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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Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic continues to worsen as it exacerbates the worst parts of his personality. His lying. His narcissism and cruelty. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman break down more enraging chapters in this enraging story and explain some of the more seemingly inexplicable aspects of this crisis.


Donald Trump is proposing reopening the country on Easter and the market and evangelicals love it. Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton discuss this, the looming danger of the pandemic, and welcome human rights activist Charlotte Clymer on to talk about the danger of an authoritarian in a time of crisis.


Donald Trump and Republicans are getting itchy and calling for social distancing and emergency procedures to expire, surely putting millions at risk. Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the dangerous mindset that powers the Right and corporations, as well as the possibility of more damage to our democratic institutions.


Literally every time Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus bad things happen. The stock market craters. Lives are put at risk. Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman examine the last few days of chaos, including the nightmarish press conferences and Republicans profiting off the pandemic. Author and historian Sarah Churchwell stops by to talk about her


The news on the coronavirus front keeps getting worse, and co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman are here to discuss the origins of the crisis, the political and historical factors that aren’t being discussed, possible consequences, and a disturbing new trend in Fox News and Donald Trump’s treatment of the pandemic.


The coronavirus pandemic is spiraling out of control while Donald Trump continues to double-down on his ineffective and dangerous “leadership.” This emergency episode addresses the history of how we got to this crisis, as well as the possibility that Trump might undermine democracy itself.


Between generous squirts of hand sanitizer, co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton discuss the complete bungling of the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump Administration, how Trump and others like him have never intended to actually address problems of any kind, how the inhumane economy worsens these situations, the growing attack on


Major changes as the Super Tuesday contests shake up the Democratic Primary. Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the results, Joe Biden’s revitalized campaign, how the media has affected the election, Mike Bloomberg’s disastrous candidacy, and the heartbreaking nature of politics for true believers.


In this week’s episode, Jared and Nick break down how the Democratic machinery got Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar to not only drop out of the primary race, but to endorse Joe Biden. And as the coronavirus begins to spread across the United States, how will this affect the country and Donald Trump’s chances in


On this week’s episode, Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the unnecessary freakout within the Democratic Primary and the events that should be freaking out everybody: namely the rise of fascism and authoritarianism that is going largely unnoticed.


As the Democratic primary grows stranger and stranger, co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman dive into the sudden emergence of Michael Bloomberg as a potential nominee. Discussions include the danger of money in politics, the threat of believing fixing the country is as easy as defeating Donald Trump, and some necessary venting as our


It’s been a week. Republicans voted to acquit Donald Trump despite all evidence proving his guilt, the Democratic Party’s primary is off to a disastrous start, and Trump and Attorney General William Barr are already using their newfound freedom to distort the rule of law and undermine America’s elections. Co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates


It’s caucus night and co-host Jared Yates Sexton is fighting the Des Moines Flu to give insight from his reporting on the ground in Iowa. Discussions include a dissection of the collapse of the Joe Biden campaign, Democratic worries over Bernie Sanders, a strong showing by Pete Buttigieg, and a rundown of what we know


It’s the Saturday before the Iowa Caucuses, which means it’s time for some campaigns to panic and others to celebrate prematurely. Jared Yates Sexton is on the ground with inside information as to who’s feeling good, who’s pointing fingers, and some insight into how the chaotic picture is coming into focus. Subscribe to the podcast


Jared Yates Sexton is in Iowa getting the inside information on the Elizabeth Warren Campaign as the Republican Party votes to forego witnesses in the Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump. Jared and co-host Nick Hauselman reflect on a sobering, distressing day in the history of American democracy and dissect the Democratic field.


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