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The truth will set you free. Each week on "The Truth Report", Salon politics and culture writer Chauncey DeVega searches for personal, philosophical, empirical, and moral truth with New York Times best-selling authors, leading opinion makers and other experts on politics, history, social justice, th… read more

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Ep. 68: Timothy Snyder Warns That as Election Day 2020 Approaches America is in The Midst of a Slow-Motion Reichstag Fire Emergency

October 18th, 2020

21:20

Timothy Snyder is a Professor of History at Yale University and the author of the bestselling books On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century and The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. His new book …

Ep. 67: Philosopher Cornel West Reflects on Donald Trump, the Virus, and Questions of Karma and Justice

October 13th, 2020

21:50

Dr. Cornel West is professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard and a professor emeritus at Princeton. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Democracy MattersRace Matters and Black …

Ep. 66: The American People are Living in Donald Trump's Horrible Reality TV Show And Cannot Escape It

October 7th, 2020

29:42

James Poniewozik is chief television critic at the New York Times and author of the new book Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America.

He explains what type of character Donald Trump …

Ep. 65: Rev. Al Sharpton Warns That Donald Trump is a Dirty Street Fighter Which is Why The Democrats Don't Know How to Defeat Him

September 29th, 2020

23:02

Rev. Al Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” and the founder and President of the civil rights organization National Action Network …

Ep. 64: Authoritarianism, the Pandemic, and Trump's War on Science and the Truth

September 28th, 2020

23:11

Holden Thorp is a chemist, biologist, inventor, and now editor-in-chief of Science magazine, which has the largest number of paid subscribers for a …

Ep. 63: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Put America's Multiracial Democracy on Life Support

September 24th, 2020

24:17

Tim Wise is one of the United States’ and the world’s leading antiracism activists and authors. His books include Dear White AmericaWhite Like MeSpeaking Treason Fluently, and Under the Affluence. His new book is 

Ep. 62: Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump's "Honey Trap"

September 15th, 2020

29:32

Jim Sciutto is CNN's chief national security correspondent and co-anchor of CNN Newsroom. Sciutto previously served as ABC News’ senior foreign correspondent. As a foreign correspondent and in his other professional …

Ep. 61: The Republican Party is Dying Because There Are Not Enough White People

August 31st, 2020

26:39

Stuart Stevens has worked as a strategist and consultant for the Republican Party at the highest levels including with the Dole, George W. Bush, …

Ep. 60: Riots and Lawyers -- Donald Trump's Scheme to Steal the 2020 Presidential Election is Much Bigger Than Just The U.S. Mail

August 25th, 2020

22:35

Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the Nation, and Rolling Stone. He is one of the …

Ep. 59: Vladimir Putin Is Coaching Donald Trump In How To Be an Even More Powerful and Dangerous Authoritarian

August 18th, 2020

29:52

Simon Rosenberg is president of the New Democrats Network and the New Policy Institute, a liberal think tank based in Washington, DC. He has served …

Ep. 58: Donald Trump Should Be Criminally Prosecuted for His Willfully Negligent Response to The Pandemic

August 14th, 2020

24:09

Glenn Kirschner is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University. He also worked in the United States …

Ep. 57: Donald Trump is Bullying the American People

July 31st, 2020

23:57

Dr. Justin Frank is the author of the book Donald Trump on the Couch. He is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of …

Ep. 56: Denial and Fear Will Not Save The American People From Donald Trump's Fascist Assaults

July 23rd, 2020

24:09

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and an expert on fascism and authoritarianism. Her new book is 

Ep. 55: Chris Hedges Warns That The George Floyd Protests May be The Last Chance to Save America From Corporate Tyranny and Neo-Fascism

July 16th, 2020

20:49

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-winning journalist, author, and philosopher. His most recent book is America: The Farewell Tour.

He explains why this …

Ep. 54: Dr. John Gartner Warns That Donald Trump is Using the Pandemic as a Biological Weapon Against the American People

July 13th, 2020

18:02

Dr. John Gartner is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and former professor at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School.

Dr. Gartner is also the …

Ep. 53: Mike Davis Warns That The Pandemic is The First of Many Disasters Which Will Change The World As We Know It

July 9th, 2020

33:34

Mike Davis is a historian, political activist, and writer. He is the author of many books including City of Quartz, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums

Ep. 52: Rev. William Barber II Reflects on the Police Murder of George Floyd and America's Moral Reckoning in the Age of Trump

June 19th, 2020

25:12

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival.

Rev. Dr. Barber is also the architect of …

Ep. 51: Greg Palast Warns That The Georgia Democratic Primary Was a Preview of How Donald Trump Will Steal the 2020 Presidential Election

June 13th, 2020

23:16

Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the Nation, and Rolling Stone. He is one of the …

Ep. 50: Fintan O'Toole Explains How the United States in the Age of Trump's Pandemic is a Pathetic and Pitiable Nation

May 26th, 2020

28:01

Fintan O’Toole is a historian, literary critic, author, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Irish Times, The …

Ep. 49: Jason Stanley Warns That Donald Trump is Using the Pandemic to Destroy Every Aspect of American Democracy

May 11th, 2020

16:52

Jason Stanley is a professor of philosophy at Yale University and author of the bestselling books How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them as …

Ep. 48: Chris Hedges Warns That The Tumult and Pain of Trump's Pandemic is a Preview of Far Worse Things in America's Future

April 28th, 2020

21:32

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-winning journalist, author, and philosopher. Hedges’s most recent book is America: The Farewell Tour. There Chris Hedges …

Ep. 47: Tim Wise Explains How White Privilege is Making the Pandemic Much Worse

April 21st, 2020

27:50

Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and …

Ep. 46: Don Winslow Explains How Donald Trump is Everything Wrong with American Masculinity

April 15th, 2020

26:27

Don Winslow is one of America and the world’s most widely read and acclaimed crime fiction writers. His books include the New York Times bestsellers “The Cartel”, “The Force”, and “The Border”. His work has been adapted …

Ep. 45: How Donald Trump Will Use Mail-in Voting and the Coronavirus to Steal the 2020 Presidential Election

April 11th, 2020

18:09

Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the Nation, and Rolling Stone.

He is the author of …

Ep. 44: Understanding the Power of Donald Trump's Coronavirus Death Cult

April 6th, 2020

19:09

Steven Hassan is one of the world's foremost experts on mind control and cults. Hassan is the author of several bestselling books, including 

Ep. 43: Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic and Then Making a Better America and World

March 31st, 2020

26:25

Robert Evans has been a conflict journalist in Iraq and Ukraine. He has also reported extensively on far-right extremist groups in the United States. His investigative reporting is featured at the website Bellingcat.

He …

Ep. 42: How Social Inequality in America is Making the Coronavirus Even More Deadly

March 19th, 2020

20:55

Jonathan Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and …

Ep. 41: Rachel Bitecofer Explains Why Bernie Sanders Has a Better Chance Than Joe Biden of Beating Donald Trump

March 6th, 2020

25:36

Rachel Bitecofer is an Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, where she teaches political science

Ep. 40: Greg Palast Explains How Donald Trump Will Steal the 2020 Presidential Election

February 28th, 2020

34:21

Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian, the Nation Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine. He …

Ep. 39: "Star Trek's" Walter Koenig Reflects on Humanity's Future, Hope, and Despair in the Age of Trump

February 26th, 2020

22:31

Walter Koenig portrayed the character “Pavel Chekov” on the original Star Trek series and in seven of the subsequent canonical films. Generations was Koenig's final appearance in the official Star Trek films.

Koenig …

Ep. 38: After Impeachment Donald Trump is the Jim Jones of American Presidents

February 16th, 2020

23:30

Dr. Justin Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the …

Ep. 37: Are Donald Trump and His Inner Circle Manipulating the Stock Market For Their Own Personal Gain?

January 26th, 2020

21:22

William Cohan is a New York Times bestselling author of three books about finance and Wall Street which include, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs …

Ep. 36: Will the Democratic Party Implode If Bernie Sanders Is Not Their 2020 Presidential Nominee?

January 20th, 2020

30:44

Historian Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

Professor Kaye is the author of many books including The American Radical,

Ep. 35: Ruth Ben-Ghiat Explains What Comes Next in Donald Trump's Authoritarian Assault on Democracy

January 13th, 2020

23:52

Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University and an expert on fascism and authoritarianism. She is the author of several books and her opinion essays and other writing …

Ep. 34: David Maraniss on What Does It Mean to be a "Real American"....And Who Gets to Decide?

January 3rd, 2020

27:19

David Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post and the author of many books, including bestselling biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente and Vince Lombardi.

Maraniss's new book, A …

Ep. 33: Malcolm Nance Warns That if Donald Trump Wins in 2020 There May be a Second American Civil War and the End of the Country's Democracy

December 18th, 2019

15:09

Malcolm Nance is a former career United States counter-terrorism and intelligence officer and a frequent guest commentator on MSNBC.

Nance is the …

Ep. 32: Chris Hedges Warns That Impeaching Donald Trump Will Not Save America's Dying Empire

December 9th, 2019

24:38

Chris Hedges is the author of numerous award-winning and bestselling books including "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle," "Death of a Liberal Class," "War Is a Force That Gives Us …

Ep. 31: David Cay Johnston Connects the Dots Between the Ukraine Scandal, Donald Trump the De Facto Crime Family Boss, and Impeachment

November 27th, 2019

29:09

David Cay Johnston has been writing about and observing Donald Trump for more than thirty years. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative …

Ep. 30: Timothy Snyder Warns the Resistance That Just Opposing Donald Trump is Not Enough They Need to Offer a Better Vision of America's Future

November 20th, 2019

19:55

Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and author of the bestselling book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

Ep. 29: Dr. John Gartner Warns That Impeachment is Causing Trump's Mental Health to Spiral Out of Control Like a Rocket Ship About to Explode

November 18th, 2019

18:08

Dr. John Gartner is a psychologist, psychoanalyst and former professor at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Gartner is also the founder of …

Ep. 28: "Never Trump" Patriot Tom Nichols Reflects on What It Was Like to be Called "Human Scum" by Donald Trump

November 14th, 2019

27:02

Tom Nichols is a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College and also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. He …

Ep. 27: Brian Klaas Warns That American Democracy May Be Doomed if Donald Trump Wins Again in 2020

October 23rd, 2019

29:32

Brian Klaas is an assistant professor at University College London and the author of several books including The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's …

Ep. 26: Steven Hassan Explains Is It Possible to Deprogram Donald Trump's Political Cult Members?

October 22nd, 2019

21:55

Steven Hassan is one of the world's foremost experts on mind control and cults. Hassan is the author of several bestselling books, including

Ep. 25: Philip Zimbardo Explains the Psychology of Evil Inside of Trump's Concentration Camps

October 18th, 2019

23:04

Philip Zimbardo is one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of cruelty, groupthink, and evil. Most famous for the 1971 Stanford …

Ep. 24: Dr. Justin Frank Explains the Real Reason that Donald Trump Hates the Ukraine Scandal Whistleblower

October 2nd, 2019

21:57

Dr. Justin Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the …

Ep. 23: Richard Painter Warns That If Donald Trump is Not Impeached For the Ukraine Scandal His Assault on America Will Be Unstoppable

September 26th, 2019

18:26

Richard Painter was White House chief ethics counsel under George W. Bush and is a frequent political commentator and analyst on CNN, MSNBC and other …

Ep. 22: Christopher Leonard on "Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America"

September 9th, 2019

36:35

Christopher Leonard is a business reporter whose work has appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is the author of the bestselling new book Kochland: The Secret History of …

Ep. 21: The Chosen One -- From Pat Robertson and The 700 Club to Donald Trump the Christian Fascist

August 28th, 2019

22:24

Terry Heaton was a television news executive for The Christian Broadcasting Network during the 1980s where he worked primarily on "The 700 Club". Heaton also served as one of Pat Robertson's advisers during his 1988 …

Ep. 20: Tim Alberta on "American Carnage" and How Donald Trump Seduced a Very Eager and Willing Republican Party

August 23rd, 2019

38:09

Tim Alberta is Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent. He is also the author of the bestselling new book American Carnage: On the Front …

Ep. 19: Laurence Tribe Warns That The Framers of the United States Constitution Would Have Already Impeached Donald Trump

August 21st, 2019

19:29

Laurence Tribe is a leading scholar of constitutional law and the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of …

Ep. 18: Dr. Justin Frank Warns That Donald Trump's Mental Pathologies are Encouraging a Plague of Right-wing Violence in America

August 16th, 2019

26:52

Dr. Justin Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the …

Ep. 17: Tim Wise on White Rage, Donald Trump, and America's "Race War"

August 2nd, 2019

35:54

Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and …

Ep. 16: Dr. Bandy Lee Warns That Donald Trump is Emotionally Empty Inside and Spiraling Even More Out of Control

July 24th, 2019

18:28

Dr. Bandy Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and a leading expert on violence at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also the editor of the New York …

Ep. 15: Investigative Journalist Seymour Hersh Reflects on a Life of Speaking Truth to Power

July 22nd, 2019

18:35

Seymour Hersh is one of America's greatest investigative reporters. In his more than fifty year career he exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War in which 109 unarmed Vietnamese civilians were killed. Writing …

Ep. 14: Joy-Ann Reid Explains How Donald Trump Represents Everything Wrong With America

July 22nd, 2019

29:31

Joy-Ann Reid is the host of "AM Joy" on MSNBC. She is the author of several books including Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide as well as We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama. …

Ep. 13: Eve Ensler on Righteous Anger, Forgiveness and Her New Book "The Apology"

July 11th, 2019

22:40

Eve Ensler is an author, Tony Award-winner, playwright and activist. Her award-winning play The Vagina Monologues ran for more than 10 years and has …

Ep. 12: Human Rights Attorney Hope Frye on the Evils She Witnessed Inside of Trump's Concentration Camps

July 9th, 2019

30:30

Hope Frye is a human rights attorney who leads teams of lawyers and doctors into Border Patrol and ICE detention centers to monitor their treatment …

Ep. 11: Jared Diamond on the Four Factors That Could End America's Global Dominance

June 24th, 2019

27:12

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books including the Pulitzer …

Ep. 10: Dr. John Gartner Explains How Donald Trump's Poor Mental Health is Grounds for Impeachment

June 20th, 2019

18:26

Dr. John Gartner is a former professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Gartner is also the founder of the Duty to Warn …

Ep. 9: Michael Wolff on Discerning Truth From Lies in His New Book "Siege: Trump Under Fire"

June 18th, 2019

21:00

Michael Wolff is a journalist, author and biographer who has written for Newsweek, USA Today and Vanity Fair. He is the author of numerous books …

Ep. 8: Dr. Bandy Lee on How the Mueller Report Shows That Donald Trump Is Mentally Unfit to be President of the United States

June 13th, 2019

20:28

Dr. Bandy Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and a leading expert on violence at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also the editor of the New York …

Ep. 7: W. Kamau Bell on Truth-telling and His CNN Series United Shades of America

June 10th, 2019

24:46

W. Kamau Bell is a comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity …

Ep. 6: Malcolm Nance Warns That Post-Mueller Report America May Not Survive Donald Trump's Assaults on Democracy

May 26th, 2019

28:59

Malcolm Nance is a former career United States counter-terrorism and intelligence officer. He is also a frequent guest contributor on MSNBC.

Nance is …

Ep. 5: Kathleen Belew Explains the Long History of the White Power Movement and its Global Plans for "Race War"

May 26th, 2019

36:27

Kathleen Belew is a professor of history at the University of Chicago and the author of the new book Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and …

Ep. 4: Jonathan Metzl Explains How Donald Trump's Voters are Dying of Whiteness

May 26th, 2019

34:03

Jonathan Metzl is the author of the new book is Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland.

Metzl …

Ep. 3: Tim Wise on White Privilege and the Varsity Blues College Cheating Scandal

May 26th, 2019

28:48

Tim Wise returns for the second installment of a two-part conversation here on The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism.

Tim Wise is the author of …

Ep. 2: Tim Wise on the New Zealand Mosque Massacres and the Violence of White Privilege

May 26th, 2019

34:40

Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism.

He is the author of numerous books including his most recent Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and …

Ep. 1: Laurence Tribe Explains Why Robert Mueller and Impeachment Will Not Save America From Donald Trump

May 26th, 2019

35:07

Laurence Tribe is a professor of constitutional law at Harvard University. He is the author of several books including his most recent (co-written with Joshua Matz) To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment

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