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A new podcast where a woman from the right and a woman from the left accessorize the news with a fresh perspective. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced perspective to discussions about politics and current events. No shouting. No insults. Lots of common ground.

A new podcast where a woman from the right and a woman from the left accessorize the news with a fresh perspective. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced perspective to discussions about politics and current events. No shouting. No insults. Lots of common ground.
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A new podcast where a woman from the right and a woman from the left accessorize the news with a fresh perspective. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced perspective to discussions about politics and current events. No shouting. No insults. Lots of common ground.




A Canceled Summit, Primary Election Results, and Listener Feedback

Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images News / Getty Images From North Korea to primary elections to Steve Almond, our inboxes have been full this week. We talk about this week's news as well as share some of the great listener feedback we've gotten recently. Thanks to our sponsors: Smart for Life and Grove Collaborative. Recommended Resources: The Myth of Conservative FeminismBoston and the Holland City CouncilAs our May membership drive comes to a close, don't miss your chance to get...


Santa Fe School Shooting, Trade, the Mueller Investigation, and Bad Stories with Steve Almond

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images News / Getty Images Another school shooting. Another twitter rant. We talk current events and also have a conversation with author Steve Almond about his new book, Bad Stories, a literary investigation of what is happening in America. Thanks to our sponsors: Stitcher Premium, Third Love, and TomBoy X. Recommended Resources: Santa Fe ShootingSteve Mnuchin and Trade with ChinaTrump and Trade with ChinaThe Mueller Investigation: Trump Demands InquiryTrump...


The Role of the Senate, North Korean Strategy, and Basic Human Decency

Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images News / Getty Images Reports confirm Russia interfered in our election and that the President lied to the American people. Plus, North Korea throws cold water on the upcoming summit and the President of the United States described our fellow human beings as animals. Thanks to our sponsors: Stitcher Premium and Brandless. Recommended Resources: Missing Files and Michael CohenTrump vs. the Deep StateRichard Burr and the Senate Intelligence...


The Jerusalem Embassy and Race, Class, and Education with Dr. Wendy Osefo

Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images News / Getty Images The United States has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, and national issues keep surfacing in local races. We also discuss race, education, and policy with Dr. Wendy Osefo. Thanks to our sponsors: Smart for Life, Just Fab, and TomBoy X. Israel: The Jerusalem EmbassyPrime Minister Netanyahu and CorruptionOther Resources: Dianne FeinsteinWendy OsefoThe 1954 Equity ProjectStay tuned to the end of today's episode to hear a sneak...


Iran, North Korea, Michael Cohen, and Books

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images The Iran Nuclear deal, North Korean detainees, and Russian oligarchs. We discuss lots of foreign policy, lots of lawyers, and lots of books. Thanks to our sponsors: Stitcher Premium and Brandless. Recommended Resources: Trump's Shadowy Money TrailMichael Cohen's Shell CompanyIsrael and Iran's Proxy War in SyriaTo hear Beth's full conversation with Jennifer Pett about James Comey's book, A Higher Loyalty, or access the any of...


Primer: Iran and the United States

In Part 2, Beth discusses the creation and activities of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, concerns about Iran's nuclear program during the Bush years, and the negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Recommended Resources: Sunni and Shi'a Terrorism:Differences that Matter JCPOA Fact Sheet


Primer: Iran and the United States (Part 1 of 2)

To understand the Trump Administration's decision to exit the "Iran deal," a little history lesson in order. Beth discusses Iran's history through the Reagan years in Part 1. In Part 2, she talks about growing concerns over Iran's nuclear program during the Bush years through President Trump's decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Agreement.


The Chaos Presidency and the Dairy Industry

Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images News / Getty Images We often ask ourselves "what kind of country do we want to live in?" Today, we ask that question in several contexts: national leadership, foreign policy, and the dairy industry. Recommended Resources: North Korea and President TrumpTunisian ElectionSenator TokudaThe Dairy Industry: Pricing Concepts for Dairy FarmersblogInstagramTwitterFacebookTo become a supporter of the show, access bonus content, and get some of our upcoming...


The Meaning of Nuance and Spaceship Media's Bipartisan Project, The Many

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images News / Getty Images We've been thinking about the President, and we've got some things to say. So do women across the country. Spaceship Media's bipartisan Facebook project, The Many, is allowing them to do that. We also discuss what nuance means to us and a few of the headlines of the week. Thanks to our sponsors: Audible and Brandless. Recommended Resources: Beth's Original Blog on NuanceMarianne Williamson on Oprah's SuperSoul ConversationsJoin The...


The WHCA Dinner, a #MeToo Moment, and Faith and Politics with Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaker is an evangelical leader who has made headlines for going public with her politics. We talk with her about how her Christian faith informs her political beliefs and about the modern marriage of evangelicalism and conservatism. We also discuss this week's news, including Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Plus, we chat about Avengers: Infinity War and its potential political symbolism. Thanks to our sponsors: SmartNews, Lola Tampons, and...


Women in the Freshman Class of the Virginia Legislature

The Virginia House of Delegates seated a record number of women in January, and those women aren't messing around. We attended The Blue Victory Dinner in Arlington, Virginia and spoke to some of them about their successful campaigns and the importance of women in political leadership. Thanks to our sponsors: SmartNews and Brandless. The Delegates: Jennifer Carroll Foy, 2nd district: A public defender, Jennifer is a graduate of the third class of female cadets to ever attend the Virginia...


Waffle House Shooting, DNC Lawsuit, and Current Events with Mark McKinnon

Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images The Democratic National Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Campaign, and speculation about Michael Cohen is reaching a fever pitch. We also discuss the Waffle House shooting and share our interview with the gracious Mark McKinnon of Showtime's The Circus. Recommended Resources: Waffle House ShootingMichael Cohen's Flips?Unpacking the DNC LawsuitPompeo NominationTo support the show and get access to bonus...


Barbara Bush, Nikki Haley, and Civic Engagement Live from Walsingham Academy

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images News / Getty Images Barbara Bush passed away this week and Trump administration officials are making headlines. We discuss this week's news and the importance of student civic engagement in a live recording from Walsingham Academy in Wilmington, Virginia. Thanks to today's sponsors: SmartNews and Martha Stewart Wine Company. Thanks also to Walsingham Academy who graciously hosted us in their classes and for the recording of this podcast. Walsingham...


David Singleton of OJPC Talks Criminal Justice Reform

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images News / Getty Images The weekend brought a military strike in Syria, breaking news about Michael Cohen, and a bombshell interview with James Comey. We also talk with David Singleton, the Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center after its work on criminal justice reform in Ohio. Thanks to our sponsors: Acer, TomboyX, Forto Coffee, and SmartNews. Syria: Debates Ensure After Missiles Hit Obama's Red Line Led Here What Was Hit in...


Michael Cohen, Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Ryan, and more from Major Jason Baker

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News / Getty Images A description of this week's headlines would sound a little like "We Didn't Start the Fire" lyrics. We tackle some of the many news stories of the week including the FBI raid of Michael Cohen's office, Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress, and Paul Ryan's resignation announcement. Plus, we share the second half of Beth's conversation about military policy with Air Force Major Jason Baker. Thanks to our sponsors: Acer and...


Syria, Mueller Updates, and Air Force Major Jason Baker

Photo by Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images News / Getty Images On Saturday, an apparent chemical weapons attack killed 25 people and injured more than 500 in Syria. Major Jason Baker adds his experienced voice to the conversation. Plus, Beth shares an update on the Mueller investigation. Thanks to the sponsors of this episode: Acer and Forto Coffee. Veterans Affairs and Ronny Jackson Mueller Investigation: Government's Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Paul Manafort's...


Trade, Scott Pruitt, and Listener Feedback

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images News / Getty Images It’s beginning to look a lot like trade wars? We continue our discussion of ongoing trade issues with China as well as some of the negative patterns within the current administration. Thanks to today's sponsor, Acer. China Strikes Back For bonus content and to support the show, please visit the Pantsuit Politics Patreon page.


Activism and #MarchforOurLives Data with Dr. Dana Fisher

Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images News / Getty Images March for Our Lives and the Parkland survivors continue to dominate public debate. We also cover the Kentucky pension crisis, our trade tiff with China, and the responsibilities that come with a public platform. Thanks to our sponsors: Breach and Forto Coffee. Kentucky Pension: Teachers Rally in Frankfort Kentucky Schools Shut China and Trade China Tariffs on U.S. Products Tariffs and Intellectual Property Trump Country and...


Live from Ripon College, John Bolton, and the Census

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images News / Getty Images John Bolton is the new National Security Advisor, and the census is bizarrely in the headlines. Plus, we share some of the live recording from our day at Ripon College in Wisconsin. Thanks to our sponsors: Acer and EverlyWell Ripon College Keynote Address To support the show and get access to bonus content including our newest bonus episode about Waco and Roseanne, visit the Pantsuit Politics Patreon page.


Stormy Daniels, #MarchforOurLives, the Omnibus, Facebook, and Cambridge Analytica

Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images News / Getty Images Should we all just delete Facebook? We talk about the political ramifications of social media along with a host of current events. Thanks to our sponsors: Acer, goodcleangrapes.com, and Third Love. Stormy Daniels: The 60 Minutes Interview Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump, and Harvey Weinstein What We Learned From Stormy Daniels #MarchforOurLives: The Story Behind Naomi Wadler's Speech How the Parkland Students Planned the...


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