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We don’t make it easy to vote in America. A citizen can be disenfranchised for a typo, a scrawled signature, or for a felony. Then there are the politicians who tout “voter fraud” when it’s a proven myth. Reporters Catherine Saint Louis and Sam Levine examine why we should be worried about the weakening of our democracy with 2020 on the horizon. Shut Out is a three-part podcast series produced by HuffPost. 

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We don’t make it easy to vote in America. A citizen can be disenfranchised for a typo, a scrawled signature, or for a felony. Then there are the politicians who tout “voter fraud” when it’s a proven myth. Reporters Catherine Saint Louis and Sam Levine examine why we should be worried about the weakening of our democracy with 2020 on the horizon. Shut Out is a three-part podcast series produced by HuffPost. 

    Episode 3 - The Day I Started to Fight

    Episode 3 - The Day I Started to Fight

    The unintended consequences of voter suppression. Really. Alarming news out of Georgia made national headlines: 53,000 voter registrations were on hold. Black voters didn’t take it lying down. What if voter suppression is beginning to backfire?
     
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    • 25 min
    Episode 2 - Jailed for Voting

    Episode 2 - Jailed for Voting

    Five years in prison for voting. That’s the time Crystal Mason will serve for unknowingly voting while on supervised release. In this episode we explore how felons do the time, but are second-class citizens on election day. Americans are comfortable with shutting out felons from democracy. Why? 
     
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    • 24 min
    Episode 1 - You Flunked

    Episode 1 - You Flunked

    We take a 1960’s literacy test, designed to keep black people from voting, and learn more about how America made it hard, and continues to make it hard, for the black voter to get to the polls.
     
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    • 23 min
    Shut Out Trailer

    Shut Out Trailer

    We don’t make it easy to vote in America. A citizen can be disenfranchised for a typo, a scrawled signature, or for a felony. Then there are the politicians who tout “voter fraud” when it’s a proven myth. Reporters Catherine Saint Louis and Sam Levine examine why we should be worried about the weakening of our democracy with 2020 on the horizon. Shut Out is a three-part podcast series produced by HuffPost. 
     
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Baltimore Prof. ,

Fascinating podcast

I thought I was pretty informed about voter suppression but I learned a lot from “Shut Out.” A great podcast.

AESProvidence ,

Informative!

I was blown away by the information presented in this podcast! A real eye opener, keep up the great work!

Daniel Marans ,

Gripping political history

I really enjoyed learning about the history of voter suppression from the 1960s to the present. It’s dark, complicated topic that can be hard to understand and upsetting, but Catherine and her team made it digestible and empowering. I finished it in one afternoon and now I want more!

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