9 episodes

A documentary series from host Robert Evans investigating the Capitol insurrection. Stories of instigators and extremists hellbent on subverting democracy.

The Assault on America Cool Zone Media

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    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

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A documentary series from host Robert Evans investigating the Capitol insurrection. Stories of instigators and extremists hellbent on subverting democracy.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 1: The Digital Fever Swamp

    Episode 1: The Digital Fever Swamp

    Investigative journalist Robert Evans explores the murky online spaces where the Capitol insurrection was conceived and planned. He discovers how a single lie snowballed online into one of the biggest gaslights in American political history.

    The Assault on America is produced by Cool Zone Media, iHeartRadio, and Novel.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 2: Stop The Steal

    Episode 2: Stop The Steal

    Robert Evans delves into the deep history of Donald Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ campaign, getting on the trail of a wily right wing activist at the heart of the operation.

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    • 39 min
    Episode 3: No Ordinary Rioters

    Episode 3: No Ordinary Rioters

    There were those at the Capitol insurrection who got carried away in the moment and acted rashly. There were others who planned for violence from the start. Robert Evans looks under the hood of the most extensively prosecuted paramilitary organization from the Capitol insurrection.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 4: The Canary in the Coal Mine

    Episode 4: The Canary in the Coal Mine

    The Capitol insurrection was a content creation exercise on an epic scale. Robert Evans tells the story of a far right influencer addicted to online engagement, who surfed the social media algorithms, cruising through music and politics before finally breaching the Capitol with an outrageous plan in mind. 

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    • 29 min
    Episode 5: The Inside Man

    Episode 5: The Inside Man

    The virus enters the mainframe. Donald Trump’s Big Lie is ushered into the Senate Chamber by a ruthlessly ambitious young Senator who will do anything to get ahead, even at the cost of democracy itself.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 6: Hugs and Kisses

    Episode 6: Hugs and Kisses

    In the wake of the Capitol insurrection, Donald Trump claimed that his supporters had posed “zero threat” to police and had offered them “hugs and kisses”. Robert Evans hears from Capitol Police officers who tell a different story, having battled rioters, bear spray, and bomb threats in defense of democracy.

    The Assault on America is produced by Cool Zone Media, iHeartRadio, and Novel.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

MBelderson ,

This might be the best of all the podcasts analysing the Jan 6th Insurrection

Evans is an experienced and excellent writer/podcaster and it shows in this production. The J6 Insurrection is so multi-faceted that it is a major challenge to tell its story. Using individual tales, Evans tries and succeeds in bringing the motivations and experiences of those involved to life. And, to his immense credit, he begins in the post-Civil War era with the story of the Hamburg Massacre in 1876: linking deep-ingrained white supremacy to J6.

pip1009 ,

Fascinating podcast

This is a great forensic retrospective on Jan 6 and so far I have learnt about people and stories I hadn’t heard before. I love the way the show uses all the footage from the day so cleverly and the music is excellent. Looking forward to listening to the rest.

bdgheitnbfkjshgsytfj ,

The Assault on America

What a tragedy that such interesting information is delivered by someone with the worst male vocal fry I’ve ever heard.
I lasted ten mins. Please write a book or a blog.

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