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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.

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Tyranny and Mutation

December 1st, 2021

1:07:13

We’ve got a brand-new coup plot and a brand-new plague variant – and a brand-new Gaslit Nation to examine the nexus of the crisis and the origin of the storm! We start by discussing the coup that the Kremlin is …

DeJoy of Crooking

November 24th, 2021

46:49

Ron Bloom, a sleazeball DeJoy Defender who works for the company that helped bail out Jared Kushner’s debt in a dirty deal under congressional investigation, will be replaced! Does this mean the corrupt Postmaster …

The Infrastructure of Autocracy

November 17th, 2021

52:16

Welcome to month ten of post-Capitol attack America in which no elite operatives have been punished for the worst attack on the Capitol since 1812! …

"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Transnational Crime Syndicate!"

November 10th, 2021

51:31

Welcome to the Gaslit Nation election aftermath hellhole special! We look at two big factors in Posh Trump Glenn Youngkin’s win: 1) how the GOP’s …

Sorry Not Sorry: The Alyssa Milano Interview

November 3rd, 2021

53:26

There’s a lot going on, but Sarah isn't feeling well and lost her voice. We plan to cover the major news events next week, like the elections and what they can tell us, and Joe Manchin’s latest betrayal of the American …

Virginia, We Have an Emergency

October 29th, 2021

2:02

This is a special extra urgent Gaslit Nation news bulletin for anyone anywhere around the world who has friends, family, co-workers, acquaintances, …

Beware the Savvy Set

October 27th, 2021

1:01:17

Welcome to the Gaslit Nation Halloween Special! At Gaslit Nation, it is forever Halloween AND Groundhog’s Day, so we revisit some familiar villains – Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon – and look at the …

The Polonium Tea Party

October 20th, 2021

55:14

This week’s Gaslit Nation explores narrative warfare, from Russia’s Stalinist revisionism (now including an attack on Andrea’s film Mr Jones!) to the …

Running Out the Clock

October 13th, 2021

1:00:47

It has now been over nine months since the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and none of the key perpetrators – Trump, Bannon, Flynn, Stone, etc – …

The Sociopath Network

October 6th, 2021

51:18

The US government may have avoided a shutdown, but Facebook did not! On Monday everyone’s least favorite data-mining, genocide-abetting tech behemoth had the longest shutdown in its history, less than a day after an …

Morally AND Literally Bankrupt!

September 29th, 2021

57:43

The government may be shutting down – again! Thanks to fatuous GOP concern about the debt ceiling, the government may be shutting down and the Treasury may be out of money by October 18. This is part of a long and …

Parliamentarian Fu*kadelic

September 22nd, 2021

1:05:46

Today we examine the most powerful person in the United States -- Elizabeth MacDonough! Who, you might ask? Why, the Senate Parliamentarian, of …

Quid Pro Joe

September 15th, 2021

58:25

Remember back in April when we described Joe Manchin as a “an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a lot of money”? Well, the Dem’s most annoying kleptocrat obstructionist isn’t so mysterious anymore! We discuss who’s …

FURY

September 8th, 2021

53:24

This week’s episode is devoted to the Texas state attack on reproductive rights and civil rights and its ramifications – not just for Texans, but for …

The Chance for Peace

September 1st, 2021

58:24

On August 31, the War in Afghanistan – a war that has been going on for nearly our entire adult lives – came to an end, at least officially. We …

Merkel Betrays Navalny, the Congress Steps Up, and More!

August 25th, 2021

1:02:01

This week we discuss Angela Merkel’s recent trips to Russia and Ukraine while getting played by Putin and his merry band of Western blood money lobbyists, finally some hope in the Congress for democracy-saving …

Hold Onto Your Humanity

August 18th, 2021

1:08:27

We break down myths about “the unvaccinated” vs the anti-vaxxer propagandists and discuss the institutional distrust that have made a diverse crowd of Americans hesitant about the vaccine. We go through twenty years of …

Run for Something: The Amanda Litman Interview

August 11th, 2021

53:51

The corruption in our broken and abusive systems won't change until we change them ourselves. That's why we need you -- yes, you -- to serioiusly consider running for something. Don't know where to start? Meet Amanda …

All We Can Save: The Katharine Wilkinson Interview

August 4th, 2021

57:15

With so much ominous news about the climate crisis heralding the man-made apocolypse, we need leaders like the women highlighted in the must-read …

Art Matters: The Nelson George Interview

July 28th, 2021

1:26:17

Nelson George set off to become the greatest music writer in the world. Given his strange relationship with Prince who summoned him to listen to new music, George achieved his dream. George contributed to the bohemnian …

Red Notice: The Full Bill Browder Interview

July 21st, 2021

55:53

In this eye-opening discussion to kick off the Gaslit Nation Summer Reading Series: Essential Conversations with Leading Experts on How to Protect …

Prince of Darkness

July 14th, 2021

52:39

After examining the latest voter suppression situation in the United States, we do a deep dive into mercenary Erik Prince. After committing war crimes in Iraq, this Blackwater founder has been building up his "blood …

The United States of Exxon

July 7th, 2021

53:10

Welcome to a Gaslit Nation blazing with the fury of an ocean oil spill fire! In today’s episode, we discuss the corrupt politicians selling what’s …

Why Are the Democrats Keeping Louis DeJoy?

June 30th, 2021

1:04:31

Of the many mysteries surrounding the failure of the Democrats to enforce accountability, none is more confounding than the continued tenure of mail-destroyer and 2020 attempted election saboteur Louis DeJoy. DeJoy …

Voter Suppression Emergency: The Ari Berman Interview

June 23rd, 2021

55:12

Ari Berman, senior reporter for Mother Jones, closely documents the voter suppression emergency fueled by dark money as Republicans pass state laws based on the Big Lie. This is legal warfare to hijack our democracy and …

Stop Trying to Make the Russian Reset Happen

June 17th, 2021

58:33

This week we take a look at Joe Biden’s world tour which culminates in the long-dreaded “summit” with mass-murdering dictator Vladimir Putin. For our …

Stop Trying to Make the Russian Reset Happen

June 16th, 2021

57:31

This week we take a look at Joe Biden’s world tour which culminates in the long-dreaded “summit” with mass-murdering dictator Vladimir Putin. For our …

Red State Resistance: The Lindsey Simmons Interview

June 11th, 2021

56:23

Welcome to the “red state” resistance! This week Sarah interviews fellow Missourian Lindsey Simmons, a former Democratic nominee for Missouri’s gerrymandered 4th congressional district and an excellent analyst of …

Merrick Garland's Eyes Wide Shut

June 9th, 2021

55:13

Guess what everybody? It’s still a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government! This week we discuss the unprosecuted crimes of the Trump admin and the man who is protecting the criminals, Merrick …

GOP to America: “You Don’t Live in a Democracy”

June 2nd, 2021

1:04:00

Welcome back to another newscast of the apocalypse – maybe literally! This week we discuss the multitude of fanatics and kleptocrats descending upon …

Putin’s Number One Enemy: The Bill Browder Interview (Preview)

May 27th, 2021

30:57

In this eye-opening discussion, a preview of the Gaslit Nation Summer Reading Series: Essential Conversations with Leading Experts on How to Protect …

If You Listen to Fools, The Mob Rules!

May 26th, 2021

53:44

It’s a fiery week at Gaslit Nation as we have had it with the excuses, lies, and cowardice that is preventing our country from receiving the justice and protection it deserves. We discuss the utter failure of the …

Indicted Criminal Netanyahu Starts a War to Cling to Power

May 19th, 2021

59:55

We review the wag-the-dog war launched by Netanyahu, including attacks on Palestinians at Al Aqsa, violence in ethnically mixed cities in Israel, the …

Where Do We Go From Here?: The Isikoff and Klaidman Interview

May 12th, 2021

58:37

Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman of Yahoo's Skullduggery Podcast join Gaslit Nation. Isikoff is the author of Uncovering Clinton; Hubris, about …

Save Baby Dima: A Story of Hope from Ukraine

May 7th, 2021

29:34

As Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Ukraine, showing American support as Putin continues to ramp up aggression, including 80,000 troops still on the border, we highlight a story of hope from Ukraine. Civic …

Giuliani and The Unholy Trinity

May 5th, 2021

50:52

We begin the episode by discussing the attempt of Kremlin-linked oligarchs to intimidate Catherine Belton, the author of the critically acclaimed …

GOP Death Wish

April 28th, 2021

58:59

We cover the admission by the Department of Homeland Security that there are violent extremists within their ranks, and the new loose gun laws that …

Gaslit Nation Self-Care Challenge

April 21st, 2021

7:03

Sarah is sick so we’re using this week for spring cleaning and self-care. There will be a bonus episode for Patreon supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher later this week so look out for that! Since there’s no …

Joe Manchin Gaslights America

April 14th, 2021

1:03:20

This week we take on the new mascot of obstructionism and excuse for legislative inaction -- Joe Manchin! This human barrier to democracy has not received the level of investigation he deserves, so we dove in. We …

The Middle East Crisis Factory: The Iyad El-Baghdadi Interview

April 7th, 2021

1:04:25

Gaslit Nation welcomes a special guest whose incredible life story captures the complex, often misunderstood region of the Middle East, the topic of this week’s discussion. Iyad el-Baghdadi, whom some of you may know …

Sleeper Cells

March 31st, 2021

57:01

We describe the uneasy interim period of the early Biden era and what’s to come when the covid crisis ends – and predict that it’s going to look a lot like what happened after the end of the 1918 Spanish Flu: white mob …

The Siege Revisited: The Rep. Gwen Moore Interview

March 24th, 2021

55:36

This week Gaslit Nation welcomes Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) who gives us an inside view on the Capitol attack, what steps need to be …

Electoral Autocracy: The Ruth Ben-Ghiat Interview

March 17th, 2021

1:11:20

Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, explains all the ways Trump and Republican leaders rely on the …

Why Does the GOP Vote to Hurt Their Own Base?

March 10th, 2021

1:16:16

Wow, something good happened! This week on Gaslit Nation we give credit to (and criticism of!) the American Rescue Plan Act, which begins the process …

Kill the Filibuster: The Adam Jentleson Interview

March 3rd, 2021

53:57

The Democrats have taken the House, the Senate, and the Presidency – yet they are still claiming that they can’t pass the policies Americans …

Texas Republican Massacre

February 24th, 2021

1:08:45

  This year we've already had a plague, a violent insurrectionist attack, and an unrepentant mafioso president running free. Apparently that wasn’t …

Where's Christopher Wray?

February 17th, 2021

1:03:18

In this episode, we tackle some of the remaining questions left over from the violent attack on the Capitol and the Senate hearings. Why were Trump’s …

TRAITORS

February 10th, 2021

1:02:42

It’s Impeachment Week on Gaslit Nation – again! We are covering the (second) Senate impeachment trial of ex-president and eternal traitor Donald Trump both in this episode and in upcoming Patreon-only episodes during …

Fight for the Vulnerable: The Eliza Orlins Interview

February 3rd, 2021

45:54

We look forward to bringing you our coverage of the Second Trump Impeachment Trial which starts next week, including discussing the most vulnerable …

Investigations Now!

January 27th, 2021

1:08:59

Welcome to the first Gaslit Nation episode held in the Biden eras! The Trump administration is no longer a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government – but unfortunately there is still a transnational …

Moral Courage

January 20th, 2021

1:14:53

Welcome to the final Gaslit Nation episode recorded during the Trump administration! Wow, does that feel good to write. Unfortunately, the conclusion of the most treasonous and sadistic administration in US history is …

Clear Intent

January 13th, 2021

2:09:47

This two-hour special is the longest Gaslit Nation episode we have ever done, and the most serious. We break down the attack on the Capitol by …

Traitors and Patriots

January 6th, 2021

1:28:21

Happy New Year, everyone -- the hellscape of 2020 is finally over and we’ve got a whole new hellscape to explore! We take stock of Trump’s ongoing …

All the President’s Crimes: The Jennifer Taub Interview

December 30th, 2020

57:47

In the second part of this interview with Jennifer Taub, the author of Big Dirty Money, we talk about the legal liability of Trump, Ivanka and Jared, Manafort, Stone, and other walking national security threats from the …

Big Dirty Money: The Jennifer Taub Interview

December 22nd, 2020

52:36

In the first of this two-part interview with Jennifer Taub, author of Big Dirty Money, she breaks down definitions – “dirty money”, “dark money”, …

Barr and Other Hacks

December 16th, 2020

1:12:32

We are halfway through the attempted coup – formerly known as the presidential transition process – and the United States has not completely …

Donald Trump Is a Terrorist Attack on America

December 9th, 2020

1:10:56

As Trump continues to threaten public officials and attempt to overturn the election results, he puts at stake not only our nation’s political …

The Purge, Accelerated

December 2nd, 2020

1:15:34

Welcome to attempted coup week four! Trump still refuses to concede and meanwhile he is gutting every department in sight. We discuss the new executive order that aims to fire 88% of civil servants and possibly replace …

The Breitbart Senate

November 25th, 2020

1:11:23

We make the case yet again for all the criminal actors in the Trump camp to be held accountable. We demand thorough and transparent investigations of the crimes that have occurred and indictments where merited. Unity …

Actual Nazis

November 18th, 2020

55:36

Welcome to week two of the attempted Trump coup! As Trump refuses to concede, his cronies are using mafia tactics to attempt an illegal second term, including threatening secretaries of state and other officials with …

Klown Kar Koup

November 11th, 2020

1:21:03

We have a winner, and it’s Joe Biden! And we have a coup, and it’s ongoing! We break down one of the most tumultuous weeks in US history, including …

The Final Countdown

November 5th, 2020

55:13

Our long national nightmare is finally over – and a brand-new national nightmare has begun! We pick up where we left off after our Election Night …

BabaVanka

October 30th, 2020

26:51

Gaslit Nation Presents the winner of our radioplay contest for 2020: "BabaVanka" by Jane Willis, starring the great J. Smith-Cameron, star of HBO's …

Mitch McConnell's Black Hand

October 28th, 2020

1:03:17

In the last Gaslit Nation episode before the election, we discuss the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s blatant desire to have the election …

John Roberts Gave Us Trump

October 21st, 2020

1:13:10

With just two weeks left to go before the election, we break down the big threats to democracy and national security – and Hunter Biden phony laptop …

Win Florida: The Pam Keith Interview

October 15th, 2020

54:56

Gaslit Nation is excited to welcome to our show Congressional candidate Pam Keith, a former U.S. Navy JAG officer, litigator, and environmentalist. Her Congressional district is right next door to Donald Trump's …

Stay and Fight!

October 14th, 2020

1:09:58

There’s just three weeks until our long national nightmare ends and a brand-new national nightmare begins! We continue to document the decimation of democracy, focusing on the SCOTUS hearings and the potential …

Our Malady: Timothy Snyder on America’s Dystopian Healthcare

October 7th, 2020

1:06:51

In Our Malady, historian Timothy Snyder shares his personal journey of struggling to navigate America’s healthcare system during a serious illness, providing shocking insights into racial and income inequality that …

Donald Trump is a Ponzi Scheme

September 30th, 2020

1:10:51

In this extra-long and extra sleep-deprived episode of Gaslit Nation, we spend 70 minutes discussing the non-revelation of Trump’s tax fraud and the broader ramifications of a career criminal occupying the White House.

Rigged: The David Shimer Interview

September 23rd, 2020

1:07:03

If you've always wanted to know how Putin could get away with highjacking our democracy in 2016, the book Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred …

Critical Rage Theory

September 16th, 2020

56:33

This is possibly the angriest episode of Gaslit Nation ever, and that’s saying something. What a nightmare week. We open with a discussion of the ongoing abuse of migrants in concentration camps at the US border, …

2020 Survival Guide Special

September 10th, 2020

22:43

There's no blue wave unless we build it. Every District and Crush 2020 show us how to take back our country starting now. This is not a drill. 

The Good Germans

September 9th, 2020

1:04:50

The phrase “good Germans” refers to the Germans living in the Third Reich who enabled Hitler and his Nazi regime yet remained in denial that they were doing so. Or they did know, but they put on a show of …

How to Hack an Election: The Jennifer Cohn Interview

September 2nd, 2020

1:16:43

We're thrilled to welcome tenacious election security advocate Jennifer Cohn, who was an early and brave voice in documenting the attacks on the 2016 …

So Many Cults, So Little Time

August 26th, 2020

1:03:56

America 2020 is a land of cults – personality cults, death cults, conspiratory cults, and a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a …

Inherent Contempt

August 19th, 2020

1:09:10

We look at signs of hope in the midst of this darkness, including young Democratic representatives who understand the severity of the American crisis and have the potential to rebuild our country – if complicit and …

Tom Cotton’s Dream Come True in Belarus

August 12th, 2020

58:01

After a two-week break, Gaslit Nation is back! This week we continue our documentation of the ongoing shitshow we call 2020, starting with the dismantling of the US Postal Service by newly appointed postmaster general …

Support LGBTQ Youth: The Raquel Willis and Lindsay Amer Interview

July 29th, 2020

1:06:07

We’re excited to welcome two very special guests to Gaslit Nation to bring some much needed light: Raquel Willis, a leading Black transgender activist and Director of Communications for the Ms. Foundation, and Lindsay …

American Gestapo

July 22nd, 2020

58:49

Welcome back to the weekly authoritarian weather report in the longest year in human history, 2020! This week we discuss death threats against …

Silence is Poison: Agnieszka Holland, James Norton, and Peter Sarsgaard on "Mr. Jones"

July 15th, 2020

55:02

In this Gaslit Nation Resistance Cinema Special, Andrea looks back on making Mr. Jones and the film's lessons for today with director Agnieszka …

Trump Lets Putin Kill U.S. Troops

July 8th, 2020

1:03:44

This week we discuss the capture of child trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell and what comes next. We move on to Trump’s traitorous countenance of the …

Corruption Kills: The Warnings of Orwell and Mr. Jones

July 1st, 2020

57:05

This week, Gaslit Nation brings you a special episode on the making of Mr. Jones, the journalistic thriller exploring Stalin’s crimes in Ukraine that …

‘Oligarchy Won the Cold War’: The Timothy Snyder Interview

June 24th, 2020

50:43

We interview special guest Dr. Timothy Snyder, the historian of fascism whose warnings about American authoritarianism under Trump were prescient yet unheeded by officials. Dr. Snyder is the author of the recent …

Protect the Election: Impeach Barr

June 17th, 2020

52:26

This week on Gaslit Nation, we flip through the deck of white supremacist kleptocrat playing cards that comprises the Trump administration and deal out a hand of doom! We start with Secretary of the Treasury Steven …

Protest Season

June 10th, 2020

59:47

This week Gaslit Nation discusses the protests against racism, imperialism, and police brutality that have rocked the world this week – and caused …

Reichstag Fire

June 3rd, 2020

1:04:25

We are in a horrific time and it’s not going to be easy, but we are grateful for the brave Americans who continue to embrace free speech and free …

Walter Duranty: "Resistance Journalist"

May 27th, 2020

1:07:28

Gaslit Nation is back trying to save the 2020 election! This week we discuss Trump and the GOP’s attempt to illicitly influence the election, using …

Resistance: The Tori Amos Interview

May 20th, 2020

56:00

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 …

BONUS: Tori Amos Reads "Resistance'"

May 20th, 2020

26:15

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 …

Show Trials

May 13th, 2020

52:03

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 …

Hiding in Plain Sight: Sarah Kendzior Answers Your Questions

May 6th, 2020

59:27

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 …

Hiding in Plain Sight: How We Got Here

April 29th, 2020

1:13:45

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 …

Blood Money Brigade

April 22nd, 2020

1:02:48

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 …

Corporate Manslaughter

April 15th, 2020

55:29

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 …

Dictators Die, Art Is Forever: The Oleg Sentsov Interview

April 8th, 2020

1:07:53

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 …

The Trump Crime Cult Has Blood on Their Hands

April 1st, 2020

53:10

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 …

The United States of Enron

March 25th, 2020

1:00:21

We call out the disaster capitalists running this horror show, including Treasurer Steven Mnuchin, one of the only people who profited off of Bernie …

Jared Kushner is a National Emergency

March 18th, 2020

53:37

On the first Gaslit Nation recorded from self-quarantine from a pandemic, we discuss the terrible political, psychological, and economic toll of the …

Human Farm

March 11th, 2020

1:00:12

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 …

Gaslit Nation Coronavirus Special!

March 4th, 2020

55:23

We at Gaslit Nation have spent years covering fascism, transnational crime, white supremacist violence, climate change disasters, genocide, and the …

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