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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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Aug 26, 2016

Paul Street is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. This is the first installment of a two-part conversation. He is an author, activist, speaker, and policy expert whose work on politics, race, class, labor, neoliberalism, and related topic has been featured by Counterpunch, The New York Times, CNN, Al Jazeera, and the Chicago Tribune among many other outlets.

In this week's episode of the podcast, Paul and Chauncey talk about Donald Trump's ascendance and right-wing authoritarianism, white alienation and working class politics, the corporate news media, the populist moment with Trump and Sanders, as well as Ta-Nehisi Coates and the role of the black intelligentsia in this social and political moment.

During this week's podcast, Chauncey talks about the so-called "alt-right," and telling the truth about its white supremacist, KKK, neo Nazi, white identity politics. Chauncey also explains how Trump's "alt-right" base are in reality political sexual deviant exhibitionists. Of course, in this episode of the podcast, Chauncey shares his thoughts on last week's WWE Summerslam pay-per-view event and Brock Lesnar's demolishing of Randy Orton and the problem of booking a professional wrestling Superman character who does not (yet) have any kryptonite.

Aug 19, 2016

Tim Wise is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the United States' leading anti-racism scholars and activists. Tim is also the author of numerous books including his most recent, "Under the Affluence." 

Tim is a great friend of the show and this is his third appearance.

In this week's episode of the podcast, Tim and Chauncey talk about Donald Trump, the return of David Duke, and why it is racism and not "economic insecurity" that is the real basis of the Trumpthuglicans' devotion to their leader. In this conversation, Chauncey and Tim also play the prediction game and try to puzzle through what will happen once Donald Trump loses in November, ponder the power of so-called "hashtag activism," and talk about working on craft and improving one's ability to community with folks about these critical issues of social justice and equality.

During this week's podcast, Chauncey does some sharing about trying to find life balance, ponders the legacy of his father and how some folks are so quick to forget their friends after they pass away, and offers up a quick review of some new movies including Sausage Party, Pete's Dragon, and Hell or High Water. Chauncey also shares a personal story about why it is so important to reach out to our homeless brothers and sisters.

Aug 12, 2016

Phil Torres is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Phil is an author, contributor at the Future of Life Institute, Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and founder of the X-Risks Institute.

In this week's episode of the podcast, Phil and Chauncey talk about the future, extinction level events, emerging technologies, the Terminator films A.I. scenario, the singularity, and the role of technology in human development. Chauncey and Phil also do some sharing about the puzzle of "expertise," religion and mass psychology, low information voters, and the rise of Donald Trump.
 
During this week's podcast, Chauncey talks about his recent appearance on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Jim Crow-like Black Codes in Baltimore and their thuggish cops, and the new movie Suicide Squad. Chauncey also reads some kind fan emails and has a good time mocking the future predictions of America in 2034 as offered up by white supremacists.
Aug 5, 2016

Nicholas Stargardt is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Professor Stargardt is a historian at Oxford University and the author of several books including the most recent
Witnesses of War - Children's Lives under the Nazis and The German War: A Nation Under Arms.

 
In this week's installment of the podcast, Dr. Stargardt and Chauncey discuss children, trauma, the Holocaust and World War 2. Dr. Stargardt also shares his thoughts on the role of "everyday" Germans in World War 2 and the rise of Hitler. Chauncey and Dr. Stargardt also do some sharing about the particular challenges experienced by Afro-Germans under the Nazi regime, as well as try to locate Donald Trump's proto fascism within the proper political and historical context. 

During this week's podcast, Chauncey talks about the horrible new Star Trek Beyond movie, complains some more about the Chicago heat, and talks about the new revelations regarding Right-wing Fox News sex pervert Roger Ailes.
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