Conversations

What Your Brain Really Thinks About Donald Trump

Rick Shenkman joins us on Political Wire Conversations to explain why so many of us are susceptible to politicians’ manipulations – and why so many don’t seem to care.

Shenkman is the author of Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics. Highly recommended.

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Conversation with Larry Sabato

Larry Sabato from the University of Virginia Center for Politics joined us on the Political Wire podcast for a look at what might happen if the 2014 midterm elections go into overtime. It’s a great conversation.

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Conversation with Stan Greenberg

Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg joins us on the Political Wire podcast for a look at the midterm elections, one in which he sees now Democrats “more likely to hold control of the U.S. Senate than not.”

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Conversation with Jules Witcover

Jules Witcover, author of The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power, joins us on the Political Wire podcast for a discussion of the person “just a heartbeat away” from the most powerful job in the world.

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Conversation with Sam Wang

Sam Wang, founder of the Princeton Election Consortium, joins us on the Political Wire podcast for a discussion of his midterm election forecasting model which has consistently shown Democrats likely to retain control of the Senate.

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Conversation with Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark

Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark, authors of Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes, joined us on the Political Wire podcast for a fascinating discussion of political jargon and what it really means.

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Conversation with John Avlon

John Avlon, editor in chief of The Daily Beast and author of Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama, joined us on the Political Wire podcast for a discussion of the 2014 midterm elections and the state of our political debate.

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