Podcast & Book Reviews

April 7, 2021

Podcast Review | How It Happened by Axios

By Robert Miller | Portfolio Manager at NAOS Asset Management

Australian journalist Jonathan Swan is the political correspondent for Axios, a new start American news organisation. Jonathan Swan gained international notoriety in mid 2020 after his one on one wide ranging interview with then US President Donald Trump went viral.

This five part podcast series How It Happened is Jonathan Swan’s account of the 2020 US Presidential Election campaign and subsequent fallout that ultimately resulted in the Capitol riots on January 6th 2021.

Swan conducted numerous interviews & conversations with not only former White House officials but also with those within White House at the time including eyewitnesses and even those within the Trump ‘inner circle’. Swan’s somewhat direct & determined line of questioning is again on display through the information he discusses in the podcast series. All of this was done under anonymity, so despite there being no names or direct quotes it is still a fascinating listen.

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