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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 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.

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    LATEST EPISODES

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    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    Title Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks to Professor Sam Wang, founder of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. The two discuss the inequalities produced by gerrymandering and the Electoral College, the...

    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    “George”: A conversation with the other side

    Title “George”: A conversation with the other side This episode of Another Way is unique: Lessig speaks to a Trump-supporting friend, whose name has been changed and voice altered to allow the friend to speak without the burdens his views might create in his world....

    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    Unpacking America with Rob Sand

    Title Unpacking America with Rob Sand On this episode, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Rob Sand, who has served as Iowa's State Auditor since 2019. The two discuss Sand's history of investigating white collar crime, the feeling of loss in small town America, and...

    SPECIAL MINI-SERIES

    Another Way To Elect The President

    Another Way brings you a new mini-series that will appear in this feed between now and the 2020 election day: Another Way To Elect The President. This mini-series provides some historical and legal background for what could be a presidential election unlike any other. Stay tuned for additional episodes.

    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    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...

    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    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...

    Building Democracy Back Better with Sam Wang

    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...

    PAST EPISODES

    BONUS: National Popular Vote On The Ballot, with Dr. John Koza

    BONUS: National Popular Vote On The Ballot, with Dr. John Koza

    Title BONUS: National Popular Vote On The Ballot, with Dr. John Koza Description: In this bonus episode, Jason speaks with National Popular Vote founder Dr. John Koza. They discuss the problems with the electoral college, how it can be reformed with the National...

    Candidate Jake Auchincloss on Reforming Our Elections

    Candidate Jake Auchincloss on Reforming Our Elections

    Title Candidate Jake Auchincloss on Reforming Our Elections Description: This week, Larry speaks with Jake Auchincloss—candidate for Massachusetts’ 4th congressional district—about his victory in a heated primary, the need to reform how we elect candidates, and an...

    Jon Ossoff’s Fight for Georgia and Democracy

    Jon Ossoff’s Fight for Georgia and Democracy

    Title Jon Ossoff's Fight for Georgia and Democracy Description: In this episode, Larry Lessig speaks with US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff about his campaign to represent Georgia, how his career as a journalist investigating corruption led him to run for office, his...

    Jason and Adam on Youth Voting Rights, And More

    Jason and Adam on Youth Voting Rights, And More

    Title Democracy Illustrated: A New Graphic Novel About Democracy Description: Equal Citizens' Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen discuss a case Jason's working on about age description in voting. They also talk about legal challenges to voting in general, with only about...

    Democracy Illustrated: A New Graphic Novel About Democracy

    Democracy Illustrated: A New Graphic Novel About Democracy

    Title Democracy Illustrated: A New Graphic Novel About Democracy Description: In this episode, Adam Eichen speaks with MapLight president Daniel Newman, who just authored a new graphic novel about democracy reform, Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy. The two...

    Larry Lessig talk with Andrew Yang

    Larry Lessig talk with Andrew Yang

    Title Larry Lessig talk with Andrew Yang Today, we bring you a recast of a recent of episode of Yang Speaks, in which Equal Citizens founder Larry Lessig spoke with Andrew Yang about how we can reform our democracy. They discuss dialing for dollars, the theory that...

    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...

    Alan Khazei on our “Great Awakening”

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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

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    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...

    SEASON TWO

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

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    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...

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