1 Reg at a Time

National Voter Registration Day

Democracy is a full-time job (and so is celebrating it)! "1 Reg at a Time" is the official companion podcast for National Voter Registration Day, America's largest nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to getting EVERY eligible American #VoteReady for the next election. Hosted by the dedicated democracy nerds behind National Voter Registration Day, 1 Reg at a Time will dive into the nitty gritty of the 24/7 grassroots democracy work done by the thousands of colleges, food banks, libraries, nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, & everyday citizens that make this star-spangled holiday possible. read less

Ep. 7 | Love (of Democracy) and Basketball w/ Michael McCullough of the Miami Heat
Sep 12 2022
Ep. 7 | Love (of Democracy) and Basketball w/ Michael McCullough of the Miami Heat
When we heard that our Premier Partners at the NBA were clearing their game schedule on Election Day encourage folks to get out and vote, we KNEW we had to bring them on the pod to hear all about it. Luckily National Voter Registration Day's resident basketball fan and Miami Heat super fan Danny Navrrao was on hand to sit down with Michael McCullough, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Miami Heat. Covering everything from the NBA's historic role in civic engagement to the best place in Miami to grab a bite, this is an interview you don't want to miss!  PLUS: Danny's Colombia travel tips, the virtues of all things pumpkin spice, and a love letter to Hot Pockets. Have questions or comments for the pod? Email us at podcast@nationalvoterregistrationday.org. For the latest updates on the holiday and the rest of the democracy work we do throughout the other 364 days of the year, you can sign up for updates at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org Follow National Voter Registration Day on Twitter (@NatlVoterRegDay), Instagram(@natlvoterregday), and Facebook. And don't forget to check out our Official National Voter Registration Day Store on Bonfire. EPISODE NOTES: Celele by Proyecto Caribe Lab When To Share Your Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ Passwords (And When You Can’t) Pumpkin spice won. It’s time to accept it and move on Become a poll worker with Power the Polls To encourage fans to vote, the NBA won't hold games on Election Day BallotReady 2006 NBA Finals HEAT RE-SIGN UDONIS HASLEM Blackbrick Chinese & Dim Sum Hot Pocket Releases the New Deliwich
Ep. 6 | Party Like It's 2012! w/ Matt Singer
Jul 25 2022
Ep. 6 | Party Like It's 2012! w/ Matt Singer
2012: Chris Nolan's "The Dark Knight" redefined the gritty superhero genre, a little book called "50 Shades of Grey" was making the nation hot and bothered from coast to coast, a new bop from South Korea called "Gangnam Style" was taking the world by storm, AND a certain civic holiday called National Voter Registration Day was born. As we prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of that inaugural celebration of democracy this September 20th, we look back on the story of how it all began with Matt Singer, partner with Impactual and one of the founding minds behind National Voter Registration Day. Together we hop into the time machine to learn what it was like to plan that very first National Voter Registration Day, look back on all that's happened to the holiday since 2012, and talk about our hopes for a #VoteReady future. PLUS: Vacation planning in the era of crazy travel circumstances, how much summer is TOO MUCH summer, and what is your cat's favorite herb and why is it basil? Have questions or comments for the pod? Email us at podcast@nationalvoterregistrationday.org. For the latest updates on the holiday and the rest of the democracy work we do throughout the other 364 days of the year, you can sign up for updates at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org Follow National Voter Registration Day on Twitter (@NatlVoterRegDay), Instagram(@natlvoterregday), and Facebook. And don't forget to check out our Official National Voter Registration Day Store on Bonfire. EPISODE NOTES: These airports are the world's worst for delays and cancellations this summer America Has Never Been So Desperate for Tomato Season (from 2019) Impactual Reasons for Not Voting (2010 Census) Stars Support National Voter Registration Day (from 2012) Michelle Obama's 2012 Tweet supporting National Voter Registration Day Online Voter Registration The Racist History of Voter Registration (from 2020) Civic Holidays  17 Reasons Why You Should Use an iPod touch in 2022
Ep. 5 | Talk Nerdy to Me w/Nerds Vote
Jun 2 2022
Ep. 5 | Talk Nerdy to Me w/Nerds Vote
Everybody is a little nerdy about something and for us here at National Voter Registration Day our thing is and always will be (of course) voting! Being democracy nerds, we naturally gravitate to other nerds of every stripe, including our longtime premier partners at Nerds Vote, a California-based nonprofit organization helmed by some very nerdy voice and screen actors who want to bring the good news of voter registration to comic cons and nerdoms across the country. This month, we sit down with Nerds Vote co-founders JP Karliak and Courtenay Taylor about how they're celebrating democracy in truly nerdy fashion. PLUS: Is Nicholas Cage related to one of our hosts? Is x-ray vision an inherently skeevy superpower? And how YOU can join the 2022 National Voter Registration Day team!  Have questions or comments for the pod? Email us at podcast@nationalvoterregistrationday.org. For the latest updates on the holiday and the rest of the democracy work we do throughout the other 364 days of the year, you can sign up for updates at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org Follow National Voter Registration Day on Twitter (@NatlVoterRegDay), Instagram(@natlvoterregday), and Facebook. EPISODE NOTES: 8 Forgotten Capitals of the United States 2022 National Voter Registration Day Community Partner Sign-up Miami Grand Prix's Fake Marina Was Good, Actually The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) Nerds Vote JP Karliak IMDB Courtenay Taylor IMDB Jennifer Hale IMDB Dragon Con Critical Role Gamergate  Steve Blum IMDB  AVOX 2022
Ep. 4 | Voting, But Make it Loud w/When We All Vote
Apr 27 2022
Ep. 4 | Voting, But Make it Loud w/When We All Vote
National Voter Registration Day Premier Partner and best democracy friend When We All Vote stops by the 1 Reg at a Time studio to key us in on their big plans for the 2022 voting season. With the help of Amanda Hollowell, National Organizing Director for When We All Vote, be delve into the organization's brand new "Vote Loud" initiative aimed at equipping students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (or HBCUs) with the tools and organizing know how to run successful voter registration, voter outreach, and voter activation efforts on their campuses and beyond.  PLUS: Shameless self promotion of brand new National Voter Registration swag, the best northern New England taco festival you've never heard of, an exhaustive analysis of brunch, AND a brand new co-host joins the show to teach Debi and Travis about sports whether they like it or not.  Have questions or comments for the pod? Email us at podcast@nationalvoterregistrationday.org. For the latest updates on the holiday and the rest of the democracy work we do throughout the other 364 days of the year, you can sign up for updates at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org Follow National Voter Registration Day on Twitter (@NatlVoterRegDay), Instagram(@natlvoterregday), and Facebook. EPISODE NOTES: What to know about the 2022 NBA play-in tournament Official National Voter Registration Day Store Taco Tour Manchester  When We All Vote My School Votes Vote Loud A Look at Civic Engagement at Historically Black Colleges and Universities How Georgia Pulled Off Unprecedented Youth Voter Turnout Sign Up to be a When We All Vote Chapter Leader The Birth of Brunch: Where Did This Meal Come From Anyway?
Ep. 3 | Kentucky Voter Registration Derby w/KY Secretary of State Michael Adams
Mar 22 2022
Ep. 3 | Kentucky Voter Registration Derby w/KY Secretary of State Michael Adams
Kentucky: Home of bourbon whiskey, the Kentucky Derby, the Colonel's delicious fried chicken, and one of the newest members of the National Voter Registration Day family, KY Secretary of State Michael Adams!  On the heels of shepherding a new bipartisan voting expansion law through the Kentucky State House, Secretary Adams jumped at the chance to take the Republican Secretary of State slot on National Voter Registration Day's Steering Committee. Join us as we get to know him a bit better and delve into the details of the only voting expansion bill to be passed by a Republican state following the 2020 election. PLUS: What's the middle ground between a lion and a lamb? Can you still buy Zima outside of the year 2000? And marshmallow Peeps: friend or foe?  Have questions or comments for the pod? Email us at podcast@nationalvoterregistrationday.org. For the latest updates on the holiday and the rest of the democracy work we do throughout the other 364 days of the year, you can sign up for updates at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org Follow National Voter Registration Day on Twitter (@NatlVoterRegDay), Instagram(@natlvoterregday), and Facebook. EPISODE NOTES:  Super Friends  The Dark Knight Returns  Survivor Season 1  Zima  Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams  National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee  Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon  WA Secretary of State resigns to join Biden administration Past Kentucky Secretaries of State Kentucky sees largest election reform since 1891 Unmute Yourself Secretary Adams's Twitter Become a Poll Worker
Cleveland (VOTES) Rocks
Feb 15 2022
Cleveland (VOTES) Rocks
Co-founder of Cleveland VOTES Erika Anthony stops in to mark Black History Month with a deep dive on successful democracy building in communities of color. PLUS Debi, James, and Travis dig into life's big questions like "Did the world really end in 2012?" and "Corn holders: what's up with those?"  Have questions or comments for the pod? Email us at podcast@nationalvoterregistrationday.org. For the latest updates on the holiday and the rest of the democracy work we do throughout the other 364 days of the year, you can sign up for updates at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org Follow National Voter Registration Day on Twitter (@NatlVoterRegDay), Instagram (@natlvoterregday), and Facebook. EPISODE NOTES:  Professional Pillow Fighting: https://www.tiktok.com/@fightpfc/video/7055018559440719151 Independent Sector study on nonprofits and voter engagement: https://independentsector.org/resource/new-poll-voters-want-nonprofits-to-be-engaged-and-resourced/ The 5th Season by N.K.Jemisin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifth_Season_(novel)  Did the Large Hadron Collider End the World in 2012?: https://www.popdust.com/cern-lhc-scientists-2012-2649034838.html Cleveland VOTES: https://www.clevotes.com/about Engaging Low Propensity Voters in Cleveland: https://www.policymattersohio.org/files/assets/clevoterspollmemo.pdf 2020 #VoteReady Profile - Cleveland VOTES: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/voteready-profiles-cleveland-votes/ Cleveland VOTES Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLEVotes  Cleveland VOTES Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clevelandvotes/ Cleveland VOTES Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandVOTES