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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: May, 2018
May 29, 2018

We took a trip back to Transylvania University, our alma mater, for a live podcast recording. We discussed all sorts of women in political leadership, including some of our favorite fictional portrayals, with Dr. Emily Goodman, Assistant Professor of Art History. 

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May 25, 2018

From North Korea to primary elections to Steve Almond, our inboxes have been full this week. We talk about this week's news as well as share some of the great listener feedback we've gotten recently. 

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May 22, 2018

Another school shooting. Another twitter rant. We talk current events and also have a conversation with author Steve Almond about his new book, Bad Stories, a literary investigation of what is happening in America.

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The Mueller Investigation:

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May 18, 2018

Reports confirm Russia interfered in our election and that the President lied to the American people. Plus, North Korea throws cold water on the upcoming summit and the President of the United States described our fellow human beings as animals.

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May 15, 2018

The United States has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, and national issues keep surfacing in local races. We also discuss race, education, and policy with Dr. Wendy Osefo.

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May 11, 2018

The Iran Nuclear deal, North Korean detainees, and Russian oligarchs. We discuss lots of foreign policy, lots of lawyers, and lots of books. 

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May 10, 2018

In Part 2, Beth discusses the creation and activities of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, concerns about Iran's nuclear program during the Bush years, and the negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 

 

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Sunni and Shi'a Terrorism:Differences that Matter 

JCPOA Fact Sheet

May 9, 2018

To understand the Trump Administration's decision to exit the "Iran deal," a little history lesson in order. Beth discusses Iran's history through the Reagan years in Part 1. In Part 2, she talks about growing concerns over Iran's nuclear program during the Bush years through President Trump's decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Agreement. 

May 8, 2018

We often ask ourselves "what kind of country do we want to live in?" Today, we ask that question in several contexts: national leadership, foreign policy, and the dairy industry. 

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The Dairy Industry: 

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May 4, 2018

We've been thinking about the President, and we've got some things to say. So do women across the country. Spaceship Media's bipartisan Facebook project, The Many, is allowing them to do that. We also discuss what nuance means to us and a few of the headlines of the week.

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May 1, 2018

Jen Hatmaker is an evangelical leader who has made headlines for going public with her politics. We talk with her about how her Christian faith informs her political beliefs and about the modern marriage of evangelicalism and conservatism. We also discuss this week's news, including Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Plus, we chat about Avengers: Infinity War and its potential political symbolism. 

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