Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri
Knowing When to Leave with CNN's Brooke Baldwin
Season 1, Ep. 38
Brooke Baldwin is an award-winning journalist who anchored the show "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin" for more than a decade. When she announced her departure from CNN in early 2021, Brooke said she was moving on in order to be the "bravest version" of herself. Jennifer invites Brooke on the show to discuss that bold decision, what led her there, and how she knew it was time to leave such a big opportunity behind. They discuss Brooke's evolution from a cub reporter to the bold, authentic anchor she's become in recent years. Plus, the two discuss their shared belief in the power of women banding together for success, which is the through-line of Brooke's new book "Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power."
Soccer's Equity Problem with Former NWSL Player Kaiya McCullough
Season 2, Ep. 54
Kaiya McCullough was a former professional soccer player in the National Women's Soccer League, who recently came forward with allegations of abuse by her former coach on the Washington Spirit team. Since then, other players in the league have spoken up against abuse and sexual misconduct by their coach. Kaiya joins Jennifer on the show to discuss the imbalance of power when men coach women, how low pay in women's sports functions to keep players silent against injustice, and why Kaiya ultimately had to quit soccer for her mental health. Plus, Kaiya reflects on the pride and power she felt witnessing athletes Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka put themselves over sport this past summer.
Overcoming Shame with Former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
Season 2, Ep. 53
Megan Barry is the former mayor of Nashville and the first woman to be elected to that position. While she was in office, she lost her only son to a drug overdose. Less than a year later, she resigned as mayor over charges related to an extramarital affair with the lead of her security detail. Jennifer invites Megan on the show to discuss what it's like to have your worst day and your worst secret revealed in the same year. They discuss how shame only serves to hold you back from healing, and why there's liberation in having lived through your toughest moments. Plus, Megan shares how each of us can take simple steps to prevent overdoses in our communities.
A "Battle of the Bulge" in Texas with Royce Brooks & Wendy Davis
Season 2, Ep. 52
Texas passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and Royce Brooks and Wendy Davis join Jennifer on the show to make sense of it all. Royce is the executive director of Annie's List, an organization that aims to elect progressive women to statewide office in Texas. Wendy was a former Texas state senator, most known for filibustering a previous restrictive abortion bill in 2013 for 11+ hours. Royce, Wendy, and Jennifer discuss how unpopular the Texas law is, why lawmakers seem to have created it with blatant disregard for the Constitution, and how Republicans are skirting accountability by enacting voting bills that keep women and people of color out of power. Plus, will one of our guests run for Texas governor?