Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken

Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken

Election 2020 is here and the countdown to our future has begun! But before we put any misplaced trust in the people trying to lead us, Politicon is recruiting our fellow Americans to see if they have what it takes! Join our moderator Clay Aiken and the live audience on set and on the web as they grill an all partisan panel of the sharpest, funniest, and most innovative minds in politics, media, and comedy to see if they’re the ones we should have running things-- and what they think about the people who are. There will be some brilliance, some BS, some name calling and even some bonding, as Politicon’s “How The Heck Are We Going To Get Along?” brings in all sides to find out if our country still has a fighting chance at making it to 2021...and if we’re lucky, even finding some common ground in the process.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 66 min
Clay has run for congress in North Carolina and almost unseated the Republican incumbent-- and he remains engaged in the state’s politics to this day.  So for this special 52nd episode, Clay marks 1 year of podcasting by welcoming his hometown representative, Congressman  David Price to discuss the future of bi-partisanship, the Democratic majority, what it takes to get and stay elected, and how to best represent your constituents.
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February 19, 2021 70 min
Clay welcomes former Rep. David Jolly of Florida to discuss the unraveling of our political culture, the changes our Congress needs and whether The SAM Party can move us forward.  Has the need for cold hard cash irreparably corrupted the two dominant parties in our country?  Can centrism be the solution, or must we first make the changes that take power away from those that divide us?
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Clay welcomes Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon of Showtime’s The Circus to get the inside scoop on the current state of the two parties.  In the quest to get along, talking to anyone and speaking with the people who make a difference are key to understanding what’s next for us-- and Alex and Mark share the many insights they’ve gained from dedicating their careers to understanding the electorate.  After impeachment, will the Republica...
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February 5, 2021 59 min
Despite the inauguration of President Biden, the legacy of the Trump administration and the bitter feelings about the election still hang in the air-- especially after the events of January 6th-- and it’s anybody’s guess about how we can move the country forward. With that in mind,  Clay is joined by legal expert and member of Politicon’s #SistersInLaw podcast, Kimberly Atkins, to discuss the latest developments in the impeachment ...
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January 29, 2021 63 min
With California opening up but almost nothing feeling like it’s back to normal, Clay has on Dr. Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University on the podcast to examine what ails our country.  And from race relations, to our isolation, the pandemic, and the tendency of voters to cut off our noses to spite our face, there is a lot that ails us.  But in spite of the many ills we face, they both find hope in the possibility of our politics t...
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January 21, 2021 47 min
With Joe Biden newly inaugurated, Clay has on Bill Clinton’s White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart to discuss the promises and perils of our new president and if a new administration is what it takes for us to get along again.  Does President Biden have a good chance of getting us out of the mess we started with in 2021?  Or are the parties going to split apart, with a whole new political landscape nearly upon us?  No matter whi...
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January 15, 2021 64 min
In the days after the Capitol raid (or protests depending on who you ask) Clay welcomes Sally Kohn to the podcast to see if the arc of progress is still bending towards justice, or if some drastic change is needed.  With the Biden Administration kicking off next week, there might just be that chance, but in the meantime they try and break down the factors that got our country to this point, what we need next, and how we can live, l...
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January 8, 2021 67 min
In the aftermath of protests that saw the Capitol building overrun with almost the entire government inside, Clay is joined by US Intellligence expert and anti-terrorism mastermind Malcolm Nance to discuss how it got to this point, and what our government should be doing as we approach the transition of power.  Will the halls of government be secured?  Or will a combination of ineptness and ill will continue to leave us at risk of ...
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January 1, 2021 54 min
In this end of the year special, Clay shares what it’s been like becoming a podcaster after a successful music career and a not so successful run for Congress.  Then he shares with us some of his favorite segments from the conversations he’s had trying to Find Out How The Heck We’re Gonna Get Along! in 2020, and plays us some of the more fiery and passionate moments we heard on the show.  Will 2021 be a better year for the country ...
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December 23, 2020 66 min
Clay is joined by Lauren Chen of BlazeTV to discuss the latest in the wars over tech censorship and free speech.  How should media organizations and big tech companies cover allegations or evidence of election fraud?  Is there a gatekeeper for the gatekeepers, or do we have to rely on questionable Section 230 protections?  No matter where you fall on the specifics, speech is part of the answer to how we get along.  Can Clay and Lau...
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December 17, 2020 77 min
Clay is joined by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to discuss the revolutionary character of 2020 and what it means for our politics, our race relations and how we're all going to get along.  The verdict is that we have a lot of work to do, but between the First Step Act, the Black Lives Matter protests, and the new allies that they both brought to the cause,  there are powerful reasons for hope on both sides of the aisle.  Can we stay f...
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December 9, 2020 58 min
Clay Aiken is joined by Bill Kristol of The Bulwark, Defending Democracy Together, constitutionalgovt.org, and Conversations with Bill Kristol, to take on the aftermath of the Trump administration and examine how our country can come together after the elections.  How do we restore the imperatives of our constitutional government?  Is Biden the vehicle that will allow us all to come together?  And does the future of our country lie...
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December 3, 2020 61 min
Clay is joined by Albert Hunt, veteran journalist of Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and currently, co-host of Politicon’s Politics War Room with James Carville.  After taking a look at the current prospects for each party in the Georgia Senate races, they examine how the country has changed and the best way for a Biden administration to bring our country back together.   Al thinks that with what he sees as the competent and mi...
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November 25, 2020 64 min
In this special holiday episode, Clay Aiken answers a round up of some of the best questions sent in for him since the launch of the podcast.  Hear his thoughts on the election, the guests so far, his run for Congress, what it takes to live in the public eye, and his hopes and expectations for the country.  There’s no holding back!
Host: Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress...
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November 20, 2020 65 min
Clay Aiken is joined by one of HTH’s first guests, John Iadarola of The Young Turks and The Damage Report, to take a look at where the country’s gone since the early episodes and what to look for going into 2021.  Is Biden the great progressive hope now that it looks like Trump is headed out of office, or will the left be let down again?  More important, after a divisive election, how do we bring the opposing poles of our politics ...
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November 11, 2020 67 min
Clay is joined by Anna Paulina Luna to talk about the experience of running for Congress, what to expect from her and the Republican Party, the state of the election results and whether 2021 will be the year when we finally start to get along.  But first we’ll have to collectively decide on a winner.  Can we?
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November 6, 2020 58 min
With Joe Biden only 6 electoral votes away from the presidency as of taping, Clay is joined by Democratic master strategist Bob Shrum to breakdown what happened on November 3rd, why things are going the way they are, what to expect from a Biden Presidency should he be elected, expectations of a Trump run in 2024, and keen insights into how the heck we’re going to get along after the election.  Don’t miss this 2020 election special!...
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October 27, 2020 65 min

Clay is Joined by Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight to go over the polling with only one week left in the race. Millions of ballots have already been cast and Biden appears to be ahead, but are the polls really any more accurate than they were in 2016? It already looks like an election season unlike any other! Listen and find out what to expect on November 3rd...

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Clay is joined by Kate Kenski and Chris Cooper, experts on electoral politics in swing states Arizona and North Carolina, to discuss the state of the races, the changing political dynamics over the last few cycles, and what we can expect on election day. It might surprise you!


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Clay is joined by Jessica Taylor, the Cook Report’s expert on Senate and Governor’s races to take a deep dive into 2020’s toss-ups, the methodology behind their calls, and how things look in the battleground states. Key takeaway: it doesn’t look good for Lindsay Graham...but when the news cycle moves this fast, anything can happen!


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