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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.
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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

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Episodes

On The Brink: Winning a Nobel Peace Prize

3/13/2019
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Julissa Arce sits down with Amanda Nguyen to discuss her work with Rise, a non-profit fighting for the civil rights of sexual assault survivors. Amanda shares how the organization has helped pass 20 laws and what it means to her to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Duration:00:46:20

On the Brink: Running a Presidential Campaign

3/6/2019
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To celebrate Women’s History Month, Crooked contributor Julissa Arce is sitting down with women on the brink of making history. This week she is joined by Maya Rupert. Rupert is only the 3rd black woman to run a presidential campaign, and if successful she would help elect the first Latino President of the United States. They discuss her career path and what she hopes to inspire in others.

Duration:00:46:03

What did Alyssa Mastromonaco learn from trusting her gut?

2/27/2019
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Jon Favreau talks to Alyssa Mastromonaco about her new book “So Here’s The Thing…“, a book of reflections, essays and interviews on everything from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood and making relationships in the age of social media. Alyssa then reads a chapter from the book which you can pre-order now!

Duration:00:26:20

How can we stop the rise of antisemitism?

2/20/2019
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This week Rabbi Brous, senior rabbi at IKAR, is joined by Eric Ward, the Executive Director of Western States Center, to discuss the rise of antisemitism and its ties to white nationalism.

Duration:00:51:32

What is the influence of Black voices in media and television?

2/15/2019
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Winter Minisee sits down with Louis Carr, President of Media Sales for BET Networks, to discuss what inspired him to work in the world of media and advertising and what the future of BET looks like within the changing media landscape.

Duration:00:24:29

What did the media get wrong about 21 Savage’s detention by ICE?

2/13/2019
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This week, Julissa Arce discusses the detention of Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. She is joined first by immigration activist Astrid Silva who breaks down the recent developments in the case. Then, Julissa sits down with Jonathan Jayes-Green, co-founder and director of Undocublack, to discuss what the media got wrong reporting on the case, as well as Jonathan’s own experience living at the intersection of being black and undocumented in the United States. Read more about this issue in a piece by...

Duration:00:50:50

How do we get dark money out of politics?

1/30/2019
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Kiran Deol, co-host of Crooked’s Hysteria, talks to documentary filmmaker Kim Reed about the making of the Oscar short-listed film Dark Money, a political thriller which explores the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections.

Duration:00:56:49

Why aren't there more women of color in fine arts?

1/23/2019
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Julissa Arce is joined by Jazmín Morales, a classical musician based in Los Angeles who runs the Fortissima fellowship for young female musicians of color. Together they discuss the lack of diversity currently found in fine arts and the classical music world, what is being done to challenge that and what it means to have role models that look like you.

Duration:00:35:37

How do we address inequality in cities like San Francisco?

1/16/2019
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Mayor Michael Tubbs is joined by Matt Haney, Supervisor-Elect to San Francisco’s 6th District, to discuss Haney's decision to run for office, his work as a San Francisco Unified School Board member, and what it means to enact change on a local level.

Duration:00:45:15

What is the impact of Trump’s presidency on Dreamers?

1/9/2019
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In a two-part conversation, Julissa Arce is first joined by Jin Park. Park is a recent Harvard graduate and a DACA recipient, the first undocumented student to win the Rhodes Scholarship. They discuss their shared experience of being undocumented in America and what it means for Park if he accepts the invitation to study at Oxford. Julissa is then joined by Kamal Essaheb, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Immigration Law Center. They discuss the current DACA battle in the...

Duration:00:55:13

What’s it like to work on a campaign?

12/26/2018
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Priyanka Aribindi is joined by Tommy Vietor, Crooked Media founder and former Obama National Security Council Spokesman, to discuss how a campaign really works, what it was like to work on President Obama’s senate and presidential campaigns, and how to turn 2020 into your full-time gig.

Duration:00:34:30

Can we beat the right without sacrificing our values?

12/19/2018
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) explains why Democrats lose winnable fights with Republicans and what steps they should take to turn things around—the topic of his new essay for Crooked.com.

Duration:00:49:10

How are Republicans weaponizing voting?

12/12/2018
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DeRay Mckesson, activist and host of Pod Save the People, sits down with Ari Berman, senior reporter for Mother Jones and author of Give Us The Ballot, to discuss midterm results, where the country currently stands as it pertains to voting rights and what can be done to change it.

Duration:00:35:10

What can a company do about gun violence?

12/5/2018
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Winter Minisee sits down with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie to discuss a recent initiative by the company to send over 700,000 postcards to representatives in Washington DC urging them to support universal background checks to help eradicate gun violence. The company also pledged $5 million to organizations across the country committed to the issue. Winter and Blake discuss what motivated him to get his business involved and how to shift the dialogue in the country around gun ownership and gun...

Duration:00:28:29

How much have things really changed since the Civil Rights Movement?

11/28/2018
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Julissa Arce is joined by D. Watkins, activist, professor and Editor at Large for Salon, to discuss how civil rights have shifted over time and more recently since President Trump and his administration took office.

Duration:00:41:24

How does art affect policy?

11/21/2018
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Winter Minisee sits down with artist and activist Cleo Barnett of the We The People Campaign and Amplifier to talk about how she uses art to shift public policy and the art that has moved her to take action.

Duration:00:29:11

Why are we scared to talk about periods?

11/14/2018
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Julissa Arce is joined by Nadya Okamoto, author of the book Period Power, to discuss stigmatization around menstruation and the various ways in which policies surrounding access to tampons & pads could help change the ways women and those who menstruate navigate through the world.

Duration:00:32:44

Who is the Millennial Mayor Reinventing Stockton?

11/7/2018
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Michael Tubbs joins Symone Sanders to discuss his plan to implement a universal basic income as mayor of Stockton, California. They also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being elected mayor at age 27.

Duration:00:41:16

What can hospitality teach politics?

10/31/2018
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Priyanka Aribindi interviews Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, and more), and the author of “Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business,” to discuss hospitality and service—what his restaurants have become known worldwide for—and what politicians and campaigns can learn from his principles to win over voters.

Duration:00:42:58

How do we hold corporations more accountable?

10/24/2018
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Activist Winter Minisee is joined by Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor, to discuss how she's been able to balance her interest in social justice with the mission of the companies she's worked for from Uber to Apple Music.

Duration:00:44:34