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The stakes of our political choices have never been higher, but with new headlines every hour it can be hard to separate the signal from the noise. On Politically Sound, we’re going to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ll explain the issues of the day, take a look back at how we got here, and draw a line ahead to what it all means. Hosted by David Chalian and Nia-Malika Henderson. 

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The stakes of our political choices have never been higher, but with new headlines every hour it can be hard to separate the signal from the noise. On Politically Sound, we’re going to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ll explain the issues of the day, take a look back at how we got here, and draw a line ahead to what it all means. Hosted by David Chalian and Nia-Malika Henderson. 

    Presenting Total Recall: California's Political Circus

    Presenting Total Recall: California's Political Circus

    You probably remember that Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California. But do you remember how it all happened? The blackouts, the budget and of course, the car tax! CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent, Dana Bash, takes you back to the origins of the 2003 California Recall and talks with Schwarzenegger and the man he beat, Gray Davis to learn why this election became such a circus.

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    • 25 min
    It’s Never Too Early

    It’s Never Too Early

    Politics is all about the future... and so it’s never too early to look at how upcoming elections are going to play out. In this episode, David Chalian and Dana Bash take a look at how the 2022 midterms and 2024 presidential race are shaping up, and how former President Donald Trump is the wildcard that could drastically affect both elections. 
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    • 21 min
    Dr. Fauci's Long Year

    Dr. Fauci's Long Year

    This week, we wanted to bring you an episode from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's podcast. When we look back on this pandemic, who and what will we remember? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is at the top of that list for many. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Fauci about the past year-plus of non-stop press conferences and media appearances, and about what comes next.
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    • 17 min
    The Axe Files: Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield

    The Axe Files: Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield

    This week, we wanted to bring you an episode from The Axe Files podcast we think you'll enjoy. In this episode, UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield joins CNN's David Axelrod to talk about growing up in the segregated South, facing down death in Rwanda, the importance of the US engaging with both adversaries and allies, and her reaction to the jury finding former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd. They also talked about the security threats posed by climate change and the Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by the Biden administration.
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    • 47 min
    The Right to Bear Arms, But at What Cost?

    The Right to Bear Arms, But at What Cost?

    America has experienced at least 50 mass shootings this past month alone. And now, President Biden faces the same problem as his predecessors: a gun violence crisis and a country completely divided on the Second Amendment. This week, David Chalian is joined by gun policy expert Professor Adam Winkler of UCLA to explore this uniquely American concept of freedom within the context of the gun debate and what kind of change, if any, is possible. 
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    • 22 min
    Why Cultural Change Can’t Be Stopped

    Why Cultural Change Can’t Be Stopped

    Protests and marches in the streets, a rising generation of activists, and an embattled President who’s just left the White House... it sounds an awful lot like today, but that’s actually the story of the 1970’s. In this episode, David Chalian is joined by Ron Brownstein, the author of Rock Me On the Water: 1974 - The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics, to take you back in time and explain what the culture wars of 1970s can tell us about today’s conflict and the political future of the country. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

Derick Radley ,

Brilliant and delightful

Tonight listened to show w Bronstein on cultural / political analogue between post Trump / post Nixon eras and was transported and inspired . Corroborated my enduring suspicion that art, specifically TV / film, moves the policy / humanity needle, maybe more than anything. As such, reinvigorated and refreshed creative goals. Gotta get back to that script. Thank you so much for your fine work. Critical Jess days wow.

drvfpu ,

Terrible as always

What a joke - no deep research into the issue - but no surprise there...

thetravelingposher ,

The right to bear arms

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed

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