In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the history of third parties in American politics.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Andrew Yang, Christine Todd Whitman, and David Jolly have announced their formation of the Forward Party, the newest entry in a long history of third parties in American politics. Natalia referenced Jamelle Bouie’s New York Times critique of the idea. Neil referred to this PBS piece on the prevalence of third parties even today.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Jessamine Chan’s debut novel, The School for Good Mothers.
- Neil discussed Derek Thompson’s Atlantic essay, “Why The Old Elite Spend So Much Time At Work.”
- Niki shared about the Foreign Agent podcast.