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Start Making Sense is The Nation’s flagship weekly podcast, hosted by contributing editor Jon Wiener, featuring the magazine’s writers and editors as well as activists who shape the week in news. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts, for new episodes each Wednesday.

Will Some Republicans Abandon Trump and Vote to Impeach?

Will Some Republicans Abandon Trump and Vote to Impeach? Will Some Republicans Abandon Trump and Vote to Impeach?

Joan Walsh on Trump, Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan, and Azadeh Moaveni on women in ISIS.

Oct 3, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Impeachment at Last

Impeachment at Last Impeachment at Last

Jeet Heer on the Democrats and Trump, Eric Foner on voting rights, and Jane McElevey on the UAW strike.

Sep 26, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

2020 Will Bring a Historic Defeat for the Republicans

2020 Will Bring a Historic Defeat for the Republicans 2020 Will Bring a Historic Defeat for the Republicans

Stan Greenberg on the election, D.D. Guttenplan on Edward Snowden, and Sasha Abramsky on Trump.

Sep 19, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Why Doesn’t the GOP Resist Trump the Way the Tories Resist Boris Johnson?

Why Doesn’t the GOP Resist Trump the Way the Tories Resist Boris Johnson? Why Doesn’t the GOP Resist Trump the Way the Tories Resist Boris Johnson?

D.D. Guttenplan on Britain and the United States, Katha Pollitt on Trump, and John Nichols on Republican resignations.

Sep 12, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Why the Koch Brothers Don’t Support Donald Trump

Why the Koch Brothers Don’t Support Donald Trump Why the Koch Brothers Don’t Support Donald Trump

Christopher Leonard on Kochland, plus Joan Walsh on Indivisible.

Sep 5, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

El Paso Shooting Racism

The White Power Movement After El Paso The White Power Movement After El Paso

Kathleen Belew on domestic terrorism and Davis Maraniss on HUAC.

Aug 29, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Trump’s Terrible Poll Numbers

Trump’s Terrible Poll Numbers Trump’s Terrible Poll Numbers

Jeet Heer on the campaign and J. Hoberman on Reagan and the movies.

Aug 22, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Senator Bernie Sanders

Bernie or Bust? Bernie or Bust?

Harold Meyerson on the DSA, plus Katha Pollitt on Jeffrey Epstein and John Nichols on White Nationalism.

Aug 15, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

America After El Paso

America After El Paso America After El Paso

Joan Walsh on Trump, plus Katha Pollitt on Protest and D.D. Guttenplan on the Green New Deal.

Aug 8, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Trump thumbs-up

Is Trump’s Escalating Racism a Sign of Political Desperation? Is Trump’s Escalating Racism a Sign of Political Desperation?

Harold Meyerson on Trump, Jeet Heer on Al Franken, and Paul Krassner remembered.

Aug 1, 2019 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

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