The Wilderness

16 EpisodesProduced by Crooked Media, Two-UpWebsite

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


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


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: 

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Chapter Two: The Change

July 16th, 2018


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

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Chapter Three: The Nightmare

July 16th, 2018


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

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Chapter Four: The Voters

July 16th, 2018


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: 

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Chapter Five: The Backlash

July 23rd, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Chapter Twelve: The Party

September 3rd, 2018


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


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:

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Chapter Fourteen: The Ceiling

September 17th, 2018


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


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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