US Politics podcasts
A heads up on three fascinating podcasts
The title of the series narrated by Robert Evans is a bit of a giveaway. Assault on America examines the attack on the US Congress on January of last year, and contains some stark warnings about the future.
Gabriel Gatehouse, as Patricia Nicol says when reviewing the podcast in the Sunday Times is more interested in the why of the Capitol insurrection.
It is on the BBC, and here is the blurb: A year on from the Capitol Insurrection in Washington DC on 6 January 2021, Gabriel Gatehouse journeys into the dark undergrowth of modern America. He's looking for the origins of the story that drove the crowds to storm the heart of US democracy. From conspiracy-soaked barrooms in 1990s Arkansas, via spies in hotel rooms in the shadow of the Kremlin, to anarchic chatrooms on the early internet, this is a search for the answer to one big question: did this just happen, or is somebody trying to break reality?
Nicky Woolf explores the phenomenon that is QAnon in Finding Q: My Journey into QAnon.