How does the U.S. Constitution work?
Episode 77: Filibuster
In this episode, Jay and Luke discuss procedures in the Senate. After giving a broad overview of how the institution works, they dig deep into the filibuster -- how it works, why it works, and some surprising answers as to whom it benefits.
Episode 76: House Party!
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Luke and Jay continue their explanation of Congress, this time looking at the party structure in the House of Representatives. After Jay offers some broad considerations about the function and structure of the parties, Luke takes a deep dive into how the majority party (right now, the Democrats) actually work in the House.
Episode 75: Congressional Committees
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke discuss the role of committees in Congress. Committees are the workhorses of Congress, where the real legislating happens. The guys evaluate different theories of committee organization, and Luke makes the case that their flexibility makes them still useful in the era of omnibus legislating.
Episode 74: Jay’s New Book!
Luke interviews Jay about his new book, ‘James Madison: America’s First Politician,’ which is out on November 9th.
Episode 73: The Electoral Connection
In this week’s episode, Jay and Luke examine what makes members of Congress tick. The answer: paranoia. Specifically, the all-abiding fear that they might lose reelection. The congressional drive toward reelection frames their entire career in Congress, especially how they interact with their constituents back home. It determines how they view their districts and how they communicate with it. Those who are good at this job tend to win reelection. Those who don’t, don’t.
Episode 72: Congress Since the 1990s
In this final installment of their "Historical Congress" series, Luke and Jay discuss various facets of the legislative group since the 1990s.
Please Come Back!
I'm sure Jay & Luke are probably busy as all get-out, but I'd love to hear some new episodes! I know the audience would be very grateful for whatever time you boys can manage. These episodes have more in them than any other podcast, and I love hearing all the color and detail that you both seem to have always on hand.
Need full stream!
Great podcast. Being back all episodes!
Great but re-upload the old episodes please
Great podcast! Five stars! But pls upload the old episodes too. They were great!