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Gaslit Nation

Andrea Chalupa

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Gaslit Nation provides a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs. Hosted by journalist and filmmaker Andrea Chalupa, an expert on authoritarian states who warned America about Russia and election hacking before the 2016 election.
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The American tragedy of Donald J. Trump is about to come to an end with a popular front that elects the first Black and South Asian woman president of the United States. America is ready, and so is Gaslit Nation, with our historic number of phone banks to ensure we rub MAGA’s nose in their defeat. The KKK, the Know Nothings, Nazis, MAGA—whatever yo…
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Biden stopped his campaign and endorsed Kamala Harris. What's next and how do we overcome this turbulence to protect our democracy from Trump and Project 2025? This raw and quick episode was recorded in response to requests from listeners and our production team to capture this moment and reassure everyone that America has been here before and we w…
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From the genius who brought you Sarah Palin: Longtime Republican operative Steve Schmidt launched the Pass the Torch USA super PAC to replace Joe Biden on the ballot with anyone else. When they couldn’t find anyone else, they ran businessman and Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips. Is that why so many centrist Democrats who call for an open convention, by…
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You're telling us to be civil and tone down the rhetoric? Well, excuse us, but we’re not the ones who attempted to violently overthrow our democracy! Ignoring a crisis won't solve it. Yet that's exactly what the mainstream media is doing by “both-sidesing” America’s political violence crisis driven by the far-right. Much of the mainstream media con…
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Over two million people tuned in to see if an 81-year-old man would fall on his face at Thursday night’s press conference. Instead, they received a deep-dive lecture on foreign policy. That’s more than the TV audience for the Oscars. Now, Democrats are finally pushing back against Trump’s fascist blueprint, Project 2025, with their own 100-day plan…
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Gaslit Nation planned to take a vacation this week, to charge up our batteries. Instead, we’re running a raw quick take on the Biden hysteria fueled by Rupert Murdoch and the New York Times (just like in 2016!) Why are so many in the media once again helping Trump come to power? Follow the money! To our supporters at the Democracy Defender level an…
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The 2024 US election is the People vs. the autocrats. Trump is supported by Putin and Netanyahu. They would love to see him back in power. As part of the dictator’s playbook, they want to divide and conquer, including weaponizing social movements so that we’re fighting each other rather than building power together. How can we tell fact from fictio…
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In a time of hyper-polarization, how do we build the coalitions we need and expand our power against the fascist oligarchs we’re up against? To help us make sense of these times, relying on history during eras of social unrest and revolution, are the authors of a new book, Solidarity: The Past, Present, and Future of a World-Changing Idea, Leah Hun…
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Let’s talk about that Black Mirror episode we all witnessed on Thursday known as CNN’s debate featuring a prolific liar, indicted criminal, and serial rapist, without any fact-checkers save for one overworked 81-year old man with the busiest job in the world. What were your thoughts on the debate? Leave a comment below or email us at GaslitNation@g…
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Now that Jeffrey Epstein is dead (is he?) and Ghislaine Maxwell is in prison, who is serving their billionaire global market of pedophiles? Is Bill Barr, with his connections to traitor FBI agent and Russian spy Robert Hanssen, a Russian asset like Trump? Why isn’t the mainstream media sounding the alarm about the many Kremlin connections to Trump …
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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles…
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Reminder! Join us Tuesday for the live taping of Gaslit Nation at 12pm ET with investigative journalist Craig Unger, author of the bestselling books House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia and American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery…
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At the recent Detroit convention of Turning Point USA, led by Christian nationalist Charlie Kirk, a flag in the colors of the MAGA movement declared from the stage “White Boy Summer.” MAGA is a race war against America. So why are Black people, especially Brooklyn-born Byron Donalds, supporting a white supremacist movement? This week on Gaslit Nati…
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To get access to this and all bonus shows, hear all episodes ad free, receive invites to exclusive events, and more, subscribe at Patreon.com/Gaslit! Terrell Starr of the essential Black Diplomats Podcast & Substack is back on Gaslit Nation to join Andrea in debating why the Democrats don’t have their own Project 2025. So Gaslit Nation makes our ow…
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Eighty years after countless people gave their lives liberating Europe, fascism makes a comeback in the recent European elections. In this week’s Gaslit Nation, Terrell Starr of the essential Black Diplomats Podcast and Substack joins Andrea to discuss the recent European elections and what they mean for the global democratic alliance, including ou…
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"Russia has been an empire for so long, she doesn't know how to be a country." This line from Peter Morgan’s new play, Patriots, captures the story of Russian kingmaker Boris Berezovsky and his mysterious death in England. On the day Putin was inaugurated for his fifth term, Andrea attended a performance of Patriots with a former colleague of Paul …
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Convicted felon Trump must go to prison for the safety of every American, the world, and our future. Sending Trump to prison would send a strong message to Putin: no one is above the law. And it will remind Putin that The Hague is waiting for him. Several recent polls show a majority of Americans, including Independents, want convicted felon Trump …
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Ads support our production costs. To listen to our show ad-free, subscribe at Patreon.com/Gaslit. Discounted annual subscriptions available. Thank you to everyone who makes Gaslit Nation possible in a time of oligarchs run amok! There would be no show without you! * Alvin Bragg finally caught his white (supremacist) whale. The unthinkable has happe…
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The two most dangerous presidents in American history lost the popular vote but won the slave state monument, the Electoral College: war criminal George W. Bush and Russian asset Donald Trump. Luckily it's within reach to reform the Electoral College, protecting democracy and the world. Alyssa Cass of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, a…
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Project 2025: A name so boring it must be sinister! Gaslit Nation was early warning about Project 2025. Now people are finally starting to pay attention. Another early warning system is journalist Anne Nelson, the author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. Nelson covered the conflicts in El Salvador and Guatema…
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Mark your calendar! We're having a live taping of Gaslit Nation on June 25 (Orwell's birthday!) at 12pm ET for subscribers at the Truth-teller level or higher on Patreon.com/Gaslit! *** Are you tired of the nonstop coverage of the Trump trials? The mainstream media is setting Americans up for disappointment again, like they did with the nonstop “ju…
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Pepsi or Coke? Both brands are making money in Russia despite promises to unwind operations. For Russia’s war to end, companies must be named and shamed to finally leave the Russian market, and sanctions must be enforced. In this week’s Gaslit Nation, Andrea is joined by Russian mafia expert Olga Lautman and analyst Monique Camarra of the Kremlin F…
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This week, porn star, filmmaker, business woman, and Trump survivor Stormy Daniels told the court in the Manhattan DA trial for Trump’s 2016 election interference that Trump said, that time he coerced her into sex, “You remind me of my daughter, she is smart and blonde and beautiful and people underestimate her as well.” Ivanka, Trump’s favorite ch…
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Overlooked in the campus protests is the witch-trial hearings by MAGA Mike Johnson’s House that bullied university presidents and scrutinized their federal funding, pressuring them, as Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton famously wrote in the Newspaper of Power, to “send in the troops.” Ultimately, the responsiblity falls on campus leadership, with several…
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The recording of the Gaslit Nation Make Art Workshop: The Business Side of Things is here along with the transcript in the show notes for our subscribers at the Truth-teller and higher. Not a subscriber? Sign up and join a community of listeners, get all shows ad free, bonus shows, exclusive invites, questions answered in our Q&As, and more by subs…
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