The Aftermath: A Podcast Series From Lawfare and Goat Rodeo

On January 6, 2021, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. It was the most forceful assault on the peaceful transition of power in the history of the American presidency.

And then?

That is where we pick up. The Aftermath isn’t about the events leading up to the attack, or about the attack itself. It’s about what happened next—about how our democracy is attempting to right itself in the face of an existential threat. What exactly has our government been doing in the year since the attack? Who is being criminally prosecuted, and who isn’t? How is Congress taking action, and where is it failing to act? How are we telling the story—and who gets to tell it?

The Aftermath, a podcast series from Lawfare and Goat Rodeo, was launched on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol attack and is ongoing. It is hosted by Lawfare’s executive editor, Natalie Orpett.

Listen below and subscribe here.


Episode 1: Day Zero, Ground Zero

Episode 2: Scattered to the Four Winds

Episode 3: Congress Responds

Episode 4: A Bipartisan Interlude

Episode 5: Who Tells Your Story

Bonus content, including full length interviews of guests and a Q&A with The Aftermath producers, is available to material supporters of Lawfare's Patreon. Click here to become a material supporter.