Brexit, the Veto, Guns, and White Nationalism

On today's show, we discuss a variety of important news stories from around the globe. We discuss flooding in Nebraska, continued Brexit drama, Governor Newsom's death penalty decision, President Trump's first veto, and, in our main segment, the tragic shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The shooting raises discussion about gun control, terrorism, and white nationalism. Outside of politics, Beth finally saw Hamilton and Sarah is ready for spring cleaning. 

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Beto, Manafort, the College Admissions Scandal, and Understanding Antisemitism (with Deborah Lipstadt)

In today's episode, we're joined by Professor Deborah Lipstadt, an expert in Holocaust studies. Professor Lipstadt helps us understand the controversies surrounding the Women's March and Representative Omar, and she advises us on how to thoughtfully discuss and critique America's relationship with Israel. 

But first, we dive into the week's news. Paul Manafort received 43 additional months in prison from Judge Amy Berman Jackson, and he's been indicted by Manhattan's District Attorney on state charges. 

After great anticipation, Beto O'Rourke has announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination. We're a little confused by his splashy Vanity Fair rollout and campaign announcement video. 

We also talk about Operation Varsity Blues and the state of college admissions, wealth, and parenting in America. Sarah recommended these three episodes of Revisionist History: Carlos Doesn't Remember, Food Fight, and My Little Hundred Million.

Thanks again to Professor Lipstadt for joining us in conversation. She is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her books include The Eichmann Trial, Denial; Holocaust History on Trial (a National Jewish Book Award-winner); Denying the Holocaust: the Growing Assault on Truth and Memory; and Beyond Belief: the American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust. She lives in Atlanta. Her latest book is Antisemitism: Here and Now. Rachel Weisz portrayed Professor Lipstadt in the 2016 film Denial

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2020 Dreams, Paul Manafort, and Elizabeth Warren Takes On Tech Giants

We recorded a live episode in Sarah's hometown, Paducah, Kentucky. Our comments about President Trump signing Bibles led us to a bigger conversation about what kind of presidential candidate we need in 2020. Then, we discuss Paul Manafort's prison sentence. In the main segment, we discuss Elizabeth Warren's desire to break up the tech giants and why we expect her ideas to gain traction. Outside of politics, we discuss Top Chef and Captain Marvel.

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Seismic Shift: The New World of Women in Politics

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To celebrate International Women's Day, we are sharing clips from the incredible event we did in partnership with Ambassador Swanee Hunt in January. The event brought together an eclectic group of women, each working to advance the cause of women in politics in their own way. You'll hear short clips in today's episode, but we are providing the full audio on our Patreon page

Individual Interviews:

  • Kelly Dittmar, Center for American Women & Politics

  • Muthoni Wambu Kraal, Former Vice President of National Outreach and Training of EMILY's List, National Political and Organizing Director for the DNC

  • Sarah Riggs Amico, Businesswoman, 2018 Candidate for Lt. Gov. of Georgia

  • Marianne Schnall, Founder of What Will It Take Movements

Action Steps Panel: 

  • A'shanti Gholar, Former Political Director, Emerge America

  • Courtney Hill, Political Consultant, Emerge America

  • Sabrina Schaeffer, Board Member, RightNOW

  • Cynthia Terrell, Executive Director, RepresentWomen

Primary Hurdles Panel:

  • Julie Conway, Executive Director, VIEW PAC

  • Rebecca Schuller, Executive Director, Winning for Women

  • Rina Shah, Co-Founder, Women's Public Leadership Network

  • Corie Whalen, Writer, Former Capitol Hill Comms. Director

Media Matters Panel:

  • Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation

  • Susan Page, Washtington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY

  • Maureen Bunyan, Veteran TV Journalist

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More Democrats and The New Rules of War (with Sean McFate)

We discuss news coming out of the Judicial Committee and two more Democratic candidates putting their name into the presidential primary. Then, we share a fascinating conversation with Sean McFate, author of The New Rules of War about how the nature of war has shifted dramatically and how American defense strategy needs to as well. 

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Michael Cohen, North Korea, Methodists, and North Carolina

We discuss President Trump's abrupt departure from meetings with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un. We also talk about the decision of the United Methodist Church regarding LGBTQ congregants and clergy. Plus, our thoughts on Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee and the drama of election fraud in North Carolina.

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Foreign Policy, Hard Conversations, and Recruiting Black Women (with Courtney Hill)

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We talk about the United States and Venezuela, process some of the feedback from our conversation with Noah Rothman, compliment good constituent services and Republican responses to the national emergency, and share our conversation with the fabulous Courtney Hill of Polaris Strategies, who works to recruit black women to run for office. Outside of politics, we talk about our trip to New York, seeing Mean Girls on Broadway, and Sarah shares her thoughts about the Oscars.

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Noah Rothman and the Social Justice Movement

We share our conversation with columnist and author Noah Rothman about his new book Unjust and the social justice movement in America. 

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National Emergencies, LGBTQ Rights, and the Green New Deal

We discuss the president's choice to declare a national emergency and what that looks like in the context of past emergencies. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth praises Mama Bears who are welcoming LGBTQ children into their communities and cautions about discriminatory legislation cropping up in state legislatures; Sarah is excited to see Republican Bill Weld considering a primary challenge to President Trump. 

In our main segment, we break down the proposed Green New Deal and our different perspectives on it. Outside of politics, we're talking The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, reusable paper towels, and makeup. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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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