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The Hidden Fundamentalist Power in Washington

A little-known group called “the Family” wields enormous influence around the world.

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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.

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

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Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Netflix recently released a documentary series based on his reporting.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan and Ethan Brooks, with help from Danielle Hewitt.