Interviews - Fromm x Yang x Delayne
What do Erich Fromm, Andrew Yang and Lacey Delayne have in common? Well. Let me tell you.
In 2018, Delayne found out about an Asian guy named Andrew Yang…who was running for President on the idea of a Universal Basic Income.
It happened via Twitter. Seeing him as a candidate running on Universal Basic Income intrigued her. She then watched a long form episode of Andrew Yang being interviewed on the Joe Rogan Podcast, and later read his book, The War on Normal People. After hearing his logic at length, she felt moved to participate in getting the word out about him. That began her journey as a passionate volunteer.
She became a local volunteer, leading Atlanta’s Yang supporter group. She organized 45 events in the Atlanta area to get the word out about Andrew Yang and collaborated with his then very small campaign team to plan a rally for him at Piedmont Park. A few months later, she became a traveling staff person on his 2020 Presidential Campaign.
After the campaign ended, and the Coronavirus lockdown of 2020 began, Delayne, with a friend from her philosophy group and a fellow Atlanta Yang Gang volunteer, started a podcast. It would be the foundation and springboard for the later launch of the Fromm Daily Podcast.
Before that, though, there were multiple important podcast & YouTube interviews about Yang and her journey alongside him that prepared her for today’s projects. If it wasn’t for the journey with Yang, and the previous podcast she began, there would be no Fromm Daily.
And, it’s worth noting that the motivation behind Delayne’s great support for Yang was the similarity of his ideas to those of Erich Fromm.
Interviews with Lacey Delayne
Below are links to the interviews in which Delayne appeared since becoming an advocate of Andrew Yang’s Presidential campaign.
Juhl Media: A Conversation with Lacey Delayne, Activist — Andrew Yang Presidential Campaign Experience, Rethinking Humanity Podcast. July 12, 2021.
Paradigm Shift: America’s Having vs Being Relationship & Political Division, the Rethinking Humanity Podcast. With Joshua from the New Progressive Voice. February 17, 2021.
Yang Gang Book Club: Monthly Book Review — Srdja Popovic’s Blueprint for Revolution. With Panel from Fun Time Program, Rethinking Humanity and Mindful Skeptics Podcast. January 30, 2021
Fun Time Program: Universal Basic Income, GA Runoff Elections and The Terrible Events at the U.S. Capital. January 8, 2021 https://www.funtimeprogram.com/episodes/rethinking-humanity-and-why-we-need-universal-basic-income-now-with-lacey-delayne
Nerds for Humanity: The Georgia Runoffs and the Future of America after the 2020 Presidential Election with Ronnie and Rio. November 8, 2020.
Moving Forward Podcast: Lacey Delayne’s Interest in the writings of philosopher Erich Fromm, how they relate to the ideas of Andrew Yang, and why Human Capitalism is superior to traditional Social Democracy. August 17, 2020. https://www.movingforwardpod.com/episodes/136
The Accuracy: The Passing of John Lewis & The Politics of His Replacement Process with Maya Dillard Smith and Lacey Delayne on behalf of the John Lewis Coalition for Democracy. August 3, 2020.
Nerds for Humanity: Life on the campaign trail working directly with Andrew Yang and team, the suspension, self-awareness, community, Yang2024, what Andrew was like when the cameras were off, her thoughts on the future and the Rethinking Humanity podcast. May 3, 2020
Unspeakable Podcast with Jon Vas: From Yard Signs to Yang Gang — How Lacey Delayne went from holding up signs on the road to being a right hand man on the campaign trail with Andrew Yang. April 21, 2020 https://theunspeakablepod.com/episodes/episode-05-from-yard-signs-to-yanggang
Mindful Skeptics Podcast: How Lacey got into politics, Working for Andrew Yang’s 2020 Presidential Campaign and her newest project, The Rethinking Humanity Podcast. April 14, 2020.
Nerds for Yang: Women for Yang with Jessica Canaday. October 5, 2019