Season 2 of The Resistbot Podcast, hosted by Melanie Dione, features a different interview every week with an organizer working to create change in their community. We aim to elevate voices without a large platform, focusing on their stories. Our pod is brought to you by the same volunteers behind the Resistbot (https://resist.bot) chatbot that's driven over 30 million pieces of correspondence to elected officials since 2017. If you haven't given it a try, pull out your phone and text the word "resist" to the number 50409 to get started. You can text officials from your Mayor to the President, check your voter registration, start your own campaigns, and much more!
Ría Thompson-Washington joins us and discusses the importance of knowing your voter's rights during this year's midterm election. Go vote!
Looking to the Past for the Present
As early voting begins for this midterm election, we revisit a variety of key moments surrounding the issues on this year's ballot.
Vote For My Child, If Not For Yourself
Activist Jess Craven shares what motivates her to keep fighting for the issues most important to her and how you can do the same.
Equity From the Farm to the Table
Kaleb J. Hill of Oko Vue Produce Co. explains the history of Black agriculture workers in the United States, the steps he and his peers are taking to stop the dwindling numbers of Black farmers, and the work it takes to battle food insecurity in Louisiana.
Texas A&M: New Golden Age, Old White Supremacy
Ellis Howard and Jyothis James from Students for a Democratic Society discuss how Texas A&M's roots in white supremacy still linger on today and what they're doing to dismantle the university's harmful foundation.
#DayWithoutUs: I’m Telling Everybody
Leslie Mac, Tiffany Flowers, and Vilissa Thompson from Day Without Us discuss what this movement is and how you can get involved.
One of my favorite shows!
Let’s put it this way, I get mad at myself when I don’t catch the live episode… informative, funny and, somehow feel good all at the same time. Keep up the great work!
Helpful Distillation of the Issues
So many competing issues out there, but this team brings key players to share first hand knowledge and experience about current topics. This podcast curates what we need to know, when we need to know it - and what your average citizen can do to engage with the issue.
Focused on YOU and YOUR NEIGHBORS
This is the way grownups need to talk about policy and issues. Excellent work.