GasLit Nation: GOP to America -“You Don’t Live in a Democracy”

June 2, 2021

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

Welcome back to another newscast of the apocalypse – maybe literally! This week we discuss the multitude of fanatics and kleptocrats descending upon Israel from the US as Rapture fiend Mike Pompeo appears to do dirty deals with the Mossad, and seditionists Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham arrive to rally around soon-to-be replaced (maybe?) prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We praise the brave Texas House Democrats who staged a walk-out to prevent a voter suppression measure from passing, and wonder why Democrats on the national level are not expressing similar urgency.

GasLit Nation: If You Listen to Fools, The Mob Rules!

May 25, 2021

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

It’s a fiery week at Gaslit Nation as we have had it with the excuses, lies, and cowardice that is preventing our country from receiving the justice and protection it deserves. We discuss the utter failure of the Democrats, the FBI, and others to investigate the attempted coup – over four months after the Capitol attack! – or to hold seditious Republicans accountable. Remember: if you listen to fools, the mob rules!

GasLit Nation: Where Do We Go From Here? The Isikoff and Klaidman Interview

May 14, 2021

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

Journalists Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, co-hosts of the podcast Skullduggery on Yahoo News, join Gaslit Nation to discuss the institutional decline that gave us Trump and where we go from here. 

Isikoff is chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, where he is also editor at large for reporting and investigations. He has written several best-sellers, including Uncovering Clinton and (with David Corn) Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War and Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, which features the story of Andrea’s sister Alexandra Chalupa, the DNC consultant who tried to warn both Democrats and Republicans about Paul Manafort, then chairman of the Trump campaign, and his long history working for Kremlin interests.

Klaidman is editor-in-chief for Yahoo News. Previously he was the managing editor for Newsweek, the magazine’s Washington bureau chief, the Middle East correspondent, and worked as an investigative reporter. He is the author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency. In 2013 Klaidman profiled the enigmatic Avril Haines, currently the head of the intelligence community under Biden. He shares insights on Biden’s foreign policy and the ways it differs so far from Obama’s. 

In our bonus episode we answer questions submitted by listeners who support the show at the Democracy Defender level and higher. To submit a question, subscribe at that tier. In this week’s Q&A, available to supporters at the Truth-teller level and higher on Patreon, we discuss the federal investigations into notorious Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky (to learn more check out the article in the shownotes submitted by a listener), whether a committee should replace the president to help protect us from aspiring autocrats, how we keep going despite all the challenges and setbacks, and our thoughts on bicycles and the sexiness of bike helmets! (Seriously, wear a helmet!)

GasLit Nation: Save Baby Dima: A Story of Hope from Ukraine

May 7, 2021

As Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Ukraine, showing American support as Putin continues to ramp up aggression, including 80,000 troops still on the border, we highlight a story of hope from Ukraine. Civic leader Olya Yarychkivska shares what keeps Ukrainian civil society going, how Putin leverages war to hold onto power in Russia, and the inspiring story of unity among Ukrainian activists as they rally together to save baby Dima, the child of one of the country’s leading reformers.

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

GasLit Nation: Giuliani and The Unholy Trinity

May 5, 2021

We begin the episode by discussing the attempt of Kremlin-linked oligarchs to intimidate Catherine Belton, the author of the critically acclaimed book Putin’s People, into silence through excessive litigation. We delve into the backgrounds of the shady billionaires persecuting her and talk about the broader ramifications of the world’s mafia goliaths stomping on lone journalists who are attempting to expose corruption.

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR