The Guardrails

  • ruth grahama national correspondent based in Dallas, covering religion, faith and values ​​for The New York Times.

First released in August 2016, three months before Donald Trump’s election, “The Run-Up” is back. Host Astead Herndon will tackle the big ideas animating the 2022 midterm election cycle and explore how we got to this difficult time in American politics.

Elections are more than who wins and who loses. New episodes on Thursdays.


“The Run-Up” is presented by Astead W. Herndon and produced by Elisa Gutierrez Y Caitlin O’Keefe. The program is edited by Frannie Carr Toth, larissa anderson Y Lisa Tobin. engineering by corey schreppel and original music by Dan Powell, Marion Lozano Y Elisheba Ittoop. Fact check by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Sam Dolnick, David Halbfinger, Julia Simon, Mahima Chablani, Shannon Busta, Nell Gallogly, Jeffrey Miranda, and Maddy Masiello.