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The Tent
The Tent
The Center for American Progress Action Fund

Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent. Produced by The Center for American Progress Action Fund, The Tent is a weekly... more

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Episodes

Former Sen. Doug Jones on Turning Down the Political Temperature

Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) joins the show to discuss the recent shooting at a rally for former President Donald... more

18 Jul 2024 · 37 minutes
Thomas Zimmer on Project 2025

Historian Thomas Zimmer discusses the radical authoritarian playbook called Project 2025, what it tells us about MAGA extremism in the... more

11 Jul 2024 · 50 minutes
Chris Geidner on the Supreme Court

Chris Geidner, journalist and analyst for the "Law Dork,” joins the show to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court, its remaining... more

27 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
Raquel Willis on Juneteenth, Pride, and Collective Liberation

Raquel Willis joins the show to discuss intersectional activism; MAGA attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and her journey as... more

20 Jun 2024 · 35 minutes
Erin Reed on Pride and the Fight for Transgender Rights

Journalist Erin Reed discusses the importance of Pride month, the fight for transgender rights, and the issues motivating LGBTQI+ voters.... more

13 Jun 2024 · 38 minutes
Sky Sitney on the Power of Documentary Films

DC/DOX Film Festival Director and Co-Founder Sky Sitney discusses why documentaries are such an important form of storytelling, the origins... more

06 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Andy Kroll on MAGA Illiberalism and Project 2025

ProPublica reporter Andy Kroll joins the show to talk about MAGA extremism in Michigan, Project 2025, and the impact the... more

30 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Mark Joseph Stern on Trump, the Courts, and Accountability

Mark Joseph Stern, senior writer for Slate, joins the show to discuss former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial, the... more

23 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Lindsey McLendon on Public Safety in America

Lindsey McLendon, senior fellow for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show to... more

16 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine on 'The Sixth' and Remembering the Insurrection

Filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine join the show to discuss their new documentary, "The Sixth" and why stories... more

09 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Deesha Dyer on 'Undiplomatic' and Working in the White House

Former White House social secretary Deesha Dyer joins the show to discuss her new book, "Undiplomatic," overcoming imposter syndrome in... more

02 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Earth Day Special: Trevor Higgins on Combating Climate Change

Trevor Higgins, senior vice president of Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show... more

25 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Rob Wilcox on the Gun Safety Movement 25 Years After Columbine

Rob Wilcox, deputy director of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, joins the show to discuss the 25th... more

18 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Michael Pollan and Melissa Robledo on ‘Food, Inc. 2’

Author Michael Pollan and film producer Melissa Robledo join the show to discuss the sequel to their groundbreaking 2008 documentary,... more

11 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
S. Leo Chiang on 'Island in Between' and Taiwan’s Story

Filmmaker S. Leo Chiang joins the show to discuss his Oscar-nominated New York Times opinion documentary, "Island in Between," and... more

04 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Imani Gandy on the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Rewire News Group Editor-at-Large Imani Gandy joins the show to discuss U.S. Supreme Court arguments on medication abortion, attacks on... more

28 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Progressive Leadership

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D) joins the show to discuss progressive wins in her state and the fight for... more

21 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Dan Pfeiffer on the 2024 Election

Dan Pfeiffer joins the show to discuss the State of the Union, distrust in institutions and the impact the changing... more

14 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Karen Finney on the State of the Union

Karen Finney joins the show to discuss Super Tuesday primary results, President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, and... more

07 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
UAW’S David Green on Championing Labor

United Auto Workers Region 2B Director David Green joins the show to talk about the Trump and Biden administrations' approaches... more

01 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Devon Gray on Fighting Poverty

Devon Gray joins the show to discuss the fight against poverty and how to grow the middle class. Colin and... more

22 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Max Bergmann on the War in Ukraine

Max Bergmann joins the show to discuss the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine, the need to pass defense... more

15 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Preston Mitchum on Advocacy, Representation, and Black History Month

Preston Mitchum joins the show to discuss Black History Month, intersectional advocacy, and the importance of representation in entertainment. Colin... more

08 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Rep. Jamie Raskin on Protecting Democracy

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joins the show to discuss MAGA extremism, legal accountability for former President Donald Trump, and... more

01 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Jennifer Palmieri on the New Hampshire Primaries and 2024

Jennifer Palmieri joins the show to talk about the New Hampshire primaries, the state of the 2024 race, and the... more

25 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Melinda Maerker on “We Live Here” and LGBTQI+ Equality

Filmmaker Melinda Maerker joins the show to talk about her new Hulu documentary, “We Live Here” and LGBTQI+ rights in... more

18 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Joyce Vance on Accountability for January 6

Joyce Vance joins the show to discuss the three-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, legal accountability for Donald Trump... more

11 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
CAP Action’s Mike Sozan on the State of Our Democracy

Mike Sozan, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show to discuss how to protect... more

04 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Christina Reynolds of EMILYs List on Abortion and 2024

Christina Reynolds, Senior Vice President of Communications and Content at EMILYs List, joins the show to discuss the state of... more

21 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
Rep. Jasmine Crockett on Fighting Extremism and Inspiring Change

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) joins the show to discuss MAGA extremism, attacks on voting and abortion rights, and the progressive... more

14 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Megan Shahi on Digital Democracy Threats in 2024

Megan Shahi, Director of Technology Policy at CAP Action, joins the show to discuss how social media and artificial intelligence... more

08 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
Rep. Maxwell Frost on Progressive Leadership and Energizing Young Voters

Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) joins the show to discuss MAGA extremism, progressive policymaking, and energizing young voters heading into 2024.... more

30 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
CAP Action’s Allison McManus on the Israel-Hamas Conflict

Allison McManus, Senior Director for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the... more

23 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
CAP Action's Brendan Duke on Why We Need to Fund the Government

Brendan Duke, Senior Director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show to discuss... more

16 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Rep. Tom Perriello on the 2023 Elections

Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) joins the show to discuss Tuesday’s elections, what they portend for 2024, and the future... more

09 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Laura Meckler on ‘Dream Town’ and Equity in Schools

The Washington Post education writer Laura Meckler joins the show to discuss her new book, “Dream Town;” the impact of... more

02 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Patrick Gaspard on 20 Years of American Progress

Center for American Progress CEO Patrick Gaspard joins the show to discuss the 20th anniversary of CAP, the organization’s impact... more

27 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
Leah Litman on the MAGA Supreme Court

Michigan Law Professor and Strict Scrutiny podcast co-host Leah Litman joins the show to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term,... more

20 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
How Bidenomics is Helping Latinos in America

This episode features audio from a Center for American Progress (CAP) event about how the Biden administration's economic policies are... more

12 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Rep. Andy Levin on the Labor Movement and MAGA Republican Disarray

Former Representative Andy Levin (D-MI), a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show... more

05 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
CAP Action’s Navin Nayak on the Looming Government Shutdown and MAGA Extremism

Navin Nayak, president and executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins the show to discuss this... more

28 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
CAP Action’s Mike Williams on the UAW Strike and the Labor Movement

CAP Action Senior Fellow Mike Williams joins the show to discuss the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike, climate change and... more

21 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Barbara McQuade on Justice and Accountability for January 6

Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade joins the show to discuss Donald Trump’s legal jeopardy, whether the 14th Amendment could bar... more

15 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Politico’s Alice Ollstein on Abortion, Government Funding, and Health Care

Politico health reporter Alice Ollstein joins the show to discuss growing health concerns as kids head back to school, the... more

07 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Sara Nelson on Why 'Every Day Should Be Labor Day'

Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, joins the show to discuss the labor movement, what workers... more

01 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Maya Wiley on the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joins the show to discuss the... more

24 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
OMB Director Shalanda Young on Making Government Work for Everyday Americans

Shalanda Young, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), joins the show to discuss her role at... more

17 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Happy Birthday to the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act

Daniella and Colin discuss the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act, two landmark Bidenomics bills that were... more

10 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Kendra Cotton on Reaching New Voters

Kendra Davenport Cotton of New Georgia Project joins the show to discuss her organization’s work engaging with historically marginalized voters;... more

03 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
Taifa Smith Butler on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Demos President Taifa Smith Butler joins the podcast to discuss the significance of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day; how President... more

27 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
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Kendra Cotton on Reaching New Voters
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Kendra Davenport Cotton of New Georgia Project joins the show to discuss her organization’s work engaging with historically marginalized voters; the importance... more