Trumpcast

A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, 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.

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Trumpcast Live: Vicky Ward And Aparna Nancherla
82 min
102
Brexit, Media, And The UK In Trump Times
38 min
103
When Interpreting Power Means Abuse
33 min
104
Trumpcast Sketch: What Mueller Meant To Say
3 min
105
The Oracle Mueller Hath Spoken
8 min
106
Former Federal Prosecutors Agree On Trump
51 min
107
Of FOIAs And Buzzfeed Investigative Fights
50 min
108
Brainstorming Ways To Rekindle Democracy
33 min
109
The Case Of Candidate Joe Biden
25 min
110
When Trump Trolls Give Up The War
39 min
111
A Republican’s Journey Away From Trump
40 min
112
Trump’s Finances Are Taxing
32 min
113
The View Of Putin From Moscow
39 min
114
Surviving A Post-Mueller Report World
47 min
115
Understanding Conspiracy In Trump Times
29 min
116
Trump Dangers After the Mueller Report
38 min
117
A Mueller Report Next-Day Debrief
48 min
118
The Mueller Report: the Executive Summaries
59 min
119
Finding Your Guts When The Spire Falls
8 min
120
Special: Has Mexico's President Turned His Back...
18 min
121
Climate Change Meets The U.S. Border Crisis
29 min
122
The Collusion Effect On Our Norms
43 min
123
Behind Closed Doors At Kushner Inc.
47 min
124
A Trip To Barr-A-Lago
35 min
125
Facing And Erasing White Terrorism
8 min
126
The Barr Letter Is Not The Mueller Report
43 min
127
Why Did Deutsche Bank Support Trump?
41 min
128
The Six Groups Within The 2019 Democratic Party
29 min
129
To Understand Trump World, Find The Women
8 min
130
Fear As Right-Wing Media’s Plot
37 min
131
2019 Ways To Spell Doomsday
49 min
132
Demystifying Putin’s Power And Clan
32 min
133
Michael Cohen Testifies Before Congress, part 2
257 min
134
Michael Cohen's Opening Statement to the House ...
54 min
135
All Eyes On Michael Cohen
36 min
136
How Our Branches Of Government Hold Up In 2019
52 min
137
Where Do Black Conservatives Align With GOP Iss...
39 min
138
Paul Manafort And The Heart Of Collusion
41 min
139
Trump, Drug Smuggling, And The Opioid Epidemic
10 min
140
Trumpcast Live In LA
55 min
141
The BuzzFeed Revelations on Trump
40 min
142
How Trump’s Inaugural Committee Got Into Troubl...
15 min
143
Calling Out Jared Kushner’s Insecure Clearance
37 min
144
The Collusion Story Info Spectrum
30 min
145
A (Roger) Stone In A Barrel
29 min
146
How The FBI Investigates A President
10 min
147
The Democratic Approach To Immigration In 2020
45 min
148
Make Conservatives Great Again
30 min
149
The Compromises That Create Kremlin Double Agents
43 min
150
Beacons Through Autocratic Gaslighting
12 min
151
The ‘Successful’ Political Candidate Template F...
29 min
152
No Sir, Romney Doesn't Like It
32 min
153
Wading Through The Democratic Presidential Pool
33 min
154
How Can Trump's Administration Actually Help Ce...
32 min
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Explaining Trump To Young Adults
35 min
156
A Foxhole In The Cyberwar
54 min
157
Trump’s 2013 Deal With Aras Agalarov
14 min
158
Trump, The NRA, And More Illegal Activity
28 min
159
The Depths Of Disinformation In 2016
45 min
160
The Tragic Flaw Of James Comey
36 min
161
Those 80s Moments That Politicized Trump
41 min
162
It’s All About Mogilevich
11 min
163
Whodunit? Solving Trumpian Mysteries With A.G. ...
34 min
164
Trump’s Ex-Associates Hit The Courts
38 min
165
The Disaster Of Trump’s Disaster Management
28 min
166
Trump Retreats Into His Cocoon
36 min
167
Thirsting for Indictments
9 min
168
Is Your Candidate Racist? Apply the Gillum Test
35 min
169
Sessions’ Last Act Deals Blow to Police Reform:...
21 min
170
Post-Election Truths of the Caravan
32 min
171
The GOP Loves Voter Suppression
36 min
172
Still Missing Khashoggi
31 min
173
Return of the Repressed
43 min
174
Is There A Latino Vote?
34 min
175
Catching Up on Manafort
8 min
176
She's Running: Trumpcast Presents The Waves
She's Running: Trumpcast Presents The Waves
70 min
177
HHS and Transgender Erasure
32 min
178
Where The Trump Tweets Began
40 min
179
The Midterm Elections Are Gonna Be Lit
30 min
180
Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival -- Th...
43 min
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Sheldon Adelson’s Influence
6 min
182
Vindication at Last?
32 min
183
Benjamin Wittes admires Brett Kavanaugh’s legal...
Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes on Kavanaugh
45 min
184
What should the FBI be examining about Judge Ka...
30 min
185
Trumpcast Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Fest...
Live from the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, TX.
84 min
186
Ford's Testimony and The Real Brett Kavanaugh
Virginia Heffernan talks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern about Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh's hearing.
27 min
187
Ford's Credibility and Kavanaugh's Lies
Virginia Heffernan talks to Michelle Goldberg, columnist at The New York Times, about the latest surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, Christine Blasey Ford's allegation, and the #MeToo movement as a whole.
27 min
188
Raising Red Flags and The Story of Our Time
Virginia Heffernan talks to BuzzFeed's Anthony Cormier about his latest money trail story surrounding Aras Agalarov and some suspicious financial activity that happened after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
34 min
189
The New Trump Rallies [Teaser S+]
On the president's weird rallies, and what they mean as Trump's base unravels.
5 min
190
The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a...
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Senator Kamala Harris' interrogation of the Supreme Court nominee, and the protests surrounding the whole event.
31 min
191
A Tower in Toronto and the Story of Kleptocracy
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tom Burgis of the Financial Times about his story "Tower of Secrets: The Russian Money Behind a Donald Trump Skyscraper."
31 min
192
A Campaign Finance Crash Course
Jacob Weisberg is joined by Trevor Potter, Former Commissioner & Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to talk about how Trump may have violated campaign finance laws.
30 min
193
SDNY, The Trump Organization, and Pardons
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor in the SDNY, to talk about Allen Weisselberg and if in fact his immunity means the investigations are getting deeper into the Trump Organization.
34 min
194
ICE and the Unfolding Immigration Tragedy
León Krauze jumps into the host chair for the day to chat with The Atlantic's Frank Foer about ICE, the fear in immigrant communities, and what to make of the Paul Manafort fiasco at the end of this week.
34 min
195
The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict
Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen's guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial.
21 min
196
The Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left Behind
Virginia Heffernan talks to Mattathias Schwartz about Trump revoking John Brennan's security clearance.
27 min
197
Omarosa and Reality Show Politics
Virginia Heffernan talks to Lola Ogunnaike, host of "Entertainment Weekly The Show" about Omarosa finally making her way through the Trump love-hate cycle.
33 min
198
Slow Burn | S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal
Season 2 of Slow Burn begins with the Clinton presidency hanging by a thread.
38 min
199
Learning From James Clapper's Life in Intelligence
Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, about his book Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From A Life In Intelligence.
26 min
200
Cyberwar and Security in the Trump Era
Jacob Weisberg talks to Clint Watts, the author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News, about the question of cyberwar.
35 min