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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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May 31, 2019

It's the last day of our annual Patreon drive! We're so close to our big goal of 1000 patrons! Visit our Patreon page to become part of the incredible community that supports our work and get access to exciting bonus content and perks. 

We talk through the news of the week, including that nine minute press conference that Robert Mueller gave urging us all to read his report. We also discuss the Israeli election, the potential boycotts of red states, and the absurd reason the USS John McCain is in the news. 

Thanks to our sponsors: the American Beverage Association and Quip.

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.

Can't get enough Pantsuit Politics? Check out our recent appearance on The Politics Guys and Something from Nothing.

May 28, 2019

It's the last week of our annual Patreon drive! We're so close to our big goal! Visit our Patreon page to become part of the incredible community that supports our work and get access to exciting bonus content and perks. 

We discuss the tension between President Trump and Congress, specifically the House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We also share our conversation with Lt. Col. Jeannette Gaudry Haynie, a Naval Academy graduate an attack helicopter pilot who is doing important research focusing on the gendered nature of conflict. 

Thanks to our sponsors: The Politics Guys, Ollie, and Express VPN.

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.

May 24, 2019

We're halfway through our annual Patreon drive! Visit our Patreon page to become part of the incredible community that supports our work and get access to exciting bonus content and perks. 

After two heavy episodes diving into the weeds of abortion law, we're lightening things up today. We share our great conversation with Willie Geist about journalism, the politics of the 2020 presidential race, and what's in his Netflix queue. 

Thanks to our sponsors: the American Beverage Association and Betabrand.

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.

May 21, 2019

We're halfway through our annual Patreon drive! Visit our Patreon page to become part of the incredible community that supports our work and get access to exciting bonus content and perks. 

We start with a few current events including the House passing the Equality Act, Jared Kushner and the new immigration law, Justin Amash's important Twitter thread, and a surprising Compliment the Other Side from Sarah. Then, we dig in on the complexities of abortion law in America and what we think will happen next. Outside of politics, Sarah shares her thoughts on the Game of Thrones finale and Beth has feelings about the finale of this season of Survivor. 

Recommended Resources

Thanks to our sponsors: theSkimm, Ritual, and Legacy Box.

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.

May 17, 2019

This week kicked off our annual Patreon drive! Visit our Patreon page to become part of the incredible community that supports our work and get access to exciting bonus content and perks. 

Today, we're sharing five things you need to know about abortion law in advance of a deeper conversation about recent events on Tuesday's episode. 

  1. Abortion has a long emotional history in the US that Roe vs. Wade didn't stop.
  2. Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia have passed "heart beat bills".
  3. Heartbeat bills and outright bans on abortion in all circumstances are surging in popularity, despite the fact that public opinion is largely more nuanced about abortion.
  4. Stare decisions recently took a hit on the Supreme Court. 
  5. Kentucky's law has already been struck down in court. Mississippi and Ohio's are already being challenged. Georgia and Alabama laws are also expected to be challenged.

Resources on Abortion Law

Thanks to our sponsors: the American Beverage Association and Rothy's.

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.

May 14, 2019

Today starts our annual Patreon drive! Visit our Patreon page to become part of the incredible community that supports our work and get access to exciting bonus content and perks. 

We share thoughts on a variety of international news stories including trade with China, conflict with Iran, and Russian interference in European elections. Then, we dive deep on rural infrastructure and how the lack thereof is affecting America. Outside of politics, Sarah fumes about Game of Thrones and Beth contemplates different kinds of love on her 12th anniversary.

International News Recommendations:

Compliment the Other Side: Democratic Lawmakers and the Death Penalty

Rural America Recommendations:

Thanks to our sponsors: theSkimm, FabFitFun, and Pact.

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.

May 10, 2019

It's been a diverse news week and our conversation in this episode reflects that. We talk about Congress holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt and where things may be going next on the investigation/impeachment front. We also talk about the multitude of countries this with which this administration seems interested in going to war. 

We share our heartbreak over the school shootings this week and the hero students who sacrificed themselves for their classmates.

Finally, we have a conversation about drugs. Denver has decided to decriminalize psychedelics and Sarah is here for it. Beth, not so much. What we are both here for is a serious conversation about pharmaceutical advertising, something President Trump has been tweeting about lately.

We want to hear your opinions! Please take a couple minutes and fill out our 2019 listener survey. We are thinking big about the future of the podcast and and we can't possibly continue down that road without your guidance. 

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: the American Beverage Association and Express VPN

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.

May 7, 2019

In our first segment, we share our grief over the death of Rachel Held Evans. We also talk about conflict in the Middle East (in both Gaza and Iran) and the continuing drama between Attorney General Bill Barr and Congress. In the main segment, we have a conversation about some big ideas that have been floating around the internet lately including the Bring Down the House documentary on Netflix, women working long hours and experiencing burnout in the workplace, tragedy, and empathy

We want to hear your opinions! Please take a couple minutes and fill out our 2019 listener survey. We are thinking big about the future of the podcast and and we can't possibly continue down that road without your guidance. 

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: theSkimm, ThirdLove, and Hello Fresh.

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.

May 3, 2019

Our recap of and conversation about the Barr hearing leads us into a deeper conversation about elections, past and future. How should we be talking about 2016? Should we care what Hillary Clinton has to say? Who should we trust? We talk about all that and more. Then, we share Sarah's conversation with Lauren Leader, author of Crossing the Thinnest Line and CEO of All In Together, about the variety of ways women can be politically engaged. 

We want to hear your opinions! Please take a couple minutes and fill out our 2019 listener survey. We are thinking big about the future of the podcast and and we can't possibly continue down that road without your guidance. 

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: the American Beverage Association and Lola.

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.

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