But Her Emails! Amy Dacey Interview & The Problem With Ballot Initiatives - Episode 3Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the third episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt begins with a harsh analysis of the ballot initiative system in California (1:02) and then interviews Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Amy talks about her start in politics and her career arc through being asked by President Obama to serve as the DNC’s CEO (4:57), and then discusses the hacking of the DNC’s email servers by the Russian government during her tenure, the hack’s role in her departure from the DNC, and how difficult the episode was for her professionally and personally (8:13). Amy also discusses the midterm elections and the Democrats’ chances of re-taking the House, and shares her thoughts on how the Democratic Party should share its message with voters both in 2018 and 2020 (15:09). Matt ends the episode with a joke about a Spaniard (23:12).
Teaser - Bonus Episode - Interview With Colin DwyerShow In Progress with Matt Strabone add
This is a teaser for a bonus episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone. Matt talks about America's role in the world and interviews NPR reporter Colin Dwyer. To hear the full episode, go to www.patreon.com/showinprogress
Local Elections & Monica Montgomery Interview - Episode 2Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
Matt Strabone discusses the importance of local elections (2:20) and breaks down each of the four San Diego city council races on the ballot in November (3:10). Matt then interviews San Diego city council candidate Monica Montgomery, who is coming off a historic finish in the June primary election, about her campaign’s priorities and how she differs from her incumbent opponent (7:53). Monica also discusses how the local Democratic establishment was surprised by her primary result, how she can win in November, and how the people in her district view her opponent (18:00). Matt goes on to blast a specific instance of subtle racism in San Diego’s local politics (27:46) and finishes the episode with a joke about a little boy who enjoys toy horses (29:41).
Money In Politics & Ben LaBolt Interview - Episode 1Show In Progress with Matt Strabone add
In the first episode of Show In Progress with Matt Strabone, Matt talks about money in politics, why it’s bad, why it isn’t the same as speech, how we can get rid of it, and what society could look like without it (2:28). Matt then interviews former Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt, who talks about his consequential career in politics, how the work of communications under Obama differed from what we’ve seen with Trump, how the press can adjust its coverage of the Trump presidency, and what Obama really thinks of Trump (6:40). Ben also shares his thoughts about the 2018 electoral landscape (nationally and in California) and what the 2020 election might look like (25:44). Matt closes the inaugural episode with a joke about Winnie the Pooh (32:50).