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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: December, 2016
Dec 31, 2016

In part 2 of the Middle East primer series, Beth attempts to describe the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in about 25 minutes. 

Dec 22, 2016

We're sharing our Second Annual Wish List, which takes us from a new conservative party to mental health, climate change, education, and changing the way we think and communicate. Merry everything, and happy nuanced year! 

Dec 16, 2016

With emotions still running high post-election, we talk about our reflections on critical listener feedback and what we think the promise of Pantsuit Politics should be in 2017. We also discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria and a blog post written about Sarah's run for office. 

Dec 13, 2016

We attempt to sort out what we're hearing about Russian interference during the election and how the electoral college should respond. In The Pearls, we applaud the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act and discuss the tragic bombings in Istanbul, the continued assault on Aleppo, and the treatment of refugees in Papua New Guinea. In The Heels, we talk about our current non-political passions. 

Dec 9, 2016

We take the Friday Feedback to a new level today in a conversation with Tamela Blalock on identity politics and race under a Trump administration. We know that the audio is difficult, and we appreciate your graciousness about that. We hope you enjoy this important and challenging conversation. 

Dec 6, 2016

Today we're talking with John Gable, Founder and CEO of AllSides, a news service dedicated to solving polarization through bias ratings and civil dialogue. In the Pearls, we briefly discuss current events--the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Italian referendum, and the Austrian election--and questions surrounding Betsy DeVos's faith. In the Heels, we discuss Sarah's love of movies. 

Dec 3, 2016

In this episode of the Briefcase, we discuss three articles that circle around the idea of a new center in American politics. 

 

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