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Broadcast veteran Stephan Cox hosts this weekly program, which launched in February of 2017. The show features interviews and discussions with thought leaders, political figures, activists, and journalists, with the aim of informing and inspiring the progressive community across the state.Contact the show at indivisiblepodcast@gmail.com
 
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This week, we revisit our conversation with the head of University of Washington’s new Center for an Informed Public, Jevin West, who’s best known for his course, “Calling Bullsh*t,” a class that teaches students how to, among other things, discern and dispatch with disinformation. West says that in many instances, there’s a moral imperative fo ...…
 
This week, a look at the emerging field of collective psychology, and the interconnection between the many crises we face in our politics, our economies, and our climate at the global level, and the epidemic of depression, anxiety, and addiction at the individual level. Alex Evans is the creator of the Collective Psychology Project. In his rece ...…
 
What if there were a way to channel the creation and sharing of content and memes on social media that actually moves the needle and helps elect Democrats? That’s the brainchild of my guest, Nick Knudsen, a Portland-based blogger who recently launched DemCast, a new model in online activism for the left.Then, in the face of the opioid crisis, T ...…
 
This week, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Perhaps best known for his fight against Trump’s travel ban, he’s recently announced his reelection campaign for 2020. Ferguson joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about the breadth of his work in office, about his vision for a third term, about his life-long love affair with the game of c ...…
 
This week, the fight for refugees and our immigrant communities with a week of action to #DefundHate. Indivisible, along with several partner organizations, is pushing members of Congress to draw down funding for ICE and Customs and Border Protection in next year’s budget. All this week, groups from across the country are staging rallies, event ...…
 
This week, Indivisible’s plans for 2020 and beyond. We talk with Indivisible’s Director of Democracy Policy, Meaghan Hatcher Mays about the many ways progressives can fight to restore our democracy once Trump and the GOP are out of power, and it all starts with filibuster reform. Every legislative item on the progressive agenda likely won’t be ...…
 
The University of Washington recently received a $5 million grant to launch the Center for an Informed Public, a multi-disciplinary endeavor at the University of Washington aimed at strengthening our democracy by addressing the many threats posed by the propagation of disinformation, not just online, but also by governments foreign and domestic ...…
 
This week, with Congress soon to be returning from its August recess, Indivisible is calling for a week of action on immigration to pressure lawmakers to advocate for cuts to ICE and CBP as part of the 2020 budget. We’re joined by Indivisible’s National Policy Director, Angel Padilla, and by Indivisible’s legislative director, Mary Small, who s ...…
 
Indivisible has teamed up with a number of partner organizations, including MoveOn, Need to Impeach, and Stand Up America, for a national push for impeachment. In light of that, we revisit our interview with Indivisible co-executive director, Ezra Levin, who talks about how one of the key things impeachment hearings can do is to create a high-p ...…
 
In the wake of the two mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, we examine the roles both white nationalism and unregulated guns played in these tragedies. We talk first with Heidi Beirich. She is the director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks hate groups in America. She joins us t ...…
 
Earlier this week, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, along with three other members of the House Judiciary Committee, submitted a court petition to unseal grand jury materials related to the Mueller investigation, a move that, in Jayapal’s view, marks the official beginning of an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. She joins us to talk about wh ...…
 
This week, “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez” is a nonfictional account of an undocumented teen mother and her harrowing struggles with the US immigration system. Author Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College and a founding member of the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition.Also, with the primarily election upon ...…
 
On this week's show: With primary ballots arriving this week, we talk about how (and why) to get people excited about this year’s election with chair of the Washington State Democratic Party, Tina Podlodowski.Then, in light of escalating raids of migrants and asylum seekers by ICE, we talk with Brenda Rodriguez. She is the Eastern Washington co ...…
 
This week, we continue our coverage of the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border with firsthand accounts of the conditions in detention facilities for asylum seekers and their children. Dr. Amy Cohen is a child psychiatrist who specializes in trauma and immigration consultation, and she’s visited children in detention in Homestead, ...…
 
In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis at our southern border, a vigil called Lights for Liberty will take place all across the country and the world on Friday, July 12th. We talk with the event’s creator, Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, an activist, attorney, and host of the online program #ResistanceLive, who says the event is aimed ...…
 
On this week’s show, in observance of Seattle's PrideFest and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we take a look back at Seattle’s very first Gay Pride Week in 1974, with its lead organizer, David Neth.We also talk with Andrew Villeneuve, founder and head of the Northwest Progressive Institute, a regional organization dedicated to stud ...…
 
On this week’s show, progressive talk radio host and author Thom Hartmann. He joins us to talk about his new book, “The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.” In it, he explores the many connections between guns and our country’s history with the native American genocide, slavery, the continuing scourge of racism, and even neoliberal ...…
 
Indivisible's co-Executive Director, Ezra Levin, joins us to lay out the arguments against and ultimately for House Democrats supporting an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. Then, in response, we talk with Indivisible WA 8th district leader Chris Petzold to get her take on impeachment, and to get our weekly calls to action, which includ ...…
 
In a recent interview, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said that the political sides in this country are moving toward a kind of cold. civil war. But this week's first guest, veteran blogger and political operative Peter Daou, says that we’re already in a civil war, and it’s not cold. He cites the killing of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, ...…
 
We talk first this week with the new executive director of the Seattle City Club, Teresa Moore, who outlines what the organization is all about, from its community learning programs to its core mission of fostering civic dialogue about the issues that affect us most here in Washington. Also, with this year’s legislative session in Olympia now c ...…
 
This week, preventing war with Iran with 9th CD Congressman Adam Smith. He is the chair of the Armed Services Committee, and we talk about the potential fallout and ramifications of an armed escalation with a country like Iran, we get his take on why the Trump administration seems to be pushing our country in that direction, and what he and oth ...…
 
This week, democratic socialism. What it is, what it's not, what it stands for: There are so many questions that have arisen around the issue of socialism that we’ve invited on a member of Washington’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America to help shed some light on the subject. Spencer Cox is a member of the Democratic Socialism Labo ...…
 
We revisit our discussion about what it means for progressive activists to go on offense. Angel Padilla is Indivisible’s policy director, and he’s the author of the guide, Indivisible on Offense, which was released after the Democrats took the House in the midterm election. We talk extensively about how we should look to use our power most effe ...…
 
This week, in the wake of the Mueller Report’s release—at least in its redacted form—we revisit the issue of impeachment and the many questions surrounding it with constitutional lawyer Ron Fein, author of the book ““The Constitution Demands It—the Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump.”By Stephan Cox.
 
A lot went right in the 2018 midterms, especially when it came to coordination between official campaigns and grassroots groups like Indivisible. We’re joined this week by Dylan Cate, formerly the Director of Organizing and Strategic Campaigns with the Washington State Democratic Party, to talk about how we can best apply those lessons to the u ...…
 
So much of what we’re faced with politically in 2019 is variously overwhelming, disheartening, or difficult to understand and contextualize, and can often be a combination of all three. My guest this week is Teri Kanefield, whose influential Twitter feed offers cogent explanations that are both accessible and even encouraging about our politica ...…
 
The response to KOMO TV’s hour-long piece on homelessness called “Seattle Is Dying” has been swift and strong, particularly among the progressive community in the state. We talk with the project director for Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, Catherine Hinrichsen, about her response, and about the work her organization does, w ...…
 
This week, we talk about how innovative legal strategies have been employed to achieve justice and equality, both throughout history, and in the Trump era. Robert Tsai is a professor of constitutional law at American University, and he joins us to discuss his new book, “Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation. We also get his th ...…
 
This week, we revisit our interview with Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky. She is the founder of the Trauma Stewardship Project, and author of the book, “The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul.”In a conversation geared specifically toward the activist, Lipsky lays out the importance of recognizing you're in overwhelm, and how to--and, maybe ...…
 
In the wake of the mass killing of 50 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand, a consortium of interfaith leaders and elected officials gathered on Monday at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond for an evening of grief, solidarity, and hope. We’re joined this week by the executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, Aneela ...…
 
This week, we’re joined by Indivisible’s national political director to talk about the 2020 presidential primary. Mari Urbina has written a guide detailing how Indivisible groups can help to nominate a strong candidate, how can we all work together during that process, and then, how we can channel the political clout and grassroots power we’ve ...…
 
This week, we talk to gun control activist Igor Volsky about his new book, “Guns Down,” which lays out his strategy of putting the focus on gun manufacturers, dealers, and the NRA as a way to address and mitigate gun violence in America. On our week in review, we discuss Jay Inslee’s now official 2020 presidential bid, about Congresswoman Prami ...…
 
This week, how to get to universal healthcare coverage in Washington State, with one of the lead sponsors of new legislation aimed at finding the right path forward. Emily Randall is a first-year senator representing the 26th district, and we talk with her about senate bill 5822, which will investigate how to get every Washingtonian covered.The ...…
 
This week, we talk with two former campaign staffers for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who have just launched an online training program that teaches people how to be more effective campaigners, and can even train you to be a high-level staffer yourself. It’s called Movement School, and we learn all about it with founders Gabe Tobias and Ilona Duve ...…
 
We continue our coverage of the lobbying events happening in Olympia, first with Washington's League of Women Voters, who's co-hosting a lobby day with Fix Democracy First. We talk with the chair of LWVWA's democracy team, Kathy Sakahara, about the group’s legislative priorities for 2019, which are focused on Democracy and voting reforms.Then w ...…
 
Indivisibles will be heading to Olympia on February 15th for a day of learning about how to lobby, and then putting that knowledge to use by going to the state capitol and lobbying our legislators on an array of issues. We talk with the lead organizer of Lobby Day 2019, Carolyn Barclift.(16:38) Then, we discuss the SOTU and the Democratic respo ...…
 
Changing political hearts and minds on climate change is tough, but it's possible. And for today's young people, it may be a matter of life and death, as storms, wildfires, and even our seasons grow more intense. The Sunrise Movement is a political action group made up primarily of young people, and is focused on nationwide efforts to pressure ...…
 
This week, with a new Democratic majority in the House and a continuing government shutdown, we revisit our interview with David Faris, author of the book, “It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics.” Faris says it’s time for Democrats to do what it takes to level the playing field in DC, with str ...…
 
This week's show is all about lobbying at the state level with the author of the Indivisible States Guide, Jiggy Athilingam. She is the the state and local policy manager for Indivisible, and she joins us to break down how to get everything we can out of this year’s legislative session. We also have a preview of the 2019 Seattle Women’s March w ...…
 
This week, we get an up-close look at the humanitarian crisis happening at the Mexico border with Jennifer Podkul. She is the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for the DC based group, Kids in Need of Defense, or KIND, and she recently traveled to Tijuana to investigate the conditions for immigrant children there. She joins us to talk about ...…
 
Just a quick reminder about Indivisible's national Day of Action, happening Thursday, January 3rd.As part of Indivisible's strategy of shifting to offense, we'll be gathering at various locations across the state to let our members of Congress know that we're here, we're paying attention, and we'll be holding them to account to pass bold, progr ...…
 
For our last show of the year, we talk with leaders from across the state, to hear about what they've learned over the past two years, what their plans and strategies are for 2019 and beyond, and about what they have planned for the Day of Action on January 3rd.Joining us are:- Chris Petzold, Indivisible Washington's 8th District- Kelly Anderso ...…
 
This week, we convene a panel to discuss how we can talk more effectively about the issue of climate change in Washington. We break down what went right and ultimately wrong with Initiative 1631, we talk about the parameters of the newly introduced Green New Deal, and we explore how to convey the urgency of what is one of the most pressing issu ...…
 
This week, we talk first with Naveed Jamali, candidate for Seattle City Council in district 7, which includes downtown, Belltown, Queen Anne, and Magnolia. Previously, Jamali was a commentator for MSNBC, talking about national security issues drawing from his work as a former FBI double agent, an experience he chronicled in his book, “How to Ca ...…
 
This week, we talk with Greg Sargent of the Washington Post about his new book, “An Uncivil War,” which details the many ways that Trump and the GOP are actively working to erode our democracy, engaging in every from voter suppression and disenfranchisement, to working to undermine our institutions like the courts and media. But he believes the ...…
 
This week, we talk first with Congresswoman elect from the 8th CD, Dr. Kim Schrier. In a wide ranging discussion, we talk about her experiences thus far in DC, about the surprising election night, and about what she plans to do right away on issues like gun safety, checking corruption in the Trump administration, and, of course, health care.Als ...…
 
On this, our first show since the midterm election, we talk with Indivisible’s policy director, Angel Padilla, about the release of "Indivisible on Offense." Indivisible’s brand new guide covers what it means to go one offense as activists, how to hold our elected officials to their campaign promises, and the importance of the first 100 days in ...…
 
We talk this week with the founder and CEO of the Riveter, Amy Nelson, about the work and meeting space she’s designed to meet the needs of women in business.And then, for this last show before the midterm election, we talk with Chris Petzold, founder and head of Indivisible WA 8th, about what’s at stake, about what we need to do to keep going ...…
 
This week, we trace the historical impact of women’s rage with writer Rebecca Traister. Her latest book, “Good and Mad” details the transformative power of female anger, from Seneca Falls to the #MeToo movement.Then, with just two weeks to go until the midterm election, 3rd district congressional candidate Carolyn Long has pulled even with Repu ...…
 
This week, we devote the entire show to the #MyVoteMyVoice video voter challenge (which is designed to be the ice bucket challenge for voting, only without the ice and without the bucket) and to the launch event happening at Optimism Brewery in Seattle on October 22nd.We speak with several of the speakers and sponsors for the event, including:- ...…
 
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