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Brian Klaas is a columnist at The Washington Post, a political scientist, and an associate professor in global politics at University College London. He is the author of several books including The Devil’s Accomplice, The Devil’s Apprentice, and How to Rig an Election. His new book is Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us. Brian Klaas w…
 
This is a preview of this week’s installment of The Truth Report which features anti-racism educator, activist, and premier truth-teller Tim Wise. https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-106-the-jim-crow-republican-critical-race-theory-bogeyman-is-powered-by-white-rage. * * * Tim Wise is one of America's and the world's leading exper…
 
Emmet Asher-Perrin is a writer and cultural critic. They are also the news and entertainment editor for Tor.com Asher-Perrin critically interrogates the new Dune film and its white savior theme(s) and questions of identity, gender, power, orientalism and cultural appropriation. They also reflect upon Denis Villeneuve’s choices in terms of casting, …
 
Hello good people! On this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show I am sending up a a signal flare and sharing a sneak preview of The Truth Report. https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-105-how-the-jim-crow-republicans-are-going-to-steal-the-2022-midterm-and-2024-presidential-elections I also update you good and kind members of…
 
This is a special Indigenous Peoples' Day episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show in honor of sociologist and historian James Loewen who passed away on August 19, 2021. **** 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 Co…
 
Kenneth Feinberg served as the Special Master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He has also been responsible for compensation programs for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Virginia Tech massacre, and other tragedies. He is also the subject of the documentary "Playing God" as well as the new Netflix fil…
 
Dr. Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist and business woman. She is also Donald Trump’s niece. She is the author of the bestselling book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. Her new book is The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal. Mary Trump explains why so many Americans are still i…
 
Adilifu Nama is Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of several books including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. His newest book is I Wonder U: How Prince Went beyond Race and Back. Nama critically interrogates the “new” film “Candyman” and locates it relative to horror genre…
 
Norman Solomon is the author of several books including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death". He is also the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Solomon explains how the United States is actually a global empire. He also details how propaganda is used to convince the American people t…
 
S.A. Cosby is the author of the bestselling crime noir novels “Blacktop Wasteland” and “Razorblade Tears”. Cosby reflects on how his upbringing as a striving member of the black working poor in the south helped to teach him lessons about humanity, dignity, and masculinity that guide his life to this day. He also explains the importance of family an…
 
Anthea Butler is the author of the new book White Evangelical Racism. She is also Chair of Religious Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her essays and other writing have also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, and The Guardian. Professor Butler exp…
 
There are two guests on this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Aruna Khilanani is a forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with expertise in violence and racism. Dr. Khilanani shares what it was like to be attacked by the right-wing rage machine because of her recent talk at the Yale University School of Medicine titled “The Psychopathic Pr…
 
Jared Yates Sexton is the guest on this very special July 4 Independence Day episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show and The Truth Report. Jared Yates Sexton is the author of several books including “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage” and “American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed It…
 
There are two guests on this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi is the author (with Joshua Horwitz) of the new book A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars. He is also a professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, and a frequent contributor to the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Hakeem …
 
Jason Colavito is a professional skeptic and author. His investigations have appeared on the American Heroes Channel and the History Channel. Colavito’s essays and commentary have also been featured by The New Republic and other leading publications. His forthcoming book is The Legends of the Pyramids. Jason Colavito explains why today’s America is…
 
Chris Matthews is the former host of "Hardball" on MSNBC. His new book is This Country: My Life in Politics and History. Chris Matthews shares his worries and concerns about American democracy under existential threat from Trumpism and the Jim Crow Republican Party. He also reflects on life lessons, opportunities, the kindness of mentors and strang…
 
This is a sneak preview of The Truth Report which can be found at the link below: https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-94-what-will-happen-when-the-united-states-and-china-finally-go-to-war Elliot Ackerman is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the S…
 
Nicole Perlroth is an award-winning cybersecurity journalist for The New York Times. She is the author of the new book This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race. Perlroth explains the existential threat that cyberwarfare and such digital weapons as computer viruses and “zero-day exploits” represent to an internet-connected…
 
Kristin Du Mez is the author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Du Mez explains how right-wing extremists took over the Republican Party and why they view the evildoer Donald Trump as a type of savior and weapon to advance their Christian fascist war on secular democracy. Du Mez also highlights…
 
***Given the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict for murdering George Floyd, this week we are revisiting a conversation which took place with Lt. Colonel (ret.) Dave Grossman that originally aired here on The Chauncey DeVega Show on April 28, 2016. Grossman has been prominently featured in these recent discussions of how America’s police are trained to us…
 
Michael Moss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. His new book is Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions. Moss explains how the processed food industry has weaponized our hunger. He also highlights how the processed food industr…
 
Jeff Sharlet is a journalist and bestselling author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. He is also the executive producer of the Netflix documentary series based on those two books. His newest book is This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. Shar…
 
Lt. Joe Kenda (ret.) was a detective with the Colorado Springs Police Department for twenty years. During that time, he solved 356 of the 387 murder cases he investigated. Kenda is the host of the new discovery+ show American Detective. Lt. Kenda’s new book is Killer Triggers. His previous book is I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life …
 
Ronald Purser is a professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He is the author of several books including his most recent, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. Purser’s essays and other writing have appeared in the Huffington Post, Alternet, Tikkun, The Guardian, and elsew…
 
Adilifu Nama is Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of several books including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. His newest book is I Wonder U: How Prince Went beyond Race and Back. Nama reviews and analyzes the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah” in the context of black c…
 
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