Helen Thompson – Gary Gerstle

Helen Thompson is an author, interview host, and economist. Gary Gerstle is a historian and an author. We found 15 podcast interviews connecting Helen Thompson and Gary Gerstle.

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Episodes with Helen Thompson & Gary Gerstle

Helen Thompson & Gary Gerstle 01 Apr 2021 • EN

How's Biden Doing

70 days into the first 100 days we take the temperature of the Biden presidency and ask how he's doing, and how he's doing so much. What made sleepy Joe such an active president? Is it him or the people around him? And how should the Republicans respond? Plus we discuss what it would take to restore America's standing

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Helen Thompson + David Runciman & Gary Gerstle 01 Oct 2020 • EN

One-Term Presidents

David talks to Helen Thompson and Gary Gerstle about the historical precedents for US presidents losing office after a singleterm. It doesn't happen very often, but it could be about to happen again! Can Trump use the powers of incumbency to prevent it? Can Biden use Trump's growing chaos to seal his fate? Plus we talk

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Helen Thompson + David Runciman & Gary Gerstle 09 Apr 2020 • EN

Can America Cope?

David, Helen and Gary Gerstle discuss the impact of the pandemic on the fundamentals of American politics. What have we discovered about the strengths and weaknesses of the federal system? Are the states capable of learning from each other? What part will the Supreme Court play? And can the Democrats really persist wit

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Helen Thompson + David Runciman & Gary Gerstle 04 Mar 2020 • EN

Super Tuesday Special: Biden's Back!

A special live edition recorded on the morning after Super Tuesday: we try to make sense of where the Democratic race now stands. How did Biden pull it off? Is there a path back for Sanders? And what role was Obama playing behind the scenes? Plus we ask which strategy now makes sense for the general election and whethe

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Helen Thompson + David Runciman & Gary Gerstle 06 Feb 2020 • EN

Oh Iowa!

We try to peer through the chaos in Iowa to see who won, who lost and what it means for the future of this presidential race and for American democracy. Are we heading towards a Bernie vs Bloomberg showdown? What might happen at a brokered convention? And how much damage has been done to the Democratic party brand? Plu

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Helen Thompson + David Runciman & Gary Gerstle 05 Jan 2020 • EN

Deporting Mexicans

Gary Gerstle explores the forgotten history of Mexican deportations from the southern United States in the 1930's and asks how it fits into the longer story of US immigration policy up until today. From open borders to 'Build That Wall': what's next? Talking Points:  Immigrant labour has always been vital to U.S. econo

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