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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    Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales

    Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales

    Title Exploring The Informational Ecosystem with Jimmy Wales On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and wt.social. Lessig and Wales discuss the origins of Wikipedia, its architecture, and its ad-free commitment to...

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    The Fight For Voting Rights Reform

    The Fight For Voting Rights Reform

    Title The Fight For Voting Rights Reform For this week's episode, we are re-broadcasting the audio of an Equal Citizens event held on March 31st, 2021 entitled, "The Fight For Voting Rights Reform: The Path To H.R. 1 and H.R. 4". The event featured Lawrence Lessig...

    Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman

    Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman

    Title Breaking The Two-Party Doom Loop with Lee Drutman Lawrence Lessig speaks with Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. The two discuss the history of the U.S. political party system, polarization and partisanship, reform, and...

    Swamp Stories With Weston Wamp

    Swamp Stories With Weston Wamp

    Title Swamp Stories With Weston Wamp On this episode of Another Way, Lawrence Lessig speaks to Weston Wamp, senior political strategist for Issue One and host of the podcast, Swamp Stories. The two discuss congressional fundraising, leadership PACs, public campaign...

    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...

    “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...

    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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