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Race to the White House – the state of the US presidential race and populist politicians

Race to the White House – Episode One. The Conversation, CC BY-ND27.7 MB (download)

In the first podcast of our series, Race to the White House, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer talk with Emma Lancaster about the current state of the US presidential race. Who is leading in the polls? Which states will matter in November? How can either candidate carve out a path to the 270 Electoral College votes required to win?

Also on the agenda: should we consider Republican nominee Donald Trump a populist politician?

Race to the White House podcast is a collaboration between the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, 2ser 107.3 and The Conversation.

Emma Lancaster is a multi-platform journalist, and is the producer of The Wire on 2ser 107.3. If you have questions about the podcast or have any suggestions about what we should discuss, contact Emma Lancaster on

2ser 107.3 is a community radio station jointly owned by Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney.

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