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The Chauncey DeVega Show

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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

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

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 Republican Party, the John Birch Society, and the broader White Right which she so generously shares during this installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Chauncey and Claire discuss what it was like growing up as the child of one of the most influential leaders in the John Birch Society, the rise of Donald Trump, and how the John Birch Society has (quietly) expanded its control over the Republican Party. Claire also shares how she escaped the grasp of the John Birch Society as a young adult.

This is the first of a two-part conversation. 

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey gives his thoughts on the WWE's brand split and the horrible new X-Men: Apocalypse movie. Chauncey also cuts a promo on Patrick Buchanan's racist screed "The Great White Hope" and how the latter explains the rise of Donald Trump. 

Chauncey is also under a psychic assault that has resulted in his having a summer cold and enlists the listeners of the podcast to fight back against this vicious, supernatural attack.

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