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    ANOTHER WAY

    Another Way is a weekly podcast about how we can get reforming and improving our democracy front and center. This season, Larry Lessig and the Equal Citizens team will be talking to politicians, authors, activists, and more to bring you in-depth information about the For The People Act, the most significant fair elections bill in generations, and what you can do to help pass it. Subscribe using the tools on this page, or listen to episodes below.

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    SERIES: ANOTHER WAY TO ELECT A PRESIDENT

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    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John EastmanOn this special episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig and Matthew Seligman speak to John Eastman, former Chapman University law school professor and lawyer who represented former President Donald Trump in 2020...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    The Pundits vs. The For The People Act

    The Pundits vs. The For The People Act On this episode of Another Way, Adam Eichen is joined by End Citizens United's Adam Bozzi and American Progress' Michael Sozan. The three discuss the media's handling of the fight to pass the For The People Act and why the...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: Election Follow-Up

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: Election Follow-Up Description: In this final episode of "Another Way to Elect the President," we consider whether Trump's lawyers could successfully contest the election results. We pick apart their legal cases and the facts...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Live Election (and Beyond!) Special

    Title Live Election (and Beyond!) Special Description: In our election day special, we bring you a recording of our live conversation from October 30. We talked about the worries of this election day, but we also looked beyond the election to discuss the policy...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: Jumping The Shark

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: Jumping The Shark Description: In this last episode in our mini-series, we bat around a few outrageous scenarios. Will votes be tossed out en masse? Can the House just refuse to count any votes at all? Find out! Music: Roundpine...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: The VP’s Role (Part 9)

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: The VP's Role (Part 9) Description: In this last regular episode of our mini-series about the road to selecting a president, we are joined by David Fontana of GW Law to talk about the Vice President. What role does the...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: Contingent Elections (Part 8)

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: Contingent Elections (Part 8) Description: In today's episode of the mini-series, we discuss the House contingent election. It hasn't happened since 1824, but could it this year? What could trigger it? And what would happen if...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: The Death of a Candidate (Part 7)

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: The Death of a Candidate (Part 7) Description: In this episode in our mini-series, we answer the question: what happens if a candidate dies right before or after the popular vote? The answer: it could get complicated. For more...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: The Electoral Count Act (Part 6)

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: The Electoral Count Act (Part 6) Description: In this episode, we speak with Professor Stephen Siegel, a Professor of Law at DePaul University, about the Electoral Count Act, which sets the rules for Congress when it counts...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect A President: The Presidential Electors (Part 5)

    Title Another Way To Elect A President: The Presidential Electors (Part 5) Description: In this episode in our presidential election miniseries, we talk about the vote of the electoral college. Who are the electors, how do they cast their votes, and what could...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect The President: A Red Mirage? (Part 2)

    Title Another Way To Elect The President: A Red Mirage? (Part 2) Description: In the next episode in our presidential election miniseries, we discuss election night itself. Will there be some states where early returns favor Trump even if Biden might win when all the...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Another Way To Elect The President: Part 1 (Intro)

    Title Another Way To Elect The President: Part 1 (Intro) Description: In this episode, Larry Lessig introduces a mini-series that will appear in this feed between now and election day: Another Way To Elect The President. This intro provides some historical and legal...

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    LATEST EPISODES

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    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John EastmanOn this special episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig and Matthew Seligman speak to John Eastman, former Chapman University law school professor and lawyer who represented former President Donald Trump in 2020...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    The Pundits vs. The For The People Act

    The Pundits vs. The For The People Act On this episode of Another Way, Adam Eichen is joined by End Citizens United's Adam Bozzi and American Progress' Michael Sozan. The three discuss the media's handling of the fight to pass the For The People Act and why the...

    Discussing The John Eastman Memo with John Eastman

    The Next Great Civil Rights Bill? With Elizabeth Hira

    The Next Great Civil Rights Bill? With Elizabeth HiraOn this episode, Adam Eichen speaks to Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice. The two discuss Elizabeth's new report, Equity For The People, and go into detail about...

    PAST EPISODES

    Fixing The Filibuster To Save Democracy

    Fixing The Filibuster To Save Democracy

    Fixing The Filibuster To Save Democracy How do we protect our democracy if the Senate filibuster stands in our way? What steps should we take to fix the filibuster and pass the For The People Act and Voting Rights Advancement Act? In this episode, we rebroadcast the...

    The Gerrymandering Deadline with Michael Li

    The Gerrymandering Deadline with Michael Li

    The Gerrymandering Deadline with Michael Li In this episode, Adam Eichen speaks to Michael Li, senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. The two discuss gerrymandering, what the For The People Act would do to stop it, and the meaning of the upcoming...

    Why The Filibuster is a Fraud

    Why The Filibuster is a Fraud

    Why The Filibuster is a Fraud In this episode, Lessig shares the audio from a short lecture he wrote about why the preservation of the filibuster cannot be justified. Watch the video recording of the lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxoMcWxUP7w To find...

    Lessig Goes To New Hampshire

    Lessig Goes To New Hampshire

    Lessig Goes To New Hampshire On this episode of Another Way, Lessig shares the audio of his recent speech at “Peaches and Politics” in New Durham, New Hampshire. In it, he describes the stakes of the fight for the For The People Act,and makes the case that tough love...

    For The People Act Update with Jana Morgan

    For The People Act Update with Jana Morgan

    For The People Act Update with Jana MorganOn this episode of Another Way, Adam Eichen speaks with Jana Morgan, Executive Director of the Declaration for American Democracy coalition. They discuss the latest developments in the fight for the For The People Act, what...

    Is Filibuster Reform on the Horizon? With Eli Zupnick

    Is Filibuster Reform on the Horizon? With Eli Zupnick

    Is Filibuster Reform on the Horizon? With Eli Zupnick On this episode of Another Way, Equal Citizens Executive Director Adam Eichen speaks with Eli Zupnick, spokesperson for the Fix Our Senate Coalition (https://www.fixoursenate.org/) . The two discuss the stakes of...

    Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander asks: “What’s the deal with H.R. 1?”

    Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander asks: “What’s the deal with H.R. 1?”

    Title Seinfeld's Jason Alexander asks: “What’s the deal with H.R. 1?” On this episode, we rebroadcast our June 4th event with Lawrence Lessig, Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, and the Brennan Center's Elizabeth Hira. The three discuss the ins and outs of H.R. 1 — the For...

    An Update on H.R. 1 from Rep. Mondaire Jones

    An Update on H.R. 1 from Rep. Mondaire Jones

    Title An Update on H.R. 1 from Rep. Mondaire Jones In this episode, Lawrence Lessig speaks to U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones. They discuss Rep. Jones' first few months as a member of Congress, the latest on H.R. 1, the need for a Third Reconstruction, and the...

    The Quest To Understand “The People” with Frank Luntz (Part Two)

    The Quest To Understand “The People” with Frank Luntz (Part Two)

    Title The Quest To Understand "The People" with Frank Luntz (Part Two) On this episode, Larry Lessig speaks again to Frank Luntz, longtime GOP communications expert. The two discuss the meaning of truth in politics, how to combat lies about the 2020 election, whether...

    Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales

    Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales

    Title Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and wt.social. Lessig and Wales discuss the origins of Wikipedia, its architecture, and its ad-free commitment to...

    The Fight For Voting Rights Reform

    The Fight For Voting Rights Reform

    Title The Fight For Voting Rights Reform For this week's episode, we are re-broadcasting the audio of an Equal Citizens event held on March 31st, 2021 entitled, "The Fight For Voting Rights Reform: The Path To H.R. 1 and H.R. 4". The event featured Lawrence Lessig...

    Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman

    Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman

    Title Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman Lawrence Lessig speaks with Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. The two discuss the history of the U.S. political party system, polarization and partisanship, reform, and...

    ANOTHER WAY STORIES

    Another Way Stories, formerly known as Seasons One and Two of Another Way, was recenlty established as a separate podcast meant to be consumed as a continuous story in chronological order. Please note: the arguments in Season Two are rejected by our board member, Robert Reich.

    About Another Way Stories

    Can we make ending corruption and strengthening democracy the number one priority in 2020? Can we get to POTUS1?

    That’s the challenge that has inspired this podcast by Equal Citizens founder Lawrence Lessig. In these first two seasons on Another Way, Larry and the Equal Citizens team bring you weekly conversations about what’s wrong with our democracy, how to fix it, and how to get candidates for President talking about those issues so that we can make this issue number one in the campaign. HR1 was a first step. Now we need POTUS1.

    These are the conversation that the politicians aren’t giving us on their own. That’s precisely why we citizens must bring this issue to them. Please join us.

    SEASON ONE

    Introducing: Another Way

    This is Larry Lessig. Anyone paying attention can see that we’re gearing up for a train wreck in 2020, as both political parties map out an increasingly partisan choice for America — as if we are just a nation divided, with nothing that we share in common....

    Episode 1: Aiming for Something Different

    Music: Roundpine by Blue Dot Sessions Noe Noe by Blue Dot Sessions Vengeful by Blue Dot Sessions It’s pretty clear how things are going to happen. In January, whatever the outcome in the 2018 election, Democrats are going to begin to vie in earnest to...

    Episode 2: How Different Has Been Done

    Music: Slow Line Stomp by Blue Dot Sessions Noe Noe by Blue Dot Sessions Vengeful by Blue Dot Sessions Clay Pawn Shop by Blue Dot Sessions Transcript: This is Larry Lessig and this is the second episode of this podcast, Another Way. In the first, I...

    Episode 3: A Different (Kind of Control of) Congress

    Transcript The single most unrecognized fact in American politics today is not how divided we are, but how united we are. This is Larry Lessig and this is the third episode of this podcast, Another Way. In the first, I described what everyone knows: that...

    Episode 4: A Different Kind of President

    Title: A different kind of President Transcript: In 1864, in the middle of our “great Civil War,” America held a presidential election. Lincoln was President. None were confident, especially his supporters, that he would be re-elected. Indeed without the...

    Episode 5: How America Beats Donald

    Title How America Beats Donald Transcript Drain the swamp and make America great again. Let me repeat it. Drain the swamp and make America great again. ——— This is Larry Lessig and this is the fifth episode of this podcast, Another Way. In the first, I...

    Episode 6: Why Different When the Same Is So So Easy

    Title: Why different when the same is so so easy Transcript “But why,” the Democratic politicians will insist, “why do we need anything more than simply elect Democrats? What’s the need for a Reform Caucus when the Democratic Party is already committed to...

    SEASON TWO

    *Please note: the arguments in this Season Two are rejected by our board member, Robert Reich.*

    Introducing: Another Way Stories Season Two

    There’s a scholar, an activist, a leader, a former Labor Secretary, a citizen, and a friend — Robert Reich — who has been trash-talking the idea of a convention to propose amendments to our Constitution. That fact really bothers me.OTHER EPISODESHOW YOU...

    S2E1: How Constitutions Get Changed

    The Constitution of the United States specifies the rules for its own amendment. Article V lays out those rules. An amendment must first be proposed and once proposed, adopted or, as the Constitution says, ratified. More than 11,000 amendments have been...

    S2E2: That Conventions Terrify

    This is Larry Lessig, and this is Episode 2 of Season 2 of the podcast Another Way. In the first episode, I described two ways that the Constitution allows that amendments to the Constitution might be proposed. Only one of those two ways of proposing...

    S2E3: Why Conventions Terrify

    “This would be chaos.” An Article V convention would be “chaos.” Or so says the great Robert Reich in the video that has triggered this season of Another Way.OTHER EPISODESHOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT ANOTHER WAY If you've saved your payment information with...

    S2E4: Why Conventions Should NOT Terrify

    So do we really need an Article V Convention? This should be the only real question that should trouble Americans just now. Do we need a different way to propose amendments to the Constitution? Do we need amendments to our Constitution at all?OTHER...

    S2E5: Why We Need a Convention

    There’s going to be a train wreck unless we act now. A train wreck for the convention movement, and hence, a train wreck for the only reasonable chance that we have to fix our broken Constitution, and hence, a train wreck for this nation.OTHER EPISODESHOW...

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