The U.S. government has somehow become the world’s worst reality show. And with a jillion democrats vying for the 2020 nomination, following it all can be dizzying. Helping us tackle this crazy topic on this episode of Poptarts, are comedian Lizzie Stewart and campaign staffer and political strategist Arden Walentowski. Together, Lizzie and Arden are the hosts of Let’s Get Civical, a funny and very feminist podcast that unpacks government structures in a way we can all understand and that makes us all more informed citizens as a result.
Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, playwright, and occasional plus-size model living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of BUST magazine, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC, and is the drummer for the horror-punk band the Grasshoppers. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the anthologies Cassette from my Ex and Zinester’s Guide to NYC, and her short stories have been published in Rum Punch Press, Lumen, Prose ‘N Cons Mystery Magazine, Writing Raw, and PoemMemoirStory. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction in 2015 and is working on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @emilyrems.