About Us

This show is all about effective organizing. Getting back to the basics of building groups from the ground, up, in the most equitable and efficient way possible. If you like campaign and organizing talk. If you’re trying to figure out how to build an organization. If you’re just interested in what makes campaigns work, this is the show for you. We’ll have guests, share ideas, troubleshoot issues people want to share, and generally build a community of organizers.

My name is Ben Marcus and I’m your host on this trip. Aside from having too many opinions, I’ve been working in campaigns and advocacy for over a decade, in a variety of capacities and filling all sorts of roles. I have three young kids, a brilliant spouse and crazy dog who sees the water hose as the greatest invention, ever. I’ve managed and been field staff for referendum and candidates, lobbied at local, state and federal levels, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, and have helped to start and consult all sorts of organizations.