How a Dallas Podcast Mirrored the Rise of Donald Trump
“Terms” is the fictional story of a loudmouthed, divisive president-elect and the president determined to stop him.
Earlier this year, inside an office in Lakewood, a small start-up team predicted the future. Not with the mystical kitsch of crystal balls or tarot card semiotics, but by a weaving tale of political intrigue featuring a far-right politician who rises from out-of-nowhere, tapping into the incubated fear and anxiety of the country’s population. The candidate represents, to some, including the sitting president (a well-liked and charismatic leader at the end of his second term), the worst possible threat to democracy, decency, and the future of the republic.