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.

Episodes

November 18, 2021 25 min
Rebecca, Sophy and Kelly come together for this special edition of the #VoteHerIn podcast to discuss what’s next for women activists, candidates, and electeds as we are now just one year out from the 2022 elections when so much will be at stake. They will be sharing their lessons learned/conclusions reached from the vantage point of over 75 episodes of the #VoteHerIn podcast, taking into account both the positive (so many women of ...
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In conversation with Judge LaDoris Cordell, about her new book, Her Honor: My Life on the Bench...What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It.
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October 28, 2021 29 min
On the 77th episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca and Kelly speak with with Abbie Hodgson, Director of The Ascend Fund. Abbie brings more than two decades of experience in politics to her role as the director of The Ascend Fund. She has worked on more than 100 campaigns at all levels across the country, and has even run for office herself. Abbie earned a PhD from the University of Kansas, where her dissertation focused on incre...
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October 25, 2021 25 min
In conversation with historian Kathleen Belew about the new book she co-edited with fellow UChicago historian Ramón A. Gutiérrez, called A Field Guide to White Supremacy.
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October 16, 2021 24 min
In conversation with Grace Lynch, Senior Producer for Wonder Media and host of the new podcast As She Rises, which centers native voices and women of color to personalize the elusive magnitude of climate change.
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October 8, 2021 19 min
In conversation with Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream and United We Dream Action.
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Special #MakeHerstory edition of #VoteHerIn, a collaboration of Two Broads Talking Politics & author Rebecca Sive

With Illinois Deputy Gov Sol A. Flores and strategist Alex Sims.

Sol Flores serves as deputy governor in Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s administration overseeing Health and Human Services since February 2019. As Deputy Governor, she helped oversee the administration’s response to COVID-19, including housing relief an...
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October 3, 2021 30 min
In conversation with Michael Holzman, author of Spies and Traitors: Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal that Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War.
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September 27, 2021 23 min
As we approach National Voter Registration Day, Sarah Audelo, the Executive Director of Alliance for Youth Action, joins Kelly to discuss voting rights and ensuring our nation's newest voters have access to the ballot box.
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#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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September 18, 2021 26 min
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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