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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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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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A must listen

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Sarah and Beth are amazing and I am so happy I found this podcast. A must listen.

Love these ladies points

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A bit too emotional for me.

iTunes Ratings

2156 Ratings
Average Ratings
1810
187
37
35
87

A must listen

By lesleepiet - Apr 23 2020
Read more
Sarah and Beth are amazing and I am so happy I found this podcast. A must listen.

Love these ladies points

By yeee dawgie - Mar 21 2020
Read more
A bit too emotional for me.
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Pantsuit Politics

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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.

Rank #1: Bonus Content: Bryn and Loree from the #WomensMarch

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We got a report from the ground as Bryn and Loree marched on Washington!

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Jan 22 2017

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Rank #2: Culture Eats Elections for Lunch

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Peter Drucker famously said that "culture eats strategy for breakfast." We take a look at the role of culture in this election season by discussing Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comments and sharing our interview with Nikki Johnson-Huston, attorney, advocate, and the author of "The Culture of the Smug White Liberal." We also briefly cover the cease-fire in Syria, how September 11 influences our generation, and the "life-changing" power of paring things down. 

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Sep 13 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: Special Episode: Alex Merced on Libertarianism

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In this special episode, Beth interviews libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate (New York) Alex Merced. Alex talks about his background, why he's a libertarian, the current presidential and his positions on a "lightening round" of issues.

Here's what you should know about Alex

Name: Alex Merced - Libertarian Party US Senate Candidate (NY)

Age: 31

Married to wife for 2 years (together for 7 years)

Profession: Corporate Trainer in Financial Industry, former retail store owner (Gamers Lounge in Bowling Green, oh), Podcaster/blogger, event promoter, social media consultant

Education: BA from Bowling Green State University

If Elected Would Be...

- Youngest Serving US Senator (dethroning Tom Cotton)

- First Puerto Rican or Guatemalan Elected US Senate

- First Libertarian Elected to US Senate

Main issues:

- Rolling Back Regime Change to reduce new

Instability abroad

- Ending the drug war and the overcriminalization and violence that comes with it

- Increasing families disposable incomes and ability to save with tax reforms and reforming the policy drivers of inflation in healthcare, housing and education

- increasing visibility of Transgender issues and using the pulpit to bring attention to suicide, homelessness, and structural unemployment within the transgender community (have very close transgender issues, so this is more a personal thing than a policy issue)

Economic Policy Proposals:

- Rainy Day Account: rolling IRAs, HSAs, Coverdells into one tax favored savings account for all of life's events such as Unemployment, education, retirement, healthcare, parental leave, etc.

- The America Corp: a new corporate designation with 0% corporate tax rate but requires all assets and employees be in the US and that employees vote for one member of the board of directors to give labor more of a seat in corporate governance.

- 20% flat tax: instead of a complex tax code and complex web of aid programs, have a 20% flat tax with a refundable tax credit that will provide aid to anyone for anything. The amount of the tax credit amount changes with age (25k 18-26,65+ - 10k 27-64)

Interesting facts:

- Son of a immigrant from Guatemala in which regime change created instability in the 1950s which led to decades of civil wars and dictators and has contributed to the frustrations over the border (stability abroad effects border security, so regime change is very much against the countries national interests)

- parents are divorced so mainly raised by mother who after divorced lived in poverty working multiple part time jobs, going to school, raising two kids but worked her way to the middle class by the time I was 18 and has been my inspiration for my belief that anything is possible with hard work and determination

- grew up in suburban CT, went to school in Rural Ohio, and has lived in urban NYC so has experience the different setting Americans live in

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Oct 08 2016

49mins

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Rank #4: Processing Plandemic

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So many of you wrote in asking us to talk about Plandemic, the viral video making its way around social media. We break down its content, intention, and what you need to know as you talk to the people in your life who are watching it.


Topics Discussed:

  • Processing Plandemic (01:48)
  • Ahmaud Arbery (50:45)


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May 08 2020

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Rank #5: Election Reform: Make Those Votes Count

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In this episode, we briefly take a look at the McCain and Ayotte Senate races before diving into Election Reform. We talk about first-past-the-post voting in the primaries and the general election, the primary calendar, and the electoral college. And, of course, no discussion of election reform is complete without a little campaign finance (spoiler: we almost subtitled this episode, "Beth Says Unpopular Things") and gerrymandering conversation. In The Heels, in honor of National Poetry Month, we share two of our favorites. 

We always love your feedback, and now there's a new way to contact us. Leave a message at 859-268-2330 to make an appearance in the Friday feedback section of the Briefcase.  

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Apr 26 2016

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Rank #6: The WHCA Dinner, a #MeToo Moment, and Faith and Politics with Jen Hatmaker

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Jen Hatmaker is an evangelical leader who has made headlines for going public with her politics. We talk with her about how her Christian faith informs her political beliefs and about the modern marriage of evangelicalism and conservatism. We also discuss this week's news, including Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Plus, we chat about Avengers: Infinity War and its potential political symbolism. 

Thanks to our sponsors: SmartNews, Lola Tampons, and Away Travel.

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You can find Jen at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or on her podcast, For the Love.

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May 01 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #7: The Briefcase: SCOTUS, Trump's Travel Ban, and Health Care Feedback

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We discuss the Supreme Court's decision on the President's travel ban and your overwhelming health care feedback. 

Our membership drive continues, and we hope you'll head over to our Patreon page to support the podcast and receive bonus content. We're close to our first goal of $3,000 per month, and we'll be producing a new series of podcasts when we reach that goal. Thank you for supporting us! 

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We discuss the Supreme Court and the difficulty created by its new order on the President's travel ban. We also talk about political questions and the unintended consequences of Supreme Court decisions

The Senate delayed its vote on the BCRA. We discuss the politics and substance, along with your fantastic feedback. 

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Jun 30 2017

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Rank #8: Democratic National Convention: Part II

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Happy birthday to Sarah! We share our thoughts about Wednesday at the DNC during breakfast! 

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Jul 28 2016

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Rank #9: Pros and Cons Part II: Nuance Challenge Accepted

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Inspired by our listenersSierra and Michael, we set out in this episode to truly test ournuance. In the Suit, we talk about the five remaining candidatesfor president -- Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich, and Trump -- andprovide our thoughts on the pros and cons of their candidacies. Itwasn't an easy task, but we stepped up to the plate. 

In the Pearls, we discussMaryland down-ballot races, the upcoming Indiana primary, andChina's refusal to allow a U.S. ship to dock in Hong Kong. Finally,in the Heels, we talk about the enneagram. 

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May 03 2016

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Rank #10: Special Episode: Election Day

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We made it, America! Get out there and vote, and while you're doing that, try not to take responsibility for how other people feel about this election. 

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Nov 08 2016

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Rank #11: The Briefcase: Politics Ain't Easy

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In this episode of the Briefcase, we tackle some of the more provocative subjects we've discussed lately. We start by discussing feedback on our birth episode from Michael and Ashley. Then, we discuss your reactions to our "Double the Partisans" episode, which takes us into a discussion of Hillary Clinton's "likeability," as prompted by David Brooks. 

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May 27 2016

34mins

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Rank #12: The Briefcase: Unanswerable Questions

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Sometimes a nuanced take on issues means admitting that you don't have easy solutions, fully formed opinions, or satisfying answers. In this episode, we discuss our thoughts and questions about the Istanbul attack, the Benghazi reports, Brexit, and the Dump Trump movement. 

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Jul 01 2016

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Rank #13: #TakeAKnee: Kaepernick, Curry, and Trump

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America’s favorite sport has become the latest arena for partisan politics. We discuss the President’s statements on the NFL and the relationship between race, politics, and patriotism. We also talk about North Korean policy continuing to play out via Twitter and the incredible suffering Puerto Rico. We end the show with what's on our minds outside of politics--including Sarah's home purchase and an article on accidental killings that touched Beth.  Thanks so much to our sponsors for today's episode: ThirdLove and ModCloth.  North Korea has started referring to President Trump as "Mr. Evil President." Its foreign minister says that sending missiles to the US mainland is "inevitable," and the President tweeted that North Korea might not exist much longer if it continues this kind of rhetoric. Side note: we're grateful for professionals continuing to support this administration's foreign policy apparatus and concerned that they might exit around the one-year mark.  We wish we had the right words to express the angst we feel for our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Days after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria destroyed 90% of Puerto Rican's homes, took down power lines and internet, and created floodwaters ten feet high. We also talk about continued recovery efforts in Texas and Florida. We're particularly inspired by The Lady General Foundation's efforts.  We send our thoughts to Nashville in the wake of a church shooting on Sunday.  We discuss President Trump's remarks in support of Luther Strange in Alabama over the weekend and how his comments on whipping votes might impact future negotiations.  To compliment the other side, Sarah highlights the work of Republican Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon. Beth thanks Democratic Ohio Representative Nickie Antonio for sponsoring House Bill 160, making Ohio's non-discrimination laws more inclusive.  We discuss the President's comments about sports, race, and patriotism in depth. In our (not atypically!) wide-ranging discussion, we discuss what we know about

Sep 26 2017

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Rank #14: The Briefcase: Worn Out

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In this episode of the Briefcase, we try to bring a little nuance and a whole lot of grace to the Clintons and the Cincinnati Zoo incident. We also talk about the idea that "a vote for a third party is a vote for Hillary Clinton." Spoiler alert: Beth strongly disagrees. 

Show Notes: 

Shaming is Easy; Mourning Is Hard

Did it Have to Be So Hard? 

Sarah's Been Cheated On

Don't Fall For the Lesser of Two Evils

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Jun 02 2016

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Rank #15: Beto Drops Out, Warren's Healthcare Plans, and Gov. Steve Bullock

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Topics Discussed:

Impeachment Update (02:13)

Funding the Government (03:11)

Saudi Aramco Goes Public (05:08)

DHS Acting Secretary (08:05)

Beto O'Rourke Ends His Campaign (12:10)

Warren's Medicare for All Plan (17:00)

Compliments: Oklahoma and Apple (35:34)

Governor Steve Bullock (43:24 )

Outside of Politics (59:04)

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Nov 05 2019

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Rank #16: Harvey Weinstein, Masculinity & Mass Shootings, and Facebook, Trump, and the Attention Economy

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Russian agents bought Facebook ads targeted to voters in crucial swing states in last years elections, and the implications of the attention economy on our democracy go far beyond 2016. We focus on Facebook, Twitter, and the devices we use to distract ourselves from discomfort.  Thanks so much to the sponsors for this episode: Baublebar, ModCloth, and Virtue Labs.  We start today's podcast discussing an article on why mass shootings tend to be committed by men. We also talk about the Harvey Weinstein story and the bizarrely partisan reactions to that story. We note that the transactional nature of masculine energy seems to be taking shape in the spat that Donald Trump is having with Senator Bob Corker.  To compliment the other party, Sarah commends Senator Dean Heller and other Republicans who have urged ATF to review standards on the sale of bump stocks. Beth compliments Senator Dianne Feinstein for her long-term service and work on gun safety measures.  For our feature topic, we discuss why Facebook, Twitter, and Google are so effectively and perhaps unintentionally transforming our politics and brains. In our discussion, we cite the following resources:   How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity  Our Minds Can Be Hijacked Mindful Resistance  The Attention Economy and the Demise of the Middle Ground Pema Chodron on Dunzi  Realizd app We end, as always, with what's on our minds outside of politics. Both of us are thinking about clearing space to make room for things that make us better.       

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Oct 10 2017

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Rank #17: Bonus: Director's Cut of The Great Redhead Debate

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In case you can't get enough Pantsuit Politics, we're giving you an extended version of The Great Redhead Debate, complete with commentary from Sarah, Beth, and Dante. 

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Sep 21 2016

1hr 31mins

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Rank #18: 5 Things You Need to Know About Abortion Law

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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

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May 17 2019

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Rank #19: Updates from the Mueller Investigation and Tiffany Bond

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We're discussing Individual 1 and the latest updates from the Mueller investigation, plus sharing our follow-up conversation with Tiffany Bond, who ran for Congress as an Independent in Maine. Outside of politics, we're talking about the latest season of Top Chef

Compliment the Other Side: I’m a Democrat and a Feminist. And I Support Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Reforms.

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Dec 11 2018

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Rank #20: The Complexity of North Korea

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Today, we're discussing the most difficult problem facing the Trump administration: what to do about North Korea. 

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First, in the Pearls, we discuss a new law repealing an Obama-era rule on funding for Planned Parenthood. Sarah recommends this documentary on abortion. We also talk about the Trump administration's decision not to make White House visitor logs public. For our compliments to the other side, Sarah compliments Republican governors in blue states (Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland), who tend to be enormously popular and effective. Beth was impressed by a profile of Governor Dannell Malloy of Connecticut. 

In The Suit, we discuss North Korea. We recorded this episode prior to North Korea's failed missile test, but the question remains--how should the Trump administration respond to North Korea's weapons program? So far, the Trump administration has

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Apr 18 2017

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America Under Pressure

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Topics Discussed:

  • Flooding in Japan
  • Private Vanessa Guillen
  • Russia and Putin
  • Reproductive Rights and SCOTUS
  • Patriotism and July 4th
  • Removing Statues
  • Cancel Culture
  • Outside of Politics


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Jul 07 2020

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Pantsuit Politics 500th Episode!

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Today's show is the 500th one we've launched into the world. It's been an incredible journey and we can't wait to see what comes next. ⁠We're celebrating by sharing some of our favorite moments and messages from some friends of the show.

Don't forget to share your stories, memories, favorite moments, and more with #PantsuitPolitics500.⁠ Cheers to you all, because we never would've come this far without you.⁠


Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for daily news briefs, GIF news threads, and our real time reactions to breaking news.


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Jul 03 2020

1hr 35mins

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Covid As An Accelerant

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Topics Discussed:

  • Russia Targets American Troops in Afghanistan
  • SCOTUS Abortion Decision
  • Covid As An Accelerant
  • Outside of Politics


Thanks so much to Marisa Pyle, Hal Connolly, Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman of Kentucky, Amanda Melton, and Janice Elliott for giving their time and expertise to our community.


Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for daily news briefs, GIF news threads, and our real time reactions to breaking news.


This Friday, July 3, we’ll be celebrating our 500th episode! Share in the celebration by using #PantsuitPolitics500 to share your favorite moments or episodes, how listening to the podcast has mattered to you, or why you listen.


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Jun 30 2020

1hr 26mins

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Individual Rights and Community Collectivism

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Topics Discussed:

  • Elijah McClain
  • Policing Reform Bill
  • Covid-19 Coverage
  • Individualism vs. Collectivism
  • The Kentucky Senate Primary
  • Presidential Polling
  • Party Conventions


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Next week, on July 3, we’ll be celebrating our 500th episode! Share in the celebration by using #PantsuitPolitics500 to share your favorite moments or episodes, how listening to the podcast has mattered to you, or why you listen.


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Jun 26 2020

54mins

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Trump Drama, Veepstakes, and the Kentucky Primary

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Topics Discussed:

  • Geoffrey Berman Firing
  • Reading Stabbing Attack
  • Conflict Between China and India
  • North Korea Destroys Embassy
  • John Bolton
  • Rosemary Ketchum
  • Trump Tulsa Rally
  • Veepstakes
  • Kentucky Senate Primary
  • Hope


Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for daily news briefs, GIF news threads, and our real time reactions to breaking news.


Next week, on July 3, we’ll be celebrating our 500th episode! Share in the celebration by using #PantsuitPolitics500 to share your favorite moments or episodes, how listening to the podcast has mattered to you, or why you listen.


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Jun 23 2020

1hr 17mins

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Pantsuit Politics Trailer #1

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The home of grace-filled political conversations. 

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Jun 19 2020

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5 Things You Need to Know About Juneteenth

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Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Today, it celebrates African American freedom and achievement. We're breaking down a few of the facts about Juneteenth that you should know as you celebrate today.


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Jun 19 2020

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Covid-19: Stories From Work

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Topics Discussed:

  • Rayshard Brooks Death
  • Changes in Policing
  • LGBTQ Policy and Rights
  • Covid-19 Working Stories
  • Outside of Politics


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Jun 16 2020

57mins

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Why Local Activism Matters

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We talk with local activists who are stepping up in their hometowns as well as journalist Anne Helen Petersen about why small town protests matter.


Many thanks to the local activists who joined us today:

  • Taylor Stone-Welch
  • Andiamo White
  • Martaj Marks
  • LeVar Dillard
  • Jessica Moore


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Jun 12 2020

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How We React to Systematic Racism and Reform

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Topics Discussed:

  • What Does "Defund the Police" Mean?
  • Institutional Change
  • Public Health and Protests in a Pandemic
  • Tom Cotton Editorial
  • 2020 Endorsements
  • Three Reactions to Friday's Episode
  • Outside of Politics


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Jun 09 2020

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Imagining a World Without Police (with Lisa Sharon Harper)

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In a moment when we are reexamining the role and practices of policing in America, we are thrilled to welcome back Lisa Sharon Harper, an author, activist, and founder and president of Freedom Road, to talk us through what a world without police might look like.


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Jun 05 2020

51mins

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Anguish

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Topics Discussed:

  • *Breaking News* Trump Press Conference
  • George Floyd Murder & Ongoing Protests
  • Covid-19 Questions Answered with Michelle Becker
  • Benediction (@prayersfromterry)


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Jun 02 2020

1hr 33mins

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The Hard Work of Change and Crises with Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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Topics Discussed:

  • George Floyd
  • 100,000 American Deaths
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer


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May 29 2020

53mins

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Women in Leadership During a Crisis (with Swanee Hunt)

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Topics Discussed:

  • America's Return to Space
  • Joe Biden
  • Andy Beshear & Kentucky Protests
  • President Trump and the 2020 Election
  • Women Leaders and Pandemics (with Swanee Hunt)
  • Outside of Politics


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May 26 2020

53mins

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Organizing and Mobilizing Voter Turnout (with Swing Left)

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Topics Discussed:

  • Flooding
  • Hong Kong
  • Georgia Canceled Election
  • Obamagate
  • Swing Left


Join us for a virtual letter writing party with Swing Left on Sunday, May 24 at 4pm EST. Register here!


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May 22 2020

40mins

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But Where Does the Money Come From?

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Topics Discussed:

  • Breonna Taylor Death (1:08)
  • Public Service and Compliments (12:02)
  • Where Does the Money Come From? (15:05)
  • Outside of Politics (43:24)


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May 19 2020

50mins

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Kids and Covid-19

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We share kids' perspective on Covid-19. Ranging in age from toddlers to college students, we hear from kids and young adults who are processing the pandemic as uniquely as their adult counterparts. Thank you to the many, many kids, young adults, and parents who sent in their stories.


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May 15 2020

49mins

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America's Relationship with China (with Alayna Treene, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Alexi McCammond)

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Topics Discussed:

  • Covid-19 & Reopening the Economy (01:36)
  • Michael Flynn & the Department of Justice (09:43)
  • Tara Reade (17:42)
  • Local Leader Compliments (29:03)
  • America's Relationship with China (30:51)
  • Outside of Politics (52:40)


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May 12 2020

59mins

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The Nuanced Life: Decisions for the Messy Middle of a Pandemic

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The Nuanced Life Episode from May 6th, 2020.

We've gotten so many messages from you all about how to make decisions in the midst of this pandemic. We're in the messy middle of this and we are all feeling it. We share how we're doing and tackle some listener questions about how to handle this moment in time.


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May 09 2020

29mins

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Processing Plandemic

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So many of you wrote in asking us to talk about Plandemic, the viral video making its way around social media. We break down its content, intention, and what you need to know as you talk to the people in your life who are watching it.


Topics Discussed:

  • Processing Plandemic (01:48)
  • Ahmaud Arbery (50:45)


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May 08 2020

57mins

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A must listen

By lesleepiet - Apr 23 2020
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Sarah and Beth are amazing and I am so happy I found this podcast. A must listen.

Love these ladies points

By yeee dawgie - Mar 21 2020
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A bit too emotional for me.