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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: February, 2019
Feb 26, 2019

We talk about the United States and Venezuela, process some of the feedback from our conversation with Noah Rothman, compliment good constituent services and Republican responses to the national emergency, and share our conversation with the fabulous Courtney Hill of Polaris Strategies, who works to recruit black women to run for office. Outside of politics, we talk about our trip to New York, seeing Mean Girls on Broadway, and Sarah shares her thoughts about the Oscars.

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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.

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx, Honeybook, and Ritual.

Want more Pantsuit Politics? Come see us in Franklin, IN on February 28 or in Paducah, KY on March 9.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Feb 22, 2019

We share our conversation with columnist and author Noah Rothman about his new book Unjust and the social justice movement in America. 

 

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.

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx and Pact.

Want more Pantsuit Politics? Come see us in Franklin, IN on February 28, in Paducah, KY on March 9, or watch us on Huckabee this weekend!

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Feb 19, 2019

We discuss the president's choice to declare a national emergency and what that looks like in the context of past emergencies. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth praises Mama Bears who are welcoming LGBTQ children into their communities and cautions about discriminatory legislation cropping up in state legislatures; Sarah is excited to see Republican Bill Weld considering a primary challenge to President Trump. 

In our main segment, we break down the proposed Green New Deal and our different perspectives on it. Outside of politics, we're talking The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, reusable paper towels, and makeup. 

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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.

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx, Joybird, and HelloFresh.

Want more Pantsuit Politics? Check out our recent interview on Sharpen or come see us in Franklin, TN or on Huckabee.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Feb 15, 2019

We discuss the TVA and the latest problems between Paul Manafort and federal investigators. Then, we share 5 things you need to know about AOC's proposed Green New Deal. We'll share our opinions on this bold vision on Tuesday's episode.

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.

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx and Rothy's.

Want more Pantsuit Politics? Check out our recent interview on Sounds Good or come see us in Franklin, TN or on Huckabee.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Feb 12, 2019

We touch briefly on the looming return of the government shutdown. Then, we talk about lots of men in power who are in varying levels of trouble: Jeff Bezos, Ralph Northam, and Justin Fairfax. In our main segment, we talk about the Democratic women running for president and whether or not media coverage of them has been sexist. Included in that discussion are our thoughts on Amy Klobuchar's staffing issues. Outside of politics, Beth watched Black Mirror and Sarah talks about her mother-son book club. 

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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.

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

Want more of our voices in your ears? Check out our recent interviews on From the Front Porch and Currently Reading.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Thanks to Kelly for starting the #IfYouGiveARepABook initiative! We are beyond thankful to her for her creative and drive. To learn more about the initiative, click the links above or email Kelly at books4reps@gmail.com

If you're on the fence about buying the book, maybe this quote that Kelly read at the end of the show today will inspire you:

"We can’t get to the substance of Komisar’s research without first recognizing our stakes in our personal choices and how those stakes color our perspective. That’s the beauty of curiosity. In trying to understand another person’s perspective, it often gives us the space to understand our own more deeply as well. We also can’t have productive dialogue with others without getting curious about what stakes color the other person’s perspective. Our stakes aren’t always logical, coherent, or rational, and that’s okay. The same holds true for other people. We don’t need to discount a person’s position because of what’s influencing it; we just need to acknowledge what’s influencing it." 

Feb 8, 2019

We talk about The Daily's coverage of Mitch McConnell and share our reactions to the State of the Union. Then, we share our conversation with Dr. David Campt about his work with the White Ally Toolkit. We talk with him about how to have positive, impactful conversations about race. We recommend you take a moment to watch his video about the situation surrounding Virginia governor Ralph Northam

Dr. Campt is offering our listeners 20% off the tools and resources on his site with the code PANTSUIT.

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), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx and Robinhood.

Feb 5, 2019

We discuss Governor Ralph Northam and the immediate future of Virginian politics. Then, we share our thoughts on the State of the Union - both the speech itself and the actual state of the Union.

As we launch our book today, we couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this community. We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!

Recommended Resources:

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.

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx, Pact, and Honeybook.

Feb 1, 2019

We continue our conversation about abortion from Tuesday's episode before addressing trade disputes around the globe. Then, we share Beth's follow-up conversation with Jessica Morse, who ran for Congress in California. They talk California wildfires, national security, and more. 

Recommended Resources:

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 TODAY! We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!

Thanks to our sponsors: Nurx and Ritual.

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