Pantsuit Politics

By Sarah & Beth

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Subscribers: 363
Reviews: 4

Bree Leach
 Apr 24, 2020
Unfortunately, the hosts are utterly uniformed, divisive and lack grace (as advertised) toward those they disagree with. Even if you share their particular views, I'm sure you'll find their distaste for those who don't breathtaking.

S
 Dec 25, 2019
Fantastic politics show. Left leaning but the hosts try very hard to understand all perspectives. I love that they talk about issues I never hear brought up anywhere else.


 May 8, 2019


 Jan 23, 2019

Description

For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.

Episode Date
What Jonathan Swan and Mary Trump Can Teach Us About the President
00:55:11

Topics Discussed:

  • Beirut Explosion and Government Regulations
  • Covid-19 Relief
  • NRA Lawsuit
  • Great American Outdoors Act
  • 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
  • Axios Interview, Mary Trump’s Book, and the Psychology of Donald Trump


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Aug 07, 2020
Covid-19 and Moral Reasoning
01:18:48

Topics Discussed:

  • Vice Presidential Pick
  • Tik Tok
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
  • American Response to Covid-19


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Aug 04, 2020
How To Be A Citizen: What's Next?
00:57:49

In the final installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we look ahead to potential election reforms and what the next steps of citizenship might look like for you.


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Jul 31, 2020
How To Be A Citizen: Media Literacy and Ballot Education
01:11:57

In the third installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we talk about getting trustworthy information in a saturated news landscape. We discuss media literacy and how to find information about who and what is on your local ballot.


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Jul 28, 2020
How To Be A Citizen: Foundations
00:46:59

In the second installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we get philosophical about our role as citizens of this country. We examine the foundations of citizenship in American and what it means to be a citizen in 2020.


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Jul 24, 2020
How To Be A Citizen: 101
01:01:58

In the first installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we discuss how we got here in the first place. We talk about the origins of our democracy, the structure through which it operates, and the process of voting.


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Jul 21, 2020
The Future of the Republican Party
01:15:55

Topics Discussed:

  • Reporting Covid-19 Data
  • Wayfair Conspiracy Theory
  • Overt Racism in America (Karens Gone Wild)
  • Protester Arrests in Kentucky
  • Federal Death Penalty
  • The Future of the Republican Party (with Mark McKinnon and Tim Miller)


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Jul 17, 2020
Problems and Priorities in Education
00:53:09

As decisions about returning to school are being made around the country, we are devoting this entire episode to the topic of education. We hear from women across the spectrum of education policy and practice about the biggest problems in education and how we should be thinking about fall.


Thank you to our amazing guests for sharing their thoughts and expertise about education:


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Jul 14, 2020
The Power and Burden of the Supreme Court
00:45:22

Sarah and Beth talk about the final Supreme Court decisions in this term and why we are asking too much of the Court right now. They also discuss the political drama surrounding decisions being made about reopening schools in the fall.


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Jul 10, 2020
America Under Pressure
01:01:21

Topics Discussed:

  • Flooding in Japan
  • Private Vanessa Guillen
  • Russia and Putin
  • Reproductive Rights and SCOTUS
  • Patriotism and July 4th
  • Removing Statues
  • Cancel Culture
  • Outside of Politics


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Jul 07, 2020
Pantsuit Politics 500th Episode!
01:35:05

Today's show is the 500th one we've launched into the world. It's been an incredible journey and we can't wait to see what comes next. ⁠We're celebrating by sharing some of our favorite moments and messages from some friends of the show.

Don't forget to share your stories, memories, favorite moments, and more with #PantsuitPolitics500.⁠ Cheers to you all, because we never would've come this far without you.⁠


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Jul 03, 2020
Covid As An Accelerant
01:26:37

Topics Discussed:

  • Russia Targets American Troops in Afghanistan
  • SCOTUS Abortion Decision
  • Covid As An Accelerant
  • Outside of Politics


Thanks so much to Marisa Pyle, Hal Connolly, Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman of Kentucky, Amanda Melton, and Janice Elliott for giving their time and expertise to our community.


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This Friday, July 3, we’ll be celebrating our 500th episode! Share in the celebration by using #PantsuitPolitics500 to share your favorite moments or episodes, how listening to the podcast has mattered to you, or why you listen.


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Jun 30, 2020
Individual Rights and Community Collectivism
00:54:27

Topics Discussed:

  • Elijah McClain
  • Policing Reform Bill
  • Covid-19 Coverage
  • Individualism vs. Collectivism
  • The Kentucky Senate Primary
  • Presidential Polling
  • Party Conventions


Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for daily news briefs, GIF news threads, and our real time reactions to breaking news.


Next week, on July 3, we’ll be celebrating our 500th episode! Share in the celebration by using #PantsuitPolitics500 to share your favorite moments or episodes, how listening to the podcast has mattered to you, or why you listen.


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Jun 26, 2020
Trump Drama, Veepstakes, and the Kentucky Primary
01:17:34

Topics Discussed:

  • Geoffrey Berman Firing
  • Reading Stabbing Attack
  • Conflict Between China and India
  • North Korea Destroys Embassy
  • John Bolton
  • Rosemary Ketchum
  • Trump Tulsa Rally
  • Veepstakes
  • Kentucky Senate Primary
  • Hope


Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for daily news briefs, GIF news threads, and our real time reactions to breaking news.


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Jun 23, 2020
Pantsuit Politics Trailer #1
00:01:44

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Jun 19, 2020
5 Things You Need to Know About Juneteenth
00:20:53

Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Today, it celebrates African American freedom and achievement. We're breaking down a few of the facts about Juneteenth that you should know as you celebrate today.


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Jun 19, 2020
Covid-19: Stories From Work
00:57:22

Topics Discussed:

  • Rayshard Brooks Death
  • Changes in Policing
  • LGBTQ Policy and Rights
  • Covid-19 Working Stories
  • Outside of Politics


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Jun 16, 2020
Why Local Activism Matters
00:48:36

We talk with local activists who are stepping up in their hometowns as well as journalist Anne Helen Petersen about why small town protests matter.


Many thanks to the local activists who joined us today:

  • Taylor Stone-Welch
  • Andiamo White
  • Martaj Marks
  • LeVar Dillard
  • Jessica Moore


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Jun 12, 2020
How We React to Systematic Racism and Reform
01:13:53

Topics Discussed:

  • What Does "Defund the Police" Mean?
  • Institutional Change
  • Public Health and Protests in a Pandemic
  • Tom Cotton Editorial
  • 2020 Endorsements
  • Three Reactions to Friday's Episode
  • Outside of Politics


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Jun 09, 2020
Imagining a World Without Police (with Lisa Sharon Harper)
00:51:14

In a moment when we are reexamining the role and practices of policing in America, we are thrilled to welcome back Lisa Sharon Harper, an author, activist, and founder and president of Freedom Road, to talk us through what a world without police might look like.


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Jun 05, 2020
Anguish
01:33:29

Topics Discussed:

  • *Breaking News* Trump Press Conference
  • George Floyd Murder & Ongoing Protests
  • Covid-19 Questions Answered with Michelle Becker
  • Benediction (@prayersfromterry)


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Jun 02, 2020
The Hard Work of Change and Crises with Governor Gretchen Whitmer
00:53:40

Topics Discussed:

  • George Floyd
  • 100,000 American Deaths
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer


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May 29, 2020
Women in Leadership During a Crisis (with Swanee Hunt)
00:53:31

Topics Discussed:

  • America's Return to Space
  • Joe Biden
  • Andy Beshear & Kentucky Protests
  • President Trump and the 2020 Election
  • Women Leaders and Pandemics (with Swanee Hunt)
  • Outside of Politics


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May 26, 2020
Organizing and Mobilizing Voter Turnout (with Swing Left)
00:40:17

Topics Discussed:

  • Flooding
  • Hong Kong
  • Georgia Canceled Election
  • Obamagate
  • Swing Left


Join us for a virtual letter writing party with Swing Left on Sunday, May 24 at 4pm EST. Register here!


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May 22, 2020
But Where Does the Money Come From?
00:50:30

Topics Discussed:

  • Breonna Taylor Death (1:08)
  • Public Service and Compliments (12:02)
  • Where Does the Money Come From? (15:05)
  • Outside of Politics (43:24)


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May 19, 2020
Kids and Covid-19
00:49:15

We share kids' perspective on Covid-19. Ranging in age from toddlers to college students, we hear from kids and young adults who are processing the pandemic as uniquely as their adult counterparts. Thank you to the many, many kids, young adults, and parents who sent in their stories.


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May 15, 2020
America's Relationship with China (with Alayna Treene, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Alexi McCammond)
00:59:21

Topics Discussed:

  • Covid-19 & Reopening the Economy (01:36)
  • Michael Flynn & the Department of Justice (09:43)
  • Tara Reade (17:42)
  • Local Leader Compliments (29:03)
  • America's Relationship with China (30:51)
  • Outside of Politics (52:40)


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May 12, 2020
The Nuanced Life: Decisions for the Messy Middle of a Pandemic
00:29:19

The Nuanced Life Episode from May 6th, 2020.

We've gotten so many messages from you all about how to make decisions in the midst of this pandemic. We're in the messy middle of this and we are all feeling it. We share how we're doing and tackle some listener questions about how to handle this moment in time.


Thanks to our sponsor: Embr.


If you want to submit a commemoration or send a question to Ask Sarah and Beth, please email hello@pantsuitpoliticsshow.com with "Commemoration" or "Ask Sarah and Beth" in the subject line. 

Our book is out! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

 

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May 09, 2020
Processing Plandemic
00:57:56

So many of you wrote in asking us to talk about Plandemic, the viral video making its way around social media. We break down its content, intention, and what you need to know as you talk to the people in your life who are watching it.


Topics Discussed:

  • Processing Plandemic (01:48)
  • Ahmaud Arbery (50:45)


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May 08, 2020
Supreme Court Decisions
01:05:25

Topics Discussed:

  • Covid-19 Fatigue (1:38)
  • Joe Biden (22:28)
  • Murder Hornets (38:24)
  • Local Leader Compliments (39:27)
  • Supreme Court Decisions (42:29)
  • Outside of Politics (58:01)


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May 05, 2020
2020 and Coronavirus Updates
00:39:57

Topics Discussed:

  • Mental Health Awareness Month (2:32
  • 2020: Joe Biden (3:55)
  • 2020: Justin Amash (15:55)
  • Defense Production Act and Meat Supply (25:42)
  • Covid-19 Treatment (32:55)
  • Local Leader Compliments (33:57)


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May 01, 2020
The Role of Government in a Crisis (with Trey Grayson)
01:00:03

Topics Discussed:

  • Census Reminder (2:02)
  • Food Waste and Hunger (3:33)
  • The Role of Government in a Crisis (5:46)
  • Covid-19 Medical Updates (20:56)
  • Local Leader Compliments (22:31)
  • Trey Greyson Interview (25:35)
  • Outside of Politics (54:02)


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Apr 28, 2020
Community Experiences with Covid-19
00:28:30

We share your personal experiences with Covid-19 - stories from patients, family members, medical professionals, and public officials. We hope this episode serves as a resource for you to share with your own communities to help Americans better understand what it's like for those facing this disease firsthand.


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Apr 24, 2020
The Way Forward
57:43

Topics Discussed:

  • Shutdown Protests (2:57)
  • Canadian Shooting (18:04)
  • What Happens Next? (28:32)
  • Outside of Politics (47:57)

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Apr 21, 2020
The Way Forward
00:55:53

Topics Discussed:

  • Shutdown Protests (2:57)
  • Canadian Shooting (18:04)
  • What Happens Next? (8:32)
  • Outside of Politics (47:57)


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Apr 21, 2020
Handling Coronavirus Federally and Individually
00:50:46

Topics Discussed:

  • President Trump's Response to Covid-19 (02:27)
  • Call to Hear First Hand Experiences with Covid-19 (20:00)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (20:51)
  • Michelle Becker Answers Your Questions (23:41)
  • Prayers for A Turbulent Time (50:17)

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Apr 17, 2020
Handling Coronavirus Federally and Individually
53:40

Topics Discussed:

  • President Trump's Response to Covid-19 (02:27)
  • Call to Hear First Hand Experiences with Covid-19 (20:00)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (20:51)
  • Michelle Becker Answers Your Questions (23:41)
  • Prayers for A Turbulent Time (50:17)

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Apr 17, 2020
What You Need to Know About Voting By Mail
00:55:33

Topics Discussed:

  • Biden Sexual Assault Accusation (3:01)
  • Easter Weekend Severe Weather (20:23)
  • CARES Act Update (21:19)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (23:25)
  • Wisconsin Election (29:17)
  • 2020 Election Ramifications (23:26)
  • Voting By Mail (34:32)
  • Outside of Politics (49:15)

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Celebrating Local Leaders:

Voting By Mail and the 2020 Election

Apr 14, 2020
What You Need to Know About Voting By Mail
59:24

Topics Discussed:

  • Biden Sexual Assault Accusation (3:01)
  • Easter Weekend Severe Weather (20:23)
  • CARES Act Update (21:19)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (23:25)
  • Wisconsin Election (29:17)
  • 2020 Election Ramifications (23:26)
  • Voting By Mail (34:32)
  • Outside of Politics (49:15)

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Celebrating Local Leaders:

Voting By Mail and the 2020 Election

Apr 14, 2020
The Presidential Election and Coronavirus Research (with Michelle Becker)
00:57:53

Topics Discussed:

  • The Presidential Election (2:20)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (16:12)
  • Coronavirus Research - Michelle Becker (22:16)

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Apr 10, 2020
Allyship and Justice with Lisa Sharon Harper
01:29:24

We are beyond thrilled to be sharing an incredible conversation we had with Lisa Sharon Harper, an author, activist, and founder and president of Freedom Road. Freedom Road is a consulting organization which trains and designs experiences that help groups do justice in just ways. We know you are going to love Lisa as much as we do and that this conversation will encourage and challenge you in the best ways. 

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Apr 07, 2020
Tackling Misinformation and Celebrating Local Leaders
00:27:45

Topics Discussed:

  • Extra Credit Books (01:33)
  • Tackling Misinformation (06:05)
  • Why We Keep Talking about Coronavirus Here (15:39)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (23:18)
  • Lament for Coronavirus (28:54)

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Apr 03, 2020
Coronavirus and Power
01:09:23

Topics Discussed:

  • Opening Meditation (2:22)
  • Jonesboro Tornado (5:05)
  • CARES Act (5:59)
  • Coronavirus Reveals Our Humanity (14:11)
  • Compliments: Gov. Tim Walz (22:44)
  • Federalism, Power, and Covid-19 (27:57)
  • The Hillary Documentary (58:57)

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Mar 31, 2020
Coronavirus Rescue Package
00:48:51

Topics Discussed:

  • Opening Meditation (02:24)
  • CARES Act (04:09)
  • International Covid-19 Numbers (25:21)
  • Celebrating Local Leaders (35:44)
  • 2020 Election Questions (37:57)

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Mar 27, 2020
Conspiracy Theories and Coronavirus (with Joe Walsh)
01:15:38

Topics Discussed:

  • Opening Meditation (2:14)
  • Good Community Members (3:20)
  • Covid-19 and the Senate (11:51)
  • Compliments: Andy Beshear (27:53)
  • QAnon and Coronavirus (34:39)
  • Conversation with Joe Walsh (46:50)
  • Talking to Conspiracy Believers (54:37)
  • Outside of Politics (1:07:25)

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Mar 24, 2020
Where Do We Go From Here?
00:41:11

Topics Discussed:

  • Anxiety in the Time of Coronavirus (01:08)
  • Joe Biden is the Democratic Nominee (13:37)
  • Connecting Our Community (16:43)
  • Who Should We Bail Out? (22:09)
  • Meditation (41:27)

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Mar 20, 2020
A Rapidly Changing World and the Eleventh Democratic Debate
00:48:26

Topics Discussed:

  • Coronavirus (03:43)
  • Economic Stimulus Bill (11:14)
  • Compliments: Proactive, Brave Leadership (25:37)
  • The Democratic Debate: Round Eleven (31:37)
  • Outside of Politics (49:03)

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Mar 17, 2020
Political Therapy: Coronavirus Edition
00:42:17

Topics Discussed:

  • Spring Tour Update (02:05)
  • Coronavirus (03:26)
  • Democratic Primary (34:19)
  • Harvey Weinstein Sentencing (40:27)

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Today's meditation came to us from Amy: May we be safe, may we be happy, may we be healthy, may we be at ease.

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Mar 13, 2020
The Varied Effects of Coronavirus
00:46:49

Topics Discussed:

  • Democratic Primary (02:20)
  • Compliments: Women Marching and Rideshare Companies (15:16)
  • Coronavirus (21:03)
  • Outside of Politics (45:05)

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Mar 10, 2020
Joe Biden Had a Super Tuesday
00:42:48

We discuss the Super Tuesday comeback of Joe Biden and what that means in the big picture for the primary. 

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Mar 06, 2020
The Democratic Field Narrows and Medicare for All
01:13:11

Topics Discussed:

  • Coronavirus (4:45)
  • Democratic Race Narrows (13:10)
  • Taliban Agreement (27:24)
  • Mississippi Prisons (32:17)
  • Compliments: Taylor Swift & The Good Place
  • Medicare for All (39:02)
  • Outside of Politics (1:08:56)
  • Live Reaction to Amy Klobuchar (1:14:45)

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Mar 03, 2020
Five Things You Need to Know About Medicare for All
00:22:16

What You Need to Know About Medicare for All:

  1. Medicare: minus the "All" (02:19)
  2. Medicare is popular because it touches so many Americans. (09:09)
    Currently, 44 million beneficiaries—some 15 percent of the U.S. population—are enrolled in the Medicare program. Enrollment is expected to rise to 79 million by 2030. Only one in 10 beneficiaries relies solely on the Medicare program for health care coverage.
  3. Medicare for All is not really Medicare and it's not one thing. (14:10)
  4. The cost of these plans is very, very high. (17:24)
  5. The Taiwanese health care system is the closest equivalent which is why you hear so much about it. (21:38)

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Feb 28, 2020
Nevada Puts Sanders In the Lead
01:08:33

Topics Discussed:

  • Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty (04:59)
  • Coronavirus (07:59)
  • President Trump in India (13:34) 
  • Cheating in Baseball (21:34)
  • Negotiating with the Taliban (26:03)
  • Mike Bloomberg NDAs (27:54)
  • Compliments: Lindsay James & Greyhound Bus (28:39)
  • Nevada Caucus Results (34:58) 
  • Outside of Politics (01:02:51)

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Feb 25, 2020
The Democratic Debate: Round Nine
00:36:15

Sarah and Beth recap the ninth Democratic presidential primary debate and talk about how they think it will - and won't - impact the primary moving forward.

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Feb 21, 2020
Primary Panic (Is Not Helpful)
01:12:22

Topics Discussed:

  • Roger Stone & Bill Barr (3:58)
  • Taliban Agreement (17:42)
  • Harvey Weinstein Trial (23:28)
  • Compliments: African Union Summit & Pete Buttigieg (34:20)
  • Primary Panic 40:45)
  • Outside of Politics (71:15)

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Feb 18, 2020
New Hampshire Primary Results
00:30:08

We discuss our time on the ground in New Hampshire and the results of the primary there. 

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Feb 14, 2020
On the Ground in New Hampshire
00:35:09

Topics Discussed: 

  • News of the Week 
  • Deaths in Afghanistan
  • Compliment: Vindman Brothers
  • Democratic Primary 
  • Outside of Politics 

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Feb 11, 2020
Iowa, Acquittal, and the State of the Union
01:02:10

Topics Discussed:

  • State of the Union (03:33)
  • Impeachment (15:18)
  • The Iowa Caucus Results (33:06)

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Feb 07, 2020
On the Ground in Iowa
00:39:40

We bring you our coverage direct from Des Moines, Iowa. We met voters, candidates, and legislators who all shared their thoughts on the Iowa 2020 experience. 

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Feb 04, 2020
What You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary
00:48:25

Topics Discussed:

  • Emotional Housekeeping (01:45)
  • Impeachment Q&A Day (08:39)
  • Executive Power and Term Limits (15:30)
  • Brexit (29:36)
  • Iowa Caucus & New Hampshire Primary (38:12)

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Jan 31, 2020
John Bolton, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden
00:54:20

Topics Discussed:

  • Climate Change Offsets (3:08)
  • Coronavirus (6:48)
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (9:28)
  • Secretary Pompeo and Mary Louise Kelly (13:34)
  • John Bolton and an Impeachment Update (24:15)
  • Jim Lehrer and Kobe Bryant (31:33)
  • 2020 Primary (38:09)
  • Outside of Politics (50:07)

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Jan 28, 2020
The Impeachment Trial and the 2020 Campaign
00:42:06

Topics Discussed:

  • Impeachment Update (02:02)
  • Jeff Bezos and Mohammad Bin Salman (13:16)
  • Coronavirus (17:13)
  • 2020 Campaign Update (23:07)

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Jan 24, 2020
May the Best Woman Win
01:04:34

Topics Discussed:

  • Impeachment Update (05:42)
  • Compliment: Ayanna Pressley (25:41)
  • The New York Times Democratic Primary Endorsement (33:05)
  • Outside of Politics (01:01:39)

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Jan 21, 2020
The Democratic Debate: Round Seven
00:31:00

Topics Discussed:

  • Lev Parnes & Rudy Guiliani (2:04)
  • Impeachment Update (11:00)
  • The Seventh Democratic Debate (18:14)

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Jan 17, 2020
The Rules for a Senate Impeachment Trial
00:50:26

Topics Discussed:

  • Democratic Primary (01:30)
  • Natural Disasters Around the World (07:54)
  • CLEAN Future Act (09:29)
  • Iran (13:06)
  • Afghanistan Deaths (19:47)
  • Taiwanese Election (20:45)
  • China and Trade (22:08)
  • Compliments: Tom Donahue & Eitan Hersh (22:56)
  • Senate Impeachment Rules (27:27)
  • Outside of Politics (46:13)

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News of the Week

Rules for an Impeachment Trial

Jan 14, 2020
Australia on Fire
00:39:41

Topics Discussed:

  • Iran Deescalation (2:14)
  • Meghan & Harry (15:51)
  • Australian Wildfire (27:06)

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Jan 10, 2020
How Do You Solve a Problem Like 2020?
01:05:10

Topics Discussed:

  • Our New Look! (01:48)
  • Australian Wildfires (03:40)
  • Iran & Qasem Soleimani (04:19)
  • Manda Bay Kenya Attack (23:39)
  • Venezuelan Politics (25:12)
  • Compliments: Michelle Williams and Those Involved in Harvey Weinstein's Trial (27:04)
  • The Challenges of 2020 (31:33)
  • Outside of Politics (56:12)

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Conflict with Iran:

Jan 07, 2020
Trump Impeached and the Fifth Democratic Debate
00:46:39

Topics Discussed:

  • Amazon (02:23)
  • Impeachment Update (04:10)
  • Christianity Today Editorial (14:50)
  • Democratic Debate (27:05)

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Dec 21, 2019
Episode of the Year: What You Need to Know about Abortion Law
01:20:57

After polling our listeners, you have selected our 2019 Episode of the Year! Today, we're replaying our policy set from May about abortion law. You'll hear our Five Things You Need to Know About Abortion Law followed by our conversation about the complexities and nuances surrounding this issue.

Thanks to everyone who voted; we know abortion is a tough topic, so it speaks well of our community that you all were and continue to be so ready to engage with it. 

Five Things to Know About Abortion Law:

  1. Abortion has a long emotional history in the US that Roe vs. Wade didn't stop.

  2. Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia have passed "heart beat bills".

  3. Heartbeat bills and outright bans on abortion in all circumstances are surging in popularity, despite the fact that public opinion is largely more nuanced about abortion.

  4. Stare decisions recently took a hit on the Supreme Court. 

  5. Kentucky's law has already been struck down in court. Mississippi and Ohio's are already being challenged. Georgia and Alabama laws are also expected to be challenged.

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Dec 17, 2019
Positive Trends and Silver Linings This Week
00:37:18

Topics Discussed:

Jersey City Shooting (01:52)

St John's Properties Holiday Bonus (03:24)

USMCA (07:00)

Citizenship for Farm Workers (11:51)

Inspector General Report (12:49)

Bill of Rights Day (29:22)

Time Person of the Year: Greta Thunberg (30:08)

Earlene Peterson and the Death Penalty (34:48)

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Dec 13, 2019
The Art of the Lawsuit
01:01:09

Topics Discussed:

The British Election (02:26)

National Defense Authorization Act (04:04)

Pensacola Shooting (05:43)

Afghanistan Papers  (10:54)

Compliments: Utah and the Trump Administration (29:06)

Impeachment Update (35:20)

Trump Lawsuits (35:53)

Outside of Politics (56:19)

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Dec 10, 2019
The Constant Dilemma that is Amazon
00:54:19

Topics Discussed:

Measles Outbreak in Samoa (02:39)

Macmillan E-book Licensing (03:43)

Kamala Harris (06:23)

Impeachment Update (07:56)

Amazon (23:39)

Your Political Holiday Stories (47:30)

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Dec 06, 2019
Congress at Work, 2020 Primary and Impeachment Updates, and News Around the World
00:53:29

Topics Discussed:

UN Climate Summit

NATO Meeting

British Election and the London Bridge Attack

Trump, the Taliban, and the Military

Unrest in the Middle East

Problems in China

Compliments: Sen. Marco Rubio and all of Washington D.C.

The Impeachment Timeline

What Congress is Working On

2020 Presidential Primary

Beth's Book Review of A Warning

Outside of Politics

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Global News

Domestic News

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Dec 03, 2019
Nuance Nation Tour Compilation
00:32:34

We cannot begin to express our gratitude to everyone who made the Nuance Nation Tour possible this fall. Our teams of listener volunteers went above and beyond in each city; we simply could not have done this tour without them. Special thanks also to our amazing guests: Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon in San Mateo, Piper Perabo and Michelle Finocchi in Thousand Oaks, Rep. Haley Stevens in Troy, Michigan, Amy McGrath in Louisville, Susan Page in Washington D.C., and MJ Hegar in Dallas.

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Nov 29, 2019
How to Discuss Impeachment and Politics at Holiday Gatherings
00:40:31

Topics Discussed:

Edwards Gallagher (1:37)

Hong Kong (8.54)

Netanyahu Indictment (13.26)

Compliments: Minimum Wage Increases and  (14.41)

Talking Politics at Thanksgiving (20.04)

Outside of Politics (35.05)

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Nov 26, 2019
Impeachment Hearings and Democratic Debate: Round Five
00:49:58

Topics Discussed:

The Democratic Debate (02:29)

Impeachment Hearings (19:54)

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Nov 22, 2019
Ongoing Impeachment Hearings and Culture Wars
00:56:01

Topics Discussed:

China Updates (01:59)

Iranian Influence in Iraq (6:15)

North Korean Demands (10:16)

Louisiana Elections (11:45)

Farm Bankruptcies (13:03)

Military Clemencies (15:17)

House Science Committee (17:52)

More Mass Shootings (20:26)

Impeachment (24:35)

Outside of Politics (51:39)

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Nov 19, 2019
The First Impeachment Hearings
00:35:10

Topics Discussed:

Global Natural Disasters (02:08)

Hong Kong Protests (05:07)

2020 Primary (09:16)

Erdogan-Trump Meeting (13:55)

Impeachment Hearings (20:40)

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Nov 15, 2019
Uighurs in China
00:50:07

Topics Discussed:

Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings (02:41)

Bloomber Test Balloon (07:57)

Peter King (09:18)

Bolivia (10:07)

Gilead Sciences (13:05)

Compliment the Other Side (14:20)

Uighurs in China (19:33)

Outside of Politics (41:29)

Recommended Resources:

Why George Kent is a Star Witness

Bolivia’s Morales Steps Down

The Suit Against Gilead Sciences

Buttigieg Promises to Name Woman VA Secretary

Hire Honor: The Call of Duty Endowment

A Day of Violence in Hong Kong

US Blacklists China AI Startups

In China, Every Day is Kristallnacht

Plight of the Uyghurs

Council of Foreign Relations on the Uyghurs

America’s Consumer Paradise Means Hell on Earth

Xi Jinping and Authoritarianism

Technology and the Uyghurs

Chen Quanguo and Perfecting a Police State in Tibet

Members of the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee

American Heretics

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Nov 12, 2019
2019 Election Results
00:33:35

Topics Discussed:

2019 Election Results (01:32)

Impeachment Update (22:09)

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Nov 08, 2019
Beto Drops Out, Warren's Healthcare Plans, and Gov. Steve Bullock
01:03:01

Topics Discussed:

Impeachment Update (02:13)

Funding the Government (03:11)

Saudi Aramco Goes Public (05:08)

DHS Acting Secretary (08:05)

Beto O'Rourke Ends His Campaign (12:10)

Warren's Medicare for All Plan (17:00)

Compliments: Oklahoma and Apple (35:34)

Governor Steve Bullock (43:24 )

Outside of Politics (59:04)

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Department of Homeland Security:

The Democratic Primary:

Apple and Housing: 

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Nov 05, 2019
2019 Election, Impeachment Resolution, and All Saints Day
00:35:47

Topics Discussed:

2019 Election (02:16)

Impeachment Resolution (15:05)

All Saints Day (34:57)

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Nov 01, 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Global Protests, and the Federal Budget Process
00:51:44

Topics Discussed:

Power & Wildfires in California (02:24)

Killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (03:15)

Global Protests (08:56)

Compliments: Mark Meadows and the American Congressional Exchange (21:17)

The Federal Budget Process (26:37)

Outside of Politics (50:07)

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Oct 29, 2019
Five Things You Need to Know About the Federal Budget Process
00:28:39

Topics Discussed:

Impeachment Update (02:08)

1. Budget Vocabulary (09:10)

2. Mandatory vs. Discretionary vs. Tax Breaks (12:59)

3. Deficits and Debt (16:06)

4. The Process in Theory (20:28)

5. The Process in Practice (23:11)

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2020 Budget:

Oct 25, 2019
The G7 Location, Tulsi Gabbard, and Campaigning on Social Media
01:06:53

Topics Discussed:

Brexit (02:03)

Syrian Ceasefire & Middle East Policy (03:26)

G7 Summit Location (04:07)

Impeachment Update (23:03)

2020 Primary Update (30:35)

Compliment: All Women Space Walk & Keanon Lowe (36:10)

Campaigning and Social Media (40:33)

Outside of Politics (01:03:51)

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Oct 22, 2019
1000 Days of Trump and the Democratic Debate: Round Four
00:55:45

Topics Discussed:

Elijah Cummings (02:31)

Brexit (03:40)

1000 Days of Trump (04:54)

Impeachment Update (18:30)

Democratic Debate: Round Four (29:48)

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Oct 18, 2019
Atatiana Jefferson, Syria, and Trauma-Informed Workplaces (with Kristin Shrimplin)
00:41:18

Topics Discussed:

Atatiana Jefferson (01:48)

Marie Yovanovitch (04:09)

Syria & Turkey (08:20)

Trump News Slaughter Video (14:28)

Ellen & George W. Bush (19:59)

Compliments: Nancy Amons & Cynthia Thielen (22:55)

Domestic Violence Awareness & Trauma-Informed Workplaces (28:43)

Outside of Politics (35:47)

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National Domestic Violence Hotline Resource:

Might you be experience domestic violence? Consider the following. Does your partner ever...

  • Insult, demean or embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Control what you do, who you talk to or where you go?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
  • Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call us (1-800-799-7233) if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

Oct 15, 2019
Elizabeth Warren, Ellen, and Opioids (with Stephanie Wittels Wach)
01:01:31

Topics Discussed:

Syria (03:05)

Impeachment Update (16:34)

Elizabeth Warren and Pregnancy Discrimination (21:45)

Ellen and George W. Bush (28:08)

Stephanie Wittels Wach (44:13)

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Oct 11, 2019
Impeachment Update and the #MeToo Anniversary (Live from Evolving Faith)
00:51:16

Topics Discussed:

Impeachment Update (02:20)

Compliment: Hakeem Jeffries and Doug Collins (22:09)

The #MeToo Anniversary (26:31)

Outside of Politics (48:44)

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Oct 08, 2019
Impeachment and Sarah Riggs Amico
00:57:28

Topics Discussed:

Impeachment (01:52)

Sarah Riggs Amico(25:30)

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

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Oct 04, 2019
International Strife, Immigration, and the Impeachment Inquiry
00:47:59

Topics Discussed:

Hong Kong (02:59)

MBS and the Khashoggi Murder (07:27)

Immigration Decisions (12:04)

Compliments: Fighting the Opioid Crisis (15:49)

Impeachment & Ukraine (21:03)

Outside of Politics (39:12)

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Oct 01, 2019
Impeachment, Whistleblowers, and Ukraine
00:59:43

Topics Discussed:

Impeachment Inquiry

The Whistleblower

Joseph Maguire Testimony

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

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Reuters Timeline 

CNN Timeline 

Whistleblower Complaint 

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Acting DNI hearing 

LA Times on Trump calling whistleblower informants spies

Sep 27, 2019
Nightly Nuance - September 24, 2019
00:17:22

We are releasing our conversation on the Nightly Nuance to everyone due to the historic nature of the day's news events. On September 24, 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi formally announced an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Sep 25, 2019
Five Things You Need to Know About Impeachment (RE-RELEASE)
00:23:59

 

Impeachment is a hot topic in the news right now. We'll be talking about it more on Tuesday's episode, but today we're covering the history, purpose, and process of impeachment. 

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Sep 25, 2019
Ukraine, Climate Strike, and Labor Unions
01:10:17

Topics Discussed:

Trump, Biden, and Ukraine (02:12)

UN General Assembly (14:47)

Climate Strike (16:26)

Israeli Election (19:52)

Compliments: Rep. Paul Mitchell & Homelessness in Nevada (22:59)

Modern Labor Movement (28:28)

Outside of Politics (1:05:53)

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

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Sep 24, 2019
Five Things You Need to Know About Labor Unions
00:23:37

Five Things You Need to Know About Labor Unions:

1. The American labor movement sprang to life with industrialization and resulted in many of the workplace protections we enjoy today. (02:02)

2. Union membership peaked in the mid-20th century but struggled with racist and sexist policies as well as corruption within the leadership and anti-union government policies. (11:10)

3. As private union membership began to decrease, public service unions began to grow. (17:57)

4. We are also seeing the rise of organized action beyond the public sector as well. (20:04)

5. There is also a rise of collective action inside tech about both worker issues and societal issues. (21:46)

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Sep 20, 2019
The Democratic Debate: Round Three
00:56:07

Topics Discussed:

Saudi Aramco Drone Strike (02:37)

Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy (09:31)

Brett Kavanaugh...Again (11:53)

GM Labor Strike (19:17)

Compliments: Adam Schiff & Attitudes About Vaping (20:42)

The Democratic Debate: Round Three (26:59)

Outside of Politics (54:23)

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

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Sep 17, 2019
2019: More Passionate Than Cautious (Live from Midway University)
00:43:44

Topics Discussed:

John Bolton (02:21)

The Bahamas (06:50)

Bombing Iraq (11:47)

North Korean Weapons (15:03)

The Battle of the Dans (17:46)

Legislating the Gig Economy (23:55)

Rural Broadband Access (36:02)

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Sep 13, 2019
Afghanistan, Republican Primaries, and IDEA Funding
00:58:36

Topics Discussed:

Afghanistan and Peace Talks (01:55)

Republican Primaries (13:25)

Compliments: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and University of Tennessee (19:39)

IDEA Funding (25:14) 

Outside of Politics (51:59)

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Afghanistan and Peace Talks:

Republican Primaries:

Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Compliments):

IDEA Funding:

IDEA Categories of Eligibility:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Hearing impairment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Other health impairment (includes ADHD)
  • Specific learning disability (includes dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other learning differences)
  • Speech or language impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Visual impairment, including blindness
Sep 10, 2019
Climate, Brexit, and Democracy
00:36:13

Topics Discussed:

Hurricanes and Climate (02:37)

CNN Climate Town Hall (03:44)

Campaign Contributions (15:12)

Brexit and Democracy (20:25) 

Here's how you can help Hurricane Dorian victims (CNN)

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Sep 06, 2019
Survivors of School Shootings (with Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman)
00:39:56

Sarah talks with Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman, editors of If I Don't Make It, I Love You, a collection of narratives from survivors of school shootings in America. To help get a copy of this book in the hands of every U.S. Senator, visit their GoFundMe campaign.

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Sep 03, 2019
Hurricanes, Civil Rights, and Democrats
00:43:43

Topics Discussed:

FEMA Disaster Relief Fund (03:51)

Trump Administration and LGBT Issues (14:27)

Kirsten Gillibrand (31:07)

Georgia Senate Race (36:24)

Kentucky Senate Race (38:47)

 

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Aug 30, 2019
The G7 Summit and the Border Crisis
01:01:02

Topics Discussed:

The G7 Summit (03:24)

Compliments: Joe Walsh & Bill deBlasio (16:40)

The Border Crisis (23:38)

Outside of Politics (51:16)

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Aug 27, 2019
Five Things You Need to Know About the Border Crisis
00:24:43

Topics Discussed:

1. There is a legitimate rise in people seeking to cross the border both illegally and legally, but we are not at record levels of immigration. (02:33)

2. The Northern Triangle (08:33)

3. For most of our history, border deportations were pretty informal if not absent. (14:20)

4. The Trump administration does not believe the U.S. should welcome the persecuted or oppressed. (18:57)

5. Increased migration to the US is part of an international trend -- this could be the new normal. (23:51)

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Aug 23, 2019
Antifa, Proud Boys, and Extremist Ideologies
01:01:10

Topics Discussed:

Economy (02:29)

Native Presidential Forum (12:08)

Kabul Wedding Attack (13:55)

Disabled People and Gun Control (16:09)

Compliments: Beto O'Rourke & California Law Enforcement (17:40)

Defining the Political Spectrum (26:59)

Antifa (30:41)

Proud Boys (35:17)

Dealing with Extremist Ideologies in America (39:54)

Outside of Politics (58:30)

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Aug 20, 2019
Constitutional Primers: Tenth Amendment
00:32:41

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Beth talks with Dr. Michael Baranowski, political science professor and host of The Politics Guys, about the Tenth Amendment. 

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Aug 16, 2019
Epstein, Kashmir, and Gun Policy
01:07:25

Topics Discussed:

Jeffrey Epstein (03:35)

Kashmir (12:54)

Trump Immigration Policies (16:24)

Compliments: Tulsi Gabbard and Colombia (23:58)

The Presidency and Empathy (28:39)

Gun Policy Proposals (36:52)

Outside of Politics (01:07:07)

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Aug 13, 2019
Constitutional Primers: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments
00:30:13

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Sarah talks with Angela J. Davis about the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. 

Intro: (00:50)

4th Amendment: (02:52)

5th Amendment: (15:14)

6th Amendment: (26:30)

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Aug 09, 2019
Democratic Primary Debates and Mass Shootings
00:59:49

Topics Discussed:

The Democratic Primary Debates: Round Two (02:39)

Compliments: Canadian Doctors & California College Professors (15:42)

Mass Shootings (20:53)

Outside of Politics (56:31)

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Aug 06, 2019
Constitutional Primers: Second Amendment
00:30:19

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Beth talks with Dr. Kristin Goss of Duke University about the second amendment. 

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Aug 02, 2019
Constitutional Primers: First Amendment
00:44:43

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Sarah talks with her constitutional law professor, Stephen Wermiel, about the first amendment. 

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Jul 30, 2019
The Mueller Testimony, Puerto Rico, and the Federal Budget
00:41:47

Topics Discussed:

The Mueller Testimony (6:05)

Puerto Rico (32:26)

The Federal Budget (36:42)

Events and Interviews:

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Jul 26, 2019
Protests, Minimum Wage, and the Budget
01:03:40

Topics Discussed:

Hong Kong (4:16)

Puerto Rico (8:04)

Iran (12:20)

Compliment the Other Side: The Trump Administration (22:50)

Beth's Big Announcement (24:23)

Minimum Wage (39:53)

Budget (48:53)

Mueller Testimony (54:36)

Outside of Politics (57:58)

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Jul 23, 2019
Racism and Values in American Politics
00:51:16

 

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Jul 19, 2019
Racist Tweets, Border Camps, and Campaign Finance
01:30:04

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Trump's Tweets

The Border Camps

Compliment the Other Side: Tabitha Isner & the Trump Administration

Campaign Finance 

Outside of Politics

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Jul 16, 2019
Five Things You Need to Know About Campaign Finance
00:36:51
Jul 12, 2019
The World Cup, Sudan, Iran, and the Census
00:58:46

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The Women's World Cup (03:43)
Sudan (09:41)
Iran (14:23)
Compliment the Other Side: Rep. Bennie Thompson & Connie Morella (25:33)
The Census (31:25)
Outside of Politics (53:41)

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Jul 09, 2019
Engaging Young Voters with Claire Harmon
00:14:28

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Jul 05, 2019
Social Work and Advocacy with Dr. Missy Bird
00:29:57

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Jul 02, 2019
The Democratic Primary Debates: Round One
00:50:41

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Wednesday night debate (01:46)

Thursday night debate (27:13)

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Jun 28, 2019
Detention Centers, E. Jean Carroll, and True Crime
01:06:06

Topics Discussed:

  • Detention Centers at the Border (05:14)

  • E. Jean Carroll's Rape Accusation (26:25)

  • Compliment the Other Side: Tucker Carlson & Governor Kate Brown (32:05)

  • True Crime (41:31)

  • The Enneagram and Parenting (01:02:11)

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Jun 25, 2019
Mark Charles, Joe Biden, and Reparations
00:33:04

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Jun 21, 2019
Mark Charles on Reconciliation, Lament, and a Campaign for All the People
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Jun 18, 2019
Running for Senate: MJ Hegar and Stephany Rose Spaulding
00:45:02

Today, we're featuring two incredible women who are running for Senate in 2020. MJ Hegar is running against incumbent John Cornyn in Texas. Stephany Rose Spaulding, who spoke to us during her 2018 campaign for Congress, is running for the Democratic nomination in Colorado. 

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Jun 14, 2019
Tariffs, Hong Kong, and Brexit
00:44:03

We discuss the "deal" the administration made with Mexico over tariffs and Hong Kong protests about extradition legislation. Beth compliments Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Sarah compliments states working to overturn the death penalty. In our main segment, we return to our conversation about Brexit and share what we think will happen. Outside of politics, we talk accents and celebrate Nicholas Holland's 40th birthday. 

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Jun 11, 2019
Five Things You Need to Know About Brexit
00:38:48

Despite the fact that Brexit has been a thing for years now, things are still a mess over in the United Kingdom as they attempt to decide exactly how this is going to go down. Today, we're breaking down what you need to know about Brexit before we discuss our opinions about it on Tuesday's episode. 

We'll be answering all these questions and more:

  1. How did Britain get to be in the European Union in the first place?
  2. How did Bexit became a thing?
  3. What's in the divorce deal?
  4. What is the Irish backstop and why is it complicating things?
  5. What happens after Theresa May leaves office?

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Jun 07, 2019
2020 Candidates, Rachel Held Evans, and Our Journey on LGBTQ Rights
01:07:38

We start by talking about developments in the 2020 field, including the addition of Mark Charles, Kirsten Gillibrand's failure to launch, and security risks exemplified by what happened to Kamala Harris. We also share our heartbreak over the shooting in Virginia Beach and ponder President Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom. 

For Compliment the Other Side, Beth honors the work of Democrats in Connecticut who are working on a new budget package. 

In our main segment, we respond to listener Cody's message about Pride Month. We share our personal journeys in relation to LGBTQ rights and how we got to the positions we hold now.

Finally, we reflect again on the life and legacy of Rachel Held Evans and what an honor it was to be at her funeral this weekend. It was truly a sacred experience and we are so grateful to have known her. We encourage you to take the time to watch the funeral service yourself.

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Jun 04, 2019
Mueller, Netanyahu, the USS John McCain, and Boycotting Red States
00:26:22

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We talk through the news of the week, including that nine minute press conference that Robert Mueller gave urging us all to read his report. We also discuss the Israeli election, the potential boycotts of red states, and the absurd reason the USS John McCain is in the news. 

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May 31, 2019
Nancy Pelosi, President Trump, and Women in the Military (with Lt. Col. Jeannette Haynie)
00:45:25

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We discuss the tension between President Trump and Congress, specifically the House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We also share our conversation with Lt. Col. Jeannette Gaudry Haynie, a Naval Academy graduate an attack helicopter pilot who is doing important research focusing on the gendered nature of conflict. 

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May 28, 2019
Willie Geist Talks Journalism and the Politics of 2020
00:36:34

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After two heavy episodes diving into the weeds of abortion law, we're lightening things up today. We share our great conversation with Willie Geist about journalism, the politics of the 2020 presidential race, and what's in his Netflix queue. 

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May 24, 2019
Equality Act, Immigration, Justin Amash, and Abortion Law
01:13:32

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We start with a few current events including the House passing the Equality Act, Jared Kushner and the new immigration law, Justin Amash's important Twitter thread, and a surprising Compliment the Other Side from Sarah. Then, we dig in on the complexities of abortion law in America and what we think will happen next. Outside of politics, Sarah shares her thoughts on the Game of Thrones finale and Beth has feelings about the finale of this season of Survivor. 

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May 21, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About Abortion Law
00:33:14

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Today, we're sharing five things you need to know about abortion law in advance of a deeper conversation about recent events on Tuesday's episode. 

  1. Abortion has a long emotional history in the US that Roe vs. Wade didn't stop.
  2. Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia have passed "heart beat bills".
  3. Heartbeat bills and outright bans on abortion in all circumstances are surging in popularity, despite the fact that public opinion is largely more nuanced about abortion.
  4. Stare decisions recently took a hit on the Supreme Court. 
  5. Kentucky's law has already been struck down in court. Mississippi and Ohio's are already being challenged. Georgia and Alabama laws are also expected to be challenged.

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May 17, 2019
International Trade, European Election Meddling, and Rural Infrastructure
01:13:32

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We share thoughts on a variety of international news stories including trade with China, conflict with Iran, and Russian interference in European elections. Then, we dive deep on rural infrastructure and how the lack thereof is affecting America. Outside of politics, Sarah fumes about Game of Thrones and Beth contemplates different kinds of love on her 12th anniversary.

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May 14, 2019
Contempt, Military Action, School Shootings, and Drugs
00:42:56

It's been a diverse news week and our conversation in this episode reflects that. We talk about Congress holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt and where things may be going next on the investigation/impeachment front. We also talk about the multitude of countries this with which this administration seems interested in going to war. 

We share our heartbreak over the school shootings this week and the hero students who sacrificed themselves for their classmates.

Finally, we have a conversation about drugs. Denver has decided to decriminalize psychedelics and Sarah is here for it. Beth, not so much. What we are both here for is a serious conversation about pharmaceutical advertising, something President Trump has been tweeting about lately.

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May 10, 2019
Rachel Held Evans, Middle Eastern Conflict, Bill Barr, and a Big Idea Catch-up
01:21:59

In our first segment, we share our grief over the death of Rachel Held Evans. We also talk about conflict in the Middle East (in both Gaza and Iran) and the continuing drama between Attorney General Bill Barr and Congress. In the main segment, we have a conversation about some big ideas that have been floating around the internet lately including the Bring Down the House documentary on Netflix, women working long hours and experiencing burnout in the workplace, tragedy, and empathy

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May 07, 2019
The Barr Hearing and Electoral Conversations (with Lauren Leader)
01:09:19

Our recap of and conversation about the Barr hearing leads us into a deeper conversation about elections, past and future. How should we be talking about 2016? Should we care what Hillary Clinton has to say? Who should we trust? We talk about all that and more. Then, we share Sarah's conversation with Lauren Leader, author of Crossing the Thinnest Line and CEO of All In Together, about the variety of ways women can be politically engaged. 

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May 03, 2019
Chabad Shooting, Joe Biden, Barr's Testimony, and Impeachment
01:11:41

First up, we discuss current events, including the Chabad synagogue shooting, the coverage of Joe Biden compared to female Democratic candidates, and AG Barr's testimony. In the main segment, we have an in-depth conversation about impeachment and whether or not Congress should consider impeaching President Trump. Finally, we talk about Avengers: Endgame. Yes, there are spoilers, but don't worry! They are at the end of the show and can easily be skipped. 

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Apr 30, 2019
The Mueller Report, Church Tragedies, and Middle Eastern Diplomacy
01:00:53

We discuss church tragedies around the world, including the hundreds dead in Sri Lanka, the fundraising to rebuild Notre Dame, and the churches which were burned in Louisiana. We also talk about Iran, John Bolton, and what's going on with our Middle Eastern diplomacy. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth compliments Minnesota women working on climate change and Sarah compliments Mitt Romney.

In our main segment, we break down the Mueller report. We read the whole thing and do our best to discuss it in a measured, thoughtful way. We also consider what actions may or should be taken as a result of the report. 

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Apr 23, 2019
Marianne Williamson on the Opioid Crisis, Racism, and Healing America
00:52:35

We share our compelling conversation with Marianne Williamson, teacher, speaker, author, and, now, presidential candidate. We were honored to speak with her about a variety of issues facing America today. She shared her vision for the future of the country and how she envisions her part in that future. 

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Apr 19, 2019
Immigrants, Ilhan Omar, the 2020 Primary, and an American in Socialist Denmark (with Marjorie Skiba)
00:58:45

We discuss the impending release of the Mueller report, President Trump's plan to send immigrants to sanctuary cities, and the continued controversy around Ilhan Omar's comments about 9/11. We also check in on the 2020 primary, including thoughts on how the coverage of Mayor Pete Buttigieg contrasts with that of the women candidates. Then, we share our conversation with Marjorie Skiba, an American expat living in Denmark; she shares what it's like to move from America to a socialist country. Plus, Beth shares what she's ready and Sarah talks Game of Thrones. 

Compliment the Other Side: Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach and Nevada State Senators Nicole Canizzaro and Julia Ratti

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Apr 16, 2019
Changing Political Parties (with Rep. Stephanie Clayton)
00:28:36

We talk with Kansas House of Representatives member Stephanie Clayton, who switched political parties last year. Stephanie shares with us what that process looked like for her and her motivations behind it. Plus, the response of her constituents might surprise you. You can follow Rep. Clayton on Twitter @SSCJoCoKs.

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Apr 12, 2019
Biden, Buttigieg, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Our Conversation with Senator Maggie Hassan
00:54:41

We follow-up on our conversation about Joe Biden from Friday's episode. His actions over the weekend have shifted Beth's position a bit. We also discuss the end of Kirstjen Nielsen's tenure at the Department of Homeland Security and Pete Buttigieg's comments on faith and morality. In our main segment, we share our conversation with Senator Maggie Hassan from our live event in at South Church in Portsmouth, NH. To finish out, we share the Q&A segment from the event. 

Thank you so much to Tom at the RiverRun Bookstore and the New Hampshire Women's Foundation for putting on such a great event on Friday evening. 

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Apr 09, 2019
Questions About Joe Biden
00:35:44

The conversation around Joe Biden's potential presidential campaign is getting contentious. We have some disagreements about it as well. We talk about all the distinct questions we believe we should be asking about a Biden candidacy. Plus, we talk about Kathy Griffin and how that picture has impacted her life and career.

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Apr 05, 2019
John Delaney on the ACA, the Border Crisis, Adam Schiff, and Running for President
00:50:16

We're honored to be joined for the whole show by Rep. John Delaney, a Democratic candidate for president. He chats with us about healthcare, the border crisis, and the call for Rep. Schiff's resignation. We compliment all the other side and then Rep. Delaney shares the vision of his candidacy for president. Plus, outside of politics, we talk about his NCAA bracket and the great work his wife is doing. 

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Apr 02, 2019
The Barr Letter, Bad Press, and Reaching Political Parity (with Kelly Werder)
00:31:04

The response to the Barr letter continues and the fight to have the full Mueller report released continues to escalate. We discuss that and why President Trump seems intent on wasting this positive news cycle. Then, we're joined by Kelly Werder to discuss 50/50 by 2020, a bipartisan political action committee determined to see gender parity in our elected officials. They are sponsoring the Courage to Run 5K across the country on April 13. We're extra fond of them because our book is their first pick for their book club!

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Mar 29, 2019
The Mueller Report and Criminal Justice Reform
00:50:39

March is National Criminal Justice Month and we're diving in deep on that subject today. Friday's episode will help get you ready for this conversation. We also are discuss the newly released Mueller report. On Compliment the Other Side, Sarah compliments Justin Amash and Beth compliments Senator Lauren Book. Outside of politics, Sarah went hiking and Beth learned about perimenopause.

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Mar 26, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About Criminal Justice Reform
00:30:18

March is National Criminal Justice Month. Plus, criminal justice reform is one of the few pieces of major legislation that has been passed with bipartisan consensus under the Trump administration. We'll be talking more about this issue on Tuesday's episode. Today, though, we're getting you ready for that conversation by sharing five things you need to know about criminal justice reform. 

  1. The cost of the criminal justice system can begin before a person is every convicted of a crime.
  2. Once you're in the court system, the process is difficult and representation is hard to come by.
  3. If you plea or are convicted, sentencing is another layer of inequity.
  4. A prison sentence is often just the beginning of the punishment which can continue far beyond the prison walls.
  5. Let's talk about the death penalty.

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Mar 22, 2019
Brexit, the Veto, Guns, and White Nationalism
00:49:58

On today's show, we discuss a variety of important news stories from around the globe. We discuss flooding in Nebraska, continued Brexit drama, Governor Newsom's death penalty decision, President Trump's first veto, and, in our main segment, the tragic shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The shooting raises discussion about gun control, terrorism, and white nationalism. Outside of politics, Beth finally saw Hamilton and Sarah is ready for spring cleaning. 

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Mar 19, 2019
Beto, Manafort, the College Admissions Scandal, and Understanding Antisemitism (with Deborah Lipstadt)
01:02:52

In today's episode, we're joined by Professor Deborah Lipstadt, an expert in Holocaust studies. Professor Lipstadt helps us understand the controversies surrounding the Women's March and Representative Omar, and she advises us on how to thoughtfully discuss and critique America's relationship with Israel. 

But first, we dive into the week's news. Paul Manafort received 43 additional months in prison from Judge Amy Berman Jackson, and he's been indicted by Manhattan's District Attorney on state charges. 

After great anticipation, Beto O'Rourke has announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination. We're a little confused by his splashy Vanity Fair rollout and campaign announcement video. 

We also talk about Operation Varsity Blues and the state of college admissions, wealth, and parenting in America. Sarah recommended these three episodes of Revisionist History: Carlos Doesn't Remember, Food Fight, and My Little Hundred Million.

Thanks again to Professor Lipstadt for joining us in conversation. She is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her books include The Eichmann Trial, Denial; Holocaust History on Trial (a National Jewish Book Award-winner); Denying the Holocaust: the Growing Assault on Truth and Memory; and Beyond Belief: the American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust. She lives in Atlanta. Her latest book is Antisemitism: Here and Now. Rachel Weisz portrayed Professor Lipstadt in the 2016 film Denial

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Mar 15, 2019
2020 Dreams, Paul Manafort, and Elizabeth Warren Takes On Tech Giants
00:49:24

We recorded a live episode in Sarah's hometown, Paducah, Kentucky. Our comments about President Trump signing Bibles led us to a bigger conversation about what kind of presidential candidate we need in 2020. Then, we discuss Paul Manafort's prison sentence. In the main segment, we discuss Elizabeth Warren's desire to break up the tech giants and why we expect her ideas to gain traction. Outside of politics, we discuss Top Chef and Captain Marvel.

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Mar 12, 2019
Seismic Shift: The New World of Women in Politics
01:11:56

To celebrate International Women's Day, we are sharing clips from the incredible event we did in partnership with Ambassador Swanee Hunt in January. The event brought together an eclectic group of women, each working to advance the cause of women in politics in their own way. You'll hear short clips in today's episode, but we are providing the full audio on our Patreon page

Individual Interviews:

  • Kelly Dittmar, Center for American Women & Politics
  • Muthoni Wambu Kraal, Former Vice President of National Outreach and Training of EMILY's List, National Political and Organizing Director for the DNC
  • Sarah Riggs Amico, Businesswoman, 2018 Candidate for Lt. Gov. of Georgia
  • Marianne Schnall, Founder of What Will It Take Movements

Action Steps Panel: 

  • A'shanti Gholar, Former Political Director, Emerge America
  • Courtney Hill, Political Consultant, Emerge America
  • Sabrina Schaeffer, Board Member, RightNOW
  • Cynthia Terrell, Executive Director, RepresentWomen

Primary Hurdles Panel:

  • Julie Conway, Executive Director, VIEW PAC
  • Rebecca Schuller, Executive Director, Winning for Women
  • Rina Shah, Co-Founder, Women's Public Leadership Network
  • Corie Whalen, Writer, Former Capitol Hill Comms. Director

Media Matters Panel:

  • Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation
  • Susan Page, Washtington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY
  • Maureen Bunyan, Veteran TV Journalist

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Mar 08, 2019
More Democrats and The New Rules of War (with Sean McFate)
00:51:43

We discuss news coming out of the Judicial Committee and two more Democratic candidates putting their name into the presidential primary. Then, we share a fascinating conversation with Sean McFate, author of The New Rules of War about how the nature of war has shifted dramatically and how American defense strategy needs to as well. 

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Mar 05, 2019
Michael Cohen, North Korea, Methodists, and North Carolina
00:45:26

We discuss President Trump's abrupt departure from meetings with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un. We also talk about the decision of the United Methodist Church regarding LGBTQ congregants and clergy. Plus, our thoughts on Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee and the drama of election fraud in North Carolina.

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Mar 01, 2019
Foreign Policy, Hard Conversations, and Recruiting Black Women (with Courtney Hill)
00:54:47

We talk about the United States and Venezuela, process some of the feedback from our conversation with Noah Rothman, compliment good constituent services and Republican responses to the national emergency, and share our conversation with the fabulous Courtney Hill of Polaris Strategies, who works to recruit black women to run for office. Outside of politics, we talk about our trip to New York, seeing Mean Girls on Broadway, and Sarah shares her thoughts about the Oscars.

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Feb 26, 2019
Noah Rothman and the Social Justice Movement
00:30:57

We share our conversation with columnist and author Noah Rothman about his new book Unjust and the social justice movement in America. 

 

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Feb 22, 2019
National Emergencies, LGBTQ Rights, and the Green New Deal
01:00:33

We discuss the president's choice to declare a national emergency and what that looks like in the context of past emergencies. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth praises Mama Bears who are welcoming LGBTQ children into their communities and cautions about discriminatory legislation cropping up in state legislatures; Sarah is excited to see Republican Bill Weld considering a primary challenge to President Trump. 

In our main segment, we break down the proposed Green New Deal and our different perspectives on it. Outside of politics, we're talking The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, reusable paper towels, and makeup. 

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Feb 19, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About the Green New Deal
00:22:43

We discuss the TVA and the latest problems between Paul Manafort and federal investigators. Then, we share 5 things you need to know about AOC's proposed Green New Deal. We'll share our opinions on this bold vision on Tuesday's episode.

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Feb 15, 2019
Jeff Bezos, Justin Fairfax, and All the Democratic Women
01:02:10

We touch briefly on the looming return of the government shutdown. Then, we talk about lots of men in power who are in varying levels of trouble: Jeff Bezos, Ralph Northam, and Justin Fairfax. In our main segment, we talk about the Democratic women running for president and whether or not media coverage of them has been sexist. Included in that discussion are our thoughts on Amy Klobuchar's staffing issues. Outside of politics, Beth watched Black Mirror and Sarah talks about her mother-son book club. 

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If you're on the fence about buying the book, maybe this quote that Kelly read at the end of the show today will inspire you:

"We can’t get to the substance of Komisar’s research without first recognizing our stakes in our personal choices and how those stakes color our perspective. That’s the beauty of curiosity. In trying to understand another person’s perspective, it often gives us the space to understand our own more deeply as well. We also can’t have productive dialogue with others without getting curious about what stakes color the other person’s perspective. Our stakes aren’t always logical, coherent, or rational, and that’s okay. The same holds true for other people. We don’t need to discount a person’s position because of what’s influencing it; we just need to acknowledge what’s influencing it." 

Feb 12, 2019
Mitch McConnell, SOTU, and How to Be a White Ally (with Dr. David Campt)
00:53:35

We talk about The Daily's coverage of Mitch McConnell and share our reactions to the State of the Union. Then, we share our conversation with Dr. David Campt about his work with the White Ally Toolkit. We talk with him about how to have positive, impactful conversations about race. We recommend you take a moment to watch his video about the situation surrounding Virginia governor Ralph Northam

Dr. Campt is offering our listeners 20% off the tools and resources on his site with the code PANTSUIT.

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Feb 08, 2019
Ralph Northam and the State of the Union
00:48:54

We discuss Governor Ralph Northam and the immediate future of Virginian politics. Then, we share our thoughts on the State of the Union - both the speech itself and the actual state of the Union.

As we launch our book today, we couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this community. We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!

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Feb 05, 2019
Abortion, Trade, and California Politics (with Jessica Morse)
00:47:56

We continue our conversation about abortion from Tuesday's episode before addressing trade disputes around the globe. Then, we share Beth's follow-up conversation with Jessica Morse, who ran for Congress in California. They talk California wildfires, national security, and more. 

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Feb 01, 2019
Roger Stone, Shutdown Reprieve, and Abortion Law
01:04:44

We discuss the shutdown reprieve, the indictment of Roger Stone, and bipartisan work around immigration. Then, we take on the heavy debate around new abortion laws in New York and Utah. Outside of politics, Sarah shares her opinion on Oscar-nominated movies and Beth has some thoughts about Top Chef. 

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Jan 29, 2019
Millennial Burnout, Politics, and Evangelicals with Anne Helen Petersen
00:47:38

We share our conversation with the delightful Anne Helen Petersen in which we talk about all the things: faith, politics, culture, millennials, burnout, and more.

Anne Helen Petersen's Work:

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Jan 25, 2019
Covington Catholic, the Shutdown, and House Committees
00:52:52

On today's episode, we're talking about the Covington Catholic viral video from Washington DC this weekend and the fact that our government is still shutdown. In our main segment, we're talking about the power of house committees (if you haven't listened to Friday's episode, make sure that you hear the 5 things we think you need to know about house committees before this conversation). To close out, we'll talk about what's on our minds outside of politics.

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House Committees:

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Jan 22, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About House Committees
00:25:36

We do a lightning round on current events including the shutdown, Rand Paul's Canadian surgery, the Gillette commercial, and fast food in the White House. In our main segment, we break down what you need to know about House Committees: their history, how they are formed, and what exactly it is they do.

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Jan 18, 2019
The Politics of Human Trafficking (with Marissa Castellanos)
01:05:54

We start off today's show with a robust discussion of current events. We address the controversy around the leadership of the Women's March and why we still feel there is value in events like it. We also discuss the ongoing shutdown and new revelations about President Trump's interactions with the Russian government. Plus, in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we are joined by Marissa Castellanos to discuss the politics of human trafficking and what steps we can take to aid in its prevention.

Recommended Resources:

Resources on Human Trafficking:

We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on this Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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Jan 15, 2019
The Shutdown and Our Conversation with Anne Bogel Continue
00:30:17

We discuss the current state of the shutdown (spoiler: it doesn't seem to be changing much and that's not great) before sharing the second part of our conversation with Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy.

We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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Jan 11, 2019
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Anne Bogel
00:55:51

We discuss the shutdown, Elizabeth Warren's presidential announcement, and sexism in the Bernie Sanders campaign. Plus, we share the first part of our conversation with the delightful Anne Bogel, who joined us at the Cincinnati Podcast festival. Outside of politics, we talk about we admire Mary Poppins and Marie Kondo for the same reasons.

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We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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Jan 08, 2019
Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, and the Shutdown (with Tabitha Isner)
00:37:49

We're talking about the shutdown, the newly inducted House of Representatives, and Mitt Romney's op-ed about the president. Plus, we share our inspiring conversation with Tabitha Isner.

Tabitha Isner Concession Speech

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Jan 04, 2019
Our Wish List for 2019
00:42:53

Happy New Year! Today, we're sharing our hopes for 2019. We are wishing for a lot of things in politics, science, and culture. Plus, we're sharing our Word of the Year for 2019.

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Jan 01, 2019
Lindsay James, Carri Hicks, and Erica McAdoo Return
00:44:54

Our candidate follow-up interviews continue. Today, we're talking with state candidates from Iowa, Oklahoma, and North Carolina: Lindsay James, Carri Hicks, and Erica McAdoo.

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Dec 28, 2018
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) - Chapter One
00:35:59

We're so thankful for each of you, our listeners. As a holiday gift, we're sharing the first chapter of our audiobook. We're so excited to share this work in its entirety with you in the new year, but, for now, we hope this whets your appetite for what is to come. 

The full book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out on February 5! You can preorder it now to lock in the best price and score some cool preorder bonuses. 

Dec 25, 2018
The Good News of 2018
00:37:51

We know that sometimes turning on the news can be a brutal emotional experience. The positive things happening in the world can get swept up in the avalanche of things that worry or scare us. We wanted to take a step back and appreciate some of the wonderful things that happened this year. 

Good News in the Federal Government:

Cultural Good News:

Communities of Faith Protecting Others:

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Dec 25, 2018
Trump's Legal Troubles and Candidate Follow-Ups
00:47:02

Beth has read all the legalese surrounding the many legal jeopardies facing Trump world and breaks it down for us. Then, we share our follow-up conversations with Amy McGrath, Mary Throne, and Stephany Rose Spaulding. 

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Dec 21, 2018
Federal Budget Roadblocks and Government Contracts (with Ashley Cecere)
01:02:44

We talk about legislative issues which are holding up the federal budget including: the farm bill, disaster funding, flood insurance, the Violence Against Women Act, and red flag laws. Then, we share our conversation with Ashley Cecere about how government contracts work.

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Dec 18, 2018
Pelosi in the Oval and VAratifyERA (with Kati Hornung)
00:40:28

We discuss that Oval Office meeting and how gender shapes our commentary of it. Plus, Beth explains what in the world the war in Yemen has to do with the Farm Bill. Finally, we share our conversation with Kati Hornung of VAratifyERA about her work for equal rights in Virginia.

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Dec 14, 2018
Updates from the Mueller Investigation and Tiffany Bond
00:53:22

We're discussing Individual 1 and the latest updates from the Mueller investigation, plus sharing our follow-up conversation with Tiffany Bond, who ran for Congress as an Independent in Maine. Outside of politics, we're talking about the latest season of Top Chef

Compliment the Other Side: I’m a Democrat and a Feminist. And I Support Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Reforms.

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Dec 11, 2018
Following Up with Crystal Quade and Sarah Riggs Amico
00:26:40

We catch up with Missouri legislator Crystal Quade and Georgia lieutenant governor candidate, Sarah Riggs Amico. They share their experiences since we last spoke with them, what life has been like post-election, and what comes next for them.

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Dec 07, 2018
President George H. W. Bush, Trade, and the Mueller Investigation
00:50:44

On today's episode, we're catching up on the news; there's been lots going on in the world as we had guest hosts last week. In our main segment, we remember President Bush, who passed away Friday. To close out, we talk about what we've loved watching lately: Netflix's The Bodyguard and Ralph Breaks the Internet

Recommended Resources:

Compliment the Other Side:

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Dec 04, 2018
Politics as a Side Hustle (with Mayor Brandi Harless)
00:22:18

Sarah and Mayor Brandi Harless of Paducah, Kentucky share their personal experiences with the finances of local politics. They talk about the economics of making public office your side hustle and some policy ideas to help the current reality.

When Politics Is Your Side Hustle

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Nov 30, 2018
The Border, Ukraine, and the Automotive Industry (with Bryn Behrenshausen)
01:08:45

Beth and guest host Bryn talk about the news of the week, including the crisis at the border, news in Ukraine, and the status of the American automotive industry. 

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Nov 27, 2018
How We Tell America's Stories (Live from Gettysburg, PA)
00:40:55

We're sharing the live podcast we recorded last weekend in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We talk extensively about how we discuss American stories like Thanksgiving and the Civil War. We also talk a little bit about the Georgia gubernatorial race and the response of Stacey Abrams to the results. Plus, we share the Q&A time with listeners at the event. 

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Nov 23, 2018
Nancy Pelosi, Female Leadership, and the Politics of Gratitude (with Diana Butler Bass)
00:37:32

The holiday is fast approaching and we've brought back Diana Butler Bass to discuss the politics of Thanksgiving. Plus, we talk about Nancy Pelosi, Theresa May, and the contentious conversation around female leadership. We also share some thoughts about criminal justice reform and the potential new legislation around the issue. 

Resources for Thanksgiving:

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Nov 20, 2018
Media Access and Election Reform
00:28:49

CNN is suing the White House over Jim Acosta's press credentials and the midterms have put a spotlight on the need for serious election reforms. We discuss media access and how the partisanship around our elections affects the process of winning and losing. 

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Nov 16, 2018
Sessions out. Whitaker in.
00:57:17

The President has appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. We discuss what this means for the Mueller probe and for the newly-elected House majority. We also talk about the fires in California, the Thousand Oaks shooting, and our Veterans' Day gratitude moments.

Recommended Resources:

Whitaker as Acting Attorney General:

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Nov 13, 2018
Post-Election Reflections
00:31:40

For the first time ever over 100 women are going to Congress. In an avalanche of news, we're going to focus on the election We share our reflections on the midterm elections, including updates on all of "our" candidates. We also talk about the stories which have pushed the news cycle to move on from the election so quickly. 

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Nov 09, 2018
Election Day and Election Trends
00:35:10

In our first segment, we discuss the tragic yoga studio shooting in Florida. We're also sharing our thoughts about Iran on social media. In our main segment, we talk about Election Day and all the trends we've observed in this particular election cycle. 

Recommended Resources:

Candidate Interviews:

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Nov 06, 2018
Midterm Voting and Women's Leadership in Both Parties (with Sarah Chamberlain and Swanee Hunt)
01:01:00

The midterm elections are just around the corner. Today, we're sharing conversations with women leaders from both parties as you consider your options heading into the polls. 

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Nov 02, 2018
Gun Violence and Political Rhetoric in America (with Mary Throne)
00:47:47

Eleven people were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue during the worst hate crime against the Jewish community in the US in recent memory. We discuss the violence and ugliness that continues to grip the country and share a conversation with another woman campaigning to make positive change: Mary Throne, Democratic candidate for governor in Wyoming.

Recommended Resources: 

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

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Oct 30, 2018
Pipe Bombs, Guns, and iPhones: Security in America (with Erica McAdoo)
00:37:33

As we get closer to Election day and the political rhetoric gets more intense, we've learned that at least seven bombs have been mailed to prominent Democrats. We discuss the political climate, a shooting in our home state, and talk with Erica McAdoo, candidate for the North Carolina Legislature.

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Oct 26, 2018
Immigration, Comedy, Midterms, and Bias (with Lisa Swain)
01:02:17

Immigration and #metoo are back in the news. We discuss the group of people coming up through Central America in hopes of becoming Americans. We also react to The Daily podcast's look into Louis C.K.'s comedy comeback. Then, we share our conversation with Professor Lisa Swain about bias, truth, and the future of democracy.

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Oct 23, 2018
What Nuance and Moderation Mean To Us (with Christina Dalcher)
00:57:49

This week's news has galvanized a new wave of conversations about what's at stake in the political landscape. We discuss the situation surrounding Jamal Khashoggi's death and The New York Times article questioning the place of nuance in our modern culture. Considering our whole deal is nuance, we have an extended conversation about what nuance and moderation mean to us and how power dynamics matter as a part of that conversation. 

Then, we share Beth's conversation with author Christina Dalcher who wrote Vox, a novel about women's voices being taken away - literally. They talk about how feminism and modern politics did and did not influence Dalcher's work. 

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Oct 19, 2018
How To Be An Informed Midterms Voter
01:03:31

The midterm elections are frequently described as possessing historic importance. Today, we're sharing resources and discussing how you can be an informed midterms voter.

Recommended Resources:

Voter Resources:

 

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Oct 16, 2018
Climate Change, Saudi-US Relations, A Presidential Op-Ed, and Healthcare Policy Logistics
00:39:24

Hurricane Michael has brutalized the Florida panhandle, and journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. In the midst of these crises, the President is focused on campaigning. We discuss the news and his USA Today op-ed about American healthcare and the partisan divide. That discussion leads us into a deep dive about the practicality of changing the structure of our national healthcare. 

Recommended Resources:

If you're new to Pantsuit Politics, we recommend checking out these past episodes to get a taste of who we are and what we do:

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Oct 12, 2018
The Consequences of Collins, Climate Change, and Campaigns (with Lindsay James)
00:53:20

Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice on the Supreme Court, and international scientists have issued a landmark report on climate change. We talk about the weekend news before sharing our conversation with another exciting female candidate, Lindsay James. She decided to run for Iowa's legislature after President Trump was elected. In our Outside of Politics segment, we talk about movies we've seen recently. 

Recommended Resources: 

Lindsay James:

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Oct 09, 2018
Kavanaugh Weariness, Tax Fraud, and Georgia Politics (with Sarah Riggs Amico)
00:51:38

Just when we think we've exhausted our emotions over the Kavanaugh nomination...another day, another news cycle. We talk through some of the reasons this process is hitting so close to home for us. We also discuss the deeply important The New York Times story about the Trump family and tax fraud. Then, we share our conversation with Sarah Riggs Amico, who is running to become Georgia's Lt. Governor. We hope you will be as excited by her balance, nuance, and passion for policy as we were.

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Oct 05, 2018
Indonesian Tsunami, Violence Against Women, and Yet More Kavanaugh (with Abigail Spanberger)
00:50:32

A tsunami has killed more than 800 people in Indonesia. The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire, and the FBI is investigating the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss all of those things and also share our wonderful conversation with Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operative who is now running to represent the Virginia 7th in Congress.

Recommended Resources:

The Kavanaugh Nomination Continues:

Abigail Spanberger:

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Oct 02, 2018
Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and Judicial Ethics (with Crystal Quade)
01:05:07

The entire nation watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We followed the hearings all day on Thursday and are sharing our reactions. On a more hopeful note, we're also sharing our interview with Missouri State Representative Crystal Quade. 

Crystal Quade:

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Sep 28, 2018
Diplomatic Concerns Both Foreign and Domestic
00:53:06

Another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. We spend our main segment talking about the ongoing drama surrounding his nomination and the varied emotional reactions to the ever-changing news. We also discuss various stories of diplomacy (or lack thereof) around the world. 

Foreign... 

...And Domestic

The Kavanaugh Saga Continues...

Additional Resources

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Sep 25, 2018
Still More Kavanaugh and Jessica Morse for Congress
00:50:00

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation continues to be a source of conflict across the country. We are angry, discouraged, and frustrated by the narrative surrounding this story. Thankfully, this episode is balanced out by Beth's uplifting conversation with Jessica Morse, who is running for Congress in California's 4th District.

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Sep 21, 2018
Kavanaugh and Climate Change (with Elise Larsen)
00:58:14

An account of sexual misconduct set off a firestorm around Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court this weekend. We discuss what this means for his possible confirmation along with some other big stories from the weekend. We also share our conversation with Elise Larsen about the urgency of climate change.

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Gratitude Moment:

Climate Change Resources from Elise Larsen:

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Sep 18, 2018
Hurricanes, Designing Women, and Tight and Loose Cultures with Michele Gelfand
00:48:07

Hurricane Florence is expected to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, Congress is racing to fund the government, and one of our favorite TV writers and producers has revealed that Les Moonves harassed her. We talk about how Designing Women impacted us and how rare strong female characters have been in the history of television. 

Then, we talk to Professor Michele Gelfand about her research regarding tight and loose cultures and how they affect our politics and our world. 

Recommended Resources:

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Sep 14, 2018
9/11: The Memorial
00:37:09

Today is the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. We visited the memorial and museum in New York City this weekend and were so impacted by the choices that have been made regarding that space. We share audio from our visit and all of our thoughts, as well as a quick lightning round about this week's news.

The Life of Kathy Mazza

The Oculus

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Sep 11, 2018
The Kavanaugh Hearings and the Anonymous Editorial
00:33:02

A Supreme Court nominee, a new Bob Woodward book, and an anonymous editorial in the New York Times. The chaos presidency continues.

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Sep 07, 2018
9/11: America at War
00:56:57

The invasion and occupation of Iraq quickly unraveled the unity Americans found after 9/11. We discuss what happened and what we can learn from it.

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Sep 04, 2018
Disgusted and Discouraged, but Inspired by Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding
00:42:18

With every primary election we're learning that women voters are engaged and unhappy with our political status quo and the candidates who support it. We discuss yet another crisis at our southern border, more staffing changes in the Trump administration, and the female candidates who want to change it all, including Congressional candidate from Colorado, Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding.

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Aug 31, 2018
Faith, Doubt, the Bible, and Politics with Rachel Held Evans
00:41:16

Rachel Held Evans writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible belt. Today, we talk with her about politics, faith, and what her understanding of Scripture can teach us about resistance and community. Beth also shares her poignant eulogy for Senator John McCain.

Don't miss out on our live show in Gettysburg!

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Aug 28, 2018
Crime and Punishment and Nuance: Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen
00:48:00

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It's been quite a week in political news. We break down what's going on with Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen as well as what it all may or may not mean for President Trump. 

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Aug 24, 2018
News Around the World and Amy McGrath
01:09:14

Amy McGrath's run for Congress has received national attention because her life story is amazing. We share our great conversation with her about her campaign, her military service, and her views on important American issues. We also talk about crises taking place around the world. 

Global News:

Amy McGrath:

Recommended Resources:

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Aug 21, 2018
Religion, Power, and Feminism with Erin Wathen
00:48:48

More painful information about abuse in the Catholic Church has come to light this week. We discuss the heartbreaking crimes that were perpetrated by those in positions of religious power. This leads right in to Sarah's conversation with Erin Wathen, author of Resist and Persist, about the intersections of faith and feminism. 

Recommended Resources:

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Aug 17, 2018
9/11: How Did We Miss This?
01:05:18

One of the hardest questions to grapple with about 9/11 also sounds like the simplest: How'd we miss this? We discuss the history of the FBI and the CIA and their circumstances leading up to September 11. We also do a lightning round and cover Omarosa, the Unite the Right rally, Trump's latest tweets, and the pilot who stole and crashed a plane in Seattle. We end the episode with a discussion of Hannah Gadsby and tension in comedy.

Recommended Resources:

9/11 Resources:

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Aug 14, 2018
Reflecting on Guest Host Episodes
00:35:20

We share our reflections on each other's episodes with the guest hosts. We also talk about our takeaways from Tuesday night's elections. 

Recommended Resources:

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Aug 10, 2018
9/11: A New Kind of Terrorism
01:07:09

It's impossible to understand 9/11 and the US response to it without knowing how and why al-Qaeda formed. For Part Two of our 9/11 series, we do a deep dive into recent Middle Eastern history and what led to the creation and successes of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. We also talk about recent media conflicts, concerns around campaign finance, and share our weekly gratitude moments.

Media Conflicts:

Crossroads and Campaign Finance:

Recommended Resources:

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Aug 07, 2018
Shifting Political Parties and Military Spouses
00:33:16

Beth covers a few current events on her own while Sarah is still on vacation. She shares some thoughts on shifting political parties and how the Trump administration has caused her to double down on conservatism. Then, we share an interview with Libby Jamison and Lauren Weiner about the Military Spouse JD Network and Homefront Rising, a non-partisan initiative that encourages and trains military spouses to speak up and get involved in the political process through advocacy and public service.

Recommended Resources:

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Aug 03, 2018