This week we launch our new podcast series, Conversations with YJIA. Our inaugural episode features a chat with Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, on the US elections.
“This has been the most buffoonish campaign since I have entered politics,” he said.
In our conversation, Dean reflected on the future of the Republican party; leaked transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to the banking community; the similarities between Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump; and the disconnect between Washington DC and the American people.
“Washington is like middle school on steroids,” he said. “It’s who you sit next to at the dinner party, how many times you have been on television that day. This is not how real Americans live”.
The series will further press the discussions of foreign policy, politics and current affairs found in our interviews, articles and photo essays.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting Stephen Roach, former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman and Mark Oppenheimer, a former religion writer for the New York Times and contributing writer for The Los Angeles Times.
We hope you enjoy these shows. Please do share on social media and let us know any feedback you might have or speaker suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org