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The Chauncey DeVega Show

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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Mar 31, 2016

Paul O'Brien is the guest on this week's special "Wrestlemania" themed episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is the author of the great series of crime noire novels set in the world of professional wrestling called Blood Red Bleeds Dollar Green. Paul is also an accomplished playwright and is working on a TV series and film project.

In this fun episode, Paul and Chauncey talk about their mutual love of professional wrestling, share some stories about growing up in the United States and Ireland, the craft of writing, the World Wrestling Entertainment's very problematic build up to Wrestlemania, and what it is like to work with Jim Ross on his autobiography. Paul is also an addiction therapist and counselor, and he shares his insights and experiences with helping people overcome the demons of drug and alcohol abuse. 

In this installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey talks about the craven liars at CNN's GOP town hall meeting, complains about his failures in the kitchen, and offers some comments on the horrible Batman versus Superman movie

Chauncey also cannot help but fantasize about one of Ted Cruz's alleged mistresses, the one and only Katrina Pierson, and how she seduced the Bible thumping Christian Dominionist Republican presidential primary candidate. 

At the end of the podcast, Chauncey DeVega also makes his Wrestlemania 32 predictions.

Mar 24, 2016

Writer Andrew Heisel is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Andrew's great essays and other work have been featured by such publications and sites as the Washington Post, Jezebel, Slate, LA Review of Books, and Vice Sports.

He is a great raconteur. In this week's conversation, Andrew and Chauncey talk about writing, the New England "deflategate" scandal, corruption in professional sports, concussions, "biorhythms", as well as the origins of the 1950's and 1960's era racist slogan "free white and twenty-one".

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey offers a memorial for Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor), cuts a promo on black Donald Trump supporters, talks about meeting Edward James Olmos at Chicago's C2E2 event, complains about forced prayer and hand-holding, and offers up a solution to the challenges caused by ISIS and its plague of sexually frustrated and unemployed young men.

 

Mar 17, 2016

Sex educator, BDSM practitioner, and kink expert Mollena Williams is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. She is the author of the book Playing Well With Others. Mollena Williams also travels across the country (and world) where she gives seminars and lectures on human sexuality, being sex positive, and the pleasures of being open to one's deepest sexual desires. Mollena was recently featured in a New York Times story about her marriage to world renowned composer Georg Friedrich Haas.

In this fun and adult conversation, Mollena Williams and Chauncey talk about her life path, questions of sexual freedom and happiness, kink, "race play", white supremacy, and happiness in a person's intimate life. Chauncey and Mollena also dialogue about modern day black chattel slavery sex "plantations", the boundaries and rules of playing with sex and race, concerns about dignity, and how control of one's body and pleasure is an integral (and little discussed) part of the Black Freedom Struggle.

Mollena Williams is a funny, smart, and great conversation partner.

During this week's grown folks episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey also talks about his post Chicago Trump media appearances, complains about how a picture of him online does not do justice to his real beauty, warns Hillary Clinton about how Donald Trump will attack her in the 2016 presidential election, and discusses the Hulk Hogan penis trial and the legendary members of American presidents.

Mar 14, 2016

In this special installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey shares his experience at the Chicago Donald Trump "No-Show" Rally.

There was much which occurred there that was not accurately reported by the mainstream corporate news media. In this special episode, Chauncey shares how the atmosphere was not as dangerous as depicted by the corporate news media, that the "violence" which did occur was instigated by Donald Trump's minions, and offers a hypothesis about how Il Duce never intended to speak in Chicago.

 
In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey also interviews a black Donald Trump supporter who wanted to engage in fisticuffs with two Black Lives Matter folks, gives some color commentary about what he saw and heard while in line and inside the venue, and ponders how Trump's white racist base will come to think about the Chicago event as their Alamo or battle against the Zulus or Mau Maus. 
Mar 10, 2016

Astronomer David Weintraub is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega ShowDr. Weintraub is a Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and author of the new book Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?

In this fun conversation, Dr. Weintraub and Chauncey talk about "first contact", the challenges of time, speed, and distance in humankind's efforts to travel outside of our solar system, worries about the privatization of space travel, the potential for "resource wars" in space between nations and corporations, science education, and popular culture. 

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey talks about the Democratic and Republican primaries and debates, going to see Donald Trump in Chicago, and shares a sad story about his neighbor's home being foreclosed on. 

Given the extraterrestrial discussion on this week's podcast, channeling the spirit of Art Bell and Coast to Coast AM, Chauncey has some fun sharing a story from the Weekly World News about Big Foot and Hillary Clinton. 

Mar 3, 2016

Sociologist Allan Johnson is the guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is part 2 of the conversation which began on last week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

 
Dr. Johnson is the author of many books--non-fiction, memoirs, and fiction--including The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy, The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise. He is one of the country's foremost experts on questions of race, gender, and social (in)equality. 

In the second part of their conversation, Allan and Chauncey discuss masculinity, empathy, sexism, misogyny, "men's rights", and how best to talk with students and other people about systems of privilege.

During this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey offers his thoughts on last week's Oscars, Super Tuesday, and "Trumpmania". Chauncey also shares his anger and advocates for a new Deacons for Defense after watching the assault on a young black woman at Donald Trump's rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
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