This month on BYLINE, we’re joined by one of the most vital voices in American journalism today, Sarah Kendzior.

Kendzior is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America, and her latest brilliant assessment of American carnage, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America.

Kendzior rose to fame as the urgency in her voice grew throughout 2016 when she warned about the likelihood of Donald Trump’s election win, and has since laid out – with terrifying accuracy – his kleptocratic actions since then.

She is also the co-host with Andrea Chalupa of the podcast Gaslit Nation, which you can support on Patreon.

BYLINE is our monthly series where we talk to excellent journalists reporting on the stories that matter. In this episode, we talk to Kendzior about her formative years in journalism, the power of being an outsider, the transnational crime syndicate that is the Trump administration and its hangers on, the Russian mafia, the upcoming November election, Qanon, and more.