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Through interviews with politicians, journalists, activists, and the latest and greatest names in the fight to restore our democracy, the Another Way podcast explores the plans and policies for returning power to the people.

Another Way, by Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 173 Ratings

Through interviews with politicians, journalists, activists, and the latest and greatest names in the fight to restore our democracy, the Another Way podcast explores the plans and policies for returning power to the people.

    No Labels, Polarization, and Reform with Bill Galston

    No Labels, Polarization, and Reform with Bill Galston

    After a hiatus, Another Way is back! In this episode, Larry Lessig speaks with Bill Galson, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Co-Founder of No Labels. The two discuss the origins of No Labels, the rise of political polarization in Congress and whether democracy reform is needed to combat it, and if and how the filibuster should be reformed. Lessig and Galson also tackle the infamous No Label phone call leak and in what ways reform organizations should spend their money in the political process.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    On Our Own Failed Democratic State (And What's At Stake On January 17)

    On Our Own Failed Democratic State (And What's At Stake On January 17)

    Lawrence Lessig reads aloud his updated New York Review of Books essay, which was originally released on December 10th. In it, he outlines the latest developments on the Freedom to Vote Act, the United States' descent into minoritarianism, and the pathway forward. Lessig ends with a plea for listeners to participate in the final push to get the Freedom to Vote Act across the finish line.

    • 47 min
    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    On this special episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig and Matthew Seligman speak to John Eastman, former Chapman University law school professor and lawyer who represented former President Donald Trump in 2020 election-related lawsuits. The three discuss Eastman's controversial memo written to former Vice President Mike Pence about what authority Pence had to reject Biden slates of electors.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    The Pundits vs. The For The People Act

    The Pundits vs. The For The People Act

    On this episode of Another Way, Adam Eichen is joined by End Citizens United's Adam Bozzi and American Progress' Michael Sozan. The three discuss the media's handling of the fight to pass the For The People Act and why the pundits have missed the mark.

    • 51 min
    The Next Great Civil Rights Bill? With Elizabeth Hira

    The Next Great Civil Rights Bill? With Elizabeth Hira

    On this episode, Adam Eichen speaks to Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice. The two discuss Elizabeth's new report, Equity For The People, and go into detail about little-known provisions of the For The People Act.
    Equity for the People:
    https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/equity-people

    Elizabeth's Medium article:
    https://elizabeth-hira.medium.com/at-what-cost-democracy-remembering-jfks-covert-interventions-on-guyanese-independence-day-fa111dd40ae4

    Elizabeth's blog post about the For The People Act as the next great civil rights bill:
    https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/people-act-americas-next-great-civil-rights-bill

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Fixing The Filibuster To Save Democracy

    Fixing The Filibuster To Save Democracy

    How do we protect our democracy if the Senate filibuster stands in our way? What steps should we take to fix the filibuster and pass the For The People Act and Voting Rights Advancement Act?

    In this episode, we rebroadcast the audio from our August 5th, 2021 event, entitled "Fixing The Filibuster To Save Democracy", where we answered these questions. The event featured Lawrence Lessig, Cliff Albright (co-founder of Black Voters Matter), Eli Zupnick (spokesperson for Fix Our Senate), and Jana Morgan (director of the Declaration for American Democracy).

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

justin kempf ,

Hosted by a legend among democracy reformers

I love how Lawrence introduces a variety of guests and well-researched insights. Before the election he gave the deepest exploration of the electoral college I have ever encountered. Absolutely brilliant!

Justin Kempf
Democracy Paradox

Classicrocklover238 ,

Many Thanks from a Rockefeller

Since the Centrist wing of the GOP has collapsed, I have been looking at how and why both the system failed and how to fix it. This podcast helped a lot. I especially loved the episode with Bill Kristol!

WRCNYT ,

The Podcast interview by Larry of “George”

A sophisticated, respectful conversation between Larry and “George,” a thoughtful, articulate, anonymous Trump supporter. Fascinating, important and rare. The. country needs public discourse of the quality of this interview.

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