Slate's Trumpcast

Slate's Trumpcast

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A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and writers Virginia Heffernan and Josh King, will be talking to journalists, 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

Trumpcast Extra: The "Grabfest Post Debate Special" Edition  

Jacob Weisberg is joined by Slate's Political Gabfest'ers David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson to debrief and decompress after the second Presidential debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Read L’Affaire Russe  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes about who's saying what in the Trump-Russia investigation and why it's important to know the difference.

You can read Ben's piece over at Lawfare by clicking here.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Facebook's Russia Problem  

Virginia Heffernan talks to WIRED's Issie Lapowsky about the news from this week that Russian-linked accounts bought political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. What does this mean for Facebook moving forward and why is this a problem that isn't going to go away?

This week on Slate Plus, our producer, Jayson De Leon, chats with Slate's Jim Newell about Trump's deal with the Democrats on the debt ceiling. To sign up for Slate Plus go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Big Debt  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Bloomberg's Caleb Melby about Jared Kushner, the Kushner Company, and the mounting debt at their building – 666 Fifth Ave.

Read Caleb's story "Kushners' China Deal Flop Was Part of a Much Bigger Hunt for Cash" by clicking here.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

800,000 Hostages  

Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about the end of DACA, its political motivations, and what this all means for the dreamers.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live.

One correction and one addition on today's show: Julia Preston covers immigration for The Marshall Project and as always, the great John Di Domenico is our voice of Donald Trump. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A New Breed of Lobbyists  

Josh King talks to Nicholas Confessore of The New York Times about the new breed of lobbyists getting rich in Trump's Washington.

Read Nick's full story in The New York Times Magazine by clicking here.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lessons For a Recovery  

Jamelle Bouie talks to Gary Rivlin, author of Katrina: After the Flood, about the lessons of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and how they can be used going forward in Houston's recovery.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Key to a Thousand Doors  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Rice, a contributing editor at New York Magazine, about Felix Sater, Trump's original Russia connection, and why his name may come up more and more as Mueller's investigation unravels.

Read Andrew's story The Original Russia Connection over at New York Magazine.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don’t forget about our live show in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The "Revolting" Administration  

Jacob Weisberg talks to The Atlantic's McKay Coppins about the Trump cabinet appointees who over the weekend showed their lack of confidence in the President.

Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag. You can also leave us a voice message at: (646)-598-6510.

Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) & Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to Slate.com/Live.

Give us a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts by clicking here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Pardon That Sets a Dangerous Precedent  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Antonia Noori Farzan of the Phoenix New Times to get a background on the now pardoned ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio and just what the sentiment is in Phoenix and Maricopa County about the events of the last week. Then, Slate's Mark Joseph Stern joins Virginia to talk about the legal aspects of the President's pardon and why this may set a dangerous precedent moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Complainer-in-Chief  

Jamelle Bouie talks to FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone about Trump's week of complaining and just how vulnerable Republicans are to attacks by the President.

Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) & Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to Slate.com/Live.

Also, are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not?! With Slate Plus you can get ad-free versions of Trumpcast and bonus segments. And this week you can hear Trumpcast producer, Jayson De Leon, chat with Slate staff writer Josh Keating about Trump’s foreign policy. Join Slate Plus by going to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus.

Give us a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts by clicking here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Taxonomy of the Alt-Right, Alt-Light, and Alt-Etcs  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a writer at The New Yorker, about the many warring factions within the alt-right and rethinking how the left should respond to them moving forward.

Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) & Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Corruption of Carl Icahn  

Jacob Weisberg talks to The New Yorker staff writer, Patrick Radden Keefe, about his latest piece "Carl Icahn's Failed Raid on Washington" – a story about how an obscure EPA rule brought down the billionaire Trump adviser.

Don't forget about our live show in Austin, TX for the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday September, 23rd at 7:30PM. We'll be live from the Texas Union Theatre with special guests Jill Abramson (Former Executive Editor of the New York Times) & Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX). For tickets go to Slate.com/Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Anti-Fascists AKA The Antifa  

Virginia Heffernan chats with Mark Bray, the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook to figure just who the antifa are and where they come from.

Are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? With Slate Plus you can get bonus segments of Trumpcast and ad-free versions of all your favorite Slate shows. Just go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus to sign up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Press Conference That Did Him In?  

Jacob Weisberg is joined by fellow Trumpcast cohosts Virginia Heffernan and Jamelle Bouie to talk about Donald Trump's press conference yesterday and why this is a significant turning point in his presidency.

Slate Plus members, stay tuned after the show to listen to Jacob and Virginia chat about what the decent people in the Trump administration should be doing now. To sign up for Slate Plus go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

"There's Nothing New Under the Sun..."  

Virginia Heffernan talks to Jamelle Bouie about the tragic events of this weekend in Charlottesville, VA and how this can no longer allow Americans to put their heads in the sand about what really got Trump elected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 2)  

This the 2nd part of Josh King's chat with Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. They wrap up their conversation by talking about how the two are faring in the face of attacks by the President.

Read Jim Warren's his piece over at Vanity Fair by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 1)  

Josh King talks to Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. Plus, how are those two organizations handling the attacks coming from Donald Trump and his administration and what might the future hold for both papers?

Check back in tomorrow for the 2nd part of our interview with Jim Warren and read his piece over at Vanity Fair by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Separate Narrative  

Jamelle Bouie talks to Osita Nwanevu, a writer at Slate covering conservative media, about what is happening over at Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting and why Trump is just making right wing media more of what they already were.

Slate Plus listeners, stick around after the show to listen to Trumpcast producer, Jayson De Leon, chat with Slate's Ben Mathis Lilley about the latest news surrounding Paul Manafort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 Days at Trump International, D.C.  

Slate's Seth Stevenson talks to Washington Post reporter Jonathan O'Connell about how the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. is changing the way people do business and politics in the city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Problem Solvers  

Josh King talks to Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th District) about the Problem Solvers – a group of 43 members of the House of Representatives split between both parties offerings solutions to stabilize the individual health care market.

Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to listen to producer Jayson De Leon chat with Steve Vladeck, a professor of law at the University of Texas and co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog, about Robert Mueller's latest move – impaneling a grand jury in the Russia investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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