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2016 changed us. We woke up, and we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. Our very democracy is under attack so we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we talk to inspiring activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

2016 changed us. We woke up, and we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. Our very democracy is under attack so we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we talk to inspiring activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

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United States

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2016 changed us. We woke up, and we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. Our very democracy is under attack so we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we talk to inspiring activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

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English


Episodes

Looking Up with Ron Perlman

1/19/2022
Today we talk about breaking news from the inquiry into January 6, the latest on the John Lewis voting protection bill, and a big step from the Biden Administration in the fight against covid. And Steve talks to actor, activist provocateur, and one of the many stars of the Netflix disaster satire, “Don’t Look Up”, Ron Perlman. He’s got a lot to say about the state of our Democracy, and he doesn’t mince words! All of that plus our reasons for hope! Mentioned in this episode:...

Duration:00:54:31

How We Citizen with Baratunde Thurston

1/12/2022
Today we talk about new stepped-up efforts to protect voting rights and change filibuster rules, escalating legal troubles in Georgia for the former guy, and how you can join the fight for our Voting Rights now and on MLK day of action events all over our country. And joining us to help us prepare for the work ahead both nationally and in your own backyard, is author, comedian and host of the “How To Citizen” podcast, Baratunde Thurston! Mentioned in this episode: www.mlkdayactions.org Learn...

Duration:01:09:35

Getting 2022 Ready!

1/5/2022
Happy New Year to you all! It’s a New Year and we are going to look ahead to 2022 with some exciting changes to “How We Win” as well. But before we look too far ahead, there is important action to take as we mark the anniversary of the failed violent insurrection on our Capitol with vigils and voter registration events all over the country. Call to Action: www.jan6unityday.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:34

How We Persist with Neisha Blandin

12/22/2021
Today we wrap up this year and look forward to the next with Swing Left’s Head of Political Strategy, Neisha Blandin. It’s the perfect way to take stock of where we are in the fight for our Democracy and How We Win in 2022! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:09

How We Fight with Rep. Sharice Davids

12/15/2021
On today’s show we talk about the recent SCOTUS decision on Abortion rights and what one Democratic Governor is doing about it, Mark Meadows’ Jan. 6th text threads, and filibuster reform??? Then joining us for our interview is the first openly LGBTQ Native American Representative in Congress and former MMA fighter, Sharice Davids! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:25

Getting Candid with Jason Kander and Melinda McGraw

12/8/2021
Mariah is off so joining us today is actress, activist, and Steve's wife, Melinda McGraw! We talk about the Justice department, Rep. Nunes’ "retirement," and what it’s like to have a love scene with Jon Hamm. Then Steve and Mariah have a powerful conversation with army veteran, former Missouri Secretary of State, and host of the Majority 54 podcast, Jason Kander! All of that plus our Reasons for Hope. TW: SI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:39

Combating our Climate Crisis with CA Assemblymember Laura Friedman

12/1/2021
Today, Mariah and Steve talk about the attack on Roe vs. Wade and its chances with our now conservative-leaning Supreme Court, GOP clowns in Congress, and what happens when a city hits a vaccination milestone. Then, joining us for our interview is CA Assemblymember and environmental champion, Laura Friedman! We get a behind the scenes look at COP 26, and learn some practical ways that we can help save our planet, right from our homes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:48:16

How We Win With Words with Anat Shenker-Osorio

11/24/2021
Mariah is back just in time for our Thanksgiving episode! We will catch up with her about all the highs and lows of the week, of which there are many. And joining us for our interview in what is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition is messaging and communications expert, Anat Shenker-Osorio! She is one of our favorite guests because she always brings amazing practical insight about how we talk to voters, and each other. Finally our "Reasons for Hope" become our "Reasons for Gratitude". Learn...

Duration:01:14:06

Pantsuited with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

11/17/2021
We’ve got a lot of good news happening this week! Biden has signed the Infrastructure bill into law, Justice is being served to Bannon, Alex Jones, and others, and the world is coming together to address our climate crisis. Helping us out to discuss it all and also how we discuss it with each other, are the co-hosts of the “Pantsuit Politics” podcast and co-authors of “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversation,” Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth...

Duration:00:33:17

Infrastructure Week! with Scott Dworkin

11/10/2021
Infrastructure week is finally here, kids are getting Covid vaccines, and more subpoenas are being handed down to former Trump officials by the Jan. 6th commission. There are a lot of reasons for hope this week! Joining us to talk about all the things we are paying attention to (and some things we aren’t but we should be), is the founder and Executive Director of the Democratic Coalition, and host of the Dworkin Report podcast, Scott Dworkin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:49:03

Election Breakdown with Jennifer Bendery

11/4/2021
It’s been a week for Democrats… We have results from the Virginia election and are processing what it means for Democrats moving forward. We are also seeing light at the end of the infrastructure tunnel, Voting Rights legislation is on the senate’s agenda, and Biden is back from a groundbreaking trip to Europe. Joining us to help break all of it down is Senior politics reporter for the Huffington Post, Jennifer Bendery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:40

Deep Into Digital with Nick Knudsen

10/27/2021
Today we talk about the Jan. 6 insurrection co-conspirators, the Facebook papers, and election week! (Virginia of course but also all over the country). And we go deep into digital organizing with activist, writer and Executive Director of DemCast, Nick Knudsen. All that plus our reasons for hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:59

Nice White Ladies with Jessie Daniels

10/20/2021
Today we talk about Bannon, Buttigieg, the supply chain, Ahmed Aubry, and how you can help Democrats win in Virginia. Then Jessie Daniels joins us for our interview. She’s an expert on Internet manifestations of racism and the author of the new book, “Nice White Ladies - The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It”. All of that, plus our Reasons for Hope. TW: SI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:43

Paying Attention with Alonzo Bodden and VA Delegate Wendy Gooditis

10/13/2021
Helping us break down the week and share our reasons for hope is comedian, regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and host of the Who’s Paying Attention? podcast, Alonzo Bodden! And because we are still just weeks away from the Virginia election, we’ve got Virginia Delegate Wendy Gooditis joining us to share her inspiring story and get you fired up to help her hold the trifecta! TW: SI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:22

Countdown to Virginia with Katie Sponsler

10/6/2021
Today we talk, Build Back Better, unions, whistleblowers and Virginia! And joining us to help us talk about Virginia is Air Force veteran and candidate for Virginia House of Delegates, Katie Sponsler. All of that plus our Reasons for Hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:17

Writing All the Letters! with Vote Forward

10/1/2021
Today we have a special mini-pod to share some exciting news about letter writing! Scott Forman and Emily Wasserman from Vote Forward join us to share their findings from the 2020 election. Spoiler alert… the results are good! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:02

The Sum of Us with Heather McGhee

9/29/2021
Today we are watching as Congress is on the verge of passing historic investments in our country all while trying to avoid a government shutdown. Joining us for our interview is progressive advocate and Color of Change Chair of the Board, Heather McGhee. We talk about her amazing book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together and she talks about why some people in this country insist on voting against their best interests. And then JoAnne Smith from Women’s...

Duration:01:12:32

Saving America with Jon Favreau

9/22/2021
On today’s show, Democrats begin work on legislation to curb Presidential power abuses, the first lawsuit emerges over the Texas abortion ban, and the FDA is on track to approve vaccinations for ages 5 and up by October. Then, joining us for our interview is Crooked Media Founder and Pod Save America host Jon Favreau! We talk about the state of alternative media, the filibuster conundrum, and our Swing Left and Crooked Media, “No Off Years” fund to defend our trifecta in Virginia! All of...

Duration:00:53:40

Building Community with David Berrios

9/15/2021
A busy month on the Hill kicks off and today, we break down the senate’s new Freedom to Vote Act. We also keep our eyes peeled on the “pro-insurrectionist” rally at the Capitol on Saturday, and get you into action in Virginia. Joining us for our interview is the man who is leading the Organizing charge, Swing Left’s Head of Community David Berrios. All that, plus our reasons for hope! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:43

100 Reasons for Hope with VA State Senator Jennifer McClellan

9/8/2021
It’s our 100th episode! Mariah and Steve talk about what they've learned from 100 interviews and 100 reasons for hope. We also talk Statehouses, with Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan. She talks about what it was like (trying to) legislate under republican control, what it’s been like since we gained the Democratic trifecta, and why it is so important to hold on to the majority there this November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:26