Spotify and Mic have teamed up to bring you a new video podcast series inspired by the 2016 Election called Clarify.
Hosted by former former Daily Show producer Baratunde Thurston, the show is determined to have real conversations with policy experts, journalists and musicians about the issues that matter to you most this presidential election. The goal is to hopefully "inspire civic engagement," said Spotify's director of social impact Kerry Steib,
"Clarify is a breakthrough combination of dynamic conversation and news that will elevate national conversation in this campaign and encourage action come November," chief strategy officer of Mic Cory Haik told Billboard. "For so many young people the issues Spotify and Mic are addressing in this series are personal. Through Spotify's interactive platform and influence amongst artists, paired with Mic's strong voice on matters of social culture, we hope to strengthen points of view on equality and the power of thoughtful action."
In the first episode, the topic is student debt and the musical guest invited to talk openly about the issue is none other than EDM producer and hit-maker Diplo.
The conversation is prefaced with the statistic that more than 40 million Americans share a combined $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.
Diplo goes on to talk about his experience with the student debt crisis and the importance of education in his family.
Find more videos that break down the important topic of student debt and see a message from Diplo about the importance of voting over at spotify.com/view/clarify.
Other topics that will be covered in Clarify include gun control, the economy and civil rights.