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||CleanHow the United States Is Poisoning Native American Communities||Award-winning journalist Suzette Brewer discusses the issues facing Native American communities in the era of President Donald Trump. At reservations all over the country, water is being poisoned as toxins from mines seep into the local water supplies.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalculating the Human Cost of the Terrible Tax Bill||Chye-Ching Huang of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to break down exactly how the Senate tax bill will shift massive amounts of wealth from working people to corporations and the rich.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Kendzior on the ‘Oligarch Envy’ Haunting President Trump||Journalist Sarah Kendzior returns to shine a light on the surprisingly coherent, and wholly anti-democratic, philosophy driving many of the choices of President Donald Trump. Kendzior, who speaks Russian and earned her PhD studying politics and propagan||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breach: Rebecca Traister on the ‘Harvey Weinstein Effect’||Rebecca Traister, award-winning journalist and writer at large for New York magazine, joins Lindsay to discuss the righteous anger that has been unleashed by reports of Harvey Weinstein and countless other powerful men perpetrating sexual violence again||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breach: Indicting Trump’s Inner Circle||Andy Wright, a law professor and former associate counsel to President Obama, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss what the indictment of Paul Manafort and guilty plea of George Papadopoulos reveal about the next steps of Robert Mueller's ongoing i||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoting Rights Are Being Systematically Dismantled||Journalist Ari Berman joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss his jaw-dropping Mother Jones story about Wisconsin voter suppression in 2016 and how that may be the start of a much larger trend.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the FBI Is Targeting Black Activists||The FBI has identified so-called "Black Identity Extremists" as a threat to law enforcement, according to a leaked memo. If you’re wondering what a "Black Identity Extremist" is, you’re not alone. Senior Staff Attorney Nusrat Choudhury of the ACLU||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Everyone Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis||Sanho Tree returns to discuss the bad assumptions underpinning the DEA’s approach to the opioid crisis and explain the latest alarming news from the Philippines.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Likely Is World War III?||Security journalist Ankit Panda returns to discuss whether Donald Trump’s erratic decisions and aggressive rhetoric will lead to war with North Korea, Iran, or another nation.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow and Why Trump Is Screwing Over Puerto Rico||Medical anthropologist Dr. Adia Benton joins Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss why the government and private donors are treating Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens in the wake of Hurricane Maria.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump’s DACA Repeal Is a Ticking Time Bomb||Tina Vasquez, Rewire’s immigration reporter, joins Lindsay to talk about the fate of the 800,000 young people who could face mass deportation now that President Donald Trump has called off the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Symbiosis of Donald Trump and The Worst People in America||Author and professor Jared Yates Sexton joins Lindsay to dissect the way President Donald Trump’s brand of cognitive dissonance and unreality is empowering right-wing extremism across the United States, and how he harnessed those dark cultural and pol||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weaponization of 'Fake News'||In the latest episode of The Breach, host Lindsay Beyerstein is joined by award-winning journalist Brooke Binkowski, the managing editor of Snopes, to discuss the ever-evolving "fake news" landscape. As verifiably false stories loosely based on urban le||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting Trump's Efforts to Suppress the Vote||Natasha Merle, a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss how false allegations of voter fraud are being used to suppress the votes of communities of color. Merle and her organization are suing D||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Our Looming Constitutional Crisis Could Play Out||Subscribe to The Breach in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. From his hesitation in denouncing Nazis in Charlottesville to his attacks on the free press, Donald Trump is governing like an authoritarian. This approach threatens t||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocrats Should Stop Taking Black Women for Granted||Are the Democrats going soft on choice? Reproductive justice advocate and NARAL Missouri board member Pamela Merritt joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss the rhetoric of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Ben Ray Luján who decided to||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump’s ‘Dream Team’ of Climate Change Deniers Threatens the Planet||The earth is warming rapidly and humans are to blame, but the Trump administration is determined to deny the science and delay policy changes that might cap rising temperatures. Professor Mike Mann is one of the world’s foremost experts on climate sci||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy the DOJ Is Afraid to Prosecute White-Collar Criminals||As a United States Attorney in 2002, James Comey mocked prosecutors who never lost a case as members of "The Chickenshit Club." In Comey’s opinion, if a prosecuting attorney never lost, it meant they were too risk averse and failed to bring the most i||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill the Government Protect Abortion Clinic Access In the Era of Trump?||Rewire VP of Law and the Courts Jessica Mason Pieklo joins Lindsay Beyerstein for a special episode on abortion access to mark the launch of Rewire’s first original documentary, “Care in Chaos.” Anti-choice activists are already testing the federa||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Trump's Media Vendetta Is Scarier Than Nixon's||Rick Perlstein, bestselling author of Nixonland and historian of the conservative movement, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein for a discussion of Donald Trump’s attacks on the press. Perlstein argues that Trump is the ultimate Richard Nixon Republican, fr||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Sessions and His Brutal Vision for the Department of Justice||In our season finale of The Breach, Adam Serwer of the Atlantic joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his radical plans for the Department of Justice, which threaten civil rights enforcement at federal agencies; sen||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGutting Medicaid to Spite the Poor||President Trump's budget would cut Medicaid spending nearly in half and slash nearly $13 billion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Medicaid covers more than 70 million Americans, including 40 percent of all children and nearly half||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Korea's Nuclear Strategy||North Korea’s nuclear program is racing forward. The regime tested a Pukguksong-2 missile on Sunday and leader Kim Jong-Un made a big show of ordering the missiles into mass production. Ankit Panda, host of the podcast The Diplomat, joins Lindsay Beye||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Consequences of Firing James Comey||Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey shocked the nation. Initially, the White House claimed that the president had fired the director because of Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, based on the recommendation of||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDoes President Trump Suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder?||It’s no secret that Donald J. Trump is possessed of an outsized ego. Some psychiatrists speculate that he suffers from a psychiatric condition known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which is defined by grandiosity, insecurity, callousness,||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmerica’s B.S. Artist-in-Chief||President Donald Trump lies, but is he just a liar, or is he something more confounding? Jeet Heer argues that Trump’s “say anything” philosophy puts him in a whole new – and potentially much scarier – category.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump's New Drug Czar Will Make Things Worse||This month, the White House leaked that Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was in the final stages of vetting to become the nation’s Drug Czar. Marino’s record as a prosecutor and legislator is in line with the punitive approach Donald Trump has promised to tac||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnmasking America’s Secret Court System with Liza Goitein||Last week, we learned that a FISA court gave the government permission to monitor the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign. Such warrants are only granted when there is probable cause that the target is operating||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn the Shadow of Putin with Sarah Kendzior||President Donald Trump regularly flatters Vladimir Putin and has promised warmer relations between the United States and Russia, but tensions between the two nuclear powers rose last week after Trump ordered an airstrike in Syria. How might this situati||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterrogating the Emoluments Clause with Zephyr Teachout||This week on The Breach, we take a closer look at those 49 words that mean so much: the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution. Law professor Zephyr Teachout joins host Lindsay Beyerstein for an in-depth discussion of one of our fo||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing April 4th: The Breach Episode #1!||Welcome to the new series from Rewire Radio, The Breach! Listen to this short promo to hear more about the show from host Lindsay Beyerstein, then subscribe and share this feed with everyone you know who should be vigilant and informed on authoritariani||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Beyerstein is wicked smart. As for guests, Teachout sets a high bar.
cogent and intelligent
Lindsay Beyerstein is a terrific interviewer. She combines compelling guest selection with thoughtful and penetrating questions. Highly recommended.
Really insightful and thorough
Lindsay is an excellent interviewer and delves into the topics thoroughly. Genuinely informative. A rare gift and valuable contribution to the current environment. A welcome relief to have discussion that sheds more light than heat. This will be at the top of my queue from now on.