The Women

The Women

Who are the women on the frontlines fighting the CoronaVirus and COVID19? Interviews are candid and raw, as Rose Reid gets honest & controversial opinions from nurses, reporters, lawyers and public health care professionals. Every week, tune in to hear how one person is working to flatten the curve, and protect individuals and communities from the outbreak during this global pandemic.... Show More

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May 19, 2020 37 min

Jewel was living in her car when she was discovered at 19, and released her platinum-winning debut album, Pieces of You, just two years later.

Jewel Kilcher is a survivor, a writer, a musician, and an advocate. She's published a dozen albums, several memoirs, and has created a hub for mental health and mindfulness. During the COVID19 outbreak, Jewel has been raising money for at risk youth, hosting livestreams in partnership wit...

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Dr. Carla Hayden became the 14th Librarian of Congress in 2016. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Carla is the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library.

Carla runs the largest library in the world! She has set out to make its treasures more accessible, so you can see a portrait of a young Harriet Tubman or read Frederick Douglas' journal entries onlines. Carla is also in charge of the US Copyrig...

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May 5, 2020 35 min

Science journalist Wendy Zukerman began reporting on the CoronaVirus in January, before "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" became a part of everyday conversation.

Host and executive producer of the podcast Science VS, Wendy blows up opinions and replaces them with science, with puns and fun along the way! 

Wendy first created the show in 2015 after Gwyneth Paltrow's aspiring health guru website, GOOP, sug...

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Stacey Abrams speaks with Rose Reid on the importance of family, friendships, and voting rights during COVID19.

After Stacey lost the 2018 Georgia Governor's race to Brian Kemp, she created Fair Fight Action, focused on voter protection. There is a lot of speculation on whether Stacey will be Joe Biden's Vice Presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket in the 2020 elections, but Stacey's priority is to make sure ...

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April 27, 2020 1 min

Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from expe...

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How did this virus begin? How did it jump from animals to humans? Why do we not have testing available so we can resume our lives? We're at least a year away from a vaccine, and we are still filled with questions, and some people are filled with anger. In this episode we will hear from hospital staff, epidemiologists, & biosecurity experts who are working tirelessly to relieve the patients and the workers of this crisis fro...

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Pregnant women all over the world are facing tough choices as concerns rise around giving birth in a hospital where they are more likely to get exposed or contract the CoronaVirus.


What are the options for changing a birth plan? Can newborns contract COVID-19 from their mothers?


As many hospitals are limiting laboring women to have only one support person in the delivery room, expecting parents are wondering if they should avoid the ...

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Katie Couric is no stranger to reporting in a crisis, and she is one of many journalists on the frontlines asking tough questions to keep institutions responsible, and governments responsive. 


Rose gets Katie’s perspective on how the outbreak of the CoronaVirus and response to COVID-19 compares to other major events she has covered, and finds out how Katie has navigated her own moments of crisis and challenge. Katie also opens up ab...

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What does COVID-19 feel like? What do you do if you can't get tested? Why is getting a COVID-19 test so hard? Erica Roth is a public defender in Nevada and she is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and struggled to get access to testing, which worries her, as her work in the courthouse and jail has her come in contact with hundreds of people throughout a single day. 


We will continue to cover women on the frontlines of the Coronavi...

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March 24, 2020 36 min

Covid-19 cases are rising in the United States and globally. Many healthcare workers are struggling to keep up. And everyday people who are asymptomatic are learning to cope with lost jobs, postponed plans, and living in isolation. Dr. Jill Bresler, licensed psychologist, describes how she is adjusting her practice to address the pandemic, and bracing herself for what's to come.


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March 17, 2020 35 min

Everything has changed. We are switching from our regular programming to cover the women who are on the frontlines fighting the Coronavirus and COVID-19. 


Recording from home, Rose interviews Dr. Antoinette Ward, who is leading the COVID-19 testing at a major hospital in Atlanta. Antoinette is one of many healthcare providers who are treating a rapidly increasing number of patients at the same time they learn more about the Coronavi...

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March 10, 2020 63 min

Welcome to a special International Women's Day episode featuring women from around the world, brought together by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).


From Tunisia, to Ireland, Panama, the United States, Sri Lanka, Denmark, & Australia...Rose Reid interviews women tackling the globe's greatest humanitarian issues:

  • Aya Chebbi, the African Union Special Envoy on Youth
  • Senator Alice Mary Higgins and Senator Colette K...
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    March 3, 2020 40 min

    Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, public health champion, and visiting professor at George Washington University. She served as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood from 2018 to 2019. Her tenure and her departure highlight a philosophical divide that goes beyond just one organization, but across the entire country. She asks, "Can we put aside partisan differences to do what is best for the people we serve?"


    Dr. Wen...

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    Heather Booth got a call in 1965 that a friend was in desparate need of an abortion. She started an underground abortion clinic in Chicago called the JANE, that provided over 11,000 abortions before Roe v Wade was passed in 1973. Heather has continued to organize, across sectors and issues, consulting with President Obama's administration to creating the consumer protection agency alongisde Elizabeth Warren. @TheWomenPod &#...

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    February 11, 2020 39 min

    Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter known for her powerful protest songs and touching love songs. She started out in the 1960s, and was blacklisted by two presidential administrations, so much of her legacy has been hidden. Her songs have been covered by dozens of artists including Elvis, Joe Cocker, Barbara Streisand, and the Indigo Girls, to name a few. She was the first indigenous person to receive an Academy Award, as wel...

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    February 4, 2020 39 min

    Liz Plank is a Quebec-born, American-based journalist Liz recently published, "For the Love of Men: A New Vision of Mindful Masculinity," which asks, how can we make it ok for men to have their social revolution too? Rose and Liz discuss how feminism can positively impact men, tackle the divisive state of the media, and explore how to battle our deepest insecurities.


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    January 28, 2020 39 min

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@Yassmin_a) is a Sudanese Australian engineer-turned-writer. She recently published her first novel, You Must Be Layla, after a tumultuous year when, as she describes, became "the most hated Muslim woman in Australia." She talks to Rose Reid about starting over, and why she left race cars & oil rigs to begin writing, speaking, and doing Tedx Talks about unconscious bias. Join in the conversatio...

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    January 21, 2020 34 min

    Marjorie Margolies was the first woman elected to represent Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives. She joined Congress in 1992, during the "Year of the Woman," and casted the tie-breaking vote for President Bill Clinton's budget and tax bill. A proud grandmother of 20, she may also be America's most famous mother-in-law (to Chelsea Clinton). Marjorie started as a reporter and became the first unmarried U.S. c...

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    Ronja von Rönne @sudelheft is a Berlin-based writer and TV host who was thrust into fame & controversy after her 2015 article "Why Feminism Disgusts Me" was featured in a major German publication, Die Welt (The World). The title wasn't her choice, but the outrage made her an instant media sensation. Since, Ronja has built her career based on radical transparency. She mixes reporting, poetry and witticisms to com...

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    January 7, 2020 36 min

    A new year, and a new decade. Welcome back to The Women! Charlotte Clymer’s life changed completely when she announced to the world that she would present herself outwardly as the person she knew herself to be inside, a woman. Charlotte is an army veteran, and one of the most prominent transgender activists in the United States. She is the Rapid Response Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, which is the nation’s largest...

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