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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Not Brokered, But Broken (Live From Cleveland)
Live from the floor at the RNC, Jacob Weisberg talks to Bryan Curtis, the Editor at Large of The Ringer, about the last three days of Donald Trump's circus of a convention.
14 min
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The Mooch (Live From Cleveland)
From Slate's Facebook live session on Wednesday afternoon – Jacob Weisberg talks to Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci, a Trump donor, about why he thinks everything will be just fine once Trump becomes President.
19 min
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A Delegate From Carl Paladino’s Naughty List (L...
From Slate's Facebook live session on Tuesday afternoon – Seth Stevenson talks to Stefani Williams, a Utah delegate, about the threats she has received as a non-Trump supporting delegate at the Republican National Convention.
16 min
504
The "TP" Ticket
Jacob Weisberg talks to Ezra Klein about Donald Trump's VP pick, Governor Mike Pence.
18 min
505
Playing Footsie with Racists
Jacob Weisberg talks to Nick Confessore about the white nationalists supporting Donald Trump.
18 min
506
Should Republicans Thank Trump?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Sam Tanenhaus about why Trump is exactly the reckoning the GOP needed.
22 min
507
Why Hillbillies Love Trump
Leon Neyfakh talks to J.D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, about why the folks from back home are supporting Donald Trump.
20 min
508
The Moscow Mule
Leon Neyfakh talks to Frank Foer about his Slate cover story "Putin's Puppet."
16 min
509
A Case of the Trumps
Leon Neyfakh talks to Mark O'Connell, LCSW, about how Trump is making his way into his patients psyches.
13 min
510
Trading Places
Leon Neyfakh talks to Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute about Donald Trump's trade speech.
16 min
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The Talented Mr. Miller
Leon Neyfakh is joined by Julia Ioffe to talk about the young, articulate, and strange individual who warms up the crowd at Trump's rallies.
20 min
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A Scottish Getaway
Leon Neyfakh talks to Scottish comedian Janey Godley about Donald Trump's trip to Scotland.
11 min
513
Now Seeking Donations
Leon Neyfakh talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus about the Trump campaign's money troubles.
16 min
514
The Campaign That Wasn’t
Leon Neyfakh talks to Sasha Issenberg about Trump's campaign, or rather, lack thereof.
16 min
515
Don’t Call Him a Fascist
Jacob Weisberg talks to Professor Stanley Payne about why we should reconsider calling Trump a fascist.
20 min
516
Is Trump Helping to Invite Terrorists Attacks?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Daniel Benjamin about Trump's rhetoric in the wake of yesterday's tragedy in Orlando and whether or not it's helping to invite terrorists attacks.
16 min
517
Trumpcast University
Jacob Weisberg talks to Helaine Olen about Trump’s wealth seminar, otherwise known as Trump University, and how several of those he scammed are still supporting him.
17 min
518
An Assault on the Rule of Law
Jacob Weisberg talks to Adam Liptak about whether or not Donald Trump has a 6th grader's understanding of civics.
13 min
519
The Gaudy Construction Project On His Head
Jacob Weisberg talks to Ashley Feinberg about yet another expensive, ugly construction project from Donald Trump – his hair. Plus, a conversation with Trump biographer, Michael D'Antonio.
24 min
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The Other Side of His Wall
Jacob Weisberg talks to Enrique Krauze about how Trump is destroying decades of progress in Mexican-American relations.
15 min
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America's Putin
Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about the similarities and differences between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
22 min
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Wait Wait How Do You Make Fun of Trump?!
Jacob Weisberg talks to Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, about the difficulties of satirizing the un-satirizable.
22 min
523
Are You Nervous?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie to reassure everyone (kind-of) that Donald Trump will never be President.
24 min
524
The Johnald
Jacob Weisberg talks to John Di Domenico, our voice of Donald Trump about life as a Trump impersonator.
25 min
525
A Theater of Cruelty
Jacob Weisberg talks to Virginia Heffernan about The Apprentice.
18 min
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Democracy Spawns A Tyrant
Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Sullivan about his New York Magazine cover story “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny”
19 min
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What to Call Donald Trump
Jacob Weisberg talks to Aaron James about different types of a-holes and where Trump fits in. Plus a sketch about "John Miller."
19 min
528
Nate Silver's Bad Prediction
Leon Neyfakh talks to Jordan Ellenberg and Dave Weigel about whether it’s fair or not to criticize Nate Silver for missing Trump.
21 min
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Trump Confidential
Jacob Weisberg talks to John McLaughlin about the classified information candidates receive after the convention and how things can change if/when that candidate is Donald Trump.
16 min
530
Are the Republicans Done?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jonathan Chait about the state of the Republican party.
19 min
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Where’s My Bailout?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jan Jennings about why he’s supporting Donald Trump.
12 min
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A Man of His Generation
Jacob Weisberg talks to Stephen Metcalf about his Slate cover story "Donald Trump, Baby Boomer."
19 min
533
A Brief History of the Drumpfs
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gwenda Blair about three generations of the Drumpf family.
14 min
534
Dictators’ Favorite Sleazebag
Jacob Weisberg talks to Frank Foer about the history of Paul Manafort, Trump’s political strategist.
16 min
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Here Come the Vichy Republicans
Jacob Weisberg talks to John Podhoretz, Editor at Commentary Magazine, about Vichy Republicans and striking back at Trump’s twitter supporters.
17 min
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No Koch Money
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jane Mayer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, about the Koch brothers and whether or not they're serious about supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
15 min
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When He Sues You for 5 Billion Dollars
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien about what it’s like to be sued by Donald Trump.
16 min
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The Pivot
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mark Leibovich about Trump's transition into a more tolerable candidate.
19 min
539
America's Berlusconi
Jacob Weisberg talks to Beppe Severgnini about the parallels between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi.
18 min
540
Moral Larceny...With Flair!
Jacob Weisberg talks to Wayne Barrett about "the first detailed examination of Trump’s business practices to appear in the press." Plus, another round of Donald’s latest tweets.
21 min
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A Public Display of Autoeroticism
Jacob Weisberg talks to Mark Singer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, about his 1997 profile of Donald Trump and whether he's changed in the past 20 years.
25 min
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Reporting The Future From The Boston Globe
Slate’s Leon Neyfakh talks to Katie Kingsbury, Editor at The Boston Globe, about this weekend’s satirical front page that looks a year into the future at Donald Trump’s presidency.
12 min
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My Mom's Voting For Him
Hanna Rosin of Slate's DoubleX Gabfest and NPR's Invisibilia calls her mother to ask why she's voting for Trump.
14 min
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When Trump Doesn’t Win
Slate’s Jacob Weisberg talks to EJ Dionne about the results of the Wisconsin primary and why it’s OK for the media to be calling the demise of Trump (again).
26 min
545
What's With The White Working Class?
Slate’s Jacob Weisberg talks to Barbara Ehrenreich about the white working class.
11 min
546
Why This Podcast Isn't Neutral
Glenn Greenwald on media neutrality, objectivity, and the history of an opinionated press.
29 min
547
The GOP's Top Trump Buster
Jacob Weisberg talks to Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney's top political strategist in 2012, about stopping Trump.
19 min
548
I LOVE Women!
Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate's Christina Cauterucci about Trump's core philosophy: misogyny.
16 min
549
Brussels, ISIS & Islam
Jacob Weisberg talks to former Islamic extremist Ed Husain about how Trump is perceived within Muslim communities.
14 min
550
Negotiation 101
Seth Stevenson guest-hosts and talks to Columbia Business School lecturer Aaron Wallen about negotiation tactics.
19 min
551
Life on the Trump Trail
Leon Neyfakh guest-hosts and talks to Seth Stevenson about what it's like to write about a candidate who hates you.
19 min
552
A Campus Outlier
Jacob Weisberg talks to a college student about his support for Donald Trump.
11 min
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A Contested Convention?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jeff Greenfield about possible GOP scenarios.
14 min
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Let's Talk To A Shrink
Jacob Weisberg talks to Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist, about narcissistic personality order.
10 min
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Is Trump A Racist?
Jacob Weisberg talks to Jamelle Bouie about his latest article "How Trump Happened"
13 min
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Slate's Trumpcast Trailer
A roundup of all things Donald Trump. Hosted by Jacob Weisberg.
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