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Words To Win By

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Words To Win By* takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio as she unpacks real-world narrative shifts that led to real-world victories. *Formerly called Brave New Words

18 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Changing the Narrative About First Nations - Australia

December 28th, 2021


Starting in 2019, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocates began an ambitious two year effort to flip the script on sovereignty, self-determination and justice for First Nations. Now, after comprehensive …

Flipping the Senate through Georgia Runoffs - United States

December 21st, 2021


In 2020, Georgia selected a Democrat for president for the first time since 1992. But the organizers who made this happen, having registered 800,000 new voters, had an arguably more daunting task ahead: winning two …

Legalizing Abortion - Argentina

December 14th, 2021


At 4 a.m. on December 30th 2020, as crowds gathered in front of Congress awaiting the final vote, Argentina legalized abortion. This realized the …

Legalizando el aborto - Argentina

December 14th, 2021


A las 4 de la mañana del 30 de diciembre del 2020, mientras las multitudes estaban reunidas al frente del Congreso esperando el voto final, Argentina …

Striking for Public Education - West Virginia and Arizona

December 7th, 2021


As we witness today’s rightwing attacks on our public schools, we consider what the 2018 educator strikes can teach us about formulating an effective …

Buena Política - Dominican Republic

November 30th, 2021


In 2020, a steadfast crew of veteran organizers and activists propelled José Horacio Rodríguez from obscurity to win a seat in Congress with the most votes of any candidate from his constituency in the Dominican …

Buena Política - La República Dominicana

November 30th, 2021


En el 2020, un grupo tenaz de organizadores y activistas veteranos propulsaron a José Horacio Rodríguez desde la oscuridad hasta ganar un escaño en …

Protecting the Election Results - United States

November 23rd, 2021


While many Americans looked on in disbelief as Donald Trump refused to accept the outcome of the 2020 election, others had been reckoning with this …

Operation Libero - Switzerland

November 16th, 2021


In 2016, fresh off dual victories in a referendum criminalizing immigrants and a parliamentary election that brought them nearly 30% of seats, the far-right Swiss People’s Party seemed destined to pass a second …

Winning in WI 2020

November 9th, 2021


In 2020, all eyes were on Wisconsin, a state that paved Trump’s way to the White House when he won there in 2016 by just 0.77% of the vote. This time around, organizers and strategists both from within the Democratic …

Coming Soon: Season 2 of Words to Win By

October 26th, 2021


On season 2 of Words to Win By, we're going from Switzerland to Arizona and from the Dominican Republic to West Virginia to unpack some of the fiercest fights - and biggest come-from-behind victories - for progressives. …

Access To Medicines - United States

September 6th, 2019


In the U.S., the battle over drug prices is heating up to confront corporate greed and pay-to-play politics. We examine how audacious organizing and …

Let's Do This - New Zealand

September 6th, 2019


In 2017, despite voter attitudes indicating the conservative National Party would retain control of the government, Jacinda Ardern became Prime …

Police Reform - Washington

September 6th, 2019


Advocates in Washington state, confronting one of the most permissive standards for justifiable use of deadly force in the country, brought police …

People Seeking Asylum - Australia

September 6th, 2019


The Australian government has crafted and carried out an immigration policy so abusive that it earned President Trump’s praise. Yet, over the last …

Together For Yes - Ireland

September 6th, 2019


With abortion at a flashpoint in the U.S. and states practically or literally banning the procedure, we unpack how Ireland went from total ban to public acceptance. We learn how campaigners avoided a gauntlet of …

Greater Than Fear - Minnesota

September 6th, 2019


In Minnesota, GOP operatives read in Clinton’s slim victory an opportunity to gain ground with their racially coded, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic appeals. Yet in 2018, progressives in the state not only stalled these …

Brave New Words Trailer

August 27th, 2019


An early listen to some of the stories you'll hear on Brave New Words.

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