The Plot Against America Podcast
Host Peter Sagal (of NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me”) and creator and executive producer David Simon discuss HBO’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel of the same name. Join Sagal and Simon as they dissect the show’s narrative choices, what it means to build an alternate history and the story’s connection to our modern reality.
The Official Plot Against America Podcast
- EPISODE 6| 38:19Part 6Sagal and Simon track the path to a post-Lindbergh America, diving into Bess’s heroism, a country in upheaval and the show’s jarring final moments.
- EPISODE 5| 32:53Part 5As the drama intensifies, Peter Sagal and David Simon unpack the historical context for the chaos, including the phrase “America First.”
- EPISODE 4| 30:09Part 4Peter Sagal and David Simon get into how the Lindbergh era is changing the Levin family.
- EPISODE 3| 33:18Part 3Peter Sagal and David Simon unpack life under a Lindbergh Presidency.
- EPISODE 2| 36:15Part 2David Simon and Peter Sagal discuss the role Rabbi Bengelsdorf plays in “Koshering Lindbergh” for the nation.
- EPISODE 1| 34:29Part 1Peter Sagal and David Simon dive into the origin of the series as well as receiving author Philip Roth’s blessing.