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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

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    • 4.8, 178 Ratings

The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

    Ep. 287: The Truth Report -- Fintan O'Toole Explains How the United States in the Age of Trump's Pandemic is a Pathetic and Pitiable Nation

    Ep. 287: The Truth Report -- Fintan O'Toole Explains How the United States in the Age of Trump's Pandemic is a Pathetic and Pitiable Nation

    Fintan O’Toole is the author of many books including his most recent The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism.

    O'Toole explains how Trump's America is pitiful and pathetic where the pandemic only further exposed the societal and institutional rot that was already long present in the country.

    He also reflects on the end of American empire, the decline of the country's democracy, and abdication of its preeminent global leadership role.

    • 4 min
    Ep. 286: The Pandemic is the First of Many Disasters That Will Change the World As We Know It

    Ep. 286: The Pandemic is the First of Many Disasters That Will Change the World As We Know It

    Mike Davis is a historian, political activist, and writer. He is the author of many books including City of Quartz, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums.

    Mike Davis warns that the pandemic is only the first in a series of disasters which will include food and fresh water shortages as well as global climate change.

    Mike Davis also explains how the Republican Party in the Age of Trump may represent the single greatest threat to human civilization in the world today.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 285: From Donald Trump's Fake Pandemic "Protests" to a Second American Civil War

    Ep. 285: From Donald Trump's Fake Pandemic "Protests" to a Second American Civil War

    David Neiwert is an investigative journalist and the author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.

    Neiwert explains how Trump’s fake “anti-lockdown” “protests” are a new and more dangerous iteration of the so-called Tea Party Movement which laid the foundations for Donald Trump and his neo-fascist movement. He also decodes how the guns, Nazi insignia, and other regalia -- and yes, Hawaiian shirts -- are threats of a 2nd American civil war in the form of  the “boog

    • 41 min
    Ep. 284: Ben Fountain Reflects on the Surreal Reality That is Life in the Age of Trump's Pandemic

    Ep. 284: Ben Fountain Reflects on the Surreal Reality That is Life in the Age of Trump's Pandemic

    Ben Fountain is the author of the award-winning novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. His most recent book is Beautiful Country Burn Again.

    Fountain shares how he is trying to remain focused and grounded in these maddening and surreal days of the Trump Pandemic. He also explains that Trump is so powerful and alluring for his followers because the Great Leader is one of the greatest con men in American history.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 283: Hundreds of Ku Klux Klan Members Have Surrendered Their Robes and Hoods to Daryl Davis

    Ep. 283: Hundreds of Ku Klux Klan Members Have Surrendered Their Robes and Hoods to Daryl Davis

    Daryl Davis is an American R&B and blues musician, activist, author, actor, and bandleader. He is considered one of the best -- if not the best -- boogie-woogie piano players in the world. Davis has played with such legendary musicians as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, B. B. King, and Bruce Hornsby.

    Daryl Davis explains how he decided to befriend Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacists with the goal of getting them to disavow hatred, violence, and destruction.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 282: Don Winslow Explains How Donald Trump is Everything Wrong with American Masculinity

    Ep. 282: Don Winslow Explains How Donald Trump is Everything Wrong with American Masculinity

    Don Winslow is one of America and the world’s most widely read and acclaimed crime fiction writers. His books include the New York Times bestsellers “The Cartel”, “The Force”, and “The Border”. His new book is “Broken”.

    Don Winslow explains how Donald Trump embodies everything wrong with American masculinity. He also shares his insight that the coronavirus pandemic is a perfect metaphor for the pain and harm being caused to the American people and the world by the Age of Trump.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

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Intelligent

I enjoy this show. It is intelligent, thoughtful, and down to earth. Focuses on the positive, while sincerely revealing some harsh realities. His friendly voice makes listening a pleasure. Great music, too!

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As delusional ...

as they see the supporters of President Trump to be. A fascinating study in projection. Gives cause to wonder what their part in the governmental corruption is.

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Excellent conversationalist

It is a pleasure to hear so many intelligent conversations between educated people. It is truly rare in America today.

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