UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

By The Meteor, Pineapple Street Studios

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MaryNell Holden
 Nov 25, 2020
Excellent guest speaker! Thank you!

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Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.

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Valerie Jarrett on Impeachment... And the Next 100 Days
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With Inauguration Day only a week away—and impeachment proceedings raging around us—host Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks to a woman who’s seen it all: Valerie Jarrett, the longtime Obama advisor now consulting for the Biden-Harris transition team. They talk insurrection, justice, what needs to happen in the first 100 days—and what Jarrett herself has learned about being a woman at work. Plus, Brittany brings you the latest Untrending News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
America Ferrera Is Talking ‘Bout a Cultural Revolution
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This was a rollercoaster of a week—but before there was a white nationalist coup, there was a major, momentous Senate victory in Georgia. How did it happen? And how can we do it again, and again? Host Brittany Packnett Cunningham unpacks those questions with writer, producer and activist America Ferrera, who helped rally the Latinx vote with her new organization She Se Puede. They get into everything from “the Black-Brown alliance” to how the former Ugly Betty star is helping to bring through other creative Latinx voices. And of course, Brittany brings us the latest Untrending news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
BONUS: What Just Happened?
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Reflections on a day of white supremacy run rampant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew Are Building Black Futures
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Who do you call for perspective on the craziest year in recent memory? Two expert dreamers—New York Times critic Jenna Wortham and curator Kimberly Drew, co-editors of the ambitious new book Black Futures. They talk to host Brittany Packnett Cunningham about why it’s important to write our stories (and not just on social media), and what they expect 2021 to hold. Plus, we hear about the lessons of the year from members of The Meteor collective—like Raquel Willis, Liz Plank, Treasure Brooks, and Rebecca Carroll—and, most importantly, from you, our listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Flattening the Curve of Inequality
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Vaccines are here. We can almost, kind of, sort of see the light at the end of the tunnel. But what world will we be coming out into? That’s what we’re exploring this week—from an intersectional feminist point of view. Host Brittany Packnett Cunningham hears from Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, about our medical futures; Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, about building a better working world for women; and Imani Barbarin, a disability activist who writes at CrutchesAndSpice.com, about the future of accessibility. Plus, Brittany brings you the latest Untrending News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Sue Bird Won't Shut Up and Dribble
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Fresh off her fourth WNBA championship and newly engaged to soccer star Megan Rapinoe, basketball phenom Sue Bird sits down with host Brittany Packnett Cunningham to talk about her own leadership on social justice—and the path it took her to get there. They discuss Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter, the Georgia Senate races...plus Brittany brings you the latest Untrending News. Check out the links below to get involved with organizations mobilizing Georgia voters for the upcoming Senate runoffs. Black Voters Matter https://blackvotersmatterfund.org Fair Fight  https://fairfight.com New Georgia Project https://newgeorgiaproject.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Tracee Ellis Ross Is The Lead in Her Own Life
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How do the roles we see influence our own choices in life? That’s a subject Tracee Ellis Ross has thought a LOT about. As the 7th season of “Black-ish” returns to TV—and early-2000s fan favorite “Girlfriends” hits Netflix—host Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks to the actress, producer and activist about her political (and quite personal) evolution, and why she’s on a mission to expand the humanity of Black women—on and off-screen. Plus, Brittany brings you the latest Untrending News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Nikki Giovanni Believes Your Dreams Are Worth It
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Living legend alert: On this Thanksgiving—or "Friends and Family Day,” as we call it around here—host Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks to much-celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni. And Giovanni brings all her warmth, wit and, yes, poetry, to a discussion about everything from VP-elect Kamala Harris to the global Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Rebecca Traister Is Still Good and Mad
2112
Yes, we just had an election that promises to make life better for many women. But our guest this week—New York Magazine writer-at-large Rebecca Traister—is “wary of the feel-good narrative.” She tells host Brittany Packnett Cunningham why we all should be, and gets into what the framing of Kamala Harris's win says about our continued fear of full-grown women. Plus, they discuss whether the activism of 2020 will stick for the long haul—and Brittany brings you the latest Untrending News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
LaTosha Brown Is Betting On the South
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With the election of a lifetime just days behind us, host Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks to one of the organizers who made the Biden-Harris victory happen—Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. They get real about everything from the past and present power of Black women to the runoff races coming up in Georgia. Plus, LaTosha sings—and Brittany brings you the latest Untrending News. Check out the links below to get involved with organizations mobilizing Georgia voters for the upcoming Senate runoffs. Black Voters Matter https://blackvotersmatterfund.org Fair Fight  https://fairfight.com New Georgia Project https://newgeorgiaproject.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Soledad O’Brien Is Calling It Like It Is
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In our election special—recorded the day after election day—host Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks to award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien about the big question this week: How did this election get so close? They go deep into the underpinnings of media racism, O’Brien tells a few tales from her own career—and we share an all-election edition of Untrending news. You can learn more about the organizations Brittany shouts out below: NAACP legal defense fund  https://www.naacpldf.org/  The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law https://lawyerscommittee.org/  Fair Fight https://fairfight.com/ Black Voters Matter https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Cecile Richards Is Ready for the Uprising
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We are UNDISTRACTED! In our debut episode, host Brittany Packnett Cunningham gets real with Supermajority co-founder Cecile Richards, who’s been working for over a year to mobilize a historic number of women voters. They get into that, the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett, what Jared Kushner has to do with abortion, and lots more—plus Brittany brings you up-to-date on the latest Untrending News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Coming soon: UNDISTRACTED
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Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020