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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.

    “I’ve Had It With Her”—The Weekly Roundup

    “I’ve Had It With Her”—The Weekly Roundup

    Liz Cheney’s last stand, Barr’s abuse of office, and clinging to COVID rules—Susan Del Percio, Jennifer Horn, and Ron Steslow break down the week’s most important stories.

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    (01:14) The reinvigorated effort to oust Liz Cheney from House GOP Leadership

    (21:39) New information about Bill Barr’s handling of the Russia investigation, and declining trust in public institutions

    (32:40) How revised CDC guidelines and new information about COVID safety are being heeded or ignored

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    Out on the Field—Israel Gutierrez

    Out on the Field—Israel Gutierrez

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    Across the country, Republican legislatures are pushing anti-trans bills to exclude trans women and girls from joining sports leagues and teams.
    ESPN’s Israel “Izzy” Gutierrez has a different message: Let them play.
    Israel and host Ron Steslow explain the inexorable links between political issues and the top narratives driving sports, and why the effort to exclude LGBT athletes is just the latest front of the culture wars driving a wedge through the country.

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    Knock Knock Knocking Down Rudy’s Door—The Weekly Roundup

    Knock Knock Knocking Down Rudy’s Door—The Weekly Roundup

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    Biden raises hope, while the feds raze Rudy. In this week’s Weekly Roundup, political strategists Liz Gilbert and Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to break down the dynamics shaping the week’s top stories:

    Scoring Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, his infrastructure plan sales pitch, and the history made behind the President 

    The FBI’s raid of Rudy Giuliani’s apartment, what it means, and what it doesn’t 

    Trumpist co-conspirators returning to public life and even political office


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    Drawing Democracy: Part 3—Winners and Losers

    Drawing Democracy: Part 3—Winners and Losers

    Note: The Census Bureau released their reapportionment figures after this episode was recorded. Throughout this conversation, we discuss potential and hypothetical changes, but the final numbers are now available. The reapportionment winners are: Texas (+2), Florida, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon (+1). The losers are: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia (-1).

    Dave Wasserman, House editor for Cook Political Report, NBC News contributor, and one of the nation’s top election forecasters, joins Ron Steslow for part three of Politicology’s Drawing Democracy series to discuss:


    Which states stand to gain and lose House seats and Electoral College votes 

    How districting itself may preclude partisan proportionality and competitiveness

    What voters most need to pay attention to and how to be active through the process

    Democratization of district mapping technology


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    White Supremacy Caucus—The Weekly Roundup

    White Supremacy Caucus—The Weekly Roundup

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    150 years after the Civil War—and four months after the Confederate Flag was paraded through the Capitol—white supremacists now want their own Congressional caucus.
    Politicology strategists Susan Del Percio and Lucy Caldwell join Ron Steslow to break down the most important stories of the week:

    Chauvin verdict, debunking the right wing response, and the will for reform

    Parler’s impending return and the First Amendment 

    House Republicans’ White Supremacy Caucus 


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    BOЯDEЯ CЯISIS—Molly McKew

    BOЯDEЯ CЯISIS—Molly McKew

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    The Kremlin is aggressively mobilizing weapons and ground troops along the border with Eastern Ukraine, and fears of a new Russian invasion are rising. Molly McKew, a leading expert on Russian influence and warfare, joins Ron Steslow to bring listeners to the Russian border with Ukraine, and why the future of the West may hang in the balance between a resolute Biden administration, and an American electorate increasingly weary of foreign entanglements.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15K Ratings

15K Ratings

Geoplanter ,

Great, but....

Great content, but the podcast guests have to get on Conservative media to make a difference. CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, etc., is just preaching to the choir.

EBLhuntsburg ,

Great Podcast

This podcast is superb! It covers a range of todays most critical topics; it educates and informs. The topical deep dives are terrific (an oxymoron I know but oooh so true!)!

BBTlo ,

Tremendous Interview

Your interview of and conversation with Israel Gutierrez was informative, interesting and enthralling to hear. We need so much more discussions like this on the many concerns surrounding the LGBT citizens and people of this world – whether they be in sports or in general society. This podcast is fast becoming my favorite. I enjoy the variety of topics and guests and the truly open and honest discussions you have with them.

The Weekly Roundup is also something I look forward to hearing every week. Such great perspectives from the “regulars” on Politicology. I learn from this podcast, and I appreciate that it crosses all party lines and simply speaks to the issues without rancor or propaganda.

We’re in an evolving time politically and culturally. We need more of these types of discussions that inform and educate us to the many realities that are not available currently from mainstream news or punditry news. Keep up the great work!

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