Americast

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Subscribers: 1848
Reviews: 5
Episodes: 209


 Aug 2, 2023


 Feb 15, 2023

Mo
 Nov 6, 2022
Fantastic analysis

Guy
 Sep 22, 2022
A good show once you accept the left wing bias.The show goes very lightly on left wing politicians compared with those on the right

david
 Nov 22, 2020
great insights

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The authoritative twice-weekly US news and politics podcast from BBC News, Americast investigates the social and cultural issues that define America today.

Is Joe Biden too old to win another go in the White House? What does Donald Trump’s latest criminal charge mean for the Republican campaign? And why have issues such as LGBT rights, global warming and the war effort in Ukraine become so divisive across the US political spectrum? From foreign policy to pop culture, Americast keeps you up to date and in the know about the stories that matter with on-the-ground insights from right across the US.

Americast is hosted by trusted journalists including the BBC’s North America editor Sarah Smith, North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher, presenter Justin Webb, and disinformation and social media correspondent, Marianna Spring. Joined by special guests each week such as former chief medical adviser to the president, Dr Anthony Fauci, former FBI director James Comey, CNN anchor and author Jake Tapper, Succession actress J Smith-Cameron, and Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire from podcast RedHanded, they look at America through an international lens, trying to make sense of the increasingly polarised political debate.

Each week on Americast, Marianna Spring also brings listeners the latest update on BBC Undercover Voters, the award-winning investigation into the content that is recommended to US voters on social media. Marianna has created undercover voters – multiple social media accounts belonging to different characters who sit across the US political divide. By tracking the content that is pushed at each of them, this investigation will cover a turbulent time for US politics with speculation over a Trump bid for the presidency and Biden facing domestic and international challenges.

GET IN TOUCH: • Join our online community: https://discord.gg/qSrxqNcmRB • Send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 330 123 9480 • Email Americast@bbc.co.uk • Or use #Americast

Find out more about our award-winning "undercover voters" here: bbc.in/3lFddSF.


Episode Date
Will the US send billions to Israel and Ukraine? And Christiane Amanpour is back!
Apr 18, 2024
Megyn Kelly on Trump's Trial, Abortion and TV Debates
Apr 15, 2024
Has Abortion Eclipsed Trump’s Campaign?
Apr 12, 2024
The Life and Death of OJ Simpson
Apr 11, 2024
Americanswers: Trump Diplomacy, NPR and How Do Algorithms REALLY work?
Apr 08, 2024
Could the Israel-Gaza war cost Biden the election?
Apr 04, 2024
Americanswers: How vulnerable is Trump, does Biden have an image problem and will Russia interfere in the election?
Apr 01, 2024
Vice, Vice, Baby: Who’ll Be Trump’s Running Mate?
Mar 28, 2024
Major Baltimore Bridge Collapses
Mar 26, 2024
Americanswers! How algorithms shape us online, Russian interference in 2024, and should the US legalise fentanyl?
Mar 25, 2024
Don Lemon on an Xtremely Awkward Elon Musk Interview
Mar 21, 2024
Americanswers! Why has Trump predicted a "bloodbath"? How do people cross the US/Mexico border? And could Biden pardon his son?
Mar 18, 2024
Fentanyl: War on Drugs 2.0?
Mar 14, 2024
Americanswers: Should Biden ditch Kamala? Who pays Trump’s legal fees? And what’s your favourite Bidenism?
Mar 11, 2024
State of the Union: Biden's Pitch to the Nation
Mar 08, 2024
Super Tuesday: Everything Points to Trump vs Biden
Mar 06, 2024
Trump: The Sequel? An Americast x Panorama Special
Mar 04, 2024
How will the Alabama IVF ruling affect the US election?
Feb 29, 2024
America Shoots For the Moon Again: Houston, We Have Neil deGrasse Tyson
Feb 22, 2024
Putin Says Vote For Joe!
Feb 15, 2024
The Global Story: Could Taylor Swift swing the US election?
Feb 10, 2024
‘An Elderly Man with Poor Memory’: Biden’s Age Old Problem
Feb 09, 2024
America looks set for Trump v Biden
Feb 02, 2024
Christiane Amanpour on Biden's Iran Dilemma
Jan 31, 2024
The Election Trail: From Iowa to New Hampshire
Jan 18, 2024
Trump Wins Iowa Landslide
Jan 16, 2024
Can Anyone Stop Trump in Iowa?
Jan 11, 2024
The Epstein Files: Former US Presidents Named
Jan 04, 2024
A Merry Cast: Past, Present and Future of US Politics
Dec 28, 2023
Colorado Kicks Trump Off the Ballot
Dec 21, 2023
Beto on the Border: Ex Presidential Candidate on the US Immigration Crisis
Dec 14, 2023
Donald Trump: Dictator in Chief?
Dec 08, 2023
Rachel Maddow on Kissinger, Trump and Misinformation
Dec 01, 2023
Sam Altman: A Silicon Valley Soap Opera
Nov 23, 2023
US x China: Friends Reunited?
Nov 17, 2023
Trump’s Poll Position
Nov 10, 2023
Americanswers LIVE: One Year To Go
Nov 03, 2023
Confessions From Trump's White House
Oct 26, 2023
Leaders Of The Free World?
Oct 19, 2023
America and Israel: Unconditional Allies?
Oct 12, 2023
We Need To Talk About Kevin McCarthy
Oct 05, 2023
Trump's Debate Escape
Sep 28, 2023
Funding Ukraine… or America First?
Sep 21, 2023
The Age of Biden
Sep 14, 2023
Does The BBC Get Its Trump Coverage Right?
Sep 07, 2023
Pop Save America
Aug 31, 2023
Republican Rumble
Aug 24, 2023
The Big Republican Debate Preview with Jake Tapper
Aug 17, 2023
Indictment Four Trump
Aug 15, 2023
From Our US Correspondent
Aug 10, 2023
Americanswers: Can Trump Still Win Again?
Aug 03, 2023
Capitol Punishment
Aug 02, 2023
X-tra Terrestrials
Jul 27, 2023
Barbie's Hot Right Now
Jul 19, 2023
Bidenwatch
Jul 11, 2023
LGBT Rights Special: Padam Vice President
Jun 29, 2023
Let Bidens Be Bidens
Jun 21, 2023
Trump: For He’s A Jolly Good Felon?
Jun 14, 2023
Who’s Taking On Trump?
Jun 08, 2023
Conspiracies: Inside the Rabbit Hole
Jun 01, 2023
Ron and Elon: A Failed Launch?
May 25, 2023
America’s Murder Capital
May 18, 2023
Trump, Texas and Title 42
May 10, 2023
DeSantis vs Disney
May 04, 2023
Biden's Final Campaign
Apr 25, 2023
The Americast News Feed
Apr 20, 2023
The President in the Pub
Apr 13, 2023
Elon Musk Speaks to the BBC
Apr 12, 2023
Trump On Trial
Apr 05, 2023
Stopping The Shootings
Apr 02, 2023
Trump Indicted
Mar 30, 2023
Trump Under Arrest?
Mar 23, 2023
"Marianne Williamson For President"
Mar 17, 2023
Elon Musk And The Twitter Trolls
Mar 09, 2023
Trouble At Fox News
Mar 03, 2023
America And The War In Ukraine
Feb 24, 2023
Aliens Or Air Balloons?
Feb 17, 2023
Will Joe Biden run to be president (again)?
Feb 09, 2023
The Killing of Tyre Nichols
Feb 03, 2023
We Need To Talk About Congressman George Santos
Jan 26, 2023
Abortion in America
Jan 20, 2023
Biden under investigation
Jan 13, 2023
Chaos at the Heart of US Government
Jan 05, 2023
Is Elon Musk Curing Twitter?
Dec 14, 2022
Dr Anthony Fauci Talks: Covid, China and Online Misinformation
Dec 08, 2022
The Growing Legalisation of Marijuana in the US
Dec 01, 2022
Is Elon Musk Killing Twitter?
Nov 23, 2022
Donald Trump launches White House bid
Nov 16, 2022
Trump v DeSantis
Nov 10, 2022
Everything we know about the midterms (part two)
Nov 09, 2022
Everything we know about the midterms (part one)
Nov 09, 2022
A history of US political violence
Nov 03, 2022
How crime is shaping the US elections
Oct 28, 2022
The US election deniers running for office
Oct 20, 2022
Alex Jones: The billion dollar conspiracy theorist
Oct 13, 2022
How social media changed America
Oct 05, 2022
Kiss My Midterms
Sep 28, 2022
Trump's heir apparent?
Sep 21, 2022
America and the Queen
Sep 14, 2022
Erin Brockovich
Sep 07, 2022
Mar-a-Legal Trouble
Aug 31, 2022
Introducing... the New Administration
Aug 30, 2022
Thanks Americasters
Mar 16, 2022
Vlad's army
Feb 23, 2022
A New York?
Feb 15, 2022
Party in the USA
Feb 09, 2022
What the Truck?
Feb 01, 2022
Crimea river
Jan 27, 2022
Playing Chicken in Kyiv
Jan 20, 2022
Duke in New York?
Jan 13, 2022
Unhappy anniversary
Jan 07, 2022
Let's Talk About Texts, Cheney
Dec 15, 2021
‘PS: Santa, please bring ammo’
Dec 08, 2021
Foetal position: The end of abortion?
Dec 01, 2021
We Need to Talk About Brandon
Nov 24, 2021
Proud to be an Americast
Nov 17, 2021
Ted Cruz v Big Bird
Nov 10, 2021
Americast Reunited
Nov 03, 2021
The Fall of Kabul
Aug 17, 2021
It's been a blast, Americast!
Jul 02, 2021
Aliens Ate My Podcast
Jun 23, 2021
Putin His Foot Down
Jun 16, 2021
Summit Going On
Jun 09, 2021
Guess Who's Back?
Jun 02, 2021
George Floyd: One Year On
May 25, 2021
BudPfizer
May 19, 2021
Cheney Reaction
May 13, 2021
Blocked
May 05, 2021
Not Biden his time
Apr 29, 2021
Guilty
Apr 21, 2021
Anger and Protests in Minneapolis
Apr 14, 2021
GaetzGate
Apr 07, 2021
March Madness
Mar 31, 2021
Bolder After Boulder?
Mar 26, 2021
O’Mericast
Mar 17, 2021
AmeriKerryAnswer
Mar 11, 2021
Star Mangled Banner
Mar 01, 2021
Status Cuomo
Feb 24, 2021
Caribbean Cruz
Feb 19, 2021
Mitch Ado About Nothing
Feb 14, 2021
Fight Like Hell!
Feb 12, 2021
Americat
Feb 11, 2021
Trump’s Bit Parts
Feb 05, 2021
We Need to Talk about Kevin
Jan 29, 2021
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Jan 26, 2021
Americast's Got Talent with Piers Morgan
Jan 22, 2021
It’s Biden Time
Jan 21, 2021
DT Flown Home
Jan 20, 2021
Donald and the Giant Impeach
Jan 14, 2021
United State of Emergency
Jan 08, 2021
Coup-nited States of America
Jan 07, 2021
'Find me more votes'
Jan 04, 2021
The Americast Advent Calendar
Dec 23, 2020
From Russia with Bugs
Dec 18, 2020
Eau d'Americast
Dec 11, 2020
All Vaxxed Up
Dec 04, 2020
The kids’ table
Nov 27, 2020
'I concede NOTHING!!!!!'
Nov 24, 2020
Democracy Dyes in Darkness
Nov 20, 2020
Barack Obama's Big Book
Nov 18, 2020
Orange is the new black
Nov 13, 2020
Americast Total Landscaping
Nov 10, 2020
President-elect Biden & Resident Trump
Nov 07, 2020
Big Boy Pants
Nov 06, 2020
Voice Note from Sopes’ Apartment
Nov 06, 2020
Act II
Nov 04, 2020
Hot Takes
Nov 04, 2020
The Boss v The King of Europe
Oct 30, 2020
Workin’ our asses off
Oct 28, 2020
Muted
Oct 23, 2020
Hunter Biden's Laptop
Oct 21, 2020
Crazy Uncle and Sleepy Joe
Oct 16, 2020
Macho Macho Man?
Oct 13, 2020
The Debate Buzz
Oct 08, 2020
Trump On Steroids
Oct 06, 2020
Blood and Oxygen
Oct 04, 2020
The president tests positive
Oct 02, 2020
“Will you shut up man?”
Sep 30, 2020
Supreme decisions
Sep 23, 2020
RIP RBG
Sep 19, 2020
America on fire
Sep 16, 2020
Military Disservice
Sep 09, 2020
Sir Kim Darroch
Sep 08, 2020
Make America Safe Again
Sep 02, 2020
Saving the American Dream?
Aug 28, 2020
Run-DNC
Aug 21, 2020
Unconventional Convention
Aug 19, 2020
Kamala Harris makes history
Aug 12, 2020
You’ve Got Mail
Aug 05, 2020
Demon Sperm
Jul 29, 2020
Donald & Ghislaine
Jul 22, 2020
Veepstakes
Jul 15, 2020
How Trump can win
Jul 08, 2020
We're back!
Jul 01, 2020
Protests and the President
Jun 05, 2020
Bleach Body Ready
Apr 25, 2020
New York, New York
Apr 10, 2020
Buffet Syndrome
Mar 19, 2020
Not-So-Sleepy Joe
Mar 11, 2020
Dow Dow deeper and Dow
Mar 09, 2020
Warren is Out
Mar 05, 2020
Biden’s Back, ALRIGHT!
Mar 04, 2020
Berning Down the House
Feb 27, 2020
The A-Z of the US Election
Feb 19, 2020
Who is Michael Bloomberg?
Feb 17, 2020
Crashing the Party
Feb 12, 2020
Not Guilty
Feb 06, 2020
Raucous Caucus
Feb 05, 2020
Welcome to Americast!
Jan 29, 2020