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
- Part 6EPISODE 6| 38:19Sagal 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.
- Part 5EPISODE 5| 32:53As the drama intensifies, Peter Sagal and David Simon unpack the historical context for the chaos, including the phrase “America First.”
- Part 4EPISODE 4| 30:09Peter Sagal and David Simon get into how the Lindbergh era is changing the Levin family.
- Part 3EPISODE 3| 33:18Peter Sagal and David Simon unpack life under a Lindbergh Presidency.
- Part 2EPISODE 2| 36:15David Simon and Peter Sagal discuss the role Rabbi Bengelsdorf plays in “Koshering Lindbergh” for the nation.
- Part 1EPISODE 1| 34:29Peter Sagal and David Simon dive into the origin of the series as well as receiving author Philip Roth’s blessing.