In season 3 of The Wilderness, Jon Favreau talks to voters in the midterm battleground states who will determine the future of democracy. With the help of grassroots organizers, strategists and his own experience as a campaign veteran and speechwriter for Barack Obama, Favreau will unpack what it will take for Democrats to reach these voters and hold together a pro-democracy coalition in 2022 and beyond.
The Wilderness, Season 3 (coming September 12th)
In season 3 of The Wilderness, Jon Favreau talks to voters in the midterm battleground regions who will determine the future of democracy. With the help of grassroots organizers and strategists, Favreau will unpack what it will take for Democrats to reach these voters, who turned out to help defeat Trumpism in the last election, but aren’t entirely sure if they’ll do it again.
Chapter 1: The Divide
What will it take to save democracy in 2022 and beyond? The MAGA movement is one of the greatest threats to American democracy. But one of the greatest divides in American politics is between the minority of voters who follow politics closely and the vast majority who don’t. In order to win the midterms, Democrats will have to reach that majority.
Chapter 2: Party Switchers in Virginia
Why would Biden voters support Republicans? We hear from party switchers in Loudoun County who turned Virginia red in 2021 by voting for Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin. Communications expert Anat Shenker Osorio, organizer Tram Nguyen, and Sarah Longwell of The Bulwark join Jon to discuss.
If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and New Virginia Majority: https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/
Chapter 3: Disconnected Democrats in Pittsburgh
How can Democrats reach disconnected voters? We talk to Biden voters in Pittsburgh who are fed up with national politics. Jon breaks down their responses with Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, data expert Dan Wagner, and John Fetterman senior campaign strategist Rebecca Katz.
If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and Pennsylvania United: https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/
Chapter 4: Gen-Z Voters in Orange County
Are young voters the key to the midterms? We hear from disillusioned Gen-Z voters in Orange County, California as well as their Member of Congress, Katie Porter. Then Data For Progress’ Evangel Penumaka, organizer and former Texas Democratic Senate candidate Cristina Tzintzún-Ramirez, and John Della Volpe of Harvard Kennedy School join Jon to dig into what the voters had to say.
If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and Next Gen America: https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/
Chapter 5: Working-Class Latinos in Las Vegas
Are demographics destiny? We talk to working-class Latino voters in Las Vegas about what issues matter most to them and whether they’ll vote for Democrats this fall. Political scientist Ruy Teixeira, former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign manager Faiz Shakir, and Carlos Odio of EquisLabs join to discuss.
If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and Culinary Union 226: https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/
Loved hearing from actual voters with skin in the game and young activists with new ideas. Ds party severely damaging. Like they r happy w 2nd place paychecks and don’t worry about housing healthcare education and crap jobs wages. Here are great people FIGHTING FOR citizens. More please. Give these people power in D party. Fix media and messaging too. Meet people where they are.
Interesting perspectives and slick production
Love this show, and this is coming from someone in the middle of the political spectrum. It leans left like all of crooked media pods but this show is just so well done. Jon is at his absolute best here! He is able to be creative and really think out loud in response to these undecided voters which makes for a super entertaining listen.
Every season keeps me interested & is always relevant to the time.