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This Week in Dystopia: The Promise & Perils of Democracy is a new podcast hosted by Christopher Robichaud, Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer. A podcast of politics, theory, and pop culture, This Week in Dystopia, brings commentary from the halls of Harvard to everyone's headphones. In each episode, Robichaud, Harvard faculty, and other guests discuss core challenges to U.S. democracy without the constant hair pulling and complaining that colors most discussions about the state of our democracy today.

This Week in Dystopia: The Promise & Perils of Democracy is a new podcast hosted by Christopher Robichaud, Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer. A podcast of politics, theory, and pop culture, This Week in Dystopia, brings commentary from the halls of Harvard to everyone's headphones. In each episode, Robichaud, Harvard faculty, and other guests discuss core challenges to U.S. democracy without the constant hair pulling and complaining that colors most discussions about the state of our democracy today.
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This Week in Dystopia: The Promise & Perils of Democracy is a new podcast hosted by Christopher Robichaud, Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer. A podcast of politics, theory, and pop culture, This Week in Dystopia, brings commentary from the halls of Harvard to everyone's headphones. In each episode, Robichaud, Harvard faculty, and other guests discuss core challenges to U.S. democracy without the constant hair pulling and complaining that colors most discussions about the state of our democracy today.

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Episodes

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

5/21/2019
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Exploring Queen B's 'Lemonade' album with academics and Beyhive members Kinitra Brooks and Kameelah Martin

Duration:00:22:32

Game Theory

5/14/2019
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Despite the persistent threat of video game domination, board games are still here and gaining popularity. New games are pushing the boundaries of how fun, engagement, and empathy intersect.

Duration:00:22:29

Hail Satan?

4/25/2019
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A documentary featuring the Satanic Temple took the Sundance Film Festival by storm, we talk to the Temple's co-founder Lucien Greaves about the religious movement and its rise in popularity

Duration:00:25:40

Game of Thrones

4/17/2019
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The Iron Throne, institutional reform, and what's next in Westeros

Duration:00:22:52

America's Pastime

4/11/2019
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It's baseball season. Where does politics fall in the lineup?

Duration:00:16:54

Us

4/2/2019
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Are we our own worst enemy? Tune in to a discussion about Us, Jordan Peele's recently released film.

Duration:00:33:24

Social Justice, Stage Right

3/26/2019
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Politics is filled with drama. Can the theatre compete with politicians when it comes to starting conversations about issues of social justice?

Duration:00:21:51

Fit Nation

3/19/2019
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We're obsessed with fitness. Society has embraced CrossFit, yoga, Barre, SoulCycle, and HITT. Why hasn't this love translated to support for health and fitness policy?

Duration:00:28:57

Captain Marvel

3/12/2019
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Tune in for a review of the film and discussion about the cultural significance of Carol Danvers as the first Marvel female-lead superhero to grace the silver screen

Duration:00:30:03

Politics & the Playbook

3/5/2019
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From Jackie Robinson to Mohammad Ali, Travis Scott, and Colin Kaepernick, Justin Tinsley, writer at ESPN's Undefeated, breaks down social activism in sports and entertainment

Duration:00:38:03

Horror Noire

2/26/2019
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Author, scholar, and Horror Noire executive producer Tananarive Due discusses the often misunderstood relationship between Black Americans and the horror genre

Duration:00:30:59

This is America

2/19/2019
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We discuss Donald Glover's Grammy win, Janelle Monáe, Afrofuturism, and Kanye West.

Duration:00:30:16

Pop Culture and Politics? No Apologies

2/12/2019
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Are comic books just for kids? Is there more to pop culture then pure entertainment?

Duration:00:14:53

The NFL, Politics, and Patriots

2/1/2019
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Can you keep politics out of football? Season two of This Week in Dystopia kicks off (get it?) with a discussion about the NFL, Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, The Patriots, and more.

Duration:01:04:59

The Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

3/27/2018
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In a special episode, we hear from the students effected by gun violence and pushing for reform.

Duration:01:10:12

Gun Rights & Democracy?

3/13/2018
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This week, host Chris Robichaud is joined by Caroline Light, Harvard Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Light, an expert on America’s relationship with self-defense, provides insight into today's debate over gun control.

Duration:00:32:58

The Conversation No One Wants to Have About Inequality

3/6/2018
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On February 26th, Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, Stanford, joined This Week in Dystopia host Chris Robichaud for a conversation at Harvard Kennedy School about inequality. They answer the questions no one wants to address like, is war or catastrophe really the only way to curb inequality? Is inequality in society okay?

Duration:00:48:39

Black Panther

2/28/2018
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Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, joins host Chris Robichaud to discuss Black Panther, helping us understand the #WakandaForever movie-ment. From Oakland to Wakanda, T’Challa to Killmonger, comic book to movie, the conversation covers the pros and cons of the film, the hidden easter eggs, and what might happen in a sequel (or prequel!).

Duration:00:41:19

Idiocracy LIVE feat. Co-Screenwriter Etan Cohen

2/13/2018
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Thursday, February 8th, Idiocracy co-screenwriter Etan Cohen joined Christopher Robichaud in a screening of the movie followed by a live episode of This Week in Dystopia. Tune in to hear Cohen discuss what didn’t make it into the film, the relationship between comedy and reality, and how social media would have changed the story.

Duration:00:22:30

Defending Democracy, 2018 & Beyond feat. Robby Mook

2/7/2018
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Host Chris Robichaud invites former Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook, now a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and CNN political commentator, to discuss campaign cybersecurity, the generic ballot, the outlook for the 2018 election cycle, and more.

Duration:00:35:17