Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
By Andrea Chalupa & 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.
||CleanLessons from Ukraine Five Years After the Revolution||Ukrainian journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk, the head of the independent media network Hromadske TV, co-founded by a journalist - Mustafa Nayyem - that launched the EuroMaidan revolution with a Facebook post, looks back on lessons from Ukraine...||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trump Brand of Death||This week, we discuss the continued economic, environmental, and psychological fallout of the government shutdown, and speculate on what’s in store later this month. We have a long discussion about the horrific forced separation of migrant children...||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoger Stone: Democracy's Undertaker||Welcome to a very angry episode of Gaslit Nation! The government may be back open, but the US is not out of danger – we are merely in the eye of the hurricane as damage from the shutdown mounts and Trump threatens both another shutdown and a...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoalition of Corruption||We breakdown Trump's war on America in the form of the longest government shutdown in our nation's history, the urgent case for #ImpeachmentNow, and examine Deripaska's very sweet sanctions deal.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Comey Effect||This isn’t just a shutdown – it’s a hostile restructuring. As the longest shutdown in US history drags on, Sarah and Andrea discuss the incredible toll it’s taken on workers, the economy and national security. We discuss the apocalyptic vision..||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Carnage||We continue examining the diastrous fallout of the government shutdown and the toll it’s taken on unpaid federal workers, national parks, and public safety. We debunk the myth that Trump did not understand what the shutdown would entail and argue...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCabinet of Horrors||There is treason in the treasury, nepotism in the government, and corruption everywhere – it may be a new year, but it’s the same sad story for the US! This week Sarah and Andrea discuss the cabinet shakeups that have left our government in the...||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFestivus Special: Mueller's Low Hanging Fruit||At Gaslit Nation, every week is Festivus because we have so manygrievances to air! Our Feat of Strength is that we survived 2018. This week, Sarah and Andrea’s Airing of Grievances includes an in-depth look at Russian spy Maria Butina and her NRA...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndividual One: The New Name of the GOP||It’s another wild week in the United States of America, where any child can grow up to be Individual One! Actually, that’s not true, you have to choose a life of crime and complicity, and this week’s Gaslit Nation discusses what’s new for the...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKleptocracy World Order||We discuss the G20 and the back-slapping journalist-murderers Putin and MBS; the increased Russian aggression in Ukraine and US warmongering with regard to Iran; the idiocy of Eric Trump; the legacy of George HW Bush, and more.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaslit Nation Featurette: Pass a Law||In this special episode of Gaslit Nation, Andrea interviews her mother Tanya Chalupa who championed the child carseat law and the seatbelt law in California, as well as working on other child safety bills. She explains how to get a law passed even if,..||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Thanksgiving: We're Grateful for Canvassers||Happy Thanksgiving, Gaslit Nation listeners! Sarah and Andrea are hosting a feast of interesting (and terrifying) commentary from folks around the US as they welcome winners of the Gaslit Nation Get Out the Vote contest onto the show. Our special...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Blue Wave Continues: Kansas Rising||The Blue Wave turned out to be a slow motion river flowing through the country and reshaping the political map in the process.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMidterms Special: The Blue Wave Has Begun||The midterms are over and the results are…decidedly mixed! Sarah and Andrea discuss the historical night from their perspectives in Andrea’s blue trifecta of New York and Sarah’s red nightmare hellhole – er, trifecta – of Missouri. If you...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaslit Nation Featurette: Every District||We're excited to share this important discussion with Every District, a grassroots fundraising and data-driven effort to turn state governments blue. Regardless of the results of the 2018 midterms, we have a long way to go to rebuild our democracy. As..||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHalloween Special: The Kathy Griffin Interview||Welcome to the Gaslit Nation Halloween Special, which is not so different than a regular Gaslit Nation episode due to the 24-7 horror show we call the Trump administration! This week, Andrea and Sarah discuss the horrific extremist threats and...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Foreign Policy for the Left: Put Gas Station Dictatorships Out of Business||We call on a strong foreign policy for the left, one that's driven by turning America into a world leader of renewable energy to finally put gas station dictatorships like Putin's oil-rich Russia and MSB's Saudi Arabia out of business. It's far past...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Media Industry Is Complicit, and Good Journalists Pay the Price||This week on Gaslit Nation we discuss the media: the systemic failures of an economically and morally bankrupt industry dominated by rich white men, and the bravery and creativity of journalists who struggle not only within this system, but with a...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Mueller Will Not Save You||Goodbye checks and balances, hello consolidated power!||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKavanaugh Catastrophe and the Death of Checks and Balances||In this week’s episode of Gaslit Nation, Sarah and Andrea discuss the Kavanaugh hearings, the pathological lying and enabling of the GOP, Trump’s attacks on the FBI and its investigation of Kavanaugh, and the continuing erosion of our republic’s..||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe American Crisis: The View from Flyover Country, Part 2||In episode 6, Gaslit Nation continues its look at the decades of American crises that gave rise to Trumpism and paved the way for Russian interference in our democracy.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe American Crisis: The View from Flyover Country, Part 1||In part one of a two-part interview, Andrea talks to Sarah about income inequality, the loss of the "American dream," and the inspiration for her NYT bestseller The View from Flyover Country. This episode is sponsored by: Audible -- Go...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComputer Scientist Barbara Simons on Hacking, Paper Ballots, and Securing U.S. Elections||Sarah and Andrea interview Barbara Simons PhD, a computer scientist who specializes in election security, to answer the question on everyone’s mind: can our voting machines be attacked? Were they attacked in 2016? What’s in store for the midterms,..||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Mueller and the Iron Triangles||In the final installment of our three-part series looking back at the 2016 election, we get into the hacking, the recount, the trail of dead Russians, and Robert Mueller's prescient Iron Triangles report, which predicted something like the Trump...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarry Reid, Access Hollywood, and the Comey Chameleon||What a week to be talking about the 2016 election! Amid the arrests of various Russian agents for hacking or otherwise influencing the U.S. election, here we are with the second in a three-part series in which Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa look...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManafort, Wikileaks, and Trump's Long Bromance with Putin||Why 2016 is still so relevant today, and what we need to understand about that election in order to prepare for the 2018 midterms.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Gaslit Nation||Gaslit Nation is a bi-monthly podcast from DAME magazine that cuts through the noise of the news cycle to help listeners gain a sense of control in an out- of- control world. Hosts writers Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are women whose voices are...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
very informed hosts
This is not just people yelling about trump, but experts on authoritarian regimes throughout history (and in current days) walking through the facts, breaking down warning signs, and revealing nostradamus-level insight into where we’re on track to end up. very helpful!
Telling the truth in a "post truth" world and during the greatest assault on liberal democracy since the last global rise of illiberal autocracies to challenge it worldwide. Intelligent and unapologetic. Necessary more than ever as the Russian attack continues to succeed spectacularly.
Out of the looking glass
Extraordinarily insightful treatment by Kendzior and Chalupa. Listen carefully and let the scales fall from your eyes. A public service of the highest order that uses fact-based analysis of a decades-long series of relationships reshaping America in dystopian fashion.