Molly Knefel // The Rise of Celebrity Politics

In light of Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she will run for governor of New York, Molly Knefel reflects on concerns that celebrity status will be a prerequisite for future political candidates, though in Nixon’s case, there’s more than fame to her candidacy.

Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch.

Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho