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The Open Mind

Democratizing the Jury

The Open Mind

Democratizing the Jury

28m 16s

Wesleyan University political scientist Sonali Chakravarti discusses her new book “Radical Enfranchisement in the Jury Room and Public Life.”

27m 5s

Renewing Democracy for Today

Garry Kasparov and Uriel Epshtein of the Renew Democracy Initiative discuss authoritarian regimes usurping democracy across the globe.

27m 8s

Dystopia for Realists

"Humankind" author and historian Rutger Bregman discusses hope for a prosocial society amid simultaneous crises.

26m 42s

Army of the Decent

Lincoln Project founder John Weaver discusses holding accountable those who would violate their oaths to the Constitution and put others before Americans.

27m 0s

The Pandemic’s Prophet

Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist Laurie Garrett discusses predicting COVID-19, its devastating impact on communities of color, and how to resolve the public health crisis.

28m 46s

The Youth Vote in 2020

UVA professor and coauthor of “Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes into Civic Action” John Holbein discusses the civic participation of Gen Y and Z.

28m 0s

Hiding in Plain Sight

Missouri-based journalist Sarah Kendzior discusses her new book “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America” and the threat of authoritarianism in the United States.

28m 37s


Author and COVID-19 news aggregator Rachel Graham discusses how she has tracked the pandemic from its inception and helped inform public health on Twitter.

28m 7s

The Alchemy of Us

Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez discusses her new book “The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another."

27m 59s

The Revolution is Online

Online News Association CEO Irving Washington discusses the future of digital news and the impact of paywalls on access to information.

26m 59s

Gen Z in the Heartland

Nico Gendron of The Wall Street Journal discusses the Instagram Local News Fellowship and her work engaging rural Missouri youth.

27m 47s

American Demagogue

Texas A&M scholar Jennifer Mercieca discusses her new book “Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump.”

27m 32s

The Cult of QAnon

QAnon Anonymous host Travis View discusses QAnon conspiracy theorists, what motivates them, and their political goals.

26m 54s


Center for Responsive Politics researcher Anna Massoglia discusses the need for campaign finance accountability and transparency.

27m 23s

Knowing the Enemy of Truth

Information warfare expert Molly McKew discusses foreign interference in U.S. elections and the future of political campaigns.

28m 16s

Democratizing the Jury

Wesleyan University political scientist Sonali Chakravarti discusses her new book “Radical Enfranchisement in the Jury Room and Public Life.”

27m 41s

Unbecoming a Democracy

University of Texas scholar Patricia Roberts-Miller discusses contemporary demagoguery and its historical origins.

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