A new podcast from NBC News, The Trail Tapes tells the stories of people with unorthodox connections to the 2016 presidential campaign. Host Jake Heller travels the country to talk to real people (not pundits) who offer a unique perspective on the election.
Episode 6: The Felons Who Could Have Swung the Election
1.7 million felons are barred from voting in Florida. 6.1 million are banned nationwide. Jake heads to Orlando to talk to former felon Desmond Meade about what it feels like to be left out of this election.
Episode 5: You Say You Want a Revolution?
Jake followed Bernie Sanders delegate Brian Nowak from Buffalo through the DNC to get a sense of where Bernie's revolution goes from here.
Episode 4: Muslims for Trump?
She made headlines when she wore an American flag hijab on Fox News. Now, Saba Ahmed is fighting to put a Republican in the White House. (Yes, even Donald Trump.)
Episode 3: The Voiceover
Jake travels to Philadelphia to see voiceover artist Laurel Katz record pro-Ted Cruz ads. Does she believe in what she's saying?
And here's a mini documentary to go along with this episode: http://nbcnews.to/1pyl0Pr
Episode 2: The Kids Are Alright
Jake travels to New Hampshire to meet two young siblings who are asking tough questions to presidential candidates coming through their state. Anabelle is 12 and Gregory is 10, but that hasn't stopped them from asking Jeb about his low poll numbers or Chris Christie about gay marriage. Plus, they're adorable.
Episode 1: The Donald Trump Impersonator
Jake travels to Chicago to meet John Di Domenico, a Donald Trump impersonator. With Trump in the headlines, John’s business is booming. But transforming into the real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate has its difficulties. What is it really like to go inside The Donald’s mind?
10/10 would recommend
Great Podcast from NBC
Really nice to see original podcast content from a big network. Excellent job - keep up the great work. Looking forward to more stories from the campaign trail.
Refreshing and interesting. Looking forward to future episodes.