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Season 1

Trailer (Episode 000)

Hate, Division and Violence (Episode 1, Season 1)

Men-Made Concept of Color (Episode Interlude)

The Bullet Wasn't Meant For Him (Episode 2, Season 1)

Separate Always Means Unequal (Episode 3, Season 1)

Thanksgiving Episode (Episode 4, Season 1)

'The American Dream Is Dead' (Season 1, Episode 5)

The Civic Religion of Americanness -- Season Finale (Episode 6, Season 1)

About the Podcast

America On The Fritz is a podcast about the America of today.
An attempt to find answers to this question:
what is wrong with America right now?

The Podcast Blog

Read up on some background and travel stories, check out some photos and other exciting stuff!

Season Finale to your ears — just on time for the holidays!!!

December 20, 2017

For the last episode of this season of America On The Fritz I talked to Thomas Frank. In the episode, I call him “the endboss of explaining America and what is wrong with it right now”. Because he is so damn good at it! And he has been good at it for so many years … Read More

‘The American Dream Is Dead’ is now live!

December 7, 2017

In today’s episode, American Affairs founder and editor Julius Krein talks to me about why he voted for Donald Trump and why the American Dream is dead – for now. Here is a photo of Julius and myself at the offices of American Affairs after our conversation. It was a beautiful September day in Boston, … Read More

Separate Always Means Unequal (Episode 3, Season 1) now live — Tune In!

November 10, 2017

The third full episode of America On The Fritz is now live! I am particularly happy with this one. Because it again taught and showed me so much. About this great political experiment called the United States of America. The episode is about education in America. And it starts with zooming in on the Supreme … Read More

The Bullet Wasn’t Meant For Him (Episode 2) is now live!

October 26, 2017

Today is a good day! Episode 2 has gone live and is now ready for all your ears out there. Get ready for an interesting account from Aaron, a 21-year old musician from Brooklyn. I met him during the summer in a park in Manhattan. He was hanging out with his friend Malcolm. I was … Read More

Episode Interlude — The Men-Made Concept of Color live now!

October 19, 2017

While I am putting the last touches on the next episode, which is coming to your ears very soon, I have published an episode interlude (check the link below). In that interlude, I take you along to some of the thoughts I have been having lately. And to the writings of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi … Read More

Episode 2 coming to your ears very soon!

October 16, 2017

Get ready to find out what it means to grow up in a housing project in Brooklyn, how systemic racial oppression continues in the America of today, and how the transition between Obama’s message of hope to Trump’s stamp of approval for racists is being perceived by the African American community. Here is a photo … Read More

About Fritz

I am Fritz and I am the producer and host of America On The Fritz.
My podcast about the America of today.