Podcast Extra: The State of The Union Songbook Live

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The presidential election may seem like some kind of theatre — part thriller, part satire — but Michael Friedman wants to make it a musical. Friedman has been traveling the country interviewing voters (and some non-voters) and making songs out of the transcripts. The result is a series of musical snapshots that capture how Americans are thinking about politics in 2016. The New Yorker's Sarah Larson hosted Friedman at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space on October 26th, where Friedman debuted the songs with special guests Kristolyn Lloyd and Jeremy Pope.