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.
An Oakland Ballot Initiative That Could Inspire The Nation
Adam Eichen speaks with Jonathan Mehta Stein (Executive Director of California Common Cause) and Vernetta Woods (IVE Team leader at Oakland Rising Action). They discuss the innovative fair elections initiative that will appear on this year's midterm ballot in Oakland and how it could inspire similar efforts across the nation. They also speak about what keeps them from burning out, even during an intensive ballot initiative campaign.
Acknowledging Our Fears, with Rabbi Michael Pollack
Adam Eichen speaks with Rabbi Michael Pollack, Executive Director of March on Harrisburg, a Pennsylvania-based anti-corruption organization. They talk candidly about feeling fear and how to face the growing risks to democracy without becoming paralyzed. They also discuss the difficulties of long term organizing for democracy in the midst of a contentious midterm election.
Another Way is back! Adam Eichen and Lawrence Lessig have a candid conversation about the state of our democracy, feelings of loss (post-Freedom to Vote Act campaign), and what keeps them motivated in a very disturbing political time.
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.
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.
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.
Organizers needs this
This is an amazing resource for democracy and anti corruption advocates. We need to organize and mobilize!
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!
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!