Season 2020

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind John Lewis and The Third Reconstruction

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John Lewis and The Third Reconstruction

Atlantic Magazine’s Adam Harris on John Lewis and a new Civil Rights Movement in America

John Lewis and The Third Reconstruction

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America Without Law

Jack Jackson on “Law Without Future: Anti-Constitutional Politics and the American Right.”

America Without Law

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind American Hospitals...Surviving and Treating the Pandemic

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American Hospitals...Surviving and Treating the Pandemic

Dr. Jeffrey Matthews, of U of Chicago Medicine, on hospitals’ response to the pandemic.

American Hospitals...Surviving and Treating the Pandemic

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Will COVID Paralyze the Vote in November?

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Will COVID Paralyze the Vote in November?

Mother Jones voting rights correspondent Ari Berman on the pandemic and voting turnout.

Will COVID Paralyze the Vote in November?

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Renewing Democracy for Today

Garry Kasparov and Uriel Epshtein of the Renew Democracy Initiative on authoritarian rule.

Renewing Democracy for Today

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Dystopia for Realists

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Dystopia for Realists

“Humankind” author and historian Rutger Bregman on hope for a prosocial society.

Dystopia for Realists

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Army of the Decent

Lincoln Project’s John Weaver on holding people in power accountable to their oaths.

Army of the Decent

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Pandemic’s Prophet

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The Pandemic’s Prophet

Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist Laurie Garrett on predicting COVID-19

The Pandemic’s Prophet

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Youth Vote in 2020

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The Youth Vote in 2020

UVA professor and coauthor of “Making Young Voters,” John Holbein on civic participation

The Youth Vote in 2020

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Sarah Kendzior on her book “Hiding in Plain Sight” and the threat of authoritarianism.

Hiding in Plain Sight

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@V2019N

Rachel Graham on tracking COVID-19 from its inception to inform public health on Twitter.

@V2019N

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Alchemy of Us

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The Alchemy of Us

Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez on her new book “The Alchemy of Us.”

The Alchemy of Us

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Revolution is Online

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The Revolution is Online

Online News Association CEO Irving Washington on future of digital news.

The Revolution is Online

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Gen Z in the Heartland

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Gen Z in the Heartland

Nico Gendron of The Wall Street Journal on engaging rural youth in a Local News Fellowship

Gen Z in the Heartland

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind American Demagogue

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American Demagogue

Jennifer Mercieca on “Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump."

American Demagogue

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Cult of QAnon

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The Cult of QAnon

QAnon Anonymous host Travis View on QAnon conspiracy theorists and what motivates them.

The Cult of QAnon

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Big Tech = Dystopia Incorporated

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Big Tech = Dystopia Incorporated

NBC News dystopia reporter Ben Collins on exposing deception and companies that enable it

Big Tech = Dystopia Incorporated

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The FEC is AWOL

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The FEC is AWOL

Center for Responsive Politics’ Anna Massoglia on campaign finance accountability issues.

The FEC is AWOL

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Knowing the Enemy of Truth

Information warfare expert Molly McKew on foreign interference in US elections.

Knowing the Enemy of Truth

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Breaking Up and Deradicalizing the Socials

Mother Jones’ Ali Breland on combating bigotry online and breaking up new media monopolies

Breaking Up and Deradicalizing the Socials

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Facts and Fears of a Pandemic

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Facts and Fears of a Pandemic

NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny on coronavirus, anti-vaxxers, and conspiracy-mongers.

Facts and Fears of a Pandemic

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Democratizing the Jury

Wesleyan University’s Sonali Chakravarti on her book “Radical Enfranchisement.”

Democratizing the Jury

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Kremlin’s Hack Attacks

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The Kremlin’s Hack Attacks

Wired reporter Andy Greenberg discusses the next wave of Russian cyber crimes.

The Kremlin’s Hack Attacks

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Unbecoming a Democracy

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Unbecoming a Democracy

Patricia Roberts-Miller of University of Texas on demagoguery and its historical origins.

Unbecoming a Democracy