WOMEN BELONG IN THE HOUSE
This woman could kick your ____
Historically, stereotypes about women focused on the frailties of the “weaker sex.” But many women running for office this year prove those ideas false. Candidates have held positions in the military, intelligence agencies, and State Department. The woman candidate at the center of this interview is Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat running in VA-07 who is a former CIA Agent and all around badass.
Year of the Woman, Take 2
Why are there so few women in office? Why are people freaking out about the pink wave? What does this year have in common with the “last year of the woman”? This episode answers so many of the basic questions that need answering, in a way that only Mikie Barb knows how.
Change can’t wait.
Ayanna Pressley defeated Mike Capuano in September, and she’ll be a woman to watch. This roundtable discussion describes her race well, but also paints a picture of how Pressley is part of a larger trend of black and latino candidates who are taking the Sanders message mainstream.
What sets this particular interview with Rebecca apart is this: our favorite interviewer on the planet (Max Linsky!) interviewed Rebecca Traister the morning after the Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford hearings. Her book, and this interview, is about the power of female rage — and how this rage is changing the course of history.
Women belong in the House
She Got it from her Mama
Parent-child interviews are always fun to listen to. But set against the backdrop of ‘The Pink Wave’, standing up for the rights of others, and running to civic duty — this one is both informational, inspiring, and ultimately, a period piece that will stand the test of time, and perhaps even augur a whole new genre of reporting.