16: A Very Old Government

Adam and Joe discuss America's system of government. Is it a representative democracy or a republic? Should it be more democratic? Is the electoral college an outdated remnant or a misunderstood treasure? And what's good about parliamentary democracies anyway?

  • Let's Make Conversation, Not War
  • Start the Show (1:03)
  • Flashback to Democracy (2:12)
  • The Senatorial Saucer (5:32)
  • The Anti-Democratic Senate (20:01)
  • "Small-d democrats" (40:44)
  • The Electoral College (52:16)
  • Moonlighting (70:56)
  • The Ennui of Politics (72:47)