You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton sits down for candid, in-depth, and sometimes hilarious conversations with people she finds fascinating. With help from her guests, Hillary will tackle the topics that shape our lives, from faith to the pressing political issues of our time to cooking tips for the cooking-challenged.

Gutsy Women (with Andra Day & Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

  • about 2 months ago
  • 56:21

Hillary has always drawn inspiration from the “gutsy women” around her -- she and Chelsea even wrote a book about them. On today’s episode, we hear from two women who have defied expectations, overcome obstacles, and made some history along the way. First, Hillary speaks with Grammy-nominated singer and award-winning actor Andra Day. For the new film The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Andra immersed herself in the life of a woman who was supremely talented and fearless in shining a light on America's ugly history of lynching, even as she battled her own demons. Then Hillary talks to Tammy Duckworth, the senator from Illinois, about her new memoir, Every Day Is a Gift, about battling discrimination and picking herself up after loss, including a near fatal helicopter crash while serving in the Army National Guard. In a timely follow-up conversation, Hillary checks in with Senator Duckworth about her response to the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who was among the first handful of Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. Tammy’s new memoir is titled Every Day Is a Gift. Andra Day started out her career as an R&B singer and songwriter, with her debut album Cheers to the Fall, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2016 Grammys. She joined Hillary to perform during the 2016 campaign, and performed in the virtual Inaugural Parade for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. She portrays Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday for which she received the Golden Globe for Best Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award.  Read a full transcript here.

Doing Hard Things (with Bobby Berk, Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle)

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

  • about 2 months ago
  • 56:44

If nothing else, the past year has taught us that we can do hard things — from battling the fear, loss, and isolation of this pandemic to confronting racial injustice and fighting to make our democracy stronger. On today’s episode, we hear from three people who have done hard things, and inspired others to do the same.  Hillary talks to Bobby Berk, who left his Missouri home at age 15 when he realized he couldn’t survive there as a gay teen. He went on to create his own design company and now stars as the interior design expert on Netflix’s Queer Eye. She then speaks with her favorite power couple, soccer star Abby Wambach and bestselling author Glennon Doyle, about confronting shame, homophobia, addiction, and sexism in professional sports. Bobby Berk is an interior designer and television personality. He stars in Queer Eye on Netflix as the interior design expert. In 2015, he launched his full-service bespoke interior design practice Bobby Berk Interior + Design. Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. An activist for equality and inclusion, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wolfpack as well as the adaptation of Wolfpack for the Next Generation, an instant New York Times bestseller.  Glennon Doyle is a writer who came to prominence as the creator of the blog Momastery. She went on to write several best-selling memoirs, including Carry On, Warrior, Love Warrier, and her latest, Untamed.

Our Democracy (with Masha Gessen and Rashad Robinson)

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  • 2 months ago
  • 41:05

How close did we come to losing our democracy during four years of Trump — and what will it take to strengthen our democratic institutions? In this episode, Hillary speaks with two people who have tackled these questions. First, we hear from writer and journalist Masha Gessen, who reflects on the perils of autocracy and shares a bold idea for how to move forward.  Then, Hillary catches up with Rashad Robinson, who, as the head of Color of Change, has been on the frontlines of holding elected officials and corporations accountable to Americans.  Masha Gessen is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of ten books, including Surviving Autocracy, the National Book Award-winning The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.  Rashad Robinson has been the president of Color of Change (COC), the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, since 2011. Under Rashad’s leadership, COC has expanded its reach from 1.7 to more than 7 million members. 

Politics on TV (with Samantha Bee, Kerry Washington, and Alec Baldwin)

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

  • 2 months ago
  • 54:59

American politics have long served as inspiration for movies, plays, and especially television -- from fictional shows like “The West Wing” to late-night comedy shows. For a lot of people, those shows have become a major source of information when it comes to our government, political system, and the state of the world. In this episode, we hear from three people who have been front and center in bringing politics into our living rooms and beyond. Hillary talks with Samantha Bee, host of the comedy show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which tackles under-reported but hugely important stories in the news with biting humor. Then, Hillary is joined by Kerry Washington, star of the Emmy-award winning show Scandal, to talk about how no one—not even Olivia Pope—holds as much power as ordinary citizens do when it comes to bringing about political change. Lastly, Hillary talks to Alec Baldwin, who has finally been released from his stint playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Samantha Bee is a comedian and the host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS. She was previously the longest-serving correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She also hosts the podcast Full Release with Samantha Bee. Kerry Washington is an actress, producer, and director known for her role as Washington fixer Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal, and as Anita Hill in the HBO political thriller Confirmation, both of which have garnered her numerous awards. She recently served as an executive producer on The Fight, a documentary film revolving around the legal battles of ACLU lawyers during the Trump administration. Washington is also a dedicated advocate on behalf of racial justice, voting rights, and more. Alec Baldwin is an actor and writer who starred as Jack Donaghy in NBC’s 30 Rock and frequently portrayed Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. He has written three books: A Promise to Ourselves; his memoir, Nevertheless; and, with Kurt Andersen, the Donald Trump parody You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Alec is also the host of the iHeart Radio podcast Here’s the Thing.  Read a full transcript here.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

  • 3 months ago
  • 36:12

Just over a month ago, Antony Blinken was sworn in as America’s 71st Secretary of State. It’s a role Hillary knows well, having served under President Barack Obama. In this conversation, Secretary Blinken shares his priorities for the coming months—from the refugee and climate crises to our relationships with Russia and China. He and Hillary also swap advice, memories, and a few funny stories from their years of service. Prior to being appointed United States Secretary of State, Secretary Blinken served in senior National Security and State Department positions under the Obama and Clinton administrations. Previously, he worked as the staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with President Biden, who was the senior Democrat on the committee up until his vice-presidency.  Full transcript here.

Bonus Episode: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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  • 4 months ago
  • 37:37

The week after the attack on the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Hillary for a candid, no-holds-barred conversation. In a detailed firsthand account of what Speaker Pelosi and her House members experienced that day, she shares how she felt when she learned what was happening, her takeaways from her call with Vice President Pence amidst the chaos and violence, and why she was so determined to resume congressional business the second it was safe to do so. They also talk about what needs to happen to ensure that those responsible are held to account, how we got here, and what a new administration can do to address the many challenges facing the country.  Nancy Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the House (and first woman to serve as Speaker), recently re-elected for the 117th Congress. Nancy has represented California’s 12th Congressional District in San Francisco for more than 30 years. She has led House Democrats for more than 18 years in her roles as Minority Whip, Minority Leader, and Leader of the House Democratic Congress.  Related: Hillary’s Washington Post op-ed on the attack and what needs to happen next.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/hillary-clinton-impeach-trump-capitol-white-supremacy/ Read a full transcript here.