Best Democracy podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
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Democracy Now!
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An independent daily global news hour, anchored by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González, broadcast weekdays on 1,400+ radio and TV stations. Livestream the show weekdays from 8AM to 9AM ET at http://www.democracynow.org.
 
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Democracy in Crisis
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Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast on national news hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, and produced by Mark Gunnery for the Center for Emerging Media. It is the audio component of a larger project that includes a weekly syndicated column, which appears in a number of alternative weekly newspapers and websites around the country, and a blog you can find at democracyincrisis.com. We are proud to appear in the Baltimore City Paper, Washington City Paper, Charleston City Paper, Pitts ...
 
A daily radio and TV program on over 750 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S., offered in high-resolution video via BitTorrent.
 
By the definition of bestselling author and renowned Socratic Method specialist Christopher Phillips, PhD, an openist is someone who tries to be... open -- to new perspectives, new ideas, new possibilities for being and doing. The term 'openist' should convey open mindedness, curiosity, and tolerance of ideas that may seem not just alien but perhaps off-putting to some, at least initially. Host Christopher Phillips, who has Greek and U.S. citizenship and is bestselling author of 'Socrates Ca ...
 
Welcome to direct democracy radio, giving sovereignty back to the people.
 
Nigerian politicians should listen HERE to learn how to make Nigeria a consolidated democracy!
 
A podcast that jumps down the rabbit-hole to explore the world of information manipulation in the social media age. It's an adventure that will take us from the fake news on your facebook page and the trolls on your twitter account to shady tech companies, machiavellian billionaires with dark money and darker motives, the psychology of online movements and how they can be subverted, and perhaps even find out whether there are any ways to cleanse our polluted information streams...
 
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Democracycast
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Reports from independent journalists and interviews with knowledgeable people covering the topics of independent journalists, democracy, human rights, press freedom, and journalism.
 
This Week in Dystopia: The Promise & Perils of Democracy is a new podcast hosted by Christopher Robichaud, Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer. A podcast of politics, theory, and pop culture, This Week in Dystopia, brings commentary from the halls of Harvard to everyone's headphones. In each episode, Robichaud, Harvard faculty, and other guests discuss core challenges to U.S. democracy without the constant hair pulling and complaining that colors most discussions about the state of our de ...
 
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The Compass
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The Compass - exploring our world.
 
Brennan Center Live is a weekly series of podcasts created from Brennan Center events, featuring fascinating conversations with well-known thinkers on issues like democracy, justice, race, and the Constitution. You can subscribe to the Brennan Center Live podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud. Please register here to attend Brennan Center events.
 
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Why We Argue
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Hosted by political philosopher and Vanderbilt University professor Robert Talisse, Why We Argue is an interview podcast that brings in academics, philosophers, historians, journalists, politicians, and other notable public figures to think about the state of American political discourse and the roll intellectual humility can play in public conversation. Created by Humility & Conviction in Public Life a project of the University of Connecticut's Humanities Institute and funded by the John Te ...
 
Beyond the Headlines, an in-depth, one on one conversation on the issues shaping our future.
 
This feed was created by mixing existing feeds from various sources.
 
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RSA Events
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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year.These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges.Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change.All of the audio files are recordings of ta ...
 
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
This is Lawfare's series of audio podcasts.
 
Collection of interviews and lectures of professor Noam Chomsky.
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the ...
 
How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts answer questions and separate fact from fake news with help from today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resis ...
 
The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a weekly deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental peoples in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to Homer, to classical Greek democracy to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and archaeological discoveries. And not just military and political history, ...
 
The best gavel-to-gavel legal news and information on the net. Host Bennet Kelley talks about the hot- button internet legal topics of the day, and stay up to date on the latest in internet law and policy. Hear the latest net trends impacting your business, and have your questions answered by leading authorities.
 
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The Brainstorm
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The Brainstorm is a bi-weekly podcast about public policy which asks the overlooked questions that will define the coming decades. Senior Fellows from the Renewing the Centre initiative at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change will be joined by a revolving cast of outside guests for a conversation about public policy that is inspired by recent political news, but goes far beyond the headlines.
 
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
 
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To the Point
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A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The...
 
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The Truth
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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
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Noam Chomsky
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Watch video highlights of events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.
 
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Slate.com/Voice. Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at slate.com/voice A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in left-leaning political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. In each edition, I choose a political theme and deliver a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. By the way, this is an ENHANCED PODCAST with cool features built in which is fun but that means that it's not compatible with everyone's audio player. For the STANDARD MP3 feed ...
 
Listen to recordings of public events from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy research organization (think tank) in Washington, DC. Expert speakers and panelists at our events include scholars, leading policymakers, and foreign officials, and address a wide range of public policy issues that matter to the nation and the world.
 
Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates. Bruce Carlson applies as much historical context as possible to politics and while he's at it, tells a few stories.
 
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Fresh Air
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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
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How Do We Fix It?
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From politics to the personal, we're about solutions. Our weekly podcast features two friends and longtime journalists. Join Richard Davies (ABC News) and Jim Meigs (Popular Mechanics) as they challenge authors, experts and provocateurs in a search for positive, practical ideas. Guests include Alan Dershowitz, a noted legal scholar and defender of civil liberties; Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" and Lenore Skenazy, founder of "Free Range Kids." Topics include politics, parenting, personal finance, ...
 
The DSU podcast “Deeper Dive” is a weekly dialog between the moderator Walker Uhl and Professor Nick Dungey. Each week we will discuss a current event of global significance. Moving beyond the traditional left – right ideological debate, we identify the deeper core philosophical ideas that give rise to the events themselves and the partisan arguments that surround them.
 
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Thinking Allowed
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New research on how society works
 
Join our fight to end the corruption of our democracy
 
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Slate.com/Voice. Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at slate.com/voice A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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FPRI Events
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Audio from FPRI events.
 
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The Real Story
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
The Open Society audio podcast features recordings of panel discussions, talks, book launches, and more. Brought to you by the Open Society Foundations, working to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
 
The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.
 
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The Gist
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Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
 
Welcome to Social Europe Podcast. Here we discuss cutting-edge ideas on politics, economy and employment & labour with some of the most innovative and cutting-edge thinkers around, including Nobel Prize winners and other internationally acclaimed experts. If you really want to learn about globalisation, European politics, the changing nature of work and so on listen here.
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.
 
The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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Here’s a fun fact: The best training for understanding the president’s media strategy is to have studied internet trolls for years and years. Okay, maybe that fact wasn’t so fun. Maybe it’s incredibly depressing. At any rate, Whitney Phillips did exactly that. She was one of the earliest scholars of online trolling (yes, that’s a job). She was ...…
 
On The Gist, who’s running in 2020? Should we even speculate yet? Time for another segment of Mike debates Slate. Staff writer Henry Grabar is here to discuss Amazon’s choice of New York City, why people seem to keep misunderstanding what subsidies are, and how the benefits of Amazon moving to Long Island City outweigh the costs to the city. In ...…
 
Sandi Tan was 19 when she wrote and starred in a film directed by her 40-year old mentor. But then her mentor disappeared and took the film's footage with him. 20 years later, Tan got the footage back. She revisits the mystery of her mentor's disappearance and the film that was never made in a new Netflix documentary 'Shirkers.' In 'Burning,' S ...…
 
Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump’s escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. We speak to Fernando Garcia, founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso.Visit https://democracynow ...…
 
Architecture, housing and health. Laurie Taylor explores a neglected aspect of well being. He's joined by the writer, Iain Sinclair, Daryl Martin, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York and Christine Murray, founder of the “Women in Architecture” Awards.Producer: Jayne Egerton
 
Visit https://democracynow.org to watch and share each interview separately, to read the complete transcript, search the vast news archive, or to make a donation to support our non-profit news program. Livestream weekdays 8-9am ET. Follow Democracy Now! on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Stitcher, SoundCloud, iTunes, TuneIn, Goog ...…
 
Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump’s escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. We speak to Fernando Garcia, founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso.…
 
Yemeni and international organizations have called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, warning that 14 million people are now “on the brink of famine.” UNICEF is warning that the Saudi assault and blockade on Hodeidah is increasing shortages of food, drinking water and medicine. The group says a Yemeni child now dies from a pr ...…
 
Democracy Now! 2018-11-14 Wednesday Headlines for November 14, 2018 NY Politician: We Need to Block $3 Billion Handout for Amazon & Use Money to Forgive Student Debt As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare? Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Child ...…
 
Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump’s escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. We speak to Fernando Garcia, founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso.…
 
Yemeni and international organizations have called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, warning that 14 million people are now “on the brink of famine.” UNICEF is warning that the Saudi assault and blockade on Hodeidah is increasing shortages of food, drinking water and medicine. The group says a Yemeni child now dies from a pr ...…
 
Headlines for November 14, 2018; NY Politician: We Need to Block $3 Billion Handout for Amazon & Use Money to Forgive Student Debt; As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare?; Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence…
 
Democracy Now! 2018-11-14 Wednesday Headlines for November 14, 2018 NY Politician: We Need to Block $3 Billion Handout for Amazon & Use Money to Forgive Student Debt As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare? Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Child ...…
 
Ever since Donald Trump won 53 percent of white women’s votes in the 2016 election, a predictable back-and-forth plays out in progressive circles when exit polls trickle in from right-leaning states and districts. Analysts and activists tweet out the numbers, remarking that white women supported the Republican candidate over the Democratic one.…
 
Ever since Donald Trump won 53 percent of white women’s votes in the 2016 election, a predictable back-and-forth plays out in progressive circles when exit polls trickle in from right-leaning states and districts. Analysts and activists tweet out the numbers, remarking that white women supported the Republican candidate over the Democratic one.…
 
We are joined today by David Priess, former CIA intelligence officer and author about his new book on the history and the realities of impeachment, and the 25th, what people think it is, and what has really happened in history. He is the author of How To Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Execu ...…
 
Two federal court rulings in Georgia will mean potentially thousands of additional votes will be counted in the highly contested elections. And in Florida today a federal court starts a hearing to decide recount timetables, ballot disqualification rules and whether GOP Gov. Rick Scott can sit on a panel that will certify who wins the race. To t ...…
 
Victims of California’s fires can apply for assistance, but President Trump had a warning for the state’s residents. He wants to see a change in forest management. Scientists tell us the firestorms are are result of climate change--which the president still denies. Should cities still allow for building in firezones? Later, Warren talks to one ...…
 
[We continue our 2018 Miami Book Fair series with Obama National Security Council Alum Rumana Ahmed who is one of eighteen former Obama administration contributors to “West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House“. Rumana Ahmed interned in the White House Office of Presidential Corre ...…
 
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that U.K. and EU officials have reached a provisional Brexit agreement. Though as of this recording, the text of that agreement has not been released, we at Lawfare thought it a good time for a refresher on how senior Europe experts and British officials are thinking about the U.K.’s split from the Europe ...…
 
Afua Hirsch examines the principle of self-determination, which Franklin Roosevelt insisted on including in the Atlantic Charter. It was a powerful force behind the liberation struggles which peaked in the 1950s and '60s as a wave of decolonisation swept the world and countries such as Tunisia, Jamaica, Nigeria and Guyana achieved independence. ...…
 
On The Gist, when will everyone stop walking and chewing gum at the same time? In the interview, it may have been a political stunt ahead of the midterms, but president Trump’s deployment of U.S. service members to the border continues. What are they even up to? Veteran and writer Jack Murphy fills in the details, including how the mission is b ...…
 
When the conditions of political friendship seem no longer to exist, what democratic resources remain that might begin healing this civic wound?
 
Karina Longworth's new book, 'Seduction,' focuses on 10 women that had relationships with Howard Hughes and the exploitation of actresses in Old Hollywood. She also reflects on the #MeToo movement and women coming forward against Harvey Weinstein: "The thing that I've come to understand from studying the 20th century of Hollywood is that these ...…
 
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Hess debuted his memoir at Brookings and was joined by USA Today’s Susan Page for a discussion. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of t ...…
 
To mark the centennial remembrance of Armistice Day, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan and Columbia Professor Adam Tooze discussed how those decisions and events unfolded, and how they affected the subsequent course of history, right up until today. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and fol ...…
 
Rock and Latin music writer and curator Isabela Raygoza has opened my world to an array of artists and great music that I otherwise would not be privy to. She provides vistas, contexts and perspectives that help me and many others see how this rich artistry both stems from and drives American democracy, identity, and greater gender equality at ...…
 
The death toll rises to 44 as California battles its deadliest fire ever; six people die in Gaza following the heaviest Israeli airstrikes since 2014; Maryland challenges the legality of Trump's choice for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.Visit https://democracynow.org to watch and share each interview separately, to read the complete tran ...…
 
Democracy Now! 2018-11-13 Tuesday Headlines for November 13, 2018 Climate Scientist Who Fled CA Wildfire: We're Going to Keep Paying Price If We Ignore Climate Change As Fires Devastate California, 350.org Calls for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy Economy "An Incredible Victory": Opponents of Keystone XL Pipeline Praise Judicial Order Block ...…
 
Air Date: 11/13/2018 Today we take a look at rising of right-wing terrorism in the US and the unmistakable link to the violent rhetoric and extreme policies of right-wing politicians Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Episode Sponsors: Bombas.com/Left| Casper.com/BEST+ Promo Code: Left Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK| Clean C ...…
 
Headlines for November 13, 2018; Climate Scientist Who Fled CA Wildfire: We're Going to Keep Paying Price If We Ignore Climate Change; As Fires Devastate California, 350.org Calls for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy Economy; "An Incredible Victory": Opponents of Keystone XL Pipeline Praise Judicial Order Blocking Construction; Gaza Is Alrea ...…
 
Democracy Now! 2018-11-13 Tuesday Headlines for November 13, 2018 Climate Scientist Who Fled CA Wildfire: We're Going to Keep Paying Price If We Ignore Climate Change As Fires Devastate California, 350.org Calls for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy Economy "An Incredible Victory": Opponents of Keystone XL Pipeline Praise Judicial Order Block ...…
 
In the nine months since Jaclyn Corin survived the Februaryshooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she hasorganized a lobbying tripto Tallahassee for 100 of her classmates, traveled the country registering young people to vote, and helped lead amarch of thousandson the National Mall.…
 
In the nine months since Jaclyn Corin survived the Februaryshooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she hasorganized a lobbying tripto Tallahassee for 100 of her classmates, traveled the country registering young people to vote, and helped lead amarch of thousandson the National Mall.…
 
On The Gist, what kind of sped-up sports replays is Kellyanne Conway watching? The simplicity of basketball is also its genius, allowing players to exercise skill, heart, genius and passion in endlessly creative ways. Dan Klores embraces just that in his ESPN documentary Basketball: A Love Story and talks about specific players, the NBA’s leade ...…
 
"Every surface, every bit of air, every bit of water in your home is alive," says scientist Rob Dunn. His new book, 'Never Home Alone,' examines the bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites and insects we live with — from armpit bacteria to black mold in our walls. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'A Ladder to the Sky' by John Boyne. She calls i ...…
 
We went to the SoundEducation conference on educational podcasting at Harvard Divinity School, and we want to tell you all about it! We’re joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast to talk about the panels we were on, the panels we went to, the talks we gave, and most importantly the amazing people we met! Aven McMaster and ...…
 
100 years after armistice, journalist and author Adam Hochschild reflects on lessons from World War I and the danger of new wars today; Suzanne Gordon talks about the Thousand Oaks, CA, shooting and GOP-led attacks on the Veterans Health Administration.Visit https://democracynow.org to watch and share each interview separately, to read the comp ...…
 
Democracy Now! 2018-11-12 Monday Headlines for November 12, 2018 A Century After End of WWI, Trump Snubs Peace Summit While Macron Warns of Growing Nationalism Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI's End A Century After WWI's End, Adam Hochschild Cautions: "Think Long and Hard Before Start ...…
 
Headlines for November 12, 2018; A Century After End of WWI, Trump Snubs Peace Summit While Macron Warns of Growing Nationalism; Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI's End; A Century After WWI's End, Adam Hochschild Cautions: "Think Long and Hard Before Starting a New War"; On Veterans Da ...…
 
Democracy Now! 2018-11-12 Monday Headlines for November 12, 2018 A Century After End of WWI, Trump Snubs Peace Summit While Macron Warns of Growing Nationalism Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI's End A Century After WWI's End, Adam Hochschild Cautions: "Think Long and Hard Before Start ...…
 
If you, like me, are a pessimist, you may be startled by the extent to which Tuesday’s election felt improbably hopeful. I expected the far-right takeover to accelerate, as often happens when you concentrate wealth with the rich and leave people to squabble in a state of artificial scarcity.
 
If you, like me, are a pessimist, you may be startled by the extent to which Tuesday’s election felt improbably hopeful. I expected the far-right takeover to accelerate, as often happens when you concentrate wealth with the rich and leave people to squabble in a state of artificial scarcity.
 
Amidst the backdrop of white nationalist violence linked to the presidency of Donald Trump, the 2018 midterm elections are ushering in a slate of elected officials representing the country’s diversity more than ever before.Visit https://democracynow.org to watch and share each interview separately, to read the complete transcript, search the va ...…
 
You had questions. Smart, interesting questions. Questions about the zero-sum logic of markets, about whether compromise is possible or even desirable in today’s politics, about where the left goes too far, about local vs. national politics, about how to break into journalism, about Sam Harris and the “Intellectual Dark Web,” about deep work, a ...…
 
A conversation on the history of the Brown Dynasty in California with historian Mirian Pawell author of The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation. Guest: Miriam Pawel is author and a Pulitzer-prize winning editor and reporter. She is the author of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography, and The ...…
 
In this episode, part one of four on a series on Greek philosophy, mathematics, and science in the 5th century BC, we describe the lives, influences, and various theories put forth by the Eleatic School (Parmenides, Zeno, and Melissus) and the so-called Atomists (Leucippus and Democritus) Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/201 ...…
 
Ep 216 Bill Tieleman Proportional Representation - Part 1 - No For the third time in the past 15 years, British Columbians are participating in a referendum to change the way the people of the province elect a government. In 2005, the Single Transferable Vote (or STV) was put to the people in a referendum that ran concurrently with the provinci ...…
 
Ep 215 Nicolee Ambrose & Marc Hetherington Understanding American Viewpoints on Socio-Economic Issues In 2016, as Americans went to the polls, the top voting issues for Republicans were the economy, terrorism, immigration, foreign policy and health care. Democratic voters rallied around the economy and terrorism as well. However, their point of ...…
 
Ep 214 Andrew Trites Southern Resident Orcas are Picky Eaters The southern resident orca whale population is front and centre in the fight against increased oil tanker traffic. The majestic toothed whale is a member of the oceanic dolphin family. They are also known as killer whales because as a species they will hunt and eat fish, marine mamma ...…
 
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