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We are The FourFiftyOne, a podcast for the Resistance. Our hosts are Summer Brennan, Jesse Hirsch, and Jonathan Mann, two journalists and a musician discussing what it means to be an American in the age of Trump."The FourFiftyOne" takes its name from the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, set in a dystopian America where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned. The book's name comes from the assumed temperature at which paper will burst into flame.

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We are The FourFiftyOne, a podcast for the Resistance. Our hosts are Summer Brennan, Jesse Hirsch, and Jonathan Mann, two journalists and a musician discussing what it means to be an American in the age of Trump."The FourFiftyOne" takes its name from the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, set in a dystopian America where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned. The book's name comes from the assumed temperature at which paper will burst into flame.

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Fresh new voice

By Mtb0001 - Feb 25 2017
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Thank you for providing another voice in the resistance. Very interesting interviews with guests!

Resistance in your ear

By Churleee - Feb 03 2017
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A balm in these torrential times. Clear-eyed. Hopeful. Informative. Keep on keeping on!

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102 Ratings
Average Ratings
91
8
0
1
2

Fresh new voice

By Mtb0001 - Feb 25 2017
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Thank you for providing another voice in the resistance. Very interesting interviews with guests!

Resistance in your ear

By Churleee - Feb 03 2017
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A balm in these torrential times. Clear-eyed. Hopeful. Informative. Keep on keeping on!
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The FourFiftyOne

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We are The FourFiftyOne, a podcast for the Resistance. Our hosts are Summer Brennan, Jesse Hirsch, and Jonathan Mann, two journalists and a musician discussing what it means to be an American in the age of Trump."The FourFiftyOne" takes its name from the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, set in a dystopian America where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned. The book's name comes from the assumed temperature at which paper will burst into flame.

Rank #1: Praise for a Drunk 10-Year-Old

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This week on The 451, your hosts aren't ashamed that they skipped out on the Congressional Address. That speech is still a good lead-in to talking about punditry, the old Malaysian Airlines 24/7 news cycle, Twitter conspiracies and uh, Russia. Their guest is the estimable Janai Nelson, associate director-general of the NAACP LDF, who has been down in Texas (with a broken leg!) fighting a court battle over some ugly voter ID laws.
Mar 09 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #2: Baby On the Window Ledge

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This week, it's just your folksy, friendly hosts, sitting around and talking the talk. Summer, Jonathan and Jesse got together during the snowstorm to record their thoughts about affordable health care, the welfare state, the Overton window, and switching Trump and Clinton's genders. A special shout-out to cosplay wizard Ginny McQueen, who sent us all some resistance t-shirts!
Mar 16 2017
30 mins
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Rank #3: Meanwhile, In Our Parallel Reality

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This week our hosts talk about the monster Mike Cernovich, flipping Congressional districts, finding ways to channel our scattered political energies, and Summer's exciting book project. They also want everyone to know that Jonathan's soon-to-arrive baby will likely put the podcast on a hiatus (updates on Twitter).
Apr 06 2017
35 mins
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Rank #4: Climate Change Says What?

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Climate change. Have you thought about it today? How about yesterday? How about tomorrow? Not to put too fine a point on it, but what's your plan? This week, your hosts discuss climate change stories in the news (and more importantly, the lack of them), Summer's Twitter polling, Jesse's adventures with science fiction meat substitution products, wondering if we need to be vegan, the dead-for-the-moment AHCA bill (bye!), one host's possible impending trip to Russia (yes really), and finally, Jonathan's awesome and catchy ode to Flippin' Flynn.
Mar 31 2017
39 mins
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Rank #5: Sovietology

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This week on The 451, your hosts mull over how happy they should feel about Flynn's departure, panicking about rumors, enacting change on the micro level, and Trump's gastrointestinal health. Their guest is conservative professor, author and expert on Russia/nuclear proliferation, Tom Nichols.

Check out Adam Gopnik's Talk of the Town from last week, looking at Trump's radical anti-Americanism. Find out if there is a Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) chapter in your area (or start one if there isn't). And check out the latest book from this week's guest, The Death of Expertise (couldn't be more relevant!)
Feb 23 2017
1 hour
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Rank #6: Democracy In A Hot Car

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This week on The 451, Jonathan and Summer talk about work/life/activism balance, Sessions and DeVos, and the current status of the Muslim ban. Jesse shows up in time to chat about hopes and fears, including nuclear meltdown and the prospect of a Koch-backed move to amend the Constitution. Also: what makes Bannon tick?
Feb 09 2017
33 mins
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Rank #7: The More You Know

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This week on The 451, your hosts record their show at 7:30 am, and aren't trying to brag or anything, but check out how coherent they are! Our discussion centers around unlikely pockets of resistance, cabinet nominees and Supreme Court concessions, the Muslim ban, and what it means to be an Amercian. And Summer talks with fact checker Talia Lavin, who gives a good crash course on media -- and information -- literacy.
Feb 04 2017
55 mins
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Rank #8: Love and Hope

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Trump is now the President. It happened, and on the heels of the ever-so-empowering Women's March, your 451 hosts are figuring out how to deal. This may not be the most hopeful episode you've heard, but hey. Sometimes we all just need to navigate unpleasant truths together. Luckily this week we spoke to someone with a phenomenal message of hope, Brooklyn rabbi and social justice activist Rachel Timoner. Let her sage words give you a boost.
Jan 26 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #9: Hard To Say Goodbye

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This week on The FourFiftyOne we come to grips with a hard truth: Tomorrow is the inauguration of that guy, and it seems to really be happening. Still, the future is unwritten and giving up isn't an option. Our guest this week is the outspoken Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who is boycotting inauguration and has some words of hope and inspiration for our listeners.
Jan 19 2017
57 mins
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Rank #10: Thor's Day Debut (Mini Episode Update)

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Welcome to The 451's first "minisode", as we transition our weekly release day from Mondays to Thursdays. This week Jesse, Jonathan and Summer each give their favorite lists of resistance actions, talk about how hard it is to use words, and they kick off The Official 451 Book Club. (Don't shop at Amazon, okay?) The episode ends with a call to action from none other than Martin Luther King Jr.

Talia Levin (aka Chick in Kiev), a fact-checker for the New Yorker, has a daily tinyletter with concrete resistance actions for your inbox. Another fact-checking wiz is Susan Rogan, who emails out her Rogan's List of ways to resist each day. If you'd rather get your marching orders in one weekly lump email, Wall of Us sends out a quartet of resistance actions every Sunday night. And one of our listeners called in to share her new collective of Brooklyn artists called the Everyday Project, giving "simple daily actions to prepare for a Trump presidency." Also, if you want to read a powerful (and highly relevant) book along with your podcast hosts, check out Dark Money, which we will be discussing on the show in the not-too-distant future.

Like what you hear? Consider giving just one dollar a month so we can keep bringing you The 451 podcast each and every week. We have a Patreon, it's so easy, we love you!
Jan 12 2017
18 mins
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