From 2018-2019, I drove to all 50 states to investigate the state of American democracy by asking the experts: the people on the ground. On my journey, I talked to mayors, presidential candidates, governors, and voters on both sides of the aisle for my University of Oxford thesis. The ensuing project "50 States of Mind" is a cross-country journey that follows my conversations with people in all fifty states in the United States. Over the course of the journey, I gave lectures at universities, talked to elected officials, and––most importantly––talked to oters about the state of our democracy. You can listen to the 50 States of Mind Podcast on iTunes, read the upcoming book, or follow along on Instagram or Facebook.
The podcast has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s article How to Be an LGBTQ+ Ally While Traveling and currently has listeners in 35 countries around the world and 43 states in the US and continues to grow rapidly. We’re sponsored by GenM and have been a part of Anchor/Spotify’s new podcast incubation program. You can also hear more about 50 States of Mind on the Two Broads Talking Politics, Sanity, Chicago Indivisible, Northwestern Intersections, and Travel For a Loop podcasts, and read more about the mission of the project in an article from The Oxford Political Review.