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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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    ‘The Republic is in Danger’ — The Weekly Roundup

    ‘The Republic is in Danger’ — The Weekly Roundup

    Matt Bennett (Executive Vice President for Public Affairs 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:

    (02:32) The Senate clears the first hurdle to passing the most significant gun legislation of the 21st century 

    (13:15) The January 6th committee outlining Trump’s involvement in the plot to steal the 2020 election

    (26:01) Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony before congress, the stock market strain hitting retirement accounts, and Biden’s push for a temporary end to federal gas taxes

    [Politicology+ Members Only] The New York Times’s latest “America in Focus” focus group 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    [+] ‘America in Focus’ [Members Only]

    [+] ‘America in Focus’ [Members Only]

    Matt Bennett, Catherine Sanderson, and Ron Steslow discuss the “America in Focus” focus group conducted by the New York Times. They talk about the group’s optimism, their appetite for different options in the presidential election, and what we could do to make the country less divided.

    Deep Democracy with Yonathan Keren — Part 1

    Deep Democracy with Yonathan Keren — Part 1

    Yonathan Keren (co-founder of House of Deep Democracy) joins Ron Steslow to discuss his work building deep democracy. 

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    (01:15) What is “deep democracy”?

    (03:11) Quantum theory and deep democracy

    (17:00) Quantum theory and Identity 

    (28:35) Democracy that goes deeper than winner take all

    (36:38) Bringing the minority view along with the majority


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    Barr Calls “Bullsh*t” — The Weekly Roundup

    Barr Calls “Bullsh*t” — The Weekly Roundup

    Mike Madrid (Lincoln Project Cofounder) and Al Cardenas (former advisor to Presidents Regan and George H.W. Bush) join host Ron Steslow to unpack some of the most important stories of the week:

    (02:24) The start of the January 6th Committee’s public hearings 

    (23:48) Growing fears among Democratic leaders about Biden’s age being a liability

    (36:43) Still rising inflation 

    [Politicology+ Members Only] How Disney’s new film Lightyear could take the culture war to infinity and beyond.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    [+] Culture War: To Infinity and Beyond [Members Only]

    [+] Culture War: To Infinity and Beyond [Members Only]

    Mike Madrid, Al Cardenas, and Ron Steslow discuss the the same-sex kiss in Disney’s new film Lightyear and how it could impact the culture war

    The Intimidation Game

    The Intimidation Game

    For nearly four decades, Ben Ginsberg was one of the preeminent Republican election lawyers. Now he’s working to stop their attempts to subvert elections. 

    He and election law experts David Becker (Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research) join Ron Steslow to talk about the threats to elections officials and what it could mean for democracy. 

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    (02:10) Their backgrounds in election law

    (10:03) Why they created the Election Official Legal Defense Network

    (18:46) How threats to elections officials are changing 

    (30:50) The push for Republicans to recruit poll workers and the ‘precinct strategy’

    (50:30) What will happen if we keep losing election officials?

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15.4K Ratings

15.4K Ratings

DaniYogaTT ,

I’m obsessed

I love especially how Ron says the word “wow”. Keep up the good work and Deeeeep Democracy is a lifesaver. Yay thank goodness for your good work Ron!

Tiger Child living in LA ,

Episode 136

136 is fantastic! Nerded out so hard on it and felt like i went to school this morning. Love the podcast generally, this one def a highlight!

fucksusan ,

STOP!!! YOU ARE NOT HELPING!!!

We already know about inflation and gas prices. It’s being dealt with. It is not a quick fix. SHUT UP ABOUT IT ALREADY!!! You are only making it worse. Minute by minute updates on gas prices are NOT NECESSARY!!! Thanks, but no thanks!!!

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