9 episodes

What if California seceded from the United States? If it did, what would happen? Would it usher in a new era of peace and prosperity? Or plunge the US into a new civil war?

This is The Last Resort, a new documentary podcast following the rise, fall, and rebirth of CAL EXIT: the campaign for Californian Independence.

It’s a story about a dream for a new progressive utopia on the West Coast. It’s about the fight for America’s future. And it’s also a tale of two friends who started on the political fringe and ended up in the middle of a still-unfolding global criminal conspiracy involving the FBI and Russian Intelligence.

Coming October 18th from Interval Presents and Awfully Nice. Narrated by Xiuhtezcatl.

The Last Resort Interval Presents

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 103 Ratings

What if California seceded from the United States? If it did, what would happen? Would it usher in a new era of peace and prosperity? Or plunge the US into a new civil war?

This is The Last Resort, a new documentary podcast following the rise, fall, and rebirth of CAL EXIT: the campaign for Californian Independence.

It’s a story about a dream for a new progressive utopia on the West Coast. It’s about the fight for America’s future. And it’s also a tale of two friends who started on the political fringe and ended up in the middle of a still-unfolding global criminal conspiracy involving the FBI and Russian Intelligence.

Coming October 18th from Interval Presents and Awfully Nice. Narrated by Xiuhtezcatl.

    1 | The Tipping Point

    1 | The Tipping Point

    Could California really secede from the United States? A group of activists believe it’s not just possible – it’s inevitable. They call their movement CAL EXIT.

    Sources:


    The Washington Post
    PBS NewsHour
    The New Yorker
    ABC7 News
    @sophiabollag on Twitter
    CGTN America
    KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco
    ABC7 News
    @Phil_Lewis_ on Twitter
    Pigeons & Planes
    BBC Music
    NewsNation
    BRUT
    Bloomberg
    The Washington Post
    News 5 Cleveland
    Newsweek
    Associated Press
    Real Time with Bill Maher
    Jesse Dollemore on YouTube
    MSNBC
    CrowderBits
    The Daily Wire
    Fox News
    Netflix
    Earth Guardians
    Skavlan
    United Nations
    Fox News
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    • 27 min
    2 | The Ballad of Marcus & Louis

    2 | The Ballad of Marcus & Louis

    Meet your new Founding Fathers: Marcus Ruiz-Evans & Louis Marinelli. Who are they? And how did they take CAL EXIT from the political fringe to the national news?Sources:


    The Seasteading Institute
    @SophiaBollag on Twitter
    KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco
    Fox News
    PBS SoCal
    Kayla Moon on YouTube
    Yes California Calexit Campaign
    Donald J Trump on YouTube
    Good Morning Britain
    Joshua Mellin on YouTube
    CGTN America
    truth videos on YouTube
    Fox News
    Fox News
    Fox News
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    • 32 min
    3 | After The Gold Rush

    3 | After The Gold Rush

    California has always attracted dreamers. But the California dream had a dark side. From this complicated history, Marcus & Louis saw an opportunity to grow their movement. Sources:


    OHS Film and Video Archives
    CBS News
    Fox News
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    • 30 min
    4 | The Great State of Jefferson

    4 | The Great State of Jefferson

    California is perceived as a liberal state but the truth is a lot more complicated. No place better epitomizes that truth than Shasta County, where far-right activists are plotting a government takeover.Sources:


    Doni Chamberlain / anewscafe.com
    Associated Press
    TMZ
    Action News Now
    CNN
    Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey
    MMFA | InfoWars
    truth videos
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    • 32 min
    5 | The Land of Flowing Water

    5 | The Land of Flowing Water

    Marcus & Louis file to get CAL EXIT on the ballot. But for CAL EXIT to happen, other states would have to agree. One big reason why they might? Water. Sources:


    FOX Weather
    PBS (Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature)
    BBC News
    CBS News
    The Sacramento Bee
    ABC 30 News
    Paramount Pictures (Chinatown)
    travelfilmarchive
    ABC News
    NBC News
    The Next News Network
    Slavic Sacramento
    MSNBC
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    • 32 min
    6 | Civil War

    6 | Civil War

    Shocking revelations about Louis threaten to derail the CAL EXIT movement. Can it survive the civil war within its ranks?Sources:


    CNBC
    CNN
    The Guardian
    PBS NewsHour
    @samadams593 on TikTok
    @sheepdogs17762.0 on TikTok
    The Next News Network
    MSBNC
    ABC 7 News
    MSNBC
    CSPAN
    Reddebrek on YouTube
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Jason E L. ,

Complete and Comprehensive

Appreciate that could have been a simplistic takedown of the Calexit debacle was instead a hard look at water rights, political proportional representation, indigenous history, and even an examination of the narrowness of 'freedom' that supporters of succession movements believe in.

msmezman ,

Nice research

I appreciate how separate threads were woven for this interesting narrative. Nicely done

nikenamenyt ,

Poor host

They need someone else to host and this current person needs a producer because his music is really lacking.

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