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    Introducing: Season 2 of “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra”

    enJune 03, 2024

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    • Foreign influence, political demagogueA foreign influence operation in Congress leads to a US senator's downfall, the rise of a political demagogue, and an international manhunt for an American traitor, highlighting themes of treachery, martyrdom, and the persistence of dangerous figures even when they go underground.

      "Ultra" Season 2, as presented by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, is a gripping narrative about a foreign influence operation in Congress, a US senator's downfall due to blackmail, and the rise of a political demagogue. This story also involves an international manhunt for an American traitor, the formation of a fanatical following, and the risks to the country if those opposed to him fail to stand up to him. The series explores themes of treachery, martyrdom, and the persistence of dangerous figures even when they go underground. With millions of devoted followers, this demagogue is seen as the only one speaking the truth, and his opponents are met with hostility. The first episode of the new season will be available on June 10th, with early access for MSNBC Premium subscribers on June 7th.

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    As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of the second season of the award-winning original series, “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra.” In the chart-topping second season, Rachel Maddow returns to uncover the shocking history of the ultra-right’s reach into American politics. Listen to the entire first episode now, and follow the show to get the whole series: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpust_fdlw. You can also subscribe to MSNBC Premium on Apple Podcasts for early access to every episode the Friday before it drops, and ad-free listening to all episodes of Ultra seasons one and two.

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    As a new authoritarian movement rises in American politics, stoked by one of the country’s most outrageous demagogues, there is an all-out international manhunt for an American traitor. The U.S. Army’s Nazi war crimes trials in Germany have been infiltrated by a spy -- a mole for the other side. A gruesome foreign influence operation unfolds in Washington. A blackmail plot turns deadly in the U.S. Senate. A Hail Mary scheme to stop the counting of the Electoral College votes rattles democracy’s cage. With the line between the violent ultra-right and mainstream American politics fraying beyond recognition, with the FBI always one step behind their quarry, Americans of all stripes step up to confront a seemingly unstoppable, ascendant, anti-democratic force. Join Rachel Maddow for Episode One, launching June 10, 2024, and follow now: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpust_fdtw. You can also subscribe to MSNBC Premium on Apple Podcasts for early access to every episode the Friday before it drops, and ad-free listening to all episodes in Ultra seasons one and two.

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