Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
AudioFile Magazine
PREQUEL by Rachel Maddow, read by Rachel Maddow
7 minutes Posted Nov 24, 2023 at 2:00 am.
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TV host and political commentator Rachel Maddow shines at framing the backstory of current American politics in her latest audiobook, narrated in her signature forthright style. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the audiobook that builds off the success of her award-winning podcast Ultra. Here, Maddow lays out the historical seditionist plot to not only keep the U.S. out of WWII, but also convince Americans that the Nazi attacks against Jewish people were justified and that Nazi control of Europe would be acceptable and fascist control of the U.S. would be, too. Maddow’s wry storytelling ability is on full display, and the result is a terrifyingly familiar look at America’s earlier, and continuing, dance with fascism.

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