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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. 216: Seth Abramson Explains How Robert Mueller Will Put the Trump Crime Family in Prison

12/12/2018
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Seth Abramson is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America. Abramson's work and commentary has also been featured by The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, USA Today, NPR, Politico, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, The New Yorker, Newsweek and many other news outlets. To support...

Duration:01:09:16

Ep. 215: How the Podcast "Serial" Crafts a Narrative About Inequality, Race, Class and America's Criminal Justice System

12/5/2018
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There are three guests on this week's special December fundraising month episode of the podcast. Julie Snyder is the co-creator and producer of the hit podcast series Serial. Emmanuel Dzotsi is the co-host and reporter for Serial's most recent season which focused on crime and punishment in America as revealed through what happens at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in Cleveland. To support The Chauncey DeVega Show during this fundraising month you can make a donation via Paypal...

Duration:01:16:21

Ep. 214: James Loewen Explains the Lies Your Teachers Told You About American History

11/29/2018
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There are two guests on this week's podcast. James Loewen is the author of the bestselling book Lies My Teacher Told Me. He has also written award-winning books such as Sundown Towns, Teaching What Really Happened, and The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader. In his several decades of teaching and scholarship Professor Loewen has traveled around the United States and world giving lectures and offering training sessions to educators and activists and the general public. He has also won...

Duration:01:32:00

Ep. 213: James Hansen Reflects on the Life of Neil Armstrong, "First Man", and the Future of NASA and Space Travel

11/21/2018
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There are two guests on this week's podcast. James Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University in Alabama and the author of the acclaimed biography First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong. Dr. Hansen has also served on the Research Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution Press. Hansen shares his thoughts on the new movie First Man starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, what it was like to advise Gosling...

Duration:01:24:57

Ep. 212: Donald Trump Thinks He is God and So Do His Followers

11/13/2018
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There are two guests on this week's podcast. Psychiatrist Justin Frank returns to The Chauncey DeVega Show. He 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...

Duration:01:16:02

Ep. 211: Racism is a Weapon of the Rich That's Being Used Against All of Us

11/5/2018
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Ian Haney Lopez is The Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley and author many articles and numerous books including White by Law and his most recent Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. Lopez is also a Senior Fellow at Demos in addition to being the Director of The Haas Institute's Racial Politics project. Professor Lopez and Chauncey discuss how racial demagoguery dominates the Republican...

Duration:01:20:00

Ep. 210: Donald Trump is Responsible for the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre and the "MAGA Bomber"

10/30/2018
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David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of numerous books including the new Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us, Over the Cliff: How Obama's Election Drove the American Right Insane. David and Chauncey discuss how Donald Trump, the Republican...

Duration:01:19:54

Ep. 209: Chris Hedges Explains How America is a Diseased Society and Donald Trump is the Symptom

10/23/2018
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Chris Hedges is the author of the new book America: The Farewell Tour. He is also the author of numerous award winning books including Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, Death of a Liberal Class, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. Chris Hedges and Chauncey discuss how America is a deeply sick and pathological society, why Donald Trump is the symptom...

Duration:00:52:49

Ep. 208: Max Boot Explains Why the Republican Party Needs to be Burned to the Ground

10/16/2018
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Max Boot is the author of numerous bestselling books including The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today and Invisible Armies: The Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present. His newest book is entitled The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right. In addition, he is the Jeane J....

Duration:00:58:31

Ep. 207: Anthony Bourdain's Dear Friend Joel Rose Reflects on His Passing, Life, and Their Final Project "Hungry Ghosts"

10/8/2018
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Joel Rose is the author of such acclaimed novels as Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster and The Blackest Bird. He is also a dear and close friend of the late, great and very much missed Anthony Bourdain. Their friendship was also a creative partnership. Together they co-wrote The New York Times bestselling graphic novel Jiro Dreams of Sushi and its prequel Get Jiro! Blood and Sushi. Joel and Anthony's final project together is the new graphic novel Hungry Ghosts. Joel and Chauncey reflect on Anthony...

Duration:01:18:26

Ep. 206: Donald Trump is an Adult Baby Whose Greatest Power is Hate

9/30/2018
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Dr. Justin Frank is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than forty years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the bestselling books "Bush on the Couch" as well as "Obama on the Couch". Dr. Frank's new book is "Trump on the Couch". Dr. Frank's work has appeared in Time Magazine and at the Daily Beast. He has also been an expert commentator and guest on such media outlets as MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Dr....

Duration:01:36:38

Ep. 205: Psychiatrist Bandy Lee Warns That Donald Trump is Delusional and Living in His Own Reality

9/23/2018
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Bandy Lee is a professor at the Yale School of Medicine and one of the principle editors of the New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. On this week's show, Dr. Lee and Chauncey discuss how Donald Trump's mental health continues to worsen, how insiders from the White House reached out to her last year--well before the recent New York Times anonymous op-ed--with concerns and fears about the president, and...

Duration:01:14:20

Ep. 204: Carl Hart Explains How Everything You Think You Know About Drugs is Wrong

9/17/2018
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Carl Hart is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. Professor Hart is also the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His most recent book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know...

Duration:01:46:47

Ep. 203: How Search Engines Like Google and Other Algorithms Reproduce Social Inequality

9/10/2018
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Safiya Noble is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication and the author of the new book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. On this week's show, Safiya and Chauncey discuss how algorithms such as Google as well as "artificial intelligence" are actually making social inequality worse in America and around the world, the misplaced faith in such...

Duration:01:32:09

Ep. 202: Tim Wise Explains How the Republican Party is a White Identity Cult

9/3/2018
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Anti-racism activist, author, and scholar Tim Wise is the guest on this week's edition of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Tim Wise 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. On this week's show, Tim and Chauncey discuss Donald Trump's obsessions with "white genocide" in South Africa, the true meaning of "White Identity Politics" and its relationship to Whiteness, if racists and other...

Duration:01:24:00

Ep. 201: Bryan Edward Hill on Writing Batman, Black Lightning, and How to Live One's Own Best Life Philosophy

8/27/2018
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Bryan Edward Hill is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the writer of such comic books as the Batman Detective Comics series and also Michael Cray. His newest project is American Carnage which is forthcoming from Vertigo. In addition to writing comic books Bryan is also a TV writer whose credits include Ash vs. The Evil Dead. On this week's show, Bryan and Chauncey discuss how being working class black folks impacted their life trajectories, questions of...

Duration:01:34:56

Ep. 200-2: Joe Feagin on Liberal White Racism and "Colorblind" America

8/21/2018
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Joe Feagin is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is part two of our conversation which began on last week's very special 200th show. He is a distinguished professor of sociology at Texas A&M University and one of the leading scholars of race and social inequality in the world. Professor Feagin has written dozens of books including The White Racial Frame:Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing, Racist America, and How Blacks Built America. Professor...

Duration:01:26:11

Ep. 200-1: Black KkKlansman/Joe Feagin on Donald Trump, Racism, and Elite White Male Power

8/13/2018
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There are two guests on part one of this very special two-part 200th episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Kevin Willmott is a professor of film at The University of Kansas. He is also one of the writers on Spike Lee's great new film BlacKkKlansman. Kevin and Chauncey discuss the surreal truth of how Ron Stallworth, a black man, teamed up with a fellow police officer, who is Jewish, to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Kevin also reflects on how BlacKkKlansman is a direct counter to the racism...

Duration:01:39:14

Ep. 199: Yes, We Should be Comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler

8/7/2018
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Richard Frankel is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a professor of history at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and the author of numerous articles as well as the book Bismarck’s Shadow: The Cult of Leadership and the Transformation of the German Right, 1898-1945. Frankel's work can also be read at Newsweek and the History News Network. During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Professor Frankel and Chauncey discuss how the rise of...

Duration:01:22:42

Ep. 198: Eothen "Egon" Alapatt on the Art of Record Collecting and Protecting J. Dilla's Musical Legacy

8/1/2018
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Eothen "Egon" Alapatt is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the founder and president of Now-Again Records, the reissue imprint he founded in 2002. He oversees all of the label’s reissues and manages a vast catalog of music from the 1950s through the present day, with a focus on the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s. He is the creative director of the J. Dilla Estate and is partners with Madlib in Madlib Invazion. Eothen was also Stones Throw Records’ general...

Duration:01:38:37