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Season 2

May 1, 2020

Elevator Pitch

Karin is joined by the American expat comedian Erich McElroy to discuss the news of the day, dig into the allegations made by former Biden staffer Tara Reade against the Vice President, and finally to make the best 60 second …

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April 17, 2020

All the Feels..

This week, Karin talks to Psychoanalyst and co-host of the Mind of State podcast Betty Teng about the complicated psychology of campaigns during a time of pandemic. How can we recreate the value of face to face voter interact...

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April 11, 2020

It's All Over But the Shouting!

This week, Joe Biden became the presumptive nominee, as his last remaining opponent - Senator Bernie Sanders - announed he would halt his campaign. Friend of the Pod Emma Burnell joins Karin to discuss the challenges Biden wi...

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April 3, 2020

Milwaukee in... August?

This week, Karin catches up with Friends of the Pod Emma Burnell and Skylar Baker-Jordan about the latest primary news, including: The DNC Convention has been postponed until mid August, the Wisconsin primary is still taking ...

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March 27, 2020

Corona Chaos!

This week, Karin catches up with political modeller Rachel Bitecofer of the Nixkanen Center to find out how the Corona epidemic is likely to affect the election November, what Trump's strategy is to divide Democrats, whether...

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March 20, 2020

Dream Team!

This week, Karin pulls together a panel of people who originally supported a wide array of candidates to talk about the campaign ahead and the possibility of a Biden administration. She welcomes: Longstanding Biden supporte...

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March 13, 2020

You Might Also Like...

This week, Karin is joined by free lance journalist and friend of the pod James O'Malley, to talk through the impact that the global COVID-19 pandemic will have on the election, the results in last Tuesdays vote, the prospect...

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March 10, 2020

The Black Vote?

This week, Karin speaks to the noted playwright, novelist, critic and broadcaster Bonnie Greer about the relationship between African American voters and the Democratic Party. Bonnie recalls the days when she was teargassed a...

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March 6, 2020

The Party Decides?

This week Karin recaps the dramatic events of the past week, with Journalist and fervent Buttigieg supporter Skylar Baker-Jordan. They start by discussing Joe Biden's massive win on Super Tuesday, and then talk through the de...

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March 1, 2020

Who I am voting for...

In this episode Karin decides at long last who she will vote for on Tuesday. You need to listen to this one RIGHT to the end because it takes quite an unexpected journey of twists and turns. Karin explains how …

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Feb. 28, 2020

The Case for... Mike Bloomberg

Karin speaks to gun control advocate, former Congressional candidate and friend of the Pod Khary Penebaker about his support for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/de...

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Feb. 24, 2020

The Case for... Pete Buttigieg

Today, Karin speaks to fellow US expat Beth Massa, who votes in Amsterdam but grew up in South Bend, Indiana - and is very excited to vote for South Bend's own Pete Buttigieg. Beth talks about why she thinks Mayor …

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Feb. 21, 2020

Debate Watch 8: What Happened in Vegas?

This week, Karin and Emma recap the fiesty Primary debate held in Las Vegas Nevada on February 19th. This was the first debate for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and possibly the last chance for candidates to make...

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Feb. 18, 2020

The Case for... Bernie Sanders

This week, Karin speaks to Travis Mooney about why he strongly supports Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. They talk about why Medicare for All makes people more free to choose their work and live their lives, abou...

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Feb. 15, 2020

New Hampshire! Math!

In this episode, Karin catches us up on the fast moving events of the campaign following the New Hampshire primary. The field is now reduced to 8 candidates, and front runners are starting to emerge - meanwhile, Mike Bloomber...

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Feb. 10, 2020

The Case for... Joe Biden

In the second of this series hearing from supporters of each candidate, Karin speaks to foreign policy expert and Scranton Pennsylvania native Alex Thier about why he strongly supports Joe Biden for the nomination. --- Se...

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Feb. 7, 2020

Oh, Iowa...

In this special episode, Karin reports back on the Iowa caucuses to do a recap of the results from the first state to express a Presidential preference. She covers the debacle that was the failed election process, and runs th...

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Jan. 30, 2020

The Case for... Elizabeth Warren

This week, Karin speaks with Matthew McGregor, the former head of the Obama campaign's digital rapid response team and current Campaigns Director for Hope Not Hate about why he supports Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren....

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Jan. 24, 2020

Who's Most Electable!?

This week, Karin checks in with Dr. Rachel Bitecofer of the Niskanen Center to find out what her political model has to tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of different candidates, whether impeachment is good for Donal...

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Jan. 17, 2020

Debate Watch 7! Warren V Sanders?

In a story of 2 halves, first Karin and Emma recap the last Democratic primary debate before the Iowa caucuses and discuss how it came across to them, then we check in with Kellan Terry from the social media listening …

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Jan. 11, 2020

But... their emails!

This week, Karin speaks to Aimin Walsh, creator of the But Their Emails blog, about her project analysing all the emails sent by every Democratic candidate. We discuss the extent to which the candidates' personalities come th...

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Jan. 3, 2020

Finally: 2020!

In this special New Year's episode, Karin is joined by Friend of the Pod Emma Burnell to talk about how we can have healthy and constructive political behaviors this year. We also have a lot of news to cover, including …

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Dec. 20, 2019

Debate Watch 6! Impeachment! Christmas Treats!

This week, Karin is joined by journalist and Friend of the Pod Emma Burnell for yet another debate watch, this one taking place in the same week that the House voted to impeach Donald Trump. We discuss why we like …

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Dec. 13, 2019

Britain Trump

This week, Karin looks at the UK elections, and Boris Johnson's "stonking majority" to try and understand what happened in the UK and whether there are any lessons to be learned for Democrats in terms of the challenge of runn...

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Dec. 6, 2019


This week, Karin speaks to Pat Rynard, Managing Editor of the Iowa Starting Line blog, about what is happening on the ground in this vital state. He'll give us a sense of what the candidate rallies and events feel like …

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Nov. 29, 2019

Don't Blame the Messenger!

This week, Karin speaks to Joseph Marks, a Doctoral Researcher in behavioural economics at University College London about his research showing what kind of people make compelling messengers. Joe explains the difference betwe...

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Nov. 22, 2019

Debate Watch 5! (The Birthday Episode)

On the week that marks the 1 year anniversary of creating the podcast, Karin sits down with Journalist and longstanding friend of the pod Emma Burnell to recap the 5th Democratic Primary debate. We check in with some former g...

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