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The Pantsuit Nation Podcast

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From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.

From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.
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From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.

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Episodes

Sydney Ireland is the First Girl Boy Scout

1/18/2018
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This week, we talk with 16-year-old Sydney Ireland, who has been fighting for almost her entire life for the right to be a full-fledged Boy Scout after being an "unofficial" member earning "unofficial" recognition for years. Last year, the Boy Scouts finally announced their policy change, allowing girls to join the organization, but the change won't take effect by the time Sydney would be a candidate for Eagle Scout, something she's worked toward since she was a very young girl. We also...

Duration: 00:31:27


Sandra Fluke is Fighting for Your Rights

1/11/2018
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This week we are joined by Sandra Fluke, who gained nation attention when she testified before members of Congress regarding comprehensive insurance coverage for birth control and took on Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators. We learn what she is doing now, and how that connects to that moment in 2012. We also call up this week's Golden Pantsuit winner, Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard, to talk about that iconic folding chair. Subscribe and listen today!

Duration: 00:35:16


Rachel Cargle on Making Space for Women’s Voices

1/4/2018
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This week we talk with writer and feminist Rachel Cargle about how the often unacknowledged and unseen stress that black women face in our country can have devastating consequences, and about the ripple effect that online conversations can have in changing social structures in offline spaces. We have our first Cat Call of 2018, and award the Golden Pantsuit to Cardi B. Listen and subscribe!

Duration: 00:27:55


Happy Holidays from Pantsuit Nation!

12/28/2017
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We will be back with new full episodes in January 2018! In the meantime, catch up on the Pantsuit Nation Podcast by checking out all 22 shows from 2017. Subscribe and share!

Duration: 00:01:25


Ai-jen Poo on the Power Of Women's Voices

12/21/2017
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This week, Libby speaks with Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, an organization that supports the more than 2 million women, many of whom are immigrant women and women of color, who care for our nation's homes and families. We talk about the link between narrative action and political action, and look forward to the tipping point of women taking back power in 2018. The Golden Pantsuit goes to Wendy Carrillo, another woman with determination and grit,...

Duration: 00:32:24


Funding the Resistance with Christie George

12/14/2017
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Today we talk with Christie George, Director of New Media Ventures, a seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change (and supporter of Pantsuit Nation!). We discuss the need for testing out progressive tools and ideas, and the necessity of storytelling from the point of view of marginalized communities. We also give the Golden Pantsuit to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for not taking any BS from the...

Duration: 00:30:07


John Hodgman and the privilege of privilege

12/7/2017
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Writer and comedian John Hodgman joins us to mansplain mansplaining (as only mansplainers can) and how great it is to be a white man in Trump’s America. The Golden Pantsuit goes to a group of young changemakers, and we tackle some big calls to action as the year starts to come to a close. Listen and subscribe!

Duration: 00:40:56


Sally Kohn and the Beautiful Struggle of Resistance

11/30/2017
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This week, we are joined by Sally Kohn - political commentator, progressive activist, and pantsuit-wearing feminist - to talk about the delicate art of engaging in meaningful, even productive (!), political debate. We also call up an FCC Commissioner to talk about Net Neutrality, and return to DACA and the GOP's trash tax bill for our calls to action. Listen and subscribe today!

Duration: 00:36:38


Two Young Women Turn "Weakness" in to Strength

11/22/2017
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This week we talked to Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, founders of CHOOSE, a racial literacy education organizaton, and creators of The Classroom Index, a reference guide, story index, and racial literacy toolbox. These two young women, just graduated from high school and they are already well on their way to changing the world for the better. We talk trash about the tax bill (again), and give the Golden Pantsuit to Reshma Saujani for inspiring bravery in girls, and to our amazing producer Beth...

Duration: 00:30:42


There is no power in second place - Sister District's Rita Bosworth

11/16/2017
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This week we are joined by Rita Bosworth, co-founder of Sister District, a grassroots organization mobilizing democrats to win state-level races. She makes a persuasive case for why we need to win at the state level to balance power, and talks about her transition from lawyer to movement leader. We get pissed about the newest attempt to destroy Obamacare wrapped up in the GOP's trash tax bill, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a woman who has been speaking up for assault victims for decades -...

Duration: 00:29:00


Cameron Esposito on Comedy, Civics, and Suits

11/9/2017
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This week Cortney speaks with stand up comedian and fashion icon Cameron Esposito. They discuss exciting wins in Virginia, the activism of just being yourself, and Cameron's newest fashion find. The Golden Pantsuit goes to a barrier busting woman in Minneapolis, and we remind people to sign up for healthcare. Subscribe today!

Duration: 00:23:46


Hasan Piker on Remaining Resilient

11/2/2017
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This week we talk to Hasan Piker of The Young Turks (our first male guest!) about confronting conservative politics, the parallels between Turkey and the US, and the necessary resilience of dressing up for Halloween. We hand out the Golden Pantsuit to a young scientist who is changing the world and being a hero we can all look up to. Listen and subscribe now!

Duration: 00:27:16


Julia Turshen on Feeding the Resistance

10/26/2017
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This week we celebrate Pantsuit Nation's 1 year anniversary and talk to chef-activist, Julia Turshen, author of Feed The Resistance, Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved. We discuss finding your place in activism, and the calming effect of cooking. Pantsuit Nation's Director of Engagement, Grace Caldera steps in for the Cat Call and gives us our weekly call to action, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to the woman who originated the #metoo campaign. Subscribe and listen today!

Duration: 00:27:41


Science Not Silence: The Women Behind the March for Science

10/12/2017
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This week we talk with Valorie Aquino and Jessika Davidson, two of the women leading March for Science, a global effort to champion science for the common good. Keeping with the theme, the Golden Pantsuit goes to a NASA engineer, and as always Cat brings us the most urgent calls to action for the week. Listen and subscribe!

Duration: 00:23:15


Lace up Your Tennis Shoes: Senator Patty Murray

10/5/2017
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This week we continue our streak of talking with inspiring woman in politics with a conversation with Senator Patty Murray from Washington State. She gives us advice about how to effect change for common sense gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, tells us how she got her start in politics, and talks about her long term plans to improve child care for all Americans. We also give the Golden Pantsuit to the first Pantsuit Nation crowd-sourced recipient: San Juan Mayor...

Duration: 00:28:05


This Pod is Hillary Clinton's Pod

9/28/2017
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This week we talk to Hillary Clinton, the woman who's historic campaign (and of course, Pantsuits!) inspired Libby to create Pantsuit Nation. From her office in Manhattan, we hear about her new book, her love for HGTV, what we can do to protect democracy as we know it - plus she helps us give out the Golden Pantsuit. Subscribe and listen today!

Duration: 00:33:05


Digital Activism 101: How grassroots organizers are creating change (and saving lives) using their phones and computers

9/21/2017
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Hurricane Harvey first made destructive landfall in Texas on August 25th, and since then Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated parts of Florida, South Carolina, and the Caribbean. On this episode we talk to Faitth Brooks, a member of Pantsuit Nation, about the aftermath of the storm, the worry that her hometown of Houston is being forgotten, and how she is using social media to organize relief efforts. We also get a chance to talk to Valorie Aquino and Jessika Davidson from March for...

Duration: 00:27:35


Rebecca Traister on What Happened

9/15/2017
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We are so lucky to speak this week with Rebecca Traister, New York Times Bestselling author of All The Single Ladies and writer at large for New York Magazine, to discuss Hillary Clinton's new book, What Happened. As Rebecca says, "there is almost nothing that Americans view as more repellent in women than anger," and we talk with her about why that is and the structures that keep women, both in political spheres and personal ones, from being to deploy anger as an effective and (not to...

Duration: 00:38:27


The Wrong Kind of Woman: Taking up space when society has tried to make you invisible

9/7/2017
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This week we talk with New York Times bestselling author Emily Rapp Black, who shares with us some of her experiences living as a person with a non-normative body, and what activism looks like for her (here's a hint - she's writes!). We call Cat for some critical actions around protecting immigrant youth in the face of Trump's move to rescind DACA in 6 months, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to some amazing young women in Texas who showed their governor what it looks like to take up space....

Duration: 00:27:00


You can't policy away hate: Activism and its many forms

8/31/2017
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This week our thoughts are with the people of Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We talk with Aditi Juneja - co-author of the Resistance Manual and host of the podcast Self Care Sundays - about the need for storytelling and empathy within activism to make meaningful progressive change. Cat shares with us some resources for how we can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to an amazing YA author using her books as a form of activism. Subscribe...

Duration: 00:27:34

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