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"Compelling and thoughtful listening" - the New York Times
Hosted by Kentuckians Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, Pantsuit Politics is an independent podcast that takes a different approach to the news and culture. Pay attention without the anxiety. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

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"Compelling and thoughtful listening" - the New York Times
Hosted by Kentuckians Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, Pantsuit Politics is an independent podcast that takes a different approach to the news and culture. Pay attention without the anxiety. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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    The Feminist Backlash and Minority Whip Katherine Clark on Affordable Childcare

    The Feminist Backlash and Minority Whip Katherine Clark on Affordable Childcare

    Sarah and Beth discuss Harrison Butker's controversial commencement speech and more widespread symptoms of feminist backlash. Next, they share this conversation on childcare policy with House Minority Whip Katherine Clark.
    TOPICS DISCUSSED
    Harrison Butker and Feminist BacklashHouse Minority Whip Katherine Clark on Affordable ChildcareOutside of Politics: Smell Maxxing and Perfume Etiquette
    Join us on May 30th for The Nuanced Life Live to kick off our summer series with a virtual workshop on work-life balance.
    Visit our website for complete show notes and episode resources.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Inside the Trump Trial with Norm Eisen

    Inside the Trump Trial with Norm Eisen

    We talked to Ambassador Eisen about what he's seeing inside the courtroom at the Trump hush money trial. Plus, presidential debates have been scheduled for June and September and Sarah and Beth have thoughts.
    TOPICS DISCUSSED
    Presidential Debates ScheduledEthics and the Trump Trial with Ambassador Norm EisenOutside of Politics: Baby Hawks
    Join us on May 30th for The Nuanced Life Live to kick off our summer series with a virtual workshop on work-life balance.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Doing the Local Work with Rosemary Ketchum

    Doing the Local Work with Rosemary Ketchum

    We're sharing an episode of our Pantsuit Politics Premium show, More to Say, that we released to our Premium subscribers today. To support the show and get access to content like this multiple times each week, subscribe to our Premium content on our Patreon page or Apple Podcasts Subscriptions.
    We're delighted to welcome Rosemary Ketchum back to Pantsuit Politics. Rosemary joined us in June 2020 when she became the first out transgender public servant in West Virginia's history. Since then, Rosemary has done awesome work in her community and we wanted to invite her back for an update as part of an upcoming Pride Month series we're working on.
    When we reached out, we discovered Rosemary is running in an election happening TODAY in hopes of being elected as Wheeling's next mayor. We couldn't let her election day go by without sharing this energizing and encouraging conversation with you. As you'll hear, Rosemary is so smart and charismatic. We're wishing her the absolute best in her election today.
    If you're in Wheeling, make sure you get out and cast your vote for Rosemary today!
    RESOURCES
    Rosemary Ketchum WebsiteRosemary Ketchum InstagramRosemary for Mayor WebsiteJune 23, 2020 episode of Pantsuit Politics with Rosemary Ketchum

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    • 23 min
    Corruption Trials and Election Protection

    Corruption Trials and Election Protection

    We discuss corruption in government and speak with former Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar about election security and announce our summer plans.
    TOPICS DISCUSSED
    Corruption Trials of Donald Trump, Bob Menendez, and Henry CuellarKathy Boockvar on Securing our ElectionsOutside of Politics: Coming this Summer: The Nuanced Life
    Join us on May 30th for The Nuanced Life Live to kick off our summer series with a virtual workshop on work-life balance.
    Visit our website for complete show notes and episode resources.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Studying Conservatism on a Liberal Campus with Eitan Hersh

    Studying Conservatism on a Liberal Campus with Eitan Hersh

    We speak with Tufts University professor Eitan Hersh about his unique course, which explores conservative political theory with the largely liberal student population at the school.
    TOPICS DISCUSSED
    Teaching Conservative Policy at Tufts with Eitan HershOutside of Politics: The Met Gala
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    • 53 min
    FAFSA and the Brokenness of College Admissions

    FAFSA and the Brokenness of College Admissions

    We discuss the tentative ceasefire negotiations in Gaza. Then, we share a conversation with an independent college admissions counselor about what's going on with the FAFSA application this year and how that rolling disaster is impacting students and families across the country.
    TOPICS DISCUSSED
    Tentative Ceasefire Negotiations in GazaFAFSA Complications with Sara BittnerOutside of Politics: Summer Aspirations
    CORRECTION: The Pell Grant does not run out. There are lifetime limits per student on the Pell Grant and basically every other grant that exists is first-come, first-served, but not Pell. Pell is always available. We are in the process of omitting this statement from the episode and will also correct it on Friday's episode.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

K-Panda ,

My safe space for processing politics!

Sarah and Beth have been a pillar of my podcasting listening for the past four years. They’re thoughtful, nuanced approach to the news, willingness to tackle tough questions and hold up a mirror and be self-reflective has truly changed my perspective on many topics. I feel that they have shaped me into a more intellectually curious and grace filled version of myself and I can’t thank them enough for all they do for their audience! I have been a premium member for a couple of years now and can say that the subscription is well worth it - they work so hard to bring value and fun with every episode. Thank you so much and keep up the excellent work!

Michelebella1977 ,

Center-left show with measured and informed opinions

I’ve been listening to ‘Pantsuit Politics’ with Beth and Sarah for a couple years now and always look forward to each episode. Yes, their views are left-leaning, but if you’re listening to the show, that’s what you have to expect. Because hosts on a podcast disagree with your political beliefs does not make it a bad podcast. I’ve read a few negative reviews here and it’s sad to see some people angry because the show doesn’t follow along with what they want to hear. There are plenty of podcasts that will say what you want them to say; if this isn’t one of them, than find one that does. I’d suggest it’s important to listen to opposing viewpoints, as long as they’re giving an accurate representation, as to not end up in an echo chamber that capitalizes on lies. Thanks again, ladies.

Aly Murobou ,

Please don’t interview your children on pod

I love the show but please don’t put your children on the pod. They are not yet as articulate or as compelling as the standards you have set for this show.

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