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Politicon Podcast Set to Launch on iHeartRadio with Aiken


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Politicon and KMG Utopia Studios have announced the launch of the "How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!" podcast, available now on iHeartRadio. Hosted by Clay Aiken, former American Idol runner-up and Politicon regular, who ran for a Democrat House seat in North Carolina, the weekly podcast is based on the fan-favorite Politicon panel of the same name. Each one-hour episode features an all-star panel representing all sides of the political spectrum -- from thought leaders and change makers to comedians and politicians -- who will answer questions from a live studio audience on the hot button issues of the day.

Panelists for the first episode include BlazeTV's Lauren Chen, The Young Turks' John Iadarola and NewsBusters Founder and Host of the "Theory of Change" podcast Matthew Sheffield. Future episodes will be available every Thursday and scheduled guests include Toure, Rep. Ted Lieu, Joel Pollak, Jena Friedman, Rick Wilson, Sam Seder, Wayne Dupree, Joel Stein and Antonia Okafor, among others.

"I can't remember any point in my lifetime when we've been so divided as a country," said Aiken. "We've withdrawn into our own respective ideological corners and folks are having a hard time being in the same room with each other, much less listening to each other. I think pundits, politicians and politicos want to fight and argue, but the general public is sick of the media spin and would like to see something actually get done. What I'm excited about with this new show is the opportunity to not only put people with differing positions into a room together, but also make them face a live audience's questions."

"We debuted 'How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!' as a panel at the very first Politicon in 2015, and it's been a staple every year since," added Politicon co-founder Simon Sidi. "It's an important topic as there's certainly a lot of divisiveness to repair. Now in 2020, when politics feels more polarizing than ever, we're excited to unveil the concept as a podcast with a live studio audience asking the questions."

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