Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra
Sitting members of Congress aiding and abetting a plot to overthrow the government. Insurrectionists criminally charged with plotting to end American democracy for good. Justice Department prosecutors under crushing political pressure. Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra is the all-but-forgotten true story of good, old-fashioned American extremism getting supercharged by proximity to power. When extremist elected officials get caught plotting against America with the violent ultra right, this is the story of the lengths they will go to… to cover their tracks. Follow now and join Rachel Maddow for the first two episodes on October 10th.
Paul Levinson • Vocal Media - Swamp • Oct 11, 2022
" Its vivid exploration of the fascist right-cadre in America in the late 1930s and (thus far in the podcast) 1940 offer a chilling, stunning historical precedent for what is threatening America right now. The parallels to today's America are undeniable and frightening. I always tell my students that everything in the news today has historical precedents. I'm looking forward to Rachel Maddow's unique reporting on them in her Ultra podcast (and kudos not only to Maddow but Mike Yarvitz and Kelsey Desiderio, who helped her create this chillingly important podcast). I can't think of more crucial listening in our world today."
Joe Pompeo • Vanity Fair • Oct 9, 2022
"In vivid, narrative style, the MSNBC host’s latest audio series, Ultra, transports listeners to the early 1940s...Get your popcorn out, because the pod’s ready for showtime. As Maddow fans might expect, it begins with a rabbit-hole-style windup that sucks you in before you know what you’re getting sucked into. It’s a history lesson worth taking given the fragile state of American democracy in 2022..."