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Liberals are too clustered in major cities, mainly in blue states. This is why Hillary Clinton can get 3 million more votes and still lose the election. Progressives and liberals are not spread out enough across the country in large enough numbers to win more elections. What can liberals and progressives do to turn more of the map blue? The short answer is…MOVE! In this podcast, we talk to people in places that aren’t blue. Sometimes it’s liberals who are on the ground in deep red territory. ...
 
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Poppy Northcutt was the first woman ever to work in NASA's Mission Control. Her work in the space program made her acutely aware of women's rights issues and she eventually became an attorney who has been on the front lines of abortion rights activism since the days of Roe v Wade. She & Roger discuss the current Texas abortion law, the strengths & …
 
Tonight on Jazz After Dark: Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra with Harry James, all from 1938-9. Then Phineas Newborn Jr. and the All Stars, some soul jazz from The Jimmy Giuffre 3. Horace Silver, Art Pepper & George Cables, Dave Turner with Guido Basso, Stanley Jordan, Buddy DeFranco with Terry Gibbs, and The Duke Robil…
 
After an in-person encounter with Hillary Clinton, unemployed coal industry worker Bo Copley decided to run for the Republican Senate nomination in West Virginia. New York filmmaker Todd Drezner followed Bo's Senate campaign and the result is the documentary, The Campaign of Miner Bo. Todd & Bo join Roger to discuss what it's like for outsiders in …
 
Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh started off as a Trump supporter but began to sour on him quickly. In the end, he not only turned on Trump but ran against him in the 2020 Republican primaries. Roger and Joe discuss Joe's regrets in helping to create the Republican Party that exists today, where Trump voters are at now and whether they can b…
 
Ross Benes grew up in small town Nebraska, surrounded by Republicans. Now he lives in Brooklyn. His book "Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold" details Nebraska's move rightward but is also a personal story about understanding both rural and urban cultures, and how to bridge that divide. Ross and Roger discuss the misconcept…
 
Journalist Alec MacGillis often writes about inequality in the U.S., including a New York Times article that led to the launch of this very Clusterfucked podcast. His new book, Fulfillment: Winning & Losing in One-Click America, looks at winners and losers in different regions through the lens of Amazon. Roger and Alec discuss the book, how the pan…
 
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