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The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast

By Next Gen Politics

The Round Table provides a platform for conversation and engagement of civically-minded young people from different parts of the country. We strive to model civil dialogue across various divides--socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, political, and regional. We aim to challenge norms and represent all kinds of diversity--especially of perspective and ideas--enabling listeners to “hear” our thinking. The Round Table is 100% created and edited by young people committed to building a more just and joyous world.

  1. 1.
    Power of, by, and for the People01/14/2021
    23:20
  2. 2.
    Our Nation, Divided01/07/2021
    32:15
  3. 3.
    Just a simple “hello” in the hallway can make someone’s day01/07/2021
    0:51
  4. 4.
    Beyond safe spaces01/06/2021
    0:58
  5. 5.
    How can we challenge the status quo & build beyond it? 01/06/2021
    0:57
  6. 6.
    We must incorporate more stories that represent diverse points of view01/06/2021
    0:53
  7. 7.
    Who gets to belong and who feels marginalized01/06/2021
    0:58
  8. 8.
    Identity: the cornerstone of a good classroom12/31/2020
    22:38
  1. 9.
    Lack of dialogue leads to lack of trust12/30/2020
    0:58
  2. 10.
    Every college is a microscope of politics at the national level12/28/2020
    0:39
  3. 11.
    Adjusting to college—in a pandemic12/27/2020
    0:37
  4. 12.
    Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here12/24/2020
    26:58
  5. 13.
    We Need To Develop Authentic Relationships Across Divides12/24/2020
    0:58
  6. 14.
    Currently, I feel like our society is a war zone12/24/2020
    0:46
  7. 15.
    We are a nation founded on a principal idea12/24/2020
    0:58
  8. 16.
    There’s ideally a marriage between what one teaches and how one teaches 12/21/2020
    0:58
  9. 17.
    We take for granted what we think of as history12/19/2020
    0:57
  10. 18.
    Fighting For History--And For Ourselves 12/17/2020
    38:25
  11. 19.
    Covid has compounded the backlog in immigration hearings12/16/2020
    0:57
  12. 20.
    There’s a lot the President can—and can’t—do for our 11 million undocumented immigrants12/16/2020
    0:58
  13. 21.
    Joe Biden has said on Day 1 he’s going to address DACA12/14/2020
    0:58
  14. 22.
    I wanted to cover issues of justice as they affect people 12/14/2020
    0:58
  15. 23.
    Immigration...We All Got Here Somehow12/10/2020
    28:17
  16. 24.
    Power is more helpful than help12/09/2020
    0:58
  17. 25.
    The hope was that if you didn’t talk about it, it would go awat12/08/2020
    0:58
  18. 26.
    I definitely think there’s a thing that starts in youth and metastasizes over the life course 12/08/2020
    0:57
  19. 27.
    I feel like we’re expanding and contracting all at once12/07/2020
    0:58
  20. 28.
    People supporting the work of girls vs the work of boys are pitted against each other12/07/2020
    0:57
  21. 29.
    Those closest to the problems are closest to the solutions 12/05/2020
    0:58
  22. 30.
    The Opposite of Hopelessness is Power12/03/2020
    32:07
  23. 31.
    We are in a fight for democracy12/02/2020
    0:59
  24. 32.
    Maybe we need a National Unity Day12/02/2020
    0:58
  25. 33.
    Sometimes the entire foundation of our nation feels like broken promises12/02/2020
    0:58
  26. 34.
    American holidays are like a fast food ad11/30/2020
    0:33
  27. 35.
    Different holidays mean different things to different communities11/30/2020
    0:47
  28. 36.
    Almost every American holiday has a dark truth that has been sugarcoated 11/30/2020
    0:59
  29. 37.
    Aspects of our culture change with us over time11/28/2020
    0:54
  30. 38.
    How do we grapple with competing truths about our holidays?11/28/2020
    0:54
  31. 39.
    We have an unstable and falsified foundation of history that is starting to crumble11/27/2020
    0:53
  32. 40.
    Our national heroes are so much more complex than I understood in elementary school11/27/2020
    0:58
  33. 41.
    What did you learn about Thanksgiving growing up & how has your understanding of the holiday changed11/26/2020
    0:58
  34. 42.
    #RedefineThanksgiving202011/26/2020
    25:07
  35. 43.
    One of the greatest problems with today’s media is echo chambers11/25/2020
    0:57
  36. 44.
    Issues should dictate our approach to voting and the media can influence that11/25/2020
    0:51
  37. 45.
    I’m hopeful the COVID crisis will go away but other issues will endure 11/23/2020
    0:58
  38. 46.
    As young Americans, you are disproportionately disadvantaged in voting11/23/2020
    0:58
  39. 47.
    As a political science scholar, I am mystified that parties don’t do more to mobilize populations11/22/2020
    0:40
  40. 48.
    In a democracy, we should try to get as close to full participation as we can11/20/2020
    0:58
  41. 49.
    Did you pay much attention to the Supreme Court hearings and did you learn much from them?11/19/2020
    0:58
  42. 50.
    How Can Record Breaking Voter Turnout Be Sustained? 11/19/2020
    32:07
  43. 51.
    Are there any judicial reforms you would or wouldn’t like to see? 11/18/2020
    0:58
  44. 52.
    I don’t think the media reaction was completely out of bounds, but it was misleading 11/17/2020
    0:59
  45. 53.
    Justice Barrett is gifted at looking at every side of every legal question11/14/2020
    0:43
  46. 54.
    How the media can shape the way you generate opinions 11/13/2020
    0:45
  47. 55.
    Why Originalism?11/12/2020
    0:59
  48. 56.
    Understanding Originalism11/12/2020
    26:35
  49. 57.
    A beacon for democracy 11/11/2020
    0:58
  50. 58.
    Bridging the gap11/10/2020
    0:54
  51. 59.
    What happens now?11/09/2020
    0:57
  52. 60.
    The wave of mail-in ballots has come11/06/2020
    0:58
  53. 61.
    Now we wait...11/06/2020
    0:56
  54. 62.
    The US election is a seismic moment globally11/05/2020
    0:49
  55. 63.
    There Will Be Litigation11/05/2020
    22:27
  56. 64.
    Susan Lerner’s 2020 Predictions11/05/2020
    0:57
  57. 65.
    The World Is Watching Us11/05/2020
    20:14
  58. 66.
    Don’t make the mistake of thinking democracy runs on autopilot11/04/2020
    0:59
  59. 67.
    How to make an impact on this election even if you can’t vote just yet10/30/2020
    0:59
  60. 68.
    What Makes This Election Night Different Than All Other Election Nights? 10/29/2020
    30:58
  61. 69.
    Media companies need to stop being so polarized and focus on what’s really happening10/22/2020
    0:56
  62. 70.
    We need to get information from debates that we are not getting10/22/2020
    0:59
  63. 71.
    Likability is something that DOES matter to voters10/22/2020
    0:58
  64. 72.
    Burlington Beyond Bernie10/22/2020
    24:32
  65. 73.
    It's A Shame Nothing’s Happening In The News… 10/15/2020
    35:32
  66. 74.
    There’s a happy medium btw the Court being too loud or too quiet10/13/2020
    0:48
  67. 75.
    Young people don’t often think about SCOTUS-what can we do?10/11/2020
    0:49
  68. 76.
    Teenagers should grow their understanding of the law10/11/2020
    0:55
  69. 77.
    My initial interest in the law was pretty random10/11/2020
    0:57
  70. 78.
    RBG is Gone. Now What? 10/08/2020
    23:08
  71. 79.
    We have to be willing to reward people who aren’t pure10/08/2020
    0:58
  72. 80.
    A lot of politics comes down to incentives10/08/2020
    0:58
  73. 81.
    Everyone in Washington is very smart and very important—just ask them!10/08/2020
    0:57
  74. 82.
    Journalists Should Avoid Bias10/08/2020
    0:50
  75. 83.
    It’s not about you as the journalist, it’s about the readers10/08/2020
    0:55
  76. 84.
    My goal is to help readers feel like they’re here with me 10/07/2020
    0:57
  77. 85.
    I don’t think age is a determinant or skill or quality10/06/2020
    0:58
  78. 86.
    You come at it with the knowledge that you can’t cover everything 10/05/2020
    0:51
  79. 87.
    As a journalist today, you can’t say anything without expecting some kind of attack10/04/2020
    0:58
  80. 88.
    Politics reaches into every aspect of our everyday lives10/02/2020
    0:59
  81. 89.
    Time To Wake Up To Politics10/01/2020
    26:34
  82. 90.
    It’s a powerful tool for leveraging the fact that you exist 10/01/2020
    0:58
  83. 91.
    We represented a lot of the historically underrepresented groups 10/01/2020
    0:49
  84. 92.
    The Census was the most diverse workplace I’ve ever been part of 09/30/2020
    0:59
  85. 93.
    I don’t think I’m different from someone who emigrated here09/29/2020
    0:58
  86. 94.
    I feel more empowered by the Census than I do by voting09/28/2020
    0:59
  87. 95.
    The key question is how do we get people to be excited to fill out the Census?09/28/2020
    0:58
  88. 96.
    It only makes sense to be counted so we can get $$ to invest in our communities 09/27/2020
    0:58
  89. 97.
    The big learn there was it isn’t just classroom or school-based issues causing inequities. 09/25/2020
    0:58
  90. 98.
    I see education policy as a route to correct some of the evils I’ve experienced. 09/25/2020
    0:58
  91. 99.
    Making Sense of the Census09/24/2020
    25:05
  92. 100.
    I use social media but it is a very, very scary place09/24/2020
    0:58
  93. 101.
    The top media shared on Facebook tends to be conservative09/24/2020
    0:53
  94. 102.
    Are you American enough?09/24/2020
    0:58
  95. 103.
    Facebook has a tendency to create policies without thinking them through 09/24/2020
    0:58
  96. 104.
    There’s a meaningful distinction between moderation and mediation09/23/2020
    0:50
  97. 105.
    It’s important to protect the right of people to criticize those in power 09/23/2020
    0:44
  98. 106.
    What constitutes hate speech depends on what country you’re living in09/22/2020
    0:58
  99. 107.
    Most platforms are concerned with building trust and improving their reputations09/22/2020
    0:57
  100. 108.
    Every part of your experience affects your work09/21/2020
    0:19
  101. 109.
    I sort of fell into writing about media09/20/2020
    0:58
  102. 110.
    Will Facebook really do it?09/17/2020
    35:20
  103. 111.
    Don’t let the structures silence you09/17/2020
    0:53
  104. 112.
    There’s actually time to do a lot of cool stuff in school if you get rid of the annoying stuff 09/17/2020
    0:58
  105. 113.
    One of the things we learned is that zero structure doesn’t work09/17/2020
    0:54
  106. 114.
    You can’t have 2600 answers to the question of what time does school start09/16/2020
    0:54
  107. 115.
    You can’t punish your way into compliance at the level that is needed09/15/2020
    0:58
  108. 116.
    It’s important to teach people about the science if you want them to follow it09/14/2020
    0:58
  109. 117.
    We’ve had so many difficult conversations...09/12/2020
    0:58
  110. 118.
    To Open or Not to Open? That’s the 130,930 Question 09/10/2020
    23:38
  111. 119.
    Malcolm is our Imam and w/o him, Islam in the U.S. would be very different 09/10/2020
    0:58
  112. 120.
    We need a human rights framework focused on the dignity of all human beings. 09/10/2020
    0:58
  113. 121.
    I felt very limited by a civil rights framework09/10/2020
    0:56
  114. 122.
    I am very much a student of Malcolm X09/08/2020
    0:59
  115. 123.
    What makes a successful campaign?09/06/2020
    0:58
  116. 124.
    For years I lacked understanding of how politics and power worked in practice09/04/2020
    0:58
  117. 125.
    Movement Building for Human Rights 09/03/2020
    28:53
  118. 126.
    Even champions of women don’t hire women in the numbers we’d like09/03/2020
    0:42
  119. 127.
    What it will take to have a truly representative government09/03/2020
    0:52
  120. 128.
    Government tends to be ageist09/02/2020
    0:56
  121. 129.
    Too often we focus on the individual instead of the team or movement 09/02/2020
    0:58
  122. 130.
    We’ve never had a female Vice President in U.S. History—and it’s time to08/31/2020
    0:57
  123. 131.
    How do you identify diverse candidates w/o being tokenistic?08/30/2020
    0:58
  124. 132.
    Our demographic makeup shouldn’t dictate if people get to be an ambassador08/29/2020
    0:48
  125. 133.
    Who is trying to make our government representative of the people? 08/28/2020
    0:58
  126. 134.
    How inclusive IS America?08/27/2020
    22:14
  127. 135.
    We’re not the first population to deal with a pandemic or economic hardship08/27/2020
    0:56
  128. 136.
    Is a paper you labored over less authentic than something you dashed off? 08/27/2020
    0:52
  129. 137.
    As a child, I thought Judaism was a man in the sky who punished people. 08/27/2020
    0:59
  130. 138.
    What’s important to understand about Trump is that he comes across as an authentic politician08/27/2020
    0:52
  131. 139.
    There’ve been a lot of great lines written in history that you’ve never about 08/27/2020
    0:24
  132. 140.
    If the moment’s not amazing, no one’s ever going to hear the soundbite08/27/2020
    0:47
  133. 141.
    The final great truth of effective speechwriting is show don’t tell08/25/2020
    0:50
  134. 142.
    Barack Obama shared who he was and people were electrified by it08/25/2020
    0:57
  135. 143.
    There are a few keys to really good speechwriting08/25/2020
    0:44
  136. 144.
    I always wanted wanted her voice in my head08/25/2020
    0:52
  137. 145.
    Michelle’s stories, ideas, and language were always the beating heart of any speech08/22/2020
    0:59
  138. 146.
    Michelle constantly asks what is the deepest, most important truth I can tell right now 08/21/2020
    0:53
  139. 147.
    2 failed jobs, 3 losing campaigns—and then I was hired by the Obama Campaign08/21/2020
    0:59
  140. 148.
    The Making of a Great Speech—and a Great Speechwriter 08/20/2020
    35:51
  141. 149.
    Nothing is wrong with “anyone but Trump” as a unifying call08/20/2020
    0:58
  142. 150.
    With moderate solutions, it feels like two steps back, one step forward 08/19/2020
    0:59
  143. 151.
    Democratic nominees are going to be attacked as radical leftists whatever their politics are08/15/2020
    0:54
  144. 152.
    I think the election is going to be a whole lot closer than people think08/13/2020
    0:56
  145. 153.
    Sounds Like Comma-la 08/13/2020
    25:51
  146. 154.
    We have expertise in knowing your students and that’s the most valuable thing08/13/2020
    0:41
  147. 155.
    REAL TALK is an acronym for our core principles08/11/2020
    0:59
  148. 156.
    In a debate there’s usually two sides, but life can rarely be reduced to two perspectives 08/10/2020
    0:58
  149. 157.
    The culture of conversation in classrooms isn’t as productive as it could be08/08/2020
    0:56
  150. 158.
    When bipartisanship happens, it often doesn’t connect with peoole08/06/2020
    0:58
  151. 159.
    You’ve got to be ready for disappointment as an activist in US politics08/06/2020
    0:59
  152. 160.
    Real Talk--with the cofounders of it08/06/2020
    25:12
  153. 161.
    Government is a set of handcuffs for those who desire bold change w/o broad support 08/01/2020
    0:56
  154. 162.
    We look at how legislation gets enacted in American politics07/31/2020
    0:59
  155. 163.
    We don’t think Millennials all think the same way but we do think we have shared values 07/30/2020
    0:59
  156. 164.
    Limitless Parties: Lawmaking in a Polarized Era 07/30/2020
    18:35
  157. 165.
    The word “donor” feels scary to a millennial07/27/2020
    0:58
  158. 166.
    The basis of OneFiveTen is generational collective action07/24/2020
    0:59
  159. 167.
    That compromise around coronavirus is the exception not the rule tells us a lot about politics today07/23/2020
    0:59
  160. 168.
    Follow the Money: Creating Generational Wealth 07/23/2020
    27:45
  161. 169.
    In Congress, we’re supposed to have debate & people are supposed to negotiate07/22/2020
    0:47
  162. 170.
    No doubt we are going against the grain of where the country is moving right now07/20/2020
    0:59
  163. 171.
    My work focuses on how to make Congress more responsive and more representative 07/18/2020
    0:58
  164. 172.
    Looking at the nuts and bolts of our democracy07/16/2020
    22:53
  165. 173.
    Whether objectivity exists is a debate historians have been having for a long time07/15/2020
    0:59
  166. 174.
    I use students’ energy to animate the classroom07/09/2020
    0:57
  167. 175.
    The creation of “smashmouth partisanship”07/09/2020
    0:56
  168. 176.
    Why Is the House Burning?07/09/2020
    28:20
  169. 177.
    I wanted to be able to guide the research questions I answered07/03/2020
    0:59
  170. 178.
    There is an age old American conflict btw federalism and anti-federalism07/02/2020
    0:58
  171. 179.
    What’s Criminal About the Criminal Justice System 07/02/2020
    24:07
  172. 180.
    There’s been a huge improvement in discourse around police brutality06/28/2020
    0:59
  173. 181.
    There’s a huge difference btw the moment we’re in now and the moment we’ve been in before06/26/2020
    0:58
  174. 182.
    What we have to understand is how we got here06/25/2020
    0:59
  175. 183.
    This Moment--and What We Can Learn from Movements 06/25/2020
    37:19
  176. 184.
    The 2 things that help women make change are education and the ability to make a livelihood 06/19/2020
    0:58
  177. 185.
    Building Hope, Brick by Brick 06/18/2020
    19:08
  178. 186.
    Don’t let preconceived ideas about journalists prevent you from contributing. 06/12/2020
    0:55
  179. 187.
    I am fortunate to stand on the shoulders of women who fought battles for us06/11/2020
    0:59
  180. 188.
    What do Donald Trump, Mike Pence & Barack Obama have in common?06/11/2020
    19:26
  181. 189.
    Where do you draw the line btw political strategizing & deliberate misinformation?06/08/2020
    0:45
  182. 190.
    Since we’d been appointed by President Obama, he wanted to get us out of the way as soon as possible06/05/2020
    0:58
  183. 191.
    A Woman of Conviction06/04/2020
    24:17
  184. 192.
    The only way people can stay home is if lots of other people aren’t 05/29/2020
    0:58
  185. 193.
    Our response to the pandemic is grounded in fear, is racist, is narrow, and is ineffective. 05/28/2020
    0:58
  186. 194.
    Maybe we SHOULDN’T be sheltering-in-place 05/28/2020
    34:46
  187. 195.
    Getting people to create relationships across differences is key05/25/2020
    0:59
  188. 196.
    Change does happen05/23/2020
    0:59
  189. 197.
    The founders did a good job of some things—and they did plenty of things wrong05/22/2020
    0:58
  190. 198.
    There used to be a lot more bipartisanship in the U.S.05/22/2020
    0:53
  191. 199.
    Bridging Divides, Building Knowledge 05/21/2020
    20:25
  192. 200.
    We have to avoid tyranny of the minority05/17/2020
    0:59

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