We the People

Reviews For We the People

I really enjoy how the participants on this podcast remain civil with one another even when debating constitutional issues that I would consider extremely polarizing or opinion defining. It is nice to hear people able to show both sides of issues.
I thoroughly enjoy listening to the informed and respectful discussions and debates on this podcast. Keep up the good work.
The National Constitution Center, including this podcast, is an essential resource for our nation. 2020 has been a year of disruption &, in many ways, revolution. While our nation’s roots can be said to be firmly planted in the soil of disruption & revolution, our Founders struggled with (& seemed to embrace) the tension between the emotional & the rational, the ideal & the real and other such existential tensions. Our nation has, collectively, witnessed our strongest & weakest instincts manifest in one historic wave after another. Ironically, there can be a tendency to neglect our nation’s history in the midst of these present historic waves. The National Constitution Center provides essential sails & a rudder to help us captain & crew the ship of our nation. It does so by struggling with & embracing the tensions of our nation’s history through the lens of our nation’s history.
First the jazzy intro music sets up an enjoyable variable amount of time spent with imminent legal scholars. As someone who loves reading about history and law but is in the medical profession by day, this podcast helps me feel engaged and educated. As said in other reviews, start with the Constitution project.
just a comment about the march 25 and takings ... it’s commercial, there is no livingroom. It is not a home. It is a business with multiple employees mingling continually amidst the union reps. There is no solo man sitting on a couch with the image that the family is huddled in the kitchen all put out. This is a grasp by mcnamara et al and the employers they represent to oppress and limit access to rights for workers.
2nd speaker defending labor rights droned on ridiculously long, sounded unprepared, and as if he were reading a multi page document. Really important topic but it needed to be moved along.
Professor Rosen does an excellent job as moderator of this weekly podcast. If you want to gain insights into and develop a better understanding the Constitution of the United States then “We The People” is the podcast for you.
Informed civil discourse!!!! Thanks Jeff

5/5

Ready to listen to experts instead of pundits? Want to understand how the Constitution works instead of how it can be evoked to best serve a particular ideology? Me too. That’s why I love this podcast.
I love the National Constitution Center podcasts! Valuable civics lessons and fascinating discussions and debates! I feel engaged and learn a lot from them.
The show has a lot of potential but it’s execution is too political. The host and most of his guests are obviously liberal legal academics trying to portray themselves as unbiased commentators. Even the episode titles have a liberal bent. It’s totally fine for people to be liberal, conservative, indifferent, etc, and it’s fine for those people to have podcasts. Just be honest about your convictions and don’t try to act like you’re “above the fray” of politics and simply stating facts. More conservative guests might help balance the show but there’s not many of them in academia.
Awesome. Get views from all sides. Most entertaining educational podcast.
I discovered this podcast in seeking out legal commentary from diverse viewpoints on constitutional issues and current events and this has been wonderful. The podcast has a variety of expert voices who approach an issue from differing perspectives, modeling civil dialogue and making for intellectually stimulating discussion! I have already had several insights become helpful in discussions with others on political and constitutional topics. Thank you so much for this wonderful offering!
Very bipartisan and do a great job of having scholars from all perspectives on. Great resource and has taught me a ton about the government and the constitution.
This is the best podcast about the American constitution. Keep up the good work!

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5/5

I always find this podcast very informative. I learn a lot.
I’ve been listening to and watching presentations by the NCC for several years. The discussion of Constitutional implications and guidance related to the storming of the US Capitol and the incitement of that mob on January 6, 2021, by the outgoing President was the best yet. It clarified for me many issues that other recent, media conversations left dangling helplessly. Thank you Jeff Rosen and all NCC staff and discussants!
In the latest episode you have John Yoo on your panel of legal scholars. Is this the same John Yoo that wrote the famous Torture Memos for the Bush administration?
We the People is an outstanding podcast and wonderful resource for anyone interested in learning more about American government—teachers, students, or anyone really.
LEARNING A LOT ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION. MUCH APPRECIATED. TOO BAD MORE PEOPLE DONT GET THE BUG.
Fantastic!! I loved hearing what a libertarian constitution would look like!
Truly non-partisan. A breath of fresh air in a world full of partisan bickering & political hypocrisy. I’m always recommending this podcasts to folks I know.
Start with the #ConstitutionDraftingProject. There’s hope for us! Join the conversation. #USGovernment teachers, this is all you need!
Been listening to various legal podcasts and I am by far the most impressed with We the People. I have a better understanding of the topics at the end instead of feeling frustrated by the bias of the host/guest that I see in most other podcasts.
Not at all non partisan. Not that I have anything against partisan podcasts. But this isn’t as advertised.
Couldn’t enjoy or appreciate the show more. We take advantage of our freedoms in this country everyday and I realize just how much so listening to the pod. Very important for our time.
This is a high quality, well produced podcast with great guests who offer multiple perspectives on relevant constitutional questions. Great for lawyers and non-lawyers who are interested in enlightened conversation.
I listen to many law-related podcasts and I find We The People to be the most sophisticated, balanced and intelligent podcast of all. That’s high praise in my view because there are many high quality legal podcasts. Keep up the wonderful work!
The content and quality of the judicial and constitutional discussions here is impressive. There are complexities that are not usually easy for citizens to understand, but they do a pretty good job of helping you grasp the arguments for and against.
This podcast could potentially save America. Listen.
A wonderful podcast constructive in helping me understand the constitution in a civil manner. One of my favorites.
This podcast challenges me to consider constitutional questions from multiple perspectives. It helps me question my initial opinions and forces me to understand different points of view, which is rare to find these days. I love it!
We The People provides great insight into topical policies as they are being discussed either in courts or across the nation. Experts are provided on each side of an argument to explore the in’s and out’s of policy and, most importantly, the policy’s alignment with the constitution. Accompanied with great moderation, this podcast is a great way to be an informed citizen with a wholistic perspective of national issues.
In a mass media market chock full of sound bites and hot takes, this podcast offers one of the few sources of intelligent, orderly, pertinent, and bipartisan dialogue and debate about the actions of the U.S. government. This is exactly what every American needs to hear.
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Love the format, covers interesting topics about SCOTUS and the Constitution. And not too long. Checks all the boxes for me!
Love this podcast, love learning about the constitution. Check out @letstalktheconstitution on insta for more
In today’s polarizes political environment, I find it difficult to listen to many political information sources. This podcast has become my ‘go-to’ podcast to gain insight and context of current events. I greatly appreciate the format of thoughtful, respectful debate from both sides of the issues. I also greatly enjoy the historical perspectives, explaining the how & why we have arrived where we are today. Thank you and please keep up the excellent work!
In the episode about elections and 2020, the female guest, with ~15 minutes left said, “Trump has been casting doubt about election legitimacy without any evidence.” This is a false statement. Granted, the episode may have been recorded by the time evidence came in, but there is quite a bit now. Ballots found in ditches that were improperly discarded, WaPo article describing how counts and Fraud in New York may be up to 100k votes, massive amounts of pictures of DC and VA residents getting 6 or more ballots to their house, and the dem party worker recording a snap chat video of him self, laughing on the way to the post office, with a basket of ballots he filled out himself. While fraud may not ‘be proven’ at this point, there is enough evidence that it is wrong to say Trump’s claims of fraud ‘have no evidence.’ 1 star until a retraction is published.
I've been a listener for several years now and despite tackling complex legal issues the NCC always frames the conversation in an approachable way for the everyday American. They also do a good job bringing on guests to argue for different sides of a topic, though occasionally there is no conservative perspective. I now wish I had taken a few Law classes in college as I do find many aspects fascinating now thanks to the many debates on this podcast.
There are few places these days that we can go to for non-partisan, rational thought and discussion. We The People is the best of these vanishing forums where enlightened conversation offers new insights into current events and the historical decisions and actions that inform them. It does not seek to be pedantic or coercive, but rather encourages the listener to expand their knowledge and make up their own mind based on their own interpretation. The host, Jeffery Rosen, does an excellent job guiding the conversation and has an uncanny ability to provide outstanding succinct summaries to guest’s answers and infuses a contagious enthusiasm for learning. The concomitant programs put on by the National Constitution Center provide excellent sources of learning as well. If you really want to develop your understanding for what you believe it means to be an American and how you believe American virtues and laws should evolve, you need to subscribe to this podcast.
Easily the the best show on the Constitution, its significance, and relevance today. Looking for thoughtful, nuanced, and non-partisan? Here it is!
Engaging and thought-provoking debates and presentations about essential issues facing our country with great historical context. It has enriched my citizenship. I highly recommend.
We live in such a partisan moment. It’s great to have a thoughtful podcast that address important legal and political issues that is so thoughtful and balanced.
This podcast claims to be non-partisan, then they bring on an guest that are all usually In opposition or affirmative on a topic A TRULY non-partisan podcast, especially from an organization chartered by Congress, is something Americans need. The truth is always found somewhere in the middle.
I’m so delighted to find an in depth podcast with a range of voices about constitutional issues. You learn a lot every time you listen! I’ve signed up for the National Constitution Center’s online classes this fall because of the podcast.
You have great guests. I appreciate how thoughtful, fair, and interesting this podcast is. Has the potential to be dry, but you keep me engaged as a listener. Relevant discussion points.
Thank you for digging deep into such important issues. I’m curious and able to follow a complex line of legal reasoning, but I’m not trained in law to reason along legal lines! Jeffrey, your questions guide conversations and debates in ways which illuminate and inform - and don’t inflame. This is what we need. Thank you 👍