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Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior Andrea Chalupa & Sarah Kendzior

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    • 4.7 • 3.5K Ratings

Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.

    Help Ukraine by Cleaning Up Western Corruption: The Maksym Eristavi Interview

    Help Ukraine by Cleaning Up Western Corruption: The Maksym Eristavi Interview

    In this interview conducted a few weeks before Russia’s escalation of its invasion of Ukraine, Eastern European journalist and writer Maksym Eristavi explains the social and political crises that led the world to this point. Andrea and Maksym discuss corruption in Ukraine, how the Kremlin has weaponized that corruption, and how corruption in Ukraine is an enduring legacy of Russian genocidal colonialism, and how the West can help Ukraine by cleaning up its own corruption. They also discuss Ukraine’s efforts to build a free and just civil society despite corruption, in particular ongoing initiatives to preserve LGBTQ rights. This interview provides vital historical context on the ongoing regional conflict.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Shadow Network: The Anne Nelson Interview - Part II

    Shadow Network: The Anne Nelson Interview - Part II

    This is Part II of our discussion. Gaslit Nation is excited to welcome Anne Nelson, an expert on American right-wing aspiring autocrats who has been warning about the conditions that led to our present national crisis for our entire adult lives! Yes, you should have listened to Anne Nelson’s warnings earlier but it’s never too late to start. In this crash course in America’s secret history, Nelson describes a radical right-wing takeover that was decades in the making. She explains the nefarious financial and political alliances that arose during the Reagan administration and still guide the US today, the rise of the religious right over the past five decades, “shadow network” think tanks like the Council for National Policy, and the infusion of dark money in politics. She also describes the ineffective response of the Democratic Party to Republican extremists, the January 6 attack on America, and what steps we can take to preserve our democracy.

    • 47 min
    Shadow Network: The Anne Nelson Interview - Part I

    Shadow Network: The Anne Nelson Interview - Part I

    Gaslit Nation is excited to welcome Anne Nelson, an expert on American right-wing aspiring autocrats who has been warning about the conditions that led to our present national crisis for our entire adult lives! Yes, you should have listened to Anne Nelson’s warnings earlier but it’s never too late to start. In this crash course in America’s secret history, Nelson describes a radical right-wing takeover that was decades in the making. She explains the nefarious financial and political alliances that arose during the Reagan administration and still guide the US today, the rise of the religious right over the past five decades, “shadow network” think tanks like the Council for National Policy, and the infusion of dark money in politics. She also describes the ineffective response of the Democratic Party to Republican extremists, the January 6 attack on America, and what steps we can take to preserve our democracy.

    • 52 min
    The Assault on Reproductive Rights: An Interview with Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo

    The Assault on Reproductive Rights: An Interview with Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo

    Next year, 2023, will mark the 50-year anniversary of the landmark Roe v Wade case…if it is not overturned by then. Gaslit Nation welcomes Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo, the cohosts of the podcast Boom! Lawyered, to explain the ongoing attack on reproductive rights, why prior warnings were not heeded, and what actions we can take to fight back now. We discuss the long-term Republican takeover of the courts, the questionable legitimacy of the Supreme Court, the connections between the erosion of reproductive rights and the strengthening of an autocratic surveillance state, new laws legalizing violent vigilantism against women in states like Texas, why the media played down these threats, how the Democrats should respond, and much more!

    • 59 min
    Targeted by the Mafia State: An Interview With Cheri Jacobus

    Targeted by the Mafia State: An Interview With Cheri Jacobus

    Back in 2015 and 2016, as the GOP caved to the Trump crime cult and the mainstream media normalized their corrupt ambitions, a few voices from the right rose up in dissent. One of the leading lights in this regard was Cheri Jacobus, a political commentator and former Republican who was an early target of Trump’s vicious campaign and its propaganda machine. Currently a registered Independent, Cheri was the founder, President, and Executive Producer of “America Reads The Mueller Report” and the former host of the podcast “Politics with Cheri Jacobus”. She remains an outspoken critic of the Trump crime cult and its enablers.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Cult Age: Interview with Cult Expert Dr. Janja Lalich

    The Cult Age: Interview with Cult Expert Dr. Janja Lalich

    Countries undergoing extreme instability – like, say, a violent insurrectionist coup, a deadly plague, climate change catastrophes, and domestic and foreign information warfare – tend to breed cults, and America is no exception! This week Gaslit Nation welcomes cult and extremism expert Dr Janja Lalich to explain the rise of fringe movements in the US and how to deal with it.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

batpaw ,

Indispensable

Kendzior and Chalupa are the best. Great guests and deep insights into what’s really going on in this country and around the globe.

sbhikes ,

Import for democracy

Everyone should listen to this show for the sake of our democracy. They deliver harsh clarity to break the cobwebs from your eyes so you can see the truth. The episode with Cherie Jacobus was especially truth telling and independent thinkers who love their freedom need to hear it.

lizmeister7 ,

Cheri Jacobus

My mind just exploded.

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