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Season 3

July 2, 2021

Battle for the Soul

In this special bonus episode, 2 very exciting things happen! 1) Karin announces her new podcast, What Can You Do? This commute length podcast brings on experts in some of the biggest issues facing the world today - polarisat...

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March 26, 2021

Pain Relief

In this final episode of Democratically: 2020, Karin explains explains the medical dramas that kept her away from podcasting for the first couple months of the Biden era, and talks to Political Director of Data for Progress M...

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Jan. 17, 2021

Terrorism Steals Our Joy

Karin speaks again to Matthew McGregor of Hope Not Hate to follow up their earlier conversation about the rise of the far right and discuss the President's complicity in directly inciting the mob that broke into the Capitol b...

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Jan. 8, 2021


This week, Karin speaks to Julie Norman, a Lecturer in US Politics at University College London about the insurrection that led to Trump supporters taking over the Capitol Building on Wednesday night, and also about the Democ...

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Jan. 1, 2021

Democratically... 2021!

This week, Karin welcomes in the new year with a quick recap of the rollercoaster of horrors that was 2020, and also gives you a rundown of what you can expect in Tuesday's 2 Georgia Senate runoff races. Happy New …

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Dec. 26, 2020

Christmas Presents!

In a special Christmas themed episode of the podcast, Karin talks to Friend of the Pod Emma Burnell about what politically themed Christmas gifts they would both wish to give to the current President, the President-Elect, and...

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Dec. 18, 2020

The Elector Speaks

Karin speaks to Friend of the Pod Khary Penebaker, who was one of the 306 Electoral College members who cast their ballots for Joe Biden this week. He tells us about what the vibe was like in the room, how …

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Dec. 11, 2020

"I'm So Done With 2020"

Karin catches up with writer and Friend of the Pod Skylar Baker Jordan to talk about Biden's cabinet nominees, including: * the controversial appointment of recently retired 4-star General Lloyd Austin as Defence Secretary, ...

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Dec. 4, 2020

Parallel Universes!

Karin speaks to comedian and American Exchange podcast host Erich McElroy about the very different goings on in Trump's universe and Biden's universe. In Trump's world, long-shot hearings continue in a certainly futile attemp...

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Dec. 1, 2020


This recording captures the live online event that took place on Saturday, November 28th and features: * Stand up (or rather, sit-down) comedy from Erich McElroy * A presentation by Karin digging into the turnout and persuasi...

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Nov. 20, 2020

Bet On It.

Karin speaks to betting analyst William Kedjanyi about how the Georgia Senate runoffs, Trump's frightening (but not successful) attempt to overturn the election results, and much more. Don't forget to register for A Democra...

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Nov. 13, 2020

The President-Elect

Karin speaks to Alex Thier, is a foreign policy specialist who served with President-Elect Biden in the Obama administration and is currently working to promote Democracy overseas. Alex first appeared on this podcast during t...

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Nov. 7, 2020


Karin takes a moment to celebrate Joe Biden's victory and reflect on the journey we've taken to get to this moment. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/democratically/message

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Nov. 6, 2020

What Happened?

Karin is joined by Friend of the Pod and Partner at Brunswick Communications Marshall Manson to run through what happened in Tuesday's election and what it all means. Together they recap the outcome of the Presidential, Senat...

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Nov. 2, 2020

The End of the Beginning?

In this final pre-election episode of the podcast, Karin is joined by frequent guest and Friend of the Pod Emma Burnell to round up the state of the race right now, consider why we all feel so anxious and traumatised …

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Oct. 30, 2020

The Choice: Part 2

It's the final weekend before election day, and Karin gives us all a bit of a pep talk, urging everyone listening to do one more thing - one extra action in support of Democratic victory. Whether that be an extra …

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Oct. 26, 2020

The Choice: Part 1

In the first of a 2 part series, Karin is joined by writer and Friend of the Pod Skylar Baker Jordan for a deep dive on the parallel lives of the two men who seek the Presidency. Focussing in pivotal …

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Oct. 23, 2020

Final Debate Watch: Dog Whistles & Foghorns

Karin speaks to psychoanalyst Betty Teng and political communications strategist Jonathan Kopp - the co hosts of the Mind of State Podcast - about the 2nd and final Presidential debate. To continue the conversation about th...

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Oct. 19, 2020

"Be More Shocked"

Karin speaks to Kyle Taylor, the founder of Fair Vote UK, about the ways that social media platform have changed our political debate. We discuss the way that platforms responded to the New York Post story relating to Joe Bid...

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Oct. 16, 2020

There Is No Debate!

Karin catches up with Marcela Mulholland, Deputy Director of Climate for Data for Progress, about the Presidential Debate that didn't happen, what Joe Biden's climate policy actually is. --- Send in a voice message: http...

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Oct. 12, 2020

Reasons to be cheerful! 😀 (Reasons to worry! 😳)

This week, after a quick news roundup, Karin talks through the abundant reasons Democrats have to be cheerful and optimistic about the election so far, based on the current polling and based on the data we do have about early...

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Oct. 9, 2020

VP Debate Watch: Mike Pence is Not a Robot

Karin recaps the Vice Presidential debate with regular guests Emma Burnell and Skylar Baker Jordan. The discuss their overall impressions of the debate, the careful road Kamala Harris has to navigate as a female debater, the ...

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Oct. 5, 2020

President Superspreader

Karin talks to Journalist and @TrumpsAlert creator James O'Malley about President being ill with Covid, the unreliable and contradictory information that the White House put out about the President's health, the high number o...

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Oct. 2, 2020

Debate Watch 1: The WYSIWYG Presidency

Karin is joined by journalist John Stoehr, creator of the Editorial Board Newsletter, and political journalist Emma Burnell to recap the first Presidential debate and react to the news that the President and First Lady have b...

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Sept. 28, 2020

WTF Happened in 2016?!

Karin talks to Political Scientist Seth Masket about his new book Learning from Loss: The Democrats 2016-2020. They discuss the different narratives Democrats used to explain their loss in 2016 and how that affected the 2020 ...

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Sept. 25, 2020

Data. For Progress!

Karin speaks to Marcela Mulholland, Deputy Director of Climate at Data for Progress to get an update on what the state of polling says about the Presidential race, but also about how voters think about big issues like Climate...

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Sept. 18, 2020

QAnon, Proud Boys, and Boogaloos

Karin speaks to Matthew McGregor from Hope Not Hate, a charity dedicated to combatting extremism, about the rise of far right groups and ideas in America. What is behind the spike in often racist and conspiracy laden right wi...

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Sept. 11, 2020

American Cluster*uck

Karin speaks to Roger King, host of the Cluster*uck podcast about why clustering has led to under-representation for Democrats, why all good liberals should pack up and move themselves to a red state and how to restore the lo...

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Sept. 4, 2020

Winners and Losers

Karin is joined by Emma Burnell to discuss the recent Atlantic Article exploring Trump's contempt for those who serve in uniform (why does he keep calling them "losers"?), Biden's steadily strong poll number nationally as wel...

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Aug. 31, 2020

RNC Convention Watch

Karin speaks with Friend of the Pod and Partner at Brunswick Communications Marshall Manson about what happened at the RNC convention, how a typical Trump voter would view the week's actions, whether it was appropriate for th...

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Aug. 23, 2020

DNC Convention Watch! Wrap Up

Karin reflects on the week's worth of Convention, gives her reaction to Joe Biden’s acceptance speech and talks to Sanders Alternate Delegate David Wenk about his experiences in this most unconventional convention. --- Sen...

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Aug. 20, 2020

DNC Convention Watch! Night 4

Karin recaps the history making speech of VP nominee Kamala Harris, and the rousing call to action of former President Barack Obama, and grapples with her own emotions to the best of her ability. --- Send in a voice messag...

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Aug. 18, 2020

DNC Convention Watch! Day 2

Karin is joined by DNC member Frank Leone and journalist and friend of the pod Skylar Baker-Jordan to recap night 1 of the Democratic National Convention, clarify how the DNC has had to adapt its rules for the virtual convent...

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Aug. 17, 2020

DNC Convention Watch! Day 1

Karin previews the Democratic National Convention in the first of a daily series in which she'll recap the previous days speeches and look ahead to the next day's program. In this first episode, she reflects on the unique of ...

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Aug. 14, 2020


In the week Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his chosen running mate, Karin shares her feelings about the pick (unexpectedly excited!) and talks to Lucina Di Meco, a researcher leading the She Persisted...

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Aug. 7, 2020

How to Vote (by Mail)!

Karin talks to the Co-Chair of the Democrats Abroad UK Voter Registration team about how to vote by mail, how you can make sure you get your ballot in, what are the benefits and pitfalls of mail in voting, and …

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July 31, 2020

Black Voters Matter

This week, Karin speaks to LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter about the lessons we can all learn from the lives of Civil Rights heroes like John Lewis and CT Vivian, the importance of joy and celebration to runn...

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July 24, 2020

Person! Woman! Man! Camera! TV!

Karin is joined by friend of the Pod Emma Burnell for a round up of the week's news. They discuss the life and legacy of the Congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis, Trump's attempt too militarise the streets of …

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July 24, 2020

Show Me the Money!

This week, we explore political donation - who should you give to if your goal is to maximise progressive power? Chatting with Friend of the Pod and Chair of the Foreign Policy for America group Simon Clark, we explore the …

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July 10, 2020

The Air War

This week, Karin talks to politcal ad makers Shannon Fitzgerald and Tim Lim of the Hooligans Agency about campaign ads. Campaigns spendvast sums of money on TV, radio and online advertising. But how effective are these ads at...

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July 3, 2020

Swing States!

Karin is joined by friend of the pod and journalist Skylar Baker-Jordan to celebrate Hamilton day, and discuss everything from the Biden campaign's good fundraising quarter to Skylar's perspective as a Kentuckyan on Amy McGra...

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June 26, 2020

The Hardy Report

Karin's interview with the Hardy Report podcast covers a range of issues, from Black Lives Matter to how Joe Biden is a pretty good listener to how Republicans are not operating in good faith. Before that, Karin also catches...

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June 19, 2020

No Pants Wetting!

This week, Karin is joined by Friend of the Pod Emma Burnell to talk about all the news that's fit to speak: Biden's surge in the polls and why Democrats still engage in pants wetting anxiety even when we're ahead. …

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June 12, 2020

Defund the Police?

This week, Karin is joined by friend of the pod and Mid Atlantic podcast host Roifield Brown to talk about Black Lives Matter. Roifiled shares his personal experience of interacting with the police as a black man in the UK …

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June 4, 2020

Joe Trippi

This week Karin speaks to veteran Democratic campaigner Joe Trippi about his work for Alabama Senator Doug Jones' reelection campaigns, how to effectively run a digital and grassroots campaign in 2020, and of course about the...

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May 29, 2020

Trump V Twitter

This week, Karin speaks to Jiore Craig, a VP at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and expert on digital campaigning and online public sentiment. Together, they process the series of news events this week in which the President 1) had ...

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May 22, 2020

The State of the Race...

This week, Karin takes you through the current state of polling and democratic prospects at every level of the election, including the Presidency, the Senate, the House and state and local races. Friend of the Pod Emma Burnel...

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May 15, 2020

How to Beat Trump...

This week, Karin is joined by the Washington Post Columnist, political scientist, and author Brian Klaas to talk about how Donald Trump's poor response to COVID has driven a wedge between two key parts of Trump's electoral co...

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May 8, 2020

Good News, Bad News

This week, Karin talks to Mark Pack, the President of the UK's Liberal Democrat Party, a writer commentator, communications advisor, and the author of the books Good News: What the Headlines Don't Tell Us and 101 Ways to Win ...

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April 24, 2020

The Common Good

The former Primarily: 2020 has now been renamed and relaunched. In the first episode of the new Democratically: 2020, We speak to journalist and Editorial Board founder John Stoehr about the Democrats' chances in November, Bi...

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