January 20th, 2017, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as the forty-fifth president of the United States, was marked by many as either the rebirth of a once-great nation, or a descent into authoritarianism. Whatever one’s view of the president, we can all agree that the coming years will be momentous.

In a series of documentary podcasts--one for each year of Trump’s presidency--The Trump Diaries will follow the experiences of a socially, politically, economically, and geographically diverse set of Americans as they recount what their daily life is like in the Trump era, from Inauguration Day to Trump’s final hour in office.