'The Atlantic' Relaunches Weekly Podcast As 'The Ticket'

The Atlantic has relaunched its weekly podcast, “Radio Atlantic,” with a new name: “The Ticket: Politics from The Atlantic.” 

Katherine Wells, executive producer of podcasts at The Atlantic, told Publishers Daily the podcast’s name signals a specific focus on politics.

“With the Iowa caucuses on Monday marking the unofficial start of the 2020 election season, we wanted to cement for audiences that the show offers a deep look at the politics, policies and personalities defining this critical moment in America,” she said.



The podcast now has a permanent host: politics correspondent Edward-Isaac Dovere. 

Dovere will report from around the country.

When "Radio Atlantic" launched in the summer of 2017, it was co-hosted by Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, executive editor Matt Thompson and contributing editor Alex Wagner, with rotating contributors from the masthead. 

Dovere began hosting the show solo in April 2019.

Recent episodes have featured interviews with Democratic presidential candidates, such as Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota).

This week, Dovere will preview the Iowa Caucuses with J.D. Scholten, the Democratic challenger to Republican Steve King in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. 

“The Ticket: Politics from The Atlantic” publishes every Thursday.

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