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Podcast title Two Broads Talking Politics
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Description Two progressive Midwestern moms interview candidates/activists/authors across the country. We were inspired by the Women's March to do something, and we try to help our listeners (and ourselves) figure out where we go from here.
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Episodes

1. Sean Frame
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Description: Kelly talks with Sean Frame, who is running for US House in the California 4th District, the District that includes Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. They discuss Sean's entry into politics after a shooting in his son's school, how he can win in a rural, conservative district by matching the discussion to the concerns of the district, and how having children has affected his worldview.

2. Kimberly Graham
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Kimberly Graham, who is running for US Senate from Iowa, about the needs of rural farmers, green energy production in Iowa, running for office while working full-time, and campaigning in Iowa during a presidential cycle.

3. RUN, with Genevieve Thiers & Bushra Amiwala
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Description: Kelly speaks first with Genevieve Thiers, one of the producers of RUN, a new reality show that helps women run for office, and then with Bushra Amiwala, the candidate the Boss Squad helped in the pilot episode of RUN.

4. Nancy Harris
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Description: Kelly speaks with Nancy Harris, who is running for US Senate from Idaho, about what she's hearing from Idahoans, and why she supports the Green New Deal and single-payer healthcare.

5. Kirsten Gillibrand (Vote Her In, Episode 9)
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Description: In the 9th episode in the #VoteHerIn series, Kelly & Rebecca Sive talk to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about her presidential campaign, her Family Bill of Rights, and the importance of women having a seat at the table.

6. Lizz Winstead & Abortion Access Front
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Description: Kelly talks to Writer/Producer/Comic Lizz Winstead, Co-Creator of *The Daily Show,* about Abortion Access Front, an organization she co-founded that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and helps raise awareness of and help to independent abortion providers around the country.

7. Paula Casey
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Description: On the 100th Anniversary of the Senate voting for the 19th Amendment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Paula Casey, co-founder of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail, about the long struggle for women's suffrage & Tennessee's role as the final state needed to ratify the Amendment.

8. Julián Castro, An Unlikely Journey
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Description: Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Julián Castro's book, *An Unlikely Journey.*We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Julián, and what kind of President we think he would be based on this book. This is the fourth in a series of episodes we will do reading the books of the Democratic Presidential candidates.

9. Jen Senko & The Brainwashing of My Dad
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Jen Senko, writer and director of *The Brainwashing of My Dad,* a 2016 documentary about the effects of right-wing media on American thought.

10. Ben Gleib
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Ben Gleib, a stand-up comedian who is running for the Democratic nomination for President because he thinks there should be an outside voice in the campaign, someone who is a regular person and has traveled the country speaking with regular people.

11. James Mackler
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with James Mackler, who is running for US Senate from Tennessee, about what he's hearing from Tennesseans, how he would like to see campaign finance reformed, and how his kids inspire him to public service.

12. Bre Kidman
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Description: Kelly speaks with Bre Kidman, who is running for US Senate from Maine, about getting money out of politics, climate change, and other issues they're focusing on in their campaign.

13. Jill Wine-Banks (Vote Her In, Episode 8)
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Description: In the 8th episode in the #VoteHerIn series, Kelly & Rebecca Sive talk to Jill Wine-Banks about her time as General Counsel for the Army and what she learned about leadership in that role, and what she's looking for in a presidential candidate.

14. Amanda Brown Lierman with Supermajority
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Description: Kelly speaks with Amanda Brown Lierman, Managing Director of Supermajority, an inclusive, national membership of women to lift up an agenda that addresses women's needs and holds candidates and elected officials accountable.

15. Marie Newman
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Description: Kelly speaks with Marie Newman, who is running for Congress in the Illinois 3rd District, about her focus on families and transporation, and what Marie calls improving "Everybody's Everyday."

16. Eric Swalwell
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Description: Kelly chats with Representative Eric Swalwell of California, a Democrat running for President, about generational optimism, campaigning with young children, being bold, and how to protect our elections from foreign influence.

17. Shannon Watts
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Description: Sophy & Kelly chat with Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, about the legislative successes of Moms Demand, about standing up to the NRA and other internet trolls, about women's friendships, and about Shannon's new book, *Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World*.

18. Elizabeth Warren: This Fight is Our Fight
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Description: Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Elizabeth Warren's book, *This Fight is Our Fight.*We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Elizabeth, and what kind of President we think she would be based on this book. This is the third in a series of episodes we will do reading the books of the Democratic Presidential candidates.

19. Marianne Williamson (Vote Her In, Part 7)
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Description: In the seventh episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Kelly and Rebecca Sive interview presidential candidate Marianne Williamson and discuss her campaign, her priorities, and what it would mean to have the first woman president.

20. Trish Zornio
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Description: Sophy & Kelly chat with Trish Zornio, a scientist and educator in Colorado, who is running for US Senate to replace the most vulnerable Republican incumbent.

21. Robert Emmons, Jr. & Chris Rowe
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Description: Candidates for Congressional races for 2020 are already declaring and don't get as much attention as presidential candidates. Kelly spoke with two candidates, in districts at opposite ends of the political spectrum: Robert Emmons, Jr., in the D+28 Illinois 1st Congressional District; and Chris Rowe in the R+28 Tennessee 1st Congressional District.

22. Jaime Harrison
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Description: Kelly speaks with Jaime Harrison, Associate Chair and Counselor of the DNC and former chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, who is running for US Senate in South Carolina against Lindsey Graham.

23. Gerrymandering with Kaz Weida
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Description: Kelly and freelance journalist Kaz Weida discuss gerrymandering: what it is; why does it happen; what are the effects; what do the courts say; what can we do about it?

24. Joe Sanberg
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Description: Sophy & Kelly speak with progressive entrepreneur and activist Joe Sanberg, about his work through both the public and private sectors to make people’s lives better, especially in the area of reducing poverty.

25. Natalie Stites Means
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Description: Kelly speaks with Natalie Stites Means, who is running for Mayor of Rapid City, South Dakota. Natalie is the first Native American woman to run for mayor of Rapid City, the second-largest city in South Dakota.

26. Vote Her In, Part 6
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Description: In the sixth episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly to talk about the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, and the lessons we can learn for the presidential election from the election of an openly gay woman of color to the mayorship of the third largest city in the country.

27. Matt Pearce on Covering the 2020 Election
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Description: Kelly speaks with Matt Pearce, a reporter for the LA Times. Matt has spent the past six years on the National Desk but will now be covering the 2020 presidential campaign. Matt posted a survey asking people how they want to see him cover the race, which has produced surprising results.

28. Pete Buttigieg: Shortest Way Home
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Description: Kelly is joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Pete Buttigieg's book, Shortest Way Hone. We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Pete, and what kind of President we think he would be based on this book.

29. Sunny Gettinger
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Description: Kelly speaks with Sunny Gettinger, who is in a runoff for a spot on the City Council in Jacksonville, Florida, in District 14. The runoff will be on May 14.

30. Ike Johnson
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Description: Kelly speaks with Ike Johnson, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the Special Election for the North Carolina 3rd Congressional District. The primary is being held on April 30, 2019.

31. Jared Yates Sexton on the Mueller Report
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Description: Kelly and author Jared Yates Sexton discuss the newly released redacted Mueller Report, the main takeaways, and what it means moving forward.

32. Deborah Peoples
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Description: Kelly speaks with Deborah Peoples, the Tarrant County Democratic Party chair, who is running for Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, the 15th-largest city in the US. The mayoral election is on May 4, 2019.

33. Catching Up With Scott Nevins
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Description: Kelly chats with Scott Nevins, an award-winning TV personality and host, comedian, political/news contributor, and LGBTQ and HIV awareness activist. They discuss Scott's piece in Logo's NewNowNext asking Democrats to focus on the positives about the many presidential candidates, and the climate for LGBTQ youth.

34. Vote Her In, Part 5
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Description: In the fifth episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to continue to consider the systemic challenges women face in being elected President. Issues discussed include the possibility that the first woman president may not be a pro-choice Democratic woman; the burden of a lifetime's resume; and the interplay between racism and sexism.

35. The Politics of Game of Thrones
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Description: Sophy & Kelly are joined by Jenny & Jeff from Pod of Thrones to discuss the politics of Game of Thrones. What kind of political system does Westeros have anyway, what does it all mean, and who will win the Game of Thrones. Spoilers abound.

36. Susan Boser
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Description: Sophy and Kelly chat with Susan Boser, a Democrat running in the Special Election on May 21, for Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41. If Susan is elected it would flip this seat, and the PA state senate is close to flipping to Democratic control.

37. Follow-Up With Caitlin Clarkson Pereira
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Description: Kelly follows up with Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, former and future candidate for state office in Connecticut, in an exclusive conversation about her appeal to the all-male CT State Elections Enforcement Commission to use campaign funds for campaign-related childcare expenses, as federal campaign funds can be used.

38. Moms Running
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Description: Kelly chats with Rielly Karsh and Danielle Davies, founders of Moms Running, an organization that works to reframe the conversation around moms running for office, showing moms they already have the skills to run campaigns and hold office through everything from fashion advice to full training sessions.

39. Kamala Harris: The Truths We Hold
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Description: Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Kamala Harris's book, The Truths We Hold. We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Kamala, and what kind of President we think she would be based on this book. This is the first in a series of episodes we will do reading the books of the Democratic Presidential candidates.

40. Vote Her In, Part 4
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Description: In the fourth episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to talk about the 2016 election in terms of some of the systemic problems women face in being elected president, including being thought of as too ambitious and having too be seen as more morally pure than the men candidates.

41. Caitlin Clarkson Pereira & Morgan Lamandre
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Description: Sophy and Kelly chat with former & future candidate for state rep in Connecticut, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, and current candidate for state rep in Louisiana, Morgan Lamandre, about their efforts to have election boards recognize campaign-related childcare expenses as reimburseable campaign expenses.

42. Jenny Cohn & Election Security
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Description: Kelly talks to election security advocate & writer Jenny Cohn about the Barr Memo and about hybrid voting machines and other voting machines where the votes can be hacked without a true paper record of what the voter intended.

43. 200th Episode Calls to Action
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Description: On our 200th episode we reflect on our journey and are joined by friends of the podcast who shared concrete calls to action.

44. Billie Winner-Davis
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Billie J. Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Leigh Winner, a U.S. Air Force veteran and NSA crypto-linguist, who was indicted under the Espionage Act for leaking a document that detailed Russian efforts to hack U.S. voting systems.

45. Brendan Csaposs
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Description: Kelly chats with Brendan Csaposs, Democratic candidate for the Special Election for East Baton Rouge Metro Council, District 8, coming up on March 30. Brendan is an experienced public educator and progressive leader who has been endorsed by the LGBT Victory Fund and Run for Something.

46. Vote Her In, Part 3
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Description: In the third episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to talk about the women who ran for major party nomination for President or who were nominated as VP by major parties prior to Hillary Clinton, including Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Pat Schroeder, Carol Moseley Braun, Patsy Mink, Michelle Bachmann, Geraldine Ferraro, and Sarah Palin.

47. Melissa Bird
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Description: Kelly chats with coach, author & speaker Dr. Melissa Bird, the CEO of Bird Girl Industries, about women finding their voices in politics, feminist parenting, and Melissa's Fanning the Flames social justice workshops.

48. Marc Friedenberg
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Description: Kelly talks to Marc Friedenberg, a Penn State professor, lawyer, father, and Democratic nominee for the special election for US Congress in the Pennsylvania 12th District. This election, on May 21. is the first chance for Democrats to flip a Congressional seat in 2019.

49. Tiffany Cabán
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Description: Kelly talks to Tiffany Cabán, a public defender who is running for District Attorney of Queens, New York. They discuss how Tiffany's background and work have informed her view of how the DA's office can work to center community solutions in decriminalizing poverty and making Queens a model for the world.

50. Amanda Barge
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Description: Kelly & Sophy chat with Amanda Barge, who is running for Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana. Amanda is a County Commissioner, a mom, and a mentor to women running for office. The primary election is on May 7, 2019.

51. Kelly Smith & Jimmy Peluso
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Description: Sophy & Kelly talk with two Florida Democrats running in upcoming elections. Kelly Smith is running in a special election for Florida House District 38, on June 18; and Jimmy Peluso is running for Jacksonville City Council, District 14, on March 19.

52. Vote Her In: Part 2
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Description: In the second episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to talk about the Chicago mayoral election, in which two African American women have advanced to the runoff. Then they discuss the early history of women running for President, including the stories of Victoria Woolhull, Belva Lockwood, and Gracie Allen.

53. David Weissman
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Description: Kelly speaks with David Weissman, a US Army veteran and writer, about his journey from supporting Trump to becoming a registered Democrat.

54. Checking In with Tony the Democrat
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Description: Kelly and Sophy check in with Tony the Democrat, the founder of Postcards to Voters, a popular grassroots volunteer group that writes friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.

55. MJ Hegar
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to MJ Hegar, former congressional candidate in TX-31, Air Force veteran, and author of Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front.

56. Maria Hadden, Eileen Dordek & Colin Bird-Martinez
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Description: Kelly talks to three aldermanic candidates in the Chicago municipal election on Tuesday, February 26: Maria Hadden in the 49th Ward (00:26-16:59); Eileen Dordek in the 47th Ward (17:06-34:28); and Colin Bird-Martinez in the 31st Ward (34:35-50:12).

57. Juanita Charles
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Description: Sophy and Kelly chat with Juanita Charles, a Democratic veteran, business owner, wife, and mother, who is running for State Senate in Tennessee District 22 in the special election on April 23, 2019.

58. Vote Her In: Part 1
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Description: The Two Broads Talking Politics #VoteHerIn series covers the movement to elect our first woman POTUS. Rebecca Sive, author of Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, guests, exploring with Kelly & Sophy why electing our first woman president asap really, really matters, and how every woman can be a part of making this dream come true. This will be a recurring series, airing every other Friday.

59. Vote Mama with Liuba Grechen Shirley
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Description: Kelly talks to Liuba Grechen Shirley, Founder & CEO of the Vote Mama PAC, the first PAC focused solely on electing moms. They discuss Liuba's run for Congress, the challenges she faced in running as the mother of two young children, and Vote Mama's plans to mentor and support Democratic mothers as they run for office up and down the ballot all over the country.

60. Melanie Childers
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Description: Kelly is joined by Confidence and Leadership Coach Melanie Childers of The Enlightened Badass. They chat about how Melanie helps coach women candidates to approach campaigning and fundraising with a confidence mindset, how impostor syndrome can trip people up, and how we need to rethink how politics is done in this country.

61. Lena Gonzalez & Silke Pflueger
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with two Democratic women who are running for the State Senate in special elections in California: Lena Gonzalez in District 33 (00:30-15:14); and Silke Pflueger in District 1 (15:26-33:11).

62. Tina Belge
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Description: Kelly chats with Tina Belge, Democratic nominee for South Carolina Senate District 6, which has a special election on March 26, 2019.

63. Arielle Martinez Cohen with Zero Hour
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Description: Kelly chats with Arielle Martinez Cohen, the Los Angeles Coordinator for the Zero Hour Movement, whose mission is "to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice." They discuss what Zero Hour hopes to accomplish and how young people think about climate change and political activism.

64. Peter Kalmus
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Peter Kalmus, climate scientist and author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, about the individual actions that people can take to conspicuously reduce their own use of fossil fuel so that others take notice, and so that governments will start introducing carbon fees (not carbon taxes).

65. Cam Davis & the MWRDGC
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Description: Kelly speaks to Cam Davis, one of 9 commissioners for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, about how the MWRD works to clean and sanitize water, how green infrastructure could improve that process, what challenges climate change presents, and how the MWRD uses innovation to reclaim not just the water but also the waste from water.

66. Vote Tripling with Robert Reynolds
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Description: Kelly speaks with Robert Reynolds, Co-founder of VoteTripling.org, about the technique of vote tripling, used by campaigns in Get-Out-The-Vote efforts, and about the VoteTripling.org PAC and its mission.

67. Kaz Weida
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Description: Kelly and Sophy chat with freelance journalist Kaz Weida about the lack of diversity in US newsrooms and how that affects coverage of current events and politics in the news media.

68. The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Description: Kelly talks to her sons, Teddy, age 7, and Arthur, age 4, about Martin Luther King, Jr.

69. Lynsy Smithson-Stanley from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications
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Description: Kelly speaks with Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, Partnerships Director at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, about why climate change is difficult to talk about and how YPCCC is working to improve that communication to get people to care and act on climate in our changing media and political landscape.

70. Neil Leary from Dickinson College
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Neil Leary, the Director of the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dickinson is rated one of the greenest colleges in America by several rating agencies and has incorporated sustainable practices into every aspect of the institution, from facilities to academics.

71. Pack Your Back & Knitters For Flint
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Galen Miller, Executive Director of Pack Your Back, a 501(c)(3) that collects funds and school supplies to donate to the children of Flint and beyond. Than Sophy speaks with Kelly about Knitters for Flint, a fundraiser by crafters to raise money for Pack Your Back via knitting and crocheting.

72. Environmental Voter Project with Nathaniel Stinnett
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Description: Kelly talks to Nathanial Stinnett, Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, about the organization's strategy to get out the vote among environmentalists so that environmental issues become a priority for politicians who focus on the issues of concern to likely voters.

73. Scott Dworkin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly chat with Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder & Lead Investigator of the Democratic Coalition and host of The Dworkin Report, about the work of the Democratic Coalition, what he sees as the endgame of the Mueller Investigation, and how we focus and stay alert in our crazy new cycle.

74. Courage to Run with Frieda Edgette
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Description: Kelly talks to Frieda Edgette, founder of Courage to Run, the nation's premier, nonpartisan 5K run/walk and party celebrating women getting civically active and running for office

75. Amee Vanderpool
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Description: Kelly chats with Amee Vanderpool, Director of the Inanna Project and contributor to Playboy, about women's issues and politics in 2018, the rise of women on social media, and what to expect for women in 2019 and 2020.

76. Tiffany Bond
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Description: Kelly chats with Tiffany Bond, former independent candidate for Congress in the Maine 2nd District, about her work to change politics by taking the money and mudslinging out of campaigning in favor of focusing on the district and the actual job a Congressperson does in office.

77. Voicemails & Resistmas Carols
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Description: On our holiday episode, we feature a mix of Resistmas songs by Sing Out Louise NYC and the viral song We Wish You a Mueller Christmas, and voicemails from our listeners reflecting on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019 and 2020.

78. DC Statehood
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak with three advocates for DC statehood about the history of the issue, current progress, and what listeners can do to help. Guests: Bo Shuff from DC Vote (00:28-32:38); Senator Michael D. Brown (32:54-51:42); and DC Council Member Charles Allen (51:57-1:06:54).

79. Top Rope Travis on Veterans' Issues
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Navy veteran Top Rope Travis about the issues facing veterans in the US today, what the new Congress could do to improve the situation, and how all of us can help.

80. Paul Vallas
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas.

81. Charlotte Clymer
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Charlotte Clymer, a writer who works on the Rapid Response Team of the Human Rights Campaign. They discuss LGBTQ issues and news sources and the need for occasional uncomfortable conversations.

82. Jennifer Longdon & Nicole Clowney
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Description: Kelly speaks with two newly-elected state legislators: Jennifer Longdon, who was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in District 24 (00:30-13:56); and Nicole Clowney, who was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in District 86 (14:37-27:29). Both are long-time activists in the gun violence prevention community. Longdon is a gun violence survivor and activist, and Clowney was the the founding leader of the Northwest Arkansas group of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

83. Molly Jong-Fast
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Description: Kelly chats with feminist writer Molly Jong-Fast about becoming a radical, climate change, choice, dealing with trolls on Twitter and winning back the Senate in 2020.

84. Katie Sieracki, Maggie O'Keefe & Marianne Lalonde
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with three women running for Alderman in the Chicago Municipal Election in February 2019: Katie Sieracki in the 33rd Ward (00:28-20:50); Maggie O'Keefe in the 40th Ward (21:05-40:06); and Marianne Lalonde in the 46th Ward (40:22-53:36).

85. Lessons for 2020
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Description: In the first segment Kelly speaks with Sara Ridley from Action Together Lakewood and former candidate Brett Pransky about why the Blue Wave skipped Ohio in 2018 (or whether it really did) and what that means for 2020 (00:30-32:00). In the second segment Kelly chats with digital campaign strategist David Yankovich about what the Democrats did well in 2018 in terms of digital strategy and social media and how we can build on that in 2020 (32:15-56:45).

86. Surviving Thanksgiving with Trump Supporters
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Description: Kelly speaks with clinical psychologist Bryan Harnsberger about getting through potentially fraught holiday meals with relatives who may have differing political views from yours.

87. It Was a Blue Wave
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Description: Sophy and Kelly recap what happened in the midterm election, what surprised them, and whether it was a Blue Wave (spoiler alert: it was). And then Kelly does a preview of what to expect from Two Broad Talking Politics moving forward.

88. The Women of the Resistance
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Description: Kelly speaks to six women who have been at the heart of the Resistance, on Twitter and off, about how and why they got started in activism, what they're watching in the election, and what's next. Featuring: Storm (00:45-12:15); Kaz Weida (12:33-22:23); Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (22:40-34:23); Jennifer Fisher (34:31-45:05); Tokyo Sand (45:22-57:21); and Amanda Blount (57:38-1:11:10).

89. Melissa Dahman & Hadiya Afzal
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with two teens running for office: Melissa Dahman, 18, who is running for the Ohio Board of Education (00:45-16:20); and Hadiya Afzal, 19, who is running for DuPage County Board in Illinois (16:40-30:10).

90. Joyce Vance
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Description: Kelly speaks with Joyce Vance, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Law, and former US Attorney. They discuss the role of lawyers in protecting citizens' rights, Trump's talk of revoking birthright citizenship, Bob Vance's campaign for Alabama Chief Justice, and starting a new political party of knitters.

91. Nick Knudsen & #WaveCast
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Description: Kelly talks with Nick Knudsen, Editor-in-Chief of DemWritePress, about #WaveCast, the grassroots Twitter-based broadcast of the Blue Wave.

92. Utah with Jamie Carter, Tim Glenn & Robert Burch
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Description: Kelly speaks with Jamie Carter, a Field Organizer with the Utah Democratic Party (00:40-19-38); Sophy and Kelly speak with Tim Glenn, Democratic Nominee for the Utah House District 69 (20:17-42:25); and Kelly speaks with Robert Burch, Democratic Nominee for the Utah House District 30 (43:19-1:00:40).

93. Gretchen Driskell & Cathy Albro
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Michigan: Gretchen Driskell in MI07 (00:32-18:22); and Cathy Albro in MI03 (19:00-34:38).

94. Election Overview with Daniel Nichanian
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Description: Kelly and Sophy chat with Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel from Twitter), a fellow at the Justice Collaborative and a writer at The Appeal, about the 407 (and counting) things he will be watching on election night.

95. Betsy Rader & Susan Moran Palmer
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Ohio: Betsy Rader in OH14 (00:36-18:05); and Susan Moran Palmer in OH16 (18:21-33:52).

96. Kwame Raoul, January Contreras & Josh Kaul
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak with three Democratic nominees for State Attorney General: Kwame Raoul in Illinois (00:32-16:26); January Contreras in Arizona (16:38-26:12); and Josh Kaul in Wisconsin (26:24-39:50).

97. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Lindsy Judd & Luke Evslin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic Millennial candidates for local office: Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, running for Alexandria City Council in Virginia (1:13-15:21); Lindsy Judd, running for Washoe County Commissioner in Nevada (15:34-27:29); and Luke Evslin, running for Kauaʻi Council Council in Hawaii (27:42-44:05).

98. Kylie Oversen, Dianne Hyndman & Tim Hoye
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to three Democratic candidates in North Dakota: Kylie Oversen, running for ND Tax Commissioner (00:40-19:12); Dianne Hyndman, running for ND House of Representatives in District 13 (19:26-32:23); and Tim Hoye, running for ND House of Representatives in District 45 (32:38-54:23).

99. Schiller, Ghorbani, Ring & Martin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly follow up with some previous guests to hear some updates in their campaigns in these final weeks before the midterms: Jill Schiller in OH-02 (00:43-16:45); Shireen Ghorbani in UT-02 (16:55-38:09); Lisa Ring in GA-01 (38:19-53:52); and Henry Martin in MO-06 (54:02-1:09:00).

100. Nancy Soderberg & Lauren Baer
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Description: Kelly speaks with two women running for US Congress in Florida: Nancy Soderberg in the Florida 6th (00:30-14:41) and Lauren Baer in the Florida 18th (14:56-29:22).

101. The Politics of New Hampshire
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Description: Kelly talks the Politics of New Hampshire with Kayla Montgomery,the Advocacy & Organizing Director for the Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (00:51-13:15) and with candidates Chris Pappas, who is running for US House in the New Hampshire 1st District (13:23-26:53) and Megan Murray, who is running for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 22 (27:01-42:10).

102. Mary Gay Scanlon, Kyle Horton & Mallory Hagan
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Description: Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress: Mary Gay Scanlon in Pennsylvania 05 (00:28-16:25); Dr. Kyle Horton in North Carolina 07 (16:33-33:04); and Mallory Hagan in Alabama 03 (33:11-53:41).

103. The Politics of Kansas
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Description: Kelly talks the Politics of Kansas with Vicki Hiatt, the Vice Chair of the Kansas Democratic Party (00:55-15:44) and with candidates Laura Kelly, who is running for Givernor (16:01-31:01) and Laura Smith-Everett, who is running for the Kansas House of Representatives in District 17 (31:18-45:36).

104. Vote Her In with Rebecca Sive
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Description: Kelly speaks with returning guest Rebecca Sive about her new book, *Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President,* which will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 16.

105. The Women of Washington
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Description: Kelly speaks with three of the women running as Democratic nominees in the state of Washington this year: Carolyn Long for US House District 3 (00:29-18:55); Lisa Brown for US House District 5 (19:07-35:03); and Jessa Long for State Senate District 6 (35:16-53:47).

106. Kendra Horn, Jennifer Zimmerman & Jennie Lou Leeder
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Description: Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress: Kendra Horn in Oklahoma 05 (00:26-18:11); Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman in Florida 01 (18:28-37:54); and Jennie Lou Leeder in Texas 11 (38:12-55:35).

107. The Politics of Alaska
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Description: Kelly talks the Politics of Alaska with Casey Steinau, the Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party (00:54-20:24) and with candidates Alyse Galvin, who is running for the at-large US Congress seat (20:31-42:26) and Liz Snyder, who is running the Alaska House of Representatives in District 27 (42:34-1:02:06).

108. The Politics of Wyoming
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of Wyoming with Joe Barbuto, the Chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party (01:00-17:02) and with candidates Mary Throne, who is running for Governor of Wyoming (17:19-36:00), and Gary Trauner, who is running for the US Senate (36:16-57:28).

109. Brendan Kelly & Sara Dady
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress from Illinois: Brendan Kelly in the Illinois 12th District (00:29-17:14) and returning guest Sara Dady in the Illinois 16th District (17:32-39:42).

110. The Politics of New Mexico
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of New Mexico with Marg Elliston, the Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party (00:56-10:14) and with candidates Deb Haaland, who is running for US Congress in the 1st District (10:31-24:10), and Melanie Stansbury, who is running for the NM House in District 28 (24:28-50:25).

111. The Politics of South Dakota
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of South Dakota with Sam Parkinson, the Executive Director of the South Dakota Democratic Party (00:53-14:29) and with candidates Alexandra Frederick, who is running for Secretary of State (14:45-29:25), and Erin Healy, who is running for the SD House in District 14 (29:41-46:02).

112. Jessica Karjala, Kathleen James, Daryl Boling & Don Allan
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak with 4 Democratic nominees for state legislative seats: Jessica Karjala, the current representative in Montana House District 48, who is running for re-election (00:38-20:42); Kathleen James, running in Vermont House District Bennington-4 (21:00-36:01); Daryl Boling running in Pennsylvania House District 152 (36:18-51:55); and Don Allan, running in Delaware House District 36 (52:12-1:07:27).

113. Jan McDowell, Jeramey Anderson & Paul Theobald
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak with three Democratic nominees for US Congress: Jan McDowell in Texas-24 (00:29-21:19); Jeramey Anderson in Mississippi-4 (21:50-37:02); and Paul Theobald in Nebraska-3 (37:38-57:09).

114. The Politics of Arkansas
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Description: ophy and Kelly speak with Chintan Desai, who is running for Congress in the Arkansas 1st District, and with Sarah Scanlon, longtime political consultant/advisor/activist-turned-candidate, who is running for the School Board in North Little Rock.

115. Brady Kriss from Ragtag
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Brady Kriss, the Founder & Executive Director of Ragtag, a group of tech volunteers helping activists, organizers, and candidates leverage technology to amplify their work.

116. Katie McBrine, Charlotte Goddard & Helen Pendarvis
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Description: Kelly speaks with three Democratic women running for their state legislatures: Katie McBrine, running in the Plymouth and Norfolk District of the Massachusetts Senate (0:38.5-14:00); Charlotte Goddard, running in District 2 of the Kentucky House (14:34-31:56); and Helen Pendarvis, running in District 35 of the South Carolina House (32:29-48:27).

117. The Politics of North Carolina
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Description: In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of North Carolina with Anne Evangelista, President of the North Carolina Young Democrats. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic candidates in North Carolina: Ryan Watts, who is running for Congress in the North Carolina 6th District (14:07-32:58); and Cheraton Love, who is running for the North Carolina Senate from District 29 (33:07-46:55).

118. The Politics of Nebraska
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Description: In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of Nebraska with Jane Kleeb, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. Then Kelly chats with two Democratic candidates in Nebraska: Jane Raybould, who is running for U.S. Senate (14:52-31:32); and Jessica McClure, who is running for the Congress from the Nebraska 1st District (32:49-47:11).

119. The Politics of Maryland
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Description: In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of Maryland with activist Allison Galbraith. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic candidates in Maryland: Susie Turnbull, who is running for Lieutenant Governor (9:56-33:05); and Eve Hurwitz, who is running for the Maryland Senate in District 33 (33:54-51:34).

120. Scott Nevins
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Scott Nevins--host, TV/Radio personality, and comedian, who is known for his role on Bravo TV’s series “The People’s Couch” and his work on CNN International. They discuss Scott's conscious decision to become more political vocally and how it affected his career, his work helping to raise money for LGBTQ Center, and his political aspirations.

121. The Politics of West Virginia
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Description: In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of West Virginia with Jennifer Bryant from Wood County Indivisible Indivisible. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic candidates in West Virginia: Kendra Fershee, who is running for Congress from the 1st District (16:08-40:50); and Sammi Brown, who is running for the WV House of Delegates in District 65 (40:59-58:43).

122. Spread the Vote with Kat Calvin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Kat Calvin, the founder of a 501c3 nonprofit called Spread the Vote, that helps eligible voters obtain government-issued photo IDs. They discuss the difficulties and expenses that people can face in obtaining photo IDs to vote, how Spread the Vote connects with people who need IDs in five states, and how listeners can help.

123. The Women of Greene County, Ohio
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Description: Five women in Greene County, Ohio, all running for office for the first time, have joined forces to help support one another in their campaigns. Kelly speaks with Theresa Gasper, who is running for the US House in the Ohio 10th (00:29-18:14); Kim McCarthy, who is running for the Ohio House in District 73 (18:16-33:45); Anne Gorman, who is running for the Ohio House in District 74 (33:47-47:34); Susan Lopez, who is running for Greene County Commissioner (47:36-59:57); and Cyndi Pauwels, who is running for Greene County Clerk of Courts (59:59-1:11:53).

124. Andrew Janz, Jessica Morse & Julia Peacock
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Description: The road to taking back the House goes through California. Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for Congress in California: Andrew Janz in CA-22 (00:29-16:13); Jessica Morse in CA-04 (16:54-35:24); and Julia Peacock in CA-42 (36:33-1:02:39)Califor.

125. Alessandra Biaggi, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira & Christina Sappey
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with three women running for their state legislatures: Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for New York State Senate in District 34 (00:35-25:20); Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, who is running for Connecticut State House District 132 (26:30-51:18); and Christina Sappey, who is running for Pennsylvania State House District District 158 (52:09-1:09:00).

126. Lorie Burch & Linsey Fagan
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress from Texas: Lorie Burch in TX-03 and Linsey Fagan in TX-26. They talk grassroots campaigning with small-dollar donations, running in traditionally Republican districts, transparency and accountability, Elvis, and the less glamorous side of campaigning.

127. The Politics of Mississippi
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Description: Kelly talks the Politics of Mississippi with Jake McGraw, Policy Director at the William Winter Institute and Editor of Rethink Mississippi. They discuss the partisan politics of the state, the importance of race in the state's politics, the two US Senate races in the state this year, the state's lottery proposal, and the state flag. Then, starting at 37:24, Kelly speaks with David Baria, the minority caucus leader in the State House and candidate for US Senate.

128. Kate Trudell, Jennifer Vannoy & Dennis Potvin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for the Tennessee House of Representatives: Kate Trudell in House District 16 (00:28-23:18); Jennifer Vannoy in House District 34 (24:34-42:45); and Dennis Potvin in House District 68 (43:02-1:08:11). All three are first-time candidates, facing Republican incumbents.

129. Aftab Pureval & Dr. Vanessa Enoch
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Southwestern Ohio: Aftab Pureval in the 1st Congressional District (00:27-17:22); and Dr. Vanessa Enoch in the 8th Congressional District (18:38-41:14). They discuss the concerns of the districts and the state of the races.

130. Jenny Wilson
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Description: Kelly speaks with Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Councilwoman and candidate for US Senate from Utah. They discuss Jenny's deep connection to Utah, the changing politics of the state, how big money has a corrupting influence on federal politics, women in Utah politics, and raising children in this political environment.

131. Liv Coleman, Allison Berkowitz & Christy Inskip
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak with three first-time women candidates running for their state legislatures: Liv Coleman in the Florida House District 73 (00:42-19:47); Allison Berkowitz in the Maryland House of Delegates District 7 (19:59-39:57); and Christy Inskip in the Oregon House District 7 (40:30-58:26).

132. Mayor Ted Terry & Maureen Shaw
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Description: Kelly talks to Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia (00:27-30:04), and Maureen Shaw, candidate for Borough Council in Allendale, New Jersey (30:56-50:30). They discuss the challenges and rewards of small town politics and increased progressive energy they see.

133. Brian McClendon & Jena Griswold
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Secretary of State: Brian McClendon in Kansas (00:28-19:39) and Jena Griswold in Colorado (19:53-39:53). Both are first-time candidates. They discuss voter registration, election security, and getting dark money out of politics.

134. The Constitution Demands It with John Bonifaz
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Description: Kelly and Sophy talk to John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, and Co-Author of The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump. In the book, Bonifaz, and co-authors, Ron Fein and Ben Clements, lay out the grounds for impeaching Trump now, and explain why we should not wait for the results of the investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller.

135. Christine Porter Marsh, Carri Hicks & Craig Hoxie
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with three teachers running for their state legislatures. First Sophy talks to Christine Porter Marsh, who is running for State Senate in Arizona LD 28 (00:30-19:41); then Kelly chats with Carri Hicks, who is running for State Senate in Oklahoma Senate District 40 (20:17-41:49); finally Sophy speaks with Craig Hoxie, who is running for State House in Oklahoma House District 23 (42:27-1:04:30).

136. Cassimir Svigelj, Jeff Richards, & Brett Pransky
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak three Democratic nominees for the Ohio House: Cassimir Svigelj, who is running for the 16th District (00:28-19:38); Jeff Richards, who is running for the 66th District (20:17-45:47); and returning guest Brett Pransky, who is running for the 77th District (46:39-56:51).

137. The Politics of Louisiana
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Description: Kelly and Sophy talk the politics of Louisiana with Lamar White, Jr., founder and publisher of The Bayou Brief. Then they chat with Justin DeWitt, Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District (23:04), and Mimi Methvin, Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District (41:51).

138. Bryce Tache & #StandOnEveryCorner
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with activist Bryce Tache, who started the Stand On Every Corner movement to encourage regular American citizens to protest the Trump regime in their home neighborhoods regularly. He has protested in a park near his Minneapolis home every evening 6-7PM for 46 days. At least 40 of these have popped up around the country so far, and the movement is growing daily.

139. Brianna Westbrook & Alexandra Chandler
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic women running for office: Brianna Westbrook, who is running for the State Senate in Arizona LD22; and Alexandra Chandler, who is running for US Congress in Massachusetts District 3. They discuss their backgrounds and reasons for running for office, along with the state of the races and the issues they are running on. They also discuss how being transgender women shows their strength of character and perseverance.

140. The Politics of Minnesota
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Description: Kelly and Sohpy talk the politics of Minnesota with Laurie Wolfe, co-leader of Indivisible MN03, including the many interesting elections to watch in the upcoming primary. Then they chat with with Kirsten Kennedy, candidate for Congress from Minnesota's 8th Congressional District (30:15-57:40), and Ian Todd, candidate for Congress from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District (58:32-1:15:06).

141. Rep. Moira Walsh & Sen. Jeanine Calkin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with two Democratic women in the Rhode Island General Assembly: Representative Moira Walsh and Senator Jeanine Calkin. Both women were elected in 2016 as progressives who defeated establishment incumbent Democrats. When the Rhode Island Democratic Party endorsed their primary opponents for the 2018 election it caused a national uproar. Segments -------- 1. Rep. Moira Walsh: 00:28-20:37 2. Sen. Jeanine Calkin: 21:28-39:10

142. Ken Harbaugh & Janet Garrett
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Description: Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for US Congress in Ohio, both facing long-time Republican incumbents: Ken Harbaugh in the Ohio 7th District (00:28-12:58) and Janet Garrett in the Ohio 4th District (13:49-29:22).

143. Canvassing, with Saskia Young
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Description: In our 100th episode, Kelly talks with Saskia Young, Director of Swing Left Academy about what Swing Left Academy is and how it trains organizers to get out and do the groundwork of campaigning and about the importance of canvassing. Then Sophy interviews Kelly about her experience going out canvassing with Lorraine Wilburn, candidate for the 48th District of the Ohio House. With special guest appearances by: Allison Berkowitz, Brenna O'Brien, Tony the Democrat, Sharice Davids, Peter Morley, Lorraine Wilburn, Red T. Racoon, Teddy & Arthur.

144. Pantsuit Nation with Grace Caldara
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk with Grace Caldara, the Director of Engagement at Pantsuit Nation, about how Pantsuit Nation went from a small Facebook group for a few friends to a secret 2016 election support group to a national organization with a voice in our post-2016 political life.

145. The Women of Wisconsin
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk with three Democratic women running for State Assmebly in Wisconsin, all facing Republican incumbent men: Alyson Leahy in the 85th Assembly District (00:31-15:54); Lillian Cheesman in the 15th Assembly District (16:42-37:44); and Erin Tracy in the 40th Assembly District (38:20-39:46).

146. The Politics of Tennessee
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Description: Sophy and Kelly discuss the Politics of Tennessee with Kristi, a Moms Demand Action activist and campaign volunteer who lives outside Nashville. They talk the Republican stronghold in the state, the Democratic candidates for office in 2018, and the issues of opioids and guns. Then Kelly talks with Democratic Congressional candidates Mariah Phillips in the Tennessee 4th District (18:38-35:43) and Justin Kanew in the Tennessee 7th District (37:20-55:27).

147. The Utah Democrats
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Description: Kelly talks with three Democratic nominees for Congress in Utah, all facing Republican incumbents: Shireen Ghorbani in the Utah 2nd district (00:35-21:30); James Courage Singer in the Utah 2rd district (22:20-45:55); and Lee Castillo in the Utah 1st district (46:26-1:04:07).

148. Sean Casten
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Description: Kelly talks with Sean Casten, Democratic nominee for Congress in the Illinois 6th distrist, a district Hillary Clinton won by 7 points in 2016. They talk climate change, government regulation, immigration reform, and the unpopularity of the Republican incumbent.

149. The Politics of Georgia
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of Georgia with Georgia activist and Democratic nominee for House Districts 97, Aisha Yaqoob, and with the Chair of Bryan County Democratic Committee and Democratic nominee for Congressional District 1, Lisa Ring. They talk immigration, healthcare, the party imbalance in Georgia, education, campaigning, and gun violence prevention. The conversation with Aisha Yaqoob is the first part of the episode, and the conversation with Lisa Ring starts just after the 27-minute mark.

150. Motivote
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Description: Sophy & Kelly speak with Emily Graham and Jess Riegel about Motivote, a platform to encourage young people to vote, using behavioral economics techniques. They are beta testing Motivote now and plan to roll it out more widely by the November general election to increase voter turnout among young voters.

151. Jennifer Cohn & Election Integrity
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Description: Kelly talks with Jennifer Cohn, an election integrity writer, researcher, advocate, and an attorney. They discuss election integrity and the possibility for problems with touchscreen voting machines and the express vote system, the suspicious circumstances around the Georgia 6th congressional district special election in regards to election integrity, and what listeners should ask for to ensure greater integrity in elections.

152. Chicago FUERTE
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Description: Kelly talks with the students of Chicago FUERTE, a group of Latino students in the Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago, who are fighting for peace in their neighborhood and city. They discuss the personal experiences of the students, their 8-week hunger strike raise awareness for the need for common sense gun laws and to call attention to the NRA money that Rodney Davis & John Shimkus have taken.

153. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud about her primary challenge to a 15-term Democratic incumbent congressman in the Massachusetts 1st congressional district. They discuss what the recent win by Anastasia Ocasio-Cortez means for this race, Tahirah's plans for education reform, how Congress can better protect religious groups, what it's like to run for office with 7 kids, and the challenges of raising African-American sons in America today.

154. Sara Johnson Rothman & Maria Collett
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Description: Kelly speaks to Sara Johnson Rothman, candidate for Pennsylvania State House District 151, and Maria Collett, candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate District 12, about deciding to run for office, the values and skills a state legislator should have, and how to solve some of the important issues facing Pennsylvanians. Sara Johnson Rothman's segment starts the show, and Maria Collett's segment starts just before the 26-minute mark.

155. The Politics of Pennsylvania
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Description: In the first segment, Kelly talks to Jane Palmer, Director of Indivisible Berks, and Tracy Baton, Director of the Women's March Pittsburgh and Co-Director of Indivisible Pittsburgh, about gender and representation in Pennsylvania politics, about redistricting and the geography of Pennsylvania, and about the kinds of issues that Pennsylvania voters are concerned with. Starting just after the 34-minute mark Sophy and Kelly talk to Chrissy Houlahan, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District.

156. Katie Muth & Danielle Friel Otten
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak to Katie Muth, candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate District 44, and Danielle Friel Otten, candidate for Pennsylvania State House District 155, about the gerrymandered old boys' club that is the current Pennsylvania state legislature, the growing sense that the power should belong to the people, and the issues that voters are concerned with in southeastern Pennsylvania, including pipeline construction and gun violence. Katie Muth's segment starts the show, and Danielle Friel Otten's segment starts just before the 21-minute mark.

157. Mike Ellison & Shannon Souza
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Description: Kelly and Sophy speak to Mike Ellison, candidate for Oregon State House District 19, and Shannon Souza, candidate for Oregon State Senate District 1, about science and the trades, housing and economic development, balancing environmental concerns and industry, and beer. Mike Ellison's segment starts the show, and Shannon Souza's segment starts just after the 21-minute mark.

158. The Politics of Oregon
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Description: Kelly talks to Rebecca Cohen and Megan Cleland from Indivisible Oregon and the End Times Pep Talk Podcast about the politics of Oregon, including automatic voter registration and universal voter by mail, the urban-rural divide, the balance of power in the state legislature, and the intransigent State Senate President Peter Courtney. Starting at the 28-minute mark Kelly talks to Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic candidate for Oregon 2nd Congressional District (currently the only Republican-held district in Oregon).

159. The Women of Ohio
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to three Democratic candidates in Ohio: Lorraine Wilburn for Ohio House District 48; Rachel Crooks for House District 88; and Lauren Friedman for State Senate District 29, about the issues facing Ohio voters, including healthcare and the opioid crisis, education, state and local budgets, and roads and infrastructure. They also discuss candidate training and networking and the underestimation of women and first-time candidates. Lorraine Wilburn segment: 0:31 - 20:10 Rachel Crooks segment: 21:01 - 38:57 Lauren Friedman segment: 40:05 - 1:04:28

160. Kelda Roys
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Description: Kelly talks to Kelda Roys, Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, about her background in the State Assembly and how it prepares her for working across the aisle to get bills through the legislature. They discuss the crowded late primary, and Kelda's preparation to pivot quickly to the general election to take on the Koch brothers-funded Scott Walker. And they talk parenthood and Kelda's decision to keep her family central in her campaign.

161. The Politics of Missouri
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Description: Kelly & Sophy talk the politics of Missouri with Beth Newman in Indivisible St. Louis, including the recent election of Democrat Lauren Arthur to the Missouri State Senate in a formerly Republican district, the strength of grassroots liberal groups, the scandal with the recently-resigned governor and his Republican replacement, and the Republican supermajorities in the state House and state Senate. Then they speak with two Democratic congressional candidates: Renee Hoagenson in the Missouri 4th and Henry Martin in the Missouri 6th.

162. Peter Joffrion
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to Peter Joffrion, Democratic candidate for Congress in Alabama's 5th Congressional District, about his background as Huntsville City Attorney and how the Women's March inspired him to run for office. They discuss science, healthcare, education, faith, and his endorsement by Indivisible.

163. Edie Hardcastle & Poonam Gill
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to two Democratic candidates in Indiana: Edie Hardcastle for Indiana State Senate District 49, and Poonam Gill for State House District 88, about the issues facing Indiana voters, including jobs and the economy, safety, and education. They also discuss representation in the state legislature and how they will defeat well-resourced long-time incumbents.

164. Cam Davis
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Description: Kelly and Sophy talk to Cam Davis, Democratic candidate for the Cook County Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, about what the MWRD is and why he's running, how he ran a successful write-in campaign to win the Democratic primary and get on the general election ballot, and how Governor Rauner is trying to steal the seat.

165. Gays Against Guns
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Description: Kelly and Sophy talk to Lou Markert, a founding member of Gays Against Guns NY, an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death—investors, manufacturers, the NRA and politicians who block safer gun laws. They discuss how and why Gays Against Guns started and what their methods are for breaking the chain of death.

166. Brett Pransky & Amber Daniels
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Description: Kelly talks to two Democratic candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives, Brett Pransky in House District 77, and Amber Daniels, in House District 78, about the issues facing Ohio voters, including corruption in the state house, public education, the opoid epidemic, stagnant wages, and lack of broadband access in rural areas. Brett Pransky segment: 0:34 - 21:22 Amber Daniels segment: 22:17 - 37:30

167. Steph Leary from IMUNURI
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to Steph Leary, singer and flutist for the band IMUNURI and Philosophy professor, about the political messages in their music, the relationship between politics and art and the responsibilities of artists and consumers of art, and how to think about objective moral truth in relation to political issues of our time.

168. Women Who March
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Description: Kelly talks to Adena Raub Dershowitz, author of the children's book Women Who March, which is an illustrated depiction of the 2017 Women's March to introduce kids to the reasons behind the march and what the marchers stood for, with a call to action for the kids to find their own ways to lead the change. Each month royalties from the book are donated to organizations working for the values of the March. Past recipients have been the National Organization for Women Foundation and Postcards to Voters. May royalties are going to Sister District Project, and June royalties will be going to the Biden Foundation's partnership with the YMCA to foster LGBTQ equality in communities across the country. You can buy Women Who March on Amazon at bit.ly/womenwhomarch.

169. Natalie Weaver
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Description: Kelly talks to Natalie Weaver, co-founder of Advocates for Fragile Kids NC and founder of Sophia's Voice. Natalie became an advocate to fight to protect the healthcare of her daughter, Sophia, and other children with disabilities and complex medical needs. She has recently founded a nonprofit called Sophia's Voice to help people with chronic illness and disabilities get their various medical needs met by providing medical equipment (not covered by insurance) and to help with other needs of people with disabilities and their caregivers and advocates.

170. The Politics of California
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Description: In the first segment (1:06-20:54), Kelly talks to Heather Young, from Indivisible Sonoma County, about issues of immigration, net neautrality, police transparency, and offshore oil drilling, as they affect California, and about how elections are run in California. In the second segment (21:30-39:27), Kelly speaks with Andrew Janz, Democratic candidate in the California 22nd Congressional District. In the third segment (40:11-1:06:23) Kelly speaks with Regina Bateson, Democratic candidate in the California 4th Congressional District.

171. Stamp Stampede
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Description: Kelly talks to Edward Erikson, the Campaign Manager for Stamp Stampede (stampstampede.org). Stamp Stampede is a non-profit organization, started by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, of over 100,000 people legally stamping money to build a momevent to get money out of politics.

172. Sister District Project
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Description: Kelly talks to Gabrielle Goldstein, Co-Founder and Director of Political Strategy and Policy at Sister District Project (https://www.sisterdistrict.com/). Sister District pairs volunteers in blue districts with Democratic candidates for state legislatures in districts that need volunteers. Volunteers with Sister District call and text voters, send postcards, fundraise, and even go to the district to help get out the vote.

173. The Politics of Illinois
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Description: In the first segment (1:17-34:11), Sophy and Kelly speak with Jessica Mostinger from Indivisible Metro East and Beth Malone of Indivisible Carbondale & She Votes Illinois about issues in Illinois politics, especially the budget, the Illinois gubernatorial and congressional race, gun laws in Illinois, and the Chicago/not Chicago divide. In the second segment (34:39-53:22), Kelly speaks with Lauren Underwood, Democratic nominee in the Illinois 14th Congressional District. In the third segment (53:56-1:13:19) Sophy and Kelly speak with Sara Dady, Democratic nominee in the Illinois 16th Congressional District.

174. Chalis Montgomery
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Description: Kelly talks to Chalis Montgomery, Congressional candidate in the Georgia 10th District, about her daughter's chronic illness and her husband's loss of his health insurance, about the moral imperative of the Poor People's Campaign, about the beauty and diversity of the 10th district, and about what it means to Fight Like a Mother.

175. Jess Phoenix
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Description: Kelly from Two Broads Talking Politics and Matthew from Treknobabble talk to Jess Phoenix, volcanologist, Trekkie, and Congressional candidate in the California 25th district, about running for Congress, the politics of the 25th District, money in politics, Star Trek, what's going on in Hawaii, whether we should be afraid of a Yellowstone eruption, climate change, and science education.

176. Voicemails from Listeners
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Description: We asked our followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to leave us voicemails talking about the ways they've gotten involved in politics since 11/8/2016. We were overwhelmed by the responses, and we hope you'll give it a listen!

177. David Yankovich
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Description: Kelly talks to David Yankovich (@DavidYankovich on Twitter), a digital campaign advisor, about running for Congress against Paul Ryan, about directing social media for the Doug Jones Senate campaign, and about how social media will change the way political campaigning is done.

178. Debrianna Mansini
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Description: Kelly talks to Debrianna Mansini, New Mexico actor and activist, about her one-woman show, *The Meatball Chronicles*, and about her activist work raising awareness about the practice of lunch shaming, humiliating children in public schools who fall behind their lunch payments.

179. Joe Schiavoni
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Description: Sophy and Kelly speak with Joe Schiavoni, Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, about his record in the state Senate, running for office with little kids, and his plans for education, gun reform, attracting and retaining young people to Ohio, and battling the opioid crisis.

180. Lucy McBath
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with Lucy McBath, a national spokesperson and Faith and Outreach Leader for Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, Lucy is a two-time breast cancer survivor and a Mother of the Movement. Her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in 2012, at age 17, at a gas station by a man who thought he and his friends were playing the music in their car too loud. Lucy McBath is now running for Congress in the Georgia 6th district.

181. Moms Demand Action Moms Running for Office
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with four Democratic women who have been longtime Moms Demand Action volunteers and are now running for office. (00:55-15:15) Nancy de Pastino is running for House District 91 in Montana. (16:10-34:39) Amber Gustafson is running for Senate District 19 in Iowa. (35:25-50:45) Christy Clark is running for House District 98 in North Carolina. (51:17-1:05:04) Nicole Bedi is running for State House District 40 in Michigan.

182. National Security
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Description: In this episode, Kelly and Sophy talk to three Democratic congressional candidates with significant National Security experience, about what they believe are currently the biggest threats to national security and what Congress should be doing to face those threats. (1:26-22:06) Elissa Slotkin, who is running for Congress from Michigan's 8th District, started as a Middle East Analyst in the CIA, and in that capacity she served three tours in Iraq. She then served various defense and intelligence roles at the White House, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the State Department, and finally served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, where she oversaw policy at the Pentagon on Russia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. (22:48-49:12) Mark Osmack, who is running for Congress from Missouri's 2nd District, served in the US Army as an artillery officer and platoon leader, on two combat tours in Afghanistan where he was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He is currently serving in the Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs company commander in Missouri. He has a Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University, and he worked on national defense and veterans affairs issues in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in Washington, DC. (49:56-1:14:46) Omar Siddiqui, who is running for Congress from California's 48th District, is a trial lawyer and a private advisor and consultant to the FBI on issues of national security and counter-terrorism. He was awarded the FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC on April 15, 2016. He has also served as an advisor and community partner with the CIA.

183. Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with Jade Brooks and Micky Jordan from Southerners on New Ground (SONG). Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. Kelly, Jade, and Micky discuss the work and activities of SONG, the Black Mama's Bailout Action with the National Bail Out collective, how people can become members of or support the work of SONG, and education resources.

184. Build the Wave with Nate Lerner & Ryan Knight
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Description: Kelly speaks with Nate Lerner and Ryan Knight about Build the Wave. Build the Wave is a grassroots Democratic organization with the mission to connect activists, volunteers, and donors with Democrats running in the races that matter the most. In the Conor Lamb race in Pennsylvania, Build the Wave volunteers sent/received over 90,000 texts to voters. More recently, they texted unregistered 18-30 year olds to help them register to vote. And starting tomorrow, they will be texting voters in Arizona's 8th congressional district to get out the vote for Dr. Hiral Tipirneni.

185. The Politics of Indiana
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Description: In this episode, Kelly and Sophy talk about the Politics of Indiana with guests: Lindsey Beckley, from the Indiana Historical Bureau and host of the Talking Hoosier History Podcast (1:05-25:36); Jim Harper, Democratic candidate for Indiana Secretary of State (26:23-47:00); Courtney Tritch, Democratic candidate for Congress from the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana (47:43-1:03:42).

186. One Vote at a Time with Sarah Ullman
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Description: Kelly speaks with Sarah Ullman, the co-founder and co-executive director of One Vote at a Time, a team of female filmmakers who are traveling to ten states in 2018 to make political campaign ads for 250 progressive pro gun safety candidates for state legislatures.

187. Gerrymandering
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Description: In the first segment, Kelly speaks with Nicholas Stephanopolous, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School and an Attorney in the North Carolina and Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering lawsuits currently under review in the US Supreme Court, about using the efficiency gap to measure partisan gerrymandering. (00:25-22:25) In the second segment, Sophy and Kelly talk to Catherine Turcer, the Executive Director for Common Cause Ohio and a leader of Fair Districts=Fair Elections in Ohio, about efforts to pass Issue One in Ohio in May to end partisan gerrymandering in Congressional districts in Ohio. (23:10-41:25) In the third segment, Sophy speaks with Steven Schafersman, a retired scientist and political candidate in Texas, about the history of gerrymandering and its context in the larger picture of voter suppression in Texas. (42:30-1:02:30)

188. Congresswoman Robin Kelly
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a Democrat representing the second Congressional district of Illinois, about the 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence, the first-ever Congressional analysis of the nation’s gun violence epidemic that offers a blueprint for ending the crisis, and the 2018 update to that report.

189. Blue Wave Ohio
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with three Democrats running for office in Ohio: Rick Neal, who is running for US Congress from OH-15 (00:25); Jill Schiller, who is running for Congress from OH-02 (21:50); and Tina Maharath, who is running for Ohio State Senate in District 3 (41:12).

190. The Politics of Idaho
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Description: In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly talk to Teuvo and Alex, hosts of the Real Cd'A podcast, a progressive political podcast in northern Idaho (00:48). Then they chat with Aaron Swisher, Democratic candidate for Congress from the Idaho second Congressional district (20:29), and with Kelly Mitchell, candidate for County Clark in Ada County (37:54).

191. Run With Pride & Sharice Davids
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Description: In the first segment, Kelly talks to Jordan Valerie Allen, the National Communications Director for Run With Pride, a PAC with a mission to elect LGBTQ+ Democratic candidates to Congress. In the second segment, Kelly talks to one of the candidates endorsed by Run With Pride, Sharice Davids, who is running for Congress in the Kansas third district.

192. Public Health
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Description: In this episode, Kelly and Sophy discuss public health and the role that government plays in public health. Guests: Reid Wilson, Correspondent at The Hill and author of the newly-released book *Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak* (16:22); Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, candidate for Congress from the Arizona 8th congressional district (44:01); and Dr. Christine Eady Mann, candidate for Congress from the Texas 31st congressional district (56:43).

193. Blue Wave Alabama
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with three Democratic women running for office in Alabama: Heather Milam, who is running for Secretary of State (00:49); Felicia Stewart, who is running for Alabama House, District 46 (19:31); and Amy Wasyluka, who is running for Alabama Senate, District 2 (40:06).

194. The Politics of Alabama
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Description: In this episode Sophy and Kelly speak to Alabamanians about the politics of Alabama, including the history of the Democratic party and the start of the Civil Rights Movement, gerrymandering, racial politics, the role of the church in politics, brain drain, and the renewed energy of Democrats in the wake of the Doug Jones Senate race. Guests include: activists Lori Feldman and Kayla Sloan from Indivisible NW Alabama/Shoals Area Young Dems/Lauderdale County Democratic Executive Committee (01:32); Jessica Johnson Anderson, Vice President of Alabama Young Democrats (24:35); Tabitha Isner, candidate for US Congress from the Alabama 2nd district (45:22); Danner Kline, candidate for US Congress from the Alabama sixth district (1:09:26).

195. BallotReady
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Description: In this episode Kelly talks to Alex Niemczewski, the co-founder and CEO of BallotReady, a nonpartisan voter information company that has created a website where users can look up their individual ballot to see what candidates and issues they will be voting for and save their ballot to take with them when they vote.

196. The Politics of Millennials
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Description: In this episode, Sophy (millennial) and Kelly (Gen-x) discuss the Millennial generation: how do we define the generation; what are the characteristics of millennials; what effect are millenials having on American politics; and do millennials really ruin everything. They are joined by millennial guests: Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican pollster, cohost of The Pollsters Podcast and author of The Selfie Vote (15:52); Amanda Litman, co-founder and executive director of Run for Something (40:40); Michael Kotick, candidate for U.S. Congress in California's 48th district (50:53); and Spencer Bounds, candidate for Texas House District 82 (1:09:56).

197. Save the U.S. EPA
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council #238, representing over 1,000 bargaining unit employees at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Office in Chicago, and spokesperson for Save the U.S. EPA. They discuss Save the U.S. EPA, a national campaign led by the employee unions to stop the Trump Administration and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt from passing a budget that will virtually decimate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with what the EPA is and what it does, and how we would be harmed if it is eliminated. Kelly and John urge you to call your Senators and Reprsentative at (202) 224-3121 to ask them to protect the EPA's budget.

198. Veterans for Gun Reform
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Description: In this episode, Kelly & Sophy speak with several veterans with combat experience about why they support stricter gun laws and why they think arming teacher is the wrong way to protect students. Guests (in order by segment, with time stamps listed): Daniel Riley and The Warax from Vets for Gun Reform (00:54); Red T. Raccoon (28:05); Chris (50:05); Michael DeVito, candidate for Congress from the 11th District in New York (1:15:30).

199. Holly Figueroa O'Reilly
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Description: In a special Monday mini-episode, Kelly talks to Twitter Activist Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@aynrandpaulryan) about being blocked on Twitter by Trump, about her Candidate of the Day campaign on Twitter, and about creating Blue Wave Crowdsource Strategies to help Democratic candidates all over the country access resources to amplify their messages and find campaign volunteers.

200. Michigan Students for Gun Legislation
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with three high school seniors from Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan--Jenna, Jake, and Julia--about a group they founded, with several other students, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, called Michigan Students for Gun Legislation. The group started a petition called "Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won't," which has collected over 170,000 signatures, and traveled to Lansing to speak at a rally for gun legislation and meet with their state legislators to discuss gun laws. They are organizing voter registration drives for area high schools and are planning to participate in the March 14 walkout and the March for Our Lives and are encouraging other students throughout Michigan to join their cause.

201. The Politics of Florida
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Description: In this episode, Kelly & Sophy talk to guests in Florida about gun laws, climate change, the rising cost of healthcare and housing, restoring voting rights for people who have served time for felonies, the movement of people from Puerto Rico to Florida, and races to watch in Florida in November. Guests (in order by segment, with time stamps listed): Patty Farley, President of the Democratic Women's Club of Florida (2:04); Margaret Melanie Gold from Indivisible Central Florida (24:30); Pam Keith, Candidate for US Congress from the Florida 18th District (49:08); Phil Ehr, Candidate for US Congress from the Florida 1st District (1:01:28).

202. The Moms Running for Congress
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress against unresponsive Republican men: Liz Watson in the Indiana 9th District (01:21); Tiffany Bond in the Maine 2nd District (18:00); and Allison Galbraith in the Maryland 1st District (39:49). All three women are highly qualified; all are running for office for the first time; and all three are mothers of young children.

203. The Politics of Gender Identity
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Description: In the first segment Sophy and Kelly speak with Molly Woodstock (they/them), the host of Gender Reveal Podcast, about the difference between sex and gender, how to properly use pronouns, and why gender is less important than people think. In the second segment Kelly talks to Lewis Wallace (he/him or ze/hir), journalist and editor of Scalawag Magazine, about so-called bathroom bills, healthcare issues for trans folks, and media coverage of transgender issues. In the third segment Sophy and Kelly speak with Susan Maasch (she/her), director of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, about resources for trans youth and their families, and the fear families feel with the rollbacks in the Trump administrations protections for trans youth.

204. Patient Advocate Peter Morley
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Description: In this episode, Kelly catches up with returning guest Peter Morley, a patient advocate, who recently returned from his eighth trip to DC, where he met with the offices of eight congresspeople, including Speaker Paul Ryan, and sixteen Senators, to ask them about the Medicaid work requirement requested by some states and H.R. 620, the ADA Reform and Education Act of 2017. Peter and Kelly urge you to call your Senators at 202-224-3121 to ask them to vote NO on H.R. 620. Please call Democratic Senators as well as Republican.

205. Women Running for Office in 2018
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with first-time political candidates: Sharon Fairley, who is running for Illinois Attorney General (1:19); Jolene Loetscher, who is running for Mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (16:10); Erin Zwiener, who is running for Texas House District 45 (29:40); Lorraine Wilburn, who is running for Ohio House District 48, with Lauren Friedman, who is running for Ohio Senate District 29 (48:00); Ann Gillespie, who is running for Illinois Senate District 27 (1:06:23); and Sarah Kader, who is running for City Council in Tempe, Arizona (1:18:19).

206. The Politics of Texas
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Description: In this episode, Kelly & Sophy talk to progressive activists and congressional candidates around Texas about voter rights and gerrymandering, immigration and diversity, women's health outcomes, the urban/suburban/rural divide, gun ownership, and how the size of Texas affects political organizing. Guests (in order by segment, with time stamps listed): Terry Bermea from Battleground Texas (1:46); Lucy Stein from Progress Texas (19:06); Ivy Le from Indivisible Austin (37:38); Julie Oliver who is running for Congress from TX-25 (1:01:11); and Adrienne Bell who is running for Congress from TX-14 (1:19:37). We apologize for not including anyone from West Texas. Our guest from West Texas contracted the flu the day before we were set to record. We send our best wishes for his recovery and hope to include him in a future episode.

207. Kimberly Peeler-Allen of Higher Heights
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Description: In this episode Kelly talks to Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, about: her background in politics and the founding of Higher Heights; the work Higher Heights does to help elect Black women to federal and state-wide positions, as well as positions as mayors of the top 100 cities; how to be a good ally to Black women in politics; how to raise children to expect and support diversity; and her recent win of a the Roddenberry Fellowship and how she plans to use it.

208. The Religious Left
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Description: In this episode, Sophy, Kelly, and guests discuss the Religious Left: why and how did Christianity come to be associated with the Republican Party in the US; what is the Religious, or Christian, Left; what political issues are important to the Religious Left; how can the Democratic Party connect with the Religious Left without alienating unaffiliatied or nonreligious voters. In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Scott Robinson, an interfaith minister and hospice chaplain, and Ryan Fordice, Campaign and Engagement Manager at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. In the second segment, they speak with Sarah Ogelsby-Dunegan, Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka. In the third segment, Kelly speaks with Jenna Reinbold, an Assistant Professor of Religion at Colgate University. NOTE: We are focusing in this episode on Christian and Christian-adjacent traditions. We plan in future episodes to discuss non-Christian religious politics.

209. Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with Angela Lang, the Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), a Milwaukee organization, about: BLOC's work to ensure a high quality of life for Black Milwaukee; the door-knocking work of BLOC's organizers; issues and concerns for the Black community in Milwaukee; officer-involved shootings; representation in government; and the diversity training that Angela leads for Emerge Wisconsin.

210. The Politics of Utah
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Description: In this episode Kelly and Sophy discuss the politics of Utah, including gerrymandering, the influence of the LDS Church, air pollution, Medicaid expansion, and building the Democratic bench, with: Daisy Thomas, the Chair of the Democratic Party in Utah; Kason Kendall, the President of College Democrats of Utah; Courtney Marden, the Founder of Indivisible Utah; and Tom Taylor, Democratic Candidate for Utah's 4th Congressional District.

211. The Protest Banner Lending Library
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Description: In this episode Kelly talks to Aram Han Sifuentes, an artist who specializes in fiber arts, about sewing as immigrant work, rethinking "women's work" and domestic spaces, and her growing lending library of protest banners. Protest Lending Library Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/protestbannerlendinglibrary/

212. A Conversation with Author Rachel Ruiz
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with children's book author, Rachel Ruiz, about her books, including the inspiration for *When Penny Met POTUS,* and about gender and racial/ethnic representation in children's literature. Rachel is giving away one signed copy of her picture book, *When Penny Met POTUS*. Just go to her Facebook page Rachel Ruiz Books, Like her post regarding this episode and leave a comment. Rachel will randomly pick a winner at 5pm on Monday, January 29.

213. The Opioid Overdose Crisis
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Description: In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Zachary Siegel, a freelance journalist and writer whose writing focuses on the intersection of public health and criminal justice in the context of drugs, about the scope of the opioid overdose crisis, what legislation and treatment would help, why more insn't already being done, and what individuals can do to advocate for evidence-based treatment methods. In the second segment, they speak with Sarah Hargrove, a research analyst for The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), about the importance of accurate data in understanding the opioid problem, what data can tell us about the regional differences in the epidemic, and the current limitations in our data.

214. Voters Not Politicians
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with Katie Fahey, the founder and president of Voters Not Politicians, a bipartisan ballot question committee in Michigan, that has collected enough signatures (over 315,654 valid signatures in 180 days) to add a question to the 2018 Michigan ballot to amend Michigan’s constitution to place an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission in charge of redistricting. In this way, they hope to use the power of volunteer organizers and citizens to end gerrymandering in Michigan.

215. The Politics of Ohio
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Description: In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with a panel of Ohioans (Mark Gavin, Lorraine Wilburn, and Eli Kalil) about the politics of Ohio, the important races of 2018, gerrymandering and voter purges, the opioid epidemic, and Ohio's economy. In the second segment, they talk to Jen House of Ohio Young Democrats about what OYD does and the increased participation they are seeing of young people across Ohio in the political process. In the final segment, Kelly chats with Aaron Godfrey, a Democratic candidate in the Ohio 16th district, about his run for office.

216. Bard Prison Initiative
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with Jessica Neptune, the Associate Director of National Programs of the Bard Prison Initiative and Director of BPI’s Chicago office, about the history of BPI and Bard College's success in educating students in prisons in the liberal arts model and placing them into a range of careers after graduation.

217. Reducing Gun Violence
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Description: In the first segment Sophy and Kelly speak with Kim Smith from the University of Chicago Crime Lab about the work of the Crime Lab, 2017 gun crime statistics in Chicago, data driven policing, and the urban gun market. In the second segment they speak with Khary Penebaker, a DNC Representative for Wisconsin, about his own experience with gun violence, his work as an Everytown Survivor Fellow, and policy recommendations that could reduce gun violence. To join the Everytown Survivor Network, Text "Honor" to 64433.

218. Wake, Rise, Resist
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Description: In this episode, Kelly interviews Joanna Spathis and Kerri Kennedy about their friendship, their trip to the Women's March in DC, and their book, Wake, Rise, Resist: The Progressive Teen’s Guide to Fighting Tyrants and A-holes. Be sure to check out the Wake, Rise, Resist blog for a giveaway! Full show notes at https://momjeansmedia.com/blog/2018/1/5/two-broads-talking-politics-episode-25.

219. The Politics of Wisconsin
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Description: In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Matt Lowe, the Chairman of the Waukesha County Democratic Party, Robert Hansen, the former Chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County, and Beth Alleman, the Social Media Organizer of Indivisible Madison, about Wisconsin politics, including gerrymandering, voter suppression, FoxConn, Scott Walker, and Paul Ryan. In the second segment, Kelly speaks with Cathy Myers, who is running for Congress in the Wisconsin 1st congressional district. Full show notes at: https://momjeansmedia.com/blog/2018/1/3/two-broads-talking-politics-episode-24.

220. EndTimesBroadCast
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Description: In this episode Kelly (the knitting one) and Sophy (the Christian one) join forces with Megan (the gay one) and Rebecca (the Jew one) from the End Times Pep Talk Podcast to rant about the shitshow that is 2017. Smitha (the brown one) was busy saving lives. Topics include: the Women's March, indictments, Sally motherfucking Yates, Queen Hillary, North Korea, Indivisible, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Alabama, Tim Ryan, Me Too, DACA, CHIP, the GOP Tax Scam, gerrymandering, Sessions, travel bans and airport protests, and the rise of women.

221. Little Lobbyists
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Description: Kelly speaks with Austin and Ben from the group Little Lobbyists about their work educating congresspeople and the public about children with complex medical needs and advocating for legislation that will protect their children's access to affordable, quality healthcare. Learn more about Little Lobbyists at: https://www.littlelobbyists.org/

222. On the Campaign Trail: Focus on the Issues
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Description: In the first segment, Kelly and Sophy speak with Sarah Scanlon, who served as the National Director of Outreach for the LGBT Community and the Arkansas State Director for Bernie 2016 and who was the State Director for the Arkansas Voter Registration Project (AVRP), about the ways in which technology and volunteer enthusiasm are changing campaigning and how LGBTQ candidates can keep the focus on the issues. Then with speak with Kristine Mackin about her run for City Council in Waltham, Massachusetts.

223. Donna Bowman and the Pussyhat Project
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Description: In this episode, Kelly and Sophy talk with Donna Bowman, Professor of Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas, about the Pussyhat Project, the Women's March, feminism, white Southern Evangelicalism, abortion, and the future of American politics.

224. The Politics of Divorce
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Description: In the first episode of our Politics of the Family series, Sophy and Kelly speak with Kevin Curran, Senior Attorney at Life Span, an organization that provides legal and counseling services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families, and with Marie Kent, a recently-divorced mother of two in Minnesota, about the politics of separation, divorce, alimony, custody, and mental health.

225. Peter and Red Go to Washington
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Description: In this episode Kelly speaks with Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) and Red T Raccoon (@redtraccoon), two grass-roots political activists, about their recent trip to DC to talk to the offices of 20 different Senators and Representatives about their signature issues, healthcare and veterans issues. Peter and Red discuss what they learned in their meetings, the future of the ACA, the importance of constituents regularly calling their congresspeople, the difficulty of making these trips while suffering from chronic illnesses, and the positive impact of Twitter in politics.

226. She Should Run
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Description: In this episode, Kelly speaks with Clare Bresnahan-English, the Executive Director of She Should Run, a non-partisan 501(c)3 that provides a free incubator and mentorship for women considering running for office and a network for women who are running and those who want to help them.

227. Gun Violence Prevention
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Description: In the first segment Sophy and Kelly talk with Brenna, the Chicago lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America about the problem of gun violence in America and what Moms Demand Action is doing to fight the NRA. In the second segment, they speak with Shannon Cosgrove, the Director of Health Policy at Cure Violence, an NGO that stops the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms. Warning: This episode discusses gun violence, mass shootings, suicide, and accidental firearm death. It may not be suitable for children.

228. Tony the Democrat with Postcards to Voters
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Description: Kelly chats with Tony the Democrat from the grassroots get-out-the-vote effort, Postcards to Voters, about how they grew from 5 volunteers in March 2017 to over 7,000 volunteers today, and how people can get involved writing postcards to Democratic voters in races all over the country.

229. How to Run for Office
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Description: In this episode Sophy and Kelly talk with Marla Hexter, a Democrat who recently won her first election, for Township Supervisor, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and with Rebecca Sive, author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, about why more women are running for office than ever before, and how women should approach running for office.

230. How to Talk to People You Don't Agree With
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Description: In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Emily, a clinical social worker, and Kate, a licensed marriage and family therapist, about strategies for talking to people whose politics you disagree with. In the second segment, they talk to Megan Romer about political Twitter.

231. A Chat with Chicago Votes
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Description: Kelly talks with Stevie Valles and Jen Dean from Chicago Votes about their efforts to get young people excited about and engaged in the democratic process, by registering voters, parading to the polls, educating young people about their voting rights, providing voter guides, running leadership development training and organizing for legislation.

232. Nonprofits, Volunteering, and Politics
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Description: Sophy and Kelly talk to Devon and Jamie, both of Chicago, about their work with nonprofits and the intersections between the nonprofit world and politics. **Editor's note**: In the episode we state that Planned Parenthood does not endorse candidates. This is not completely accurate. Planned Parenthood Federation of America is "a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally." The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a nonprofit, non-partisan group. From their website: "To advance reproductive rights, we: Educate and organize the public; Register, inform, and mobilize voters; Promote policies that help people access health care; Work with reproductive health champions in federal, state, and local legislatures; During elections, promote political candidates who advocate for Americans’ reproductive rights; Stand in solidarity with social justice partners to fight back against hate and discrimination." In this role the PPAF *can* endorse candidates.

233. Craftivism with Jayna Zweiman
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Description: Kelly talks with Jayna Zweiman, the co-founder of the Pussyhat Project and the artist behind the Welcome Blanket Project, about craftivism, getting kids involved in political discussions through art, and the good side of social media.

234. Voting!
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Description: Sophy and Kelly discuss voting with Maggie O’Keefe of Chicago, who has been working with the Chicago 47th Ward Dems to organize deputy voting registrar training for over 400 people in the last few months and Anita Parsa of Kansas, who set up Leave Crosscheck.com to outline the dangers of the Crosscheck program in restricting voting rights.

235. Indictments and Fake News
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Description: Sophy and Kelly are joined by Matthew, a philosopher in Chicago, and Chris, a lawyer in Kansas, to discuss the charges brought against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos by Robert Mueller. They also tackle the rise of fake news.

236. The Politics of Art
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Description: Sophy and Kelly and joined by painter/illustrator Julia Mills, screenwriter Anna Siri, and Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette, in a free-ranging discussion about the relationship between politics and art.

237. Reproductive Justice
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Description: In the first segment Kelly and Sophy are joined by Sarah Whedon to discuss reproductive justice, including access to abortion and birth control, and the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault. In the second segment, Kelly speaks with her friend, Sarah, about Sarah's second-trimester abortion. In the third segment, Sophy speaks with her friend, McKenzie, about McKenzie's second-trimester abortion.

238. Education is Local
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Description: Special guests Alison, an executive director of an education foundation, and Shannon, an education reporter, join Sophy and Kelly to discuss the state of K-12 education in the US under Betsy DeVos and what parents and other concerned citizens can do to get involved.

239. What Happened: Part 2
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Description: Guests Megan Romer and Esther join Sophy and Kelly to discuss gun violence and to conclude their conversation about Hillary Clinton's book What Happened.

240. What Happened: Part 1
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Description: Guests Megan Romer and Esther join Sophy and Kelly to discuss Hillary Clinton's book What Happened in the first part of a two-part conversation.

241. The War on Science
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Description: Special Guests, Brian, an informal science educator, and Gary, a biology professor, join Sophy and Kelly to discuss the Trump Administration's War on Science, and what concerned citizens can do.

242. The News is Terrible
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Description: Sophy & Kelly introduce themselves and give some background. They talk getting involved at the local level, the terrible news of the day, and parenting in the Age of Trump.