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The Muckrake Podcast is the political podcast that promises to dig deeper. Political analysts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman tackle the news of the day but go beyond the stale and tired narratives to provide historical context and alternative perspectives, all to bring a little order to chaot… read more

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Abort The Supreme Court

July 1st, 2022

15:46

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No One Is Going To Save Us. We Must Save Ourselves

June 28th, 2022

1:13:29

In this episode Jared Yates Sexton flies solo in detailing the overturning of Roe V. Wade, analyzing the response by the political class and the …

"The Dumbest Attempted Coup... That Almost Worked."

June 24th, 2022

15:42

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Don't Redress With Texas

June 21st, 2022

51:12

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton discuss the new GOP Platform in the state of Texas, and how it relates to the political calculation of the Supreme …

The Attack On Democracy Was Predictable, If Not Disturbing

June 17th, 2022

16:20

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Will The DOJ Listen To The Jan 6th Committee?

June 14th, 2022

1:04:28
Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the latest in the January 6th Hearings and how the political landscape will be decided by its …

The January 6th Committee: Pilot Episode

June 10th, 2022

16:20

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The January 6th Hearings TV Show Premiere

June 7th, 2022

1:02:27

Jared and Nick discuss how the January 6th Committee has resorted to TV tricks to get the media and public to engage with the truth of what happened surrounding the events on January 6th. They also discuss the Peter …

White House Lost: Why Biden Can't Control The Narrative

June 3rd, 2022

11:15

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Will Anything Change After The Uvalde Shooting?

May 31st, 2022

59:49

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the timeline of the massacre in Uvalde, and how the Republican response buries deeper into a situation where it's unlikely anything is done to prevent these in the …

UNLOCKED: Will We Ever Solve The Gun Problem?

May 27th, 2022

1:14:18

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The GOP Authoritarian Road Trip

May 24th, 2022

1:08:08
CPAC heads to Hungary to get a pep-talk from Viktor Orban and a step-by-step guide to destroying liberal democracy. Hint: It includes taking over the government, the media, and beaming Tucker Carlson into homes 24/7. …

Musk Idiocy Masks Harassment Settlement

May 20th, 2022

10:33

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Mass Shootings, Baby Formula, and Increasing Threats

May 17th, 2022

1:02:48

Nick Hauselman is out for the day, so Jared Yates Sexton jumps into the white supremacist shooting in Buffalo, the Right's weaponization of White Replacement Theory, and how deteriorating material conditions will only …

Democrats Hand Republicans Abortion Bill Gift

May 13th, 2022

7:59

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Roe v Wade Gone, What's Next??

May 10th, 2022

54:20

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the latest information regarding the Supreme Court leak that they're planning on reversing Roe v Wade. They then predict, based on what the right has been …

The Weekender: The Batman

May 6th, 2022

11:55

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BREAKING: Roe v Wade Will Be Overturned

May 3rd, 2022

1:06:07

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the leaked opinion from the Supreme Court outlining their intention to overturn Roe v Wade, and how damaging it is to have so many Originalists on the court. Then, …

The Weekender LIVE Show

April 29th, 2022

11:43

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Why Elon Musk Buying Twitter Is Like Fascism

April 26th, 2022

53:55

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman break down the ramifications of billionaire Elon Musk severely overpaying for Twitter.

To support the show and access additional content, including the extra Weekender show …

How The Right Is Turning Masculinity Into Fascism

April 19th, 2022

1:21:03

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss Tucker Carlson's new video series and how GOP'ers like Josh Hawley are trying to revitalize the strong man to fix what they feel is broken. Then, Max Berger of More …

Elon Puts His Musk All Over Twitter

April 15th, 2022

10:17

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How Evangelicals Have Tainted The Political Process With Diana Butler Bass

April 12th, 2022

1:02:34

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the election in France and the terrible choice the French people have to make. Dr. Diana …

Tolerant Kids Can't Be Tolerated By The Right

April 8th, 2022

9:46

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Russian Sanctions Failing While Conservatives Erode Freedom

April 5th, 2022

51:55

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman sift through the latest Republican outrage over LGBTQ+ and how ineffective the US sanctions are on Russia. 

To support the show and access additional content, including the …

Burner Phones and French Fascism

April 1st, 2022

9:29

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Ginny Thomas, January 6th, and the Unraveling of Everything

March 29th, 2022

56:49

Nick Hauselman is on vacation, so Jared Yates Sexton is left to fly solo. Jared addresses the cold, ugly capitalistic mess that is the aftermath of …

The GOP Clown Posse Turns SCOTUS Into Circus

March 25th, 2022

12:17

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have been trying to one-up each other with their racist and mysoginist attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in order to get sound bites for their future presidential runs. …

Wajahat Ali On Why Capitalism Makes White Nationalism Profitable

March 22nd, 2022

51:26

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome to the show Wajahat Ali, author of "Go Back To Where You Came From" and Daily Beast contributor, to discuss a host of issues including the fascist leanings in Texas …

Is Zellensky Asking For World War III?

March 18th, 2022

10:30

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Why Is Comrade Carlson Doing Russia's Bidding?

March 15th, 2022

56:13

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss how Tucker Carlson's Russian propaganda is so thick, Russian TV stations have started …

"Don't Say Gay" Is Here To Stay

March 11th, 2022

23:20

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Russian Propaganda Takes A Sinister Turn

March 8th, 2022

1:03:01

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the latest symbology the Russians are using in their war with Ukraine, and what it could mean …

Putin Escalates Atrocities In Ukraine

March 4th, 2022

23:02

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The Crimean War, Putin, and the War Over Reality

March 1st, 2022

56:41

WIth Nick Hauselman out of action, Jared Yates Sexton flies solo in this episode, tracing Russian history from the Crimean War to Vladimir Putin's …

The U.S. Response To The Invasion Of Ukraine

February 25th, 2022

24:49

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All Conservatives Are Fine With Fascism with Amanda Marcotte

February 22nd, 2022

1:06:21

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome on the show author Amanda Marcotte, author of the book "Troll Nation: How The Right Became …

The Weekender LIVE Show From 2-17-22

February 18th, 2022

16:29

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Are Flat Earthers A Threat To Democracy?

February 15th, 2022

1:08:21

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome to the show Kelly Weill, a reporter for The Daily Beast and author of the upcoming book "OFF …

Why Trump Flushing Documents Matters

February 11th, 2022

25:39

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Sarah Kendzior On Why Right Wing Conspiracies Take Hold

February 8th, 2022

1:09:18

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome Sarah Kendzior, best selling author of HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT and THE VIEW FROM FLYOVER …

Jeff Zucker Steps Down From CNN

February 4th, 2022

23:51

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Trump Admits To Coup Plus Missouri Candidate Jess Piper

February 1st, 2022

1:10:16

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss Trump's foolish admission that he tried to get Mike Pence to overturn the election. 

Then, …

The Kangaroo Supreme Court

January 28th, 2022

25:33

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What The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Really Means

January 25th, 2022

50:39

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman dissect the true motivations behind Vladimir Putin's desire to invade Ukraine, complete with the historical context of the proxy wars we've seen over and over. There are …

The Insurrection Evidence Closes In On White House

January 21st, 2022

23:05

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Jonathan M. Katz Exposes The American Truth

January 18th, 2022

1:18:26

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss Senator Sinema's speech and how it's emblematic of what's dysfunctional with the Democratic Party.  Then they welcome Jonathan M. Katz on to the show to discuss his …

Why The Voting Rights Act Won't Get Passed

January 14th, 2022

25:04

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How Fascism Is Creeping Into Our Educational System

January 11th, 2022

1:12:26

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the new Indiana Senate Bill SB 167 that would give parents unprecedented and direct control …

What January 6th Really Means

January 7th, 2022

21:19

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How The Educational System Helped Create So Much Political Hostility

January 4th, 2022

1:20:42

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome to the show Will Bunch, National Opinion Columnist for the Phildelphia Inquirer and author of …

What Really Happened On January 6th

December 31st, 2021

19:20

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Will The Cult Turn On Trump?

December 28th, 2021

1:04:20

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hausleman discuss Trump's hurt feelings after getting booed by his own crowd when discussing the vaccines, as well as analyzing what it means for Manchin to stop the BBB Act in its …

The Political And Social Meaning Of Fight Club

December 24th, 2021

20:47

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Wajahat Ali On Where This Country Is Going

December 21st, 2021

50:29

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman are pleased to welcome on the show author Wajahat Ali, whose new book "Go Back to Where You Came From: …

The War On Christmas Live Holiday Show

December 17th, 2021

19:22

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Did Mark Meadows Plan The Coup?

December 14th, 2021

55:09

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the explosive revelations that Mark Meadows had plenty of advanced knowledge of the events that took place on January 6th. 

To support the show and access …

GOP Working On Getting The Coup Right This Time

December 10th, 2021

19:53

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Chauncey DeVega On Why Democracy Might Not Survive

December 7th, 2021

50:21

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome politics writer for Salon Chauncey DeVega on the show to discuss a wide range of topics …

Tracing The Arc of Alex Jones Will Frighten You

December 3rd, 2021

19:48

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Michael Flynn Turns On Q-Anon & The Exploitation Of College Athletes

November 30th, 2021

1:09:28

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the breaking news that suddenly, having been a mouthpiece for QAnon for years, Michael Flynn is caught on tape calling it crazy and a CIA psy-op. 

Also: Nathan …

The JFK Conspiracy Explained

November 26th, 2021

23:46

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Rittenhouse Verdict Signals A New Era

November 23rd, 2021

49:13

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss how the Rittenhouse verdict was decided and the ramifications it has on society going forward, specifically if it's a dot on the timeline from George Zimmerman to …

Weekender LIVE: Rittenhouse Trial, Gosar Vile

November 19th, 2021

21:08

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Bannon Puts Out The Signal For Potential Violence

November 16th, 2021

54:12

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton & Nick Hauselman discuss Steven Bennon turning himself in to the FBI briefly before holding a press conference to …

Rittenhouse Trial And The Demons At Astrofest

November 12th, 2021

18:02

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A$$hole University Is Open For Business

November 9th, 2021

58:41

While co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman herald the new infrastructure bill and all the good it will cause, they also dig deep into the announcement that a group of ostracized conservative academics are …

Why The Virginia Governors Race Doesn't Mean What You Think

November 5th, 2021

20:23

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The Right Is Just Waiting For Violence

November 2nd, 2021

58:46

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman dissect the question and answer posed at the Critical Racism Tour hosted by Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk, and how so much of the Republicans' wink-wink, nudge-nudge …

Is Pelosi Losing Her Grip On The Democratic Party?

October 29th, 2021

21:08

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss whether the progressives in the Democratic Party will ultimately allow the establishment to …

The Psychology Behind The January 6th Insurrection

October 26th, 2021

1:00:47

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the explosive revelations that several Republican members of congress held meetings with the insurrections ahead of January 6th, and then they welcome Nick Carmody …

The Defacto President Is Joe Manchin

October 22nd, 2021

20:44

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss Joe Manchin possibly leaving the Democratic Party and how it's basically ground Joe Biden's agenda to a halt. Why are Democrats so bad at this?

To access the …

Tracing Colin Powell's Mistake To The Political Mess We're In Now

October 19th, 2021

57:13

With the news that former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died due to complications from covid, co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman …

The War Over Fences

October 15th, 2021

20:49

Nick Hauselman is out and about, leaving Jared Yates Sexton to fly solo once more. For this Patron-exclusive episode, Jared uses the Right Wing "war …

Why AT&T Created OAN

October 12th, 2021

53:29

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the revelation that AT&T, in all its corporate wisdom, decided to create one of the most radical right wing news stations. They also dive into the psyche of the …

The Debt Ceiling Sham

October 7th, 2021

17:41

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It's a special …

If Facebook Crashes, Does The World End?

October 5th, 2021

1:08:26

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the effect the Pandora Papers have had on the world, considering how many wealthy people intentionally hide their money all over the world- including South Dakota. …

WEEKENDER PREVIEW: The Senate and Neoliberalism in Crisis

October 1st, 2021

15:37

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Nick Hauselman is out …

Pete Dominick On The GOP's Willingness To Default The Gov't

September 28th, 2021

50:15

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman welcome back Pete Dominick of the Stand Up! with Pete Dominick Podcast to discuss the debt ceiling and whether the Republicans will force a government shutdown to own the …

Haitian Refugees Cause GOP To Advance White Replacement Theory

September 24th, 2021

17:17

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Jared and Nick expand …

Turns Out Trump Was Crazier Than We Thought

September 21st, 2021

1:00:44

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the bombshell reporting from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's new book, detailing a mini-coup …

How Capitalism Breaks The Planet: Kate Aronoff

September 17th, 2021

22:15

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Jared and Nick host …

Trump's Day Out On 9/11

September 14th, 2021

59:07

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss Donald Trump's appearances as a boxing commentator and a Moonies convention - on a day when …

9/11 Twenty Years Later: LIVE Show

September 10th, 2021

20:39

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Jared and Nick …

The Media Continues To Let The Right Win

September 7th, 2021

55:29

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss how the media consistently portrays the right, and the very real danger the Democrats have of …

SCOTUS Attacks Abortion And Democracy

September 3rd, 2021

17:49

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Jared and Nick …

Conservatives Put Their Mouths Where The Money is

August 31st, 2021

54:39

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton & Nick Hauselman discuss the coordinated attacks on school boards as decisions to keep students safe by wearing masks …

Suicide Bombings In Kabul May Lead To More Militarism

August 27th, 2021

21:14

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Jared and Nick …

Political Extremism Mixed With Mental Instability = DC Truck Bomb

August 20th, 2021

22:02

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Jared and Nick …

Afghanistan Falls As The U.S. Ignores Its Past Failures... Again

August 17th, 2021

50:21

As harrowing images of Afghanis trying to escape the Taliban continue to broadcast, hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss where we went wrong and why the United States continues to make the same mistakes. 

The Perils Of Pulling Out Of Afghanistan & Listener Q&A

August 13th, 2021

21:47

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Nick and Jared begin …

The World's On Fire and There's Money in the Flames

August 10th, 2021

1:18:12

Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman dive into a troubling UN climate report and discuss how capitalism prevents humanity from saving itself while …

Fox News Goes Hungarian Dictatorship On Us

August 6th, 2021

17:57

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With Tucker Carlson …

Republicans Have Normalized Authoritarianism

August 3rd, 2021

1:06:27

Jared Yates Sexton welcomes back Nick Hauselman from vacation, and they pull apart the long game that is the Republicans' thirst for …

The Right Dreams of Dictatorship

July 30th, 2021

22:16

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Nick Hauselman is …

No Time To Blink

July 27th, 2021

49:44

Nick Hauselman is on vacation, but Jared Yates Sexton's here to hold down the store as he discusses the ongoing struggle between the White House and …

How Robocop Predicted The Present| Weekender Teaser

July 23rd, 2021

17:12

*This is the first 15 minutes of our weekly Patreon series The Weekender*

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Covid Spreads, Unions Under Attack, Market Crashing: Capitalism, Everyone!

July 20th, 2021

56:48

In a jam packed show, hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the Frito Lay strike and how it relates to the historical attacks we've seen in this country on unions themselves. The Delta variant has covid on …

Trump's Not Into Coups, Didn't You Know? | Weekender Teaser

July 16th, 2021

20:58

*This is the first 15 minutes of our weekly Patreon series The Weekender*

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Is The Legislative Process Dead?

July 13th, 2021

48:08

Texas Democrats have walked out of the state capitol, intent on making a stand for democracy as we know it, as co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick …

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