We have a lot to talk about. Our little show has been chugging along with the support of our Patreon community. Thank you all so much. Your news anchors for the apocalypse have been spread thin lately getting everything wrapped up for our big summer reading series. We apologize for the rough audio in recent episodes and are committed to working with our editors to improve our audio moving forward. As you’ll see from this glorious line-up, we’ve been on a marathon of interviews to help empower and inform in preparation for the battle of our lives. Consider this your summer tailgating party as we head into 2020.
7/3 – A Republic, and How to Keep It: The Gaslit Nation July 4th Special
Our #GetUnGaslit Reading Series will enrage you: how did a Russian mafia asset become president? This episode will show you how to channel that rage into helping groups like Every District and Future Now save our democracy.
7/10 – Greg Sargent on American Authoritarianism
Our #GetUnGaslit Reading Series kicks off with Greg Sargent of The Washington Post's Plum Line blog explaining the GOP-driven decline of democracy. Sargent is the author of An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics.
7/17 – Malcolm Nance on Asymmetric Warfare - Part I
Our #GetUnGaslit Reading Series continues with Malcolm Nance explaining the Kremlin's asymmetric warfare that helped bring the Trump family to power. Nance is the author of The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election; The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West; and the forthcoming The Plot to Betray America How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security and How We Can Fix It.
7/25 – Malcolm Nance on Asymmetric Warfare - Part II
In the second part of our discussion with Malcolm Nance for the #GetUnGaslit Reading Series, Nance explains the active measures that drove Trump's victory and the alt-reality of his base.
8/7 – Dear Graduates: The Gaslit Nation Anniversary Special
It’s been one million Trump years since we launched the show. We look back on our first year and provide advice for young people who may rightfully feel anxious about inheriting this world.
8/14 – Crystal Fleming on White Supremacy
Our #GetUnGaslit Reading Series continues with Dr. Crystal Fleming on white supremacy. Given that statistics show our newsrooms are overwhelmingly white, this is an essential conversation to protect against media gaslighting. Fleming is the author of How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide.
8/21 – Craig Unger on Kleptocracy
In a chilling episode of the #GetUnGaslit Reading Series, Craig Unger explains that RussiaGate didn’t happen overnight. Trump’s Russian mafia ties and dependence on Russian oligarch money goes back decades. Unger is the author of House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia and House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties.
9/11 – Olga Lautman on the Russian Mafia
A leading expert on the Russian Mafia, Olga Lautman joins our #GetUnGaslit Reading Series to discuss how Trump and the GOP became easy marks for organized crime. Lautman was a researcher on Craig Unger’s House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia and Malcolm Nance’s The Plot to Betray America How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security and How We Can Fix It.
9/18 – Gaslit Nation Climate Crisis Special
The climate crisis is not a matter of if but when. Daniel Zarrilli is on the front-lines of helping New York City brace for impact. This is a must-listen episode to understand what’s at stake and what we can still do about it.
9/25 – The Gold Standard of Voting
We end the summer with how we started by featuring the essential work of Every District. Their report breaks down how to achieve the gold standard of voting, state-by state.