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Caption: Episode 4: The Senate Filibuster: Weapon of Obstruction or Shield Against Polarization?
Our guests on Season 2, Episode 4 are two of the most informed writers on this topic: Adam Jentleston, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Democratic M...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 37:40
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In this episode of The Purple Principle, we wonder, what’s behind those red and blue maps of American political and social geography and our deepen...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 32:20
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We’ve all seen and heard the sad decline of civil discussions at congressional town hall forums over the past decade or two. The anger, the shoutin...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:35
Caption: Episode 1: Portrait of the Arsonist as a Young Congressman
Does history create vulnerabilities that any number of populist politicians could seize upon? Or do exceptional populists create those opportunitie...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 34:19
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To some degree, all Americans realize we’ve become more polarized in recent times. Those at one extreme obsess about the other, while those in betw...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:19
Caption: Episode 22: Polarization as Plague
Episode 22, “Polarization as Plague,” is Part One of our two-part season finale. We start off in the neuroscience laboratory with previous featured...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 21:24
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Caption: Episode 21: Natalie Jackson and Brian Schaffner
How was so much polling inaccuracy possible again in 2020 at nearly all levels? Episode 21 of the Purple Principle, “2020 Polling in Hindsight: Som...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2021
  • Length: 35:08
Caption: Episode 20: Andrew Gelman & Stephen Hawkins
There’s been a lot of polarized events, responses and counter-responses over the past few months. So it seems time to step back and take a longer r...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 26:25
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The Year 2020 has not exactly been brimming with good news. Certainly in terms of public health and the economy, you could say it was the worst of ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 28:06
Caption: Civil Society and Campus Politics: Two Collegians Take on Polarization
Avinash Bakshi, President of the Penn State College Independents, describes the importance of having a third, less tribal option among political gr...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 19:19
Caption: From Episode 17, Party Dynamics and the 2020 Election in Context: A Discussion with Historian Geoffrey Kabaservice (Niskanen Center)
Inaccurate polling… Split-ticket results… Denial of election results by large numbers of Republican voters and members of Congress... There have...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:19:42
Caption: Democracy & Elections Under Stress: A Discussion with Trevor Potter of the Campaign Legal Center
The 2020 election has revealed the partisan state of American politics and society like no other event in recent history. How did we get to this po...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 41:13

  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 27:15
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How does a century-old poem written in Ireland as European civil wars erupted in the aftermath of World War I still resonate in our own partisan er...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 22:36
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The great state of Alaska is different in many ways – its vast size, low population, and great distance from “the lower 48” (states). Politics in A...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 25:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Independent candidate David Krucoff is running for the non-voting D.C. Congress position without much hope of unseating incumbent Democrat Eleanor ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 18:02
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What makes a stand-up comedian wake up one day and decide comedy needs more science? A road comic for 13 years, Shane Mauss made this enlightened d...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2020
  • Length: 26:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Andrew Smith UNH Survey Center
How much trust can independent-minded voters place in polling this 2020 election season? It seems not a day goes by without multiple new poll res...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 18:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Why Not So Great Minds Polarize Alike, with NYU Neural Scientist, Dr. Jay Van Bavel

  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:11
Caption: Myq Kaplan
Ok, Comedians, make America laugh with surprising, original jokes that offend absolutely no one and work equally well in our very blue, very red an...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 21:43
  • Purchases: 1