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Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

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Trump may be gone but American politics is still in crisis. The Lincoln Project has sparked a nationwide movement to restore our democracy. This podcast is hosted by co-founder Reed Galen and he is regularly joined by our political experts and guests that helped defeat Trump and continue the mission to stamp out Trumpism and the seditionists who backed him. The podcast discusses today’s political challenges, our vision for the future and how all Americans can be part of our pro-democracy movement.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Silent Killer with Cass R. Sunstein

8/3/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by author and legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein to discuss a couple of his new titles, This is Not Normal: The Politics of Everyday Expectations and Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement. They talk about changing norms in our nation, the fluidity of color, overcoming noise/variability, and more. Plus, is "lapidation" making a comeback?

Duration:00:33:43

The January 6th House Select Committee

7/29/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the House Select Committee on January 6th; how it came to be, the day-one-testimonies of 4 police officers who were on the front lines for the attack on the capitol, and what is expected to happen as the committee continues. Plus, is anyone surprised by Donald Trump’s latest episode of “twisting the knife”?

Duration:00:32:52

The True Fight with Judd Legum

7/27/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Judd Legum, Founder and Author of Popular Information. They discuss the latest in corporate political donations, the inside/outside nature of companies after January 6th, and the true fight which the media and corporations seem not to grasp. To learn more from Judd Legum, be sure to subscribe to Popular Information at popular.info.

Duration:00:38:27

Stand Up with Beto O’Rourke

7/22/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Beto O’Rourke, former United States Congressman and Founder of Powered By People. They discuss the political landscape that is Texas, the latest regarding the Texas Legislature's voter-suppression bill and the 50+ Texas Democrats currently in Washington, and Speaker Pelosi’s decision to reject the additions of Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to the January 6th House Select Committee. Plus, Beto O’Rourke spotlights the work of his PAC, Powered By People.

Duration:00:38:12

Representative Johnson Goes to Washington

7/20/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Representative Julie Johnson, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representative representing the 115th district in Dallas County. Rep. Johnson shares how she and her 50+ fellow Texas Democrats are continuing to fight for voting rights in Washington, D.C. after breaking quorum last week to deny the efforts of Texas Republicans to pass anti-voting legislation. Plus, a discussion about the state of Texas politics and a clarion call for political courage. If...

Duration:00:39:28

Getting Into “Good Trouble”

7/15/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Stuart Stevens and Joe Trippi to discuss the Texas Democrats who exited their state to continue the fight for voting rights, the Lincoln Project’s recent victory over Toyota and how the winning strategy applies to future corporate targets, and Fox News telling people to not get vaccinated.

Duration:00:33:00

Encore Presentation: The Seven Pillars of Trumpism

7/13/2021
This episode was originally released on February 26, 2021. In this encore presentation, host Reed Galen is joined by Lincoln Project Senior Advisors Tara Setmayer and Stuart Stevens to discuss Sen. Ron Johnson's peddling of conspiracy theories during the Senate's first Capitol security hearing, Sen. Mitch McConnell's resistance to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposal of a 9/11-style commission to study the January 6th insurrection, and CPAC 2021. But first, the panel breaks down "The Seven...

Duration:00:36:44

This is How They Tell Me the World Ends with Nicole Perlroth

7/9/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter and Author of This is How They Tell Me the World Ends, Nicole Perlroth. They discuss the current state of our nation’s cybersecurity, the evolution and use of “zero-days”, and the disinformation-free truth about election security.

Duration:00:53:00

We Must Unite

7/8/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Legendary Democratic Strategist and brand new Senior Advisor to the Lincoln Project, Joe Trippi. They discuss how Joe came to join the Lincoln Project, the importance of setting aside differences to form a pro-democracy coalition, the latest in corporate accountability, and Trump’s dangerous words at a weekend rally in Sarasota, Florida.

Duration:00:37:27

A Failure of Containment

7/1/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Charity Dean (CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of Public Health Company) to discuss how she was among the first to identify the true threat of COVID-19, the effect of the pandemic on American institutions, and how the leadership lessons of Winston Churchill can be used to effectively combat the novel pathogens of today. To learn more about Dr. Charity Dean, visit phc.health or read about her story in Michael Lewis’ new book, The Premonition.

Duration:00:38:41

Running Trumpism Through the Carwash

6/29/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Ari Berman (Senior Reporter, Mother Jones & Author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America) to discuss Heritage Action’s role in state-level anti-voting legislation, Ron DeSantis’ “anti-riot” law in Florida, and the importance of working with those you may not always agree with when it comes to defending democracy.

Duration:00:43:21

Damn the Torpedoes!

6/25/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Political Consultant Trygve Olson (President, Viking Strategies, LLC) to discuss the psychological pillars of political extremism, the dangerous tactics of autocrats, and the ten rules Olson has developed to beat those tactics. To hear more from Trygve Olson, follow him @TrygveOlson on Twitter.

Duration:00:56:15

Barstools and Brosephs

6/23/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Communications Director Ryan Wiggins to discuss voters who do not see voting rights/election reform as a top priority, what to expect politically as the summer heats up, and the idea of the Republican party being, "the Barstool party".

Duration:00:29:53

How Democracies Die with Dr. Steven Levitsky

6/17/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Steven Levitsky (Professor of Government at Harvard University) to discuss his book, How Democracies Die, the state of play of our nation’s democracy today, and how we extract ourselves from where our democracy is currently heading. Plus, the importance of maintaining a multi-party, pro-democracy, coalition.

Duration:00:31:48

Fighting Season: Summer 2021

6/15/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson and Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss where the Lincoln Project stands both politically and operationally as the summer of 2021 begins, the biggest hurdles in need of overcoming, and which targets the Lincoln Project will be pursuing. Plus, how can members of the Lincoln Project community join the fight and get involved?

Duration:00:49:21

Overlooking Partisanship with Bill Burton

6/10/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Bill Burton (Former White House Deputy Press Secretary & Founder/President of Bryson Gillette) to discuss the role of polling in politics (especially at the local level in regards to local issues like homelessness, competence, and crime), the power of big tech/social media companies, and what Senator Joe Manchin could possibly be thinking. Plus, Bill shares the difficulties experienced by the Obama White House when it came to bipartisanship.

Duration:00:35:49

The Authoritarian Playbook

6/8/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founders Steve Schmidt & Rick Wilson, as well as Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens to discuss Donald Trump’s recent speech in North Carolina and Senator Joe Manchin’s declaration that he will not be supporting the “For the People Act”. Plus, a story straight from the British Virgin Islands.

Duration:00:33:48

Chutes and Ladders

6/3/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by award-winning television journalist and author, Jeff Greenfield to discuss if there’s a potential rift in the GOP (SPOILER ALERT...there’s not) and the current role of the national political media. Plus, how did Jeff catch the politics bug? You can follow Jeff Greenfield on Twitter @Greenfield64.

Duration:00:30:38

The Cult of Trump

6/1/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Dr. Steven Hassan, a cults & undue influence expert and mental health professional to discuss the cult of cults that surrounds Donald Trump, why the ideas and actions of Donald Trump are attractive to so many Americans and the Republican party, and what prescriptions can be used to dismantle the “Cult of Trump”. In 1974, at the age of 19, Dr. Hassan was recruited into the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon. After more than two years, his family successfully...

Duration:00:38:25

A Dollop of Rage

5/28/2021
Host Reed Galen is joined by Lisa Senecal and Maya May, the Co-Hosts of Lincoln Project Television’s “We’re Speaking” as well as Tedra Cobb (President of Backroads PAC & former Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-21 challenging Elise Stafanik) to discuss the return of “We’re Speaking” to the LPTV airwaves, Sen. Mitch McConnell requesting a “personal favor” of Senate Republicans, and the rise and evolution of Rep. Elise Stefanik. LPTV’s "We’re Speaking" streams live every Wednesday at 8pm...

Duration:00:26:14