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Whatever else can be said for the 2016 election, the highest glass ceiling was not broken and the number of women in the U.S. Congress stalled at a mere one-fifth of its members. Every month POLITICO Editor Carrie Budoff Brown will sit down with women leaders to talk power, politics and policy, and explore how dynamics shift when women have a seat at the table. Women Rule is produced by POLITICO in partnership with Google and the Tory Burch Foundation.
||Clean"Me Too" stories from Washington||POLITICO just hosted its fifth annual Women Rule summit, where we had several frank discussions about sexual harassment and assault. In this episode of the 'Women Rule' podcast, we hear some poignant moments from the summit: interviews with Elaine Chao||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Amy Brandwein: It’s “really challenging” supervising all men||It’s not easy being the lone woman at the top of the food chain, especially in all-male kitchens. But powerhouse chef and restaurateur Amy Brandwein — owner of the popular Italian eatery and market Centrolina in downtown Washington — has learned t||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen Rule POLITICO: Where are all the female farmers?||What happens when the agriculture industry stays male-dominated? Will first lady Melania Trump continue Michelle Obama's legacy on healthy eating? In this food-themed post-Thanksgiving episode, POLITICO agriculture reporters Helena Bottemiller Evich, Je||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlamour's Cindi Leive talks Biden’s apology to Anita Hill||Cindi Leive’s 16th and final year at the helm of Glamour has been consumed with discussion of sexual misconduct, but she says the discussion would not continue to dominate news cycles today if Anita Hill had been handled differently 26 years ago. As s||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen Rule POLITICO: Is net neutrality a “woman’s issue”?||How does the net neutrality debate affect women? What are social media giants doing to combat the spread of fake news and harassment on their platforms? POLITICO technology reporters Margaret Harding McGill and Nancy Scola sit down with Carrie Budoff Br||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Reluctant Pioneer: Border Patrol's first female chief||As Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost tells it, there is “no difference between female agents, male agents -- we’re all Border Patrol agents.” In this bonus episode, Provost, the agency’s first female head, sat down with Women Rule to discuss her||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe women behind the 2016 candidates: One year later||On the first anniversary of the 2016 election, we spoke to female political operatives from the Clinton, Cruz, Rubio, Sanders and Trump campaigns to hear their backstage stories from the campaign trail – what they learned, what they wish they had done||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Sexism on America’s front lines||Susan Glasser, host of the Global POLITICO podcast, takes over the Women Rule feed for this important episode. Six women with careers in national security sit down with Glasser to explore the specific challenges faced by women who step up to participate||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen Rule POLITICO: The editors behind the magazine||Will we ever have a female president? The latest edition of POLITICO's magazine tackles that question - and a lot more. POLITICO magazine editors Margaret Slattery and Elizabeth Ralph sit down with Carrie Budoff Brown to discuss the print publication.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShaheen on sexual assault: 'We need men to speak up'||After the sexual harassment allegations leveled at Harvey Weinstein, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling for legislative remedies – and a cultural shift.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoulCycle CEO tries to keep politics out of the studio||Fitness mogul Melanie Whelan puts her spin on leadership, politics, and why women rule in the fitness space. Whelan also teases a possible expansion of the SoulCycle brand.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNazanin Boniadi on Trump's tough Iran talk and human rights||Iranian-born actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi, who was protesting at the United Nations last week while Trump denounced the nuclear deal in an address to the General Assembly, said that the focus on the nuclear deal distracts from another press||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Democrats can do to save Dreamers||Obama’s immigration architect, Cecilia Muñoz, advises lawmakers in her party to forget broader immigration reform and ‘stay focused on the DREAM Act.’ In the latest episode, Muñoz recalls the lengthy West Wing deliberations leading up to Obama||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the White House battles the opioid crisis||In early August, President Donald Trump vowed to formally dub the U.S. opioid crisis a “national emergency.” But nearly a month later, the president has yet to officially declare a state of emergency — a move that would enable the federal governme||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe refugees who became ambassadors: Life after genocide||On this episode of "Women Rule," two ambassadors to the U.S., Vlora Çitaku from Kosovo and Mathilde Mukantabana from Rwanda, tell their deeply personal stories about life after genocide. They explain what got them through those trying times and how the||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA former Navy SEAL promises a fight against Trump's transgender ban||After President Trump took to Twitter last week to announce a ban on transgender military personnel, one former Navy SEAL lobs a warning at the White House: “You just smacked the hornet’s nest with a baseball bat." In this episode, POLITICO's Luiza||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFemale mayors take issue with "women's issues"||The mayors of Baltimore, Charlotte and Salt Lake City wrestle with some of the most contentious issues dominating national policy conversations, including health care and improving public school systems. These city leaders also all happen to be femal||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's next for Mindy Finn?||In the wake of the 2016 election, former vice presidential candidate and long-time Republican digital strategist Mindy Finn may be leaving the GOP –- and Washington -– altogether. In this episode of "Women Rule," Finn, who ran alongside independent||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe-imagining ‘Girls’ in the Trump era, feat. Allison Williams||Actress Allison Williams says she doesn’t like to get political – a feature, she claims, of being the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams. But she has some distinct opinions about how President Donald Trump would have knocked her hit HBO s||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode: What it will take for women to win||Women are more politically mobilized than ever before, but that hasn't been enough to get them into office. With women stalled at 20 percent of Congress and 1 in 4 elected offices nationwide, POLITICO investigates the causes of this persistent gender ga||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode: Why isn’t the GOP electing more women?||While the GOP swept into control of both chambers on Capitol Hill, the number of Republican women in Congress actually decreased in the last election. Collectively, they make up only 9% of Republicans on the Hill. By comparison, women are about one thir||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"I didn't fail," featuring Carly Fiorina||With President Trump confronting multiple Russia investigations, a stalled legislative agenda, and tense relationships with foreign allies, Carly Fiorina has some sharp words of advice: “Stop tweeting.” In the latest episode of Women Rule, the forme||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA "history-making" FBI chief? Featuring Fran Townsend, Candi Wolff, Julie Cram||The FBI has never had a female director. But Fran Townsend, the former homeland security adviser for President George W. Bush, could change that. She confirms that the Trump administration has approached her about the job and weighs in on what she belie||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“We should be mandating diversity,” featuring Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto||Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada made history last year when she was elected the first Latina member of the U.S. Senate. She’s now working to become less of a novelty. The Nevada senator talks with Women Rule about her push for a more||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode: “I have a right to take up space,” featuring Sophia Bush||In a special episode of "Women Rule," POLITICO's “Off Message” podcast takes over the feed with an interview featuring actress and political activist Sophia Bush. POLITICO editor Carrie Budoff Brown hands over the reins to her colleague Isaac Dovere||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHollywood's 2020 wish list, featuring Tony Goldwyn, Jaime King, and Adrienne Elrod||Hollywood stars who went all-in for Hillary Clinton say the next woman who tries to shatter that highest glass ceiling needs something that Clinton sorely lacked – authenticity. Actor Tony Goldwyn, actress Jaime King and the Clinton campaign's Adrienn||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Ivanka Trump "the benefit of the doubt," featuring Tina Tchen||Tina Tchen, the former assistant to President Barack Obama and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, weighs in on Ivanka Trump, discusses her personal experience as a working single mother, and reflects on how the former first lady was as a boss.||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Men don’t prepare that much, so why do we have to?" featuring Elaine Chao||Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao discusses the preparation gap, explores how her experiences as an immigrant have helped shape her long career in Washington, and weighs in on the number of women in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“None of us got here by being namby-pamby” featuring Sen. Mazie Hirono||Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii discusses the challenges of running for office and offers insight into the battles she’s fighting in the U.S. Senate. Hirono also opens up about her experience being the country's first Buddhist senator and ho||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"I had to speak out" featuring Valerie Jarrett, Sen. Deb Fischer||On the first episode of the Women Rule podcast, Sen. Deb Fischer discusses working with Ivanka Trump to get family leave legislation and Valerie Jarrett tells Kellyanne Conway: “It’s hard in the beginning.”||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon: Women Rule with Carrie Budoff Brown||Whatever else can be said for the 2016 election, the highest glass ceiling was not broken and the number of women in the U.S. Congress stalled at a mere one-fifth of its members. Every month POLITICO Editor Carrie Budoff Brown will sit down with women l||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm an avid podcast listener and was glad to see the new show. Some advice for the host - tighten your questions and avoid saying: I, um and like so much.
Thrilled to see this!
I'm so thrilled to see this podcast on the docket for POLITICO, looking forward to hearing more from the Women movers and shakers.
Women Rule seems like a very promising podcast. Unfortunately, I couldn't listen beyond the first 15 minutes or so of the first episode. You had a great person to interview who advised Obama for years, and you asked her vague questions about the final helicopter ride and her subsequent vacation spots? At least you didn't have her compare lipstick shades. I see a lot of room for improvement before this podcast becomes valuable.