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Politics Plus

Jul 9, 2018

I talk to Beck Dorey-Stein, who worked as a White House stenographer from 2012 - 2017. She's written about her experiences in the just released book, From the Corner of the Oval.

Beck and I talk about:

  • what White House stenographers do (before I read Beck’s book, I didn’t even realize that was still a job)
  • how being in the White House changed how Beck felt about politics
  • if the White House is anything like the TV show The West Wing
  • the insane hours and workloads of White House staffers
  • what happens behind the scenes during crises
  • ‘living the dream’ in the Obama administration
  • her view of President Obama
  • what it was like to come to work the day after Donald Trump was elected
  • what it was like working in the Trump administration
  • and lots more