January 20, 2017

The Revolution Starts At Noon

Some people are super-stoked for the political changes that are coming. We hear from them. And others.

CORRECTION: The first broadcast of this episode misidentified the location of the Deploraball as "the same room as the annual White House Correspondents Dinner." In fact, it was at the National Press Club. This was corrected later.

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


Host Ira Glass talks to a man driving to Washington, D.C.—with his brother, father and a whole lot of neckties—for his first job on Capitol Hill. (5 minutes)

Act One

Meme Come True

Producer Zoe Chace attends the DeploraBall, a party for trolls and others who say they memed Trump into the presidency. (12 minutes)

Act Two

Dreamers Get Real

Kenia and her brother Henrri make a trip back to El Salvador, for the first time in 12 years, since they immigrated to the US. For the last few years they've been protected from deportation, but are worried things might change under President Trump. Seth Freed Wessler reports. (12 minutes)

Act Four

You Are Still Fired

Reporter Sam Black visited factory workers in Indiana to see how they were feeling. Trump saved some of their colleagues’ jobs, but not theirs. (7 minutes)

Act Five

Debate Is Not Allowed During a Vote

Democrats don’t run the White House. Or the House. Or the Senate. Here’s what life might be like for them in the coming years. (2 minutes)