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Politics in America is transforming. We’re embarking on a new series to deepen our understanding of who we are, how we got here, and how we rebuild without repeating the mistakes of the past. Ron Steslow hosts academics, behavioral economists, social psychologists, politicos, philosophers, anthropologists, journalists, poets, and storytellers—and more—to discuss America’s political present and future and dive into the deeper problems we face as a nation. Email us questions or comments: podcast@politicology.com.

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Politics in America is transforming. We’re embarking on a new series to deepen our understanding of who we are, how we got here, and how we rebuild without repeating the mistakes of the past. Ron Steslow hosts academics, behavioral economists, social psychologists, politicos, philosophers, anthropologists, journalists, poets, and storytellers—and more—to discuss America’s political present and future and dive into the deeper problems we face as a nation. Email us questions or comments: podcast@politicology.com.

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    Encore: Democrats Have A Latino Problem — with Mike Madrid — Part 1

    Encore: Democrats Have A Latino Problem — with Mike Madrid — Part 1

    In Part 1 of this wide-ranging conversation between Mike Madrid and Ron Steslow, co-founders of The Lincolns Project, the two political strategists discuss hidden Latino voting trends and how Democrats must better understand this part of the electorate in order to win pivotal electoral fights.

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    (02:05) How we’re getting hispanic voting patterns wrong

    (06:13) How Latino voter trends in California are different from the rest of the country

    (19:35) How the California Latino population influences national polls

    (30:13) Some lessons Democrats can learn to win more Latino votes

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    • 1 hr
    Encore: We have a Democracy Problem with Mike Madrid — Part 2

    Encore: We have a Democracy Problem with Mike Madrid — Part 2

    In Part 2 of this wide-ranging conversation between Mike Madrid and Ron Steslow, co-founders of The Lincoln Project, the two political strategists discuss what Latino voter trends can tell us about future elections and the erosion of democracy around the globe

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    (01:49) Mike’s advice to Democrats and Republicans 

    (03:53) What the trend lines of Latino voters can tell us about 2024

    (07:12) The new Reagan Democrats 

    (21:17) The erosion of institutions

    (42:43) The tension between technology and democracy

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Reasonable Search and Seizure — The Weekly Roundup

    Reasonable Search and Seizure — The Weekly Roundup

    [Note: we recorded this episode before Attorney General Merrick Garland gave a statement about the warrant the FBI received to search Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago. 

    In the statement, Garland said the Department of Justice has filed a motion to unseal that warrant and the property receipt. As of right now, we don’t know if Trump will support or oppose that motion, but it will be up to a federal judge to decide either way.]

    Lanae Erickson (Senior Vice President for the Social Policy & Politics Program at Third Way) and Catherine Sanderson (Poler Family Professor of Psychology and Chair of Psychology at Amherst College) join host Ron Steslow to unpack some of the most important stories of the week:

    (03:00) The FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago

    (21:20) Republicans’ reaction to the search

    (39:39) Lessons from John Fetterman’s campaign to win over rural voters in Pennsylvania

    [Politicology+ Members Only] Liz Cheney’s primary election is next week. Her latest ad attacking Donald Trump features her father, Dick Cheney.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    [+] “He Knows It” [Members Only]

    [+] “He Knows It” [Members Only]

    Lanae Erickson, Catherine Sanderson, and Ron Steslow discuss Liz Cheney’s latest ad (featuring Dick Cheney) attacking Donald Trump and her primary election next week.

    Rule Makers and Rule Breakers

    Rule Makers and Rule Breakers

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    Michele Gelfand (Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Professor of Psychology by Courtesy at Stanford University) joins host Ron Steslow to discuss culture, social norms, and her book Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World 

    (01:46) Why she decided to study culture 

    (04:34) What are tight and loose cultures

    (06:12) Why tight and loose cultures evolve

    (10:38) The tradeoffs between tight and loose and how different cultures responded to the Covid pandemic

    (16:19) Tightness-looseness and willingness to change

    (19:57) Red and Blue vs Tight and Loose 

    (30:36) Tightening around core values, even in loose cultures

    (34:56) Real and manufactured threats 

    (44:15) How we we can put this framework into action 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    [+] Goldilocks and the Big Tech Bears [Members Only]

    [+] Goldilocks and the Big Tech Bears [Members Only]

    Michele Gelfand (Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Professor of Psychology by Courtesy at Stanford University) and Ron Steslow discuss balancing tight and loose culture online and looking for a balance of empowerment and accountability on social media platforms

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15.4K Ratings

15.4K Ratings

Yndi pony ,

Essential

This excellent podcast is how I know I’m not in a left wing bubble. It’s also been great for helping me talk to my MAGA dad in conversations we can enjoy without totally agreeing with each other. The Weekly Roundup is the best, absolutely the best. Thanks Ron.

Alabama doc ,

Excellent Discussion of Politics Without Being in Silo

Rotating panel of experts from the real world of politics. These are the people who have seen the sausage made and as a result can give a more nuanced view of what is happening rather than just complaining. Too many people seem to come at politics from a world disconnected by the reality of how systems and elections and parties work.
These folks can help you navigate those waters remind you that politics is the art of the possible, not always the perfect.

nfljoe ,

Can’t listen to this episode

I’m an avid follower of your show, I listen to every single episode you put out. However I must say that I’m extremely disappointed with this interview with Al Cardenas. You brought on a right wing reactionary to spew old lies about the left and the “supposed” 1st amendment freedoms we have here in America. People like Al have an irrational viewpoint of Cuba. It is emotional to guys like him, and they can never see it through any other lens. And believe me, I am no defender of the Cuban regime. However, if you are to look at it honestly and why Cuba is in a state of disrepair you don’t have to look very far. The sanctions are the only reason that Cuba is in the state that it is currently in. Stick with American democracy while we still have it.

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