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Politics & Polls is a podcast produced by WooCast, based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

    #168: The Struggle for Liberty Ft. Daron Acemoglu

    #168: The Struggle for Liberty Ft. Daron Acemoglu

    Liberty is a value often associated with democracy. Grassroots advocates and organizers have historically mobilized to pressure leaders and bring about change in society. But these efforts haven’t always been successful. With this in mind, what does it take for liberty to emerge?
    This pursuit of liberty is at the center of economist Daron Acemoglu’s new book, “The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty.” In this week’s episode, Acemoglu joins Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang to discuss the role of norms and mobilization as states and societies struggle in the corridor to liberty.
    Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. Earlier this year, he was named Institute Professor, the highest faculty honor at MIT. Acemoglu has authored multiple works, including “Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy” and “Why Nations Fail.”

    • 34 Min.
    #167: Ronald Reagan and the Origins of Modern Conservatism Featuring Robert Mann

    #167: Ronald Reagan and the Origins of Modern Conservatism Featuring Robert Mann

    Ronald Reagan is often regarded as a champion of modern American conservatism, but the former president didn’t always hold these political beliefs. Reagan actually grew up in a New Deal family and voiced his support for the Democratic Party well into the 1950s. So how did he come to be such a prominent figure in the Republican Party?
    In this week’s episode, Robert Mann joins Julian Zelizer to discuss Ronald Reagan’s political origins and transformation from a Democrat to a Republican, the subject of Mann’s book, “Becoming Ronald Reagan: The Rise of a Conservative Icon.” Mann discusses Reagan’s political philosophies as they changed in the face of communism and the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
    Mann holds the Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. He has authored several works, including “Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater and the Ad that Changed American Politics” and “The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights.” Mann also has penned op-eds and book reviews in such publications as The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Politico, Vox, and Salon.

    • 34 Min.
    #166: Youth Activism in 2020

    #166: Youth Activism in 2020

    We're back - and with a very special episode! Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview some young political voices in this week’s episode, focusing on their projects, motivations, and hopes for 2020.
    ABOUT THE GUESTS
    Nick Guthman, Blue Future
    Nick Guthman is a co-founder and the executive director of Blue Future, which connects young people to progressive campaigns. The group raised more than $70,000 to support student organizers working on congressional campaigns last year.
    Henry Slater, Princeton University Asian American Students Association
    Henry Slater is a sophomore at Princeton University. He and others are running voter registration drives on campus with the Asian American Students Association.
    Sydney Ward and Hyrum Devenport, Project 320
    Sydney Ward is a senior in high school and the founder of Project 320, which connects Utah students with their local reps and works to increase voter registration. Hyrum Devenport is a freshman at Brigham Young University and the community outreach director of Project 320.
    Ella Berg, Vote Across America
    Ella Berg, a high school senior at Staples High School in Connecticut, runs Vote Across America, which streamlines the voting process not only for Connecticut voters, but voters in every state and U.S. territory.
    Natalie Sweet, Zero Hour
    Natalie Sweet is a student at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx. She is co-head of Zero Hour, a non-profit organization dedicated to taking action to end climate change.

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    #165: Dealing with College Debt Featuring Caitlin Zaloom

    #165: Dealing with College Debt Featuring Caitlin Zaloom

    College debt is a defining characteristic of middle class life in America.

    In this episode, Caitlin Zaloom joins Julian Zelizer to discuss the impact of debt on families and students, the historic value of education, and explanations behind the rising costs of college. These are all topics of her new book, “Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost.”

    • 31 Min.
    #164: Indivisible with Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg

    #164: Indivisible with Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg

    Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, who are married, are the cofounders and executive directors of Indivisible and have published a book about the story of the movement: “We are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump.” They join Sam Wang and Julian Zelizer in today’s episode to discuss.

    • 41 Min.
    #163: The Crisis of Democracy

    #163: The Crisis of Democracy

    Is democracy under attack? With the rise of authoritarianism abroad and the erosion of rights and norms at home, many have started to reexamine the strengths and weaknesses of democratic institutions.

    Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the state of American democracy in this week’s episode, looking at voting rights, truth in politics, and impeachment as the country enters the final year of President Trump’s term.

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