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Season 1

Dec. 27, 2019

Ask Me Anything! The Christmas Mailbag Edition

This week, Karin answers your questions - tackling some challenging issues like, who would make a good VP pick for each of the to…

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Nov. 15, 2019

The Perfect Candidate!

This week, Karin is joined by comedian Erich McElroy, who helps her run through all the candidates currently in the race to pick …

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Nov. 8, 2019

Crystal Ball! One Year To Go...

One year out from election day in 2020, Karin catches up with Nicky Woolf, Editor of the New Statesman America to catch up on all…

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Nov. 1, 2019

The Facebook Fight! The Twitter Troll!

This week, Karin interviews digital and social media expert Mat Muir about the raging debate over Facebook's political ads policy…

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Oct. 28, 2019

It's All About Turnout!

This week, Karin speaks to Alex Morgan, Executive Director of the Progressive Turnout Project, and gets some organiser training d…

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Oct. 16, 2019

Debate Watch 4!

This week, Emma and Karin take a wine-filled tour through the 4th Democratic primary debate, exploring Warren’s new status as the…

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Oct. 11, 2019

Trump is the Worst

This week, Karin is joined by author, Sarah Churchwell in an attempt to pin down exactly why Donald Trump is unfit for office. Al…

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Oct. 4, 2019

Corps Strength

This week, Karin speaks to Rachel Haltam-Irwin, about the DNC's grassroots recruitment initiative. Organizing Corps works to recr…

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Oct. 2, 2019

BONUS: Inside Trump's Facebook Campaign

In this special bonus episode, Karin talks to journalist Judd Legum about his research into the wierd world of pro-trump activity…

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Sept. 27, 2019


This week, Karin does an epic news roundup with Emma Burnell, discussing impeachment, the role of the Biden family in Ukraine, El…

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Sept. 19, 2019

Climate Strike!

For the global climate strike on Friday September 20th, organizers have been calling on workers to take 30 minutes off work to su…

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Sept. 14, 2019

Debate Watch: Third Debate!

This week, Karin recaps the third Democratic Primary debate with lawyer and friend of the pod Asha Subas and journalist, Pod Delu…

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Sept. 6, 2019

Why can't we all just get along?

This week, Karin talks to Ali Goldsworthy, founder of the Depolarization Project, about why our politics has become so polarized …

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Aug. 30, 2019

Report from the DNC...

This week, Karin speaks to Democrats Abroad Global Chair Julia Bryan about the DNC meeting in San Francisco last week. She also d…

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Aug. 17, 2019

Report from the Farm

Karin checks in from her vacation in Oregon to do a news roundup on Hickenlooper’s exit, the weakening economy and Trump’s appare…

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Aug. 8, 2019

Vote for Your Lives!

This week, in the wake of two devastating mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Karin talks to former Congressional Candidate, DN…

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Aug. 3, 2019

Debate Watch: Round 2, Night 2

Emma and Karin watch the second night of Presidential debates. We discuss everything from Tulsi Gabbard's strange background in t…

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Aug. 2, 2019

Debate Watch! Round Two: Day One

In the first of 2 episodes recapping the 2nd round of Democratic debates, Karin is joined by friend of the pod and frequent guest…

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July 26, 2019

A New Statesman in America?

This week, Karin talks to Nicky Woolf, the Editor of the New Statesman America for a general round up on the state of the race co…

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July 19, 2019

Allies of the People?

This week, Karin explores the changing nature of the media landscape the Democratic candidates will be competing in. She speaks w…

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July 12, 2019

Will Trump Win Reelection?

This week, Karin talks to the political forecaster Rachel Bitecofer, of the Wason Center for Public Policy in Virginia. Dr Biteco…

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July 5, 2019

Independence Day for Immigrants?

This week, Karin is joined by Friend of the Pod Asha Subas to take a look at the politics and policy of immigration. Why does Tru…

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June 29, 2019

Debate Watch!

This week we're watching and recapping the key takeaways from the first round of Democratic debates. Joining Karin on the panel i…

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June 28, 2019

Power to the People!

This week, we discuss the rise of populism - its different meanings, its origins and causes, whether Trump is a populist himself,…

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June 14, 2019

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Karin chats with the political scientist and Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas about the threat that Donald Trump and wider R…

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June 7, 2019

Swing Left!

This week Karin talks to Marisa Kanof, National Field Director for Swing Left about Democratic prospects for retaking the Senate …

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May 31, 2019

Mid Atlantic!

This week's episode is a joint production between Primarily: 2020 and the Mid Atlantic podcast in which Karin chats with Mid Atla…

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May 24, 2019


This week, Emma and Karin have a free ranging conversation covering everything from the resignation of UK PM Theresa May to wheth…

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May 17, 2019

It's Not Just Alabama...

This week, Karin is joined by Mandu Reid, leader of the Women's Equality Party in the UK to talk about the worrying developments …

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May 10, 2019

Knock Out Week!

This week, Karin is joined by the American comedian and host of the podcast Pod to Be an American, Erich McElroy. Together, Karin…

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May 3, 2019

There Is No Planet B!

This week, Karin talks to Abby Smith, an engineer and renewable energy analyst about the urgency of climate change, the Green New…

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April 26, 2019

Kirsten! Joe!

This week, Karin interviews Margo Miller, a friend and supporter of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, about the New York Senator's camp…

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April 19, 2019


This week, Karin checks in from her vacation to update on the release of the Mueller report and to debate the value of policy ann…

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April 12, 2019

Mayor Pete!

This week we check in with Denise Baron, an organiser for Pete Buttigieg. Denice is coming to us direct from South Bend Indiana, …

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April 5, 2019

Gut Check!

This week, Karin and Emma do an episode length version of the Gut Check game, testing how we feel about every single candidate wh…

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March 29, 2019

Davos Man

This week, we take a look at rising inequality and its effect on our politics and our society. Karin talks to Adrian, Monck, a Ma…

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March 22, 2019

Common Ground?

This week, we explore the question of whether there exists any genuine common ground between Trump resisting Republicans and Inde…

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March 15, 2019

Get Organized!

This week, Karin reports back from the 2 very different types of organizing meetings she attended this week and thinks through th…

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March 8, 2019

Build that Brand!

This week, Karin talks to strategic marketing consultant Rob Blackie about how to build an effective political brand, we talk abo…

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March 1, 2019

Trauma Therapy!

This week, Karin talks to Betty Teng, co-host of the Mind of State podcast about the psychological aspects of running for office.…

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Feb. 22, 2019

That Berning Feeling

This week, Karin is joined again by political journalist Emma Burnell as they unpack their complicated feelings about a Bernie Sa…

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Feb. 15, 2019

Theories of Change...

This week, Karin talks to Women's Equality Party co-founder Catherine Mayer about how we create change within the political syste…

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Feb. 8, 2019

Embarrassment of Riches!

This week, Karin talks to the political journalist Emma Burnell to look at the race so far, which candidates have already stepped…

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Feb. 1, 2019

Vote for Women!

This week, Karin speaks with lawyer David Schleicher about his argument that in 2020 the Democrats should aim to nominate a femal…

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Jan. 25, 2019

Popularity Contest!

This week, Karin talks to pollster and strategist James Morris about how candidates should be using polls, what public polls actu…

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Jan. 18, 2019

Halfway There!

This week we mark the 2 year anniversary of Trump's inauguration and of the Women's March by talking to Lan Wu, former Democrats …

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Jan. 13, 2019

Shutdowns and Startups

This week, Karin covers the ongoing government shut down and its severe implications for federal workers. She addresses her profo…

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Jan. 4, 2019

Can Capitalism Be Saved?

This week, Karin shares her 5 podcast promises for 2019, talks at length about Elizabeth Warren's core belief that American capit…

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Dec. 28, 2018

One Nation Under God?

In this special Christmas themed episode, we speak to Rachel Burgin of Christians on the Left about the tradition of left leaning…

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Dec. 21, 2018

Team Dream!

This week, we speak with the brilliant Sarah Churchwell, Professor of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Adv…

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