Comes A Time: HeadCount

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” – Andy Bernstein

As of today, there are 42 days until the Presidential election. This is the most important election for our generation, so today’s episode focuses on where, when, and how to vote. Guests Marc Brownstein and Andy Bernstein, co-founders of voter registration organization Headcount, join Oteil and Mike to answer questions about voting in 2020, from whether we should be worried about voting by mail to how to make sure you’re registered and how to track your ballot online. Marc and Andy discuss their mission to get “everyone politically engaged” and why it’s critically important to listen to one another, especially if you have an opposing view. is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower.

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Comes A Time is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Oteil Burbridge and Mike Finoia. Executive Producers are Christina Collins, RJ Bee and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing and Mixing by Eric Limarenko and Matt Dwyer. Theme music by Oteil Burbridge. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out