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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.

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English


Episodes

Medicaid in Kentucky, Aziz Ansari, and Immigration Policy

1/16/2018
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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images The news this week has been explicit — both in language and in what that language reveals. We’re discussing the President’s comments on immigration and the US’s role in the world. Thanks to ModCloth and Ellevest for sponsoring today's episode. Our home state of Kentucky has been granted a waiver to add work requirements to Medicaid. We discuss the facts of the new program and our thoughts on what it does and doesn't...

Duration: 00:59:20


#Oprah2020, DACA, and a Report from the Paducah City Commission

1/11/2018
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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images The Briefcase is our shorter episode each week when we catch up on news and often share listener feedback. Today, we're covering a local fairness ordinance, the Oprah 2020 frenzy, and the public DACA meeting President Trump convened. Thanks so much to Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, for sponsoring today's episode. In our first block, Sarah emotionally describes the difficulty inherent in holding...

Duration: 00:43:47


Fire and Fury, Oprah for President, and faith and politics with Michael Wear

1/9/2018
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We discussed #MeToo's moment at the Golden Globes, including Oprah's (presidential?) speech. Beth is reading Fire and Fury and keeping us all updated and we talk faith and politics with Michael Wear. Thanks to our patrons; we hope you'll consider supporting Pantsuit Politics by making a monthly contribution at Patreon and by leaving a positive review in the Apple Podcast Player for Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life. Thanks to today's sponsors: ModCloth, Lola, and Ellevest. Sarah...

Duration: 01:44:35


The Iranian protests and America's relationship with the Middle East

1/5/2018
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Photo by BornaMir/iStock / Getty Images Sarah talks with Kerry Boyd Anderson, a Political Risk Consultant and our Pantsuit Politics Middle East expert, about the protests in Iran. Thanks to Modcloth and Casper for sponsoring this episode.

Duration: 00:30:25


The Great Redhead Debate: Rebroadcast

1/2/2018
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We decided to rebroadcast this popular episode to remind everyone that we do disagree occasionally. This week we took a break from our normal format to create a special episode for y'all by stepping behind the podium (figuratively of course) for the Great Redhead Debate. For two weeks we took questions from listeners and prepped hard to bring a real debate feel to this election cycle, Pantsuit Politics style - with substance and issues taking center stage. Dante moderated, and we touched...

Duration: 01:21:51


2018: Personal and Political Resolutions

12/29/2017
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After a tumultuous 2017, we're looking ahead. Inspired by Ali Edwards's One Little Word, we choose our words of the year personally and for the podcast. We also talk about our political resolutions. Thanks to Better Help and ModCloth for sponsoring today's episode and to our patronswho make Pantsuit Politics possible.

Duration: 00:34:01


Questions for New Year's Eve reflections on the year in politics

12/26/2017
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Photo by asbe/iStock / Getty Images 2017 has been a long year, to say the least. We’re reflecting on that year the same way we’ve gotten through it - with a little help from our friends Thanks to our patrons; we hope you'll consider supporting Pantsuit Politics by making a monthly contribution at Patreon and by leaving a positive review in the Apple Podcast Player for Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life. Thanks to today's sponsors: Better Help and ModCloth. We're using Tsh...

Duration: 00:46:14


"The Governing Wing of the Republican Party" with Sarah Chamberlain

12/22/2017
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Sarah Chamberlain While Sarah enjoys some holiday time, Beth shares an interview with Sarah Chamberlain, President and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership -- a coalition of 70 members of Congress. Thanks so much to the sponsors of today's podcast: Better Help and ModCloth. To support Pantsuit Politics, please visit our Patreon page--we're so grateful for the listener support that sustains our podcasts. The Republican Main Street Partnership prides itself on its commitment to...

Duration: 00:24:49


The Tax Plan, Evangelicals, and Gendered Conversations

12/19/2017
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Photo by ALotOfPeople/iStock / Getty Images We’ve been talking about the #metoo movement at length. As the year draws to a close, we’re thinking more about what gender equality could really mean. We discuss the Republican tax plan, evangelicals and the President, and ways that our everyday conversations can promote greater equality between men and women. Thanks to our patrons; we hope you'll consider supporting Pantsuit Politics by making a monthly contribution at Patreon and by leaving...

Duration: 01:13:12


Doug Jones and Roy Moore, the Mueller Investigation, and a Kentucky Tragedy

12/15/2017
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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News / Getty Images Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s special senate election. We reflect on that race, complaints about bias in the Mueller investigation, and the tragic suicide of a Kentucky lawmaker. Thanks so much to our patrons, who make our work possible. If you'd like to support Pantsuit Politics, please visit our Patreon page. We also truly appreciate today's sponsors, ModCloth and Virtue Labs. We discuss the turnout and results of...

Duration: 00:49:19


Complicit: Trump, the Media, the Budget, and the 2017 Word of the Year

12/12/2017
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Dictionary.com has made “complicit” the 2017 Word of the Year. We consider our collective responsibility and Lindy West’s powerful statement that the opposite of complicity isn’t apology; it’s fixing what you broke. Thanks to our patrons; we hope you'll consider supporting Pantsuit Politics by making a monthly contribution at Patreon and by leaving a positive review in the Apple Podcast Player for Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life. Thanks to today's sponsors: Away, Lola, and...

Duration: 01:10:34


Jerusalem, Al Franken, and feedback

12/8/2017
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Photo Credit: antje whv Flickr via Compfight cc A quick ask! We need reviews for The Nuanced Life to help us get recognized by iTunes! So, if you're enjoying the show, stop on over and give us a review. We discuss President Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, as well as the resignations of John Conyers and Al Franken. We talk about the concerns about false accusations in light of the #metoo movement and Jenny's awesome video she shared with us on consent. We send our love...

Duration: 01:00:07


Michael Flynn, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, CVS and Aetna, and What Our Priorities Say About Our Care for Children

12/5/2017
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Michael Flynn has entered a guilty plea and is cooperating with the Mueller investigation, and the Senate took a big step toward tax cuts. With very few days left in the legislative year, we’re considering how our national priorities measure up to our professed love of children. Thanks to Crane & Canopy, Away, Zola, and ModCloth for sponsoring today's episode. Thanks as always to our patrons; if you would like to support Pantsuit Politics, please visit our Patreon page. We were thrilled...

Duration: 01:12:11


Cheers to Disequilibrium: Processing Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, and Donald Trump

12/1/2017
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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News / Getty Images Oscar Wilde said, “everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” Sex and power continue to dominate the headlines, and we’re still processing that along with our increasingly tenuous relationship with the truth. Thanks so much to ModCloth and VirtueLabs for sponsoring today's podcast. If you'd like to check out the Pantsuit Politics gift guide, visit our website, and if you'd like to support our work,...

Duration: 00:48:57


Net Neutrality and #MeToo: Reckonings and Reflections

11/28/2017
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The tsunami of sexual harassment and assault allegations continues and is causing cultural and political reflection. Today we continue our ongoing discussion of politics, partisanship, and the #metoo movement. Thank you for everyone supporting our work on Patreon. We also appreciate our sponsors for today's podcast: Credible.com, Away, and ThirdLove. We hope you'll check out our new podcast, The Nuanced Life. Congress has a very long to-do list through the end of the year. It's...

Duration: 01:15:26


Happy Thanksgiving and Introduction to The Nuanced Life

11/24/2017
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Happy Thanksgiving! We are taking a pause from politics this week and sharing the first episode of The Nuanced Life, our new podcast focused on bringing the principles we've learned through our political dialogue to non-political topics. Thanks so much to our patrons, who make Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life possible. To support our work, please visit our Patreon page. Thanks to ModCloth for sponsoring today's episode. We hope that you'll enjoy The Nuanced Life enough to...

Duration: 00:55:25


Tax Cuts, Mugabe and Zimbabwe, and the Opioid Crisis

11/21/2017
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The opioid epidemic impacts all of us in increasingly significant ways. Today, we’re discussing the impact of President Trump’s decision to declare this a public health emergency. It's Thanksgiving, and we're so grateful to everyone who makes Pantsuit Politics possible. We couldn't do the podcast without the support of our patrons, our advertising agency, and our sponsors. Thanks to today's sponsors: BeFrugal.com and ModCloth. If you're interested in advertising on Pantsuit Politics,...

Duration: 01:03:13


Roy Moore, Doug Jones, Tax Cuts, Al Franken, and George H.W. Bush

11/17/2017
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Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images News / Getty Images Somehow, we’re still debating the Alabama senate race to fill Jeff Sessions’s seat. We’re here with additional thoughts on Doug Jones, Roy Moore, and tax cuts, plus a later-recorded segment on Al Franken and George Bush...because 2017. Thanks so much to everyone supporting our work on Patreon. If you'd like to bring some nuance to your neighborhood in 2018, please reach out to beth@pantsuitpoliticsshow.com. We also appreciate...

Duration: 00:49:07


Roy Moore, Trump's Asia Trip, and Tax Cuts

11/14/2017
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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images News / Getty Images You know things have gone terribly wrong when we're having a national conversation about whether a 14-year-old girl consented to a relationship with a man in his thirties. We discuss the responses to Roy Moore, the President's presence in Asia, and the process and substance of the Republican tax cut plan. Thanks so much to everyone supporting our work on Patreon and to today's sponsors: ModCloth, The Flex Company, and VirtueLabs. We...

Duration: 01:05:53


Primer: The Constitution and Appropriations

11/12/2017
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We kick off a series on the U.S. Constitution by talking about the structure of Articles I-VI. This is a very basic review that reminds us of the intricate balance between state and federal responsibilities the framers envisioned. On Tuesday's episode, we'll be talking about tax reform, so we spend some time on a specific power granted to Congress -- the power of the purse. Recommended resources: Budget Basics from National Priorities Congressional Research Service's Intro to...

Duration: 00:22:02

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