Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

Kelly and Sophy are two progressive feminist Midwestern moms who interview candidates, activists and authors across the country. The #VoteHerIn series is a joint production of Two Broads and Rebecca Sive, author of the book, Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, and influential women’s political advocate. Kelly and Sophy were inspired by the Women's March to do something, and the podcast focuses on helping listeners figure out where we go from here.

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September 23, 2021 31 min
#VoteHerIn, a collaboration of Two Broads Talking Politics & Rebecca Sive.

Julie Castro Abrams is an expert in board governance and building diverse boards that are a strategic advantage. She is an experienced non profit CEO and entrepreneur and through her consulting practice she supports leaders to build high-performance boards, break through performance for the leaders and high performing multicultural teams. She is Chair and...
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Columnist and activist Rafia Zakaria joins Kelly to discuss her new book, *Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption*. Rafia talks to Kelly about whether feminism is worth saving and what it would mean to de-center whiteness from feminism.
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September 13, 2021 28 min
On #VoteHerIn, a collaboration of Two Broads Talking Politics & Rebecca Sive:
Sara Guillermo is the CEO of IGNITE, the largest and most diverse young women's political leadership program in the country. Prior to assuming the CEO position in June 2021, Sara was Ignite’s Executive Director. As Sara noted in June regarding her plans for IGNITE:

“After an incomparable [2020] political season, I am even more committed to bringing ...
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September 10, 2021 20 min
Katie Kalvoda, Board Member of AAPI Victory Fund and AAPI Victory Alliance, joins Kelly to discuss the California gubernatorial recall election and how Asian American voters can shape the outcome.
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September 2, 2021 34 min
Healthcare policy activist and 9/11 survivor Lila Nordstrom joins Kelly to discuss her incredible new book, Some Kids Left Behind: A Survivor's Fight for Health Care in the Wake of 9/11, which is both a riveting memoir of 9/11 and what happened to survivors in the aftermath, and a guidebook for how to advocate for yourself and your community when no one else will. You can purchase Some Kids Left Behind at https://bookshop.org/...
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August 28, 2021 30 min
Kelly chats with Heidi Sieck, Co-Founder and CEO of #VoteProChoice, about legislation restricting abortion in Texas, the looming Supreme Court cases about reproductive rights, and what activists can do to fight back.
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August 26, 2021 35 min
Anne Caprara has managed and consulted with candidates and elected officials at every level of state and federal government. She currently serves as the chief of staff for Illinois governor, JB Pritzker. Before that she was the campaign manager for Pritzker’s successful gubernatorial campaign where he defeated the Republican incumbent by almost 16 points. Before that, Anne served as the Executive Director for Priorities USA Action,...
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August 19, 2021 28 min
Kelly chats with Krystale Littlejohn, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, about her upcoming book, *Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics.*
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August 12, 2021 22 min
LIVE #VoteHerIn, a collaboration of Two Broads Talking Politics & Rebecca Sive with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

"Jocelyn Benson is Michigan’s 43rd Secretary of State. In this role she is focused on ensuring that all Michigan elections are secure and accessible.

Benson is the author of State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process, the first major book on the role of the secretary of state in ...
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August 5, 2021 29 min
Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois joins the Broads to discuss the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in combating climate change. Come check out the #HotFERCSummer!
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On the 71st Episode of the #VoteHerIn Series, guests Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay discuss their book, Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom.

"Controlling Women, by distinguished lawyers Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay, is the definitive account of the battle for American women’s reproductive freedom. Roe v. Wade protected abortion rights and Planned Parenthood v. Casey preserved them. Yet, in ...
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July 21, 2021 24 min
Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO, of March of Dimes, joins Kelly during Black Maternal Mental Health Week to discuss the devastating effects of structural racism on the health of moms and babies of color and what changes we can make improve outcomes.
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Sarah Godlewski is a 5th generation Wisconsinite born and raised in Eau Claire by two public school teachers, was elected as State Treasurer in 2018, and is a proud Green Bay Packers shareholder. As a small businesswoman, Sarah co-founded MaSa Partners in 2015, a small business incubator focused on making a difference in our communities by investing in renewable energy projects, Main Street start-ups, and women-owned businesses. Sa...
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July 8, 2021 23 min
Emily Tisch Sussman, host of the podcast Your Political Playlist, and Senior Advisor for Paid Leave, joins Kelly to discuss the urgent need for Paid Leave in the United States, and what we can all do to make it a political reality now.
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Every so often, it’s really important to check-in with colleagues on the front lines of women’s issues advocacy and women’s political empowerment. One of those colleagues is Erin Vilardi, the estimable founder and CEO of VoteRunLead, a non-partisan organization that promotes women’s political participation and leadership and trains women to run for political office. It has had astounding success—astounding because VRL has proven ov...
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June 26, 2021 21 min
Derek Marshall is running for Congress in 2022 in the very large California 8th District, currently represented by a Republican, to bring the folks of the high desert and the mountains together to demand and achieve a more livable life.
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June 23, 2021 27 min
Veteran business journalist Marcus Baram, whose career includes tenures at the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ABC News and Fast Company, joins Kelly to discuss Capital & Main's new series, “The 50-100 Pay Gap,” which will delve into the stunning finding of a recent study by the RAND Corporation -- that a full-time worker earning the median income of $50,000 today would be making $100,000 if the nation’s economic growth had ...
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June 19, 2021 23 min
On this episode we speak with Liuba Grechen Shirley, Founder of the Vote Mama PAC and the Vote Mama Foundation, about their push for candidates to be permitted to use campaign funds for childcare at the state level as they are now allowed to do at the federal level, and what it would mean for more legislators to be parents of young children.
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June 17, 2021 27 min
Why appoint, as well as elect, women to executive political office? Chicago Alderman (since first elected in 2007), Pat Dowell, a lifelong and distinguished public servant, has the answers for us. For instance, Pat has been a senior city planner and the head of several not-for-profits, as well as a social worker and university instructor. Now running in the Illinois Democratic Party primary for Illinois Secretary of State, a state-...
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June 12, 2021 27 min
On this episode we speak with Brittany Ramos DeBarros, an Afro-Latina Staten Islander, a community organizer, and an Army combat veteran running to NY-11 in Congress in 2022.
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