Women belong in the House

Women belong in the House

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More women in office? Yes, please! It’s been a dark few years, but in this narrative-style show we’re digging into stories of hope. We’re talking about the record number of women running for office this November. Jenny Kaplan brings you candidates - plus experts and thought leaders to explain why there are so few women in office, what it would mean if there were more, and how Congress would change if it looked more like the people it represents. Wonder Media Network presents its very first show, Women belong in the House. Subscribe, review, and tell your friends! Let’s start a conversation.
Web of WMN: On acting, privilege, & body politics.
Feb 12 • 39 min
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: Web of WMN
Feb 1 • 2 min
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, Wonder Media Network’s brand new show.…
Ep. 14: What Comes Next
Nov 29, 2018 • 43 min
With Election Day 2018 in the rearview mirror, what happens next? The results were historic. How do our newly elected officials channel that momentum as they enter the House? For women who won, the path ahead is pretty clear. For women who lost, it’s less…
Ep. 13: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose
Nov 15, 2018 • 39 min
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 many great candidates won, many also lost. This week, we’re talking about the latter. Host Jenny Kaplan’s…
Ep. 12: An Election Day Double Feature
Nov 6, 2018 • 32 min
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 about money, race, and religion in…
Bonus Ep. 6: Brenda Carter
Nov 5, 2018 • 22 min
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 November. This week, Host Jenny Kaplan…
Ep. 11: A Name for the History Books
Nov 1, 2018 • 36 min
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 that’s about to change. Host Jenny Kaplan chats with the woman who’s favored to make history on Tuesday:…
Ep. 10: Running to Stay - An Incumbent Story
Oct 30, 2018 • 39 min
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 of a woman who’s already made it and…
Bonus Ep. 5: Rebecca Traister
Oct 28, 2018 • 41 min
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 November. This week, Host Jenny Kaplan…
Ep. 9: A Case for the Religious Left
Oct 25, 2018 • 42 min
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 Democrat running in AL-02. Turning a…
Ep. 8: Putting the Diplomacy Back in D.C.
Oct 23, 2018 • 37 min
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 agencies, and the State Department.…
Bonus Ep. 4: NWP Equality Salon - Gender, Race, and American Politics in 2018
Oct 20, 2018 • 63 min
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 November. This week, host Jenny Kaplan…
Ep. 7: The Name’s Spanberger, Abigail Spanberger
Oct 18, 2018 • 42 min
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 agencies, and State Department. This is…
Ep. 6: Females Are Strong as Hell
Oct 11, 2018 • 30 min
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 agencies, and State Department. Over the…
Bonus Ep. 3: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Oct 9, 2018 • 11 min
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 November. This week, we share Host Jenny…
Ep. 5: Jumping the Confidence Gap
Oct 4, 2018 • 38 min
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 obstacle and has made the decision to…
Bonus Ep. 2: A’shanti Gholar
Oct 2, 2018 • 28 min
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 November. Host Jenny Kaplan talks with…
Ep. 4: Unbought and Unbossed
Sep 27, 2018 • 39 min
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 footsteps — women of color and specifically black women who are running for office this November. Host Jenny…
Bonus Ep. 1: Emily from EMILY’s List
Sep 26, 2018 • 32 min
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 November. For our first, Host Jenny…
Ep. 3: Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room
Sep 20, 2018 • 37 min
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 recruiting women candidates and how…
Ep. 2: It’s About Money, Honey
Sep 13, 2018 • 36 min
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 IL-17, also makes a guest appearance.…
Ep. 1: I Got It From My Mama
Sep 6, 2018 • 38 min
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 week, we’re discussing the motivation…
Trailer: Welcome to Women belong in the House!
Sep 2, 2018 • 4 min
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 November. Listen and subscribe for…