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Women belong in the House

38 EpisodesProduced by Wonder Media NetworkWebsite

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress would change if it looked more like the people it represents. Last season, she spoke with women on the campaign trail. This time, she's talking to women s… read more

38 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Trailer: Welcome to Women belong in the House!

September 2nd, 2018

4:28

A preview of what's to come: WMN presents Women belong in the House. Host Jenny Kaplan explains why she decided to quit her job in order to tell the stories of the record number of women who are running for office this …

Ep. 1: I Got It From My Mama

September 6th, 2018

38:03

Midterms are rapidly approaching and a record number of women are running for office. But why are there so few elected women to begin with? We’re telling candidates’ stories and talking about the broader context. This …

Ep. 2: It's About Money, Honey

September 13th, 2018

36:51

Host Jenny Kaplan speaks with Betsy Rader, a Democrat running in OH-14. Betsy shares her reasons for running and describes how money has shaped her life and her candidacy. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from …

Ep. 3: Let's Talk About the Elephant in the Room

September 20th, 2018

37:05

This week we're talking about women and the GOP. Host Jenny Kaplan speaks with Cristina Osmeña, a Republican running in CA-14. Experts share their perspectives on why the Republican party is lagging when it comes to …

Bonus Ep. 1: Emily from EMILY's List

September 26th, 2018

32:02

With midterms around the corner, we want to bring you even more from the experts. Our bonus episodes are lightly edited interviews from thought leaders and people who are working tirelessly to get women elected in …

Ep. 4: Unbought and Unbossed

September 27th, 2018

39:00

It's been 50 years since Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress. This week, we're talking about people following in her …

Bonus Ep. 2: A'shanti Gholar

October 2nd, 2018

28:40

With midterms around the corner, we want to bring you even more from the experts. Our bonus episodes are lightly edited interviews from thought leaders and people who are working tirelessly to get women elected in …

Ep. 5: Jumping the Confidence Gap

October 4th, 2018

38:57

Women tend to run for office less. Part of that is due to the fact that there's a confidence gap when it comes to women believing they are qualified to run. This week, we're talking to a woman who has overcome that …

Bonus Ep. 3: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

October 9th, 2018

11:44

With midterms around the corner, we want to bring you even more from the experts. Our bonus episodes are lightly edited interviews from thought leaders and people who are working tirelessly to get women elected in …

Ep. 6: Females Are Strong as Hell

October 11th, 2018

30:21

Historically, stereotypes about women focused on the frailties of the "weaker sex." But many women running for office this year prove those ideas false. Candidates have held positions in the military, intelligence …

Ep. 7: The Name's Spanberger, Abigail Spanberger

October 18th, 2018

42:20

Historically, stereotypes about women focused on the frailties of the "weaker sex." But many women running for office this year prove those ideas false. Candidates have held positions in the military, intelligence …

Bonus Ep. 4: NWP Equality Salon - Gender, Race, and American Politics in 2018

October 20th, 2018

1:03:52

With midterms around the corner, we want to bring you even more from the experts. Our bonus episodes are lightly edited content from thought leaders and people who are working tirelessly to get women elected in …

Ep. 8: Putting the Diplomacy Back in D.C.

October 23rd, 2018

37:14

Historically, stereotypes about women focused on the frailties of the “weaker sex.” But many women running for office this year prove those notions false. Candidates have held positions in the military, intelligence …

Ep. 9: A Case for the Religious Left

October 25th, 2018

42:13

The most vocal parts of the Christian community are often associated with the Republican party. But our candidate today says her progressive values stem from her faith. Host Jenny Kaplan chats with Tabitha Isner, a …

Bonus Ep. 5: Rebecca Traister

October 28th, 2018

41:37

With midterms around the corner, we want to bring you even more from the experts. Our bonus episodes are lightly edited interviews from thought leaders and people who are working tirelessly to get women elected in …

Ep. 10: Running to Stay - An Incumbent Story

October 30th, 2018

39:30

Women make up less than 20 percent of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In previous episodes, we’ve featured women running to serve in the chamber for the first time. This week, we’re telling the story …

Ep. 11: A Name for the History Books

November 1st, 2018

36:00

Native American and Native Alaskan women make up 1 percent of the U.S. population, yet there has never been a Native woman in Congress. It looks like …

Bonus Ep. 6: Brenda Carter

November 5th, 2018

22:46

With midterms around the corner, we want to bring you even more from the experts. Our bonus episodes are lightly edited interviews from thought leaders and people who are working tirelessly to get women elected in …

Ep. 12: An Election Day Double Feature

November 6th, 2018

32:39

Today is the day! A record number of women have stepped up to run this election. We're telling their stories. We covered why women run less and how their motivation to run differs from their male counterparts. We talked …

Ep. 13: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose

November 15th, 2018

39:09

Election Day 2018 has come and gone. The results were historic. A record number of women will serve in the House of Representatives next year. While …

Ep. 14: What Comes Next

November 29th, 2018

43:10

With Election Day 2018 in the rearview mirror, what happens next? The results were historic. How do our newly elected officials channel that momentum …

Introducing: Web of WMN

February 1st, 2019

2:48

Have you ever stopped to think about all the people you know? And all the people they know? Each of us has a rich community of connections. It forms a bustling, complicated, interconnected web. Welcome to Web of WMN, …

Web of WMN: On acting, privilege, & body politics.

February 12th, 2019

39:59

We’re hard at work here on the next season of Women Belong in the House. In the meantime, check out Wonder Media Network’s newest show, Web of WMN. For more, subscribe to Web of WMN wherever you listen to podcasts.

Introducing: The Brown Girls Guide to Politics!

April 4th, 2019

2:30

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics podcast is all about amplifying the voices of women who are too often forgotten in most media coverage. This year …

Introducing: Encyclopedia Womannica

May 31st, 2019

1:32

Every weekday for a full year, listeners can explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have …

Welcome back!

March 3rd, 2020

3:35

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress …

This House Wasn't Built for You

March 12th, 2020

33:39

To learn more about Rep. Angie Craig, head back to Episode 5 of Season 1. 

To learn more about Rep. Abigail Spanberger, head back to Episode 7 of Season 1. 

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks …

Turning Resumes Into Action

March 19th, 2020

22:53

To learn more about Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, head back to Episode 6 of Season 1. 

To learn more about Rep. Abigail Spanberger, head back to Episode 7 of …

Building Bridges

March 26th, 2020

27:54

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress …

Climbing the Ladder

April 2nd, 2020

28:25

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress …

Navigating Congress: Peaks & Valleys

April 9th, 2020

27:10

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress …

Bonus: WMN in Action

April 16th, 2020

10:40

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress …

A New Look for the House

April 23rd, 2020

32:54

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress …

Serving in Crises: A Historic Term

April 30th, 2020

33:07

Wonder Media Network's Encyclopedia Womannica has been nominated for a Webby Award! We need your help to win. Please vote here: http://wbby.co/pod20

On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to …

Bonus: Rep. Deb Haaland

May 21st, 2020

27:50

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On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand …

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson: On Protests and Racial Justice

June 9th, 2020

16:59

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