Humor, Trump, and the Patriarchy

Deciphering toxic humor in the Trump era.

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Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to comedian John Fugelsang about men and problematic humor during the #MeToo movement, the excuse of “political correctness,” mansplaining, Donald Trump, atheism, and his new off-Broadway show Laughing Liberally.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan, with help from Merritt Jacob.

About the Show

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