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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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Great Pod!!

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Really I'm a great fan of this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

397 Ratings
Average Ratings
366
4
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
Read more
Really I'm a great fan of this podcast.

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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.

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: 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).

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

>> Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta Ross

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>> 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Race, Mass Shootings & Intersectionality With Catherine Squires

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Professor & Author Catherine Squires discusses her book Dangerous Discourses; Bringing Intersectionality to a Mass Shooting and the #SayHerName Movement in relation to the C

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Aug 16 2019

47mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: The Asylum Seekers

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In this episode we discuss the experiences of US asylum seekers from all over the world, the conditions they face and our broken asylum process. Joan Hodges-Wu Founder & Executive Director of the Asylum Seekers Assistant Project (A.S.A.P.) and immigration attorney Anam Rahman who is also on the board of the Asylum Seekers Assistant Project join to discuss the asylum cases they've seen through their organization.

*Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual, rape and gang violence and may not be suitable for all listeners. 

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Jan 14 2019

32mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Truth Decay: A RAND Initiative to Restore the Role of Facts and Analysis in Public Life with Jennifer Kavanaugh

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This episode features a conversation with Jennifer Kavanagh, a political scientist and researcher for the RAND Corporation. We discuss their recent study, Truth Decay: A RAND Initiative to Restore the Role of Facts and Analysis in Public Life. RAND defines Truth Decay as the diminishing role of facts and data in American public life. We discuss the four trends that characterize Truth Decay as well as examine some recent and historical examples. We also make the distinction between Fake News and Truth Decay as well as discuss the role of social media and the 24 hour news cycle.

GET $25 OFF OUR PURCHASE WHEN YOU SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: This episode is brought to you by M.M. LaFleur. To redeem offer visit: https://mmlafleur.com/Electorette

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Sep 02 2019

36mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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.

GET $25 OFF OUR PURCHASE WHEN YOU SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: This episode is brought to you by M.M. LaFleur. To redeem offer visit: https://mmlafleur.com/Electorette

M.M. LaFleur is built on a core belief: When women succeed in the workplace, the world becomes a better place.M.M.LaFleur was founded by three women and is one of my favorite stops for stylish, professional clothing. In short, M.M. LaFleur makes me look good!

SPECIAL OFFER: Now enjoy $25 off your first purchase by visiting https://mmlafleur.com/Electorette and use code ELECTORETTE.

Also, if you enjoy the Electorette, please subscribe and leave a 5-star review on iTunes. Also, please spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about The Electorette!

Want to support the Electorette so that we can bring you more great episodes? You can help us produce more episodes with just $2/per month on Patreon. Every bit helps! Patreon.com/Electorette

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Aug 23 2019

47mins

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Rank #12: Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice: Is There a Middle Ground with Asha Dahya

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Reproductive Rights activist Asha Dahya discusses the reproductive rights movement from the lens of an ex-evangelical, turned passionate advocate and activist seeking reproductive justice for all. Follow Asha Dahya

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M.M. LaFleur is built on a core belief: When women succeed in the workplace, the world becomes a better place.M.M.LaFleur was founded by three women and is one of my favorite stops for stylish, professional clothing. In short, M.M. LaFleur makes me look good!

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Jul 29 2019

49mins

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Rank #13: Rhiana Gunn-Wright: Discusses the Green New Deal

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Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the Policy Director of the progressive think tank, New Consensus, and one of the architects behind The Green New Deal, joins me to discuss the details of the GND Climate Change resolution and how its comprehensive approach will address the social justice and economic impacts of transforming the country's primary energy source, as well overhauling our transporation framework and building infrastructures.

Learn More About The Green New Deal

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Apr 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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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: 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 #16: Mila Johns - Maryland State Delegate, 18th District

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Mila Johns is a candidate for Maryland State Delegate, 18th District. A terrorism analyst and researcher by training, Mila Johns decided to run for Maryland's House of Delegates after turning down a job vetting Syrian refugees for U.S. Customs and Border Protection after Trump when elected. We discuss her platform including her work as an activist for reproductive justice, domestic violence awareness, and expanding access to healthcare.

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May 15 2018

35mins

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Rank #17: Kelly Dittmar, GenderWatch 2018 & Political Strategy

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Kelly Dittmar is an Assistant Research Professor at the CAWP or the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. We discuss how the political strategy for women politicians is shaped when it's crafted through a gendered lens, including examining Hillary Clinton's 2008 and 2016 strategies as examples. We also discuss the PinkWave and CAWP's real-time research project, GenderWatch 2018, which provides crucial data in relation to how gender shapes political campaigns.

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Jun 04 2018

48mins

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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: 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 #20: Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, discusses gun legislation, the 2020 election, and the state of the NRA.

We also talk about the inspiration behind her new book, Fight Like a Mother.

Find out more about Shannon Watt's work and Moms Demand Action

>> Fight Like a Mother

>> Moms Demand Action Org

>>Be SMART for Kids

>>Educators Demand Action

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Fight Like a Mother by Shannon Watts

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

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May 20 2019

39mins

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