cover art for Trump’s Recent Rhetoric Is Just as Scary as It Seems

The New Abnormal

Trump’s Recent Rhetoric Is Just as Scary as It Seems

Season 1, Ep. 368

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Spencer Ackerman stops by the program to talk about Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act—and why Congress should consider scrapping it entirely. Deepa Iyer of the Building Movement Project stops by the podcast to share her unique way of visualizing social movements as entire ecosystems—with each person playing a distinct role in various movements and communities. Plus! Guest host Maura Quint who serves as campaign and communications work for Americans For Tax Fairness.

More episodes

View all episodes

  • Trump’s Cronies Are Prepared if He Loses Hush Money Case

    The former president’s supporters are already laying the groundwork—if he’s convicted in his hush money trial—to allege the whole thing was rigged. Plus! Danielle Moodie speaks with Professor Jenn M. Jackson from Syracuse University about her new book Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism.
  • 423. The Sad Reality About Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s Flag Revelations

    This week on The New Abnormal, hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy discuss the fallout of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s controversial flag choices. Plus! We’re at the tail end of Trump’s hush-money trial, and author Jennifer Taub is here to give her thoughts. Then, The Daily Beast media reporter Justin Baragona talks about the right’s newest fever dream.
  • 422. Nobody Is Buying Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s Excuses

    Author Adam Serwer joins The New Abnormal this week to discuss the latest in a string of recent Supreme Court scandals. Plus! Mini Timmaraju, the President and CEO of Reproductive Freedom For All joins the program to discuss the downward spiral of reproductive healthcare in the United States.
  • GOP’s ‘Project 2025’ Plan May See the Rise of Dictator Trump

    The Heritage Foundation’s extreme Presidential Transition Project proposes sweeping changes to government and packing the next GOP administration with extreme loyalists to Trump. Plus! Tech journalist and author of Blood in the Machine, Brian Merchant, talks to Andy Levy about the tech industry’s obsession with trying to create the dystopian futures portrayed in media.
  • 421. SCOTUS Silently Grinds Democracy Into Powder as Trump Distracts America

    This week on The New Abnormal, author Dahlia Lithwick talks us through the recent developments at the Supreme Court. Plus! Journalist Judd Legum joins the show to discuss the right-wing’s weaponization of cancel culture and its implications.
  • 420. The Women of Trumpworld May Have Blown Their Shot at VP

    Semafor politics reporter Shelby Talcott joins The New Abnormal this week to discuss the state of the 2024 race. Plus! A conversation with author Joshua A. Douglas about his new book, “The Court v. the Voters: The Troubling Story of How the Supreme Court Has Undermined Voting Rights.”
  • Tucker Carlson Thinks Alex Jones Is a Supernatural Prophet

    he former Fox News host went all woo woo during a recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Plus! Danielle Moodie speaks with historian Federico Finchelstein about his new book The Wannabe Fascists: A Guide to Understanding the Greatest Threat to Democracy and how Trumpism and similar movements across the world belong to a new political breed.
  • 419. Trump’s Ties to Big Oil Just Got Even More Terrifying

    This week on The New Abnormal, co-hosts Andy Levy and Danielle Moodie are shocked about what Trump said at a recent meeting with big oil executives. Plus! Legal expert Chris Geidner talks Trump’s latest legal woes. Also, Tara McGowan, the founder and publisher of Courier, joins the show to talk about modern media and the journalism business.
  • 418. The Moment a Republican Says This, Tune Them Out

    This week on The New Abnormal, co-hosts Andy Levy and Danielle Moodie discuss the battle between the RNC and mail-in ballots—and the debate over what constitutes a democracy versus a republic. Then, author and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat talks about one of Trump’s latest horrifying interviews. Plus! Author Arthur Goldwag on his new book and America’s susceptibility to conspiracies.