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Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

Episode Date
Politics 101: What Democrats Must Do to Win in 2022
33:54

Class is now in session! Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to break down what the Democrats must do to win the midterm elections in 2022 - how to fight, what opportunities to seize, and why the perfect message is so important. Plus, why is Mitch McConnell feeling blue and experiencing 2010 déjà vu. As mentioned in the show, here is the “Flag of Treason” ad. Also, don’t forget to pick up one or both of Rick Wilson’s New York Times bestselling books, Running Against the Devil  and Everything Trump Touches Dies.

May 20, 2022
The Generation That Won’t Let Go with Clint Watts
36:18

Host Reed Galen is joined by Clint Watts (National Security Analyst and President & CEO of Miburo Solutions) to discuss Russia/Ukraine - including the strategies Russia is likely to deploy and how the Ukrainians can continue to successfully defend their nationhood, how the Russian people’s opinions are souring on the conflict as accurate reporting continues to trickle in, and how Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the model for a new generation of leadership on the international stage. Plus, what does the United States’ next generation of leadership look like and will this new generation of leaders arrive in time to win America’s fight for democracy?

May 17, 2022
We Will Not Let Hate Win with Sen. Mallory McMorrow
34:21

Host Reed Galen is joined by Senator Mallory McMorrow, a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate representing Michigan’s 13th District. They discuss the importance of Sen. McMorrow’s now viral speech in which she took to the Senate floor to defend herself against the absurd accusations from Republican State Senator Lana Theis who, in a fundraising email, had accused Sen. McMorrow of wanting to “groom and sexualize kindergarteners”.  Can Sen. McMorrow’s response to the attack be a prescription for how the pro-democracy coalition can and should be fighting back against the authoritarian right? Plus, perspective on the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and why Michigan is crucial in securing our nation’s democratic future.

May 13, 2022
A Political Howitzer with Tom Nichols
41:20

Host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Contributing Writer at The Atlantic Tom Nichols to discuss the implications of and the political landscape surrounding last week’s leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade. Plus, Tom gives his expert perspective on Russia/Ukraine and why does America seem to have a short term memory problem when it comes to considering it's history?

May 11, 2022
The 2022 Midterm Elections: The Stakes, the Strategies, and the States - Part 2
34:28

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Trygve Olson and Jeff Timmer for the conclusion to their in-depth conversation about the 2022 midterm elections. To start, the panel gives their criteria for how they score the upcoming 2022 elections and the unique decision to score them not on a scale of “Democrat to Republican” but rather on a scale of “Democracy to Autocracy”. Then, they do a deep dive into the races in the 4 most important states for the future of American democracy…also known as…the “WAMP” states (Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania). Plus, analysis into the upcoming races in Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Alaska, and more.

May 06, 2022
The 2022 Midterm Elections: The Stakes, the Strategies, and the States - Part 1
43:40

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Trygve Olson and Jeff Timmer for an in-depth conversation about the 2022 midterm elections. In “Part 1” of a two-part conversation, the panel discusses “the game we know vs. the game we are forced to play” and how it relates to the present state of our nation’s democracy, the impacts of the 2022 political environment on 2024, and how we at the Lincoln Project uniquely view the different midterm races as interconnected and the strategies we plan to and are already deploying as a result. Stay tuned for “Part 2”.

May 04, 2022
The Russia/Ukraine Report Card with David Rothkopf
32:26

Host Reed Galen is joined by David Rothkopf (Contributing Columnist for The Daily Beast and Host of Deep State Radio) to discuss the grades each of the major world leaders should receive in regards to how they’ve responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Plus, the GOP is in complete disarray but you wouldn’t know it by how they’re portrayed in the media…and are there any correlations between the recent French elections and what is going on in the United States?

Apr 29, 2022
Don’t Cross “The Mouse” with Sarah Rumpf
41:01

Host Reed Galen is joined by Sarah Rumpf, communications strategist and contributing editor for Mediaite to discuss the latest in the ever-evolving Disney/DeSantis saga centered around the “Don’t Say Gay” bill now turned law. Plus, Toyota has resumed giving political contributions to members of the sedition caucus, and what drives Florida Governor Ron DeSantis…is it a passion to serve those who call Florida their home…or is it a passion to serve himself and his presidential run?

Apr 27, 2022
A Sickness has Overcome the GOP with Lauren Windsor
39:10

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lauren Windsor, the Executive Producer of The Undercurrent, to discuss how she’s continued to use her undercover journalism to fight against the ongoing threats against our nation’s democracy. She shares a recent infiltration with Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) and gives an update on the constantly-evolving saga of John Eastman. Plus, the importance of connecting with voters in exurban and rural areas, and is there an explanation to the recent influx of insanity in the GOP? To keep up with Lauren Windsor, be sure to follow @lawindsor on Twitter and check out TheUndercurrent.tv.

Apr 22, 2022
Complete and Utter Insanity with Elise Jordan
43:10

Host Reed Galen is joined by Elise Jordan a Political Analyst for MSNBC and NBC News to discuss the state of chaos that is the GOP, Rick Scott’s head-scratching new tax plan that he keeps doubling and tripling down on, and what to expect in the 2022 midterm elections especially with primary season just around the corner. Plus, what can be learned from the leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower…and how could that wisdom be used today?

Apr 20, 2022
Vladimir Putin’s Chaos Strategy with John Sipher
41:57

Host Reed Galen is joined by John Sipher, a foreign policy and intelligence expert who served 28 years in the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service. They discuss the history of Russian intelligence and how that history has led to where things currently stand regarding Russia and Ukraine. Plus, why did the American foreign policy establishment and intelligence community seemingly forget about Russia until now and how do we combat the inevitable Russian interference in the 2024 election?

Apr 14, 2022
Don’t Keep Chasing the Rabbit!
42:44

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to unpack where things stand regarding the 2022 midterm elections and give the Democrats a little bit of tough love about what they could be doing better. There is division in the House Select Committee on January 6th and Jared Kushner is cozying up to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman again…this time to the tune of $2 billion. Plus, is Ron DeSantis making a legitimate run at Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election?

Apr 13, 2022
Stop Buying Blockbusters in a Netflix World with Mi Vecino
38:09

Host Reed Galen is joined by Devon Murphy-Anderson and Alex Berrios, the Co-Founders of Mi Vecino, a voting rights organization in Florida (and proud member of “The Union”) that’s on a mission to register, educate, and empower Black, Brown, and first-time voters who’ve been historically and systemically marginalized, silenced, or ignored. They return to the podcast with an update on the pro-democracy work they’ve been doing now that they are in year two of their organization. Plus, they discuss the state of Florida politics, why year-round organizing and programming is a far superior model to the traditional approach, and the power of genuine and belief-driven messaging.

Apr 08, 2022
Finding Common Ground with Joe Walsh
37:38

Host Reed Galen is joined by former U.S. Congressman, Presidential Candidate, and Radio Host Joe Walsh. They discuss Joe’s journey from being a self described fire-breathing, Tea Party maniac, to challenging incumbent Donald Trump for the 2020 GOP presidential nomination, to hosting his current podcast, White Flag with Joe Walsh, where he has conversations with guests of different perspectives for the purpose of respectful discourse and to find common ground. Plus, what is the future of the GOP and what is on the horizon for the 2022 midterm elections?

Apr 06, 2022
Every Lie Told Owes a Debt to the Truth
32:50

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss the state of the national GOP and its continuing descent. Over the last month we’ve collectively seen the Republican Party weirdly flip-flop on Russia, make a fool of themselves during Ketanji Jackson Brown’s SCOTUS nomination hearings, override the veto of the Utah anti-trans sports ban, the list goes on. It begs the question…what is it that the GOP truly stands for…and what will the pro-democracy coalition’s message be to defeat them in the 2022 midterm elections.

Apr 01, 2022
The Strongman is Losing Control
35:00

Host Reed Galen is joined by Comedian and Host of LPTV’s “We're Speaking”, Maya May to answer questions asked by YOU, the members of the Lincoln Project community. Listeners ask about the state of the Republican party and the ongoing culture war they are waging, the recent performance of GOP Senators during Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson and what will come of them, and the latest with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Mar 30, 2022
Tell a Friend and Join the Union with Megan Matson
30:53

Host Reed Galen is joined by Megan Matson, a renowned grassroots organizer/strategist and Board Member of the Lincoln Project. They continue the exciting conversation about the Lincoln Project’s brand new initiative, The Union, with special attention to its grassroots aspects and why it is so important for the pro-democracy coalition to get involved and build passion at the local level. If you have not yet joined The Union, sign up today at JoinTheUnion.us.

Mar 25, 2022
JoinTheUnion.us - Join the Fight to Save Democracy
30:40

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Joe Trippi to discuss the rollout of the Lincoln Project’s latest initiative, The Union. The Union is a pro-democracy coalition of grassroots supporters and organizations dedicated to defending our democracy from the Trumpist authoritarian movement. We’re tired of waiting for someone else to act: it’s on us to save our democracy. We’re comprised of people from all walks of life and all political views — it’s time to put past differences aside and work together for our common goal: saving our democracy. Visit JoinTheUnion.us to learn more.

Mar 22, 2022
Vladimir Putin: Isolated, Unhinged, and Cornered
33:02

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Trygve Olson to discuss Vladimir’s Putin recent chilling, fascistic speech that served as a warning to pro-west Russians, the pro-Russia rhetoric we continue to hear from Tucker Carleson and his fellow American travelers, and who exactly the audience is of Russian state media when what’s being broadcast is so obviously false. Plus, how does all this influence the 2022 midterm elections, now just less than 8 months away.

Mar 19, 2022
The Premonition with Michael Lewis & Dr. Charity Dean
33:48

Host Reed Galen is joined by New York Times bestselling author Michael Lewis and the Co-Founder and CEO of Public Health Company Dr. Charity Dean to discuss where our nation is with COVID-19 two years after the first lockdown and about one year after Lewis wrote his latest book, The Premonition. They also examine how systems break down, in health systems and otherwise, and ask the question as to why the pandemic hasn’t been enough to unite our country and how our country hasn’t been truly united by a common cause in quite some time. Be sure to pick up The Premonition at your favorite book retailer.

Mar 17, 2022
The Beginning of the End for Putin with LTC Alexander Vindman
35:50

Host Reed Galen is joined by retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman who was the former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council. They discuss how “the perfect phone call” set into motion the events we’re now experiencing today with the Russia-Ukraine war. Plus, why was the Russian army not immediately victorious like so many predicted, what more can NATO and the United States be doing to continue to aid Ukraine, and does this all end in a whimper…or in a mushroom cloud?

Mar 11, 2022
A Commander in Chief Moment
29:01

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the latest with the Russia-Ukraine war and the downward spiraling of Vladimir Putin, the effect fracturing democracy at home has on the rest of the world, and the multi-faceted importance of President Joe Biden’s commander in chief moment.

Mar 10, 2022
Lincoln and the Fight for Peace with John Avlon
41:41

Host Reed Galen is joined by John Avlon (Author and Senior Political Analyst/Anchor at CNN) to discuss how Abraham Lincoln’s character informed his commitment to an unconditional surrender from the Confederacy, how even though Lincoln was surrounded by reactionaries and radicals…he maintained the notion that there was more that united American than divides them, and how peace needs to be waged with the same intensity as war. Plus, how the wisdom of Lincoln and the founding fathers can be applied to the present moment for which our nation finds itself. Be sure to pick up John’s latest book Lincoln and the Fight for Peace at your favorite book retailer.

Mar 04, 2022
The Democratic World Must Confront the Aggressive Authoritarian
39:40

Host Reed Galen is joined by Comedian and Host of LPTV’s “We're Speaking”, Maya May to answer questions asked by YOU, the members of the Lincoln Project community. Listeners ask about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the future of the GOP, how everyday Americans can join the fight for democracy, and so much more. Plus, what is the deal with Donald Trump’s brand new “Truth Social”. As mentioned during the episode, be sure to check out Joe Trippi’s “Five Reasons for Optimism in 2022”: https://lincolnproject.us/five-reasons-for-optimism-in-2022/

Mar 02, 2022
Reclaiming Patriotism with Steven Smith
27:01

Host Reed Galen is joined by Steven Smith, Author and Professor of Political Science at Yale University, who’s latest book is Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes. They discuss how patriotism, which was once a value that united Americans, has now become so politicized by both the right and the left, that it's threatening to rip apart our nation's social fabric. Plus, what does the short-term future look like for Americans? Be sure to pick up Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes at your favorite book retailer.

Feb 25, 2022
How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Wanted with Jeremy Peters
37:13

Host Reed Galen is joined by Jeremy Peters, National Politics Reporter at The New York Times and author of, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted. They discuss the GOP’s multi-decade narrative of devolution, how Fox News and the right wing media machine has used identify politics and populism to their advantage, and can Trumpism survive without Trump. To hear more from Jeremy, be sure to pick up your copy of Insurgency here: penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586398/insurgency-by-jeremy-w-peters/

Feb 23, 2022
Encore Presentation: This is How They Tell Me the World Ends with Nicole Perlroth
53:18

This episode was originally released on July 9, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter and Author of This is How They Tell Me the World Ends, Nicole Perlroth. They discuss the current state of our nation’s cybersecurity, the evolution and use of “zero-days”, and the disinformation-free truth about election security.

Feb 17, 2022
The Beer Hall Project with Fred Wellman and Cyrus Shick
27:13

Host Reed Galen is joined by Fred Wellman and Cyrus Shick, the Co-Founders of The Beer Hall Project an organization inspired by the infamous Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 and its aftermath…who’s singular focus is to fight on the front lines against the far-right’s campaign to erase & revise the events of January 6th, 2021. They discuss the parallels between the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch of almost a hundred years ago and the events of today, how to turn voters from apathetic to activated with regards to keeping January 6th at top of mind, and the importance of fighting head-on in the battle against January 6th erasure. To learn more about the Beer Hall Project, visit BeerHallProject.com.

Feb 16, 2022
The GOP’s Russian Love Affair with Julia Davis
29:48

Host Reed Galen is joined by Daily Beast columnist and Russian Media Expert Julia Davis. They discuss why Vladimir Putin is acting the way he is in regards to the escalating Russia/Ukraine tensions and what he hopes to gain from the situation, how Trump, Tucker Carlson, and the rest of the GOP came to love Russia, and why Russia is actively angling for Trump to make his return to the Oval Office in 2024.

Feb 11, 2022
Gen Z: America’s Savior with John Della Volpe
38:01

Host Reed Galen is joined by John Della Volpe (Author and Director of Polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics) to discuss who Gen Z is, the historical events that have shaped them, and how they are…despite older Americans' efforts to label them as overly sensitive, lazy, and entitled…rising to the unprecedented challenges of their time to take control of their country and our future. Be sure to pick up John’s new book, Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America, at your favorite book retailer.

Feb 08, 2022
Democracy is the Foundation of Individual Freedom
29:26

Host Reed Galen is joined by Comedian and Host of LPTV’s “We're Speaking”, Maya May to answer questions asked by YOU, the members of the Lincoln Project community. Listeners ask about how to frame the importance of defending democracy to those who’ve lost interest in the issue, what to make of Mitch McConnell’s recent troubling comments regarding race, will Dan Bongino’s banning from YouTube make a difference, how do we politically activate Gen Z, and so much more. Plus, is the solution to gerrymandering…“sleeper-agent voters”?

Feb 03, 2022
Join the Union
32:19

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Joe Trippi to upack his latest memo, The Five Reasons for Optimism in 2022. They discuss the impact of redistricting, the loons that are the Republicans’ class of nominees, the externalities that provide opportunities for Democrats, and the continued urgency to secure a pro-democracy coalition. For more information on how you can join the fight to help save our democracy, visit: JoinTheUnion.us. In the words of Jason Isbell, “there can’t be more of them than us”.

Feb 01, 2022
There Was No One Left to Speak For Me with Anna Scheumann
38:29

Host Reed Galen is joined by Anna Scheumann, who sits on the board for both 3GNY, a non-profit founded by the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and the New Cracow Friendship Society, a non-profit international organization established by survivors of the Holocaust from Krakow, Poland and carried on by their descendants. In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, they discuss the history of the Holocaust through the lens of Anna’s grandfather’s experience, who was a Holocaust survivor, and examine the current state of anti-semitism that continues to plague our nation and threaten our democracy.

Jan 28, 2022
A Fourth Step Approach with Dr. Charity Dean
50:13

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Charity Dean (CEO & Co-Founder of Public Health Company) to discuss the current state of our nation during the Omicron chapter of the pandemic, the historical event that served as catalyst for the systems failure that has now become the public health institutions of the United States, and how much longer COVID-19 will continue to be a part of our lives. To learn more about Dr. Charity Dean, visit phc.health or read about her story in Michael Lewis’ new book, The Premonition.

Jan 24, 2022
The Dialect of Extremism 
39:45

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Trygve Olson to discuss why so much political power has found its way into the hands of non-office holders, the latest from the political organization “No Labels” and why they so widely miss the mark, and what can be expected in the political landscape over the next 10 months.

Jan 21, 2022
The Inmates are Taking Over the Asylum with Arieh Kovler
33:13

Host Reed Galen is joined by Writer and Political Analyst Arieh Kovler to discuss his unique perspective on the U.S. political landscape from his home country of Israel, if a coalition government could be a path forward for our country, and unique political strategies to consider for the upcoming midterm elections. Plus, reflections on January 6th and what contributed to Arieh’s now-viral pre-insurrection prediction. To learn more from Arieh, be sure to subscribe to his digital newsletter, “The Hat Tip” at arieh.substack.com.

Jan 19, 2022
Check My Ads with Claire Atkin
27:56

Host Reed Galen is joined by Claire Atkin, Co-Founder of the Check My Ads Institute, an independent watchdog non-profit that's reshaping the digital ad-tech industry by cutting disinformation off from its lifeline…which is advertisements and money. They discuss the work being done at the institute, especially in regards to combatting disinformation, and also lay out CMA’s top targets and how they are engaging them. To learn more about Claire Atkin and the Check My Ads Institute visit checkmyads.org.

Jan 14, 2022
Considerable Crisis and Turmoil with Peter Strzok
32:23

Host Reed Galen is joined by Peter Strzok, former Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI and author of the book, Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump. They reflect on January 6, 2021 and compare those reflections to where we are as a country now and also consider the current state of our nation’s national security institutions. Be sure to be on the lookout over the next couple weeks for the new paperback edition of Compromised which will be available at your favorite book retailer.

Jan 12, 2022
January 6th: One Year Has Passed…Have Things Gotten Better with Norman J. Ornstein
51:00

Host Reed Galen is joined by Norman J. Ornstein, a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute to discuss the long term transformation of the conservative movement, personal accounts of January 6th and the year-long aftermath that our nation has witnessed, and why can’t the institution that is Washington D.C. seem to wake up?!

Jan 06, 2022
Trump’s Next Coup has Already Begun with Barton Gellman
37:25

Host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Barton Gellman and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Joe Trippi to further explore the ideas laid out by Gellman in his latest article for The Atlantic, “Trump’s Next Coup has Already Begun: January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.” They discuss January 6th and its aftermath, the mind of a “stop the steal” believer, the twisting of state election laws by Republicans, and a look ahead to where we as a nation go from here.

Jan 05, 2022
Encore Presentation: Freedom with Sebastian Junger
38:55

This episode was originally released on September 24, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Sebastian Junger (Author, Journalist, and Filmmaker) to discuss his new book, Freedom. Junger recounts how he and three friends (a combat-photographer and two Afghan War vets) walked over 400-miles along railroad lines from Washington DC to Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to examine the intricacies for which personal autonomy and interdependence coexist. Plus, what happens to freedom when political violence and contemptuous rhetoric is introduced?

Dec 30, 2021
Encore Presentation: Our Own Worst Enemy with Tom Nichols
51:53

This episode was originally released on August 19, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Contributing Writer at The Atlantic Tom Nichols to discuss the lead-up and aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the mass disbelief in the medical community, and the state of our nation’s democracy through the lens of Tom’s new book, Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy.

Dec 28, 2021
We’re Sick of Being Right
28:56

Host Reed Galen answers questions asked by the members of the Lincoln Project community about the latest in Texas Politics, the fate of Build Back Better, what drives Senator Joe Manchin, COVID-19, and so much more. Plus, why are we STILL waiting for voting rights legislation to be brought to the Senate floor? Happy Holidays from everyone at the Lincoln Project!

Dec 23, 2021
The Last Line of Defense with Matt Bennett
42:06

Host Reed Galen is joined by Matt Bennett, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Third Way, as well as Co-Founder of Shield PAC. They discuss their views on the 2022 election, the types of candidates Shield PAC supports/defends, and the foreseeable concerns for the pro-democracy coalition in the next year. Plus, how can the Biden Administration better execute their infrastructure rollout?

Dec 22, 2021
Two Years Ago We Began The Lincoln Project
34:00

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss where the world was when the Lincoln Project was first launched back in 2019, where the world is now as we close the book on 2021, what we’ve learned along the way, and how the fight continues as we approach 2022 and beyond.

Dec 17, 2021
The Personalities, the Egos, and the Stories with Abigail Tracy
39:39

Host Reed Galen is joined by Abigail Tracy, National Political Reporter at Vanity Fair to discuss what’s really happening in the headlines surrounding Vice President Kamala Harris, how exponentially inflating political egos have eroded both decency and accountability, and why the ones who are stepping away from public office are the ones we most need to stay. Plus, when journalism focuses on personalities rather than procedures.

Dec 14, 2021
The Party of Chaos, Sickness, and Death with Bill Burton
29:08

Host Reed Galen is joined by Bill Burton (Former White House Deputy Press Secretary & Founder/President of Bryson Gillette) to discuss how the White House isn’t using Vice President Kamala Harris correctly, the right-wing rage machine and how social media has completely transformed the political landscape, and how the Democrats need to message in order to be successful in 2022. Plus, a lunchtime proposal from Lauren Boebert.

Dec 09, 2021
Roadmap 2022
45:39

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the Lincoln Project’s roadmap for 2022 including where the organization stands both politically and organizationally in our path forward to midterms, what we foresee as our biggest concerns and hurdles along that path, which races we’ll be targeting in 2022 and how we’ll pursue them, and how YOU the Lincoln Project community can get involved.

Dec 08, 2021
The Republicans' New Standard of Immaturity with Sarah Burris
33:50

Host Reed Galen is joined by Political Reporter for RawStory.com, Sarah Burris. They discuss the recent chaotic infighting in the House Republican Conference (featuring Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Nancy Mace, and Kevin McCarthy), how the Democrats and mainstream media don’t respond properly to the right-wing rage machine, and Mark Meadows’ recent revelation about Trump’s positive COVID-19 test just three days before his first debate with Joe Biden. As mentioned in the episode here is Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy’s speech from the Senate floor: https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1465853033523425280.

Dec 03, 2021
A Strategy of Projection with Ruth Ben-Ghiat
32:42

Host Reed Galen is joined by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Author and Professor of Italian and History at New York University. They discuss how Ruth came to find herself at the center of the conversation around democracy and the fight against authoritarianism, how the GOP uses projection as a strategy, and why it seems so hard for those in politics/government to acknowledge the realities of the world that we are truly living in today. Be sure to pick up Ruth’s latest book, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present at your favorite book retailer.

Dec 01, 2021
The Most Endangered Species on Capitol Hill
28:34

Host Reed Galen answers questions asked by the members of the Lincoln Project community about the latest with Steve Bannon, Kevin McCarthy’s eight-and-a-half hour speech, the pace of the House Select Committee on January 6th, and so much more. Plus, Beto O’Rourke vs. Greg Abbott in the Texas race for governor.

Nov 24, 2021
Encore Presentation: Stand Up with Beto O’ Rourke
38:41

This episode was originally released on July 22, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Beto O’Rourke, former United States Congressman, Founder of Powered By People, and as of this past Monday…Texas gubernatorial candidate. They discuss the political landscape that is Texas, the Texas Legislature's voter-suppression bill and the 50+ Texas Democrats who traveled to Washington, and Speaker Pelosi’s decision to reject the additions of Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to the January 6th House Select Committee. Plus, Beto O’Rourke spotlights the work of his PAC, Powered By People.

 

 

Nov 18, 2021
Please Scream Inside Your Heart with Dave Pell
44:22

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dave Pell, the self described “Managing Editor of the internet”, Writer and Publisher of the NextDraft newsletter, and author of the new book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End. They discuss social media and how it seems to be anything but social, the snowballing failures of messaging that have gotten our nation to where it is at this moment in time, and what it takes to set seemingly everything aside for the sake of the pro-democracy coalition. You can subscribe to Dave’s newsletter at NextDraft.com and find his new book, Please Scream Inside Your Heart, at PleaseScream.com.

Nov 17, 2021
Finally...Infrastructure Week!
31:51

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the aftermath of the 2021 elections (in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere), all things infrastructure, and the Republican in-fighting that has erupted after the passage of the bipartisan bill. Plus, Rick Wilson makes a surprising (and strategic) endorsement!

Nov 12, 2021
The American Experiment Hangs by a Thread
32:58

Host Reed Galen is joined by Jeff Timmer (Lincoln Project Senior Advisor) and David Daley (Author of Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind The Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy and Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy) to discuss all things redistricting, gerrymandering, and the political extremism that comes with it. Plus, what strategies and solutions can be used in fighting the battle ahead as 2022 approaches? Be sure to pick up Ratf**ked and Unrigged at your favorite book retailer.

Nov 09, 2021
Laboratories of Autocracy with David Pepper
41:37

Host Reed Galen is joined by David Pepper, the former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and author of the new book, Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines. They discuss how the greatest threat to American democracy isn’t the antics of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, or Jim Jordan…and it’s not even Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”…it’s the anonymous, often corrupt politicians in statehouses across the country (and the levers of power which they abuse) that pose the greatest dangers to our democracy. Be sure to pick up Laboratories of Autocracy at your favorite book retailer.

Nov 04, 2021
The 12-Month Countdown Begins
34:52

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Stuart Stevens and Joe Trippi to discuss the answer to a rather “small” question. How do we get our friends and allies of democracy (the Democrats, the media, and corporate America) to understand the fight we’re facing regarding the threat to democracy that faces our nation? The fight we face between now and a year from today is unlike anything this country has seen for at least the past 100 years.

Nov 02, 2021
There Must be Accountability with Attorney General Dana Nessel
43:16

Host Reed Galen is joined by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to discuss the upcoming testimony she’ll be presenting at the Sidney Powell disciplinary hearing before the Texas Bar Association, the uncomfortably large number of GOP attorneys general who signed off on bogus claims regarding the 2020 election, and the letter written to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this month questioning the legitimacy of legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. 

Nov 01, 2021
The Saviors of Democracy with Sec. Jocelyn Benson
34:58

Host Reed Galen is joined by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to discuss the importance of preserving democracy at all levels of government, the issue of voting rights and the barrage of threats against those rights in the state of Michigan and the country as a whole, and what to expect in the political landscape as we approach the 2022 and 2024 elections.

Oct 27, 2021
Going Extinct Like the Dodo
29:30

Host Reed Galen answers questions asked by the members of the Lincoln Project community about the upcoming election in Virginia, the Democratic party, AT&T’s continuing tailspin, Steve Bannon’s “shock troops”, and so much more. Plus, is the Republican party of old actually salvageable?

Oct 22, 2021
Package Deal with Judd Legum
31:48

Host Reed Galen is joined by Judd Legum, Founder and Author of Popular Information. They discuss the latest bombshell revelations regarding the connection of AT&T to One America News (also known as OAN), how AT&T financially supports the politicians who favor anti-abortion legislation (like SB 8 in Texas), and the latest on how AT&T continues to break its corporate pledge to not fund the Sedition Caucus. To learn more from Judd Legum, be sure to subscribe to Popular Information at popular.info.

Oct 20, 2021
A Practice Run with Peter Strzok
42:01

Host Reed Galen is joined by Peter Strzok, former Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI and author of the book, Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump. They discuss the past, present, and future of Donald Trump and also the continuing threats of the January 6th insurrection (both present and future threats). Be sure to pick up Compromised at your favorite book retailer.

Oct 15, 2021
Enforce the Subpoenas
37:01

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Trygve Olson to discuss the House Select Committee on January 6th’s imminent decision as to whether or not enforce the defiance of their subpoenas, the sudden awakening of the elite media/talkings heads, and the preparations needed as we head into 2022. As mentioned in the episode here is Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson's Twitter thread regarding the 1/6 commission: https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1446503202837442561

Oct 13, 2021
The Power of Us with Dominic Packer & Jay Van Bavel
28:34

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dominic Packer and Jay Van Bavel, Professors of Psychology and Co-Authors of the new book, The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony. They discuss how the definition of identity fits into today’s society, how identity has shifted as political polarization has increased, and the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the identities of both individuals and groups. Be sure to pick up The Power of Us at your favorite book retailer.

Oct 08, 2021
Dipping a Toe into the Pool of Crazy
34:56

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Tara Setmayer to discuss the return of “The Breakdown” to the LPTV airwaves, the upcoming statewide election in Virginia, Steve Bannon’s “shock troops”, and Madison Cawthorn’s holy war. Plus, the troubling state of Facebook. LPTV’s "The Breakdown" streams live every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm ET on the Lincoln Project's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Oct 06, 2021
Seats of Blue in ‘22
41:59

Host Reed Galen is joined by Comedian and Host of LPTV’s We're Speaking, Maya May. For this podcast, we’re once again shaking up the format and answering questions asked by YOU, the members of the Lincoln Project community. Listeners ask about the upcoming 2022 midterm elections and what individuals can do TODAY to ensure Democrats maintain control of Congress, “widening the tent” of the Democratic party, the upcoming statewide election in Virginia, and more! Plus, how can our nation heal from the plethora of political polarization? As mentioned in the show, be sure to check out the myriad of Lincoln Project Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/thelincolnproject.us/groups.

Oct 01, 2021
First Name Basis with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
27:44

Host Reed Galen is joined by the U.S. Congressman representing the 8th District of Illinois, Raja Krishnamoorthi. They discuss the recent decision by Speaker Pelosi to set the vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill for this Thursday, the status of the debt ceiling, and Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s personal account of January 6th. Plus, how can we break the fever that is Americans who continue to view all things COVID through a political lens?

Sep 28, 2021
Freedom with Sebastian Junger
38:55

Host Reed Galen is joined by Sebastian Junger (Author, Journalist, and Filmmaker) to discuss his new book, Freedom. Junger recounts how he and three friends (a combat-photographer and two afghan war vets) walked over 400-miles along railroad lines from Washington DC to Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to examine the intricacies for which personal autonomy and interdependence coexist. Plus, what happens to freedom when political violence and contemptuous rhetoric is introduced?

Sep 24, 2021
Going Undercover with Lauren Windsor
32:44

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lauren Windsor, the Executive Producer of The Undercurrent, to discuss how she’s using her undercover journalism to fight against the ongoing threats against our nation’s democracy. She shares stories from some of her latest infiltration targets which include Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Mike Pence, and more. To keep up with Lauren Windsor, be sure to follow @lawindsor on Twitter and check out TheUndercurrent.tv.

Sep 22, 2021
The Pro-Democracy Coalition
34:48

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Stuart Stevens and Joe Trippi to discuss the history of how the modern Republican party came to morph into an authoritarian movement, our nation’s failure of imagination, and why it is of the utmost importance to build and continue to grow a pro-democracy coalition as the 2022 and 2024 elections approach.

 

Sep 18, 2021
Facebook’s Battle for Domination with Sheera Frenkel
34:42

Host Reed Galen is joined by Sheera Frenkel, Cybersecurity Reporter for The New York Times and Co-Author of An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination. They discuss all things Facebook including the motivations of Mark Zuckerberg, how Facebook has mishandled its users’ data, misinformation and disinformation, and how Facebook has amplified and continues to amplify dangerous & polarizing hate speech. Be sure to pick up An Ugly Truth at your favorite book retailer.

Sep 14, 2021
Cruel and Craven: The Texas GOP
34:17

Host Reed Galen is joined by the political consultant and friend of the Lincoln Project Matthew Dowd to discuss all things Texas and how the ugliness occurring in the Lone Star State could end up being an analog for the nation as a whole if the efforts of the Lincoln Project and its allies aren’t successful in 2022. To keep up with all things Matthew Dowd be sure to follow him on Twitter @MatthewJDowd and don’t forget to pre-order his upcoming book, Revelations on the River.

Sep 10, 2021
A Systems Failure
27:33

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lisa Senecal and Maya May, the Co-Hosts of Lincoln Project Television’s “We’re Speaking” to discuss the absolute insanity of what’s happening in the Lone Star State. They break down the brand new Texas abortion ban law that recently went into effect on September 1st and what it means for the integrity of democracy in both Texas and our nation as a whole.

Sep 09, 2021
“We Don’t Have the Luxury to Walk Away”
45:13

Host Reed Galen is joined by Devon Murphy-Anderson and Alex Berrios, the Co-Founders of Mi Vecino, a voting rights organization in Florida that’s on a mission to register, educate, and empower Black, Brown, and first-time voters who’ve been historically and systemically marginalized, silenced, or ignored. They discuss how their unique backgrounds led them to politics, the work of Mi Vecino, and the disaster that is Ron DeSantis. Plus, what are Democrats getting wrong when it comes to messaging, and what kinds of messaging approaches can prove to be more effective?

Sep 04, 2021
Encore Presentation: The Cult of Trump
38:29

This episode was originally released on June 1, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Steven Hassan, a cults & undue influence expert and mental health professional to discuss the cult of cults that surrounds Donald Trump, why the ideas and actions of Donald Trump are attractive to so many Americans and the Republican party, and what prescriptions can be used to dismantle the “Cult of Trump”. In 1974, at the age of 19, Dr. Hassan was recruited into the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon. After more than two years, his family successfully deprogrammed him from the cult. This experience led him to his work helping save others caught by the predatory influence of cult leaders. He is the founding director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center (freedomofmind.com) and has published an array of papers, articles, and books on the subject of cults & undue influence...including his most recent book, The Cult of Trump.

Aug 31, 2021
The Sunshine Show
36:21

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Publisher and Executive Editor of FloridaPolitics.com Peter Schorsch to discuss all things Florida, including the latest in the COVID spike, school mask mandates (or lack thereof), the state of the economy, and especially Governor Ron DeSantis. To hear more from Peter Schorsch, be sure to check out FloridaPolitics.com and follow him on Twitter @PeterSchorschFL.

Aug 27, 2021
The Zealot and the Emancipator with H.W. Brands
49:37

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. H.W. Brands (Professor of History and Bestselling Author) to discuss the vastly different approaches John Brown and Abraham Lincoln took to confront the issue of slavery in their time and what parallels we can draw to the political landscape of today. For more on this topic be sure to check out Dr. H.W. Brands' The Zealot and the Emancipator, and don’t forget to pre-order his upcoming book, Our First Civil War, available on November 9th.

Aug 25, 2021
Our Own Worst Enemy with Tom Nichols
51:53

Host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Contributing Writer at The Atlantic Tom Nichols to discuss the lead-up and aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the mass disbelief in the medical community, and the state of our nation’s democracy through the lens of Tom’s new book, Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy.

Aug 19, 2021
Republican Chaos Theory
45:49

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Trygve Olson to discuss the recent tragic events in Afghanistan (and President Biden’s recent address regarding those events), the letter from 46 Republican Senators threatening to block efforts to raise the national debt ceiling, and the complete failures of leadership that are Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott.

Aug 18, 2021
Q & A with Maya May
35:35

Host Reed Galen is joined by Comedian and Host of LPTV’s We're Speaking Maya May. For this podcast, we’re shaking up the format and answering questions asked by YOU, the members of the Lincoln Project community. Listeners ask about the impact evictions may have on voters who need to get a new address/voter ID, how the 2020 census data will be used for redistricting, can the Supreme Court be the answer to the latest wave of anti-voting rights legislation, and so much more! Plus, what does an “anti-Trump card” look like?

Aug 12, 2021
What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?
35:46

Host Reed Galen is joined by David H. Laufman, Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP and former Federal Prosecutor with the Department of Justice to discuss the latest with the House Select Committee on January 6th, a unique perspective regarding the four police officers who testified before the select committee, and what the DOJ revelation means legally for the Trump White House. Plus, what did Donald Trump know and when did he know it?

Aug 10, 2021
Here, Right Matters with LTC Alexander Vindman
33:15

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman who was the former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council. Vindman came to national attention in October 2019 when he testified before the United States Congress regarding the Trump–Ukraine scandal. His testimony provided evidence that resulted in Donald Trump’s first impeachment charge. Vindman discusses with Reed and Rick what it was like to witness the Trump/Zelensky call, the fallout that occurred, and how he maintained his integrity in the face of adversity. To learn more about Vindman's story be sure to check out his newly released memoir, Here, Right Matters (https://www.amazon.com/Here-Right-Matters-American-Story/dp/0063079429/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=here%2C+right+matters&qid=1628170185&sr=8-1).

Aug 05, 2021
The Silent Killer with Cass R. Sunstein
33:44

Host Reed Galen is joined by author and legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein to discuss a couple of his new titles, This is Not Normal: The Politics of Everyday Expectations and Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement. They talk about changing norms in our nation, the fluidity of color, overcoming noise/variability, and more. Plus, is "lapidation" making a comeback?

Aug 03, 2021
The January 6th House Select Committee
32:53

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the House Select Committee on January 6th; how it came to be, the day-one-testimonies of 4 police officers who were on the front lines for the attack on the capitol, and what is expected to happen as the committee continues. Plus, is anyone surprised by Donald Trump’s latest episode of “twisting the knife”?

Jul 29, 2021
The True Fight with Judd Legum
38:28

Host Reed Galen is joined by Judd Legum, Founder and Author of Popular Information. They discuss the latest in corporate political donations, the inside/outside nature of companies after January 6th, and the true fight which the media and corporations seem not to grasp. To learn more from Judd Legum, be sure to subscribe to Popular Information at popular.info.

Jul 27, 2021
Stand Up with Beto O’Rourke
38:13

Host Reed Galen is joined by Beto O’Rourke, former United States Congressman and Founder of Powered By People. They discuss the political landscape that is Texas, the latest regarding the Texas Legislature's voter-suppression bill and the 50+ Texas Democrats currently in Washington, and Speaker Pelosi’s decision to reject the additions of Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to the January 6th House Select Committee. Plus, Beto O’Rourke spotlights the work of his PAC, Powered By People.

Jul 23, 2021
Representative Johnson Goes to Washington
39:29

Host Reed Galen is joined by Representative Julie Johnson, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representative representing the 115th district in Dallas County.  Rep. Johnson shares how she and her 50+ fellow Texas Democrats are continuing to fight for voting rights in Washington, D.C. after breaking quorum last week to deny the efforts of Texas Republicans to pass anti-voting legislation. Plus, a discussion about the state of Texas politics and a clarion call for political courage. If you’d like to support the 50+ Texas state legislators who are fighting for voting rights, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/protecttexasvote.

Jul 21, 2021
Getting Into “Good Trouble”
33:02

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Stuart Stevens and Joe Trippi to discuss the Texas Democrats who exited their state to continue the fight for voting rights, the Lincoln Project’s recent victory over Toyota and how the winning strategy applies to future corporate targets, and Fox News telling people to not get vaccinated.

Jul 16, 2021
Encore Presentation: The Seven Pillars of Trumpism
36:46

This episode was originally released on February 26, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Tara Setmayer and Stuart Stevens to discuss Sen. Ron Johnson's peddling of conspiracy theories during the Senate's first Capitol security hearing, Sen. Mitch McConnell's resistance to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposal of a 9/11-style commission to study the January 6th insurrection, and CPAC 2021. But first, the panel breaks down "The Seven Pillars of Trumpism" and applies the pillars to the conversation that follows.

Jul 13, 2021
This is How They Tell Me the World Ends with Nicole Perlroth
53:01
Host Reed Galen is joined by New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter and Author of This is How They Tell Me the World Ends, Nicole Perlroth. They discuss the current state of our nation’s cybersecurity, the evolution and use of “zero-days”, and the disinformation-free truth about election security.
Jul 09, 2021
We Must Unite
37:28

Host Reed Galen is joined by Legendary Democratic Strategist and brand new Senior Advisor to the Lincoln Project, Joe Trippi. They discuss how Joe came to join the Lincoln Project, the importance of setting aside differences to form a pro-democracy coalition, the latest in corporate accountability, and Trump’s dangerous words at a weekend rally in Sarasota, Florida.

Jul 08, 2021
A Failure of Containment
38:42

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Charity Dean (CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of Public Health Company) to discuss how she was among the first to identify the true threat of COVID-19, the effect of the pandemic on American institutions, and how the leadership lessons of Winston Churchill can be used to effectively combat the novel pathogens of today. To learn more about Dr. Charity Dean, visit phc.health or read about her story in Michael Lewis’ new book, The Premonition.

Jul 02, 2021
Running Trumpism Through the Carwash
43:22

Host Reed Galen is joined by Ari Berman (Senior Reporter, Mother Jones & Author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America) to discuss Heritage Action’s role in state-level anti-voting legislation, Ron DeSantis’ “anti-riot” law in Florida, and the importance of working with those you may not always agree with when it comes to defending democracy.

Jun 30, 2021
Damn the Torpedoes!
56:16

Host Reed Galen is joined by Political Consultant Trygve Olson (President, Viking Strategies, LLC) to discuss the psychological pillars of political extremism, the dangerous tactics of autocrats, and the ten rules Olson has developed to beat those tactics. To hear more from Trygve Olson, follow him @TrygveOlson on Twitter.

Jun 25, 2021
Barstools and Brosephs
29:54

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Communications Director Ryan Wiggins to discuss voters who do not see voting rights/election reform as a top priority, what to expect politically as the summer heats up, and the idea of the Republican party being, "the Barstool party".

Jun 23, 2021
How Democracies Die with Dr. Steven Levitsky
31:49

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Steven Levitsky (Professor of Government at Harvard University) to discuss his book, How Democracies Die, the state of play of our nation’s democracy today, and how we extract ourselves from where our democracy is currently heading. Plus, the importance of maintaining a multi-party, pro-democracy, coalition.

Jun 17, 2021
Fighting Season: Summer 2021
49:22

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss where the Lincoln Project stands both politically and operationally as the summer of 2021 begins, the biggest hurdles in need of overcoming, and which targets the Lincoln Project will be pursuing. Plus, how can members of the Lincoln Project community join the fight and get involved?

Jun 15, 2021
Overlooking Partisanship with Bill Burton
35:51

Host Reed Galen is joined by Bill Burton (Former White House Deputy Press Secretary & Founder/President of Bryson Gillette) to discuss the role of polling in politics (especially at the local level in regards to local issues like homelessness, competence, and crime), the power of big tech/social media companies, and what Senator Joe Manchin could possibly be thinking. Plus, Bill shares the difficulties experienced by the Obama White House when it came to bipartisanship.

Jun 10, 2021
The Authoritarian Playbook
33:49

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founders Steve Schmidt & Rick Wilson, as well as Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss Donald Trump’s recent speech in North Carolina and Senator Joe Manchin’s declaration that he will not be supporting the “For the People Act”. Plus, a story straight from the British Virgin Islands.

Jun 08, 2021
Chutes and Ladders
30:39

Host Reed Galen is joined by award-winning television journalist and author, Jeff Greenfield to discuss if there’s a potential rift in the GOP (SPOILER ALERT...there’s not) and the current role of the national political media. Plus, how did Jeff catch the politics bug? You can follow Jeff Greenfield on Twitter @Greenfield64.

Jun 03, 2021
The Cult of Trump
38:26

Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Steven Hassan, a cults & undue influence expert and mental health professional to discuss the cult of cults that surrounds Donald Trump, why the ideas and actions of Donald Trump are attractive to so many Americans and the Republican party, and what prescriptions can be used to dismantle the “Cult of Trump”. In 1974, at the age of 19, Dr. Hassan was recruited into the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon. After more than two years, his family successfully deprogrammed him from the cult. This experience led him to his work helping save others caught by the predatory influence of cult leaders. He is the founding director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center (freedomofmind.com) and has published an array of papers, articles, and books on the subject of cults & undue influence...including his most recent book, The Cult of Trump.

Jun 01, 2021
A Dollop of Rage
26:15

Host Reed Galen is joined by Lisa Senecal and Maya May, the Co-Hosts of Lincoln Project Television’s “We’re Speaking” as well as Tedra Cobb (President of Backroads PAC & former Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-21 challenging Elise Stafanik) to discuss the return of “We’re Speaking” to the LPTV airwaves, Sen. Mitch McConnell requesting a “personal favor” of Senate Republicans, and the rise and evolution of Rep. Elise Stefanik. LPTV’s "We’re Speaking" streams live every Wednesday at 8pm ET on the Lincoln Project's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

May 28, 2021
“The Breakdown” Returns
34:07

Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Tara Setmayer to discuss the return of “The Breakdown” to the LPTV airwaves, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comparison of House mask mandates to the holocaust, and the latest updates in American corporations continuing to break their pledge by making campaign donations to members of the sedition caucus.  LPTV’s "The Breakdown" streams live every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm ET on the Lincoln Project's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

May 27, 2021
The Franklin Project
34:29

Host Reed Galen is joined by the Co-Executive Directors of the Franklin Project, Greg Jenkins and Erin Dobson. They discuss the newly launched Franklin Project’s mission to address the increasing imbalance of power between the government and the governed, the creation of “The Democracy Corps”, and the state of civics education in the United States. To learn more about and get involved with the Franklin Project, visit FranklinProject.us and follow @FranklinProjUS on Twitter.

May 20, 2021