Conversations

Conversation with Carroll Doherty

Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press joins us on the Political Wire podcast to review their amazing new study on political polarization. It’s a fascinating conversation and a must-listen for anyone concerned the state of our politics today.

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Conversation with David Wasserman

David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report joins us on the Political Wire podcast for a deep dive into how House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his seat in an upset by Tea Party challenger David Brat (R).

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Conversation with Doug Schoen

Democratic pollster Doug Schoen joined us for a discussion about the intense criticism President Obama now faces from both sides of the aisle. Is this criticism legitimate? Should Democrats be more constructive and supportive of their chief?

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Conversation with Philip Howard

Philip K. Howard, author of The Rule of Nobody and The Death of Common Sense, joins us for a great discussion about contradictory and often unnecessary laws which seem designed specifically to block responsibility and accountability.

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Conversation with Ken Vogel

Politico reporter Ken Vogel joins us on the Political Wire podcast for a great discussion of how money has taken over our politics. Ken is the author of the must-read book, Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp–on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics.

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Conversation with Joe Lockhart

Former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart joins us to discuss the impact of the White House changing its top spokesman and what it’s like being behind the podium with dozens of reporters asking their questions.

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Conversation with Mike McCurry

Former White House press secretary Mike McCurry gives us great insight into the transition of press secretaries in the Obama White House and his latest passion, the role of faith in politics.

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This Week on the Podcast

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Jonathan Alter, executive producer of Alpha House, joined us for a fascinating discussion of how politics has influenced our cultural life:
 

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