Pantsuit Politics podcast

Pantsuit Politics

Sarah & Beth

Editors’ Notes: “I think there's a lot of valid, complicated, hard differences in America right now,” says Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of Pantsuit Politics, a biweekly podcast in which she and longtime friend Beth Silvers tackle the ideological polarization in US politics head-on with nuanced, intelligent discussions. “I think what we try to do is say, 'We see it. We see how hard it is.' Sometimes, it's not a political question or a political solution as far as who you vote for or what party you are in and then the conversation's over, because there's really hard, complicated discussions to be had beyond just your political party.”


Since the show started in 2015, the Kentucky-based Holland and Silvers sought to subvert the traditional left-right punditry of cable news to have what they describe as “grace-filled conversations” which are more community-driven and derive from their own shared values and friendship. Both women grew up in Kentucky, studied law, and are raising families. It’s in those shared experiences that they’re able to stay truthful with each other, but also with their listeners—many of whom appreciate their views regardless of the differences they might have. “We hear a lot of ‘You're like our political therapists, you're our internet moms,’” Silvers says. “That feels right to me, because I think there are a lot of people who listen to our show who rarely agree with my political perspective, but they just like something about being able to sit and hear the news with us and know that we care about their feelings even if they are different than ours. That feels like the most important thing we can do right now.”

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    Redistricting and Regions: The Lines That Divide Us

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    5 Things You Need to Know About MLK Day

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    We're breaking down what you need to know about the history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how it became a holiday in the first place. Spoiler: it wasn't an easy road. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is January 15th but the holiday is marked on the third Monday of every month.The effort to make his birthday a national holiday took over three decades and an enormous amount of effort.Stevie Wonder's Happy Birthday is about Martin Luther King, Jr!The law passed in 1983 and signed by Reagan. The first federal holiday was in 1986.The journey to all 50 states adopting the holiday took much longer.Please visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Living Through Transformative Times

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    Topics DiscussedOur News RecommendationsLiving in Transformative TimesOutside of Politics: Updating SpacePlease visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    January 6: One Year Later

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    We’re discussing the one-year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection and siege on the Capitol. We reflect on what that day meant, the people who were involved, and what has happened since. We also talk again with Olivia Beavers of Politico, who was reporting from inside the Capitol that day.Please visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    New Year, Old News

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    Topics DiscussedLouisville, Colorado FireMayfield, Kentucky UpdateCovid-19 Omicron UpdateOutside of Politics: Holiday ActivitiesPlease visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    A Different Approach to the News

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    Topics DiscussedWhat to Expect from Pantsuit Politics in 2022Sarah and Beth’s Political Resolutions for the New YearOutside of Politics: Our Words of the YearPlease visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    How Do You Measure a Year?

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    Topics DiscussedHow do you wrap up your year?Setting goals, resolutions, and intentions for the New YearPlease visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Our Best of 2021

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    Topics Discussed:Beth’s Favorite A Block: Corporations and Political SpeechSarah’s Favorite B Block: Masks, Abortion and Bodily AutonomyMaggie and Alise’s Favorite Conversation Outside of Politics: Olivia Rodrigo’s Album SourPlease visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    How'd That Hold Up?

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    Topics DiscussedHow’d that hold up? Reflecting On Our 2021 Political ResolutionsWhat our 2021 Resolutions give us to think about in 2022Please visit our website for full show notes and episode resources. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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