The Secret Code of the Proud Boys

Beating you up to make you a man.


Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to historian Nicole Hemmer about the Proud Boys—breaking down their hazing and hypermasculinity, initiation, conservative cults, and how Donald Trump incites them.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Richard Stanislaw.


About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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