7 episodes

A collaborative podcast for the last month before the 2020 election, from The Real News team, coordinated by Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez and Managing Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray

The harried and, frankly, terrifying period surrounding this election will be a time when people are desperate for information, desperate for sharp reporting and commentary that helps them cut through the b******t punditry and political doublespeak, desperate to hear from—and learn how they can join—those who are fighting to keep hope, justice, and love alive as the world darkens. That’s why our team is coming together to bring you “The Run Up.”

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A collaborative podcast for the last month before the 2020 election, from The Real News team, coordinated by Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez and Managing Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray

The harried and, frankly, terrifying period surrounding this election will be a time when people are desperate for information, desperate for sharp reporting and commentary that helps them cut through the b******t punditry and political doublespeak, desperate to hear from—and learn how they can join—those who are fighting to keep hope, justice, and love alive as the world darkens. That’s why our team is coming together to bring you “The Run Up.”

    Hothouse 2020: An out-of-bounds look at election day and what it could mean for the climate

    Hothouse 2020: An out-of-bounds look at election day and what it could mean for the climate

    In this climate episode of The Run Up, we cover the rights of nature, an emerging people’s third party, and the future of global climate reparations, and we speak to Democratic megadonor and 2020 Democratic primary candidate Tom Steyer.

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    • 34 min
    What's at Stake for Working People This Election?

    What's at Stake for Working People This Election?

    Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez interviews a panel of workers from around the country—Vanessa Bain, an Instacart shopper in California, Leo Carney, a chef in Mississippi, and Erin Oberson, a registered nurse in Maine—about what matters to them this election.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    'No good options' for the military if Trump refuses to concede

    'No good options' for the military if Trump refuses to concede

    The divisions between leadership, rank and file, and politicized law enforcement would be exposed by a contested election, says veteran Danny Sjursen, and the military institution may not survive in the form it has today.

    • 23 min
    QAnon isn't a fluke. It's a combination of big tech and Republican politics

    QAnon isn't a fluke. It's a combination of big tech and Republican politics

    As Trump has downplayed COVID-19, he's praised the QAnon conspiracy, a primary vehicle of disinformation fueling far-right hatred and violence ahead of the 2020 election.

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    • 31 min
    How to stop a coup/Trump lies about Philadelphia because it's a city that could decide the election

    How to stop a coup/Trump lies about Philadelphia because it's a city that could decide the election

    The Run Up Episode 2:

    Trump has refused to say if he’ll concede and made false claims of a rigged election, while encouraging his armed followers to “stand by.” Are Americans prepared to fight back?

    Trump fabricated allegations of voter fraud in Pennsylvania and called on his supporters to intimidate voters in Philadelphia, which is home to one in five of the state's Democratic voters.

    • 30 min
    Left organizers map out a struggle for Election Day and beyond.

    Left organizers map out a struggle for Election Day and beyond.

    The Run Up Episode 1:
    Marc Steiner talks to three thinkers who signed a petition pushing for activists to beat Trump, then battle Biden.

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    • 45 min

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