Episodes

Aug. 16, 2022

275 | Jason Willick: Mar-a-Lago and Justice in a Divided America

Washington Post columnist Jason Willick joins The Realignment to discuss the aftermath of the FBI's search of former President Tr…

Episode page
Aug. 12, 2022

274 | Franek Sokolowski & Wiktor Babinski: How Sanctions Are Cripplin…

Franek Sokolowski and Wiktor Babinski of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, join The Realignment to discuss their wor…

Episode page
Aug. 11, 2022

Teaser | Listener Q&A: Vibes vs. Policy, Responding to Binary Moments…

In this teaser of today's bonus episode for Supercast subscribers, Marshall and Saagar answer questions from our Supercast AMA pa…

Episode page
Aug. 9, 2022

273 | Elliot Ackerman: Reckoning with America's End in Afghanistan

Elliot Ackerman, author of The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan and 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, returns to The Re…

Episode page
Aug. 5, 2022

272 | Frank DiStefano: Why Democrats & Republicans Haven't Realigned …

Frank DiStefano, author of The Next Realignment: Why America's Parties Are Crumbling and What Happens Next, joins The Realignment…

Episode page
Aug. 4, 2022

271 | Special: Dr. Mark Trexler (AKA Marshall's Dad) Responds to Alex…

Note: This episode was recorded before the announcement of this week's Manchin-Schumer negotiations in the Senate. In the long-p…

Episode page
Aug. 2, 2022

270 | Season Premiere: Saagar & Marshall Discuss Andrew Yang's Forwa…

Saagar and Marshall kick off The Realignment's new season by discussing Andrew Yang's new political party, America's political ce…

Episode page
July 22, 2022

269 | Season Finale: Eve Fairbanks on What South Africa's Reckoning M…

For the show's season finale (we're back in August) Eve Fairbanks, author of The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa…

Episode page
July 21, 2022

268 | Saagar & Marshall on Realignments + Mark Leibovich on Trump's DC

After last week's technical difficulties, we've combined two recordings that were cut short. First, Saagar and Marshall discuss t…

Episode page
July 20, 2022

Listener Q&A: Collapsing Institutions and Medicore Elites. How to Get…

Marshall and Saagar answer biweekly questions for Supercast subscribers on the following: collapsing institutions and the quality…

Episode page
July 19, 2022

Matthew Ball: How the Metaverse Could Revolutionize Everything

Matthew Ball, author of The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything, joins The Realignment to argue the Metaverse rep…

Episode page
July 14, 2022

Note for Listeners About Today and Tomorrow's Episodes, Season Finale…

Due to technical difficulties, we're releasing today and tomorrow's episodes next week. After next Friday, we're taking the week …

Episode page
July 12, 2022

266 | Nick Seabrook: Gerrymandering, Responsive Politics, and the Thr…

Nick Seabrook, author of One Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America, joins The Realignment to discus…

Episode page
July 8, 2022

265 | Peter Leyden: Is California the Future of American Politics?

Peter Leyden, Host of the Civilization Salons at The Long Now Foundation and former Managing Editor of Wired Magazine, joins The …

Episode page
July 7, 2022

264 | Balaji Srinivasan: How and Why to Start New Countries

Balaji Srinivasan, author of The Network State, returns to The Realignment to discuss why he thinks internet-native "Network Stat…

Episode page
July 6, 2022

Teaser | Biweekly Supercast Listener Q&A: Voting for the Lesser of Tw…

Subscribe to The Realignment on Supercast to listen to this episode, and all of our other bonus content: https://realignment.supe…

Episode page
July 5, 2022

263 | Steven McGregor: Will the U.S. Win the Next Battle of Midway?

Steven McGregor, co-author with Brendan Simms of The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway, joins Th…

Episode page
July 1, 2022

262 | Saagar & Marshall: Marc Andreessen Reflections, Roe v. Wade Ove…

Saagar and Marshall reflect on this week's episodes with a16z's Marc Andreessen and Katherine Boyle and discuss how last week's S…

Episode page
June 30, 2022

261 | Katherine Boyle: Getting Serious About American Dynamism

Katherine Boyle, general partner at a16z and co-lead of the firm's American Dynamism practice, joins The Realignment to discuss h…

Episode page
June 28, 2022

260 | Marc Andreessen on Everything: The Need to Build, Web3's Value,…

Marc Andreessen, cofounder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, cofounder of Netscape, and co-creator of the influential M…

Episode page
June 24, 2022

Unlocked | Saagar & Marshall's First Subscriber Q&A Discussion

Due to a delayed discussion episode this week, we're unlocking our June 15th Supercast Q&A/AMA for free listeners of the show. If…

Episode page
June 23, 2022

259 | Chris Fenton: Top Gun: Maverick & the Future of Hollywood in Ch…

Chris Fenton, Hollywood executive and author of Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA,…

Episode page
June 22, 2022

Teaser | Subscriber AMA: Our Favorite Elections, Government Gas Cards…

In this teaser of today's bonus episode for Supercast subscribers, Marshall and Saagar answer questions from our Supercast AMA pa…

Episode page
June 21, 2022

258 | Michelle Wilde Anderson: How Recessions & Politics Dismantle Lo…

Michelle Wilde Anderson, Stanford Law professor and author of The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America, joins Th…

Episode page