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Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

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Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.

Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.

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United States

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Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.

Language:

English

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(415) 341-6350


Episodes

Resistance: The Tori Amos Interview

5/20/2020
This week we welcome special guest Tori Amos, the iconic singer-songwriter whose new book Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage is a must-read! We discuss the value of creativity during times of chaos and crisis, processing grief during a pandemic, the challenges of motherhood in this political era, what’s in store for the 2020 election, and much more.

Duration:00:55:59

BONUS: Tori Amos Reads "Resistance'"

5/20/2020
For our weekly bonus episode, provided exclusively for our Patreon supporters at the Truth Teller level and higher, we're sharing this week's bonus with all Gaslit Nation listeners to celebrate Tori Amos's new powerful book Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage. In this excerpt from Resistance, Tori explains the harrowing inspiration behind her classic song “Cornflake Girl.” Audio excerpt courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio from RESISTANCE by Tori Amos, read by the...

Duration:00:26:14

Show Trials

5/13/2020
We examine the horrible and unprecedented decision of Bill Barr to let Michael Flynn walk free despite Flynn confessing his own guilt; how the failures of the Mueller probe enabled Barr to take this action; the relationship between Barr, Flynn, and the Jeffrey Epstein pedophile trafficking operation; and the Trump administration’s lust for show trials, which they seem to be planning against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Duration:00:52:02

Hiding in Plain Sight: Sarah Kendzior Answers Your Questions

5/6/2020
In this Gaslit Nation special, Sarah answers your questions about her new best-selling book, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America. In other words, it’s a fun break from our usual “how the coronavirus is helping criminals consolidate autocracy” show!

Duration:00:50:50

Hiding in Plain Sight: How We Got Here

4/29/2020
In our latest episode, we have a special guest! Gaslit Nation co-host Sarah Kendzior stops by the studio (we don't have a studio) to talk about her latest book Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America. This is another rendition of Gaslit Nation's greatest hits on the international crime syndicate masquerading as a government, and the social ills that gave rise to a fake populist and autocrat wannabe, Donald Trump and the Trump Crime Family.

Duration:01:13:44

Blood Money Brigade

4/22/2020
Welcome back to the Groundhog's Day of Gaslit Nation! We augment our pandemic coverage with a discussion of the peril of gas station dictatorships! We break down what the plunge in oil prices means for the US and for the transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.

Duration:01:07:22

Corporate Manslaughter

4/15/2020
On week ten billion of coronavirus self-quarantine, we examine being a captive audience to a reality TV autocrat. This week we discuss the danger of the newly created “Council to Reopen America” which features key members of the Trump Crime Cult we have been warning you about for years: Ivanka, Jared, Mnuchin, and Ross, along with three lesser known members of the Blood Money Brigade whose shady dealings we explore.

Duration:00:58:05

Dictators Die, Art Is Forever: The Oleg Sentsov Interview

4/8/2020
On our one billionth week in self-isolation, we discuss the trauma of the coronavirus crisis and how it’s reshaping our political landscape. We conclude with a special interview with Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker kidnapped from Crimea and imprisoned in Russia for his activism. Sentsov’s story of persevering under brutal conditions, and never surrendering his commitment to his art and his principles, is one that we need to hear in these dark times of self-imposed isolation.

Duration:01:13:09

The Trump Crime Cult Has Blood on Their Hands

4/1/2020
We discuss how Trump, a life-long mobster and aspiring autocrat, is trying to shake down individual states and deny medical workers and their patients life-saving equipment. While he is more overtly sadistic to so-called “blue” states, Trump is also endangering residents of so-called “red” states – and that dichotomy is going to get worse as the crisis moves over the next few months from hard-hit big cities like New York to rural areas that no longer have hospitals thanks to GOP defunding.

Duration:00:57:36

The United States of Enron

3/25/2020
We call out the disaster capitalists running this horror show, including Treasurer Steven Mnuchin, one of the only people who profited off of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme and who currently serves as an oligarch lackey about to make yet another fortune off a tragedy. We delve into the history of this sadistic corporate culture.

Duration:01:04:10

Jared Kushner is a National Emergency

3/18/2020
On the first Gaslit Nation recorded from self-quarantine from a pandemic, we discuss the terrible political, psychological, and economic toll of the coronavirus. The pandemic has exposed our nation’s hypocrisies and flaws, including income inequality and corruption. The coronavirus catastrophe is currently being overseen by a group of kleptocratic lackeys like Pence, Mnuchin, Miller, and, of course, Jared Kushner.

Duration:02:06:44

Human Farm

3/11/2020
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we’re feeling…not particularly great about that! In this special pre-quarantine Gaslit Nation, we discuss the coronavirus and its potential to revolutionize the world. This is a terrifying time in human history, and every country’s flaws and vulnerabilities are being exposed. This is a time when we need to pull together, and help each other with the determination and compassion that so many doctors and medics and others have shown in the afflicted...

Duration:01:26:03

Gaslit Nation Coronavirus Special!

3/4/2020
We at Gaslit Nation have spent years covering fascism, transnational crime, white supremacist violence, climate change disasters, genocide, and the threat of WWIII, but apparently the universe thought this wasn’t depressing enough, so now we have a plague! We discuss the coronavirus crisis, the terrible response of the Trump administration, the way the virus may be weaponized politically, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around you.

Duration:00:59:06

How to Trump and Putin-Proof Our Democracy

2/26/2020
This week we give the authoritarianism weather report – packed courts, purged agencies, and a pandemic running rampant as the Trump administration lies – and then examine a potential solution: Elizabeth Warren’s binder full of plans! We run through her proposals on information warfare, violent white supremacy, transnational crime, election integrity, and more! We argue that regardless of who wins the nomination, they should consult Warren’s plans as a roadmap out of this hellhole.

Duration:01:38:31

Impeach Barr

2/19/2020
Hey you guys, did you hear – we’re living in a burgeoning authoritarian state! Much like we have been for the last four years! This week we discuss the delayed revelations of the punditry, what’s behind their unwillingness to state the obvious for so long, and ponder how long their clarity will last until collective amnesia kicks in again. More ominously, we examine the continued annihilation of the court system under Trump’s Roy Cohn reincarnation, Bill Barr.

Duration:01:15:44

This is How We Win

2/12/2020
We interview Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven of the progressive activist group Swing Left and hosts of the grassroots power podcast How We Win, about how Dems can prepare for 2020 – and win with Swing Left's Super State Strategy. We discuss whether the Dems can take the House and the Senate, how best to beat Trump, and how to bridge divides within the Democratic party. We also break down the obstacles beyond Trump – voter suppression, gerrymandering, and an obstructionist GOP that may simply...

Duration:00:38:42

Russian Propaganda as Judge and Jury

2/4/2020
In a week when the GOP Senate will likely take their criminal president and crown him criminal king, we look at the big picture – treason, disinformation, and how to resist. Much like the Senate trial itself, our conversation centers on Ukraine. This week Andrea interviews Ukrainian journalist Olga Tokariuk about how disinformation makes its way from the Kremlin into western media and even into western courts, as demonstrated by a recent court case in Italy in which online Kremlin propaganda...

Duration:01:06:58

“Voldemort Putin”

1/29/2020
We discuss key figures in the impeachment process – including Adam Schiff, John Roberts, and John Bolton – and what they’re trying to accomplish and how. In the first social media impeachment, their words are parsed and received, leading, in one case, to “Voldemort Putin” trending on Twitter. We also discuss how the destruction of the judiciary over the course of the Trump administration impacts the proceedings, and we touch on the Supreme Court and their recent horrendous anti-immigrant...

Duration:01:45:17

The Republican Party is on Trial

1/22/2020
This week Gaslit Nation gives in-depth context to the ongoing shitshow of the Senate impeachment hearings. We discuss what’s behind the media blitz of Giuliani goon Lev Parnas and the incriminating texts indicating the Trump crew was planning an attack on former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. We then analyze the GOP for what it is – an appendage of a transnational crime syndicate – and detail the institutional failures that allowed it to get there.

Duration:01:09:22

Dynasty Alert!

1/15/2020
This week Gaslit Nation takes a look at two dynasties – the Trump Crime Family’s attempt to build a dynastic kleptocracy in the White House, and Meghan and Harry’s flight to Canadian freedom. Yes, like a dystopian US Weekly, Gaslit Nation takes on Megxit (we’re in favor!) and the issues surrounding it: racism and colonialism, the mendacity of the UK tabloid press, Prince Andrew the Pedophile, and the decades-long connections of the royal family to the transnational crime syndicate propping...

Duration:02:03:27