The Listening Post

End times for President Trump, new dawn for Trump media?

With Trump’s presidency almost over, his legacy in the conservative media sphere starts to take shape. Plus, Qassem Soleimani – the man, the myth and the message.

We discuss a week that had Americans glued to their screens, watching live feeds from Washington, DC, of what Donald Trump is leaving behind.


Will Sommer  – Politics reporter, The Daily Beast

Sara Fischer  – Media reporter, Axios

Parker Molloy  – Editor-at-large, Media Matters for America

John Nichols  – National affairs correspondent, The Nation

On our radar

It was a good news – quickly followed by bad news – week for the founder of WikiLeaks. Richard Gizbert talks to producer Flo Phillips about the continuing case against Julian Assange.

Qassem Soleimani – the man, the myth and the message

The Listening Post’s Tariq Nafi reports on an Iranian general who, one year after he was killed, has become a powerful symbol in a story Tehran wants to tell about itself.


Narges Bajoghli – Assistant professor, Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Hamid Dabashi – Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Christiane Gruber – Professor in History of Art, University of Michigan