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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: October, 2018
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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 5, 2018

Just when we think we've exhausted our emotions over the Kavanaugh nomination...another day, another news cycle. We talk through some of the reasons this process is hitting so close to home for us. We also discuss the deeply important The New York Times story about the Trump family and tax fraud. Then, we share our conversation with Sarah Riggs Amico, who is running to become Georgia's Lt. Governor. We hope you will be as excited by her balance, nuance, and passion for policy as we were.

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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!

Oct 2, 2018

A tsunami has killed more than 800 people in Indonesia. The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire, and the FBI is investigating the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss all of those things and also share our wonderful conversation with Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operative who is now running to represent the Virginia 7th in Congress.

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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!

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