Freak Out and Carry On In this politics and history podcast from WBUR, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind, and noted historian Heather Cox Richardson, take an in-depth look at the Trump administration through the lens of history. New episodes every Thursday.
Freak Out and Carry On

Freak Out and Carry On

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In this politics and history podcast from WBUR, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind, and noted historian Heather Cox Richardson, take an in-depth look at the Trump administration through the lens of history. New episodes every Thursday.

Most Recent Episodes

The Final Episode

Ron and Heather wrap up Freak Out and Carry On, reviewing the year that was. Thanks to all our listeners!

The Rule Of Law

Benjamin Wittes, from Lawfare, and Jonathan Rauch, from The Atlantic discuss their article "Boycott the Republican Party", the repercussions of the Nunes memo, and their faith in the Mueller investigation.

'A Doozy' Of A State Of A Union

How does Trump's speech compare to those of Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and Bush? When did presidents begin inviting guests whose story they include in their speech?

A New Progressive Era

The passion of the woman's march, the origins of the new populism on the left, Teddy Roosevelt's political transformation in 1884.

Who Should Be Let Into America?

This week on Freak Out And Carry On, Ron Suskind and Heather Cox Richardson talk with Tom Gjelten, of NPR. They discuss President Trump's ideas about immigration, and how they fit into the long debate over which people are allowed to come to America.

The Reality Show In The White House

Ron Suskind and Heather Cox Richardson talk with Julian Zelizer, Professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. They discuss the debate around President Trump's mental fitness, the history of the 25th amendment, and whether or not Oprah should run for president in 2020.

President Trump, Steve Bannon And The Legacy Of 1968

A look at the public feud between Steve Bannon and President Trump, the political forecast for the new year and possible parallels between 2018 and 1968.

Trump's First Year, In Review

Amy Siskind details the most important norms broken by President Trump in 2017, from attacking the media to befriending dictators.

Doug Jones And The "Crackup Of The Trump Voter Coalition"

Carol Anderson, author of "White Rage", and Jack Hitt, host of the podcast "Uncivil", join the show to discuss the upset in the Alabama senate race.

Will The Republican Tax Plan Contribute To Inequality?

The tax bill is "going to give a lot of money to people who already have a lot of money" says Jim Tankersley.

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