10 episodes

A podcast focusing on the social and political trends shaping our future.

America Trends Podcast America Trends

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

A podcast focusing on the social and political trends shaping our future.

    EP 760 America’s Two Major Parties: Hollowed Out and Underperforming

    EP 760 America’s Two Major Parties: Hollowed Out and Underperforming

    While our parties may only from time to time have lived up to the mission of truly organizing our political discourse and developing serious nuts and bolts efforts toward major transformations that benefit our society. Yet when they have, the impact had been remarkable. So says today’s guest Daniel Schlozman and Sam Rosenfeld, political scientists … Read More Read More

    • 34 min
    EP 759 Warning: The Media You Consume May Be Hazardous to Your Understanding of What’s Really Going On

    EP 759 Warning: The Media You Consume May Be Hazardous to Your Understanding of What’s Really Going On

    The Rascals had a song out years back called ‘How Can I Be Sure’?  And while those lyrics pertained to love, the same question could, and should, be posed today about the media content you are devouring from a range of sources–legitimate and sketchy.  The ability to discern which is which gets harder by the … Read More Read More

    • 34 min
    EP 758 America’s Banking System More Fragile Than We Know

    EP 758 America’s Banking System More Fragile Than We Know

    To those of us who stopped thinking about the inherent risks in our banking system after the meltdown of 2007-2009, exemplified by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and assumed that Dodd-Frank legislation had corrected all of our problems, it might be time to think again.  Except for extraordinary government interventions over a weekend in 2023, … Read More Read More

    • 36 min
    EP 757 A Leader in the Feminist Movement Assesses Its Progress and Challenges in 2024

    EP 757 A Leader in the Feminist Movement Assesses Its Progress and Challenges in 2024

    Our guest is a feminist trailblazer who had an inside look at the feminist movement as it progressed from the 1960’s on. Her insights and odes to those who made it possible for women to have virtual integration into all aspects of commerce, the arts and even sports, as we’ve seen, is a far cry … Read More Read More

    • 37 min
    EP 756 Remarkable Women Finally Getting Their Due Recognition

    EP 756 Remarkable Women Finally Getting Their Due Recognition

    Each of us honors remarkable women in our own way.  Often it’s when we think about what our mothers contributed to our growth and development.  In other cases, it’s a teacher or a caregiver.  Well the emphatic sex has for generations contributed both to the nurturing part of society’s needs as well as the political … Read More Read More

    • 37 min
    EP 755 Do You Really Want to Try Living in an Autocracy?

    EP 755 Do You Really Want to Try Living in an Autocracy?

    Sure democracy is messy and lots of people feel it’s not working as well as it once did.  But all of us born here have never lived under the alternative.  Be careful what you wish for if you are taking in, and buying, all the strongman musings of Donald Trump. It’s a recipe for disaster.  … Read More Read More

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Stevy V. ,

Amazingly Interesting

Larry is so well informed and thoughtful on so many topics. Great podcast!

Jordyfraz21 ,

Wonderful and Thought Provoking

This podcast cover such a vast array of topics that are engaging and make you want to delve deeper into the issues discussed. I really enjoy it!

Keith00 ,

Unique and Intriguing

Great show that keeps you engaged and looking forward to the next episode. Five stars!

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