Can anyone offer a coherent explanation for the rise of Donald Trump? Is there anything reassuring to be found in his actions since the election, or is it just one horror after another? And given the long line of scandals and controversies, what can the media possibly do to hold this reality TV businessman to account in the age of twitter and fake news?

None of those questions have satisfactory answers, but on the Top Line podcast with Charlotte Henry, I give it my best shot, along with IEA News Editor and proud Republican Kate Andrews. We discuss the electoral college, Steve Bannon, Hamilton, and whether #BoatyMcBoatface or David Bowie is to blame for the chaos of 2016.