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The Gender Knot

94 EpisodesProduced by Nastaran Tavakoli-FarWebsite

A Time Magazine Top 50 podcast: “The show serves an important purpose: Encouraging men and women to enter a productive dialogue with one another”. Hosted by Nas and Dan (aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far and Daniel Carroll).


Hillary Clinton’s “Blame Game”

Hillary Clinton apparently isn’t authentic. Except for when she is, and then no one can handle it!

Hillary Clinton’s new book ‘What Happened’ delves into the circumstances around her losing last year’s American presidential election to Donald Trump. She calls people out, and does so directly and by name, these being people who she believes are partially responsible for her losing the election. And she also points fingers at herself as well. Some people are loving her raw expressions, while many, many others are telling her to be quiet, and to sit down, or at least saying that it’s better to look ahead rather than to dwell on the past, which is a more polite way of saying that they don’t really want to hear it.

However, what is most baffling is that a politician and an aspiring leader would be told to sit down and would be discouraged from speaking out when, after all, isn’t that what politicians and leaders are supposed to do – to stand up and to call people out?

The question we’re trying to answer is this: can a woman politician call people out? Or is that a privilege reserved for men?

Host & producer: Nas aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far

Co-producer: Cady Voge


Hadley Freeman, columnist at The Guardian

Peter, works in politics in Washington DC 

Jonathan Freeman, worked full time on Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign, volunteered for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign 

Russ Finkelstein, journalist, produced 2016 elections coverage for Fusion

Clare Foran, political reporter at The Atlantic

Related links: 

Hadley Freeman’s article ‘America’s vitriol towards Clinton reveals a nation mired in misogyny’

Music: Government Funded Weed by Black Ant (used under Creative Commons) Sourpatch by Glass Boy (used under Creative Commons)

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