For our final episode of 2023, we revisit some of our episodes from throughout the year and reflect on what's in store for democracy in 2024.
Dec 18, 2023
This week, we're bringing you an episode from War Stories, Peace Stories, a podcast that helps us understand the human side of conflicts and peace efforts around the world
Dec 11, 2023
Two of our Penn State colleagues join us this week to discuss their recent findings on the connection between state-mandated civics tests and voter turnout.
Dec 4, 2023
Democracy is sometimes described as "a system where political parties lose elections." That's true but doesn't capture the deeper feelings of grief and grievance associated with political loss. We dive into those emotions this week with Juliet Hooker of Brown University.
Nov 20, 2023
Cas Mudde, one of the world's leading experts in the study of populism and far-right politics, joins us this week to discuss the tensions between populism and democracy, and why populism has increased around world in recent years.
Nov 6, 2023
This week, we explore the shift of working class union voters from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
Oct 23, 2023
Penn State professors John Iceland and Eric Silver join us this week to discuss how the discrepancy between social order and social justice impedes political compromise and progress.
Oct 9, 2023
This week, we're handing the microphone to Penn State student Joey Picarillo for an interview about the rise and fall of early democracies and what lessons we can learn from them today.
Sep 25, 2023
We talk with technology expert Jennifer Pahlka about why government systems seem so bad — and how everyone can contribute to making them better.
Sep 18, 2023
Chris Beem talks with former Republican political operative Tim Miller about the party's loyalty to Donald Trump and where it might go in 2024 and beyond.
Sep 11, 2023