State of Resistance with Sally Kohn
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Each week, State of Resistance features a frank conversation with a leader in the resistance. Whether it’s a national activist or someone toiling away at the grassroots out of the spotlight, we’ll talk about the issues — from DACA to climate change to labor issues to criminal justice reform — with a focus on what real people can do to get more involved and help make change at their own level, in their own communities. We’ll talk about the emotional toll of activism, especially as so many folks are seeing the things they worked their whole lives for swiftly rolled back.
||ExplicitHiatus and a special gift||While Sally tours the country for her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE, the podcast will be on a short hiatus. In the meantime, Sally recorded a song for you. And then go listen to the great back episodes.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLive from #SXSW on activism in Texas and how to turn red states blue||Recorded at the TuneIn stage at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Sally talks with Jolt’s Cristina Tzintzun and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’s Heather Busby about their work fighting for justice and equality in the Texas climate — and how they, and others, are changing the state for the better||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVanita Gupta on the legacy of the Obama Administration -- and how Trump is ruining it||Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division in Obama's Department of Justice and now head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, talks about where we are and where we're going||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit“Like the beginning of Hunger Games… You ran for your life” — students from Stoneman Douglas talk about gun reform||Stoneman Douglas students Adam Alhanti and Dylan Baierlein talk about the school shooting and the activism its awakened since, including how they both became engaged in the gun control debate and their message for politicians standing in the way of change. “Everyone who lived through that shooting will soon be able to vote.”||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow communities can impede ICE raids||Immigrant rights activist Gabe Gonzalez is helping organize citizens and businesses in his Chicago neighborhood in the event of mass raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents — raids that are already starting to happen in 7-11s and schools and workplaces across the country. Sally hears Gabe’s tips on how you can organize your own community to resist raids. Plus a special, adorable guest.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow many people make a revolution? Erica Chenoweth on getting the resistance to scale||Political scientist Erica Chenoweth has studied political resistance movements worldwide over the last century. She tells Sally that non-violent resistance movements are more effective. And she shares the magic percent of a nation’s population that, when engaged, leads to a peaceful revolution.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon’t like the Democrats we have? Elect new ones! Jonathan Matthew Smucker on organizing in red, rural America||After grad school, Jonathan Matthew Smucker returned home to rural Pennsylvania to help organize the resistance. And now the grassroots organization he helped create is fielding a candidate for Congress. Learn how!||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSally interviews Patrisse Khan-Cullors about her new Black Lives Memoir and addresses Trump’s s******e comments||Can we treat people who are different than us with humanity and respect? That’s the simple core takeaway from Patrisse Kahn-Cullors’ memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist” — the opposite of what Trump has said and stands for.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitActivist Ai-Jen Poo, who attended the Globes Globes with Meryl Streep, talks #TimesUp and the spread of the #MeToo moment||How did Hollywood stars like Emma Watson and Amy Poehler end up bringing gender and racial justice activists as their “dates” to the Golden Globes? What was it like to be there? And where does #TimesUp, #MeToo and intersectional feminism go from here? National Domestic Workers Alliance leader Ai-Jen Poo shares her insights from the evening.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHaving Donald Trump on your side is generally not a plus in Iranian politics||Talking Iran protests, and the American response, with Iranian-American activists Holly Dagres and Trita Parsi||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to become an activist: Sarah Herron from Indivisible East Tennessee||When Donald Trump was elected, Sarah Herron couldn’t take it any more. Although she voted Republican for most of her life, Sarah became an activist in her East Tennessee community fighting Trump’s agenda. Even though her husband still supports him. Sarah offers a lesson on how networks like Indivisible are helping ordinary Americans make an extraordinary difference in politics.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon’t you think Jesus would have supported the DREAM Act? Sally talks with United We Dream's Adrian Reyna.||Activist Adrian Reyna shares his moving story of immigrating to the United States as a child and talks with Sally about how the Republican position on immigration reform has shifted so dramatically to the right in recent years. Plus Adrian shares ways for allies to get involved in the immigration fight.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlabama is awesome. The tax bill is not. Breaking down both with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal||What lessons should Democrats and progressive activists take away from Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama? Just how bad is that heinous Republican tax bill? And what does this all mean for 2018 and beyond? Sally also talks with progressive rockstar Rep. Pramila Jayapal about recruiting Susan Collins to switch parties.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#MeToo too? We’re not talking about sexual assault against women in low wage jobs, says Saru Jayaraman||Can we get a #MeToo too? Saru Jayaraman of the Restaurant Opportunities Center talks with Sally about the crisis of sexual assault and harassment against women in low wage industries, and the Trump policy that would make it worse.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat is Net Neutrality and why is it a civil rights issue that affects all of us, with Malkia Cyril from the Center for Media Justice||Activist Malkia Cyril from the Center for Media Justice breaks down why Net Neutrality is vital to a free and democratic modern society AND how media policy past and present is inexorably linked with racism and sexism, which is why the internet is so important — as a space of just resistance.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy the hell are we still fighting about contraception in 2017, with NARAL Pro Choice America’s Ilyse Hogue||What’s beneath the right wing attacks on abortion and birth control access for women? Is this all one big anti-woman agenda? And what can history teach us about how we win going forward? This episode, Sally talks to reproductive justice activist Ilyse Hogue.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJust the future of the planet at stake, NBD, with Rhea Suh of NRDC||As world leaders meet in Bonn, Germany, discussing the climate crisis at COP23 — the Trump Administration seems more determined than ever to make our planet as toxic and polluted as ever. What can we do? Sally sits down with Rhea Suh, head of the Natural Resources Defense Council.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReasons to be optimistic about gun control with Shannon Watts of Moms Demand||Pessimistic about gun control? Shannon Watts of Moms Demand joins Sally to spread the word that there’s reason for optimism.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLeading a JUST recovery for Puerto Rico, with Climate Justice Alliance’s Angela Adrar||Angela Adrar, Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance, joins Sally to talk about what environmental justice is, and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLinda Sarsour Joins Sally||On this debut episode, Sally is joined by Linda Sarsour, National Co-Chair of the Women's March 2017.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroduction to State of Resistance with Sally Kohn||On State of Resistance with Sally Kohn, each weekly episode will feature a frank conversation with a leader in the resistance. Inspiring, engaging...and fun.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm a fan!
Such a great podcast so far. Can't wat to hear more
Love the nuance
Been following Sally Kohn on twitter and have enjoyed her threads and thoughts there. This Podcast feels very promising. The initial interview with Linda Sarsour is a joy to listen to. Digs into the nuances of and the headaches within the progressive movement. Sarsour paints a beautiful picture of a diverse progressive movement that focuses more on the bigger picture of resistance, and the importance of becoming an active participant to better build understanding empathy, and ultimately make progress.
I would listen to Sally Kohn read the phone book.
If people still had phone books! What’s a phone book?
But—even better—I also can’t wait to hear Sally’s regular expert(s) dose of insight, analysis, anger, organizing, and maybe even hope. -LH