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Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that takes big ideas about civic life and democracy and turns them into action items for everyday citizens.

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Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that takes big ideas about civic life and democracy and turns them into action items for everyday citizens.

    Overcoming Neoliberalism: Jared Yates Sexton

    Overcoming Neoliberalism: Jared Yates Sexton

    Thursday, January 26th, 2022
     
    Jared Yates Sexton is a self-described Hoosier, a Political Analyst, and host of the Muckrake Podcast. His latest book is The Midnight Kingdom: A History of Power, Paranoia, and the Coming Crisis. We discuss our current era of neo-liberalism and what may be in store in the future. 
     
    One of the most dangerous things that Reagan and Thatcher did on behalf of neoliberalism was convince people that government is impotent. This has eaten away at the authority of the state and reduced confidence in government regulation. Further, neoliberalism has reduced citizens into consumers who are left talking about consumer preferences as opposed to real politics. Jared predicts that the end of neoliberalism is nigh. 
     
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    Credits:  Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guests: Jared Yates Sexton
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 43 min
    Invest in Young Voters: Victor Shi

    Invest in Young Voters: Victor Shi

    Thursday, January 19th, 2022
     
    Victor Shi is a Gen Z activist, host of On the Move, co-host of iGen Politics, a junior at UCLA, and Strategy Director of Voters of Tomorrow. He was elected as the youngest delegate for Joe Biden in 2020 and previously interned at the White House and DNC. We discuss the power of the youth vote to determine elections and which issues motivate Gen Zers to go to the polls. 
     
    Against the backdrop of voter suppression, especially in states like Texas, young voters struggle to understand that their voices really do matter. We need people to be engaged in keeping this democracy running. Because Gen Zers and Millennials are going to outnumber any other generation of Americans starting in 2024, it’s crucial to meet young people where they are. That includes text banking, social media, phone banking, and relational organizing. Voter registration drives should start in all high schools and early, in person voting should be widely encouraged. Sustaining change also comes through electing more young people to office. 
     
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    Read the transcript here:  https://www.futurehindsight.com/episodes/invest-in-young-voters-victor-shi 
     
     
    Credits:  Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guests: Victor Shi 
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 38 min
    We Have the Majority: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali

    We Have the Majority: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali

    Thursday, January 12th, 2022
     
    Danielle Moodie is a cultural connoisseur, a political junkie, and, in addition to Democracy-ish, also hosts the Woke AF Daily podcast. Wajahat Ali is a Daily Beast columnist, public speaker, recovering attorney, and author. His most recent book is Go Back To Where You Came From: And, Other Helpful Recommendations on Becoming American. We discuss the struggle toward a multiracial democracy and the role of civic action to achieve it.
     
    Despite many years of disinformation and misinformation, abortion rights and defense of democracy are kitchen table issues for a majority of Americans. They are the reason we did not see a red wave in the 2022 midterm elections. White rage is ascending because we are making steady progress toward a multiracial democracy that fundamentally centers  justice and equity for all people.
     
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    Credits:  
    Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guests: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 49 min
    Winning the Civil War: Steve Phillips

    Winning the Civil War: Steve Phillips

    Steve Phillips is the host of the Democracy in Color podcast and the author of How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good. We start off a new year of civic engagement and fighting for democracy with a conversation about his political leadership, thought leadership, and coalition building.
     
    The Confederate Battle plan of never giving an inch, ruthlessly rewriting the rules, distorting public opinion, silently sanctioning terrorism, and playing the long game has been present in every period of US history. Through organizing and civic participation, in the places that held people in slavery, the country is being transformed. The new American majority and the majority of eligible voters are people of color and progressive whites. We have the potential power to redraw the social contract.
     
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    Credits:  Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guests: Steve Phillips
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 50 min
    How Textbooks Made America Not So Great: Some of My Best Friends Are

    How Textbooks Made America Not So Great: Some of My Best Friends Are

    Thursday, December 29th, 2022
     
    We’re sharing a clip from an episode of Some of My Best Friends Are…
     
    Here’s a preview of another podcast, Some of My Best Friends Are, from Pushkin
    Industries. Harvard professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and journalist Ben Austen are friends, one Black and one white, who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago. On Some of My Best Friends Are, Khalil and Ben, along with their guests, have critical conversations that are at once personal, political, and playful, about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. 
     
    In this preview, Khalil and Ben are joined by Donald Yacovone, author of Teaching White Supremacy. In the midst of new laws to ban books about race and the teaching of slavery, Yacovone digs through thousands of school textbooks and finds that most already emphasize whiteness as the core of our national identity. Khalil, Ben, and Donald chat about how the history we’ve been teaching over the last 300 years isn’t necessarily the history we made, and how that has informed our current social crisis.
     
    Hear more at:  https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/sbfs2?sid=future 
     
    Listen to the full episode:  https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/some-of-my-best-friends-are/how-textbooks-made-america-not-so-great 
     
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    • 12 min
    Reform the Courts!: Chris Kang

    Reform the Courts!: Chris Kang

    Thursday, December 22nd, 2022
     
    Chris Kang is the Co-Founder and Chief Counsel of Demand Justice. He served in the White House for nearly seven years as Deputy Counsel to President Obama and Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. We talk about court reform from diversifying the bench of judges to expanding the Supreme Court.
     
    The Supreme Court of the United States is actually the only court in the entire country that does not have a binding code of ethics. Congress has changed the size of the Supreme Court seven times before. It's very much within their power and ability to change the size of the court again now to restore balance. When you have a system of checks and balances set up in our constitution and one branch of government gets too powerful, the other two branches are expected and really need to step in.
     
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    Credits:  Host: Mila Atmos 
    Guests: Chris Kang
    Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
    Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

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Hope for our future

This podcast does a fantastic job digesting and understanding the constant manipulation we are forced to endure! Let us strive to make the world better for our community. The most rewarding goal you could have. <3

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Best series to explore our democracy today

Future Hindsight just keeps getting better and better. The producer and host, Mila Atmos, has developed an informative series that delivers a lot of information while allowing us to spend time with an impressive roster of experts. I am loving Mila’s interviews with experts from all walks of life.

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Excellent

Truly an excellent podcast at exploring issues thoughtfully and in-depth. Love that ways for everyday people to help these huge issues are given

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