Guests

Miles Armaly, Assistant Professor, American Politics, University of Mississippi -- Episode 26: The Role of Perceived Victimhood in American Politics

Joel Bakan, Professor, Law Professor, University of British Columbia -- Episode 29: The New Corporation's Threat to Democracy

Michael Bellesiles, author, "Inventing Equality: Reconstructing the Constitution in the Aftermath of the Civil War" - Episode 18: The Promise--and Failure--of the Reconstruction Amendments to Expand American Democracy

Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entreprenuerial Studies, Harvard Law School - Episode 19: Why the GOP relies on negative propaganda loops & voter suppression to win elections

Cindy Black, Executive Director, Fix Democracy First - Episode 27: Seattle's Clean Campaigns

Barry Burden, Director, Elections Research Cetner, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Episode10: Vote-by-mail in the 2020 Election

Alex Carmada, Senior Policy Adviser, Reinvent Albany -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

Philip Clayton, President, Institute for Ecological Civilization -- Episode 28: Imagining a New Possible

Chuck Collins, Director of the Program for Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies -- Episode 32: Piles of Democracy-Diminishing Dollars

Marjorie Connelly, Senior Fellow, Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research -- Episode 16: Poll finds nearly half of Americans don't believe democracy is working

David Daley, author, "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" -- Episode 9: Wisconsin's 2020 primary, reviewed

David Dayen, Executive Editor, The American Prospect -- Episode 31: Biden's First 100 Days

Linn Davis, Program Manager, Healthy Democracy -- Episode 5: Exporting Oregon-Style Democracy

Liz Dupee, Director, Washington Democracy Hub -- Episode 1: Free Speech

Kristin Eberhard, Director, Climate and Democracy, Sightline Institute -- Episode 30: Becoming a Better Democracy

-- Episode 7: Saving Democracy in Oregon

-- Episode 1: Free Speech

Katie Fahey, Executive Director, The People -- Episode 4: Gerrymandering Reform

Ron Fein, Legal Director, Free Speech For People -- Episode 27: Seattle's Clean Campaigns

Amada Fritz, former Commissioner, City of Portland -- Episode 1: Free Speech

Jeff Golden, Oregon State Senate, 3rd District -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

Ruth Greenwood, Co-Director, Voting Rights and Redistricting, Campaign Legal Center -- Episode 9: Wisconsin's 2020 primary, reviewed

Jacob Hacker, Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Political Studies, Yale University -- Episode 13: 'Let Them Eat Tweets' with Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson

Thom Hartmann, Author, "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became 'People'--and How You Can Fight Back" -- Episode 6: Corporate Personhood

Jay Heck, Executive Director, Common Cause Wisconsin -- Episode 9: Wisconsin's 2020 primary, reviewed

Sebastian Hellmeier, former graduate fellow, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute -- Episode 33: The Backsliding of Global Democracy

Jason Kafoury, activist, campaign finance reform -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

- Episode 1: Free Speech

Scott Kendall, campaign counsel, Alaska for Better Elections -- Episode 23: Alaska Passes Ranked Choice Voting

Mike Konczal, Director, Progressive Thought, Roosevelt institute -- Episode 11: The Economic Threat to Democracy

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, State Representative, Alaska's 35th District -- Episode 23: Alaska Passes Ranked Choice Voting

Roman Krznaric, author, "The Good Ancestor: How To Think Long Term in a Short-Term World" -- Episode 15: Being a Good Ancestor with Roman Krznaric

Jean Lachapelle, graduate fellow, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Instittute -- Episode 33: The Backsliding of Global Democracy

George Lakey, author, "Viking Economics: How the Scandanavians Got it Right--and How We Can, Too" -- Episode 8: Is the U.S. Ready for a Nordic Style of Government

Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School -- Episode 3: Corruption & Money in National Politics

Robert Lieberman, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University -- Episode 14: Why Donald Trump is a Dangerous Threat to Democracy

Matthew C. MacWilliams, author, "On Fascism: 12 Lessons From American history" -- Episode 17: American Fascist: How Trump Hollowed Out American Democracy

Dan Meek, activist, campaign finance reform -- Episode 1: Free Speech

Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Commissioner, Oregon -- Episode 1: Free Speech 

Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University -- Episode 25: The U.S. Anti-Fascism Reader

Paul Pierson, John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley -- Episode 13: 'Let Them Eat Tweets' with Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson

Jennifer Piscopo, Associate Professor of Politics, Affiliate Faculty, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Occidental College -- Episode 20: Chile votes to rewrite its constitution

Dan Rayfield, Oregon House of Representatives, 15th District -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

Kyle Riismandel, author, "Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975-2001" -- Episode 24: Neighborhood of Fear: America's Suburban Crisis, 1975-2001

Patrick Rodenbush, Communications Director, National Democratic Redistricting Committee -- Episode 4: Gerrymandering Reform

Terryl Ross, founder, Mosaic Nation -- Episode 12: Black lives, police reform & America's changing demographics - "Getting the Work Done"

Rep. John Sarbanes, Maryland's 3rd Congressional District -- Episode 35: Framer of Democracy Overhaul Bill Says the Time is Now

-- Episode 3: Corruption & Money in National Politics

David Schuman, former judge, Oregon Court of Appeals (2001-2014) -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

Peter Siavelis, Professor and Chair, Department of Politics and International Studies, Wake Forest College -- Episode 20: Chile votes to rewrite its constitution

Tierney Sneed, investigative reporter, Talking Points Memo & creator of "The Franchise" newsletter -- Episode 34: Joe Manchin supports expanded voting rights after all

Karen Spencer, "It's All in the Game: The Impact of Staus-Quo Political Bias," (Medium, Sep. 15, 2020) -- Episode 21: Mini-episode: Using Game Theory to Explain the Political Status Quo

Patrick Starnes, activist, campaign finance reform -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

Kate Titus, Executive Director, Common Cause Oregon -- Episode 2: Oregon Campaign Finance

Christopher Vials, Professor and Director of American Studies, University of Connecticut-Storrs -- Episode 25: The U.S. Anti-Fascist Reader

Norman Williams, Director of the Center for Constitutional Government, Willamette University -- Episode 3: Corruption & Money in National Politics

Laura Williamson, Senior Policy Analys, Demos.org -- Episode 22: Accelerating Democracy Under a Biden Administration