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We The Podcast

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When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

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When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

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Fan from Minnesota

By jasonrasche - Jun 30 2017
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Love everything you do, keep up the good fight, I'm very proud of you!

Educational and enlightening

By Biol409 - Feb 27 2017
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This is amazing! Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
4
2
0
3

Fan from Minnesota

By jasonrasche - Jun 30 2017
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Love everything you do, keep up the good fight, I'm very proud of you!

Educational and enlightening

By Biol409 - Feb 27 2017
Read more
This is amazing! Thank you!
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We The Podcast

Updated 12 days ago

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When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

Rank #1: Payday Loans

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Payday loans aren’t like the kinds of loans you usually see, like car loans or student loans. They’re small dollar amounts, often as small as a few hundred bucks. But they have interest rates as high as 600%. I look into how payday loans got started, how they hurt people, and what we can do about them. Music by: Podington Bear
May 28 2016
31 mins
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Rank #2: Episode X: Criminal Justice Reform

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More than 2.4 million people are locked up in the United States today. Our country has 5% of the world's population and more than 25% of the world's prison population. This week on We The Podcast, we talk about criminal justice reform.
Dec 08 2015
26 mins
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Rank #3: Diaper Need Update (From the White House)

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This week, We The Podcast took a field trip to the West Wing of the White House to talk with Cecilia Munoz, the Director of the President’s Domestic Policy Council about something We The Podcast has covered before: diaper need. The President recently announced a White House initiative to address diaper need, and Cecilia is the one leading that project. Music by: Podington Bear
Jun 18 2016
25 mins
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Rank #4: The Woman Behind the New Deal

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Every single American has felt the benefits of the New Deal – and for low-income folks, working families, and seniors, the New Deal has been the difference between security and poverty. A lot of the credit for the New Deal goes to President Franklin Roosevelt, and rightly so. But it’s a little-known fact that the New Deal wouldn't have been as effective if it wasn't for one of FDR's closest friends and advisors - the first female cabinet secretary, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. Music by: Keith Ellison and Podington Bear
Jul 21 2016
25 mins
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Rank #5: Episode XII: Diaper Need

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On this week's We The Podcast, we talk about "diaper need." That's the urgent need that many American parents have for affordable diapers. With one third of all parents struggling to pay for diapers, it's a big need.
Mar 05 2016
19 mins
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Rank #6: Voter Turnout with Dr. Theda Skocpol

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In 2014, voter participation was at its lowest since World War II. Why is that? Keith talks with Dr. Theda Skocpol about voter ID laws and how we can reverse declining civic participation.
Apr 07 2016
23 mins
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Rank #7: Episode XI: Prison Phone Rates

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How much do you pay for your monthly phone plan? How much would you pay? Would you pay $14 a minute? On this episode of We The Podcast, we talk about prison phone rates - the charges that incarcerated Americans incur when they talk on the phone to their loved ones.
Jan 30 2016
23 mins
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Rank #8: Market Concentration

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A few weeks ago, we learned that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13 billion. When big firms merge, it drives up market concentration. But how does that affect working people or local businesses? I talked with my friend Rep. Ro Khanna about market concentration and how it hurts working families. Music by: Podington Bear
Jul 06 2017
26 mins
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Rank #9: #SayHerName with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw

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When we talk about race, decision makers rarely talk about women. And when we talk about women’s issues, we rarely talk about black girls and women. This is a concept known as intersectionality, and it has been popularized by UCLA Professor Kimberle Crenshaw. I sat down with Professor Crenshaw to talk about intersectionality, black girls and women, how they are left behind in our economy, and what we can do about it. Music Credits Intro: Podington Bear - Dimmy Outro: Ryan Little - Dawn
May 11 2016
50 mins
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Rank #10: Social Wealth Funds with Matt Bruenig

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Matt Bruenig, founder of the People's Policy Project, joins We The Podcast to discuss wealth inequality and a potential solution: a social wealth fund. With similar concepts already implemented in Alaska and Norway, is a social wealth fund the answer to our inequality crisis?
Jul 30 2018
22 mins
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Rank #11: Nancy Altman - Medicare For All

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Social Security Works' Nancy Altman joins Rep. Keith Ellison remotely to discuss why Medicare for All is more efficient than the privatized health insurance status quo, and the idea's deep roots in America's own history.
Jul 27 2018
16 mins
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Rank #12: We The Podcast - Dream Act Now with Erika Andiola

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We need a DREAM Act to protect 800,000 Dreamers whose lives were thrown into turmoil by Donald Trump. Dreamer activist Erika Andiola put her body on the line for this movement and joins us to discuss next steps.
Feb 07 2018
18 mins
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Rank #13: Taking on Amazon with Lina Khan and Stacy Mitchell

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On this We The Podcast, we sit down with Lina Khan (Open Markets Institute) and Stacy Mitchell (Institute for Local Self-Reliance) on the monopolistic rise of the Amazon corporation and what it means for workers, small business and local power.
Dec 15 2017
30 mins
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Rank #14: Franchising: Part II

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This week, Keith revisits the topic of franchising, with former guest Megan Edwards, who joined with other franchisees to successfully sue Curves Gym for unfair treatment of franchisees.
Oct 27 2017
12 mins
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Rank #15: Racism and Economic Hardship with Keri Leigh Merritt

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Keri Leigh Merritt is the author of Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. Keith and Keri Leigh Merritt discuss the link between economic hardship and the spread of racism throughout American history.
Oct 16 2017
45 mins
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