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American democracy is being threatened, and *Rick Wilson* knows exactly who is responsible. In each episode, Rick calls out those who are the enemies of democracy and exposes their treachery- because sunlight is the best disinfectant. https://bit.ly/3P82A5g

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On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with Ben Terris. Ben is a staff writer at the Washington Post and has a new book called "The Big Break: The Gambles, Party Animals and True Believers Trying To Win In Washington While America Loses Its Mind". Rick and Ben discuss the inner workings of Washington, lobbying and what changed when Donald Trump came to town. And, Rick once again looks at the media when adding this episode's entry on The Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Combating the wealth of misinformation being broadcast today is a very serious problem. Rick speaks with media analyst and correspondent Brian Stelter to discuss how the media and media coverage has changed in the past couple of Presidential election cycles. They dive into Fox News and what will happen without Tucker Carlson. Also on the agenda is what might be next for Carlson. And, Rick turns to an Enemies List favorite that keeps this episode's entry firmly cemented on the list. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Big Confession

The Big Confession

2023-06-2842:42

On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick invites Greg Sargent to the podcast. Greg is a columnist who writes the influential The Plum Line for The Washington Post. Rick and Greg discuss many topics including the possible disbarment of John Eastman who was the architect of the legal theory behind former President Trump's coup attempt. They also talk about Republican's claim there is a two tiered judicial system, immigration, the Supreme Court, Kevin McCarthy and the fact that President Biden and Trump have the gift while Ron DeSantis does not. In addition they talk about the infighting going on with MAGA Republicans. And with the recent coup attempt on Moscow, Rick directs his ire at another set of people who have ended up on The Enemies List. Listen to find out who Rick is after this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick invites Jill Lawrence to the podcast. Jill is an opinion writer and political columnist. Today most of her writing can be found in The Bulwark. She is on top of the political scene and discusses with Rick the state of the Republican party and the race for the Republican nomination. They also discuss Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris and the mess that is currently taking place in the House Of Representatives. They also speculate what could happen in the country if Trump is re-elected which Rick says is certainly a possibility. And, Rick looks to the House for this episode's nominee for The Enemies List. Listen to find out who he blasts this time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with John Della Volpe. John is the director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy Institute of Politics. He is an expert on understanding American youth in terms of voting and political leaning. Rick and John discuss the historical nature of the younger vote and how it has become more important in recent election cycles. They also discuss how politicians are taking notice and trying to solicit younger voters. And with the Hunter Biden news of him taking a plea deal, Rick finds a group of people who have voiced their opinion and landed them on this episode's List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List Rick has a conversation with Dr. Sophia McClennen. Dr. McClennen is a professor at Penn State University and wrote the book Trump Was A Joke: How Satire Made Sense Of A President Who Didn't. Rick and Sophia explore satire and humor in the political world and how it relates to the American people and what it might look like in the upcoming Presidential race. And Rick puts a bunch of people on The Enemies List who are enablers. Listen to find out who they are. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ukraine Pushing Back

Ukraine Pushing Back

2023-06-1446:45

On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with Michael Weiss. Michael is the Senior Correspondent at Yahoo News, an author with a new book coming out about Russian intelligence, and an expert on Ukraine. Rick and Michael discuss the counteroffensive that Ukraine has kicked off to beat back Russia and take back important territories. They also talk about American media and how some, like Tucker Carlson, are helping Russian propaganda. And, on this episode Rick turns to sports for his entry on The Enemies List. Listen to find out who it is. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with Michael Waldman. Michael is the President and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, a constitutional lawyer, writer, and an expert on the presidency and American democracy. He has a new book, The Supermajority: How The Supreme Court Divided America. Rick and Michael discuss how the court has completely gotten caught up in the power it has and lost touch with the people for which it serves. They cover several recent landmark cases which have set America back and Michael makes the parallel between this court and others throughout history. Rick asks Michael what the solution to the present problem is and gets a meaningful response. And, with the newest indictment of the former President, Rick puts a group of people on The Enemies LIst who he feels are blind to reality. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, comedian and activist Maya May sits in for Rick as he took a rare week off. Maya welcomes New York Times writer, Ted Talk speaker, author, and comedian, Wajahat Ali to the podcast. They discuss how the Republican party methodically makes different groups the villain trying to inject fear into the American people. Wajahat makes the case that they'll eventual come for you. And Maya puts someone on The Enemies List for not only targeting certain groups but also for selling out. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick welcomes author and former CNN anchor, Jeffrey Toobin. Jeff has a new book out called "Homegrown-Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism". Rick and Jeff discuss how McVeigh became an extremist back in 1995 when he bombed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. They talk about how this applies to extremists today and how it is perpetrated and even normalized by our politicians. And, Rick puts a person on The Enemies List who is calling for something so ridiculous, her comments have landed her in the perfect place. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with politician and author David Pepper. In his new book, Saving Democracy, Pepper outlines what Americans can do to help save democracy. Rick and David discuss how the Republicans are systematically dismantling democracy. They also talk about what we, the American people, can do to combat the takeover. And, the long awaited announcement for President by Ron Desantis has Rick calling for an investigation into some shady fundraising tactics and lands this week's entry on The Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with his good friend Molly Jong Fast. Molly and Rick discuss Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump and the Republican party opening the door to misogyny as Trump continues to control the party. Rick asks if you would want your son to be like Trump. And, Rick has a multifaceted entry on this episode's Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with the publisher of FloridaPolitics.com, Peter Schorsch. Peter and Rick engage in a lively discussion about Ron Desantis and his potential run for President, the Republican stronghold on the state and take a deep dive into the Florida political landscape. And Rick adds another name we have not heard before to The Enemies List. Listen to find out who. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick talks with the senior White House correspondent for the Huffington Post, Shirish Date. His recent article, Call It Trumps Coup Attempt, Because It Damn Well Was, points out how important it is to continue to remind people what Trump did. Rick and Shirish discuss the article, January 6th, the upcoming election and more. And this week's entry on The Enemies List was a tough one because Rick isn't positive of his real name. Nevertheless, he is this episode's entry. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with 28 year CIA veteran, John Sipher. John is an expert on Russia. He and Rick discuss the ramifications Vladimir Putin might face because of the drawn out invasion of Ukraine. The miscalculation of his advisors has proven to be costly in both equipment and Russian lives. They also discuss the possibility of a coup and many other topics that are intriguing. And, Rick looks to an entire industry for this episode's entry on The Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick speaks with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo who joins from Ukraine. Sarah is an American journalist who is also a medic in Ukraine. Sarah was recently severely injured but has returned to active duty. Rick and Sarah discuss Ukraine's resilience and how they continue to be positive about winning the war with Russia. Sarah also explains how the commanders of Ukraine are brilliant. Rick also asks Sarah what Ukraine needs to continue gaining ground and defending against Russian advances. And, Rick puts a familiar political name on this episode's The Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List Rick talks with his good friend who has been in the media and tech world, Yoav Shahar. They discuss the current state of Twitter, the dangers of AI, Tucker Carlson and Fox News, and of course Donald Trump. They reveal something very interesting from the inside that no one is talking about. And, Rick is upset with a company he is close with which lands them on this episode's Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick invites fellow co-founder of The Lincoln Project and Resolute Square, Reed Galen, to talk about the recent firing of Tucker Carlson and where he may end up next. Also on the docket is Kevin McCarthy trying to push through a bill on the debt ceiling and President Joe Biden's announcement he is running for re-election. And Rick takes exception to a despicable act during a hearing landing this week's entrant on The Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Private equity has a hand in many aspects of our lives. When you pay a medical bill, a veterinary bill or shop at your favorite store, chances are you are ultimately paying a private equity firm. Rick talks with Federal Prosecutor, Brendan Ballou. He has written a new book, Plunder: Private Equity's Plan To Pillage America. In the book, Ballou describes what private equity firms are doing to make money on the backs of Americans and offers remedies to these tactics. And, the Supreme Court is back in Rick's crosshairs for this episode's entry onto The Enemies List. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick invites Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Trygve Olson to discuss the road to 2024. They also talk about the state of the Republican party and its autocratic tendencies. They also point out the people in the party who have the power and why. And Rick puts a group on the enemies list who are creating an issue by not putting their candidate first. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/rick-wilsons-the-enemy-list/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Annette Bickel

Ohh, what a useful counterpart to latest podcast from The New Yorker on how no one under 35 years old reads or listens to the news anymore: only Tic-Tok memes make it into their limited attention spans.

Jun 21st
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Annette Bickel

This one was good: witty, sharp, to the pont!

Jun 21st
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Helen Gilkison

I really enjoy your podcasts Rick Wilson. You have great guests with very different ways of reaching a coalition necessary to keep democray alive. Thank you ♥️

Apr 8th
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barry herberman

happy indictment bitches 👍👍👍👍👍

Aug 4th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I'm loving this WOKE episode! Rick left us in good hands. Spoiler Alert: They are not only coming for you next... They already HAVE. Excellent guest host and superb guest!

Jun 12th
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Jeff Graham

so true. Fight the power.

Feb 15th
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WDH

Assemble the tribe. Get the Dems messaging ironed out and delivered more effectively. Share the successes that impact citizens' lives!

Dec 5th
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Karluigi Marie

OMG.... God Bless you both for giving me hope.... I have been so scared.

Nov 7th
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Karluigi Marie

there is no better podcasts pair. you are my favorites. that being said you need a Jessie Rick to edit and present the dynamic duo at its best ❤

Nov 6th
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