Air Date: 5–3-2020
Today we take a look at the unique, profound dysfunction at the heart of the train wreck that is Trump's response to the Coronavirus. Plus, we explore the death cult that is the group of people still supporting the president.
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McKay Coppins [@mckaycoppins], staff writer at The Atlantic, on the latest pivots in the Trump administration's ever-evolving "disinformation architecture."
Mehdi talks with Glenn Kirschner about Trump's inaction and misinformation that is leading to deaths.
We look at how President Trump led the country to this point with Eric Lipton, lead author of The New York Times’s explosive new exposé, “He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus.”
Trump and the government's response to the Pandemic are explored.
The answer to everything strange in America is slavery.
In The Fifth Risk, Lewis portrayed Donald Trump as a man totally ignorant of and disinterested in the actually functioning of the federal government.
President Donald Trump says he will cut U.S. support for the World Health Organization. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, called it a “crime against humanity.”
Andy, Nish and Hari attempt to make sense of another week of transatlantic buffoonery.
The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the President’s continuing refusal to take the Covid-19 pandemic seriously.
Jared Yates Sexton reflects on his childhood and life in Trumplandia and the power that Trump’s cult holds over so many white right-wing so-called “Christians.”
Tim Wise reflects on how only white men such as Donald Trump and his cabal could still be viewed as competent given their gross and willful negligence in how they chose to (not) respond to the pandemic.
Joshua Kahn Russell joins us to analyze the reopen America protests.
Kurt Andersen, the author of Fantasyland, explains what happens when the departure from empirical, reality-based thought plays out during a global pandemic.
Ch. 14: Final comments on my use of The Al Franken Show
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Haena - Cloud Harbor
- Arizona Moon - Cholate
- Decompression - Rayling
- Waterbourne - Algea Fields
- Molly Molly - Barstool
- Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher
7.1 The Spinnet - Castle Danger
- Tar and Spackle - Plaster
- Denzel Sprak - CloudCover
- Feather on the Crest - Wax Museum
- Interlude - The Nocturne
- Tripoli - Pecan Grove
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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