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We Are EMILY: An EMILY's List Podcast

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We Are EMILY, an EMILY’s List podcast, was launched to drive interest in EMILY’s List and to highlight the importance of women in politics. We believe this podcast will give listeners a chance to hear from current and former candidates, so they can learn about the ins and outs of running a campaign, the challenges women face and the benefits to having more women in office. Each episode will also include an additional interview with members of our Creative Council.


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Latest Episode

S1E8: The Time is Now (03/02/20)

2018 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star recipient and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx discusses the lessons learned during her time in office and her vision for the future as she runs for reelection. Author, stand-up comedian and EMILY’s List Creative Council member Sara Benincasa highlights the importance of elevating women at every rank of leadership. And both EMILY's List Vice President of Digital Ben Dotson and Chief Technology Officer Mike Sager share actionable advice for supporting your favorite candidate while staying secure on the internet.

Previous Episodes

S1E7: Defining Women (02/19/20)

EMILY's List Creative Council Member Amber Tamblyn, along with actresses Uzo Aduba, Eva Longoria, singer/songwriter Amanda Shires and congressional candidate Wendy Davis discuss sexism, racism, intersectionality, and their unique experiences navigating the worlds of music, film, and politics. This special episode was recorded at EMILY's List's annual Oscar luncheon in LA.

Bonus: EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock (02/11/20)

In this special bonus episode of the Your Primary Playlist podcast, host Emily Tisch Sussman sits down with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. Emily and Stephanie discuss the diverse viewpoints of women in leadership, the myth of “electability,” and the fight for 2020.

S1E6: Primary Fights (02/03/20)

Congressional candidates Marie Newman and Jessica Cisneros join We Are EMILY for a candid conversation about going up against anti-choice Democrats and their future plans for the districts. Actress, author and EMILY's List Creative Council member Amber Tamblyn discusses her latest book Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. And EMILY's List Vice President of Research Madhur Bansal shares why great research is essential to an effective campaign.

S1E5: First We Train, Then We Run (01/20/20)

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) shares her story about her entry into politics, what it's been like serving in Congress, and her impactful work. Comedian and Creative Council member Leah Bonnema talks about how she uses her talent to address women's issues. And EMILY's List Vice President of Training and Community Engagement Stefanie Brown James discusses why building a diverse pipeline of candidates is so important.

S1E4: Trying It Again (01/06/20)

Gina Ortiz Jones, EMILY's List endorsed congressional candidate for Texas' 23rd district, discusses her candidacy, and why she's up for the challenge as she runs for the seat a second time. EMILY's List Vice President of Federal and Gubernatorial Campaigns Karen Defilippi talks about what it takes to run for office again. And EMILY's List Creative Council Member, CNN commentator and Sirius XM Signal Boost co-host Jess McIntosh chats about her experience working on the EMILY's List staff, the formation of the Creative Council, and how her time at the organization impacts her work now.

S1E3: All Politics is Local (12/23/19)

2018 Georgia Gubernatorial Democratic Candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams and comedian, writer and EMILY's List Creative Council Co-chair Chelsea Handler join We Are EMILY to discuss the importance of state and local politics, what women need to consider before running for office and why being politically engaged is essential. We'll also be joined by Geri Prado, vice president of state and local campaigns at EMILY's List.

S1E2: Hopeful Warriors: Conversations with Sec. Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Yvette Nicole Brown (12/09/19)

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton talk about their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, and Hillary Clinton gives her take on the treatment of women in the current presidential cycle. Also, actress, activist and EMILY's List Creative Council Member Yvette Nicole Brown shares her views on the country's political discourse.

S1E1: Who is EMILY? We Are EMILY Podcast Trailer with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock (11/13/19)

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, introduces the podcast to listeners and highlights some of this season's awesome guests!