5 Things You Need to Know About the Green New Deal

We discuss the TVA and the latest problems between Paul Manafort and federal investigators. Then, we share 5 things you need to know about AOC's proposed Green New Deal. We'll share our opinions on this bold vision on Tuesday's episode.

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Jeff Bezos, Justin Fairfax, and All the Democratic Women

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We touch briefly on the looming return of the government shutdown. Then, we talk about lots of men in power who are in varying levels of trouble: Jeff Bezos, Ralph Northam, and Justin Fairfax. In our main segment, we talk about the Democratic women running for president and whether or not media coverage of them has been sexist. Included in that discussion are our thoughts on Amy Klobuchar's staffing issues. Outside of politics, Beth watched Black Mirror and Sarah talks about her mother-son book club. 

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Want more of our voices in your ears? Check out our recent interviews on From the Front Porch and Currently Reading.

Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

Thanks to Kelly for starting the #IfYouGiveARepABook initiative! We are beyond thankful to her for her creative and drive. To learn more about the initiative, click the links above or email Kelly at books4reps@gmail.com

If you're on the fence about buying the book, maybe this quote that Kelly read at the end of the show today will inspire you:

"We can’t get to the substance of Komisar’s research without first recognizing our stakes in our personal choices and how those stakes color our perspective. That’s the beauty of curiosity. In trying to understand another person’s perspective, it often gives us the space to understand our own more deeply as well. We also can’t have productive dialogue with others without getting curious about what stakes color the other person’s perspective. Our stakes aren’t always logical, coherent, or rational, and that’s okay. The same holds true for other people. We don’t need to discount a person’s position because of what’s influencing it; we just need to acknowledge what’s influencing it."

Mitch McConnell, SOTU, and How to Be a White Ally (with Dr. David Campt)

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We talk about The Daily's coverage of Mitch McConnell and share our reactions to the State of the Union. Then, we share our conversation with Dr. David Campt about his work with the White Ally Toolkit. We talk with him about how to have positive, impactful conversations about race. We recommend you take a moment to watch his video about the situation surrounding Virginia governor Ralph Northam. Dr. Campt is offering our listeners 20% off the tools and resources on his site with the code PANTSUIT.

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), is available! You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone! We appreciate all of you who are spreading the word about the book to your local bookstores, libraries, and social circles.

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Ralph Northam and the State of the Union

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We discuss Governor Ralph Northam and the immediate future of Virginian politics. Then, we share our thoughts on the State of the Union - both the speech itself and the actual state of the Union.

As we launch our book today, we couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this community. We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!

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Abortion, Trade, and California Politics (with Jessica Morse)

We continue our conversation about abortion from Tuesday's episode before addressing trade disputes around the globe. Then, we share Beth's follow-up conversation with Jessica Morse, who ran for Congress in California. They talk California wildfires, national security, and more. 

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Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out TODAY! We are so thankful that you have been part of our journey to bring this book into the world; we're so excited for you to read it. You can purchase it now - for yourself, for friends, for your representative, for your senator, for everyone!

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Roger Stone, Shutdown Reprieve, and Abortion Law

We discuss the shutdown reprieve, the indictment of Roger Stone, and bipartisan work around immigration. Then, we take on the heavy debate around new abortion laws in New York and Utah. Outside of politics, Sarah shares her opinion on Oscar-nominated movies and Beth has some thoughts about Top Chef. 

Millennial Burnout, Politics, and Evangelicals with Anne Helen Petersen

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We share our conversation with the delightful Anne Helen Petersen in which we talk about all the things: faith, politics, culture, millennials, burnout, and more.

Anne Helen Petersen's Work:

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Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price! You can even preorder by texting IMLISTENING to 313131. 

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Covington Catholic, the Shutdown, and House Committees

On today's episode, we're talking about the Covington Catholic viral video from Washington DC this weekend and the fact that our government is still shutdown. In our main segment, we're talking about the power of house committees (if you haven't listened to Friday's episode, make sure that you hear the 5 things we think you need to know about house committees before this conversation). To close out, we'll talk about what's on our minds outside of politics.

5 Things You Need to Know About House Committees

We do a lightning round on current events including the shutdown, Rand Paul's Canadian surgery, the Gillette commercial, and fast food in the White House. In our main segment, we break down what you need to know about House Committees: their history, how they are formed, and what exactly it is they do.

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We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. today, Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price! You can even preorder by texting IMLISTENING to 313131. 

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The Politics of Human Trafficking (with Marissa Castellanos)

We start off today's show with a robust discussion of current events. We address the controversy around the leadership of the Women's March and why we still feel there is value in events like it. We also discuss the ongoing shutdown and new revelations about President Trump's interactions with the Russian government. Plus, in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we are joined by Marissa Castellanos to discuss the politics of human trafficking and what steps we can take to aid in its prevention.

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We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on this Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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 just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price! You can even preorder by texting IMLISTENING to 313131. 

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The Shutdown and Our Conversation with Anne Bogel Continue

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We discuss the current state of the shutdown (spoiler: it doesn't seem to be changing much and that's not great) before sharing the second part of our conversation with Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy.

We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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 just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price! You can even preorder by texting IMLISTENING to 313131. 

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Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Anne Bogel

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We discuss the shutdown, Elizabeth Warren's presidential announcement, and sexism in the Bernie Sanders campaign. Plus, we share the first part of our conversation with the delightful Anne Bogel, who joined us at the Cincinnati Podcast festival. Outside of politics, we talk about we admire Mary Poppins and Marie Kondo for the same reasons.

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We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends!

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 just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

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Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, and the Shutdown (with Tabitha Isner)

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We're talking about the shutdown, the newly inducted House of Representatives, and Mitt Romney's op-ed about the president. Plus, we share our inspiring conversation with Tabitha Isner.

Tabitha Isner Concession Speech

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Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price!

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Our Wish List for 2019

Happy New Year! Today, we're sharing our hopes for 2019. We are wishing for a lot of things in politics, science, and culture. Plus, we're sharing our Word of the Year for 2019.

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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!

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Lindsay James, Carri Hicks, and Erica McAdoo Return

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Our candidate follow-up interviews continue. Today, we're talking with state candidates from Iowa, Oklahoma, and North Carolina: Lindsay James, Carri Hicks, and Erica McAdoo.

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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!

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The Good News of 2018

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We know that sometimes turning on the news can be a brutal emotional experience. The positive things happening in the world can get swept up in the avalanche of things that worry or scare us. We wanted to take a step back and appreciate some of the wonderful things that happened this year. 

Good News in the Federal Government:

Cultural Good News:

Communities of Faith Protecting Others:

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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!

Thanks to our sponsors: Color, Thrive Market, and Human Rights Watch.

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) - Chapter One

We're so thankful for each of you, our listeners. As a holiday gift, we're sharing the first chapter of our audiobook. We're so excited to share this work in its entirety with you in the new year, but, for now, we hope this whets your appetite for what is to come. 

The full book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out on February 5! You can preorder it now to lock in the best price and score some cool preorder bonuses. 

Trump's Legal Troubles and Candidate Follow-Ups

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Beth has read all the legalese surrounding the many legal jeopardies facing Trump world and breaks it down for us. Then, we share our follow-up conversations with Amy McGrath, Mary Throne, and Stephany Rose Spaulding. 

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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!

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Thanks to our sponsors: Color and Human Rights Watch.

Federal Budget Roadblocks and Government Contracts (with Ashley Cecere)

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We talk about legislative issues which are holding up the federal budget including: the farm bill, disaster funding, flood insurance, the Violence Against Women Act, and red flag laws. Then, we share our conversation with Ashley Cecere about how government contracts work.

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!

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Pelosi in the Oval and VAratifyERA (with Kati Hornung)

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We discuss that Oval Office meeting and how gender shapes our commentary of it. Plus, Beth explains what in the world the war in Yemen has to do with the Farm Bill. Finally, we share our conversation with Kati Hornung of VAratifyERA about her work for equal rights in Virginia.

Sign the VAratifyERA petition.

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!

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Thanks to our sponsors: Starz, Betabrand, and Human Rights Watch.

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