- The Koch Bros. & Their Billionaire Web
- Bernie Sanders Explained Plus Sue Graftonâ€™s X
- Eric Laursen, THE PEOPLEâ€™S PENSION & Greg Palast, BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS.
- Doug Henwood, MY TURN: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency
- Gerald Friedman: A Bernie Sanders Presidency Boosts Incomes & Jobs
- Comix as Art and Politics: Art Spiegelman and Greg Palast
- Paul Theroux, DEEP SOUTH & Ted Rall, BERNIE
- DISPATCHES FROM THE RELIGIOUS LEFT
- Ron Suskind, THE WAY OF THE WORLD and ELIZABETH WINTHROP, COUNTING ON GRACE
- David Cay Johnston, FREE LUNCH
- The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
- Margot Livesey, HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET
- Helen Fremont, The Escape Artist & Branko Marcetic on Tara Reade & Joe Biden
- Call for Independent Exit Polling
- Web Extra: 9-11 Press for Truth video
- The Vote Count Protection Project
- URGENT: Stealth bill threatens democracy
- Voting Problems?
- Danielle Allen, OUR DECLARATION & Katy Simpson Smith, THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA
- Bill de Blasioâ€™s Civic Experiment – Is It Working?
- Linda Coleman: Radical Descent & Greg Guma on Bernie
- Greg Guma on Bernie Sanders’ “Insurgent” Run
- Ciceroâ€™s End, Dust Up over Sanders’ Plan, & Remembering Quentin Young
- Is Hillary Clinton Good For Women?
- Historian Donna Murch on The Clintons’ War On Drugs, Mass Incarceration & The Black Vote
We talk with Helen Fremont about her stunning new memoir, The Escape Artist. Itâ€™s about the toxic influence of closely held secrets on the glue that should hold families together — and about how trauma echoes down the generations.
Then, Bernie Sanders ended his presidential run this week, leavingÂ Joe Biden the only remaining candidate in the race. We air an interview we did last week with Branko Marcetic about how the Democratic Party is handling allegations of sexual assault against Biden. (It was also published on the WV website as a Web Only Extra.)
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Anyone who has ever studied the psychology of families knows that secrets are toxic. And they tend to work their poison from one generation to the next.
Thatâ€™s what happened in Helen Fremontâ€™s family. Born to Holocaust survivors, Fremont wrote her first very successful memoir, After Long Silence, about finding out only as an adult that her parents were Holocaust survivors.
But while that memoir answered many questions about her parentsâ€™ past, it left open the question of how long-held secrets affected the family as she and her sister were growing up.
Now, Fremont has come out with a sequel to After Long Silence to answer that question: The Escape Artist. She delves deeply into the family dynamic that produced such devotion to secret keeping, beginning with the painful and unexpected discovery that she has been disinherited in her fatherâ€™s will.
In a family devoted to hiding the truth, Fremont learns the truth is the one thing that can set you free.
Tribute to John Prine, who died April 7 from COVID-19.
We learned this week that Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign. That leaves one remaining candidate to go up against Donald Trump, Joe Biden.
Several weeks ago, we interviewed Branko Marcetic about his new book about Biden, Yesterdayâ€™s Man. And last week, we interviewed him about an article he wrote for Jacobin magazine about a development that has serious implications for the candidate and for the Democratic Partyâ€™s ability to go up against Donald Trump.
We posted that interview to the Writers Voice website last week, but are including it in this week’s episode, as well.