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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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
Trump’s rally in Tulsa was a bust and left the president a demoralized mess. Is Trumpism in trouble and what are the chances he gets desperate and dangerous? Co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton break down the news and warn that this thing is far from over.
Surprisingly, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of LGBTQ Americans receiving protection from discrimination. Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss reasons for hope, reveal the history of the Federalist Society that has been shaping the country’s judiciary, the story of political control no one wants to talk about, and
Donald Trump and Tom Cotton are calling protestors terrorists and pushing for soldiers in the streets, but co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman see something hopeful in the chaos. The fascists are letting their masks slip, and it’s obvious they’re truly shaken.
As the protests stretch on, co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton discuss the murderous rhetoric from Donald Trump, Tom Cotton, and Mark Esper, the complicated origins of the people’s rage, and welcome disinformation and extremism expert Melissa Ryan to talk about misinformation during a crisis and what to expect going forward.
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.