How We Win

How We Win

The Official Podcast of the Persistence! 2016 changed us. We woke up, and we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. Our very democracy is under attack so we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we talk to inspiring activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

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August 10, 2022 43 min

It’s been a remarkable and historic week with landmark legislative victories by the Democrats, real momentum heading into the midterms, and real consequences looming for Trump. Helping dissect it all with his characteristic precision and snark, is political commentator and the host of the “No Lie” podcast, Brian Tyler Cohen.

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Today, Joe Manchin comes around on Biden’s efforts to Build Back Better, err… reduce inflation… and joining us for our interview is legendary greaser Jon Bowzer Bauman! He talks to us about Social Security Works PAC and fighting threats to Social Security, Medicare, and our Democracy.

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July 27, 2022 52 min

Today we’ve got a fresh dose of hope for the midterms. There’s some hopeful legislation on the horizon and some hopeful grassroots fundraising reports. Activists are stepping up and volunteering in our key battleground states and it’s making us… hopeful! So joining us to talk about how volunteers are indeed endeavoring to “Save The World” one democrat registered at a time, is the Executive Director and founder of Field Team 6, Jaso...

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July 20, 2022 48 min

Today we have a special colab-pod with Dr. Allison Gill, the creator and host of Mueller She Wrote and The Daily Beans podcasts. We are going to talk about the J6 committee hearings, what’s brewing at the Justice department, and we are excited to announce our live Super-Pod in Los Angeles to raise money for our How We Win Fund!

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July 13, 2022 48 min

We are less than 4 months away from the most important election of our lives, and amidst an always tumultuous news cycle, we remain focused and resolved on the work we all are doing together. Joining us to talk about how grassroots volunteers and activists can, and will, make the difference this November, is the new Executive Director of Swing Left, Yasmin Radjy!


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This weekend felt like groundhog day, not Independence Day. With more mass shootings and protests after police shoot an unarmed Black man, what are we going to do right now to change things? And the Supreme Court is finally on their summer recess after an absolutely brutal round of decisions. Joining us to break down what happened and what we can expect from the next term is Slate legal reporter, Mark Joseph Stern.

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June 29, 2022 48 min

Today we talk about the bombshell revelations from the January 6th committee hearings, the devastating decisions from the “captured” Supreme Court, and basically the dystopian version of America that we are currently actually living in. Joining us to make us even angrier, but then to tell us about important opportunities to get in the fight for abortion access, is comedian, Daily Show co-creator and founder of Abortion Access Front...

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Today as the J6 committee hearings continue we look to the great state of Texas to see what the future of the Republican party looks like, and it turns out it looks a lot like fascism. And our Texan co-host Mariah sits down with the Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense, Nicole Golden, to talk about the incremental, but incredibly important legislation we are all fighting for right now.

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In the wake of nationwide March For Our Lives rallies, we talk about the upcoming bipartisan gun safety legislation. Plus we have a special interview from the field with January 6th Committee member and former impeachment manager, Representative Adam Schiff! And speaking of the Jan 6 committee, joining us to talk about the historic hearings, and what’s to come, is legal analyst and host of Justice Matters, Glenn Kirschner.

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Today we are popping some extra buckets of popcorn as the prime time Jan. 6th commission hearings air on Thursday, right on the heels of new sedition charges from the Justice department. Then, Steve has a great conversation with actor, activist and star of the hit series, "Better Call Saul", Patrick Fabian! (Warning: Spoiler alert!)

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Today we talk about the upcoming efforts to make sure “this time is different” when it comes to protecting our communities from mass shootings. Plus, primary season is well underway and we’ve got some updates, an interesting observation, and Mariah tells us why you should be the change we seek! Then we do a deep dive into criminal justice reform with Los Angeles District Attorney, George Gascón. He talks about how he is modernizing...

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Today is all about writing letters and another Big Send! We have a special interview with Vote Forward founder, Scott Forman and the Vice President of the National Council of Jewish Women, Claire Lipschultz.

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May 25, 2022 18 min

Mariah and Steve talk about the senseless and avoidable tragedy in Texas and play Senator Chris Murphy's floor speech.

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Today we mourn more tragic shootings, motivated by hate and fueled by the racist rhetoric of the MAGA Republican party. We go inside the persistence to talk to volunteers and activists who are fighting for women’s health and abortion rights. We hear from activists at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally in Los Angeles, including LA City Council President Nury Martinez. And we also hear from Julie Tighe, an abortion rights activist in Texa...

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Today we talk about who’s showing up at Brett Kavanaugh’s house… and it ain’t Tobin or Squee! Plus, could Trump be back on Twitter soon? Then joining us for our interview is veteran, candidate for office, and podcast host Ken Harbaugh. He gives us an overview of the absolutely wild primary Ohio just had and takes us inside the fight in Ukraine. And we are going to get you into action, this week and every week until the most importa...

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Today we talk about the leaked SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade, what it means for other “settled” laws, and why, yet again, we are facing the most important election of our lives. And joining us to help us understand all of those things is someone who has been fighting for women’s rights her entire career. Democratic strategist and DNC member, Christine Pelosi.

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Today we talk about the future of Twitter, a treasure trove of January 6 text messages, and Trump fined $10,000 a day! We’ll tell you why... And speaking of Trump, joining us for our interview is Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert on how fascism, authoritarian leaders, and propaganda have threatened democracies throughout history – including now.

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Today we talk about what happens now that a major mask mandate has been struck down by a Trump appointed judge and how you can make the best possible decisions to stay safe. And just in time for Earth Day we’re joined by the hosts of the Climate Pod. We’re at the intersection of climate change, politics, and activism with Ty and Brock Benefiel.

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April 13, 2022 58 min

Today we talk about the Biden administration’s commitment to protecting our communities from guns. It couldn’t come at a more critical moment. Then joining us for our interview is the host of the Rick Smith show, you guessed it... Rick Smith! So much union organizing is happening right now and he breaks down the lessons we can take from it all! All of that plus our Reasons for Hope!

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April 6, 2022 38 min

Today we talk about the incredible feat of organizing that Amazon employees have accomplished and look forward to a history-making moment on the Supreme Court. Also, joining us for our interview is a podcast host who’s giving a voice to civic engagement, Mila Atmos!

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