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April 19, 2024
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Meet Mila Atmos from Future Hindsight

We caught up with one of our hosts Mila Atmos about the Future Hindsight podcast, what Mila envisioned when she started the podcast, and an important conversation on the show!

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April 15, 2024
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Meet Liz Joyner from The Village Square

We caught up with one of our hosts Liz Joyner from The Village Square about the Village SquareCast podcast and how it has grown since it first started 18 years ago!

Jessie Nguyen
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April 1, 2024
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Meet Corey Nathan from Talkin' Politics & Religion Without Killin' Each Other

We caught up with one of our hosts Corey Nathan from Talkin’ Politics & Religion Without Killin’ Each Other about the idea behind the podcast and navigating heated debates!

Jessie Nguyen
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February 21, 2024
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Meet Simone Leeper from Democracy Decoded

We caught up with one of our hosts Simone Leeper from Democracy Decoded about the podcast, changes being made as well as the upcoming season 4.

Jessie Nguyen
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February 6, 2024
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Meet Carah Ong Whaley from Politics Is Everything

We caught up with one of our hosts Carah Ong Whaley from Politics is Everything about the podcast, challenges as well as tips for young voices looking to enter politics and the podcasting sphere.

Jessie Nguyen
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April 8, 2024
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Democracy's Good News: When faith and civics meet to strengthen democracy

In the second episode of the Democracy's Good News series, we talk with religious organizations across the United States, namely the Habonim Dror Camp Galil, the Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, and the Mormon Women for Ethical Government.

Jessie Nguyen
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March 25, 2024
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Spy-themed video game tackles misinformation

A video game is helping Gen Z combat misinformation. Plus, we welcome a new show to The Democracy Group!

Jessie Nguyen
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March 18, 2024
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Meta won’t recommend political content to users. Here’s what it means for politics

Meta announced in February it would stop proactively recommending political content on Instagram and Threads as journalists, voters, and political content creators gear up for this election season.

Jessie Nguyen
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March 12, 2024
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Meet our spring 2024 podcast fellows

Join us in extending the warmest welcome to the newest cohort of fellows from The Democracy Group Podcast Fellowship!

Jessie Nguyen
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March 5, 2024
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Democracy's Good News: How teachers are creating future citizens

Host Jenna Spinelle highlights the positive efforts of individuals and organizations working to build a healthier democracy in the first episode of our short series, Democracy's Good News.

Jenna Spinelle
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February 27, 2024
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Democracy's Good News to highlight the everyday people shaping democracy

A common narrative about the 2024 election is that “democracy is on the ballot” and that American democracy could be in very dire shape if the election doesn’t go a particular way. At The Democracy Group, we understand those risks and take them seriously. But we also know that many other media outlets will be covering the election through this lens.

Jessie Nguyen
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February 15, 2024
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A cross-partisan podcast tells Gen Z's stories

The Round Table, a part of Next Generation Politics, is a “by GenZ, for GenZ” podcast that provides a platform for conversation and engagement by challenging norms and representing all kinds of diversity, especially of perspective and ideas.

Jessie Nguyen
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January 30, 2024
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PBS podcast shines a light on Gen Z's biggest issues

Teen podcast builds empathy, bridges generational divides

Jessie Nguyen
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January 22, 2024
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📢 New Podcasts Alert: Episodes from our 2023 Podcast Fellows

A new year means new episodes!

Jessie Nguyen
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January 22, 2024
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Celebrate with some of our best episodes from The Democracy Group!

Welcome to the Best of 2023!

Jessie Nguyen
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January 22, 2024
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New survey explores free speech on college campuses

"College classes are a place for students to feel uncomfortable and grapple with difficult concepts in the world. Students need the opportunity to correct one another and have hard and sometimes offensive conversations with one another."

Jessie Nguyen
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January 22, 2024
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A Thanksgiving tradition disrupted

We hope you got to spend a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends.

Jessie Nguyen
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January 22, 2024
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🗳️ A 2023 election recap

States and counties across the nation held key elections in early November 2023 where abortion access took center stage.

Jessie Nguyen
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January 17, 2024
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Amplifying young voices in politics

Community manager Jessie Nguyen caught up with New Voters Founder & President Jahnavi Rao and Executive Director Nivea Krishnan. New Voters is dedicated to expanding youth engagement in politics and making sure young voices are heard.

Jessie Nguyen
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January 17, 2024
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Meet our 2023 student podcast fellows

The Democracy Group's podcast fellowship program is in full swing! Here’s a glimpse at what our 2023 fellows were working on during their fellowship.

Jessie Nguyen
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January 14, 2024
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Shining a spotlight on the states

For the latest in our series on organizations that inspire us to take action to build a stronger democracy, Democracy Group community manager Jessie Nguyen caught up with Bree Grossi Wilde, executive director of the State Democracy Research Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Jessie Nguyen
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January 14, 2024
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What a female president means for Mexico

In what many deem a patriarchal country, two women are on track to make history as they are both presidential nominees in Mexico’s leading parties. Polls showed the two female candidates are currently front runners and the most likely to be elected presidents in the general election on June 2, 2024.

Jessie Nguyen
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September 7, 2023
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Meet the hosts of Vital Signs of Democracy

We're excited to share a new podcast in the democracy space — Vital Signs of Democracy. Community Manager Megan Goldstein talked with hosts Debilyn Molineaux and David Riordan to learn more

Megan Goldstein
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August 23, 2023
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An inside look at Issue 1 in Ohio

A surprisingly large number of Ohioans flocked to the polls in August to cast their vote on Issue 1, where 57% voted "no" to defeat the measure.

Megan Goldstein
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August 15, 2023
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Meet the Common Ground Committee

Community manager Megan Goldstein caught up with Bruce Bond and Erik Olsen, co-founders of the Common Ground Committee

Megan Goldstein
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August 2, 2023
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What does Gen Z look for in podcasts?

Over 400 million people worldwide listen to podcasts!

Megan Goldstein
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July 18, 2023
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The End of Affirmative Action

On June 29th, the supreme court ruled to make affirmative action unlawful in The Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina.

Megan Goldstein
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July 18, 2023
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The Democracy Group's Summer Reading List

Looking for a new book to read this summer? Here are 10 recommendations from our network's hosts and producers.

Megan Goldstein
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June 18, 2023
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Podcasts and Political Engagement

In 2022, the number of podcasts increased by 20%. This is a staggering number that no doubt indicates the future of an ever growing industry.

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May 31, 2023
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Q&A with Citizen Connect

This week, Community Manager Megan Goldstein interviewed Morris Effron, co-founder of Citizen Connect. Read on to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved!

Megan Goldstein
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May 17, 2023
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The future of AI and democracy

AI is rapidly evolving and has the potential to transform many aspects of our lives, including democracy.

Megan Goldstein
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May 3, 2023
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Why Americans deserve better news

News, news, news. Right news, left news, fake news, and more. America's news landscape is a hot topic of conversation.

Megan Goldstein
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April 18, 2023
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A new perspective on democratic backsliding

In order to understand how to strengthen democracy, we must understand how this erosion happens.

Megan Goldstein
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April 7, 2023
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Join us for National Week of Conversation!

National Week of Conversation (NWoC) will take place April 17-23. The event was created to solve one of the biggest problems facing Americans - toxic polarization.

Megan Goldstein
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March 24, 2023
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How healthy is democracy around the world?

Recently, several organizations issued their annual reports on democracy's rise and fall around the world.

Megan Goldstein
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March 8, 2023
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Welcome, TPNR!

Welcome, TPNR! We are excited to announce a new show in our network: Talkin' Politics and Religion Without Killin' Each Other, or TPNR for short.

Megan Goldstein
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February 24, 2023
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Civic Learning Week

Civic education is critical to a healthy democracy, which is why we're excited to be part of national Civic Learning Week!

Megan Goldstein
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February 2, 2023
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Dinner Table Discourse

"Love thy Neighbor" until they think differently from you, vote differently than you, and have different beliefs than you. Is this what the United States has come to?

Megan Goldstein
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January 19, 2023
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New Year, New Democracy?

Everybody has new year's resolutions - floss more, exercise daily, and the list goes on and on. Is it possible for the country as a whole to have a resolution to improve our democracy in the new year? 

Megan Goldstein
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