Seven Days In January | The Knows

Seven Days In January | The Knows

Seven Days in January invites listeners behind the curtain of power, offering a front-row seat to the shadowy deals and whispered arrangements at the heart of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Featuring selections from more than a dozen hours of exclusive audio intended for a reality TV series that never aired, this investigative podcast series follows a week of elaborate events planned around Trump’s 2017 inauguration and figures accused of foreign influence, financial impropriety, and backchannel deals. Hosted by Rocco Castoro, Emily Molli, Rob Waldeck, and Eric Rosas, the audio engineer who captured it all. Find more reporting at


June 5, 2022 64 mins
Associates of Mark Burnett and Elizabeth Koch feverishly worked all sides of a deal for Amazon Studios to produce a reality series about Donald J. Trump’s 2017 inauguration — one that evaporated as quickly as it appeared, leaving ominous questions to linger around F.T.C. oversight of Amazon’s $8.5 billion MGM Studios acquisition and their knowledge of 20 hours of unaired footage reported for the first time exclusively by THE KNOWS.

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Amazon Studios was on the cusp of green-lighting a reality TV series centered around Donald J. Trump’s inauguration; audio engineer Eric Rosas was hired for the production but was stiffed on payment — his signature forged on an NDA he never saw.

Eric Rosas shares this historic audio with The Knows, recounting what he witnessed during the week leading up to the inauguration. A week that’s still being dissected five years later in th...
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The first part of the Knows' analysis of the “long-lines” relationships of indicted billionaire Tom Barrack explores his ties to Ukrainian oligarchs and how he was able to get Paul Manafort hired on Donald J. Trump's 2016 campaign.
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June 21, 2022 47 mins
Before billionaire real estate magnate and chairman of Colony Capital Tom Barrack posted a $250 million bail and was fitted with an ankle GPS tracker after being indicted for allegedly violating foreign influence laws, Donald Trump put him in charge of the contribution-funded but publicly accountable 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee. Barrack is at the center of an indictment for improper foreign influence over elements of the ...
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July 7, 2022 51 mins
"Get out of my f*cking business, you b*tch!"
The tea really starts to boil in this episode.
Former Tony Blair advisor and speechwriter-turned-reality show producer Jonathan Reynaga recounts a call with CNN producer Christie Bear Johnson after Trump's strategic advisor Boris Epshteyn flipped out over a pre-taped interview with Tom Barrack, head of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Reynaga complains to PIC advisor-turned-whistleblo...
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September 2, 2022 50 mins
Days before reporting to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution to face his sentence for fraud and false statements, Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas chatted with The Knows about the 2017 inauguration as well as the Ukraine-related dealings he was tasked with alongside others like Kash Patel and John Solomon.
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