100 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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    • 4.7 • 331 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.

    The Defacto President Is Joe Manchin

    The Defacto President Is Joe Manchin

    Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss Joe Manchin possibly leaving the Democratic Party and how it's basically ground Joe Biden's agenda to a halt. Why are Democrats so bad at this?
    To access the full-episode and support the pod, head on over to http://www.patreon.com/muckrakepodcast

    • 20 min
    Tracing Colin Powell's Mistake To The Political Mess We're In Now

    Tracing Colin Powell's Mistake To The Political Mess We're In Now

    With the news that former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died due to complications from covid, co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss in depth his legacy - with mostly memorable moments of historical importance framed around one huge mistake he made in selling the Iraq War to the UN Security Council. They then pull apart more of what motivates Joe Manchin to behave more like a Republican day by day.
    To support the show and access additional content, including the weekly Weekender episode, become a patron at http://patreon.com/muckrakepodcast 

    • 57 min
    The War Over Fences

    The War Over Fences

    Nick Hauselman is out and about, leaving Jared Yates Sexton to fly solo once more. For this Patron-exclusive episode, Jared uses the Right Wing "war on tech" to explore the history of civic society and how authoritarians are salivating over the prospect of using the internet to retake power and institute a neo-feudal state wherein they control power without challenge.
     
    To access the full-episode and support the pod, head on over to http://www.patreon.com/muckrakepodcast

    • 20 min
    Why AT&T Created OAN

    Why AT&T Created OAN

    Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the revelation that AT&T, in all its corporate wisdom, decided to create one of the most radical right wing news stations. They also dive into the psyche of the anti-vaccine, anti-mask, anti-everything right wing to understand what motivates them.
    To support the show and access additional content, including the weekly Weekender episode, become a patron at http://patreon.com/muckrakepodcast 

    • 53 min
    The Debt Ceiling Sham

    The Debt Ceiling Sham

    To access the full episode, additional content, and support the podcast, become a patron at http://patreon.com/muckrakepodcast 
    It's a special Weekender a day early since it's Jared's 40th birthday! Jared and Nick discuss the precipice the country is on with its finances, who is to blame, and why it's such a political football. Plus the outrage over Lee Greenwood being taken off the National Council On The Arts (Womp Womp). 

    • 17 min
    If Facebook Crashes, Does The World End?

    If Facebook Crashes, Does The World End?

    Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the effect the Pandora Papers have had on the world, considering how many wealthy people intentionally hide their money all over the world- including South Dakota. They then turn their focus on Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin, two senators hellbent on holding up the process of passing Joe Biden's agenda.
    To support the show and access additional content, including the weekly Weekender episode, become a patron at http://patreon.com/muckrakepodcast 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

Bubba Dawg ,

Royal?

The royals are racists so are instantly beloved to American racists. Birds of a feather.

t78tt.r ,

Really wanted to like this but...peanut gallery guy on steroids

I really wanted to like this podcast, after years of being inside the DC beast, the military & embassies. I share a lot of similar viewpoints in general but, oh f'ng Christ the 'oh but'. Jared comes across as the photo negative version of the crazed uncle cornering you at Xmas babbling on about consipracies. He's a smart guy but not as smart as he thinks & often he loses any trace of common-sense. For some reason he loves engaging in friendly-fire, and anything will set him off against those who otherwise would be fellow travelers. There's a real aspect of puritanism in his emotional screeds. It's s if he really doesn't care about speakig to adults but to sulking English majors. He comes across as exactly what he is; an academic from a mid-tier school who's without any foreign policy, political or economics experience. How he gets any tread on the NYTimes, Salon, etc is a function of how thinly spread the pool of serious deep-thinkers is out there these days. He appeals to the barista going to grade school at night in some mid-sized urban university types. Pity.

Rob Matheny ,

Solid content overall.

One of the best political podcasts around. Aside from the random and loud keyboard typing that seems to happen in … checks notes … every episode.

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