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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.

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior Andrea Chalupa & 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.

    “Voldemort Putin”

    “Voldemort Putin”

    We discuss key figures in the impeachment process – including Adam Schiff, John Roberts, and John Bolton – and what they’re trying to accomplish and how. In the first social media impeachment, their words are parsed and received, leading, in one case, to “Voldemort Putin” trending on Twitter. We also discuss how the destruction of the judiciary over the course of the Trump administration impacts the proceedings, and we touch on the Supreme Court and their recent horrendous anti-immigrant ruling.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Republican Party is on Trial

    The Republican Party is on Trial

    This week Gaslit Nation gives in-depth context to the ongoing shitshow of the Senate impeachment hearings. We discuss what’s behind the media blitz of Giuliani goon Lev Parnas and the incriminating texts indicating the Trump crew was planning an attack on former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. We then analyze the GOP for what it is – an appendage of a transnational crime syndicate – and detail the institutional failures that allowed it to get there.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dynasty Alert!

    Dynasty Alert!

    This week Gaslit Nation takes a look at two dynasties – the Trump Crime Family’s attempt to build a dynastic kleptocracy in the White House, and Meghan and Harry’s flight to Canadian freedom. Yes, like a dystopian US Weekly, Gaslit Nation takes on Megxit (we’re in favor!) and the issues surrounding it: racism and colonialism, the mendacity of the UK tabloid press, Prince Andrew the Pedophile, and the decades-long connections of the royal family to the transnational crime syndicate propping up Trump.

    • 57 min
    Human Sacrifice

    Human Sacrifice

    It’s a grim start to 2020, and we’re here to break it down for you – the impending war with Iran, the hypocritical entreaties of John Bolton, the rapture fiends guiding our foreign policy into the abyss of hell, and more! This is our first newly recorded episode since Trump’s historical achievement of becoming the first U.S. president impeached in his first term. In the classic style of a cornered sociopathic autocrat, he is lashing out at his predicament with violence.

    • 56 min
    The Barbara Lee Interview

    The Barbara Lee Interview

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee is a vital voice in demanding that the Trump administration be held accountable. Lee has long shown foresight in evaluating threats to our freedom and security. In 2001, she was the only member of Congress to vote against the authorization of the use of force following the September 11 attacks. Lee discusses the importance of moral courage, the dangers of the Trump administration, and the 2020 election.

    • 35 min
    A New Era of Cyberwar: Wired's Andy Greenberg on the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

    A New Era of Cyberwar: Wired's Andy Greenberg on the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

    It's the holidays! That means it's time to light the fire, pour yourself some eggnog, and crack open a riveting real-life thriller like the latest book by Andy Greenberg of WIRED -- Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers. In November, we featured some of our interview with Greenberg, and now you can hear it in full. Sandworm is an essential guide for understanding conflict in the 21st century, and where we are headed if we don't confront this serious threat. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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Riveting journalism!

At last! A podcast that brings together all the pieces of the corruption we knew was happening in the Trump and other administrations around the world. It all makes chilling sense when you have it laid out for you like this. Andrea and Sarah are the best and rarest kind of journalist - fearless, thorough and ruthless. You go girls!

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