269 episodes

The future of democracy is uncertain, but we are committed to its urgent renewal today. This podcast will draw on historical knowledge to inspire a contemporary democratic renaissance. The past offers hope for the present and the future, if only we can escape the negativity of our current moment — and each show will offer a serious way to do that! This podcast will bring together thoughtful voices from different generations to help make sense of current challenges and propose positive steps forward. Our goal is to advance democratic change, one show at a time. Dr. Jeremi Suri, a renown scholar of democracy, will host the podcast and moderate discussions.

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

The future of democracy is uncertain, but we are committed to its urgent renewal today. This podcast will draw on historical knowledge to inspire a contemporary democratic renaissance. The past offers hope for the present and the future, if only we can escape the negativity of our current moment — and each show will offer a serious way to do that! This podcast will bring together thoughtful voices from different generations to help make sense of current challenges and propose positive steps forward. Our goal is to advance democratic change, one show at a time. Dr. Jeremi Suri, a renown scholar of democracy, will host the podcast and moderate discussions.

    This Is Democracy – Episode 269: British Elections

    This Is Democracy – Episode 269: British Elections

    This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by William James to discuss the recent elections in Britain in the context of Brexit, Keir Starmer, and how they reflect the current state of democracy in Britain and beyond. Zachary sets the scene with his poem entitled, “Sonnet for Our Special Friends.” Dr William D. James is […]

    • 37 min
    This is Democracy – Episode 268: Supreme Court

    This is Democracy – Episode 268: Supreme Court

    Stephen Vladeck is professor of law at Georgetown University. He is the author of a New York Times bestselling book, The Shadow Docket. He publishes a widely-read newsletter on the Supreme Court, One First.

    • 42 min
    This is Democracy – Episode 267: Mexican Elections

    This is Democracy – Episode 267: Mexican Elections

    This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by Kenneth Greene to discuss the recent June elections in Mexico, and how they reflect the current state of democracy in Mexico and beyond. Zachary sets the scene with his poem entitled, “Across the Moat.” Kenneth Greene is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at […]

    • 38 min
    This is Democracy – Episode 266: European Democracies

    This is Democracy – Episode 266: European Democracies

    This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by Isabel Cademartori to discuss the current state of European Democracy and how recent elections have been shaking things up. Zachary sets the scene with his poem entitled, “Sighing.” Isabel Cademartori was elected as a Member of the German Bundestag from Mannheim in 2021. She is a rising […]

    • 34 min
    This is Democracy – Episode 265: D-Day and Its Legacies

    This is Democracy – Episode 265: D-Day and Its Legacies

    This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by Dr. John W. Hall to discuss the D-Day landing during World War II, and what lessons can be learned from its legacy. Zachary sets the scene with his poem entitled, “In Leipzig on D-Day.” John W. Hall is a professor and holder of the Ambrose-Hesseltine Chair in […]

    • 47 min
    This is Democracy – Episode 264: Free Trade and Peace

    This is Democracy – Episode 264: Free Trade and Peace

    This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by Dr. Marc-William Palen to discuss the history of free trade and associated hopes for international peace. Zachary sets the scene with his poem entitled, “A World at Sail” Marc-William Palen is a historian at the University of Exeter. His new book, Pax Economica: Left-Wing Visions of a Free […]

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

gretammatlbuf ,

Really enjoy this podcast.

I’m so thankful for finding this podcast. I really learn and enjoy exploring the different topics that are so important today. For years , I considered myself a news junkie somewhat. But as internet , cable tv and radio options grew, I felt that many of my news sources were forced to compete for ratings. I limit my news options and have discovered many informative podcasts. I have found that I enjoy more in-depth conversations and guests who are very informed on the various topics. It doesn’t matter if I agree or disagree, I’m trying to understand and learn and I don’t find that as easy anymore with the extreme voices who get the microphone more than people who are sensible. I really love the poem in the beginning and enjoy hearing about its meaning. The hosts set a great tone and invite great conversation through their comments and questions. I’m very worried about 2024. And that makes me sad to think about.

RyanRaySr ,

Love Jeremi's insights

Jeremy is always insightful and I love to hear his perspective on issues.

Whunvdgujbv ,

Fantastic

Informative, engaging, and easy to follow for various listeners. I appreciate the hosts, their tone and questions, and their phenomenal guest speakers. I often recommend this podcast to friends, family, and peers alike.

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