The Tent Podcast

Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent. Produced by CAP Action, “The Tent” is a news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger. Listen each Thursday for episodes exploring topics that progressives are focused on.

In this series

Earth Day Special: Christy Goldfuss on the Climate and Clean Energy
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Earth Day Special: Christy Goldfuss on the Climate and Clean Energy

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president of Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, discuss recent climate research, the state of climate legislation, and what Democrats can do to prepare for the midterm elections.

Mother Jones’ Ari Berman and the Struggle To Protect Voting Rights
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Mother Jones’ Ari Berman and the Struggle To Protect Voting Rights

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse discuss the ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine and Republican opposition to a commission on the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. They also speak with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, about ongoing voter suppression efforts in the states.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 2 More Adam Peck, Morgan Spivey

Dr. Peter Hotez on J&J Vaccinations and the State of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Dr. Peter Hotez on J&J Vaccinations and the State of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, Daniella and Jesse reflect on the recent police violence in Minnesota and Virginia, discuss the Biden administration's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and chat with Dr. Peter Hotez about the COVID-19 pandemic and the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 2 More Adam Peck, Morgan Spivey

The Fight for Bold Democracy Refor‪m
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The Fight for Bold Democracy Refor‪m

This week, Danielle and Jesse chat with LaShawn Warren of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to discuss the For the People Act and the fight to restore democracy in the United States.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 1 More Adam Peck

How White Supremacy Flourished in Donald Trump’s White House
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How White Supremacy Flourished in Donald Trump’s White House

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse discuss the conclusion of Trump's second impeachment trial and the extreme weather devastating Texas and speak with investigative journalist Jean Guerrero about her latest book on the Trump administration's white nationalist agenda.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 1 More Adam Peck

Impeachments and Vaccinations
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Impeachments and Vaccinations

Dr. Bechara Choucair, the national vaccinations coordinator for the White House’s COVID-19 Response Team, joins "The Tent" to talk about how the administration is working to vaccinate millions of Americans.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Dr. Reed Tuckson on Racial Disparities in Vaccines and Public Health
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Dr. Reed Tuckson on Racial Disparities in Vaccines and Public Health

This week on "The Tent," Jesse chats with Dr. Reed Tuckson of the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 to discuss racial disparities in the public health response to the coronavirus thus far and how the Biden administration can help reverse these trends.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Malcolm Nance on White Supremacy and the Capitol Insurrection
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Malcolm Nance on White Supremacy and the Capitol Insurrection

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse sit down with intelligence and foreign policy analyst Malcolm Nance to discuss the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the effort to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Jesse Lee, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

The Appeal’s Daniel Nichanian on the Fight for Voting Rights in 2020
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The Appeal’s Daniel Nichanian on the Fight for Voting Rights in 2020

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse speak with The Appeal's Daniel Nichanian about persistent barriers to voting in the 2020 election and how the summer's protests around criminal justice reform and policing and shaped down-ballot races.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Mother Jones’ David Corn on the First Trump-Biden Debate and a Peak Inside the President’s Taxes
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Mother Jones’ David Corn on the First Trump-Biden Debate and a Peak Inside the President’s Taxes

This week on "The Tent," Ed and Jesse sit down with Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn to discuss the first presidential debate and the recent reporting on President Donald Trump's finances.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Remembering Justice Ginsburg, and Former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt on the Future of Health Care
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Remembering Justice Ginsburg, and Former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt on the Future of Health Care

This week on "The Tent," Jesse and Ed discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tragic passing and speak with former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acting administrator Andy Slavitt about the precarious state of the Affordable Care Act and the federal government's lackluster response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Evergreen Action’s Jamal Raad: The West Coast Is on Fire
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Evergreen Action’s Jamal Raad: The West Coast Is on Fire

Evergreen Action’s Jamal Raad joins the pod from Seattle to discuss the devastation wrought by wildfires on the West Coast, how climate change is intensifying wildfire season, and how activists are successfully mainstreaming the issue to make it a top concern for lawmakers and voters alike.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

2020’s Next Phase, Plus the Future of Policing With Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
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2020’s Next Phase, Plus the Future of Policing With Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

This week on "The Tent," Ed and Jesse discuss the next phase of the 2020 general election and are joined by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington to talk about policing in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Supermajority’s Juanita Tolliver on Engaging the Black Electorate
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Supermajority’s Juanita Tolliver on Engaging the Black Electorate

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse discuss the 2020 Republican National Convention and ongoing protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. They are also joined by Juanita Tolliver of Supermajority to talk about the stakes of the 2020 election.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Jennifer Palmieri on the New Era for Women in Politics
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Jennifer Palmieri on the New Era for Women in Politics

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse sit down with Jennifer Palmieri to discuss her new book and former Vice President Joe Biden's selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

The Legacy of John Lewis, and Amber Torres on How Indian Country Is Responding to the Pandemic
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The Legacy of John Lewis, and Amber Torres on How Indian Country Is Responding to the Pandemic

This week on "The Tent," Daniella, Ed, and Jesse discuss the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis and chat with Amber Torres, chairwoman for the Walker River Paiute Tribe in Nevada, about how the pandemic has affected life in Indian Country.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

New School Professor Maya Wiley on the Struggle for Equal Justice in America
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New School Professor Maya Wiley on the Struggle for Equal Justice in America

This week on "The Tent," Ed and Jesse discuss the Trump administration's efforts to undermine public health officials as coronavirus cases rise across the country, and New School professor Maya Wiley talks about the declining state of justice in America and the influence of Black Lives Matter.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Modeling a Path Forward With Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
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Modeling a Path Forward With Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

This week on "The Tent," Daniella, Ed, and Jesse discuss the latest impacts of the coronavirus pandemic before chatting with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka about the protest movement calling for police reform and racial justice.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Director Dawn Porter on Her New Documentary ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ and the Need for Activism in the Modern Age
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Director Dawn Porter on Her New Documentary ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ and the Need for Activism in the Modern Age

This week on "The Tent," Dawn Porter, director of the new documentary "John Lewis: Good Trouble," discusses the important role of activism in U.S. society, and Ed, Daniella, and Jesse chat about President Trump's latest Russia scandal and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Donald Trump’s Ongoing Culture of Corruption and How To Effectively Contact Trace, With CAP Action’s Adam Conner
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Donald Trump’s Ongoing Culture of Corruption and How To Effectively Contact Trace, With CAP Action’s Adam Conner

This week on “The Tent,” Daniella and Jesse interview CAP Action's Adam Conner on how contact tracing could be used in the fight against COVID-19, as well as debrief listeners on President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the culture of corruption at the U.S. Department of Justice; and the latest action Congress has taken on police reform.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

A Landmark Win for the LGBTQ Community, With Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David
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A Landmark Win for the LGBTQ Community, With Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David

This week, Daniella and Ed are joined by Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision ruling that LGBTQ workers cannot be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Jesse Lee, 3 More Chris Ford, Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

A New Age in Police Reform With Roy Austin, Former Deputy Assistant to President Obama
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A New Age in Police Reform With Roy Austin, Former Deputy Assistant to President Obama

Roy Austin, the former deputy assistant to President Obama for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, joins Ed and Daniella on the podcast to talk about how the conversation around police reform has changed and what policies lawmakers at the federal and local levels of government have proposed to meet this moment.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Black Lives Matter, and a Conversation With Rep. Joe Neguse
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Black Lives Matter, and a Conversation With Rep. Joe Neguse

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Ed chat with Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) about the recent protests against police violence, needed policing reforms, and the work to be done to combat the devastating effects of the coronavirus.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

New York Assemblyman Michael Blake on the Coronavirus in the Bronx
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New York Assemblyman Michael Blake on the Coronavirus in the Bronx

This week on "The Tent," New York State Assemblyman Michael Blake explains the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus on the Bronx and how the state and federal government can better support communities throughout the crisis.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

David Daley on Unrigging America’s Broken Democracy
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David Daley on Unrigging America’s Broken Democracy

This week on "The Tent," the hosts sit down with CAP Action's Danyelle Solomon to discuss the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on Black Americans and speak with journalist David Daley about the election and his new book.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

John Podesta on Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial
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John Podesta on Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial

This week on "The Tent," Ed and Daniella are joined by John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress and CAP Action, to discuss the impeachment trial in the Senate and Russian interference in the 2020 election.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

New Year, Same Trump-Induced Chaos, With Mieke Eoyang
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New Year, Same Trump-Induced Chaos, With Mieke Eoyang

This week on "The Tent," Ed and Daniella speak with Mieke Eoyang, vice president of Third Way's National Security Program, about recent events in Iran and the latest updates on the impeachment process.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

A Mandate To Be on the Right Side of History
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A Mandate To Be on the Right Side of History

This week on "The Tent," Ed and Daniella chat with Mother Jones' David Corn about yesterday's impeachment vote as well as the fight for voting rights in the United States.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Impeachment Inquiry 301: Articles Unveiled
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Impeachment Inquiry 301: Articles Unveiled

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Ed are joined by CAP Action's vice president for National Security and International Policy, Kelly Magsamen, to discuss the national security implications of President Donald Trump's conduct.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Unraveling 2020 Twists With Amanda Terkel
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Unraveling 2020 Twists With Amanda Terkel

This week on "The Tent," HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Amanda Terkel joins Daniella and Ed to discuss Sen. Kamala Harris' decision to end her presidential bid as well as the latest news in the House impeachment inquiry.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Giving Thanks and Also Subpoenas
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Giving Thanks and Also Subpoenas

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Ed recap the past two weeks of impeachment hearings with CAP Action's managing director for National Security and International Policy, Katrina Mulligan.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Hitting the Quid Pro Quota
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Hitting the Quid Pro Quota

This week, CAP senior policy adviser James Lamond discusses the ongoing House impeachment hearings, and Daniella and Ed chat with New Republic staff writer Matt Ford.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Impeachment Inquiry 201: Public Hearings
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Impeachment Inquiry 201: Public Hearings

Daniella and Ed sit down with CAP Action's Sam Berger and discuss the implications of yesterday's public hearings on Capitol Hill with Trump administration officials Bill Taylor and George Kent.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

Stacey Abrams and the Fight for Voting Rights
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Stacey Abrams and the Fight for Voting Rights

This week, Daniella and Ed chat with Stacey Abrams, the former candidate for governor of Georgia, about the importance of protecting each American's vote and pushing for election reform.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Chris Ford, 2 More Dwayne Greene, Adam Peck

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