Blinking Red - The Dan Rather Podcast
Trump, race, and hate
In this episode, Dan goes back in time to the days of MLK and the progress made by President Lyndon Johnson in getting civil rights and immigration reform passed. But this is contrasted with the racism and divisiveness stoked by President Trump: Trump sees immigration as an invasion, when in fact it is a central part of American life that has made the country stronger throughout its history. Subscribe to the podcast More from Dan...
Party and Partisanship
In the fourth episode of Blinking Red, Dan Rather takes on the pressing issue of how partisan our politics appears today, and investigates some earlier examples throughout US history, starting with some of the firebrand speeches of Truman. Dan also reminds us of the powerful moves made by LBJ to put politics aside in enacting powerful civil rights legislation in the wake of Kennedy's assassination. Subscribe to the podcast More from Dan...
Enemy of the people?
In this third episode of Blinking Red, Dan Rather digs into the role of the press in US history, starting with the way the TV news media was carefully managed by Nixon, and through to the current debacle around "fake news" under President Trump. Subscribe to the podcast More from Dan Rather newsandguts.com facebook.com/newsandguts facebook.com/thedanrather Music by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, Aaron Windfield, and Simon Marcus. Podcast production and distribution by Pippa
Collective confusion, and collective courage
In this second episode, Dan Rather recognizes some of the fear and confusion following President Trump's actions on the international stage. Calling out the relentless propaganda of the current administration for the bluster that it is, Dan reminds us to pay attention—to have the courage to stand up, and stand firm. Subscribe to the podcast More from Dan Rather newsandguts.comfacebook.com/newsandguts facebook.com/thedanrather Music by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, Aaron Windfield, and...
A Finland Fiasco
The premiere episode of Dan Rather’s podcast couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. All signals are blinking red. The United States is under attack from a foreign power. Our president has a sworn duty to protect us against enemies foreign and domestic. Is he upholding that duty? This is a defining moment in our nation’s history. Subscribe to the podcast More from Dan Rather newsandguts.comfacebook.com/newsandguts facebook.com/thedanrather Music by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, and...