46 episodes

A podcast to highlight civic engagement and to learn to be effective citizens, with a focus on Michigan.

DIY Democracy Steven Nelson

    • Politics
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

A podcast to highlight civic engagement and to learn to be effective citizens, with a focus on Michigan.

    Threats to Democracy and the Groundwork for Insurrection

    Threats to Democracy and the Groundwork for Insurrection

    An interview with Professors Suzanne Mettler (@SuzanneMettler1) and Rob Lieberman (@r_lieberman) on their book, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy.

    Another podcast that I listened to as I was preparing to post this was Bill Moyers's interview of Heather Cox Richardson the day after the coup attempt. I highly recommend listening to it.

    Music by Evan Schaeffer.

    • 49 min
    Turning Attention to Georgia

    Turning Attention to Georgia

    An interview with Byron Stokes (@byst on Twitter), trying to figure out how best to support election efforts in the Georgia Senate election run-off.

    Some organizations Byron highlighted: 

    Fair Fight (https://fairfight.com)

    Project South (https://projectsouth.org)

    New Georgia Project (https://www.ngpaf.org)

    Sister Song (https://www.sistersong.net)


    Music by Evan Schaeffer.

    • 39 min
    Episode 42: Choosing Rural Prosecutors

    Episode 42: Choosing Rural Prosecutors

    The final episode in a series on electing, or in this case choosing, prosecutors - an interview with Maybell Romero, on rural prosecutors.

    For more, see her bio: https://www.niu.edu/law/about/directory/romero.shtml and follow her on Twitter: @MaybellRomero

    For The Appeal's work on prosecutors: https://theappeal.org/topics/prosecutors/

    Music by Evan Schaeffer.

    • 44 min
    Episode 41: Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate Eli Savit

    Episode 41: Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate Eli Savit

    An interview with Eli Savit, candidate for Washtenaw County (MI) prosecuting attorney.

    For more on the candidate, find his website here:

    https://eli2020.com

    Music is by Evan Schaeffer

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 40: Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate Arianne Slay

    Episode 40: Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate Arianne Slay

    An interview with Arianne Slay, candidate for Washtenaw County (MI) prosecuting attorney.

    For more on the candidate, find her website here:

    https://arianneslay.com 

    Music is by Evan Schaeffer

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 39: Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate Hugo Mack

    Episode 39: Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate Hugo Mack

    An interview with Hugo Mack, candidate for Washtenaw County (MI) prosecuting attorney.

    For more on the candidate, find his website here:
    Hugoforprosecutor2020.com 

    Music is by Evan Schaeffer

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

magicblueman ,

An excellent public service

Y’all this is far and away one of the best public service podcasts out there. If you’re here in Washtenaw County or not, it’s SUCH an informative and interesting discussion.

Annakoki ,

IIF I COULD GIVE IT 10 STARS I WOULD!!!

Okay, let me start off with this is by far my favorite podcast that has anything to do with politics. Even if you are not from Michigan, the information is super helpful. These are the questions we should be asking people running for office!!! It’s also a very approachable podcast. The host strikes an excellent balance between providing information and being conversational. You don’t feel like you’re listening to an interview. Quite often it feels like a conversation between friends. Personally, I feel this makes it easier to absorb the information. The host also does a fantastic job of providing any background information that the listener will need to make sense of the interviews. It is truly a carefully curated piece of art. A fantastic listen for those who are political junkies, novices, and everyone in between.

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