69 episodes

The Muckrake Podcast is the political podcast that promises to dig deeper. Political analysts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman tackle the news of the day but go beyond the stale and tired narratives to provide historical context and alternative perspectives, all to bring a little order to chaotic times.

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    • 4.8, 213 Ratings

The Muckrake Podcast is the political podcast that promises to dig deeper. Political analysts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman tackle the news of the day but go beyond the stale and tired narratives to provide historical context and alternative perspectives, all to bring a little order to chaotic times.

    Birtherism 2: Return Of The Racists

    Birtherism 2: Return Of The Racists

    Kamala Harris has only been the Democratic Vice-President candidate for a few short days and already the Right Wing is calling into question her race and questioning whether she is constitutionally eligible for office. Co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton discuss the virulent racism, the Right's history of othering people of color, and how Donald Trump will stop at nothing to maintain power.

    • 58 min
    Republicans: Give Me Football Or Give Me Death

    Republicans: Give Me Football Or Give Me Death

    Co-host Jared Yates Sexton comes in hot over the decline of the United States and its failure to contain the pandemic and continued insistence on settling for mediocrity. This leads to a discussion with Nick Hauselman about the many tiers of opportunists within the Republican Movement, including Christian fascists, middle-managers, and Trumpists looking to recapture a mythical moment in the country's history.

    • 59 min
    Sending Thoughts And Prayers To The NRA

    Sending Thoughts And Prayers To The NRA

    The Attorney-General of New York has exposed the National Rifle Association as the crooks we all knew they were, so co-hosts Nick Hauselman and Jared Yates Sexton dive deep into the history of the NRA, how the Republican Party partnered with them to sell white paranoia for profit and votes, and the longterm damage done to American culture and democracy itself.

    • 47 min
    Saving Lives Only When It's Politically Convenient

    Saving Lives Only When It's Politically Convenient

    With news that Jared Kushner cobbled together a nationwide pandemic strategy that was scrapped to harm blue states, co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman wrestle with the implication that the Trump Administration carried out willful genocide. Also, higher education expert John Warner joins the show to discuss his upcoming book "Sustainable. Resilient. Free.: The Future of Public Higher Education," the mess that is American public education, and the looming disaster as students are set to return to school.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trump And Barr Expose Their Plans For The Election

    Trump And Barr Expose Their Plans For The Election

    Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss what Donald Trump means when he suggested delaying the election in November. Jared warns that there's a very significant fear of violence if Trump loses and his supporters won't accept the results. And while William Barr and Trump get called out for their lies, it doesn't seem to have any effect.

    • 33 min
    How American Exceptionalism Turned Into Ugly Americanism

    How American Exceptionalism Turned Into Ugly Americanism

    With covid-19 interrupting Major League Baseball and ravaging America, co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the role of the myth of American Exceptionalism in exacerbating the crisis, as well as the authoritarian fascists in the country looking to take advantage of the problem. In an exclusive interview, Nick gets to talk with Erwin Chemerisnky, Dean of UC-Berkeley's Dean of the Law School, about the legality of President Donald Trump's actions.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

Iron Range Longy ,

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Guys!!!! What’s WRONG with you? You’re letting the Rush Limbaughs and Sean Hannitys of this world do your research!

Bill Clinton was NOT President in 1992!!!!!! It was George Herbert Walker Bush!!!!!! Hillary Clinton did NOT murder a child at Ruby Ridge! Musta been Bar!!!!

Listening to the narratives of the NRA has got you believing their premises! They’re wrong; which means YOU guys start out by blaming Clinton instead of a Republican President.

C’mon guys! I love you but you gotsta be better!

Jeanienyc ,

Love the podcast but.....

FYI.....Portland Oregon is one of the whitest cities in one of the whitest states in the country.

Katie Eyler ,

My Favorite Podcast

I listen to a lot of different podcasts (ranging from very radical, progressive shows to much more mainstream news) and The Muckrake has consistently been the show I look forward to listening to the most.

I appreciate that Jared and Nick don’t sugarcoat our current political and social climate. They don’t engage in the “both sides” trap, nor do they put one party on a pedestal, as so many others do - instead, they discuss the failings of politicians of both parties and hold them accountable for their failures that have led us to where we are today.

Their personalities work well together. Nick is a straight shooter and analyzes situations in a clear and concise manner while Jared presents an important insight into white identity, evangelical Christians. Together they discuss current events and give listeners a lesson in their historical context, which is key to understanding “Trump’s America”, how we got here and why we are so fractured as a nation.

I appreciate the work Nick and Jared put into the podcast and I look forward to listening every Tuesday and Friday.

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