A weekly primer that helps the majority of Americans who voted for progress talk some sense into their friends & family. Co-hosts Jason Kander and Ravi Gupta draw on their experience winning progressive campaigns in red states to give you the tools necessary to combat the latest in misinformation, propaganda, and whatever your right-wing co-worker saw on Facebook.
The GOP's Ivy League Populism
On this week's show, Jason and Ravi discuss Rep. Liz Cheney's ouster from Republican leadership, the reason bipartisanship is not the end goal, and the continued spread of Covid-19 disinformation. Plus, a new award for JD Vance.
Dan Pfeiffer Explains Everything
Dan Pfeiffer, a host of Pod Save America, joins the show to discuss the key issues facing democrats today. How is Biden's presidency going, and how are republicans reacting to him? What are democrats' prospects for future elections?
He also proposes a special plan for how we can get rid of the filibuster -- by focusing on one key bipartisan issue.
Covid in India, Systemic Racism in America
Jason and Ravi dive into the humanitarian crisis unfolding in India as Covid-19 sweeps across the country. We look at America’s moral obligation to intercede and reflect on President Biden’s foreign policy agenda writ large. In response to a listener voicemail, we tackle the complex topic of systemic racism in America. Plus, it’s Ravi’s birthday!
Vaccine doubters, parental leave, and some war stuff
Jason and Ravi talk the latest updates with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout -- and why 45% of republicans still say they don't plan on getting vaccinated. Plus, Biden announced his $1 trillion American Families Plan. Why is paid family leave so crucial?
For the end of the episode, Jason sat down with Dan Taberski, host of The Line podcast, to discuss the military, special ops, and the effects of war on the modern era.
Emergency Pod: The Derek Chauvin Verdict
Jason and Ravi are joined by Don Calloway, attorney and founder of the National Voter Protection Action Fund. They give their immediate first thoughts after the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial. They also look forward and discuss what this verdict may mean for future cases like this.
In this jam packed episode, Jason and Ravi dive into what it means for America's longest war to come to an end. Plus, we search for hope in recent hurdles to the For the People Act and assess the "emperor is fully clothed" Republican party. Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post's Latin America correspondent joins the show to unpack common misconceptions about the border.