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It’s easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. At least, that was the idea. On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going.  The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country. From The Atlantic and WNYC Studios.  Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at [email protected] Music by Ob (“Ghyll” and “Mog”), Parish Council (“Socks Before Trousers” and “Durdle Door”), and water feature (“richard iii (duke of gloucester)”). Additional audio from C-SPAN, Senator Chris Murphy, Lawrence University, the House Judiciary Committee, Washington Post reporter Rebecca Tan, and the City of Lake Worth Beach. Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play
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