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Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists bringing confetti and taco cannons to Texas politics. Plus, we always offer one simple, straightforward mission to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn. Find us on socials: @therabbletx.

Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists bringing confetti and taco cannons to Texas politics. Plus, we always offer one simple, straightforward mission to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn. Find us on socials: @therabbletx.

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Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists bringing confetti and taco cannons to Texas politics. Plus, we always offer one simple, straightforward mission to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn. Find us on socials: @therabbletx.

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English


Episodes

S2, E9: Time to come to our census, y'all!

3/27/2020
Did y'all know that if you don't fill out the census, the system will default to marking you down as white and male??! For more on this and lots of other census trivia, listen in on our conversation with Hannah Roh, the 2020 Census Manager of the Austin Asian Complete Count Committee. Plus, we dress up in COVID-pun costumes and make her guess what we are. THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Hannah Roh, the 2020 Census Manager of the Austin Asian Complete Count Committee BLUE SQUAD MISSION OF THE...

Duration:01:01:24

S2, E8: The COVID19 pep talk we all needed, from Dr. Pritesh Gandhi

3/20/2020
Real talk: we almost didn't record this episode because we were all feeling freaked out and frankly unmotivated to do work-ish things. But OH were we glad we did. Not only did it feel so good to connect with each other, we loved the upbeat words of wisdom from our guest, Dr. Pritesh Gandhi. He is on the front lines working directly with patients as a physician and the associate chief medical officer at a nonprofit community health clinic in East Austin, where he’s leading the COVID19...

Duration:00:44:34

S2, E7: International Women's Day with Rosa Rebellion - "Continuing the Voting Revolution"

3/13/2020
When we celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote, what's been left out of that story? What is left to be done? These are the questions we got to dig into with our sheroes from Rosa Rebellion, Meagan Harding and Virginia Cumberbatch, and democracy gurus Alice Yi and Dyana Limon-Mercado. Get informed with a quiz on women's suffrage, get inspired by our brilliant panelists, and then get to work with our Blue Squad mission this week. THIS WEEK’S GUESTS: Virginia Cumberbatch &...

Duration:01:19:05

Season 2, Episode 6: You - yes you! - can be a delegate, too

3/6/2020
Did you vote in the primary? Congrats -- you're qualified to be a delegate at the big ol' national convention to choose a presidential candidate this summer! But first you have to go to your local convention, happening March 21 all across Texas. We talk to angel of democracy André Treiber, author of the Texas Democratic Convention Delegate Guide, to get the scoop. THIS WEEK’S GUEST: André Treiber, Vice Chair of the Rules Committee for the Texas Democratic Party and member of the State...

Duration:00:48:20

Bonus episode: Sema Hernandez, U.S. Senate candidate

3/2/2020
This bonus episode features an interview with candidate Sema Hernandez. The Rabble is committed to helping all the female candidates for U.S. Senate from Texas be heard before primary day. Check out our interviews with Annie Garcia on the 2/25/20 bonus episode, and Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, MJ Hegar and Amanda Edwards on episodes 33, 41 and 44 of The Rabble, Season 1. THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Sema Hernandez, candidate for U.S....

Duration:00:22:05

Season 2, Episode 5: Should we all play pundit? With FOX News progressive political analyst Jehmu Greene

2/28/2020
Super Taco Tuesday is almost here! We sat down for a pre-primary pep talk with progressive political analyst and super-inspiring human, Jehmu Greene. She coaches us on how to decide who to vote for, spills the tea on some major celebs from her days as president of Rock the Vote, and gives us tips on how to have respectful discussions with folks on the other side of the political spectrum. (As a progressive commentator on FOX News, we figured she was the best person to ask!) THIS WEEK’S...

Duration:00:56:14

Bonus episode: Annie Garcia, U.S. Senate candidate

2/25/2020
This bonus episode features an interview with candidate Annie Garcia. The Rabble is committed to helping all the female candidates for U.S. Senate from Texas be heard before primary day. Check out our interviews with Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, MJ Hegar and Amanda Edwards on episodes 33, 41 and 44 of The Rabble. (Sema Hernandez's campaign has not responded to interview requests so far.) THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Annie Garcia, candidate for U.S....

Duration:00:25:38

Season 2, Episode 4: Help, my ballot is very long and I don't know what I'm doing! Down-ballot lightning round. With former candidate Joi Chevalier

2/21/2020
What does a railroad commissioner ACTUALLY do? Wait... a county judge is NOT a judge? How do I decide which *actual* judge to vote for?!? This week we get you up to speed on down-ballot races. Former candidate for comptroller and current genius Joi Chevalier joins us to talk about what it's like to run for a position no one understands. THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Joi Chevalier, former candidate for Texas Comptroller, founder of The Cook’s Nook, Annie’s List board member, member of the Austin City...

Duration:00:52:57

Season 2, Episode 3: Beto on how to have fun in politics

2/17/2020
Beto was here! We got him to play "two truths and a lie," give us his thoughts on the presidential race, and tell us about his new organization, Powered by People. Plus, he tells us how we can turn Texas blue and have fun doing it. (Shout out to Flip the TX House, an amazing org that was built by former Beto Ambassadors!) THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Beto O'Rourke - founder of Powered by People, former U.S. Representative from TX, former U.S. Presidential candidate, former U.S. Senate candidate,...

Duration:00:37:40

Season 2, Episode 2: Building a more intersectional Texas with MEASURE

2/7/2020
Meme Styles blew the doors off this year's Women's March in Austin with her passionate speech calling for a Texas where no one gets left behind as we work to build a brighter future. We were thrilled to sit down with Meme, President and Founder of MEASURE, and Janis Bookout, Director of Performance Measurement at MEASURE, a non-profit that uses data and education to empower communities to eliminate social disparities. Join us as we talk intersectionality, internalized racism and more. THIS...

Duration:00:47:16

Season 2, Episode 1: Live from the State of the Uterus

1/31/2020
We're baaaack! The Rabble podcast season two opener took place live at the Boss Babes' State of the Uterus, an annual party for progress, raising funds for reproductive justice, community health and gender equality. We got to talk about our uteruses and vaginas and how Texas sex ed is screwing them over (not in a good way). THIS WEEK’S GUEST: Dr. Amna Dermish from Planned Parenthood Greater Texas Follow: https://twitter.com/PPGreaterTX BLUE SQUAD MISSION OF THE WEEK: Download the Blue...

Duration:00:49:30

The Rabble Faves: Drinking game recap of the 2019 Texas legislative session

1/12/2020
While The Rabble podcast is on break, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes. Since the 86th Texas legislature gaveled in a year ago this week, we thought it was fitting to replay our wrap-up of the legislative session. We drinking game-ified it, so pour yourself a local craft beer (that you can now take home from the brewery, thanks to one of our highly fuck-able bills!) and join us to hear about the highs and lows of what our state legislators accomplished in 2019. Plus, we get to...

Duration:01:07:10

The Rabble Faves: Texas women who inspire us & the moments that made us activists

1/4/2020
While The Rabble podcast is on break, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from Season 1. This episode originally aired on February 13, 2019 - Galentine's Day! Because Galentine's is all about ladies celebrating ladies, we each interviewed one of our Texas lady heroes and learn more about their story. Becky interviewed Julie Oliver, candidate for U.S. Congress in TX25, Ashley interviewed Shellie Hayes-McMahon of Annie's List, and Kristen interviewed Judge Dedra Davis, one of the 17...

Duration:01:05:59

The Rabble Faves: Cheerful persistence through cancer & more with Glenaan O'Neil of the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

12/27/2019
While The Rabble podcast is on break, we are revisiting some of our favorite episodes. We were so inspired by Glenaan O'Neil of the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project, who is cheerfully persisting first after battling cancer and then after having funding pulled for her fledgling nonprofit. We love her hilarious self and her mission of advocating for immigrant victims of domestic abuse in rural Texas. Plus, Ed Scruggs of Texas Gun Sense is back to explain "red flag laws" and "mandatory...

Duration:00:59:51

The Rabble Faves: "I had an abortion and I ain't sorry"

12/21/2019
While The Rabble is on break, we are revisiting some of our favorite, most impactful, or most moving episodes. We love this episode because of the candid, vulnerable, eloquent story our guest Zoraima Palaez shared about her abortion. 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...

Duration:00:48:30

The Rabble Faves: "The babies at the border and how you can help"

12/13/2019
While The Rabble is on break, we are revisiting some of our favorite, most impactful, or most moving episodes. This episode originally aired on June 28, 2019. Since its debut, it has continued to be our most-downloaded episode. In the midst of the horrors at the border, it is comforting that so many people want to know how they can stop them. We ourselves were desperate to understand what was happening to child migrants and how we could help, so we made an episode all about just that. Plus,...

Duration:01:09:13

The Rabble Faves: Wendy Davis

12/6/2019
While we're on break, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from Season 1. This week, Wendy Davis officially filed to be on the ballot for U.S. Congress in Texas's 21st district (Becky's district!). We thought a proper way to celebrate was to re-play one of our favorite interviews -- the one where Wendy made her first ever public mention that she was considering running for this seat. She also talks lessons learned from run for governor in 2014, and how a "painfully shy" book-loving...

Duration:01:20:36

Season 1 Finale! LIVE with Emily Ramshaw, Editor-in-Chief (for now) of the Texas Tribune, TX State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, Royce Brooks of Annie's List & Dyana Limon-Mercado of Planned Parenthood & the Travis County Dems

11/22/2019
WHEW, y'all. This is our fav (& final!) episode of season one. By some Texas-sized miracle, we got to talk with Emily Ramshaw mere hours after she announced she'll be leaving her post as editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune to create a new non-profit media venture at the intersection of women, politics and policy right here in Austin, TX. It's a don't-miss conversation. We put political F-M-K in the capable hands of some of our sheroes and paid them back with The Rabble's first ever awards....

Duration:01:04:02

Immigration activist Joshua Rubin on holding onto love when hope feels lost | Texas is SWINGING, baby | Protecting DACA | #bluesquadgoals

11/15/2019
For our last episode before the LIVE FINALE (!!!) we sat down with immigration activist Joshua Rubin to talk about what makes someone decide that they need to be on the front lines of an issue, no matter the cost. Josh, founder of Witness: Tornillo and a major reason why they closed those camps, believes that love is what kept his fire burning even after his hope was gone. We also learned about swing states (ahem, TEXAS) from Swing Left, and got revved up to make another push to protect...

Duration:01:16:19

U.S. Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards on education, healthcare, and getting results | Why EVERYONE should care about schools | Justice for Rodney Reed | Are YOU The Next Wendy Davis??

11/8/2019
We're all about getting Texans to TAKE ACTION - but first we need to GET EDUCATED! This week we dove into recent developments in public school closures, and got lessons in the history of systemic inequity from the UT Institute for Urban Policy and Research. We also got to sit down with US Senate Candidate Amanda Edwards (in between her call-filled campaign road trips) to discuss the new generation of senators - electeds who are connected to their constituents, even all the way from DC. She's...

Duration:01:09:52