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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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    Ep. 343: How Do You Decide the Financial Value of a Human Life?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 61:09


    Kenneth Feinberg served as the Special Master of the U.S. government's September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He has also been responsible for compensation programs for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Virginia Tech massacre, and other tragedies. He is also the subject of the documentary "Playing God" as well as the new Netflix film “Worth”. Ken Feinberg reflects on how he navigates the pressures and difficulties of deciding the literal financial value and material worth of a person's life. He also shares his thoughts on negotiating and the fine art of listening and being a better communicator. And Ken Feinberg offers some life wisdom about the importance of family, what is means to be “working class”, mistakes people make when deciding to become a lawyer, and how his upbringing shaped his values and the man he would become. Chauncey DeVega reflects on why so many people hate Hillary Clinton even though she was correct in warning about the damage to American society and democracy that is being caused by Donald Trump's “deplorables” and other neofascist cult members. And Chauncey continues to warn that mass denial (especially by the corporate news media) about Trump's coup, Jan. 6, and escalating political violence by the Jim Crow Republican fascists and their movement will not save the American people. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW CNN Poll: Most Americans feel democracy is under attack in the US White terror: Millions of Americans say they'd support violence to restore Trump to power Robert Pape on insurrectionist movement in U.S. - "Intelligence Matters" The Entire United States Is Now the Reichstag Building Will the mainstream media ever face its failure to tell the truth about Jan. 6? WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 342: Donald Trump is Not Going Away -- No Matter How Much You Wish He Would

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 77:01


    Dr. Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist and businesswomen. She is also Donald Trump's niece. She is the author of the bestselling book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. Her new book is The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal. Mary Trump explains why so many Americans are still in deep denial about Donald Trump's enduring power and his ability to cause destruction and other harm to American society and the world. She warns that such denials and related fantasies about Donald Trump and his fascist movement somehow just “disappearing” or “going away” are a function of naivete and childish thinking rooted in fear, immaturity, and not reality. Mary Trump also details how white privilege and denial and trauma have all come together in this moment to prevent an effective response to Trumpism, the Jim Crow Republicans, and American fascism more generally. She warns that yes, Donald Trump and his followers do indeed want to physically hurt (and worse) those Americans and others they identify as the enemy. Chauncey DeVega explains that America's political elites on both sides of the aisle knew for a long time that Donald Trump represented an existential threat to American society per the “revelations” in Bob Woodward's new book Peril – yet, with few exceptions, they chose to be quiet and not warn the American people and the world. And Chauncey DeVega reviews several new movies including Flag Day, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Card Counter, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Opinion: The crisis will get worse before it gets better. Are Democrats prepared? Trumpism has Entered Its Final Form Rogue general vs. rogue president: GOP cultists willing to defend Trump destroying the world Robert E. Lee and the Trumpists: Why a Confederate "hero" is still important Wendy Brown on Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism Trump put Milley in an Impossible Position WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.  


    Ep. 341: Deconstructing The "New" Candyman Film -- Is it a Masterpiece or Something Else Entirely?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 75:02


    Adilifu Nama is Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of several books including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. His newest book is I Wonder U: How Prince Went beyond Race and Back. Nama critically interrogates the “new” film “Candyman” and locates it relative to horror genre conventions, cinematic representations of black pain and trauma, and what if anything the film has to offer in terms of a substantive engagement with the black culture industry and “representation” and so-called “wokeness”. Nama also makes a very provocative intervention that “Candyman” may in fact be Jordan Peele's way of speaking back to (white) critics and the general public's expectations about the trajectory of his career after the success of “Get Out”. By contrast, Chauncey makes the claim that “Candyman” may in fact be a genius film – depending on what is revealed about the intentionality of Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta in terms of parody and the film's too obvious political commentary. On this week's podcast, Chauncey also reflects on America's spiral down to outright fascism as seen in how Texas and the Supreme Court are taking away women's and black and brown people's civil and human rights. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Republicans seethe with violence and lies. Texas is part of a bigger war they're waging Sotomayor's Defiant Dissent Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that's not all Republicans Are Giving Abortion Opponents Power Over the Rest of Us The Sinister Origins of the Texas Abortion Law, and Why Democrats Are So Unprepared to Do Anything About It Trumpists live in an alternate reality — but they believe in it, and that's terrifying WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 340: "War Made Easy" and the Pitfalls and Lies of American Empire and its Forever Wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 77:09

    Norman Solomon is the author of several books including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death". He is also the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Solomon explains how the United States is actually a global empire. He also details how propaganda is used to convince the American people to support war, the country's military industrial complex, and war profiteering. Solomon also reflects on the myth of American Exceptionalism and its role in sustaining the American Empire and its forever wars. And Chauncey DeVega returns from a several-week hiatus during which he went home to visit his mother who he had not seen for almost 2 years because of the coronavirus pandemic. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Exclusive: FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated - sources DHS Memo: Capitol Attackers Plotted in Advance Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump's coup attempt Afghanistan War 'Largely a Wealth Transfer' to Military Contractors, Says 'Black Swan' Author Taliban Didn't Win in Afghanistan, the Defense Contractors Did | Opinion Randall Beach: Thumbs down for robots, thumbs up for Ben WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 339: S.A. Cosby on Life Lessons, Masculinity, Writing, and the Road to "Blacktop Wasteland"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 84:31

    S.A. Cosby is the author of the bestselling crime noir novels “Blacktop Wasteland” and “Razorblade Tears”. Cosby reflects on how his upbringing as a striving member of the black working poor in the south helped to teach him lessons about humanity, dignity, and masculinity that guide his life to this day. He also explains the importance of family and the many other good people who mentored him throughout his life and how those relationships influence his writing and storytelling. Cosby also shares his creative process and how he decided to trust his own gifts and ambition to become a professional writer, a choice that led to great success with “Blacktop Wasteland” and “Razorblade Tears”. Chauncey Devega reflects on the heroism and dignity of the four police officers who testified about what it was like to battle Trump's terrorist attack force on Jan. 6. And Chauncey returns to the movies and shares his thoughts on “Black Widow”, “Old”, “Pig”, “Snake Eyes”, “Zola”, and “Anthony Bourdain: The Roadrunner”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW That wrenching Jan. 6 testimony — and why the forces of fascism must deny it Republicans are increasingly ready for violence: We look away at our peril They Sought to Convert Us”: Officers' January 6 Testimony Reveals the Riot's Dark Righteousness ‘Constant Trauma,' Racial Slurs, and Gaslighting: Capitol Police Testify on the Jan. 6 Insurrection and Its Aftermath SA Cosby: ‘The holy trinity of southern fiction is race, class and sex' The Ethics of a Deepfake Anthony Bourdain Voice WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 338: Anthea Butler Explains That White Christianity Cannot be Properly Separated From The Realities of White Supremacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 74:15

    Anthea Butler is the author of the new book White Evangelical Racism. She is also Chair of Religious Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her essays and other writing have also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, and The Guardian. Professor Butler explains why it is impossible to properly understand White (American) Christianity as something separate and apart from White supremacy. She also details the role of White Christianity (specifically White Evangelicalism) in the horrible events of Jan. 6 and Trumpism more generally. And Professor Butler warns that when White Christians and other elements of the White Right threaten to engage in terrorism and other forms of political violence they should be taken very seriously. Such violence in not “metaphorical”, it is very real. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the new “revelations” from the book “I Alone Can Fix It” about the Trump regime's evil deeds and then offers some advice – one simple and basic truth -- that will help the American people and others who are combating fascism and its associated malignant reality and sadopolitics. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Two men charged in alleged scheme to attack Democratic headquarters in Sacramento inspired by Trump defeat, DOJ says ‘Right-Wing Death Squad': Active-Duty Marine Plotted to Bomb DNC, Murder Black People, Feds Say 'Trump is unique on the right': New study reveals the key features of the ex-president's appeal to his voters Certified Loser Donald Trump Is Rebranding MAGA as a Full-On Cult Why the revelations about Trump and the Kremlin are true (even if the documents are fake) Donald Trump's military coup didn't (quite) happen — but it was much closer than we knew WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 337: Dr. Aruna Khilanani Dared to Tell Dangerous Truths About Race, Whiteness, and Psychopathology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 59:36

    There are two guests on this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Aruna Khilanani is a forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with expertise in violence and racism. Dr. Khilanani shares what it was like to be attacked by the right-wing rage machine because of her recent talk at the Yale University School of Medicine titled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind”. To that end, she explains her argument about the relationship between Whiteness, society, and mental health -- and why her truth-telling was met with such rage and accompanying threats of violence. Dr. Khilanani also reflects on what the established research reveals about the relationships between race, power, emotions, and mental health. And she applies her training in psychoanalysis to explain the so-called “Karen” phenomenon and how other white women often claim undeserved victimhood and a lack of accountability for their harmful behavior through egomania, narcissism, and other forms of denial and deflection. Zachary Petrizzo is a news staff writer at Salon. Last weekend, he journeyed to CPAC 2021 in Dallas and shares what it was like at that monster's ball of fascism, violence, Trump cultism, conspiracism, lies, delusions, and other anti-social behavior. Zachary also warns that CPAC is now a harbinger and bellwether for an increasingly deranged Trump movement whose ultimate goal is to overthrow America's multiracial secular democracy. Chauncey DeVega shares how American democracy is rapidly succumbing to the Jim Crow Republicans, the neofascists, and the larger white right's assaults -- and how it feels like being on a speeding transit bus with no brakes. And Chauncey shares how women's bodily autonomy and reproductive rights and freedoms are a key battlefront in the war to defend American democracy. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW 'They're not going to f**king succeed': Top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after election, according to new book How close did Trump come to attempting a military coup? Much too close Trump praises Jan. 6 rioters as ‘patriots' and ‘peaceful people' 47% of West Coast Dems, 66% of Southern Republicans Want to Secede From U.S. Insecure and aggrieved Trump supporters who are 'estranged from their families' rely on rallies for their sense of community Abortion rights groups sue to block Texas law allowing citizens to sue providers Right-Wingers Are Taking Over Library Boards to Remove Books on Racism Study Looks At What Motivates Trump Supporters WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 336: On This July 4th Independence Day, America's Democracy is on Life Support

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 45:00


    Jared Yates Sexton is the guest on this very special July 4 Independence Day episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show and The Truth Report. Jared Yates Sexton is the author of several books including “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage” and “American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People”. In this wide-ranging conversation Jared and Chauncey ponder why so many rank-and-file Americans as well as the country's “elites” are in denial about the ongoing and worsening crises that may be the end of the country as they know it. They also highlight how America is beset by a culture of death and destruction and apocalypse as shown by gangster capitalism, Christian fascism and End Times fantasies, and the Trump-led Republican Party and fascist movement which tried to nullify democracy on Jan 6 – and are continuing to do so. Jared and Chauncey DeVega reflect on how they have navigated the emotionally challenging task(s) of documenting the ongoing and escalating disaster that is the Age of Trump and ascendant fascism and an American democracy that is on life support. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 335: Hakeem Oluseyi Reflects on His Quantum Life and Journey from the Streets to the Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 80:28


    There are two guests on this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi is the author (with Joshua Horwitz) of the new book A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars. He is also a professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, and a frequent contributor to the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Hakeem has given multiple TED talks and is regularly invited to speak at science forums all around the world.  Hakeem reflects on how he managed to go from being an at-risk youth and self-described gangster nerd to one of the leading astrophysicists in the world. He shares the choices, luck, highs and lows, and random good fortune that pushed him along on that journey. Hakeem also offers wisdom and advice about navigating the color line as a black scientist, the importance of mentors, and his relationship with the late Chadwick Bowsman. And of course, he does some teaching on the likelihood of UFOs visiting the planet Earth, dark matter, and the multiverse. Jason Colavito is a professional skeptic and author. His investigations have appeared on the American Heroes Channel and the History Channel. Colavito's essays and commentary have also been featured by The New Republic and other leading publications. His forthcoming book is The Legends of the Pyramids.  Jason returns to the podcast to offer his thoughts on the Pentagon's newly released UFO/UAP report and what it does and does not reveal about “extraterrestrials” and other “exotic” and “unknown” “aircraft” and their supposed encounters with the United States military. Chauncey DeVega continues to warn that Donald Trump and his regime did in fact attempt a military coup. And Chauncey also highlights one of the funniest and most dark and revealing new episodes in the white right's anti-black and anti-brown “critical race theory” moral panic – Christian fascist Pat Robertson channeling his Django Unchained nightmare about black people taking up the “whip handle” against white people. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Pat Robertson calls critical race theory an ‘evil' urging Black people to take ‘whip handle' against whites Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should 'crack skulls' during protests last year, new book claims Inside William Barr's Breakup With Trump OAN host suggests ‘traitors' who ‘stole' election should be executed How close did Trump come to attempting a military coup? Much too close What would America be like if Trump's coup had succeeded? Suppressing SNL is only the start WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 334: On UFOs, Trump's Coup, QAnon, Ancient Aliens, and Tucker Carlson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 67:30


    Jason Colavito is a professional skeptic and author. His investigations have appeared on the American Heroes Channel and the History Channel. Colavito's essays and commentary have also been featured by The New Republic and other leading publications. His forthcoming book is The Legends of the Pyramids.  Jason Colavito explains why today's America is so sick with conspiracy theories and other anti-truth beliefs. He also outlines how right-wing extremists are using the public's interest in ancient aliens, UFOs, and other conspiracy theories to recruit new members (especially insecure white men) online. Colavito also details how the various elements of right-wing conspiracy culture such as QAnon, the UFO community, and other subcultures came together in the January 6 coup attempt and attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump's followers. And Colavito shares what he believes the much-anticipated report by the Pentagon on “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” will actually reveal – hint: these “aircraft” are not “extraterrestrials”.   Chauncey DeVega continues to ponder why so many people are “shocked” by the new “revelations” about the true scale of Trump's coup attempt and how perilously close American democracy really was to being overthrown on January 6. And Chauncey shares what will likely be some unpopular opinions about the new films “In the Heights” and “The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW "Stop the Steal" means "Start the Coup": Experts on Trump's Jan. 6 coup plot and the power of denial In the fight for democracy, Democrats are being outmaneuvered — and time is against them 'Pure insanity': How Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to help overturn the election 'Neoliberal proto-fascism': Noam Chomsky explains how Trumpism has made the GOP a 'white supremacist' cult Is Mass. Lobster Diver's Whale Story a Fish Tale? Some on Cape Are Skeptical WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 333: Chris Matthews is Worried About the Future of American Democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 78:10


    Chris Matthews is the former host of "Hardball" on MSNBC. His new book is This Country: My Life in Politics and History. Chris Matthews shares his worries and concerns about American democracy under existential threat from Trumpism and the Jim Crow Republican Party.   He also reflects on life lessons, opportunities, the kindness of mentors and strangers, and his long love affair with journalism and politics. And Matthews explains what it means to be a real patriot during a time of great crisis in the United States – and why he is optimistic that the American people will ultimately defeat Trumpism and correct the perilous course the country is currently on. Chauncey DeVega reflects on all these recent powerful coincidences of dates and anniversaries including Memorial Day, D-Day, Tulsa, the Trump coup attempt, and the murder of George Floyd. To that end, Chauncey complicates questions of memory, race, class, forgetting, and the Tulsa massacre. And Chauncey returns to the movies and shares his reviews of New Order, Cruella, A Quiet Place 2, Dream Horse, and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Robin D.G. Kelley: The Tulsa Race Massacre Went Way Beyond “Black Wall Street” The Capitol Rioters Won Can Biden's conciliatory side survive the GOP's assault on democracy? Statement of Concern: The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards Guess what? The Trump coup against American democracy never stopped WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 332: The Truth Report Sneak Preview -- What Will Happen When the United States and China Finally Go to War

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 7:59


    This is a sneak preview of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-94-what-will-happen-when-the-united-states-and-china-finally-go-to-war Elliot Ackerman is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Ackerman is also as an ex–CIA paramilitary officer. His new book (co-written with Adm. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)) is The New York Times bestseller 2034: A Novel of the Next World War. Elliot Ackerman explains how the United States and China could sleepwalk into a world war with one another and the disastrous outcomes of such a global battle. He also reflects on the book's relationship to Cold War techno thrillers such as Tom Clancy's novels, the vulnerabilities of America's high-tech superweapons such as the F-35 and F-22 fighter planes, and how the country's 9/11 forever wars in the Middle East and elsewhere have left the U.S. military underprepared to fight a peer competitor such as China. And Ackerman warns the American people that unlike the conflicts abroad in the aftermath of 9/11 that a war with China may change life as they know it forever. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 331: The Cyberweapons Arms Race and How the World Ends

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 56:17

    Nicole Perlroth is an award-winning cybersecurity journalist for The New York Times. She is the author of the new book This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race. Perlroth explains the existential threat that cyberwarfare and such digital weapons as computer viruses and “zero-day exploits” represent to an internet-connected society. She also warns that individual hackers and organizations working for countries, corporations, terrorist groups, and other organizations can easily disrupt American and other societies by extorting and otherwise interfering with banks, hospitals, municipalities, and essential infrastructure such as telephones, gas, heat, electrical power plants, and the water supply. And Perlroth shares her personal insights and experiences navigating the secretive world of hackers and cybersecurity. Chauncey DeVega continues to warn that Rep. Liz Cheney is no ally or friend to the Democrats, liberals, progressives or other pro-democracy patriots. In reality, she represents the very right-wing forces that helped to birth American neofascism and Trumpism. And Chauncey also reflects upon his experience of falling ill after the 2nd Covid vaccine shot and then suddenly feeling better and experiencing the joy of reliving his youth by watching Top Gun in the movie theater. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Liz Cheney is an enemy of democracy — just as much as the Trumpers Why the Republicans' Big Lie works so well: A sociopathic party, and a damaged country How the GOP Became the Party of Resentment The Democrats' Majority Is Hanging By a Thread. They Don't Seem to Care Editorial: Turns out condors are party animals (and poopers). That's worth celebrating WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 330: Jesus and John Wayne -- Guns, God, Masculinity and the Christian Fascist Assault on American Democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 60:13

    Kristin Du Mez is the author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Du Mez explains how right-wing extremists took over the Republican Party and why they view the evildoer Donald Trump as a type of savior and weapon to advance their Christian fascist war on secular democracy. Du Mez also highlights the role of white right-wing Christian extremists in Trump's coup attack and lethal assault on the Capitol – and the importance of the movie Braveheart in their imaginary. And she explains how and why the anti-Semitic Q-Anon conspiracy movement has been able to so easily take over many white right-wing evangelical churches. Chauncey DeVega shares his thoughts on "Champion" Joe Biden's speech to Congress, the professional best black friend for the Republican Party Tim Scott, and why Stephen Miller continues to be one of the most dangerous people in America and the world. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The Trump Administration Is Over, but the Trump Crisis Is Not Joe Biden's National Address Raises the Question: How Many Times Can a Nation be Saved The GOP's Black Friend Says America Is Not a Racist Country Right Wing Watch: Trump's Dominionist Prayer Warriors and the ‘Prophetic Order of the United States' Ex-Trump aide Stephen Miller's legal group sues Biden administration, alleging racism against white farmers WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 329: Dave Grossman on "Killology" and America's Out of Control Police

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 66:34


    ***Given the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict for murdering George Floyd, this week we are revisiting a conversation which took place with Lt. Colonel (ret.) Dave Grossman that originally aired here on The Chauncey DeVega Show on April 28, 2016. Grossman has been prominently featured in these recent discussions of how America's police are trained to use lethal and other force.*** Former United States Army Ranger and Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Dave Grossman is one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of killing and combat. He is the author of several books including On Killing and On Combat. Grossman usually travels approximately 300 days a year, where in seminars and workshops he shares his insights on "killology" with military special forces and elite law enforcement personal from around the world. Lt. Colonel Grossman discusses mass shootings, America's culture of violence, if armed teachers help to prevent school violence, and what he believes is the root cause of bad behavior by America's police and other law enforcement. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict and what real justice would look like for George Floyd and other black and brown victims of police thuggery and brutality. Chauncey also highlights how the Jim Crow Republican Party's neofascist assault on multiracial democracy and freedom continues to escalate – this time by making it “legal” for their followers to use vehicles as weapons against Black Lives Matter, anti-fascists, and other pro-democracy forces. And Chauncey DeVega shares his reviews of Mortal Kombat, Godzilla vs. Kong, Nobody, and other movies at the local cineplex. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Opinion: The system that convicted Chauvin usually doesn't work I'm Actually Glad Nancy Pelosi Thanked George Floyd for “Sacrificing” Himself Is the Derek Chauvin verdict the start of change? Not likely, experts say You Cannot Divorce Murder From Policing The historic Chauvin verdict isn't "justice" — it's a broken system trying to save itself How is Marjorie Taylor Greene's failed "America First" caucus any different from the GOP? State-level Republicans are making it easier to run over protesters 2 GOP-led states are attempting to bar protesters convicted of crimes from receiving student loans and jobless aid WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 328: Why Can't You Lose Weight? The Processed Food Industry Has Weaponized Your Hunger

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 61:01


    Michael Moss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. His new book is Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions. Moss explains how the processed food industry has weaponized our hunger. He also highlights how the processed food industry is constantly developing new ways to use excess amounts of salt, sugar, fat, protein -- and now genetic engineering – to create food products that human beings will find irresistible. Moss also shares what the processed food industry learned from the tobacco companies about developing food products that will keep them from being sued for manipulating the public. And Moss highlights how the history and present of the processed food industry is a lens into race, class, gender, and social inequality. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the trial of wannabe terminator super cop Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd and the many ways that the evils of Jim and Jane Crow still poison American law, politics, and society. And Chauncey shares a story of how the CHUDS have been enraged at his truth-telling about the evils of the Trump regime and its cult. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW US Republicans: Putin's Party? Leaked video reveals a GOP plan to intimidate Black and brown voters in Houston 'Our calls have probably doubled.' Therapists describe twin toll of Daunte Wright and George Floyd Why should a cop's blue fear matter more than my Black life? Opinion: Now is the time for a Third Reconstruction — abolishing Jim Crow once and for all Some Alaska Costco shoppers say ravens steal their groceries WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 327: Jeff Sharlet Reflects on Navigating and Surviving the American Dream-Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 75:23


    Jeff Sharlet is a journalist and bestselling author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. He is also the executive producer of the Netflix documentary series based on those two books. His newest book is This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. Sharlet is also a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine as well as Harper's. His writing has also been featured at such leading publications as Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Mother Jones, and The New York Times. Sharlet reflects on writing about and living through the Age of Trump and its fascism, death, plague, isolation, and other miseries for the American people. He also shares what it was like to personally encounter some of the most powerful and dangerous people in the United States – the Christian fascists and others who are tying to do undo secular multiracial democracy. Sharlet also highlights how the recent mass shooting hate crime against the Asian-American community in Atlanta embodies so much that is wrong with America's culture of guns, violence, nativism, racism, sex, and right-wing Christian theocracy. Chauncey offers some thoughts on America's gun culture and the narcissistic injury that telling the truth about guns, white identity politics, and Whiteness causes too many white conservatives and others.   And Chauncey also explains how the new Jim Crow anti-democracy “voting” bills being imposed by Republicans in Georgia and soon elsewhere are an assault on the fundamental human dignity of black and brown Americans. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Top 1% of earners don't pay taxes on one-fifth of income, study finds The IRS Is Letting the Rich Get Away With Tax Evasion It's now illegal in Georgia to give food and water to voters in line Philosopher Jason Stanley: Fascism's definitely not beaten — but there's reason for hope Conservatives are mad at Michael Moore again — because he's right about gun culture All That We've Lost WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 326: Why Do People Kill? Lt Joe Kenda Explains The "Killer Triggers"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 77:34


    Lt. Joe Kenda (ret.) was a detective with the Colorado Springs Police Department for twenty years. During that time, he solved 356 of the 387 murder cases he investigated. Kenda is the host of the new discovery+ show American Detective.  Lt. Kenda's new book is Killer Triggers. His previous book is I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime. Prior to his new show, Kenda was the host of the beloved TV show Homicide Hunter on the Investigation Discovery (ID) network. Kenda explains the randomness of life and why murder and chaos are often indiscriminate in who they touch – and why. He also debunks common myths about serial killers and other evildoers. In addition, Kenda offers some personal stories about what it is like to pursue, arrest, and then interrogate such people. And Kenda shares some of the most disturbing and provocative stories of true crime from his new book Killer Triggers. Lt. Kenda and Chauncey DeVega also reflect on their shared love of Michael Mann's crime-classic film Heat. Chauncey DeVega reflects on last week's (alleged) Atlanta hate crime mass murder targeting Asians and Asian Americans and America's deep inability to admit the truth about racism and white supremacy. He also explains how a toxic mix of racism, guns, white right-wing Christian fascism, sexism, and other cultural poisons came together in the Atlanta hate crime and the Age of Trump and beyond. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW American crisis: The horrific Atlanta killings — and democracy still under threat To be an Asian woman in America Atlanta spa shooting survivor Marcus Lyon describes how masseuse saved his life Don't Discount Evangelicalism as a Factor in Racist Murder Spa Murders in Georgia Hard workers, dedicated mothers, striving immigrants: These are the 8 people killed in the Atlanta area spa shootings Hedges: The Evil Within Us Homeless? Here's how to access your $1,400 stimulus check WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 325: "Mindfulness" Will Not Save You From The Pandemic or Anything Else

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 63:06

    Ronald Purser is a professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He is the author of several books including his most recent, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. Purser's essays and other writing have appeared in the Huffington Post, Alternet, Tikkun, The Guardian, and elsewhere. Purser explains how neoliberal gangster capitalists and other plutocrats have distorted and cooptated “mindfulness” for profits and ultimately as a tool for creating a passive, isolated, weak public of consumers and passive citizens. He also shares what he learned about how “mindfulness” apps are actually created not for reasons of helping users but to make profits for huge companies. Chauncey reflects on questions of freedom and government and how Biden's COVID-19 stimulus bill may in fact be one of the most progressive and positively transformative acts of legislation since the Johnson administration. And Chauncey also shares some found wisdom on questions of personal integrity, self-respect, and honor. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The American Rescue Plan Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse Beyond Covid relief: Biden invokes LBJ as Democrats aim to expand welfare state I Can't Give You Anything But Love New child tax credit could slash poverty now and boost social mobility later Would a $15 Minimum Wage Reduce ‘Deaths of Despair'? WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 324: "Judas and the Black Messiah" is a Marvelous and Flawed Film

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 72:09

    Adilifu Nama is Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of several books including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. His newest book is I Wonder U: How Prince Went beyond Race and Back. Nama reviews and analyzes the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah” in the context of black cultural politics, history, and our understanding of the life and legacy of Fred Hampton, the civil rights movement, and the Black Freedom Struggle. Nama also reflects on the obligation of the black cultural critic and why he believes that “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a magnificent and ambitious film, which hopefully will inspire other filmmakers to offer their own (re)telling of the events of the civil rights movement. In their own version of the great TV show Siskel & Ebert “At The Movies”, Chauncey's feelings towards “Judas and the Black Messiah” are much less enthusiastic and generous than Adilifu Nama's. And on this movie-themed episode of this week's podcast, Chauncey also shares his thoughts on the new films “Land”, “The Marksman”, “My Zoe”, and “Nomadland”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Judas and the Black Messiah Fred Hampton was a radical revolutionary. Judas and the Black Messiah ignores that “Twenty Years Ago, It Would Have Been Impossible” The History of 'Judas and the Black Messiah' CPAC stage is shaped like a Nordic rune used on some Nazi uniforms Let's tell the truth about the Republican Party: It's the real enemy of the people Republican Party is now a terrorist organization — and none of this is a surprise WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 323: The American News Media And a Crisis of Journalistic Imagination

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 56:11

    Leon Krauze is a news anchor on Univision's KMEX station in Los Angeles. His writing and other work on U.S. politics and immigration has been featured by such leading publications as The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Krauze formerly held the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at USC. Krauze reflects on the unhealthy state of the American news media in the Age of Trump and beyond. He also shares why the country's reporters and journalists need to ground their writing and truth-telling in the life experiences of everyday people – and not just the insular voices of their peer group and the country's elites. Krauze also explains why the American corporate news media was and continues to be addicted to stories about the "white working class” instead of focusing on nonwhite people and others. Chauncey DeVega does some reflecting and contemplation during a blizzard about the winter of discontent that is America's failing democracy, Trump's impeachment and rigged “trial”, and how the Republican Party is now full-on endorsing right-wing terrorism and other political violence. And Chauncey has a great time exposing the hypocrisy of the apparent white supremacist Republican congresswoman anti-Semite conspiracist Christian fascist Trump cult member Marjorie Taylor Greene and her alleged extramarital affairs including one with a tantric sex guru bodybuilder sword master video game cosplayer who looks like “Zangief” from the Street Fighter series. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Stop Trying to Make This About “Unity” — There's No Uniting With Fascists A 'Scary' Survey Finding: 4 In 10 Republicans Say Political Violence May Be Necessary Veterans Used Their Military Training to Plot Violence in Capitol Riot, Feds Say Is Religious Liberty a Shield or a Sword? Republican Party is now a terrorist organization — and none of this is a surprise The right's hatred of AOC isn't just racism and sexism: It sums up the entire toxic Trump era Embattled QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene 'openly cheated' on her husband of 25 years with a polyamorous tantric sex guru and then moved on to another affair with the manager at her gym WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep 322: Dr Carl Hart Reflects on Freedom and Drug Use For Grown-Ups

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 64:18


    Dr. Carl Hart is professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. He is one of the world's leading experts on addiction and how drugs interact with the brain. In addition to articles in leading science journals, Dr. Hart's popular writing has been featured in such outlets as The New York Times, Scientific American, and The Nation. His new book is Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Dr. Hart explains how myths about the use of narcotics and other mood-altering drugs have confused the American people about the differences between responsible and irresponsible drug use. Dr. Hart also highlights how a humane and truly free society would allow adults to make choices about the types of substances they put inside of their own bodies. And Dr. Hart shares his thoughts on how racism and white supremacy are directly connected to how American society stigmatizes and punishes drug use. Chauncey DeVega has returned to the movies and shares his reviews of The Little Things and News of the World. He also warns that the violent Republican Christian fascist white supremacist anti-Semitic Q-Anon conspiracist MTG congresswoman is very dangerous and not someone to laugh at or mock as some Democrats, liberals and others have chosen to. And Chauncey is very angry at Joe Biden and the corporate Democrats who are suggesting that 1,400 survival checks be “means-tested”, so that (formerly) middle class Americans are made to suffer even more. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Marjorie Taylor Greene is just the latest radical White woman poisoning politics After Trump, the crisis: White America at the historical crossroads Movie at the Ellipse: A Study in Fascist Propaganda There's Absolutely No Reason to Means Test the Stimulus Checks Further Means Testing of the Stimulus Will Be Disastrous for Suffering Americans Trump left behind a monstrous predicament. Here's how to tackle it WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 321: The Truth Report Sneak Preview -- Dr Justin Frank Warns That Donald Trump's Political Cult Members Are Experiencing a Mass Psychological Emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 7:09


    Dr. Justin Frank is the author of the book Donald Trump on the Couch. He is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. Dr. Frank cautions that Donald Trump may want to be the country's shadow president but the more serious danger at present are his millions of cult members and the likes of Republicans such as Mitch McConnell, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ted Cruz and others who will follow through on Trump's campaign of American fascism and white right-wing Christian nationalism. Dr. Frank also warns that Donald Trump's political cult members are now experiencing a mass psychological emergency as shown by their coup attempt and attack on the Capitol and other escalating acts of political terrorism and violence around the country. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 320: The American People Will Not be Able to Escape The Age of Trump and Its Evil Shadow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 72:46


    Jared Yates Sexton is the author of several books including American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People and The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage. He is also a featured commentator on Vice TV's new series While the Rest of Us Die. Sexton explains how and why Donald Trump's neo fascist movement and assault on democracy will continue in America during Joe Biden's presidency. Sexton also reflects on Donald Trump's coup attack on the Capitol and how and why the mainstream news media and other hope peddlers refuse to tell the truth about the scale, intentions, and implications of that lethal plot. And he reflects on how history may or may not remember him and the other few truth-tellers who were trying to warn the American people and the world about Donald Trump's fascist regime and its dire threat to the United States and the world – and were silenced in many ways for doing so by the mainstream news media and other gatekeepers. Chauncey DeVega shares his thoughts on Joe Biden's inauguration and how the United States is in decline, and now more like Rome or another empire in its dying days. Chauncey is also frustrated and deeply concerned by how too many Americans have convinced themselves that everything will now return to “normal” because Donald Trump is no longer president. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Who Voted for Hitler? Capitol Riot Puts Spotlight on ‘Apocalyptically Minded' Global Far Right How Trump allies stoked the flames ahead of Capitol riot Narcissism and terrorism: how the personality disorder leads to deadly violence Among the Insurrectionists at the Capitol Life After Trump Loyal dog waits for six days outside hospital for her sick owner WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 319: How the American Mainstream News Media Enabled Donald Trump's Coup Attack on the U.S. Capitol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 46:49

    Eric Boehlert is an award-winning journalist who has written for Rolling Stone and Media Matters. He is also the author of the books "Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press" and “Lapdog: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush". Boehlert is the editor and founder of PressRun.Media. He explains how the American mainstream corporate news media helped to enable Donald Trump's fascist coup attack on the Capitol by denying reality and trying to silence those voices who were sounding the alarm. Boehlert also highlights how the leading voices among the American news media consistently fail in their analyses and predictions yet are consistently rewarded for doing so. And Boehlert identifies the mainstream news media narratives that will be used to avoid confronting the ongoing crisis that will be Donald Trump's fascist movement and its threat to the future of the country during Biden's presidency and beyond. Chauncey DeVega reflects on how time and reality are broken in America where over the course of two weeks the country has (will) experienced a fascist coup attack, impeachment, Dr. King's remembrance day, and the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Chauncey also details how counterterrorism and other national security experts are warning that Donald Trump's fascist movement is evolving into a type of insurgency as seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other failed states. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW This is What Trump Always Wanted— And There's Worse to Come Heading 'into a buzzsaw': Why extremism experts fear the Capitol attack is just the beginning After a year of civil unrest, the US is running low on body armor and gas masks Attack on Capitol was the beginning of an American insurgency, counterterrorism experts warn It was degrading': Black Capitol custodial staff talk about what it felt like to to clean up the mess left by violent pro-Trump white supremacists Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops A goose became a family's pet after being rescued as a baby Crows Are Self-Aware and ‘Know What They Know,' Just Like Humans WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 318: Sneak Preview -- The Truth Report: Tim Wise on White Privilege and Trump's Coup Attack on the US Capitol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 6:25


    This is a sneak preview of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-82-tim-wise-explains-how-white-privilege-fueled-trumps-coup-attempt-and-assault-on-the-us-capitol-building Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent Dispatches from the Race War. Tim Wise explains how Whiteness and white privilege and white violence enabled Trump's coup attempt and his fascist mob's lethal assault on the United States Capitol Building on Wednesday. He also reflects upon how Whiteness and white privilege empowered Trumpists and other fascists and right-wing street thugs to act with impunity in their coup attempt as well as in other acts of insurrection and treason during the Age of Trump. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 317: Dr. Cornel West Reflects on Trump's Fascist Coup Assault on the Capitol Building and America's Long Catastrophe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 53:37

    Dr. Cornel West is professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard and a professor emeritus at Princeton. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Democracy Matters, Race Matters and Black Prophetic Fire. Dr. West reflects on what Trump's fascist white supremacist coup attempt and assault on the Capitol Building reveals (even more) about how America is a sick society experiencing many catastrophes at the same time. West also shares what it means to prepare oneself to survive and triumph in a time of chaos, tumult, sickness, and struggle for a real democracy and humane society. Chauncey DeVega counsels that true hope warriors should not have been surprised by Trump's coup plot and attack on the Capitol Building and multiracial democracy because it was obvious and predictable. And Chauncey also shares his thoughts on how it feels to be one of the few public voices who for several years has been predicting Trump's fascist white supremacist coup while the hope peddlers, stenographers of current events, and other professional smart people said that such warnings were “hysterical” and “exaggerated” and “ridiculous”.   SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within The Man Who Saw Yesterday's Coup Attempt Coming Is Only Surprised It Wasn't Much Worse These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist-Ass Terrorists" They Were Out for Blood Some among America's military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law-enforcement officials Crows Are Self-Aware and ‘Know What They Know,' Just Like Humans WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 316: Futurist John Feffer on His Hopes and Worries for America and the World in the Year 2021 and Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 44:16


    In the spirit of the late great Art Bell and his radio show Coast to Coast AM, Happy New Year! John Feffer is a futurist, foreign policy expert, social theorist, and author of the speculative fiction books Splinterlands and Frostlands. He is also Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The American Prospect, Salon, The Progressive, The Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, and many other publications. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal. Feffer shares his predictions, hopes, and worries about how the pandemic and other crises will alter our lives across such areas as a “new” capitalism and other political and economic arrangements, massive unemployment caused by robots and other forms of automation, the expanding power of the corporateocracy, and the disruptions caused by global warming. He also cautions about how America is on the brink of widescale mob violence and what it actually means to live in our dystopian reality. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the year 2020 and its season of death and economic misery and plague and fascism – and what it means to struggle and triumph as hope warriors in the years to come in an America that is in many ways an undead country. And Chauncey offers thanks and sends positive energy to all of the listeners and other supporters of his podcasts The Chauncey DeVega Show and The Truth Report as well as other work. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 315: America is Now an Undead Country Whose Fantasies and Lies About Itself Have Now Been Vanquished

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 50:19


    Jonathan Lethem is a best-selling essayist, novelist, and cultural critic. His books include Dissident Gardens, Chronic City, The Fortress of Solitude, The Feral Detective, and Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Lethem's new book is The Arrest. Jonathan ponders thinking and writing in the Age of Trumpism and the plague, how Trump may be an evil “gift” for an undead America because he has vanquished so many of the country's myths and fables, and how “essential workers” are part of a dystopian death cult reality pulled straight from science fiction. Lethem also reflects on his book Motherless Brooklyn which was adapted into a recent movie featuring Edward Norton. Chauncey DeVega sends positive Christmas holiday energy to the good people who listen to and support his podcasts and other work. Chauncey also shares his personal list of “Christmas movies” – one that of course does not include Die Hard. And as a public health service Chauncey warns the world about the various Christmas monsters which are now wandering the Earth. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The Monsters of Christmas The James Clayton Column: The Thing is just the thing for the festive season Smokey Robinson made one mother's Hanukkah very memorable Billionaires Who Profited from the Pandemic Should Help Pay for Our Recovery Robotech's Christmas Episode Is the Perfect Holiday Special for 2020 WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 314: What Will Donald Trump do Next? Start a TV Network and Open a Theme Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 68:36


    Michael D'Antonio is the author of The Truth About Trump. His forthcoming book is A Consequential President. D'Antonio is also a frequent commentator on CNN where he has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, New Day, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, and Reliable Sources. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose essays and other writing have been featured by such leading publications as The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, and Sports Illustrated. Michael D'Antonio reflects on our collective rollercoaster of emotions following the 2020 Election, why Trump will never stop menacing the American people, and the instinctive genius and power of Donald Trump as a TV performer and cultural figure. Michael also shares how Donald Trump told him that he imagines himself to be a comic book superhero in a story that he is the real-time creator of. Chauncey DeVega continues to warn about the extreme danger of Trump's ongoing coup and how and why the “hope peddlers” and “stenographers of current events” among the mainstream corporate news media keep downplaying the danger. Chauncey is both disturbed and slightly titillated by the recent New York Times' story in its “Modern Love” series about a foreign woman who meets strange men online and then has bread and food-making fantasies about their intimacy. Of course, Chauncey DeVega has to do his own interpretive reading and commentary on the story. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Billionaires Who Profited from the Pandemic Should Help Pay for Our Recovery Website targeting U.S. election officials draws attention of intelligence agencies Tommy ‘Tiny' Lister, who played Deebo in ‘Friday,' dies at 62 Marty Stuart Remembers Charley Pride: ‘The Grandest of All My Country Music Heroes' He Seduced Me With Bread WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 313: Poet Nikki Giovanni Reflects on Living a Life of Truth-Telling, Mortality, and the Ultimate Emptiness of White Supremacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 63:05


    Nikki Giovanni is one of America's greatest living poets. She has written dozens of collections of poetry as well as non-fiction and other work. Giovanni has received many awards and other honors including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and three NAACP Image awards for literature. She was also a central voice in the Black Arts Movement. Giovanni is currently University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. Nikki Giovanni's new book is “Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose”. Giovanni reflects on truth-telling and writing as vocation, the evil of Donald Trump, the ultimate emptiness of white supremacy, and why black people keep struggling to save American society from its own racism and other iniquities. Nikki Giovanni also shares some memories of her public dialogue with James Baldwin. Chauncey DeVega's lifelong friend Bill the Lizard is also a guest on this installment of the podcast. They discuss how best to process grief from our losing such actors as Chadwick Boseman, Max Von Sydow, David Prose (Darth Vader) and Sean Connery in this horrible 2020. Chauncey DeVega is especially upset over the loss of professional wrestling legend Pat Patterson and Hugh Keays-Byrne, the actor who portrayed Immortan Joe and Toecutter in two of George Miller's wondrous Mad Max films. And to bring some joy and levity to these especially difficult last few weeks, Bill the Lizard and Chauncey discuss The Mandalorian and their favorite new Star Wars friend “Grogu”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW No game days. No bars. The pandemic is forcing some men to realize they need deeper friendships. ‘Makes you ask why the hell we even bother.' Infectious disease experts face disillusionment as COVID-19 pandemic worsens Mad Max's Hugh Keays-Byrne was an actor of visceral, wall-rattling force and underrated talent WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passes away It Seems Bad That the Guy the President Just Pardoned Is Calling for Him to Execute a Military Coup Werner Herzog Was Brought to Tears by Baby Yoda WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 312: The Truth Report -- Wajahat Ali Has Spent Several Years "Reaching Out" to Trump Supporters -- And It Did Not Go Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 5:23

    This is a sneak preview of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-77-wajahat-ali-has-spent-several-years-reaching-out-to-trump-supporters-and-it-did-not-go-well Wajahat Ali is a playwright, attorney, and political analyst. He is also the author of the recent and widely-read New York Times essay, "'Reach Out to Trump Supporters,' They Said. I Tried." In addition to The New York Times, Ali's essays and other writing have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York Review of Books, and The Washington Post. Ali shares what he as a Muslim-American learned from his efforts to find common ground and understanding with Trump's supporters. He also reflects on what the 2020 election does or does not signal about the enduring power of white supremacy and Trumpism in America. And Wajahat Ali explains why even after Joe Biden's apparent victory over Donald Trump the mainstream American news media is still so obsessed with "white working class voters" and their "pain" and "disappointment" while largely ignoring the non-white and other Americans who elevated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Truth Report: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 311: Ace Atkins on Race, Writing Bestselling Crime Novels, and the "New South"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 51:42

    Ace Atkins is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include the Quinn Colson series and Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. Atkins is a former newspaper reporter and SEC football player. His essays and other writing have appeared in national publications such as Time magazine and elsewhere. Ace reflects on the ghosts and demons of the color line in America and what the “New South” means to him. Ace also shares what he learned about life and the craft of writing through his journey from being a newspaper reporter to the author of bestselling crime novels.  And he shares some hidden history about the true origins of Donald Trump's “red hat” MAGA cult hate movement. Chauncey DeVega ponders the emotional valence of a Thanksgiving holiday in an age of death, economic calamity, Trumpism's continuing assaults on democracy and human decency, and the hopeful possibilities of Joe Biden's presidency. Chauncey also takes a culinary journey to the world of TV dinners in order to better understand why he hates the turkey that is commonly served on Thanksgiving. And of course, Chauncey DeVega shares an animal friends story about mountain gorillas, who like many humans on Thanksgiving day, enjoy singing and farting during and after they eat a tasty meal. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW In 1918, Thanksgiving celebrations upped the Spanish flu death count We're celebrating Thanksgiving amid a pandemic. Here's how we did it in 1918 – and what happened next What Are We To Do With All This Grief? Michael J. Fox Reveals Painful Setback That Led to His 'Darkest Moment' Since Parkinson's Diagnosis 31 vintage TV dinners: Fried chicken, turkey, pot roast & other fab frozen food, retro-style Robot 'spy' gorilla records wild gorillas singing and farting, because nature is beautiful WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 310: Thom Hartmann Counsels That Joe Biden May be The Last Chance to Save American Democracy/Chauncey DeVega Reflects on the 2020 Election and Joe Biden's Victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2020 53:38

    Thom Hartmann is a national radio show host, New York Times bestselling-author, and leading progressive voice. His new book is The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream.  Hartmann counsels that the American people -- and liberals and progressives in particular -- should be both optimistic and cautious about Joe Biden's presidency. He also explains that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have the potential to enact a progressive policy agenda if they are sufficiently pressured and held accountable by the American people. And Hartmann also issues an ominous warning: Joe Biden's presidency may be the last opportunity to save American democracy from the Republican Party and a global right-wing authoritarian movement. Chauncey DeVega reflects on Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election over the evildoer Donald Trump and what that means – and does not – for the present and future of the United States and its multiracial democracy. Chauncey also shares some examples of how the professional smart people are already demanding that Trump's followers being forgiven for their support of fascism and white supremacy. And Chauncey Devega shares a happy animal story about President-elect Biden's two doggie family members. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW A ‘tyrant-clown' has destroyed my love affair with America Now Trump has lost the election, Pence could pardon him — but it's Biden who should "You have one job, Joe" Dog days return to the White House How To Avoid Another Trump Joe Biden gave a great speech — but we're not ready to make peace with fascists WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 309: Election Day 2020 -- Planning for the Worst and Hoping for the Best

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 21:54

    On this special Election Day episode, Chauncey DeVega goes solo and reflects on his and our feelings and emotions about America in the Age of Trump, this world historical moment, and what may happen today and in the days and weeks ahead with the election and the country's future. To that end, Chauncey warns that the American people should be very suspicious of anyone in the pundit class and elsewhere who claims to know with a high level of certainty if Joe Biden or Donald Trump will win the presidential election. Chauncey DeVega also responds to an email from a listener about her feelings of terror, fear, uncertainty, desperation, and helplessness about what may happen on Election Day and beyond. And Chauncey shares some wisdom in the form of two historical examples about failure and planning for the worst and hoping for the best.

    Ep. 308: The Truth Report -- The American People are Living in Donald Trump's Horrible Reality TV Show And Cannot Escape It

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 6:14

    This is a sneak preview of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-66-the-american-people-are-living-in-donald-trumps-horrible-reality-tv-show-and-cannot-escape-it James Poniewozik is chief television critic at the New York Times and author of the new book Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America. He explains what type of character Donald Trump is. How does Trump imagine his role? How did Donald Trump master the new rules of television and the media in the 21st century to gain so much power? James Poniewozik also ponders what would be the perfect ending for Donald Trump the character, and his bizarre epic story. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Truth Report: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep 307: The Truth Report -- Timothy Snyder Warns That as Election Day 2020 Approaches America is in The Midst of a Slow-Motion Reichstag Fire Emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 5:20


    This is a sneak preview of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-68-timothy-snyder-warns-that-as-election-day-2020-approaches-america-is-in-the-midst-of-a-slow-motion-reichstag-fire-emergency Dr. Timothy Snyder is a Professor of History at Yale University and the author of the bestselling books On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. His new book is Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary. Dr. Snyder explains why America's mainstream news media continues to avoid describing Donald Trump and his regime as fascist and authoritarian – and how such behavior, to this late date, continues to empower and normalize his fascist authoritarian movement. Dr. Snyder also details how Donald Trump and his regime used the coronavirus — and the pain and social injustice it has revealed and made worse — as a weapon against democracy and the American people. And at the end of this conversation, Timothy Snyder warns that the United States is in the midst of a years-long slow-motion Reichstag Fire emergency that Election Day 2020 may not resolve. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Truth Report: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 306: Donald Trump's Followers Fear the Freedom and Humanity of People Who are Not Like Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 64:06


    Paul Mason is a journalist, writer, film-maker and public speaker.  He is the author of six books, including Postcapitalism. Mason writes a weekly column for the New Statesman, and contributes to the Guardian, Freitag and Le Monde Diplomatique. He is a frequent guest on opinion-forming TV and radio shows, including BBC Newsnight, DemocracyNow! BBC Politics Live and BBC Question Time. Mason was also economics editor at both BBC Newsnight and Channel 4 News.  Paul Mason warns that the Democratic Party and the country's “left” and “progressives” in the United States are not equipped to resist Trump and the Republican's fascist assault on democracy because they are still in denial about the intractable levels of hostility and violence being marshaled against them.    Mason also explains the role of libido, violence, and other emotions in fascism and why such an ideology is so appealing to Trumpists and other fascist-authoritarians. As diagnosed by Paul Mason, the West is ill-equipped to confront Trumpism and the Global Right because of a naïve commitment to normal politics and a belief – contrary to the facts and realities of Realpolitik – that compromise is somehow possible with fascists and other authoritarians. Chauncey DeVega shares new polling data and research about Trump's hidden voters and how there has been a large increase these last few weeks in registration among white “working-class” male voters – his most important base of support. Chauncey also highlights the power of “unreason”, which compels Trump's voters to support him and the danger such a delusional way of thinking represents for democracy and the country's future -- whatever the outcome on Election Day next week. And Chauncey DeVega also reviews Borat 2. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW How a Road Trip Through America's Battlegrounds Revealed a Nation Plagued by Misinformation Democratic strategist privately warns of surging voter registration among Trump-leaning demographics Will America tear itself apart? The Supreme Court, 2020 elections and a looming constitutional crisis White Women Apologize for Saddling Nation With Donald Trump The Harsh Political Landscape That Trump Will Leave Behind WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 305: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 55:58

    Robert P. Jones is the CEO and Founder of PRRI and a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics. He is the author of the acclaimed book The End of White Christian America. His new book is White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Jones reflects on the relationship between racism and white supremacy in White Christianity and the Age of Trump. Jones also explains how the lie that Christianity is somehow “race neutral” and “colorblind” does the work of right-wing politics and of sustaining social inequality along the color line in the United States and around the world. He also shares new data on authoritarianism and White Christian identity politics. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the emotional state of the American people in these weeks prior to Election Day 2020 and the cost of being a hope warrior and the need for both inspiration as well as healthy pessimism (and realism) about the tough fight ahead. In the age of Trump's pandemic, Chauncey DeVega returns to the movies (again) and shares his thoughts on Yellow Rose, The Last Shift, and The War with Grandpa. And Chauncey defends the honor of rats in the face of the horrible slur that “Republicans are escaping Donald Trump like rats fleeing a sinking ship”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will A Crusade for Something Noble Even in Defeat, Trumpism Isn't Going Anywhere An authoritarian holds the reins of power: Don't assume Donald Trump can lose the election Rats avoid actions that will hurt others – even if it earns them a treat WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Up

    Ep. 304: Philosopher Cornel West Reflects on Donald Trump, the Virus, and Questions of Karma and Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 54:05

    Dr. Cornel West is professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard and a professor emeritus at Princeton. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Democracy Matters, Race Matters and Black Prophetic Fire. Dr. West reflects upon questions of right and wrong, karma, and justice as related to how Donald Trump was recently hospitalized because he was infected by the virus. Dr. West also explains how true liberals and progressives should respond to Donald Trump being hospitalized – even though he is evil and cruel. Dr. West also shares his thoughts on a democracy in crisis and how the American people should best focus their emotions and energies if and when Trump is no longer president. Chauncey DeVega continues to warn the public that in this time of tumult and madness anything can happen on Election Day 2020. He also wades into the Trump CHUD underworld and shares what they are thinking about their personal god and Superman Donald Trump and his being infected by the virus – and supposedly now being “healed”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Republicans Are Suddenly Afraid of Democracy Lying for Trump Comes With a Cost ‘Owning the Libs' Now Means Catching the Virus Trump reportedly wanted to rip open his button-down to reveal a Superman T-shirt to surprise people when he left the hospital The Entire Presidency Is a Superspreading Event WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 303: Donald Trump Won the First Debate Against Joe Biden -- and Will Steal the 2020 Election Using Violence and the Courts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 38:40


    There are two guests on this special post 2020 first presidential debate special. Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the Nation, and Rolling Stone. He is one of the United States' and the world's foremost experts on voter suppression, vote theft and vote fraud. He is the author of the bestselling books Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. His new book is How Trump Stole 2020. Jared Yates Sexton's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He is the author of three collections of fiction and a crime novel. Currently he serves as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University. His new book is American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People. On this week's special podcast Chauncey DeVega, Greg Palast and Jared Yates Sexton reflect on the low point in America's fall to Trump and fascism that was Tuesday night's presidential “debate”. They also explain Trump's public plot to use violence, rigged courts, and Republican legislatures to steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden and the American people, and why so many voices in the mainstream news media continue to be in denial about what is happening with a fascist authoritarian coup in progress. Chauncey DeVega, Greg Palast, and Jared Yates Sexton also assess Joe Biden's failure of a performance and why Donald Trump was able to defeat him by turning the first debate into a fascist brawl which Biden, like most other Democrats, is not able to understand or win. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 302: Rev. Al Sharpton Warns That Donald Trump is a Dirty Street Fighter Which is Why Joe Biden and The Democrats Don't Know How to Defeat Him

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 56:11

    Rev. Al Sharpton is the host of MSNBC's “PoliticsNation” and the founder and President of the civil rights organization National Action Network (NAN). Sharpton also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, “Keepin' it Real”. His new book is Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads”. Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on the Age of Trump, the pandemic, and a season of protest and resistance. He also explains how Joe Biden should prepare to debate Donald Trump, a man who has no standards of morality or human decency but who is also a devious master of the television genre and political performance art. And Rev. Sharpton answers why the Democrats and many members of the news media been unable to grapple with and accept the moral and political crisis represented by Donald Trump and his movement. Chauncey DeVega shares some information about how the right-wing conspiranoid CHUDs are communicating in plain sight in his neighborhood. Chauncey also reflects on his recent birthday, time in the Age of Trump's pandemic, and reviews his goals for this past year. And Chauncey DeVega returns to the movies and shares his thoughts on Tenet, Unhinged, and The Personal History of David Copperfield. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The Election That Could Break America QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded - Just Security Donald Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists at presidential debate  QAnon Is a New American Religion - The Atlantic Malaysian man 'finds' monkey selfies on lost phone WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 301: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Put America's Multiracial Democracy on Life Support

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 38:53


    Tim Wise is one of the United States' and the world's leading antiracism activists and authors. His books include Dear White America, White Like Me, Speaking Treason Fluently, and Under the Affluence. His new book is Dispatches from the Race War. Tim Wise reflects on the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how her death has now made America's multiracial democracy even more imperiled by the Age of Trump and his white neofascist movement. He also shares how the Trump regime's move to immediately replace Ginsburg with a white neofascist is but another example of the toxic power of white racism in America and its profoundly negative impact on society as a whole. And Tim Wise counsels that yes, the loss of Justice Ginsburg should upset and terrify all good people of conscience in America but that now is not the time to surrender to defeatism but rather to rally and fight back. Chauncey DeVega calls out the hope peddlers and others of their ilk in the mainstream American news media and political class who are circulating the lie that there are “good” and “principled” Republicans such as Mitt Romney that will somehow swoop in to stop Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump from replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg with their own henchwoman. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Would Want America to Do Now To Honor Ginsburg, Democrats Have One Choice: Go Nuclear How a rushed confirmation could push Democrats to reshape the Supreme Court It Shouldn't Have Come Down to Her The Glorious RBG WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 300: To Save America the Republican Party and Its Policies Must Be Burned to the Ground

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 93:35


    There are two guests on this very special 300th episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. David Rothkopf is the CEO of The Rothkopf group. He was also a senior official in the Clinton Administration and CEO and editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Magazine. He is the author of many books and articles including the forthcoming Traitor: A History of American Betrayal from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump. Rothkopf is a frequent contributor to such leading news media outlets as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Financial Times, Time, CNN, and Newsweek. Rothkopf is also the host of the twice-weekly podcast Deep State Radio. He explains how the Democratic Party and Joe Biden need to move from being on the defensive and trying to preserve and resurrect a sense of “normal” to instead becoming a force for radical change and improving American democracy and society through a scorched earth approach to defeating Donald Trump, the Republican Party and overturning its policies. He also warns that the Democrats are not able to truly defeat the Republican Party because of a deep naivete about how power really works and the extremes that Trump, McConnell and other Republicans and conservative-authoritarians are willing to go in order to win at any and all costs. Dr. David Reiss is a psychiatrist and contributor to the best-selling volume, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. He is a longtime friend of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Reiss reflects on how people are grappling with anxiety, anger, and fear in the Age of Trump and his pandemic and what feels like a moment when time itself has been upended. Dr. Reiss also shares his thoughts on people finding sudden love and romance – and passion – with strangers in a moment of death, fear, and disruption. Chauncey DeVega explains what critical race theory really is and why the new Apartheid Trump regime is so obsessed with it. Chauncey also shares his disinterest in gossip and more “revelations” about Donald Trump's evil and the Kremlin on the Potomac And Chauncey DeVega reflects on these 300 episodes of the podcast and offers thanks and appreciation to all the listeners and supporters who have been here for this six-year (and ongoing) journey. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW A ‘tyrant-clown' has destroyed my love affair with America How did the US's mainstream right end up openly supporting vigilante terror? The Argument of AfroPessimism Trump Tells Agencies To End Trainings On 'White Privilege' And 'Critical Race Theory' Critical Race Theory (1970s-present) The intersectionality wars WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 299: The Republican Party is Dying Because There Are Not Enough White People

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 61:22


    Stuart Stevens has worked as a strategist and consultant for the Republican Party at the highest levels including with the Dole, George W. Bush, Romney, and McCain presidential campaigns. He now serves as a senior advisor to the Lincoln Project, a political advocacy group founded by “Never-Trumpers” and former Republicans that is committed to defeating Donald Trump and his movement. His new book is, It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump. Stuart Stevens explains how the Republican Party became one with Donald Trump and his neo fascist movement and the central role of racism and white supremacy in that union. He also explains how white supremacy has made the Republican Party increasingly obsolete in a more racially diverse United States. And Stuart Stevens warns that Donald Trump and this version of the Republican Party are traitors who lack core principles and will do anything to stay in power including using any means available, legal and illegal, to steal the 2020 presidential election away from the American people and the Democratic Party. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the alternate reality and sick, twisted nightmare dreamworld that was Donald Trump's Republican Party Death Cult Convention. He also ponders how these days and weeks up to Election Day are impacting the American people's collective emotions and state of mind. And Chauncey finally goes back to the movies and shares how it was a surreal experience, one emblematic of life in the Age of Trump and his deadly pandemic. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The Democrats need a plan to stop Donald Trump from stealing the election We Don't Know How to Warn You Any Harder. America is Dying What the Kenosha shooter tells us about Donald Trump's America The Nazi Werewolves Who Terrorized Allied Soldiers at the End of WWII The Thin Blue Line Between Violent Pro-Trump Militias and Police Captain forms bond with seagull he saved while out at sea WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 298: The Truth Report -- Donald Trump's Scheme to Steal the 2020 Presidential Election is Much Bigger Than Just The U.S. Mail

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 5:26


    This is a sneak preview of this week's episode of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-60-riots-and-lawyers-donald-trumps-scheme-to-steal-the-2020-presidential-election-is-much-bigger-than-just-the-us-mail Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the Nation, and Rolling Stone. He is one of the United States' and the world's foremost experts on voter suppression, vote theft and vote fraud. He is the author of the bestselling books Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. His new book is How Trump Stole 2020. He warns that the Trump regime and its agents are implementing a massive nationwide campaign to challenge the legitimacy of votes cast in support of Joe Biden. This is part of a plan that may also include intimidation and perhaps even coordinated violence and acts of terrorism by pro-Trump paramilitaries and other forces against post offices, polling stations and other election facilities. The goal of this chaos is to create a state of emergency where the 2020 presidential election is per the Constitution decided by Republicans in the House of Representatives. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Truth Report: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 297: President Joe Biden's First 100 Days and a Return to Normalcy for the American People

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 65:52


    Simon Rosenberg is president of the New Democrats Network and the New Policy Institute, a liberal-think tank based in Washington, DC.  He has served as a senior advisor to the Democratic Party at the highest levels and has worked in two presidential campaigns, including a senior role in the 1992 Clinton “War Room”. In 2018, Rosenberg was a senior advisor to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee where he helped to craft the strategy which resulted in the Democratic Party winning 41 seats in the House of Representatives. Simon Rosenberg shares his thoughts on what issues should be prioritized during the first 100 days of a Joe Biden presidency. Rosenberg also explains how Donald Trump does not intend to win the 2020 presidential election but rather to steal it and then engage in a full-on political crackdown against any American who dares to oppose him. Rosenberg also suggests that Donald Trump is being mentored by Vladimir Putin and other authoritarians -- and then acting on that tutelage as he unleashes his federal secret police in places such as Portland and conspires in plain sight to keep the American people from voting by various means including interfering with the  U.S. mail. Chauncey DeVega recounts this past week's breathless assault on American democracy by Donald Trump and his regime which includes abominations such as destroying the United States Postal Service to keep the American people from voting against the Great Leader and Mad King as well as a Putin-inspired performance where Trump blackmailed the country by de facto trying to defund Social Security and Medicare in exchange for a second term in office. Chauncey also continues his commitment to public health by sharing a new article from Scientific American which explains why too many men do not wear masks. Why? The mask is the “condom of the face” and one is a “threat” to such pathetic men's fragile ans weak "masculinity". SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Before the election, Donald Trump squeezes the postal service Chris Hedges: America's Death March MSNBC's Donny Deutsch bluntly explains the only reason Trump still has followers Trump and Putin's disinformation ops - Hypernormalization - Adam Curtis This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality The Condoms of the Face: Why Some Men Refuse to Wear Masks WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


    Ep. 296: Donald Trump Should Be Criminally Prosecuted for His Willfully Negligent Response to The Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 73:14

    Glenn Kirschner is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University. He also worked in the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia office as a federal prosecutor/Assistant U.S. Attorney where he was supervised by Robert Mueller. Kirschner explains why Donald Trump and other members of his inner circle should be criminally prosecuted for manslaughter and/or negligent homicide because of their response to the pandemic. Kirschner also outlines how he would prosecute the Trump de facto political crime family. Glenn Kirschner also shares his thoughts on what really happened with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal. Chauncey DeVega reflects upon racial battle fatigue, righteous rage, white supremacy, and the new video footage of the police execution of George Floyd. And Chauncey DeVega feels obligated to laugh at and offer a commentary in response to King Trump's new favorite doctor and her claims about sex demons, witches, and the pandemic. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd for the first time - from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he's shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away Tracking President Trump's Unprecedented Conflicts of Interest Militarized Federal Troops in U.S. Cities Sent by Trump Administration Deploy Private Drug-War Contractors, Flown from Mexico Border Ivanka and Kushner earned at least $36M in outside income last year: financial disclosures Trump's New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 295: The Truth Report -- Donald Trump is Bullying the American People

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 6:25

    This is a sneak preview of this week's episode of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-57-donald-trump-is-bullying-the-american-people Dr. Justin Frank is the author of the book Donald Trump on the Couch. He is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the bestselling books Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch.   Dr. Frank shares his thoughts about Mary Trump's new book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, how Donald Trump's relationship with both his father and mother led to his embrace of cruelty and lack of human empathy and warmth, and why Donald Trump is incapable of “maturing” or “growing” as so many reporters and journalists have deluded themselves into believing. Dr. Frank also warns the American people that Donald Trump is a violent and emotionally abusive bully and that they will need to find the moral and personal courage to confront him. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Truth Report: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 294: Donald Trump is Using The American People as Fuel For His Fascist Political Machine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2020 58:16

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and an expert on fascism and authoritarianism. Her new book is Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present. Ruth Ben-Ghiat warns that Donald Trump's threats of violence against the American people are very real.   Ruth Ben-Ghiat explains that the American people (including the country's political elites) remain in denial about the existential dangers of neo-fascism and autocracy because to admit the truth would mean they would have to take action against such forces. Chauncey DeVega reflects on America's extreme descent into neo-fascism – now with the Trump regime's gestapo secret police attacking the American people in Portland and soon other cities as well. Because power is not something abstract but works on and against real people, Chauncey also shares three stories about how we the people can fight back. And Chauncey DeVega is very excited about lemurs and their special sexy cologne. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The President's Illiberal Escalation in Portland Needs to End Fascism Expert Warns Trump's Deployment of Feds Could Suppress Election Turnout Why Children of Men haunts the present moment I Spent Eight Years in a Myanmar Prison. This Is What I Learned About Surviving Confinement A Photographer Says He's Traumatized By What He's Captured In Portland Navy vet beaten by federal agents: ‘They came out to fight' Donald Trump and Chris Wallace: A pseudo-event meant to fluff a fascist Lemurs create a fruity fragrance to attract mates WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    Ep. 293: The Rhetorical Genius of the Demagogue Donald Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 57:41


    Jennifer Mercieca is a historian of American political discourse at Texas A&M University. Her new book is Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump. Mercieca explains how Donald Trump is intentionally using the rhetorical strategies of demagogues and other authoritarians. She also details how Trump's use of the demagogue's language playbook allows him to consistently evade responsibility for his actions. And Mercieca reveals how Donald Trump is the P.T. Barnum con artist of American politics. Chauncey DeVega reflects on another week in Donald Trump's crime empire where Roger Stone's sentence was commuted, and the Great Leader declared war on the American people during his two Independence Day speeches. Chauncey also shares a news item about how Trump's CHUDS are teaching their children white supremacy and other evil values.   SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW The Roger Stone Case Shows Why Trump Is Worse Than Nixon The White House is reportedly hoping Americans 'will grow numb' to the COVID-19 death toll Donald Trump is the 21st-century Jefferson Davis: History will judge him — and us Mourning in America: But after the Trump era's darkness, a rebirth is still possible ‘We don't see color,' Trump supporters say as they tell their kids to fear Black Lives Matter Coronavirus and the prospect of mass involuntary euthanasia WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


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