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Thomas Mann House Launches New Podcast

Thomas Mann House, the former residence of Nobel Prize laureate Thomas Mann, who lived there with his family during his exile from 1942 until 1952, has launched a new podcast.

(PRUnderground) November 11th, 2020

“55 Voices for Democracy” (, is a podcast that brings together internationally esteemed intellectuals, artists, and activists to present ideas for the renewal of democracy in our own troubled times.

The podcast series “55 Voices for Democracy” is inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Europe between 1940 and 1945. In his monthly addresses, Mann spoke out strongly against fascism, becoming the most significant German defender of democracy in exile. Beginning on October 20, 2020, Tom Zoellner and his co-hosts will engage in a vivid conversation with intellectuals, artists, and activists about the question of how to renew democracy today. Among the first guests are Rebecca Solnit, the political scientist Chantal Mouffe, and novelist Daniel Kehlmann.

The podcast series “55 Voices for Democracy”  is an initiative by the Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles Review of Books, Goethe-Institute Boston, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle, and Wunderbar Together With friendly support of Dublab.

The most recent episode features Dipayan Ghosh, a former technology and economic policy advisor in the Obama White House, who talks about digital democracy. Ghosh conducts research on digital piracy, artificial intelligence and civil rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. His recently published and critically acclaimed report “Utilities for Democracy – Why and How the Algorithmic Infrastructure of Facebook and Google must be regulated“ serves as a starting point for a conversation with host Tom Zoellner.

To listen to the podcast visit:

About Thomas Mann House

The Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles aims to create a vibrant transatlantic space for debate, where outstanding personalities, in dialogue with each other and the host country, address fundamental contemporary and future issues related to politics, society, and culture.

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