By The FourFiftyOne
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We are The FourFiftyOne, a podcast for the Resistance. Our hosts are Summer Brennan, Jesse Hirsch, and Jonathan Mann, two journalists and a musician discussing what it means to be an American in the age of Trump. "The FourFiftyOne" takes its name from the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, set in a dystopian America where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned. The book's name comes from the assumed temperature at which paper will burst into flame.
||CleanDon't Call it Goodbye||It has been roughly 300 years since our last podcast and for that we apologize. Summer has been working in Paris, Jonathan has a new child, and Jesse has been taking a long nap. This is an apology and explanation episode, for our die-hard listeners a ..||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCocaine in the Cough Syrup||This week your hosts ask existential questions about the 451's purpose in a broad media landscape (spoiler: not a breaking news podcast!). They also discuss infighting on the left, how to pronounce covfefe (it's cuv-feffay, trust us), redistricting N ..||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsider the Lobster||This week your hosts marvel at the sheer enormity of news and information we're all contending with right now. They dive into climate, Chaffetz, Comey, our dwindling ability to process new information, and...lobsters. Plus Jonathan gives us some hope ..||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoiling a Frog||The 451 is back! And it feels so good. This week -- with the help of new producer Hank -- your hosts discuss new babies, whether there is such a thing as the ~Final Trump Straw~, Handmaid's Tale, our 100 days of tears, Macron's election, Medicare for ..||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlip a Congressman||In this special short episode, Jesse interviews James Thompson, a civil rights attorney and decorated war veteran. Thompson is the Democratic candidate running for Congress in a special election on Tuesday, April 11th, in Kansas. Thompson once seemed ..||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeanwhile, In Our Parallel Reality||This week our hosts talk about the monster Mike Cernovich, flipping Congressional districts, finding ways to channel our scattered political energies, and Summer's exciting book project. They also want everyone to know that Jonathan's soon-to-arrive ..||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change Says What?||Climate change. Have you thought about it today? How about yesterday? How about tomorrow? Not to put too fine a point on it, but what's your plan? This week, your hosts discuss climate change stories in the news (and more importantly, the lack of the ..||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaby On the Window Ledge||This week, it's just your folksy, friendly hosts, sitting around and talking the talk. Summer, Jonathan and Jesse got together during the snowstorm to record their thoughts about affordable health care, the welfare state, the Overton window, and swit ..||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPraise for a Drunk 10-Year-Old||This week on The 451, your hosts aren't ashamed that they skipped out on the Congressional Address. That speech is still a good lead-in to talking about punditry, the old Malaysian Airlines 24/7 news cycle, Twitter conspiracies and uh, Russia. Their ..||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSovietology||This week on The 451, your hosts mull over how happy they should feel about Flynn's departure, panicking about rumors, enacting change on the micro level, and Trump's gastrointestinal health. Their guest is conservative professor, author and expert o ..||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy In A Hot Car||This week on The 451, Jonathan and Summer talk about work/life/activism balance, Sessions and DeVos, and the current status of the Muslim ban. Jesse shows up in time to chat about hopes and fears, including nuclear meltdown and the prospect of a Koch ..||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe More You Know||This week on The 451, your hosts record their show at 7:30 am, and aren't trying to brag or anything, but check out how coherent they are! Our discussion centers around unlikely pockets of resistance, cabinet nominees and Supreme Court concessions, t ..||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove and Hope||Trump is now the President. It happened, and on the heels of the ever-so-empowering Women's March, your 451 hosts are figuring out how to deal. This may not be the most hopeful episode you've heard, but hey. Sometimes we all just need to navigate unp ..||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHard To Say Goodbye||This week on The FourFiftyOne we come to grips with a hard truth: Tomorrow is the inauguration of that guy, and it seems to really be happening. Still, the future is unwritten and giving up isn't an option. Our guest this week is the outspoken Congre ..||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThor's Day Debut (Mini Episode Update)||Welcome to The 451's first "minisode", as we transition our weekly release day from Mondays to Thursdays. This week Jesse, Jonathan and Summer each give their favorite lists of resistance actions, talk about how hard it is to use words, and they kick ..||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever Give Up, Never Surrender||This week on The 451, hosts Summer, Jonathan and Jesse kibitz about locking down your cybersecurity, saving Congressional ethics, the ACA, jerks on Twitter, and Jesse's houseboat dreams. They also take a pause to remember that Republicans are human b ..||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNaming Names||So 2016 is over, and your podcast hosts have hope for the new year; hope that there won't be mutually assured nuclear destruction in 2017, hope that there won't be Muslim internment camps, and hope that...our future selves won't look back at 2016 ..||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving Artax||So, how 'bout them politics goin' on? This week, hosts Summer, Jesse and Jonathan discuss the electoral college vote, the abnormality of Trump, and the case for hope. Authoritarian scholar Dr. Sarah Kendzior joins to talk about the dangers of rising ..||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere We Go||What is 'the Resistance?' What does it mean to resist in the age of Trump and what are we resisting? In our first episode, hosts Summer, Jesse and Jonathan discuss what's happened in America since the presidential election, our worst fears and grea ..||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Much needed - room to grow
Ugh, I am so colossally down for this. This first episode is raw and there's definitely room to grow, but in the aftermath of the trump election I know I sorely need this exact type of conversation: frank, authentic and contemplative.
Off to a good start
I listen to lots of political podcasts. It's important to have a balanced perspective, of course, and there are ample podcasts out there that give equal time to both conservative and liberal viewpoints. But, as a progressive human in uncertain times, I also want a podcast that speaks to the liberal movement, specifically. Very hopeful about this one, and encouraged by the first episode!
Smart, uplifting, insightful & exactly what we need!
Finally a political podcast that doesn't leave me even more terrified and discouraged at the end! Such a helpful combination of sharp analysis and factual news/info with practical ideas for organizing and forming community-based national resistance. Summer & co are warm, engaging, funny, relatable and genuinely a pleasure to listen to.
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