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Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Peace By Peace Productions

News, Politics

3.6 • 3.5K Ratings

Overview

Sorry Not Sorry tackles social, political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting activists doing amazing things throughout the country.

290 Episodes

Worth Fighting for With John Pavlovitz

Boy, the world sure feels toxic these days, doesn’t it? It’s not new–but it seems to be accelerating at a breakneck pace. Frankly, it’s understandable that so many of us feel like throwing up our hands and giving up on the fight, wondering if our culture is even worth saving. John Pavlovitz argues that it is, and gives us a path forward in his new book “Worth Fighting For.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2024

Unchained at Last - Ending Child and Forced Marriage with Fraidy Reiss

Would you be shocked to learn that much of the United States, including California, has no minimum age for marriage? Unfortunately, it's true. To get into the roots of this issue and the harm it does, we’ve invited Fraidy Reiss on the show. Fraidy herself endured a forced marriage, and is now the executive director of Unchained at Last, an organization dedicated to fighting forced and underage marriage. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

Nina Jankowicz of the American Sunlight Project

Disinformation is one of the most dangerous threats facing our nation. And yet, some in public office seem to revel in its spread, working to thwart any effort to combat it. Our guest this week is working to change that. Nina Jankowicz is a disinformation expert, the former Executive Director of the Disinformation Governance Board and is currently the founder and CEO of the American Sunlight Project, an organization working to fight disinformation and protect those who research it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Transition: Jordan Bryon and Monica Villamizar

Jordan Bryon is a trans man. He is also a journalist who was embedded with a Taliban Unit as the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan while transitioning. The new film Transition follows Jordan during this fraught time, and he and director/producer Monica Villamizar join us to discuss. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2024

Two Dads Defending Democracy with Fred Guttenberg and Joe Walsh

The division in this nation is everywhere. It’s not just between Democrats and Republicans. Divisions are deep inside formerly unified fronts, and these divisions seem to eat at the fabric of our society. Our guests this week are trying to change that. Joe Walsh is a former Republican Congressman. Fred Guttenberg’s daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland shooting. They have very different views on specific issues, but through their work as Two Dads Defending Democracy, they are working to protect us all. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

Fifth Anniversary - Part Two

Welcome to the Part two in our two part 5th anniversary special. This week we’ll look at another clip from each year we’ve been recording - featuring Heather Matarazzo, Barbara Lee, Nina Jankowicz, Jena Griswold, and Kashmir Hill! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Our Fifth Anniversary - Part 1

Join us for the first half of a two-parter as we look back at some of the great shows we've run in our first five years! From Joe Biden to Wil Wheaton, a sex therapist to an impeachment manager, we've got a great lineup! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Sorry Not Sorry Live Happy Hour!

Listen to our first Sorry Not Sorry Happy Hour, recorded live on 4/19/2024. We know there is a lot of news, and a whole lot of it is bad. It can be overwhelming, and it can make it hard stay engaged and involved--and we all really, really need to be engaged and involved. So today, we’re going to try something that might be the first in a series: good news and good vibes only! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

The White Bonus with Tracie McMillan

Often when white people consider racism, we look almost exclusively at what it costs people of color. We rarely consider the other side–what that racism gives us in unearned benefits, and how that benefit hurts us as a culture. In her new book The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America, Tracie McMillan confronts this head on. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Death Doula Alua Arthur on Better Living Through Understanding Death

In life, the only certainty is death. And yet, we have an almost superstitious aversion to talking about death–an aversion that is probably doing us all harm. Our guest this week looks at death differently. Alua Arthur is a death doula. Her new book Briefly Perfectly Human: Making an Authentic Life by Getting Real About the End is available at bookstores everywhere on April 16th. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Amanda Zurawski on IVF and the Dobbs Decision

In their frenzy to completely control women, the Republican party is attacking every aspect of our reproductive health. This includes not only access to abortion care and birth control, but also is having serious and chilling effects on access to in-vitro fertilization. Amanda Zurawski knows this all too well, and she joins us today to discuss. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Alyssa and Ben on the Latest News

In this episode, we officially introduce Ben Jackson as the co-host of the podcast, and Alyssa and Ben check in on some of the critical issues of the day. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Filmmaker Asha Dahya on Later in Pregnancy Abortions and Her Film "Someone You Know"

One in four women in the United States will have an abortion–and that doesn’t even take into account trans men and nonbinary people. The barriers to care and stigma attached to these people is so unfair, and so crushing. Our guest this week is Asha Dahya. Asha is a filmmaker trying to break that stigma and tear down those barriers with her new short film “Someone You Know.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Fighting Mad: Intersectional Perspectives on Protecting Abortion with Krystale Littlejohn and Rickie Solinger

For half a century, Roe vs. Wade was the law of the land. While states continued to attack the rights of pregnant people to our bodies, we had that basic fact to give us some refuge. That is now gone, thanks to an extremist Supreme Court. To discuss where we are and where we might go, we’ve invited Rickie Solinger and Krystale Littlejohn–co-Editors of the new anthology “Fighting Mad: Resisting the End of Roe v. Wade” onto the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

The Power of Ballot Initiatives with Chris Melody Fields Figueredo

Ballot initiatives can be an important way for citizens to directly legislate when their government refuses to listen. But now, politicians in some states are working to weaken citizen initiatives and increase veto power over them. To discuss, we’ve invited Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, Executive Director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center onto the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Stacy Lentz and Angelica Christina of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative

The world is a dangerous place for LGBTQIA people. Not only do they have to fear hate and discrimination in communities–which would be bad enough–but now many of our governments are actively attacking their very existence. The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative is working to make sure safe spaces exist for LGBTQIA people across the nation, and we’re joined by Stacy Lentz and Angelica Christina to discuss. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Amitav Ghosh, Author of "Smoke and Ashes: Opium's Hidden Histories"

The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis, driven largely by the greed and deceptive marketing practices of large industrial corporations. However, it might shock most of us to know that the US, along with Britain and other Western nations triggered an opioid crisis in China that lasted for more than a century. In his book “Smoke and Ashes: Opium’s Hidden Histories,” renowned writer Amitav Ghosh explores the history of the opium trade and its relationship to the present day opioid crisis. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Black Women Taught Us: Jenn Jackson on the History of Black Feminism

Intro: Somehow in 2024, we still live in a time where white people in power, mostly men, are trying to erase the contributions of Black people, and especially Black women, to our history. Our guest this week, Dr. Jenn Jackson, is asserting those feminist histories and lessons in her new book Black Women Taught Us: A History of Black Feminism. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Natalie Weaver on Facial Differences and Fighting the Trolls

When Natalie Weaver's daughter Sophia was born, she knew she was in for a whole new life. Born with facial differences, Natalie and her family had to navigate hate cruelty. But when her state tried to reduce essential health care benefits for medically complicated children, Natalie was forced to publicly fight for her family's well-being. What followed was a success in the activism realm and more hate from the social media trolls. Natalie joins us to discuss her activism, her fight to make the world a better place for people with facial differences, and coming to terms with grief. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Hudson Munoz of Guns Down America

The National Rifle Association has been one of the most powerful and most dangerous gun lobbying groups in America. But now a corruption trial is underway, and their visibility and potentially their influence is collapsing as a result. To hear more about it, we’ve invited Hudson Munoz onto the show. Hudson is the Executive Director of Guns Down America, a gun violence prevention advocacy organization --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Denise Hamilton, Author of Indivisble: How to Forge our Differences into a Stronger Future

Our world seems more divided than ever, and bad actors are committed to exploiting and deepening those division. So how do we fight these divisions? How do we find our way to unity? Our guest this week is Denise Hamilton. Denise’s new book “Indivisible: How to Forge our Differences into a Stronger Future” is available February 6th, 2024. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

2024 Preview

With so much at stake in the New Year, we thought we'd take an in-depth look at all of the critical issues and elections taking the stage in 2024. Alyssa and Ben discuss the elections, abortion, gun control, AI, intellectual property rights, Trump's criminal trials and much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

MLK Day: Revisiting 1,000 words on Race and Hope with Kwame Alexander

In what is becoming a tradition at Sorry Not Sorry, for Martin Luthor King Jr. Day, we are revisiting one of our all-time favorite episodes of Sorry Not Sorry with Kwame Alexander. When this episode first aired, Kwame's remarkable book "Light for the World To See: 1,000 Words on Race and Hope" had just released. As always, we need to continue having challenging conversations, and we need to do so in a spirit of hope and progress. Join us in celebrating Dr. King with Kwame's challenging and inspiring work. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

Unshrinking: Kate Manne on Fatphobia and its Effects

What does it mean when other people feel entitled to our bodies? This is the reality that larger people have to deal with every day. From cruel comments online to fatshaming from well-meaning friends, relatives, and medical professionals, fat people navigate in a world where it is somehow socially acceptable to behave this way. Kate Manne argues for a better way. She is an associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University and an award-winning writer. Her new book, Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia, is now available. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

When Rape Goes Viral with Anna Gjika

The intersection of youth, technology, and sexual violence has proven to be a dangerous place. In her new book When Rape Goes Viral, Anna Gjika explores the origins, effects, and extent of this problem as well as the social dynamics that enable it. Listeners should be forewarned that this episode contains frank discussions of sexual assault. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

Tim Alberta on Evangelical Voters

Evangelical voters have been a key constituency for the GOP for decades. But as that party veers to Trumpism and extremism, often with words and actions that fly in the face of their faith, will evangelicals stay with them? This week, we’re joined by Tim Alberta. Tim is a staff writer for The Atlantic whose new book “The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in the Age of Extremism” is now available. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

Heidi Przybyla on The Federalist Society, Leonard Leo, and our Courts

The Federalist Society has emerged as a far right powerhouse reshaping the American judiciary. Many of the Supreme Court’s most controversial decisions use information from Amicus Briefs provided by the Federalist Society or related organizations—briefs which may contain fundamentally inaccurate information. Heidi Przybyla is POLITICO’s award-wining national investigative correspondent and a veteran Washington journalist who regularly breaks exclusive reporting on the White House, Congress, presidential and congressional elections and, most recently, the Supreme Court and state of democracy at home. She joins us to discuss her reporting. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

At Your Cervix: A'magine Goddard on Nonconsensual Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Patients

I like to think we’re living in a more consent-aware world than we used to be. We speak about the sexual ideal of enthusiastic consent required before engaging in sexual acts. And yet, recent research demonstrates that in the medical community, what happens with our bodies is often far outside that consent, with almost 90% of medical students being asked to perform pelvic examinations on patients under anesthesia. Our guest this week, A’magine Goddard, is a filmmaker whose new documentary “At Your Cervix” examines how this happens and the effects of these exams. And listeners, be aware that this episode contains frank discussions of these non-consensual examinations. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

The Rural Voter with Nick Jacobs and Dan Shea

The Democratic Party used to view the rural voter as part of its base. That’s shifted, with many attributing the shift to social, religious, and racial beliefs. Our guests today argue that the reasons are quite different from what we believe. Nick Jacobs and Dan Shea are professors of government at Colby College and the authors of The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

Who Owns Your Face? AI, Extremism, and Facial Recognition with Kashmir Hill

We live in a time where technology is advancing faster than our ability to regulate and culturally adapt to it—and sometimes that results in truly terrifying realities. Our guest this week is Kashmir Hill. Kashmir is a tech reporter at the New York Times. She digs into the intersection of facial recognition, Artificial Intelligence, unfettered capitalism, and privacy rights in her new book Your Face Belongs To Us: A Secretive Startup's Quest to End Privacy as We Know It, which is now available at bookstores everywhere. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

Thanksgiving 2023 with Denise Kiernan

In what's become a Thanksgiving week tradition, we revisit our 2020 Thanksgiving episode with Denise Kiernan. At this time, Joe Biden had been elected but had not yet taken office. Donald Trump was signaling the treason that would boil over into unthinkable violence aimed at our Democratic institutions on January 6th. Covid was roaring. And still, the national celebration of gratitude was taking place. As difficult as things are, and again, they seem fairly hopeless, we want you to know that Alyssa and the entire team at Sorry Not Sorry are grateful for you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It’s Thanksgiving week, and we have an episode for you that will change the way you see the holiday. My guest today is Denise Kiernan. Denise is an author, journalist and producer. Her books, The Last Castle, and The Girls of Atomic City were national bestsellers. She joins us to discuss her new book We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, A President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2023

Oxfam's Abby Maxman on Trying to Save Lives in Gaza

Every day since October 7th, our hearts have been breaking. The unconscionable terrorist attack on Israel killed so many innocents. And yet, in the Israeli response, many times more innocents in Gaza have been killed. Across the region, children and civilians are suffering and dying unnecessarily. To help us understand the situation on the ground in Gaza and Israel and the role of aid organizations, I’ve invited Abby Maxman on the show. Abby is the President and CEO of Oxfam America. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

Kristin Song on Ethan's Law: A common-sense, life-saving idea for gun safety

We hear about mass shootings all of the time. They dominate our news for a couple of days, and then we move on, doing nothing. Sometimes, in our local news, we might hear about a local shooting which kills one or two or three people. But what we rarely hear about is the constant background of gun violence that takes place in our country every day when about 120 people die from gunshot wounds, and about 200 are shot and survive. People like Ethan Song, a teenager who was accidentally shot and killed when a gun was discovered in a cardboard box at a friend’s house. Ethan’s mother Kristin is fighting to make sure no other family experiences her heartbreak, and she joins us today. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2023

Our Scariest Stories

It’s Halloween week, and we thought we’d cap off spooky season with a look back at some of the scariest stories we’ve covered over the years here at Sorry Not Sorry. So sit back, turn on all the lights, and prepare to be terrified. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

A Needed Dose of Hope: Our Conversation with Kwame Alexander

The world feels very hopeless right now. This week's episode is a piece of magic that we hope makes it easier, even if just for an hour. We're revisiting one of our very favorite episodes with one of our very favorite people. Kwame Alexander joined us in 2021 to discuss his book "Light for the World To See: 1,000 Words on Race and Hope." His poetry, his words, and his spirit lifted us then, and we hope they will lift you now. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

An Alternative to the Congressional Chaos

The Republican Party is in chaos. The far-right GOP in the House of Representatives is at the mercy of the extreme right GOP in the House. Matt Gaetz and a handful of GOP extremists ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy and holds the entire government hostage. It doesn’t have to be this way. Over the years, we’ve had a number of Democratic members of the House on the show. Today, we’ll revisit just a few of those interviews and show the possibility of what could be, if we oust the chaos-makers in the GOP and elect a competent Democratic majority with vision and commitment. Includes interviews with Congressmembers Veronica Escobar, Barbara Lee, Adam Schiff, Ro Khanna, and Hank Johnson. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2023

Cat Bohannon, author of EVE: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Evolution

This shouldn’t shock any woman in the world: most medical research is based on male bodies. The effects of that reach out across our societies, leaving women behind not only in medicine but in so many other parts of our cultures. Cat Bohannon is working to change that—painting a picture of the evolutionary history of women in her stunning new book “EVE: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Evolution.” Cat is a researcher and author with a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the evolution of narrative and cognition. Her essays and poems have appeared in Scientific American, Mind, Science Magazine, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Georgia Review, The Story Collider, and Poets Against the War. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

#BannedBooksWeek with Emily Drabinski, President of the American Library Association

Nefarious groups, driven by hate, are challenging books in school and public libraries at an unprecedented pace. To discuss the problem, what's being done about it, and the state of this year's Banned Books Week, we've invited American Library Association President Emily Drabinsky on the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

Colleen Eren, author of Reform Nation, on #Prison Reform

The United States imprisons more of its population than any other nation on earth. We also incarcerate more people than any other nation. This reality, combined with the conditions and injustices inherent in those statistics, has driven a growing movement for prison reform. Colleen Eren has looked inside that movement in her new book “Reform Nation: The First Step Act and the Movement to End Mass Incarceration,” and she joins us to discuss. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 25 September 2023

Fred Guttenberg on the State of Gun Violence in America and President Biden's Efforts to Close the Background Check Loophole

46,000 - That's the number of Americans who die every year from gun violence. More than double that number are shot but survive. Fred Guttenberg knows the toll of that devastation more than most: his daughter Jaime was murdered in the Parkland, FL mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. He joins us to talk about President Biden's new effort to close the background check loophole, the effect of racist and extremist politicians on gun violence, and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 18 September 2023

Esau McCaulley of the New York Times on his new book How Far to the Promised Land

It is no secret that there are different standards for Black families than for white families in the United States. Our guest this week, Dr. Esau McCaulley, has a new memoir titled How Far to the Promised Land that explores these differences and the effects they have on our nation. Esau is an Associate Professor of the New Testament, the author of several books, and a contributing columnist for the New York Times. How far to the Promised Land is now available. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 11 September 2023

Natalia Abrams talks Student Debt and the End of the Repayment Pause

Student debt is a crushing burden to millions of families in the United States. Recent efforts by the Biden Administration to relieve some of the burden for some borrowers were dashed by the Supreme Court. To help put it in perspective and fill us on what can be done about this issue, we've invited Natalia Abrams back on the show. Natalia is the founder and president of the Student Debt Crisis Center. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 4 September 2023

Kai Cheng Thom on Falling Back in Love with Being Human

The world is full of hate. Alyssa certainly sees a lot of it sent her way online—but people who hold less privilege see so much more. That hate, always present around us, has taken some of the joy out of being human. Our guest this week is trying to fix that. Kai Cheng Thom is the author of several books, including the newly released “Falling Back in Love with Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 28 August 2023

Protecting Children and our Future with Senator Richard Blumenthal

Our guest this week is Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Senator Blumenthal is right at the heart of legislative initiatives that are so important for our nation, whether it’s regulating the role of AI, protecting kids online, or protecting kids offline in efforts to reduce gun violence. He's also been able to work across the aisle on critical initiatives in this incredibly polarized time, because he believes being effective is more important than being partisan. In this episode, we get into all of it and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 21 August 2023

Dr. Dave Rabin on tackling stigmas and activating mental health treatments

One of the things Alyssa has been very open about is her mental health. We have stigmas in our culture which not only affect those who struggle with mental health conditions, but also new and exciting treatments for those conditions, like psychotropics and wearable technology. Dr. Dave Rabin helps people face these stigmas. He is a board-certified psychiatrist, neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and inventor who has studied resilience and the impact of chronic stress on our lives for over 15 years. Dr. Rabin and his team collaborate with clients at the Apollo Clinic, empowering clients to take control of their mental and physical health by tapping into our abilities to adapt and heal ourselves. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

Kate Brookes, Author of Transister, on raising a trans child

We live in a time where right-wing politicians and activists are stoking anti-trans fear and hate for political gain. Around the country, legislators are enacting laws which prevent trans youth from receiving gender-affirming care, putting them and their families at risk. Our guest this week, Kate Brookes, is raising a transgender daughter. Her new memoir, Transister, brings us into her world in an unflinching and unvarnished way. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2023

Ro Khanna on the State of the House

2023 has been a tumultuous year in the House of Representatives, to say the least. Kevin McCarthy barely won the speakership and has been chained to the whims of the furthest extremes of his party. The theatrics of McCarthy and the GOP have often overshadowed the important work sitting before Congress —issues that affect us all. California Congressman Ro Khanna is focused on those issues, and he joins us this week to discuss them. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 31 July 2023

Victim/Suspect's Rae de Leon and Nancy Schwartzman

One of the things that makes Alyssa angriest is when she sees men denying the scope of our national sexual violence epidemic by claiming that there are many false reports of sexual assault, and therefore victims cannot be trusted. In their stunning documentary Victim/Suspect, reporter Rae de Leon and director Nancy Schwartzman dig into cases where women were charged with filing false reports but insist they were telling the truth. What the investigation showed about police conduct when investigating reports of sexual assault was shocking. Rae and Nancy join us to discuss. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 24 July 2023

SCOTUS Decisions in Review

Once again, the Supreme Court ended its term with monumental decisions which will affect the way millions of Americans are able (or not able) to do important things in their lives. As usual, we covered many of those issues over the past year, and in this episode we revisit that coverage to contextualize the importance of the court's decisions and efforts to reform the court. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 17 July 2023

Bright Sunshine: Samuel Freedman on Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights

We live in dangerous times. Zealots on the extreme right are working to ban books which actively teach our history, particularly around civil rights and racial justice. That’s why it’s so important to remember and share our history on these issues. Our guest today is Samuel Freedman. Samuel is a journalist, author, and Pulitzer-prize finalist. His new book, Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights, is now available. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Transcribed - Published: 10 July 2023

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