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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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    ‘We Gotta Go Now’ — The Weekly Roundup

    ‘We Gotta Go Now’ — The Weekly Roundup

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    Social policy expert Lanae Erickson and political strategist Lucy Caldwell join Ron Steslow to look at some of the most important stories of the week:

    (01:47) President George W. Bush on 9/11 and January 6

    (20:01) The new democracy protection bill in the Senate and why it might spark filibuster reform

    (42:59) Biden’s vaccine mandate

    [Politicology+ Exclusive] The political statements AOC and Billie Eilish made at the Met Gala // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    [+] Dress-ages at the MET — Roundup Exclusive Segment [Members Only]

    [+] Dress-ages at the MET — Roundup Exclusive Segment [Members Only]

    Lanae Erickson, Lucy Caldwell and Ron Steslow look at messages singer Billie Eilish and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent at this year’s Met Gala.

    The Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Catherine Sanderson

    The Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Catherine Sanderson

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    Poler Family Professor and chair of the psychology department at Amherst College Dr. Catherine Sanderson joins Ron Steslow to talk about happiness and how to harness the power of a positive mindset.

    (02:49) The negative connotation of the “power of positive thinking” and adopting a growth mindset

    (11:32) Revisiting the myth of monsters

    (13:13) Redemption and reconciliation, and applying a growth mindset to others: the “fundamental attribution error”

    (20:05) Let’s talk about stress

    (22:43) Grieving shared loss and uncertainty

    (28:20) Adequate sleep and happiness

    (32:04) Smiling through the pain...and other methods

    (36:17) Importance of conversations and meaningful relationships

    (39:10) Bringing people together for political engagement


    The Positive Shift by Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://benbellabooks.com/shop/the-positive-shift/

    Politicology - March 10: Becoming Moral Rebels with Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://politicology.com/episodes/dr-catherine-sanderson-becoming-moral-rebels/

    The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/215192/the-victory-lab-by-sasha-issenberg/

    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
    https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805073690


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    • 50 min
    Domestic Radicalization — The Weekly Roundup

    Domestic Radicalization — The Weekly Roundup

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    Former DNC president Liz Gilbert and Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid join Ron Steslow to look at some of the most important stories of the week:

    (01:41) The fever pitch across America’s school districts as mask and vaccine policies are hotly debated

    (15:27) Governor Greg Abbott signs Texas’s anti-democracy bill into law

    (31:15) What we can learn about the tradeoffs of direct democracy by watching California’s recall process

    [Politicology+ Exclusive] The disgraced former president set to re-infect our politics // Unlock now and get your private podcast feed at politicology.com/plus


    Center for Election Innovation and Research - https://electioninnovation.org/

    Election Official Legal Defense Network https://eoldn.org/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    [+] Trump Is Laying 2024 Groundwork — Roundup Exclusive Segment [Members Only]

    [+] Trump Is Laying 2024 Groundwork — Roundup Exclusive Segment [Members Only]

    Liz Gilbert, Mike Madrid and Ron Steslow look at the endorsements former President Trump is making in the 2022 midterms, and his soon-to-come announcement on 2024.

    Politicology Mailbag with Ron Steslow & Lucy Caldwell

    Politicology Mailbag with Ron Steslow & Lucy Caldwell

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    Political strategist Lucy Caldwell joins Ron Steslow to answer Politicology listeners’ questions:

    (00:24) What can be done about Fox News and right wing media lies?

    (06:04) What happens if we “lose” and democracy fails?

    (15:43) How do caucuses affect the legislative process?

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15.1K Ratings

15.1K Ratings

ashleainthesky ,

Enjoying the show, but…

I love the show. I’m really enjoying the straight to the point attitude and thought provoking conversations. However, please stop the condescending attitude towards progressives. A very large generation is coming up who most identify as progressive. It could be very harmful to the liberal party alienating a fairly new voter base.
Still enjoying and subscribed ASAP. Keep up the great conversations!

wine nazi ,

Politicology

I enjoy being exposed to the insights without the time constraints imposed by the morning cable news show. All the shows are fluffy. I value understanding the “why”. There is a mixture of guests that do not align with my political views but thankfully the discussion is rational.

Wendygull ,

Educational

This is one of my favorite podcasts- I always learn something about how our government works or about current topics I hadn’t understood or paid attention to.

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