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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: August, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

With every primary election we're learning that women voters are engaged and unhappy with our political status quo and the candidates who support it. We discuss yet another crisis at our southern border, more staffing changes in the Trump administration, and the female candidates who want to change it all, including Congressional candidate from Colorado, Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding.

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Aug 28, 2018

Rachel Held Evans writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible belt. Today, we talk with her about politics, faith, and what her understanding of Scripture can teach us about resistance and community. Beth also shares her poignant eulogy for Senator John McCain.

Don't miss out on our live show in Gettysburg!

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Aug 24, 2018

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It's been quite a week in political news. We break down what's going on with Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen as well as what it all may or may not mean for President Trump. 

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Aug 21, 2018

Amy McGrath's run for Congress has received national attention because her life story is amazing. We share our great conversation with her about her campaign, her military service, and her views on important American issues. We also talk about crises taking place around the world. 

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Aug 17, 2018

More painful information about abuse in the Catholic Church has come to light this week. We discuss the heartbreaking crimes that were perpetrated by those in positions of religious power. This leads right in to Sarah's conversation with Erin Wathen, author of Resist and Persist, about the intersections of faith and feminism. 

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Aug 14, 2018

One of the hardest questions to grapple with about 9/11 also sounds like the simplest: How'd we miss this? We discuss the history of the FBI and the CIA and their circumstances leading up to September 11. We also do a lightning round and cover Omarosa, the Unite the Right rally, Trump's latest tweets, and the pilot who stole and crashed a plane in Seattle. We end the episode with a discussion of Hannah Gadsby and tension in comedy.

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Aug 10, 2018

We share our reflections on each other's episodes with the guest hosts. We also talk about our takeaways from Tuesday night's elections. 

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Aug 7, 2018

It's impossible to understand 9/11 and the US response to it without knowing how and why al-Qaeda formed. For Part Two of our 9/11 series, we do a deep dive into recent Middle Eastern history and what led to the creation and successes of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. We also talk about recent media conflicts, concerns around campaign finance, and share our weekly gratitude moments.

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Aug 3, 2018

Beth covers a few current events on her own while Sarah is still on vacation. She shares some thoughts on shifting political parties and how the Trump administration has caused her to double down on conservatism. Then, we share an interview with Libby Jamison and Lauren Weiner about the Military Spouse JD Network and Homefront Rising, a non-partisan initiative that encourages and trains military spouses to speak up and get involved in the political process through advocacy and public service.

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