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25 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shannon Watts. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shannon Watts, often where they are interviewed.

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25 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shannon Watts. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shannon Watts, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep. 393 — Shannon Watts

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Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, an advocacy group dedicated to ending gun violence. She joins David to talk about how she became an unlikely founder of a grassroots organization with millions of supporters, the increased demand for guns amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and how the NRA has faltered during the Trump administration.

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Jul 02 2020 · 59mins
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Shannon Watts: The NRA's Worst Nightmare, on Fighting Like a Mother

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Debra and Mandana sit down with the founder of Moms Demand Action to learn how she has mobilized millions of moms and volunteers across America to bring down the NRA and pass common sense gun safety legislation to protect all Americans.

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Jun 11 2020 · 50mins
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Reppin 2.5: Shannon Watts

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Shannon Watts

She went from being a stay at home mom with 70 something friends on Facebook and wanting to have an online conversation about gun safety to founding a movement called Moms Demand Action- Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Now, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with nearly 6 million supporters. In addition to her work with Moms Demand Action, she’s an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Meet Shannon Watts and you’ll see she’s a mother, leader and warrior. She shares her experiences, beliefs, the immense pressure she faces -how releases stress & how she keeps it all together.

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Jun 01 2020 · 49mins
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Episode 270: Mama Bears Demand Action with Shannon Watts

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On Episode 270 of the Mama Bear Dares podcast, Leslie and Tesi have the honor of sitting down with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots movement in Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. The women talk about the moral imperative to DO SOMETHING to help the vulnerable among us and encourage listeners with a message of empowerment: You are more powerful than you realize and the world needs you. Check out complete Show Notes on the Mama Bear Dares website.

Jun 01 2020 · 1hr
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COVID and Guns (with Shannon Watts)

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Today, it’s a moms episode! Andy and Zach are joined by Lana, who leads a chat with activist Shannon Watts about how the pandemic is colliding with guns. They talk about gun violence and what can be done to address gun safety under these circumstances. They also talk about the movement of women running for political office. The Slavitt family touches on Andy’s new initiative #opensafely and go over the low, medium and high-risk levels of our favorite summer activities. Andy ends the show with a call to his sister Lesley about her work coordinating the emergency response to COVID 19 in Flint, Michigan. 

Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt, and find Shannon @shannonrwatts on Twitter and Instagram.

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●  Pick up a copy of Shannon’s book, Fight Like a Mother:

●  Find Moms Demand Action at

●   Find Everytown for Gun Safety at

●  Learn about gun safety and take action to prevent child gun deaths at

●  Want to run for office?  Want to support other women fighting for change? Visit Emerge America at

Discussion Prompt: On Bearing Witness to Lives Lost

Andy wonders aloud to Shannon Watts from @momsdemand on today’s episode “I worry that we sit here today and we don't know how to bear witness to all these lives lost and I’m wondering what lessons you have for us as we think about this ongoing set of tragedies and how we really make it sink in.”

For children under 5: Not appropriate for this age group, in our opinion!

For children 5-12: For children at the very top of this age range, you could adapt the 12-18 question below, as you deem appropriate

For youth 12-18: As we think about the tragedies we are enduring because of covid-19, other recent instances of immense loss of life may come to mind. On today’s episode, loss of life from gun violence is discussed, for example. What similarities and differences do you see between the way we as a society are responding to loss of life from covid-19 and the way we respond to loss of life from gun violence?

For the 18+ crowd: As this episode is published, 100,000 people in the U.S. have now lost their lives to covid-19, and yet there has been almost a complete lack of national mourning. Are we desensitized or otherwise numb to the massive loss of life that we are experiencing? What similarities and differences do you see in our national response to this massive loss of life as compared to our national response to lives lost to gun violence?

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May 27 2020 · 44mins
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Shannon Watts and Casey Weinstein: The Dangers of Fighting for Gun Safety

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Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, and Casey Weinstein, state representative for Ohio’s District 37, talk about gun safety and the intimidation they have received for standing up for what they believe.

Feb 26 2020 · 46mins
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S2E35: “Moms Demand Action” with Shannon Watts

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Trigger Warning: Suicide, Gun Violence

The powerful Shannon Watts is on this week to talk about gun control laws, safety, and how she founded the movement, “Moms Demand Action.”

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Feb 03 2020 · 51mins
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Brave Parenting From The NRA’s Worst Nightmare (ft. Shannon Watts)

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Ready to brave up your parenting? Reshma sits down with Shannon Watts, a mother of five and founder of Moms Demand Action, for a conversation about the challenges of being a good parent while you're busy fighting for positive change in the world—and how to overcome them. Shannon, who's been called the NRA's worst nightmare, shares why letting go of perfect is so important to making the biggest possible impact, her secret to getting the most relaxing bubble bath, and what the latest research says about how shooter drills are affecting kids across the country.

Reshma also answers your questions about bravery and parenting at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group:

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Jan 28 2020 · 34mins
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#106: Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, Shares the Importance of ‘Losing Forward’

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Need some inspiration about getting involved with an issue you’re passionate about? You’ll find plenty in today’s interview with Shannon Watts. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shannon was devastated. Like many of us, she assumed the horrific tragedy would provoke outrage and change. When legislative and social change didn’t appear, and the status quo remained solidly in place, Shannon channeled her outrage and grief by starting a Facebook page for her few dozen online friends. Almost 7 years later, that single page has evolved into Moms Demand Action – a political powerhouse and one of the largest grassroots organizations in the country.

In today’s conversation, I Want Her Job The Podcast Host Polina Selyutin and Guest Co-Host Willow Older discuss Shannon’s new book, Fight Like a Mother, which is part memoir, part manual, and part manifesto. We talk about Shannon’s journey as an accidental activist and find out how Moms Demand Action is changing perceptions and creating unlikely allies in the battle for common sense gun safety legislation. 

Shannon also shares how she manages to rise above cynicism, despite unprecedented rates of gun violence. We learn why “losing forward” is a crucial part of reaching big, long-term goals. And we find out how Moms Demand Action is developing volunteer leaders across the nation.

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Guest Co-Host Willow Older, Co-Founder of @today.i.noticed

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Dec 14 2019 · 51mins
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Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts

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Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how the movement began, discuss her new book "Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World," explain some of the biggest gun violence myths, and share her advice for people who want to make an impact.

Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna

Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick

Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee

Editor: Josh Windisch

Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster

Artwork by Kimi Selfridge

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Dec 05 2019 · 1hr 2mins