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Author: Sarah & Beth

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For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.
530 Episodes
We discuss how social media is affecting us and our politics.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We discuss where we're at with Covid-19 and the complexities of election interference.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We discuss the cavalcade of urgent, important headlines.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We talk with four listeners about their experience with the ADA.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We break down what you need to know about the ADA.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
2020 Senate Races To Watch

2020 Senate Races To Watch


We cover the news of the weekend and discuss Senate races to be watching.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We share our thoughts on the Republican National Convention and cancel culture.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We compare the Democratic and Republican party policy platforms.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We reflect on the highs and lows of the Democratic National Convention.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We mark the centennial anniversary of women's suffrage.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We review Kamala Harris’s history and share our thoughts about her groundbreaking role on the Democratic party ticket.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We welcome Mike Rothschild to talk with us about why so many people are posting about child sex trafficking right now and what it means.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We talk about the forensic psychology of politics and how government shapes who we are as people.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Topics Discussed: - Vice Presidential Pick - Tik Tok - Conspiracy Theories - 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage - American Response to Covid-19  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In the final installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we look ahead to potential election reforms and what the next steps of citizenship might look like for you.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In the third installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we talk about getting trustworthy information in a saturated news landscape. We discuss media literacy and how to find information about who and what is on your local ballot.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In the second installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we get philosophical about our role as citizens of this country. We examine the foundations of citizenship in American and what it means to be a citizen in 2020.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
How To Be A Citizen: 101

How To Be A Citizen: 101


In the first installment of our How To Be A Citizen series, we discuss how we got here in the first place. We talk about the origins of our democracy, the structure through which it operates, and the process of voting. Thank you for being a part of our community! We couldn't do what we do without you. To become a tangible supporter of the show, please visit our Patreon page, purchase a copy of our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), or share the word about our work in your own circles. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for daily news briefs, GIF news threads, and our real time reactions to breaking news. Please visit our website for full show notes and episode resources.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We discuss anti-Trump sentiment within the Republican party and what the future of the GOP might be. Mark McKinnon and Tim Miller join us to share their thoughts, .  See for privacy and opt-out information.
As decisions about returning to school are being made around the country, we are devoting this entire episode to the topic of education. We hear from women across the spectrum of education policy and practice about the biggest problems in education and how we should be thinking about fall.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Comments (15)

Vivian Lawrence

That letter from the listener, equating BLM and the Me Too movement.... I wasn't planning on crying today, but here we are.

Jun 16th

Freda Heaton

Everybody tries to take the risk for the good reason and some get the benefit and some get the only drawback. This is totally depending on luck and master mind and I'm able to check to check out unique task. This article is looking so interesting and you talk about the one side of human life.

Apr 5th

Jennifer Earls Watson

I was a legal secretary and I assumed I would go to law school at some point but I'd had to be an Alan Alda and one of my bosses was like that and her life was miserable I thought.

Feb 19th

Jennifer Kolwey

Beth and Sarah, Thank you so much for today's podcast! I live in the Quad Cities (Iowa) and am a proud Democrat. I was precinct captain for Warren at my caucus Monday night. It was so discouraging the rest of the week to listen to all of the podcasts that I typically listen to and hear all of the disgust and disappointment about Iowa. My husband and I are very, very busy people. We both work full time, we have 2 biological children, and we fostered to adopt 6 additional children. I make it a priority for not only myself but my children as well to learn about politics and democracy and how we can make our world a better place. My 13 year old daughter told me on Tuesday that there were so many memes on Facebook making fun of Iowans and she said that she now believes that Iowans votes don't count. Even Bernie Sanders made fun of the fact that "Iowans can't count but New Hampshire people sure can" at a recent rally. As we are going to and from band, play rehearsals, etc, we have been listening to podcasts that state Iowa should not have the 1st caucus any longer because there are no black people in the state. Half of my children are black and they asked me why the rest of the country doesn't think they exist. When I saw the word "Iowa" in the title of today's podcast, I honestly thought, "Oh no, they are going to take back all the good stuff they said about Iowa on Tuesday!" I was so happy when you two started talking about us positively! I picked up 3 of my kiddos and said, "Kids, listen to this! My Pantsuit Politics podcast isn't mad at Iowa!" Thanks so much Sarah and Beth ❤

Feb 8th

William Beshlian

I'd like to help but you lost this center-right to the Libertarian Party in 2016.

Jan 8th
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William Beshlian

The last time our government looked long term after a war was the Marshall Plan.

Dec 13th

William Beshlian

Ours was the only successful Brexit...

Jun 10th

Alice Chamberlain

way too many commercials and talking about things that are not news. Don't start talking till 7 minutes in and have over a minute of ads by minute 13. I don't listen for ads I listen for news.

Nov 7th

Caren Webb-Goodwin

I'm repulsed by the do you believe ford when no one corroborates her story

Oct 6th


As a mother of 2 girls, I share your rage and angst. I don't know what to tell them other than don't get in situations that put you at risk. as a life long Republican I am ashamed and repulsed with the whole lot. we have to do better for our sons and daughters. Thanks for saying what I don't have words for.

Oct 5th

Daniel Miller

i dont see the contrast...its a hillary democrat and a gw bush repub. theyre the same thing except for regional diffs. they govern on visceral emotion and will bow to popular opinion/media pressure. the repub slightly reactionary, the hill dem adjusts policies with every poll

Sep 10th

Caren Webb-Goodwin

its crappy that you included the author who wrote about trumps children.geese can the trump family have no peace

Aug 10th

Brian Brussard

This podcast is very much in the vein of NPR's "Left, Right, and Center." That is to say that, much like LRC, it claims to offer more than 1 POV yet seems to be able to deliver anything but. These 2 ladies are clearly both from the Left, so am wondering why the deception??? Just own it.

Jun 6th

Robert Stockett

am a Democrat but you ladies hit on a lot of issues love your show keep it up!

Feb 3rd
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