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Politics night at Midtown Scholar with popular podcast hosts, best-selling author

In case one progressive voice wasn’t enough for you, Midtown Scholar Bookstore is now featuring an author double bill for the next 3rd in the Burg.

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson (pictured) will join bestselling author Dan Pfeiffer on stage for a ticketed event on Feb. 21 at the sprawling independent bookshop.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dan Pfeiffer and DeRay Mckesson to Harrisburg for what’s sure to be a fascinating conversation on the upcoming election,” said Alex Brubaker, manager of Midtown Scholar.

Mckesson is host of “Pod Save the People,” a top-rated podcast, and has been a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement. Pfeiffer is the co-host of another top podcast, “Pod Save America,” and author of the new book, “Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again.”

Mckesson will interview Pfeiffer, leading the conversation about his book as they also share their thoughts about the coming election. A book-signing will follow the discussion.

The ticketed event requires attendees to purchase “Un-Trumping America,” which costs $30.

“‘Pod Save America’ and ‘Pod Save the People’ are two enormously popular podcasts in today’s political media culture, so I can’t wait to hear what they have to say in Harrisburg,” Brubaker said.

Dan Pfeiffer and DeRay Mckesson will appear on Feb. 21, starting at 7 p.m., at Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg. For more information, visit Ticket information is available at

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