Today Vox kicks off a special five-part podcast series, “Today, Explained: The Trump Years” — a look back on what Donald Trump did during his four years as President of the United States, and what it means for the future of the American political experiment.
“The Trump Years,” hosted by Sean Rameswaram, explores various aspects of the President’s legacy — from healthcare, the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and immigration to Special counsel Robert Mueller and impeachment — with reporters from across Vox’s network, including Matthew Yglesias and Ezra Klein, as well as New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister. The first episode, “Deregulating America,” drops today, with episodes dropping throughout the month ahead of the 2020 election.
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Episode details — “The Trump Years”
“Deregulating America” with Matthew Yglesias, senior correspondent and author of One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger
When President Trump entered the White House his administration had a clear goal: erase the last eight years of the Obama administration. Much of the deregulating that has happened in the last four years has not dominated the headlines but it will have a huge impact on the environment and financial systems in this country for years to come.
“America First?” with Nicole Narea, immigration reporter, and Jenn Williams, senior foreign editor and co-host of Worldly
On immigration and foreign policy the President has kept a lot of his promises. But does a more broken immigration system and shaken alliances really put “America First?”
“Impeached” with Andrew Prokop, senior politics correspondent
What we’ve really learned from the Mueller investigation and President’s impeachment trial.
“Health of Our Nation” with Dylan Scott, policy reporter and host of Future Perfect
President Trump failed to overturn the Affordable Care Act in his first days in office, but what has his administration done to change the health care system in the U.S. and what state is that system in, seven months into a global pandemic?
“What’s Next?” with Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York and Ezra Klein, Vox founder and editor-at-large, and author of Why We’re Polarized.
From the Women’s March to the Black Lives Matter movement, economic inequalities to a fractured health care system, a shift in the balance of the U.S.’ judicial branch, policies that separated families and deepening political divide. The issues illuminated in the last four years didn’t begin when President Trump entered the White House and will continue long after he’s gone. So how does the country move forward?