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If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. The state of affairs in our country has made us all Angry Americans. But it’s righteous, justifiable, vigilant anger. An anger that drives positive change. The anger that started the American Revolution and drove the Civil Rights movement. In times of national distress, it’s our anger that can unite and inspire us all. Your host is Paul Rieckhoff. He’s a fighter, a patriot, and an independent political and media force to be reckoned with. After serving as a soldier in Iraq in 2004, Rieckhoff emerged as one of the most dynamic political and social leaders in America. In every episode, he breaks down the most important issues facing our country. And he interviews the most influential and compelling people. He’s taking on Republicans, Democrats—and everyone in between. If you’re in the angry middle, Angry Americans reminds you that you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. Join the Angry Americans movement and subscribe now. Produced by Righteous Media.

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If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. The state of affairs in our country has made us all Angry Americans. But it’s righteous, justifiable, vigilant anger. An anger that drives positive change. The anger that started the American Revolution and drove the Civil Rights movement. In times of national distress, it’s our anger that can unite and inspire us all. Your host is Paul Rieckhoff. He’s a fighter, a patriot, and an independent political and media force to be reckoned with. After serving as a soldier in Iraq in 2004, Rieckhoff emerged as one of the most dynamic political and social leaders in America. In every episode, he breaks down the most important issues facing our country. And he interviews the most influential and compelling people. He’s taking on Republicans, Democrats—and everyone in between. If you’re in the angry middle, Angry Americans reminds you that you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. Join the Angry Americans movement and subscribe now. Produced by Righteous Media.

    Malcolm Nance. What Happens The Day After Election Day? Preparing for Imminent Violence and Domestic Terrorism. President Mayhem vs Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Milley. Malcolm’s Awesome SCIF, Last Resort, Jericho, Red Dawn and Hannah Montana.

    Malcolm Nance. What Happens The Day After Election Day? Preparing for Imminent Violence and Domestic Terrorism. President Mayhem vs Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Milley. Malcolm’s Awesome SCIF, Last Resort, Jericho, Red Dawn and Hannah Montana.

    For years now, we’ve all been focused on November 3. 2020. Election Day, 2020. Everyone is understandably obsessed over primaries, swing states, turnout, voter suppression, down-ballot races, and Russian attacks. And we’ve all been focused on Election Day, November 3, 2020. But few are talking about what happens on November 4. Few are talking about The Day After Election Day. 
    Armed protests, civil unrest, violence in the streets, domestic terrorism, deployment of the National Guard, deployment of active duty units, attacks by foreign enemies, attacks by domestic enemies, attacks on our leaders---attacks on our infrastructure, our systems, our cities and towns. This is not fiction. This is likely. 
    In the immediate future, the most direct threats to you and your family are not Russian troops or North Korean Missiles or ISIS car bombs. In the immediate future, the most direct threat to you and your family are a lonely college kid with a sniper rifle, a wanna be militia man with a bomb, or an angry Trump supporter without a mask. 
    This is our new reality. And the media is not talking about it. The media is not talking about The Day After. And how bad it could get after Election day. But we are. 
    This urgent new episode of Angry Americans, we dig deep into what COULD happen after election day. If Trump wins. If Trump loses. And likely, either way.  
    Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) is America’s favorite terroism expert. [23:40] A decorated military veteran, an astute analyst, and a truth teller. He’s also a super cool guy--and a true patriot. You may know him from MSNBC or the NY Times Bestseller list. Malcolm served as a U.S. Navy specialist in Naval Cryptology, he was involved in numerous counter-terrorism, intelligence, and combat operations. He’s an expert in intelligence and counterterrorism. He was also an instructor in Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training--teaching Navy and Marine Corps pilots and aircrew how to survive as a prisoner of war. He helped to initiate the Advanced Terrorism, Abduction and Hostage Survival course of instruction. And he joins Army veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) to break down what The Day After could look like.
    Angry Americans is your independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. You’ll meet powerful, fascinating guests like Malcolm and always gain a unique, independent and hard-hitting perspective like nowhere else in the media. This episode is possible thanks to those Patreon members and support from Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American whiskey or bourbon of 2019 and 2020. 
     
    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Especially right now. Join our Angry Americans Patreon community and get special behind-the-curtain access to our host, Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, and discounts on Angry Americans merch and exclusive extra content not available anywhere else. 
     
    Join the movement. Download this episode now. And at AngryAmericans.us or our YouTube page, you can watch this entire conversation with Malcolm Nance and recent episodes with Mick Foley, Stephen Colbert, Mayor Pete Buttigeig, Jeffrey Wright and more. 

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Mick Foley. The Wrestling Legend Speaks Out. Trump’s Time in the WWE. Harris/Pence Smackdown. The Rock For President? Dude Love’s Message for All. The Superspreader Blames Gold Star Families. RIP, Eddie Van Halen.

    Mick Foley. The Wrestling Legend Speaks Out. Trump’s Time in the WWE. Harris/Pence Smackdown. The Rock For President? Dude Love’s Message for All. The Superspreader Blames Gold Star Families. RIP, Eddie Van Halen.

    From Trump’s time at Wrestlemania and subsequent induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, to rumors of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson running for President, to Linda McMahon’s run for the Senate, to Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s surprise independent election as the Governor of Minnesota, American politics and wrestling have been intertwined for decades now. And they’ve never looked more similar than right now. Every day is like a political battle royale. And Trump is like the worst heel ever--fighting with anyone and everyone--even blaming his recent COVID infection on Gold Star families. 

    WWE legend Mick Foley (@TheRealMickFoley) is one of the greatest and most beloved professional wrestlers of all time--and our first guest that has his own action figure. In 2013, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame (the same year as Donald Trump). He’s played Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack. But his best and most important character that Mick Foley plays is himself. He’s also a two-time best-selling author, a father of four, a dedicated supporter of the military and veterans charities, a constant source of support for children’s causes, and an inspiration to millions worldwide. He even grows a beard every year to play Santa Claus. But he’s been silent on the 2020 election--until now. Mick Foley enters the ring to break his silence exclusively on Angry Americans to speak out about the election, the state of affairs in America, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and whether or not he thinks The Rock will run for President one day. 

    In the wake of Trump’s diagnosis with COVID, the spread of the virus throughout the White House, and the first and only VP debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, it’s an episode that lays the political smackdown you need. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is our referee, making sense of these times, sharing information that empowers you, and leaving you with stories and wisdom that will inspire you. 

    With less than a month until the most important election in American history, and Trump sidelining more of our military leadership than our enemies ever have, Angry Americans is your independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. You’ll meet powerful, fascinating guests like Mick and always get a unique, independent and hard-hitting perspective like nowhere else in the media. This episode is possible thanks to those Patreon members and support from Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American whiskey or bourbon of 2019 and 2020. 
     
     
    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Especially after all this madness. But this show is always also about being active, informed and vigilant. It’s bigger than any party--and truly about putting our country first. If that’s a side you want to join, tag into our Angry Americans Patreon community and get special behind-the-curtain access to our host, Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, and discounts on Angry Americans merch and exclusive extra content not available anywhere else. 
     
    Join the movement. Download this episode now. And at AngryAmericans.us or on our YouTube page, you can watch this entire conversation with Mick Foley and recent episodes with Stephen Colbert, Mayor Pete Buttigeig, Jeffrey Wright, Meghan McCain and more. 

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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    Christine Todd Whitman. Sh!tshow Debate Recap with the Former NJ Governor. The Future of the Republican Party. The Impact of The Lincoln Project. Her Message to 9/11 First Responders Now. Grandparenting in the Pandemic.

    Christine Todd Whitman. Sh!tshow Debate Recap with the Former NJ Governor. The Future of the Republican Party. The Impact of The Lincoln Project. Her Message to 9/11 First Responders Now. Grandparenting in the Pandemic.

    The first debate between Trump and Biden was a disgusting mess. But what did it really mean for the election? And for America? Will it change anything? Will it move independents and Republicans? What is the future of the Republican party if Trump loses? Former New Jersey Governor, Environmental Protection Agency Chief and current Chairwoman of Republicans and Independents for Biden, Christine Todd Whitman (@GovCTW) is our important, inspiring and iconic guest for this insightful, rapid-fire episode. [22:07]

    October is here, football is back, schools are open (sorta), and the 2020 election is fully underway. This is a fall of chaos. And Angry Americans is continuing to guide us through it all. With powerful guests and a unique, independent and hard-hitting perspective unlike anywhere else in the media. 
     
    Trump and Biden are fully engaged now in open political combat--and America is caught in between. Governor Christine Todd Whitman and host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) break down the pieces of the debate that are most important--and the key pieces you might have missed. And rather than navel-gazing, they talk about what could happen now as Trump activates white nationalists nationwide, and promises to fight the results if he loses. All while Biden just fights for oxygen. Election Day won’t be the end, but just the next chapter in a time of tremendous chaos. 
     
    This pod has led the way on national security, veterans and first-responders issues, and Rieckhoff, a 9/11 First Responder himself, asks Todd Whitman what her message is for dying heroes, after she and the EPA told them the air was clear 19 years ago. Todd Whitman is the first woman in history elected as Governor of New Jersey, and shares how she got there, whether or not she and others will remain Republicans if Trump wins, and what the future of the party could look like if he doesn’t. 
     
    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Especially after that debate. But this podcast isn’t just about being angry. It’s also about being active, informed and vigilant. It’s about speaking truth to power---and challenging the traditional media. And it’s also always about community. You can join our Angry Americans Patreon community--and get special inside access to our host, Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, and discounts on Angry Americans merch and exclusive extra content not available anywhere else. This episode is possible thanks to those Patreon members and support from Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American whiskey or bourbon of 2019 and 2020. 
     
    Join the movement. Download this episode now. And at AngryAmericans.us or on our YouTube page, you can watch this entire conversation with Governor Todd Whitman and recent episodes with Stephen Colbert, Rosie Perez, Meghan McCain, Mike Shinoda, Jeffrey Wright and more. Angry Americans empowers independent-minded Americans everywhere and is powered by Righteous Media. 
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Stephen Colbert. Taking on Trump, The Supreme Court Battle, Breonna Taylor, Leadership After Loss, Stephen’s Dog Eating Ai Weiwei’s Art, Joking in the Face of Fear, Laughing at the Devil.

    Stephen Colbert. Taking on Trump, The Supreme Court Battle, Breonna Taylor, Leadership After Loss, Stephen’s Dog Eating Ai Weiwei’s Art, Joking in the Face of Fear, Laughing at the Devil.

    “Fear is the mind killer. If you’re laughing you’re not afraid.” Wise words in this groundbreaking new episode from a truly iconic guest: Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome). [06:14] Stephen joins us from his home--uninterrupted and unedited in this fun, candid and inspiring episode. As we enter the most trying and important fall of our lifetime, Angry Americans is bringing in the big guns to get you through this trying time. And there are few bigger than Stephen Colbert. 
     
    President Mayhem is sheer chaos. He's doing anything and everything he can to disrupt our country, our unity and our day. And this conversation is the antidote. Stephen and host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) break down the current state of the country and what the future might hold. Stephen beams in from his home office and shares wisdom, jokes and some amazing stories. He talks about his trip to Iraq to visit the troops and why he shaved his head while he was there. His first car story is one of the best we’ve ever had. His answer to what makes him happy is heartwarming. But also painful. And expensive. This is Stephen Colbert like you’ve never heard him before. You'll just have to listen. 
     
    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Especially now. But as always, this podcast isn’t just about being angry. It’s also about being active. It’s about turning your emotions into positive impact. And it’s about community. Join the Angry Americans community on Patreon now to get special inside access to our host, Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, and discounts on Angry Americans merch and special content not available anywhere else. You will also support this critical, independent media voice that always speaks truth to power. 
     
    This episode is possible thanks to those Patreon members and thanks to support from Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American whiskey or bourbon of 2019 and 2020. 
     
    You can also see video of this entire conversation with Stephen Colbert on the Angry Americans website or on our YouTube page. Angry Americans empowers independent Americans everywhere and is powered by Righteous Media. Join the movement. Download this episode now.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Rob Serra, FDNY. With America on Fire, Our Favorite Firefighter Hero Returns. West Coast Wildfires, Burn Pits, #NeverForget Forgotten This 9/11, Jon Stewart’s Fire, COVID Burning First Responders. Peeps Canceled.

    Rob Serra, FDNY. With America on Fire, Our Favorite Firefighter Hero Returns. West Coast Wildfires, Burn Pits, #NeverForget Forgotten This 9/11, Jon Stewart’s Fire, COVID Burning First Responders. Peeps Canceled.

    9/11 First Responder and retired New York City firefighter Rob Serra (@SerraRob) represents the best of us. He’s a helper. A leader who runs into danger when others run out. And for the last six months, he’s been hunkered down in his basement. He’s leading this time by keeping himself safe from COVID19 so he can be there for his family. 9/11 toxin exposures have left his body battered and his immune system compromised. But it also hardened his spirit. And Rob now serves on the Board of Directors at the Ray Pfeifer Foundation and is a leading national voice for First Responders everywhere. And he’s the real King of Staten Island. At least on this show. 

    After first joining us on Angry Americans back in Episode 2, and again in Episode 11, Rob is back on the pod [10:50] to bring the fire like only he can. And to help us break down the fires that are burning all across America right now. In a conversation with our host and fellow 9/11 First Responder, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), Rob helps us understand the urgency of burn pits--a health menace now facing millions of veterans nationwide--one that may have taken the life of Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Rob explains why burn pits are so connected to 9/11, Agent Orange, Jon Stewart and the true soul of America. He also analyzes the wildfires raging on the west coast and the political divisions torching Washington. And, throws in some amazing stories of his Grandma Dot. 

    Rieckhoff breaks it down with Rob as only he can. Coming off of recent media appearances on Morning Joe, Deadline White House and the BBC, Rieckhoff is continuing to shape the national understanding of 9/11 and keeping an important, independent focus on the most urgent issues facing our veterans, troops and first responders. If you’re tired of empty-suited pundits and blow hard partisans, check out this important, inspiring and informative episode of Angry Americans---the hottest weekly podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. The show that continues to make news and get highlighted on CNN, MSNBC, and more. 

    Join the Angry Americans community on Patreon now to get inside access to Paul Rieckhoff, our inspiring guests, and discounts on Angry Americans merch and special content not available anywhere else. Your membership will also support this critical, independent media voice that always speaks truth to power--regardless of party. 

    If you’re not angry now, you’re not paying attention. Especially now. But as always, this podcast isn’t just about being angry. It’s also about being active. And turning your emotion into positive impact. Join the movement. Angry Americans empowers independent Americans everywhere and is powered by Righteous Media.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Jason Dempsey, PhD. Trump Calls Troops “Losers” and “Suckers.” Will The Military Save Us? Generals Mattis and Kelly Are Complicit. The 19th Anniversary of 9/11. The Best Peeps Answer Ever.

    Jason Dempsey, PhD. Trump Calls Troops “Losers” and “Suckers.” Will The Military Save Us? Generals Mattis and Kelly Are Complicit. The 19th Anniversary of 9/11. The Best Peeps Answer Ever.

    Trump has been caught by his own words. Demeaning the military, disrespecting our Generals, downplaying the virus, and lying to the American people. But what happens now? How is the Pentagon reacting? Will this moment be his Waterloo? Can President Mayhem survive the onslaught of bad news--especially when so much of it is focused on his fractured relationship with the military he commands? Nobody is in a better position to break it down than our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff). Fresh off a massive week of media hits in places like Morning Joe, Deadline White House and the BBC, Rieckhoff breaks it down as only he can. He’s a nationally-recognized expert on the intersection of our military and our politics and a 9/11 First Responder himself, who always has his ear to the ground. He’ll also take you behind the scenes inside the bizarre world of politics, media and the military and explain whether or not this will fade, how it’s impacting our national security, and whether or not it will mean the difference in the most important election of our time.

    And Rieckhoff brings in a very special guest who knows these issues better than anyone in America. Jason Dempsey (@Jason_K_Dempsey) [15:00] is a bad-ass warrior-scholar. A former Army infantryman with a PhD in politics who loves beer and bikes. A professor, author, researcher, combat veteran and one of the country’s foremost experts on civil-military relations, Jason is West Point graduate, a PhD, and Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a powerful voice that must be heard. He led units on the ground in Afghanistan, served inside the White House, and literally wrote the book on the modern United states military: Our Army: Soldiers, Politics, and American Civil-Military Relations. He’s also a dad, a lover of good beer and no-BS guy who pulls no punches. 




    It’s a hard-hitting and exceptionally timely episode of Angry Americans---the hottest weekly podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. The show that continues to make news and get highlighted on CNN, MSNBC, and more. 

    If you’re not angry now, you’re not paying attention. Especially now. But as always, this podcast isn’t just about being angry. It’s also about being active. And turning your emotion into positive impact. Join the Angry Americans community on Patreon now to get special inside access to our host, Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, and discounts on Angry Americans merch and special content not available anywhere else. You will also support this critical, independent media voice that speaks truth to power. With a unique focus on veterans, national security, and first-responders issues--not just on 9/11.

    Join the movement. Angry Americans empowers independent Americans everywhere and is powered by Righteous Media.
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    • 1 hr 27 min

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