Newsweek's Foreign Service Podcast: Satire After Donald Trump

Satire in the age of President Trump
What is left for satirists to do in the age of President Trump? Jordan Saville

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Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in a stunningly rude manner with an "anything goes" approach to publicity and jokes about the size of his hands. This poses a question for satirists: How do you ridicule the ridiculous?

Like UKIP's Nigel Farage in Brexit Britain, Trump seems to come out on top no matter what the media throw at him. Making satire stick with such figures around can be tricky. What's more, the much-discussed phenomenon of "fake news" may be alarming for spoof news sites; how can they stop their work fueling the supposed misinformation epidemic?

Trump's famously thin skin has already led to outbursts of rage against journalists and comedians. Should they be worried about retaliation?

To explore these questions and more, Newsweek's Josh Lowe and Mirren Gidda spoke to Will Smith, a comedian and writer on Veep and The Thick of It, and Richard Smith, editor of satirical news site Newsthump.

Newsweek's Foreign Service is recorded and edited by Jordan Saville.