18 episodes

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.

A Nazi on Wall Street Podcast Jason Weixelbaum

    • History
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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.

    2022 Midterm Election Aftermath

    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. 

    [image by Joshua Sukoff]

    • 41 min
    Decoding Fox News with Juliet Jeske

    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.

    [Photo by Rubaitul Azad on Unsplash]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Media and the Fight for Democracy

    The Media and the Fight for Democracy

    For a while now, the A Nazi on Wall Street podcast has been building toward a conversation about the role of the US media in the existential battle between democracy and fascism. This episode, EJ Russo and Dr. Jay Weixelbaum are blessed not with one expert, but three! Dr. Weixelbaum interviews Mark Jacob, Cliff Schecter, and John Stoehr in an entertaining and nuanced discussion about our current media landscape and how we might all help improve it to protect our democracy. You don’t want to miss this one! Also, make sure to check out the work of our excellent guests here: 
     
     
    Mark Jacob: https://localnewsinitiative.northwestern.edu/people/mark-jacob/
    Cliff Schecter: https://www.youtube.com/user/cschecter
    John Stoehr: https://www.editorialboard.com/

    • 1 hr
    Paradigm Shifts: Taking Stock in the Eye of the Storm

    Paradigm Shifts: Taking Stock in the Eye of the Storm

    Last year, Dr. Jay Weixelbaum and EJ Russo closed the first season of the A Nazi on Wall Street podcast talking about what it’s like to live in a paradigm shift: when fundamental changes in the world lead to a “new normal.” Back in 1940, the world was in cataclysmic change -— and many would say we are today, too. In fact, things are changing so rapidly that EJ and Jay decided to record another episode taking stock of just how much has happened since the last time they talked about paradigm shifts in November. There’s a lot at stake and the two don’t mince words (CW: For any salty language). You won’t want to miss this one!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Scourge of Christian Nationalism with Thomas Lecaque

    The Scourge of Christian Nationalism with Thomas Lecaque

    One of the consistencies of rightwing extremism is the intertwining of Christian ideology with hypernationalist violence. The U.S. is no stranger to this scourge, and other western nations face this danger, too. To solve a problem as deep and pervasive as this one, we need to dig in and understand it better. EJ Russo and Dr. Jay Weixelbaum unravel this topic with Dr. Thomas Lecaque, an expert in Christian Nationalism and how it worms its way into our popular culture--normalizing bigotry and continuing cycles of violence. Tune in! You don't want to miss this one. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EMERGENCY PODCAST: Life after Roe. With Megan Geuss

    EMERGENCY PODCAST: Life after Roe. With Megan Geuss

    EJ Russo and Dr. Jay Weixelbaum sit down with former journalist and law student Megan Geuss for an impromptu live discussion about our reaction to the Dobbs v. Jackson decision and what we can do moving forward. 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Flora Deary ,

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!

MCB 98 ,

Wonderful show

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.

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