December 13th, 2018
Introducing Murderville, a new investigative podcast from The Intercept. Episode 1: Murder at Taco Bell. A murder in the small southern town of Adel, Georgia, sent Devonia Inman to jail 20 years ago. He was accused of …
Is This the Democrat Who Can Beat Trump in the Rust Belt in 2020?
December 6th, 2018
The presidential primary season kicks off next year and there is one big question hanging over the Democratic party: the rust belt. For the last …
George H.W. Bush: The Inconvenient Truth
December 4th, 2018
U.S. media have been busy painting a very rosy picture of former president George H.W. Bush since his death last week. While he did stand up to the …
The Senate Just Took a Major Step Toward Ending the War In Yemen
November 29th, 2018
The United States Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to advance a resolution withdrawing all unauthorized U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war …
Trump’s Top Ten Lies and Why They Matter (with Daniel Dale)
November 21st, 2018
Donald Trump lies consistently, at all times of day. He even gets up in the middle of the night to tweet, and that tweet almost always turns out to be a lie. A lie is produced each time his lips move. And this serial, …
Why the Democrats Can (and Should) Impeach Trump
November 15th, 2018
Impeaching President Donald Trump is a pipe dream, many say. Nancy Pelosi, who’s expected to be the new House speaker, isn’t keen on going for impeachment, nor is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — and a lot of …
Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Happens Next?
November 7th, 2018
The most important, historic, and consequential midterm election of our lives is over. It wasn’t quite a blue wave, but the Democrats, while unable …
Race or Class: What Will Drive Trump Voters in the Midterms?
November 1st, 2018
The midterm elections are almost here and they’re haunted by the spectre of loyal Trump voters. Two years ago, white, working class voters swept Donald Trump into office as a way of expressing their anger over economic …
Is Trump Inciting Far Right Terror In the U.S.?
October 29th, 2018
Over the past few days, 11 people were massacred in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, the country’s top Democrats have been targeted with pipe bombs, and two black people were executed in a grocery store in Kentucky. Contrary …
From Caravans to Cages: Why Trump Bashes Migrants
October 25th, 2018
If the media is to be believed, the United States is about to be overrun by a horde of terrorists and criminals from Central America. It’s a distraction from what has really been an immigration crisis at the border: the …
Why Won't Trump Condemn the Saudis? (Hint: It's Israel. Also, Iran)
October 18th, 2018
The United States and Saudi Arabia have been best friends since 1945, even after 9/11, when 15 of the 19 hijackers who brought down the Twin Towers …
Live Special: Are the Democrats Ready to Get Radical?
October 11th, 2018
In this special, live-recorded episode of Deconstructed, Mehdi Hasan is joined by a panel of leftist lawmakers and advocates, Sen. Jeff Merkley, …
The Right Won the Battle Over Kavanaugh. Can the Left Win the War?
October 6th, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed today as Supreme Court Justice of the United States in a 50-48 vote in the Senate, despite three different …
Riz Ahmed on Politics, Identity, and Being Brown in Hollywood
October 4th, 2018
Riz Ahmed became the first actor of South Asian descent and the first Muslim to win an Emmy last year when he picked up the award for Outstanding …
What The Kavanaugh Scandal Says About America
September 27th, 2018
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by three different women, one of whom said that she witnessed his efforts to …
Is Ilhan Omar Donald Trump’s Worst Nightmare?
September 20th, 2018
After decisively beating five other candidates in last month’s primary race to represent Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional district, Ilhan Omar is on her way to becoming the first African refugee and hijab-wearing Muslim …
Why is America Helping to Kill Kids in Yemen?
September 13th, 2018
Since a Saudi-led coalition began bombarding Yemen in March 2015, more than 10,000 people have been killed and over 2 million displaced. While most …
The White Supremacy Court Upholds the Muslim Ban
June 26th, 2018
On Tuesday the Supreme Court handed the president a huge victory in Trump v. Hawaii, the case challenging the legality of his executive order barring citizens of five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United …
Confronting the Consequences of Obama’s Foreign Policy
June 22nd, 2018
Barack Obama was one of the most polarizing presidents of the modern era. To the right, he was a weak, feckless leader and to the left, he was the …
Will the U.S. Ever Give Up Its Nukes?
June 15th, 2018
This week Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state, raising the prospect that the repressive dictatorship might finally take steps toward dismantling its nuclear program. …
Elizabeth Warren v. the District of Corruption
June 8th, 2018
Between appointing his daughter and son-in-law to senior White House positions, engaging in business deals with foreign governments, and “encouraging” diplomats and dignitaries to book rooms in his hotels, Donald …
The War on Immigrants
June 1st, 2018
The Trump administration is targeting migrant and refugee children to achieve its policy goal at the border, crack down on immigration, and placate …
Edward Snowden on Privacy in the Age of Trump and Facebook
May 25th, 2018
Five years ago this week Edward Snowden absconded to Hong Kong with a trove of documents detailing the extent of the U.S. government's global and domestic surveillance programs. Snowden’s leaks helped expose the …
How The Trumps Screwed Palestine
May 18th, 2018
Two Palestinians join Mehdi Hasan to discuss U.S. coverage of Jerusalem and how to get prominent Democratic politicians to take the Palestinian …
Is Trump Trying to Start a War with Iran?
May 11th, 2018
The president announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, citing Israeli intel purporting to show that Iran has resumed its nuclear weapons program. Does this move us one step closer to war? Has John …
Will the Media Ever Stand Up to Trump? (with Judd Apatow)
May 4th, 2018
Comedian and Hollywood director and producer Judd Apatow joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the U.S. media’s cozy relationship with politicians. Rather …
The Killing Fields of Gaza
April 27th, 2018
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are demonstrating and calling for their right to return to their ancestral lands for the fifth Friday in a row. Israeli forces have been responding with force, killing at least 40 …
How Bad Is The News? (With Hasan Minhaj)
April 20th, 2018
Comedian Hasan Minhaj is best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show and his acclaimed stand-up special "Homecoming King." This year he’s slated to host his own talk show on Netflix, and on this week’s …
Is Trump About To Start An Illegal War With Syria?
April 13th, 2018
The war in Syria has seen seven long years of bloodshed, terror, and foreign interventions. And now, once again, the alleged use of chemical weapons has prompted president Donald Trump to threaten bombing the Assad …
Why Black Lives Still Don't Matter
April 6th, 2018
In her first national interview, Stephon Clark’s fiancée Salena Manni speaks out on his death at the hands of Sacramento police. She calls on …
Will John Bolton Get Us All Killed?
March 30th, 2018
By now you’ve heard about John Bolton’s bluster, warmongering, and disregard for international law. What you probably don’t know is that Trump’s new …
We Need to Talk About Inequality (with Bernie Sanders)
March 23rd, 2018
The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan sits down with independent senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to discuss why the mainstream press ignores so many of the economic issues that affect the lives of average …
Coming Soon: Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
March 1st, 2018
A new podcast from The Intercept that cuts through the political drivel and media misinformation to give you a straight take on one big news story of …