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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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Nov 29, 2016

Today, we talk about what we learned from the #exittheechochamber challenge and somehow end up dissecting the uselessness of cable news. In the Pearls, we talk about Jill Stein's efforts to recount votes in three states, Trump's latest cabinet appointments, the delay of new overtime regulations, and Fidel Castro's death. Finally, in the Heels, we happily kick off the holiday season.

Nov 25, 2016

We're here with Rebecca Wyhoff - co-creater Local Elections 101 - Campaign Essentials in 60 Minutes - Local Elections 101 is a guide for how to win a local election. You can get election advice without hiring a consultant or reading a library of books. The course is presented in a fast-paced, fun video format and would be a great solution for so many of you looking to get involved in local politics!

Nov 22, 2016

We're about halfway through the #exittheechochamber challenge and just a few appointments into the Trump cabinet. We are talking about both plus Sarah's thoughts on The Crown in today's episode. 

Nov 18, 2016

We're excited to launch our #exittheechochamber seven day challenge. For the next seven days, we're asking you to look beyond your own perspective by: 

Day 1 - Taking a selfie explaining why you want to exit the echo chamber 

Day 2 - Read three articles from news sources you don't usually read

Day 3 - Have a conversation in real life with someone who voted differently than you

Day 4 - Send a letter or email to someone you've disagreed with politically

Day 5 - Compliment the other side 

Day 6 - Draw an empathy map for someone in another political party 

Day 7 - Take action

Nov 15, 2016

Recognizing that we are all in different places post-election, we talk about ways to move forward. In The Pearls, we discuss the Bannon and Preibus appointments and discussions percolating on the electoral college. In The Heels, we chat about Thanksgiving coming up. 

Nov 11, 2016

We talk about President Obama and President-elect Trump's meeting in the White House. Voters dissatisfaction with the system and what sanitation has to do with the election. Plus, we talk about what the Democratic party got wrong and our upcoming Exit the Echo Chamber challenge.

We also welcome our new sponsor Make Room.

Nov 9, 2016

We recorded our first conversation post-election results and are sharing with you as we all process things together. 

Nov 8, 2016

We made it, America! Get out there and vote, and while you're doing that, try not to take responsibility for how other people feel about this election. 

Nov 7, 2016

Down to the wire: We're talking about the FBI's latest report, Jill Filipovic's controversial essay "The Men Feminists Left Behind," and more on reconciliation.

Nov 6, 2016

We're closing in on Election Day, and early voting is winding down. We talk about efforts to get out the vote, international affairs, and an interesting development in Sarah's race. 

Nov 5, 2016

Three days before the election, the media, governmental agencies, and politicians seem intent on undermining the public trust. We discuss verdicts in the Bridgegate and Rolling Stone cases as well as Rudy Giuliani's ill-advised insinuations regarding the FBI. 

Nov 4, 2016

Four days from Election Day, we're asking whether it's worth talking politics with friends and family and how reconciliation can begin on November 9. 

Nov 2, 2016

We celebrate our birthday (can you believe it?!?!) and talk about the "tightening" polls, momentum, and news cycles with five days until Election Day. 

Nov 2, 2016

With six days to go, we talk about important Senate races, the Trump effect in the Republican Party, and the commoditization of "nasty women" and "deplorables." 

Nov 1, 2016

With one week to go before the election, there's plenty to discuss. In this episode, we kick off a week of daily podcasts. We're talking Wikileaks, the FBI, and our predictions. 

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