Bandwagon is a narrative podcast that tells stories about the people who give momentum to growing fan bases. Each season will feature stories from fans of a different cultural phenomenon, ranging from sports teams and rock bands to political campaigns and cult movies. Why do people jump on a bandwagon? What do they do once they’re there? Who’s behind the scenes making the bandwagon grow? This is a show about being part of something larger than yourself.
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May 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders' first foray into elected politics was as mayor of Burlington, Vt. in the 1980s. One of the most infamous moments of his mayoral tenure occurred in 1986 when a masked vigilante took to the streets to protest the potholes. "The Pothole Bandit" is now a part of Burlington (and Bernie Sanders) history. We revisit this curious event 30 years later.

Feb 10, 2016

Bobby de la Rosa introduced Bernie Sanders at a rally in Tucson, Arizona. This is notable because Bobby is just 10 years old. Even at a young age, however, Bobby has become a powerful advocate for immigration reform, drawing on the experience of his mother getting deported.

Dec 30, 2015

There's a growing contingent of Bernie Sanders supporters producing original music about their favorite candidate – but only one of them is 93 years old (as far as we can tell). Yet, after all those years, Ruth Witherspoon is in the midst of a political awakening. 


Oct 27, 2015

Tyson Manker fought in Iraq. He has struggled with the consequences of his military service ever since. Now he's leading the charge of a growing contingent of veterans campaigning for Bernie Sanders. This is his journey.

This is the second episode of Bandwagon.

Aug 15, 2015

David Brynn and his neighbors in Bristol, VT find a unique way to support presidential contender Bernie Sanders for July 4th. This is the first episode of Bandwagon.  

Aug 14, 2015

An introduction to the show. Also my mom and I reminisce on an embarrassing phase from my past.