Slate's Trumpcast

Slate's Trumpcast

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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate that sets out to understand the real Donald Trump. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate, will be talking to historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is, and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

Episodes

The Good Fight  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Yascha Mounk about the warning signs that signal the end of liberal democracies and how we can protect it.

The Brilliance of the Carrier Deal  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Josh Barro, Senior Editor at Business Insider, about Donald Trump's Carrier deal.

Manipulating the President-Elect  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Will Saletan about his latest Slate piece, "How To Manipulate Donald Trump."

A Clear and Present Danger to Voting Rights  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Bruce Ackerman, a professor of constitutional law at Yale, about the impending destruction of The Second Reconstruction.

This Could Get Unconstitutional  

Guest host Virginia Heffernan talks to Asli Bâli, a professor of law and international human rights at UCLA, about what we learned from the past effects of NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) on Muslim communities and taking a deeper look at Trump and his administration's views on a Muslim registry.

His Rise to Power  

Jacob Weisberg talks to historian Timothy Snyder about his most recent Slate piece, "Him," and whether Hitler's rise to power can tell us anything about today.

The Shape of Racial Discourse in Trump's Administration  

Virginia Heffernan guest hosts today's Trumpcast to talk to Jonathan Chait, a columnist at New York Magazine, about Donald Trump's latest additions to his administration – Steve Bannon, Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. The two discuss how these selections are bringing a whole new type of racism to the highest offices.

One Big Giant Conflict of Interest  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Paul Waldman of The Washington Post about how Donald Trump will use his presidency enrich himself and his family.

Six Rules for Surviving an Autocracy  

Jacob Weisberg talks to the Russian-American journalist, Masha Gessen, about her rules for surviving an autocracy.

A History Teacher and a Historic Event  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Kate Gaskill, a 10th grade history teacher in Washington D.C., about how her students reacted to the election of Donald Trump and how she handled the conversation in her classroom.

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The Morning After  

Jacob Weisberg hosts a Trumpcast triple header. First up, Isaac Chotiner joins us from his home on the west coast to talk about what we can expect from a Trump presidency. Then, Julia Turner, the Editor-In-Chief at Slate, is in-studio to reflect on the mood at the Slate offices last night and how Slate will move forward in covering a Trump administration. And finally, Jamelle Bouie, Slate's Chief Political Correspondent, joins us in-studio to talk about why the race broke the way it did last night and how we move our national conversation forward from here.

Keep Calm with Slate's Election Newscast  

Slate presents a rolling audio newscast all day on Nov. 8. Hosted by Alison Stewart and This American Life's Zoe Chace. Find the audio at www.slate.com/newscast.

Suppressing The Vote  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the Trump campaign's efforts to suppress and intimidate non-white voters.

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A Repudiation of the Liberal Democratic Order  

Jacob Weisberg talks to the Financial Times Chief Economics Commentator, Martin Wolf, about the economic future of America under a Trump presidency and its global consequences.

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Project Alamo Or: How Trump Duped the Republican Party into Funding Their Own Destruction  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Joshua Green, a national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, about the Trump campaign's data operation in San Antonio, Texas and how the Republicans turned over $100 million dollars worth of data to Donald Trump which will more than likely be used against them for years to come.

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The Alt-Right and a Deluge of Hate  

Jacob Weisberg talks to David French, a writer at The National Review, about the alt-right trolls on Twitter and how a few hateful tweets turned into a deluge of racist comments and harassment against him and his family.

Cycles of Panic Redux  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight's senior political writer and analyst, about whether or not we have anything to worry about 12 days out from the election.

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OK, You Win...  

Jacob Weisberg checks in with Jan Jennings, a Trump supporter we spoke with on the show back in May, about where he stands on Trump today.

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Dispatches From The Angry Patriot  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Craig Silverman, the Editor of BuzzFeed Canada, about how Facebook timelines are creating an alternative reality and impacting our election.

The “I Will Keep You in Suspense' Edition  

Jacob Weisberg joins Slate's Political Gabfest'ers David Plotz and Emily Bazelon to to discuss
the third Presidential debate and the possible danger zones that exist for an opinionated journalist, like Amy Goodman, covering a protest.

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