We started a podcast about ‘political theater.’ Then the term went through the wringer

 We started a podcast about ‘political theater.’ Then the term went through the wringer

As “Political Theater” marks its 200th episode this week, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite interviews. Catch new episodes on Thursdays.

Donald Trump didn’t really want to be president in the ’80s. Donald Trump wanted to own an NFL team. And then when that didn’t happen, he owned a USFL team and then tried to take the NFL down by changing the schedule. George W. Bush wanted to be Major League Baseball commissioner. That was his dream job, but Bud Selig didn’t let that happen. If the guy that ran the Brewers was cool with it, would we have had Bush II? I don’t know. Ronald Reagan’s dream wasn’t to become President Ronald Reagan. His dream was to become an A-list actor. And when that didn’t work, he became a pawn of McCarthyism and was a B-list actor, and then governor, and then president. It’s not like we’ve had people that have always wanted to be president in the office.

Brandon Wetherbee, host of…

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