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Podcasts are an activist's best friend

How do you get your message to more people? Quickly? Easily? Make a podcast!

Robert Hubbell writes the popular Today's Edition Newsletter. Some people like to read, but others like to listen to content. How do you convert content into a podcast without having to manually record and edit a sound recording. AI make it fast, simple and almost free to create podcasts that sound almost human. Reach more people by sharing your message in the format and language your followers prefer.

DemLabs teamed with Robert to take a recent newsletter and create audio versions of it in both English and Spanish. Listen to the podcasts and I'll explain how they were created in a few minutes.

Podcasts are a cost effective way for activists to reach more people

Podcast content

"Trump claims he told NATO ally he would welcome Russian attack. What happened. At a rally over the weekend, Trump recounted the following conversation with a leader of a NATO ally: One of the presidents of a big country stood up and said, ‘Well, sir, if we don’t pay, and we’re attacked by Russia, will you protect us?’

You didn’t pay? You’re delinquent? No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them [Russia] to do whatever the hell they want."

Trump calls Putin smart for his invasion of Ukraine

Why it matters?

First, The story is a fabrication. Trump is a liar (as we know). No president of a “big country” posed the question to Trump, “Well, sir, if we don’t pay . . . .” If Trump had been asked such a question and given the response he recounted during a NATO meeting, we would have heard about it long before a campaign rally in South Carolina in 2024. (Moreover, NATO countries don’t “pay” anyone for membership in NATO. Trump thinks NATO has dues like a country club. It doesn’t. Instead, each member nation agrees to spend a certain percentage of its budget on its own military.)

Second, even though the story is not true as recounted, it is a signal to Putin that Trump's commitment to NATO is illusory. Trump's submissive posture regarding Russia threatens international security—and endangers the lives of Americans who will respond to a Russian attack on NATO.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg made that point, saying, Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the US, and puts American and European soldiers at increased risk. I expect that regardless of who wins the presidential election, the US will remain a strong and committed NATO ally.

Third, the statement is a reminder of Trump's wild unpredictability when making public comments. He is a reckless madman. He is unfit to be president. - Robert Hubbell

Use AI to convert your content in written form into podcasts in different languages

Creating podcast with AI

We used AI to convert Robert's newsletter into a podcast. (Find out about the AI app here). These recordings were edited with the free Audacity app and uploaded to SoundCloud where they are organized into a playlist with two sound files in English and Spanish. AI enable you to choose the type of speaker such as male or female / young or old / language spoken / dialect / speed at which they speak.

TakeAway: Use AI to reach more people with vital messages such as standing up for American democracy.

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