Hillary Clinton sits down for candid, in-depth, and sometimes hilarious conversations with people she finds fascinating. With help from her guests, Hillary will tackle the topics that shape our lives, from faith to the pressing political issues of our time to cooking tips for the cooking-challenged.
Mental Health (with Audra McDonald, Jason Kander, and Allie Brosh)
The recent spike in Americans suffering from anxiety and depression makes evident that COVID-19 has impacted our health in more ways than one. In this episode, Hillary talks with three people who have spoken openly about their own mental health struggles: Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, veterans advocate Jason Kander, and author Allie Brosh.
Audra McDonald is a singer and actor who has won a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy. Onstage, she’s performed in numerous plays, musicals, and operas, including Carousel, Ragtime, and Porgy & Bess. On TV, she portrayed Dr. Naomi Bennett on the medical drama Private Practice, and in 2018, she joined the cast of the CBS All Access’ The Good Fight. Her latest solo album is Sing Happy.
Jason Kander is a veterans advocate and a former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan. He was elected to the Missouri state legislature in 2008 and as Missouri Secretary of State in 2012. Jason is the founder of Let America Vote, an organization that fights to protect voting rights; the national expansion director for the Veterans Community Project; and co-host of the political podcast Majority 54. His memoir, Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I’ve Learned in Everyday Courage, was a bestseller.
Allie Brosh is a former blogger and the author of Hyperbole and a Half (2013) and Solutions and Other Problems, which was published earlier this year.
Find a full transcript here.
Food! (with Samin Nosrat, Jose Andres, and Rocco DeFazio)
Hillary is joined by chefs Samin Nosrat and José Andrés to discuss all things food, from the struggle too many Americans are facing to feed their families to the lighter side of things – like what it takes to make delicious beans. Then, Hillary chats with Rocco DeFazio, the owner of one of her favorite pizzerias, about how his restaurant has adjusted to the pandemic.
Samin Nosrat is a cook, teacher, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and host of the Netflix documentary series based on that book. She is an “Eat” columnist at The New York Times Magazine. She also co-hosts the podcast Home Cooking, in which she and Hrishikesh Hirway answer questions about how to cook during a global pandemic.
José Andrés is a bestselling author, educator, humanitarian, chef, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a collective of nearly thirty restaurants. He is also the founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit specializing in delivering food relief in the wake of natural and humanitarian disasters including the coronavirus pandemic.
Rocco DeFazio is the owner of DeFazio’s Imports and DeFazio’s Wood Fired Pizzeria in Troy, New York.
You can find a full transcript here.
Now What, Part 2 (with Gretchen Whitmer)
Between rising COVID-19 numbers and the 2020 election, some of the most urgent issues in our country are unfolding on the ground in Michigan. On the heels of announcing new precautions to keep people safe, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins Hillary to discuss what leadership looks like, how our country can heal from the last four years, and of course, Thanksgiving Day plans.
Gretchen Whitmer is the 48th governor of Michigan since January 2019. Before taking office, she served as the Minority Leader in the Michigan State Senate from 2006 to 2015.
Read a full transcript here.
Now What, Part 1 (with Stacey Abrams, Ari Berman, and Soledad O'Brien)
How did Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win one of the most important elections in American history? Hillary dives into how it all played out with voting rights activist Stacey Abrams and journalists Ari Berman and Soledad O’Brien.
Stacey Abrams was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia and previously served as the minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. As the founder of Fair Fight and Fair Count, she has been a major force in the push to advance voting rights and ensure fair elections. Her new book is Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America.
Ari Berman is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights. He is the author of the book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction), Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, and the forthcoming Minority Rule – about efforts by white conservatives to entrench power in the face of a massive demographic and political shift.
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, author, and philanthropist, who founded Soledad O’Brien Productions, a multi-platform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. She anchors and produces the Hearst TV program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” and is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports.
Full transcript is here.
Election Day (with co-host America Ferrera and special guests)
How are people who've worked their hearts out in this election feeling as we head into the final hours? In this episode, Hillary finds out with her special co-host, actor and advocate America Ferrera. They ask seven guests how they’re spending the day, how they’re trying (and maybe failing) to keep calm, and most importantly, why they’re making sure to vote. They speak with 17-year-old poll worker and student activist Mallory Rogers, first-time voter Justin Blackman, actor Kal Penn, organizer Emily Ruiz, candidate Brandon Thomas, political analyst Zerlina Maxwell, and bestselling author Glennon Doyle.
America Ferrera is a producer, director, award-winning actor, and political activist. She has long worked to increase Latinx voter turnout as a spokesperson for Voto Latino and launched She Se Puede with a coalition of Latina activists in September 2020.
Mallory Rogers is a 17-year-old student activist and senior at Rome High School in Rome, Georgia. Mallory is serving as a poll worker this election.
Justin Blackman is an 18-year-old based in North Carolina who is voting for the first time in a presidential election. When he was 16, he garnered national attention for tweeting a video of himself after realizing he was the only student at his school to participate in the 2018 national school walkout against gun violence.
Kal Penn is an actor, comedian, and activist. He’s known for his roles in the cult-classic comedy trilogy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and on the TV show House. He’s also been involved in politics as President Obama’s former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Kal recently encouraged people to get out and vote through the Freeform show Kal Penn Approves This Message.
Emmy Ruiz is a community organizer and political consultant who first got involved in politics as a field organizer in Nevada for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is currently a partner at NEWCO Strategies, a strategic political consulting firm with offices in Austin, Texas, and Washington, DC.
Brandon Thomas is a candidate for the seat representing District 49 in the Tennessee State House of Representatives. If elected, he will be the first openly gay member of the Tennessee General Assembly and the first Black representative for his county.
Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst, writer, TV host, and activist who served as the director of progressive media for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She wrote The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide, and serves as the host of the new Peacock series, Zerlina, and the radio show, Signal Boost, for SiriusXM.
Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed, which has sold over one million copies. She is also the author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior. Glennon is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy. She lives in Florida with her wife, World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach, and three children.
You can find a full transcript here.
The American Dream (with Tan France, Lorella Praeli, and Raj Chetty)
America is often described as a land of opportunity where anyone can succeed -- but is that actually the case? In this episode, Hillary is joined by “Queer Eye” star, author, and newly minted U.S. citizen Tan France; community advocate Lorella Praeli; and economist Raj Chetty to talk about what the American Dream means to them personally and whether it’s still attainable. Of course, Tan also provides expert feedback on Hillary’s presidential campaign wardrobe.
Tan France is a fashion designer and television personality who grew up in the United Kingdom, the son of South Asian immigrants. He is best known for his role as one of the Fab Five on Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” His memoir, Naturally Tan, was published in 2019.
Lorella Praeli was born in Peru and grew up undocumented in Connecticut. She’s now the co-president of Community Change, an advocacy group that works on behalf of low-income Americans.
Raj Chetty is a MacArthur “Genius” grant-winning economist who has received wide acclaim for his research on equality and opportunity in America. He is the director of Harvard’s Opportunity Insights lab.
A full transcript is here.
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Thank you so much for this episode! Suffering from Mental health issues like PTSD and depression/anxiety are not things to be ashamed of. It was so encouraging to hear such honest and open conversation about these issues without shame or stigma and that there is hope. Thank you for sharing these conversations and to your guests for their vulnerability. 💕🙏
It makes me happy to hear from this remarkable woman every week. Great topics and discussions. I’ve been introduced so many great authors, artists, politicians, and more through this show.
V insightful and huge variety of different topics. She’s very well rounded