Two Broads Talking Politics

214 EpisodesProduced by Kelly & Sophy

A podcast by, for, and about Democrats, hosted by two Midwestern Moms who talk to candidates and activists and authors. We were inspired by the Women's March to do something, and we try to help our listeners (and ourselves) figure out where we go from here.We were inspired by the Women's March to do… read more

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Sunny Gettinger

April 20th, 2019


Kelly speaks with Sunny Gettinger, who is in a runoff for a spot on the City Council in Jacksonville, Florida, in District 14. The runoff will be on May 14.

Ike Johnson

April 19th, 2019


Kelly speaks with Ike Johnson, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the Special Election for the North Carolina 3rd Congressional …

Jared Yates Sexton on the Mueller Report

April 19th, 2019


Kelly and author Jared Yates Sexton discuss the newly released redacted Mueller Report, the main takeaways, and what it means moving forward.

Deborah Peoples

April 17th, 2019


Kelly speaks with Deborah Peoples, the Tarrant County Democratic Party chair, who is running for Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, the 15th-largest city in the US. The mayoral election is on May 4, 2019.

Catching Up With Scott Nevins

April 15th, 2019


Kelly chats with Scott Nevins, an award-winning TV personality and host, comedian, political/news contributor, and LGBTQ and HIV awareness activist. …

Vote Her In, Part 5

April 12th, 2019


In the fifth episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to continue to consider the systemic challenges women face in being elected President. Issues discussed include the possibility that the …

The Politics of Game of Thrones

April 10th, 2019


Sophy & Kelly are joined by Jenny & Jeff from Pod of Thrones to discuss the politics of Game of Thrones. What kind of political system does …

Susan Boser

April 8th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly chat with Susan Boser, a Democrat running in the Special Election on May 21, for Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41. If Susan is …

Follow-Up With Caitlin Clarkson Pereira

April 5th, 2019


Kelly follows up with Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, former and future candidate for state office in Connecticut, in an exclusive conversation about her …

Moms Running

April 4th, 2019


Kelly chats with Rielly Karsh and Danielle Davies, founders of Moms Running, an organization that works to reframe the conversation around moms running for office, showing moms they already have the skills to run …

Kamala Harris: The Truths We Hold

April 2nd, 2019


Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Kamala Harris's book, The Truths We …

Vote Her In, Part 4

March 29th, 2019


In the fourth episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to talk about the 2016 election in terms of some of the systemic problems women face in being elected president, including being thought …

Caitlin Clarkson Pereira & Morgan Lamandre

March 28th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly chat with former & future candidate for state rep in Connecticut, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, and current candidate for state rep in Louisiana, Morgan Lamandre, about their efforts to have election …

Jenny Cohn & Election Security

March 26th, 2019


Kelly talks to election security advocate & writer Jenny Cohn about the Barr Memo and about hybrid voting machines and other voting machines where the votes can be hacked without a true paper record of what the …

200th Episode Calls to Action

March 22nd, 2019


On our 200th episode we reflect on our journey and are joined by friends of the podcast who shared concrete calls to action.

Billie Winner-Davis

March 21st, 2019


Sophy and Kelly speak with Billie J. Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Leigh Winner, a U.S. Air Force veteran and NSA crypto-linguist, who was indicted under the Espionage Act for leaking a document that detailed …

Brendan Csaposs

March 19th, 2019


Kelly chats with Brendan Csaposs, Democratic candidate for the Special Election for East Baton Rouge Metro Council, District 8, coming up on March 30. Brendan is an experienced public educator and progressive leader who …

Vote Her In, Part 3

March 16th, 2019


In the third episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to talk about the women who ran for major party nomination for President or who were nominated as VP by major parties prior to Hillary …

Melissa Bird

March 14th, 2019


Kelly chats with coach, author & speaker Dr. Melissa Bird, the CEO of Bird Girl Industries, about women finding their voices in politics, …

Marc Friedenberg

March 12th, 2019


Kelly talks to Marc Friedenberg, a Penn State professor, lawyer, father, and Democratic nominee for the special election for US Congress in the Pennsylvania 12th District. This election, on May 21. is the first chance …

Tiffany Cabán

March 9th, 2019


Kelly talks to Tiffany Cabán, a public defender who is running for District Attorney of Queens, New York. They discuss how Tiffany's background and work have informed her view of how the DA's office can work to center …

Amanda Barge

March 6th, 2019


Kelly & Sophy chat with Amanda Barge, who is running for Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana. Amanda is a County Commissioner, a mom, and a mentor to women running for office. The primary election is on May 7, 2019.

Kelly Smith & Jimmy Peluso

March 5th, 2019


Sophy & Kelly talk with two Florida Democrats running in upcoming elections. Kelly Smith is running in a special election for Florida House District 38, on June 18; and Jimmy Peluso is running for Jacksonville City …

Vote Her In: Part 2

March 2nd, 2019


In the second episode of the #VoteHerIn series, Rebecca Sive joins Kelly and Sophy to talk about the Chicago mayoral election, in which two African American women have advanced to the runoff. Then they discuss the early …

David Weissman

February 28th, 2019


Kelly speaks with David Weissman, a US Army veteran and writer, about his journey from supporting Trump to becoming a registered Democrat.

Checking In with Tony the Democrat

February 26th, 2019


Kelly and Sophy check in with Tony the Democrat, the founder of Postcards to Voters, a popular grassroots volunteer group that writes friendly, …

MJ Hegar

February 23rd, 2019


Sophy and Kelly talk to MJ Hegar, former congressional candidate in TX-31, Air Force veteran, and author of Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front.

Maria Hadden, Eileen Dordek & Colin Bird-Martinez

February 21st, 2019


Kelly talks to three aldermanic candidates in the Chicago municipal election on Tuesday, February 26: Maria Hadden in the 49th Ward (00:26-16:59); …

Juanita Charles

February 19th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly chat with Juanita Charles, a Democratic veteran, business owner, wife, and mother, who is running for State Senate in Tennessee District 22 in the special election on April 23, 2019.

Vote Her In: Part 1

February 16th, 2019


The Two Broads Talking Politics #VoteHerIn series covers the movement to elect our first woman POTUS. Rebecca Sive, author of Vote Her In: Your Guide …

Vote Mama with Liuba Grechen Shirley

February 14th, 2019


Kelly talks to Liuba Grechen Shirley, Founder & CEO of the Vote Mama PAC, the first PAC focused solely on electing moms. They discuss Liuba's run …

Melanie Childers

February 9th, 2019


Kelly is joined by Confidence and Leadership Coach Melanie Childers of The Enlightened Badass. They chat about how Melanie helps coach women candidates to approach campaigning and fundraising with a confidence mindset, …

Lena Gonzalez & Silke Pflueger

February 7th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly speak with two Democratic women who are running for the State Senate in special elections in California: Lena Gonzalez in District 33 (00:30-15:14); and Silke Pflueger in District 1 (15:26-33:11).

Tina Belge

February 5th, 2019


Kelly chats with Tina Belge, Democratic nominee for South Carolina Senate District 6, which has a special election on March 26, 2019.

Arielle Martinez Cohen with Zero Hour

February 2nd, 2019


Kelly chats with Arielle Martinez Cohen, the Los Angeles Coordinator for the Zero Hour Movement, whose mission is "to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice." …

Peter Kalmus

January 31st, 2019


Sophy and Kelly speak with Peter Kalmus, climate scientist and author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, about the …

Cam Davis & the MWRDGC

January 28th, 2019


Kelly speaks to Cam Davis, one of 9 commissioners for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, about how the MWRD works to …

Vote Tripling with Robert Reynolds

January 25th, 2019


Kelly speaks with Robert Reynolds, Co-founder of, about the technique of vote tripling, used by campaigns in Get-Out-The-Vote …

Kaz Weida

January 24th, 2019


Kelly and Sophy chat with freelance journalist Kaz Weida about the lack of diversity in US newsrooms and how that affects coverage of current events …

The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21st, 2019


Kelly talks to her sons, Teddy, age 7, and Arthur, age 4, about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lynsy Smithson-Stanley from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications

January 19th, 2019


Kelly speaks with Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, Partnerships Director at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, about why climate change is …

Neil Leary from Dickinson College

January 17th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly speak with Neil Leary, the Director of the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. …

Pack Your Back & Knitters For Flint

January 15th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly speak with Galen Miller, Executive Director of Pack Your Back, a 501(c)(3) that collects funds and school supplies to donate to the …

Environmental Voter Project with Nathaniel Stinnett

January 10th, 2019


Kelly talks to Nathanial Stinnett, Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, about the organization's strategy to get out the vote among environmentalists so that environmental issues become a …

Scott Dworkin

January 8th, 2019


Sophy and Kelly chat with Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder & Lead Investigator of the Democratic Coalition and host of The Dworkin Report, about the work of the Democratic Coalition, what he sees as the endgame of the …

Courage to Run with Frieda Edgette

January 4th, 2019


Kelly talks to Frieda Edgette, founder of Courage to Run, the nation's premier, nonpartisan 5K run/walk and party celebrating women getting civically active and running for office

Amee Vanderpool

January 3rd, 2019


Kelly chats with Amee Vanderpool, Director of the Inanna Project and contributor to Playboy, about women's issues and politics in 2018, the rise of …

Tiffany Bond

December 29th, 2018


Kelly chats with Tiffany Bond, former independent candidate for Congress in the Maine 2nd District, about her work to change politics by taking the …

Voicemails & Resistmas Carols

December 26th, 2018


On our holiday episode, we feature a mix of Resistmas songs by Sing Out Louise NYC and the viral song We Wish You a Mueller Christmas, and voicemails …

DC Statehood

December 19th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak with three advocates for DC statehood about the history of the issue, current progress, and what listeners can do to help. Guests: Bo Shuff from DC Vote (00:28-32:38); Senator Michael D. Brown …

Top Rope Travis on Veterans' Issues

December 13th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Navy veteran Top Rope Travis about the issues facing veterans in the US today, what the new Congress could do to improve …

Paul Vallas

December 11th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas.

Charlotte Clymer

December 7th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Charlotte Clymer, a writer who works on the Rapid Response Team of the Human Rights Campaign. They discuss LGBTQ issues and news sources and the need for occasional uncomfortable conversations.

Jennifer Longdon & Nicole Clowney

December 6th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two newly-elected state legislators: Jennifer Longdon, who was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in District 24 …

Molly Jong-Fast

November 30th, 2018


Kelly chats with feminist writer Molly Jong-Fast about becoming a radical, climate change, choice, dealing with trolls on Twitter and winning back …

Katie Sieracki, Maggie O'Keefe & Marianne Lalonde

November 29th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with three women running for Alderman in the Chicago Municipal Election in February 2019: Katie Sieracki in the 33rd Ward (00:28-20:50); Maggie O'Keefe in the 40th Ward (21:05-40:06); and Marianne …

Lessons for 2020

November 21st, 2018


In the first segment Kelly speaks with Sara Ridley from Action Together Lakewood and former candidate Brett Pransky about why the Blue Wave skipped Ohio in 2018 (or whether it really did) and what that means for 2020 …

Surviving Thanksgiving with Trump Supporters

November 20th, 2018


Kelly speaks with clinical psychologist Bryan Harnsberger about getting through potentially fraught holiday meals with relatives who may have …

It Was a Blue Wave

November 15th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly recap what happened in the midterm election, what surprised them, and whether it was a Blue Wave (spoiler alert: it was). And then …

The Women of the Resistance

November 6th, 2018


Kelly speaks to six women who have been at the heart of the Resistance, on Twitter and off, about how and why they got started in activism, what they're watching in the election, and what's next. Featuring: Storm …

Melissa Dahman & Hadiya Afzal

November 5th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with two teens running for office: Melissa Dahman, 18, who is running for the Ohio Board of Education (00:45-16:20); and Hadiya Afzal, 19, who is running for DuPage County Board in Illinois …

Joyce Vance

November 2nd, 2018


Kelly speaks with Joyce Vance, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Law, and former US …

Nick Knudsen & #WaveCast

November 2nd, 2018


Kelly talks with Nick Knudsen, Editor-in-Chief of DemWritePress, about #WaveCast, the grassroots Twitter-based broadcast of the Blue Wave.

Utah with Jamie Carter, Tim Glenn & Robert Burch

November 1st, 2018


Kelly speaks with Jamie Carter, a Field Organizer with the Utah Democratic Party (00:40-19-38); Sophy and Kelly speak with Tim Glenn, Democratic Nominee for the Utah House District 69 (20:17-42:25); and Kelly speaks …

Gretchen Driskell & Cathy Albro

October 31st, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Michigan: Gretchen Driskell in MI07 (00:32-18:22); and Cathy Albro in MI03 (19:00-34:38).

Election Overview with Daniel Nichanian

October 30th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy chat with Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel from Twitter), a fellow at the Justice Collaborative and a writer at The Appeal, about the 407 …

Betsy Rader & Susan Moran Palmer

October 27th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Ohio: Betsy Rader in OH14 (00:36-18:05); and Susan Moran Palmer in OH16 (18:21-33:52).

Kwame Raoul, January Contreras & Josh Kaul

October 25th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak with three Democratic nominees for State Attorney General: Kwame Raoul in Illinois (00:32-16:26); January Contreras in Arizona …

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Lindsy Judd & Luke Evslin

October 24th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic Millennial candidates for local office: Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, running for Alexandria City Council in Virginia (1:13-15:21); Lindsy Judd, running for Washoe County …

Kylie Oversen, Dianne Hyndman & Tim Hoye

October 23rd, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk to three Democratic candidates in North Dakota: Kylie Oversen, running for ND Tax Commissioner (00:40-19:12); Dianne Hyndman, running for ND House of Representatives in District 13 (19:26-32:23); …

Schiller, Ghorbani, Ring & Martin

October 19th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly follow up with some previous guests to hear some updates in their campaigns in these final weeks before the midterms: Jill Schiller …

Nancy Soderberg & Lauren Baer

October 19th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two women running for US Congress in Florida: Nancy Soderberg in the Florida 6th (00:30-14:41) and Lauren Baer in the Florida 18th (14:56-29:22).

The Politics of New Hampshire

October 18th, 2018


Kelly talks the Politics of New Hampshire with Kayla Montgomery,the Advocacy & Organizing Director for the Planned Parenthood New Hampshire …

Mary Gay Scanlon, Kyle Horton & Mallory Hagan

October 17th, 2018


Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress: Mary Gay Scanlon in Pennsylvania 05 (00:28-16:25); Dr. Kyle Horton in North Carolina 07 …

The Politics of Kansas

October 16th, 2018


Kelly talks the Politics of Kansas with Vicki Hiatt, the Vice Chair of the Kansas Democratic Party (00:55-15:44) and with candidates Laura Kelly, who …

Vote Her In with Rebecca Sive

October 14th, 2018


Kelly speaks with returning guest Rebecca Sive about her new book, *Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President,* which will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 16.

The Women of Washington

October 12th, 2018


Kelly speaks with three of the women running as Democratic nominees in the state of Washington this year: Carolyn Long for US House District 3 …

Kendra Horn, Jennifer Zimmerman & Jennie Lou Leeder

October 12th, 2018


Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress: Kendra Horn in Oklahoma 05 (00:26-18:11); Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman in Florida 01 (18:28-37:54); and Jennie Lou Leeder in Texas 11 (38:12-55:35).

The Politics of Alaska

October 11th, 2018


Kelly talks the Politics of Alaska with Casey Steinau, the Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party (00:54-20:24) and with candidates Alyse Galvin, who …

The Politics of Wyoming

October 8th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of Wyoming with Joe Barbuto, the Chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party (01:00-17:02) and with candidates Mary …

Brendan Kelly & Sara Dady

October 8th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress from Illinois: Brendan Kelly in the Illinois 12th District (00:29-17:14) and returning guest Sara Dady in the Illinois 16th District (17:32-39:42).

The Politics of New Mexico

October 6th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of New Mexico with Marg Elliston, the Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party (00:56-10:14) and with candidates …

The Politics of South Dakota

October 4th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of South Dakota with Sam Parkinson, the Executive Director of the South Dakota Democratic Party (00:53-14:29) and …

Jessica Karjala, Kathleen James, Daryl Boling & Don Allan

October 2nd, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak with 4 Democratic nominees for state legislative seats: Jessica Karjala, the current representative in Montana House District 48, who is running for re-election (00:38-20:42); Kathleen James, …

Jan McDowell, Jeramey Anderson & Paul Theobald

September 29th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak with three Democratic nominees for US Congress: Jan McDowell in Texas-24 (00:29-21:19); Jeramey Anderson in Mississippi-4 …

The Politics of Arkansas

September 27th, 2018


ophy and Kelly speak with Chintan Desai, who is running for Congress in the Arkansas 1st District, and with Sarah Scanlon, longtime political …

Brady Kriss from Ragtag

September 26th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Brady Kriss, the Founder & Executive Director of Ragtag, a group of tech volunteers helping activists, organizers, and …

Katie McBrine, Charlotte Goddard & Helen Pendarvis

September 25th, 2018


Kelly speaks with three Democratic women running for their state legislatures: Katie McBrine, running in the Plymouth and Norfolk District of the …

The Politics of North Carolina

September 22nd, 2018


In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of North Carolina with Anne Evangelista, President of the North Carolina Young Democrats. Then …

The Politics of Nebraska

September 20th, 2018


In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of Nebraska with Jane Kleeb, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. Then Kelly chats with two …

The Politics of Maryland

September 18th, 2018


In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of Maryland with activist Allison Galbraith. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic …

Scott Nevins

September 14th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Scott Nevins--host, TV/Radio personality, and comedian, who is known for his role on Bravo TV’s series “The People’s …

The Politics of West Virginia

September 13th, 2018


In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of West Virginia with Jennifer Bryant from Wood County Indivisible Indivisible. Then Sophy and …

Spread the Vote with Kat Calvin

September 11th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Kat Calvin, the founder of a 501c3 nonprofit called Spread the Vote, that helps eligible voters obtain government-issued …

The Women of Greene County, Ohio

September 8th, 2018


Five women in Greene County, Ohio, all running for office for the first time, have joined forces to help support one another in their campaigns. Kelly speaks with Theresa Gasper, who is running for the US House in the …

Andrew Janz, Jessica Morse & Julia Peacock

September 6th, 2018


The road to taking back the House goes through California. Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for Congress in California: Andrew Janz in CA-22 (00:29-16:13); Jessica Morse in CA-04 (16:54-35:24); and …

Alessandra Biaggi, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira & Christina Sappey

September 3rd, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with three women running for their state legislatures: Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for New York State Senate in District 34 (00:35-25:20); Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, who is running for …

Lorie Burch & Linsey Fagan

August 31st, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress from Texas: Lorie Burch in TX-03 and Linsey Fagan in TX-26. They talk grassroots campaigning …

The Politics of Mississippi

August 30th, 2018


Kelly talks the Politics of Mississippi with Jake McGraw, Policy Director at the William Winter Institute and Editor of Rethink Mississippi. They …

Kate Trudell, Jennifer Vannoy & Dennis Potvin

August 27th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for the Tennessee House of Representatives: Kate Trudell in House District 16 (00:28-23:18); Jennifer Vannoy in House District 34 (24:34-42:45); and Dennis Potvin in …

Aftab Pureval & Dr. Vanessa Enoch

August 24th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Southwestern Ohio: Aftab Pureval in the 1st Congressional District (00:27-17:22); and Dr. Vanessa Enoch in the 8th Congressional District (18:38-41:14). They …

Jenny Wilson

August 22nd, 2018


Kelly speaks with Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Councilwoman and candidate for US Senate from Utah. They discuss Jenny's deep connection to Utah, …

Liv Coleman, Allison Berkowitz & Christy Inskip

August 21st, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak with three first-time women candidates running for their state legislatures: Liv Coleman in the Florida House District 73 …

Mayor Ted Terry & Maureen Shaw

August 18th, 2018


Kelly talks to Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia (00:27-30:04), and Maureen Shaw, candidate for Borough Council in Allendale, New Jersey …

Brian McClendon & Jena Griswold

August 16th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Secretary of State: Brian McClendon in Kansas (00:28-19:39) and Jena Griswold in …

The Constitution Demands It with John Bonifaz

August 14th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy talk to John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, and Co-Author of The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump. In the book, Bonifaz, and co-authors, …

Christine Porter Marsh, Carri Hicks & Craig Hoxie

August 14th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with three teachers running for their state legislatures. First Sophy talks to Christine Porter Marsh, who is running for State Senate in Arizona LD 28 (00:30-19:41); then Kelly chats with Carri …

Cassimir Svigelj, Jeff Richards, & Brett Pransky

August 11th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak three Democratic nominees for the Ohio House: Cassimir Svigelj, who is running for the 16th District (00:28-19:38); Jeff Richards, who is running for the 66th District (20:17-45:47); and returning …

The Politics of Louisiana

August 9th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy talk the politics of Louisiana with Lamar White, Jr., founder and publisher of The Bayou Brief. Then they chat with Justin DeWitt, …

Bryce Tache & #StandOnEveryCorner

August 6th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with activist Bryce Tache, who started the Stand On Every Corner movement to encourage regular American citizens to protest the …

Brianna Westbrook & Alexandra Chandler

August 4th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic women running for office: Brianna Westbrook, who is running for the State Senate in Arizona LD22; and Alexandra Chandler, who is running for US Congress in Massachusetts District 3. They …

The Politics of Minnesota

August 1st, 2018


Kelly and Sohpy talk the politics of Minnesota with Laurie Wolfe, co-leader of Indivisible MN03, including the many interesting elections to watch in …

Rep. Moira Walsh & Sen. Jeanine Calkin

July 31st, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with two Democratic women in the Rhode Island General Assembly: Representative Moira Walsh and Senator Jeanine Calkin. Both women were elected in 2016 as progressives who defeated establishment …

Ken Harbaugh & Janet Garrett

July 28th, 2018


Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for US Congress in Ohio, both facing long-time Republican incumbents: Ken Harbaugh in the Ohio 7th District (00:28-12:58) and Janet Garrett in the Ohio 4th District …

Canvassing, with Saskia Young

July 26th, 2018


In our 100th episode, Kelly talks with Saskia Young, Director of Swing Left Academy about what Swing Left Academy is and how it trains organizers to get out and do the groundwork of campaigning and about the importance …

Pantsuit Nation with Grace Caldara

July 24th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk with Grace Caldara, the Director of Engagement at Pantsuit Nation, about how Pantsuit Nation went from a small Facebook group for a few friends to a secret 2016 election support group to a national …

The Women of Wisconsin

July 21st, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk with three Democratic women running for State Assmebly in Wisconsin, all facing Republican incumbent men: Alyson Leahy in the 85th Assembly District (00:31-15:54); Lillian Cheesman in the 15th …

The Politics of Tennessee

July 19th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly discuss the Politics of Tennessee with Kristi, a Moms Demand Action activist and campaign volunteer who lives outside Nashville. They …

The Utah Democrats

July 17th, 2018


Kelly talks with three Democratic nominees for Congress in Utah, all facing Republican incumbents: Shireen Ghorbani in the Utah 2nd district (00:35-21:30); James Courage Singer in the Utah 2rd district (22:20-45:55); …

Sean Casten

July 14th, 2018


Kelly talks with Sean Casten, Democratic nominee for Congress in the Illinois 6th distrist, a district Hillary Clinton won by 7 points in 2016. They …

The Politics of Georgia

July 12th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of Georgia with Georgia activist and Democratic nominee for House Districts 97, Aisha Yaqoob, and with the Chair of …


July 9th, 2018


Sophy & Kelly speak with Emily Graham and Jess Riegel about Motivote, a platform to encourage young people to vote, using behavioral economics …

Jennifer Cohn & Election Integrity

July 7th, 2018


Kelly talks with Jennifer Cohn, an election integrity writer, researcher, advocate, and an attorney. They discuss election integrity and the possibility for problems with touchscreen voting machines and the express vote …

Chicago FUERTE

July 5th, 2018


Kelly talks with the students of Chicago FUERTE, a group of Latino students in the Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago, who are fighting for peace in their neighborhood and city. They discuss the personal experiences …

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

July 3rd, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud about her primary challenge to a 15-term Democratic incumbent congressman in the Massachusetts 1st …

Sara Johnson Rothman & Maria Collett

June 30th, 2018


Kelly speaks to Sara Johnson Rothman, candidate for Pennsylvania State House District 151, and Maria Collett, candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate …

The Politics of Pennsylvania

June 27th, 2018


In the first segment, Kelly talks to Jane Palmer, Director of Indivisible Berks, and Tracy Baton, Director of the Women's March Pittsburgh and Co-Director of Indivisible Pittsburgh, about gender and representation in …

Katie Muth & Danielle Friel Otten

June 26th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak to Katie Muth, candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate District 44, and Danielle Friel Otten, candidate for Pennsylvania State …

Mike Ellison & Shannon Souza

June 23rd, 2018


Kelly and Sophy speak to Mike Ellison, candidate for Oregon State House District 19, and Shannon Souza, candidate for Oregon State Senate District 1, about science and the trades, housing and economic development, …

The Politics of Oregon

June 21st, 2018


Kelly talks to Rebecca Cohen and Megan Cleland from Indivisible Oregon and the End Times Pep Talk Podcast about the politics of Oregon, including …

The Women of Ohio

June 19th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk to three Democratic candidates in Ohio: Lorraine Wilburn for Ohio House District 48; Rachel Crooks for House District 88; and Lauren Friedman for State Senate District 29, about the issues facing …

Kelda Roys

June 15th, 2018


Kelly talks to Kelda Roys, Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, about her background in the State Assembly and how it prepares her for working across the aisle to get bills through the legislature. They …

The Politics of Missouri

June 13th, 2018


Kelly & Sophy talk the politics of Missouri with Beth Newman in Indivisible St. Louis, including the recent election of Democrat Lauren Arthur to …

Peter Joffrion

June 11th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk to Peter Joffrion, Democratic candidate for Congress in Alabama's 5th Congressional District, about his background as Huntsville City Attorney and how the Women's March inspired him to run for …

Edie Hardcastle & Poonam Gill

June 9th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk to two Democratic candidates in Indiana: Edie Hardcastle for Indiana State Senate District 49, and Poonam Gill for State House District 88, about the issues facing Indiana voters, including jobs and …

Cam Davis

June 7th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy talk to Cam Davis, Democratic candidate for the Cook County Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, about what the MWRD is and why …

Gays Against Guns

June 4th, 2018


Kelly and Sophy talk to Lou Markert, a founding member of Gays Against Guns NY, an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies …

Brett Pransky & Amber Daniels

June 2nd, 2018


Kelly talks to two Democratic candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives, Brett Pransky in House District 77, and Amber Daniels, in House District 78, about the issues facing Ohio voters, including corruption in …

Steph Leary from IMUNURI

May 30th, 2018


Sophy and Kelly talk to Steph Leary, singer and flutist for the band IMUNURI and Philosophy professor, about the political messages in their music, …

Women Who March

May 28th, 2018


Kelly talks to Adena Raub Dershowitz, author of the children's book Women Who March, which is an illustrated depiction of the 2017 Women's March to introduce kids to the reasons behind the march and what the marchers …

Natalie Weaver

May 25th, 2018


Kelly talks to Natalie Weaver, co-founder of Advocates for Fragile Kids NC and founder of Sophia's Voice. Natalie became an advocate to fight to protect the healthcare of her daughter, Sophia, and other children with …

The Politics of California

May 23rd, 2018


In the first segment (1:06-20:54), Kelly talks to Heather Young, from Indivisible Sonoma County, about issues of immigration, net neautrality, police …

Stamp Stampede

May 21st, 2018


Kelly talks to Edward Erikson, the Campaign Manager for Stamp Stampede ( Stamp Stampede is a non-profit organization, started by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, of over 100,000 …

Sister District Project

May 18th, 2018


Kelly talks to Gabrielle Goldstein, Co-Founder and Director of Political Strategy and Policy at Sister District Project (

The Politics of Illinois

May 17th, 2018


In the first segment (1:17-34:11), Sophy and Kelly speak with Jessica Mostinger from Indivisible Metro East and Beth Malone of Indivisible Carbondale …

Chalis Montgomery

May 15th, 2018


Kelly talks to Chalis Montgomery, Congressional candidate in the Georgia 10th District, about her daughter's chronic illness and her husband's loss of his health insurance, about the moral imperative of the Poor …

Jess Phoenix

May 11th, 2018


Kelly from Two Broads Talking Politics and Matthew from Treknobabble talk to Jess Phoenix, volcanologist, Trekkie, and Congressional candidate in the …

Voicemails from Listeners

May 10th, 2018


We asked our followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to leave us voicemails talking about the ways they've gotten involved in politics since …

David Yankovich

May 8th, 2018


Kelly talks to David Yankovich (@DavidYankovich on Twitter), a digital campaign advisor, about running for Congress against Paul Ryan, about …

Debrianna Mansini

May 5th, 2018


Kelly talks to Debrianna Mansini, New Mexico actor and activist, about her one-woman show, *The Meatball Chronicles*, and about her activist work raising awareness about the practice of lunch shaming, humiliating …

Joe Schiavoni

May 2nd, 2018


Sophy and Kelly speak with Joe Schiavoni, Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, about his record in the state Senate, running for office with little kids, and his plans for education, gun reform, attracting and …

Lucy McBath

April 30th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with Lucy McBath, a national spokesperson and Faith and Outreach Leader for Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, Lucy is a two-time breast cancer survivor and a Mother of the …

Moms Demand Action Moms Running for Office

April 28th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with four Democratic women who have been longtime Moms Demand Action volunteers and are now running for office.

National Security

April 26th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly and Sophy talk to three Democratic congressional candidates with significant National Security experience, about what they believe are currently the biggest threats to national security and what …

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

April 23rd, 2018


In this episode Kelly speaks with Jade Brooks and Micky Jordan from Southerners on New Ground (SONG). Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional …

Build the Wave with Nate Lerner & Ryan Knight

April 20th, 2018


Kelly speaks with Nate Lerner and Ryan Knight about Build the Wave. Build the Wave is a grassroots Democratic organization with the mission to …

The Politics of Indiana

April 19th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly and Sophy talk about the Politics of Indiana with guests: Lindsey Beckley, from the Indiana Historical Bureau and host of the …

One Vote at a Time with Sarah Ullman

April 14th, 2018


Kelly speaks with Sarah Ullman, the co-founder and co-executive director of One Vote at a Time, a team of female filmmakers who are traveling to ten …


April 12th, 2018


In the first segment, Kelly speaks with Nicholas Stephanopolous, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School and an Attorney in the North …

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

April 9th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a Democrat representing the second Congressional district of Illinois, about the 2014 …

Blue Wave Ohio

April 7th, 2018


In this episode Kelly speaks with three Democrats running for office in Ohio: Rick Neal, who is running for US Congress from OH-15 (00:25); Jill Schiller, who is running for Congress from OH-02 (21:50); and Tina …

The Politics of Idaho

April 5th, 2018


In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly talk to Teuvo and Alex, hosts of the Real Cd'A podcast, a progressive political podcast in northern Idaho …

Run With Pride & Sharice Davids

March 31st, 2018


In the first segment, Kelly talks to Jordan Valerie Allen, the National Communications Director for Run With Pride, a PAC with a mission to elect LGBTQ+ Democratic candidates to Congress. In the second segment, Kelly …

Public Health

March 29th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly and Sophy discuss public health and the role that government plays in public health.

Guests: Reid Wilson, Correspondent at The …

Blue Wave Alabama

March 23rd, 2018


In this episode Kelly speaks with three Democratic women running for office in Alabama: Heather Milam, who is running for Secretary of State (00:49); Felicia Stewart, who is running for Alabama House, District 46 …

The Politics of Alabama

March 21st, 2018


In this episode Sophy and Kelly speak to Alabamanians about the politics of Alabama, including the history of the Democratic party and the start of …


March 17th, 2018


In this episode Kelly talks to Alex Niemczewski, the co-founder and CEO of BallotReady, a nonpartisan voter information company that has created a website where users can look up their individual ballot to see what …

The Politics of Millennials

March 15th, 2018


In this episode, Sophy (millennial) and Kelly (Gen-x) discuss the Millennial generation: how do we define the generation; what are the characteristics of millennials; what effect are millenials having on American …

Save the U.S. EPA

March 10th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council #238, representing over 1,000 bargaining unit employees at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Office …

Veterans for Gun Reform

March 8th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly & Sophy speak with several veterans with combat experience about why they support stricter gun laws and why they think arming teacher is the wrong way to protect students.

Guests (in order by …

Holly Figueroa O'Reilly

March 6th, 2018


In a special Monday mini-episode, Kelly talks to Twitter Activist Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@aynrandpaulryan) about being blocked on Twitter by Trump, …

Michigan Students for Gun Legislation

March 3rd, 2018


In this episode Kelly speaks with three high school seniors from Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan--Jenna, Jake, and Julia--about a group …

The Politics of Florida

March 1st, 2018


In this episode, Kelly & Sophy talk to guests in Florida about gun laws, climate change, the rising cost of healthcare and housing, restoring voting rights for people who have served time for felonies, the movement …

The Moms Running for Congress

February 24th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress against unresponsive Republican men: Liz Watson in the Indiana 9th District (01:21); Tiffany Bond in the Maine 2nd District (18:00); and Allison …

The Politics of Gender Identity

February 22nd, 2018


In the first segment Sophy and Kelly speak with Molly Woodstock (they/them), the host of Gender Reveal Podcast, about the difference between sex and …

Patient Advocate Peter Morley

February 19th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly catches up with returning guest Peter Morley, a patient advocate, who recently returned from his eighth trip to DC, where he …

Women Running for Office in 2018

February 16th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with first-time political candidates: Sharon Fairley, who is running for Illinois Attorney General (1:19); Jolene …

The Politics of Texas

February 14th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly & Sophy talk to progressive activists and congressional candidates around Texas about voter rights and gerrymandering, immigration and diversity, women's health outcomes, the …

Kimberly Peeler-Allen of Higher Heights

February 9th, 2018


In this episode Kelly talks to Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, about: her background in politics and the founding of Higher …

The Religious Left

February 7th, 2018


In this episode, Sophy, Kelly, and guests discuss the Religious Left: why and how did Christianity come to be associated with the Republican Party in …

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

February 2nd, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with Angela Lang, the Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), a Milwaukee organization, about: BLOC's work to ensure a high quality of life for Black …

The Politics of Utah

January 31st, 2018


In this episode Kelly and Sophy discuss the politics of Utah, including gerrymandering, the influence of the LDS Church, air pollution, Medicaid …

The Protest Banner Lending Library

January 29th, 2018


In this episode Kelly talks to Aram Han Sifuentes, an artist who specializes in fiber arts, about sewing as immigrant work, rethinking "women's work" and domestic spaces, and her growing lending library of protest …

A Conversation with Author Rachel Ruiz

January 27th, 2018


In this episode Kelly speaks with children's book author, Rachel Ruiz, about her books, including the inspiration for *When Penny Met POTUS,* and about gender and racial/ethnic representation in children's literature.

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

January 24th, 2018


In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Zachary Siegel, a freelance journalist and writer whose writing focuses on the intersection of public health and criminal justice in the context of drugs, about the scope …

Voters Not Politicians

January 19th, 2018


In this episode Kelly speaks with Katie Fahey, the founder and president of Voters Not Politicians, a bipartisan ballot question committee in …

The Politics of Ohio

January 17th, 2018


In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with a panel of Ohioans (Mark Gavin, Lorraine Wilburn, and Eli Kalil) about the politics of Ohio, the …

Bard Prison Initiative

January 14th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly speaks with Jessica Neptune, the Associate Director of National Programs of the Bard Prison Initiative and Director of BPI’s …

Reducing Gun Violence

January 11th, 2018


In the first segment Sophy and Kelly speak with Kim Smith from the University of Chicago Crime Lab about the work of the Crime Lab, 2017 gun crime …

Wake, Rise, Resist

January 5th, 2018


In this episode, Kelly interviews Joanna Spathis and Kerri Kennedy about their friendship, their trip to the Women's March in DC, and their book, Wake, Rise, Resist: The Progressive Teen’s Guide to Fighting Tyrants and …

The Politics of Wisconsin

January 3rd, 2018


In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Matt Lowe, the Chairman of the Waukesha County Democratic Party, Robert Hansen, the former Chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County, and Beth Alleman, the Social …


December 28th, 2017


In this episode Kelly (the knitting one) and Sophy (the Christian one) join forces with Megan (the gay one) and Rebecca (the Jew one) from the End Times Pep Talk Podcast to rant about the shitshow that is 2017. Smitha …

Little Lobbyists

December 22nd, 2017


Kelly speaks with Austin and Ben from the group Little Lobbyists about their work educating congresspeople and the public about children with complex medical needs and advocating for legislation that will protect their …

On the Campaign Trail: Focus on the Issues

December 20th, 2017


In the first segment, Kelly and Sophy speak with Sarah Scanlon, who served as the National Director of Outreach for the LGBT Community and the Arkansas State Director for Bernie 2016 and who was the State Director for …

Donna Bowman and the Pussyhat Project

December 16th, 2017


In this episode, Kelly and Sophy talk with Donna Bowman, Professor of Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Schedler Honors College …

The Politics of Divorce

December 13th, 2017


In the first episode of our Politics of the Family series, Sophy and Kelly speak with Kevin Curran, Senior Attorney at Life Span, an organization …

Peter and Red Go to Washington

December 11th, 2017


In this episode Kelly speaks with Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) and Red T Raccoon (@redtraccoon), two grass-roots political activists, about their …

She Should Run

December 8th, 2017


In this episode, Kelly speaks with Clare Bresnahan-English, the Executive Director of She Should Run, a non-partisan 501(c)3 that provides a free …

Gun Violence Prevention

December 6th, 2017


In the first segment Sophy and Kelly talk with Brenna, the Chicago lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America about the problem of gun …

Tony the Democrat with Postcards to Voters

December 2nd, 2017


Kelly chats with Tony the Democrat from the grassroots get-out-the-vote effort, Postcards to Voters, about how they grew from 5 volunteers in March …

How to Run for Office

November 29th, 2017


In this episode Sophy and Kelly talk with Marla Hexter, a Democrat who recently won her first election, for Township Supervisor, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and with Rebecca Sive, author of Every Day Is Election …

How to Talk to People You Don't Agree With

November 22nd, 2017


In the first segment, Sophy and Kelly speak with Emily, a clinical social worker, and Kate, a licensed marriage and family therapist, about …

A Chat with Chicago Votes

November 17th, 2017


Kelly talks with Stevie Valles and Jen Dean from Chicago Votes about their efforts to get young people excited about and engaged in the democratic …

Nonprofits, Volunteering, and Politics

November 15th, 2017


Sophy and Kelly talk to Devon and Jamie, both of Chicago, about their work with nonprofits and the intersections between the nonprofit world and …

Craftivism with Jayna Zweiman

November 10th, 2017


Kelly talks with Jayna Zweiman, the co-founder of the Pussyhat Project and the artist behind the Welcome Blanket Project, about craftivism, getting …


November 8th, 2017


Sophy and Kelly discuss voting with Maggie O’Keefe of Chicago, who has been working with the Chicago 47th Ward Dems to organize deputy voting registrar training for over 400 people in the last few months and Anita Parsa …

Indictments and Fake News

November 1st, 2017


Sophy and Kelly are joined by Matthew, a philosopher in Chicago, and Chris, a lawyer in Kansas, to discuss the charges brought against Paul Manafort, …

The Politics of Art

October 26th, 2017


Sophy and Kelly and joined by painter/illustrator Julia Mills, screenwriter Anna Siri, and Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette, in a …

Reproductive Justice

October 18th, 2017


In the first segment Kelly and Sophy are joined by Sarah Whedon to discuss reproductive justice, including access to abortion and birth control, and …

Education is Local

October 11th, 2017


Special guests Alison, an executive director of an education foundation, and Shannon, an education reporter, join Sophy and Kelly to discuss the state of K-12 education in the US under Betsy DeVos and what parents and …

What Happened: Part 2

October 4th, 2017


Guests Megan Romer and Esther join Sophy and Kelly to discuss gun violence and to conclude their conversation about Hillary Clinton's book What …

What Happened: Part 1

September 27th, 2017


Guests Megan Romer and Esther join Sophy and Kelly to discuss Hillary Clinton's book What Happened in the first part of a two-part conversation.

The War on Science

September 20th, 2017


Special Guests, Brian, an informal science educator, and Gary, a biology professor, join Sophy and Kelly to discuss the Trump Administration's War on …

The News is Terrible

September 13th, 2017


Sophy & Kelly introduce themselves and give some background. They talk getting involved at the local level, the terrible news of the day, and …

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