Launched on President’s Day weekend, 2019 the Two Broads Talking Politics podcast now includes a new segment, #VoteHerIn. This bi-weekly segment covers the movement to elect our first Madam President in 2020. I will guest, along with colleagues and friends, to discuss, for instance: why electing a woman president really matters; how women can win in a misogynistic political culture; what we can learn from the polls and the pundits; the backstories of the women presidential candidates; and the role of men in this movement.
The #VoteHerIn podcast segment is a no-holds-barred discussion, as well as an inspirational call to action. Feel free to send along your suggestions for topics to cover and people to interview.
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Episode 139 was taped shortly after Vote Her In was published and previews what we’ll cover in this new podcast series.
And, here are some thoughtful comments from former First Lady Michelle Obama, about why this discussion is so important now.
“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think about ourselves and about each other. . . . What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know? . . .When the most qualified person running was a woman and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are. . . . That’s what we have to explore . . . if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men . . . if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president compared to what . . . we have to have that conversation with ourselves as women.”
United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2018