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The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened-to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Mary L. Trump, Bandy X. Lee, Lev Parnas, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Sen. Masie Hirono, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance. The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more.

The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened-to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Mary L. Trump, Bandy X. Lee, Lev Parnas, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Sen. Masie Hirono, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance. The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more.

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The Dworkin Report is one of the most listened-to independent podcasts in the world. New releases are ranked top 200 in news & politics on iTunes in 30+ countries. The podcast has listeners in almost every country in the world. Some of Scott’s guests have included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Bill Browder, Rob Reiner, Rep. Steve Cohen, Mary L. Trump, Bandy X. Lee, Lev Parnas, Lilly Ledbetter, Judd Legum, Tom Arnold, Sen. Masie Hirono, Rosie O’Donnell, David Priess, Michael Rapaport, and Malcolm Nance. The podcast covers news, politics, books, culture, and more.

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Episodes

Author reveals how GOP became toxic, from the rise of Gingrich to Trump

10/27/2022
Princeton political history Professor and CNN Commentator Julian Zelizer returns to the Dworkin Report to discuss his book, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party. Professor Zelizer tells us how Newt Gingrich’s rise to power in the Republican party was the turning point that led to the birth of the Tea Party movement, the catastrophic Presidency of Donald Trump, and the modern toxic GOP. Zelizer gave us a breakdown of how it...

Duration:00:16:19

Fmr. Melania advisor reveals the Trump family profited off of 2017 Inaugural Committee

10/20/2022
Scott interviews Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who served as executive producer and adviser to the Inaugural Committee for Donald Trump, as well as an advisor to Melania Trump in this first part of a multi-part interview. Winston Wolkoff authored the revelatory NY Times #1 best-selling book: Melania and Me, an intimate look at her now broken relationship with the former first lady and President Trump. Before her work with the Trump inaugural and former first lady, Stephanie enjoyed a successful...

Duration:00:21:51

Top Georgia journalist warns about Herschel Walker's political assets

10/18/2022
Award-winning journalist and author Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution joined our show to talk about what lessons can be learned from the 2020 special elections in Georgia and shared wisdom about Herschel Walker's campaign. We discussed his excellent book, Flipped: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power. Greg takes readers through the run-up to the Special Election and gives a detailed look at how both parties successfully worked to play to...

Duration:00:18:30

Inside Trump's willful dereliction of duty on Jan. 6th with Philip Rucker

10/13/2022
Scott interviews Philip Rucker, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” with his Washington Post colleague, Carol Leonnig. Their book opens at the very beginning of 2020 when the COVID pandemic arrives, carries through the January 6, 2021 insurrection, and ends with Joe Biden's inauguration 14 days later. The book includes material from 140 sources, including cabinet members, senior administration officials, advisors, and...

Duration:00:22:49

Michael Cohen can’t hide his disgust at new Manhattan DA’s failure to prosecute Trump

7/19/2022
​Scott interviews former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who knows Trump's playbook better than anybody, and tells us if he believes Donald Trump will ever be convicted for any of his crimes after the Manhattan DA dropped the ball and what approach he thinks law enforcement would have to take to get it done. Michael's New York Times bestselling book is Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump. But Cohen couldn't hide the frustration at...

Michael Cohen just explained how Trump set up a GOP Congressman seeking a pardon

7/15/2022
Scott interviews friend and former political opponent, Michael Cohen in part one of this two-part interview. He provided key insight into the unsavory way that the disgraced ex-president handled one of his key House Republican allies at the end of his term, soon after inciting an insurrection against the United State Capitol. As the former personal attorney for Donald Trump from 2006-2018, Cohen was also a vice-president of the Trump Organization and was often described as Trump's "fixer."...

Duration:00:25:01

Lev Parnas just revealed how Ron DeSantis got Trump's endorsement and the Florida governorship

2/1/2022
Scott and Grant interview Lev Parnas, who became well-known for his leading role in the former President’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch an investigation into political rival Joe Biden which led to the first of two impeachments against the disgraced former Commander-in-Chief. This is part two of a two-part interview with Parnas recorded on August 5th, 2021. In this episode, Parnas tells the story of how he went from being apolitical to running in Trump’s inner circle. He also...

Duration:00:17:32

Author reveals how Peter Thiel helped Trump cut a deal with Facebook to evade fact checking

1/26/2022
Scott talks with author and journalist Max Chafkin, who is a features editor and a tech reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek. Max is the author of "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power," a biography about the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker Peter Thiel who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech business and politics. Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, who became a major influence in Facebook as an early investor and the founder of...

Duration:00:25:43

Lev Parnas just explained how Rudy Giuliani acquired Russian disinformation for Trump

1/19/2022
Scott and Grant interview Lev Parnas, a former political associate of President Trump and a close confidant to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani. This is the first part of a special two-part interview with Lev Parnas, who revealed some stunning, never before known facts to us and our listeners exclusively. In this first installment, Parnas details precisely who linked the former President’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani directly to a group of Russian agents in Ukraine, who in turn ultimately got sanctioned...

Duration:00:29:07

Reporter reveals Facebook paid Eastern European troll farms and the sinister secrets behind its algorithm

10/10/2021
Scott speaks with Karen Hao the senior Artificial Intelligence editor for MIT Technology Review whose groundbreaking work looking into Facebook just got validated in a massive way this week by whistleblower Francis Haugen's testimony to the U.S. Senate. Hao holds a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, which she took to outlets like Mother Jones and Quartz where she honed her craft as a data journalist before earning her current senior role and recently becoming a Knight Science Journalism...

Duration:00:28:27

Reality Winner’s mom calls on President Biden to grant her daughter clemency

10/8/2021
Scott speaks with Billie Jean Winner-Davis, whose daughter Reality spent years in federal prison for revealing Russia’s cyberattack on America’s elections in 2016. Reality’s mom shared some of her frustrations, several of her hopes, shots of her wisdom, and situations she personally experienced through years marked by the most unexpected events, and recently punctuated by her reunion with her daughter. Billie’s daughter still remains under carceral control with an ankle bracelet and very...

Duration:00:41:38

Reality Winner’s sister talks about growing up with an American patriot

10/6/2021
Scott speaks with Brittany Winner, whose sister Reality Winner just got out of federal prison after disclosing a classified record from the NSA revealing Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. Besides all of the many reasons why we would interview Brittany, there is one she raised that people might not be aware of; as she explains, her whistleblower sister Reality’s body is free, but she is still muzzled from speaking to the media by the rest of her sentence and court controls. She explained...

Duration:00:46:41

Reality Winner’s lawyer lays out the case for her freedom

8/4/2021
Scott speaks with Alison Grinter Allen, a lawyer to some of America’s most politically persecuted people, including Reality Winner, whose bombshell NSA leak about Russia's attack on the 2016 election changed the course of our nation's politics. This is the first in a series of three interviews with Reality Winner's inner circle, the first such interviews her family has given since her release from federal prison earlier this year. Grinter Allen didn’t start her career as a civil rights...

Duration:00:27:51

"Worst day ever." How a Capitol Police officer fought off the January 6th insurrection

7/27/2021
Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn (part 2). Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress. We released part one of our interview with Officer Dunn last week, after the most-watched right-wing extremist Fox News opinion host mercilessly attacked him for having personal, political views so we advanced the release of this first part of a gripping...

Duration:00:40:25

Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection

7/22/2021
Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress. Last night, the most-watched right-wing extremist Fox News opinion host mercilessly attacked him for having personal, political views so we advanced the release of this first part of a gripping two-part interview with Officer Dunn so the public can learn more about him...

Duration:00:26:06

Author reveals the story behind Obama calling Trump a "corrupt motherf**ker"

7/16/2021
Scott speaks with award-winning journalist and author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book, “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump." Isaac spent the 2020 campaign on the road for The Atlantic after leaving his post as Chief Washington correspondent for Politico. The advance copy of his book made global news the moment it came out because he reported President Obama’s private thoughts about his successor. If you follow the news or Democratic politics, you’ll...

Duration:00:25:43

DC statehood bill gets boost from 39 constitutional scholars support says Congresswoman

5/28/2021
Scott speaks with Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, the House delegate from Washington, D.C. She is here to discuss the momentous drive for D.C. statehood to admit Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as a state, and her bill the DC Admission Act. It passed the House in a historic vote, only to meet with opposition on constitutional grounds, but her office just released a legal memo backed by 39 top law professors including Harvard’s Lawrence Tribe that sets the record straight, and she...

Duration:00:14:19

Senator Hirono just shamed a Republican's lone vote to allow more hate crimes

5/17/2021
Scott speaks with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) about her new book "Heart of Fire: An immigrant daughter's story" which chronicles her humble beginnings that led to her five-decade career in public service. Her fight to protect the vulnerable recently culminated in getting the typically obstructed Senate to pass her bill making it illegal to commit hate crimes against persons of Asian-American and Pacific Island (AAPI) descent, like herself. Surprisingly, the senator from Hawai'i revealed...

Duration:00:22:53

Bestselling author explains how he was able to connect with millions of hard-to-flip voters

5/12/2021
Scott speaks with novelist Gregg Hurwitz about his latest New York Times bestseller "Prodigal Son" his latest installment in the OrphanX series and his political activities that spanned the partisan divide, as well as his writing for The Bulwark. He even revealed for the first time how his own personal experiences partly inspired the creation of Evan Smoak, the heroic assassin from his book series. "I didn't want to just write within publications that are read by people who agree with us...

Duration:00:54:50

Rep. Gomez just revealed why he’s filing the bill to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene

1/30/2021
Scott speaks with Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) about his decision to file a bill to expel newly sworn Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) from Congress. The Representative was unsparing about his dismal opinion of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) whom he described as "owned by QAnon and the QAnon believers and the hard right." Additional video of Rep. Greene leaving the White House before the insurrection riot and then glorifying violence afterward has emerged since Gomez took action, adding...

Duration:00:16:33