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Inside the right’s push to retake power, from the conspiracy-slingers to the MAGA acolytes to the straight-up grifters. Thought the Trump era was crazy? Wait ’til you hear what they have planned next. Hosted by Kelly Weill and Will Sommer. New episodes every Wednesday. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
extremely is a podcast for anyone that wants to understand and interrupt modern hate and extremism. Hosted by Oren Segal and brought to you by ADL and American University. These conversations feature expert analysis and fresh perspective on this global threat and what it might take to stop it in its tracks. https://twitter.com/orensegal
 
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Join Robert Child for a conversation with authors David and Margaret White. David White studied history at Harvard and worked as a reporter for The New York Times. Margaret White is a freelance researcher and editor of nonfiction book projects about scientific breakthroughs and how they have changed the course of history. Their book is called Wings…
 
Kanye’s West’s “traveling roadshow of right-wing internet fame balls” may be the topic of the week, but according to Fever Dreams host Will Sommer, fame, like money, does not equal happiness. In this week’s episode, Sommer and co-host Kelly Weill discuss the aftermath of Ye’s controversial dinner with former President Donald Trump last week. Notabl…
 
We’ve got some outstanding guests coming in December, plus Christmas Week Specials on Point of the Spear. Click that follow button so you don’t miss a moment. Kicking off the month we follow an 82nd Airborne Division Company through their deployment and return to civilian life with author Ben Kesling. Then, the story of Philadelphia’s only Vietnam …
 
Howie and returning guest Cory Kibler talk about their future projects and artistic processes.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_Indian_Heritage_Month#Proclamations VanRipper & Galactifader - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Mcy8I2QoeNk2MXfAVywCJ Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening Party on YouTube, Instagram TV, Apple Podcast…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Buzz Bissinger. Buzz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Three Nights in August and Friday Night Lights, which sold two million copies and inspired the film and TV franchise. His latest book is called, The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of L…
 
Is Twitter really going to “go crazy” now that new owner Elon Musk has allowed previously banned users like former President Donald Trump back on the platform? Hosts Will Sommer and Kelly Weill discuss the prospects for the beleaguered social media site on this week’s episode of Fever Dreams. Also on the episode, Heidi Beedle, a reporter for the Co…
 
Max Rizzuto and Alyssa Kann are researchers at the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) who Jared used to work with. They join the show to talk about the anti-climactic passing of midterm elections. Is election denialism still as potent as it was in 2020? Were fears overblown? Have threats to democracy receded? They argue no to all of the above, …
 
Howie, Nate, and Royce talk about "Fight Songs," Howie's solo album as M/S Ride, with guest Drew Rudebusch from Dark Satellites.Stream & buy "Fight Songs" - https://mrfuriousrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fight-songs https://mrfuriousrecords.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLCaReAU5KkrA9z5O6YHeow Dark Satellites -https://darksatellites.bandcamp.co…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Ethan Chorin. Ethan is a former diplomat, senior political analyst, author, and environmental entrepreneur. From 2004 to 2006, he was one of a handful of US diplomats posted to Libya to help set up a US mission. He was in Benghazi on the night of the attack in 2012 and was nominated to succeed Christ…
 
In this week’s episode of Fever Dreams, hosts Will Sommer and Kelly Weill discuss how just two weeks on from the Pelosi controversy, the Twitter CEO jumped on board a vague and unverified theory that is being used to explain why the “red wave” failed to materialize on Election Day. As well, the hosts talk Kari Lake’s Arizona election loss and their…
 
Howie, Nate, and Royce talk about "Fight Songs," Howie's solo album as M/S Ride, with guest Drew Rudebusch from Dark Satellites.Stream & buy "Fight Songs" - https://mrfuriousrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fight-songs https://mrfuriousrecords.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLCaReAU5KkrA9z5O6YHeow "Cooky" video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-437…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Tom Clavin. Tom has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His latest book co-written boo…
 
Would you eat raw testicles to become an alpha male? This week, Julian Feeld and Annie Kelly of the QAnon Anonymous podcast join us to discuss their new series “Man Clan,” which delves into the dark, dietarily dubious world of masculinity influencers. Meanwhile, as voters go to the polls, election vigilantes are flocking to Telegram channels where …
 
Adam Kovacevich is the founder and CEO of the tech-funded trade group Chamber of Progress, which encourages lawmakers to take pro-tech positions in their policymaking. He joins the show to offer a hopeful view for the future of Twitter under Elon Musk at a time where many others have forecasted the platform's demise. Follow Adam Kovacevich on Twitt…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Damien Lewis. Damien is a former war correspondent and one of the Britain’s "twenty favorite authors" as declared by World Book Day. He’s an acclaimed and award-winning author topping bestseller lists worldwide. Many of his books are currently being produced for film and television. His latest book i…
 
Howie and Nate talk with Stik Figa about his latest project with Conductor Williams, "Valley of Dry Bones." Stream & buy "Valley of Dry Bones" - https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nNx0psEZPdGxX_wHK1y3CL7DhsE7xZv-I https://open.spotify.com/album/5OFEFOIXfoJvh5ahWlwcLp https://hyperfollow.com/stikfiga https://stikfiga785.bandcamp.com/ ht…
 
There’s a very good chance that at least two secretary of state positions in the battleground states of Nevada and Arizona will be won by people who are part of a coalition put together by a QAnon promoter who some people believe is also JFK Jr. In this week’s episode of political podcast Fever Dreams, hosts Will Sommer and Kelly Weill take a deepe…
 
Howie and Nate talk with Stik Figa about his latest project with Conductor Williams, "Valley of Dry Bones." Stream & buy "Valley of Dry Bones" - https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nNx0psEZPdGxX_wHK1y3CL7DhsE7xZv-I https://open.spotify.com/album/5OFEFOIXfoJvh5ahWlwcLp https://hyperfollow.com/stikfiga https://stikfiga785.bandcamp.com/ ht…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Samuel De Korte. Samuel is a graduate of Utrecht University, where he received an MA in the Cultural History of Modern Europe. He wrote his thesis about the representation of Black Americans during the Second World War in contemporary media, indicating that although they formed a substantial part of …
 
Things have gotten a lot crazier over the past few years for award-winning former CBS News war correspondent Lara Logan. Now reinvented as a far-right commentator, she was most recently kicked off Newsmax after appearing on Eric Bolling’s primetime program and launching into a QAnon-themed rant on air, claiming world leaders drank children’s blood …
 
Will Sommer is a reporter at The Daily Beast and the author of an upcoming book on the Qanon conspiracy theory. He also co-hosts the Fever Dreams podcast. Sommer joins the show to run down a few notable stories from right-wing internet land, including Kanye West's announced plan to buy Parler, an alt-right movie evaporating a million bucks, and mor…
 
We’ve got some outstanding guests coming up in November on Point of the Spear. Click that subscribe button so you don’t miss a moment—kicking off the month the story of Churchill’’s desperadoes, the British SAS in WWII with author Damien Lewis. Then, the epic tale of a WWII Army Ranger Battalion ordered to seize a hill from the Germans and hold it …
 
Howie and Nate talk about "Say What You Mean," "New Sun," and "With Nothing In My Way" with Kat King.Stream & buy Kat King's music - https://katking.bandcamp.com/ https://instagram.com/katbking/ https://twitter.com/kaybe_king Joel Martin *did* produce 5 songs on Scores Vol. 1! https://scoresmusic.bandcamp.com/album/vol-1 Mew, "Frengers" -https://mu…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Andrew Dubbins. Andrew is an award-winning journalist and author, based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Alta, Los Angeles magazine, The Daily Beast, Slate, and other publications. He was named “Journalist of the Year” by the Los Angeles Press Club in 2021, and several of his narrative non-fi…
 
The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, faces an uphill battle to revive the “ghost town” that is the conservative MAGA site Parler, say hosts Will Sommer and Kelly Weill in this week’s episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast. Ye is buying the social media platform after being kicked off Instagram and Twitter for an antisemitic post,…
 
Howie and Nate talk about "Falling Up" with Kat King.Stream & buy "Falling Up" - https://katking.bandcamp.com/ https://instagram.com/katbking/ https://twitter.com/kaybe_king Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening Party on YouTube, Instagram TV, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more - https://li.sten.to/8dsYe02 Contact us -thelongplaylp@gmail.c…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with U.S. Marine Sergeant and author Bill Bee. Bill enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2000 and served four years with Lima Company, Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment as an infantry rifleman. He completed multiple deployments to Afghanistan and one to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His cowritten book with Wills Robinson…
 
Kanye West has been inching towards reimagining himself as both a virulent antisemite and the public face of Fox News and over the past few weeks, he’s been off the handle. Also on the podcast, Jared Holt, a senior researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and host of the podcast, Posting Through It, discusses a new report that he co-autho…
 
Mike Rothschild is the author of a great book on the QAnon conspiracy theory and its cultural significance. He joins the show to discuss former President Donald Trump's promotion of content from the conspiracy theory's followers on Truth Social, what the movement has been up to in the last year or two, and what its believers have planned for midter…
 
Howie and Nate chat more with Rob Spectre ( https://twitter.com/dn0t ).Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening Party on YouTube, Instagram TV, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more - https://li.sten.to/8dsYe02 Contact us -thelongplaylp@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/thelongplaylp/ https://twitter.com/thelongplaylp Rob's "A Life Without Fir…
 
Herschel Walker already faced an uphill battle to become a U.S. senator after The Daily Beast reported he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion. But now it appears Walker is embroiled in another fight: one with his own son. Christian Walker, a conservative with a substantial social media following—particularly on TikTok—has taken aim at his father, whom…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Nathalia Holt. Nathalia is the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, The Queens of Animation, and Cured. She has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, PBS, and Time. Her book is called, Wis…
 
Howie and Nate chat with Rob Spectre ( https://twitter.com/dn0t ).Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening Party on YouTube, Instagram TV, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more - https://li.sten.to/8dsYe02 Contact us -thelongplaylp@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/thelongplaylp/ https://twitter.com/thelongplaylp Rob's "A Life Without Fireflie…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Brian Walter. Brian is a retired Army officer from a combat arms branch with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and International Relations. He has been a student of the British military during the Second World War for more than 30 years. His book is called, Blue Water War: Maritime St…
 
“Corruption chic” is in. That’s according to The Conservateur, a new “D.C.-based fashion-and-lifestyle platform” from some of conservative fashion’s most elite, who, upset over Vogue snubbing Melania Trump, are now throwing in their political views with a cute new pair of shoes–or ankle monitors–in their own attempt at creating content. Michael Sch…
 
Molly White is the software engineer, Wikipedia editor, and independent researcher behind Web3 Is Going Just Great, a project that chronicles the not-so-fabulous drumbeat of disasters related to cryptocurrency and other web3 products. She joins the show to explain "web3" technologies and squash the hype around them. Molly and Jared talk about the p…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Levi Roach. Levi studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and is former fellow at St John's College also in Cambridge, He’s now senior lecturer at the University of Exeter. His book is called, Empires of the Normans: Conquerors of Europe. Watch our military history documentary, Weather and Warfare, FRE…
 
Howie and Nate talk about side 2 of "Tigerfish" by Dead Minutes with Jerett Fulton and Jared Lee.Stream "Tigerfish" - https://open.spotify.com/album/68j8nhqbvWpKmzoCCo0SWA https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k4WDewD0RlXQWJjkyXQqQonNY7FQCjiGM https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09SN531PL/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp Absinthe Mind, also featuring Is…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with British historian and Sunday Times bestselling author Saul David. Saul is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute. From 2009 to 2021, he was Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham and P…
 
What's the motivation and meaning behind the recent Trump rally in Ohio where supporters held up one finger in a “weird” salute. But what does it mean? Plus, Matt Binder, reporter for Mashable and host of the podcasts Doomed and Scam Economy, brings us inside the wacky world of crypto scammers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more inform…
 
We’ve got some great guests coming up in October on Point of the Spear Click that subscribe button, so you don’t miss a moment. Kicking off the month the story of a pioneering group of CIA female spies who changed the future of espionage with author Nathalia Holt. Then, the virtually unknown story of WWII Demolition Divers who became the Navy seals…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and retired Colonel Richard Hooker. Richard, a career Army officer, his military service included combat tours in Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, including command of a parachute brigade in Baghdad. His military service also included stints in the offices of the Chairman of the Joint…
 
Howie and Nate talk about side 1 of "Tigerfish" by Dead Minutes with Jerett Fulton.Stream "Tigerfish" - https://open.spotify.com/album/68j8nhqbvWpKmzoCCo0SWA https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k4WDewD0RlXQWJjkyXQqQonNY7FQCjiGM https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09SN531PL/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening…
 
Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and former Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller. Stuart gained notoriety last year as a US Marine speaking out and asking for accountability for the US’s disastrous military withdrawal from Afghanistan. His new book is called Crisis of Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America's Generals and Politi…
 
It’s on par with Don’t Worry Darling for being one of the most talked about cinematic events of the fall, but just how bad is Goonies star Robert Davi’s film My Son Hunter? On this week’s episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast, host Will Sommer and returning co-host Kelly Weill review the biopic of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. “It’s…
 
Robert Silverman is a reporter who has published some of the most definitive reporting on pro-Trump social media personality Tim Pool to date. As much as Tim Pool may sell his offerings as better alternatives to mainstream media, Robert Silverman explains how writers at his news blog have relied almost entirely on work done by mainstream news servi…
 
Howie and Nate talk about "Another One Gained" with Katy and Steph from KG and the Drive. Stream & buy "Another One Gained" - https://kgandthedrive.bandcamp.com/album/another-one-gained https://katyguillenmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kgandthedrive/ Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening Party on YouTube, Instagram TV, Apple Podcasts…
 
Join Robert Child for a follow-up conversation with author and Navy SEAL veteran Ben Milligan. Ben became a US Navy SEAL in 2001 and served until 2009. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and other awards. He received a BA in History at Purdue University and an MA in International Relations at the University of San Diego. His book is called By W…
 
Just when you thought Dr. Mehmet Oz was losing the war against Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, this week, the reality TV star found a new arsenal at his disposal. On this week’s episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast, host Will Sommer and guest host Ursula Perano, politics reporter at The Daily Beast, discuss the latest in the Penn…
 
Howie and Nate talk about "Another One Gained" with Katy and Steph from KG and the Drive. Stream & buy "Another One Gained" - https://kgandthedrive.bandcamp.com/album/another-one-gained https://katyguillenmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kgandthedrive/ Subscribe to and share The Long Play Listening Party on YouTube, Instagram TV, Apple Podcasts…
 
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