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2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

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2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

    How We Win With Words with Anat Shenker-Osorio

    How We Win With Words with Anat Shenker-Osorio

    Mariah is back just in time for our Thanksgiving episode! We will catch up with her about all the highs and lows of the week, of which there are many. And joining us for our interview in what is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition is messaging and communications expert, Anat Shenker-Osorio! She is one of our favorite guests because she always brings amazing practical insight about how we talk to voters, and each other. Finally our "Reasons for Hope" become our "Reasons for Gratitude".
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    Pantsuited with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

    Pantsuited with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

    We’ve got a lot of good news happening this week! Biden has signed the Infrastructure bill into law, Justice is being served to Bannon, Alex Jones, and others, and the world is coming together to address our climate crisis. Helping us out to discuss it all and also how we discuss it with each other, are the co-hosts of the “Pantsuit Politics” podcast and co-authors of “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversation,” Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers.
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    • 33 min
    Infrastructure Week! with Scott Dworkin

    Infrastructure Week! with Scott Dworkin

    Infrastructure week is finally here, kids are getting Covid vaccines, and more subpoenas are being handed down to former Trump officials by the Jan. 6th commission. There are a lot of reasons for hope this week! Joining us to talk about all the things we are paying attention to (and some things we aren’t but we should be), is the founder and Executive Director of the Democratic Coalition, and host of the Dworkin Report podcast, Scott Dworkin!
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    • 49 min
    Election Breakdown with Jennifer Bendery

    Election Breakdown with Jennifer Bendery

    It’s been a week for Democrats… We have results from the Virginia election and are processing what it means for Democrats moving forward. We are also seeing light at the end of the infrastructure tunnel, Voting Rights legislation is on the senate’s agenda, and Biden is back from a groundbreaking trip to Europe. Joining us to help break all of it down is Senior politics reporter for the Huffington Post, Jennifer Bendery.
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    • 57 min
    Deep Into Digital with Nick Knudsen

    Deep Into Digital with Nick Knudsen

    Today we talk about the Jan. 6 insurrection co-conspirators, the Facebook papers, and election week! (Virginia of course but also all over the country). And we go deep into digital organizing with activist, writer and Executive Director of DemCast, Nick Knudsen. All that plus our reasons for hope.
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    • 51 min
    Nice White Ladies with Jessie Daniels

    Nice White Ladies with Jessie Daniels

    Today we talk about Bannon, Buttigieg, the supply chain, Ahmed Aubry, and how you can help Democrats win in Virginia. Then Jessie Daniels joins us for our interview. She’s an expert on Internet manifestations of racism and the author of the new book, “Nice White Ladies - The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It”. All of that, plus our Reasons for Hope. TW: SI
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    • 59 min

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245 Ratings

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6amPOD ,

So happy to have you back!!

I love this show so much. And while I appreciate the work you both did last year, I’M NO LESS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FATE OF DEMOCRACY! So please continue with this informative, insightful and inspiring pod.

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