Politics in America is transforming. We’re using the lessons learned working with The Lincoln Project and embarking on a new series to deepen our understanding of who we are, how we got here, and how we rebuild without repeating the mistakes of the past. Ron Steslow hosts academics, behavioral economists, social psychologists, politicos, philosophers, anthropologists, journalists, poets, and storytellers—and more—to discuss America’s political present and future and dive into the deeper problems we face as a nation. Email us questions or comments: email@example.com. New episodes Wednesdays and Fridays.
Combatting COVID Vaccine Skepticism, the “Big Lie” around election fraud, and the Dubious GOP Rebrand—Weekly Roundup
Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) return to the Roundup with host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the new Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine and diminishing vaccine skepticism, the evolution of Republican disinformation regarding the 2020 election, and the questionable attempt to rebrand the GOP as the party of the working class.
Drawing Democracy: Redistricting in America—Part 1
In the first part of a new Politicology series on America’s redistricting process, Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) joins host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to set the table with an overview of how redistricting and reapportionment happen, the importance of the Census, and why we’ll hear a lot about Gerrymandering as this process unfolds.
The GOP's Irreconcilable Differences, David Perdue's delusion, and Anti-Democracy in Georgia—The Weekly Roundup
Jennifer Horn (@NHJennifer), Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson), and Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to recap the week, including the growing rift and infighting among the Republican Party's ranks, the defeated Senator looking to re-run, the continued voter suppression efforts in Georgia and statehouses across the country, and what people across the country can do now to protect their right to vote.
How Smartmatic vs. Fox News Will Impact Cable News with Joyce Vance
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance (@JoyceWhiteVance) joins Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the $2.7 billion lawsuit Smartmatic filed against Fox News, three Fox hosts, and two Trump attorneys and the impact it could have on the misinformation cable news channels produce.
Trump’s Second Impeachment, Election Interference Investigation, and Compounding COVID Crises—The Weekly Roundup
Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the potential impact the second Trump impeachment trial will have in the future, the new investigation in Georgia probing Trump's calls to state officials, and the impact of the compounding COVID-induced crises.
Impeachment and the Most Divided Deliberative Body with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones
Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones (@DougJones) joins Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the insurrection at the Capitol, the second Impeachment trial of Donald Trump, holding presidents accountable for their actions, and how we should expect a 50-50 Senate to function.
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