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We've Got Issues With Emily and Jess

Politics

Emily Amick and Jess Kirby will take you inside their conversations about everything from student loan relief and climate change to imposter syndrome and toxic masculinity. Through brief episodes and thoughtful interviews, this unapologetic show is about the power of having opinions, taking up space and making noise.

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United States

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Emily Amick and Jess Kirby will take you inside their conversations about everything from student loan relief and climate change to imposter syndrome and toxic masculinity. Through brief episodes and thoughtful interviews, this unapologetic show is about the power of having opinions, taking up space and making noise.

Language:

English


Episodes

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan? A Discussion with An Expert on the Middle East

9/16/2021
In today's episode of We've Got Issues, Emily and Jess are joined by Owen Kirby. Owen served as a Senior Governance Advisor in Afghanistan and was the director of the USAID office overseeing assistance programs to democracy-building nations. He is now a fellow at the University of Central Florida. In this discussion they ask what went wrong and who is to blame for the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, and what to expect going forward. Resources to help women and girls in Afghanistan...

Duration:00:17:37

The Future of Abortion Rights with Cecile Richards

9/2/2021
In this episode of We've Got Issues Emily & Jess sit down with activist Cecile Richards, former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund from 2006-2013. They talk about the Texas abortion ban which the Supreme Court has declined to halt and whether this sets the stage to overturn Roe v. Wade. They discuss if this will lead to more bans across the country, how this might impact other reproductive freedoms for women and what we can do...

Duration:00:29:49

(Part II) Covid and Kids: Back to School, How To Protect The Unvaccinated

8/25/2021
In this episode of We've Got Issues, Emily & Jess talk to Emily's Dad the epidemiologist Dr. Ben Amick. They discuss how Covid and the Delta variant are impacting children, sending kids back to school, and the best ways to protect the unvaccinated. This is Part II of a 2 part series.

Duration:00:10:06

(Part I) Is It Safe To Go To That Fall Wedding? Another Covid Conversation with An Epidemiologst

8/25/2021
In this episode of We've Got Issues, Emily & Jess talk once again with Emily's Dad the epidemiologist, Dr. Ben Amick. We discuss safety concerns around attending fall weddings with the Delta variant surging through the US, and what it's going to take to get to herd immunity. This is Part I of a two part series on Covid and the Delta Variant. *Note this episode was recorded before the Pfizer vaccine received full FDA approval.

Duration:00:11:25

Should Influencers Talk Politics?

8/10/2021
On today's episode of We've Got Issues, Emily and Jess are joined by social entrepreneur and content creator Chinae Alexander. Chinae is not one to shy away from talking about hard topics, and discussing politics with her audience. We ask the question, what is expected of influencers? Should they talk politics, and how? Instagram https://instagram.com/chinaealexander https://instagram.com/jessannkirby https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone

Duration:00:20:06

The Midterms: Are The Dems Screwed?

8/3/2021
In this episode of We've Got Issues, Emily and Jess discuss the 2022 midterms, and what's at stake for Democrats in Congress. They talk about the scenarios that could mean losing seats in the House or Senate, and what might impact those outcomes between now and then. Follow us on Instagram https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone https://instagram.com/jessannkirby

Duration:00:13:04

Why Are Republicans Obsessed With Critical Race Theory?

7/26/2021
On today's episode of We've Got Issues, Emily and Jess talk about Critical Race Theory with Carmen James, an early childhood educator and content creator at TheGoodCarmaBlog.com. They chat about colorblindness, Republican Senator’s statements on CRT and Carmen offers advice on how to discuss privilege and fairness with children. Find us on IG https://instagram.com/thegoodcarmablog https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone https://instagram.com/jessannkirby

Duration:00:21:30

The Effectiveness of Republican Hypocrisy

7/19/2021
This week on We've Got Issues, Emily & Jess talk about vaccines, culture wars, and the many examples of Republicans saying one thing and doing another. They discuss Emily's hypocrisy taxonomy and how this is part of a broader effort to do things like gerrymandering in order to maintain power at all costs because in the end, it works.

Duration:00:15:12

Unpacking Imposter Syndrome: It's Not You, It's The System

7/13/2021
On today's episode of We've Got Issues, Emily & Jess talk about imposter syndrome. They unpack some of their own personal experiences, and why traditional self-help mantras around fixing yourself to deal with imposter syndrome are perhaps not the best way to approach it. Find us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone https://instagram.com/jessannkirby

Duration:00:14:30

The Illusion of Privacy and Intimacy on Social Media

7/8/2021
This week on We've Got Issues, Jess & Emily decided to hop on and chat about the unsettling situation that happened with Jess and her family in a public setting. They discuss the nostalgia for a childhood free of phones and the internet, the implications of living our lives online, and how social media is changing the meaning of community. Find us on Instagram https://instagram.com/wgipod https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone https://instagram.com/jessannkirby

Duration:00:16:07

#FreeBritney: Understanding The Britney Spears Conservatorship And How It's A Disability Rights Issue

7/1/2021
In this episode of We've Got Issues Emily and Jess discuss the Britney Spears conservatorship, her recent statement in court and allegations of abuse, and how her case is disability rights issue. https://instagram.com/wgipod https://instagram.com/jessannkirby https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone

Duration:00:14:20

AOC vs Nancy Pelosi, Does Bipartisanship Matter, and Can the Dems Win the Midterms?

6/30/2021
In this episode of We've Got Issues, Emily and Jess chat with Hitha Palepu, a woman of many hats and author of the upcoming book, We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris. They discuss the dynamics of AOC vs Nancy Pelosi, whether or not bipartisanship even matters, and if the Democrats can keep control of Congress in the midterms. Follow us on...

Duration:00:16:05

Will There Be Another Pandemic Soon? Are We Prepared? A Conversation With An Epidemiologist.

6/22/2021
Emily and Jess have a conversation with Dr. Ben Amick, an epidemiologist for the last 35 years, and also Emily's dad! We ask him about his prediction that there will be another pandemic soon, if we'll ever reach herd immunity, will we need vaccine boosters, how to protect kids that aren't vaccinated and more. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/wgipod https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone https://instagram.com/jessannkirby

Duration:00:17:12

Jeff Bezos Has A Lower Tax Bracket Than Me?!

6/17/2021
Jess and Emily discuss the recent ProPublica article that examines how the wealthiest avoid paying income taxes. Billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet go years paying little to no federal income tax. In this episode, Jess and Emily talk about how they do this completely legally, and what, if anything can be done to change it. Find us on IG: https://instagram.com/wgipod

Duration:00:13:22

When Is President Biden Forgiving Student Loans?

6/17/2021
In the first episode of We've Got Issues, Emily and Jess discuss the topic of student loan forgiveness. They talk about the two different proposals for forgiveness, if and when that might happen, and address the arguments for and against it. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/wgipod https://instagram.com/emilyinyourphone https://instagram.com/jessannkirby

Duration:00:14:05

Introducing: We've Got Issues With Emily and Jess

6/17/2021
Emily Amick and Jess Kirby will take you inside their conversations about everything from student loan relief and climate change to imposter syndrome and toxic masculinity. Through brief episodes and thoughtful interviews, this unapologetic show is about the power of having opinions, taking up space and making noise.

Duration:00:01:43