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Draw the Lines

Draw the Lines

Draw the Lines is the podcast that's out to slay the gerrymander, digging deep into the political abuse that's at the root of a lot that's wrong with our government. Based in Pennsylvania, it's part of the biggest public mapping initiative in the na...Show More

29:00 | Apr 17th

David Daley wrote the book on how gerrymandering undermines democracy. He gave it a profane title and a depressing epilogue tinged with despair about America’s future. He’s got a new book now. In it, he joyfully details how the final chapter of his e...Show More

22:10 | Jun 10th

Never been a competition quite like it. When Draw the Lines PA set out to prove that regular folks could draw election maps better than the political pros, many scoffed. Other shrugged. They hadn’t met Kyle Hynes, a 16-year-old from the place known a...Show More

25:58 | May 23rd

When Carol Kuniholm stood up in a Philadelphia church on frigid evening in January 2017, she didn’t feel she was about to launch a movement. She just felt deep stage fright. Then, she started talking. And, with every word she told that packed sanctua...Show More

30:33 | Apr 25th

OK, we exaggerate somewhat. But Ben Geffen was a key player on the legal team that won the first court case that overturned for good a notorious 2011 gerrymander. Geffen’s tale takes you behind closed doors to learn how a band of determined citizens ...Show More

25:03 | Apr 8th

Gerrymanders aren’t just wacky lines on a map. By empowering ideologues and special interests, they thwart the common-sense solutions to tough issues that are favored by strong majorities of Americans. Gun violence protection is one such issue. Mee...Show More

35:51 | Mar 28th

Jason Altmire was the chief victim of the Pennsylvania’s Great Gerrymander of 2011. In this episode, he explains how he lost a seat in Congress after three terms through diabolically subtle line-drawing, aimed at setting him up to lose his own party’...Show More