Running Mate is a US election podcast – just for Brits. In our fifth episode, we get a view of American life from Brits on the front line.

Host Graeme Demianyk speaks to Cordelia Lynch, US correspondent for Sky News, and Tess Owen, senior correspondent at Vice News – three British journalists who have been in America for the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

America can seem very strange from the other side of the Atlantic, from armed militia roaming the streets to Apocalyptic orange skies as the west coat is ravaged by wildfires. That’s not to mention the chaos left in the wake of the Trump administration.

Our guests reflect on how while breathless US TV news coverage and brushing shoulders with gun-toting protesters becomes more normal, they still retain a perspective on how wildly different it is to life in the UK.

We also speak to John Scardino, a spokesperson for Democrats Abroad, a branch of the Democratic Party that represents voters living overseas, to get the opposite viewpoint – what it’s like to be an American watching events unfold from the UK.

Listen to the fifth episode of Running Mate above. There’ll be a new episode to download every Monday – find it by searching for Running Mate on any good podcast platform, and get involved in the conversation on social media by using our hashtag #HPRunningMate.

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