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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.
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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

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Episodes

How does art affect policy?

11/21/2018
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Winter Minisee sits down with artist and activist Cleo Barnett of the We The People Campaign and Amplifier to talk about how she uses art to shift public policy and the art that has moved her to take action.

Duration:00:29:11

Why are we scared to talk about periods?

11/14/2018
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Julissa Arce is joined by Nadya Okamoto, author of the book Period Power, to discuss stigmatization around menstruation and the various ways in which policies surrounding access to tampons & pads could help change the ways women and those who menstruate navigate through the world.

Duration:00:32:44

Who is the Millennial Mayor Reinventing Stockton?

11/7/2018
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Michael Tubbs joins Symone Sanders to discuss his plan to implement a universal basic income as mayor of Stockton, California. They also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being elected mayor at age 27.

Duration:00:41:16

What can hospitality teach politics?

10/31/2018
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Priyanka Aribindi interviews Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, and more), and the author of “Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business,” to discuss hospitality and service—what his restaurants have become known worldwide for—and what politicians and campaigns can learn from his principles to win over voters.

Duration:00:42:58

How do we hold corporations more accountable?

10/24/2018
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Activist Winter Minisee is joined by Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor, to discuss how she's been able to balance her interest in social justice with the mission of the companies she's worked for from Uber to Apple Music.

Duration:00:44:34

Restore the Vote

10/17/2018
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Brian Beutler speaks to five inmates at San Quentin State Prison about why they and prisoners across the country are forbidden from voting, what the right to vote means to them, and what it should mean to the rest of us. Read their personal essays and learn more at votesaveamerica.com/restorethevote

Duration:00:43:07

Defining Us: What is Latinx power actually like in America?

10/10/2018
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In the last episode of their special series, Julissa Arce and Grace Parra discuss what it means to be nearing majority status but not hold majority power. They sit down to talk to Ana Valdez from the Latino Donor Collaborative to discuss the economic power of Latinos in the US. Then Julissa talks to Diane Guerrero from Orange Is The New Black to discuss how important it is Latinos get out and vote in November. Don't forget to go to votesaveamerica.com right now, you can pledge to vote and...

Duration:01:11:13

Defining Us: Why does Latinx representation matter?

10/3/2018
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Contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore the role of Latinos in media and entertainment. Then they're joined by prolific journalist Jorge Ramos to discuss his reporting and what he believes is the social responsibility of journalists.

Duration:00:59:18

Defining Us: What's the Latinx contribution to civil rights?

9/26/2018
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Contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore the Latinx contribution to civil rights in the United States in this special series for Crooked Conversations. They're joined by one of the leaders of the 1968 East LA school walkouts Moctesuma Esparza, as well as LGBTQ+ youth activist Grace Dolan-Sandrino.

Duration:01:05:53

Defining Us: What does it mean to be Latinx?

9/19/2018
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In a special series for Crooked Conversations, contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore and celebrate the Latinx experience in the United States in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. In the first of four conversations, the hosts discuss the history of Latinos in the US and talk to Columbia University professor Ed Morales about the words that Latin-Americans use to define themselves. Then they are joined by spoken word artist Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe who shares her experience...

Duration:01:01:44

What can we learn from protesting?

9/12/2018
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Jon Lovett talks to host of Pod Save the People DeRay Mckesson about the lessons he's learned from protesting and what gives him hope today. Then we hear an audiobook excerpt from his new book “On the Other Side of Freedom” narrated by DeRay.

Duration:00:23:19

Can Elizabeth Warren Save America From Corruption?

9/5/2018
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler discuss two important new bills she has just introduced: One to save American politics from corruption, and one to save American capitalism from itself.

Duration:00:47:22

Will Kavanaugh be Gen Z's Voldemort?

8/29/2018
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Our newest Crooked Contributor Winter BreeAnne interviews former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards about how young people can help the fight for reproductive rights, what the Brett Kavanaugh nomination means and how her upbringing in a political home influenced her growing up.

Duration:00:45:33

The World As It Is: Was Benghazi the beginning of Trump?

8/22/2018
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Ben Rhodes talks to Pod Save America co-host and former U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor about what the media gets wrong about Benghazi, how that moment led to Trump as president, and what it’s like "running" the Deep State.

Duration:01:04:46

The World As It Is: Why it was such a big deal President Obama visited Cuba

8/15/2018
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Ben Rhodes talks to former spokesperson for the United States National Security Council Bernadette Meehan about the diplomacy efforts that went into repairing the U.S. - Cuba relationship and why it was such a big deal when Obama visited.

Duration:01:07:43

The World As It Is: From Russia With Treason

8/8/2018
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Ben Rhodes chats with Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki about what they knew about Russian interference in 2016 and the impact it’s having around the world, as part of his series “The World As It Is” for Crooked Conversations.

Duration:01:02:08

The World As It Is: Writing for Obama

8/1/2018
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In a special series for Crooked Conversations, Ben Rhodes takes a deeper dive into some of the issues and themes that he deals with in his memoir "The World As It Is" about his 10 years working as Deputy National Security Adviser to President Obama. In the first of these conversations, Ben talks to Jon Favreau and Cody Keenan about what it was like to write speeches for a president who already had a strong voice.

Duration:01:08:50

What Would Happen If We #AbolishICE?

7/25/2018
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Julissa Arce is joined by UCLA Law professor Hiroshi Motomura to discuss the origins of ICE, the role it plays in government and whether the movement to abolish ICE is possible. You can read more of Motomura's work in Americans in Waiting and Immigration Outside the Law.

Duration:00:45:38

What if your local post office doubled as your bank?

7/18/2018
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Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about how postal banks can protect people from predatory lenders, what the Supreme Court Justice decision will mean for maternal health and what the immigration detention centers at the border are like.

Duration:00:38:55

Are unions still relevant?

7/11/2018
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A conversation between host of Majority 54 Jason Kander and Richard Trumka, the president of AFL-CIO, about the importance of unions and how collective action has increased over the past couple years to help working people.​

Duration:00:34:58