Deconstructed

Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

https://theintercept.com/deconstructed/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 33m. Bisher sind 134 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 4 hours 6 minutes

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episode 9: Texas Republicans Ran a Twenty-Year Experiment. The Results Are In.


In the early 2000s, after gaining control of the Texas House of Representatives for the first time in modern history, Republicans undertook a gerrymandering scheme that solidified their control of the state even further. What followed was a multi-decad...


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 2021-02-19  34m
 
 

episode 10: France and the Myth of the Color-Blind Society


After a series of high-profile terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in France, the country finds itself in a heated debate over some of its most cherished values: laïcité, or secularism, and the principle of race-neutrality, or color-blindness, in p...


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 2021-02-26  39m
 
 

episode 11: What's Really in the Covid Relief Bill?


This week the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package by a 220-210 vote. It now moves to the Senate, where it will have to make it past a Republican filibuster. Huffpost reporter Arthur Delaney and Elizabeth Pancotti, Polic...


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 2021-03-05  39m
 
 

episode 12: Bernie Backers Took Over the Nevada Democratic Party. The Old Guard Walked Out


On Saturday, a year after Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses, a slate of progressive candidates swept elections for leadership positions in the state Party. Ryan Grim talks to activist Keenan Korth and to Judith Whitmer, Nevada State Democratic Par...


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 2021-03-09  28m
 
 

episode 13: Medicare for All Just Got a Massive Boost


This week New Jersey congressman Frank Pallone, the chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, gave the legislative push for single-payer healthcare a major boost by announcing that he would be co-sponsoring the proposed Medicare for All b...


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 2021-03-19  45m
 
 

episode 14: Daniel Ellsberg on Biden and Whistleblowers


In his first press conference as president, Joe Biden decided not to address his decision to continue to seek the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom. The outcome of the Assange case could set a major new precedent o...


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 2021-03-26  52m
 
 

episode 16: A Big New Idea to End the Border Crisis


Earlier this week Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware led a congressional delegation to a Texas immigration detention facility housing children who arrived unaccompanied at the border. Also on the trip was Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas, who joins Ryan Grim to...


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 2021-04-08  24m
 
 

episode 17: The New Mexico Spring


When Michelle Lujan Grisham defeated Eric Griego in the race for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district in 2012, it put the left wing of the state’s Democratic Party on the backfoot. 9 years later, the state’s legislature is routinely passing some of ...


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episode 18: The Whistleblower Trying to Stop the Next Financial Crisis


If you were reading the news back in 2008, then you probably remember how residential mortgage backed securities fuelled by subprime mortgages tanked the global economy. Well now John Flynn, a veteran of the mortgage securities market, says it’s happen...


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episode 19: Matt Bruenig on Joe Biden's American Families Plan


On Wednesday night, Joe Biden gave his first presidential address to a joint session of Congress, though it was sparsely attended so that social distancing could be observed. Biden was there to pitch what he’s calling the American Fam...


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