The Electorette Podcast

The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

Social Sciences
News Commentary
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
How Political Narratives Utilize Motherhood to ...
Julie Kohler is a writer, an activist, and host of the podcast, White Picket Fence, and she joins Electorette to explore motherhood as a political force.
32 min
Madame Restell: New York's Most Fabulous, Fearl...
Jennifer Wright, discusses her riveting new pop history book, MADAME RESTELL: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist.
36 min
The Role of Ballot Initiatives in a Strong Demo...
Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, the Executive Director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center or BISC, discusses how the ballot initiative process, a process by which citizens can propose to create, amend, or repeal state laws, is core to a strong democracy.
30 min
Kat Calvin Discusses America's ID Crisis and th...
Kat Calvin Discusses America's ID Crisis, and the millions who lack the necessary ID to obtain housing, food, jobs medical care, and voting
37 min
Emily Tisch Sussman on Professional Pivots, Med...
Veteran political strategist, Emily Tisch Sussman, discusses handling career pivots, the need for paid family need, and what we can expect from the 2024 election cycle coverage.
32 min
A Deep Dive Into the Abortion Access Landscape ...
New interactive maps, from Power to Decide, powerfully illustrate the post-Roe abortion care landscape — a deep dive with Dr. Raegan McDonald Mosley and Rachel Fey
29 min
Women Were the Red Wave's Worst Enemy with Chri...
A conversation with Christian Nunes, President of the National Organization for Women, on how women showed up during the midterms, and the crucial role Black women play in elections past, present & future.
31 min
The Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period ...
The Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period Ends Soon: Healthcare Activists, Laura Packard, Discusses Changes to the ACA
24 min
The Midterms & the Power of Organizing with Ely...
Elyssa Feder, the Executive Director of Rising Organizers, discusses the importance of organizers in shaping policy, and what voters care about for the upcoming midterm elections.
26 min
Anti-Immigration Messaging & Disinformation on ...
Shauna Siggelkow, the Director of Digital Storytelling for the non-profit Define American, discusses their recent report analyzing anti-immigration messaging and disinformation campaigns on YouTube.
29 min
Roe vs. Wade, the Midterms, and Where We Go Fro...
Jamia Wilson and Kate Kelly, hosts of the Ordinary Equality Podcast, join me to discuss the repeal of Roe v Wade, how the repeal with impact the upcoming midterms, and we try to answer the question, "Where do we go from here?"
40 min
Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twe...
Professor and author, Patricia A. Turner discusses her latest book, Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century, which explores the rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories that plagued President Barack Obama and his family throughout his presidency.
44 min
BONUS MIDTERMS EPISODE: Energizing Democratic V...
BONUS MIDTERMS EPISODE: Energizing Democratic Voters Abroad with Candice Kerestan
18 min
Exploring the Economic Cost of the Pandemic for...
The president and CEO of Women's World Banking, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, discusses how women globally disproportionately bore the economic cost of the pandemic, and how for many women, the concept of microfinance has been an economic lifeline, especially for many women in developing countries.
27 min
Defending Democracy In Our Courts with Skye Per...
Skye Perryman, the president and CEO of Democracy Forward, discusses their current and past legal cases, including challenges to abortion bans, censorship, as well as investigating the spread of misinformation by right wing media.
27 min