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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.

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English


Episodes

This Election Will Be Far From Normal

9/29/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Joe Trippi to discuss the growing dangers of political violence being normalized, why economic inequality leads to political apathy, and how the 2022 midterms are going to be anything but normal. Plus, well wishes of safety for those impacted by Hurricane Ian and a thank you to everyone that will be helping with relief/recovery efforts in the coming weeks and months. For the Barton Gellman article referenced in this episode, here is...

The American Experiment is in Peril

9/26/2022
Host Reed Galen answers questions asked by the members of the Lincoln Project community about the Ron DeSantis/Martha’s Vineyard stunt, Lindsey Graham’s head-scratching national abortion ban, the 2022 midterm elections, and what to expect from the January 6th Committee between now and election day. Plus, how does the pro-democracy coalition combat Steve Bannon’s latest Lenin-inspired election strategy? If you’d like to connect with The Lincoln Project, send an email to...

Duration:00:25:00

The Threat Still Looms at the Door with Michael Steele

9/23/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Former Lt. Governor of Maryland and Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. They discuss how the current day GOP has devolved into leaving behind so many Americans, the dangers that come from not being able to accurately predict Trumpism/ultra-MAGA in polls, and how Trumpism (under the guise of patriotism) strips away the tenements of what it means to be an American. Plus, a look at what to expect in the 2022 midterms now that...

Duration:00:42:42

We Are Proud Boys with Andy Campbell

9/20/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Andy Campbell, Senior Editor at HuffPost and an expert on American extremism. They discuss how the Proud Boys, which started as a blundering fraternity-like club, grew into the far-right extremist organization that played a significant role in the January 6th attack. Plus, how does bothsidesism in the media continue to fuel the growth of the Proud Boys as an organization…even though so many of its leaders and members are facing significant time behind bars? For...

Duration:00:39:46

The 2022 Midterm Elections: Democracy Is On the Ballot - Part 2

9/15/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Stuart Stevens and Joe Trippi for the conclusion to their conversation of how the political landscape is unfolding less than 2 months out from election day. The panel discusses how it’s in the nation’s best interest for Democrats to value pro-democracy coalition over ideological purity, the need for a media outlet with a pro-democracy bias, and the GOP’s desire for pure power...

Duration:00:32:20

The 2022 Midterm Elections: Democracy Is On the Ballot - Part 1

9/13/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Stuart Stevens and Joe Trippi for a two-part conversation of how the political landscape is unfolding less than 2 months out from election day. In “Part 1”, the panel discusses why the GOP/MAGA “crazies” have been the Democrats best weapon of late, how the GOP cannot be allowed to backtrack on their bad bet against President Joe Biden, and why Democrats need to continue to hit the...

Duration:00:34:17

Thank You for Your Servitude with Mark Leibovich

9/8/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Mark Leibovich, author and Staff writer for The Atlantic, to discuss how Trump’s Washington was a result of inaction from those who “knew better”, why the media continues to hire people to toe the Trump line, and what will happen on election day if the GOP continues to take political losses. If you’d like to connect with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us.

Duration:00:34:45

The Soul of the Nation with Wajahat Ali

9/6/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Daily Beast Columnist Wajahat Ali to discuss the importance of President Joe Biden’s recent primetime speech in Philadelphia, why so many media outlets have been critical of the speech for all the wrong reasons, and the incestuous nature of the Washington media/political establishment. Plus, how does the nature of the modern day GOP inform the biblical story of Moses? If you’d like to connect with The Lincoln Project, send an email to...

Duration:00:40:30

Silicon Valley Goes to Washington with Regis McKenna

9/1/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Legendary Silicon Valley Marketer to discuss how Silicon Valley came to be the tech epicenter that it is, what led Silicon Valley to go to Washington, and the importance of history and how it can inform our future. Plus, what are the responsibilities of the tech sector to our nation as a whole? If you’d like to connect with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us.

Duration:00:44:00

Unpatriotic and Traitorous with Anne Applebaum

8/30/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Anne Applebaum (Staff Writer for The Atlantic and Pulitzer-prize winning historian) to discuss the latest in Ukraine now that it’s been six months since the Russian invasion began, the development of the authoritarian movement in the United States, and why Trump’s supporters continue to support him throughout the documents investigation. Plus, how does one govern against a majority? If you’d like to connect with The Lincoln Project, send an email to...

Duration:00:35:29

You Can Always Count on Trump to F*** Things Up

8/25/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Maya May (Comedian and Host of LPTV’s “We're Speaking” and “The Game We’re In”) to answer questions asked by YOU, the members of the Lincoln Project community. Listeners ask about the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, the upcoming fall hearings from the House Select Committee on January 6th, the political futures of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, and why Ron DeSantis is such a sinister threat to our nation’s democracy. Plus, what on earth is going on at CNN? As mentioned...

Duration:00:49:21

Encore Presentation: Lincoln and the Fight For Peace with John Avlon

8/23/2022
This episode was originally released on March 4, 2022. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by John Avlon (Author and Senior Political Analyst/Anchor at CNN) to discuss how Abraham Lincoln’s character informed his commitment to an unconditional surrender from the Confederacy, how even though Lincoln was surrounded by reactionaries and radicals…he maintained the notion that there was more that united Americans than divides them, and how peace needs to be waged with the same...

Duration:00:41:29

The Storm of QAnon is Upon Us with Mike Rothschild

8/18/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by author, journalist, and QAnon expert Mike Rothschild to discuss how the QAnon conspiracy theory grew to be in the forefront of American political discourse, why it resonated so fervently with such a large percentage of the population, and how it continues to infect our nation’s culture today. Plus, is there a prescription to get the QAnon devout to “snap out of it” and denounce the conspiracy? For more on this, be sure to pick up Mike Rothschild’s latest book,...

Duration:00:50:49

Uncommon Wrath with Josiah Osgood

8/16/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Josiah Osgood (Professor of Classics at Georgetown University) to delve into how the political rivalry between Julius Caesar and Marcus Cato devolved into a toxic polarity which precipitated the end of the Roman Republic. They discuss how each actor came to power, what positions they ultimately stood for, their downfall, and what parallels we can make to our nation’s current political landscape. For more on this, be sure to pre-order, Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar...

Duration:00:39:27

The Insurrectionists’ Clubhouse with Maggie Severns

8/12/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Maggie Severns, an investigative and domestic policy reporter with Grid. They discuss how the Conservative Partnership Institute rose to become one of the most powerful messaging voices in the MAGA-verse, how institutional support for Trumpism continues to grow, and how seemingly unserious players like Patrick Byrne, Mike Lindell, and Cleta Mitchell can actually do a fair amount of damage. Plus, how do you get to the Marshall Islands?

Duration:00:31:56

The Raid on Mar-a-Lago with Garrett Graff

8/11/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Journalist and Historian Garrett Graff to discuss this week’s raid on Donald Trump’s Florida home. They discuss how Trump's documents investigation came to be in the sights of DOJ, the similarities (and differences) between the raid and the Watergate scandal, and the notion that (as of yet) we have never seen Trump backed into a corner. They also offer their thoughts as to whether we are in the beginning, the middle, or the end of “The Trump Era”.

Duration:00:38:52

The 65 Project with Michael Teter

8/9/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Michael Teter, the Managing Director of The 65 Project, a bipartisan organization whose mission is to protect U.S. democracy through holding the lawyers accountable who raise fraudulent court claims with the goal of overturning legitimate elections results (named for Donald Trump’s 65 failed lawsuits aimed at overturning the 2020 presidential election). They discuss just how the 65 Project is holding lawyers like Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Ted Cruz, and the...

Duration:00:33:14

The 2022 Midterm Elections: 100 Days Away - Part 2

8/4/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Trygve Olson and Jeff Timmer for the conclusion to their in-depth conversation about the 2022 midterm elections. The panel breaks down the November general election races they’ll be targeting in key states including Nevada, Missouri, Florida, Texas, and Utah. Plus, are Democrats taking the completely wrong approach when it comes to talking with non-white voters?

Duration:00:34:37

The 2022 Midterm Elections: 100 Days Away - Part 1

8/1/2022
Host Reed Galen welcomes back Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Trygve Olson and Jeff Timmer for an update as to where our nation stands 100 days out from the 2022 midterm elections. In “Part 1” of a two-part conversation, the panel discusses the latest in the “existential threat” races in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, what to look for in the upcoming primaries, and why it's so dangerous to underestimate the cavalcade of cartoonish, ultra-maga GOP candidates. Stay tuned for “Part 2”.

Duration:00:49:45

The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order with Gary Gerstle

7/28/2022
Host Reed Galen is joined by Gary Gerstle, the Professor Emeritus and Director of Research in American History at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge. They discuss how the New Deal and its subsequent political order influenced American government throughout the Cold War, how the fall of communism gave way to mostly unfettered capitalism and the subsequent neoliberal order, and how this neoliberal order and the political and economic decisions made along the way led us to our...

Duration:00:50:06