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Rachel Maddow's New Podcast 'Déjà News' Will Again Focus On Present With Help Of History.

Rachel Maddow, who stepped away from her fulltime anchoring job at MSNBC to produce more podcasts among other projects, is living up to her audio pledge. She will release her latest podcast next week that, similar to her previous hit series Bag Man and Ultra, will use history to put a spotlight on something happening in America today.

The MSNBC- produced Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News podcast will introduce listeners to Isaac-Davy Aronson, the longtime producer of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on television. Through their mutual passion for history and storytelling, Maddow and Aronson will look at stories from today’s headlines and their historical antecedent. MSNBC says in each episode of Déjà News, Maddow will bring her signature, monologue-style storytelling to introduce each episode as she sets the stage for Aronson to dive deep into the past. Aronson will lead listeners on a journey through history, unfolding stories and events from our past that have unusual parallels to our present, and together, he and Maddow will consider the ways in which history repeats itself and allows us to look at some of today’s most perplexing topics through a clearer, more rational lens.

The six-episode Déjà News is executive produced by Maddow and producer Isaac-Davy Aronson. This is the third original podcast from Maddow, following the two previous hit series, Bag Man, which earned the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award, and Ultra, which was awarded the 2023 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, marking the first time a podcast won in that category. Ultra is headed for the big screen as Steven Spielberg’s Amblin has optioned the film rights to the podcast from MSNBC and Surprise Inside, Maddow’s production company.

Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News will launch Monday, June 12. Episodes will then drop weekly on Mondays.

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