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Boom! Lawyered

Rewire News Group's Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy

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Every week, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy take you on a wild ride through the latest legal battles in the fight for reproductive justice. On everything from abortion rights to trans discrimination to racial justice, Boom! Lawyered will help you get smart, stay mad, have fun, and fight back. Produced by Rewire News Group.
 
Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.
 
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Tawny and guest co-host Imani Gandy discuss the Supreme Court trying to reverse Roe v. Wade, what listeners should do, and a racist massacre in Buffalo. Later, they lighten things up with some listener voicemails about corny pet names and a parent using some dated terms. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny a…
 
Next year, 2023, will mark the 50-year anniversary of the landmark Roe v Wade case…if it is not overturned by then. Gaslit Nation welcomes Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo, the cohosts of the podcast Boom! Lawyered, to explain the ongoing attack on reproductive rights, why prior warnings were not heeded, and what actions we can take to fight ba…
 
In this interview conducted a few weeks before Russia’s escalation of its invasion of Ukraine, Eastern European journalist and writer Maksym Eristavi explains the social and political crises that led the world to this point. Andrea and Maksym discuss corruption in Ukraine, how the Kremlin has weaponized that corruption, and how corruption in Ukrain…
 
Andrew and Tawny discuss the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade, the podcast Boom! Lawyered, and the National Network of Abortion Funds. Later, they answer some listener voicemails about a surrogate mother and a racist teacher. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.…
 
This is Part II of our discussion. Gaslit Nation is excited to welcome Anne Nelson, an expert on American right-wing aspiring autocrats who has been warning about the conditions that led to our present national crisis for our entire adult lives! Yes, you should have listened to Anne Nelson’s warnings earlier but it’s never too late to start. In thi…
 
Co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down what’s happened since Politico published the leaked SCOTUS opinion, including which lawmakers have risen to the occasion, and which didn’t. They also chat about how the White House’s response measures up to the gravity of the moment. And they’ll hit on what comes next: which states are poised…
 
(This episode was recorded before the Roe v. Wade news) Tawny and Andrew discuss Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and a billionaire buying Twitter. Later they answer some listener questions about issues at work. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com. Check…
 
Gaslit Nation is excited to welcome Anne Nelson, an expert on American right-wing aspiring autocrats who has been warning about the conditions that led to our present national crisis for our entire adult lives! Yes, you should have listened to Anne Nelson’s warnings earlier but it’s never too late to start. In this crash course in America’s secret …
 
There's no sugarcoating it, folks: We're in the bad place. In this emergency episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy bring you everything you need to know after Politico published a draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organizationthat fully reverses Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. …
 
Boom! Lawyered is approaching 1 million downloads, and Jess and Imani have something special planned for loyal subscribers and listeners like you! Keep tuning in this month and be sure you're following us on Twitter. Connecticut just passed the most progressive and pro-abortion law on the books right now—and it's a shining example of what states ca…
 
Andrew and guest co-host Tze Chun record an episode from New Orleans! They discuss what's new with Tze and answer some listener questions about haircuts and racist coworkers. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com. Check out our merch at suboptimalpods.com/merch…
 
The case has the potential to completely change the landscape of abortion access as we know it. And only one thing might be certain, as Jess puts it: There's no chance for a win here. Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media organization, which means that Boom! Lawyered is only made possible by the support of listeners like you! If you can, please jo…
 
Tawny and Andrew discuss the Brooklyn subway shooting and the importance of supporting local aid groups. Later, they answer some listener questions about in-laws and the word woke. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com. Check out our merch at suboptimalpods.com…
 
Back in 2015 and 2016, as the GOP caved to the Trump crime cult and the mainstream media normalized their corrupt ambitions, a few voices from the right rose up in dissent. One of the leading lights in this regard was Cheri Jacobus, a political commentator and former Republican who was an early target of Trump’s vicious campaign and its propaganda …
 
That's what happened in Texas after the indictment and arrest of Lizelle Herrera for a “self-induced” abortion. While Herrera’s charges were dropped, the case is a grim insight into the criminalization of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes—one that seems to be getting worse. In a new episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani …
 
Tawny and Andrew discuss the Star Trek: Mission Chicago convention and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Later, they answer some listener questions about making friends and more bumper stickers! Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.c…
 
Countries undergoing extreme instability – like, say, a violent insurrectionist coup, a deadly plague, climate change catastrophes, and domestic and foreign information warfare – tend to breed cults, and America is no exception! This week Gaslit Nation welcomes cult and extremism expert Dr Janja Lalich to explain the rise of fringe movements in the…
 
The Senate voted 53-47 this afternoon to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court! "Aye" votes came from Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney to confirm Jackson, who's the first Black woman, and first public defender, to join the nation's highest court. In this rapid reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts …
 
Tawny and Andrew discuss the reaction to the Oscars, Arab American Heritage Month, and Amazon workers voting to unionize. They also answer some listener questions about racism in video games and a dad's weird response to what music he likes. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at …
 
As we’ve been saying since the start of the show, Ukraine is on the frontlines of Putin’s global war against democracy. Ukraine has long been a testing ground of Kremlin aggression, including cyberattacks and disinformation warfare that helped tipped the scales in both the Brexit referendum and bringing Trump to power. In this special episode, we f…
 
In a new episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy ask the all-important question: Did we just move on from the fact that Ginni Thomas maybe probably definitely discussed the Big Lie with her husband—a sitting Supreme Court justice—while urging Trump administration officials to not accept the 2020 election results?! A…
 
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