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Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists bringing glitter and jello shots to Texas politics. Plus, we always offer one simple, straightforward mission to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn. Find us on socials: @therabbletx.

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    • Society & Culture

Let's stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats! A weekly conversation between three progressive activists bringing glitter and jello shots to Texas politics. Plus, we always offer one simple, straightforward mission to turn Texas blue. Hosted by Rouser: Becky Bullard, Ashley Cheng and Kristen Gunn. Find us on socials: @therabbletx.

    Season 2, Episode 4: Help, my ballot is very long and I don't know what I'm doing! Down-ballot lightning round. With former candidate Joi Chevalier

    Season 2, Episode 4: Help, my ballot is very long and I don't know what I'm doing! Down-ballot lightning round. With former candidate Joi Chevalier

    What does a railroad commissioner ACTUALLY do? Wait... a county judge is NOT a judge? How do I decide which *actual* judge to vote for?!? This week we get you up to speed on down-ballot races. Former candidate for comptroller and current genius Joi Chevalier joins us to talk about what it's like to run for a position no one understands.

    • 52 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: Beto on how to have fun in politics

    Season 2, Episode 3: Beto on how to have fun in politics

    Beto was here! We got him to play "two truths and a lie," give us his thoughts on the presidential race, and tell us about his new organization, Powered by People. Plus, he tells us how we can turn Texas blue and have fun doing it. (Shout out to Flip the TX House, an amazing org that was built by former Beto Ambassadors!)

    • 37 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: Building a more intersectional Texas with MEASURE

    Season 2, Episode 2: Building a more intersectional Texas with MEASURE

    Meme Styles blew the doors off this year's Women's March in Austin with her passionate speech calling for a Texas where no one gets left behind as we work to build a brighter future. We were thrilled to sit down with Meme, President and Founder of MEASURE, and Janis Bookout, Director of Performance Measurement at MEASURE, a non-profit that uses data and education to empower communities to eliminate social disparities. Join us as we talk intersectionality, internalized racism and more.

    • 47 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: Live from the State of the Uterus

    Season 2, Episode 1: Live from the State of the Uterus

    We're baaaack! The Rabble podcast season two opener took place live at the Boss Babes' State of the Uterus, an annual party for progress, raising funds for reproductive justice, community health and gender equality. We got to talk about our uteruses and vaginas and how Texas sex ed is screwing them over (not in a good way).

    • 49 min
    The Rabble Faves: Drinking game recap of the 2019 Texas legislative session

    The Rabble Faves: Drinking game recap of the 2019 Texas legislative session

    While The Rabble podcast is on break, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes. Since the 86th Texas legislature gaveled in a year ago this week, we thought it was fitting to replay our wrap-up of the legislative session. We drinking game-ified it, so pour yourself a local craft beer (that you can now take home from the brewery, thanks to one of our highly fuck-able bills!) and join us to hear about the highs and lows of what our state legislators accomplished in 2019. Plus, we get to talk with Max Lars, one of the 13 African American chiefs of staff who served in this legislative session -- the most in Texas history. Oh, and? He was the one running the office of the Texas House Democratic Caucus's "Freshman of the Year," John Bucy. *Fire emoji* Plus, we learn how to help sexual assault survivors get justice.

    This episode originally aired May 31, 2019.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Rabble Faves: Texas women who inspire us & the moments that made us activists

    The Rabble Faves: Texas women who inspire us & the moments that made us activists

    While The Rabble podcast is on break, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from Season 1. This episode originally aired on February 13, 2019 - Galentine's Day! Because Galentine's is all about ladies celebrating ladies, we each interviewed one of our Texas lady heroes to learn more about their story. Becky interviewed Julie Oliver, candidate for U.S. Congress in TX25, Ashley interviewed Shellie Hayes-McMahon of Annie's List, and Kristen interviewed Judge Dedra Davis, one of the 17 Black women elected to judgeships in Harris County in 2018. We also reflect on the turning points in our own lives that inspired us to activism.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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The interview with Ann Finch moved me to tears. Thank you for raising this authentic voice of a living saint.

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Will y’all be my best friends?

Love listening to this podcast! Learning a ton about TX politics, activism, and advocacy while also laughing out loud. Keep it up Ladies. Also - if we could get a Pod Save America + Rabble team up episode minds would be blown 🤩

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The Rabble is So Good

I just finished listening to the latest podcast and as always, AS ALWAYS. This show lifts my heart, makes me feel like I’m learning and capable of making change, and like I’m not alone in my journey. I want to force every human in Texas to listen.

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