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Tilted brings you conversations at the intersection of gender and culture – we dig into topics we’re curious about, highlight inspiring people and stories, and share expert advice to help you make the playing field a little less tilted. Hosted by Rachel Thomas, co-founder and CEO of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization.

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Tilted brings you conversations at the intersection of gender and culture – we dig into topics we’re curious about, highlight inspiring people and stories, and share expert advice to help you make the playing field a little less tilted. Hosted by Rachel Thomas, co-founder and CEO of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization.

    The power of humor with comedians Lauren Lapkus & Cameron Esposito

    The power of humor with comedians Lauren Lapkus & Cameron Esposito

    For many women, “joking around” is something we do when we’re uncomfortable. Humor is a way to deflect an unwanted sexual advance, brush off a sexist comment, or cope with anything else that makes us cringe. But when we wield humor intentionally and unapologetically, it can be much more than a defense mechanism—it can be a tool to take back power. For this episode of Tilted, we asked two outstanding women in comedy—Lauren Lapkus and Cameron Esposito—to tell us all about how they’re doing that, and how we can do it, too.


    For an upcoming episode of season 2, we want to hear from YOU; how are you planning to make the world a little less tilted in 2021? Give us a call at (855)-4-TILTED, that’s (855)-484-5833, and leave a 30-second voice mail telling us how you plan to make the world a little less tilted in 2021. We’ll share the messages that inspire us most — and we might even follow up with you to learn more. Excited to hear from you! 


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    • 42 min
    Helping boys get out of the "man box" with Peggy Orenstein & Dr. Michael Reichert

    Helping boys get out of the "man box" with Peggy Orenstein & Dr. Michael Reichert

    We know gender stereotypes hurt girls. But what are they doing to boys? From a young age, our society tells boys they must be dominant and tough. They learn not to show vulnerability or ask for help. That emotional suppression makes it hard for boys to cope with, well, everything—and it’s painful for the people who love them, too. So this week on Tilted, we’re talking about how toxic masculinity puts boys in “man boxes” and how we can help them get out. We’re joined by two experts on the topic: Peggy Orenstein, author of Boys and Sex, and Dr. Michael Reichert, author of How to Raise a Boy.


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    • 38 min
    Taking back power in politics with Aimee Allison & Lorella Praeli

    Taking back power in politics with Aimee Allison & Lorella Praeli

    For far too long, women of color have been overlooked and underrepresented in U.S. politics. In this episode of Tilted, we talk to two women fighting tirelessly to change that—for the 2020 election and beyond. First, you’ll hear from Aimee Allison, the founder of She the People, about how she is building one of the country’s most influential political networks for women of color. Then, you'll hear from Lorella Praeli, who leads the political advocacy group Community Change. Lorella first jumped into politics to fight for the rights of undocumented students like herself, and then mobilized the Latinx vote for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Both of these women are courageous leaders challenging the status quo to build a much fairer, more equal political system for all of us. Tune in and find out how you can, too.


    More about our guests:
    - Aimee Allison is founder and president of She the People, a national network elevating the voice and power of women of color. A democratic innovator and visionary, Aimee leads national efforts to build inclusive, multiracial coalitions led by women of color.
    - Lorella Praeli is the co-president of Community Change, a national organization focused on building the political power of those most marginalized by injustice, especially low-income people of color.


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    • 44 min
    From the ground up: Building movements with Jamie Margolin & Shannon Watts

    From the ground up: Building movements with Jamie Margolin & Shannon Watts

    We know big problems require big solutions. But change almost always starts small, with one person rolling up their sleeves and deciding to go all in. In this episode of Tilted, we talk to two people who did exactly that. Jamie Margolin and Shannon Watts both started grassroots movements aimed at addressing huge environmental and social challenges. They share stories from their early days as activists, tips for starting or joining a movement, and suggestions for driving change in your own life.


    More about our guests: 
    - Jamie Margolin is a Colombian-American writer, community organizer, and the founder of Zero Hour, an international youth climate justice movement that led the first Youth Climate March in Washington, D.C., and 25 other cities around the world. Youth To Power, her debut book, is a guide to change-making, with advice on pitching op-eds, organizing successful events and peaceful protests, utilizing media to spread a message, and sustaining long-term action. 
    - Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with nearly six million supporters. In addition, Shannon is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.


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    • 49 min
    Breaking the burnout cycle with Arianna Huffington & Emily Nagoski

    Breaking the burnout cycle with Arianna Huffington & Emily Nagoski

    Exhausted. Stressed. Anxious. Berating yourself for “not doing enough.” These are all signs of burnout—and too many women are intimately familiar with them. For years we’ve known burnout affects women more than men, and now COVID-19 has made it even worse. This week, we’re talking with two experts on burnout: Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global, and Emily Nagoski, author of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. Arianna and Emily tell personal stories about burnout, teach us how to recognize it, and share tips for preventing and addressing it in our own lives.
     
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    • 50 min
    Gender beyond the binary with Joey Soloway & Jacob Tobia

    Gender beyond the binary with Joey Soloway & Jacob Tobia

    More than a third of Gen Zers know someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns. But the binary view of gender is still deeply ingrained in our society. For this episode of Tilted, we’re taking a close look at what it would mean to really break the gender mold. We talk to two amazing non-binary artists—Joey Soloway, creator of the hit TV series Transparent, and Jacob Tobia, actor, producer, and author of the memoir Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story—about their personal journeys with their gender identities and what we can all do to be more open and inclusive.
     
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Tilted: A Lean In Podcast

Important topics and meaningful conversations. Excited for season 2!

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