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A quasi-daily 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.
 
It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs ...
 
On February 10th, 1796, Vice President John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, lamenting the state of discourse in the country. The election was nearing—and becoming heated. Newspapers screamed, factions warred, and John Adams was dismayed with what he called “the wicked Game.” Americans in 2020 can relate. They still have to endure weeks of shouting, outrage, and the worst sort of political rancor as the country once again chooses its president. But it’s almost always been this way. And to pr ...
 
2020Vision follows the race for the White House in the 2020 US presidential election. Produced by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and hosted by Drew Sheldrick, it features in-house experts and special guests from the fields of US politics, foreign policy and media.
 
“Can He Do That?” is The Washington Post’s politics podcast, exploring presidential power in the face of weakened institutions, a divided electorate and changing political norms. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when so much about the current state of American life and the country’s politics is unlike ...
 
Garbled Twistory is a podcast that’s primary objective is to humanize history, through humorizing history. It re-tells history in a way that places special emphasis on the most unusual elements and indiscriminately injects F.U.N by the bucketload! The first season’s focus is US History: as told by all of its presidential elections and all of its presidential election candidates! There will be biographical episodes for every presidential candidate, episodes for every election, and episodes fo ...
 
The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current momen ...
 
In 2016, two friends—and author and a journalist--sat down to ride through the final weeks of the Presidential election by talking to the journalists covering it. They thought they were doing eight episodes. They were wrong. What started as a short trip has become a long and strange journey. They’ve gotten weird. They’ve made friends along the way. Mostly, the weird part, though. Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson, and legendary publisher of Punk Planet Magazine Dan Si ...
 
Battleground America, hosted by Tara Servatius, dives deep into the critical 2020 Presidential election. This election could change the way Americans live forever. Who pulls the unseen strings? What's their agenda? How is our culture shifting, who's shifting it, and why? How will it all play out? Battleground America is a must-listen with a daily synopsis of intel on American politics and culture, with unparalleled insight. Tara Servatius is the award-winning host of The Tara Show heard week ...
 
In August of 2019, Joe Walsh did something he never expected he would do — he decided to run for president … against Donald Trump. Joe made that decision because he knew that President Trump had to be defeated, and no other Republican was willing to stand up and accept the challenge. Joe’s presidential campaign came to an end after the Iowa caucuses. He saw firsthand that Republican voters don’t want honesty or decency in the White House. They just want Donald Trump. It’s now clear: the Repu ...
 
Your Political Playlist is your definitive guide to politics in the new Presidential administration and the new Congress, explained by the women who know it best. Every week join host Emily Tisch Sussman, a veteran of political campaigns, for smart, bite-size conversations with women at the seat of power and activism. Over the past three seasons, the show has brought you over 50 guests, including Secretary Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, broken news in The New York Time ...
 
On Political Trade Secrets we take an inside look at campaigns and politics. We pull back the curtain, look under the hood, & investigate how good candidates run for office and win elections. Each week on our free podcast we’ll offer some of the best insight into politics, campaigns and elections – with big name guests and key insider information into the world of running for office, political campaigns, and how every Citizen can be a Political Leader who helps Reignite American Patriotism.
 
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Iran's president-elect, the hardline cleric, Ebrahim Raisi, has expressed his gratitude to the Iranian people for his election victory, thanking them for trusting him. After meeting the outgoing president, Hassan Rouhani, he said his incoming government would do their best to serve Iran's citizens. Also in the programme: the UN special envoy on Mya…
 
With Iranian voters heading to the polls for a presidential election, we take a closer look at the economic situation in the country. As Iran grapples with tough US sanctions, the economy suffers from hefty inflation and double-digit unemployment. Also, HSBC is finally set to announce a deal to sell its French retail operations to American private …
 
The supreme leader is consolidating theocratic power and ensuring a hardline legacy. Voters know they have little meaningful choice; many will simply stay home. A trial shows the life-saving power of an antibody therapy for the most severe covid-19 cases—suggesting that seemingly failed earlier drugs need revisiting. And why a faded folk-music trad…
 
Iranians go to the polls next week to decide who’ll be the country’s next president. Hundreds of potential candidates were disqualified, some of whom represent the reform movement, leaving just seven men in the running. Whoever wins will inherit a dire economy, with one-in-ten Iranians unemployed, inflation running at roughly 50%, and growing queue…
 
Ebrahim Raisi promises to lead a government that will fight corruption following his victory in an election that was widely seen as engineered in his favour.Mr Raisi is a hard-line cleric. Voter turnout was the lowest ever in an Iranian presidential election.Also in the programme: US Catholic bishops get political; and why Mozart's music might ease…
 
The crackdown on dissent and reporting in Belarus goes on, and its authorities are keen to present their version of events to the world. At a recent press conference in Minsk, Jonah Fisher was presented with a dilemma when detained blogger and protester Roman Protasevich was brought out to speak to assembled journalists and diplomats.High in the Hi…
 
Biden’s good-enough Russia summit performance ... Bob: Michael McFaul is obsessed with aiding-and-abetting accusations ... Jeffrey Toobin returns, to Mickey’s dismay ... Is it National Biden-Harris Child Tax Credit Day already? ... Is Stacey Abrams ingeniously engineering the end of the filibuster? ... Did the FBI have a hand in provoking the Janua…
 
Opposition groups view today's vote as an engineered victory for hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. He is one of four candidates who were approved by Iran's influential Guardian Council ahead of the poll. Also in the programme: how Ethiopia is preparing for elections amid internal conflict; and a new study suggests that the elusive coelacanth fish can live u…
 
For this special edition of the show, we're at the VivaTech trade fair in Paris, the biggest European startup and tech event. Julia Sieger asks VivaTech Managing Director Julie Ranty how the tech world is preparing for the post-Covid 19 rebound. We also take a look at some of the most promising biotech inventions. And Peter O'Brien shows us the lat…
 
Democratic political consultant Stephanie Cutter and Emmy-winning TV producer Ricky Kirshner joined up together in the midst of the pandemic to produce “Celebrating America,” the first virtual Democratic National Convention last August … and then again for “America United,” Joe Biden’s inauguration.By NBC News
 
With US-Russia relations at a post-Cold War low, the bar for success was low on the Lake Geneva shoreline. Before shaking hands with Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden had spent a week rallying the troops at the G7 summit, at the Nato summit, at the EU-US summit. No hitting reset buttons or staring into souls. Even when it was over, the pair managed expecta…
 
John takes issue with antiracism in Princeton’s classics department ... Glenn: Black people should embrace and exceed institutional standards ... Meeting the challenge of academic performance ... Stepping outside yourself ... Glenn’s recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Today ... Glenn and John remember their fathers ...…
 
Hundreds of farmers and buyers come from all over Sudan to the El Molih market, one of the biggest dromedary markets in Africa. Most of the animals are sold for their meat, but the most expensive dromedaries are used for transport or even racing. Bartering can be a tough business, with stiff competition for the best animals. Our colleagues at Franc…
 
In his first one hundred days Joe Biden looked ruthless, but his ambitious legislative agenda has since hit a wall. A series of crucial votes are expected in the coming month. Is gridlock inevitable? Sarah Binder of George Washington University says Congressional logjam has become the norm. The Economist’s Lexington columnist James Astill profiles …
 
Yena Lee joins us to tell us about Omar Sy’s second outing as "Lupin", the charismatic crook and master of disguise who has seduced 76 million households worldwide. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Netflix French-language hit. We also hear about why the complex and touching "Feel Good" has impressed our reviewer, as protagonist Mae Ma…
 
Dissidents and some reformists have called for a boycott, saying the barring of several contenders left Mr Raisi with no serious competition.Also in the programme: Japan's chief Covid-19 advisor said having no fans would be the least risky option, days before the organisers of the Tokyo Olympics decide whether to allow spectators into events; and w…
 
A captivating crustacean and a ferocious predator: in this edition we discover a transatlantic invader that's taking no prisoners in its quest for domination. Safe from its natural predators on the Atlantic coast of North America, the blue crab devours everything in its path, dealing a painful blow to an already fragile ecosystem.…
 
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. This week, we take you to Thailand, Tunisia, South Africa and Lebanon.…
 
This June would normally have seen the French capital host the biggest event of the year for the aerospace industry, the Paris Air Show. But like so many others, it was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. As demand for air travel remains well below normal levels, we look a closer look at how much damage has been done to the aerospace indust…
 
In this edition, we meet one of the women behind the new feminist approach when it comes to drafting Argentinian government policies; the country's first ever director of economy, equality and gender, Mercedes D'Alessandro. Plus the vulnerability of Spain's domestic workers; many of whom are women, living illegally and thus facing a precarious situ…
 
The global Covid-19 pandemic has prompted many of us to ask some big questions about the way we live our lives, while the upending of normality has pushed others to rail against the scientific evidence and embrace conspiracy theories. How can studying philosophy help us come to terms with a rapidly changing world? We speak to Nigel Warburton, philo…
 
The raid of an outspoken pro-democracy newspaper, carried out under the city’s newish security law, has further spooked its media outlets. We ask what remains of press freedom. Our correspondent visits Europe’s and Africa’s largest slums to see how a grinding pandemic has affected their residents. And how Somaliland’s curious, silent camel-trading …
 
The raid of an outspoken pro-democracy newspaper, carried out under the city’s newish security law, has further spooked its media outlets. We ask what remains of press freedom. Our correspondent visits Europe’s and Africa’s largest slums to see how a grinding pandemic has affected their residents. And how Somaliland’s curious, silent camel-trading …
 
IN THE PRESS – Friday, 18.06.2021: We take a look at fears of high abstention rates at elections in both France and Iran. We also discuss how the press is covering a controversial construction project at the Acropolis. Finally, we learn about the Lindy Way and uncomfortable shoes.By FRANCE 24 English
 
It’s one of the top jobs in politics, period: mayor of the Big Apple. In a heavily left-leaning town, Tuesday’s crowded Democratic primary will essentially decide who will become the 110th mayor of New York City — an election that will determine who has the ear of powerful figures on Capitol Hill. POLITICO New York’s Sally Goldenberg and Playbook c…
 
This month at their annual summit in Britain, the Group of 7 industrialised nations, or G7, has agreed to an infrastructure development plan for developing countries. The Build Back Better World – or B3W – is seen as an alternative to the multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by China about a decade ago. The BRI has been a r…
 
On this week’s special episode, Emily is handing over the reins to Michele Jawando to host a Juneteenth special with Yara Shahidi. As a 21-year-old actress and activist, Yara has spent the better part of her life as an outspoken advocate. From feminist in STEM to voter engagement to Black representation, she has garnered respect from Hollywood lege…
 
Belgium qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2021 after pulling off a 2-1 comeback in a game full of drama and emotion against Denmark, who returned to Parken Stadium where midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday. The Netherlands joined them in the last 16 with a game to spare after they eased past Austria 2-0. Get all the analysis …
 
China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country's new space station. It will be China's longest crewed space mission to date and the first in nearly five years. But is that achievement dimming the prospects for the US Space Agency? We speak to former NASA chief and former astronaut Charles Bolden.Also in the progra…
 
Christian on gothic, sentimental, and ironic strains in recent US history ... Biden the pre-Boomer sentimentalist ... Trump as a postmodern gothic figure ... Why the gothic and the sentimental are two sides of the same coin ... Aryeh: It turns out that irony is never actually dead ... Who is the Great American Boomer novelist? ... Christian's revie…
 
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