Best US Presidential Candidates podcasts (Updated June 2017)
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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 of Slate, along with writer Virginia Heffernan, and Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie 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.
 
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With her
Weekly
 
What's it like to be on the road to history? Running for president is a big deal, but on With Her, you'll hear from Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, their supporters, and staff about the little details from the campaign trail they'll never forget.
 
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What Would Bernie Sanders Do - The Podcast
 
In support of the progressive ideals of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In this first episode we get things going and state some Bernie fundamentals. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo for much more daily information on Bernie Sanders, 2016 candidate for president.
 
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Searching for Bernie (Sanders)
Monthly+
 
I’m not much of a Lefty or a progressive. I’ve never considered myself to be a democratic socialist. I tend to be suspicious of large groups of people who assemble under any banner to do virtually anything. Yet I’m excited about Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. And while I plan to vote for Bernie in the Maryland primary, this podcast is NOT intended to evangelize for him. Rather, I’ll be exploring exactly why voters and volunteers are so excited about Bernie’s candidacy — and how his ca ...
 
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Bernie-2016
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This is an independent podcast established to follow and comment on Bernie Sanders candidacy for President of the United States. This podcast is completely independent of any Candidate, Party or PAC. You can find out more about Bernie-2016 at Bernie-2016.com, you can send me a message at BernieUS2016@gmail.com
 
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Gary Johnson For President
Daily
 
A collection of speeches and interviews with Gov. Gary Johnson, a Libertarian candidate for President. Feed provided by We Are Libertarians.
 
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The Christie Tracker
Monthly+
 
Follow WNYC’s coverage of the New Jersey governor and Chairman of Donald Trump's transition team under stories tab. And listen to our weekly podcast on the Bridgegate trial hosted by David Furst and featuring reporters Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein.
 
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Jacob Weisberg talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about his piece, Trump Lies, where he catalogued nearly every outright lie Trump has told since taking the oath of office.
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Jordan Weissmann about the latest version of the healthcare bill and how, in many ways, it's worse than the bill proposed last month by the House.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Marc Ross, a Republican operative who worked for the McCain/Palin campaign, about Senate backrooms and why he thinks Mitch McConnell is playing his cards right with the healthcare bill. Plus, a special treat from Daniel Day-Lewis.
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer Naomi Klein about how the "Trump brand" is the driving force behind the presidency. Also, should the left be fighting fire with fire?
 
Josh King guest hosts a weekend edition of Trumpcast. He talks to New York Times photographer Doug Mills about his last days covering the shooting in Arlington, the James Comey testimony, and the bizarre cabinet meeting from earlier this week. Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of today's show to listen to Trumpcast producer Jayson De ...…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to Carolyn Fiddler, Political Editor at Daily Kos, about the Virginia gubernatorial race and why things on the Republican side were too close for comfort (to say the least).
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Matthew Miller, formerly of the Department of Justice, about the testimony of Jeff Sessions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee and just what Bob Mueller could be up to behind the scenes after hearing the verbal gymnastics of the former Senator. Plus, Don Jr. gives us the real meaning of "hope," finally.…
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Sharon Begley of STAT News about Donald Trump's cognitive decline and whether it's just a matter of age or something else.
 
Rebecca Solnit reads her story The Loneliness of Donald Trump. You can follow along or read the story on LitHub by clicking here. And hey, are you a Slate Plus member yet? If not, why not? Join Slate Plus today to listen to Rebecca Solnit chat with Virginia Heffernan for this week's bonus segment. Just go to Slate.com/TrumpcastPlus.…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post about James Comey's testimony and whether or not this will change the Republicans' approach to Donald Trump.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times about who's being groomed for greatness in the Trump family and how they are or are not dealing with different conflicts of interest.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Vladek, a professor of law at the University of Texas, about Reality Leigh Winner and what might be the most normal national security story in the history of the Trump administration. Plus, stick around for a chat with The Guardian's Jonathan Freedland about Trump's exchange of words with the Mayor of London, S ...…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Revkin, senior climate reporter at ProPublica, about the consequences (or lack thereof) of Trump's withdrawal from The Paris Climate Accords. Plus, Vladamir Putin knows why a hacker does what he does.
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O'Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg View, about the many webs Jared Kushner is tangled up in around the White House and in the Russia investigation.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Jared Yates Sexton, author of the upcoming book The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage, about last night's tweet and what it means for reality...just in general.
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District) about the President's trip abroad and what he can expect when he makes his return stateside. Slate Plus members, stick around for an additional chat with Laurel Rosenhall, a reporter at CALmatters, who wrote about Congressman Kevin McCarthy's relationship with President Trump. Not ...…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Virginia Heffernan speaks with Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, about how Trump's blabbing tendencies are shifting geopolitics.
 
Jacob Weisberg speaks with Zack Beauchamp, senior reporter at Vox, who recently wrote a piece called "Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia." Beauchamp talks about who's producing this fake news, how it's spreading and the difference between fake news on the left and the right.
 
Jacob Weisberg speaks with Jeffrey Toobin of CNN and The New Yorker about what we could expect as Mueller gears up as special prosecutor in the Russian investigation.
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg is joined by WIRED Magazine writer Garrett Graff to discuss his recent cover story for Politico, "What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey."
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Politico's Josh Dawsey about the reactions within the White House to the last 36 hours.
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg, Katie Roiphe, and Philip Gourevitch discuss Herman Melville's The Confidence Man and just what the book can tell us about President Trump.
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to Slate's Katy Waldman about why the President's "uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness – and his ineptitude."
 
Updated at 6:00PM (EST) --- Jacob Weisberg chats with Lawfare's Editor-in-Chief (and friend of James Comey's), Benjamin Wittes, about how the Russia investigation proceeds from here and ponder what Comey's response will be. Plus, Virginia Heffernan talks to Tom Nichols about why Democrats and Republicans alike shouldn't be hysterical following ...…
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to the New York Times' columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin about how businesses are modulating their reaction towards the Trump administration's varying policy positions and the President's Twitter feed. Also, is Gary Cohn next in line for Fed Chair? Trumpcast is brought to you by Indochino, the company that’s reinventing men’s fa ...…
 
Recorded May 5, 2017. Both parties have put us at the mercy of the for-profit health insurance industry for too long, and while Democrats sing "Nah-nah-hey-hey" at House Republicans for passing the treacherous "American Health Care Act", all this political football diminishes the health of millions of Americans . But the present charade on both ...…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande about the AHCA and why its passing would be a catastrophe for the very people that voted for him. Trumpcast is brought to you by Legacybox, the simple and affordable way to get your recorded moments digitally preserved on DVD or thumb drive. For a limited time, go to Legacybox.com/trum ...…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Imbach about the photos Melania Trump has taken over the years and what we can takeaway from them to learn more about our First Lady. Trumpcast is brought to you by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping ...…
 
Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie discuss whether or not the Trump threat has receded, how the opposition is faring against the Trump administration, and how the press is doing thus far in covering a President who's words don't mean anything. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at The Tribeca Film Festival in ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large at Merriam Webster, about the way language has evolved, splintered, and changed in the Trump era. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Texture lets you stay up to date with your favorite magazines...all in one place. Right now, get a 14-day FREE TRIAL when you sign up by going to ...…
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to European historian David Bell about the French elections and whether or not Americans should be buoyed by this weekend's results. Trumpcast is brought to you by Policy Genius. Shop and compare all the top rated life insurance companies in one place. Go to PolicyGenius.com today to save over 40 percent off other prices fo ...…
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest. Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of the show for a conversation with Slate's Mark Joseph Stern about Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supre ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy's Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, "identity politics," and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers. Trumpcast is brought to you by RealtyShares. RealtyShares gives you the opportunity to invest starting at just 5,000 dollars - by creating gr ...…
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to the Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stacey Abrams, about the big takeaways from the special election on Tuesday night in Georgia's 6th congressional district. Trumpcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep. For a mattress customized just for you, visit HelixSleep.com/trumpcast right now and you’ll get ...…
 
Let them eat chocolate cake...while we kill civilians. Who'll save us from WWIII? Certainly not the Republicans... but not the Democrats either! Prominent Democrats praise Trump's response to Syria and call for one of their own to be ousted from Congress for telling the truth! Of course, when what Tulsi Gabbard says exposes Barack Obama and Hil ...…
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Cha, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council under George W. Bush, about why there are no good options when it comes to North Korea. Slate Plus listeners, stick around for an extra segment where Jacob talks to David Graham of The Atlantic about Donald Trump's flip-flops t ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Frank Bruni of the New York Times about his column, "Manhood in the Age of Trump."
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg and Harvard Law Professor, Noah Feldman, discuss the three most pressing categories from which the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump may be drawn – corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of democratic norms.
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Max Boot, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the missile attack carried out by the United States in Syria and what this means for President Trump's foreign policy going forward.
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist at the Financial Times, about Trump's meeting with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. Gideon's latest book is: Easternization - Asia's Rise and America's Decline: From Obama to Trump and Beyond Slate Plus members, join Jacob for a follow-up interview with New York Magazine's Gabriel ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Lili Bayer, a journalist in Central Europe who writes for Politico and The Forward, about the story of Sebastian Gorka (Trump's Chief Counter-Terrorism Adviser) and his far right wing roots. Plus, what are the parallels between the rise of the right in Hungary and in America?…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Emily Bazelon about the Democrats plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Plus, the two discuss whether or not Neil Gorsuch has his eyes set on dismantling the administrative state. Trumpcast is brought to you by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your ...…
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone about infighting in the Republican party. Trumpcast is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, a video learning service that offers lectures on all kinds of topics. Get the first full month FREE by texting TRUMPCAST to eighty-six – three-two-nine. Standard message and data rates apply.…
 
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Slate's Trumpcast
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Bloomberg News reporter Caleb Melby about the Kushner family history, the building on 666 5th Ave. hemorrhaging money from Jared's family, and the potential conflicts of interest with a Chinese insurance group looking to strike a deal on the property.
 
Jamelle Bouie talks to Abby Phillip of the Washington Post about today's no-vote on the AHCA and where things go from here.
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer at the New Yorker, about where things stand at the State Department and why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's silence is damaging to United States foreign policy.
 
Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman about the space Fox News is occupying in the media as the go-to network for President Trump.
 
Jacob Weisberg and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Vox's Ezra Klein to talk about how Donald Trump screwed himself on healthcare and why he isn't the "deal maker" he makes himself out to be. Trumpcast is brought to you by Texture. Texture lets you stay up to date with your favorite magazines...all in one place. Right now, get a 14-day FREE TRIAL wh ...…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Lily Batchelder, NYU professor and former Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, about what we can take away from Donald Trump's revealed 2005 tax returns and what it means with regards to the President's proposed tax cut plans for the nation.
 
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