Synopsis 


The Wilderness is a documentary from Crooked Media & Two-Up about the history and future of the Democratic Party. Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau tells the story of a party finding its way out of the political wilderness through conversations with strategists, historians, policy experts, organizers, and voters. In fifteen chapters, the series explores issues like inequality, race, immigration, sexism, foreign policy, media strategy, and how Democrats can build a winning majority that lasts. 

Learn more at: http://thewildernesspodcast.com/

 

 Chapters


Teaser

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter One: The Democracy

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Two: The Change

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Three: The Nightmare

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Four: The Voters

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Five: The Backlash

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Six: The Big We

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Seven: The Newcomers

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Eight: The 1%

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Nine: The Second Bill of Rights

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Ten: The Blob

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Eleven: The Filter

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Twelve: The Party

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Thirteen: The Bench

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Fourteen: The Ceiling

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

Chapter Fifteen: The Story (with Barack Obama)

Credits

Credits

Written and Directed by
Jon Favreau of Crooked Media

Produced by
Zack Akers & Skip Bronkie of Two-Up and Ruth Lichtman

Co-produced by
Tanya Somanader of Crooked Media

Edited by
Andrea B. Scott

Archival Produced by
Rebecca Kent

Music by
Marty Fowler

Sound Design and Mixing by
Joel Raabe

Assistant Editor
David Fuchs

Archival Researcher
Giona Jefferson

Lead Interviewee Researcher
Tracey Lien

Additional Writing by
Zack Akers and Andrea B Scott

Ep 114 Segment Field Producing by
Brit Hanson

Lead Recording Engineers
John Maynard and Dan Kelly

Fact-checking by
Anna Altman

Promo Segment Editing by
Alison Grasso

Transcription Services by
Descript and Samantha Lee

Agency Services by
Ben Davis at WME

Legal Services by
Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham and Chad Russo at Ramo Law

Clearance Counsel
Kathryn Alimohammadi at Donaldson + Callif

Additional Production Assistance by
Monique Laborde

Additional Recording Engineers
Dan Kloch, Matthew Sisco, Tom Pieczkolon, Gustavo Conteras, Ferrick Hallaron

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