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Ordinary voters try to explain how democracy works in their country.

Do voters in other countries have more trust, a greater sense of involvement, and more hope in their country's future? If so, can we get some of that over here in the US?
Listen along as Mary interviews two ordinary citizens from the same country about how they vote, why they do (or don't) trust their politicians, and what they believe goes into making a strong democracy.

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Episode map/flag designs by Adnan Roesdi

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Ordinary voters try to explain how democracy works in their country.

Do voters in other countries have more trust, a greater sense of involvement, and more hope in their country's future? If so, can we get some of that over here in the US?
Listen along as Mary interviews two ordinary citizens from the same country about how they vote, why they do (or don't) trust their politicians, and what they believe goes into making a strong democracy.

Logo image by Night Wolf Dezines

Episode map/flag designs by Adnan Roesdi

    Democracy In... South Korea. Part 2. (S2E2)

    Democracy In... South Korea. Part 2. (S2E2)

    In Part Two of my conversation with Kim and Zeno we talk gender, corruption, social media, and what South Korean voters think about their politicians engaging in hunger strikes. My guests help me understand political acts that might be misunderstood abroad. But also questions that maybe we should all be asking... such as, are angry young incels a threat to democracy everywhere?

    This is Part Two of Two episodes on South Korea. Part one should be available wherever you found this!

    Democracy In... is a podcast that explores what democracy looks and feels like in different countries. In each episode I get the local's perspective on the good, the bad, and the frankly weird of different democratic systems around the world.

    Find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, and the podcast series, at www.democracyinpodcast.com!

    • 38 min
    Democracy In... South Korea. Part 1. (S2E1)

    Democracy In... South Korea. Part 1. (S2E1)

    Season Two kicks off with South Korea! My guests Kim and Zeno explain why every former president gets impeached, why compulsory conscription shapes the way voting is organized, and the pros and cons of a one-term Presidential limit.

    Along the way they describe a curiously devious way to subvert a system that is meant to ensure smaller parties are represented in the National Assembly. Does South Korea have a two party system disguised as coalition politics?

    This is Part One of Two episodes on South Korea. The second half of this interview will follow shortly!

    Democracy In... is a podcast that explores what democracy looks and feels like in different countries. In each episode I get the local's perspective on the good, the bad, and the frankly weird of different democratic systems around the world.

    Find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, and the podcast series, at www.democracyinpodcast.com!

    • 44 min
    Democracy In... India. Part 1 (S1E8)

    Democracy In... India. Part 1 (S1E8)

    Part 1 of 2 episodes exploring what Democracy looks like in India, with father & daughter guests Venkat and Vidhya. We talk about famous political dynasties, whether being a politician should be a full-time job, and how the "states rights" question plays out differently in India versus the U.S.
    Democracy In... is a podcast that explores what democracy looks and feels like in different countries. In each episode I get the local's perspective on the good, the bad, and the frankly weird of different democratic systems around the world.
    Find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, and the podcast series, at www.democracyinpodcast.com!

    • 37 min
    Democracy In... Chile. Part 2 (S1E7)

    Democracy In... Chile. Part 2 (S1E7)

    In Part 2 of our conversation about democracy in Chile, my guests Paloma Contreras and Rodrigo Retamal explain the enormous political power teenagers and young adults wield in Chile. And we learn what makes casting and counting the votes a spectator sport!
    Democracy In... is a podcast that explores what democracy looks and feels like in different countries. In each episode I get the local's perspective on the good, the bad, and the frankly weird of different democratic systems around the world.
    Find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, and the podcast series, at www.democracyinpodcast.com!

    • 29 min
    Democracy In... Chile. Part 1 (S1E6)

    Democracy In... Chile. Part 1 (S1E6)

    Part 1 of 2 episodes exploring what democracy looks like in Chile. My guests Paloma Contreras and Rodrigo Retamal try to explain the recent failed attempt to re-write Chile's consitution, and discuss the grip the 1973-1990 dictatorship still has on this democratic nation. 
    Democracy In... is a podcast that explores what democracy looks and feels like in different countries. In each episode I get the local's perspective on the good, the bad, and the frankly weird of different democratic systems around the world.
    Find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, and the podcast series, at www.democracyinpodcast.com!

    • 39 min
    Democracy In... Mexico. Part 3 (S1E5)

    Democracy In... Mexico. Part 3 (S1E5)

    The third and final part of our conversation on Democracy In Mexico. Brenda and David reflect on whether the average citizen can make change at either the local or national level. And after decades of reforms, is the Mexican democratic system getting fairer - or slipping into complacency? 
    Democracy In... is a podcast that explores what democracy looks and feels like in different countries. In each episode I get the local's perspective on the good, the bad, and the frankly weird of different democratic systems around the world.
    Find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, and the podcast series, at www.democracyinpodcast.com!

    • 25 min

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