19 episodes

Democracy Optimist is a thought-provoking public radio series and podcast that delves deep into the heart of democratic processes, elections, and voting rights to ask a simple but vital question: how do we sustain our democracy? The series is hosted by University of Kentucky Election Law research professor Joshua Douglas, a passionate advocate for civic engagement, and produced by WEKU.

Democracy Optimist Joshua Douglas

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    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Democracy Optimist is a thought-provoking public radio series and podcast that delves deep into the heart of democratic processes, elections, and voting rights to ask a simple but vital question: how do we sustain our democracy? The series is hosted by University of Kentucky Election Law research professor Joshua Douglas, a passionate advocate for civic engagement, and produced by WEKU.

    Joanna Shepherd and Michael Kang

    Joanna Shepherd and Michael Kang

    Joshua Douglas speaks to law professors Joanna Shepherd and Michael Kang about the money raised and spent in judicial campaigns.

    • 26 min
    Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller

    Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller

    Joshua Douglas speaks to Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller about a case involving a severely gerrymandered redistricting map drawn in Kentucky.

    • 23 min
    Susan Lamb and Kenny Barger

    Susan Lamb and Kenny Barger

    Joshua Douglas talks to Susan Lamb and Kenny Barger, County Clerks of Fayette and Madison County, Kentucky

    • 24 min
    David Becker

    David Becker

    Joshua Douglas talks to David Becker, Executive Director and Founder of the nonpartisan, non-profit Center for Election Innovation and Research

    • 23 min
    E.J. Dionne

    E.J. Dionne

    Joshua Douglas talks to political commentator E.J. Dionne about voter turnout

    • 28 min
    Joe Sonka

    Joe Sonka

    Joshua Douglas talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Joe Sonka the role of journalism in elections

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Candycrushdumb ,

Love it

Great pod very informative from someone who is obviously super knowledgeable on the topic

attorneymartins ,

Excellent!!

I highly recommend this podcast! Listen, now you won’t be disappointed!

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