The Electorette Podcast

The Electorette is one of the longest running feminist podcasts, and offers analyses and solutions to the world's biggest political and social challenges, all through the lens of women. Hosted by Jennifer Taylor-Skinner, The Electorette regularly features award-winning authors, politicians, academics, activists, and organizers like the founder of Mom's Demand Action, Shannon Watts, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and author and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Fellow, Nicole Fleetwood. The Electorette is independently owned and operated—please support us by subscribing to the podcast on your favorite platform! 

Social Sciences
News Commentary
Are Our Fears About Artificial Intelligence Unf...
Professor Emily M. Bender, and sociologist Dr. Alex Hanna the impact of Artificial Intelligence and whether our government can protect us from the potential harms via legislation, and regulation.
50 min
How Women Keep the Country from Falling Apart: ...
Professor Jessica Calarco discusses her new book "Holding It Together: How Women Became America's Safety Net," and how America has historically and systemically locked women into the role of being the country's default caregivers, and its de facto social safety net.
38 min
What the Data Reveals About LGBTQ Voter Engagem...
GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, joins The Electorette to discuss their newly released data about LGBTQ voters, what this data reveals about LGBTQ voter engagement ahead of the election, and how anti-LGBTQ bills will not be a winning voter issue on the ballot.
36 min
EMILYs List President, Jessica Mackler, On the ...
EMILYs List president, Jessica Mackler, joins The Electorette to discuss the importance of electing pro-choice, Democratic women to office—candidates who are unapologetic advocates for reproductive rights.
22 min
When Disinformation Targets Black Voters: Esosa...
Esosa Osa, the founder and CEO of Onyx Impact, an organization that fights the harmful information ecosystems that target Black communities, discusses how misinformation and disinformation campaigns target the Black community and voters.
36 min
Is the Climate Crisis Making You Think Twice Ab...
Dr. Jade S. Sasser discusses eco-anxiety, climate guilt, and her new book, "Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future."
38 min
Focusing on a Family Friendly Economy to Energi...
Sondra Goldshein, the Executive Director of The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, discusses the organization's election-year ground game focused on electing candidates who support family friendly, care policies like childcare, elder care, and paid family leave.
32 min
Dr. Venice Haynes of United States of Care Disc...
Dr. Venice Haynes, the Senior Director of Research and Community Engagement at United States of Care, discusses their recent report which shows positive outcomes when state-level Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are invested in maternal health.
24 min
Fighting Mad: Resisting the End of Roe v Wade, ...
Dr. Krystale E. Littlejohn discusses, "Fighting Mad: Resisting the End of Roe v. Wade," a collection of essays from some of the most formidable thinkers, leaders, and activists of our time, each exploring critical and overlooked aspects of our ongoing fight for reproductive justice.
42 min
How Democrats Can Win Big on Immigration with B...
Beatriz Lopez, the deputy director of the Immigration Hub, discusses how Democrats can win by boldly countering the GOP's messages of cruel, anti-immigration policy
33 min
The Slippery Slope of Alabama's Supreme Court I...
Betsy Campbell, the Chief Engagement Officer of RESOLVE—The National Infertility Association, discusses the Alabama Supreme Court ruling which granted embryos personhood status.
30 min
Americans Under Surveillance, PSYOP Campaigns, ...
A conversations about lax privacy laws, Americans under surveillance, and PsyOp campaigns with cybersecurity expert, Jackie Singh
55 min
We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC: A...
Frédérique Irwin, President of the National Women’s History Museum, discusses their current exhibit, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC. The exhibit traces Black feminism in Washington, DC from the turn of the 20th century through the civil rights and on through to Black Power movements of today.
20 min
The Power and Freedom of Single Life with Socia...
Social scientist, and foremost expert on single life, Dr. Bella DePaulo discusses her latest book, Single at Heart: The Power, Freedom, and Heart-Filling Joy of Single Life.
23 min
New Study: Black Women In White Workplaces Are ...
New research by Associate Professor Elizabeth Linos and co-authors indicates that Black women may have worse career outcomes when their teams have a greater share of white colleagues.
27 min
Fighting Book Bans Through Local Elections with...
Amanda Litman, the cofounder of Run for Something, discusses the spate of book bans that have spread through libraries and schools across the country.
28 min
The Power of the Youth Vote with Rudy Garrett o...
Rudy Garrett from the Alliance for Youth Action discusses the power of building a political movement that centers a coalition of young, diverse voters and organizers.
28 min
Leta McCollough Seletzky Discusses Her Memoir "...
Essayist and memoirist Leta McCollough Seletzky discusses her father-daughter memoir, "The Kneeling Man: My Father's Life as a Black Spy Who Witnessed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.," which tells the story behind the famous photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of Memphis's Lorraine Motel.
50 min
Christine Senteno of Advance the Electorate Tal...
Christine Senteno, the Cofounder and Executive Director of Advance the Electorate, discusses the importance of the Biden administration's visible support for unions, turning out the vote for Latino, Black, and unmarried women constituencies, and the importance of lived experience in political representation.
35 min
Voter Education and Mobilization with Daria Daw...
Daria Dawson, the Political Director of America Votes, an organization that serves as the coordination hub of the progressive organizing community, talks voter mobilization for the 2024 election cycle.
25 min
American Identity in Crisis: Kat Calvin Discuss...
26 million American adults do not have ID—ID they need to get housing, medical care, a bank account, and other life-saving services. Following the 2016 election, Kat Calvin, the founder of Spread the Vote, set out to do something about it.
48 min
Special Episode: Women's (In)Equality Day with ...
Virginia Kase Solomón, the CEO of the League of Women Voters and a lifetime champion of civil rights and social justice, joins The Electorette to discuss the history of the women's suffrage movement, the passage of the 19th Amendment, and Women's Equality Day.
27 min
How To Create a Fairer Economy Free From Struct...
Alejandra Montoya-Boyer, the Director of Policy at Prosperity Now, talks about how we can create economic equity through legislation
34 min
Authentic Political Engagement with the AAPI Co...
Katie Kalvoda discusses genuine political engagement with the AAPI Community on two crucial political topics for the 2024 election cycle: gun violence & misinformation/disinformation
31 min
Moving the Needle: What Tight Labor Markets Do ...
Katherine S. Newman and Elisabeth S. Jacobs discuss how title labor markets, and record low unemployment rates boosts wages at the bottom, improves benefits, lengthens job ladders, and pulls the unemployed into a booming job market.
40 min