Voting Day 2020 in the U.S. is just around the corner! Are you prepared for November 3rd? These women-hosted podcasts will keep you informed while gaining fresh, new perspectives on the American voting system.
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a uniquely tumultuous year for the U.S., and it’s more than likely that you have an opinion about how the leadership in your local community up to the highest offices have been handling it. It’s also likely that the issues you care about have changed in the last 2 to 4 years. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t understand how our healthcare system works (or how we can reform it) until just a few months ago, thanks to COVID.
Voting is a powerful way to make your voice, opinions, and priorities heard. As you probably know, we at Ossa believe your voice has value. Make an informed decision on voting day 2020 by listening to the awesome women-hosted voting podcasts below.
P.S. If you or someone you know is planning to wait on the long early voting lines we’re seeing across the country, listening to these podcasts is a great way to pass the time while staying motivated to cast your ballot😉
At Liberty (Mini-Series: At The Polls)
At The Polls is a mini-series spinoff of the ACLU’s weekly podcast At Liberty, a show that explores and explains current civil rights and civil liberties issues. The ACLU’s Voting Rights Project has been working throughout the year to protect citizens’ right to vote, combating voter suppression and making sure voters across the country can cast their ballots safely. The At The Polls mini-series is focused on shedding light on these issues and explaining what citizens can expect on voting day 2020.
Molly McGrath, voting rights lawyer and organizer, is the host of At The Polls. Along with expert guests, she answers listener submitted questions about voting in the new 2020 climate with compassion, accuracy, and clear calls to action about how you can protect your voting rights and make sure your voice is heard.
Try this episode: “What Will Election Night Look Like in a Global Pandemic?”
Pod Is A Woman
Three former Obama White House staffers come together for multifaceted conversations on the current political landscape on the Pod Is A Woman podcast. Along with their own insider insights, the hosts interview politicians, community leaders, journalists, and other influential figures to give listeners a 360 degree perspective of this election.
Meet the powerhouse hosts:
Alejandra Campoverdi is a women’s health advocate, CCO, LA native, and proud daughter of an immigrant single mother from Mexico. In the White House, she served as Deputy Director of Hispanic Media.
Darienne Page is an Iraq war veteran, community advocate, and native Chicagoan. In the White House, she served as the Director of Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Military Families Outreach and ROTUS (receptionist of the United States).
Johanna Maska was raised by bedrock conservatives in Illinois and went on to work with President Obama for eight years as his Director of Press Advance, managing his public image on trips across the U.S. and to 42 other countries. She is now a mom, wife, and CEO of the consulting firm Global Situation Room.
Tune in to learn from these White House insiders about the transition of power, the current administration, and the state of American politics on a global scale.
Try this episode: “Pod Is A Woman: Dr. Jill Biden”
Amplifying women’s voices and celebrating their work in the political sphere is the mission of The Electorette podcast. At Ossa, we know a thing or two about amplifying women’s voices, so we can’t get enough of this show. The Electorette has been featured by Apple Podcasts in the “Bold Women” series, and recognized by Teen Vogue as a top political podcast.
Host Jenn Taylor-Skinner brings together strong voices and sharp minds to plan for a bright future. Jenn was inspired to start this podcast after the 2016 election results left her feeling hopeless and alone in the pursuit of unity and compassion.
On her website, Jenn states, “My aim with The Electorette was not to analyze every single [Trump] tweet; nor to rant ad nauseum about just how unhinged the voice behind said tweets are. What I do want to accomplish is further the sense of community and strength experienced during the Women’s Marches around the world, provide some solutions for getting out of this mess and to bring brilliant minds (lady minds) together, so that together we can move towards creating the open, welcoming democracy that we know America truly is. #TheFutureIsFemale“
If you’re looking for a beacon of hope in what seems to be a bleak election cycle, take a listen to The Electorette (and be sure to check out her back catalog!) before voting day 2020.
Try this episode: “Carol Anderson, Author of White Rage & One Person, No Vote“
Vote! The Podcast
If you’re looking for easily digestable, actionable and shareable voting information, Vote! The Podcast is for you. With a quick-hit, ~15 minute format, this podcast focuses on bringing listeners valuable updates and engagement strategies pertaining to voting in the U.S.
Hosts Andrea Hailey (CEO of Vote.org) and Kat Calvin (founder of Spread The Vote), the self-proclaimed “voting preppers,” help you make sense of the often complicated and overwhelming voting process. As experts in the field of voter turnout, Andrea and Kat answer listener submitted questions and provide relevant U.S. voting news that you may not see in mainstream media.
Whether you’re confused about your ballot, wondering what’s going on in swing states, or trying to figure out how to engage your local community on voting day 2020, Vote! The Podcast can help you out. Andrea and Kat dispel some of the most common voting myths and cut through the disinformation that so often gets circulated on the internet these days.
From the episode linked below, “Elections are not being hacked the way people think…The way that [foreign powers] attempt to suppress our votes isn’t by hacking our machines, it’s by preventing us from going to the polling place in the first place.”
Try this episode: “How Can I Get My Friend to Vote?”