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Author: Andrea Chalupa & Sarah Kendzior

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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.
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Reichstag Fire

Reichstag Fire

2020-06-0301:04:25

We are in a horrific time and it’s not going to be easy, but we are grateful for the brave Americans who continue to embrace free speech and free assembly despite a pandemic and a vicious regime.
Gaslit Nation is back trying to save the 2020 election! This week we discuss Trump and the GOP’s attempt to illicitly influence the election, using old tactics from 2016 along with a new assault on the vote-by-mail policies that are being recommended due to the coronavirus pandemic. We go on to examine the media debate between Ben Smith of the New York Times and investigative journalist Ronan Farrow, whose book Catch and Kill describes how the brutal Israeli private intelligence agency group Black Cube tried to kill the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story.
For our weekly bonus episode, provided exclusively for our Patreon supporters at the Truth Teller level and higher, we're sharing this week's bonus with all Gaslit Nation listeners to celebrate Tori Amos's new powerful book Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage. In this excerpt from Resistance, Tori explains the harrowing inspiration behind her classic song “Cornflake Girl.” Audio excerpt courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio from RESISTANCE by Tori Amos, read by the author. Copyright © 2020 by Sword and Stone Publishing, Inc. Used with permission from Simon & Schuster, Inc.
This week we welcome special guest Tori Amos, the iconic singer-songwriter whose new book Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage is a must-read! We discuss the value of creativity during times of chaos and crisis, processing grief during a pandemic, the challenges of motherhood in this political era, what’s in store for the 2020 election, and much more.
Show Trials

Show Trials

2020-05-1352:03

We examine the horrible and unprecedented decision of Bill Barr to let Michael Flynn walk free despite Flynn confessing his own guilt; how the failures of the Mueller probe enabled Barr to take this action; the relationship between Barr, Flynn, and the Jeffrey Epstein pedophile trafficking operation; and the Trump administration’s lust for show trials, which they seem to be planning against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
In this Gaslit Nation special, Sarah answers your questions about her new best-selling book, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America. In other words, it’s a fun break from our usual “how the coronavirus is helping criminals consolidate autocracy” show!
In our latest episode, we have a special guest! Gaslit Nation co-host Sarah Kendzior stops by the studio (we don't have a studio) to talk about her latest book Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America. This is another rendition of Gaslit Nation's greatest hits on the international crime syndicate masquerading as a government, and the social ills that gave rise to a fake populist and autocrat wannabe, Donald Trump and the Trump Crime Family.
Blood Money Brigade

Blood Money Brigade

2020-04-2201:02:48

Welcome back to the Groundhog's Day of Gaslit Nation! We augment our pandemic coverage with a discussion of the peril of gas station dictatorships! We break down what the plunge in oil prices means for the US and for the transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government. 
Corporate Manslaughter

Corporate Manslaughter

2020-04-1555:29

On week ten billion of coronavirus self-quarantine, we examine being a captive audience to a reality TV autocrat. This week we discuss the danger of the newly created “Council to Reopen America” which features key members of the Trump Crime Cult we have been warning you about for years: Ivanka, Jared, Mnuchin, and Ross, along with three lesser known members of the Blood Money Brigade whose shady dealings we explore. 
On our one billionth week in self-isolation, we discuss the trauma of the coronavirus crisis and how it’s reshaping our political landscape. We conclude with a special interview with Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker kidnapped from Crimea and imprisoned in Russia for his activism. Sentsov’s story of persevering under brutal conditions, and never surrendering his commitment to his art and his principles, is one that we need to hear in these dark times of self-imposed isolation.
We discuss how Trump, a life-long mobster and aspiring autocrat, is trying to shake down individual states and deny medical workers and their patients life-saving equipment. While he is more overtly sadistic to so-called “blue” states, Trump is also endangering residents of so-called “red” states – and that dichotomy is going to get worse as the crisis moves over the next few months from hard-hit big cities like New York to rural areas that no longer have hospitals thanks to GOP defunding.
The United States of Enron

The United States of Enron

2020-03-2501:00:21

We call out the disaster capitalists running this horror show, including Treasurer Steven Mnuchin, one of the only people who profited off of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme and who currently serves as an oligarch lackey about to make yet another fortune off a tragedy. We delve into the history of this sadistic corporate culture.      
On the first Gaslit Nation recorded from self-quarantine from a pandemic, we discuss the terrible political, psychological, and economic toll of the coronavirus. The pandemic has exposed our nation’s hypocrisies and flaws, including income inequality and corruption. The coronavirus catastrophe is currently being overseen by a group of kleptocratic lackeys like Pence, Mnuchin, Miller, and, of course, Jared Kushner. 
Human Farm

Human Farm

2020-03-1101:00:12

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we’re feeling…not particularly great about that! In this special pre-quarantine Gaslit Nation, we discuss the coronavirus and its potential to revolutionize the world. This is a terrifying time in human history, and every country’s flaws and vulnerabilities are being exposed. This is a time when we need to pull together, and help each other with the determination and compassion that so many doctors and medics and others have shown in the afflicted nations.
We at Gaslit Nation have spent years covering fascism, transnational crime, white supremacist violence, climate change disasters, genocide, and the threat of WWIII, but apparently the universe thought this wasn’t depressing enough, so now we have a plague! We discuss the coronavirus crisis, the terrible response of the Trump administration, the way the virus may be weaponized politically, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around you. 
This week we give the authoritarianism weather report – packed courts, purged agencies, and a pandemic running rampant as the Trump administration lies – and then examine a potential solution: Elizabeth Warren’s binder full of plans! We run through her proposals on information warfare, violent white supremacy, transnational crime, election integrity, and more! We argue that regardless of who wins the nomination, they should consult Warren’s plans as a roadmap out of this hellhole.
Impeach Barr

Impeach Barr

2020-02-1901:11:48

Hey you guys, did you hear – we’re living in a burgeoning authoritarian state! Much like we have been for the last four years! This week we discuss the delayed revelations of the punditry, what’s behind their unwillingness to state the obvious for so long, and ponder how long their clarity will last until collective amnesia kicks in again. More ominously, we examine the continued annihilation of the court system under Trump’s Roy Cohn reincarnation, Bill Barr.
This is How We Win

This is How We Win

2020-02-1241:24

We interview Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven of the progressive activist group Swing Left and hosts of the grassroots power podcast How We Win, about how Dems can prepare for 2020 – and win with Swing Left's Super State Strategy. We discuss whether the Dems can take the House and the Senate, how best to beat Trump, and how to bridge divides within the Democratic party. We also break down the obstacles beyond Trump – voter suppression, gerrymandering, and an obstructionist GOP that may simply not concede.
In a week when the GOP Senate will likely take their criminal president and crown him criminal king, we look at the big picture – treason, disinformation, and how to resist. Much like the Senate trial itself, our conversation centers on Ukraine. This week Andrea interviews Ukrainian journalist Olga Tokariuk about how disinformation makes its way from the Kremlin into western media and even into western courts, as demonstrated by a recent court case in Italy in which online Kremlin propaganda formed much of the “evidence”. This situation can happen anywhere, including here in the United States. Andrea and Olga also discuss censorship, state violence, and the difficulties in being a journalist in an era where multiple regimes seek to annihilate the very concept of truth.
“Voldemort Putin”

“Voldemort Putin”

2020-01-2901:01:36

We discuss key figures in the impeachment process – including Adam Schiff, John Roberts, and John Bolton – and what they’re trying to accomplish and how. In the first social media impeachment, their words are parsed and received, leading, in one case, to “Voldemort Putin” trending on Twitter. We also discuss how the destruction of the judiciary over the course of the Trump administration impacts the proceedings, and we touch on the Supreme Court and their recent horrendous anti-immigrant ruling.
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Comments (32)

Michele Bottroff

I love listening to you both and your program I am an Australian in Australia and our Government has an unhealthy and frightening relationship to the US and I find we are shadowing you in many respects. Our "Liberal"(conservative)PM (as opposed to liberal) is a prosperity gospeller planning for the rapture. Apparently bushfires and climate change are no big deal #wearefucked

Apr 15th
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Mark Landrieu

Thank you for doing good work and being straight forward and as honest as possible. Its about time I can hear stuff that I have had questions about. ie when Manafort shows up to manage Trump campaign after spending his life chest deep in Russia/Ukraine. Not being familiar with him I simply did a google search. I couldn't believe my eyes!!!! Worse Nooooobody from intelligence seemed to know or care.??????

Jan 6th
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Krista Elliott

Very informative. I didn't know how pervasive cyberwarfare has become over the last several years.

Dec 29th
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Philly Burbs

U didn't mention Part 2..

Jul 22nd
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Tony Two Times

Your sister and you are some twisted bitch's, twisted bitch's!

Jun 5th
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Tony Stefani

Started with "Coalition of Curruption" from Jan 23rd, and have listened to every episode since. Andrea and Sarah are true American badasses! Journalists that young Americans should look up to. They are standing up against somthing that scares most of us into passivity. Follow the action guide, and let's hold political figures accountable together! Keep fighting the good fight ladies!!!

May 23rd
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Sean Morris

Too many people treat politics like sports. We shouldn't arbitrarily choose our team and stay loyal just because they are our team.

May 17th
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Hopps

I want to say thank you to both of you fearless women. This is the first podcast I've come across that give100 percent fact and not the narrative of the day. PLEASE keep putting this content out there and I will share it with everyone I know and some people I dont. Again Thank You.

Apr 10th
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Laurel Jones

This show is incredible! Please keep it up, speak the truth to power!

Mar 29th
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Nonya Bizness

episode 30: in listing trump's monuments to himself, you neglected the biggest, maybe too obvious one of all: his southern border wall, paid for in just the way he likes best- the taxpayers.

Mar 6th
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Lorraine LaFrazia

this was an incredible listen. thank you both for what you do. you both put into words what so many can not articulate.

Jan 23rd
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Arthur Harlan Williams

where is McConnell in this picture

Jan 18th
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CJ

and to your point I think in a lot of ways Trump is acting out what this government shutdown is, another way to look at it, he's trying to get out - he's waiting for the American public to fire him waiting for impeachment because he doesn't have a way out... because he can't quit on Putin but if the American public impeaches him he can say, well you know I couldn't do anything about that Vlad old buddy. I think he would be happy to be out I think he is in fact more afraid of the Russians who have a very long reach then he is of anything that the American public can do to him

Jan 17th
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CJ

what bothers me is that the American public isn't calling for impeachment that there are so much on social media that appears to be a moderate voice going oh well we don't need to go that far and the fact that they don't understand what impeachment is there confusing it with being indicted for crimes and not impeachable offenses

Jan 17th
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CJ

I hope your sister has put security in place and catch one at it

Jan 17th
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Michelle A

♥️♥️♥️

Jan 9th
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Michael Hamilton

Great podcast. Really lays out who we are dealing with.

Dec 9th
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Kathrin Gabriel-Jones

This podcast has inspired me in the midst of darkness and despair. You've reminded me that not only can we choose faith over despair, now is a time when making that conscious act to CHOOSE faith over despair becomes an act of empowered rebellion and radical loyalty to that which we love. Of course, in order to truly choose for what we love, we must KNOW what we love, as Sydette Harry described so well with "does baby have hat". Thank you!

Oct 21st
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Jane Doh

Investigating and reporting on important issues affecting the nation. They were right before the election and they’re still right now. Listen up.

Oct 15th
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CJ

I really want to like this. But they both sound bored, flat and tired. I can be that by myself.

Aug 6th
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