From Salon.com politics and culture writer Chauncey DeVega. "The Chauncey DeVega Show" is a relaxed and long-form conversation with the best and most insightful experts on politics, the color line, human rights, philosophy, history, the arts, and the world of popular culture and entertainment.
United States
193 episodes
since Nov, 2014


There are two guests on this week's podcast. Psychiatrist Justin Frank returns to The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is the author of the bestselling books Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch. His newest book is Trump on the Couch. Dr. Frank's work has appeared in Time magazine and the Daily Beast and he has appeared as an expert commentator and guest on MSNBC, CNN, PBS and other outlets. Dr. Frank explains how Donald Trump has a thought disorder and believes that he is God, why Trump's supporters are in love with him, and how Trump's loyalists such as the "MAGA bomber" and others who have disorganized minds seek affirmation and security from their cult leader Donald Trump. In addition, Dr. Frank sounds the alarm about how Donald Trump encourages and gives permission for violence and how Trump's regalia such as the "MAGA" hat is a way for his supporters to live inside of their leader and to become him by proxy. Dr. Frank also shares how he would counsel Donald Trump if he came to him seeking treatment. Daniel Block is the second guest. He is the editor of The Washington Monthly in addition to being one of that publication's writers and reporters. Daniel and Chauncey discuss "The Democrats of Trump Country" and what it is like for liberals and progressives and other people of conscience who are living behind enemy lines in Trumplandia, the types of political organizing they are doing in those spaces, and how "Culture War" issues--and especially radical right-wing Christianity--have created two Americas, separate and hostile from one another and living in their own realities. During this week's podcast Chauncey conducts a postmortem for the 2018 midterm elections and what the victories by the Democrats do and do not mean for resisting Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Chauncey also warns that the 2018 midterms were a type of perverse mandate and encouragement for Donald Trump and the Republican Party's continued assault on American democracy and vile campaign of hatred and bigotry. And to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Chauncey reads the epic poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade". SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW  Trump on the Couch The Democrats of Trump Country GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims  Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip Bernie Sanders on Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams: Many Whites Made ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Black Candidates Bernie Sanders Clarifies Comments About Racism Hurting Black Candidates Think 2020 Will Be Better for Senate Democrats? Think Again If the midterms were a test of the country’s character, Americans failed The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson One Hundred Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI Why Richard Harrow Makes for a Better Tragic ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Hero Than Nucky Thompson IF YOU ENJOYED THIS WEEK'S SHOW YOU MAY LIKE THESE EPISODES OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW AS WELL Ep. 206: Donald Trump is an Adult Baby Whose Greatest Power is Hate Ep. 139: Ruth Ben-Ghiat Analyzes Authoritarianism and Donald Trump's Predatory Masculinity Ep. 128: Andrew Gelman Clarifies Some Misconceptions About the 2016 Election, Mama DeVega Returns, and Jane Elliott Chimes In Ep. 124: John Kinder on World War One, Disabled Veterans, and Technological Fetishism Ep. 35: Jeffrey Sammons and John Morrow Discuss "The Harlem Hellfighters" WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: [email protected] Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow 
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