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The Lincoln Project was formed in 2019 to defend American democracy from Donald Trump and those who identify (publicly or privately) as MAGA supporters. Creators of the most successful and poignant viral ads in the political sphere, the Lincoln Project has a reputation for saying the things others are afraid to say. For nearly five years, the Lincoln Project has waged a relentless campaign of targeted attacks on Trump and his deranged ilk, armed with the most watched and talked-about ad content on the internet. At the helm of this organization is the host of the LP Podcast, Rick Wilson, a veteran political strategist and former Republican operative who left the party in 2016 after it became clear that Republicans were on a destructive path that would endanger America's institutions. The Lincoln Project podcast features a range of special guests, from the leading political minds to pop-culture icons. Sitting down with noteworthy experts and significant voices of our time, The Lincoln Project podcast discusses various topics, from current events of the week to in-depth conversations about the genesis of a special guest’s career – and everything in between. Broadening out the subject matter beyond just politics and making the conversation more relatable to everyone, The Lincoln Project podcast’s mission is to reignite the political flame in every American and to break down the biggest topics of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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The Lincoln Project was formed in 2019 to defend American democracy from Donald Trump and those who identify (publicly or privately) as MAGA supporters. Creators of the most successful and poignant viral ads in the political sphere, the Lincoln Project has a reputation for saying the things others are afraid to say. For nearly five years, the Lincoln Project has waged a relentless campaign of targeted attacks on Trump and his deranged ilk, armed with the most watched and talked-about ad content on the internet. At the helm of this organization is the host of the LP Podcast, Rick Wilson, a veteran political strategist and former Republican operative who left the party in 2016 after it became clear that Republicans were on a destructive path that would endanger America's institutions. The Lincoln Project podcast features a range of special guests, from the leading political minds to pop-culture icons. Sitting down with noteworthy experts and significant voices of our time, The Lincoln Project podcast discusses various topics, from current events of the week to in-depth conversations about the genesis of a special guest’s career – and everything in between. Broadening out the subject matter beyond just politics and making the conversation more relatable to everyone, The Lincoln Project podcast’s mission is to reignite the political flame in every American and to break down the biggest topics of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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Episodes
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Biden's Nato Summit Performance – Media Frenzy vs. Reality

7/12/2024
In this episode of “The Elephant in the Room,” Rick Wilson discusses the recent media portrayal of Joe Biden as frail and incapable, contrasting it with Biden’s strong performance at the NATO summit press conference. Rick emphasizes the divergence between media expectations and reality, highlighting Biden’s command over foreign and domestic policies. He also delves into the relentless efforts of the Lincoln Project to combat Donald Trump’s influence and potential return to power. The episode critiques the media’s role in shaping public perception and underscores the ongoing political battle against Trump. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. And please rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:25

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Art Imitating Life and Life Imitating Art With Daniel Silva

7/11/2024
Rick Wilson talks with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva about his latest novel, 'A Death in Cornwall,' which takes place against the backdrop of the British political scene. The book explores the use of fine art for money laundering and the global oligarchy of the super-rich. The conversation also touches on the rise of Putinism, the link between doctrinaire Christianity and hard-right authoritarian politics, and the historical context of his Gabriel Allon series. Follow Daniel Silva on X at @DanielSilvaBook or at danielsilvabooks.com, and purchase his new book “A Death in Cornwall” at fine bookstores everywhere. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. And please like, rate, and subscribe to this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:09

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It's all about the Taxes with Ro Khanna

7/9/2024
Rick Wilson interviews Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley, on a range of critical topics. They discuss the tech industry’s support for Donald Trump, America’s and Congress’s readiness for artificial general intelligence (AGI), the necessity of antitrust regulation in Silicon Valley, the future of TikTok, and the impact of disinformation on politics. Follow Ro Khanna at @RepRoKhanna on X and https://khanna.house.gov/. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:23

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Every Vote Counts with Lauren Kunis

7/4/2024
Rick Wilson speaks with Lauren Kunis, the Executive Director of VoteRiders, a national nonpartisan organization dedicated to voting rights. VoteRiders focuses on voter ID assistance, offering free direct help to eligible voters and running voter education programs across the country. With 38 states now enforcing voter ID laws, these regulations disproportionately impact underrepresented groups, including young people, Black and Hispanic voters, low-income individuals, and those with disabilities. VoteRiders aims to ensure that voter ID laws do not disenfranchise eligible voters and that everyone has access to the ballot box. Follow Lauren Kunis on X at @LaurenKun and learn more about the VoteRiders organization at voteriders.org or on X @VoteRiders. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:23

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Bridging the Boonies and the Boroughs with Nicholas Kristof

7/2/2024
The conversation between Rick Wilson and Nicholas Kristof covers a wide range of topics, including the state of American politics, social justice, democracy, rural-urban divide, and the role of media. They also discuss the challenges faced by rural communities, the impact of disinformation, and the need for a more nuanced and practical approach to governance. The conversation delves into the economic and social issues affecting different parts of the country, as well as the need for a more inclusive and solution-oriented approach to address these challenges. Follow Nicholas Kristof at @NickKristof on X and purchase his new book, "Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life" at fine bookstores everywhere. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:46

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How to make Biden's bad night into Trump's bad November

6/28/2024
Host Rick Wilson discusses the Biden-Trump debate, focusing on Biden's performance. Trump remains an existential threat to American democracy. The Lincoln Project is the tip of the spear with the unique ability to hit Trump in ways that only former Republicans can. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:18

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The Elephant in the Room: Fitness to Lead

6/28/2024
Rick Wilson discusses the decline in Donald Trump's mental and physical fitness, contrasting it with Joe Biden's resilience and vision for the future. He emphasizes Trump's moral failings and the need to reach out to evangelical voters who support him. The conversation also includes a segment called 'Blocked and Reported' where Wilson reads and responds to mean tweets. Overall, the conversation highlights the importance of character, leadership, and the ongoing fight against the MAGA movement. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:59

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The Gracious Loser

6/27/2024
Francis Barry discusses his book "Backroads and Better Angels: A Journey into the Heart of American Democracy" and his cross-country road trip to explore the values that hold America together. He shares stories of meeting people from different backgrounds and political beliefs, highlighting the frustration and division that exists in the country. Despite the challenges, Barry finds hope in the resilience and faith in the country's values that he encounters along the way. He emphasizes the importance of listening, open-mindedness, and prioritizing relationships over politics in order to bridge the divides in America. Follow Francis Barry at @FSBarry on X, read more of his writing at Bloomberg.com, and purchase his new book, "Back Roads and Better Angels: A Journey Into the Heart of American Democracy" at fine bookstores everywhere. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:53

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"So Much Blood": Ryan Hamilton Describes What It’s Like Dealing with Doctors in Texas Post-Abortion Ban

6/25/2024
On the two-year anniversary of the historic Dobbs Decision, guest Ryan Hamilton shares the experience he and his wife had, which Republicans continue to claim doesn’t exist: abortion laws endangering the life of a mother. Talking with host Rick Wilson, Ryan relays the harrowing experience of he and his wife losing their baby and the life-threatening circumstances they had to endure in the aftermath of archaic laws in Texas. You don’t want to miss this one. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:22

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The Veepstakes are Bullsh!t

6/21/2024
Host Rick Wilson urges listeners not to fall for Republican tricks. The VP pick for Donald Trump is just another attempt to turn this into a reality show and distract from the fact that he's a convicted felon (34 convictions!) trying to install a democracy-destroying authoritarian regime if he wins the election. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:10

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Everybody Hates The Oligarchy

6/20/2024
Host Rick Wilson and special guests George Monbiot and Peter Hutchison – co-authors of the book "The Invisible Doctrine: The Secret History of Neoliberalism (& How It Came to Control Your Life) "– discuss how the 2008 financial crisis contributed to current conditions, including the erosion of democracy and an increasingly rentier economy, which have opened the door to authoritarian populism and manipulation of information on a mass scale. Follow George Monbiot at @GeorgeMonbiot, Peter Hutchison at @HutchisonPeter, and purchase their book The Invisible Doctrine: The Secret History of Neoliberalism (& How It Came to Control Your Life) at fine booksellers everywhere. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:18

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John Avlon's Common Sense Campaign for New York

6/18/2024
In this episode, Host Rick Wilson and CNN Pundit and former Daily Beast editor John Avlon discuss John's campaign as a common sense Democrat in New York's first district, the frustrations around affordability, the need to rebuild the middle class, and the importance of reaching out to Republicans. John also emphasizes the stakes of the race and the need for a broad patriotic coalition to defend American democracy. Follow John Avlon at @JohnAvlon on X and support his campaign at johnavlon.com. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his Substack at therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:57

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Say it, "It’s the messaging, stupid.”

6/14/2024
Host Rick Wilson has a come-to-Jesus moment with the campaigns and politicians who stand in opposition to Donald Trump. The lesson? Get on message. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his sub stack at https://therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:56

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It's Only 13 Scaramucci's Until Election Day

6/13/2024
Never one to mince words, Anthony Scaramucci joins host Rick Wilson on the LP podcast. The Mooch says being fired from Trump's White House was the worst and, surprisingly, the BEST day of his life. In this episode Rick and Anthony discuss the humble genesis of his unorthodox career, the insanity of the current news cycle, and what's at stake for America in this upcoming election. Check out Anthony's new book, entitled "From Wall Street to the White House" and follow him on X at @Scaramucci. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his sub stack at https://therickwilson.substack.com. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:03

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Gen Z: The "Social" Party

6/11/2024
On this episode of the LP Podcast, host Rick Wilson talks to Kwame Jackson and Jason Palmer of Together! PAC, which is a common sense movement that aims to engage young people in politics in a more impactful and honest way. From posting six-second, attention-span-friendly ads on TikTok to collaborating with gaming influencers on Twitch, Together! PAC provides a platform for young people to communicate, raises money for causes impacting our country's youth, and implements a blueprint for gen-z to actively participate in their political future. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his sub stack at https://therickwilson.substack.com. Learn more about Kawme Jackson and Jason Palmer at their project's website: www.togetherpurple.org. Join the fight with Lincoln Project at www.lincolnproject.us and follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:20

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The 80th Anniversary of D-Day with Rick Wilson & Ken Burns

6/6/2024
The LP Podcast welcomes its new host, Lincoln Project co-founder and Creative Director, Rick Wilson. In this episode, Rick is joined by legendary filmmaker Ken Burns as they discuss the events and circumstances which gave America her Greatest Generation, as well as what Americans can learn from them in an age where democratic institutions are under threat from without and within. Follow Rick Wilson at @TheRickWilson on X and subscribe to his sub stack at https://therickwilson.substack.com. Follow Ken Burns at @KenBurns on X and learn more about his films and other work at kenburns.com. If you’d like to ask a question or share a comment with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us or follow us on X at @ProjectLincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:50

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6 Months Out

5/30/2024
Just six months out from the election, host Rick Wilson offers a candid analysis of the current political landscape. He discusses the reliability of various polls, the effectiveness of the Biden administration's major legislative achievements, and the continuous controversies surrounding Donald Trump. Rick warns of the challenges ahead, urging unity and vigilance against misinformation. He also touches on the implications of potential Supreme Court decisions and the critical importance of voter turnout to counter what he describes as a threatening political agenda by Trump. If you’d like to ask a question or share a comment with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:10

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The Algebra of Wealth with Scott Galloway

5/2/2024
Host Reed Galen is joined by author, professor, and podcast host Scott Galloway. Through the lens of the American fabric and community, they discuss the importance of financial literacy, the role of stoicism in achieving financial stability, and the bevy of challenges that face young people in today's economy. Plus, why are those that have benefited so greatly from the opportunities America provides so eager to disconnect from America? For more on this be sure to find Scott Galloway's new book, The Algebra of Wealth: A Simple Formula for Financial Security. For more from Reed Galen, be sure to subscribe to “The Home Front”. If you’d like to ask a question or share a comment with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:49

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The Binary Choice: Does Democracy Win or Lose?

4/29/2024
Host Reed Galen discusses his approach to following the current Trump trial and Supreme Court hearing on Trump’s immunity, the importance of understanding where most voters are and not getting caught up in marginal issues that won't have a material effect on the election, and why Democrats need to start spending their resources now to ensure a victory in November. Plus, why this election will be a binary choice and why to approach it any differently is irresponsible to the defense of our nation’s democracy. For more from Reed Galen, be sure to subscribe to “The Home Front”. If you’d like to ask a question or share a comment with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:19

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The Everything War with Dana Mattioli

4/24/2024
Host Reed Galen is joined by Dana Mattioli (Author and Amazon Reporter for The Wall Street Journal) to discuss Amazon's relentless quest for dominance, its aggressive and cutthroat culture, and its influence in Washington, D.C. Plus, how Amazon fits into the growing calls for anti-trust regulation in Big Tech. If you’d like to hear more from Dana Mattioli, be sure to pick up her new book, The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power. For more from Reed Galen, be sure to subscribe to “The Home Front”. If you’d like to ask a question or share a comment with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:10