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A political podcast hosted by women from both sides of the aisle who refuse to see each other as the enemy. 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 political podcast hosted by women from both sides of the aisle who refuse to see each other as the enemy. 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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By suzlt - Nov 16 2019
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These girls are awesome! I enjoy not feeling agitated about the news, politics, etc... as I learn about what is going on in the world.

Thanks, Sarah and Beth!

By Abby not Abigail - Nov 14 2019
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Love their nuanced perspectives!

iTunes Ratings

1875 Ratings
Average Ratings
1576
179
24
29
67

Love it!

By suzlt - Nov 16 2019
Read more
These girls are awesome! I enjoy not feeling agitated about the news, politics, etc... as I learn about what is going on in the world.

Thanks, Sarah and Beth!

By Abby not Abigail - Nov 14 2019
Read more
Love their nuanced perspectives!
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Pantsuit Politics

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A political podcast hosted by women from both sides of the aisle who refuse to see each other as the enemy. 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!

Jan 22 2017

5mins

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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. 

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

Oct 08 2016

51mins

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Rank #4: 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.   

Apr 26 2016

48mins

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Rank #5: Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and Judicial Ethics (with Crystal Quade)

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The entire nation watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We followed the hearings all day on Thursday and are sharing our reactions. On a more hopeful note, we're also sharing our interview with Missouri State Representative Crystal Quade. 

Crystal Quade:

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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.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in February! But - you can preorder it now!

Sep 28 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: Democratic National Convention: Part II

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

Jul 28 2016

20mins

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Rank #7: 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. 

This month, Pictli is sponsoring ourepisodes. We're excited about this partnership because of theprogramming it will allow us to provide. Check out Pictli for awesome framedgifts that are a touch on your iPhone away. 

May 03 2016

50mins

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Rank #8: 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. 

Nov 08 2016

16mins

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Rank #9: 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. 

May 27 2016

33mins

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Rank #10: Bonus - Beth's Instant VP Debate Reactions

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Sarah's on vacation, but I watched the debate with many of you on Twitter. Here are a few quick thoughts. We'll talk more next week. 

Oct 05 2016

13mins

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Rank #11: 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. 

Jul 01 2016

30mins

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Rank #12: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Global Protests, and the Federal Budget Process

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Topics Discussed:

Power & Wildfires in California (02:24)

Killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (03:15)

Global Protests (08:56)

Compliments: Mark Meadows and the American Congressional Exchange (21:17)

The Federal Budget Process (26:37)

Outside of Politics (50:07)

Pantsuit Politics in the Wild:

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Federal Budget Process:

Oct 29 2019

55mins

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Rank #13: 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

Jun 02 2016

28mins

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Rank #14: Season 3, Episode 4: Dr. Tamara Tweel on Involuntary Miscarriages and Voluntary Abortions

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Sarah talks with Dr. Tamara Tweel, Director of Strategic Development for the Hillel International Office of Innovation, about how her involuntary miscarriage brought her before the Ohio state legislator discussing voluntary abortion. 

Feb 03 2017

45mins

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Rank #15: Religious Liberty: Not Your Forefather's First Amendment

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Sarah and Beth dive into the controversial waters of so-called religious liberty laws.  We talk about the impact, purpose, and social consequences of these laws, and we talk a little about our own spiritual perspectives on these issues.  In the Pearls, we discuss Bernie Sanders' big victories in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii as well as the devastating attacks in Belgium and Pakistan.  We wrap up with the most intense discussion of Easter candy you'll find in podcasting.  

Mar 29 2016

49mins

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Rank #16: 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.

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 in February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

Need holiday gift ideas? Check out our new Pantsuit Politics merchandise!

Thanks to our sponsors: Modcloth and Express VPN.

Dec 11 2018

57mins

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Rank #17: Hurricanes, Designing Women, and Tight and Loose Cultures with Michele Gelfand

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Hurricane Florence is expected to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, Congress is racing to fund the government, and one of our favorite TV writers and producers has revealed that Les Moonves harassed her. We talk about how Designing Women impacted us and how rare strong female characters have been in the history of television. 

Then, we talk to Professor Michele Gelfand about her research regarding tight and loose cultures and how they affect our politics and our world. 

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Sep 14 2018

50mins

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Rank #18: 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. 

Sep 21 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #19: Republican National Convention: Part II

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In part II, we share some of our post-convention discussion from our late-night drive home as well as a few reflections on Peter Theil, Ivanka Trump, and the state of the GOP.  

Jul 27 2016

27mins

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Rank #20: Season 2, Episode 35: AllSides

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Today we're talking with John Gable, Founder and CEO of AllSides, a news service dedicated to solving polarization through bias ratings and civil dialogue. In the Pearls, we briefly discuss current events--the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Italian referendum, and the Austrian election--and questions surrounding Betsy DeVos's faith. In the Heels, we discuss Sarah's love of movies. 

Dec 06 2016

43mins

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