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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Stacey Abrams. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Stacey Abrams, often where they are interviewed.

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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Stacey Abrams. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Stacey Abrams, often where they are interviewed.

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Stacey Abrams on minority rule, voting rights, and the future of democracy

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We’re one day away from the election, though who-knows-how-many days from finding out who won it. But there’s more at stake than whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be our next president. 


There is a fight behind the fight, a battle that will decide all the others. America is not a democracy, and Republicans want to keep it that way. America is not a democracy, and Democrats — at least some Democrats — want to make it more of one. 


Democracy has, in particular, become Stacey Abrams’ animating mission. In 2018, Abrams lost the George gubernatorial race by a razor-thin margin amidst rampant voter suppression. Since then, as the founder of Fair Fight, she’s turned her attention to the deeper fight, the one that sets the rules under which elections like her plays out. In her recent book, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, Abrams makes the case that the fight over democracy is the central question of our politics right now with more power and clarity than any other politician I’ve heard. 


In my view, Abrams is right. And so she’s exactly the person to hear from on the eve of the election. We discuss the GOP’s turn against “rank democracy,” the role of demographic change, how Republicans have cemented minority rule across America political institutions, why we potentially face a “doom loop of democracy,” the changing face of voter suppression in the 21st century, what a system that actually wanted people to vote would look like, why democracy and economic equality are inextricably linked, and much more.


One thing to note in this conversation: You won't hear Trump's name all that much. It's the Republican Party, not just Trump, that has turned against democracy, and that is implementing the turn against democracy. And it's the Democratic Party, not just Joe Biden, that will have to decide whether democracy is worth protecting, and achieving. Democracy is on the ballot in 2020 and beyond, but it's not just on the presidential voting line.


References:

"The fight is for democracy." Ezra Klein, Vox

The Dictator's Learning Curve by William Dobson

My previous EK Show conversation with Abrams


Book recommendations:

Ida by Paula Giddings 

Charged by Emily Bazelon 

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead 

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Nov 02 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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"Stacey Abrams"

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Stacey Abrams is a political leader, activist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She is also this week's teacher to all of us who are SmartLess. We care about her message, we care about what she does, and we praise her for her activism. Please vote, use your voice to make a difference, and let us unite as a country.
Oct 19 2020 · 44mins

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Stacey Abrams

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We could not have asked for a better guest in this last month before the 2020 election, than Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams. After running a hard fought campaign for governor, Abrams went on to found her organization, Fair Fight. Somehow, this powerhouse finds time between fighting for voter rights, delivering political commentary, and, yes, writing romance novels, to also maintain her status as a massive fan of Star Trek. Hosts Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins talk to Abrams about politics, ethics, and one of her favorite episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Oct 12 2020 · 38mins
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Stacey Abrams | Trump Blames “Blue States” For COVID Deaths: A Closer Look

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Seth takes a closer look at the president blaming "blue states" for coronavirus deaths and Attorney General William Barr calling for sedition charges against protestors.

Then, Stacey Abrams talks about her documentary covering voter suppression in the United States, lays out a plan for how to make sure every vote counts and shares what she thinks the outcome of the 2020 election will be.

Sep 18 2020 · 24mins

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Stacey Abrams

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Politician, activist, author and entrepreneur Stacey Abrams talks Joe Biden, her fight to protect America’s democracy and why her love of Doctor Who and Star Trek isn’t mutually exclusive. A No Mystery and Somethin’ Else production. 

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @davidtennantpod. New episodes from season 2 coming weekly. You can check out previous episodes with Olivia Colman, Ian McKellen and Whoopi Goldberg now.

Aug 18 2020 · 52mins
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Episode 2: Stacey Abrams

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In this installment of "The Old Man and the Three", JJ and Tommy sit down with American politician, author, former Georgia House of Representatives member, and possible VP selection Stacey Abrams for a spectacular interview.

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Aug 06 2020 · 1hr 25mins
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Stacey Abrams: Our Time Is Now

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SPEAKERS

Stacey Abrams
Founder, Fair Fight Action and Fair Fight 2020; Author, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America; Twitter @staceyabrams

In Conversation with Dan Pfeiffer
Co Host, “Pod Save America”; Twitter@danpfeiffer

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience only, and was live-streamed from The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 22nd, 2020.

Jun 26 2020 ·
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How Can We Shablam on Voter Suppression? with Stacey Abrams

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Voting rights activist, author, lawyer, and politician Stacey Abrams joins Jonathan to discuss the history of voting rights in the United States, the current state of voter suppression, and how we can work towards fair voting and a robust civic engagement. Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, and as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, she became the first Black woman to run as a major-party gubernatorial nominee in the US. She is the founder of Fair Fight, an organization that works to ensure every American has a voice in our legal system, and Fair Count, which advocates for accuracy in the 2020 Census and greater participation in civic engagement. This June marked the release of her latest book, Our Time Is Now.

Follow Leader Abrams on Twitter and Instagram @staceyabrams, learn more about Fair Fight here and Fair Count here, and find her book Our Time Is Now here.

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Jun 24 2020 · 43mins
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Episode 1130 - Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams believes deeply that the problems facing America today - police brutality, racial discrimination, economic inequality, Covid-19, creeping authoritarianism - all require the same solution: Free and fair elections. As the only Black woman ever nominated for Governor by a major party, Stacey tells Marc how she maintains hope that obstacles can be overcome and change can be achieved. Stacey also talks about how her family traditions of faith and service shaped her political identity and how her interests in acting, physics and writing romance novels made her who she is. This episode is sponsored by HBO Max, Space Force on Netflix, and SimpliSafe.

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Jun 11 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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Ep. 381 — Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee and founder of Fair Fight 2020, joins David to talk about inequities in Georgia's public health infrastructure, voter suppression and her efforts to remedy it, her own journey in public service, and vice presidential speculation. 

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Apr 23 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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