Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri

Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri

Hosted by Jennifer Palmieri, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the former communications director for President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Palmieri explores why — after decades of making steady progress — women find themselves banging up against the same glass ceilings. Featuring interviews with powerful women in business, politics, the arts, and journalism to learn how they found a way to break through and create their own path to success. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

November 25, 2021 44 mins
It's been 30 years since Anita Hill testified at the Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, paving the path for women to speak up against sexual harassment and gender-based violence for the following decades. But how much has changed since that iconic moment? Dr. Hill joins Jennifer on the show to discuss the culture of denial built into our institutions, from elementary schools to office build...

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Kaiya McCullough was a former professional soccer player in the National Women's Soccer League, who recently came forward with allegations of abuse by her former coach on the Washington Spirit team. Since then, other players in the league have spoken up against abuse and sexual misconduct by their coach. Kaiya joins Jennifer on the show to discuss the imbalance of power when men coach women, how low pay in women's sports ...

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Megan Barry is the former mayor of Nashville and the first woman to be elected to that position. While she was in office, she lost her only son to a drug overdose. Less than a year later, she resigned as mayor over charges related to an extramarital affair with the lead of her security detail. Jennifer invites Megan on the show to discuss what it's like to have your worst day and your worst secret revealed in the same year. They di...

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Texas passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and Royce Brooks and Wendy Davis join Jennifer on the show to make sense of it all. Royce is the executive director of Annie's List, an organization that aims to elect progressive women to statewide office in Texas. Wendy was a former Texas state senator, most known for filibustering a previous restrictive abortion bill in 2013 for 11+ hours. Royce, Wendy, and J...

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Phoebe Robinson is an actor, comedian, producer, and New York Times best-selling author, best known as the co-creator and co-star of the HBO limited series "2 Dope Queens." Phoebe joins Jennifer on the show to discuss her newly released book, Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, which includes essays about Phoebe's decision not to have kids, reflections on the racial justice protests of summer 2020, and what it's lik...

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In partnership with The Texas Tribune Festival, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar joins "Just Something About Her" to discuss the current attack on people's rights in this country, and why Sen. Klobuchar thinks the solution is eliminating the Senate filibuster. They discuss the Texas abortion law that bans the procedure before most women know they're pregnant, why it's not just a Texas problem, and how Sen. Klobuchar predicted this a...

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In the 2010s, #girlbosses ruled the world. But in the past few years, we've seen many of them publicly disgraced, accused of enabling toxic workplaces, and/or pushed out of the companies they founded. Koa Beck & Leigh Stein have both written extensively on the #girlboss phenomenon and the forces that enable her. Koa is the author of the book "White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind," and L...

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The United States has officially ended its longest war, as Jennifer closes out our deep-dive into the war in Afghanistan during Part 2 of her conversation with Elise Jordan, which was originally recorded on August 24, 2021. (If you haven't listened to Part 1, we highly suggest you go back and listen to that first.) Elise worked for the National Security Council and the State Department under President George W. Bush. She lived...

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In Part 1 of this conversation with Elise Jordan, we begin our deep-dive into the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Elise has worked for the National Security Council and the State Department under President George W. Bush, and she has lived in Afghanistan for a United States Agency for International Development project and as a journalist. Elise joins Jennifer on the show to share her desperate attempts to evacuate friends and for...

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Errin Haines is the editor-at-large of The 19th*, where she writes about the intersection of gender, race, and politics. Amidst the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, when white women won the right to vote, Errin joins Jennifer on the show to discuss Black women's continued fight for access to the ballot, what we learned about the politics of race and gender during the pandemic, and why newsrooms need to c...

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August 12, 2021 44 mins
The mythologies and stereotypes that prosecutors used to wrongfully convict Amanda Knox still linger in the zeitgeist. So much so, that her story has reportedly inspired a new movie, "Stillwater," starring Matt Damon, leading Amanda to question exactly what responsibility storytellers have when reinventing the traumas of real people. Amanda and Jennifer discuss Amanda's reaction to the film, what McCarthy and Damon might have learn...

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Amanda Litman is the host of "Battleground," another podcast from The Recount, as well as the co-founder and co-executive director of Run For Something, an organization that helps recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for local and state offices. Amanda joins Jennifer on the show to talk about how young people are wildly under-represented in politics, despite their intimacy with some of the most American issues like...

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Afton Vechery co-founded Modern Fertility so people with ovaries have information to be proactive about their reproductive health and futures. In starting her company, Afton realized just how under-researched women's health and reproductive systems have been throughout history. Afton joins Jennifer on the show to discuss how cultural stigmas, ancient legends, perpetuated stereotypes, and institutionalized bans have contributed...

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Texas State Representatives Gina Hinojosa and Mary González are two of 50+ Democrats from the Texas House of Representatives who are seeking refuge in Washington DC to stop a restrictive voting bill introduced by Republicans. It is the second time they have denied Texas Republicans a quorum to vote on election bills they deem unfair and undemocratic. Jennifer joins Reps. Hinojosa and González at their hotel in DC to discuss how the...

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Lizz Winstead is co-creator of The Daily Show and a fierce advocate for reproductive rights. She is the founder of an organization called Abortion Access Front, which uses humor to destigmatize abortion and provides support to clinics across the country. Jennifer invites Lizz on the show to discuss the state of reproductive rights, as the Supreme Court gets ready to consider a case that could challenge Roe v. Wade. Lizz shares the ...

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Sandra Abrevaya is the co-founder of I AM ALS and a caregiver to her husband, Brian Wallach, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2017. Jennifer invites Sandra on the show to discuss her family's journey post-diagnosis, explaining the disease to her two daughters, launching their successful patient-led nonprofit organization, navigating the isolating effects of COVID, and maintaining hope through the discomfort and difficulties of caregiv...

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July 1, 2021 36 mins

Jade Bird is a writer, musician, and performer, who is preparing to release her second album at just 23 years old. She is one of the first artists to have gone on a mini-tour of the American South this spring, and the "Just Something About Her" team was able to get an exclusive backstage pass!

Jennifer and Jade talk about what it's like to perform after more than a year in quarantine and how audiences are responding. Jade explains w...

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This week, we're taking you back to our very first episode of "Just Something About Her" with guest Charlotte Clymer, a writer, veteran, and activist. In this episode, she shares her journey coming out as a trans woman and some of the confusion and dark periods that led her there, including her time in the military. She sheds light on some of the discrimination and misconceptions she's faced since coming out, like being asked to sh...

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Brooke Baldwin is an award-winning journalist who anchored the show "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin" for more than a decade. When she announced her departure from CNN in early 2021, Brooke said she was moving on in order to be the "bravest version" of herself. Jennifer invites Brooke on the show to discuss that bold decision, what led her there, and how she knew it was time to leave such a big opportunity behind. They discuss Bro...

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