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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)

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  • over 1 year 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)

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  • over 1 year 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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  • over 1 year 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)

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  • over 1 year 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.

Bonus Episode: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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  • over 1 year 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.

Books (with Louise Penny, Stacey Abrams, and Marley Dias)

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 52:17

Books: They can transport us, entertain us, show us who we can be, and even get us through hard times. In this episode, Hillary sits down with three fellow book-lovers: mystery novelist (and friend) Louise Penny; return guest Stacey Abrams in her capacity as romance writer (!); and Marley Dias, the 15-year-old founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign.  Louise Penny is an award-winning and bestselling author. The latest installment in her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, All the Devils Are Here, was published earlier this year. Stacey Abrams was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia and previously served as the minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. As the founder of Fair Fight and Fair Count, she has been a major force in the push to advance voting rights and ensure fair elections. She’s also a romance mystery novelist: under the pen name Selena Montgomery, Stacey has published eight books, including Reckless. Marley Dias is the 15-year old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, which collects and donates books featuring Black female protagonists to counter the lack of diversity in children’s literature. She is also the author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!, and the host and producer of the Netflix series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.  You can find a full transcript of the episode here.

Food! (with Samin Nosrat, Jose Andres, and Rocco DeFazio)

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 54:48

Hillary is joined by chefs Samin Nosrat and José Andrés to discuss all things food, from the struggle too many Americans are facing to feed their families to the lighter side of things – like what it takes to make delicious beans. Then, Hillary chats with Rocco DeFazio, the owner of one of her favorite pizzerias, about how his restaurant has adjusted to the pandemic.  Samin Nosrat is a cook, teacher, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and host of the Netflix documentary series based on that book. She is an “Eat” columnist at The New York Times Magazine. She also co-hosts the podcast Home Cooking, in which she and Hrishikesh Hirway answer questions about how to cook during a global pandemic.  José Andrés is a bestselling author, educator, humanitarian, chef, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a collective of nearly thirty restaurants. He is also the founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit specializing in delivering food relief in the wake of natural and humanitarian disasters including the coronavirus pandemic.  Rocco DeFazio is the owner of DeFazio’s Imports and DeFazio’s Wood Fired Pizzeria in Troy, New York.  You can find a full transcript here.

Now What, Part 2

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 29:24

Between rising COVID-19 numbers and the 2020 election, some of the most urgent issues in our country are unfolding on the ground in Michigan. On the heels of announcing new precautions to keep people safe, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins Hillary to discuss what leadership looks like, how our country can heal from the last four years, and of course, Thanksgiving Day plans. Gretchen Whitmer is the 48th governor of Michigan since January 2019. Before taking office, she served as the Minority Leader in the Michigan State Senate from 2006 to 2015.  Read a full transcript here.

The American Dream

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 52:10

America is often described as a land of opportunity where anyone can succeed -- but is that actually the case? In this episode, Hillary is joined by “Queer Eye” star, author, and newly minted U.S. citizen Tan France; community advocate Lorella Praeli; and economist Raj Chetty to talk about what the American Dream means to them personally and whether it’s still attainable. Of course, Tan also provides expert feedback on Hillary’s presidential campaign wardrobe. Tan France is a fashion designer and television personality who grew up in the United Kingdom, the son of South Asian immigrants. He is best known for his role as one of the Fab Five on Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” His memoir, Naturally Tan, was published in 2019. Lorella Praeli was born in Peru and grew up undocumented in Connecticut. She’s now the co-president of Community Change, an advocacy group that works on behalf of low-income Americans. Raj Chetty is a MacArthur “Genius” grant-winning economist who has received wide acclaim for his research on equality and opportunity in America. He is the director of Harvard’s Opportunity Insights lab. A full transcript is here.

Resilience

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 52:07

2020 has been a challenging year by any measure. In this episode, comedian Sarah Cooper ( famous for her lip-sync parodies of President Trump); Grit author Angela Duckworth; and long distance swimmer Diana Nyad share with Hillary their stories of summoning strength, motivation, and humor in the face of obstacles. Sarah Cooper is a standup comedian and author of How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings and 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. Her Netflix comedy special “Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine” comes out on October 27. Angela Duckworth is a research psychologist and author. Her 2016 book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Diana Nyad is a long-distance swimmer who in 2013, at age 64, succeeded on her fifth attempt to swim over one hundred miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage — the first person to have done so. She chronicles that swim in her book Find a Way. You can find more information on her walking and clean water initiatives here. A full transcript is here.

Gutsy Women

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  • over 1 year ago
  • 49:27

By now it’s an all-too-familiar phenomenon: A woman who dares to defy stereotypes or step out of her “place” gets called “shrill,” “bossy,” “ambitious,” or worse. But more often than not, those are the women who get the job done. Hillary talks to feminist activist Gloria Steinem about her life and career, and sits down with pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who spoke out about the Flint Water Crisis. With each of these gutsy women, she asks what -- or who -- made them think they could make a difference, and how they overcame the obstacles they faced along the way.  Gloria Steinem is a feminist journalist and activist, best known as a pioneer of the women’s rights movement in the 1970s. She began her career in 1962 with groundbreaking pieces about contraception and about her experience going undercover as a Playboy Bunny. Later, she founded Ms. Magazine and was a major figure in the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment. Her memoir, My Life on the Road, was recently turned into a film called The Glorias starring Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician and public health advocate who in 2014 helped expose toxic levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan. Her book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, recounts her experience of the crisis. A full transcript is here.

Faith

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  • 430 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 51:44

Hillary’s personal faith has been a guiding force throughout her life. In this episode, she is joined by journalist Krista Tippett, social justice activist Reverend William Barber II, and comedian Aasif Mandvi to explore how faith has shaped their public and private lives, and how it can help heal our nation in these difficult times. Reverend William Barber II is a MacArthur Genius grant-winning minister, author, and activist who organized the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina and is now Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. He is also the longtime pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina. His new book is We Are Called To Be A Movement and is a sermon about how we can all make the change we need. Krista Tippett is a journalist, author, and host of the Peabody Award-winning weekly national public radio show, On Being, which explores “what it means to be human, and how we want to live.”  Aasif Mandvi is an actor and comedian who has made us laugh as a political correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as the writer and star of the Peabody Award-winning web series Halal in the Family. He currently stars in the CBS show Evil. A full transcript is here.