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Bedeviled: A podcast about American Democracy from Duke University.

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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

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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 04: A Top Elections Expert on the Challenge of 2024

March 4, 2024

Few Americans know more about the nuts and bolts of American elections than Nate Persily. A professor at Stanford Law School, he was named research… Continue Reading Episode 04: A Top Elections Expert on the Challenge of 2024

All Episodes

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.

Episode 02: Why Enough was Enough for Cassidy Hutchinson

December 18, 2023

Polis is proud to present Episode 2 of Bedeviled: A Podcast about American Democracy from Duke University with host John Harwood. John interviews former White… Continue Reading Episode 02: Why Enough was Enough for Cassidy Hutchinson