CNN is announcing this morning the launch and first-episode drop of Election 101, which the network calls a political-explainer podcast which “demystifies the American political system while offering a unique perspective on the inner workings of the electoral process.” The show is produced in affiliation with iHeartRadio.
Election 101 follows the recent dual-podcast start of Politically Sound (weekly) and CNN Political Briefing (daily), which we covered in a recent Pod Drop.
The new show is a weekly, and a limited-run 10-part series (which makes sense). While the title implies a civics course on election mechanics, and the first episode is about voter registration. The promotional description also promises discussion of campaign issues like gun control, climate change, and immigration.