The Burn Bag Podcast

The New Far Right: January 6 and the Rise of the Proud Boys with Will Carless

July 05, 2021 A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal Episode 66
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The New Far Right: January 6 and the Rise of the Proud Boys with Will Carless
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The Burn Bag Podcast
The New Far Right: January 6 and the Rise of the Proud Boys with Will Carless
Jul 05, 2021 Episode 66
A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal

In this episode, A’ndre and Ryan talk with Will Carless about the Proud Boys and the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Will, who is a USA Today national correspondant covering extremism and emerging issues in the United States, has gained unprecendented access to former Proud Boys who detail the recruitment and self-perpetuating extremism tactics. This illuminating episode delves into the ideologies, development and activities of the Proud Boys, as well as broader trends within the far right. Will also highlights his experiences on January 6th, where he witnessed the hysteria that led to one of the darkest days in American history. The conversation concludes with Will’s perspective on the future of the Proud Boys as an organization given de-platforming and prosecutions. 

This conversation was based on Will’s recent article in USA Today. 


Show Notes

In this episode, A’ndre and Ryan talk with Will Carless about the Proud Boys and the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Will, who is a USA Today national correspondant covering extremism and emerging issues in the United States, has gained unprecendented access to former Proud Boys who detail the recruitment and self-perpetuating extremism tactics. This illuminating episode delves into the ideologies, development and activities of the Proud Boys, as well as broader trends within the far right. Will also highlights his experiences on January 6th, where he witnessed the hysteria that led to one of the darkest days in American history. The conversation concludes with Will’s perspective on the future of the Proud Boys as an organization given de-platforming and prosecutions. 

This conversation was based on Will’s recent article in USA Today.