Make America Relate Again
By Samia Mounts
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Political despair getting you down? Join host Samia Mounts, a liberal Hillary Clinton voter, as she travels the country having compassionate, respectful political conversations with female Trump voters. Political bigotry is tearing our nation apart, causing rifts between family members and breaking up friendships. It's counterproductive to everyone's agenda to alienate each other. Let's try to relate instead. Detailed fact-checks in the Show Notes for each episode at www.makeamericarelatepodcast.com.
||ExplicitS2EP8 - Jacob & Maurice - Kneeling During the Anthem||Jacob is what he likes to call a disillusioned conservative and a military veteran, who feels strongly that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality is offensive to our military community and to the flag. Maurice is..||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP7 - Randy & Keith - Morality & Immigration||Randy Lioz is a Better Angels workshop organizer and a liberal with some pretty strong opinions about morality as it pertains to immigration policy. Keith Holland is a conservative with an evangelical Christian background, for whom morality has been a..||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP6 - Cindy & Diana - The Sister Show||Cindy and Diana Kyser are sisters who only a year ago found themselves screaming at each other over politics in front of their entire family. Cindy, a conservative, found the show through Better Angels, and she thought MARA would be a great place to...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP5 - John & Ciaran - The Supreme Court||A Democrat & Republican debate constitutional politics||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP4 - Karlie & Andrew - Abortion||Karlie & Andrew are both scientists working in the field of neuroscience, and they came together to discuss one of the most polarizing issues in politics today: abortion. Karlie isn't religious and believes strongly that the decision whether to...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP3 - Kim & Nick - Capitalism vs. Welfare||On this season, I want to bring you a broad spectrum of relationships, so we can see how these conversations can work across the span of human interaction. So far, we've heard me and a dude I met in a bar - an acquaintance relationship - and a genuine..||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP2 - Greg & Kouhyar - How Red & Blue Became Best Friends||Greg & Kouhyar came to me through Better Angels (www.better-angels.org). They are the red and blue co-chairs of the Better Angels Southwest Ohio Alliance, and since meeting at a BA workshop last April, they've become the best of friends, in spite...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2EP1 - Doug & Samia - Feminism & White Privilege||For the first episode of Season 2, I'm challenging myself to have one of these conversations with a conservative man, something I was afraid I'd be incapable of when I was producing Season 1. This is the only episode in this season that will feature...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMARA Season 2 Coming Soon||The second season of Make American Relate Again will premiere on June 26, 2018! Unlike Season 1, Season 2 will feature a different liberal and conservative having a conversation about a specific political issue each week, and I'm currently looking for..||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Niky Shea Part 2 / Antifa, the alt-right, LGBTQ rights, Russia, climate change, and how emotions mean more than facts when crafting political opinions||In Part 2 of my conversation with Niky Shea, we talk Antifa protestors, how extremism is making it hard for the rest of us to communicate with each other, how Trump legitimized the alt-right, LGBTQ rights under the Trump administration, the...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Niky Shea Part 1 / Why Trump is not like Hitler, Obamacare, late-term abortion, and whether or not conservatives are a persecuted group||Burlesque dancer and model Niky Shea describes herself as a moderate, and she wanted to come on the show to explain why comparisons between Trump and Hitler make no sense. We ended up talking for over three hours with no breaks about nearly every...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9b: Alley Mulrain Update / North Korea, the Paris Climate Agreement, and LGBTQ rights under the Trump administration||This mini-episode features my phone call update with Alley Mulrain, recorded on August 10, 2017. We talk about how Alley thinks President Trump is doing so far, the situation with North Korea, the Paris Climate Agreement,...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Alley Mulrain Part 2 / New Rochelle, NY / Climate change, terrorism, social safety-net programs, scapegoating minority groups, and why the GOP is against marriage equality||Part 2 of the conversation in which Samia rants at length about all sorts of issues she cares about while Alley listens patiently and miraculously doesn't get mad at her.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8b: Sarah Ito Update / Why one Trump voter has changed her mind||Why one Trump voter has changed her mind||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Sarah Ito / Greenwich, CT / She's a radical lesbian feminist...and she voted for Trump||Sarah Ito is a radical lesbian feminist...and she voted for Trump.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: Anne & Marsha / Austin, TX / A black woman explains white privilege to a white woman||A black woman explains white privilege to her white friend.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Anne / Seguin, TX / Guns, guns, and more guns||Anne is a self-proclaimed "gun-toting' Texas," and we talk about - you guessed it - guns.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Melissa / San Jose, CA / The abortion episode||Melissa voted for Trump because she's anti-abortion - but she's had three herself.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Alley Mulrain Part 1 / New Rochelle, NY / Samia goes off about the Russia scandal||Russia, Trump's bad behavior, national security - this is the episode where Samia talks a lot because Alley is her friend in real life.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Ashley Rollo Part 2 / Freehold, NJ / The economy, Benghazi, and how conservatives really think||The economy, Benghazi, and how a conservative and a liberal can sit around talking politics over coffee without throwing punches.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Ashley Rollo Part 1 / Freehold, NJ / Immigration, Bernie vs. Hillary, Pussygate, sexual assault and rape culture in America||Extreme vetting, sexual assault, and rape culture in America. A liberal and a conservative talk some deep issues and don't kill each other.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Yolanda Aponte / Long Island, NY / Alt-right conspiracy theories and the nice people who believe in them||What happens when you put an NPR news junkie in the same room as someone who gets their news from Infowars? You gotta listen to find out.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Ellen / Boca Raton, FL / Hillary Clinton's emails, Pussygate, the Electoral College, and Islamophobia in America||Islamophobia, Pussygate, welfare, immigration and refugee acceptance - me and my guest Ellen cover it all in the debut episode of Make America Relate Again.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTRAILER: Make America Relate Again||Episode 1 coming June 6!||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is fantastic!! Listen!
This podcast is so well-produced, and Samia (the host) does an excellent job conducting the discussions and providing in-depth fact checking information on the podcast's website. I hope this show gets people talking more productively and compassionately across party lines, and gets people to start educating themselves more deeply about the issues and what the real facts are. Suggest that your relatives and friends who voted differently than you listen to it, and discuss it with them, and maybe we can start bridging the gap and moving this country forward in ways we can all get on board with. Thank you Samia!!!
Just what the country needs!
What an amazing concept for a show. I love that people can still agree to disagree these days!
An Important Discussion
This podcast discusses the vast differences among us while striving for understanding instead of debate. Its entertaining and has a unique approach. Samia is articulate and respectful and well informed.