Bye 2020
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The Brown sisters give each other permission to rest, reflect on lessons and appreciations for the year, and ask for feedback!

Note: When they recorded this episode, the sisters thought they were finishing early, not realizing that they were ahead of recording schedule and had the year done. So without any additional labor after recording this episode, they made it thru the full season. In case you were worried, they're good. And love you. XO


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All Ears with Abigail Disney
All Ears with Abigail Disney
Abigail Disney
Climate Activist Varshini Prakash: Young People Will Inherit This Earth
This week on All Ears, Abby talks to Varshini Prakash, who co-founded the Sunrise Movement, a youth-centered activist organization created in 2017 to end climate change. Sunrise has mobilized two incredibly valuable resources for grassroots organizing: young people and the internet. As the 27 year-old Executive Director of Sunrise, Varshini talks to Abby about how she fell into organizing, and the event that put Sunrise on the map: a 2018 sit-in in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office that became a global sensation (they were joined by new-and-not-yet-sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). As a result of the viral event, Sunrise’s visibility ballooned, and in 6 months they grew from 20 local chapters nationally, to over 350. Varshini talks about the challenging task of converting energy and ideals into concrete policy wins, and how two years as a thorn in the side of the Democratic Party earned her a seat at the table in the halls of power. Also, Abby reflects on how Sunrise has overcome some of the miscalculations of past environmental movements and offers Varshini some unsolicited advice from a surprising source. Varshini Prakash on Twitter: @VarshPrakash *SHOW LINKS:* The Sunrise Movement Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can Watch the sit-in at Nancy Pelosi's office in 2018 The Sunrise Movement Actually Changed the Democratic Conversation. So What Do You Do For a Sequel? (Politico) How Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders joined forces to craft a bold, progressive agenda (Vox)
37 min
How To Citizen with Baratunde
How To Citizen with Baratunde
To Be Less Polarized, We Must Humanize (with Esther Perel)
Baratunde ends Season One focused on the state of our relationships, a key pillar of how to citizen, and thus the health of our society after the most contentious election in modern history. In conversation with world-renowned relationship expert, Esther Perel, they discuss how to repair relationships in this moment, and how choosing to listen and humanize each other is not only how to citizen, but enlightened self-interest.   Show Notes + Links We are grateful to Esther Perel for joining us! Follow her @EstherPerelOfficial on IG or @estherperel on Twitter. or find more of her work at  We will post this episode, a transcript, show notes and more at Please show your support for the show in the form of a review and rating. It makes a huge difference with the algorithmic overlords!  INTERNAL ACTIONS  What is your model of relationships? Were you raised to believe in self-reliance and autonomy or interdependence and loyalty? Do you conceive of yourself as an “I” trying to develop a “We” or the other way around?   Take inventory of the relationships in your life.  Identify relationships in your life that are polarized over politics. Determine which make you truly unsafe that you must let go, then focus on those where you are still committed to some level of relationship and you can still see possibility. In those relationships, make the choice to humanize the person, listen, and find common ground, no matter how small. Reflect on your own behavior and language. Can you acknowledge any responsibility for the state of the relationship?   Examine your own perspectives about people who vote differently than you.  What about your view or beliefs about “these people” makes you fearful? If these thoughts were reversed, would they sound fair or accurate to you? Can you imagine another dimension to one of them as to why they vote or behave the way they do?    EXTERNAL ACTIONS Choose to deepen one or two relationships with people who voted differently from you. Instead of ignoring how a loved one voted, practice engaging through questions, not arguments. Be curious. Remember the question from Eric Liu in Ep 2: “what are you afraid of?” and add “what do you hope for?” and “what do you care about?” Build and invest in relationships outside of politics. We need more excuses to connect with each other beyond politics. In our second episode, Eric Liu asked us to start a club, any club. Do it. If you’re already in one or more, good for you. Stay connected to others through the common interests you share. Invest in those relationships.  ------------------------------------------------------ If you take any of these actions, share that with us - Mention Humanize in the subject line. And share about your citizening on social media using #howtocitizen.  SEASON BREAK NOTES Thrilled at the response. - example of quotes about the show, slack, inbox, or reviews in itunes. If you’ve enjoyed, the NUMBER ONE WAY PODCAST GROW are by word of mouth. Tell someone about the show or your favorite episode.  Thanks for riding with us this season. Here’s the news on the future of this show: There’s a future of this show! We will be making a second season and expect to release it in the first quarter of 2021.  We might drop some special episodes during this transition period for our country and our podcast, but here’s some ways to stay connected… Baratunde and show social @baratunde on socials. @howtocitizenwithbaratunde on IG 202-894-8844 “citizen” Send us email or voice memo! on what you’ve thought of season 1 and what you’d want to hear in season 2. Listen back to season 1, Visit Baratunde's website to sign up for his newsletter to learn about upcoming guests, live tapings, and more. Follow him on Instagram or join his Patreon. You can even text him, like right now at 202-894-8844. Learn more about your ad-choices at
1 hr 10 min
You Don't Know Me
You Don't Know Me
7: Race
After a year of upheaval and devastation, race has finally become part of the global discussion and a priority conversation for everyone to be having – but how do you turn this into a movement and not just a moment? We did the thing everyone should be doing and talked to teenagers about race, identity, the role it’s played in their young lives so far and their hopes for the future. In this episode, we talk to teens of different races and backgrounds about racism, prejudice, BLM, the police, racial profiling in schools, and racial bias in friendship groups. Away from the arguments on social media and the knee-jerk headlines in media, teenagers get real about how their race and identity impacts their lives, how they manage racism and abuse and what the future looks like for a generation switched onto the issue – but not necessarily any more tolerant than older generations. This episode is frank, emotional and surprisingly funny – with the stories of teenagers both living in and trying to recreate the world. We also chat to the brilliant geneticist, broadcaster and bestselling author, Adam Rutherford about the scientific approach to race and why he felt the need to write his book ‘How to Argue with a Racist.’ If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website ( . You Don't Know Me is a Podimo ( podcast series produced by Mermade ( . Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott. Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators.  If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now,  just visit ( for more information.
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