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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


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2/16/2018
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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images News / Getty Images On January 23, there was a school shooting in our home state. On February 14, 17 people were killed in yet another. If you are ready to take action, consider doing one of the following things: Moms Demand ActionPost-note: At the top of the episode, we cite the statistic from EveryTown that there have been 18 school shootings in 2018. This statistic has been criticized today by, among others, theWashington Post. EveryTown uses an...

Duration:00:35:03

The stock market and the economy with Heidi Moore.

2/14/2018
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Photo by phongphan5922/iStock / Getty Images It’s hard to keep up with the memos, interviews, and leaks coming out of Washington DC so we take a painstaking look at what we do and don’t know about the memo and the Mueller investigation Thanks to our sponsor: Martha Stewart Wine and TomboyX Underwear We discuss the resignation of Rob Porter and the President's wholly unacceptable response to the accusations of domestic violence against Porter. We also talk about the Olympics: North...

Duration:01:06:40

Race, Gender, the Military, Religion, Partisanship, and Rockets

2/9/2018
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The United States continues to grapple with cultural tension over race, the military, and religion. We talk about the latest news around these topics and listener feedback in today’s episode. The death of Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha and the vandalism of a Confederate monument in Louisville, Kentucky, have us thinking about continued racial tensions in the United States. At the same, a message from our listener, Karen, and Sarah's experience passing a Fairness Ordinance in...

Duration:00:37:04

#ReleasetheMemo, the Mueller investigation, and Uma's #MeToo Moment

2/6/2018
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Photo by Aquir/iStock / Getty Images It’s hard to keep up with the memos, interviews, and leaks coming out of Washington DC so we take a painstaking look at what we do and don’t know about the memo and the Mueller investigation Thanks to our sponsor: Casper Mattress First up, we discuss how we think about the economy as we approach another government shutdown this week, including whether or not we should pour more money into the Department of Defense considering the results of the...

Duration:01:18:59

The Campaign to Recall Judge Persky, Conspiracy Theories, and the Physical Realties of Gun Violence

2/2/2018
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California voters will soon decide whether to recall the judge who sentenced Brock Turner, and conspiracy theories seem to be taking over our public discussions. We’re talking about institutional trust and accountability as well as discussing the brutal realities of gun violence in today’s episode. Thanks to TomboyX for sponsoring today's podcast. We discuss the campaign to recall Judge Persky, how elections impact the judiciary, and the punitive side of rape culture. We also talk about...

Duration:00:52:21

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Moral Authority

1/30/2018
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Photo by olm26250/iStock / Getty Images John Adams said that “because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” Every headline in the past week has us thinking about abuse of power and the moral authority required to stand up to that abuse. Thanks to our sponsors: ModCloth, Ellevest, and ThirdLove. In this week's show, we discuss the growing violence in Afghanistan and the terrible attacks in Kabul. We also...

Duration:01:15:39

Gun Violence and Activism (with Special Guest Dr. Dana Fisher)

1/26/2018
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In 1997, three of Sarah's classmates were shot and killed in the lobby of my high school. 20 years later and 30 miles away, her community is again mourning the deaths of two 15 yo high school students shot in the in the lobby of Marshall County High School. We’re thinking about activism to prevent these tragedies and talking about activism through protests with Dr. Dana Fisher. Thanks to our sponsors for today's podcast: Crane and Canopy and ModCloth. The Courier Journal describes the...

Duration:01:06:01

Negotiating with Jello: What to Make of the Government Shutdown and the Next Stage of Immigration Talks

1/23/2018
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How does one negotiate with jello? We talk negotiations, compromise, and the government shutdown on today’s episode. Thanks to our sponsors: Unladylike, ModCloth, and Ellevest. We begin with our #metoo moment, discussing the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, the former physician for the U.S. Olympian gymnastics team. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has admirably allowed survivors to speak during the hearing, and survivors like Aly Raisman have used their time to powerfully indict everyone...

Duration:01:02:51

The Budget, DACA, and Listener Feedback on Aziz Ansari and Grace

1/19/2018
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The President of the United States, through his party's website, actually gave out Fake News Awards this week. There is an epidemic of pettiness in our politics. Let's discuss. Thanks so much to ModCloth for sponsoring today's podcast. We discuss Congress's inability to pass a budget and inability to do a "deal" that the President will sign on DACA. We also talk about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that devoted a sad amount of time to whether the President actually said the...

Duration:00:36:16

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

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