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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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    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...

    The Second Annual Democracy Awards

    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...

    The Second Annual Democracy Awards

    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...

    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.

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    PAST EPISODES

    A Voting Rights Roundup with Stephen Wolf

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

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