From Politicon Stage to Podcast

There will be some brilliance, some bull s***, some name calling, and even some bonding as Politicon’s “How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!” brings in all sides to find out if our country still has a fighting chance at making it to 2021…and if we’re lucky, even finding some common ground in the process.

Join Moderator Clay Aiken each week as he interrogates some of the sharpest, funniest, and most innovative minds in politics, media, and comedy to see if they have what it takes to lead us!



Tony Messenger

December 2, 2021   ·  1:16:33

Clay welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author of “Profit and Punishment” Tony Messenger to examine the state of our country’s criminal justice system, how it fails people of all races, and what we can do to improve it.

Meghan McCain

November 26, 2021   ·  1:01:20

Clay welcomes his good friend and frequent debating partner Meghan McCain to discuss the importance of sticking true to your values, combating extremes in both parties, and finding common ground for the sake of the country.

Phil Klay

November 12, 2021   ·  

Clay welcomes USMC veteran, author, and host of American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories, Phil Klay, to reflect on Veteran’s Day, our values of service, and how Congress and our people can best assist those fighting for our values. 

Professor Noah Feldman

November 6, 2021   ·  1:02:44

Clay welcomes Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman to look at the effect of CRT on recent elections, the role of President Lincoln in bringing freedom to our country, and how we should understand our constitution’s evolution.

Washington Post’s David Byler

October 28, 2021   ·  

Clay welcomes WaPo’s data expert David Byler to examine the VA Governor’s race, whether Youngkin is a Trump clone, the rise in partisanship at the expense of split-ticket voting and how national politics affect the states.

Judge Ladoris Cordell

October 21, 2021   ·  53:31

Clay is joined by author of the book “Her Honor”, Judge LaDorris Cordell for an insider’s look at the state of our country’s legal system, the hurdles it places in the way of so many of us, and the reforms it needs to truly serve the nation as a whole. 

Patriot Party

October 15, 2021   ·  51:04

Clay speaks the the Patriot Party of Arizona.

Professor Michael Sandel

October 9, 2021   ·  

Clay welcomes Harvard philosopher, Professor Michael Sandel, to examine the underlying forces driving  inequality and corrupting our politics.  Can we heal our divisions by rediscovering the ethics of the common good?

Katharine Hayhoe

October 2, 2021   ·  50:45

Clay welcomes atmospheric scientist and author of “Saving Us” Katharine Hayhoe, for a discussion about the threat of climate change, how to talk about its impact, and convince skeptics to form an effective pro-climate majority.

Billy Prempeh

September 24, 2021   ·  1:20:04

Clay welcomes Congressional challenger in NJ-9, Republican Billy Prempeh, to talk about running in a district historically controlled by the opposing party, how to appeal to independents, and what it takes to get elected.

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