Five podcasts to listen to this Election Day

This election season, listen to these expert voices and ideas on securing democratic values, encouraging civic participation, and strengthening American institutions – the calling of every U.S. citizen.

1. The Strategerist: Yuval Levin – Strength through America’s democracy

America is a diverse country in many senses of the word – from race, to regionality, to religion, to political views, and all points in between. Yuval Levin, Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at AEI, explains that from the inception of our government to today, this diversity has been both the fundamental challenge to solve as well as its fundamental strength.

2. Overheard at the Bush Center: Restoring trust in our elections

In this panel discussion, experts share how the integrity of elections is being protected in various states and convey the threats currently facing election officials and volunteers. Panelists include: Maggie Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State; Joanna Lydgate, Founder and CEO of States United Democracy Center; and Bill Gates, Chairman of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

3. The Strategerist: Nicole Bibbins Sedaca – Democracy’s strength

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Bush Institute Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow, discusses the principles of our democracy and how we can all work to ensure its health.

4. Overheard at the Bush Center: The story of our elections

In this episode, experts and analysts discuss the role of elections in a democratic society, how they have evolved over time, and how important it is to safeguard elections against challenges of the day.

Featured guests include: Ken Hersh, Bush Center President and CEO; Jon Meacham, Co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy; Yuval Levin, Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at American Enterprise Institute; and Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

5. The Strategerist After Hours: The duties of citizens

As a part of our democracy, our rights as citizens also come with responsibilities. How can we as individuals make our union a stronger one? Inspired by earlier episodes of The Strategerist, The Strategerist After Hours brings together Bush Institute experts to discuss current topics and news.