It's Bloody Complicated - A Compass Podcast

American democracy: Where do we go from here? Election special

November 07, 2020 Compass Season 1 Episode 31
It's Bloody Complicated - A Compass Podcast
American democracy: Where do we go from here? Election special
Show Notes

On 5th November 2020, we hosted this very special transatlantic edition of It’s Bloody Complicated – outside of our usual fortnightly schedule –  to talk to three people with direct experience in building capacity and infrastructure that demonstrates a different kind of doing politics.

  • Roge Karma is a researcher and reporter at Vox, where he produces The Ezra Klein Show podcast and writes about policing, political polarization, and democracy reform.
  • Manu Meel is passionate about empowering young people and advocating for civic engagement. He serves as the CEO of BridgeUSA, a national organization that is investing in the future of democracy. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media platforms.
  • Joan Blades is a co-founder of Living Room Conversations, an open source effort to rebuild respectful discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our shared values. She is the co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace, winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011, and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007.

All three talked about their experiences of building a better way of doing politics, and what that has looked and felt like over the past few months.

At the time of recording, the final result of the 2020 US election was still up in the air - which we refer to a few times in the conversation.  

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