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PODCASTS

PODCAST #1. COMING TO AMERICA

What is it like to be a student in the UK studying America during the first six months of the Trump presidency? How has Trump changed UK politics? How is he changing young people in Britain’s media habits and views of America? Two UK American Studies students weigh in, Melissa Milewski listens…

PODCAST #2. IS TRUMP A POPULIST?

Melissa Milewski discusses with Paul Taggart, Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex, what populism is and how Trump is using it. Paul explains how this inherently American idea has been re-worked by the current president, the challenges of exercising power as a populist, and how Trump’s opponents might combat his populism.

PODCAST #3. CAMPS AND BUBBLES: WHO’S PULLING THE STRINGS?

No White House has ever looked like this, with oil giants, generals and party donors rubbing shoulders in the cabinet. In this podcast, Doug Haynes talks to Dan Kryder, Professor of American Politics and Law, Brandeis University, MA, USA, and Fulbright Scholar at the Eccles Centre at the British Library, about the various camps within the administration as they vie for power, and about the changing face of politics.

PODCAST #4. CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS, WHITE SUPREMACY AND TRUMP

The recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, exposed the deep divisions in American society over confederate monuments. In this podcast, Dr. Melissa Milewski discusses with Professors Robert Cook and Clive Webb of the University of Sussex why confederate monuments were built, what they symbolize, how African Americans protested confederate memorials in the 19th and early 20th century, the rise of white supremacist movements in the US today, and how Trump has used the contested history behind confederate monuments for his own ends.