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Ep. 27: What Is Michael Cohen Doing? Does He Even Know?
The New Yorker's Adam Davidson joins us again to discuss the ongoing saga of Michael Cohen, including Cohen's recent sit-down with ABC. Does he understand the situation he's in? Davidson also helps break down the civil suit against the Trump Foundation. But before all that, we take your calls. If... Listen
Ep. 26: Why Midterms Matter: Here Are Just A Few Things Congress Could Investigate Under Dem Control
Today we're talking oversight — specifically, what Congress could investigate under Democratic control. From environmental issues to civil rights lawsuits, TPM's Matt Shuham helps us delve into the issues. Before that, we tackle a bizarre scene described in a recent New York Times report on investigative reporter Ali Watkins' relationship... Listen
Ep. 25: ‘You Guys Are Finally Going To Get That Bitch.’ Was There Anti-Hillary Bias at FBI?
The big DOJ Inspector General report is notable for what it omits — evidence of anti-Hillary Clinton bias at the FBI, which appears to have influenced James Comey's actions leading up to the 2016 election. We break down some key questions the IG never addressed in his report on the... Listen
Ep. 24: Bombshell News Reveals Russia’s Attempts To Swing The Brexit Vote
Russia's election meddling wasn't restricted to the U.S. A bombshell report out of the UK over the weekend suggests that Russia also worked to swing the Brexit vote in favor of leaving the EU. We also preview two big stories to keep on your radar this week. Image Credit: TPM... Listen
Ep. 23: How Russia Honed Its ‘Information Weapons’ Even Before The 2016 Election
Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, author of the new book "Assault on Intelligence," discusses efforts Russia made to latch onto controversial narratives in the United States even before Donald Trump was running for President. Remember "Jade Helm"? Or Ebola coming across the southern border? Hayden, who served as NSA director and... Listen
Ep. 22: Did Trump Get His Trump Tower Cover Story From Putin Himself? (Pretty Likely)
We just learned that President Trump dictated his son's statement about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, so we decided to take a look back at what else was happening around the time that the story came out in July 2017. It turns out there is a lot of evidence... Listen
Ep. 21: Making Sense Of The Entire Picture Of Trump’s Shady Real Estate Deals
New Yorker writer Adam Davidson has covered some of Donald Trump's shadiest deals. In this episode, Davidson walks through the recent global financial history that paved the way for Trump to pursue business with unsavory characters. Image Credit: TPM Illustration / Getty Images Listen
Ep. 20: The Trump-Russia Scandal Goes Global
The Middle East thread in the Trump-Russia story was substantially fleshed out this week. This thread comes with a new cast of characters — Elliot Broidy, George Nader, Erik Prince, and Israeli social media strategist Joel Zamel — and raises a new set of questions about the Trump administration’s dealings... Listen
Ep. 19: A Scandal Sandwich: The Unbelievable Saga Of The Missouri Governor’s Misdeeds
Typically one felony charge would be enough to sink a politician, but Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) has been hit with two. Then suddenly on Monday, the prosecution dismissed one of the charges against him. What's going on in the Show Me State? TPM reporter Allegra Kirkland takes us inside... Listen
Ep. 18: ‘Trump Is A Mob-Friendly Businessman Who Is Now President Of The United States’
A lot has happened on the Michael Cohen front in the past 24 hours, so we brought on author Seth Hettena to help us run through the backstory on President Trump's personal attorney. Hettena’s new book, "Trump/Russia: A Definitive History," digs into the history of Trump's relationship with Cohen and... Listen
Ep. 17: So Why Did Trump Become The King Of Cash?
For years, Donald Trump boasted of being the "king of debt," and his real estate business operated as such. But then in 2006, the Trump Organization started spending hundreds of millions of dollars in cash. What's behind that sudden about-face? Well, that's when Michael Cohen comes into Trump's orbit. Image... Listen
Ep. 16: Two Old Guys Brainstorming A Legal Strategy
Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani swings by Sean Hannity's set to blow up the President's legal strategy. What's going on here? We break it down in a special episode to catch up on today's news. Image Credit: TPM Illustration / Getty Images Listen
Ep. 15: Et Tu, Trumpe? Cohen Reacts To Trump’s Betrayal
The widening rift between President Trump and his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen is becoming more clear, as evidenced by the latest issue of the National Enquirer. We go deeper on the history between Trump and Cohen and where things seem to be going next. Image Credit: TPM Illustration /... Listen
Ep. 14: This Congressman Has A Plan For How Dems Can Retake The House in 2018
Rep. Ruben Gallego, who represents Arizona's 7th District, talks about Democrats' strategy for the midterm elections. He gives his take on the fissures within the Democratic Party and how voters can get involved in 2018. Image Credit: TPM Illustration / Getty Images Listen
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04:  Journalist Ronan Farrow attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Ep. 13: Ronan Farrow Chronicles the Decline of American Diplomacy
Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow discusses his new book, "War on Peace," which chronicles how the U.S. has whittled down its investment in diplomacy. Farrow also discusses his stories that helped spark the #MeToo movement, for which he recently won a Pulitzer Prize. Image Credit: TPM Illustration/Getty Images Listen
Ep. 12: There’s Even More Michael Cohen News You Need To Know
We’re back with an extra episode to fill you in on everything we’ve learned about Michael Cohen since our last episode came out. It turns out a key figure in the story is Michael Cohen’s father in law, who has his own history with the taxi business. We break it... Listen
Ep. 11: Why Did Donald Trump Get in So Deep With Michael Cohen? We Explain
There's been so much Michael Cohen news over the last week, we thought it was time to round it all up in one place. We take you through Cohen's background and how he ended up in Trump's orbit. Hint: It's about the money. Image Credit: TPM Illustration / Getty Images... Listen
Ep. 10: How Iranian Hackers Tried To Make Steve Clemons A ‘Friend’ Of John Bolton
Foreign policy journalist Steve Clemons talks about John Bolton taking over as national security adviser. Clemons was involved in an earlier effort to prevent Bolton from becoming United Nations ambassador under President Bush. Stick around to the end, when Clemons reveals a bizarre story about how he was surreptitiously inducted... Listen
Ep. 9: Meet The Hilarious Writer Behind Some Of Your Favorite TV Shows
Nell Scovell discusses her new book "Just the Funny Parts," about being a woman in the male-dominated world of comedy. She discusses what it was like to collaborate with Sheryl Sandberg on "Lean In" and reveals that she was behind one of President Obama's most legendary funny moments. Image Credit:... Listen
Ep. 8: ‘These People Are Dangerous’
Legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin discusses the Trump-Russia probe, and how his experience working on a previous independent counsel investigation gives him perspective on the Mueller probe. We also discuss the case against Paul Manafort and his connections to some shady associates. Image Credit: TPM Illustration/Getty Images/Photos by:  Larry Marano/Chip Somodevilla/Alex... Listen
Ep. 7: All The News That’s Fit To Pod
Josh is back from vacation to face the mountain of news that occurred last week. We're learning more about Cambridge Analytica, Trump's top outside lawyer called it quits and Stormy Daniels' much-anticipated '60 Minutes' interview finally aired. All that and more on this week's episode. Image Credit: TPM Illustration/Photo by... Listen
Ep. 6: Why Manafort Is Key To The Trump-Russia Story
Josh talks to Asha Rangappa, a former FBI special agent and current lecturer at Yale. Josh and Asha talk about counter-intelligence investigations, Paul Manafort's role in the Trump campaign and the Stormy Daniels case. Image Credit: TPM Illustration/Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Listen
Ep. 5: Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti Talks “Trump Surrogates” Threatening His Client and More
Josh sits down with Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to discuss the physical threats Daniels has allegedly received to stay quiet, Stormy’s former lawyer, the “Trump surrogates” allegedly spreading rumors and threatening her and much more. Image Credit: TPM Illustration/Tom Williams/Win McNamee/Getty Images Listen
Ep. 4: Who Will Rid Me of This Meddlesome Stormy
TPM reporter Allegra Kirkland and Josh discuss Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels and the bizarre convergence of the Russia and pornstar pay-off stories. Then, The Nation magazine’s national affairs correspondent Joan Walsh joins Josh and Allegra to discuss the Stormy/Trump romance, Stormymat, #MeToo movement, the ongoing intra-Democratic Party fights, and Joan’s... Listen
Ep. 3: It Looks Bad Because It Is Bad
What’s behind President Trump’s public outbursts and behind-the-scenes outrage? Well, a number of news reports suggest that Mueller’s sweeping investigation is putting the squeeze on the President’s inner circle. Josh breaks down what we know. Image credit: Getty Images:Win McNamee/TPM Illustration Listen
Ep. 2: Josh Goes All In With Chris Hayes
MSNBC host Chris Hayes joins the Josh Marshall Podcast. Chris talks about how he went from working as a print journalist to hosting his own TV show. Chris and Josh also discuss how developments have coalesced to reveal a darker picture of Paul Manafort. Image credit:  Jim Spellman/Getty Images/TPM Illustration Listen
Bonus Episode: Are You Ready? Dylan And The Cross
In this bonus episode of the Josh Marshall Podcast, we’re talking about the music of Bob Dylan. We're joined by the creators of Trouble No More, a concert movie about the folk legend’s gospel period in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Josh speaks with Jennifer Lebeau, Luc Sante and... Listen
Ep. 1: Welcome To The Josh Marshall Podcast
Welcome to the Josh Marshall Podcast! In the inaugural episode, Josh is joined by news editor David Taintor and reporter Allegra Kirkland to discuss the aftermath of the Florida school shooting and the ongoing Russia investigation, and to give a taste of what’s to come on the podcast. Make sure... Listen
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