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The Political Orphanage

Sep 29, 2022

Lee Drutman is the author of “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America.” He joins to discuss electoral reform, multi-member districts, and proportional voting.

Sep 22, 2022

The British monarch reigns as the United Kingdom’s head of state, while war and taxes are carried out by the head of government, its Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in the United States of America, the President is both. In this episode we explore the nature and benefits of ceremonial monarchs.

Sep 15, 2022

Radiation, fallout, and perpetual winter – would you survive a nuclear war? What about the president, Australia, and modern civilization? In this episode we do a deep dive on nuclear warfare, how bad it might be, and what rebuilding civilization would entail. 



Sep 7, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University, and the author of “7 Rules of Power: Surprising–but True–advice on how to get things done and advance your career.” He joins the show to talk about ways to increase your power in life and at work, and how to avoid stumbling...