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America On The Fritz is a podcast about the America of today. It is an attempt to find answers to this question: what is wrong with America right now? During America On The Fritz, I will go places in this country, speak to Americans about this country, listen to stories that this country has to tell. This is not a podcast about daily events and news items. America On The Fritz goes deeper. America On The Fritz is an attempt to understand the underlying factors of what is going on with America. From an outsider’s perspective. My perspective. With every episode, I will learn a bit more about this fascinating country. This country that is not doing so well right now. And you are invited to join me on this discovery tour of the America of today. Get ready for interesting, funny, surprising stuff happening on the episodes. Come along and find out what’s up with America. Artwork by the fabulous Laurens Hebly. Theme music 'Fires Escape' by Peter Salett, Dusty Shoes Music.

America On The Fritz is a podcast about the America of today. It is an attempt to find answers to this question: what is wrong with America right now? During America On The Fritz, I will go places in this country, speak to Americans about this country, listen to stories that this country has to tell. This is not a podcast about daily events and news items. America On The Fritz goes deeper. America On The Fritz is an attempt to understand the underlying factors of what is going on with America. From an outsider’s perspective. My perspective. With every episode, I will learn a bit more about this fascinating country. This country that is not doing so well right now. And you are invited to join me on this discovery tour of the America of today. Get ready for interesting, funny, surprising stuff happening on the episodes. Come along and find out what’s up with America. Artwork by the fabulous Laurens Hebly. Theme music 'Fires Escape' by Peter Salett, Dusty Shoes Music.
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United States

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America On The Fritz is a podcast about the America of today. It is an attempt to find answers to this question: what is wrong with America right now? During America On The Fritz, I will go places in this country, speak to Americans about this country, listen to stories that this country has to tell. This is not a podcast about daily events and news items. America On The Fritz goes deeper. America On The Fritz is an attempt to understand the underlying factors of what is going on with America. From an outsider’s perspective. My perspective. With every episode, I will learn a bit more about this fascinating country. This country that is not doing so well right now. And you are invited to join me on this discovery tour of the America of today. Get ready for interesting, funny, surprising stuff happening on the episodes. Come along and find out what’s up with America. Artwork by the fabulous Laurens Hebly. Theme music 'Fires Escape' by Peter Salett, Dusty Shoes Music.

Twitter:

@AOTFRITZ

Language:

English

Contact:

+16463413080


Episodes

The Civic Religion of Americanness -- Season Finale (Episode 6, Season 1)

12/20/2017
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In this finale, I discuss everything and all that this season of America On The Fritz has been all about. And my conversation partner, Thomas Frank, manages to help me understand how America got to where it is. And why America is a country full of wonderful people and great ideals nonetheless. Come along and find out what's up with America, one episode at a time. If you like the episode and you feel so inclined, please subscribe, share, and review and rate the podcast. Artwork by Laurens...

Duration:00:55:41

'The American Dream Is Dead' (Episode 5, Season 1)

12/7/2017
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In today's episode, American Affairs founder and editor Julius Krein talks to me about why he voted for Donald Trump and why the American Dream is dead - for now. Come along and find out what's up with America, one episode at a time. If you like the episode and you feel so inclined, please subscribe, share, and review and rate the podcast. Artwork by Laurens Hebly. Music 'Fire Escape' by Peter Salett.

Duration:00:42:49

Thanksgiving Episode (Episode 4, Season 1)

11/23/2017
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In this special Thanksgiving episode, I shed some light on the reality that Thanksgiving is not a happy and joyful holiday for all Americans. But in fact a National Day of Mourning for some. The episode features some audio from the documentaries 'The Real Story of Thanksgiving' by the History Channel (http://tinyurl.com/2g3yzf6)and 'The True Story of the First Thanksgiving' by PBS (http://tinyurl.com/y7rrzx5j), as well as text from the 2015 article 'Why Thanksgiving Is A ‘National Day Of...

Duration:00:13:47

Separate Always Means Unequal (Season 1, Episode 3)

11/10/2017
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In Brown vs. The Board of Education (1954), the US Supreme Court prohibited separate black and white public schools. For many, this decision was a promise of a future of equal treatment and equal opportunity for everyone to participate in the American Dream: democracy and meritocracy. In this episode, I have a conversation with lead NPR education blogger Anya Kamenetz. She helped me understand why that promise was never fulfilled. And why this part of the American Dream is all but dead...

Duration:00:31:08

Gangs, Guns and Crossfires (Episode 2, Season 1)

10/25/2017
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In this second episode, I speak with 21-year old musician Aaron. We sit on a bench in front of the social housing project of his youth in Brooklyn. And he tells me about one of his first memories ever: a deadly incident of gang and gun violence when he was only three years old. Come along and find out what's up with America, one episode at a time. If you like the episode and you feel so inclined, please subscribe, share, and review and rate the podcast. Artwork by Laurens Hebly. Music...

Duration:00:22:15

The Men-Made Concept of Color (Episode Interlude)

10/18/2017
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The second episode of America On The Fritz is coming to your ears very soon. In the meantime, here are some thoughts of mine regarding the men-made concept of color and its impact on America -- and elsewhere. (?) Come along and find out what's up with America. One episode at a time. If you like the episode, subscribe and review and rate the podcast. Artwork by the super-artist Laurens Hebly. Theme music 'Fire Escape' by Peter Salett.

Duration:00:09:27

Hate, Divison and Violence (Episode 1, Season 1)

10/4/2017
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In this pilot episode, I talk to a Trump supporter. At an anti-Trump protest. Sound weird? It was. And also surprising. And confusing. And scary. Come along and find out what's up with America. One episode at a time. If you like the episode, subscribe, share and review and rate the podcast. Every bit helps! Artwork by Laurens Hebly. Music 'Fire Escape' by Peter Salett, Dusty Shoes Music.

Duration:00:24:37

Trailer Episode - Join The Journey To Find Out What's Wrong With America

9/28/2017
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This is the trailer episode of America On The Fritz, a podcast about the America of today. An attempt to find answers to this question: what is wrong with America right now? During America On The Fritz, I will go places in this country, speak to Americans about this country, listen to stories that this country has to tell. This is not a podcast about daily events and news items. America On The Fritz goes deeper. America On The Fritz is an attempt to understand the underlying factors of...

Duration:00:05:09