Gene Stone, author of The Trump Survival Guide, joins podcaster Howard Jacobson to present a weekly show highlighting the myriad ways ordinary Americans are resisting the descent into Trumpism.
We talk with activists, historians, politicians, and regular folks who are on the front lines nationally and at the hyper-local level.
Together, we shall overcome!
Brian Santa Maria on Running on and Speaking Effectively about Democratic Values:TGSP 14
Brian Santa Maria is running for the US House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district. He’s an unlikely candidate in many ways, with a background as a comedy writer and marketer. But this background is precisely why he might win, and usher in an era of Democratic politics in which candidates and elected officials […]
Gale Brewer on Promoting Peace and Justice from Within the System: TSGP 13
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has been working to create a kinder, more just, and more peaceful world for decades. Her latest incarnation as a prominent New York politician has allowed her to apply new muscle to the task, as well as giving her insight into the political process and how ordinary citizens can mobilize […]
Making Sure Truth Wins Out in the Era of Trump with Wayne Besen: TSGP 12
Wayne Besen is a former investigative reporter, and founder of TruthWinsOut.org, a nonprofit organization that “works to demolish the very foundation of anti-gay prejudice.” He’s the author of Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth (2003). In our conversation, Wayne talks about the gay rights agenda during a Trump administration, and […]
Resisting Trump in the Tradition of Woody Guthrie with Darryl Holter: TSGP 11
Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current brand of Americana music draws from country, blues and folk traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events. Besides his music, Holter has worked as an academic, a labor leader, an urban revitalization […]
Making Fun of Trump with Paul Slansky: TSGP 10
Paul Slansky is a prolific writer, activist, and humorist. Here’s a short and extremely impressive bio, cribbed from his website: Paul Slansky has been making fun of politicians since, at the age of ten, he was first appalled by Richard M. Nixon. He is the author of six books: The Clothes Have No Emperor: A […]
TGSP 09: Ellie Wood on Staying Positive While Balancing Work, Family, and Full-time Activism
Ellie Wood is one of the founders of R.I.S.E Together NC. She woke up the day after the election determined to do something – anything – everything she could to resist the Trump administration and its policies. Along the way, she used her formidable research and news monitoring skills to provide the raw material for dozens […]