This is a podcast about US current events and how they relate to the history of the 1930s and 1940s. Elusive Films believes that the fight for the soul of America depends on understanding our history and where we've been before. Join hosts EJ Russo, Dr. Jason Weixelbaum, and special guest experts as they discuss historical topics relevant to today's political climate. We speak with bestselling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and up-and-coming scholars to help you make sense out of what's going on. This project came about as part of Elusive Films' larger plans to put this history on the big screen, so stay tuned! We hope you'll join us.
The Development of A Nazi on Wall Street with Justin Isett
ANOWS PODCAST SEASON 2 FINALE
We’ve been teasing this one for a while now. Want to know how you go from a crazy idea to preparing a professional pitch for Hollywood producers? Jay and EJ talk to Justin Isett about developing the A Nazi on Wall Street project. Spies, G-Men, femme fatales, and more! You don’t want to miss this one.
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EMERGENCY PODCAST: Trump Indictment
EMERGENCY PODCAST: Jay and EJ digest the news of twice impeached former president Trump’s indictment and pending criminal charges. As every news agency under the sun has observed, this is an unprecedented moment—but perhaps a predictable one. This is a rapidly evolving story and by the time you hear this, there may be more indictments, charges, or unpredictable reactions. Tune in!
(warning: salty language)
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What is Public History? (and why you should care)
Whether historians like it or not, our identities and histories are often tied up in intense contests of competing narratives—which greatly affect the way we talk about history in public, such as at museums and historic sites, and in our entertainment and media. The A Nazi on Wall Street Podcast is public history, too--but what does that really mean? Dr. Jay Weixelbaum and EJ Russo talk with John Heckman aka “The Tattooed Historian” to get a better understanding of public history and why it’s so important.
The COVID-19 Pandemic
The A Nazi on Wall Street Podcast has been going strong for nearly two years! As we near the end of our second season, we cover a topic that has affected all of us during this period: the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to his work as a historian, Dr. Jay Weixelbaum works with scientists all over the world for his day job and shares some insights about COVID-19 research in this episode. EJ and Jay also discuss how the pandemic intersects with the current state of politics, conspiracy theories, and populism. We hope you’ll tune in.
2022 Midterm Election Aftermath
We made it! Jay and EJ process the unfolding results of the 2022 US Midterms as the so-called "Red Wave" fizzles out. Has there been a democratic resurgence? This episode explores election ramifications for the House, the Senate, and what might be in store for US politics in 2023. Tune in and get up to speed on the state of play in America's existential struggle against fascism.
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Decoding Fox News with Juliet Jeske
Following on our last episode on the media in the battle between the forces of democracy and fascism, the ANOWS podcast takes on Fox News-one of the largest platforms for rightwing and fascist messaging on the planet. EJ and Jay talk with Juliet Jeske, an expert in grassroots fascist groups and producer of Decoding Fox News, which deeply analyzes how rightwing propaganda on that station operates. If you want to understand the battle for our minds and how Fox has become so powerful--as well as what we can do fight back--you won't want to miss this episode.
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History Lovers Podcast
I’m loving this show for the history. The speakers are clear and concise and don’t mess around. Plus it’s very entertaining and makes you feel smart!
The Host EJ
The host EJ is completely unhinged.. He spent an entire day with me on a random thread yammering about the Swedish telephone system & cereal. It was the most bizarre & at the same time fascinating thing to experience… I would think twice listening to whatever he’s says considering his tendencies of psychopathy and hyper fixation.
A Nazi on Wall Street provided timely and scholarly analysis of the parallels between Biden and FDR. Excellent hosts and an insightful guest who link the past and present. I’m looking forward to a discussion on the topic at hand of Nazis and Wall Street. Good first episode doctor and regular guy.