A man in Mississippi tries to get his right to vote back. The state constitution provides a way to do that.
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Host Ira Glass zooms in on five surreal minutes of Hungary’s opposition campaign. (5 minutes)
Producer Zoe Chace spends time with two brothers in Hungary, trying to win an election that’s basically impossible for them to win.
One of the last independent newspapers in Russia finds new ways to cover a war that the government doesn’t want them to cover.
Back in 1999 there was series of bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and across Russia. 300 people died. It happened just as Vladimir Putin was coming to power.
Vladmir Putin’s approval rating among Russians is always stunningly high. Ira talks to reporter Charles Maynes to find out if that number is real and how it could be that high.
Producer Alix Spiegel reports on the city of Pacifica, California. A huge fight erupted there after it was asked to start planning for sea level rise.
Rebecca Shrader thought she knew what was right when it came to abortion. Then she got pregnant.
A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes)
When the United States Congress saw a problem — sex trafficking — it acted to eliminate it.
Guest host Susan Burton watches videos of female legislators sharing very private stories.
Reporter Emmanuel Felton called up several Black Capitol Police officers in the days after the attack on the Capitol on January 6th to find out what it was like for them to face off with this mostly white mob. (13 minutes)You can find more of Emmanuel's reporting on race and inequality at BuzzFeed. The video of Eugene Goodman was filmed by Igor Bobic of HuffPost.
Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. His op-ed about this ran in the New York Times. Bittner’s one of the people who runs the Opinion section of the German newspaper Die Zeit.
There is a lot of disinformation surrounding the 2020 presidential election. A few conspiracy theories in particular have gained traction.
Reporter Lizzie Johnson calls her grandpa after he unexpectedly changes his mind about something. (9 minutes)
Host Ira Glass talks with Georgia Democrats who went out to “cure” ballots in a state with some of the closest results in the country.
Reporter Mike Giglio follows a group of militia members as they prepare to heed President Trump’s call and watch polling locations for signs of trouble on Election Day.
Stephanie Foo talks with two Army officers with very different political views about the week’s results.
Ben Calhoun talks to a man in ICE detention in Louisiana about how he and people around him are following the election. But right as the results are coming in, the man’s case takes a serious turn.
Emanuele Berry talks to Khalilah, who got involved as a poll watcher this year and ended up inside a national news story. (7 minutes)
The journalist E. Jean Carroll is one of dozens of women who’ve accused the president of sexual assault or harassment.
Host Ira Glass speaks to Kevin Sheekey, the man tasked with spending $100m of Mike Bloomberg’s billions on securing a Democrat win in the constant battleground state of Florida. He also speaks to producer Lina Misitzis about what’s going on down on the ground with Democrats in the state.
Broward County is one of the bluest counties in Florida, and some of the Democrats who live and vote there are worried their party isn’t doing enough to keep it that way. Lina Misitzis spent some time talking to them about their fears.
For the past couple-two-three weeks, producer Ben Calhoun has been calling around to small town municipal clerks in his home state of Wisconsin, asking them how mail-in balloting really works. It can be chaotic, they say, but not in the way the president would have you believe.