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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: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Our executive producer Nicholas Holland and friend of the pod Annie Kratzsch help us process the chaos that ensued after President Trump's Executive Order on immigration and refugees. 

Jan 27, 2017

We call our Friday episodes "The Briefcase." In each episode of the Briefcase, we cover listener feedback and news of the week. This week, we continue to talk about your thoughtful perspectives on the Women's March and reproductive rights. We also discuss the frenzy of news made by the White House this week as President Trump signs executive orders. 

Jan 24, 2017
We decided that our word for 2017 is “forward”. Today, we’re exploring what exactly that means for all of us in the Trump era. We'll also talk about Sean Spicer and alternative facts, the Women's March, and what we’re personally looking forward to this year. 
Jan 22, 2017

We got a report from the ground as Bryn and Loree marched on Washington!

Jan 21, 2017

In our final episode of Season 2, we discuss your feedback on our mental health episode, the Trump inauguration, and the Women's March. 

Jan 17, 2017

After discussing Rep. John Lewis's comments about President-elect Trump and our favorite speeches from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we dive into a wide-ranging discussion of mental health in the United States. In the Heels, for some reason, we talk about our high school senior superlatives. 

Jan 16, 2017

Thanks to our listener Debbie, we share background on mental health services in the United States. 

Jan 14, 2017

We received SO much feedback about celebrities and abortions, and the news has been CRAZY. So, we do a lightning round of news and nuance in this episode of the Briefcase. 

Show Notes: 

The Pantsuit Politics Book Club

The Problem with Being Paternalistic about Disabilities

The Trump Press Conference 

The GOP's SLOW Going on an ACA Replacement 

Investigation of Ties to Russia 

Sister Women's Marches 

 

 

Jan 10, 2017

The Kentucky legislature wasted no time getting to work. We discuss new anti-choice and right-to-work laws and, of course, the Golden Globes. 

 

Jan 6, 2017

In this episode of The Briefcase, we discuss your contenders for our focal word of 2017, along with the Friday Feedback. 

Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year! In The Pearls, we discuss the Trump administration, the UN resolution on Israeli settlements, and tragic events around the world. We also compliment the other party before launching into a discussion of what it means to be a woman in the Trump era and what "resistance" means. We particularly dive into Madeleine Davies's piece, Becoming Ugly.  In The Heels, we share our one-word focal points for 2017 and ask for your thoughts on a 2017 Pantsuit Politics word. 

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