Is there a way to make the 2020 election about something more than simply defeating President Trump? Can it become an election that unites America? Can we leverage what unifies America, and get an (unrigged) democracy that could work? That’s the hope described in this six episodes — Another Way, Season One.

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    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...

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    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...

    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...

    ABOUT ANOTHER WAY

    Can we make 2020 something more than a civil war between Democrats and Republicans?

    That’s the challenge that has inspired this podcast by Equal Citizens founder, Lawrence Lessig. Without doubting the urgent need to defeat our current President, Lessig lays out a strategy that leverages the common ground that unites America, to the end of fixing our rigged and broken democracy.

    Drawing upon the history of other moments of fundamental change in America, Lessig maps a strategy that steps above our partisan divide. It is a moonshot, no doubt. But it is the one shot that could get us beyond the pathological division that destroys our government today.

    This is the conversation that the politicians won’t give us. And that’s precisely why we citizens must begin it now. This is six episodes that are an invitation to begin that repair.

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