About This Show
Jason Kander is an army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri and the first millennial elected to statewide office in the United States. He's traveling the country to help the 54% of us who didn't vote for Donald Trump talk to those of us who did about the most divisive issues in our country.
Most Recent Episode
Season One Finale: Taxes and Healthcare
Today we’re talking health care, taxes, and activism with Ady Barkan.
Like me, you probably first became aware of Ady when a video of him confronting Jeff Flake went viral.
But that wasn’t Ady’s first stab at activism – far from it in fact. A graduate of Columbia and of Yale Law, he could have done anything he wanted. He could have made a whole bunch of money right out of school, but instead, he started representing low-wage workers in New York City in pursuit of everything from paid sick days to the unionization of the car wash industry.
Today, Ady is a Director at the Center for Popular Democracy, where he runs Local Progress and the Fed Up campaign.
Eighteen months ago, at the age of 33, Ady and his wife Rachel welcomed a son, Carl, and shortly thereafter, Ady was diagnosed with ALS – a terminal illness that paralyzes its victims over time. In a very short period of time, he’s gone from being an active runner and hiker to being in a wheelchair, unable to pick up his son.
It’s a cruel and inexplicably random affliction, and after talking to Ady, I found myself in awe of his resilience and thankful for the way he’s continued to dedicate his life to fighting for what’s right.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 22, 2017
Rated 3 out of
Show is great but 'helping' in commercials is not
The show itself is really interesting. I really like the part at the end where Jason gives you rebuttals to Republican talking points. The 2 episodes I've heard were both thought-provoking. However, he has his wife do the commercials - she's fine, commercials are fine (ya gotta support yourself) but his "flirting"/and CONSTANT interrupting and acting like a 14 year old boy or Al Franken "being funny" are enough to make me bail on the show. Jason, butt out! Let her do the commercials - you are SO not funny.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of
This podcast is so important. This is something I never knew I needed in my life. Each podcast is better than the last but each previous doesn't feel diminished. Very well done, and truth be told, your delivery of the commercials is hilarious to me because you remind me of my own husband and me. I, too, went to school for political science, and have been working in food service for nearly a decade for life reasons(husband, kids, starting a business). I am going to be starting a political education blog to use MY platform soon. I am currently laying the groundwork and am hoping to go live by the end of January and I have been asked to run for local school board in April 2018. Thank you so much, Mr. (and Mrs.) Kander for both your service and this podcast. Can't wait to keep listening!
Date published: 2017-12-14