Mika Straight Up, an unfiltered and compelling listen, will have you captivated, impacted and coming back for more. Mika Straight Up is a limited weekly podcast series providing straightforward and honest insight. Just like she does every day on Morning Joe, Mika will be speaking with the rule-makers and rule-breakers from all genres, bringing you unpredictable and engaging conversations.
Paying It Forward with Deborah Streeter and Jeanette Kaplun
33:11Mika welcomes Deborah Streeter and Jeanette Kaplun of The Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell University to discuss the importance of mentorship and chat about effective ways for young female entrepreneurs to seek capital for their professional ventures.
Georgetown Women's Forum with AirBNB's Marisa Moret
1:03:40Mika participates in Georgetown University’s Women's Forum, where she shares the screen with AirBNB's Global Director Marisa Moret to discuss their professional journeys and also fields questions from the Georgetown students that tuned-in to this special addition of Mika Straight Up.
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Body language in the workplace with Janine Driver
33:06Mika welcomes body language expert and New York Times best-selling author Janine Driver to the podcast. With people returning to the office following the pandemic and many entering an office work environment for the first time, Mika and Janine discuss how to best utilize our body language to communicate effectively in our professional lives.
The Happiness 401k with Arthur Brooks
21:57Mika is joined by social scientist and best-selling author Arthur Brooks to discuss his new book “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.” Brooks discusses how he identified the habits of the happiest people, how to adopt them yourself, and how to break the success addiction often responsible for mid-life crises.
Joe Scarborough. Willie Geist. Morning Joe behind-the-scenes
18:33Joe and Willie crash the pod to chat about the twists and turns of Morning Joe’s 15 year run, their first impressions of each other, how they’ve grown together, and what the future holds as the show expands to four hours. Mika and Willie also recount a particular Trump tweet on this special episode of Straight Up.
Forgetting The Women In Afghanistan Is Not True Gender Equity
29:10Mika Brzezinksi sits down with two leading voices at the forefront of women’s rights movement. Naheed Farid, Former Member of the Wolesi Jirga and Human Rights, Civil Society and Women’s Affairs Commission Chairperson and Melanne Verveer, the Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security join the pod discuss the Taliban’s return to Afghanistan, the dire human rights crisis, and what the international community can do to support Afghan women at this urgent time.Following the recording of this episode on February 9, Naheed Farid and Zarifa Ghafari were honored by Hillary Clinton with the Changemaker Award at Forbes' 30/50 Summit on International Women's Day 2022. Created with support from Bank of America.Here are a few ways you can support Afghan women at this urgent time:Volunteer or donate to help Afghan families in your community. Visit Welcome.US to learn more.Support Georgetown's work with Afghan women leaders. (Go to https://onwardforafghanwomen.org/ and contact us if you think you might have a job opportunity or speaking opportunity for an Afghan woman)Impact US policy: Reach out to your Congressperson and demand that the US put pressure on the Taliban and do everything it can to protect the people in Afghanistan from violence, starvation, and loss of rights and opportunities—and ensure that Afghan women are consulted in all decisions that affect them.