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The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

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The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

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Great Podcast!

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Live it! Really the geat podcast! I'm keep it continued listed

Great Pod!!

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Really I'm a great fan of this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

404 Ratings
Average Ratings
372
5
2
4
21

Great Podcast!

By Thomas A. Millan - Sep 29 2018
Read more
Live it! Really the geat podcast! I'm keep it continued listed

Great Pod!!

By misu757 - Oct 08 2017
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Really I'm a great fan of this podcast.
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The Electorette Podcast

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom Discusses Her New Book "Thick..."

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Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom discusses her new book of essays "Thick: And Other Essays." Dr. Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been featured by the Washington Post, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Daily Show, the New York Times, Slate, and The Atlantic, among others. 

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Jan 21 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: BONUS EPISODE: Marisa Kabas of Crush the Midterms Discusses 2020 PT II

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This is Pt II of my conversation with activist and writer, Marisa Kaba, creator of the popular online voter tool, Crush the MidTerms. We discuss the tool's popularity, why she created it; wealso discuss the midterm election outcome, 2020 candidates and what we can do to support our favorite candidates before primary election season begins.

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Mar 11 2019

16mins

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Rank #3: Kina Collins, Activist, Organizer & Candidate for Illinois' 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

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Kina Collins

Kina Collins is a nationally recognized gun violence prevention and healthcare advocate running for the IL-07 Congressional District seat. Kina Collin's interest in activism began after witnessing gun violence as a 7 year-old growing up in Chicago. We discuss her candidacy against a 22-year incumbent, her success with pushing historic legislation for women, and the importance of healthcare justice for those in marginalized communities.

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Nov 11 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics with Dr.Laura Briggs

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This conversation with Dr. Laura Briggs, author of How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics, on the politics of reproductive justice is more important than ever. We discuss the daily assaults on bodily autonomy, the history of Roe v Wade, Reagan's role in diminishing the social safety net,  and why conservative women vote against their own interests.

Please Note:This is an updated, condensed version of the original recording published a few months before the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade. This episode contains some adult language).

Episode Reading List

>> How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trumpby Laura Briggs

>> Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta Ross

RELATED LISTENING:

>> Ordinary Abortion: Discussion on the Ethics, Law, and Politics of Abortion with Katie Watson

>> ReproAction, Fighting for Abortion Rights & Repro Justice

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May 24 2019

47mins

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Rank #5: National Paid Leave by 2022? Katie Bethell of PL+US Has a Plan for That! (Pt 1/2)

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Katie Bethell, founder of the PL+US (Paid Leave For the United States), talks about their national campaign to win paid family leave by 2022. PL+US has already had several successes within the private sector and has already won paid family leave for nearly 6 million Americans.

We talk about the necessity of paid leave beyond mothers and babies; paid leave is a human right and if implemented correctly, a good national paid leave policy will include those who need to take care of aging parents, time off to care for love ones who may be sick, and adoptive parents, just to name a few scenarios.

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Aug 12 2019

43mins

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Rank #6: Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood with Thalia González

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"Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood" is a groundbreaking report published by Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, which revealed that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers. In this episode, Thalia González, an Associate Professor at Occidental College and co-author of the report, discusses the ways in which adults perceive black girls in public systems have both short-term and long-term repercussions.

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Feb 26 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Lily Herman, Founder of "Get Her Elected"

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Lily Herman, is the founder of Get Her Elected, a political network of over 2,000 volunteers offering their skills pro bono to more than 220+ progressive women candidates running for office. We discuss women candidates, campaign strategy, and of course, midterms. We also discuss how growing up as a liberal in a conservative region of the country shapes your view of politics. www.GetHerElected.com www.LilyHerman.com

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Jul 02 2018

43mins

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Rank #8: American Women's Party with Maya Contreras & Mia Brett

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Mia Brett and Maya Contreras are the co-founders of the American Women's Party, an advocacy group fighting for equal representation, participation, and policy development for women in the Democratic Party. We discuss their role in creating "underground Hillary Clinton support groups" during the 2016 election as a safe space for women to discuss politics free from the threats of online attacks and misogyny. We also discuss how the American Women's Party is working to combat voter suppression, including the Voter Empowerment Day events being help around the country.

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Sep 26 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: Science Policy Jujitsu & Islamophobia in Trump's America with Dr. Maryam Zaringhalam

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"We can't expect marginalized communities, especially ones that find that their lives are constantly under threat, to stand up for themselves in places where they don’t feel safe…" This is just one of the points made in this emotional conversation on xenophobia, Islamophobia, science policy and gerrymandering with science policy fellow and public scholar, Dr. Maryam Zaringhalam. Dr. Zaringhalam is the founder of NYC branch of 500 Women Scientists and producer of the live science show, The Story Collider. We discuss science policy, racism and partisan gerrymandering in this raw and moving conversation.

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Aug 29 2017

57mins

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Rank #10: Ordinary Abortion: Discussion on the Ethics, Law, and Politics of Abortion with Katie Watson

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Ethicist and author Katie Watson discusses the legal and political arguments around abortion, as well as Roe v Wade, a topic she explores in her book, Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion. She uses the term ordinary abortion to describe the common nature of abortion given that roughly 1 in 5 pregnancies end in abortion.

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May 10 2019

52mins

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Rank #11: Democratic Debate: Special Epsiode: A Post-Debate Analysis with Wagatwe Wanjuki and Anoa Changa

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This is a special episode feature a post-debate analysis with activists Wagatwe Wanjuki and Anoa Changa.

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Jun 27 2019

59mins

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Rank #12: Kate Manne: Philosopher & Author of "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny"

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Author and philosopher Kate Manne discusses her book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

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Aug 23 2019

47mins

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Rank #13: Ruth Defoster, Mass Shootings & Gun Violence Myths Debunked

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Dr. Ruth Defoster, professor and author of "Terrorizing the Masses," walks through the myths around the causes and solutions to America's gun violence epidemic and debunks NRA and GOP talking points. We discuss gun laws and violence in Chicago, the role of mental illness and video games in mass shootings, as well as, the predictable patterns that nearly all mass shooters exhibit. We also discuss recent shootings including, Parkland, the recent police shooting of Antwon Rose, and the shooting at the Capital Gazette. Terrorizing the Masses: : Identity, Mass Shootings, and the Media Construction of Terror https://amzn.to/2ud4Hf2

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Jul 09 2018

51mins

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Rank #14: The Color of Money with Mehrsa Baradaran

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In my conversation with University of Georgia Law Professor and author, Mehrsa Baradaran, we explore the history and origins of today''s racial wealth gap. We discuss the history of segregated industries and black economies that were created in an effort to overcome the financial effects of slavery. We also discuss attempts be recent administrations to close the racial wealth gap as well as what incoming administrations can do to tackle the problem.

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Apr 24 2018

39mins

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Rank #15: Gun Violence & Mass Shootings: Debunking Conservative Myths With Ruth DeFoster

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Dr. Ruth DeFoster is a gun violence, mass shooting, and terrorism expert, and she joins to discuss and debunk conservative myths around gun violence.

Episode Reading List

Terrorizing the Masses by Ruth DeFoster

Columbine by David Cullen

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May 17 2019

50mins

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Rank #16: Carol Anderson Discusses the History of Voter Suppression

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Carol Anderson, professor, historian and the award-winning author of "One Person, No Vote..." and "White Rage...." discusses modern and historical patterns of voter disenfranchisement and suppression.

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Jul 05 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #17: Wagatwe Wanjuki & The Cost of Not Believing Survivors

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Wagatwe Wanjuki is a feminist activist, writer, speaker, and digital strategist best known for her work as a national campus anti-violence advocate. She's a founder of the anti-rape organization Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture and is a founding co-organizer of Know Your IX’s ED ACT NOW campaign. She also has a podcast about the experience of survivors called "I, Survivor" which debuts on July 31st with the Wondery network. Wanjuki is a rape survivor and we discuss her experience in dealing with her university and the cost of her not being believed by college administrators. RECOMMENDED READING & LISTENING: >>The Woman Behind #SurvivorPrivilege Was Kicked Out Of School After Being Raped (https://bit.ly/2Lpl8fJ) >>The (literal) cost of not believing survivors | Wagatwe Wanjuki | TEDxMiddlebury (https://bit.ly/2utwIjr) >>Paying the price of victimhood (https://bit.ly/2JusjS6) >>www.wagatwe.com

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Jul 16 2018

45mins

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Rank #18: Weapons of Math Destruction with Cathy O'Neil

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"Democracy isn't just about the ability to vote. Democracy is about being an informed citizen..." This is just one of the points you'll hear in my conversation with data-skeptic, author and mathematician, Cathy O'Neil. We discuss her book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality & Threatens Democracy," and the ways in which algorithms dictate nearly every aspect of our lives, including our interactions with the criminal justice system and our elections. We also discuss how Facebook and Cambridge Analytica use our personal data in ways that may influence our voting decisions. O'Neil believes these practices pose a serious threat to democracy and for this reason, this is one of Electorette's most important episodes to date.

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Apr 16 2018

50mins

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Rank #19: Media Matters: How CNN & MSNBC Are Letting Fox News Influence Their Abortion Coverage with Sharon Kann

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This episode explores a new report by Media Matters which reveals how television networks like MSNBC and CNN, allow Fox News to influence their abortion related coverage, poisoning the coverage with lies about abortion. Sharon Kann, an abortion rights and reproductive health program director at Media Matters, discusses the details of the report.

EPISODE NOTES:

Media Matters Report: Other networks are letting Fox News poison abortion-related coverage with dangerous lies

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Oct 07 2019

31mins

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Rank #20: Dangerous Discourses: Media Coverage of Violence Against Women, Dr. Pamela Nettleton

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"We've been asking the wrong questions. We ask 'why does she stay' instead of 'why is he hitting her...'" This is just one of the points you'll hear in my conversation with Dr. Pamela Nettleton. We discuss how the media's coverage of violence against women perpetuates a culture of violence. We also discuss how our social systems are set up to burden women who are victims of violence.

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Nov 07 2017

40mins

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