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Another Way is a weekly podcast about how we can get reforming and improving our democracy front and center in the upcoming election. This season, Larry Lessig and the Equal Citizens team will be talking to presidential candidates, authors, activists, and more to bring you in-depth information about the most important issues in our democracy, and to let you know who can finally make change happen. The goal is to get to POTUS1—that is, to have a presidential candidate who makes ending legal corruption and strengthening our democracy the first priority of any administration. Subscribe using the tools on this page, or listen to episodes below.

LATEST EPISODE

Selecting the President, Today and In The Future (Recast)

Selecting the President, Today and In The Future (Recast)

Title Bonus: Selecting the President, Today and In The Future (Recast) In this special episode, we bring you a recast of an episode of the Democracy Works podcast featuring Equal Citizens founder Larry Lessig. He appeared with Meredith McGehee, executive...

PAST EPISODES

Alan Khazei on our “Great Awakening”

Title Alan Khazei on our "Great Awakening" Larry Lessig talks to Alan Khazei, who is running for Congress in the Massachusetts' Fourth District, about "democracy entrepreneurs," ending corruption, and how to build a broad coalition to fight for reform....

Rep. Ro Khanna Thinks Ending Corruption Is Possible

Title Rep. Ro Khanna Thinks Ending Corruption Is Possible U.S. Representative Ro Khanna speaks with Larry Lessig about his effort to reform our democracy, end corruption, and reduce the impact of money in politics. They talk about working with both Bernie,...

Eight States Are Discriminating Against Young People

Title Eight States Are Discriminating Against Young People On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen discuss a new report released by Equal Citizens and a coalition of scholars and organizations. It argues that eight states are unconstitutionally...

Professor John Gastil on Bringing Reason Back Into Politics

Title The Remarkable Stories of Democracy Reform Victories in 2018 This week, Larry Lessig talks with John Gastil, a Professor at the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, about how we can make better political decisions. They discuss the polarized media...

The Remarkable Stories of Democracy Reform Victories in 2018

Title The Remarkable Stories of Democracy Reform Victories in 2018 On this episode, journalist David Daley joins Adam Eichen to discuss his new book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. To write the book, Daley embedded with...

Adem Bunkeddeko on How To Finance Campaigns, and More

Title Adem Bunkeddeko on How To Finance Campaigns, and More Larry Lessig talks to Congressional candidate Adem Bunkeddeko, who is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in New York's 9th District. They discuss his remarkable personal story and his...

Alex Morse on Congress’s Fundraising Lifestyle

Title Alex Morse on Congress's Fundraising Lifestyle Equal Citizens founder Larry Lessig talks with Alex Morse, a candidate for Congress in the First District of Massachusetts, about how Congress really works. They talk about how fundraising permits...

Mondaire Jones on Reforming Democracy From Congress

Title Mondaire Jones on Reforming Democracy From Congress In today's episode, Larry Lessig launches a new "season" of Another Way and explains why we want to talk about reforming our democracy and ending corruption by speaking with folks in or running for...

The Supreme Court Arguments About Presidential Electors: Part 2

Title The Supreme Court Arguments About Presidential Electors: Part 2 In the second part of a two-part series, we bring you the audio of the Supreme Court's hearing of Colorado Department of State v. Baca, the second of the "presidential elector" cases....

The Supreme Court Arguments About Presidential Electors: Part 1

Title The Supreme Court Arguments About Presidential Electors: Part 1 In the first part of a two-part series, we bring you commentary as well as the audio of the Supreme Court's hearing of Chiafalo v. Washington, one of the "presidential elector" cases....

The Presidential Electors From Colorado Go To the Supreme Court

Title The Presidential Electors From Colorado Go To the Supreme Court On today's episode, we follow-up our conversation with electors from Washington by talking with three electors from Colorado. Mike Baca, Polly Baca, and Bob Nemanich are the three...

Larry Lessig Speaks To Presidential Electors From Washington

Title Larry Lessig Speaks To Presidential Electors From Washington On today's episode, we continue our discussion of the Supreme Court case about presidential electors. Larry Lessig discusses the 2016 presidential election with presidential electors from...

A Voting Rights Roundup with Stephen Wolf

Title A Voting Rights Roundup with Stephen Wolf On this episode, Adam Eichen speaks with Stephen Wolf, staff writer for Daily Kos Elections. The two discuss the recent Congressional stimulus package and what it means for our democracy, which states are...

Jesse Wegman on Why We Should Let The People Pick The President

Title Jesse Wegman on Why We Should Let The People Pick The President On this week's episode, we bring you a recording of a live conversation between Equal Citizens' Jason Harrow and Jesse Wegman, a member of the New York Times editorial board. Jesse's new...

Senator Ron Wyden on Voting During A Pandemic

Title Senator Ron Wyden on Voting During A Pandemic In this special episode, Equal Citizens founder Larry Lessig talks with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden [D-Or.] about how to protect our elections in this time of crisis. Wyden was the first Senator elected...

The Argument For Why Presidential Electors Should Be Free

Title The Argument For Why Presidential Electors Should Be Free In today's episode, Equal Citizens founder Larry Lessig and chief counsel Jason Harrow dive deeply in their case about presidential electors, which is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the...

Rick Hasen On Voting From Home In A Crisis

Title Rick Hasen On Voting From Home In A Crisis On this week's episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen of Equal Citizens talk with election law expert Rick Hasen about the impact of COVID-19 on our democracy. Rick is a professor at UC Irvine and the author...

How VoteRiders Is Helping A Million People Get Voter ID

Title How VoteRiders Is Helping A Million People Get Voter ID In today's episode, Jason Harrow talks with Kathleen Unger, the founder of VoteRiders, about voter ID laws and how her organization is helping more than 1 million people get identification so...

Why Some States Are Moving To Vote At Home

Title Why Some States Are Moving To Vote At Home On this episode, Adam Eichen is joined by Phil Keisling, Chair of the National Vote at Home Institute (www.voteathome.org). The two discuss the spread of Vote at Home—a reform that requires states to mail...

Bernie Sanders on His Democracy Reform Platform

TitleBernie Sanders on His Democracy Reform Platform With Super Tuesday only days away, we bring you an encore of our conversation about the state of our democracy with Bernie Sanders, the current polling leader for the Democratic nomination. The...

State of the Race + Improving Democracy in 2024

Title State of the Race + Improving Democracy in 2024 This week, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen of Equal Citizens recap the Democratic presidential primary. How important has democracy reform for voters? For the media? Adam then tells stories from the ground...

How Journalists Follow The Money

Title How Journalists Follow The Money Adam Eichen is joined by Andrew Perez, a writer and researcher who spent five years as a money-in-politics investigative reporter. Andrew reveals how he uncovered his biggest stories, why money can be so hard to...

Ezra Klein on Why We’re Polarized

Title Ezra Klein on Why We're Polarized In this special episode, Larry Lessig speaks with Ezra Klein, the Vox media founder and host of the Ezra Klein Show, at a live event in Boston. They discuss Ezra's new book "Why We're Polarized" and discuss why it's...

Why The Census Matters

Title Why The Census Matters In this episode, Adam Eichen is joined by Beth Huang, executive director of Massachusetts Voter Table. The two discuss how the decennial census works, why it is so important, the difficulties involved in enumeration, and what...

Nick Penniman On Why Democracy Reform Is Issue One

Title Nick Penniman On Why Democracy Reform Is Issue One Larry Lessig speaks with Issue One's Nick Penniman about why Nick left journalism to begin tackling the problem of fixing our democracy. Nick then discusses the difference between putting policies on...

Bonus: Democracy Town Hall With Bernie Sanders

Title Bonus: Democracy Town Hall With Bernie Sanders As a bonus episode, we bring your our recent conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders on all things democracy reform. Bernie sat down with Equal Citizens' Larry Lessig and reform advocate Zephyr...

When Public Financing Almost Swept The Nation

Title When Public Financing Almost Swept The Nation On this episode of the podcast, Adam Eichen is joined by Nick Nyhart, a longtime advocate for public financing of elections. Nick recounts the largely forgotten period of time (1996-2005) when a handful...

The First Annual Equality of Citizenship Awards

Title The First Annual Equality of Citizenship Awards In our last episode of 2019, Jason and Adam hold their "equality of citizenship" awards show to recap the good and bad of democracy reform in 2019. Who or what made things more equal this year? What...

Recent Developments in Democracy Reform

Title Recent Developments in Democracy Reform On the first part of a two-part year-end extravaganza, Jason and Adam discuss democracy-related results from the November elections, Equal Citizens' participation in the MOFA awards, and they give a little bit...

Hungering for Democracy: A Conversation with Frances Moore Lappé

Title Hungering for Democracy: A Conversation with Frances Moore Lappé This week, Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé joins Adam Eichen to discuss her reasons for joining the democracy reform movement, her theories on democracy, and why she...

Kyle Bailey on Bringing Ranked Choice Voting to Maine [11-21-19]

Title Kyle Bailey on Bringing Ranked Choice Voting to Maine [11-21-19] This week, Adam Eichen talks with political strategist Kyle Bailey about the incredible fight to bring ranked-choice voting (RCV) to Maine. They discuss how to get voters to respond to...

John Pudner on Taking Back Our Republic [11-14-19]

Title John Pudner on Taking Back Our Republic [11-14-19] Larry Lessig speaks to John Pudner of Take Back Our Republic about the bipartisan need for democracy reform. Pudner is a Republican political strategist who talks about how democracy reform is...

John Delaney’s Nuanced View Of Our Broken Congress [11-7-19]

Title John Delaney's Nuanced View Of Our Broken Congress [11-7-19] Larry Lessig talks with Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney about his nuanced view of why Congress is so broken and so badly polarized. They talk about money in politics,...

Can Youth Lead The Democracy Movement?

Title Can Youth Lead The Democracy Movement? This week, Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Matters, joins Adam Eichen to discuss the role that students play in the Democracy Movement and how to get more of them involved moving forward. If you...

Deep Dive on Public Financing and Gerrymandering with Sam Berger

Title Deep Dive on Public Financing and Gerrymandering with Sam Berger Jason Harrow is joined this week by Sam Berger to talk about key topics on the democracy reform agenda. Sam is the Vice President of Democracy and Government Reform at Center for...

Jason and Adam Talk Democracy In The Debates

Title Jason and Adam Talk Democracy In The Debates In a bonus episode, Jason and Adam of Equal Citizens discuss how democracy issues came up in the last Democratic debate, and then they deliver a knowledge drop about Ohio voter rolls. And they announce...

Gov. Steve Bullock on Getting Big Money Out of Politics

Title Gov. Steve Bullock on Getting Big Money Out of Politics Larry Lessig talks with Montana Governor and presidential candidate Steve Bullock about fighting corruption as a red state governor, including Bullock's problems with Citizens United, his...

Katie Fahey On How The People Can Beat Gerrymandering

Title Katie Fahey On How The People Can Beat Gerrymandering This week, Katie Fahey of The People, a Michigan-based advocacy group, talks with Larry Lessig about how she wrote a Facebook post asking if anyone else wanted to take on gerrymandering in...

How a Rabbi in Pennsylvania Is Fixing Democracy

Title How a Rabbi in Pennsylvania Is Fixing Democracy This week, Adam Eichen speaks with Rabbi Michael Pollack, co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based pro-democracy organization March on Harrisburg. The two discuss the role spiritual leaders can play in the...

Tulsi Gabbard On All Things Democracy

Title Tulsi Gabbard On All Things Democracy This week, we are proud to bring you a recording of a live conversation between Larry Lessig and Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard. The two sat down in front of a live audience in New Hampshire on...

The Growing Democracy Reform Movement, with Josh Douglas

Title The Growing Democracy Reform Movement, with Josh Douglas In this episode, Adam Eichen speaks with University of Kentucky Law Professor Joshua Douglas about the growing movement for democracy reform, the policies that are working in states and...

The Role of Presidential Electors

Title The Role of Presidential Electors Jason and Adam of Equal Citizens talk about last week's big decision in which a federal appellate court said that presidential electors are constitutionally free to vote for whatever they candidate they choose. They...

Paul Begala on the Politics of Democracy Reform

Title Paul Begala on the Politics of Democracy Reform Larry Lessig talks with political consultant and CNN contributor Paul Begala about why democracy reform is necessary to make progress on so many important issues, and how to make fundamental reform...

Billie Sutton on Saving Democracy From South Dakota

Title Billie Sutton on Saving Democracy From South Dakota Larry Lessig talks to South Dakota 2018 gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton about his history in bronc riding and his political career fighting corruption and running a grassroots, small-dollar...

Democratic Debate Recap with Dave Daley

Title Democratic Debate Recap with Dave Daley Equal Citizens’ director Jason Harrow and campaigns manager Adam Eichen are joined by with Salon founder Dave Daley to discuss why debate moderators continue to ignore questions about voting rights,...

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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