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Ep. 23: Lou Dubose at Ground Zero in Ferguson

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I have written extensively about the killing of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. However, like most of the cultural critics, analysts, and interested public, I have not had an opportunity to actually go to Ferguson, and to speak with the members of the under siege, bullied, and harassed by the thuggish white police, African-American community that resides there. For those of us who live outside of Ferguson, our insights into that community are mediated by others. While the broader issue of police brutality may resonate with us because of our personal encounters with racist and classist police power, this is no substitute for a direct experience and "eye on the ground" in Ferguson. In the next two episodes of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I will try to remedy that social distance. Lou Dubose, editor of The Washington Spectator, is the first guest in our two part series on the killing of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, and the subsequent police riot against the black citizens of Ferguson.

  He is a very accomplished and experienced journalist who has written for The Nation magazine and has also appeared on news programs such as 60 Minutes. Mr. Dubose has written an excellent series of stories about the events in Ferguson based on his experiences there in the aftermath of the police riot against the town's black and brown community. In this conversation, Lou and I discuss the racial geography of Ferguson, what he learned from the young people he spoke to about their experiences with police harassment, how the police responded to the media, the inter-class tensions within the black community in response to the protests about Michael Brown's death, and his thoughts about the grand jury investigation into Darren Wilson and the future of Ferguson if the latter is not put on trial for the killing of Michael Brown. The grand jury in Ferguson will be issuing its decision about Darren Wilson in the very near future. My conversation with Lou Dubose is timely and essential.

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This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show celebrates all things Star Wars and the release of the newest installment in the saga "The Last Jedi". 

Patrick Johnson is the first guest on …

Ep. 165: Nancy MacLean Dissects the Evil Republican "Tax Reform" Bill

December 9th, 2017

1:19:26

There are two guests on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show

Nancy MacLean returns to explain the real impact and long-term devastation to the American people that will be caused by the Republican so-called …

Ep. 164: Henry Giroux Evaluates America One Year After Donald Trump

December 2nd, 2017

1:21:24

Henry Giroux is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He has written dozens of books and articles including America at War with Itself and the forthcoming The Public in Peril: Trump and the …

Ep. 163: Anti-Black Violence, Whiteness, and the Pleasures of Owning People

November 24th, 2017

1:35:17

Volney Gay is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor of religious studies, psychiatry, and anthropology at …

Ep. 162: Bruce Bartlett Explains Why the Republican Party Must Die

November 18th, 2017

1:21:55

Bruce Bartlett is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He served in the Reagan White House and also under George H.W. Bush. …

Ep. 160: John Gartner Warns That Donald Trump is Mentally Ill/John Mueller's Indictments

November 4th, 2017

2:10:05

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features three guests and a special bonus Halloween feature. 

Psychologist John Gartner is the …

Ep. 159: White Supremacists Don't Know Much About European History

October 27th, 2017

1:07:39
Dr. Dorothy Kim is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is an assistant professor of literature at Vassar College. …

Ep. 158: Lecturer Lars Maischak "Threatened" Donald Trump on Twitter and Lost His Job

October 22nd, 2017

1:32:19

Dr. Lars Maischak is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a lecturer of history at Fresno State University. Several months ago, Maischak exercised his rights of free speech and said via …

Ep. 157: Tom Nichols Explains Donald Trump and the Nuclear "Madman Theory"

October 15th, 2017

1:54:34

Tom Nichols is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor of national security affairs at the United States …

Ep. 156: Nancy MacLean Explains the Radical Right-wing's Plans to Destroy American Democracy

October 7th, 2017

1:09:37

Nancy MacLean is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy …

Ep. 155: Frank Miller Reflects on Batman and a Career in Comic Books

September 29th, 2017

1:00:51

Frank Miller is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is one of the most influential voices in contemporary American comic books. During his 40 year career Miller has written such notable …

Ep. 154: Dallas Penn Reflects on the Black Blogosphere, Life, Collecting, and Hip-Hop

September 24th, 2017

1:43:58

Dallas Penn is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a pioneer in what was once known as the "black blogosphere", birthed the phrase "Internets", and has been a contributing writer to such …

Ep. 153: There's "No Easy Way Out" When You are Bowling with Gangsters and Hustlers

September 16th, 2017

1:43:27

This week's special birthday edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two guests.

Robert Tepper is the writer and singer of the classic 1980s song "No Easy Way Out" from the movie Rocky IV. He stops by the virtual …

Ep. 152: Lance Dodes Warns That Donald Trump is Sociopathic

September 9th, 2017

1:33:09

Dr. Lance Dodes is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical …

Ep. 151: James Whitman Explains What Adolf Hitler and the Nazis Learned From American Racism

September 2nd, 2017

1:06:20

James Q. Whitman is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law …

Ep. 150: Timothy Snyder Explains how Donald Trump will use Charlottesville to advance his fascist agenda

August 25th, 2017

1:31:23

Timothy Snyder is the first guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is an award-winning professor of history at Yale University and author of numerous books including Bloodlands: Europe Between …

Ep. 149: Analyzing the White Supremacist Terrorism in Charlottesville

August 18th, 2017

1:32:20

This week's special episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show examines the white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia which took place last week.

The first guest is Adele Stan. She is a journalist for The …

Ep. 148: Van Jones Explains How Best to Resist Donald Trump

August 13th, 2017

1:46:54

Note: this week's podcast was recorded on the Friday evening before the white supremacist terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Van Jones is the first guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. …

Ep. 147: Randi Weingarten Explains the Dangers of Gangster Capitalism and the War on America's Schools

August 4th, 2017

1:45:06

Randi Weingarten is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is the president of the American Federation of Teachers and one of the country's leading advocates (and defenders) for public …

Ep. 146: Tom Nichols Explains How Anti-intellectualism and the War on Expertise Led to the Rise of Donald Trump

July 29th, 2017

1:31:43

Tom Nichols is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor of national security affairs at United States Naval …

Ep. 145: Randolph Hohle Explains How Neoliberalism and the Color Line Intersect

July 23rd, 2017

2:06:48

Randolph Hohle is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor of sociology at SUNY Fredonia and the author of …

Ep. 144: Resisting Fascism and White Supremacy in the Age of Donald Trump

July 7th, 2017

2:03:25

This week's very special episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show focuses on how to resist fascism and white supremacy in the Age of Donald Trump. There are four guests on this week's show.

The first guest is Ryan Lenz. He …

Ep. 143: Joseph Baker Explores the Lives of Bigfoot Hunters, Demonologists, and UFO Researchers

June 30th, 2017

1:31:20

Joseph Baker is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor of sociology at Eastern Tennessee State University …

Ep. 142: Jason Aaron on Writing "Star Wars", "Southern Bastards", and Reflections on the South

June 23rd, 2017

1:34:06

Jason Aaron is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Jason is the writer of such great comic book and graphic novel series as Star Wars, Thor, Southern Bastards, and The Goddamned. Jason has also …

Ep. 141: Barry Blaustein Talks Professional Wrestling, Donald Trump, and Eddie Murphy

June 16th, 2017

1:54:25

Writer, movie producer, and director Barry Blaustein is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Barry is the writer of such great comedies as Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, and Boomerang. …

Ep. 140: Tim Wise Explores White Identity Politics in the Age of Donald Trump

June 9th, 2017

1:45:52

Anti-racism activist, author, and scholar Tim Wise is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Tim Wise is the author of …

Ep. 139: Ruth Ben-Ghiat Analyzes Authoritarianism and Donald Trump's Predatory Masculinity

June 2nd, 2017

1:29:13

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is a historian at New York University who specializes in …

Ep. 138: Bandy Lee Sounds the Alarm about Donald Trump's Mental Health

May 24th, 2017

1:23:12

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is a psychiatrist at Yale University who specializes in …

Ep. 137: Naveed Jamali Explains How Russia Could Have Infiltrated Trump's White House

May 19th, 2017

1:27:49

Counterintelligence expert Naveed Jamali, who is the author of the new book How to Catch a Russian Spy, is a guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He shares his experiences as a double agent who …

Ep. 136: Rachel Dolezal Explains "Transracial" Identity and Her Journey From "Black" to "White"

May 11th, 2017

1:22:45

Rachel Dolezal is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is an anti-racism and human rights activist who is most …

Ep. 135: Scott Snyder Shares His Thoughts on Writing Batman, Politics, and "Diversity" in Comic Books

May 6th, 2017

1:32:51

Scott Snyder is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is an award-winning writer of graphic novels such as All-Star Batman, Detective Comics, American Vampire, The Wake and Swamp Thing.   …

Ep. 134: Timothy Snyder Explains How to Fight Back Against Donald Trump

April 28th, 2017

1:15:37

Historian Timothy Snyder is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is an award-winning professor of history at Yale University and author of numerous books including Bloodlands: Europe Between …

Ep. 133: Henry Giroux Explains How the Culture of Cruelty Helped to Elect Donald Trump

April 21st, 2017

1:41:50

Philosopher Henry Giroux is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the leading authorities on critical pedagogy …

Ep. 132: Sheldon Solomon Explains How Death Anxieties and Existential Angst Helped to Elect Donald Trump

April 15th, 2017

1:52:12

Psychologist Sheldon Solomon is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a leading authority on social psychology and …

Ep. 131: Philip Zimbardo Explains What the Stanford Prison Experiment Can Tell Us About America and Donald Trump Today

April 6th, 2017

1:23:04

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the world's leading authorities on social …

Ep. 129: Jane Elliott Explains the Blue-Eyed/Brown-Eyed Teaching Exercise, Racism, and the Rise of Donald Trump

March 24th, 2017

1:18:17

Jane Elliott is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Elliot is an anti-racism educator and activist who is most well-known for her Blue-Eyed/Brown-Eyed teaching exercise. During this week's …

Ep. 127: Malcolm Nance Explains How Russia Hacked the 2016 Election and Manipulated the Traitor Donald Trump

March 9th, 2017

1:27:04

Malcolm Nance is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.  He is a frequent contributor to MSNBC and other media outlets such …

Ep. 126: Colin Dickey Discusses Ghosts, Trauma and American Cultural Memory

March 3rd, 2017

1:09:44

Colin Dickey is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of several books including Ghostland: An American …

Ep. 125: Cornel Belcher Explains Trump's Victory and the Racist Backlash Against Barack Obama

February 17th, 2017

1:16:11

Cornell Belcher is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He served as Pollster for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) …

Ep. 122: William Smith Explains Racial Battle Fatigue

January 27th, 2017

1:31:41

William Smith is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor at The University of Utah and author of numerous …

Ep. 121: A Special Donald Trump Inauguration Day Episode

January 21st, 2017

1:11:52

This week's podcast is a special episode focusing on the inauguration of The Fascist in Chief of the United States Donald Trump. To help him reflect on these ominous days, four guests stop by to offer their thoughts on …

Ep. 120: Kelly Baker on "The Good White People" Problem

January 14th, 2017

1:35:46

Kelly Baker is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is the author of Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930, as well as The Zombies Are Coming!: The …

Ep. 119: Lester Spence on Neoliberalism and Black Politics

January 6th, 2017

1:49:12

The guest, for this, the first official podcast episode of 2017, is Lester Spence. He is the author of several great books including Stare in the …

Ep. 118: A Special New Year's Eve 2017 Episode

January 1st, 2017

36:12

Happy New Year!

On this week's impromptu podcast episode, Chauncey Devega offers up some personal reflections on the year past and hopes for the …

Ep. 117: Ben Winters talks "Underground Airlines"

December 24th, 2016

1:29:36

This week's special fundraising podcast guest is Ben Winters, author of the New York Times bestselling book "Underground Airlines". In this expansive conversation, Ben and Chauncey talk about the "what if?" scenario of …

Ep. 116: 1968 Olympic Legend Tommie Smith

December 17th, 2016

1:01:34

This week's special fundraising podcast guest is the civil rights icon, educator, and 1968 Olympic gold medalist Dr. Tommie Smith. He is most widely …

Ep. 115: Van Jones Explains "The Messy Truth" About Trumplandia

December 9th, 2016

1:06:20

For this month's fundraiser, I have four special guests for the podcast. This week's very special fundraising podcast features Van Jones. He has served as President Barack Obama’s special adviser for green jobs and is a …

Ep. 114: Zach Schonfeld Ponders Donald Trump and Andy Kaufman

December 6th, 2016

1:36:49

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two great guests.

Documentary filmmaker Steven Okazaki stops by to discuss his new documentary 'Mifune: The Last Samurai' and to also share what his documentary …

Ep. 113: Joe Lansdale and William Astore Ponder Trump's Victory

November 22nd, 2016

1:53:25

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two great guests. Author, writer extraordinaire, and friend of the podcast "Champion" Joe Lansdale stops by to share his thoughts on Donald Trump's winning the …

Ep. 112: A Special Trump v. Clinton Election Night 2016 Episode

November 9th, 2016

1:20:51

This week's very special episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show focuses on the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Historian, writer, and friend of Chauncey DeVega, the one and only

Ep. 111: Jared Yates Sexton on Violence and Donald Trump's Rallies

October 28th, 2016

1:52:25

There are two guests on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Psychiatrist David Reiss returns to analyze Donald Trump's behavior during presidential debates and to offer his thoughts on the Republican …

Ep. 110: Jennifer Mittelstadt Explains the Military Welfare State

October 21st, 2016

1:35:23

Professor Jennifer Mittelstadt is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is a Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author of the new book The Rise of the Military Welfare State.

Ep. 109: John Schiemann Explains Why Torture Does Not Work

October 10th, 2016

1:26:38

Professor John Schiemann is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh …

Ep. 108: Daniel Czitrom on the Gilded Age, Corruption, and "Copper"

September 30th, 2016

1:23:48

Professor Daniel Czitrom is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. He …

Ep. 107: Whitney Strub Connects Newark, Indy Films, and Moral Panics

September 23rd, 2016

1:44:54

Professor Whitney Strub is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Women's and …

Ep. 106: Psychologist Monnica Williams on Racism and Mental Health

September 9th, 2016

1:18:41

Psychologist Monnica Williams is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is a practicing clinician, educator, and expert on …

Ep. 105: Paul Street on Race, Class, Labor, and Neoliberalism pt. 2

September 2nd, 2016

1:27:17

Paul Street is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is the second installment of a two part conversation. He is an …

Ep. 104: Paul Street on Race, Class, Labor, and Neoliberalism pt. 1

August 26th, 2016

1:08:44

Paul Street is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is the first installment of a two-part conversation. He is an …

Ep. 103: Tim Wise on Racism, David Duke, and Donald Trump

August 19th, 2016

1:31:02

Tim Wise is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the United States' leading anti-racism scholars and activists. …

Ep. 102: Phil Torres Ponders Humanity's Future and Extinction

August 12th, 2016

1:46:12

Phil Torres is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Phil is an author, contributor at the Future of Life Institute, …

Ep. 101: Nicholas Stargardt on the Holocaust, Trauma, and Children

August 5th, 2016

1:33:50

Nicholas Stargardt is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Professor Stargardt is a historian at Oxford University and the …

Ep. 100 part 2: The Black Israelites and International Mr. Leather

July 29th, 2016

59:17

This week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show is part 2 of our special 100th episode. It is good fun, something random, and features the good, interesting, and smart people of Chicago. This week's podcast was …

Ep. 100: Kevin Willmott on Chi-Raq and Destination Planet Negro

July 21st, 2016

1:20:26

This week's episode special 100th episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features film scholar, actor, writer, and professor Kevin Willmott. Professor …

Ep. 99: Jared Yates Sexton on the Craft of Writing & Pro Wrestling

July 15th, 2016

1:26:19

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features writer Jared Yates Sexton.  This is the second installment of a two-part conversation. 

In this week's installment of the podcast, Jared and Chauncey talk about …

Ep. 98: Jared Yates Sexton on the Donald Trump Political Rodeo

July 8th, 2016

1:32:04

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features writer Jared Yates Sexton.  

Jared's first-hand reporting on the Donald Trump phenomenon has been featured by The New York Times and The New Republic. In this …

Ep. 97: Alondra Nelson Explains Race and "The Social Life of DNA"

June 30th, 2016

1:19:04

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Alondra Nelson. She is a Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Columbia University …

Ep. 96: Courtney Baker on Images of Black Suffering and Death

June 24th, 2016

1:30:18

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Professor Courtney Baker. She is a professor at Connecticut College and author of the new …

Ep. 95: Randy Roberts on Boxing, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

June 17th, 2016

1:33:01

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show honors Muhammad Ali. To that end, Professor Randy Roberts is the guest on this week's podcast. He is the author of the new book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship …

Ep. 94: Claire Conner, a Child of the John Birch Society Tells All pt. 2

June 10th, 2016

1:11:52

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Claire Conner. She is the author of Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right. This is the second part of our conversation here on The …

Ep. 93: Claire Conner, a Child of the John Birch Society Tells All pt. 1

June 2nd, 2016

1:39:36

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Claire Conner. She is the author of Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

Claire Conner possesses unique insights about the …

Ep. 92: Laurie Essig on How Consumerism Ruins Love and Marriage

May 26th, 2016

1:50:16

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features Professor Laurie Essig. She is the author of several books including "American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection. Dr. Essig is also …

Ep. 91: Pro Wrestling, a Doggie Friend and Captain America

May 20th, 2016

1:54:45

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two great guests and friends of the podcast. 

Psychiatrist David Reiss returns to the show and shares his insights and thoughts about the deaths of music legend …

Ep. 90: Richard Rubin Interviews World War One Veterans pt. 2

May 12th, 2016

1:24:07

Richard Rubin is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is the second part of my conversation with him about his great book about World War One, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten …

Ep. 89: Richard Rubin Interviews World War One Veterans pt. 1

May 6th, 2016

1:21:27

Richard Rubin is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Richard is the author of the great book about World War One, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten War

Ep. 88: Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Dave Grossman Explains Learning to Kill

April 28th, 2016

1:48:07

Former United States Army Ranger and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dave Grossman is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Lt. …

Ep. 87: Bill Clinton vs. 'Black Lives Matter'

April 25th, 2016

1:40:08

This special installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show features four different guests in three acts.

In the first part of this week's episode Rufus Farmer and Erica Mines, the two African-American activists who Bill …

Ep. 86: Joseph Lowndes on Obama and "Post Racial" America

April 15th, 2016

1:45:18

Professor Joseph Lowndes is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a Professor of Political Science at the University of …

Ep. 85: Cedric Johnson on the Long Black Freedom Struggle

April 7th, 2016

1:42:22

Professor Cedric Johnson is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author/editor of several books including

Ep. 84: Paul O'Brien on Crime Novels and Professional Wrestling

March 31st, 2016

1:44:39

Paul O'Brien is the guest on this week's special "Wrestlemania" themed episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of the great series of …

Ep. 83: Andrew Heisel on the NFL, Biorhythms, Race and Writing

March 24th, 2016

1:33:11

Writer Andrew Heisel is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Andrew's great essays and other work have been featured by such publications and sites as the Washington Post, Jezebel, Slate, LA …

Ep. 82: Sex Wisdom With "The Perverted Negress" Mollena Williams

March 17th, 2016

1:57:29

Sex educator, BDSM practitioner, and kink expert Mollena Williams is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is the …

Ep. 81: I was There--Donald Trump's Chicago 'No-Show' Rally

March 14th, 2016

41:06

In this special installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey shares his experience at the Chicago Donald Trump "No-Show" Rally.

There was much which occurred there that was not accurately reported by the mainstream …

Ep. 80: David Weintraub on Extraterrestrial Life and Religion

March 10th, 2016

1:48:53

Astronomer David Weintraub is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Weintraub is a Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and author of the new book

Ep. 79: Allan G. Johnson on Empathy, Power, and Privilege pt. 2

March 3rd, 2016

1:31:12

Sociologist Allan Johnson is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is part 2 of the conversation which began on last …

Ep. 78: Allan G. Johnson on Empathy, Power, and Privilege pt. 1

February 25th, 2016

1:37:36

Sociologist Allan G. Johnson is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of many books--non-fiction, …

Ep. 77: Preston Lauterbach on Memphis, Race and Beale Street

February 18th, 2016

1:26:37

Writer and cultural historian Preston Lauterbach is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Preston is the author of the …

Ep. 76: David Theo Goldberg Meditates on the Global Color Line

February 11th, 2016

1:41:08

Philosopher David Theo Goldberg is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Goldberg is one of the world's leading …

Ep. 75: Tim Wise on White Privilege and White Racial Fragility

February 4th, 2016

2:03:18

Anti-racism activist, author, and scholar Tim Wise is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Tim Wise is the author of …

Ep. 74: A History of the Penis with Sofian Khan

January 28th, 2016

1:40:48

Documentary filmmaker and writer Sofian Khan is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Sofian's films include The Dickumentary and his newest project The Interpreter. During this fun and …

Ep. 73: Terry Finnegan on Warfare and Moral Courage

January 21st, 2016

1:45:23

Author and former senior United States Air Force intelligence officer Terry Finnegan is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of the books Shooting the Front: Allied …

Ep. 72: Oliver Speck on Tarantino, Django, Race and Digital Media

January 14th, 2016

1:59:32

Dr. Oliver Speck is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

Oliver is a professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, …

Ep. 71: David Silverman is an Atheist Who is Fighting God and Religion

January 8th, 2016

1:35:07

David Silverman is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is the president of the American Atheists. David is also the author of the new book Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious …

Ep. 70: Deconstructing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

December 31st, 2015

2:12:22

This week's New Year's Eve episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is two great shows in one. 

The first part of the New Year's Eve podcast features a review and discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with friend of the …

Ep. 69: Michael Witwer on the Secret History of the Dungeons and Dragons Role-playing Game

December 24th, 2015

2:13:59

This episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two great guests.   Star Wars: The Force Awakens is taking the world by storm. The Chauncey DeVega Show has done several special episodes with friend of the site Bill …

Ep. 68: Joe Lansdale is Back to Talk "Hap and Leonard" & Other Goodness

December 18th, 2015

2:33:02

Print author, TV, and film writer Joe Lansdale is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is the second time that "Champion" Joe has stopped by to chat at the virtual bar and he does not …

Ep. 67: Ned and Constance Sublette Discuss "The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry"

December 10th, 2015

1:49:23

Ned and Constance Sublette are the guests on this week’s episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. They are the authors of the amazing and powerful new …

Ep. 66: David Neiwert on the Right-wing Hate Media and the Beauty of Killer Whales

December 4th, 2015

1:46:37

Dave Neiwert is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the United States' foremost experts on the American …

Ep. 65: Sean McElwee from Demos Explores Race, Wealth Inequality and Democracy

November 28th, 2015

1:32:17

Sean McElwee is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a Research Associate at the Demos think tank. He is also a contributing writer for Salon and Al Jazeera. In this great conversation on

Ep. 64: Paula Ioanide on How Emotions Trump Facts in a Colorblind Era

November 20th, 2015

1:39:09

Paula Ioanide is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Ioanide is a Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies …

Ep. 63: Irvin Muchnick on Pro Wrestling, the NFL, Concussions and Cover-ups

November 13th, 2015

1:49:12

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features sports journalist Irvin Muchnick. In addition to many articles, he is the author of Justice Denied; Wrestling Babylon; and Concussion Inc.. He is a smart, direct, …

Ep. 61: All Things "Star Wars" Explained by Mark Clark

October 30th, 2015

2:08:05

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show explores all things Star Wars and Star Wars: The Force Awakens related.  Almost 40-years-ago George …

Ep. 60: Douglas McAdam Explains Why American Politics is So Deeply Divided

October 23rd, 2015

1:59:16

Sociologist Douglas McAdam is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. McAdam is the author or coauthor of some 85 articles …

Ep. 59: John Michael Williams Talks Suicide, Life, Hope and "Bridgend"

October 16th, 2015

1:50:02

Filmmaker, producer, and singer John Michael Williams is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is an expansive …

Ep. 58: M. Lamar on Black Masculinity, Sex and being "Negrogothic"

October 9th, 2015

2:20:33

Performance artist M. Lamar is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. M. Lamar is a New York city-based composer, musician, …

Ep. 57: Nina Hartley's Wisdom on Sex, Politics, and "Boogie Nights"

October 1st, 2015

1:25:09

Nina Hartley is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show

Nina is a legendary adult film actress and sex educator who has …

Ep. 56: Gary Brown on Writing Pro Wrestling, Benson and Reality TV

September 25th, 2015

1:42:20

Gary Brown is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Gary is a TV writer, producer, and director who worked on such landmark shows as Benson and 227. Mr. Brown is also a former writer with World …

Ep. 55: David Frankfurter on the Problem of "Evil" and the Supernatural

September 17th, 2015

1:46:19

Dr. David Frankfurter is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a Professor of Religion at Boston University. David is …

Ep. 54: Joe Uscinski on 9/11, Birtherism and Conspiracy Theories

September 10th, 2015

1:47:03

Political Scientist Joe Uscinski is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the co-author of the new book American …

Ep. 53: Jessie Daniels on Cyber Racism, Modern Lynchings and Digital Literacy

September 4th, 2015

2:03:21

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two great guests.  The first part of the show is very unique, and is perhaps a first in the history of podcasting and other online media. Friend of the show …

Ep. 52: Walidah Imarisha on White Washing American History and Black Sci-Fi

August 26th, 2015

1:50:19

Walidah Imarisha is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Walidah is an activist, writer, and historian whose work focuses on the history of black Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the …

Ep. 51: On Collecting Sneakers and How to Do More Good Better

August 11th, 2015

2:04:57

This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features two firsts. David Friendly is the director and producer of the new documentary on …

Ep. 50: Sean McFate on How Private Armies are Changing the World

August 6th, 2015

1:50:28

Sean McFate is the guest on this week's episode of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show. Sean is an expert on international and military affairs. He is also the author of the book The Modern Mercenary: …

Ep. 49: Psychiatrist David Reiss on Professional Wrestling and America's Broken Mental Health Care System

July 30th, 2015

2:04:40

Psychiatrist David Reiss is the guest on this week's episode ofThe Chauncey DeVega Show. David and Chauncey first connected in a previous podcast discussion of the passing of the late great professional wrestler "The …

Ep. 48: Bill Fletcher Jr. on TransAfrica, Organizing, Resistance and Labor Unions

July 23rd, 2015

2:15:50

There are two guests on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. It is full of goodness, teaching, learning, and great conversations.

  …

Ep. 47: Gregory Downs on Reconstruction, Black Freedom and Resistance

July 16th, 2015

1:53:21

Historian Gregory Downs is the guest on this week's edition ofThe Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Downs is the author of the new book After Appomattox, which offers an analysis of the post Civil War era South, Reconstruction, …

Ep. 46: Shan Nicholson on the Origins of Hip-Hop, Gang Culture, and Social Activism

July 9th, 2015

1:45:37

Documentary filmmaker Shan Nicholson is the guest on this week's edition of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show. His new film Rubble …

Ep. 45: Jonathan Lethem on "Old" New York, "They Live", and the Culture of Disreputability

June 25th, 2015

2:18:24

Jonathan Lethem is the featured guest on this week's installment of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of many …

Ep. 44: Ali Abunimah on Electronic Intifada, the Global Color Line, and the Israeli Lobby

June 11th, 2015

1:38:27

Ali Abunimah is the guest on this week's edition of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is an internationally known human rights activist and author whose work focuses on the struggle for the …

Ep. 43: Henry Giroux on Neoliberalism and the Culture of Cruelty

June 4th, 2015

1:44:04

Dr. Henry Giroux is the guest on this week's edition of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of numerous books such as …

Ep. 40: Robert Neer on Matters of Napalm, Technology and Morality

May 14th, 2015

1:26:18

Robert Neer is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is a historian at Columbia University and the author of Napalm: …

Ep. 39: Joe McKinney on Zombies and Disaster Planning

May 7th, 2015

1:53:32

Joe McKinney is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of such popular zombie horror books as Dead City

Ep. 38: C2E2 2015--Max Brooks and Bill Willingham

April 27th, 2015

38:20

This special episode of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show features two conversations from Chicago's 2015 Comic and Entertainment Expo. The first conversation is with Max Brooks. He is the author of …

Ep. 37: Keli Dailey on Comedy and the News

April 23rd, 2015

2:11:53

Keli Dailey is the guest on this week's packed full of goodness installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is the host of News Hangover, an 

Ep. 36: Claire Potter on Public Pedagogy, Digital Culture, Archives and Teaching

April 14th, 2015

1:46:21

Professor Claire "Tenured Radical" Potter is the guest on this installment of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Potter is a …

Ep. 35: Jeffrey Sammons and John Morrow Discuss "The Harlem Hellfighters"

April 3rd, 2015

1:20:58

Dr. Jeffrey T. Sammons and Dr. John H. Morrow Jr. are the guests on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show where we discuss their new book "Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War". They are both starred …

Ep. 34: Rosalyn Dischiavo on Sex Education, BDSM, Porn and 50 Shades of Grey

March 27th, 2015

1:41:19

Rosalyn Dischiavo, founder of the Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. …

Ep. 33: Adilifu Nama on Race, Science Fiction and Black Nerds

March 19th, 2015

1:45:02

Adilifu Nama, Professor of African-American Studies at Loyola Marymount University and expert on race and popular culture is the guest on this …

Ep. 32: David Greven on How "Star Trek" Explores Sexuality, Gender and Race

March 12th, 2015

1:16:25

David Greven, professor and expert on Star Trek is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. David is the author of numerous books including Gender and Sexuality in Star Trek: Allegories of …

Ep. 31: Paul Rosenberg on Why Voting Still Matters

March 5th, 2015

1:37:42

Journalist and political analyst Paul Rosenberg is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Paul is a contributing writer …

Ep. 30: Frank Schaeffer on the Christian Right's Threat to American Democracy

February 5th, 2015

57:16

For this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I had the great opportunity to talk with Mr. Frank Schaeffer. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC, Free Speech TV, and many other radio and TV outlets. Mr. Schaeffer …

Ep. 29: Mickey Hess on the Genius of Ol' Dirty Bastard

January 30th, 2015

1:10:38

For this, the second episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show of 2015, I chatted with Dr. Mickey Hess about the life and times of the legendary hip-hop artist Ol' Dirty Bastard. Mickey took on the challenge of tracking …

Ep. 28: Jack Hamilton on the Golden Age of Hip Hop

January 22nd, 2015

1:33:23

To begin 2015, The Chauncey DeVega Show will feature two shows focusing on hip hop music.  Our first guest for 2015 is Jack Hamilton. He is a contributing writer at Slate magazine, and also an Assistant Professor …

Ep. 27: Tim Wise on the Lie of Post Racial Politics and the Enduring Power of White Priviilege

December 23rd, 2014

1:11:51

For this, the sixth episode of the third season of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I had the good fortune to chat with Tim Wise. Tim is one of the United States' leading anti-racist educators and activists. He is the …

Ep. 26: Jason Colavito on Fringe History, UFOs, White Supremacists and Big Foot

December 17th, 2014

1:05:59

For this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I had the great opportunity to talk with Jason Colavito. Our conversation is a real treat and gem for …

Ep. 25: Nick Chiles Ponders "Justice While Black"

December 9th, 2014

1:13:19

The police killer of Eric Garner is free. The police killer of Michael Brown is free. The police killer of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was a documented …

Ep. 24: Reverend Renita Lamkin on Justice and Resistance in Ferguson

November 20th, 2014

59:31

The imminent decision by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri about whether to (not) indict Darren Wilson for his choice to kill an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown looms over Ferguson, Missouri. The grand jury …

Ep. 22: All Things Star Wars

November 6th, 2014

1:29:31

For this, the first episode of Season 3 of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I decided to reach back to the first guest on the first episode of the podcast series from almost two years ago. Bill the Lizard is my …

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