I’m not in the office right now: I’m in the US on a sort of busman’s holiday, because a presidential election is basically my Christmas, and I’ve been on a road trip around the US watching the democracy happen. (You’ll find some links to the pieces I’ve written for the New Statesman website about my travels below.)
But we’re due a podcast and while we’ve got a whole load of exciting stuff in the pipeline we’ve not had a chance to make any of it good and shiny yet. So, as a placeholder, here’s a quick ten minutes in which I things I’ve seen and learnt.
Inside you can hear me talk about having tea and cake with the Trump campaign in Scranton, Pennsylvania; why the Midwest is like the north of England, and the Republican electorate is the Leave campaign; and why Detroit is beautiful.
You can also hear the extreme tolerance in Stephanie’s voice when I say, “Can we talk about motorways please?”
- Could the blue-collar birthplace of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden really vote for Trump? Meeting the Trump voters in Scranton, Pennsylvania
- “WTF is with the Weiner emails?” I crossed the Atlantic, and all I got was this lousy terror about the Donald Trump presidency
- New England is rich – so why does it vote Democrat?
The episode itself is below. You can subscribe to the podcast on Acast, iTunes, or RSS.
We’ll be back next week with the next full edition of the podcast. Enjoy.
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