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E.g., 02/22/2019
Feb 21, 2019

Some media outlets are reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller may soon hand over a report regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. Will this bring bad news for President Donald Trump and his administration?

Feb 13, 2019
How has the state of journalism changed during President Donald Trump's tenure? Seasoned journalist Mara Liasson joins this episode to discuss what is and isn't working in the media realm as well as the trajectory of her own career at NPR.
Feb 7, 2019

Certain speeches and sermons linger in the minds of Americans, often becoming part of our national imagination and history.

Jan 31, 2019

Candidates have begun launching their 2020 presidential campaigns, prompting many to look back at Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016.

In this episode, Sam Wang interviews Michael Tesler, co-author of a compelling book about how the 2016 election was not just a battle for the White House, but for what America “should be.”

Jan 24, 2019

The government shutdown is now in its 33rd day, with the Senate ready to vote today on proposals to reopen government. Both are expected to fail.

Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the implications of the shutdown in this episode.

Jan 16, 2019

Some say the United States is heading down a road toward isolationism. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the uncertain future of American global leadership with Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay.

Jan 9, 2019

In his farewell address, President Barack Obama identified a number of “fault lines” in American society from politics to economics to race. In this episode, Sam Wang discusses these societal divisions with regular podcast co-host Julian Zelizer and guest Kevin Kruse — co-authors...

Jan 3, 2019
Issues related to immigration have occupied a central role in political debates, especially during the Trump presidency. Although the current focus tends to be on Central and Latin America, backlash unfolded throughout American history, including among Chinese immigrants in the 19th century.
Dec 20, 2018

First ladies often play big roles in the White House, either behind the scenes or in the public eye.

In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the highly variable roles played by first ladies with Lauren Wright, a lecturer in politics and public affairs at Princeton University.

Dec 13, 2018

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the politics of combating climate change with author Jeff Nesbit.