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Politics Podcast: What Would You Change About American Democracy?

FiveThirtyEight contributor Julia Azari joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to talk about the historical precedent for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration thus far, and Clare Malone shares her latest reporting on Americans’ distrust of institutions.

We’re also sending listeners on a Thanksgiving mission: Avoid an argument about the 2016 presidential election by asking relatives a deeper question, how they might change the way we conduct our democracy. Topics could include redistricting, campaign finance, primaries, the Electoral College or campaign duration. To share what you hear, email or call (646) 820-0538.

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.

Julia Azari is an associate professor of political science at Marquette University. Her research interests include the American presidency, political parties and political rhetoric. She is the author of “Delivering the People’s Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate.”