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In the wake of another night of protests and destruction, Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss growing evidence that white supremacist terrorist cells are infiltrating the events, causing destruction, and attempting to escalate the crisis in order to throw America into chaos
America passes the threshold of 100,000 lost from the coronavirus while Donald Trump picks a fight with Twitter. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss this infuriating distraction, define the post-political structure that includes Big Tech and Trump, and examine the confluence of politics and consumerism that has destroyed our democracy.
A militia hung Kentucky’s governor in effigy outside the gubernatorial mansion. Economists are referring to “human capital stock.” Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss these disturbing trends, masculinity and fascism, and settle some online feuds.
Donald Trump has just admitted he won’t shut down the country, even if the pandemic has a deadly second wave. Unfortunately, the numbers are showing that’s a distinct possibility. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the ramifications, Trump’s constant appeals to Neo-Nazis and fascists, and welcome author and lawyer Teri Kanefield to discuss
The boys react to breaking news that Donald Trump has claimed he is taking hydroxychloroquine, the “miracle drug” he’s pushed as a cure to coronavirus but has killed test subjects. Also, they break down “Obamagate,” and the GOP’s long history of using conspiracy theories as an offensive weapon.
To better understand the Right Wing propaganda machine, intrepid co-host Nick Hauselman subjected himself to nothing but conservative and extreme conservative media this week. This episode is a glimpse inside that disturbing messaging, the unhinged conspiracy theories, and an idea of where things are heading.
While the toll from the pandemic rolls past 80,000 dead and creates mass unemployment, the Trump Administration is relying on propaganda from Fox News and OANN to carry its water and distort reality. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the misinformation efforts and possible solutions on how we can make it out of
As the economy continues to crater, the Trump Administration sees to it that criminal crony Michael Flynn is released despite his confessed crimes. Co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton discuss the flagrant dismissal of the law, the consequences of economic depression on rising fascism, and more.
New projections for the coronavirus pandemic show a country speeding toward mass tragedy, and yet Donald Trump and Republicans keep pushing for businesses to reopen. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss what can only be called economic genocide and the escalating attempt to push conspiracy theories that the virus was an attack from
Armed white nationalists are storming the capitol in Michigan, highlighting a growing problem with white terrorism engaging in paramilitary intimidation. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the history of these movement and how they plan to use societal discord for their own purposes, as well as Trump’s recent push to pardon Michael Flynn.
The Republican Party rolls out a strategy to blame the coronavirus pandemic on China and “Democratic traitors.” Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the cravenness of it all, and the danger of rising fascism and the prospect of widespread, manufactured paranoia and racism.
Unfortunately, the DeVos-funded Reopen America “Movement” is spreading like its own pandemic, helped along by Donald Trump, Fox News, and a mainstream media that should know better than treat it like a legitimate protest. Your co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman talk about the strategy behind the propaganda, how Americans are uniquely vulnerable to
An anti-quarantine rally in Michigan stole headlines, but was it real? Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss a history of pseudo-events, psy-ops, and manipulation by American officials, politicians, and recently with Russian propagandists. It’s a long, dark history, and helps explain just how we ended up in these odd, dangerous times.