from the people.

    • 50 min
    The Maps

    The Maps

    How a 12-year project to lock in political power in Wisconsin could culminate in this year’s midterms – and provide a glimpse into where the rest of the country is headed.

    • 33 min
    The Flip

    The Flip

    When Georgia flipped blue in the 2020 election, it gave Democrats new hope for the future. Credit for that success goes to Stacey Abrams and the playbook she developed for the state. It cemented her role as a national celebrity, in politics and pop culture. But, unsurprisingly, that celebrity has also made her a target of Republicans, who say she’s a losing candidate. On today’s episode: the Stacey Abrams playbook, and why the Georgia governor’s race means more to Democrats than a single elected office.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

preciousthedog ,

Ugh

Like this pod AND feel like y’all missed th mark w the post election analysis. Dudes talking about everything in this episode is, at best, annoying — including just dudes talking about Dobbs. How about we talk with females and not just talk about them? Just a thought

Yacovs Ipod Computer ,

Astead Herndon is great!!

I am sure he had to call a lot of people to get the handful of interviewees for the grassroots episodes, but he had a fantastic mix. And his ability to relate to many different types of people, get them to open up, and ask excellent non-scripted follow up questions puts him at the top of his field as a journalist. Whether on the Run-up, or when he does a Daily podcast, I’m left wanting to hear more from him.

mansarita ,

Excellent reporting but…

Can you please start airing earlier next time? Is that possible? I had the distinct feeling during several episodes that I wished I had this info earlier, rather than sort of last minute right in the middle of the midterms. In any case, thank you for this excellent work.

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