In this special bonus episode for paying subscribers, we explore the surprise win of progressive Brandon Johnson over corporate-backed candidate Paul Vallas in Chicago’s mayoral election this week. Lever reporters Rebecca Burns and Matthew Cunningham-Cook chat with producer Jared Jacang Maher about the factors that contributed to Johnson’s victory and the impact it may have on progressive politics.

Paying subscribers can access the bonus episode as part of their Lever Time Premium subscription, or can listen to the chat below.