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Crooked Minis

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Crooked Minis takes a step back from the chaotic breaking news to offer a new series every month that explores an issue or event that reflects cultural, political, or societal changes in America and need more than a 10-minute conversation and a split-second news cycle to unpack.

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Crooked Minis takes a step back from the chaotic breaking news to offer a new series every month that explores an issue or event that reflects cultural, political, or societal changes in America and need more than a 10-minute conversation and a split-second news cycle to unpack.

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3867 Ratings
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By cvcvc - Sep 02 2019
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Very good podcast detailing the “small” corruptions that degrade our democracy one step at a time.

Rigging N.C.

By think globally, act locally - Aug 29 2019
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Horrifying info well presented. Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

3867 Ratings
Average Ratings
3359
259
89
55
105

Full Series

By cvcvc - Sep 02 2019
Read more
Very good podcast detailing the “small” corruptions that degrade our democracy one step at a time.

Rigging N.C.

By think globally, act locally - Aug 29 2019
Read more
Horrifying info well presented. Thank you.
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Crooked Minis

Latest release on Feb 11, 2020

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Crooked Minis takes a step back from the chaotic breaking news to offer a new series every month that explores an issue or event that reflects cultural, political, or societal changes in America and need more than a 10-minute conversation and a split-second news cycle to unpack.

Rank #1: How are Republicans weaponizing voting?

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DeRay Mckesson, activist and host of Pod Save the People, sits down with Ari Berman, senior reporter for Mother Jones and author of Give Us The Ballot, to discuss midterm results, where the country currently stands as it pertains to voting rights and what can be done to change it.

Dec 12 2018

36mins

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Rank #2: The World As It Is: Writing for Obama

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In a special series for Crooked Conversations, Ben Rhodes takes a deeper dive into some of the issues and themes that he deals with in his memoir "The World As It Is" about his 10 years working as Deputy National Security Adviser to President Obama. In the first of these conversations, Ben talks to Jon Favreau and Cody Keenan about what it was like to write speeches for a president who already had a strong voice.

Aug 01 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Reclaiming Patriotism | Intro (ft. Jon Favreau & Tammy Duckworth)

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For July's Crooked Mini series "Reclaiming Patriotism", former Navy pilot and Congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh will be sitting down with a range of guests to discuss what patriotism means in the United States in 2019. In the first episode, Ken is joined by Jon Favreau who discusses his own sense of patriotism and how he saw Obama's love of country questioned during his time as president. Then, Senator Tammy Duckworth shares how patriotism informed her experiences serving in the military and in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate.

Jul 03 2019

46mins

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Rank #4: The World As It Is: Was Benghazi the beginning of Trump?

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Ben Rhodes talks to Pod Save America co-host and former U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor about what the media gets wrong about Benghazi, how that moment led to Trump as president, and what it’s like "running" the Deep State.

Aug 22 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Can we have medicare for all?

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Pod Save America co-host Jon Favreau talks to Andy Slavitt, the board chairman of the United States of Care, and Adam Gaffney, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and secretary of the advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program about what it will take to get medicare for all and what factors need to be considered to get to single payer.​

Apr 18 2018

35mins

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Rank #6: State of Conspiracy | Conspirator in Chief

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Are lizard people real? Was 9/11 an inside job? Is the government really out to get you? We can't conclusively answer those questions, but we will be exploring these topics in September's series, State of Conspiracy. State of Conspiracy is hosted by Professor Kathryn Olmsted a professor of History at UC Davis and scholar of conspiracy theories. This week, Professor Olmsted sits down with author Anna Merlan to discuss how Donald Trump successfully used conspiracy theories to gain national attention and get elected and why the surge in government conspiracy theories today may less funny and more insidious than we think.

Sep 04 2019

33mins

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Rank #7: How dangerous is dark money?

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A conversation between Jane Mayer, author of "Dark Money" and Tommy Vietor of Pod Save America and Pod Save The World about the billionaires funding the rise of the radical right. 

Nov 15 2017

43mins

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Rank #8: How do you do a late night show in the Trump-era?

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Host of Pod Save The People DeRay Mckesson talks to Robin Thede, host of The Rundown on BET, about how late-night has changed since Trump became president.​

May 02 2018

30mins

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Rank #9: Rigging North Carolina | Stolen Ballots

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Leslie McCrae Dowless is a Republican consultant desperate to win. So he did what no one would do: he stole ballots for GOP congressional candidate Mark Harris, creating a scandal in North Carolina's 9th district and one of the biggest election fraud cases in American politics. Shaniqua McClendon, North Carolina native and Crooked's Political Director, speaks with Joe Bruno, the local reporter who broke the story, to walk us through exactly what happened and why it matters.

Aug 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #10: Pride on Screen | Gay Visibility

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Tre’vell Anderson, Director of Culture and Entertainment for Out Magazine, kicks off the first episode in a new series looking back at notable LGBTQ+ moments in film and television.

Tre'vell is first joined by Jon Lovett. They discuss a moment in television that impacted Jon's life and imagine what a more inclusive future could look like. Then, Tre'vell is joined by legendary actor Darryl Stephens and Jeffrey Masters, host of the podcast LGBTQ&A, to take a look at gay men on screen and discuss how these representations have impacted them, and us, in real life.

Jun 05 2019

57mins

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Rank #11: The World As It Is: From Russia With Treason

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Ben Rhodes chats with Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki about what they knew about Russian interference in 2016 and the impact it’s having around the world, as part of his series “The World As It Is” for Crooked Conversations.

Aug 08 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: How can we stop the rise of antisemitism?

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This week Rabbi Brous, senior rabbi at IKAR, is joined by Eric Ward, the Executive Director of Western States Center, to discuss the rise of antisemitism and its ties to white nationalism.

Feb 20 2019

50mins

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Rank #13: What has Fox News done to America?

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A conversation between Gabe Sherman, author of "The Loudest Voice In The Room," and Tommy Vietor of Pod Save America and Pod Save The World about the rise of Roger Ailes and how Fox News has influenced American politics. 

Dec 13 2017

38mins

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Rank #14: How safe is our democracy?

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Jon Favreau talks to former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and legal scholar and editor of the new book "Can It Happen Here?" Cass Sunstein about whether or not authoritarianism can happen in the United States. 

Mar 07 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: Can Donald Trump be impeached?

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Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler talks to Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe, co-author of To End a Presidency about constitutional law, the history of impeachment, and whether Republicans have made themselves immune from it.

Jun 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #16: Will psychology save us?

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Jon Lovett talks to Adam Grant, a behavioral psychologist and host of the podcast WorkLife from TED, about how psychology can help us fight groupthink, reach voters, and get politicians to actually agree on policy. 

May 30 2018

49mins

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Rank #17: Can Elizabeth Warren Save America From Corruption?

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler discuss two important new bills she has just introduced: One to save American politics from corruption, and one to save American capitalism from itself.

Sep 05 2018

47mins

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Rank #18: On The Brink: Changing The Face of Politics

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In the last episode of On The Brink, Julissa is joined by Sayu Bhojwani, Founder and President of New American Leaders. New American Leaders works to build the power and potential of first and second generation Americans to run for office. They discuss the importance of immigrants to American democracy and what the “For the People Act” or H.R.1 could do to address systemic barriers to voting.  

Mar 27 2019

50mins

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Rank #19: How do we get dark money out of politics?

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Kiran Deol, co-host of Crooked’s Hysteria, talks to documentary filmmaker Kim Reed about the making of the Oscar short-listed film Dark Money, a political thriller which explores the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections.

Jan 30 2019

56mins

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Rank #20: State of Conspiracy | The QAnon Effect

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What happens when the President of the United States is the inspiration for today's most passionate group of conspiracy theorist? In the final episode of State of Conspiracy, Professor Olmsted talks to Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer to dissect the conspiracy theory known as QAnon and the real danger it poses on the future of our democracy.

Sep 25 2019

33mins

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Dan Pfeiffer's Unsolicited Advice for the Nominee (UN-TRUMPING AMERICA, available February 18, 2020)

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In this excerpt from UN-TRUMPING AMERICA (on sale February 18, 2020), Dan Pfeiffer speaks candidly to our (forthcoming) Democratic nominee about the realities of winning, the fate of American democracy, and how to defeat Trump at the ballot box in November.

Pre-order now wherever books are sold: https://amzn.to/372l5k2

Feb 11 2020

26mins

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Introducing 'Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump'

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Subscribe to Crooked Media's newest podcast Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump go.crooked.com/rubicon

The impeachment of Donald Trump is one of the biggest political stories of our lifetimes. It’s a test of whether accountability, election integrity, and the rules of our democracy can withstand the corrupt acts of powerful people. It’s also a story that’s unfolding at such a break-neck pace, it’s absurd.

Fortunately, Brian Beutler, Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief, lives for this s**t. Join Brian every week as he breaks down the week’s most important developments in the impeachment fight with legal, political, and congressional experts to help you figure out how this is all going to end and what you can do to play your part in one of the most important moments in American history. Yeah, it’s that big. New episode out every Friday.

Nov 08 2019

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Bridging the Age Gap | Me, My Self-Care and I

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In the final episode of Me, My Self-Care, and I Diosa and Mala talk about the role of women-based spaces in their lives and relationships. Then they chat with Claudia Mendoza, the founder of the Mami Chula Social Club. Mendoza hosts events for young Latinas and their mothers that help the two generations better understand one another.

Oct 30 2019

27mins

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Announcing: What A Day

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“What A Day,” Crooked Media’s new daily news podcast, is here! Hosted by comedian Akilah Hughes and politics reporter Gideon Resnick, What A Day cuts through the chaos and crimes to break down the biggest news of the day, help you understand what matters, and how you can fix it—all in 15 minutes or less. New episodes come out every morning, Monday through Friday, at 5 a.m. Eastern. Subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 28 2019

2mins

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Community Care on the Web | Me, My Self-Care & I

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This week, Mala and Diosa discuss how self-care in the digital age can simplify the movement to a hashtag. They discuss how the internet brought them together and how it has helped in their self-discoveries. Then, they are joined by poet and tattoo artist Mike Davis, aka Hoodprofet, who uses social media to cultivate healing and growth. They discuss their work, their praxis, advocating for the self, and community care on the web.

Oct 23 2019

31mins

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Surviving to Thriving | Me, My Self-Care & I

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This week, Diosa and Mala sit down with culturemakers and artists of the Cumbiaton Collective. This nationwide party collective is creating healing on the dancefloor and through their production, prioritizing and uplifting joy and movement as a tool for resistance. On this episode, Diosa and Mala will examine the ways art and music heals and cares for communities.

Oct 16 2019

25mins

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Self-Care as Community Care | Me, My Self-Care, and I

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October's mini-series, hosted by Mala Muñoz and Diosa Femme, will explore the nuances and complexities of self-care, community care, healthy relationships, and the psychology behind it all. In the first episode the two hosts share their own experiences working with trauma survivors and the impact it had on their definitions of self-care. They are then joined by therapist & poet Thea Monye to discuss who is given access to self-care, selfhood for people of color and how we can shift the conversation of self-care to community care.

Oct 09 2019

27mins

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State of Conspiracy | The QAnon Effect

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What happens when the President of the United States is the inspiration for today's most passionate group of conspiracy theorist? In the final episode of State of Conspiracy, Professor Olmsted talks to Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer to dissect the conspiracy theory known as QAnon and the real danger it poses on the future of our democracy.

Sep 25 2019

33mins

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State of Conspiracy | Covert Wickedness

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In this week's episode of State of Conspiracy Prof. Olmsted is joined by Jon Ronson. Jon is a journalist and filmmaker whose own passion for studying conspiracies has inspired him to infiltrate secret societies and come face to face with some of the most prominent conspiracy theorists. They discuss what inspires conspiracy theorists and whether those at the top know how much damage they are doing.

Sep 18 2019

30mins

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State of Conspiracy | Fringe to Mainstream

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What happens when a conspiracy theory turns out to be true? This week on State of Conspiracy, Professor Kathryn Olmsted is joined by Kevin Kruse, professor of history at Princeton University. Together, they explore the ways the media and historical events of the 60s onwards contributed to an increasing mistrust in both government and media. They explore some of the most absurd cases of government conspiracies that ended up being true and how those revelations changed the trajectory of how Americans and politicians question the truth today.

Sep 11 2019

29mins

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State of Conspiracy | Conspirator in Chief

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Are lizard people real? Was 9/11 an inside job? Is the government really out to get you? We can't conclusively answer those questions, but we will be exploring these topics in September's series, State of Conspiracy. State of Conspiracy is hosted by Professor Kathryn Olmsted a professor of History at UC Davis and scholar of conspiracy theories. This week, Professor Olmsted sits down with author Anna Merlan to discuss how Donald Trump successfully used conspiracy theories to gain national attention and get elected and why the surge in government conspiracy theories today may less funny and more insidious than we think.

Sep 04 2019

33mins

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Rigging North Carolina | The Re-do

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In the final episode of Rigging North Carolina, Shaniqua McClendon is joined by Dan McCready. He shares what was going through his mind as the news of election fraud broke and a new election was called. We hear more about his platform, what he believes his opponent Dan Bishop stands for and what's at stake in this upcoming election.

Aug 28 2019

20mins

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Rigging North Carolina | The Hearing

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In February of 2019 the North Carolina State Board of Elections heard testimony from many of the people who played a key role in the election fraud that tainted Dan McCready and Mark Harris's historic midterm election. The three day hearing ended with a surprise turn of events that led Republican Mark Harris to finally call for a new election. Shaniqua McClendon talks to two people who were in the room. Marc Elias represented Dan McCready throughout the election and argued on behalf of the Democratic nominee. Reporter Joe Bruno also shares some of the most shocking moments on the stand.

Aug 21 2019

33mins

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Rigging North Carolina | Republican Chokehold

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North Carolina has a long history of silencing African American voters, more recently sustained by Republicans in the state that have passed laws with the sole purpose of eliminating their votes. In this episode, Shaniqua McClendon discusses the Republicans' blatant voter suppression efforts with State Representative Pricey Harrison, who’s been trying to find common ground with Republicans, and Marc Elias, a Democratic lawyer who’s spent a lot of his career fighting for voting rights in North Carolina. Together, they search for the root cause of the Republican Party’s chokehold on North Carolina.

Aug 14 2019

26mins

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Rigging North Carolina | Stolen Ballots

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Leslie McCrae Dowless is a Republican consultant desperate to win. So he did what no one would do: he stole ballots for GOP congressional candidate Mark Harris, creating a scandal in North Carolina's 9th district and one of the biggest election fraud cases in American politics. Shaniqua McClendon, North Carolina native and Crooked's Political Director, speaks with Joe Bruno, the local reporter who broke the story, to walk us through exactly what happened and why it matters.

Aug 07 2019

27mins

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Reclaiming Patriotism | Service (ft. Pete Buttigieg & Becky Margiotta)

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In the final episode of the series, Ken Harbaugh explores the role of service in our understanding of patriotism. He sits down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg to explore what service means to him and the responsibilities that elected officials have to individuals who sign up for military service. But first, Ken talks to Becky Margiotta, a veteran of an elite special operations unit and founder of the social advocacy group The Billions Institute. Ken talks to Becky Margiotta about the importance of inclusivity in service.

Jul 24 2019

29mins

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Reclaiming Patriotism | Reckoning (ft. Gen. Stanley McChrystal & Mike Washington)

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This week, Ken Harbaugh sits down with two people who have had to reckon with both the historical and personal implications of patriotism. His first guest, Mike Washington, has had to make sense of his patriotism as both a veteran and as a father who lost his son to the war in Afghanistan. Then, he talks to retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal about reckoning with the impact of both his decisions and the missions he was assigned while leading US and international forces in Afghanistan.

Jul 17 2019

42mins

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Reclaiming Patriotism | Dissent (ft. Reps Barbara Lee & Max Rose)

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In the second episode of Reclaiming Patriotism Ken Harbaugh reflects on the role of dissent in our understanding of patriotism. Ken talks to Representative Barbara Lee who was the sole vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force after the attacks on September 11th. Together they reflect on her decision and the courage that it took to be the only opposing vote. But first, Ken sits down with Congressman Max Rose to talk about the lessons he took away from dissenters that came before him while serving in both the military and Congress.

Jul 10 2019

38mins

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Reclaiming Patriotism | Intro (ft. Jon Favreau & Tammy Duckworth)

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For July's Crooked Mini series "Reclaiming Patriotism", former Navy pilot and Congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh will be sitting down with a range of guests to discuss what patriotism means in the United States in 2019. In the first episode, Ken is joined by Jon Favreau who discusses his own sense of patriotism and how he saw Obama's love of country questioned during his time as president. Then, Senator Tammy Duckworth shares how patriotism informed her experiences serving in the military and in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate.

Jul 03 2019

46mins

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Pride on Screen | Trans Visibility

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In the fourth and final episode of Pride on Screen we break down how the media depicts trans folx. Tre’vell Anderson is first joined by Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of Transgender Representation. Nick provides fascinating updates of the numbers of trans men and women we see on screen today and why that matters. Then, writer Shar Jossell and producer Zackary Drucker sit down with Tre’vell and they get into the impact of movies like Boys Don't Cry and shows from Transparent to Pose.

Jun 26 2019

1hr 4mins

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iTunes Ratings

3867 Ratings
Average Ratings
3359
259
89
55
105

Full Series

By cvcvc - Sep 02 2019
Read more
Very good podcast detailing the “small” corruptions that degrade our democracy one step at a time.

Rigging N.C.

By think globally, act locally - Aug 29 2019
Read more
Horrifying info well presented. Thank you.