The podcast to understand the United States
An international perspective on American politics, foreign policy and culture
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Understand the developments shaping American politics, foreign policy and culture – presented especially for an international audience.
Listen to the voices and perspectives which are shaping debates inside and outside the United States about America and its place in the world.
Get the story behind the story – we’re topical but always focused on the big picture.
- Don’t invade Mexico*** Check out the America Explained newsletter for regular posts on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam: https://amerex.substack.com/ *** The latest idea floating around in Republican Party circles is that America should invadeContinue reading “Don’t invade Mexico”
- The anti-LGBT panic*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam: https://amerex.substack.com/ *** Andy and Catherine explore the roots of today’s anti-LGBTContinue reading “The anti-LGBT panic”
- Trump is indicted*** Check out the America Explained Substack newsletter for a few written posts a month on the big issues in U.S. politics and foreign policy and no extra spam: https://amerex.substack.com/ *** Donald Trump has been indicted and will surrender himselfContinue reading “Trump is indicted”
Meet your host
America Explained is hosted by Andy Gawthorpe, a historian and political commentator. British by birth, Dutch by residence, and American-in-waiting by marriage, Andy teaches and researches the United States at Leiden University. He also writes frequently about American politics, foreign policy & culture for U.S. and international media, particularly Guardian U.S. In the past, he’s been a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a civil servant in the Cabinet Office, and an instructor at a British military academy.
Great for non-Americans who want to understand the United States.
Fantastic if you are studying the United States at school or college.
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A really nice snapshot of politics in the United States.
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