Join activist and author Tara Reade as she explores what it means to be a survivor as well as offer her perspective on the geopolitical landscape, speak to whistleblowers, and look at arts and culture through a political lens. Through a series of hard-hitting interviews, Tara will explore how survivors face an uphill struggle through a flawed system and how institutions within our society fail those brave enough to speak up.
The Politics of Cultural Theory with Slavoj Zizek
This week Tara is joined by ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West.' Slavoj Zizek. In this far-reaching discussion, the two touch upon many aspects of modern life, including how online spaces have created a new form of online tribalism which threatens to derail civil discourse and how fear is at the core of cancel culture. Zizek also details his thoughts on modern financial technology, such as crypto, and asks if it has ushered in a new era of financial autonomy like it once promised.
The Politics of Torture, with Maria Butina
This week, Tara sits down with Maria Butina, a woman the US Department of Justice accused of being a spy. Maria’s story gained international attention, as she was one of the public faces of the mainstream media’s ‘Russiagate’ narrative.
In her interview, Maria reveals details of her imprisonment, the bonds she shared with fellow prisoners, and her unique understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement. She also shares her hope for greater diplomatic relations between the US and Russia moving forward, despite her experiences with the US justice system.
The Politics of Andrew Cuomo with Jennifer Harrison
Andrew Cuomo may no longer be the governor of New York, but his influence over politics and the devastating effects of his Covid response will be felt for years to come. This week Tara sits down with Jennifer Harrison, the founder of Victims’ Rights NY, to explore Cuomo’s disastrous criminal reform policies, sexual misconduct allegations, his negligence with nursing homes, and the cover-ups that followed.
The Politics Of Whistleblowing With Amy Braley-Franck
Despite the personal sacrifices made by whistleblowers to expose injustice, many find themselves demonized and ostracized as a result of their actions. While there are laws that seemingly protect whistleblowers, they do not guarantee protection for those brave enough to use their voice. This week, Tara speaks to Amy Braley-Franck who discusses her work with sexual assault survivors within the US military, why she decided to become a whistleblower and the pervasiveness of sexual violence within the US military.
The Politics of Comedy with Ron Placone
Many in the comedy world feel a sense of anxiety and frustration at the ever-looming threat of cancel culture. Are language and free speech really being policed by an ever-vigilant mob on social media? This week, Tara Reade asks comedian Ron Placone about the fear of being cancelled, how Covid has impacted the comedy landscape, and the subtle art of striking the right balance between comedy and politics.
The Politics of Speaking Out With Juanita Broaddrick
This week Tara sits down with entrepreneur Juanita Broaddrick, who claims that Bill Clinton raped her during his 1978 campaign for Arkansas governor. The two share a unique position of having experienced the backlash of the Democratic Party when speaking out against powerful men accused of sexual harassment and assault.
Juanita explains how she felt seeing her story retold in the recent hit series ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’, details the ways in which Democrats have changed, and why she now considers herself a member of the Republican Party.