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Who are the women on the frontlines fighting the CoronaVirus and COVID19? 

Interviews are candid and raw, as Rose Reid gets honest & controversial opinions from nurses, reporters, lawyers and public health care professionals. Every week, tune in to hear how one person is working to flatten the curve, and protect individuals and communities from the outbreak during this global pandemic. 

28 Episodes
Jewel was living in her car when she was discovered at 19, and released her platinum-winning debut album, Pieces of You, just two years later. Jewel Kilcher is a survivor, a writer, a musician, and an advocate. She's published a dozen albums, several memoirs, and has created a hub for mental health and mindfulness. During the COVID19 outbreak, Jewel has been raising money for at risk youth, hosting livestreams in partnership with her charity, The Inspiring Children Foundation. Her new single, Grateful, is out now, and her new album is on the way. Jewel opens up about observing addiction, experiencing betrayal, and launching her most vulnerable work to date.  And, thank you for listening to this first season of The Women! Please leave us a review or tell a friend! It really helps the women grow. We’ll be back for Season 2 with fresh interviews in August.   Find us on Instagram @TheWomenPod and @Jewel. Take care. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dr. Carla Hayden became the 14th Librarian of Congress in 2016. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Carla is the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library. Carla runs the largest library in the world! She has set out to make its treasures more accessible, so you can see a portrait of a young Harriet Tubman or read Frederick Douglas' journal entries onlines. Carla is also in charge of the US Copyright Office and selects the Poet Laureate, and Gershwin Prize. Carla describes how libraries serve as sanctuaries during national crises, and how she and her colleagues are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Find us on Instagram: @TheWomenPod @LibnCongress Learn more about your ad-choices at
Science journalist Wendy Zukerman began reporting on the CoronaVirus in January, before "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" became a part of everyday conversation. Host and executive producer of the podcast Science VS, Wendy blows up opinions and replaces them with science, with puns and fun along the way!  Wendy first created the show in 2015 after Gwyneth Paltrow's aspiring health guru website, GOOP, suggested women could steam clean their vaginas. Since then, Science VS has moved from Australia to New York, from Gimlet Media to Spotify, and has published over 100 episodes pitting facts against hot topics and fads, from Climate Change & Fracking, to Diets & Essential Oils. Rose surprises her pal Wendy with voice memos from her family members with their favorite "Wendy Memory!" Find Us on Instagram: @RoseReid, @TheWomenPod, @ScienceVs, @GimletMedia. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Stacey Abrams speaks with Rose Reid on the importance of family, friendships, and voting rights during COVID19. After Stacey lost the 2018 Georgia Governor's race to Brian Kemp, she created Fair Fight Action, focused on voter protection. There is a lot of speculation on whether Stacey will be Joe Biden's Vice Presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket in the 2020 elections, but Stacey's priority is to make sure every vote is counted. Stacey became a tax attorney after attending Spelman College and Yale University, but has had many careers. Rose and Stacey have a candid and intimate conversation about hard lessons learned from the Governor's race, the curious life of introverts during quarantine, and what the future holds for this entrepreneur-turned-politician-moonlighting-romance novelist. Subscribe to The Women for more interviews like this. Find us on Instagram: @RoseReid @TheWomenPod @StaceyAbrams @FairFightAction Learn more about your ad-choices at
Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from experts and leaders you know and some that you may not, including ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Here’s Something Good comes to you Monday through Friday — it’s a great way to start your day on the positive side of life.  Here’s Something Good is a production of the Seneca Women Podcast Network and iHeartRadio, with support from Founding Partner P&G and Bank of America. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store. Learn more about your ad-choices at
How did this virus begin? How did it jump from animals to humans? Why do we not have testing available so we can resume our lives? We're at least a year away from a vaccine, and we are still filled with questions, and some people are filled with anger. In this episode we will hear from hospital staff, epidemiologists, & biosecurity experts who are working tirelessly to relieve the patients and the workers of this crisis from around the world:  Dr. Emma Hodcroft is a molecular biologist in Switzerland tracking the CoronaVirus in real-time. Her work reveals how the CoronaVirus jumped from animals to humans, and can distinguish if a COVID-19 patient caught the virus from someone in China, Seattle, or in their own neighborhood.  Professor Raina MacIntyre is a biosecurity expert in Australia and explains why testing is paramount to our safety and the superiority of N-95 masks.  Dr. Saskia Popescu is a senior infection prevention epidemiologist in Arizona who explains how much more social distancing we can expect. Dr. Seema Yasmin is the Director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative and describes how women will be impacted by the pandemic. Stephanie, a nurse in Brittany, France, shares her frustration at the lack of preparedness to protect herself, her coworkers, and her patients.  And we’ll check back in with Antoinette Ward, the nurse practitioner who created, and is leading testing for COVID19, at a major hospital in Atlanta. And next week, we'll have an interview with Stacey Abrams! We'll talk about love, friendship, and how COVID19 will further impact voter suppression. If you have a request, question, or want to share your experience with us, please email or find us on Instagram & Twitter @TheWomenPod. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Pregnant women all over the world are facing tough choices as concerns rise around giving birth in a hospital where they are more likely to get exposed or contract the CoronaVirus. What are the options for changing a birth plan? Can newborns contract COVID-19 from their mothers? As many hospitals are limiting laboring women to have only one support person in the delivery room, expecting parents are wondering if they should avoid the risk and restrictions at hospitals and give birth at home, or elsewhere? Rose talks to Kate Dirks, a nurse practitioner & midwife in Atlanta, Georgia who works in one of the busiest birthing centers in the United States about how COVID-19 has changed her practice, and what medical professionals are doing to protect new moms, new babies, and their staff. If you have a request, question, or want to share your experience with us, please email or find us on Instgram & Twttier @TheWomenPod. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Katie Couric is no stranger to reporting in a crisis, and she is one of many journalists on the frontlines asking tough questions to keep institutions responsible, and governments responsive.  Rose gets Katie’s perspective on how the outbreak of the CoronaVirus and response to COVID-19 compares to other major events she has covered, and finds out how Katie has navigated her own moments of crisis and challenge. Katie also opens up about what she's learned from grief, and how she responds to sexism. You can follow Katie's coverage on the pandemic on her iHeartRadio podcast, Next Question with Katie Couric. We will continue to cover women on the frontlines of the CoronaVirus and COVID-19, if you have a request, question, or want to share your experience with us, please email Learn more about your ad-choices at
What does COVID-19 feel like? What do you do if you can't get tested? Why is getting a COVID-19 test so hard? Erica Roth is a public defender in Nevada and she is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and struggled to get access to testing, which worries her, as her work in the courthouse and jail has her come in contact with hundreds of people throughout a single day.  We will continue to cover women on the frontlines of the Coronavirus and COVID-19, if you have a request, question, or want to share your experience with us, please email Learn more about your ad-choices at
Covid-19 cases are rising in the United States and globally. Many healthcare workers are struggling to keep up. And everyday people who are asymptomatic are learning to cope with lost jobs, postponed plans, and living in isolation. Dr. Jill Bresler, licensed psychologist, describes how she is adjusting her practice to address the pandemic, and bracing herself for what's to come. The Women will continue to cover the Coronavirus and COVID-19, and we want to hear from you! Send your questions, requests, and voice memos about your own experience to Learn more about your ad-choices at
Everything has changed. We are switching from our regular programming to cover the women who are on the frontlines fighting the Coronavirus and COVID-19.  Recording from home, Rose interviews Dr. Antoinette Ward, who is leading the COVID-19 testing at a major hospital in Atlanta. Antoinette is one of many healthcare providers who are treating a rapidly increasing number of patients at the same time they learn more about the Coronavirus, how to treat it, and continue to ration tests for it. This episode also features Physician Assistant Sonya Green, who leads a primary care practice in Atlanta.  The Women will be covering women on the frontlines of the pandemic, if you have questions or requests, please email If you need assistance, you can visit or call 1-866-PubHealth Learn more about your ad-choices at
International Women's Day!

International Women's Day!


Welcome to a special International Women's Day episode featuring women from around the world, brought together by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). From Tunisia, to Ireland, Panama, the United States, Sri Lanka, Denmark, & Australia...Rose Reid interviews women tackling the globe's greatest humanitarian issues: Aya Chebbi, the African Union Special Envoy on Youth Senator Alice Mary Higgins and Senator Colette Kelleher of Ireland, who campaigned to amend Ireland's constitution to legalize abortion in 2018  Dr. Natalia Kanem, the Executive Director of UNFPA Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Patron of UNFPA All interviews were recorded in front of a live audience at the 2019 Nairobi Summit, where more than 10,000 people gathered to demand, and work towards, gender equality.  Special thanks to Julius Okoti and his team, for engineering & recording live in Nairobi, Kenya.  And a very special thanks to Etienne Leue, Mandira Paul, and the entire team at UNFPA for making these interviews possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, public health champion, and visiting professor at George Washington University. She served as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood from 2018 to 2019. Her tenure and her departure highlight a philosophical divide that goes beyond just one organization, but across the entire country. She asks, "Can we put aside partisan differences to do what is best for the people we serve?" Dr. Wen describes to Rose how her driving mission is to serve both the patient and community at every level - whether in the ER, as a mom to young children, daughter to a sick parent, or as Baltimore's Health Commissioner fighting the opioid epidemic. You can read more about her work on transparency, prevention, and currently responding to the #coronavirus #covid19 @DrLeanaWen. Send your questions or feedback to or on Twitter/Instagram @TheWomenPod. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Heather Booth got a call in 1965 that a friend was in desparate need of an abortion. She started an underground abortion clinic in Chicago called the JANE, that provided over 11,000 abortions before Roe v Wade was passed in 1973. Heather has continued to organize, across sectors and issues, consulting with President Obama's administration to creating the consumer protection agency alongisde Elizabeth Warren. @TheWomenPod @RoseEReid  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter known for her powerful protest songs and touching love songs. She started out in the 1960s, and was blacklisted by two presidential administrations, so much of her legacy has been hidden. Her songs have been covered by dozens of artists including Elvis, Joe Cocker, Barbara Streisand, and the Indigo Girls, to name a few. She was the first indigenous person to receive an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe in 1983 for the song, "Up Where We Belong." And hark! It's Valentine's Day this week, and so for the love of music, folk artists, and Buffy, Rose's mom, Gail Reid, moonlights on this episode. Gail explains Buffy's songs and plays a little guitar...and Rose gets her mom to chat with Buffy on the phone! For a list of all the songs featured in this epsiode, visit If you enjoyed this episode, share with a friend, or rate & review us! @TheWomenPod @BuffySteMarie Learn more about your ad-choices at
Liz Plank is a Quebec-born, American-based journalist Liz recently published, "For the Love of Men: A New Vision of Mindful Masculinity," which asks, how can we make it ok for men to have their social revolution too? Rose and Liz discuss how feminism can positively impact men, tackle the divisive state of the media, and explore how to battle our deepest insecurities. Pew Pew Pew! This is a special episode!! Following the interview, Rose takes a petite dive into women in history, in a conversation with Jenny Kaplan, the podcast host of Encyclopedia Womanica, from Wonder Media! History, women, and journalism, oh my! You can get Liz's book and follower her @feminstabulous. Find more @iHeartRadio @TheWomenPod @RoseEReid Learn more about your ad-choices at
Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@Yassmin_a) is a Sudanese Australian engineer-turned-writer. She recently published her first novel, You Must Be Layla, after a tumultuous year when, as she describes, became "the most hated Muslim woman in Australia." She talks to Rose Reid about starting over, and why she left race cars & oil rigs to begin writing, speaking, and doing Tedx Talks about unconscious bias. Join in the conversation, or find more @TheWomenPod @iHeartRadio.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Marjorie Margolies was the first woman elected to represent Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives. She joined Congress in 1992, during the "Year of the Woman," and casted the tie-breaking vote for President Bill Clinton's budget and tax bill. A proud grandmother of 20, she may also be America's most famous mother-in-law (to Chelsea Clinton). Marjorie started as a reporter and became the first unmarried U.S. citizen to adopt a foreign child, and helped reform adoption law for single parents. She is the founder of Women's Campaign International, and has taught at University of Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. Rose talks to Marjorie about her push for a moderate middle, and navigating the joys and heartaches of family life throughout a political career. Find more @thewomenpod & @RoseEReid. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Ronja von Rönne @sudelheft is a Berlin-based writer and TV host who was thrust into fame & controversy after her 2015 article "Why Feminism Disgusts Me" was featured in a major German publication, Die Welt (The World). The title wasn't her choice, but the outrage made her an instant media sensation. Since, Ronja has built her career based on radical transparency. She mixes reporting, poetry and witticisms to comment on the world at large and to illustrate the journey of the human experience, her experience. More @thewomenpod. Learn more about your ad-choices at
A new year, and a new decade. Welcome back to The Women! Charlotte Clymer’s life changed completely when she announced to the world that she would present herself outwardly as the person she knew herself to be inside, a woman. Charlotte is an army veteran, and one of the most prominent transgender activists in the United States. She is the Rapid Response Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, which is the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. For more, visit @TheWomenPod on Twitter or Instagram. You can find Charlotte on Twitter @cmclymer.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
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