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Editors’ Notes: “I think there's a lot of valid, complicated, hard differences in America right now,” says Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of Pantsuit Politics, a biweekly podcast in which she and longtime friend Beth Silvers tackle the ideological polarization in US politics head-on with nuanced, intelligent discussions. “I think what we try to do is say, 'We see it. We see how hard it is.' Sometimes, it's not a political question or a political solution as far as who you vote for or what party you are in and then the conversation's over, because there's really hard, complicated discussions to be had beyond just your political party.”


Since the show started in 2015, the Kentucky-based Holland and Silvers sought to subvert the traditional left-right punditry of cable news to have what they describe as “grace-filled conversations” which are more community-driven and derive from their own shared values and friendship. Both women grew up in Kentucky, studied law, and are raising families. It’s in those shared experiences that they’re able to stay truthful with each other, but also with their listeners—many of whom appreciate their views regardless of the differences they might have. “We hear a lot of ‘You're like our political therapists, you're our internet moms,’” Silvers says. “That feels right to me, because I think there are a lot of people who listen to our show who rarely agree with my political perspective, but they just like something about being able to sit and hear the news with us and know that we care about their feelings even if they are different than ours. That feels like the most important thing we can do right now.”

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Editors’ Notes: “I think there's a lot of valid, complicated, hard differences in America right now,” says Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of Pantsuit Politics, a biweekly podcast in which she and longtime friend Beth Silvers tackle the ideological polarization in US politics head-on with nuanced, intelligent discussions. “I think what we try to do is say, 'We see it. We see how hard it is.' Sometimes, it's not a political question or a political solution as far as who you vote for or what party you are in and then the conversation's over, because there's really hard, complicated discussions to be had beyond just your political party.”


Since the show started in 2015, the Kentucky-based Holland and Silvers sought to subvert the traditional left-right punditry of cable news to have what they describe as “grace-filled conversations” which are more community-driven and derive from their own shared values and friendship. Both women grew up in Kentucky, studied law, and are raising families. It’s in those shared experiences that they’re able to stay truthful with each other, but also with their listeners—many of whom appreciate their views regardless of the differences they might have. “We hear a lot of ‘You're like our political therapists, you're our internet moms,’” Silvers says. “That feels right to me, because I think there are a lot of people who listen to our show who rarely agree with my political perspective, but they just like something about being able to sit and hear the news with us and know that we care about their feelings even if they are different than ours. That feels like the most important thing we can do right now.”

    Civic Education and Democratic Representation (with Sharon McMahon)

    Civic Education and Democratic Representation (with Sharon McMahon)

    We talk to Sharon McMahon about lifelong civic education and how our democratic representation is working.
     
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    Infrastructure and Earmarks

    Infrastructure and Earmarks

    We discuss infrastructure needs and what the fuss is in Congress about earmarks.
     
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    • 47 min
    Military Culture, Extremism, and Politics (with Amy McGrath)

    Military Culture, Extremism, and Politics (with Amy McGrath)

    We talk to Amy McGrath about military culture and its intersection with politics.
     
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    • 52 min
    The Texan Emergency and Child Tax Credits

    The Texan Emergency and Child Tax Credits

    We discuss what's happening in Texas and break down the child tax credit proposals.
     
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    • 58 min
    Acquittal and Aftermath (with Olivia Beavers)

    Acquittal and Aftermath (with Olivia Beavers)

    We discuss the acquittal of former President Trump, what it says about the state of our politics, and what it could and should mean for the operating procedure of the Senate. Then, we share our conversation with Politico's Olivia Beavers about the 117th Congressional class and how the events of January 6th are continuing to impact those who work in the halls of Congress.
     
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    • 56 min
    Pantsuit Politics Trailer

    Pantsuit Politics Trailer

    The home of grace-filled political conversations.
     
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    • 2 min

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Jessilee83 ,

Loved the Johnathan Swan Episode

Hey guys
I loved the Johnathan Swan episode. Your comments about what we want for our children and their future really touched me. I am like you; a white, middle class privileged women who is trying to navigate how to raise my children with open minds and hearts when it wasn’t how I was raised and i have so much privilege (I had a beautiful childhood but there wasn’t a lot of nuance going on).
I also want to thank your caller who spoke about commemorating the suffragette movement. I felt uncomfortable this year about celebrating the anniversary of women getting the vote and your lovely caller articulated why; only certain women got the vote and while it was an achievement I don’t know if celebrating it is entirely appropriate.
I just love you guys and appreciate your open mindedness and nuance. Keep it up!

jjjannali ,

Love these girls

Great to hear good spirited conversation
Julie
Sydney Australia

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