A journey beyond politics.

Find all the How to Citizen Podcast episodes below. Learn and be entertained with new perspectives and stories from people working to improve society for the many in a WIDE variety of ways.

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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.

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How To Citizen with Baratunde reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power. Listen in to one of Apple’s favorite podcasts of 2020. Learn new perspectives and practices from people working to improve society for the many.

This season we explore the deep roots of wealth inequality in the US, learn how its historic levels impact democracy and search across the nation for inspiring people working to find solutions.

Season three of How To Citizen with Baratunde is all about tech. We’re bringing you the people using technology for more than revenue and user growth. They are using it to help us citizen.

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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