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Best friends and super-nerds, Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani meet 20 of their heroes. Each episode, they learn about the journeys each of these Dissenters took to find their purpose and how they found the courage to dissent. Guests include: Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, Patrisse Cullors, Eva Longoria, Adam Schiff, Jameela Jamil and Sophia Bush.

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Best friends and super-nerds, Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani meet 20 of their heroes. Each episode, they learn about the journeys each of these Dissenters took to find their purpose and how they found the courage to dissent. Guests include: Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, Patrisse Cullors, Eva Longoria, Adam Schiff, Jameela Jamil and Sophia Bush.

    Hillary Clinton on Dissent and Democracy

    Hillary Clinton on Dissent and Democracy

    Debra and Mandana sit down with Hillary Clinton for the season finale of The Dissenters to discuss the importance of dissent, the critical role it plays in democracy, the challenge our country is facing today as dissent is being silenced, and what this means against a backdrop of the rise of fascism and nationalism in this country and around the world.
     
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    Dr. Edith Eva Eger: The Healing Survivor on Trauma, Healing and Forgiveness

    Dr. Edith Eva Eger: The Healing Survivor on Trauma, Healing and Forgiveness

    Debra and Mandana sit down with the incredible Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a clinical psychologist, author and lecturer. A native of Hungary, Eger is a 93 year old survivor of the Holocaust. In this episode, they will cover Eger’s life, experiences in Auschwitz, healing from the trauma, and important lessons she would like to share. Debra and Mandana also discuss the alarming rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world and raise awareness about the consequences of antisemitism when left unchecked.
     
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    Jane Fonda: The Climate Crusader on Political Activism, Feminism and Fighting Climate Change

    Jane Fonda: The Climate Crusader on Political Activism, Feminism and Fighting Climate Change

    Debra and Mandana sit down with Jane Fonda, to discuss political activism, feminism and fighting climate change. 
     
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    Carole Cadwalladr: The Dismantler of Disinformation, on Facebook and the election

    Carole Cadwalladr: The Dismantler of Disinformation, on Facebook and the election

    This week’s episode of The Dissenters Debra and Mandana sit down with the dismantler of disinformation Carole Cadwalladr, a world renowned investigative journalist who rose to international prominence in 2018 when she exposed the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal. 
     
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The RBG Tribute Episode

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The RBG Tribute Episode

    This week’s episode is a special podcast honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Dissenters could not imagine going ahead this week with the scheduled episode as RBG is the inspiration behind the podcast. Her loss cannot be understated. She was the architect of equal rights in our country. Debra and Mandana sit down with Glennon Doyle, Sophia Bush, and Shannon Watts. Each spoke passionately and eloquently about RBG, and each gave a unique perspective.
     
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    Lena Waithe: The Truth-Teller, on Breaking the Rules, and Mentorship

    Lena Waithe: The Truth-Teller, on Breaking the Rules, and Mentorship

    This week’s episode of The Dissenters Debra and Mandana sit down with the truth teller Lena Waithe, a multitalented screenwriter, producer and actress and the first ever black women to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She geeked out over her love of TV, and was so honest about her journey getting there and how it makes her feel. 
     
     
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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
963 Ratings

963 Ratings

Skileese ,

The Dissenters is incredible

I enjoyed every single episode of this season. Debra and Mandana do their research. They are fun, intelligent and ask incredible, thought-provoking questions. Love!

The Bellls ,

Love it

Very different and refreshing pod cast. Listened to Jane Fonda episode first due to my great love and respect for Jane. I so appreciated it .
The interview by Debra was excellent so i will continue to listen to this unique show with a list of very interesting and hearty guests. TY

Breathe America ,

Highly Disappointed

Was interested in listening to Debra, growing up watching her shows. But that misled me to believe she had more love for other humans with a wide variety of views. Unfortunately “Dissenters” actually means “no dissent” at all in this context. She is completely aligned with the Hollywood elite.

Also - Hilary Clinton is not a dissenter. Liar? Check. Hateful? Check.

Instead, Tulsi Gabbard is coming out with a podcast — so that’s where I’ll be heading for a true dissenter! Dissenting against the machine.

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