8 episodes

Forget about getting mad or getting even, this is a political show about how we are moving forward. Movement building pros Gina Christo and Wilnelia Rivera helped get Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) elected and know how deep democracy works when it centers the people we usually see at the margins. Each month they look at dumpster fires happening on the political ground and highlight the women, queer folk, and POC fighting the good fight and winning key battles across the country.

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    • 3.8, 76 Ratings

Forget about getting mad or getting even, this is a political show about how we are moving forward. Movement building pros Gina Christo and Wilnelia Rivera helped get Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) elected and know how deep democracy works when it centers the people we usually see at the margins. Each month they look at dumpster fires happening on the political ground and highlight the women, queer folk, and POC fighting the good fight and winning key battles across the country.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Wilhomenah ,

So far I’m a fan

I enjoyed the first episode and I’m ready for more.

Gina Christo ,

A.V. Club - May 2019

"Sorting through the current political trash heap can feel tiring and demoralizing, but movement-building pros and hosts of Deep Democracy Gina Christo and Wilnelia River infuse politics with Beyoncé and T.J.Maxx candles, creating an engaging conversation that calls you to joy and justice. Highlighting the marginalized folks doing work to galvanize communities, Deep Democracy facilitates a new conversation around representative democracy. This super dense episode demystifies the vital nature of the recent mayoral elections to the run-up to 2020, unpacks big issues heading to the Supreme Court, and explains the implications of adding a citizenship question to the census. Journalist and organizer Clarissa Brooks (Teen Vogue, Nylon, The Guardian) joins the conversation this month, addressing the challenges of organizing at Spelman College, the need to have flexibility and evolution in politics, and the polarizing nature of her 2015 BLM protest against Hillary Clinton. Stressing the importance of visibility in organizing, Clarissa exposes the challenges that movements face as they become monetized. From hot takes on Shaun King’s open apology to a biting analysis of Mayor Pete, this episode proves that Deep Democracy might just be peerless in the political podcast space. [Morgan McNaught]"

francinegil ,

Finally a politics show that's not all about bros

I'm a politics junkie and love the fresh perspective these hosts bring, as gay women, and Wilnelia as a WOC, and as progressive movement builders with state, local and national experience. The point they made in the second episode about forgetting winning back the white working class and instead focusing on winning back the South, where millions of brown and black folks have been disenfranchised and generally discouraged from voting, is so dang smart and something I haven't even heard mentioned on other podcasts. I'm excited for more episodes!

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