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Now displaying: 2020

Welcome to the WhoWhatWhy Podcast.

Oct 30, 2020

An examination of how our current anger and animosity might very well lead to greater violence — and even secession.

Oct 26, 2020

In this week’s Scrutineers, Emily Levy talks to one county recorder who has transformed his community from opaque to transparent in terms of voting knowledge.

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Oct 22, 2020

While politics seems to be the only topic we’re paying attention to, technology may be the one that’s more important. A talk with author, Cory Doctorow.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/10/23/taming-the-digital-juggernaut/

Oct 15, 2020

An examination of the cumulative effect of four decades of stalled income growth and how as a result, 90 percent of workers gave $2.5 trillion of cumulative income to the top 10 percent since the mid-1970s.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/10/16/proof-positive-of-the-winner-take-all-economy/

Oct 14, 2020

Have a problem voting? Report it to SeeSay2020.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/10/14/publicly-mapping-election-problems-scrutineers-part-vii/

Oct 13, 2020

As the bodies pile up, so does the misinformation — which in turn leads to more bodies. Yet, there’s hope, if people would only listen to science. But will they?

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/10/13/an-expert-calls-out-trump-on-covid-19/

Oct 9, 2020

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) shares his passion and hope that progressive causes and the institution of the US Senate can still flourish.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/10/09/up-close-and-personal-with-ohio-senator-sherrod-brown/

Oct 2, 2020

The simple and quaint past way of voting is over. It’s a brave new world and the authors of the new WhoWhatWhy e-book help us understand it.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/10/02/is-this-any-way-to-vote-2/

Sep 28, 2020

Cyber criminals may be looking to spread false election results. Here’s how you can help.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/09/28/trying-to-stop-the-election-attacks-scrutineers-series-part-vi/

Sep 25, 2020

Matt Yglesias makes the jaw-dropping argument that 1 billion Americans would make us a better, stronger, and more competitive country.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/09/25/could-tripling-our-population-make-us-great-again/

Sep 18, 2020

Law Professor and election expert Edward Foley on how to understand the election results of 2020, and how long it may take them to come into focus.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/09/18/vote-counting-the-blue-shift-and-electoral-delay/

Sep 14, 2020

Only electoral candidates have the right to challenge election results, so April Smith is teaching them how to mitigate electronic voting risks.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/09/14/candidates-must-protect-election-security-scrutineers-part-v/

Sep 11, 2020

The author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? tries to re-energize and redefine “populism” — which he sees as the most misunderstood movement of our time.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/09/11/whats-the-matter-with-populism/

Sep 4, 2020

A look at Fox News, its power and its stars, stripped of the usual anger and hyperbole. A conversation with Brian Stelter.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/09/04/fox-news-a-fair-and-balanced-look/

Aug 28, 2020

The 78 days between Election Day and inauguration may be the most trying in our nation's history. Will Trump accept the results, and even if he finally does, at what cost to the country?

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/28/will-he-go/

Aug 24, 2020

E-poll books are used around the US to check in voters. Because they use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, they’re vulnerable to manipulation and malfunction.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/24/problems-with-electronic-poll-books-scrutineers-part-iv/

Aug 21, 2020

A case study of author Nicholson Baker’s obsession with trying to understand the dark side of Cold War history, while it’s shrouded in denials of FOIA requests. 

Aug 14, 2020

Why the current COVID-19 testing method is wrong, and what we need in its place. And why, if used correctly, the right test could control or even end the pandemic.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/14/we-had-the-tool-to-prevent-lockdowns-and-death/

Aug 10, 2020

In a year when 50 percent of voters or more are expected to vote by mail in the general election, “the surrender rule” could require millions to vote by provisional ballots. Emily Levy interviews election protection activist Mimi Kennedy about what happens when voters who are listed as having been sent a mail ballot show up to the polls to vote in person. The answer could be suppression.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/10/how-one-simple-administrative-problem-could-impact-election-outcomes-scrutineers-part-iii/

Aug 7, 2020

Posthumous podcast: Talking tabloids, immigrant dreams, and Frank Sinatra.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/07/pete-hamill-in-his-own-words-and-voice/

Aug 7, 2020

The crazy but important story of what happens when the White House, the Pentagon, and the world’s greatest scientists are forced to work with Hollywood.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/07/hollywood-washington-and-the-bomb/

Aug 4, 2020

An in-depth look at why evangelicals are Trump's most unwavering supporters, and their plans for making Christianity great again.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/04/why-are-white-evangelicals-primed-for-trumps-fear-mongering/

Jul 31, 2020

How the history of CIA and KGB Cold War covert election interference led us to what we face today.

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https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/07/31/a-democracys-ultimate-threat/

Jul 27, 2020

Bennie Smith discovered a high-risk tampering mechanism built into US election systems.

Smith explains what he found, its implications, and how election officials and members of the public can detect this “feature” of our voting systems that belies the principle of “one person, one vote.”

Jul 24, 2020

A look at free speech, hate speech, campus speech, and post-truth speech.

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