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Democracy-ish is a podcast dedicated to fighting for democracy and preserving your sanity in a time when both are under active assault by forces committed to white supremacy and stupidity. For far too long our body politic has been viewed through an all white prism that does not represent the multiracial nation that is the United States of America. Hosts Danielle Moodie and Wajahat Ali always keep it real, blunt and entertaining as they discuss how we can achieve a multiracial democracy and cover all the ground left behind by mainstream media and seek to make sense out of the nonsense.

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A brilliant independent journalist named Lauren Windsor did the unimaginable, got the Alitos to share their real thoughts on the country and she recorded it! Let's just say they both let their White Christian Nationalist flags fly on this one. Danielle and Wajahat unpack this recent SCOTUS scandal and more. Also, we both have news! Waj has launched a substack! Go to the lefthook.substack.com and subscribe. Danielle has launched a capsule merch collection at DanielleMoodie.com entitled The Future is Woke! Go get some swag now:-)Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jim Crow 2.0

Jim Crow 2.0

2024-06-0630:18

Representative Byron Donalds, a Trump sycophant, and poor excuse for a Black man recently said Black people were better off under Jim Crow. Oh really?!? Danielle and Wajahat get into this and so much more mayhem on this episode of #democracyishHosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr. OiYan Poon, race and education scholars and author of: Asian American is not a Color: Conversations on Race, Affirmative Action and Family joins #democracyish to break down the "model minority" stereotype, discuss solidarity and tells us what group has been influencing some of the biggest organizations. Danielle and Wajahat discuss this and more on the next #democracyishHosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How many more red flags do Americans need to see before they realize this election isn't a game? Or one they can just sit out? This week Donald J. Trump reshared an ad that mentioned a "United Reich" that isn't a typo-- it's straight Hitler talk. Waj and Danielle discuss this and more on this week's democracyish!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Trump and His Minions

Trump and His Minions

2024-05-1637:59

It seems like the final stage of the Trump cult has been completed. This week members of the Republican Party showed up clad in their best Trump ensembles ready to do their master's bidding in front of the court house. Incredible where we are when members of congress leave their jobs to go defend their candidate who's caught up in an election interference case with a porn star! Wild times friends... and Waj and Danielle dig into all of this and more on the next democracyish!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Luck, Chance and 2024

Luck, Chance and 2024

2024-05-0938:55

Danielle and Wajahat speak with social welfare professor and author Mark Robert Rank about his latest book: Random Factor: How Chance and Luck Profoundly Shape Our Lives and the World Around Us.We discuss why luck matters when discussing public policy and our views on the American identity. Waj and Danielle also unpack the latest with Israel and Gaza and how it's effecting the 2024 election! This and more on the next democracyish.Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What Have We Become?

What Have We Become?

2024-05-0242:17

Author and professor Dr. Jonathan Metzl joins democracyish to discuss the recent college protests, the rise in violence and gun culture in America. Folks, it's a super size episode where Wajahat and Danielle ask "who is benefiting from the chaos?"Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The American Comeback

The American Comeback

2024-04-2540:57

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try atbetterhelp.com/ DEMOCRACY and get on your way to being your best self.Professor of comparative political science and author of the book: Comeback: Routing Trumpism, Reclaiming the Nation and Restoring Democracy's Edge, Steve Fish joins Danielle and Waj on #democracyish and when we say "class is in session" on this episode we mean it! We discuss what Democrats can do to take back America from the grips of despair. You won't want to miss this jammed packed episode.Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
SCOTUS Strikes Again!

SCOTUS Strikes Again!

2024-04-1830:27

In yet another blow to our democracy the SCOTUS has decided who gets to protest and who doesn't. Take a guess who has more rights in this country right now--an insurrectionists that tried to kill the VP or a peaceful BLM protestor?!? Waj and Danielle discuss this and more on this week's democracyish!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
SiriusXM Host and NYT bestselling author Clay Cane joins #democracyish to discuss his new book, The Grift: The Downward Spiral of Black Republicans and provide a much needed history lesson on this insidious group and how in many ways the past is indeed prologue. We also tackle the latest 1864 ban that Arizona Republicans have resurrected. Waj and Danielle dig into this and so much more on this week's democracyish!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Breaking Point?

The Breaking Point?

2024-04-0432:31

This week 7 amazing humanitarians from the World Central Kitchen were killed by Israeli forces. They shared their location and coordinated with the IDF and still that didn't matter. Netanyahu's response "well, that happens in war"--no actually it doesn't! Wajahat and Danielle unpack the latest on the Israeli war and ask when will we see a breaking point?!?Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
America vs. Trumpism

America vs. Trumpism

2024-03-2835:20

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try atbetterhelp.com/ DEMOCRACY and get on your way to being your best self.On today's show we are joined by the incomparable author, podcaster, pundit and our friend Mary L. Trump! Mary's latest book "Who Could Ever Love You" drops on September 10th! We discuss what the media is getting wrong in their horse race coverage of election 2024 and all that is at stake!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Humanity's Blackout

Humanity's Blackout

2024-03-2125:48

"if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?!" If a genocide persists and every person that speaks out is silenced will the killing persist?! For both the answer is yes. What we need to be reminded of in moments like these is that our power is in our collective voice and truth. How we stand up for one another, how we speak out, matters. Waj and Danielle discuss media blackouts, biases and more on the next democracyish!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nothing says authenticity like a breathless Senator Kitchen Katie trying her damndest to scare the hell out of white women in America with her lies. Speaking of lies, Special Counsel Robert Hur found himself defending his report on Biden being "old and meekly with a poor memory" when in fact his report doesn't match the transcript where he said that Biden had a "photographic memory". Finally Wajahat and Danielle close out this episode with the debate over Tik Tok! It's a jammed packed episode friends... buckle up!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
With Super Tuesday behind us, and Nikki Haley ending her campaign, Republicans make it clear the 4Xs indicted, 91 felony counts, rapist and grifter Donald Trump is their choice. While the names on the 2024 presidential ballot may be the same but the stakes are much higher. Danielle and Wajahat dig into all you need to know about election 2024!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try atbetterhelp.com/ DEMOCRACY and get on your way to being your best self.On today's jam packed episode of democracyish Wajahat and Danielle delve into the Michigan primaries and the 100K ballots cast for "uncommitted" by Muslim Americans angered by the Biden Administration's full throated support for Israel without showcasing the same empathy and compassion for Palestinians. We also discuss Aaron Bushnell's extreme act of protest against the war and the media blackout. Then to round out the show we chat with investigative reporter Mosi Secret about his new 8-episode podcast series on Imam Jamil Al-Amin, the FBI and cointelpro.Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Steps to Getting Sane

Steps to Getting Sane

2024-02-2231:50

Dr. Kirk Schneider author of the book: Life Enhancing Anxiety: Key to a Sane World, joins Danielle and Wajahat on this week's #democracyish to discuss how we can all learn to move through our anxiety, pause, reflect and respond rather than react. An important episode for managing our emotions during these challenging times.Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Columnist/Associate Editor, Adrian Walker, at the Boston Globe has been covering "The Murder in Boston" for 3 decades. A white married couple with a baby on the way ends up shot on the "wrong side of town", a black man is blamed and then the story takes flight from there. We get into a conversation on race, media and policing on this episode of democracyishHosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
[Democracy-ish] is sponsored by BetterHelp.Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/DEMOCRACY and get on your way to being your best self.How can you lose against no one?!? Ask Nikki Haley who was recently gobsmacked by "None of These Candidates" in the Nevada Republican primary and it was truly breathtaking. Meanwhile Trump is headed to the SCOTUS to convince them the presidency isn't an officer of the country and therefore he can be on ballots even though he incited an insurrection. Waj and Danielle discuss this and so much more!Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Whether it's Gen Z organizing on college campuses and in the streets or the Muslim community in Michigan telling Biden not to come or Black Pastors saying they're having trouble aligning their parishioners with Biden on genocide in Gaza--every critical constituency of the Democratic Party is ringing a 5-alarm bell--and on this week's episode Waj and Danielle ask, is anyone in Biden world listening?!?Hosts: Danielle Moodie & Wajahat Ali Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Senior Producer: Quinton Hill Distributor: DCP Entertainment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Dan Jones

*Maxwell Frost

Dec 30th
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Janet Ploss

Danielle & Waj, Thank you for your amazing work. Out here in Seattle, I've been binging on this and the two prior episodes. You and your guests inspire and sustain me. Janet E Ploss Seattle, WA

Dec 4th
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Portia Jeffries

this episode is pure gold 😂

May 14th
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Kevin Jones

I Would Die 4U like a mf!

Mar 24th
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Redeyz

Why must Danielle curse so much? its very grating.

Feb 11th
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Tatyana Noyb

Your anger for white supremacy is real and yes, absolutely. But you screamed all along you wanted Joe, Joe is safety, you only want to beat trump. So? You got what you wanted - Joe. The racist, the rapist, the mentally declined Joe. Victory?!, The ironies of life with now you have demands? U organizing a movement to achieve that? Ha. Stop confusing voters..but hey, it's too late for that too, "wokeaf" lol

May 1st
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Tatyana Noyb

Yeah ok done and unsubscribing. STACEY ABRAMS?! The woman who thinks "FAIR fight" is the one where Bloomberg pays? I've said goodbye to Pod Save America for this main stream bs, why would this be different. Clear your minds, guys. #NeverBloomberg and those who he bought, yeah I know, that's a large army. #boycottMSM.

Feb 27th
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Tatyana Noyb

I'm having a hard time listening to this, more and more ongoing. Check out independent media for actual facts on Warren flipping on various issues, on and on. People SEE THAT. it's NOT about her gender. You've got to stop watching msnbc and spreading msm bs further. I'm getting wokeaf from your wokeaf... :(

Feb 27th
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Michael Kibbe

Not sure how Toure can make a claim for Sherrod Brown being from Ohio but not Nina Turner. Also, Biden was Obama's VP to bring Foreign Policy experience to the ticket and Pence was brought on to get the white Evangelicals.

Feb 27th
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Tatyana Noyb

I'm with Touré on this one all the way. Yes, progressives, yes, Bernie. Centrism and moderation got us to today. Time to throw up the rug and everything must go.

Jan 30th
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Tatyana Noyb

#MAGAMOVE! #NOTallwhitewomen No, really :)))

Jan 10th
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Tatyana Noyb

Sun downing indeed. Wow on that game...

Dec 19th
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Tatyana Noyb

But you should still try to say names correctly. Shows basic ability to respect others.

Nov 28th
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Tatyana Noyb

Well, at least the 3 hosts stormed each other lol I like the high spirits ish and wishing us all best of luck with candidates. Before Bloomberg...

Nov 8th
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Tatyana Noyb

"it could have been you" is generally applicable to all humans able or not able to find compassion for others. Not just % of certain gender and color. How sad we can't all feel it could've been us any time a black person is murdered by a cop, or a child is placed into a cage, or a kurd is kicked out of the land their family lives on, or someone becomes homeless or.... It can always be any of us, friends.

Oct 24th
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Kristin Chong

'[the right] is fighting the imaginary left.'

Aug 23rd
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Kristin Chong

I wonder who is supporting this podcast?

Aug 19th
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Nicole Sheree

Hello, I just found out about this podcast and I'm glad its here because it's good for youger black people to have a voice in politics 😁 I want to ask you how you feel about Andrew Yang? I've been watching a ton of his interviews and I am now a supporter. I left the democratic party and became an Independent for now until its time to vote again, since I live in Maryland. Also, why is it that it's starting to feel like 2016 when Hillary Clinton was shove down our throats. I was a Bernie Sanders supporter back then in the primary's but later voted for Hillary to win even though I knew she would lose. Just so you know, I'm a 40 year old black woman working as a city letter carrier born and raised in D.C. and a long time fan since MTV. ✌🏾💜💪🏾

Aug 19th
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