Radiolab produces superb podcasts. "Tweak the Vote" is a detailed but reasonably concise study of ranked choice voting.
The first part of the podcast discusses a recent survey in which many - especially younger - Americans indicated that it is not of major importance to them to live in a democracy, and many of them would prefer a "strong leader who does not have to bother with Congress or elections (!).
The conversation then segues to a consideration of ranked choice voting as a more appealing (and more representative) voting system.
This system has been partially implemented in Minnesota and Maine. What surprised me is the degree to which implementation of this system instantly cuts down on the viciousness of negative campaigning (because candidates want to be second- or third-choices for their non-base.)
The transcript is here, but it's difficult to speed-read.
Found this cartoon today explaining voting in Australia -
Some discussion at the via.