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This Pod Is Your Pod

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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, This Pod is Your Pod is 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, This Pod is Your Pod is 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, This Pod is Your Pod is 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

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


Stand In Your Truth: Back to School in the Trump Era

8/24/2017
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This week we talk with Talamieka Brice - artist, businesswoman, and mother extraordinaire - about her beautiful posts in Pantsuit Nation, and her advice for understanding and telling your origin story. Since it's back to school season, we share some homework for our listeners to understand the context of racial inequities in this country, and we award the Golden Pantsuit to a standout woman seeking to close representation gaps in the film industry. Subscribe and leave us a review!

Duration: 00:31:57


Resistance Camp at the End of the World

8/17/2017
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In the wake of white supremacist terrorist attacks in Charlottesville last weekend, we hear from Elizabeth Sines, a law student at UVA who both witnessed the Friday night rally and participated in the counter-protest on Saturday, about what she saw, what she felt, and what she'll do next. We ask our listeners to take action locally and to speak out against hate in all its forms.

Duration: 00:45:36


It’s not a matter of getting in the back of the line. There is no line.

8/10/2017
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This week on the pod, we speak with Pantsuit Nation member Cheska Perez about the importance of DACA and defending the rights of all immigrant families. We also have our weekly Cat Call to Action and award the Golden Pantsuit to our shero this week, Amy McGrath, who was kind enough to answer our phone call and tell us what keeps her grounded as a newly famous candidate for congress in Kentucky. Listen and subscribe!

Duration: 00:45:10


You have to sweep around your own front door

8/3/2017
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We are very lucky this week to talk to Representative Gwen Moore from Wisconsin (a great-grandmother!) about the alarming rate of infant mortality in the US, and what can be done to address it. She tells us about the people who have inspired her to a life of service, and how she plans to tackle infant mortality as a congresswoman and community member. We also talk about our self care practices (hint: cake and youtube), and do a bit of rocking out. Join the conversation at...

Duration: 00:41:18


We will not be shushed

7/27/2017
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This week we look back at Pantsuit Nation’s origin story, talk with Lola Omolola who created (another!) million-member Facebook Group called Female IN (FIN) which empowers women to tell their stories, and try to find some productive outlets to channel our rage and disbelief at what’s happening in Washington right now. Join the conversation at pantsuitnation.org/blog.

Duration: 00:49:33


First comes the outrage. Then comes the action.

7/20/2017
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In our first episode, we speak with two incredible women who channeled their outrage at the result of the 2016 election into positive, powerful action. Kristy Klein Davis, a Pantsuit Nation member from Missouri, tells us about a shocking undercurrent of bigotry in her community that she discovered as a candidate for her local school board. We also talk with Amanda Litman, a co-founder of Run for Something, about the incredible surge of new candidates she is seeing step up for office...

Duration: 01:03:39


This Pod Is Your Pod - coming soon!

7/11/2017
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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, This Pod is Your Pod is 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.

Duration: 00:02:51