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Gaslit Nation provides a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs. Hosted by journalist and filmmaker Andrea Chalupa, an expert on authoritarian states who warned America about Russia and election hacking before the 2016 election.

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Gaslit Nation provides a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs. Hosted by journalist and filmmaker Andrea Chalupa, an expert on authoritarian states who warned America about Russia and election hacking before the 2016 election.

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English

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Episodes

The Stolen Wealth of Slavery: A Case for Reparations

2/27/2024
American taxpayers bailed out Citigroup, owners of Citibank, to the tune of $476.2 billion. This was the highest bailout by far for any bank during the 2008 Wall Street Crash, caused by Wall Street. Given the immense federal aid that saved Citibank, it should be no problem then for Citibank, built with the stolen wealth of slavery, to pay reparations, right?...Right?... In this important discussion, David Montero, author of the new book The Stolen Wealth of Slavery: A Case for Reparations, shares the latest research on how reparations for slavery would boost America’s economy, would further our collective healing, strengthen our democracy at a time of rampant and unchecked oligarchy, and force long overdue accountability. The movement for reparations has already begun, with important actions being taken by cities like Boston and New York. Montero’s book is an eye-opening walking tour of New York City that will give you an all new look at how the North profited from slavery while at the same time serving as a hotbed of abolition–a polarized America much like today, with the moneyed elites on the side of the fascist machinery of the South, as long as it made them money. Listen to this interview and share it with your activist groups to help the movement for reparations grow. And in honor of Aaron Bushnell, the 25-year-old Air Force service member who set himself on fire outside of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, with the last words “Free Palestine”, here is his final post on Facebook, written that day: “Many of us like to ask ourselves, “What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?” The answer is, you’re doing it. Right now.” The Washington Post has a thoughtful write-up on Bushnell, featured in the show notes below. Bushnell is the second person to set themselves on fire in protest of Netanayahu’s genocidal war, his latest destructive attempt to cling to power. Show Notes: The Stolen Wealth of Slavery: A Case for Reparations https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-stolen-wealth-of-slavery-a-case-for-reparations-david-montero/20163861?ean=9780306827174 Citigroup Tops List of Banks Who Received Federal Aid https://www.cnbc.com/id/42099554 Alabama Supreme Court justice cites scripture 'nearly two dozen times' in ruling on embryos https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/alabama-supreme-court-justice-cites-scripture-nearly-two-dozen-times-in-ruling-on-embryos-204960325977 Airman who set self on fire grew up on religious compound, had anarchist past https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/02/26/israeli-embassy-airman-fire-death-gaza/ Reuters Investigation: More than 100 Political Elite Have Family Connections to Slavery https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-slavery-lawmakers/ Opening Clip: Jack Posobiec https://twitter.com/RpsAgainstTrump/status/1760780642671845629?t=ST2p12xndS77j8l5fK1E9Q&s=19 Clip: Steve Bannon at CPAC https://twitter.com/piyushmittal/status/1761666054902936048?t=I8clBBbzCvj07qquRxmqmA&s=19 Clip: Donald Trump at a Fox News Townhall: https://twitter.com/MaryLTrump/status/1760882903397830876?t=4aqtc89iRcFpq818M58g1w&s=19

Duration:00:47:31

Prison Incarceration Rates: The U.S. vs. Russia [TEASER]

2/24/2024
This week’s bonus show answers questions from our listeners at the Democracy Defender-level and higher, starting with incarceration rates in the U.S. vs. Russia. Spoiler alert: GOP-led states and swing states are as bad or worse than Russia, starting with Mike Johnson’s Louisiana. We look at prison incarceration rates and what they can tell us about the struggle for democracy in America, what we’re up against, and how to overcome it, and more, in this week’s bonus show. There’s a lot to discuss given the recent news, with new sweeping sanctions against Russia; new DOJ indictments against Russia; Libs of TikTok killing Nex, a trans teen in Oklahoma; Alabama going full Taliban by banning IVF, and more. Join Gaslit Nation and Kremlin File for a live Q&A this Wednesday February 28 at 12pm ET. To our subscribers at the Truth-teller level and higher, look out for a Zoom link on the morning of the Q&A on Wednesday. We hope to see you there! A special message to our Gaslit Nation community: Several listeners sent messages about the hate crime that killed Nex, a trans teen in Oklahoma. Nex was targeted and killed by the genocidal far-right echo chamber led by Chaya Raichik of Libs of TikTok, which, in any functional society, would have been banned by now. Erin Reed has written an essential, must-read piece on Nex’s murder, featured in the show notes of this episode. What happened to Nex is authoritarian scapegoating 101. Genocidal movements consolidate around violence to rally the sadists who will serve as the trusted lackeys to carry out a mass purge once in power, turning a former democracy into a prison. Chaya Raichik will undoubtedly be included in the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 plan to mass purge our government should Trump win the Electoral College in 2024. Nex’s murder is a tragedy that must be recognized for what it is: a hate crime. It is also an urgent warning as Trump and his supporters consolidate with the desire to carry out genocide against the most vulnerable among us, especially LGBTQ+ people and their families, friends, doctors, teachers, and others in their support networks. Our hearts go out to all those who feel unsafe due to this heinous crime. The Gaslit Nation community is here for you. Look out for an upcoming episode on ways to fight back and protect each other. In the meantime, listen to our spring 2022 interview with Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project, included in our show notes. If you didn’t hear your question answered this week, look out for it next week as our Gaslit Nation Q&A continues! Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Join the conversation with a community of listeners at Patreon.com/Gaslit and get bonus shows, all episodes ad free, submit questions to our regular Q&As, get exclusive invites to live events, and more. Show Notes: Event: Thursday February 29 at 1pm – Russian-diaspora led roundtable on Russian anti-war activities https://www.facebook.com/events/439307928421886 Chaya Raichik Was Appointed To "Make Schools Safer" In Oklahoma; Now A Trans Teen Is Dead. https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/chaya-raichik-was-appointed-to-make?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web Protect the LGBTQ Community: An Interview with Chase Strangio of the ACLU https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2022/5/26/chase-strangio-interview The Sentencing Project: U.S. Continues to be the World Leader in Rate in Incarceration https://static.prisonpolicy.org/scans/sp/usno1.pdf Prison Policy Initiative: States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021 https://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/2021.html Justice Department indicts more Russian businessmen, their aides, vowing to keep pressure on Putin https://ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2024/02/22/justice-department-arrests-russia-businessmen-putin Fani Willis calls out Nathan Wade, earning the women vote in her...

Duration:00:13:58

Trump Backers Kill Navalny

2/20/2024
February 20 marks two years since Putin launched his total war in Ukraine. February also marks the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down in the shadow of the Kremlin in 2015, on the eve of his anti-war march. And now Alexei Navalny, killed in a Siberian gulag, his body reportedly covered in bruises and kept from his family. It may seem like Putin is winning, with Trump sailing into the Republican nomination, and MAGA lackey Mike Johnson deliberately stopping aid to Ukraine in Congress, costing countless lives and helping Russia advance. And the breaking news this week: Republicans in Congress based their impeachment proceeding of Biden on a Russian intelligence op, pulling out all the stops to help Trump steal the White House with the Kremlin’s help, again. One thing is clear: Putin is scared. The reality is that Putin’s fragile house of cards has turned Russia into a powder keg, as Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya, vows to continue her husband’s work. In this special episode, Andrea and Terrell Starr of the Black Diplomats Podcast and Substack discuss the assassintion of Navalny and the work ahead to build a meaningful opposition, the mainstream media continuing to normalize Trump by labeling his 16-week abortion ban as “less restrictive”, and the triumph of Black prosecutors Tish James and Fani Willis in the larger American story of hard-fought progress. This week’s bonus show answers questions from our listeners at the Democracy Defender level and higher. (If you haven’t submitted your questions yet, get ‘em in for next week’s Q&A!) Inspired by our listeners, this week’s bonus show covers prison incarceration rates in the U.S. vs. Russia and what that can tell us about our homegrown authoritarian threats in the GOP, whether voting by mail is safe this election (it is!), and more! Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Not a member? Join the conversation with a community of listeners at Patreon.com/Gaslit and get bonus shows, all episodes ad free, submit questions to our regular Q&As, get exclusive invites to live events, and more. Show Notes: Event: Thursday February 29 at 1pm – Russian-diaspora led roundtable on Russian anti-war activities https://www.facebook.com/events/439307928421886 Republicans in Congress initiated an impeachment proceeding of Biden based on a Russian intelligence op: https://twitter.com/rgoodlaw/status/1760122411016421457 Thread: “JUST IN: Alexander Smirnov told the feds during an interview after his arrest that ‘officials associated with Russian intelligence’ were involved in passing a story about Hunter Biden.” https://twitter.com/alanfeuer/status/1760056078992081166 Hunter Biden says special counsel used Alexander Smirnov’s discredited bribery claims to derail his plea deal https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/20/politics/alexander-smirnov-hunter-biden/index.html Scientology Leader David Miscavige Served With Human Trafficking Lawsuit Miscavige had reportedly evaded process servers 27 times over four months before a judge said he was considered served. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-served-with-human-trafficking-lawsuit_n_63ee6cb9e4b02c25737b92ca Donald Trump Tells Allies He Backs 16-Week Abortion Ban GOP frontunner backs less restrictive ban than many in party Biden stepping up attacks on Trump over abortion restrictions https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-02-16/trump-tells-allies-he-backs-16-week-abortion-ban?cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=politics “Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Alexei Navalny, received a standing ovation from the audience as she began a speech to the Munich Security Conference just hours after hearing about the “horrific news” of her husband’s death.” https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1758526751611802082 Police have detained...

Duration:00:52:37

Listener Q&A: Exposing Epstein’s Network, Pressuring Garland, and More! [TEASER]

2/17/2024
This week’s bonus episode, for our subscribers at the Truth-tell level and higher on Patreon, features our audience Q&A at the live taping with Tristan Snell, a former New York state prosecutor who won the Trump University case, and author of the new book Taking Down Trump. Our discussion includes exposing Jeffery Epstein’s full network, how Trump back in the White House would impact our listeners in Canada, whether it’s time to launch an underground resistance, ways to put pressure on Merrick Garland, and more! Join the conversation with a community of listeners at Patreon.com/Gaslit and get bonus shows, all episodes ad free, submit questions to our regular Q&As, get exclusive invites to live events, and more. Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! An urgent request: the Senate passed aid to Ukraine. To put pressure on MAGA, contact your reps in the House with this easy-to-use site made by a Gaslit Nation listener: helpukrainewin.com. Stay tuned as Gaslit Nation & Friends name and shame members of the Kremlin Kaucus, their staff, and their largest donors. We can’t wait until November – we must stop MAGA now! Show Notes: The Cases Against Trump: A Guide Fraud. Hush money. Election subversion. Mar-a-Lago documents. One place to keep track of the presidential candidate’s legal troubles. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/donald-trump-legal-cases-charges/675531/ Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully by Tristan Snell https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/756546/taking-down-trump-by-tristan-snell/ Merrick Garland Must Go https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/merrick-garland-must-go/ Trump gets access to sealed documents on witness threats in Mar-a-Lago case Prosecutors turn over exhibit on threats made against potential witness to Trump’s lawyers following judge’s order, sources say https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/11/trump-mar-a-lago-case-witness-threats-sealed-exhibit The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis https://wwnorton.com/books/The-Fifth-Risk/ Be sure to check out helpukrainewin.com, made by a Gaslit Nation listener!

Duration:00:06:10

Will Trump Ever Go to Prison? (A Roy Cohn Horror Story)

2/13/2024
“Don't tell me what the law is, tell me who the judge is.” Those are the haunting words of Roy Cohn, Trump’s former longtime mentor and Henry Kissinger’s current roommate in hell. Take Trump's classified Mar-a-Lago case. According to this week’s guest, Tristan Snell, a former New York state prosecutor who won the Trump University case, and author of the new book Taking Down Trump, Jack Smith’s classified Mar-a-Lago charges are a slam dunk. Unfortunately, the judge is Republican Aileen Cannon–appointed by Trump, and it shows in her MAGA-like rulings endangering witnesses. As Cohn would say, mob rules, baby! In this special live taping of Gaslit Nation, we discuss how the sausage of elite criminal impunity gets made, what can be done to hold prosecutors accountable and end the revolving door of corruption between public service and powerhouse white collar crime law firms, and, just for fun, take a tour of the criminal cases against Trump and where things stand. Obviously, at Gaslit Nation, we know that real justice comes down to us, which is why this show started in the first place. Grassroots power is the most reliable power we have left, especially when the Attorney General is Merrick Garland. This week’s bonus episode, for our subscribers at the Truth-tell level and higher on Patreon, features our audience Q&A at the live taping, with a discussion that includes exposing Jeffery Epstein’s full network, how Trump back in the White House would impact our listeners in Canada, whether it’s time to launch an underground resistance, and more! Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! An urgent request: the Senate passed aid to Ukraine. To put pressure on MAGA, contact your reps in the House with this easy-to-use site made by a Gaslit Nation listener: helpukrainewin.com. Stay tuned as Gaslit Nation & Friends name and shame members of the Kremlin Kaucus, their staff, and their largest donors. We can’t wait until November – we must stop MAGA now! Show Notes: The Cases Against Trump: A Guide Fraud. Hush money. Election subversion. Mar-a-Lago documents. One place to keep track of the presidential candidate’s legal troubles. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/donald-trump-legal-cases-charges/675531/ Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully by Tristan Snell https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/756546/taking-down-trump-by-tristan-snell/ Trump gets access to sealed documents on witness threats in Mar-a-Lago case Prosecutors turn over exhibit on threats made against potential witness to Trump’s lawyers following judge’s order, sources say https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/11/trump-mar-a-lago-case-witness-threats-sealed-exhibit The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis https://wwnorton.com/books/The-Fifth-Risk/ Be sure to check out helpukrainewin.com, made by a Gaslit Nation listener!

Duration:00:51:49

Is Tucker Carlson an Unregistered Foreign Agent? [TEASER]

2/10/2024
Welcome to this Gaslit Nation Emergency Bonus Episode, to cover Walter Duranty’s latest interview with Stalin, as he carries out a genocide. That was over ninety years ago. Today history repeats, with Tucker Carlson releasing a two-hour rant by Putin, presenting what Kellyanne Conway once lovingly referred to as “alternative facts.” Gaslit Nation has the fact-check for you here, and explains why Tucker Carlson, in his traitors paradise in Moscow, visiting Tara Reade, should be investigated for being an unregistered foreign agent. The Dominion lawsuit against Fox News essentially established that Tucker Carlson is not a journalist, and therefore must be investigated for furthering the Kremlin’s agenda. Like longtime Kremlin operative Paul Manafort who he tried to rehabilitate on his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson reeks of FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act). According to Anton Gerashchenko, a former member of Ukraine’s parliament who has served in various government roles, Russian telegram channels expressed frustration in the Kremlin over Putin and Tucker’s love-in. (Putin sounded like one of those rambling email forwards about Barack HUSSEIN Obama, but the anti-Ukrainian version.) Those reports mention that Tucker was paid a fee. If that’s the case, then he needs to report that and any other perks he received from a foreign adversary. If he doesn’t disclose if and what he was paid for his Kremlin interview, he should face a FARA investigation by the DOJ (Wake up, Merrick Garland!), and an investigation by Democrats in the Senate. Amazingly, this week the Mr. Jones' graphic novel adaptation, In the Shadow of Stalin, was announced by Oni Press – read more about that in the show notes below. The graphic novel includes deleted scenes from the film. A sneak peak of the pages can be seen here: https://aiptcomics.com/2024/02/07/in-the-shadow-of-stalin-the-story-of-mr-jones/ For historical context of Tucker Carlson’s dangerous Putin interview, watch Mr. Jones or read In the Shadow of Stalin, out September 4th, and available for pre-order now. We look forward to seeing you at the special live taping of Gaslit Nation featuring former New York state prosecutor Tristan Snell, author of the new book, Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully. To our supporters at the Truth-teller level or higher, look out for a Zoom link sent to your inboxes Monday morning. Ask questions in the chat or in the recorded post-interview audience Q&A.To make sure you have your ticket, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Show Notes: Opening Clip: https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1755757290953515479 Historical Thriller In the Shadow Of Stalin: The Story of Mr. Jones Out September 4th https://aiptcomics.com/2024/02/07/in-the-shadow-of-stalin-the-story-of-mr-jones/ Tucker Carlson Releases Putin Interview: https://www.instagram.com/p/C3HTMYXtfQt/ Congress Removes Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”)-Related Provisions from Final NDAA https://www.insidepoliticallaw.com/2023/12/07/congress-removes-foreign-agents-registration-act-fara-related-provisions-from-final-ndaa/ Berlin Murder Raises Suspicions of Russian Involvement https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/world/europe/berlin-murder-russia.html Ukraine's Zelenskyy replaces top general in major shake-up at pivotal moment in war with Russia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-zelenskyy-replacing-top-general-valerii-zaluzhnyi-to-lead-army/

Duration:00:16:20

Team Human on Gaslit Nation

2/6/2024
The great Douglas Rushkoff is back on Gaslit Nation! This time we’re featuring Andrea’s interview on Rushkoff’s excellent podcast Team Human, recorded late September, but timely as ever. A filmmaker and observer of techno-fascist bros and their billionaire bunkers they’re building to hide from us, as they destroy the world, Rushkoff is the author of several books, including Team Human and Survival of the Richest. For more on his podcast, the Rushkoff Substack, and Part I and Part II of his appearance on Gaslit Nation, check out the show notes below! Got questions about the investigations and prosecutions of the Traitor-in-Chief? Join Gaslit Nation for a special live taping on Monday, February 12, at 12 pm ET, featuring Tristan Snell—the prosecutor who led New York State's case against Trump and Trump University, and the author of the new book Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully. An event link will be sent to our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level or higher on the day of the event. To join us, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit! This week’s bonus episode for our supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher on Patreon will be Part II of the Gaslit Nation Social Media Workshop, designed for those who hate social media and miss the old Twitter. Organizer Rachel Brody, who works with various campaigns to help get out the vote and leading brands, joins us to share the landscape of social media today and how to leverage the power of your voice in a world that needs you. Our regular Q&As will return in February, so be sure to send in your questions! Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Show Notes: Team Human Podcast: https://www.teamhuman.fm/ Douglas Rushkoff Substack: https://rushkoff.substack.com/ The Douglas Rushkoff Interview - Part I https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2023/07/19/douglas-rushkoff-part-01 The Douglas Rushkoff Interview - Part II https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2023/07/26/douglas-rushkoff-interview-02 Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff https://bookshop.org/p/books/team-human-douglas-rushkoff/11200369?ean=9780393541533 Survival of the Richest by Douglas Rushkoff https://bookshop.org/p/books/survival-of-the-richest-escape-fantasies-of-the-tech-billionaires-douglas-rushkoff/18092436?ean=9780393881066

Duration:01:13:15

Gaslit Nation Social Media Workshop - Part I [TEASER]

2/4/2024
This week’s bonus episode for our supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher on Patreon is Part I of the Gaslit Nation Social Media Workshop, designed for those who hate social media and miss the old Twitter. Organizer Rachel Brody, who works with various campaigns to help get out the vote and leading brands, joins us to share the landscape of social media today and how to leverage the power of your voice in a world that needs you. Got questions about the investigations and prosecutions of the Traitor-in-Chief? Join Gaslit Nation for a special live taping on Monday, February 12, at 12 pm ET, featuring Tristan Snell—the prosecutor who led New York State's case against Trump and Trump University, and the author of the new book Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully. An event link will be sent to our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level or higher on the day of the event. To join us, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit! Our regular Q&As will return in February, so be sure to send in your questions! Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Show Notes: Replace Jay Jacobs: https://replacejayjacobs.com/

Duration:00:07:00

Terrell Starr on Fani Willis vs. Trump

2/1/2024
Terrell Starr from the Black Diplomats Podcast and Substack joins the chat. As a follow-up to Andrea's recent debate with Olga Lautman of the Kremlin Files podcast on the accusations against Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis, Terrell gives his take. For the previous discussion, check out the show notes. What's new since that episode ran? The divorce records of Nathan Wade, a Special Prosectuor on the Georgia case, were unsealed, revealing...no Fani Willis. Why does this matter? It doesn't. None of this matters. It's a far-right hit job, orchestrated by Trump and his goon squad, to undermine the airtight case in Georgia. For more on the investigations and prosecutions of the Traitor-in-Chief, join Gaslit Nation for a special live taping on Monday, February 12, at 12 pm ET, featuring Tristan Snell—the prosecutor who led New York State's case against Trump and Trump University, and the author of the new book Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully. An event link will be sent to our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level or higher on the day of the event. To join us, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit! Show Notes: Fani Willis vs. Trump: The Nazis Strike Back https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2024/01/24/fani-willis-trump-nazis Unsealed original divorce documents don't mention Fulton County DA Fani Willis https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/unsealed-divorce-documents-do-not-mention-fulton-county-da-fani-willis The Fani Willis Scandal Is Bad—but It Doesn’t Change Her Case Against Trump https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/fani-willis-scandal-charges-against-trump/

Duration:00:24:53

Queen of Auschwitz

1/30/2024
In this week's episode, Andrea and Terrell Starr from the Black Diplomats Podcast and Substack discuss Jonathan Glazer’s chilling Holocaust drama, The Zone of Interest. They break down the gender politics of the "Queen of Auschwitz," past and present. They also fact check Donald Trump’s latest fascist campaign video aimed at energizing authoritarian voters, and share actions to take to build a better world. Later this week, watch out for a short episode where Andrea and Terrell discuss the disinformation campaign against Fani Willis. This far-right hit job, orchestrated by Trump and his goon squad, aims to undermine her airtight case in Georgia. For more on the investigations and prosecutions of the Traitor-in-Chief, join Gaslit Nation for a special live taping on Monday, February 12, at 12 pm ET, featuring Tristan Snell—the prosecutor who led New York State's case against Trump and Trump University, and the author of the new book Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully. An event link will be sent to our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level or higher on the day of the event. To join us, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit! This week’s bonus episode for our supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher on Patreon will be Part I of the Gaslit Nation Social Media Workshop, designed for those who hate social media and miss the old Twitter. Organizer Rachel Brody, who works with various campaigns to help get out the vote and leading brands, joins us to share the landscape of social media today and how to leverage the power of your voice in a world that needs you. Our regular Q&As will return in February, so be sure to send in your questions! Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Show Notes: Black Diplomats Substack: https://terrellstarr.substack.com/ Black Diplomats Podcast: https://www.blackdiplomats.net/ Song of the Month: 'I Don't Wanna Be Dismembered' by th’sheridans. You can find more of th'sheridans' music on all streaming platforms and on Bandcamp at thsheridans.bandcamp.com/ Submit Your Song!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-d_DWNnDQFYUMXueYcX5ZVsA5t2RN09N8PYUQQ8koq0/edit?ts=5fee07f6&gxids=7628 Opening Clip: https://twitter.com/VABVOX/status/1750013520333168971 TED Talk: “Your Creative Superpowers Can Help Protect Democracy” by Sofia Ongele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPW5Zx3ntZo Check out Tristan Snell’s new book Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully https://bookshop.org/p/books/taking-down-trump-12-rules-for-prosecuting-donald-trump-by-someone-who-did-it-successfully-tristan-snell/20845381?ean=9781685891251 Trump ordered to pay additional $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll in defamation case https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/trump-must-pay-additional-83-million-to-e-jean-carroll-in-defamation-case-jury-decides Psychologist of the Nazi mind: As the "Nuremberg psychologist," Gustave Gilbert had unfettered access to Hitler's leading henchmen. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/05/nazi-mind Trump’s Latest Fascist Campaign Video: https://twitter.com/ZaleskiLuke/status/1750371080357675420?t=xagoPov-ccYKR2gKy2WAjg&s=19 E. Jean Carroll Case: Judge Kaplan, to jurors: "My advice to you is that you never disclose that you were on this jury." https://twitter.com/eorden/status/1750998393910919556?t=T5hJpIv9kVS6_dVLkXjTYQ&s=19 Movie Trailer: Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-vfg3KkV54

Duration:00:52:30

The Kremlin Owns Mike Johnson [TEASER]

1/26/2024
Remember this shocking story from the 2016 election? The Trump campaign gutted Ukraine aid in the official RNC platform. Today this is mainstream for the GOP, with McConnell folding on Ukraine aid. This is catastrophic for the US and the world. The recent transformation of the GOP into the Party of Putin began gradually, with only a few in Congress, like former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who the Kremlin considered an asset, according to the FBI. In 2018, current House Speaker Mike Johnson took tens of thousands of dollars in dark money campaign donations linked to a Russian oligarch close to Putin who was part of the larger Kremlin operation exposed in the Mueller Report. The oligarch is Konstantin Nikolaev, who bankrolled Kremlin spy/GOP honeypot Maria Butina, who was arrested as part of the Mueller investigation, after pretending to be in love with NRA/GOP operative Paul Erickson. After Mike Johnson got caught taking donations linked to Nikolaev and other Russians (Oops!), he gave it back. But it was part of a wider operation used by the Russians in countries around the world to entrench their power in, known as “the golden handcuffs.” Johnson blames other extremists in his party, like concentration camp guard Marjorie Taylor Greene, for "slowing down" Ukraine aid. They're not slowing down aid; they're blocking it, to help their financial backers in the Kremlin win. Johnson and Trump are part of the Kremlin's long game. They develop their assets, then spread their influence deeper and deeper. This began with a few fringe people, like Rohrabacher. Now it's mainstream. This is state capture. What happens if we lose our country? No place is safe. If you think things are bad now, the entire world will be forced to live under the Kremlin's mafia state: violence and terror win, deciding everything. No more laws and elections. Many Republicans watched in shock as the Kremlin hijacked their party. But it was Republican operations, like Citizens United, that helped Russian dark money entrench the Kremlin's influence in the United States. More Americans must wake up that the loss of Ukraine is also the loss of our democracy. What's happening in Ukraine and the U,S. is an ongoing crime of state capture. The KGB-style operation started decades ago with Trump as a Russian asset. Where will we be if we and our institutions don’t stop it? Call your rep in Congress today to demand aid to Ukraine (202) 224-3121! This week’s bonus episode includes Andrea sharing her own stories of navigating the misogynistic labyrinth of Hollywood, and why, despite some big wins for women and representation (Yay Lily Gladstone and America Ferrera! Boo for no Fantasia nomination for The Color Purple!), why the Barbie Oscar snub matters. Olga Lautman, a Russian mafia expert and the co-host of the Kremlin Files podcast, continues her conversation with Andrea about what America will look like if Trump, and Putin, win the 2024 election. *** Mark your calendars! Tristan Snell, the prosecutor who led New York State's case against Trump and Trump University and the author of "Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully," will join Andrea for a live-taping of Gaslit Nation for our community of listeners on February 12 at noon ET. An event link will be sent to our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level or higher on the day of the event. We look forward to seeing you there! To join us, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit! Show Notes: Call your rep in Congress today to demand aid to Ukraine (202) 224-3121! CORRECTION: There appear to be no East Asian Barbies in the Barbie movie. There is a Southeast Asian Barbie played by Ritu Arya. Mike Johnson's Campaign Contributions From Company Tied to Russia https://www.newsweek.com/house-speaker-mike-johnson-donations-russia-butina-1838501 2016 RNC Delegate: Trump Directed Change To Party Platform On Ukraine Support ...

Duration:00:19:30

Fani Willis vs. Trump: The Nazis Strike Back

1/23/2024
Mark your calendars! Tristan Snell, the prosecutor who led New York State's case against Trump and Trump University and the author of "Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully," will join Andrea for a live-taping of Gaslit Nation for our community of listeners on February 12 at noon ET. An event link will be sent to our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level or higher on the day of the event. To join us, sign up at Patreon.com/Gaslit! *** Republicans have once again refused to stop Trump: Nikki Haley lost the New Hampshire primary, and the Trump Klan is moving ahead towards the GOP nomination. Why might that be? According to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout, author of "The Sociopath Next Door," one in twenty-five people are sociopaths. Trump’s cult has galvanized and emboldened them, unleashing a toxic sludge that threatens to drown our democracy. In this week’s episode, Andrea is joined by Olga Lautman, a Russian mafia expert and co-host of the Kremlin Files podcast, to discuss why Republicans are goose-stepping in line to support a shameless wannabe dictator, why the media continues to fail us and normalize this dangerous career criminal and Russian asset, and what can be done about it. Andrea and Olga also debate over the growing attacks against Fani Willis, the Fulton County, Georgia DA who built a strong case against Trump and his goon squad for trying to overturn our election in 2020. Michael Roman, one of the 18 co-defendants in her case and a professional GOP opposition researcher, is trying to get Willis removed, which would put the entire case in jeopardy. Without any evidence, Roman claims that Willis is in a romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, a lawyer she hired to her team of prosecutors. (Who cares!) This is a clear case of disinformation warfare to help Trump once again escape accountability. While there’s nothing illegal done by Willis or Wade, this is the new “Hunter Biden’s laptop” – red meat for the Fox News echo chamber. Check the show notes for trusted sources that cut through the gaslighting against Willis, who must remain in her post. As for who will actually stop Trump, that’s us and our Gaslit Nation phone banks this fall. Show Notes: OPENING CLIP: Natasha Alford, author of American Negra, and anchor of The Grio https://twitter.com/SymoneDSanders/status/1747731236196614497?t=VhKn8V81n1j_qz6Hi-er6Q&s=19 NEW YORK TIMES: Trump Prosecutor in Georgia Seeks to Avoid Testifying in Colleague’s Divorce Case. Fani T. Willis was subpoenaed in the divorce case of a colleague she hired to manage the Trump prosecution in Georgia, with whom she is accused of having a romantic relationship. FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE: “The filing also stated that [Nathan Wade’s soon to be ex wife] Ms. Wade had ‘conspired’ with ‘interested parties’ in the Trump case ‘to annoy, embarrass and oppress’ Ms. Willis. It noted that Ms. Willis had been subpoenaed around the same time that Mr. Roman’s lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, filed motions seeking to unseal the divorce records and, in the Trump case, to remove the two prosecutors. The filing also said that Ms. Wade had acknowledged having an affair with a longtime friend of Mr. Wade’s, and that the couple had agreed their marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’ as early as 2017, before Mr. Wade and Ms. Willis had met.” https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/18/us/fani-willis-trump-georgia-prosecutors.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20240118&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta&regi_id=48614702&segment_id=155695&user_id=097a378032011d6e8be1570cdce0a176 Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post: Fani Willis's Gift to Trump: “As a legal matter, the allegations about a romantic relationship between Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis and the chief prosecutor in the election interference case against former president Donald Trump are irrelevant. Even if all the claims are true, they wouldn’t imperil the prosecution or justify...

Duration:00:55:03

Economies of the Civil War: Then & Now [TEASER]

1/22/2024
Thank you to everyone who joined the Gaslit Nation Social Media Workshop last week. What was supposed to be a one hour event lasted two hours! We look forward to publishing a recording of that soon, as Part I and Part II in early February. So if you missed the live event, you’ll soon have the recording and a helpful one-pager with an overview of social media strategies from Rachel Brody, the organizer who led the workshop. To help connect our community in this hellfire year, we've introduced Community Chats for our Patreon listeners. Currently only on the Patreon app, it will soon be available on the web. Community Chats is a private group chat exclusively for our listeners on Patreon, another reason to join and support the show. Find more details at the top of our show notes! This week's bonus show was inspired by a listener's question on our recent interview with historian Heather Cox Richard, author of "Democracy Rising." It builds on Heather's explanation of the economic conditions of the North and South on the eve of the Civil War, taking it a step further to look at the “Blue State” vs. “Red State” economic divide today, and what that may tell us about where our country is headed. Then Andrea and Terrell Starr from the Black Diplomats podcast and Substack discuss the recent non-scandal hospitalization "scandal" involving Lloyd Austin, comparing it to Hillary Clinton's non-scandal email "scandal,” highlighting how the media and Republican Party are determined to dehumanize and terrorize women and nonwhite people. Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! To get this and every bonus show, all episodes ad free, invites to exclusive events, and more, subscribe to the show at Patreon.com/Gaslit for as little as $5 a month! Show Notes: Check Out Community Chats from Patreon: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/18855680408589-Join-community-chats “American Civil War: Then and Now” https://www.patreon.com/posts/american-civil-93719050 Transcript of Heather Cox Richardson interview – Part I: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5be3e193506fbe475c2856f7/t/65672e9144317d4e6c728ef0/1701260945235/GaslitNation_20231129_Transcript_American-Civil-War_Then-and-Now.docx.pdf PBS: The Civil War and Emancipation https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2967.html The Civil War - An Introduction https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/overview.htm CHRONOLOGY-Who banned slavery when? https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL15614649/ Red States and Blue States Are Becoming Different Countries https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/12/opinion/red-blue-states-politics.html 2007 Study: Rich State, Poor State, Red State, Blue State: What’s the Matter with Connecticut? http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/unpublished/redblue11.pdf In almost every industry, red states have higher turnover https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/05/26/hiring-red-blue-states/ Washington Post Analysis - 2023: In almost every industry, red states have higher turnover https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/05/26/hiring-red-blue-states/ Which states gained the most high-income families, and which lost the most during the pandemic https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2023/10/12/us-high-income-family-migration/71148162007/ Chinese Mom Buys $6.5 Million New York City Apartment for 2-Year-Old https://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/28/chinese-mom-buys-6-5-million-new-york-city-apartment-for-two-year-old/ Dear Black Americans: Please Move to the South. An argument for consolidating Black political power. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/18/opinion/reverse-migration-black-majority-states.html A ‘New Great Migration’ is bringing Black Americans back to the South https://www.brookings.edu/articles/a-new-great-migration-is-bringing-black-americans-back-to-the-south/

Duration:00:15:25

2016 Redux

1/16/2024
Hate social media? Miss the old Twitter? Want to raise your voice in 2024 for those who don’t have one? Join our social media workshop this Thursday, January 18th, at 8 pm ET! This virtual event will feature the tenacious Rachel Brody, an organizer working on social media strategy for various voter outreach campaigns, from Congressional to Latino voter outreach. Rachel also spearheads the diverse grassroots movement in New York to replace disastrous party chair Jay Jaycobs and will provide a quick update on that important movement to prevent New York from losing us the House again! To attend our virtual events, get our episodes ad free, receive bonus shows, submit questions for our regular Q&As, and more, subscribe at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit! ____________________ Not since the 2016 election has U.S. foreign policy been this consequential. We're experiencing serious 2016 vibes here at Gaslit Nation, when the Obama foreign policy team, including Biden and his advisors like Jake Sullivan, let Russia jack our democracy in front of their eyes. Now, they are allowing wannabe autocrat Netanyahu, a genocidal maniac, and close ally of Kushner and Putin, to pursue his long war to retain power after his failed coup to dismantle Israel's courts. If Biden and his foreign policy team are unmoved by the tens of thousands of Palestinians facing starvation—a slow, torturous way to die (see Andrea's film Mr. Jones)—then surely they must be concerned about their re-election chances and should finally demand a ceasefire. Terrell Starr of the Black Diplomats podcast and Substack joins Andrea to discuss the crisis in Gaza and its impact on the 2024 election, what the GOP Iowa Caucus (Klan rally) truly represents, the moral inconsistency of U.S. as well as South African foreign policy, the potential role of Kushner surrogate Nikki Haley in the Trump regime, the historic role of Black women in saving America from itself, and more! This week's bonus episode discusses the economies of the civil war, past and present, and what they can tell us about the country's potential direction. The bonus show will also feature a continuation of Andrea's conversation with Terrell Starr. They discuss the recent Lloyd Austin non-scandal hospitalization "scandal" and compare it to Hillary Clinton's non-scandal email "scandal," highlighting how the media and Republicans are determined to dehumanize and terrorize women and nonwhite people. See you at the Social Media Workshop for People Who Hate Social Media this Thursday, January 18th, at 8 pm! Look out for a Zoom link posted on Patreon that morning for supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher. Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you!

Duration:01:01:59

Is China About to Invade Taiwan? [TEASER]

1/13/2024
Coming soon for our Patreon community! Look out for a group chat feature for supporters to more easily connect with each other, and also a pinned post of recommended books from our listeners! Thank you to everyone who supports the show! There was a crucial presidential election in Taiwan today as the fairly young democracy elected Vice President Lai Ching-te of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to stand up to China’s threats. (Check our show notes: The Guardian has a colorful overview of the most consequential election since Taiwan’s first in 1996). No matter who won, China will continue to seek to annex Taiwan, dictator Xi having told Biden in their meeting in September that China and Taiwan will unify. A troubling sign backs up his threat: Xi discovered that his military is as comically corrupt as Russia’s, with reports of missiles in China full of water instead of fuel. Xi is clearly learning from Putin's mistakes in Ukraine. China may be preparing to take advantage of a West stretched thin by conflicts in Ukraine, Israel, and with Iran-backed Houthis. Olga Lautman, a Russian mafia researcher and co-host of the Kremlin Files podcast, joins Andrea to discuss whether China is about to invade Taiwan. The conversation includes the grievance politics of authoritarian movements, featuring a look at MAGA lapdog Elise Stefanik's dangerous appearance on Meet the Press. In that clip, featured in our show notes, Stefanik refers to the violent white supremacist terrorists who attempted to overthrow our democracy on January 6th as "hostages." Andrea and Olga discuss the dangers of this and the history of a Nazi camp on Stefanik’s Long Island. If Trump regains power, expect over 1,000 violent traitors to be pardoned on day one as he launches Project 2025 (his carefully planned mass purge of our government), making the world, not just our country, even more dangerous. This week’s bonus show includes Andrea answering questions from our listeners at the Democracy Defender level and higher. That discussion includes novels to read right now, how art by school children can help Ukraine, and more! If you didn’t hear your question answered this week, look out for it next week, as our Q&A continues. Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Hate social media? Miss the old Twitter? Want to raise your voice for 2024 for those who don’t have one? Join our social media workshop this Thursday, January 18th, at 8 pm ET! This virtual event will feature the tenacious Rachel Brody, an organizer working on social media strategy for various campaigns, from Congressional to Latino voter outreach. Rachel also spearheads the diverse grassroots movement in New York to replace disastrous party chair Jay Jaycobs and will provide a quick update on that important effort to prevent New York from losing us the House again! To sign up for our bonus episodes, attend our virtual events, submit questions for our regular Q&As, and more, support Gaslit Nation on Patreon.com/Gaslit Show Notes: Clip: Elise Stefanik refers to the "January 6 hostages" on Meet the Press: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1744014556416905223 Nazis on Long Island: The Story of Camp Siegfried https://mjhnyc.org/events/nazis-on-long-island-the-story-of-camp-siegfried/ The Guardian: Inflatables, hip-hop rallies, and a missile alarm: Taiwan to vote in election that’s too close to call https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/12/taiwan-general-presidential-election-2024-voting-polls-results-dpp-kmt-tpp In a Setback for Beijing, Taiwan Elects Lai Ching-te as President Taiwan’s vice president, whose party has emphasized the island’s sovereignty, defeated an opposition party that favors reviving engagement with China....

Duration:00:10:12

The West Must Prepare for a Post-Putin Russia

1/9/2024
Every dictator dreams of living to a ripe old age and dying in power, leaving behind a worshipful cult to ensure their immortality. Putin’s disastrous war in Ukraine, which was supposed to take Kyiv in three days, may bring his end sooner than he thinks. There was already one violent coup attempt against him last spring, and there are signs of failing health and increasing delusion. As his war drags on, with more Russians forced into the meat grinder, or coming home wounded, armed, and angry, Russia is a powder keg. Is the West ready for the collapse of Russia? Will the country return to the chaos and car bombs of the 1990s? Will the statues of Stalin come down or be joined by ones to Putin? If the Kremlin is ripped apart by a succession battle, what will happen to the nukes? Olga Lautman, the Russian mafia expert and co-host of the Kremlin Files podcast, joins Gaslit Nation to forecast the collapse of Russia and why the West must get ready, especially for the sake of ensuring Ukraine prevails–for all of us. This week’s bonus show, exclusive to our supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher, answers questions from our listeners at the Democracy Defender level and higher. To our Patreon community, we look forward to seeing you at our Gaslit Nation Social Media workshop on January 18th at 8 pm EST, made especially for those who hate social media. Rachel Brody, a tenacious organizer who helps various campaigns with their social media strategy, will help lead the discussion and answer your questions. To get access to our January 18th social media workshop, subscribe at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! SHOW NOTES: Razom Call to Action – save Ukraine https://www.instagram.com/p/C12YBemup2G/ With Shutdown Looming, House and Senate Leaders Agree on Spending Levels Despite the deal, time is short to assemble and pass legislation putting the agreement in force before a Jan. 19 deadline. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/07/us/congress-spending-deal-shutdown.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20240107&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta&regi_id=48614702&segment_id=154521&user_id=097a378032011d6e8be1570cdce0a176 Putin’s ally Netanyahu helping him his war in Ukraine: https://twitter.com/CrisLeeMaza/status/1743296552561480140 Putin Quietly Signals He Is Open to a Cease-Fire in Ukraine Despite its bravado in public, the Kremlin has indicated its interest in striking a deal to halt the war — so long as it could still declare victory. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/23/world/europe/putin-russia-ukraine-war-cease-fire.html Russia must be held accountable over Ukraine – we should seize its assets Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Kosenko https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/jan/08/russia-ukraine-seize-assets-us-eu Putin’s $300bn Belongs to Ukraine https://cepa.org/article/putins-300bn-belongs-to-ukraine/ Pentagon didn’t inform Biden, White House for days about Austin’s hospitalization https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/06/pentagon-took-3-days-to-inform-white-houses-nsc-of-austins-hospitalization-00134176 "It's time to act": Biden calls for over US$60 billion in aid to Ukraine https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2024/01/8/7436292/ US Intelligence Shows Flawed China Missiles Led Xi to Purge Army China missiles filled with water, not fuel: US intelligence Xi seeking to root out corruption, prepare military for combat https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-01-06/us-intelligence-shows-flawed-china-missiles-led-xi-jinping-to-purge-military?utm_source=website&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=twitter Military briefing: Russia has the upper hand in electronic warfare with Ukraine Both Kyiv and Moscow seek to bolster drone jamming capabilities as attacks mount https://www.ft.com/content/a477d3f1-8c7e-4520-83b0-572ad674c28e Top 10 Trends for 2024...

Duration:01:07:50

Another World is Possible [TEASER]

1/6/2024
Dictators want us to think that the future is hopeless, that their cult of personality will last forever. Gaslit Nation exists to remind us that another world is possible. The experts we’ve brought on the show over the years have shown us how. In this special episode, we’re starting 2024 right, with a chorus of voices guiding us to envision the world we want to live in. To start us off, Andrea is joined by Terrell Starr of the Black Diplomats podcast to share their hopes for 2024, and how they plan to contribute to building the livable future they envision. Share your hopes for 2024 in the comments below or in an email to GaslitNation@gmail.com, and we may read your comments on the show! To our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level and higher, save the date for our January 18th 8 pm ET Quit Twitter Social Media Workshop. If you hate social media, if you miss Old Twitter before Apartheid Barbie Musk deliberately destroyed it, if you want to elevate your voice for those who need your solidarity and support, then this is the workshop for you! We’ll be joined by organizer Rachel Brody who helps various campaigns with their social media strategy and helps lead the statewide coalition to replace Jay Jacobs, the useless chair of the New York state Democratic Party who, from George Santos to Republican control of the House running through New York, has cost this country so much. This is an event not to miss! To get access, subscribe to the show at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you!

Duration:00:15:00

What Do We Do If Trump Wins?

1/2/2024
On a hot afternoon in the middle of summer in New York City, people gathered together at Caveat on the Lower East Side for a special live taping of Gaslit Nation with the RISK! Storytelling Podcast. This is Part II of Andrea’s discussion with comedian Kevin Allison, host and producer of RISK!, and a founding member of the groundbreaking comedy group The State. The packed audience shared their insights and fears heading into 2024. One of the many indelible questions from the live Q&A raised this question: What happens if Trump wins? This discussion answers that and provides ways on how to avoid that tragedy for America and the world. To our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level and higher, save the date for our January 18th 8 pm ET Quit Twitter Social Media Workshop. If you hate social media, if you miss Old Twitter before Apartheid Barbie Musk deliberately destroyed it, if you want to elevate your voice for those who need your solidarity and support, then this is the workshop for you! We’ll be joined by organizer Rachel Brody who helps various campaigns with their social media strategy and helps lead the statewide coalition to replace Jay Jacobs, the useless chair of the New York state Democratic Party who, from George Santos to Republican control of the House running through New York, has cost this country so much. This is an event not to miss! To get access, subscribe to the show at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit To get access to our January 18th social media workshop, subscribe at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you!

Duration:01:01:47

Peter Kurth Takes the Self Care Q&A [TEASER]

12/30/2023
Author Peter Kurth takes the Gaslit Nation Self Care Q&A! In the second part of this special interview, Andrea interviews Peter Kurth, author of American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson, which helped inspire Andrea’s latest screenplay based on Thompson and her urgent lessons for us today. Gaslit Nation has always been a show that combines the power of art with fighting fascism, and this interview captures that call-to-arms. To our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level and higher, save the date for our January 18th 8 pm ET Quit Twitter Social Media Workshop. If you hate social media, if you miss Old Twitter before Apartheid Barbie Musk deliberately destroyed it, if you want to elevate your voice for those who need your solidarity and support, then this is the workshop for you! We’ll be joined by organizer Rachel Brody who helps various campaigns with their social media strategy and helps lead the statewide coalition to replace Jay Jacobs, the useless chair of the New York state Democratic Party who, from George Santos to Republican control of the House running through New York, has cost this country so much. This is an event not to miss! To get access, subscribe to the show at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit To get access to our January 18th social media workshop, subscribe at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you!

Duration:00:13:20

American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson

12/26/2023
Dorothy Thompson was the leading journalist of the 1930s and 1940s, considered as influential as Eleanor Roosevelt. After becoming the first foreign correspondent to be expelled from Germany by Hitler, Thompson advised President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, testified to Congress, and destroyed the public career of American aviator and Nazi medal-recipient Charles Lindbergh with the power of her pen. She crashed the 1939 Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden and heckled over 20,000 American Nazis until the police had to drag her out, and she warned the world relentlessly about fascism and its useful idiots in the U.S., like America First. Her warnings inspired her husband Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, to write It Can’t Happen Here, the now classic novel about the rise of an American dictator. That novel and Thompson’s 1941 essay for Harper’s “Who Goes Nazi?”, her macabre game on how to tell who among you at a dinner party would become a Nazi, went viral when Trump came to power in 2016. In this special episode, Andrea interviews Peter Kurth, author of American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson, which helped inspire Andrea’s latest screenplay based on Thompson and her urgent lessons for us today. Gaslit Nation has always been a show that combines the power of art with fighting fascism, and this interview captures that call-to-arms. To our Patreon community at the Truth-teller level and higher, save the date for our January 18th 8 pm ET Quit Twitter Social Media Workshop. If you hate social media, if you miss Old Twitter before Apartheid Barbie Musk deliberately destroyed it, if you want to elevate your voice for those who need your solidarity and support, then this is the workshop for you! We’ll be joined by organizer Rachel Brody who helps various campaigns with their social media strategy and helps lead the statewide coalition to replace Jay Jacobs, the useless chair of the New York state Democratic Party who, from George Santos to Republican control of the House running through New York, has cost this country so much. This is an event not to miss! To get access, subscribe to the show at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you!

Duration:00:53:05