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Pantsuit Politics

For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

We talk further about the debate - both about our thoughts and your feedback. We also discuss the gendered politics of interrupting and share a listener voice mail.

Sep 27, 2016

Sarah shares her insight from Vox Conversations. Beth shares her insight from a leadership retreat. Both Sarah and Beth share their (exhausted) insight from the first presidential debate.

Sep 23, 2016

Hey y'all, for this week's episode of The Briefcase we're putting Friday Feedback on hold to bring you a special interview on asking big questions and universal basic income from Sarah's weeklong trip to the Vox Conversations conference in Washington D.C. 

Sep 21, 2016

In case you can't get enough Pantsuit Politics, we're giving you an extended version of The Great Redhead Debate, complete with commentary from Sarah, Beth, and Dante. 

Sep 20, 2016

In this episode, we imagine a world in which Sarah is the Democrat's nominee and Beth is the Republican's nominee. Spoiler alert: it's a far cry from what we anticipate seeing on the real debate stage. 

Sep 16, 2016

In this episode of the Briefcase, we discuss what listeners are teaching us about gender and race in our conversations. 

Since Dante isn't on the episode for this discussion, we wanted to share his sentiments: 

 

I'm so glad my presence on the show inspired people to reach out to us, both in positive and critical ways. It's helped reaffirm that this show is and will always be about our listeners. I know this because until very recently I was one, and I know how much this show means to me and all of us. I've always learned from our community and will continue to do so to make this the best show it can possibly be. Y'all, never stop bringing that passion because as soon as that stops we've got a much bigger problem than a man crashing the Pantsuit Politics party. Smooches. - Dante. 

Sep 13, 2016

Peter Drucker famously said that "culture eats strategy for breakfast." We take a look at the role of culture in this election season by discussing Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comments and sharing our interview with Nikki Johnson-Huston, attorney, advocate, and the author of "The Culture of the Smug White Liberal." We also briefly cover the cease-fire in Syria, how September 11 influences our generation, and the "life-changing" power of paring things down. 

Sep 10, 2016

Dante and Beth have a late night chat about the Commander in Chief forum, including Trump's response on veteran's health issues and Clinton's strong statement on ground troops in Iraq and Syria. 

Sep 9, 2016

We have an exciting announcement about an upcoming Pantsuit Politics special event! Plus, we talk about the commander-in-chief candidate forums, Gary Johnson and Aleppo, and the settlement and apology Fox News offered Gretchen Carlson.

Sep 6, 2016

After starting the show with world political news including our new agreement with China and Brazil's impeachment, we tackle immigration. We attempt to define the problem, discuss the emotion of immigration, and seek a path forward. As Labor Day weekend comes to a close, we also share some sadness (and gladness) at the end of summer.

Sep 4, 2016

On Tuesday's episode, we'll talk about immigration. We find that the opinions about immigration are often unaccompanied by actual facts, so we're giving you a 20 minute overview in advance of our discussion on what's working and what's not working. 

Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of the Briefcase, we discuss the week's controversies -- from Colin Kaepernick to Chris Christie's veto of the New Jersey minimum wage law. We also cover the Balanced Rebellion video and your feedback on our term limits discussion. We are so excited to introduce our new Chief Creative Officer, Dante Lima! 

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