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Words To Win By

18 EpisodesProduced by Wonder Media NetworkWebsite

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

32:01

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

37:54

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

34:08

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

37:46

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

31:44

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

33:59

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

36:26

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

36:15

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

25:45

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

33:16

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

2:25

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

30:29

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

26:19

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

28:32

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

31:54

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

31:53

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

30:39

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

3:57

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

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