Master Plan

Master Plan

Coming in 2024—Master Plan, a podcast by The Lever, reveals the gripping inside story of how extremists and tycoons orchestrated a system of legalized corruption in America. The first season of this investigative series traces the untold history from the 1970s to today, showing how a small group of operatives and oligarchs used vast wealth to manipulate key U.S. government policies for personal gain at the expense of everyone else. Master Plan is hosted by David Sirota, an investigative journalist, political writer and Oscar-nominated producer. Sirota is founder of The Lever, an award-winning news outlet dedicated to holding power accountable.


December 28, 2023 5 mins

The Lever unearths never-before-reported documents showing how a group of extremists and tycoons legalized corruption and took over the U.S. government. In this epic journey from the 1970s to the present, you’ll hear the untold history of famous villains you already thought you knew—people like President Richard Nixon, Senator Mitch McConnell and Fox News boss Roger Ailes. You’ll also meet operatives and oligarchs you’ve p...

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