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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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    LATEST EPISODES

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    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...

    Why The Filibuster is a Fraud

    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...

    Why The Filibuster is a Fraud

    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...

    PAST EPISODES

    “George”: A conversation with the other side

    “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....

    Unpacking America with Rob Sand

    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...

    Reform and The Future of the Republican Party

    Reform and The Future of the Republican Party

    Title Reform and The Future of the Republican Party In this episode, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Bill Kristol, longtime conservative pundit, about democracy reform and the future of the Republican Party. Become a Patreon subscriber:...

    Representative Khanna on H.R. 1 and the Fight for Reform

    Representative Khanna on H.R. 1 and the Fight for Reform

    Title Representative Khanna on H.R. 1 and the Fight for Reform In this episode, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Representative Ro Khanna, who serves California's 17th Congressional district. Rep. Khanna gives listeners a legislative update on the For The People Act, and...

    Congress Can Act Now To Protect The Right To Vote

    Congress Can Act Now To Protect The Right To Vote

    Title Congress Can Act Now To Protect The Right To Vote In this episode, Lawrence Lessig is joined by Guy-Uriel Charles, the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law at Duke Law School. Lessig and Charles explore the differences between H.R. 1 (the For The People...

    The Quest To Understand “The People”

    The Quest To Understand “The People”

    Title The Quest To Understand "The People" On this episode, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Frank Luntz, longtime GOP communications expert. The two discuss the January 6th riots, Trump, our broken system of government, and the news media that divides us. Become a Patreon...

    The Architect of The For The People Act (H.R. 1)

    The Architect of The For The People Act (H.R. 1)

    Title The Architect of The For The People Act (H.R. 1) In this episode, Larry Lessig speaks with Representative John Sarbanes, the architect of the For The People Act (H.R. 1). The two dive into the provisions of this critically important piece of legislation to fix...

    Drawing Inspiration From Alaska

    Drawing Inspiration From Alaska

    Title Drawing Inspiration From Alaska In this episode, Adam Eichen speaks with Scott Kendall and Jason Grenn of Alaskans for Better Elections, the campaign that successfully brought ranked choice voting and top four nonpartisan primaries to Alaska through a ballot...

    The Second Annual Democracy Awards

    The Second Annual Democracy Awards

    Title The Second Annual Democracy Awards Description: On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen present the awards for best and worst actors in our democracy. Some award winners will surprise you — and others not so much.... Music: Roundpine by Blue Dot Sessions...

    What Do We Make of 2020?

    What Do We Make of 2020?

    Title What Do We Make of 2020? Description: On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen discuss their takeaways from 2020. They reflect on how well our democracy withstood COVID-19 and unprecedented attacks by Donald Trump. The two also highlight the importance of...

    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...

    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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