The first Democratic presidential debates took place in Miami, Florida this week, with immigration, healthcare and race dominating discussions among the 20 candidates. Who came out on top and who suffered some serious body blows to their campaign? Senior Lecturer in American politics Dr David Smith joins the podcast to share his thoughts on their performances and discuss some of the big surprises.

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Produced by Elliott Brennan.

Thanks to the Bubamara Brass Band, the MIT Concert Choir, Lobo Loco and Ketsa for their musical contributions to this episode.