A roundup of all things Donald Trump.

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About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan, León Krauze, and Yascha Mounk 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.


  • Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Wired, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and a co-host of Trumpcast.

  • León Krauze is a columnist for Slate and co-host of Trumpcast. He is a news anchor for Univision based in Los Angeles and a senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.

  • Yascha Mounk, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University and a senior adviser at Protect Democracy, is the host of The Good Fight podcast and the author of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.