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Election 2020 is here and the countdown to our future has begun! But before we put any misplaced trust in the people trying to lead us, Politicon is recruiting our fellow Americans to see if they have what it takes!

Join our moderator Clay Aiken and the live audience on set and on the web as they grill an all partisan panel of the sharpest, funniest, and most innovative minds in politics, media, and comedy to see if they’re the ones we should have running things-- and what they think about the people who are.
 
There will be some brilliance, some BS, some name calling and even some bonding, as Politicon’s “How The Heck Are We Going To Get Along?” brings in all sides to find out if our country still has a fighting chance at making it to 2021...and if we’re lucky, even finding some common ground in the process.

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Election 2020 is here and the countdown to our future has begun! But before we put any misplaced trust in the people trying to lead us, Politicon is recruiting our fellow Americans to see if they have what it takes!

Join our moderator Clay Aiken and the live audience on set and on the web as they grill an all partisan panel of the sharpest, funniest, and most innovative minds in politics, media, and comedy to see if they’re the ones we should have running things-- and what they think about the people who are.
 
There will be some brilliance, some BS, some name calling and even some bonding, as Politicon’s “How The Heck Are We Going To Get Along?” brings in all sides to find out if our country still has a fighting chance at making it to 2021...and if we’re lucky, even finding some common ground in the process.

    Meghan McCain

    Meghan McCain

    In this special Thanksgiving episode, Clay is joined by his good friend and frequent political sparring partner Meghan McCain for a deep conversation about the factors dividing the country.  They discuss the importance of speaking your mind and staying true to your values, avoiding the extremes of both parties, and talking to the other side and making sure they have a seat at the table.  Would that be enough to reunite us as a country once again?




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    Twitter | Instagram |Daily Mail |  Author of “Bad Republican” | Meghan’s Other Books





    Host:


    Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014. 





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    Phil Klay

    Phil Klay

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    Professor Noah Feldman

    Professor Noah Feldman

    Clay is joined by author of “The Broken Constitution”, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, for a discussion about the legacy of President Lincoln and the salience of race in contemporary debates about schooling and CRT.  Did his leadership represent an overcoming of the original sin of slavery during the Revolutionary era, or are we doomed to politicians leveraging our differences for gain until the nation and our constitution are pushed to the brink once again?    




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    Twitter | Bloomberg | Host of Deep Background | Author of “The Broken Constitution” & Other Books





    Host:


    Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014. 





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    David Byler

    David Byler

    With the Virginia Governor’s race decided next Tuesday, Clay is joined by WaPo’s data expert David Byler for a deep dive into the mechanics of the race, what is driving the electorate, and how it relates to national politics.  Does either candidate have a lock on things?  What messaging are they using in pursuit of victory?  And looking at the election, have we become a country of ideological down ballot voters or do local issues and personal politics still win the day?




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    Twitter | WaPo 




    Host:


    Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014. 





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    Judge Ladoris Cordell

    Judge Ladoris Cordell

    Clay is joined by author of the book “Her Honor”, Judge LaDorris Cordell for an insider's look at the state of our country’s legal system, the hurdles it places in the way of so many of us, and the reforms it needs to truly serve the nation as a whole.  How can we stop the politicization and special interest influence of the judiciary so judges can remain impartial?  And what other reforms and activism are needed to restore a sense of justice to our laws?    




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    Twitter | Website | Author of “Her Honor”





    Host:


    Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014. 





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    Patriot Party Of Arizona

    Patriot Party Of Arizona

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

The Natural Log of Z ,

Comment on Kumar’s episode

Clay, first of all, I want to say how much I enjoy this podcast, I’ve listen to every single episode and I am always excited when the new one posts each week, which I listen to right away. I did have a thought about something you said on the most recent episode: you were talking about the electoral college and similar institutions that are somewhat biased in that they provide benefit to one side more than the other, and you said that getting rid of the electoral college would just basically piss off the conservative side, even though it wouldn’t be giving the more liberal side an advantage, but rather, it would even out the playing field for once. You said that this would not be an effective way to help everyone get along, and while I don’t disagree with that, I guess it made me wonder if trying to get everyone to get along really should be the ultimate goal in all cases, because sometimes making changes in the name of making things better for all people, like allowing women and minorities to vote, or allowing all votes to truly be equally valuable, might not make it easier for everyone to get along, especially the groups who previously had an unfair or undeserved advantage. But isn’t it more important for things like democratic elections to be actually balanced and fair than for everyone to be happy with the way things are? And concerning the electoral college, is there even a scenario in which both sides could be expected to be equally happy and satisfied at the same time?

Empire920 ,

Like it for the most part

I have liked this show for the most part. I genuinely feel Clay wants to and tries to get along with people he doesn’t agree with. And I don’t agree with him politically. But I like him very much amd enjoy listening to him.

Who I DON’T like listening to? His first guest of 2021. If this podcast is supposed to be about hey if along maybe don’t have a completely partisan egomaniac who calls Trump all kinds of names and puts anyone who voted for him on the defense. I tried to listen. I want to hear both sides. But he was offensive and a jerk. I find people think that’s okay nowadays if you’re a liberal. I have been called a racist for voting Trump. A RACIST. I’ have been called a bigot. And many other names. For the sin of voting for policies - not for a person - I believe in.

Clay, I really believe you can make a difference. I want to hear your side, even if I don’t agree with it. Because I know you aren’t going to be a jerk. But please try not to have partisan jerks as guests. I don’t care if they’re liberal. But this guy had as big a mouth as Trump (and I would agree Trump had a big mouth and he’s paying a big price for it).

Rentheadca ,

Fun and Informative!

I didn't pay too much attention to politics beyond headlines until this year, and this podcast came out at a great time. I love Clay Aiken as a host and find him very entertaining and he keeps conversations going. He also doesn't seem to shut down or out opinions he may disagree with! As hard as it can be to listen to people who I don't agree with, learning about their point of view is helpful and good in many ways, and I actually appreciate that this podcast isn't just about me listening to only people I agree or disagree with,

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