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Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

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Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

Language:

English


Episodes

“Never Enough” with Mike Hayes

5/11/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Mike Hayes (Former Commander of SEAL Team TWO, U.S. Navy) to discuss how Mike came to be a Navy SEAL, the impact of the first few months of the Biden administration, and the importance of navigating the fine line between following leadership and trusting one’s personal morals. To hear more from Mike Hayes, be sure to check out his new book, Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning, available at Amazon or wherever...

Duration:00:27:34

The Crazy Train

5/6/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Tara Setmayer to discuss the latest in the McCarthy/Cheney saga, Josh Hawley’s recent livestream with the The Washington Post, and how the media chooses to cover Washington. Plus, Donald Trump has a new blog.

Duration:00:33:36

The Anthropologists of Trump

5/4/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss a new ad from the Lincoln Project, Trump’s latest statement regarding “The Big Lie”, and the recent bizarre proclamation by Ted Cruz to swear off corporate PAC donations. Plus, one year has passed since the Lincoln Project released the ad, “Mourning in America.”

Duration:00:45:53

The Narcissist in Chief

4/30/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by psychotherapist, Nick Carmody. They discuss the psychological profile of Donald Trump, the allure of why the GOP has embraced Trumpism, and the reasoning behind the rise of grievance politics & perpetual victimhood. In 2010, Nick experienced two life-changing Traumatic Brain Injuries (eight months apart). The resulting changes in brain functioning, personality, and emotional processing (along with other intense personal experiences) created an obsession-like need...

Duration:00:29:52

The Disguise of Nomenclature

4/26/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founders Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson to discuss the euphemisms used to disguise the true intentions/agenda of the Republican Party, the very realistic threat of the GOP regaining control of the House, and the importance of planning for the 2022 midterm elections now rather than later.

Duration:00:30:43

The Boiling Frog

4/23/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens and Lincoln Project Executive Director Fred Wellman to discuss the ongoing McConnell/Trump showdown, the Texas Legislature’s attempted retribution against pro-democracy corporations, and the dangerous slippery slope that is “anti-riot” legislation.

Duration:00:37:19

Matthew Dowd: The Man Without a Party

4/22/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Political Strategist and Bestselling Author Matthew Dowd. They discuss the role of Tucker Carlson and similar programming in the devolution of the Republican party, a new wave of “anti-riot” legislation, and how the GOP has twisted the results of the Derek Chauvin trial to fit their narrative. Plus, will a third party emerge in the future?

Duration:00:29:56

100 Days Later

4/16/2021
It’s been 100 days since a mob of extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to block the certification of President Biden’s victory and overthrow our government at the urging of Donald Trump and his Big Lie. This week, host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founders Steve Schmidt & Rick Wilson, as well as Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss the aftermath of the insurrection and the importance of never forgetting the events of January 6, 2021....

Duration:00:39:08

The Original Sin of the Modern Republican Party

4/13/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Michael Steele (Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee & Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland) and Stuart Stevens (Senior Advisor, The Lincoln Project) to discuss the GOP’s spring retreat this past weekend as well as the latest developments in corporate accountability. Plus, we reflect on “Trump’s Big Lie” and the storming of the U.S Capitol as we approach 100 days since January 6th. To hear more from Michael Steele, listen to “The Michael Steele...

Duration:00:50:14

Inside "Captain Chaos" with Michael Cohen

4/8/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to Donald Trump. Galen and Cohen discuss 45’s pending litigation, how ingrained the former president continues to be in the Republican party, and how Trump completely blundered the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, will Donald Trump run for president in 2024?

Duration:00:33:53

The Future of Community

4/5/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss the future of building community in our nation through the lens of a recent Gallup poll, which reports that house of worship membership in the United States has dropped below 50% for the first time since 1937 (when Gallup began following this trend). Plus, how can the Lincoln Project community best mobilize for the 2022 midterm elections.

Duration:00:29:29

America’s Most Dangerous Immigrant

3/30/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Executive Director Fred Wellman to discuss the backstory behind "Rupert", the Lincoln Project’s new ad, which identifies Rupert Murdoch (creator of Fox News) as the most dangerous man to ever cross the U.S. border. Plus, the panel discusses the aftermath of Georgia’s newly-inked Jim Crow legislation and the GOP’s hastened march towards fascism.

Duration:00:34:40

The Right Side of History

3/25/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss the latest regarding the Georgia General Assembly’s proposed voter suppression legislation and the responsibility of large corporations, like Coca Cola, to oppose it. The panel then opens up the discussion of corporate responsibility to the national level by continuing the conversation about how companies like AT&T, Cigna, and Intel, have broken their pledge...

Duration:00:30:16

The Broken Pledge

3/23/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Tara Setmayer to discuss the rationale behind the delays in the formation of a Capitol riot commission and the growing number of corporations breaking their pledges to not financially support members of Congress who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Plus, the panel considers Donald Trump’s legal responsibility for the January 6th insurrection.

Duration:00:32:40

Truth is Golden

3/20/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Ben, Brett, and Jordan Meiselas. These are the three brothers who co-founded MeidasTouch, a political action committee founded in March of 2020 with the purpose of stopping the re-election of Donald Trump. The brothers share the origin story of their PAC along with the work they continue to engage in today. Plus, the panel considers the importance of applying an “always on” approach to messaging. To learn more about MeidasTouch and their projects, visit...

Duration:00:33:45

Joe Trippi: The Man Who Reinvented Campaigning

3/17/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by the legendary Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. Joe has been at the forefront of movement politics for nearly 40 years and has been called “the man who reinvented campaigning.” Joe reminisces on his impressive campaign track record and shares how his management of the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign revolutionized modern politics. Plus, Trippi considers the current state of Democrats and Republicans especially in relation to the media and the growing...

Duration:00:43:59

One Year of COVID-19

3/13/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss President Biden’s speech on the one-year anniversary of the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown and Donald Trump’s latest efforts to undercut the GOP. Plus, the panel examines Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s latest string of “controversies” and looks back to remembers where they were a year ago when the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown began.

Duration:00:35:53

The New Jim Crow Continues

3/10/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Executive Director Fred Wellman and fellow Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the continuing attacks on voting rights, most recently in Georgia and Iowa, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s decision to revert back to supporting the sedition caucus. Plus, we get to know Fred Wellman, the new Lincoln Project Executive Director.

Duration:00:30:51

A Vaccination Against Radicalization

3/6/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Daniel Barkhuff (Founder and President of Veterans for Responsible Leadership) to discuss the state of COVID-19 in our nation, the recent testimonies before Congress regarding the District of Columbia National Guard during the January 6th insurrection, and how to combat the concerning growth of nationalism in the ranks of the U.S. military. To learn more about Veterans For Responsible Leadership, visit VFRL.org.

Duration:00:32:35

The Abandoned Marketplace of Ideas

3/4/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Tara Setmayer and Stuart Stevens to discuss the latest memo from the Congressional Leadership Fund, the Voting Rights Act case currently being argued before the Supreme Court, and Gov. Abbott’s decision to fully reopen Texas.

Duration:00:37:15