Podcasts have no limits. Longer-form chats might allow listeners to know representatives beyond their predictable political positions. The result would obviously be no less partisan, but removing the polish can do wonders for a politician’s accessibility.

American students overall score poorly in math and science against other developed nations. And even students from our best high schools often score less well than students from Finland, Hong Kong and major cities in China, such as Shanghai, which alone has about the population of California.