Ep. 1 - What is Democracy?

Why are democracies struggling to be democratic?
By TVO Podcasts - Published on October 25, 2018

“Democracy is in trouble right now.” – Astra Taylor

Why are democracies struggling to be democratic? That’s the question Astra Taylor tackles in her latest film. As she tells Colin shortly her documentary's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, finding an answer is far from easy. The documentary traces the development of the political philosophy from its birth in Greece all the way to Donald Trump’s campaign rallies in the United States — sharing insights from  philosophers, artists, doctors, and regular people.

Guest: Astra Taylor. Host: Colin Ellis, Producers: Chantal Braganza and Matthew O’Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung.

Credit: National Film Board of Canada/nfb.ca