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The Wilderness

The Wilderness

In season 3 of The Wilderness, Jon Favreau talks to voters in the midterm battleground states who will determine the future of democracy. With the help of grassroots organizers, strategists and his own experience as a campaign veteran and speechwriter for Barack Obama, Favreau will unpack what it will take for Democrats to reach these voters and hold together a pro-democracy coalition in 2022 and beyond.

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Chapter 4: Gen-Z Voters in Orange County

Are young voters the key to the midterms? We hear from disillusioned Gen-Z voters in Orange County, California as well as their Member of Congress, Katie Porter. Then Data For Progress? Evangel Penumaka, organizer and former Texas Democratic Senate candidate Cristina Tzintzún-Ramirez, and John Della Volpe of Harvard Kennedy School join Jon to dig into what the voters had to say. 

If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and Next Gen America: 

https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/

https://nextgenamerica.org/

2022-10-03
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Chapter 3: Disconnected Democrats in Pittsburgh

How can Democrats reach disconnected voters? We talk to Biden voters in Pittsburgh who are fed up with national politics. Jon breaks down their responses with Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, data expert Dan Wagner, and John Fetterman senior campaign strategist Rebecca Katz.

If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and Pennsylvania United: 

https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/

https://www.mobilize.us/paunited/event/493306/

2022-09-26
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Chapter 2: Party Switchers in Virginia

Why would Biden voters support Republicans? We hear from party switchers in Loudoun County who turned Virginia red in 2021 by voting for Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin. Communications expert Anat Shenker Osorio, organizer Tram Nguyen, and Sarah Longwell of The Bulwark join Jon to discuss.

 

If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to Vote Save America and New Virginia Majority: https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/
https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/

2022-09-19
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Chapter 1: The Divide

What will it take to save democracy in 2022 and beyond? The MAGA movement is one of the greatest threats to American democracy. But one of the greatest divides in American politics is between the minority of voters who follow politics closely and the vast majority who don?t. In order to win the midterms, Democrats will have to reach that majority.

If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/

2022-09-12
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The Wilderness, Season 3 (coming September 12th)

In season 3 of The Wilderness, Jon Favreau talks to voters in the midterm battleground regions who will determine the future of democracy. With the help of grassroots organizers and strategists, Favreau will unpack what it will take for Democrats to reach these voters, who turned out to help defeat Trumpism in the last election, but aren?t entirely sure if they?ll do it again.

2022-09-08
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Introducing: Offline with Jon Favreau

Wilderness fans! Jon Favreau has a new weekly podcast called Offline. In this episode: Snapchat?s Peter Hamby talks to Jon Favreau about why Twitter has ruined political journalism, how the internet transformed the media business, and what a healthy, sustainable model of journalism might look like.

Listen to new episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau every Sunday wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

2021-11-22
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Chapter 6: The Path

What?s the winning message in 2020? We talk about how to overcome Trump?s massive media advantage and deliver a message that resonates everywhere with the smartest people we know.


Jon Favreau sits down to answer some of questions about The Wilderness Season 2, the democratic primary, and what democrats need to do to win the general election. You can subscribe to Crooked's YouTube channel and watch it here: https://youtu.be/2kbOgJvznUU 


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2020-01-29
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Chapter 5: The Midwest

How can Democrats beat Trump?s divisive politics? We spend time with Obama-Trump voters in Milwaukee, and sit down with political leaders and strategists who know how to win in the Midwest.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2020-01-27
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Chapter 4: The Southeast

How can Democrats turn out new voters? We talk about expanding the electorate with Stacey Abrams and spend time with organizers and occasional voters in Florida.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2020-01-20
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Chapter 3: The Southwest

Are the Sunbelt?s suburbs key to victory in November? We talk to Romney-Clinton voters in Arizona and follow a candidate who?s trying to flip her changing district.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2020-01-20
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Chapter 2: The Northeast

How can grassroots organizers flip a red state? We talk to women who are trying to turn Pennsylvania blue and defeat Susan Collins, and sit down with a focus group of disaffected Democrats outside of Philadelphia.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2020-01-13
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Chapter 1: The Stakes

What can the 2018 midterms teach us about 2020? A deep dive into how the Blue Wave shapes the race against Donald Trump and the path to 270.


For a transcript of this show, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2020-01-13
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The Wilderness, Season 2 (coming January 13, 2020)

Jon Favreau looks for the path to victory in 2020 by talking to voters, strategists, organizers, and candidates in the battleground states that will decide the election.

2020-01-06
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Chapter 15: The Story (with Barack Obama)

In the series finale, Barack Obama and Jon Favreau have a conversation on the story we need to tell about America. What should the Democratic Party?s message be in 2018? Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-09-24
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Chapter 14: The Ceiling

What are the unique challenges facing women in politics? A first-time candidate who?s running to be a state legislator tells her story. Learn more:www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness

2018-09-17
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Chapter 13: The Bench

How can we recruit a new generation of winning candidates? Three young, recently-elected Democrats talk about what it?s like to run for office. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-09-10
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Chapter 12: The Party

How democratic should the Democratic Party be? The evolving relationship between party leaders and grassroots organizers. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-09-03
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Chapter 11: The Filter

How can Democrats break through in today?s media environment? A strategy for rethinking the way we communicate with the public. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-08-27
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Chapter 10: The Blob

How can Democrats avoid conventional thinking on foreign policy? A discussion about what a new era of American leadership might look like. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-08-20
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Chapter 9: The Second Bill of Rights

What does a bold, progressive economic agenda look like? Policy experts talk about the big ideas that can shape the Democratic Party?s platform. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-08-13
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Chapter 8: The 1%

Why do we have an historic level of inequality in this country? The economic transformations and political decisions that have diminished the American Dream. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-08-13
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Chapter 7: The Newcomers

What?s the best way to fight for a humane immigration policy? Immigration advocates talk about the decisions that shaped the debate and where we go from here. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-08-06
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Chapter 6: The Big We

How can Democrats build a multiracial coalition that adds up to an electoral majority? A discussion about whether it?s necessary or possible to win back voters we?ve lost. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.



For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-07-30
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Chapter 5: The Backlash

How do we fight for justice and equality in the face of racism? The struggle to break the cycle of progress and backlash that defines race and politics in America. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.


For a transcript of this show, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-07-23
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Chapter 4: The Voters

How do we fix what?s wrong with the Democratic Party? Focus groups of Democratic voters in Texas and Michigan, along with thousands of callers, offer their views.  Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness.


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-07-16
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Chapter 3: The Nightmare

Why did Democrats lose the 2016 election? The candidates, campaigns, and conditions that led to America?s worst person becoming president.  Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness

2018-07-16
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Chapter 2: The Change

What is Barack Obama?s legacy? A closer look at how an historic presidency shaped the party and the country. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-07-16
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Chapter 1: The Democracy

How did we get here? The history of the Democratic Party, from its birth in the 1820s through the election of Barack Obama. Learn more: www.thewildernesspodcast.com The Wilderness with Jon Favreau is presented by Honey. Join for free at www.joinhoney.com/wilderness


For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/thewilderness.

2018-07-16
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The Wilderness, Season 1 Trailer

The Wilderness is a documentary from Crooked Media and Two-Up Productions about the history and future of the Democratic Party. Pod Save America?s Jon Favreau tells the story of a party finding its way out of the political wilderness through conversations with strategists, historians, policy experts, organizers, and voters. In fifteen chapters, the series explores issues like inequality, race, immigration, sexism, foreign policy, media strategy, and how Democrats can build a winning majority that lasts. Coming July 16th.

2018-07-06
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