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While populism isn’t a new phenomenon in the United States, it has produced a new political spectrum in American politics and elections. In this episode, we explore why populism is so influential in US politics right now, what impact it is having on the political landscape, and where the government or politicians should go from here.

This episode features Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London and Brian Klaas, Fellow in Comparative Politics at the LSE’s Department of Government.

Listen to Episode 2.1 on Soundcloud


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Featured image Credit: Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada, 10 January 2016 (Darron Birgenheier CC BY SA 2.0)

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