Latest podcasts on US politics

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8 Mar 2018
11 min

The Globalist - Trump’s tariff tightrope: 

The GOP’s tariff proposal could be damaging US relations with its allies. Brian Klaas explains why there might be worse to come.

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30 Jan 2018
5 min

The Briefing - Speaking truth to power : 

The former speechwriter Lance Price explains how Bobby Kennedy’s grandson could respond to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address.

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20 Jan 2018
6 min

The Foreign Desk - The Trump effect: 

Some of Trump’s achievements have been an accident: pushing up newspaper subscriptions, promoting sales of a tell-all book and inspiring minorities to march.

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19 Jan 2018
10 min

The Globalist - Making headlines: 

US analyst Brian Klaas discusses a week in Washington in which the concept of fake news has been stretched to breaking point.

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13 Dec 2017
9 min

The Globalist - Alabama’s victory for Democrats: 

Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the US, voted for Democrat Doug Jones as its new senator. Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House explains why.

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7 Nov 2017
11 min

The Monocle Daily - Major mayor players: 

Off-year elections in the US include a spate of mayoral contests across the country; we check in on three of the most exciting ones.

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17 Oct 2017
7 min

The Globalist - What next for Hillary Clinton?: 

Monocle 24 regular James D Boys on what the defeated Democrat’s focus will be once she returns to the US from her book tour.

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17 Oct 2017
7 min

The Globalist - What next for Hillary Clinton?: 

Monocle 24 regular James D Boys on what the defeated Democrat’s focus will be once she returns to the US from her book tour.

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27 Sep 2017
8 min

The Monocle Daily - “Big Luther” loses out: 

As Trump’s candidate is beaten in an Arizona primary, we ask what it means for the administration.

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14 Aug 2017
11 min

The Globalist - How Trump got it wrong: 

Brian Klaas discusses the weekend’s deadly political violence in Virginia and the state of the far-right in the US.

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9 Aug 2017
9 min

The Monocle Daily - Fire and fury: 

Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association in the US discusses the realities of the North Korean missile standoff.

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24 Mar 2018
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Dropping the gun?: 

For decades US schools have fallen victim to deadly attacks and nothing has changed. However after one of the more recent and most deadly the mood has changed – and it’s the pupils, not the politicians, who are leading the way. Could this finally mark a shift in attitudes? Andrew Mueller is joined by Alexandra Glorioso, Robert Spitzer and Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks.

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25 Jan 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Cities and Trump: one year on: 

The 2016 race to the White House was one of the most divisive campaigns in modern US history. One year on, we assess US cities under Trump and ask if there’s a silver lining: are they taking charge of their own futures?

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20 Jan 2018
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Donald Trump: one down, three to go: 

He has been the president of the US for exactly one year. And, if all goes to plan, he'll remain so for at least three more. Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Donald Trump has changed American, and possibly global, politics in profound and unexpected ways. Andrew Mueller is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the highs and lows – and what to expect next.

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16 Dec 2017
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Alabama shakes?: 

This week all eyes were on Alabama. An election that would normally go unnoticed – even by a good number of the state’s inhabitants – became a litmus test for politics in the US. But was Democrat Doug Jones’ victory over the controversial Republican Roy Moore a one-off or is something changing in the South? Andrew Mueller is joined by Michael Harriot, Bob Davis, Joshua Rothman and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood.

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9 Nov 2017
40 min

The Urbanist - Special: Bill de Blasio’s second term: 

Bill de Blasio’s first term was marred by investigations into his fundraising, as well as disagreements with governor Andrew Cuomo and President Trump. So what are the issues at hand as he enters his second term?

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28 Oct 2017

The Foreign Desk - Who really runs the White House?: 

As commander in chief of the US and so-called leader of the free world, President Trump has achieved surprisingly little during his time in office. However, the country is still running and decisions are being made – but by whom? Andrew Mueller is joined by former US Senate aide Tom Nichols, chief national correspondent for ‘The Boston Globe’ Annie Linskey and former mayor of Minneapolis RT Rybak.

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16 Aug 2017
5 min

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 78: President Pence?: 

Donald Trump is taking a battering from “many sides”. The investigation into alleged meddling in the US presidential election has intensified; key aides have resigned or been sacked; and Trump has failed to convincingly condemn violence perpetrated by white supremacists. So, could Mike Pence be preparing for a tilt at the presidency?

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