Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

48 EpisodesProduced by Andrea Chalupa & Sarah Kendzior

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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Malcolm Nance on Asymmetric Warfare - Part I

July 17th, 2019


Our Get Un-Gaslit Summer Reading Series continues with this two-part interview with the counter-terrorism and intelligence expert Malcolm Nance. …

Greg Sargent on American Authoritarianism

July 10th, 2019


This week we kick off our Get Un-Gaslit Summer Reading Series with Greg Sargent, the author of the 2018 book An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our …

A Republic, and How to Keep It: The Gaslit Nation July 4th Special

July 3rd, 2019


Happy Fourth of July! In 1787, Benjamin Franklin famously declared “A republic – if you can keep it.” In these compiled interviews, experienced …

Movie Night: Clue with Mueller, She Wrote

June 26th, 2019


We join the women of the great podcast Mueller, She Wrote to debate a matter of vast geopolitical importance – the 1985 black comedy Clue! (In case …

Reality Winner is in Prison While the Traitors Walk Free

June 19th, 2019


This week, we interview Billie Winner-Davis, a social worker and the mother of Reality Winner, an air force veteran and the former NSA contractor who provided The Intercept with an NSA report on the Kremlin’s hacking of …

Will Giuliani be the Manafort of 2020?

June 12th, 2019


We are back with Part II of our discussion of the 2020 battleground state Ukraine. Our special focus again is on Rudy Giuliani who multiple experts …

The Alexandra Chalupa Interview

June 5th, 2019


We continue our interview with Andrea’s sister Alexandra Chalupa, the former DNC contractor who was one of the first people in the US to warn officials about Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. For the first time, …

Mueller Speaks!

May 30th, 2019


Hey, it can talk! In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we break down Mueller’s surprise press conference on Thursday with a special guest – Alexandra Chalupa, the independent researcher who was one of the first people in …

Dirty Dirty Giuliani

May 22nd, 2019


Now that Manafort is in prison, Giuliani seems to have taken his place, especially in trying to drum up Democratic scandals to distract from Trump’s …

Elizabeth Warren: Nazi Hunter

May 17th, 2019


We start off by looking at The Week The Mueller Probe Died in light of new information that’s been revealed since March. We go on to discuss the 2020 race, threats to election integrity, and the novelty of Elizabeth …

The Constitution is Clear: Impeachment Hearings Now

May 8th, 2019


Constitutional law and voting rights attorney John Bonifaz answers our questions about one of the most contentious topics today – whether, when, and how to impeach Donald Trump. Bonifaz is the president and co-founder …

Roy Cohn White House: The Mueller Report Special, Part II

April 29th, 2019


This episode picks up where we left off last week in our breakdown of the Mueller Report, in particular the role of Paul Manafort who flagrantly …

Roy Cohn White House: The Mueller Report Special, Part I

April 23rd, 2019


At long last, the Mueller Report is here, and we are…underwhelmed. In the first episode of a two-part Mueller Report Special, we do an overview of the bizarre sequence of events that led to the Barr Report and the …

Impeach the Nazi-in-Chief

April 10th, 2019


We lay out, yet again, the urgent arguments for impeachment, and fact-check those we often hear against it. We also interview Alexandra Flores-Quilty (@AFQ_92) of the grassroots group By the People (@by_the_ppl) that …

Lisa Page

April 4th, 2019


We discuss the Barr memo fallout, the insipid media coverage, the unchecked assassins of Russia and Saudi Arabia, Ukraine's election, FBI purges, and more.

The Barr Report

March 27th, 2019


As we’ve said repeatedly at Gaslit Nation, the crisis in the US was never about Trump vs Mueller, but about corruption and exploitation – about …

Oleg Sentsov Directs a Film from a Siberian Prison

March 20th, 2019


March 2019 marks the five-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. We explain why the fake referendum in Crimea is called a "referendum by gun point" and provide background on Russia's annexation which had …

Impeach Normalization

March 14th, 2019


Impeachment sends a message about who we are as a country and what we will accept and abide. The rule of law demands action. Refusing to take action …

Rotting Monuments

March 6th, 2019


Like Trump Tower Moscow, which was supposed to be the tallest building in Europe with a penthouse for mass-murderer Putin and an Ivanka Trump branded spa, the White House was another monument for Trump, in a long list …

Brexit and Trump are the Same Crime: The Carole Cadwalladr Interview

February 27th, 2019


We are thrilled to welcome Carole Cadwalladr to Gaslit Nation. Carole is an investigative journalist who breaks major stories on the Kremlin and …

Transnational Emergency

February 20th, 2019


We break down decades of intertwined corruption in both the US and the UK and urge officials to seek actual accountability, because time is running out. Kleptocracy anywhere is kleptocracy everywhere, and it is ordinary …

Lessons from Ukraine Five Years After the Revolution

February 13th, 2019


Ukrainian journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk, the head of the independent media network Hromadske TV, co-founded by a journalist - Mustafa Nayyem - that …

The Trump Brand of Death

February 6th, 2019


This week, we discuss the continued economic, environmental, and psychological fallout of the government shutdown, and speculate on what’s in store …

Roger Stone: Democracy's Undertaker

January 30th, 2019


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 …

Coalition of Corruption

January 24th, 2019


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. 

The Comey Effect

January 16th, 2019


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 …

American Carnage

January 9th, 2019


We continue examining the diastrous fallout of the government shutdown and the toll it’s taken on unpaid federal workers, national parks, and public …

Cabinet of Horrors

January 4th, 2019


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 …

Festivus Special: Mueller's Low Hanging Fruit

December 19th, 2018


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 …

Individual One: The New Name of the GOP

December 12th, 2018


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 …

Kleptocracy World Order

December 5th, 2018


In this week’s Gaslit Nation, Sarah and Andrea express their ongoing frustration about last week’s deja news avalanche of stories about corruption …

Gaslit Nation Featurette: Pass a Law

November 28th, 2018


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 …

Happy Thanksgiving: We're Grateful for Canvassers

November 21st, 2018


Happy Thanksgiving, Gaslit Nation listeners! Sarah and Andrea are hosting a feast of interesting (and terrifying) commentary from folks around the …

The Blue Wave Continues: Kansas Rising

November 14th, 2018


In this episode of Gaslit Nation, Sarah and Andrea are still way too excited about the midterm elections! The Blue Wave turned out to be a slow …

Midterms Special: The Blue Wave Has Begun

November 8th, 2018


The midterms are over and the results are…decidedly mixed! Sarah and Andrea discuss the historical night from their perspectives in Andrea’s blue …

Gaslit Nation Featurette: Every District

November 3rd, 2018


We're excited to share this important discussion with Every District, a grassroots fundraising and data-driven effort to turn state governments …

Halloween Special: The Kathy Griffin Interview

October 31st, 2018


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 …

A Foreign Policy for the Left: Put Gas Station Dictatorships Out of Business

October 25th, 2018


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 …

The Media Industry Is Complicit, and Good Journalists Pay the Price

October 17th, 2018


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 …

Robert Mueller Will Not Save You

October 10th, 2018


Goodbye checks and balances, hello authoritarian shitshow! In the latest Gaslit Nation, Sarah and Andrea discuss the demolishment of checks and …

Kavanaugh Catastrophe and the Death of Checks and Balances

October 3rd, 2018


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 …

The American Crisis: The View from Flyover Country, Part 2

September 19th, 2018


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.

The American Crisis: The View from Flyover Country, Part 1

September 3rd, 2018


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 …

Computer Scientist Barbara Simons on Hacking, Paper Ballots, and Securing U.S. Elections

August 21st, 2018


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? …

Robert Mueller and the Iron Triangles

August 7th, 2018


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 …

Harry Reid, Access Hollywood, and the Comey Chameleon

July 23rd, 2018


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 …

Manafort, Wikileaks, and Trump's Long Bromance with Putin

July 9th, 2018


Welcome to Gaslit Nation, a podcast to help cut through the noise in the most important midterm election year of our lives. The last most important election year of our lives was 2016, a gaslit election. In the first …

Welcome to Gaslit Nation

June 19th, 2018


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 …

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