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BREAKING!!! Eyewitness Recounts Matt Gaetz Drug Use at Secret MAGA Sex Party + A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

We got the goods on Matt Gaetz this week with a whopper of a Mea Culpa. Sex, drugs and politics inside the gated mansions of Orlando. The FBI seizes Gaetz’s iPhone. Plus, a plot to run sham candidates in Florida races. The swamp never looked sleazier. Finally, we talk with Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig on how to fix the horrendous corruption that led to people like Matt Gaetz

1hr 28mins

16 Apr 2021

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March 25, 2021 - Lawrence Lessig | Robert Hockett | Trevor Sutton

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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1hr

25 Mar 2021

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OA467: Demolishing the Electoral College, with Lawrence Lessig

Opening Arguments

Harvard Law Professor and activist Lawrence Lessig joins us to talk about his ongoing efforts to get rid of the Electoral College. It's a war being fought on multiple fronts, but Professor Lessig's current effort is to force states to assign delegates proportionally. The all or nothing system we have now is not actually written into the Constitution. Listen in for the full breakdown! Links: Rodriguez v. Newsom cert petition, Baten v. McMaster, 967 F.3d 345

1hr 14mins

23 Feb 2021

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23: Lawrence Lessig on the Life and Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Honest Offense with Eric Cervone

Aaron Swartz was a programmer, entrepreneur, writer, and activist. He was deeply involved in the development of RSS and the organization Creative Commons. Aaron was also a co-founder of Reddit and an early contributor to Wikipedia. Because of his online activism, Aaron was prosecuted for multiple violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 2011. During his prosecution, Aaron took his own life. He was 26 years old. Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Lessig met Aaron when Aaron was a young teenager and served as a mentor to Aaron throughout his life. Lessig is the founder of Equal Citizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons and serves on the Scientific Board of AXA Research Fund. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, he has received numerous awards including a Webby, the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Scientific American 50 Award, and Fastcase 50 Award. Cited by The New Yorker as “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” Lessig has focused much of his career on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright. His current work addresses “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy.  His books include: They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy (November2019), Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (May 2019), America, Compromised (2018), Republic, Lost v2 (2015), Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It (2011), Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (2008), Code v2 (2006), The Future of Ideas (2001), and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999). –––– Support the podcast and join the Honest Offense community at https://honestoffense.locals.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13h27HBHpqpHWtzxJF4jQA

1hr 12mins

18 Oct 2020

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7: The Electoral College, Faithless Electors, and Polarization with Lawrence Lessig

iGen Politics

This episode is with Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig in which we talk about the Electoral College, the recent faithless electors Supreme Court case that Prof. Lessig argued, and the current polarization in our country. Professor Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prof. Lessig is the founder of EqualCitizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons. Prof. Lessig has focused much of his career on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright and currently addresses “institutional corruption” especially as that affects democracy. He is also the author of his new book “They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy.” Intergenerational Politics is a video series created by Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi dedicated to engaging all generations in politics with weekly unfiltered conversations with experts across the nation. Listen more on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or other podcast streaming services.

49mins

2 Oct 2020

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Lawrence Lessig: How to Save Our Democracy

Yang Speaks

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig joins to talk about how we can reform our democracy and save ourselves from this mess. Lawrence and Andrew discuss the cubicle farms where politicians dial for dollars, how "slow democracy" can improve our political discourse, and how we can reverse the decline of journalism in America. Watch this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-3oTqBWrj0sLawrence Lessig - https://twitter.com/lessig | https://www.lessig.org/Andrew Yang - https://twitter.com/AndrewYang | https://movehumanityforward.comZach Graumann - https://twitter.com/Zach_Graumann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 4mins

20 Aug 2020

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Fixing our Democracy with Lawrence Lessig

Fringe Voices

Thanks again for your support and listening.Today, I’m very honored to speak with Lawrence Lessig. For those that don’t know this impressive human.Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, prior to which he founded the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and taught at the University of Chicago. Founder of Equal Citizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons, Lessig serves on the Scientific Board of AXA Research Fund and has received numerous awards including a Webby, Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Scientific American 50 and Fastcase 50 Awards.Cited by The New Yorker as “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” Lessig's current work addresses “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy. His books include: They Don't Represent Us (November 2019), Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (May 2019), America, Compromised (2018), Republic, Lost v2 (2015), Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It (2011) among many others. Lessig holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge University, and a JD from Yale.We get in a little bit of Lawrence's personal background, why he didn't become a corporate lobbyist.We discuss why we need to get fundraising type money out of politics.What public campaign financing looks like and how citizens could take part in this.We discuss civic juries, what they are and how they can be useful for our democracy.How everyday citizens can meaningfully impact our democracy right now.We also discuss electoral college reform and his non-profit that is working on this named Fix the College.And some media recommendations. Namely, the The Swamp on HBO and his podcast Another Way.Again, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks again for your support!Note: the background music is by my good friend Taavi of https://bestproducer.substack.com/

39mins

6 Aug 2020

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Does the Electoral College need to be reformed? Lawrence Lessig thinks so.

Cotto/Gottfried

Originally published on October 30, 2018.   'Cotto/Gottfried' is now sponsored by Alaska Chaga. To see why their chaga may be a good fit for you, please click on the following link. 'C/G' will earn 10% of any purchase you make, so this is a great way to support the show -- along with a business who supports 'C/G': https://alaskachaga.us/discount/COTTO Do you want to understand the world around you, and maybe even yourself, a bit better than you do now? Online Great Books may be just what you are looking for. When you sign up for a course there by following this link (https://onlinegreatbooks.com/cottogottfried), 'Cotto/Gottfried' gets $45. Knowledge is power!   Like this episode? Donations much appreciated -- no worries about size; it's the thought that counts. Many thanks! https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/CottoGottfried

22mins

4 Aug 2020

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The Electoral College w/ Lawrence Lessig

Picket

With the help of Havard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, Jake and Lorenzo consider a much-debated feature of America's democratic process: the Electoral College. Take a listen as they discuss solutions to this pressing issue.

42mins

15 Jul 2020

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Lawrence Lessig | The State of the United States Political System

The Practical Stoic with Simon J. E. Drew

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, prior to which he founded the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and taught at the University of Chicago. Founder of Equal Citizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons, Lessig serves on the Scientific Board of AXA Research Fund and has received numerous awards including a Webby, Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Scientific American 50 and Fastcase 50 Awards. Cited by The New Yorker as “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” Lessig's current work addresses “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy. His books include: They Don't Represent Us (November 2019), Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (May 2019), America, Compromised (2018), Republic, Lost v2 (2015), Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It (2011) among many others. Lessig holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge University, and a JD from Yale. WEBSITE: lessig.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessig.org/ Equal Citizens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EqualCitizens/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawlessig/ Equal Citizens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equalcitizens.us/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lessig/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/equalcitizens/ Twitter: @lessig Equal Citizens Twitter: @EqualCitizensUS ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com

1hr 12mins

12 Jul 2020

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