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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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Dec 28, 2018

Our candidate follow-up interviews continue. Today, we're talking with state candidates from Iowa, Oklahoma, and North Carolina: Lindsay James, Carri Hicks, and Erica McAdoo.

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Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Thanks to our sponsors: Human Rights Watch and Betabrand

Dec 25, 2018

We know that sometimes turning on the news can be a brutal emotional experience. The positive things happening in the world can get swept up in the avalanche of things that worry or scare us. We wanted to take a step back and appreciate some of the wonderful things that happened this year. 

Good News in the Federal Government:

Cultural Good News:

Communities of Faith Protecting Others:

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Thanks to our sponsors: Color, Thrive Market, and Human Rights Watch.

Dec 25, 2018

We're so thankful for each of you, our listeners. As a holiday gift, we're sharing the first chapter of our audiobook. We're so excited to share this work in its entirety with you in the new year, but, for now, we hope this whets your appetite for what is to come. 

The full book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out on February 5! You can preorder it now to lock in the best price and score some cool preorder bonuses. 

Dec 21, 2018

Beth has read all the legalese surrounding the many legal jeopardies facing Trump world and breaks it down for us. Then, we share our follow-up conversations with Amy McGrath, Mary Throne, and Stephany Rose Spaulding. 

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors: Color and Human Rights Watch.

Dec 18, 2018

We talk about legislative issues which are holding up the federal budget including: the farm bill, disaster funding, flood insurance, the Violence Against Women Act, and red flag laws. Then, we share our conversation with Ashley Cecere about how government contracts work.

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

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Thanks to our sponsors: Color, Robinhood, and Blinkist.

Dec 14, 2018

We discuss that Oval Office meeting and how gender shapes our commentary of it. Plus, Beth explains what in the world the war in Yemen has to do with the Farm Bill. Finally, we share our conversation with Kati Hornung of VAratifyERA about her work for equal rights in Virginia.

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We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors: Starz, Betabrand, and Human Rights Watch.

Dec 11, 2018

We're discussing Individual 1 and the latest updates from the Mueller investigation, plus sharing our follow-up conversation with Tiffany Bond, who ran for Congress as an Independent in Maine. Outside of politics, we're talking about the latest season of Top Chef

Compliment the Other Side: I’m a Democrat and a Feminist. And I Support Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Reforms.

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors: Modcloth and Express VPN.

Dec 7, 2018

We catch up with Missouri legislator Crystal Quade and Georgia lieutenant governor candidate, Sarah Riggs Amico. They share their experiences since we last spoke with them, what life has been like post-election, and what comes next for them.

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors: Pact, Bombas, and Human Rights Watch.

Dec 4, 2018

On today's episode, we're catching up on the news; there's been lots going on in the world as we had guest hosts last week. In our main segment, we remember President Bush, who passed away Friday. To close out, we talk about what we've loved watching lately: Netflix's The Bodyguard and Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Compliment the Other Side:

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors: Pact, Talkspace, and ThirdLove.

Nov 30, 2018

Sarah and Mayor Brandi Harless of Paducah, Kentucky share their personal experiences with the finances of local politics. They talk about the economics of making public office your side hustle and some policy ideas to help the current reality.

When Politics Is Your Side Hustle

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors, Betabrand.

Nov 27, 2018

Beth and guest host Bryn talk about the news of the week, including the crisis at the border, news in Ukraine, and the status of the American automotive industry. 

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We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Thanks to our sponsors: Starz, Blinkist, Zero, and Human Rights Watch.

Nov 23, 2018

We're sharing the live podcast we recorded last weekend in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We talk extensively about how we discuss American stories like Thanksgiving and the Civil War. We also talk a little bit about the Georgia gubernatorial race and the response of Stacey Abrams to the results. Plus, we share the Q&A time with listeners at the event. 

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Thanks to our sponsors: Be Frugal and Bombas

Nov 20, 2018

The holiday is fast approaching and we've brought back Diana Butler Bass to discuss the politics of Thanksgiving. Plus, we talk about Nancy Pelosi, Theresa May, and the contentious conversation around female leadership. We also share some thoughts about criminal justice reform and the potential new legislation around the issue. 

Resources for Thanksgiving:

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now and get access to our Holiday Survival Class on November 20!

Thanks to our sponsors: Starz, Express VPN, and Brooklinen

Nov 16, 2018

CNN is suing the White House over Jim Acosta's press credentials and the midterms have put a spotlight on the need for serious election reforms. We discuss media access and how the partisanship around our elections affects the process of winning and losing. 

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now and get access to our Holiday Survival Class on November 20!

Thanks to our sponsor, Bombas

Nov 13, 2018

The President has appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. We discuss what this means for the Mueller probe and for the newly-elected House majority. We also talk about the fires in California, the Thousand Oaks shooting, and our Veterans' Day gratitude moments.

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Whitaker as Acting Attorney General:

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now and get access to our Holiday Survival Class on November 20!

Thanks to our sponsors: Starz, Modcloth, and Framebridge.

Nov 9, 2018

For the first time ever over 100 women are going to Congress. In an avalanche of news, we're going to focus on the election We share our reflections on the midterm elections, including updates on all of "our" candidates. We also talk about the stories which have pushed the news cycle to move on from the election so quickly. 

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Zero and Casper.

Nov 6, 2018

In our first segment, we discuss the tragic yoga studio shooting in Florida. We're also sharing our thoughts about Iran on social media. In our main segment, we talk about Election Day and all the trends we've observed in this particular election cycle. 

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Candidate Interviews:

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Pact, ThirdLove, and Away.

Nov 2, 2018

The midterm elections are just around the corner. Today, we're sharing conversations with women leaders from both parties as you consider your options heading into the polls. 

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We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Pact and Lola.

Oct 30, 2018

Eleven people were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue during the worst hate crime against the Jewish community in the US in recent memory. We discuss the violence and ugliness that continues to grip the country and share a conversation with another woman campaigning to make positive change: Mary Throne, Democratic candidate for governor in Wyoming.

Recommended Resources: 

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Outlander, Simple Health, and Brooklinen.

Oct 26, 2018

As we get closer to Election day and the political rhetoric gets more intense, we've learned that at least seven bombs have been mailed to prominent Democrats. We discuss the political climate, a shooting in our home state, and talk with Erica McAdoo, candidate for the North Carolina Legislature.

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We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Pact and RXBAR

Oct 23, 2018

Immigration and #metoo are back in the news. We discuss the group of people coming up through Central America in hopes of becoming Americans. We also react to The Daily podcast's look into Louis C.K.'s comedy comeback. Then, we share our conversation with Professor Lisa Swain about bias, truth, and the future of democracy.

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We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Zero, Express VPN, and Bombas

Oct 19, 2018

This week's news has galvanized a new wave of conversations about what's at stake in the political landscape. We discuss the situation surrounding Jamal Khashoggi's death and The New York Times article questioning the place of nuance in our modern culture. Considering our whole deal is nuance, we have an extended conversation about what nuance and moderation mean to us and how power dynamics matter as a part of that conversation. 

Then, we share Beth's conversation with author Christina Dalcher who wrote Vox, a novel about women's voices being taken away - literally. They talk about how feminism and modern politics did and did not influence Dalcher's work. 

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We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Mothers of Invention podcast and Blinkist.

Oct 16, 2018

The midterm elections are frequently described as possessing historic importance. Today, we're sharing resources and discussing how you can be an informed midterms voter.

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Voter Resources:

 

Thanks to our sponsors: A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Modcloth, and Framebridge.

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Oct 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael has brutalized the Florida panhandle, and journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. In the midst of these crises, the President is focused on campaigning. We discuss the news and his USA Today op-ed about American healthcare and the partisan divide. That discussion leads us into a deep dive about the practicality of changing the structure of our national healthcare. 

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If you're new to Pantsuit Politics, we recommend checking out these past episodes to get a taste of who we are and what we do:

Thanks to our sponsors: Mothers of Invention podcast and Bombas.

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Oct 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice on the Supreme Court, and international scientists have issued a landmark report on climate change. We talk about the weekend news before sharing our conversation with another exciting female candidate, Lindsay James. She decided to run for Iowa's legislature after President Trump was elected. In our Outside of Politics segment, we talk about movies we've seen recently. 

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Lindsay James:

Thanks to our sponsors: the Newsvoice App, Third Love, and Brooklinen

We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

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