It Could Happen Here

It Could Happen Here

Published by: iHeartRadio
11 Episodes | First Released: Mar 20
Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here’, you will too.
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cpthubble
Aug 16
Rating:   10
Fantastic! Finally a CW2 podcast NOT made by a nut job

Robert Evans paints a compelling scenario grounded in realism. It is telling that the fanatical far-right nut jobs who leap into the podcast expecting red meat are disappointed. 1 Star Reviews with no self-reflection. Civil Wars are by definition groups of two or more factions fighting because they view the opposition is illegitimate. I look forward to more from Mr. Evans!

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eeveem
Aug 13
Rating:   10
Freaky and Important

I suggest this podcast to friends all the time. Kinda surreal but also very important in our current political climate

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Charles0331B4
Aug 13
Rating:   6
A subject worth examining.

The creator of this podcast exerts little effort at reporting events and ideas impartially and even less at concealing liberal bias. Focuses primarily on far right wing groups and extremists while completely ignoring or downplaying similar threats from the extreme left. Still worth a listen.

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kirbyisthetrueGOD
Jul 31
Rating:   10
I need more

MORE MORE MORE MORE

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Benito Cheeto
Jul 31
Rating:   10
You know it's good when white nationailsts hate it

This podcast serves as a wakeup call for liberals who don't get what's going on in rural hellholes, suburban wastelands, and failing smaller cities around the nation. Mr Trump's race war is just a symptom of the disease. I moved out of Amerikkka (to a better nation) exactly because of the upcoming civil war. There's no reasoning with Redhats: hopefully U.S. drones will take them out before these white nationalist terrorists can murder massive numbers of Americans (Redhats are already murdering Americans on a small scale with their AR-15s)

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RaginCajun86
Jul 28
Rating:   2
Shame

Shame on NPR for promoting this.

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SuperCoupe78
Jul 26
Rating:   6
Started Strong

The subject is something most serious people find laughable. Yet the first few episodes were insightful. It seemed rational and objective. Toward the end it was an exercise in listening to liberal drivel.

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Richard Bobbit
Jul 24
Rating:   2
Sensationalism

It would’ve been a great a podcast except it was extremely one sided propaganda. I couldn’t finish it.

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NorthDakota Steong
Jul 20
Rating:   2
Liberal hack

I will listen because it is free. But this idiot has never visited rural America. He can criticize us all he wants but he, like his liberal progressive, friends will never understand believing in values. Liberals only believe in getting high. Cheating on their spouses and making everyone pay for their failures. They never want to stand behind their behavior and it is always someone else’s fault or someone didn’t soothe them in a difficult situation and make their boo boo feel better.

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Mike783
Jul 19
Rating:   10
Merica

Merica’s the best place on earth

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one strap
Jul 17
Rating:   6
its ok

Its a interesting concept but could have been better if not for the political slant to one side. Also, i think you underestimate the laziness of Americans. We'll complain to the high heavens but in the end we'll want someone else to do the fighting for us.

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CTWVL
Jul 16
Rating:   10
Listen. Think.

Built on solidly researched distinctions between urban and rural America and their respective political, activist and ideological extremes. Explores angles of human nature in situations where people are seized with hopelessness, fear, or an absolute sense of righteousness or superiority. These non-partisan angles are projected into speculative political futures and are rendered tangible by extensive citations and sampled quotes from a wide range of research areas that include military theory, disaster response, and conspiracy theory. He strives to stay away from generalizations (his appeal is to the vast middle), but he is definitely left-leaning and therefore sees greater threats to order coming from the more extreme and strident elements of the right ... those with sympathies that lie along those lines do not want to believe that their perspectives are mirrored in other countries’ entanglements with political collapse. Revolutions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and genocides in west Africa are what OTHER people do, not what Americans are capable of. This kind of exceptionalism is exactly what their counterparts on the left find so worthy of scorn. But you have to start with the core of his speculative argument: that a roughly simultaneous disruption of urban environments and rural environments by respective pursuits of autonomy by left and right extremists (triggered by a major recession and, frankly, white nationalism) could rapidly exceed the government’s capacity to maintain social or political order. Everything else proceeds from there: rural folks controlling California’s water, urban folks controlling other types of knowledge infrastructures, and what might happen when MOST “regular” people have to live in the worlds they create — each one determined by region, city, geography and ideology. The title says it all. Listen to it all the way through. It’s wide ranging, detailed and well argued. You just have to suspend your team allegiances and LISTEN and THINK. Not about what you agree or disagree with, but about the degree to which you are willing to think through his “what if” scenarios.

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nate💒🕍🎑🎆🌉🌉💻🖱🖲 ⌨️⌨️
Jul 16
Rating:   10
A must listen

Our beautiful country is threatened by a cultural divide egged on by extremist scumbags. Bad stuff could happen. Mr. Evans examines that bad stuff with attention to detail.

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jvk8921
Jul 14
Rating:   2
Waste of time

As a history lover I was hoping it’d be good. Complete waste of time. Complete fantasy.

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Mattandsuch
Jul 10
Rating:   10
Great podcast

Hell of a lot of hurt feelings in the comments

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GangreneROoF
Jul 10
Rating:   6
Backwards But Entertaining

This podcast inexplicably portrays the armed insurrectionists as conservative, despite a conservative president. That’s nonsense, they aren’t that angry with the government. There would need to be a Liberal, big-government president in power for that to be possible. Wait a minute, we just had that with President Obama and nothing happened.

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LapinXL
Jul 10
Rating:   10
Thought provoking and balanced

Excellent podcast that should be given credit for forcing us to consider the potential consequences of the political choices we make. It’s inconvenient and uncomfortable and disturbing. Yet, facing that possibility is probably the best chance of preventing it from happening. Where is episode 7?

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ajdcnwidubxjsnn
Jul 10
Rating:   10
Intriguing, well-researched

and it’s making people on the right mad so what’s not to love?

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justkaty
Jul 9
Rating:   4
Not for me

The host sounds way too smug for me to listen to this many episodes. The superfluous expletives didn’t help either.

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Ruth Fischer
Jul 9
Rating:   4
Historian

My impression is that this narrator (and his guests) wet dream is to create and lead an modern version of the Roter Frontkämpfer-Bund.

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