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She Pivots

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She Pivots

Emily Tisch Sussman

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Join Emily Tisch Sussman as she sits down with a diverse group of women to explore how their personal experiences led to their pivot and eventually their success. In partnership with Marie Claire, She Pivots challenges the typical definitions of success and explores the role our personal stories play in our professional journeys. The series will celebrate those who have made bold moves with a view towards inspiring others to pursue their own non-linear paths. Be sure to subscribe and follow ...
 
Your Political Playlist is your definitive guide to politics in the new Presidential administration and the new Congress, explained by the women who know it best. Every week join host Emily Tisch Sussman, a veteran of political campaigns, for smart, bite-size conversations with women at the seat of power and activism. Over the past three seasons, the show has brought you over 50 guests, including Secretary Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, broken news in The New York Time ...
 
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The Tent

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The Tent

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Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent. Produced by The Center for American Progress Action Fund, The Tent is a weekly news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger. Listen in on each Thursday for new episodes diving in to the world that progressives are focused on.
 
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Political strategist, podcaster, and former CAPer Emily Tisch Sussman joins Daniella to discuss the challenges of being a mother in the workforce, defining career success, and ​staying engaged during this difficult time in U.S. history. Daniella also ​talks about the cases the Supreme Court will hear in its next term, and the recent mass shooting i…
 
This week, Daniella is joined by Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels, Washington Post journalists and authors of the new book His Name Is George Floyd. They discuss George Floyd’s life and legacy; how systemic racism affected his daily life; and what lessons everyone can learn about racial justice more than two years after his murder at the hands …
 
This week, Daniella is joined by Aliza Shatzman, president and co-founder of the Legal Accountability Project, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring law clerks have positive, rewarding experiences as they start their legal careers. Aliza shares her experience facing retaliation and harassment from a powerful judge in Washington, D.C., and de…
 
This week, CNN contributor and former Washington, D.C., police officer Michael Fanone joins Daniella to share the harrowing story of his experience defending the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021; his calls for accountability for those involved in the insurrection; and his concerns for the future of U.S. democracy. Daniella also discusses MAGA extrem…
 
Kristin Cavallari is best known for being the fiery villain on shows like Laguna Beach and The Hills. But now, years later, she has found her pivot in her personal growth. From leaving behind her career in reality TV, to starting her multi-million dollar business Uncommon James, to her very public divorce, Kristin has found growth through it all. E…
 
In this bonus episode, Daniella sits down with Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson. They discuss new state abortion laws; federal policies that can help protect abortion rights; and how providers, patients, and the public are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.…
 
This week, Daniella speaks with Betsy West and Julie Cohen, directors of the new documentary “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down.” They discuss their most memorable moments filming with Gabby ​as she recovered after being shot in 2011; the importance of storytelling in spurring political change; and what viewers can learn from Gabby's fierce optimism i…
 
Betty is not just the oldest park ranger in history, but her pivot at the age of 85 was preceded by a life full of pivots. From one of the first Black-owned record store owners in California to civil rights activist to all of the personal changes and pivots in between. Betty is a decorated park ranger, receiving the presidential medal of honor from…
 
This week, Emily talks with Selena Samuela, powerhouse Peloton instructor. Selena dives into the story behind her massive success at Peloton and for the first time ever she opens up about a tragic loss she went through in her mid-twenties. After the unimaginable loss, she had to learn how to pick up the pieces and through her healing she found grac…
 
This week, Center for American Progress senior fellow Mike Sozan joins Daniella to ​discuss the latest blockbuster hearing of the January 6 select committee, what we can expect from the remaining hearings, and MAGA extremist challenges to our election integrity and security. Daniella also dives into recent and upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions,…
 
Joan Boyce has been an icon in the jewelry business for over 50 years. But before her huge success as a jewelry designer and home network star she was a teacher at schools in Brooklyn and inner-city Manhattan. Then just months after giving birth to her first child, she decided to open a jewelry counter. After facing discrimination finding housing b…
 
This week on “The Tent,” we revisit a conversation between Daniella and activist and Equality Florida press secretary Brandon Wolf. They discuss Florida’s "Don’t Say Gay" law, restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, and what right-wing attacks on equality mean for LGBTQI+ individuals and their families. Lead producer Erin Phill…
 
Michelle Park started her career in television thinking she would never be in front of the camera. Now after an Emmy and a few hundred thousand TikTok followers Michelle can’t seem to escape it. On this episode, Emily sits down with Michelle to learn about her careful contemplation of her pivot and how she is balancing her career in TV with her new…
 
This week, physician and health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta joins Daniella to discuss some of today’s most pressing public health issues, including access to gender-affirming care, the gun violence epidemic, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Daniella also revisits several highlights from the first two January 6 House Select Committee hearings and …
 
At 25-years-old, Tai Beauchamp left behind her career in fashion publishing to pursue doing what she loved: impacting and elevating women. Her philosophy of “do good and do well” led her to lean into her spiritual side and identify when she felt her best and her worst. Today, Emily talks with Tai about burnout, listening to yourself, setting bounda…
 
This week, Daniella sits down with comedian and television host Adam Conover to discuss his new Netflix show​, “The G Word.” They talk about ​Adam's inspirations for the show, ​which chronicles how government affects our everyday lives, and what he hopes audiences will take away from the series​. Daniella also previews the upcoming January 6 commit…
 
After four incredible seasons of Your Political Playlist, host Emily Tisch Sussman has launched a new podcast called She Pivots. It’s been almost a year in the making and we would be so grateful if you went over to She Pivots and listened and subscribed. Join Emily every week as she sits down with a diverse group of women to explore how their perso…
 
Robin McBride’s story of finding her long lost sister and building the largest black-owned wine business in the United States is well documented in outlets like Refinery 29 and How I Built This. Today, Emily talks with Robin about her personal journey from tech professional and mother to wine entrepreneur. Beyond their incredible story of discoveri…
 
This week, Trevor Project Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs Preston Mitchum joins Daniella to discuss the legacy of Pride, state legislative attacks on LGBTQI+ rights, and how movements for reproductive justice, mental health, and gun violence prevention intersect to help all Americans. Daniella also celebrates the 100th episode of “The T…
 
When Paula Neira graduated with distinction from the U.S Naval Academy in 1985 and went on to serve in the Navy, she was faced with the difficult choice. As a transgender woman, Paula had to make the difficult choice to leave the Navy so she could live authentically. A difficult moment turned into an inspiring pivot when she decided to serve her co…
 
This week, Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, joins Daniella to reflect on how white supremacy and toxic masculinity fuel gun violence; the economic and health impacts the United States will see if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; and ways to channel our outrage into action. Daniella also shares what t…
 
Note: This episode contains conversations around miscarriages and fertility that may be difficult for some to hear. Reshma Saujani made a name for herself as the Founder and CEO of the hugely successful nonprofit, Girls Who Code, which became one of the largest women-run organizations in the country. But she’s more than just the Founder of Girls Wh…
 
This week, Daniella welcomes novelist and former Center for American Progress staffer Grant Ginder on the podcast to discuss his latest book, Let’s Not Do That Again. They break down the psychology of right-wing radicalization, Grant’s inspirations from Washington to Paris, and their wildest celebrity run-ins. Daniella also discusses the recent whi…
 
Sophia Bush and Nia Linder Batts are longtime best friends who together have used their experiences as actress and entertainment executive respectively to invest in women-owned businesses. After losing their own business, Detroit Blows, to the pandemic, they pivoted their energies and resources to changing the world of venture capital, using their …
 
This week, former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) joins Daniella to discuss justice in the United States—from the leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, to the ongoing investigation of the January 6 insurrection, to his recent work as the Senate “sherpa” for the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Daniella also goes in…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella revisits a conversation she recently had with professor and author Rick Hasen on his 2022 book, “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics—And How to Cure It.” They discuss how disinformation undermines election integrity and what legislators, courts, tech companies, and individuals can do to fight back…
 
This week, Brandon Wolf, activist and press secretary for Equality Florida, joins Daniella to discuss the state’s "Don’t Say Gay" law, restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, and what right-wing attacks on equality mean for LGBTQI+ individuals and their families. Daniella also discusses the latest disturbing revelations out of …
 
In honor of Earth Day, Daniella sits down with Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president of Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress and former managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, to discuss recent climate science findings, the state of climate legislation, and the need for energy independence. Dan…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella revisits a conversation she had recently with Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry, directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “Attica.” They discuss the 1971 uprising and massacre at the Attica Correctional Facility, the importance of depicting the harrowing reality of America’s prison system, and what they hope view…
 
This week, New York University law professor Melissa Murray joins Daniella to discuss the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, what this moment means for the court, and some of the many high-profile cases the high court will consider these next few months. Daniella also shares updates on the war in Ukraine and …
 
This week, Daniella and Max Bergmann, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, break down the latest from Ukraine, including what the fighting on the ground actually looks like; the strength of the U.S. and European responses; and what the future holds for Ukraine, Russia, and President Vladimir Putin. Daniella also reviews th…
 
This week, Daniella sits down with Michelle Holder, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and professor of economics. They talk about how the economy’s doing (for more than just white men), how Michelle has navigated her field as a black woman, and what policies she wants to see lawmakers advance this year. Daniella also b…
 
This week on “The Tent,” professor and author Rick Hasen shares insights from his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons our Politics—And How to Cure It.” He and Daniella discuss how disinformation undermines election integrity and what legislators, courts, tech companies, and individuals can do to fight back. Daniella also breaks down …
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella is joined by Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry, directors of the new, Oscar-nominated documentary, “Attica.” They discuss the 1971 uprising and massacre at the Attica Correctional Facility, the importance of depicting the harrowing reality of America’s prison system, and what they hope viewers will take away from the …
 
This week on “The Tent,” Jesse Lee, senior adviser for communications at the White House National Economic Council, returns to the pod to discuss President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address. He and Daniella also break down the past year’s record job creation, the president’s plan to lower costs for families, and why it’s so critical that…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella is joined by Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and political analyst at theGrio.com, to discuss President Joe Biden’s imminent nomination of a Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. They also touch on why, despite the racism and sexism that still permeates …
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella is joined by Laphonza Butler, president of EMILY’s List, an organization that helps Democratic pro-choice women get elected at the federal, state, and local levels. They discuss the fast-approaching midterm elections, the importance of having diverse representation at all levels of government, and why it’s so criti…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella is joined by Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. They discuss President Joe Biden’s upcoming nomination of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, the importance of strengthening voting rights across the country, and Wade’s favorite memory in his long career t…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Kimberly Atkins Stohr of The Boston Globe joins Daniella to discuss President Joe Biden’s short list for the U.S. Supreme Court. Stohr also talks about the vile comments from Republicans questioning the need for representation on the court, the impact a new justice will have on the bench, what’s at stake with important ruli…
 
This week on “The Tent,” House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) joins Daniella to discuss the path forward on two major priorities: voting rights and the president’s economic and climate agenda. They also discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s impending retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court and the importance of inspiring younger generations to rem…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella speaks with Dr. Kavita Patel, primary care physician and MSNBC and NBC correspondent. Nearly two full years into the pandemic, they discuss the omicron variant, the importance of addressing long-haul symptoms and mental health, and more. Daniella also recaps President Joe Biden’s first year in office, which resulte…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella is joined by Ted Johnson, senior fellow and director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. They discuss his new book, When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America, and the existential threat that structural racism po…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella is joined by intelligence analyst and New York Times-bestselling author Malcolm Nance to reflect on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection. They also discuss Nance’s forthcoming book, They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency, and why affirm…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella revisits a conversation she and former co-host Jesse Lee had with Scott Keyes, CAP alumnus and founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights. Since 2013, Scott has been using his platform to connect travelers with the best deals they can find to reach new and exciting destinations. His book, Take More Vacations: How to Search B…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella checks in with CAP Action President and Executive Director Navin Nayak to reflect on key moments from the past year—from the January 6 insurrection to President Joe Biden’s historic American Rescue Plan. With the new year fast approaching, they also discuss why Congress must act with urgency to reaffirm voting righ…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella speaks with Kate Bahn, director of labor market policy and interim chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, about what’s causing inflation, how workers and families are faring in the economic recovery, and why Congress must pass the Build Back Better Act soon. Daniella also reflects on the rec…
 
This week on “The Tent,” Daniella checks in with CAP Action Senior Fellow Max Bergmann, who breaks down the developing situation in Ukraine, President Joe Biden’s recent phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and how the United States can best respond to rising tensions ​between the two countries. Max also discusses what we should expect…
 
This week on “The Tent,” lead producer Chris Ford speaks with Jacqueline Ayers, senior vice president of policy, organizing, and campaigns at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. They discuss the fate of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, what the Supreme Court’s decision could mean for reproductive rights, and why we should all be alarmed. C…
 
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