Featured Interviews

This is Critical with Virginia Heffernan Podcast
May 22th, 2022

Zelensky is the Antidote to Putin’s ‘Strongman’

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Renew Democracy Initiative
May 20th, 2022

Winter Is Here Podcast: Why Tyrants Should be Humiliated

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MSNBC – The Beat/ Ari Melber
May 18th, 2022

Busted: Tucker Carlson’s ‘Fascist’ Conspiracy Theory Cited By Shooting Suspect

MSNBC – The Rachel Maddow Show/ Ari Velshi
May 6, 2022

Ruth talks about what the lessons of history suggest will happen if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and empowers conservatives to criminalize previously private matters.

MSNBC – The Rachel Maddow Show
April 16, 2022

DeSantis is making Florida into his own mini-autocracy

BBC Radio, April 11, 2022

Thinking Aloud podcast

Strongmen: Laurie Taylor explores the global rise of authoritarian leaders.

NPR – 1A Podcast, March 8, 2022

Why is authoritarianism surging worldwide?

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CNN Newsroom With Anna Cabrera
March 13, 2022

MSNBC – The Sunday Show
March 13, 2022

“Autocrats don’t negotiate, they do deals with other autocrats.”

KCRW – Press Play with Madeline Brand – January 20, 2022

Putin signals he may soon invade Ukraine. How likely is it?

SKY News – January 22, 2021

Trump’s Last Stand

ABC News – The Breakdown
January 7, 2021

Extremism in America

WNYC, November 23, 2020

Podcast interview on A History Of Modern Authoritarians

David Pakman Show/ Free Speech TV, November 19, 2020

“How Authoritarian Strongmen Come to Power” interview

WBUR, November 12, 2020

Podcast interview on On Point with Meghna Chakrabarti

Vox.com, October 23, 2020

Is Trump a fascist? 8 experts weigh in.

Call him a kleptocrat, an oligarch, a xenophobe, a racist, even an authoritarian. But he doesn’t quite fit the definition of a fascist.

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CNN International Interview – November 15, 2020

NPR On Point Podcast

“What The ’Strongmen’ Of History Reveal About Modern Politics “

NPR 1A Podcast

“What is Fascism? Is Trump a Fascist?”

“A Scholar of Fascism Sees a Lot That’s Familiar with Trump,”

The New Yorker, November 4, 2016

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Strange Days with Fernand Amandi

Two of America’s most prescient scholars on autocracy & fascism, Ruth Ben-Ghiat + Sarah Kendzior, sound the alarm on a must-hear #StrangeDaysPodcast.

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Strange Days With Fernand Amandi Podcast

Slate Trumpcast

A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism