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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.
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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

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Ep. 256: Kevin Levin Exposes the Lie and Whitewashed History of So-Called "Black Confederate Soldiers" and the American Civil War

10/18/2019
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Kevin Levin is an award-winning historian and educator whose work has been featured by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, C-SPAN and NPR. His new book is Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth. Levin explains how the Internet has allowed lies and disinformation about American history and the Civil War to spread so easily and the harm that is doing to the country’s politics. Levin details why more than 150 years...

Duration:00:44:26

Ep. 255: Philip Zimbardo Explains the Psychology of Evil Inside of Trump's Concentration Camps

10/10/2019
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Philip Zimbardo is one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of cruelty, groupthink, and evil. Most famous for the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, Dr. Zimbardo has written dozens of books and articles including the powerful and disturbing book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. Dr. Zimbardo explains how America under Donald Trump is fully devolving into a state of violence, authoritarianism, and cruelty and the many ways that the Trump regime...

Duration:00:43:35

Ep. 254: The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega: Dr. Justin Frank Explains the Real Reason that Donald Trump Hates the Ukraine Scandal Whistleblower

10/2/2019
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Dr. Justin Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the bestselling books Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch. His newest book is Trump on the Couch. Dr. Frank's work has appeared in Time magazine and the Daily Beast and he has appeared as an expert commentator and guest on MSNBC, CNN, PBS and other outlets. Dr. Justin Frank explains...

Duration:00:21:56

Ep. 253: Ibram X. Kendi Explains How to Be an Antiracist

9/25/2019
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Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is the author of Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive Idea of Racist Ideas in America which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. His new book is the New York Times bestselling, How to Be an Antiracist. Kendi explains how racism is violence and death. He also highlights how America’s moral crisis along the color line is inseparable from capitalism. Kendi warns how Donald Trump is one of...

Duration:01:06:25

Ep. 252: Christopher Leonard on "Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America"

9/8/2019
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Christopher Leonard is a business reporter whose work has appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is the author of the bestselling new book Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America. Leonard explains how Charles Koch and his political network were able amass so much power and influence over American life. He also offers insights into Charles Koch’s “market based management” philosophy and how it enabled him to...

Duration:01:07:33

Ep. 251: The Chosen One -- From Pat Robertson and The 700 Club to Donald Trump the Christian Fascist

8/28/2019
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Terry Heaton was a television news executive for The Christian Broadcasting Network during the 1980s where he worked primarily on "The 700 Club". Heaton also served as one of Pat Robertson's advisers during his 1988 presidential campaign. Terry Heaton is the author of several books including his most recent, "The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP". Heaton explains how right-wing Christian Evangelicals have come to worship and love Donald Trump, a man who is an unapologetic sinner....

Duration:01:13:38

Ep. 250: Chris Arnade on Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America/Sam Quinones on Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

8/19/2019
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There are two guests on this week's special 250th episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Chris Arnade is a photographer and contributing writer for the New York Times, Atlantic, Guardian, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. His new book is Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. Arnade reflects on leaving his job as a stock trader on Wall Street and embarking on a quest across America during the rise of Trump in an effort to see just how broken American society...

Duration:01:26:11

Ep. 249: Dr. Justin Frank Warns That Donald Trump's Mental Pathologies are Encouraging a Plague of Right-wing Violence in America

8/11/2019
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Dr. Justin Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the bestselling books Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch. His newest book is Trump on the Couch. Dr. Frank's work has appeared in Time magazine and the Daily Beast and he has appeared as an expert commentator and guest on MSNBC, CNN, PBS and other outlets. Dr. Frank explains how...

Duration:01:02:14

Ep. 248: Tim Alberta on "American Carnage" and How Donald Trump Seduced a Very Eager and Willing Republican Party

8/5/2019
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Tim Alberta is Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent. He is also the author of the bestselling new book American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump. Alberta explains how the American fascist Donald Trump took over a very willing and eager Republican Party, what it was like to interview Donald Trump, and is the president a political genius, an idiot, or something all together different? Alberta also explains how and why the...

Duration:01:03:19

Ep. 247.5: The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega: Tim Wise on White Rage, Donald Trump, and America's "Race War"

8/2/2019
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Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading experts on white privilege and racism. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. Tim Wise explains why three years into Trump's presidency there are still so many journalists, reporters and other political observers who are "shocked" and "surprised" by his blatant racism and authoritarian behavior. Is Republican strategist...

Duration:00:02:18

Ep. 247: "Babylon 5" Creator J. Michael Straczynski on Adversity, Triumph and His New Autobiography "Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood"

7/29/2019
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J. Michael Straczynski is the creator of landmark TV shows such as Babylon 5 and Sense8. He also wrote comic books such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor (both the movie and the comic book), and Superman: Earth One. J. Michael Straczynski was also one of the primary writers for beloved 1980s children's cartoons such as He-Man, She-Ra and The Real Ghostbusters. His new autobiography is Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood. J. Michael Straczynski reflects on an almost...

Duration:01:18:14

Ep. 246.5: The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega: Dr. Bandy Lee Warns That Donald Trump is Emotionally Empty Inside and Spiraling Even More Out of Control

7/24/2019
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Dr. Bandy Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and a leading expert on violence at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. Dr. Lee and other leading mental health professionals working in conjunction with the World Mental Health Organization, convened an online town hall meeting in anticipation of Mueller's congressional testimony. During that meeting...

Duration:00:02:36

Ep. 246: Joy-Ann Reid Explains How Donald Trump Represents Everything Wrong With America

7/21/2019
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Joy-Ann Reid is the host of "AM Joy" on MSNBC. She is the author of several books including Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide as well as We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama. Her new book is The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story. Reid explains how Donald Trump has betrayed American democracy, why his violence, racism and other vile behavior is appealing to his supporters, and how he is the human embodiment of...

Duration:01:04:06

Ep. 245: Eve Ensler on Righteous Anger, Forgiveness and Her New Book "The Apology"

7/14/2019
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Eve Ensler is an author, Tony Award-winner, playwright and activist. Her award-winning play The Vagina Monologues ran for more than 10 years and has been performed in more than 140 countries. Ensler's new book The Apology is a meditation on the decades of sexual abuse and other violence she endured from her father and on how she finally purged his power over her life through creative confrontation and forgiveness. Ensler reflects on the rise of Donald Trump and America's moral crisis,...

Duration:00:56:46

Ep. 244: Human Rights Attorney Hope Frye on the Evils She Witnessed Inside of Trump's Concentration Camps

7/7/2019
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Hope Frye is a human rights attorney who has been defending the human dignity and civil rights of migrants, refugees and other groups of vulnerable people for 40 years. Hope became involved when she chaired the Board of Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law and now leads teams of lawyers and doctors into ORR, ICE and CBP detention facilities to monitor compliance with the landmark 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement governing the treatment of unaccompanied migrant and refugee...

Duration:00:53:27

Ep. 243: Bryan Edward Hill on "American Carnage" and the Age of Trump

6/30/2019
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Bryan Edward Hill is the writer of such comic books as the Batman Detective Comics series, Batman and the Outsiders, and also Michael Cray. His newest project is American Carnage. Bryan shares his thoughts on the rise of Trump, the New Right, and making art and telling the truth in this moment. He also explains the connections between existential angst, extremism, and why men and boys join such groups as ISIS and white supremacist organizations. Chauncey and Bryan also reflect on fandom and...

Duration:00:56:00

Ep. 242: Michael Wolff on "Siege: Trump Under Fire"/Dr. John Gartner on Donald Trump the Mad King

6/22/2019
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There are two guests on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Michael Wolff is the author of the bestselling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. His new book is Siege: Trump Under Fire. He explains the real reason why Special Counsel Robert Mueller decided to not indict Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. And will Donald Trump leave the White House if defeated in 2020? Dr. John Gartner is a contributor to the 2017 bestselling book The Dangerous Case of...

Duration:01:08:52

Ep. 241: Jared Diamond on His New Book "Upheaval' and How Countries Choose to Succeed or Fail

6/18/2019
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Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Dr. Diamond's new book is Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. In addition to many other honors, Dr. Diamond is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius award. Dr. Diamond highlights the four factors that could end America's global dominance, how societies and...

Duration:00:53:23

Ep. 240.5: Introducing The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega: Dr. Bandy Lee on How the Mueller Report Shows That Donald Trump is Mentally Unfit and Should Have His Presidential Powers Taken Away

6/13/2019
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The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega is my new podcast. It is a companion to The Chauncey DeVega Show. The Truth Report will feature many of the same great conversations on a weekly (or twice weekly) basis as The Chauncey DeVega Show. But The Truth Report is more "traditional" and will not feature my extended analyses of the week's events and other commentary. You can find The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega at Apple Podcasts, Itunes, and the other places you download your other...

Duration:00:20:34

Ep. 240: W. Kamau Bell on Truth-Telling in This Divided United Shades of America

6/6/2019
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W. Kamau Bell is a comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, CNN.com and The LA Review of Books. Kamau reflects on what it means to tell the truth about a very divided America, why the Democrats must pursue bold action to stop Donald Trump, the reasons that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is such an important...

Duration:00:53:43