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Get informed

There’s a lot of noise out there. Political Playlist is here to help you break through it and stay informed.

Technology in Politics – A Conversation with Eric Wilson

Political Playlist Co-Founder, Anthony Barkett, sat down with political technologist Eric Wilson to discuss how the Republican Party’s use of technology has evolved.

Why The 2020 Census Is So Important

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the first data from the 2020 census, which will set in motion the redistricting process. As a result, the process called congressional reapportionment will take place, and thus, a new Electoral map will be used.

Humanizing Politics – A Conversation with Bellamy Young

We chatted with actress and activist, Bellamy Young, about the importance of humanizing politics so we can all get engaged in the process!

Connecting with Community – A Conversation with Hawaii State Representative Adrian Tam

We spoke with Adrian Tam, a Hawaii State Representative. Adrian is 28 years old and Hawaii’s first openly gay Asian-American Representative.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: And The Award Goes To…

The full rundown from our April 22, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Divided and Conquered?

A full rundown from our April 8, 2021 newsletter.

IN THE PRESS: Political Playlist on Cupcakes & Cashmere

Political Playlist was written up in the popular lifestyle blog, Cupcakes & Cashmere as a smart way to stay engaged.

Reinventing Civic Education: A Conversation with Author Ben Sheehan

After stumbling upon his middle school pocket Constitution, Ben was inspired to democratize the information for a larger audience and wrote OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Is Age the Change We Need?

A full rundown from our March 25, 2021 newsletter.

Activism in Politics – A Conversation with Seth Maxwell, Founder of Thirst Project

We sat down with Seth Maxwell, who conceived of his nonprofit, Thirst Project, after he learned about the global water crisis from a friend when he was just 19-years-old.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Who Run the World

A full rundown from our March 11, 2021 newsletter.

We’re All Connected : An Italian Perspective on American Politics

Greta Maggi, an Italian student studying political management, shares her view on our global interconnectivity in politics and culture.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: More Than a Movement

The full rundown from our February 25, 2021 newsletter.

Hello Gen Z… It’s Equity Speaking

In my sophomore year of high school in North Carolina, I was invited to sit alongside a handful of upperclassmen and collaborate on how to better celebrate the diversity that exists within my school. The outcome of this meeting was the establishment of an Equity Council.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Your Elected Celeb Will See You Now

The full rundown from our February 11, 2021 newsletter.

Connecting With Community – A Conversation with Hawaii State Rep. Adrian Tam

Anna & Anthony chat with Hawaii State Rep. Adrian Tam (D-Waikiki), 28, about how community involvement spurred his political career.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Talkin’ Bout My G-G-Generation

The full rundown from our January 28, 2021 newsletter.

Perseverance in Politics – A Conversation with U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs

We chat with U.S. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA) about how she persevered to win her seat in Congress, her harrowing first week in Congress, and how we can all play a part in fixing the system.

Make Government Work Again

Founding Partner Michael Kristoff offers his take on presidential administrations past and present.

The Gain of Loss

Republican Dan Driscoll ran for Congress last year in North Carolina. He lost in the primary but chalks it up to victory for democracy.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: A Republic, If You Can Keep It

The full rundown from our January 14, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 16 PERCENT: Pardon Our Holiday Interruption, Again

The full rundown from our December 23, 2020 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 16 PERCENT: Break Down The Barriers

The full rundown from our December 10, 2020 newsletter.

Continuing a Life of Service – A Conversation with Georgia State Senator Kim Jackson

Co-Founder Anna Musky-Goldwyn interviews newly-elected GA State Senator, Kim Jackson, a 35-year-old pastor, about what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to approach her job in the State Senate.

IN THE PRESS: Political Playlist on Politico Morning Tech

Political Playlist was recently covered by Politico’s Morning Tech newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 16 PERCENT: Pardon our Holiday Interruption

The full rundown from our November 25, 2020 newsletter

THE COMPLETE 16 PERCENT: Who’s fired and who’s hired

The full rundown from our November 12th, 2020 newsletter.

You Don’t Need to Ask for Permission

In 2018, female representation among Republican women was at a 25-year low.

New To The Crew – Politicians Joining The Political Playlist Platform In 2021

Meet the newly-elected members of Congress under 45-years-old who will be featured on the Political Playlist platform come January 2021!

Political Playlist – The Space Podcast

Political Playlist is a perfect tool to learn about politics without sacrificing your mental health

The Future is… Bright?

Political Playlist was founded to spotlight young politicians and engage voters – especially young ones. Here’s why we think all their voices are more important than ever.

Gray Areas: A Personal Struggle Around Policing America

A candid look into the personal and political challenges faced by family members of America’s law enforcement today

Boys State Wants You!

The Game of Politics – a look into the Boys State documentary on Apple TV+.

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