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Rachel Vindman thought she’d be a card-carrying member of the GOP forever, until President Trump called her husband a traitor. Microbiologist Jasmine Clark never dreamed of running for office, but then 2016 happened. Now she’s the first Black woman ever elected to represent her suburban district. A US Air Force Veteran turned economist, Amanda Weinstein used to listen to Focus on the Family and lecture her peers about abortion, until she couldn’t reconcile her faith with today’s GOP.

In the most hotly contested districts in America, suburban women are breaking up with the Republican Party and remaking American politics -- transforming their own lives and getting political for the first time. Each week, Rachel, Jasmine, and Amanda find out why. Want to know what’s causing the GOP’s suburban women problem? Tune in for a political journey through the minds of suburban women, brought to you every Wednesday by Red Wine & Blue.

The Suburban Women Problem Red Wine and Blue

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Rachel Vindman thought she’d be a card-carrying member of the GOP forever, until President Trump called her husband a traitor. Microbiologist Jasmine Clark never dreamed of running for office, but then 2016 happened. Now she’s the first Black woman ever elected to represent her suburban district. A US Air Force Veteran turned economist, Amanda Weinstein used to listen to Focus on the Family and lecture her peers about abortion, until she couldn’t reconcile her faith with today’s GOP.

In the most hotly contested districts in America, suburban women are breaking up with the Republican Party and remaking American politics -- transforming their own lives and getting political for the first time. Each week, Rachel, Jasmine, and Amanda find out why. Want to know what’s causing the GOP’s suburban women problem? Tune in for a political journey through the minds of suburban women, brought to you every Wednesday by Red Wine & Blue.

    Let’s (Tik)Tok About Gen Z (with Annie Wu, Juanita Boger-Allen and Mya Allen)

    Let’s (Tik)Tok About Gen Z (with Annie Wu, Juanita Boger-Allen and Mya Allen)

    Suburban women are an important voting block and we made a big difference in last year’s midterms. But we’re not alone: Gen Z also played a key role in the midterms, changing the narrative that “young people don’t vote.” We’re so happy to band together with Gen Z to defeat right-wing extremism. So that’s what we’re talking about this week: young people. The hosts even share what they were like when they were young!

    We're then joined by Judge Juanita Boger-Allen and her daughter Mya. Juanita was the first Black District Court Judge to be elected in her North Carolina community. And through working on her campaign, both she and Mya were so inspired by each other. They’re living proof that working together across generations isn’t just good for the cause - it also brings us closer together.

    After that, Rachel sits down with Annie Wu, the young woman who ran John Fetterman’s social media during his Senate campaign and earned the moniker “Fetterman’s TikTok Whisperer.” Annie shares how she got into politics (and why campaign work is inaccessible to many young people), why Gen Z is more involved than young people in previous generations, and the best parts about working with Gisele and John.

    Finally, Amanda, Jasmine and Rachel raise a glass to Representative Emilia Sykes, kids growing up, and the importance of political organizing even in red rural areas in this episode’s “Toast to Joy.”

    Are you starting to see attacks on sex education in your newsfeeds? Do you believe sex ed is important but you have questions about what your kids should learn and when? Do you want to be prepared to handle discussions around sex ed within your school district and with friends? We got you covered! Join us on Thursday, February 2nd for a special Troublemaker Training. You can sign up here or by going to redwine.blue.
    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.

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    • 55 min
    Inclusion Isn’t A Drag (with Tara Hoot and Cress Barnes)

    Inclusion Isn’t A Drag (with Tara Hoot and Cress Barnes)

    We’re not afraid to tackle any topic on this podcast, and this week that topic is drag. It’s a new year, but right-wing extremists keep reading from the same old playbook, trying to find boogeymen to scare us… especially suburban women. Armed right-wing extremists have been showing up to protest drag storytime events, which seems far more traumatizing for a child than a princess reading them a book could ever be. So much for the party of personal choice.

    The hosts are joined by Cress Barnes, a mom in North Carolina who’s had to deal with threats and calls to shut down her restaurant because she hosts family-friendly drag events. Cress talks about why it’s important to provide inclusive spaces, some misconceptions about drag, and how she always tries to lead with kindness. When she threw a "not a protest" party to celebrate diversity in her town, hundreds of people showed up to support her and the LGBTQ community... and the right-wing extremists were nowhere to be found.

    Then Jasmine interviews Tara Hoot, a drag queen who regularly hosts storytime events for kids. Tara is a teacher and a parent, so events that bring joy to kids and parents alike has always been a passion. They discuss what exactly drag is, why drag events have become such a popular target, and why it’s so important for kids to see themselves and their experiences reflected in the books they read and the events they attend.

    Finally, Amanda, Jasmine and Rachel raise a glass to not-so-expensive eggs, favorite flowers, and moms standing up for inclusive playgrounds in this episode’s “Toast to Joy.”

    First Ron DeSantis passed "Don't Say Gay." Then he banned discussions about racism with the "Stop Woke Act." Now he’s banned AP African American History in the state of Florida. If you want to stand up for education, we encourage you to sign our letter to the Florida Board of Education here.
    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.

    You can learn more about us at www.redwine.blue or follow us on social media!
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    Facebook: @RedWineBlueUSA
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    • 52 min
    This Year, Let’s Choose Conversations Over Chaos (with Gisele Fetterman and Sherry Luce)

    This Year, Let’s Choose Conversations Over Chaos (with Gisele Fetterman and Sherry Luce)

    Season 3 of the podcast is here and we are so happy to be back with you all! On today’s episode, Amanda Weinstein, Jasmine Clark and Rachel Vindman catch up on everything that’s happened since they last sat down together: from Jasmine and Casey being sworn in to Republicans in disarray in Ohio and Washington. Chaos is looming around every corner, but we can counter it by continuing to have authentic conversations with our friends, family, and neighbors.

    The hosts are joined by Sherry Luce, an organizer in Pennsylvania. They chat with Sherry about how her state was able to swing blue in last year’s midterms, her unconventional approaches to politics (pajama party, anyone?), and what she's seeing in the coming year for Pennsylvania.

    Then Amanda gets the chance to sit down with Gisele Barreto Fetterman, whose kindness, authenticity, and style are truly one of a kind. Amanda and Gisele chat about her charities, immigration, how running for office is a family affair, Brazil’s recent “January 6th” riot, how Gisele stays positive in the face of criticism, and even her long-time celebrity crush.

    Finally, Amanda, Jasmine and Rachel raise a glass to Jasmine’s 40th birthday, some unexpectedly positive experiences on Twitter, and to Rachel’s daughter Sarah and the importance of reaching out for support in this episode’s “Toast to Joy.”

    Troublemaker Trainings are back! Our next Training is Thursday, January 19th and it’s all about school boards. Join us to learn more about how to fight against book bans, how to make your voice heard at school board meetings and join together with your friends and neighbors. You can learn more and sign up here.
    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.

    You can learn more about us at www.redwine.blue or follow us on social media!
    Twitter: @TheSWPpod
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    • 52 min
    Season 3 Is Coming On 1/18!

    Season 3 Is Coming On 1/18!

    In last year’s midterms, we showed right-wing extremists just how big of a “suburban women problem” they have - and we can’t wait to be back again, sharing meaningful conversations and being bona fide troublemakers every week.

    If you joined us for Seasons 1 and 2, we are thrilled to have you back with us for Season 3. And if this is your first time listening to the pod, welcome! Our new season will launch on Wednesday, January 18th with the one and only Gisele Fetterman. We’ll see you then!
    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.

    You can learn more about us at www.redwine.blue or follow us on social media!
    Twitter: @TheSWPpod
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    TikTok: @redwineblueusa

    • 2 min
    This Is Just What Cool Moms Do (with Katie Paris and Renee Sekel)

    This Is Just What Cool Moms Do (with Katie Paris and Renee Sekel)

    In our final episode of Season 2, we’re wrapping up with Red Wine and Blue. Rachel Vindman is joined by RWB founder Katie Paris and our deputy program director in North Carolina, Renee Sekel. The three redheads discuss the midterms, the media, and how Renee’s community showed up to defend their school board against extremism. They toast to suburban women getting involved, having the hard conversations, forging connections, and making a difference. As Katie says, it’s about moving past politics being transactional and embracing its transformative power.

    Thank you all so much for joining us this year. We’ve had so many incredible conversations and suburban women made such a difference in the midterms. We can’t wait for you to join us next year. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and we’ll see you in 2023! 

    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.


    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.

    You can learn more about us at www.redwine.blue or follow us on social media!
    Twitter: @TheSWPpod
    Instagram: @RedWineBlueUSA
    Facebook: @RedWineBlueUSA
    TikTok: @redwineblueusa

    • 22 min
    Wine with the Weinsteins (with Casey Weinstein)

    Wine with the Weinsteins (with Casey Weinstein)

    This week, Amanda Weinstein is joined by her husband Casey! Casey is a state rep in Ohio and was just re-elected in last month’s midterms. He and Amanda chat about what it’s like to run for office… and what it’s like to have a family member run for office. Tune in to hear what one thing Amanda requested when Casey told her that he was considering running for office, what it was like to meet one of his trolls, the anti-semitism he's unfortunately had to deal with, and why Amanda thinks that suburban women in particular have supported his campaign.

    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.




    For a transcript of this episode, please email theswppod@redwine.blue.

    You can learn more about us at www.redwine.blue or follow us on social media!
    Twitter: @TheSWPpod
    Instagram: @RedWineBlueUSA
    Facebook: @RedWineBlueUSA
    TikTok: @redwineblueusa

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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695 Ratings

comingoutofthekitchen ,

Jeanette

Thanks for the shout out about Springfield MO, Rachel! We can use all the help we can get😊💙😊

raychill seabears ,

Women know!!!!

5 stars for all of you ladies. We got this.

Ashly1984 ,

Let me guess…. Desperate women who complain nonstop

Get a life. Your life is so bad you make this podcast to whine about suburban life? Go live in a trash heap of a big city… see how that goes. And bragging about having Cory Booker as a guest??? LOL

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