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Future Hindsight
Future Hindsight
Future Hindsight

Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that takes big ideas about civic life and democracy and turns them into action items for... more

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Living Constitutionally: A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs is a journalist and author. His most recent book is The Year of Living Constitutionally: One Man’s Humble... more

18 Jul 2024 · 45 minutes
Nationly: A Brutal Choice

Nationly is a limited election series podcast by Immigrantly Media. Join hosts Sara Sadhwani and Juan Diego Ramirez as they... more

10 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
Healthcare for All: Melanie D’Arrigo

Melanie D’Arrigo is the Executive Director of the Campaign for New York Health, which aims to win universal single-payer healthcare... more

04 Jul 2024 · 51 minutes
How It Feels to Love America: Wajahat Ali

Wajahat Ali is a Daily Beast columnist and the co-host of Democracy-ish. He's also the author of Go Back to... more

27 Jun 2024 · 58 minutes
Pursuing Equal Justice: Robert Tsai

Robert L. Tsai is the author of Demand the Impossible: One Lawyer’s Pursuit of Equal Justice for All and Professor... more

20 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
Relational Organizing: Rachel Vindman

Rachel Vindman is the co-host of the Suburban Women Problem podcast and she has her finger on the pulse on... more

13 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
Take the Constitution Back from Originalism: Madiba Dennie

Madiba Dennie is Deputy Editor and Senior Contributor at the critical legal commentary outlet Balls and Strikes. Her debut book... more

06 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
Voters Are the Boss: Jessica Gonzalez Rojas

Jessica Gonzalez Rojas is the New York State Assembly Member representing the 34th District in New York City. We discuss... more

30 May 2024 · 46 minutes
When Government Works: Debbie Cox Bultan

Debbie Cox Bultan is the CEO of the NewDEAL, a network of 150 rising state and local officials, and the... more

23 May 2024 · 40 minutes
The Path to Decarbonization: Bill Weir

Bill Weir is CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent and the author of Life As We Know It (Can Be). We discuss... more

16 May 2024 · 44 minutes
Power to the Polls: Mandela Barnes

Mandela Barnes is the president of Power to the Polls Wisconsin. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from... more

09 May 2024 · 42 minutes
Fixing Immigration: Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

Aaron Reichlin-Melnick is the Policy Director at the American Immigration Council, a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen the United... more

02 May 2024 · 45 minutes
America’s Half a Billion Guns: Jonathan Metzl

Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Department... more

25 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Everyday Freedom: Philip K. Howard

Philip K. Howard is the founder and chair of Common Good, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for simplifying government,... more

18 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Power Sharing Liberalism: Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen is the author of Justice by Means of Democracy. She is also the James Bryant Conant University Professor... more

11 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
The Founders’ Intentions: Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen is the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and the author of The Pursuit of Happiness:... more

04 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Cancel Student Debt: Braxton Brewington

Braxton Brewington is the Press Secretary of the Debt Collective. We discuss the origins of the Debt Collective in the... more

28 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Employ Negative Partisanship: Rachel Bitecofer

Rachel Bitecofer is a political scientist and election forecaster turned political strategist. Her most recent book is Hit ’Em Where... more

21 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
A Real Right to Vote: Richard L. Hasen

Richard L. Hasen is Professor of Law and Political Science at UCLA and director of UCLA Law’s Safeguarding Democracy Project.... more

14 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Policing Equity and Justice: Phillip Atiba Solomon

Phillip Atiba Solomon is the chair and Carl I. Hovland Professor of African American Studies, Professor of Psychology at Yale... more

07 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Make Your Vote Pack a Punch: Sam Wang

Sam Wang is the Director of the Electoral Innovation Lab and a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. We discuss... more

29 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Rural Democrat: Jess Piper

Jess Piper is the Executive Director of Blue Missouri and the host of the Dirt Road Democrats podcast. We discuss... more

22 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
Patriotism vs. Extremism: Ken Harbaugh

Ken Harbaugh is the host of the Burn the Boats podcast, a former United States Navy pilot, and executive producer... more

15 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Leveling the Playing Field for Women: Cynthia Richie Terrell

Cynthia Richie Terrell is the founder and executive director of RepresentWomen. We discuss institutional reforms that can reduce the barriers... more

08 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Identify as a Voter: Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio is the host of the Words to Win By podcast and the Principal of ASO Communications. We discuss... more

01 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Make A.I. Work for Democracy: Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake is International Policy Director at Stanford University Cyber Policy Center, International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered... more

25 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Montana is a Bulwark: Ryan Busse

Ryan Busse is a Democratic candidate for governor of Montana and the author of Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry... more

18 Jan 2024 · 43 minutes
A Better Way to Vote: Deb Otis

Deb Otis is the Director of Research & Policy at FairVote, a nonpartisan organization that researches and advances voting reforms... more

11 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
State Races Matter: Lala Wu

Lala Wu is the co-founder and executive director of Sister District, an organization that works to build enduring progressive power... more

04 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Why Dissent is a Part of Democracy: Democracy-ish

Over the last several years our politics has been pushed from a place of collaboration to bold faced loyalty tests.... more

28 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
Building the Public Square: Rich Harwood

Rich Harwood is the president and founder of The Harwood Institute, who just launched a campaign to reclaim the public... more

21 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
Black Grief/White Grievance: Juliet Hooker

Juliet Hooker is the author of Black Grief/White Grievance: The Politics of Loss and the Royce Family Professor of Teaching... more

14 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Housing is a Moral Issue: Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan is the CEO & President of Enterprise Community Partners. We discuss how the deeply entrenched housing crisis has... more

07 Dec 2023 · 43 minutes
Building a Black Future: Christopher Paul Harris

Christopher Paul Harris is Assistant Professor of Global & International Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and the author... more

30 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Have the Conversation: Neal Rickner

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Neal Rickner joins us to talk about the American Values Coalition, a growing community of... more

21 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Unions and Democracy: Theda Skocpol

Thursday, November 16th, 2023   Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University... more

16 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
Cooperation Democracy: Bernard Harcourt

Thursday, November 9th, 2023   Bernard E. Harcourt is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political... more

09 Nov 2023 · 43 minutes
Shaping Collective Memory: Hajar Yazdiha

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023   Hajar Yazdiha is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters,... more

02 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Everytown for Gun Safety: Nick Suplina

Thursday, October 26th, 2023   Nick Suplina is Senior Vice President for Law & Policy at Everytown for Gun Safety.... more

26 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Making Government Responsive: Sam Oliker-Friedland

Thursday, October 19th, 2023   Sam Oliker-Friedland is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsive Government and a former... more

19 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Tyranny of the Minority: Steven Levitsky

Thursday, October 12th, 2023   Steven Levitsky is Professor of Government at Harvard University. Together with Daniel Ziblatt, he is... more

12 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
Radical Acts of Justice: Jocelyn Simonson

Thursday, October 5th, 2023   Jocelyn Simonson is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, a former public defender, and... more

05 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
The Fear of Too Much Justice: Stephen Bright & James Kwak

Thursday, September 28th, 2023   Stephen Bright and James Kwak are co-authors of The Fear of Too Much Justice: Race,... more

28 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
America Votes: Sara Schreiber

Thursday, September 21st, 2023   Sara Schreiber is the Executive Director of America Votes, the coordination hub of progressive communities.... more

21 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
Maximum Impact Volunteering: Yoni Landau

Thursday, September 14th, 2023   Yoni Landau is the CEO and founder of Movement Labs, the founder of Contest Every... more

14 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Hubert Humphrey and Civil Rights: Samuel G. Freedman

Thursday, September 7th, 2023   Samuel G. Freedman is an award-winning professor of journalism at Columbia University and author of... more

07 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
America’s Raw Deal: Kurt Andersen

Thursday, August 31st, 2023   Kurt Andersen is a prolific writer and author of Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America:... more

31 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
The Right’s Parallel Universe: Anne Nelson

Thursday, August 24th, 2023   Anne Nelson is an author and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media, and... more

24 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Use Your Footprint for Democracy: David Pepper

Thursday, August 17th, 2023   David Pepper is a lawyer, writer, political activist, and former elected official. He served as... more

17 Aug 2023 · 54 minutes
Courts for Democracy: Skye Perryman

Thursday, August 10th, 2023   Skye Perryman is the President and CEO of Democracy Forward, an organization that uses the... more

10 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
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Thursday, August 24th, 2023   Anne Nelson is an author and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media, and human rights.... more