The United States of Anxiety
It’s clear that two emotions defined the 2016 election: fear and anger, particularly among Republican voters. But it’s too easy to caricature Donald Trump’s supporters as wild, angry racists. Whatever concerns have drawn millions of people to his campaign will not disappear on November 8. So The Nation and WNYC Studios partnered to report a new podcast, The Unites States of Anxiety, hosted by Kai Wright. We met Trump supporters and heard what’s happening in their lives, and we met their immigrant neighbors, too. We’ve found that they share a deep concern about the state of their American dreams.