More Perfect

with Jad Abumrad

From the producers of Radiolab, a series about how the Supreme Court got so supreme.

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  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 9

    Dec 4, 2018
    The final two liner notes of the season — the 23rd and 27th Amendments — contemplate the still unfinished status of our Constitution. What will be number 28?
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 8

    Nov 30, 2018
    What if Trump and Clinton had to get along? More Perfect reflects on questions raised by sleeper amendments 12, 17, and 20 and how tweaks to democracy can alter the course of history.
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 6

    Nov 14, 2018
    On first read the 16th and 22nd Amendments are at best sleepers and at worst, stinkers. In this episode we take these forgotten Constitutional gems and make them shine.
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 5

    Oct 24, 2018
    The Reconstruction Amendments — the 13th, 14th and 15th — were meant to rebuild the country after the Civil War. More Perfect takes a look at some of the echoes of the amendments today.
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 4

    Oct 12, 2018
    Episode Four begins, as all episodes should: with Dolly Parton. Parton wrote a song for us (!) about the 19th Amendment and women (finally) getting the right to vote.
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 3

    Oct 2, 2018
    When the drafters of the Constitution arrived at Amendment 9, all tangibility went out the window. Get trippy with More Perfect as we try to understand the 9th, 10th and 11th amendments.
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 2

    Sep 25, 2018
    The second episode of More Perfect's new season tackles the Fourth through Eighth Amendments and how they intersect — or fail to — with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
  • The Most Perfect Album: Episode 1

    Sep 18, 2018
    More Perfect kicks off its third season with a musical and journalistic dive into Amendments 1, 2, and 3 to the Constitution: Expression, Guns and Quartering of Soldiers.

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