FEMINIST FRIDAY: 3 Female-Lead Podcasts To Help You In The Lead Up To The 2020 Election – Part 2

Welcome to another Feminist Friday! This is part 2 of our political podcast roundup as the country gears up for the 2020 presidential election. The Democratic debates have been fiery so far and lots of issues are being discussed, as well as the candidates themselves.

We all know how noisy politics and media can become, and we can often miss crucial details in regular TV segments which are designed to be very short. So we’ve put together a list of our fave female-driven political podcasts that help to break down the issues via a distinct feminist lens, especially relating to women, women of color and minorities.

First up this week is ‘Women Belong in the House’ from Wonder Media Network. The title speaks for itself, and with a record wave of progressive women elected to Congress in the 2018 mid-term elections, we are invested in seeing this momentum continue! Hosted by Jenny Kaplan, in each episode you will get to hear from candidates, political experts and thought leaders about the most exciting and notable races that we need to keep an eye on.

“Leading up to the 2018 Midterm Elections, WMN presented its first original show, which dug into the incredible stories of the record numbers of women who ran for Congress. In the show, Jenny Kaplan guided listeners through interviews with candidates — plus experts and thought leaders — to explain why there are so few women in office, what it would mean if there were more, and how Congress would change if it looked more like the people it represents,” says the description of the show. Invested in seeing more women in the House? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and and Castbox.

The second podcast comes from one of our fave TV political pundits, Angela Rye who regularly appears on CNN, bringing her political expertise and quick wit to the most pressing conversations around our elections. If there is one person we want to hear from when it comes to intersectional political matters, especially relating to black and brown communities, it is Angela. She is an American attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington, DC. She is a liberal political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst. She served as the executive director and general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress.

In every episode of her podcast ‘On One with Angela Rye’, listeners tune in every week for the most honest answers to the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day. If you’re down for this, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Tune In, Spotify and more. Check out her interview with 2020 Democratic presidential Candidate and current US Senator from California, Kamala Harris:

And wrapping up our podcast list this week is Amy Siskind’s ‘The Weekly List’, which is necessary listening for those who feel overwhelmed with all the atrocities happening in the Trump administration, and find it hard to keep up.

“On a weekly basis, the List tracks specific news stories representing eroding norms under the current regime. Taken together, they reveal a nation pushed towards authoritarianism, the wielding of unchecked governmental authority by one person or group at the expense of the freedom of those who oppose them,” says the website description.

“The Weekly List was born on November 20, 2016, chronicling Amy’s findings. Originally for her friends and social media followers, the List quickly went viral. The earliest weeks listed fewer than a dozen items. Now, nearly a year later, each week brings with it at least one-hundred new abnormalities,” it continues. Stay informed, stay alert, and share this with your conservative family members who refuse to believe Trump is doing anything bad!

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and more, take a listen to Amy’s episode about Hurricane Dorian and subscribe for more episodes.

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