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PREVAIL is Greg Olear's weekly podcast about politics, history, national security, foreign affairs, organized crime, dirty money, global corruption, and the fight for democracy. The traitors are easy to spot. PREVAIL shows you how, every Friday.

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PREVAIL is Greg Olear's weekly podcast about politics, history, national security, foreign affairs, organized crime, dirty money, global corruption, and the fight for democracy. The traitors are easy to spot. PREVAIL shows you how, every Friday.

    SLAPP Shots & Single Malts (with Ethan Bearman)

    SLAPP Shots & Single Malts (with Ethan Bearman)

    What is the state of the law? Greg Olear talks to the entertainment attorney and Renaissance man Ethan Bearman about his origin story, the virtues of the Scottish Highlands, the precarious state of the legal system, the Supreme Court, Section 230, ABC’s “Home Economics,” and the time when Jenna Ellis was still a nice person. Plus: it’s a nice day for some.
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    Watch The Five 8, Fridays at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Talking Cows & Sumerian Jokes (with Ryan Byrne)

    Talking Cows & Sumerian Jokes (with Ryan Byrne)

    Is irony dead? Greg Olear talks to antiquarian, archeologist, and satirist Ryan Byrne, of History Falls Apart and Devin’s Cow’s COW PAC, about the state of comedy, Babylonic cuneiform, Sumerian dick jokes, Dr. Strangelove, Alanis Morrissette, how to lean in to extinction, and how comedy can save the day. Plus: a new school for chaos agents.
    Follow History Falls Apart:
    https://twitter.com/historyfalls

    Donate to COW PAC:
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    Watch The Five 8, Fridays at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Democracy Game (with Brynn Tannehill)

    The Democracy Game (with Brynn Tannehill)

    Greg Olear talks to Brynn Tannehill, author of the new book AMERICAN FASCISM, about how the United States got to the precipice of fascism, how minoritarian rule might look, and what, if anything, we can do to turn the ship around. Plus: a new ballad on a house in Chevy Chase.
    Follow Brynn Tannehill:
    https://twitter.com/brynntannehill

    Brynn’s website:
    http://www.brynntannehill.com

    Buy AMERICAN FASCISM:
    https://www.amazon.com/American-Fascism-How-Subverting-Democracy/dp/1955348030/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Amorality Tales (with Jennifer Reitman of DAME Magazine)

    Amorality Tales (with Jennifer Reitman of DAME Magazine)

    Greg Olear talks to his friend Jennifer Reitman, the founder and publisher of DAME Magazine, about the notion of fight, why amoral people befuddle the good guys, the status of the January 6 investigation, Democratic messaging, the pitiful state of legacy media, and the reasons for hope. Plus: 007 as you’ve never seen him before.
    Follow Jennifer Reitman:
    https://twitter.com/jenniferreitman

    Follow DAME Magazine:
    https://twitter.com/damemagazine

    Read DAME:
    https://www.damemagazine.com/

    On Monday, DAME is kicking off its spring membership drive. As an independent, women-led media outlet, DAME has no ads, venture capital or corporate influence. It’s reader support that keeps them publishing.

    Support DAME:
    https://www.damemagazine.com/membership/

    Watch The Five 8, Fridays at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0BRnRwe7yDZXIaF-QZfvhA

    Subscribe to the PREVAIL newsletter:
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Strongmen as Young Men (with Brandon Gauthier)

    Strongmen as Young Men (with Brandon Gauthier)

    Should we humanize the inhumane? Brandon Gauthier, author of the new book “Before Evil: Young Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, and Kim,” talks to Greg Olear about his travels to North Korea and his impetus for writing the book, and shares incredible stories about Hitler, Mao, and Lenin as young men. Plus: a new Nashville Twitter alternative.

    Follow Brandon Gauthier:
    https://twitter.com/bk_gauthier

    Buy his book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Before-Evil-Hitler-Stalin-Mussolini/dp/1948954613

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Lynchpins of Plunder: Nazi Billionaires (with David de Jong)

    Lynchpins of Plunder: Nazi Billionaires (with David de Jong)

    Greg Olear wades into sports, where he discusses the appalling contract given by the Cleveland Browns to quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is being sued by 22 massage therapists for sexual misconduct. Then he brings on the investigative journalist David de Jong to talk about de Jong’s fascinating new book, “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Families.” Plus: a lost track from Billy Joel’s Russia album.

    Follow David de Jong:
    https://twitter.com/davidthejong

    Buy his book:
    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/nazi-billionaires-david-de-jong
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

I like turtles - 2 ,

nurd

Always interesting guests and thoughtful questions. Nurd, Greg is pretty funny .

pilateskristen ,

Astounding info on trauma healing

Amazing, wonderful interview with Claudia Black and her experiences and training with somatic experience trauma healing. This interview broadened my understanding of how trauma becomes a physical part of our bodies. I learned a great deal, and intend to re-listen to this episode.

SLembury ,

Must hear!

Excellent independent commentary and analysis of current affairs regarding the biggest threats to our democracy. Olear features intelligent, insightful guests, and he himself is very astute when it comes to matters of national security and Russian shenanigans.

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