8 episodes

The 2020 race for the White House isn’t just playing out on the ground, it’s being waged where Americans spend the majority of their time: online, on their smartphones and in their newsfeeds. Each episode will examine how technology has transformed our politics and take you into the digital spaces where the race for the White House will be won. Hosted by Tara McGowan, the FWIW Podcast is owned by Courier Newsroom + produced by Wonder Media Network.

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The 2020 race for the White House isn’t just playing out on the ground, it’s being waged where Americans spend the majority of their time: online, on their smartphones and in their newsfeeds. Each episode will examine how technology has transformed our politics and take you into the digital spaces where the race for the White House will be won. Hosted by Tara McGowan, the FWIW Podcast is owned by Courier Newsroom + produced by Wonder Media Network.

    The Fight Against Distrust

    The Fight Against Distrust

    Why is disinformation such a powerful, malicious force in America and around the world? How should campaigns plan for and deal with disinformation that targets them? For the first episode in this fateful election year, Tara sat down with Jiore Craig, Vice President at GQR and an expert on disinformation, to talk about her experience with disinformation abroad and the steps we can take here at home.

    • 35 min
    The Case for Progressive Local News

    The Case for Progressive Local News

    How can we combat right-wing online misinformation and increase civic engagement in America? Tara spoke with Lindsay Schrupp, editor-in-chief of Courier Newsroom, and Pat Kreitlow, Managing Editor of the upcoming Up North News, to discuss how a new digital-first local news company can build trust online in a fractured media ecosystem that is constantly undermined by the President.

    • 29 min
    Behind the Republican Digital Curtain

    Behind the Republican Digital Curtain

    What did Republicans learn from 2016? What are Republican consultants and digital operatives learning and trying in 2020? To get a peek into how the other side is thinking about the digital space, Tara sat down with Eric Wilson, the editor of the digital politics newsletter "Learn, Test, Optimize."

    • 16 min
    Inside Facebook’s Campaign Team

    Inside Facebook’s Campaign Team

    What was it like to work for Facebook’s political ad team in 2016, and what can today’s campaigns do to take advantage of the platform? Tara spoke with Facebook-turned-ACRONYM employees Tatenda Musapatike and James Barnes - who worked for Facebook to support campaigns on both sides of the aisle - to discuss what they learned while working for the social media giant.

    • 32 min
    Covering the Twitter Presidency

    Covering the Twitter Presidency

    How has covering the White House and the campaign trail changed over the past decade? Tara spoke with CNN Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny to explore how the media has learned how to report on a presidency and campaign that is unfolding daily on Twitter.

    • 19 min
    The Democrats’ Data Ecosystem

    The Democrats’ Data Ecosystem

    How do political campaigns gather voter data online, and how are they using it to change hearts and minds? To find out, Tara spoke with Nell Thomas, the Chief Technology Officer of the Democratic National Committee.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

SmcnWilliams ,

Essential Listening for Anyone Concerned About Democracy

Inside political scoop, delivered straight. Pulls back the curtain and provides smart takes on digital and political messaging.

CRhoney22 ,

Excellent Political Podcast

Critical listening for anyone who wants to and needs to understand digital tactics in campaigns. Recommended for all old-school TV ad consultants. Times have changed, consumer behavior has changed.

Taraemcg ,

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would love listeners more ideas for guests and topics! ☄️🇺🇸🙏🏼

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