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Bedeviled: A podcast about American Democracy from Duke University.


Veteran journalist John Harwood, now a Distinguished Fellow at Duke's Polis Center for Politics, interviews politicians and voters, academics and activists about the 21st century divisions imperiling our national experiment in self-government. Click here to listen to the latest episode. (To listen on Spotify, click here)

Meet the Host


John Harwood has covered the White House, Congress, national politics and the economy for America’s most prestigious news organizations.

He has interviewed every president from George H.W. Bush to Joe Biden and received an Emmy nomination for his hour-long live CNBC town hall with President Barack Obama.

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Current Episode

Episode 01: The View from the Oval Office

October 4, 2023

In a rare interview, President Biden talks about battling Donald Trump and the threat to American democracy.