15 episodes

Liberals are too clustered in major cities, mainly in blue states. This is why Hillary Clinton can get 3 million more votes and still lose the election. Progressives and liberals are not spread out enough across the country in large enough numbers to win more elections.

What can liberals and progressives do to turn more of the map blue? The short answer is…MOVE!

In this podcast, we talk to people in places that aren’t blue. Sometimes it’s liberals who are on the ground in deep red territory. Other times, it’s people who don’t agree with liberals. But always with the goal of answering these questions:

What will bring more liberal voters to red states?
How can liberals persuade voters who are already there?
The Clusterf*cked Podcast is an exploration of a new liberal movement…that must be literal!

Clusterf*cked Roger King

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Liberals are too clustered in major cities, mainly in blue states. This is why Hillary Clinton can get 3 million more votes and still lose the election. Progressives and liberals are not spread out enough across the country in large enough numbers to win more elections.

What can liberals and progressives do to turn more of the map blue? The short answer is…MOVE!

In this podcast, we talk to people in places that aren’t blue. Sometimes it’s liberals who are on the ground in deep red territory. Other times, it’s people who don’t agree with liberals. But always with the goal of answering these questions:

What will bring more liberal voters to red states?
How can liberals persuade voters who are already there?
The Clusterf*cked Podcast is an exploration of a new liberal movement…that must be literal!

    Episode 14 - Amanda Litman, Executive Director of Run For Something

    Episode 14 - Amanda Litman, Executive Director of Run For Something

    Amanda Litman is the Executive Director of Run For Something, which recruits and supports young progressives running for office at all levels across the U.S.  Roger and Amanda discuss how she went from being Hillary Clinton's email Director (not those emails!) to launching Run For Something the day after Trump's inauguration; how the organization finds candidates and decides which ones to endorse; successful candidates they have backed in red states, and more.

    • 26 min
    Episode 13 - David Weissman, former die-hard Trump supporter turned Democrat

    Episode 13 - David Weissman, former die-hard Trump supporter turned Democrat

    David Weissman was a right wing Republican and die-hard Trump supporter. A self-described troll, he was part of the MAGA army on social media and built up a Twitter following of over 100,000. A chance Twitter encounter with comedian Sarah Silverman got him rethinking his beliefs and eventually led to him regretting his support for Trump. David and Roger discuss his journey from the MAGA cult (as he calls it) to becoming a Democrat.

    • 29 min
    Episode 12 - Rick Wilson, Former Republican Strategist and well-known Never Trump Conservative

    Episode 12 - Rick Wilson, Former Republican Strategist and well-known Never Trump Conservative

    Rick Wilson is one of the most well-known Never Trump Conservatives in the country, through his many TV appearances and NY Times best-selling book, "Everything Trump Touches Dies". Rick and Roger discuss his new book "Running Against The Devil", which gives advice to Democrats on how to beat Trump. Rick gives his take on the Dems chances in key red states, evaluates the pluses and  minuses of the remaining Democratic Presidential candidates, and more.

    • 40 min
    Episode 10 - Jonathan Rodden, Author of "Why Cities Lose" and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.

    Episode 10 - Jonathan Rodden, Author of "Why Cities Lose" and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.

    Why Cities Lose traces the deep roots of the Urban-Rural divide in the U.S. and shows that geography is the main reason the left loses many key elections. Roger and Jonathan discuss how Democrats are making inroads with suburban voters and which states that is happening in the most; the changing nature of college educated voters; how housing costs in major urban places may be unintentionally helping Democrats, and more.

    • 25 min
    Episode 11 - Rachel Bitecofer, Asst. Dir. of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University

    Episode 11 - Rachel Bitecofer, Asst. Dir. of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University

    Rachel Bitecofer predicted the exact number of House seats the Democrats would win in the 2018 midterms before any other political analyst and she is already on the record as saying Trump will lose in 2020. Rachel and Roger discuss why Trump won in 2016 and why he likely won't in 2020; why the Democrats won in 2018 (it's not the reason many Democrats think); the truth about independent voters, and more.

    • 36 min
    Episode 9 - Sacha Haworth, Political Director of American Bridge Super PAC

    Episode 9 - Sacha Haworth, Political Director of American Bridge Super PAC

    American Bridge is the largest research, video tracking and rapid response organization in Democratic politics. They find what Republicans are hiding and make sure voters hear about it. Sacha and Roger discuss how American Bridge tracks Republicans and what they do with the video or info when they find something; how, according to their polling, Trump is vulnerable with his own voters; their $50 million campaign to flip Trump voters in key swing states, and more.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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IvanMirkoS ,

Professional and informative

Great selection of quests and great production value. Would recommend to anyone interested in current state of US politics!

Brad Giffen ,

OUTSTANDING!

Roger cuts to the chase immediately ---and what a chase he presents!
Awesome content. Obviously well-researched. Great guests!
I'll now be a regular, subscribed Cluster'd listener.
--Brad Giffen

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