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If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What's happening with the campaigns for '22 and (gulp) '24? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).

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If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What's happening with the campaigns for '22 and (gulp) '24? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).

    Jackie Calmes on the Weaponization of the Supreme Court

    Jackie Calmes on the Weaponization of the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court's reputation as an apolitical body has been permanently changed. How did we get here?
    Jackie Calmes from the LA Times has studied the changes in Supreme Court politics that hit a new low during the Trump presidency. Despite two impeachments and a single term, Trump and the Republicans managed to reshape the Court for decades -- and it's possible Democrats have underestimated and under-organized around the impact of the GOP's stranglehold on the judicial system.
    Jackie, Joe and Alex talk about the change in political strategy when it comes to appointing justices, how the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process completely missed another massive scandal, and how we recover from a climate where the Supreme Court is viewed by Republicans as the surest way to extend its minority rule.
    Jackie's new book, Dissent: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Dissent-Radicalization-Republican-Party-Capture/dp/1538700794
    Follow Jackie on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/jackiekcalmes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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    • 40 min
    Is Bipartisanship... Back? Infrastructure, Jan. 6 Commission, Voting Rights; Trump Loses in TX

    Is Bipartisanship... Back? Infrastructure, Jan. 6 Commission, Voting Rights; Trump Loses in TX

    After 6 months, President Biden did what Trump couldn't do in 4 years -- got an infrastructure bill through the Senate. A large bipartisan majority coming together for substantive change? What is going on? Alex and Joe unpack the progress made -- and not made -- to make big strides on infrastructure.
    Plus, Nancy Pelosi stopped the Jan. 6 commission from turning into a Jim Jordan-imbued circus, but the Republicans did their best to sink it. What will come of this investigation, and will it move the needle for voters?
    And will Joe Manchin finally backing voting rights measures mean it can get through the Senate?
    Also, a look at a TX state-wide election that Trump endorsed and lost.
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    • 34 min
    Trygve Olson on 7 Rules for Defeating Autocracy

    Trygve Olson on 7 Rules for Defeating Autocracy

    Political risk... What is it? World-renowned defender of democracy Trygve Olson joins Joe this week to discuss his ideas on the risks of economic fallout faced by political action. In this episode, Joe and Trygve lay out the bigger implications we face if the U.S. doesn't denounce and fight the autocratic movement from the right. Trygve explains the American "fraud democracy" in comparison to other historically authoritarian governments and how ultimately, this could lead to our economic and political downfall. To stop the collapse of our democratic system, Joe warns that citizens, Washington, and corporate America can't get comfortable with this being the "new normal." As Trygve states, engagement is required to be part of the solution.
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    • 40 min
    Pres. Biden Calls Out The Autocrats (Finally!), Texas Protests and John Lewis, Why This All Matters

    Pres. Biden Calls Out The Autocrats (Finally!), Texas Protests and John Lewis, Why This All Matters

    Joe Biden called it. Democracy vs. autocracy. Sound familiar? Now it's on all of us to keep spreading the word. Joe and Alex talk about Biden's Philadelphia speech ("Have you no shame?") and how it reset the battlefield for everything we've been fighting for. Then they hit on the latest in Texas and the heroic protest staged by Democratic lawmakers, why the corporate pressure campaigns are so critical, and your role to play in this fight.
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    • 32 min
    Steve Schmidt, Joe Joins Lincoln Project, Beating Corporations, '22 Blueprint

    Steve Schmidt, Joe Joins Lincoln Project, Beating Corporations, '22 Blueprint

    Joe announced this week that he'll be joining the Lincoln Project to help elect Democrats to fight the autocratic movement on the right.
    Steve Schmidt returns to talk to Joe about the cause and how if Democrats don't defeat Republicans, "we lose the country." He explains why the media, corporations and the public at large don't understand the stakes of allowing power to return to authoritarians.
    Joe and Steve talk next about the plans for The Lincoln Project and anti-authoritarianism in America in general. They name two huge companies that are still writing checks to pro-insurrectionists, and their plans to foment rebellion among employees.
    Plus: How do you defeat a movement that believes they're living in an occupied country with an illegitimate president? Do we really have to win decades of elections just to withstand authoritarianism?
    Read Joe's editorial in USA Today about why he's joining The Lincoln Project here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/06/stop-trump-authoritarianism-joe-trippi-lincoln-project/7814381002/
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    • 34 min
    Dan Gillmor on Journalism vs Truth, Role of Citizenry, Reporting on Lies

    Dan Gillmor on Journalism vs Truth, Role of Citizenry, Reporting on Lies

    Dan Gillmor, co-founder of Arizona State's News Co/Lab, is an expert on civil literacy and the role of journalism in our changing world. He joins the show to discuss the many changes to journalistic norms in the past few years and how to navigate a path forward.
    How should journalists cover politicians who intentionally and, sometimes dangerously, lie without consequence? What do former guardians of truth and once-trusted establishments still do their job when they're dismissed summarily by significant portions of the populace?
    And why was it so hard for journalists to just say, "Trump lied," instead of, as Dan says, using every other word in the thesaurus?
    Read the blog post Dan and Joe discuss here: https://medium.com/@dangillmor/dear-journalists-please-declare-independence-from-business-as-usual-fe8d3681f932 
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tom Graham 101 ,

Excellent show

I can highly recommend this excellent podcast.
My only criticism is the distracting music that keeps cropping up during the discussion. It’s not needed and I think the show would be better without it.

emfromlondon ,

Joe tells it like it is

Nails it on the head every time

Rushcroft ,

Essential listening

Expert insight into US politics - I’m looking forward to working my way through the back catalogue.

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