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Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists in Texas. Segments include: "Political F*ck, Marry, Kill," interviews with special guests, and "Did Y'all Know?" fun facts. Plus, we'll offer some simple, straightforward "Sh*t To Do" to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn.

Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists in Texas. Segments include: "Political F*ck, Marry, Kill," interviews with special guests, and "Did Y'all Know?" fun facts. Plus, we'll offer some simple, straightforward "Sh*t To Do" to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn.
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Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists in Texas. Segments include: "Political F*ck, Marry, Kill," interviews with special guests, and "Did Y'all Know?" fun facts. Plus, we'll offer some simple, straightforward "Sh*t To Do" to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn.

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Episodes

(LIVE!) We play "Westeros or Texas?" | Must-hear anti-conversion therapy testimony | Young Democrats 4eva

4/19/2019
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On this week's first ever LIVE podcast, recorded at the Austin Young Democrats meeting at Cheer Up Charlies, we debuted a new game (of thrones) we call "Westeros or Texas?" There are some forehead-smacking similarities... We heard that progressive advocates are being out-organized at the Texas legislature by conservative extremists (YIKES) and how we can start showing up better. Plus, we interviewed one of our ALL-TIME FAV young Democrats, Mason Reid from Texas Rep. James Talarico's office...

Duration:00:43:17

Gun nuts - now even McNuttier | Beto's '18 campaign manager Jody Casey on parenting & politics | Pink spandex v. InfoWars

4/12/2019
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Grab your popcorn, 'cuz this week's episode is full of drama. We get into the soap opera of Texas gun extremists vs. "mainstream" Republicans, plus we hear about how Tony Tinderholt wants to kill women (and missed his calling for the WWF), Ashley dance-battles InfoWars in a pink spandex leotard, and Beto's former campaign manager Jody Casey joins us to talk about parenthood and politics. And so much more!

Duration:01:12:54

Wendy Davis 2020 (zomg) | Is unwanted hair-sniffing ok? | The TX House gets As (except Stickland) | No more guns on toilets plz

4/5/2019
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We try to maintain our cool while interviewing shero Wendy Davis about her plans for 2020, lessons learned from 2014, and how a "painfully shy" book-loving little girl grows up to become a modern feminist icon and rabble rouser. Plus, we wade into the "Creepy Uncle Joe"-infested waters and discuss intent vs impact. And we get a primer in how our Texas schools get their dollar bills and learn about HB3, the most comprehensive school funding legislation Texas has passed in decades (no thanks...

Duration:01:20:27

April 1 | RBG's notorious retirement party | Road trip to Pound Town | I don't vanna Ivanka

4/1/2019
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We have major FOMO re: RBG's notorious retirement party. But we console ourselves by planning a road trip to historic Pound Town (formerly known as Dripping Springs). And more!

Duration:00:22:50

Dick Pic-Free Zone | OITNB actress Ashley Jordyn on #StartByBelieving | Stop the anti-LGBTQ SB17 | Gerrymandering, the board game!

3/29/2019
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This might be our fav ep so far. We welcome OITNB actress Ashley Jordyn to talk about #StartByBelieving day April 3 and how we can support survivors. We are FOR HB2789, which would make sending unwanted dick pics a crime, and we are AGAINST SB17, which would make it easier for bigots to discriminate against the LGBTQJ+ community.

Duration:00:53:37

In the weeds on marijuana | A love letter to Texas | Let's stop paying for baby jails | We fangirl "Pod Save the People"

3/22/2019
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Everything you always wanted to know about marijuana policy in Texas but were too stoned to ask. Plus, we write a love letter to Andrea Grimes and her "Texas is the last stop" Medium piece, we get inspired by DeRay McKesson of "Pod Save the People," and we explore whether telling the stories of asylum-seekers who are under attack by the Tr*mp administration amounts to "tragedy porn."

Duration:00:54:21

Beto! Beto. Beto…? Existential presidential thoughts | We have a period f*** | We talk to presidential hopeful Andrew Yang

3/15/2019
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On this episode of The Bachelor, oops, we mean The Rabble, Beto finally gives America a rose. Do we accept? Plus, we gush about people doing good work in the world of periods, and…! We interview presidential hopeful Andrew Yang about what sets him apart from the rest of the crowded field.

Duration:00:45:56

Nancy Pelosi was here | "I had an abortion and I ain't sorry" | We fangirl over Rep. Talarico's whole office | Save the mamas

3/8/2019
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ABORTION! It's okay to say out loud. Special guest Zoraima Palaez from the Texas Freedom Network shares her story with us. Plus, we go heart-eyes for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Austin and fangirl out over Rep. James Talarico's efforts to support "The Whole Student" so our kids can succeed not just in school but in life. Plus, we learn about ways to keep Texas mamas from dying in childbirth. Also... unicorn onesies!

Duration:00:00:01

Let’s send TxLege to sex ed | Citizenship test Cash Cab | How can we support the Black community? | To John Cornyn: Boy 'bye

2/28/2019
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Happy Black History Month! We explore some of the historical reasons why Austin’s African American community has been shrinking as the rest of the city grows, and we learn about ways to support our African American neighbors and friends. Plus, we embarrass ourselves trying to answer questions from the citizenship test and shake our heads at all the ways sex ed let us down.

Duration:00:37:04

John Cornyn Price is Right | Paxton Family Values | The Rainbow Connection: The lovers, the dreamers and Bri

2/19/2019
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Lots of fun and games on Episode 6 of The Rabble! We play Price is Right on Senator John Cornyn’s corruption and a lighting round of Cliff Notes-Clapback: Immigration. Ken Paxton hearts cutting in line, stealing pens and his ethically questionable wife State Senator Angela Paxton. Plus, we gush over the latest beautiful thing coming out of our LGBTQIA community in Austin. We introduce our first guest co-host Briona Jenkins of Out Youth and interview immigration attorney Kate...

Duration:00:45:46

Galentine’s <3 | We ask Julie Oliver if she’s running again | We gush on TX sheroes and “Black Girl Magic” | We remember the moments that made us activists

2/13/2019
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On a VERY SPECIAL Episode 5 of The Rabble, we embrace the Galentine’s reason for the season — ladies celebrating ladies. This episode is totally different than our usual format. Instead of "Political FMK" or "Did Y'all Know?" we each take a moment to interview one of our Texas lady heroes and learn more about their story. We also look back on the turning points in our own lives that inspired us to activism.

Duration:01:04:38

We are hot for the Texas Tribune | And Medicaid expansion | And gun reform | But super cold on Ken Paxton

2/4/2019
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On Episode 4 of The Rabble, we rage against the Republican anti-health care machine in Texas. Plus, we fangirl to the max over the Texas Tribune’s reporting on the manufactured “voter fraud” “crisis” in Texas. We also try to figure out how we can support survivors of domestic abuse, how we can prevent gun violence, and all the other ways we can reach max bleeding-heart-liberal status over the course of 39 minutes.

Duration:00:39:14

Dem presidential nomination Hunger Games | We hate on hate crimes | Can you pass my bills, can you pass my telephone bills

1/29/2019
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On Episode 3 of The Rabble, we explore our love-hate relationship with The Hunger Games-like presidential primary process. The shutdown was called off shortly after we recorded, but we discuss some shocking ways government workers were affected (and probably will be again in two weeks when the zombie of the shutdown comes back from the dead). Plus, we look at actions we can take to support the LGBTQ+ community in Texas. This week’s guest is long-time TX lege staffer and “Over the Lege”...

Duration:00:57:27

Cardi B may be smarter than POTUS | We're not crying; you're crying | The Internets giveth and the Internets taketh away our ability to vote

1/22/2019
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In Episode 2 of The Rabble, we laugh, we cry, and we might just twerk a little. We go all heart-eyes for Cardi B and a bunch of other rabble-rousers, and we learn a little about a new bill that would have completely changed the life of someone close to Becky if it had already been passed several years ago. Plus, we talk to Amanda Gnaedinger from Common Cause Texas to find out why we can do everything in life on the Internets EXCEPT register to vote... and what we can do to change that.

Duration:00:38:25

Women are winning with Kim Olson | Beto supporters are BAE | The Wall needs to die

1/15/2019
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In the very first episode of THE RABBLE podcast from Rouser, we take an optimistic look ahead at what 2019 holds for Texas politics. Special guest Kim Olson, Col. USAF ret. joins us to talk about all the gains Democratic women made in Texas and the future of female leadership. Plus, we ask her if she plans to run for office again…! Hear our political Fck, Marry, Kill picks for 2019 (spoiler: the name Beto gets mentioned but not in the way you might think), plus we give you some easy Sht To...

Duration:00:46:26