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.
Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales
On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and wt.social. Lessig and Wales discuss the origins of Wikipedia, its architecture, and its ad-free commitment to neutrality. They also attempt to unpack the growing polarization in the media, digital algorithms and the addictiveness of technology, and how to reform the informational ecosystem to ensure better deliberation.
The Fight For Voting Rights Reform
For this week's episode, we are re-broadcasting the audio of an Equal Citizens event held on March 31st, 2021 entitled, "The Fight For Voting Rights Reform: The Path To H.R. 1 and H.R. 4". The event featured Lawrence Lessig moderating a conversation between Duke Law Professor Guy-Uriel Charles and Emory Professor Carol Anderson. The three scholars discuss voter suppression, the bills that Congress is currently considering to tackle it — the For The People Act and the Voting Rights Advancement Act — and what we can do to ensure their passage and save our democracy. Representative Mondaire Jones makes a special appearance.
Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman
Lawrence Lessig speaks with Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. The two discuss the history of the U.S. political party system, polarization and partisanship, reform, and Lee's recent book, "Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America".
Swamp Stories With Weston Wamp
On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks to Weston Wamp, senior political strategist for Issue One and host of the podcast, Swamp Stories. The two discuss congressional fundraising, leadership PACs, public campaign financing, the January 6th insurrection. and the Republican Party's relationship to democracy reform.
Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang
On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks to Professor Sam Wang, founder of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. The two discuss the inequalities produced by gerrymandering and the Electoral College, the rise of minoritarianism in the US, and what Congress and the states can do to fight back.
“George”: A conversation with the other side
This episode of Another Way is unique: Lessig speaks to a Trump-supporting friend, whose name has been changed and voice altered to allow the friend to speak without the burdens his views might create in his world. Lessig and “George” discuss Trump, the January 6th insurrection and partisanship. Is common ground possible?
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!
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.
All time favorite
This is one of my all time favorite podcasts. Great topics, great guests, great insights.