The Beth Zemsky Podcast: Episode 15

The Emerging Narratives of the 2020 Presidential Election with Dave Mann

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In this episode, I sit down with my longtime friend and colleague, Dave Mann for a chat about the emerging and evolving individual and collective narratives of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. First, we reground in why value based narratives are so essential for this political moment. We then reflect on what narratives we hear emerging and gaining traction as some of the candidates potentially pull away from the pack by framing their issue positions in values based narratives. We also examine why leading with an anti-Trump narrative is a problematic not only as an election strategy, but also in the larger scope of movement building. Finally, we suggest some resources to learn more about framing and the construction of political narratives.