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: firstname.lastname@example.org. New episodes Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Declassified Report on Khashoggi, the For the People Act, and our Domestic Terror Threat—Weekly Roundup
Fmr. CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos and Weekly Roundup regulars Mike Madrid and Lucy Caldwell join host Ron Steslow to discuss:
The recent confirmation of the Saudi Crown Prince’s involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination.
H.R. 1, aka the “For the People Act” and the continued fight to preserve democracy.
The ongoing domestic terror threats in the Capitol.
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Celeste Headlee on Having Better Conversations
Journalist, Public Speaker and Author Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) joins host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to reveal the science and history behind human communication, share keys to unlock deeper conversations, and explain how critical empathy is for our ability to listen and connect. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com
Combatting COVID Vaccine Skepticism, the “Big Lie” around election fraud, and the Dubious GOP Rebrand—Weekly Roundup
Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) return to the Roundup with host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the new Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine and diminishing vaccine skepticism, the evolution of Republican disinformation regarding the 2020 election, and the questionable attempt to rebrand the GOP as the party of the working class. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com
Drawing Democracy: Redistricting in America—Part 1
In the first part of a new Politicology series on America’s redistricting process, Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) joins host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to set the table with an overview of how redistricting and reapportionment happen, the importance of the Census, and why we’ll hear a lot about Gerrymandering as this process unfolds. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com
The GOP's Irreconcilable Differences, David Perdue's delusion, and Anti-Democracy in Georgia—The Weekly Roundup
Jennifer Horn (@NHJennifer), Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson), and Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to recap the week, including the growing rift and infighting among the Republican Party's ranks, the defeated Senator looking to re-run, the continued voter suppression efforts in Georgia and statehouses across the country, and what people across the country can do now to protect their right to vote. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com
How Smartmatic vs. Fox News Will Impact Cable News with Joyce Vance
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance (@JoyceWhiteVance) joins Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the $2.7 billion lawsuit Smartmatic filed against Fox News, three Fox hosts, and two Trump attorneys and the impact it could have on the misinformation cable news channels produce. For more information, to contact us, or to contribute to Politicology, visit Politicology.com
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