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49 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Best Of: Doug Jones (6/21)
Henry interviews Doug Jones on the podcast, a United States Senator from Alabama from 2018 to 2021, and a Democrat who ran and served in a place that nobody would’ve thought possible for the party to win in. They talk about what he did to get there, how he turned Alabama blue, and how Democrats can win in seemingly impossible places. They then deliberate on the merits and cons of bipartisanship and how to apply it in a polarized government, talk about what life is like inside the Senate, and the ongoing debate about the filibuster. To finish it off, the 2020 election is analyzed and how Democrats can improve their messaging to win in local races. Rate and review the podcast and subscribe!
70 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Best Of: Jonathan Haidt (2/21)
In one of the biggest Generation Elect episodes ever, Henry talks to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, one of his greatest influences, on morality in politics, values, activism, and more. Later in the podcast Henry welcomes on Griffin Roeder and Jack Newell to talk about Biden’s first week in office with new executive orders, Congressional debate over the filibuster, controversial congresswomen in the news, and tons more. Rate and review our podcast!
44 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Justin Hollander on City Plans That Work
In the second episode of the 2022 interview series on Generation Elect, Henry talks to Justin Hollander, a professor at Tufts University on Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. They discuss what can be done to remedy the racial biases in cities that goes along with lacks of affordable housing, the psychology of architecture and what draws people to a space, how the New Urbanism movement has impacted our experience within urban environments, and plenty more.
50 minutes | Mar 19, 2022
Sneha Revanur on Inequitable AI Technology
Henry brings the podcast back for 2022 with an interview with his friend Sneha Revanur, the founder of Encode Justice: an organization dedicated to combatting racial, economic, and social inequalities perpetrated by AI technology and facial recognition. They talk about how wrongful arrests and healthcare/housing discrimination has set society back with the advent of new technologies, and regulation and legislation that’s needed.
84 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
2021 Award Show
Henry, Griffin, Jack, and Adam do an all-encompassing review of the year in politics and the world.
41 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia
Virginia governor’s race, infrastructure bill.
55 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Texas Kills Reproductive Rights
Henry, Griffin, Jack, and Adam return on the podcast for the first episode of season 4, with a discussion on the Supreme Court’s massive decision to uphold a Texas abortion ban and perhaps lead the way for Roe v Wade to be overturned. They analyze why the pro-life movement has found success in recent years and how the pro-choice side can improve their messaging. They then talk about Afghanistan, whether Biden was given a bad hand or he botched the evacuation, and then they talk about the California recall, wondering whether Gavin Newsom will lose his job in a couple weeks. Rate and review!
51 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Interview With Amanda Ripley
Henry interviews Amanda Ripley, a journalist for organizations like TIME, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and more, and also the author of the recent book High Conflict, which is about how people get in and out of overwhelming and unhealthy debates and disputes. They talk about why we love and feel a need to exert conflict upon other people, how the media builds caricatures of the other side in politics which is damaging, and strategies people around the world have used to get out of conflict. Purchase her book and subscribe to Generation Elect!
60 minutes | May 17, 2021
Liz Cheney Removed
Henry, Griffin, and Jack discuss the ousting of Liz Cheney from Republican leadership due to her anti-Trump rhetoric, and why it’s so important in terms of where the party is going, as well as discussing her new replacement: Elise Stefanik. They then move on to talk about the peculiar but exciting NYC Mayors race, in which Andrew Yang leads a complicated field. Rate and review our podcast!
34 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Interview with Mike Asbury
Griffin interviews Mike Asbury, organizer of the NY Braver Angels Organization, a group dedicated to lessening the polarization in this country, cooling inflammatory left-right divides, and transmitting the value of civil disagreement and debate without hate or violence. Griffin talks to him about the unique political moment we’re in, if and how we can heal, and his take on the current state of civil divides in 2021. (Per our guest’s request, you can contact him to follow up on anything at 518-817-3877, or email@example.com). Rate and review the podcast!
58 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
American Rescue Plan Signed
Henry, Griffin, and Jack talk about Joe Biden’s landmark passing of the American Rescue Plan Act which sends money in stimulus to American families, funds COVID vaccinations, helps small businesses, and so much more. They talk about the political effect on long term ideologies regarding it, as well as the controversial decision to leave out the minimum wage increase led by Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin. They then talk about the Andrew Cuomo controversy with resignation on the brink of occurring perhaps. Rate and review our podcast!
59 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Interview with J. Miles Coleman
Henry and Griffin interview J. Miles Coleman, the Associate Editor for Sabato’s Crystal Ball, which is the most famous election newspaper and predictions site in the country. They talk about what the midterms in 2022 will look like, redistricting impacts on congressional races, the futures of swing states like Georgia and North Carolina, as well as why Democratic down-ballot races weren’t as great as expected in 2020 and the demographic trends that come out of it. Rate and review our podcast on the Podcasts App!
30 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Interview with Amanda Litman
Henry interviews Amanda Litman, founder of Run for Something, the largest progressive candidate recruitment network in the nation, urging young, diverse adults to run for office and get more involved with local politics. They talk about the importance of down-ballot races, how to convince people who have reservations but interest in politics to go and get involved, ideological differences on how to win in the Democratic Party, and advice for young people on how to get more involved.
55 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Riots and Runoffs
Henry, Griffin, and Jack talk about the craziness that occurred as far-right insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol in support of Trump, leading to five deaths, destruction, and massive amounts of criticism toward the president. They talk about the impending impeachment, as well as Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter, which has sparked intense political debate. They later move on to talk about the Georgia runoffs, in which Democrats took the Senate through wins from Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, and the appointment of Merrick Garland as AG for Joe Biden. Rate and review the podcast!
60 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
2020 Award Show
Henry, Jack, Griffin, and Adam do a yearly tradition of giving out political awards for the last year for categories like Politician of the Year, Moment of the Year, Surprise of the Year, and more. They later move onto Predictions for 2021, guessing how the Georgia runoffs will go, what plans Biden will look to pass, people to watch next year, and what the road forward is from an insane year in politics and world events. Rate and review our podcast, and have a great new year!
43 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Biden Assembles His Team
In this episode of Generation Elect, Henry, Griffin, Jack, and Adam talk about the Trump team’s futile and occasionally illegal efforts to overturn the vote and contest the results of the election, as well as what comes next for a deeply divided Republican Party. They go on to talk about Biden naming big positions for his Cabinet, including Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, John Kerry for Climate, and Janet Yellin for treasury. They then close it off with a preview of the pivotal Senate runoffs in Georgia.
42 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Interview with Lawrence Lessig
Henry interviews Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, the founder of Equal Citizens, a 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate, and one of the most famous advocates for campaign finance reform, Electoral College reform, and a change in the unfair laws that comprise our institutions and make many beholden to special interests in the system. Henry interviews Lessig on all of this, and a lively conversation on ways to fix a broken democracy. Rate and review our podcast!
61 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Joe Biden Elected President
Henry, Griffin, and Jack recap a stunning Election Week in which Joe Biden after a few days dismantled Donald Trump, beat him in key swing states and became the President-Elect. They analyze why the Democrats pulled out a win, what factors may have gone into a Trump loss, and the struggle on some parts to get the Latino vote. They also talk about Democratic messaging, along certain cultural and ideological issues, and why it might be problematic in some circumstances. Finally, they analyze the results of shocking Senate and House races, with down-ballot being bad news for Democrats overall. Rate and review our podcast!
72 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Election Night Preview
In the biggest episode ever(!) Henry, Griffin, Jack, and Adam preview everything you need to know for Election Night 2020, talking about how Joe Biden has gotten into this incredible lead against Donald Trump, and the swing states they need to win to get to 270. They also unpack all the competitive Senate races, in Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, Iowa, Montana and more, betting on whether the Democrats can get the long-coveted majority in the US Senate. They talk about what we’ll know on Election Night, will we know who won, what if Trump refuses to concede? Also, they discuss what the Republican Party will look like post Trump and the Democrats post Biden, will we see major ideological shifts and changes? Finally they give their predictions for each competitive race and answer all listener questions. Vote!
50 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Interview with Richard Born
Henry interviews Professor Richard Born who teaches political science at Vassar College and is an expert on congressional elections. They talk about the Supreme Court controversy, competitive Senate races this election cycle, how Republicans have maintained majorities through gerrymandering and other tactics, voter demographics, as well as what the political spectrum will look like depending on who wins Tuesday. Take a listen, rate and review our podcast, and vote.
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