Transcripts (39)

Inside Biden's Meeting With Civil Rights Leaders

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 4 months ago
  • 16:02

On Tuesday Joe Biden held a zoom call with civil rights leaders from across the country to discuss matters of policy and his cabinet selections. The call was private, but Deconstructed obtained the audio.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Is QAnon the Future of the Republican Party?

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 8 months ago
  • 35:49

QAnon is a far-ranging conspiracy theory that alleges, among other things, that a patriotic Trump supporter (or supporters) embedded in the highest levels of the U.S. government has been using internet forums to send coded messages to the American public about a secret plan to arrest and/or execute a global cabal of child-torturing, blood-drinking, satan-worshipping pedophiles. Despite its self-evident implausibility, the mantle of QAnon has been taken up by a huge number of mostly right-wing Americans, including a shocking number of Republican politicians. Guest host Ryan Grim talks to Aída Chávez and the Daily Beast’s Will Sommer about the future of Q.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

The Trump Child Abuse Scandal

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 9 months ago
  • 39:17

It’s been two years since the peak of public outcry over the Trump administration’s decision to begin separating the children of unauthorized migrant families from their parents. Yet the massive crisis that policy spawned remains arguably the darkest chapter in Donald Trump’s very dark presidency. MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff has been back and forth from the border and central America covering the family separation saga since it began, a story he chronicles in his new book Separated.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Bernie Backers Took Over the Nevada Democratic Party. The Old Guard Walked Out

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • about 1 month ago
  • 30:05

On Saturday, a year after Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses, a slate of progressive candidates swept elections for leadership positions in the state Party. Ryan Grim talks to activist Keenan Korth and to Judith Whitmer, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair, about how they out organized establishment Democrats.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Let’s Defund The Military, Too

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

  • 10 months ago
  • 35:20

The United States has by far the world’s largest military budget, accounting for 15% of all federal spending, and nearly half of all discretionary spending. Presidents of both parties have repeatedly failed to bring the Pentagon budget under control. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been one of the loudest voices in congress arguing for substantial cuts; his senior foreign policy adviser, Matt Duss, joins Mehdi Hasan to make the case for defunding the Pentagon.  See for privacy and opt-out information.