The Muckrake Podcast is the political podcast that promises to dig deeper. Political analysts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman tackle the news of the day but go beyond the stale and tired narratives to provide historical context and alternative perspectives, all to bring a little order to chaotic times.
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As we read reports of Donald Trump pitching a military coup over the weekend, Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss whether this situation is as serious as it sounds, plus the growing grip of QAnon and what might have laid the ground work for its popularity.
Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the torque that exists in many of the Republicans’ positions that tend to act in opposition to each other. Plus, they break down how Republicans vote as acts of faith, preferring candidates who believe in their policies without them actually doing anything to achieve them.
Nick Hauselman is fresh off his vacation and has been immersing himself in Right Wing media for nearly a week. He joins co-host Jared Yates Sexton to report the fever-dream madness on the Right, the conspiracy theories they’re floating, and the psychological toll of consuming these lies.
Author Dr. Mary Trump joins the Muckrake Podcast to discuss her book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man, the dysfunctional beginnings of the authoritarian president, and the threat of rising fascism in the United States.
As Donald Trump declares liberal cities “anarchist zones” and threatens to defund them, Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the political maneuver and damage it could cause, as well as the growing mess that is the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Excerpts from Bob Woodward’s new book have revealed Donald Trump knew the coronavirus was deadly and highly infectious. Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman convene to discuss this infuriating revelation, what it means for a President of the United States to murder his own people, and just how troubling it is that Woodward sat on
Donald Trump has shown time and again that he can’t care about anyone or anything but himself, but this latest news that he’s continually referred to veterans as “losers” and “suckers” is shocking even by his standards. Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman break down how broken Trump is as a person and politician and
The Trump Administration has federal agents brutalizing protesters and violating their constitutional rights in Portland, and has just announced plans to roll them out in major cities around the country. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss this authoritarian overreach and sound the alarms. Also, they welcome artist Nate Powell to discuss his comic
Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp voids mask requirements in the state and co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman take him to task, deconstruct the descent of the Republican Party, and welcome on Brooke Binkowski to talk about misinformation, surf Nazis, and battling fascists online.
It’s almost impossible at this point to keep up with Donald Trump’s lies and corruption, but co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton do their best. Trump has commuted Roger Stone’s sentence while Secretary of Betsy DeVos is pushing kids back into school without proper precautions. Also, author Katherine Stewart stops by to talk about
The New York Times reports that Vladimir Putin and Russia have been paying bounties to Afghanistan for the deaths of American troops, and the White House can’t decide on an excuse. Did President Trump know or not know? Did he commit treason or is he just…such a child he can’t be briefed properly? Co-hosts Jared