Part Five: "America First"
In the fifth episode, host Peter Sagal sits down with The Plot Against America creator and executive producer David Simon to discuss Part Five of the limited series. As the drama intensifies, Sagal and Simon unpack the historical context for the chaos, including the phrase “America First.” They also discuss what it took to build an era-accurate newsreel theater, Sandy’s puberty-driven politics, and how Zoe Kazan shaped Bess’s heartbreaking ultimatum. The next episode of this podcast comes out after Part Six of the series. The Plot Against America airs Mondays at 9 PM on HBO. The Plot Against America Podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.
Part Four: "Gay Kocken Offen Yam"
Part Six: “A Different Kind of Country”
About The Show
The official podcast of the HBO limited series. Over six episodes, host Peter Sagal (of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me) and creator and executive producer David Simon discuss The Plot Against America, HBO’s riveting adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel of the same name. Join Sagal and Simon as they dissect the show’s narrative choices, what it means to build an alternate history, and the story’s connection to our modern reality. The Plot Against America airs Mondays at 9 PM on HBO starting March 16. The Plot Against America Podcast is also available to stream on HBO apps starting Monday, March 16 at 10 PM.