L.A. Kauffman is a longtime organizer and author of the book How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. She traces the history of the modern protest movement since the March on Washington in 1963.
Podcast: A Conversation About Conversation
Why is it so hard for people to talk to each other? There are a lot of easy answers we can point to, like social media and political polarization, but there’s another explanation that goes a bit deeper.
Podcast: How Democracies Die Author Daniel Ziblatt on the “Grinding Work” of Democracy
Listen to the episode on the Democracy Works podcast Daniel Ziblatt has done a lot of interviews since
Podcast: A Democracy Summer Reading List
The hosts of the Democracy Works podcast review current books on democracy in this week’s podcast episode.
Podcast: Congressional Oversight and Making America Pragmatic Again
We tend to think about congressional oversight in very academic terms — checks and balances, the Framers, etc. But what does it actually look like on the ground in Congress? To find out, we’re talking this week with Charlie Dent.
Podcast: Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Democracy?
Some political scientists and democracy scholars think that it might. Inequality will rise as jobs continue to be automated, which will cause distrust in the government and create fertile ground for authoritarianism.
Podcast: Democracy in America, 2019 Edition
Lindsay Lloyd, director George W. Bush Center’s Human Freedom Initiative and part of The Democracy Project, joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to discuss The Democracy Project’s report and what its findings mean for citizens across the United States.
Podcast: A Playbook for Organizing in Turbulent Times
20 years ago, Srdja Popovic was part of a revolution — literally. He was a founding member of the Otpor! movement that ousted Serbia Slobodan Milsovic from power in 1999.
Podcast: What does the Mueller report mean for democracy?
Listen to the interview with Laura Rosenberger By now, you’ve no doubt head all about the report
Podcast: Facebook Is Not A Democracy
Facebook bills itself as an organization designed to serve democracy, but Penn State’s Matt Jordan argues that the company’s motivations really much different. Hear more on the Democracy Works podcast.