#1187 Taking the long view on Trump and Russia ​

Air Date: 6–1-2018
Today we take a rare sojourn into the world of Trump's seemingly endless corruption in business and life with a focus on his long history with Russia.

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Ch. 1: Trump and Russia from 30,000 feet - Who. What. Why. - Air Date 12-15-17


Ch. 2: Sarah Kendzior on the Oligarch Envy Haunting President Trump - The Breach - Air Date 11-28-17


Ch. 3: Trump, Russia and 'Alternative Financing' - Trump Inc. - Air Date 2-21-18


Ch. 4: Taking a charitable and uncharitable look at Trump and Russia - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 1-8-18


Ch. 5: Rating the Trump-Russia angles - Trumpcast - Air Date 3-16-18



Ch. 6: We never broke the spell of white supremacy the way Germany did - Bill from St. Petersburg, FL

Ch. 7: The Democrats need a multi-decade strategy - V from Central New York


Ch. 8: Final comments on the through-line from Trump’s corrupt history to his latest corruption news


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Petra - Lathe
  • When We Set Out - Arc and Crecent
  • Haena - Cloud Harbor
  • Begrudge - Darby
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Gayna Hoffman
    commented 2018-06-09 23:52:28 -0400
    I think that you got to the essence of Trump in this segment. He’s a wanna-be oligarch and he doesn’t believe wealthy people should be governed by the same laws that the rest of us are. He admires Putin because he’s rich, powerful, and answers to no one. The real mystery is, why so many who aren’t wealthy and who claim to believe in our Constitution and rule of law, support him.
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