As previewed at The Lineup, Vox Media’s podcast upfront held in NYC earlier this week, Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network are launching Impeachment, Explained, a weekly podcast about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, one the most important stories of this decade. Impeachment, Explained is hosted by Vox Co-founder and Editor-at-Large Ezra Klein and will publish each Saturday morning through November 2020 starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th.
The first 10 minutes of each episode will feature Klein in conversation with a Vox reporter, offering an overview of the developments of the week, analysis on those that mattered, and insight into what might happen next. The next 30 minutes will feature Klein in conversation with a political expert diving deep into the history, machinery, and political and geopolitical contexts that have and will shape the impeachment process.
Read more about why we’re launching Impeachment, Explained as a new podcast, and why we’ve decided to publish new episodes on Saturdays, from Ezra Klein on Vox.
About Impeachment, Explained
We are living through history. This will, in all likelihood, be the fourth time a US president is impeached. But it’ll be a devilish story to follow. Already, there are more threads, places, names, and events than even full-time reporters can remember.
- What’s the role of the EU ambassador?
- What was Rudy Giuliani doing for Donald Trump in Ukraine?
- Why is Australia involved?
- What’s the secret server where the Trump administration stored damaging call records?
- Why was America involved in firing a Ukrainian prosecutor in the first place?
- And what does Joe Biden have to do with any of this?
Keeping up with the daily revelations, statements, and disputes is difficult enough. But understanding impeachment also demands grappling with deeper questions in our political system — questions that aren’t always covered in the daily news but will shape the process from here.
- What did the Founders mean by “high crimes and misdemeanors”?
- How does an impeachment trial work?
- Has partisan polarization broken the impeachment process?
- How do other countries handle impeachment?
- How does polarized media change the way impeachment will play out?
Vox was founded to explain the news, and Impeachment, Explained will do just that – through deep conversations with Vox reporters and leading policy voices about what’s going on, why it matters, and where it leaves us now.