Mischiefs of Faction
Episode 4: Ezra Klein
Jennifer Victor, Richard Skinner, and Seth Masket talk with Vox editor-at-large Ezra Klein about dissatisfaction with American democracy, the evolutions of and differences between the Democratic and Republican parties, and what political science gets right and wrong. The articles and books mentioned here include, but aren't limited to, the following: -Julia Azari, “Weak parties and strong partisanship are a bad combination” -Will Blythe, "To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever: A...
Episode 3 - Alexandra Petri joins the Mischief
Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post joins Jennifer Victor, Jonathan Ladd, and Seth Masket for a discussion of party polarization, political satire, and Star Wars. Recorded June 12, 2018 at the Library of Congress. Note: At around the 32-minute mark, we mess up a reference to a blog post about inexperienced candidates. That post was by Sarah Treul and Rachel Porter and can be found here: https://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2018/4/20/17261870/inexperienced-candidates-republicans...
Episode 2 - Politics in Harvey's Wake
The Mischiefs of Faction gather in San Francisco to discuss presidential politics and Hurricane Harvey, the potential for congressional resurgence, and the state of play for the 2018 midterm elections. Featuring: Julia Azari Emily Farris Lilly Goren Greg Koger Jonathan Ladd Seth Masket John Patty Molly Reynolds Richard Skinner Jennifer Victor
Inaugural Podcast - Live from the Palmer House Hilton
The Mischiefs of Faction meet in Chicago to discuss: -The 2016 election and Hillary Clinton's over- or under-performance. -The state of American party coalitions. -Trump's relations with Congress.