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Welcome to
How to Citizen

One of Apple's favorite podcasts of 2020

Listen to the How to Citizen Podcast where Baratunde Thurston reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power. Learn new perspectives and practices from people working to improve society for the many. Join writer, activist, and comedian Baratunde on a journey beyond politics as usual that will leave us all more hopeful, connected, and moved to act.

The Four Pillars of

How to Citizen

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To Citizen
is to Participate

Show up for each other and publicly participate in ways that include and go beyond voting.

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To Citizen
is to invest in relationships

Deepen relationships with ourselves, our community, and our planet and experience how we are all interconnected.

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To Citizen
is to understand power

Be fluent in power, and the various ways we can use it for our collective benefit.

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To Citizen
is to value the collective

Work towards outcomes that benefit the many - not just the few.

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What inspires you to “citizen” ?

Now more than ever we need everyone to citizen. Getting started isn’t easy - but we’ve curated a list of tools, resources, and action items just for YOU!

Featured Episode

S3 / E6: Fast, Fair, Fun (with Digital Minister Audrey Tang)

After a life of civic hacking outside the system through efforts like vTaiwan, Audrey Tang, now Digital Minister of Taiwan, speaks with Baratunde about how to use digital tools to include people in more direct, participatory, democratic practices and her design philosophy of “fast, fair, fun.” She shows how tech can help government be more responsive to and collaborative with its citizens. 

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