The Wilderness

16 EpisodesProduced by Crooked Media, Two-Up

Can the Democrats save America? This is the story of a party’s journey through the wilderness after the most crushing defeat in history. In a documentary that spans two centuries of American politics, Pod Save America's Jon Favreau talks to more than 100 strategists, historians, activists, an… read more

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The Wilderness (coming July 16th)

July 6th, 2018

3:29

The Wilderness is a documentary from Crooked Media and Two-Up Productions about the history and future of the Democratic Party. Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau tells the story of a party finding its way out of the …

Chapter One: The Democracy

July 16th, 2018

47:24

How did we get here? The history of the Democratic Party, from its birth in the 1820s through the election of Barack Obama. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com 

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Chapter Two: The Change

July 16th, 2018

40:39

What is Barack Obama’s legacy? A closer look at how an historic presidency shaped the party and the country. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com 

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Chapter Three: The Nightmare

July 16th, 2018

54:34

Why did Democrats lose the 2016 election? The candidates, campaigns, and conditions that led to America’s worst person becoming president.  Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com 

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Chapter Four: The Voters

July 16th, 2018

52:21

How do we fix what’s wrong with the Democratic Party? Focus groups of Democratic voters in Texas and Michigan, along with thousands of callers, offer their views.  Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com 

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Chapter Five: The Backlash

July 23rd, 2018

51:15

How do we fight for justice and equality in the face of racism? The struggle to break the cycle of progress and backlash that defines race and …

Chapter Six: The Big We

July 30th, 2018

41:55

How can Democrats build a multiracial coalition that adds up to an electoral majority? A discussion about whether it’s necessary or possible to win …

Chapter Seven: The Newcomers

August 6th, 2018

1:01:48

What’s the best way to fight for a humane immigration policy? Immigration advocates talk about the decisions that shaped the debate and where we go …

Chapter Eight: The 1%

August 13th, 2018

41:08

Why do we have an historic level of inequality in this country? The economic transformations and political decisions that have diminished the …

Chapter Nine: The Second Bill of Rights

August 13th, 2018

57:01

What does a bold, progressive economic agenda look like? Policy experts talk about the big ideas that can shape the Democratic Party’s platform. …

Chapter Ten: The Blob

August 20th, 2018

52:28

How can Democrats avoid conventional thinking on foreign policy? A discussion about what a new era of American leadership might look like. Learn …

Chapter Eleven: The Filter

August 27th, 2018

1:06:51

How can Democrats break through in today’s media environment? A strategy for rethinking the way we communicate with the public. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com

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Chapter Twelve: The Party

September 3rd, 2018

59:18

How democratic should the Democratic Party be? The evolving relationship between party leaders and grassroots organizers. Learn more: 

Chapter Thirteen: The Bench

September 10th, 2018

46:06

How can we recruit a new generation of winning candidates? Three young, recently-elected Democrats talk about what it’s like to run for office. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com

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Chapter Fourteen: The Ceiling

September 17th, 2018

1:01:54

What are the unique challenges facing women in politics? A first-time candidate who’s running to be a state legislator tells her story. Learn more:

Chapter Fifteen: The Story (with Barack Obama)

September 24th, 2018

57:44

In the series finale, Barack Obama and Jon Favreau have a conversation on the story we need to tell about America. What should the Democratic Party’s …

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