Gaslit Nation

We could not be more thrilled to announce DAME’s first podcast, Gaslit Nation, a bi-monthly news podcast that slows down and explains the chaotic news cycle. Launched in July, Gaslit Nation is hosted by writers Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior, women whose voices are part of the larger zeitgeist transforming civic engagement across the country and ensuring that Americans are armed with the facts.

With a focus on the intersection of foreign and domestic affairs, including foreign policy, election security, technology, economic development and innovation, education, sustainability and resiliency, public safety and justice, opportunity and equality, Gaslit Nation goes beyond the outrage headlines and hot takes, delving deeper into analysis, history, and context.

Gaslit Nation is also available on Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic, and Google Play. If you want to access it on another platform, please send a request to [email protected]. We appreciate the support of our readers and couldn’t produce Gaslit Nation without you. Head over to our Patreon page and check out the ways you can become a patron of DAME (and there’s swag!)


“We’re Gaslit Nation. Our country—especially for the last three years—has undergone what’s known as ‘gaslighting.’ To gaslight somebody means to manipulate someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity…

We have a crisis in our democracy. We are an experiment. America is an experiment and we might not be around in the next 100 years and that’s a reality we all have to face. And right now we have to really shine a light on all the crises that are hitting us all at the same time. That’s where Gaslit Nation comes in. We’re doing deep dives on the news. We’re slowing down the news and really diving in and helping people dissect what is happening…

Don’t hide. Don’t be scared. They want to silence you. They tried to silence us. We’ve survived a lot of harassment and death threats and we’re still here. They haven’t silenced us. So, come and join us. We’re going to get through this year together.”

–Andrea and Sarah