How It Happened podcast

How It Happened

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National political correspondent Jonathan Swan tracks the unfolding of the Capitol insurrection on January 6, revealing what happened in the Senate and at the White House — and what it means. Swan brings listeners into the secure room where senators sheltered in place, heard remarks from both President Trump and President-Elect Biden, and deliberated how to resume the vote certification process. Swan also reports on the reaction inside the Trump administration, where officials were rapidly resigning, and the ones who remained were strenuously pressuring the President to discourage and disavow the mob of his supporters. Note: This episode contains some explicit language. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf. For more on this series and our sourcing, click here.

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Ahead of the restI expect much of the detail in these podcasts will become widely known in the years to come. However, getting this information out so quickly is really quite remarkable journalism. This is almost history in real time. Superb and fascinating work from the Axios team..Score: 5/5

Jonathan Swan is a national treasure!!Fantastic show...I’ve been counting the days for each episode to come out. Please don’t stop!!.Score: 5/5

A brilliant accountAs someone who admired trunk at the outset of his presidency, this well researched podcast and from Jonathan Swan and @axios really opened my eyes. Brilliant stuff..Score: 5/5

Riveting stuff!Fascinating insight into the deranged mind of Trump!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentThe only downside is that it’s too short for a weekly podcast..Score: 5/5

Insightful and punchyAbsorbing description of political entropy.Score: 5/5

Gripping opening episode.Fantastic listen. Insightful commentary. Looking forward to the next edition..Score: 5/5

Fast moving and gripping stuffThis exploration of how the USA got to this point from November 3rd is fast moving & gripping. A great new series..Score: 5/5

Great podcastKeeps you glued to the end .Always liked his reporting as he always get to the bottom of the truth ,cannot wait from the next episode..Score: 5/5

More pleaseMy only complaint is I want longer episodes and released quicker. This is a jewel..Score: 5/5

So unfair lolThis needs to be an hour it’s too short ! Subscribed and I’ll need to be content to wait till Monday for my next fix.Score: 5/5

Too short...I want more! 26 minutes isn’t enough!.Score: 5/5

Riveting!Thank you all, these 5 podcasts are all National Archive material. Thank you also to ‘Talk Media-The Big Light’ For recommending this so strongly 👍.Score: 5/5

Simply awesomeGreat job.Score: 5/5

BrilliantGreat detail on this extraordinary moment of political history.Score: 5/5

WowJust breathtaking. I knew all this and followed him and Trump. But iit is incredible how he has payed it all out. Brilliant. Amazing score too..Score: 5/5

World class reportingI can’t wait for a book about all this, but this is more than enough for now!.Score: 5/5

How it happenedJonathan Swan, this is fantastic. Please bring another one out!.Score: 5/5

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This is great but once a week isn’t enoughI’ve read the story on Axios and this podcast, although using the same content, is a much richer experience. The one weekly drop though is too slow imo - I would expect this is all in the can and just needs to be posted given that the 8 episodes are published online. I think timing episode 8 for the start of the impeachment trial would be perfect. I really like Swan, he has really good access and his interview with Trump on HBO was great..Score: 5/5

Holy CowWhat a great podcast!.Score: 5/5

One of the best!Jonathan Swam is a master reporter offering us an insider’s view of historic events with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood blockbuster - except...it’s all true. Factual, informative and fascinating. I can’t wait for what’s to come. Thank you Jonathan and Axios.Score: 5/5

Precise, succinct and beautifulYou don’t hear many audio telling like this any more. Swan obviously has some amazing sources, and a true storyteller’s ability. The series is a work of art..Score: 5/5

Episode oneYou caught my interest well. Waiting with great anticipation for episode two..Score: 5/5

Five star fantasticIm soooo looking forward to each and every episode!.Score: 5/5

Mr. Swan is really easy to listen toI’ve randomly read a few articles form Mr. Swan and I feel he’s quite informative and fair. Good first episode..Score: 5/5

Need to drop ALL of the episodesI don’t understand the concept of taking 8 weeks to drop these episodes when I can just go over and read the content online in one sitting? They should at least make it two episodes per week thus shortening the timeline for us..Score: 4/5

Excellent PodTypical en point, great commentary by Jonathan Swan..Score: 5/5

Easy to listenLove how the narrator tells the story. Can’t wait for the 2nd episode..Score: 5/5

What the heck happened at the beginning of episode 1?There is some major cross talk. Two people are taking at once - sounds like a promo going over the main feed. I have no idea what the host said for the first minute..Score: 3/5

OK Shock RockSo far this bit of access journalism, full of spineless anonymous sources, is more entertaining than revealing..Score: 3/5

Great first ep!Very good so far! cant wait to hear to the other episodes.Score: 5/5

Great podcast!Great reporting! I can’t wait to listen to the following episodes! I’ve been reading Off the Rails on Axios and it’s great that we get the opportunity to listen to the reporting as well!.Score: 5/5

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All these detailsGreat job of reporting and a riveting listen. This might be the best true-crime podcast series of the decade. Congrats to Mr. Swan and the Axios podcast production team..Score: 5/5

Good recapDJT has an ego driven mental illness. He isn’t the face of the Republican Party. He is an embarrassment. He is done and will need to go back and rebuild the business he has no doubt crippled..Score: 4/5

History AliveI am a podcast junkie for news and politics This series is outstanding and a real compliment to Johnathan Swan and his ability to revive the old TV series “You Were There”. Hope there will be many more..Score: 5/5

Masterfully-told narrativeHere’s a podcast I listened to yesterday - series of 5, each about 20 min. It’s about the Fall of Cheeto, a worn-out theme - but this reporter tells a masterful story with lots of internal details. It’s almost a dramatization. Really recommended on the strength of his presentation. Bonus points for the Australian accent, having to spell out P-A-W-N as opposed to P-O-R-N. Four Seasons Total Diction!.Score: 5/5

How It HappenedExcellent summarization of the final horrible months of this wannabe autocrat. He’s like the cancer on our democracy. In order for our country to survive he needs to be excised decisively and forever..Score: 5/5

Jonathan Swan is AmazingPlease give us more podcasts, and quickly. Your level of depth into subjects and your style are superb..Score: 5/5

SuperbThis a fascinating behind the scenes look behind the final days of Trump’s presidency. Even if you follow the news closely, there are some great nuggets in here!.Score: 5/5

Not a driveway momentWhat I thought would be a driveway moment became a 2 hour slice of this morning . A riveting report!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentExcellent podcast from start to finish. I waited, impatiently, each week until the next episode dropped on Monday mornings. A podcast worthy of awards.Score: 5/5

Very GoodExcellently put together. Jonathan Swan does an amazing job telling this sad story. Hope for more Axios podcasts in the future..Score: 5/5

GrippingSwan conveniently left out that Trump said “Peacefully and Patriotically March to the Capitol.” Makes one wonder what else he omitted in order to craft this narrative as a parting gift to those suffering from TDS.Score: 4/5

So captivating the waiting is excruciating!!!Excellent!!! Highly recommend.Score: 5/5

BraveryHow is it that this incredible team is a billion times braver than any elected official when it comes to the Truth about Trump? I admire and deeply appreciate you all. Thank you!!!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely riveting.Jonathan gives a terrifying summary of the final weeks of Trump's presidency. Until we get a major motion picture, this podcast is by far the best telling I've heard. (Plus, Jonathan's voice just makes everything a million times better.).Score: 5/5

Powerful. I cannot wait for the next episode.This podcast is powerhouse! The narrator shared one mind blowing fact after another. Don’t miss it..Score: 5/5

Amazing reportingFantastic..Score: 5/5

Insightful take!I really enjoyed this podcast. Looking forward to hearing more like it..Score: 5/5

Great podcast.Sharp reporting, keenly delivered. So glad that moronic boob and the Trump crime family have been ejected from the White House..Score: 5/5

This podcast is as good as it getsSo bleeping great.Score: 5/5

Better than any reality TVJonathan Swan knows how to make every conversation he reports come alive. His sources are incredible. Hope this is a taste of the book that's coming..Score: 5/5

A must-listenFascinating and beautifully told. I’m recommending this one to everyone..Score: 5/5

PowerfulThanks for keeping history alive and putting together this. Well produced, clear storyline of such a complicated difficult few months. Thank you Axios!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely incredibleIncredible telling of how it happened from the inside. What you hear will shake you to your core.Score: 5/5

Great infoI’ve been listening to podcasts for over 10 years. This is the best one I’ve heard. Jonathan Swan does an excellent job telling a horrific story..Score: 5/5

Excellent!Looking forward to more Jonathon Swan podcasts..Score: 5/5

A fly on the wallJonathan Swan is a great journalist and knows exactly how to convey the truth in a way we as Americans need from all journalists. This series is a perfect way for us to understand what was going on behind the scenes & it all makes so much more sense knowing what Trump’s plan was to lie to all about the election from the beginning. I feel bad for the “fly on the wall” having to hear all of Trump’s crazy ideas..Score: 5/5

OMGSo glad I found this Fabulous just fabulous.Score: 5/5

Incredible “Must Listen To” PodcastI looked forward to every Monday morning when a new episode was dropped. Awesome reporting and commentary about the end of Trumps presidency..Score: 5/5

GarbageGarbage.Score: 1/5

Incredible stuff. Excellent.Incredible facts. Excellent..Score: 5/5

How it happenedThis was so informative I was fascinated with all the nitty grittiest of the Oval Office Look forward to any other of your projects klc.Score: 5/5

ExcellenceRiveting narration, an important addition to the historical record..Score: 5/5

Absorbing and informativeSo timely now, but also a resource for the future when people need perspective on such a dark hour..Score: 5/5

WOW I Ended From Start To FinishI can’t believe how great and informative this podcast was. My husband and I couldn’t stop listening and it brought such wonderful discussions but also scary ones. The whole time of the Trump Administration never set right with me. This just proved it by 10 fold..Score: 5/5

Why America supports TrumpWhat Jonathan Swan and his ilk will never understand is how they made Donald Trump. When you have the mainstream media, most of the academic elite, and the leaders of our largest corporations, all teamed up it should frighten any thinking American. Their number one objective for over four years has been to destroy Trump. As the old saying goes the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I don’t like Trump. I didn’t vote for him in 2016. But Trump is leading the resistance to the oligarchic elite that feel they are entitled to rule our country. Anyone who can help restore our country to the people will have large support among the people..Score: 2/5

Interesting ... look forward to each episodeWell told. Not too short and not too long. Interesting to hear what went on behind the scenes.Score: 5/5

How It HappenedI found this five-part podcast riveting. Looking forward to more in-depth limited series.Score: 5/5

FascinatingGreat production. I hope Jonathon Snow continues to create news podcasts..Score: 5/5

Drama, accuracy and newsCurrent events can get tedious, which is particularly unfortunate with something like the Trump insurrection. Jonathan Swan does a fantastic job adding an appropriate level of drama and interest through his narration and the background music. It was, simply, informative and engrossing all at the same time..Score: 5/5

Clear, Concise, and CredibleExcellent journalism as always from Jonathan Swan. A complex chain of events explained with great detail..Score: 5/5

FantasticGreat storytelling and info about Trump I’ve never heard other places..Score: 5/5

The real deal.I respect Axios reporting for their centrist, fact based, unbiased and un-embellished news. And this series held the same standards of excellence..Score: 5/5

Worthless typical liberal dribbleIt’s what you would expect.. go mend socks instead; you will use your time wisely.Score: 1/5

Jonathan Swan is my favorite.I’ve been following Axios for over a year now. It’s the most neutral news source I’ve ever found and I love that. I don’t care about the right opinion, the left opinion, I simply want the facts and Axios provides that. I do believe that lately it tends to “seem to skew more left” but I do believe that is a direct breakdown in how Trump refused time and time again to respect Swan’s duty as a journalist to get the facts. Trump was rude, Trump avoided questions and Trump flat out lied. Any journalist would find this infuriating as should all Americans. I’m just so thrilled that I came across Axios. It is the ONLY news I read..Score: 5/5

And despiteThese harrowing details, most Repubs didn’t do anything. So disheartening, disconcerting but sadly not unexpected..Score: 5/5

Outstanding SeriesAs always, Jonathon Swan has presented a clear and concise portrayal of events often behind the scenes. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

Juicy and goodGreat job! Love the details.. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

Build up to nothingWow.... what a let down. This is basically a build up to a weak and unfulfilling ending. Total let down and the last Axios podcast i will waste my time on..Score: 1/5

Well Done Mr. SwanOMGaaard!! I Have Sent The Link To This Five Part Podcast To Everyone I Know, It Is Breath Taking In Its Coverage And Behind The Scene View Of That Fateful Day, Now In American History........!!!!!!!! Thank You!.Score: 5/5

Truly OutstandingA tour de Force miniseries that inserts you into the last days of and final collapse of the Trump Administration. Remarkably pure and disciplined American journalism that makes you believe in journalism again..Score: 5/5

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Very little is covered each episodeI like Jonathan Swan and was excited for this, but they are really dragging it out and I get more from other podcasts about Trump..Score: 1/5

Too shortBarely gets into the scenario before it’s over.Score: 3/5

RivetingWhat a pity every American convinced the election was ‘stolen’ from them probably won’t hear this excellent, fly-on-the-wall podcast, but at least those aware of Trump’s own long game to steal the election for himself, is undeniable. Impeccable sources from deep inside the Administration, if only this could also be a documentary!!!.Score: 5/5

The Plotting Began EarlyGreat 1st episode - Whitehouse insider’s view of the beginnings of the plot to go from President of a democracy to a Dictator. If you can’t wait for more read “Off the Rails” articles on Axios..Score: 5/5

AwesomeFreaking gold. More please?!.Score: 5/5

The insider’s viewExcellent podcast! I really like the views from the inside. Makes you feel like you were really there, a fly on the wall..Score: 5/5

Just BrilliantGripping account of what happened - thank you - scary times.Score: 5/5

Great find!Looking forward to second ep. Your Trump interview was brilliant last year! And of course your fabulous father has been our guardian angel through Covid here in Melbourne, Oz. Stay safe and well..Score: 5/5

Thank youGreat first episode!.Score: 5/5

Riveting historyFascinating commentary on recent events by our compatriot. An Australian family to be proud of! Discovered this podcast following the recommendation on the Lincoln Project podcast..Score: 5/5

Needs to be longer!!Great podcast from a great presenter, however it needs to go longer!! Make them a 45-50 minute episode!! I’m sure there’s enough info to make it longer!!.Score: 5/5

GrippingFantastic inside view - kept me on the edge of my seat . Great to listen to an Australian too..Score: 5/5

One of the better podcasts out there!Love the inside scoop of Trump’s madness in his last days, well-narrated.Score: 5/5

AddictiveThe lies, the madness - Jonathan Swan’s reporting is spellbinding. Thanks for giving us an insider view of Trump’s last weeks in office..Score: 5/5

ExcellentI’ve wanted to be a fly on a WH wall. This is the closest I’ve come..Score: 5/5

Inside the Undrained Swamp!Really enjoyed the written series ‘Off The Rails’ but equally good to hear it too. Additional information previously unreported solidifies the farce that the circus became before it rolled out of DC back to Mar-A-Lago. Definitely worth a listen..Score: 5/5

As balanced as journalism gets these daysAlways enjoy Jonathan Swan’s insights and access to key information without hyperbole or diatribe..Score: 5/5

SensationalBest podcast of all time.Score: 5/5

Riveting podcastIf you want to know more about the last days of the Trump presidency this podcast is for you. Just listened to the first episode so many insights into what was happening can’t wait for the next episode..Score: 5/5

How it happened AxiosOne of the most interesting insightful reporting over the last days of president Trump completely obscured by the use of bizarre appalling stressful music tracks. Suggest dump the background music completely so listener can actually hear your content, or find quiet soothing genre.Score: 3/5

SO far…a little disappointedLove Swan’s reporting in general, but this cast seems to consist of 5% inside info (who was where when what was said), 75% publicly available info, and 20% MSM sound bites and music effects. It’s been nicely curated, but I learned very little new information from listening to this. There’s only so much you can do with off-the-record discussions I guess. T his ‘ast needs to include interviews..Score: 2/5

Excellent podcast.Can’t wait for new episodes to drop. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

A week is a long time in politicsGood material and well presented. I’d prefer more frequent episodes..Score: 5/5

Great reportingLove Jonathan Swan’s work - simple reporting of the facts and context. Looking forward to the rest of this series..Score: 5/5

Not much content?I was excited about this pod but it doesn’t seem to actually offer much new info. And each episode is kind of empty for content. Not much is covered. Great production and narration but it’s like an expensive dinner at a fancy restaurant: nice meal but I’m still hungry..Score: 3/5

So good.Inject this into my veins..Score: 5/5

Well said!Clear, concise, chronological and logical description of the events. Wonderful, thanks Jonathan🇦🇺.Score: 5/5

I’m hooked... hurry up with the next episode!Please.. 😉.Score: 5/5

Explains a lotThis is an amazing examination of the key events in US politics over the last 6 months. Just the right amount of detail to make this a great explanation of what happened, with some excellent insight and analysis.Score: 5/5

The Deep BriefFactual foundations, unsensationalised, provide an overwhelmingly informative piece of reportage. There’s an edge of tenseness to the delivery that mirrors the content in synergy. Well researched. Excellent. In many ways reflexive to a fault; not reading the complexities of the central character, more everyone under ‘deep cover’..Score: 5/5

Just the first iteration of seditionVery sobering yet concerning that 72m Americans don’t have a problem with the “former guy’s” tactics. The past four years have been depressingly riveting and Jonathan deftly wrapped up the last months concisely. Shame on those responsible for the formal and ongoing “education” of Americans that has resulted in so many being unable to reason, discern or correctly identify socialism and authoritarianism. I seriously doubt that sedition in the US has actually been dealt a death knell, the “former guy” simply threw sunlight on ingrained bitterness..Score: 5/5

ExcellentSo informative. Thank you. And nice to listen to the story from a fellow Aussie..Score: 5/5

The first episodeEnjoyed the pace, the style and the narrative. BUT please don't break it up with an Axios advert. I guess you guys really thought about this and discussed it , but it doesn't work..Score: 5/5

ShreeExcellent, am hooked....Score: 5/5

Trump’s last daysExceptional insight to Trump’s last days (hopefully). Jonathon Swan excellent. Axios team good work!.Score: 5/5

Inside detailsFactual information, well told. The most extreme and shocking situation that the US finds itself in is broken down step by step..Score: 5/5

Great explanation with depth and humourThis series is riveting. Extensive research, information and naming of names to show how events unfolded as Trump sort to create a win from a loss. Swan’s humour and device of walking us through meetings makes it easier to understand. The volume of names, incidents and sheer craziness can make you shake your head in confusion and disbelief..Score: 5/5

Cuts through to the very core..Compelling. Stunning. Tragic. Told with rawness and clarity. Surely a movie plot outline right here.. Australia thanks you, Jonathon!.Score: 5/5

Digging with his penGrateful to Jonathan Swan’s Trumpian work during this period in history. His thoughtful insights and wit are good company in strange times. Excellent podcast. Many thanks..Score: 5/5

Amazing Fly-on-the-wall reportingI like to call Jonathon Swan ‘Australia’s favorite son’, therefor as an Australian, I am very proud of him. This podcast has a calm, non-sensationalist tone while reporting fascinating inside info from the Whitehouse. I am convinced Jonathon has the super power of being a fly on the wall. I highly recommend!.Score: 5/5

BriliantAn impeccably researched, credible and revealing perspective of contemporary US political and social history.Score: 5/5

RivetingI just want to binge it all at once but I’m going to have wait patiently. 😆.Score: 5/5

Unparalleled access to a horror filmJonathon Swan gives us a front row seat to the last few months of the Trump Presidency. A bids eye view of the first draft of history from a trusted reporter. This is a very good podcast!.Score: 5/5

The Australian Bob WoodwardJonathan Swann has extraordinary connections within and around the White House. His research team are thorough and his reports are considered and well presented, with just a touch of cynicism which is well entrenched in the DNA of all Australians..Score: 5/5

Interesting and informativeLoved the basic storyline and the way it’s told. I’d love to know the sources however understand to get the story this can’t happen. Really looking forward to next weeks episode..Score: 5/5

Awful podcastHopeless and pathetic podcast.Score: 1/5

Unhinged TrumpAbsolutely awesome fly on the wall story here. Definitely 5 stars..Score: 5/5

SensationalAt once riveting, fascinating, dramatic, comical, hilarious, unbelievable.......so beautifully put together by Swan and team. Refreshing to get an Australian journalist’s perspective on the bizarre world of US politics..Score: 5/5

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How It Happened Podcast Episodes

Trump's Last Stand Part V: Where It Ends

National political correspondent Jonathan Swan tracks the unfolding of the Capitol insurrection on January 6, revealing what happened in the Senate and at the White House — and what it means. Swan brings listeners into the secure room where senators sheltered in place, heard remarks from both President Trump and President-Elect Biden, and deliberated how to resume the vote certification process. Swan also reports on the reaction inside the Trump administration, where officials were rapidly resigning, and the ones who remained were strenuously pressuring the President to discourage and disavow the mob of his supporters. Note: This episode contains some explicit language. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf. For more on this series and our sourcing, click here.

Trump's Last Stand Part IV: The Point Of No Return

National political correspondent Jonathan Swan chronicles how President Donald Trump destroyed his most valuable political relationship — his partnership with Vice President Mike Pence — and set the events of January 6 into motion. Swan uncovers the surprising catalyst that drove a wedge between Trump and his most loyal ally, a vice president often described as "subservient." Swan tracks Trump's increasing desperation as December became January and how he turned up the pressure on Pence to refuse to certify the election. Note: This episode contains some explicit language. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf. For more on this series and our sourcing, click here.

Trump's Last Stand Part III: The Break With Barr

National political correspondent Jonathan Swan reveals the story behind President Trump's break from Attorney General William Barr, who had been deeply loyal and a key bridge between Trump and the Republican establishment. Swan takes listeners into the room for two explosive, consequential meetings that led to Barr's resignation. By examining the breakdown of the relationship between Trump and Barr, Swan shows how Trump began to turn on not just his campaign team, but his most crucial allies in his administration.  Note: This episode contains some explicit language. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf. For more on this series and our sourcing, click here. 

Trump's Last Stand Part II: The Legal Team

National political correspondent Jonathan Swan traces how Donald Trump's strategy to dispute the result of the 2020 election evolved from targeted lawsuits to embracing — and amplifying — conspiracy theories. Starting with the Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference and digging into subsequent meetings, Swan offers new reporting on how Rudy Guliani and Sidney Powell became the faces of Trump's legal strategy. Swan's reporting takes listeners behind closed doors, where President Trump's inner circle and a group of conspiracy theorists clashed over how best to advise the President.  Note: This episode contains some explicit language. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf. For more on this series and our sourcing, click here.

Trump's Last Stand Part I: Where It Starts

In part one of How It Happened: Trump's Last Stand, Axios political correspondent Jonathan Swan draws a direct line from President Trump's Election Night speech, in which he falsely declared victory, to the insurrection on the Capitol on January 6. But, but, but: The story really starts in early October, as Trump is recovering from COVID-19 and struggling to turn around a flailing campaign. New episodes out each Monday. In the meantime, subscribe to our daily news shows, Axios Today and Axios Re:Cap. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf.

Coming soon: How It Happened: Trump's Last Stand

Axios's new documentary series premieres Monday. Featuring the reporting of Jonathan Swan, go inside the last days of the Trump administration with never before reported details.

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