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Political Theater goes to ‘The Circus’

Political Theater Podcast, Episode 187

A pro-conviction banner hangs over a bridge on North Capitol Street in Washington on Wednesday, the second day of former President Donald Trump’s  impeachment trial.
A pro-conviction banner hangs over a bridge on North Capitol Street in Washington on Wednesday, the second day of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus” wants to capture, in the words of co-host John Heilemann, the “big, giant, chaotic, nightmarish stew” of our politics. At Political Theater, we’re pretty down with that.

Heilemann and co-host Jennifer Palmieri join this week’s podcast to discuss their approach to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, political violence and democracy’s “second chance.”

Show Notes:

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