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On our first episode of Season 2 of George Takei's " Oh Myyy Pod!" podcast, host George Takei and co-host Todd Beeton sit down with with Dr. Timothy Snyder, author of The Road to Unfreedom, and Andrea Chalupa, author of Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm, to explore Russia's hacking of the 2016 elections and the efforts to hack the 2020 election as well.

Listen below to hear Dr. Snyder discuss why destabilizing democracy is such an important part of Putin's agenda.

And listen to the rest of our second season below.

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