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The Lie That Binds

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The Lie That Binds is a six-part series exploring the insidious history of how the anti-choice movement was built from scratch. Based on the bestselling book, each episode exposes a key piece of the anti-choice playbook and retraces how the Radical Right weaponized abortion in order to rig the political system in their favor

The Lie That Binds is a six-part series exploring the insidious history of how the anti-choice movement was built from scratch. Based on the bestselling book, each episode exposes a key piece of the anti-choice playbook and retraces how the Radical Right weaponized abortion in order to rig the political system in their favor

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United States

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The Lie That Binds is a six-part series exploring the insidious history of how the anti-choice movement was built from scratch. Based on the bestselling book, each episode exposes a key piece of the anti-choice playbook and retraces how the Radical Right weaponized abortion in order to rig the political system in their favor

Language:

English

Contact:

978-387-6853


Episodes

Episode 6: The Way Out

9/1/2020
Series Finale! Between COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, a lot has changed in the world since NARAL started recording this podcast. But the Radical Right remains emboldened as the pandemic gives them another opportunity to create a new wedge issue: this time, the act of listening to scientists and public health experts. How do progressives defeat Radical Right extremists in 2020 and safeguard reproductive freedom for the long term? What is our 40-year...

Duration:00:56:50

Episode 5: The Foot Soldiers

8/25/2020
The Radical Right has always had a so-called “fringe” within their base. That fringe consistently wields violence and intimidation to silence their opponents. In the public eye, mainstream conservatives try to maintain distance from these bad actors -- but this week we reveal how in private, these same conservative leaders have actually supported, protected, and encouraged them every step of the way. From bombings at abortion clinics in the 1980s to the GamerGate controversy in the 2010s,...

Duration:01:00:25

Episode 4: The Trap

8/18/2020
Since Trump took office, the Radical Right has taken complete control of the US court system, but he didn’t mastermind this himself. The conservative coalition-building that led to this takeover started decades earlier, with the birth of the right-wing extremist Federalist Society. Its members have been whispering in the ear of every conservative president since Reagan, and today, Trump has appointed a record-breaking 200+ of their most devoted judges to sit on our federal court and...

Duration:00:59:23

Episode 3: The Machine

8/11/2020
Believe it or not, Trump isn’t the first misogynistic celebrity to move from television to the White House. In 1980, Ronald Reagan was used by the Radical Right as a proof of concept for the power of their newly formed coalition. 40 years later, the Radical Right again united behind a man whose name is synonymous with grotesque wealth and debauchery, this time armed with their self-proclaimed moral high ground. In this episode, we explore the parallels between the rise of these two...

Duration:00:51:17

Episode 2: The Tightrope

8/4/2020
Alternative facts, otherwise known as lies, aren’t a revolutionary idea. They’re a long term political strategy that the Radical Right set in motion decades ago in order to maintain white patriarchal control in a changing world. Today, their cronies have infiltrated the highest ranks of government, and their propaganda playbook is filled with pseudoscience and disinformation. In this episode, we unpack the Radical Right’s tactical narratives that have come to dominate language, talking...

Duration:00:57:32

Episode 1: The Trojan Horse

8/4/2020
What do racism and the anti-choice movement have in common? EVERYTHING. It all started with a Supreme Court decision, and not the one you’re thinking of. In our first episode, we dig down to the real roots of the movement -- another case decided 20 years earlier, Brown v. Board of Education. This is the story of the early leaders of the Radical Right who tapped into segregationist racism to transform Evangelicals into a terrifying political coalition. We are joined by Stacey Abrams (founder...

Duration:00:51:23

Official Trailer: The Lie That Binds

7/23/2020
Coming Tuesday, August 4th from NARAL Pro-Choice America: The Lie that Binds, a 6-part podcast series that unpacks the terrifying rise of the anti-choice movement from its surprising roots in school segregation to the election of President Donald Trump. This critical series is for anyone wondering how abortion rights seem to be dwindling despite public opinion swaying strongly in favor of reproductive freedom. Based on the book “The Lie that Binds” by NARAL Pro-Choice America President,...

Duration:00:02:35