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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: November, 2018
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

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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. 

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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 and get access to our Holiday Survival Class on November 20!

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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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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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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.

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