Politics in America is transforming. We’re using the lessons learned working with The Lincoln Project and 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: email@example.com. New episodes Wednesdays and Fridays.
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.
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.
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.
Trump’s Second Impeachment, Election Interference Investigation, and Compounding COVID Crises—The Weekly Roundup
Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the potential impact the second Trump impeachment trial will have in the future, the new investigation in Georgia probing Trump's calls to state officials, and the impact of the compounding COVID-induced crises.
Impeachment and the Most Divided Deliberative Body with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones
Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones (@DougJones) joins Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the insurrection at the Capitol, the second Impeachment trial of Donald Trump, holding presidents accountable for their actions, and how we should expect a 50-50 Senate to function.
Republican Party Exodus, Voter Suppression, and the Trump Family Legal Woes—The Weekly Roundup
Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike), Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) and Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell) return to the Roundup with host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow). They discuss the tens of thousands of Republican voters who have left the party since the insurrection at the Capitol, the latest attempts at voter suppression moving through state legislatures, and mounting legal trouble for the Trump family and businesses.
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This is such a thoughtful podcast! Really love the host Ron. He is thoughtful, compassionate and intelligent. It is refreshing that there are solid Republicans out there.
I was so proud to support you all with the Lincoln Project, until the implosion brought on by Mr Weaver’s conduct. Gave you a pass when you all claimed ignorance. That has turned out not to be true. Also it has been reported Reed & Ron paid their own companies millions off of the money we all donated. Please address this issue. I am so disillusioned.
I don’t know why, when someone else is speaking, Ron feels the need to moan every few minutes like he’s getting a beej. IDK what happened to The Lincoln Project, but this seems to be falling apart.