Vital Signs of Democracy

by Debilyn Molineaux & David Riordan

Every news story we hear on cable television, online news feeds or as a social media meme about democracy in America influences the future we create. That's what Vital Signs of Democracy is -- a quick indicator based on our unique narrative analysis that lets us quickly assess how we in the USA are weakening or strengthening our collective story about our democratic republic. Are the stories we are telling supporting democracy,... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - Political Suicide?

    S01 E06 - Political Suicide?

    In this episode, Debilyn Molineaux and David Riordan examine the current 2024 Presidential election narratives of the MAGA Republicans and Biden Democrats. We dig deeply into why MAGA Republicans still seem to be pitching stories ...

    29:10
  • S01 E05 - Indictments and Power Plays

    S01 E05 - Indictments and Power Plays

    In this episode, David Riordan exposes the three different stories cable news told about Trump’s indictment when it became public. Debilyn Molineaux looks towards the states as abortion drugs are restricted in Texas but protected ...

    30:50
  • S01 E04 - Partial Truths & Corporate Fables

    S01 E04 - Partial Truths & Corporate Fables

    In this episode, Debilyn Molineaux reveals the partial truths contained in conspiracy theories shared with her by a stranger on a plane. In addition, David sets out to explore the REAL culture war that can be tracked by FOLLOWING ...

    28:05
  • S01 E03 - Kevin, Tucker and Wokism, Oh My!

    S01 E03 - Kevin, Tucker and Wokism, Oh My!

    In this episode, David Riordan reveals the real danger about Kevin McCarthy giving Tucker Carlson an exclusive. And it’s not what you think it is. Debilyn Molineaux talks about the underlying reasons that woke and anti-woke are us...

    22:18
  • S01 E02 - Vital Signs of Democracy - Monsters, Menorahs & Balloons

    S01 E02 - Vital Signs of Democracy - Monsters, Menorahs & Balloons

    This episode examines the hangover from the midterms and reviews possible healthier responses by the political party leaders. In seeking alternatives to the red and blue tribe narratives, as presented by partisan media, David Rior...

    26:20