What Next

The Poll Workers Targeted by Trump

The anger that exploded on Jan. 6 was being stoked for weeks.


Episode Notes

The third week of the House of Representatives investigation into the Jan. 6 riot is focusing on the weeks-long pressure campaign waged by Trump and his allies. Individuals around the country were harassed by Trump loyalists in order to change the election outcome. Trump’s “stochastic terrorism” campaign set the stage for what would happen at the capitol come January.

Guest: Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate senior writer

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Produced by Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, and Mary Wilson, with help from Anna Rubanova and Jared Downing.


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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.