What Next

What Rush Limbaugh Left Behind

He embodied what the right has come to stand for: not a substance, but a style.


Episode Notes

Rush Limbaugh’s radio show provided a road map that the Republican Party has been following, more or less faithfully, for decades.

Guest: Nicole Hemmer, author of Messengers of the Right and co-host of This Day in Esoteric Political History.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz.


About the Show

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.