Listen to Episode 2 of Special Relationship, a Podcast From Mic and The Economist


It looks increasingly like the 2016 presidential face-off will be between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — and the rhetoric is already on high heat.

Republican Trump is railing against Democrat Clinton for "playing the woman card." Clinton and her allies say Trump's misogynistic beyond belief.

We examine the complexities of why American voters may select or reject their first female leader on Special Relationship, the new podcast from Mic and The Economist that explores the global implications of the 2016 race for president.

In our second episode, Mic senior political correspondent Celeste Katz and Economist U.S. editor John Prideaux talk about how Clinton's second attempt to win the Oval Office may be helped — or hurt — by her gender.

Guest Joanne Bamberger, author of Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, speaks about the complexities of how female voters view Clinton and the personal and political choices she's made. Then Economist senior editor Anne McElvoy contrasts Clinton's quest with how women such as Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel rose to power in Europe.

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