The Chauncey DeVega Show
About This Show
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.Read more »
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Ep. 193: Michael Eric Dyson on Donald Trump and America's Moral Crisis
3 days ago
Michael Eric Dyson is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and the author of many books including What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America as well as Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. Dr. Dyson is also a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher as well CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. During this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Professor Dyson and Chauncey discuss the crisis in moral leadership and values which birthed Donald Trump's presidency, how right-wing Christians helped to conceive this wholesale abandonment of democracy and dignity, and how whiteness and white privilege have (again) undermined the common good--and yes, how such values also hurt white people. Professor Dyson and Chauncey also discuss the burden that black and brown people have to save American democracy from white racism and those individuals and forces such as Donald Trump and his white rage-filled supporters. In this week's episode, Chauncey DeVega ponders the alpha male bromance between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Trump's Fox News madness and threats against Americans who are not sufficiently "loyal". Chauncey is also enraged by the wicked evil that is how Trump's regime is breaking up families at the Mexican-U.S. border and explains the reckoning that is coming to America.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
My favorite podcast, bar none
There's something about Chauncey DeVega's friendly delivery regarding gut wrenching topics like our current political situation, rise of fascism, and the perennial racism in this country that actually helps me endure it. I also enjoy the variety of topics he covers, including comic book culture that I don't really follow but enjoy getting a peek into. I've gone back and listened to all the past podcasts that I could and get quite impatient waiting for new ones; just got to have it. Thanks Chauncey.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of
Real, humane, and thought provoking
Chauncey's show is like sitting on the porch with a good friend and having a great stimulating conversation about life. I appreciate his deeply felt responses to the car crash that is our current political epoch. And he engages with his guest unlike other hosts who just anticipate when they can interrupt to show off. Keep the good work!
Date published: 2017-04-19