What Nuance and Moderation Mean To Us (with Christina Dalcher)

Christina Dalcher.jpg

This week's news has galvanized a new wave of conversations about what's at stake in the political landscape. We discuss the situation surrounding Jamal Khashoggi's death and The New York Times article questioning the place of nuance in our modern culture. Considering our whole deal is nuance, we have an extended conversation about what nuance and moderation mean to us and how power dynamics matter as a part of that conversation. 

Then, we share Beth's conversation with author Christina Dalcher who wrote Vox, a novel about women's voices being taken away - literally. They talk about how feminism and modern politics did and did not influence Dalcher's work. 

Recommended Resources:

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!

Thanks to our sponsors: Mothers of Invention podcast and Blinkist.

How To Be An Informed Midterms Voter

The midterm elections are frequently described as possessing historic importance. Today, we're sharing resources and discussing how you can be an informed midterms voter.

Recommended Resources:

Voter Resources:

 

Thanks to our sponsors: A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Modcloth, and Framebridge.

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!

Climate Change, Saudi-US Relations, A Presidential Op-Ed, and Healthcare Policy Logistics

Hurricane Michael has brutalized the Florida panhandle, and journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. In the midst of these crises, the President is focused on campaigning. We discuss the news and his USA Today op-ed about American healthcare and the partisan divide. That discussion leads us into a deep dive about the practicality of changing the structure of our national healthcare. 

Recommended Resources:

If you're new to Pantsuit Politics, we recommend checking out these past episodes to get a taste of who we are and what we do:

Thanks to our sponsors: Mothers of Invention podcast and Bombas.

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!

The Consequences of Collins, Climate Change, and Campaigns (with Lindsay James)

LindsayJames-11 copy.jpg

Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice on the Supreme Court, and international scientists have issued a landmark report on climate change. We talk about the weekend news before sharing our conversation with another exciting female candidate, Lindsay James. She decided to run for Iowa's legislature after President Trump was elected. In our Outside of Politics segment, we talk about movies we've seen recently. 

Recommended Resources: 

Lindsay James:

Thanks to our sponsors: the Newsvoice App, Third Love, and Brooklinen

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!

Kavanaugh Weariness, Tax Fraud, and Georgia Politics (with Sarah Riggs Amico)

JsSrqTkF_200x200.jpg

Just when we think we've exhausted our emotions over the Kavanaugh nomination...another day, another news cycle. We talk through some of the reasons this process is hitting so close to home for us. We also discuss the deeply important The New York Times story about the Trump family and tax fraud. Then, we share our conversation with Sarah Riggs Amico, who is running to become Georgia's Lt. Governor. We hope you will be as excited by her balance, nuance, and passion for policy as we were.

Thanks to our sponsors: Newsvoice App and Robinhood

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!

Indonesian Tsunami, Violence Against Women, and Yet More Kavanaugh (with Abigail Spanberger)

Abigail Spanberger.jpg

A tsunami has killed more than 800 people in Indonesia. The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire, and the FBI is investigating the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss all of those things and also share our wonderful conversation with Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operative who is now running to represent the Virginia 7th in Congress.

Recommended Resources:

The Kavanaugh Nomination Continues:

Abigail Spanberger:

Thanks to our sponsors: Newsvoice App, Express VPN, and Blinkist.

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!

Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and Judicial Ethics (with Crystal Quade)

 Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News / Getty Images

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:

Thanks to our sponsors: Newsvoice App and Bombas.

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!

Diplomatic Concerns Both Foreign and Domestic

 Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. We spend our main segment talking about the ongoing drama surrounding his nomination and the varied emotional reactions to the ever-changing news. We also discuss various stories of diplomacy (or lack thereof) around the world. 

Foreign... 

...And Domestic

The Kavanaugh Saga Continues...

Additional Resources

Thanks to our sponsors: Newsvoice App, Care/Of, and Betabrand.

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!

Still More Kavanaugh and Jessica Morse for Congress

Jessica+Morse.jpg

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation continues to be a source of conflict across the country. We are angry, discouraged, and frustrated by the narrative surrounding this story. Thankfully, this episode is balanced out by Beth's uplifting conversation with Jessica Morse, who is running for Congress in California's 4th District.

Thanks to our sponsors: Thrive Market and Framebridge.

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, please visit our Patreon page.

Kavanaugh and Climate Change (with Elise Larsen)

 Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images News / Getty Images

An account of sexual misconduct set off a firestorm around Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court this weekend. We discuss what this means for his possible confirmation along with some other big stories from the weekend. We also share our conversation with Elise Larsen about the urgency of climate change.

Hurricanes, Designing Women, and Tight and Loose Cultures with Michele Gelfand

 Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images

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. 

Recommended Resources:

Thanks to our sponsors: Vistaprint and Pact.

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page

9/11: The Memorial

 Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Today is the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. We visited the memorial in New York City this weekend and were so impacted by the choices that have been made regarding that space. We share audio from our visit and all of our thoughts, as well as a quick lightning round about this week's news.

The Life of Kathy Mazza

Thanks to our sponsors: Thrive Market, Casper, and Third Love.

Listeners like you make this show - and research trips like our one to NYC - possible. To become a patron and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page

The Kavanaugh Hearings and the Anonymous Editorial

 Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News / Getty Images

A Supreme Court nominee, a new Bob Woodward book, and an anonymous editorial in the New York Times. The chaos presidency continues.

Thanks to our sponsors: The Daily Show podcast and Ritual

We so appreciate those of you who support the show. If you aren't a part of our Patreon community yet, check out our page and consider joining the team. You'll receive our gratitude and a bunch of regular bonus content. 

9/11: America at War

 Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images News / Getty Images

The invasion and occupation of Iraq quickly unraveled the unity Americans found after 9/11. We discuss what happened and what we can learn from it.

Recommended Resources:

Thanks to our sponsors: The Daily Show podcast, Away, and Lola.

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page

Disgusted and Discouraged, but Inspired by Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding

original.jpg

With every primary election we're learning that women voters are engaged and unhappy with our political status quo and the candidates who support it. We discuss yet another crisis at our southern border, more staffing changes in the Trump administration, and the female candidates who want to change it all, including Congressional candidate from Colorado, Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding.

Thanks to our sponsor, Pact.

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page

Faith, Doubt, the Bible, and Politics with Rachel Held Evans

RHE.jpg

Rachel Held Evans writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible belt. Today, we talk with her about politics, faith, and what her understanding of Scripture can teach us about resistance and community. Beth also shares her poignant eulogy for Senator John McCain.

Don't miss out on our live show in Gettysburg!

Thanks to our sponsors: Pact and Rothy's

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, visit our Patreon page.

Crime and Punishment and Nuance: Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen

 Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images News / Getty Images

It's been quite a week in political news. We break down what's going on with Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen as well as what it all may or may not mean for President Trump. 

Thanks to our sponsor, Framebridge
(Promo code PANTSUIT)

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, including more thoughts about Manafort and Cohen, check out our Patreon page.

News Around the World and Amy McGrath

McGrath.jpg

Amy McGrath's run for Congress has received national attention because her life story is amazing. We share our great conversation with her about her campaign, her military service, and her views on important American issues. We also talk about crises taking place around the world. 

Religion, Power, and Feminism with Erin Wathen

 Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images News / Getty Images

More painful information about abuse in the Catholic Church has come to light this week. We discuss the heartbreaking crimes that were perpetrated by those in positions of religious power. This leads right in to Sarah's conversation with Erin Wathen, author of Resist and Persist, about the intersections of faith and feminism. 

Recommended Resources:

Thanks to our sponsor: Betabrand.

To support the show and get access to regular bonus content, please visit our Patreon page

9/11: How Did We Miss This?

 Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images

One of the hardest questions to grapple with about 9/11 also sounds like the simplest: How'd we miss this? We discuss the history of the FBI and the CIA and their circumstances leading up to September 11. We also do a lightning round and cover Omarosa, the Unite the Right rally, Trump's latest tweets, and the pilot who stole and crashed a plane in Seattle. We end the episode with a discussion of Hannah Gadsby and tension in comedy.