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‘Signal Boost’ is the only daily feminist morning show in America hosted by political commentators Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh. These partners in feminism explore politics and culture with a race and gender lens. They also create a space to have those uncomfortable conversations that lead to transformational change--with a few cameos from newsmakers like presidential candidates, activists and A-list celebs. Signal Boost is designed to keep progressives up to speed on today’s realities and gives out marching orders on how to help.

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    The Global Impact of Dobbs with Dr. Anu Kumar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 19:50


    President and CEO of Ipas Dr. Anu Kumar joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the global impact of the Dobbs decision and what the organization is doing to help expand access to abortion and contraception worldwide.

    Deconstructing Dobbs with Senator Tina Smith & Skye Perryman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 33:43


    Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota + President and CEO of Democracy Forward Skye Perryman join Zerlina on the show to reflect on the state of abortion access post-Dobbs during this week of the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

    Providing Abortion Care in Arizona with Brittany Fonteno

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 22:50


    Planned Parenthood of Arizona President and CEO Brittany Fonteno joins Zerlina on the show to discuss what it's like to provide abortion care in the state amid its 15-week ban following the Dobbs decision.

    Wisconsin's 1849 Abortion Law w/ Dr. Kristin Lyrely

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 26:23


    Wisconsin OB/GYN and member of the Committee to Protect Health Care's Reproductive Freedom Taskforce Dr. Kristin Lyrely joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the state of reproductive health in Wisconsin, as well as the state's 1849 abortion law.

    Herbie Ziskend!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 14:57


    White House Deputy Communications Director Herbie Ziskend joins Zerlina on the show to discuss how the administration is marking the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and more!

    Rep. Summer Lee!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 18:35


    Representative Summer Lee of Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the future of our democracy and some of the latest house happenings!

    Sandrine Rigaud & Laurent Richard!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 26:45


    Investigative reporters Sandrine Rigaud and Laurent Richard join Zerlina on the show to discuss their new book 'PEGASUS: How a Spy in Our Pocket Threatens the End of Privacy, Dignity, and Democracy', out now!

    Rep. Frederica Wilson!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 23:17


    Representative for Florida's 24th congressional district, Frederica Wilson, joins Zerlina on the show to discuss protecting abortion access and all the latest happenings in the House!

    Kevin Kruse!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 22:47


    Princeton University Professor and Historian Kevin Kruse joins Zerlina on the show to discuss his work on the new essay anthology MYTH AMERICA: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past!

    Dr. Bernice A. King!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 38:20


    CEO of The King Center Dr. Bernice King joins Zerlina on the show to discuss her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in honor of MLK day.

    Dr. Jonathan Cox!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 26:13


    Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Jonathan Cox, joins Zerlina on the show to discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' attempts to muzzle teachers of Critical Race Theory.

    Molly Jong-Fast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 25:16


    Fast Politics podcast host and Vanity Fair special correspondent Molly Jong-Fast joins Zerlina on the show to break down some of the latest headlines.

    Angela E. Matthews!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 21:08


    Investor, Investment Coach & Founder of the Happy Investor Method™ Angela E. Matthews joins Zerlina on the show to help break down some of the latest finance news and help set up our financial plans for 2023!

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 22:17


    Professor of History and Italian studies at New York University, fascism expert and author of Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present + more Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the ongoing situation in Brazil.

    Morra Aarons-Mele!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 20:05


    Host of The Anxious Achiever LinkedIn podcast Morra Aarons-Mele joins Zerlina on the show for Mental Health Monday!

    Carol Anderson & Eddie S. Glaude Jr.!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 32:58


    Professor Carol Anderson and Eddie S. Glaude Jr. join Zerlina on the show to discuss the two year anniversary of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the capitol.

    Derrick Johnson!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 18:43


    President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the lawsuit brought by the NAACP and Congressman Bennie Thompson to hold the previous administration accountable for inciting violence on Jan. 6th.

    Elie Mystal!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 30:37


    Justice Correspondent for The Nation, Elie Mystal joins Zerlina to talk about the 'start' of the 118th Congress!

    Dorothy Roberts!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 22:51


    Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Killing the Black Body + more Dorothy Roberts joins Zerlina on the show to talk reproductive justice as we kick off the new year!

    Dr. Jessi Gold!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 24:54


    Psychiatrist, writer and professor Dr. Jessi Gold joins Zerlina on the show as part of our ongoing Mental Health Week!Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. She is a widely read and referenced expert on mental health among physicians and other health care workers, especially during the pandemic, as well as college students. She may be best known for her general audience original publications, in the Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes, SELF, and InStyle, and her research and academic publications in JAMA, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and elsewhere. She is also working on a book about healthcare worker mental health with Simon Element. She works clinically as an outpatient psychiatrist and primarily sees faculty, college and graduate students, as well as staff, and hospital employees. She has spoken at major national and international meetings and at grand rounds around the United States. She teaches and mentors faculty, both in and outside of psychiatry, students, and trainees. Dr. Gold is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.A. and M.S. in Anthropology, in addition to being a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa. She also completed  her medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine and her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University, where she served as chief resident from 2017-2018. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions in the areas of mental health and psychiatry.

    Dr. Yamalis Diaz!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 26:45


    Clinical Child Psychologist and SiriusXM Mental Health Radio host Dr. Yamalis Diaz joins Zerlina on the show as part of our Mental Health Week!Dr. Diaz is a Clinical Child Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health. . She joined NYU in 2011, after receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland - College Park (2009) and completing a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Diaz specializes in behavioral and parenting interventions for children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. In addition to this area of specialty, Dr. Diaz developed and teaches an undergraduate course as part of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies minor at NYU, entitled twentysomething, though which she has developed additional expertise in the development of young adults. Dr. Diaz regularly shares her expertise through various media channels, including on-air interviews with Diane Sawyer as part of a 20/20 primetime special entitled Screentime and the Emmy-award winning special Protect Our Children: Coping, Stress, & Moving Forward on ABC. She appeared on the CBS Morning Show with Gayle King to help launch the award-winning documentary about ADHD, The Disruptors, in which she was featured as an ADHD expert.

    Jessica Grose!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 23:54


    New York Times opinion writer Jessica Grose joins Zerlina on the show to discuss her new book 'Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood' as part of our Mental Health Week!

    Andrew Smith & Tristan Lewis!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 21:15


    The Healing Chicago co-founders Tristan Lewis and Andrew Smith join Zerlina on the show for Mental Health Week!In the wake of the 2020 global pandemic, Black and Brown men across the country were processing this international event through a unique lens. The beginning of the year was marked by grieving the loss of sports legend and icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Several weeks later, our day to day normalcy came to an immediate halt with a mandatory quarantine across the nation. As we were stuck indoors, stripped of many of our social and professional routines, we witnessed the killings of Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the resulting global awakening to systemic racism directed towards Black Americans.Andrew Smith and Tristan Lewis noticed the effects of these events on their peers and wanted to do something. The action resulted in creating a space for Black and Brown men in Chicago to work through the traumas of 2020 and beyond while exploring traumas that might be hindering their personal growth and development. Fueled by an undeniable moment in history, The Healing was born. What started as a weekly session for yoga and fellowship that has evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and community of men who are striving for personal greatness to impact their communities.

    Amy Morin!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 27:50


    Verywell Mind Editor-in-Chief and host of the Verywell Mind podcast Amy Morin joins Zerlina on the show to help kick off our Mental Health Week!Amy Morin is editor-in-chief at Verywell Mind, a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She's also an international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do have been translated into 40 languages.The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.”Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 15 million views. She's a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today where her articles on mental strength reach more than 2 million readers each month.Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Oprah.com, Today, Good Morning America, Success, Business Insider, Time, and the Hallmark Channel.

    Firuzeh Mahmoudi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 29:34


    Founder and Director of United for Iran, Firuzeh Mahmoudi, joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the ongoing situation in Iran.United for Iran is a U.S.-based Iranian human rights NGO. Listen as founder and director Firuzeh Mahmoudi joins Zerlina to discuss the Iranian regime's violent crackdown on Kurdish regions, and the resilience of young Iranians continuing to lead protests.

    Mary Trump!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 25:37


    Host of The Mary Trump Show, psychologist and author Mary Trump joins Zerlina on the show to discuss all things Trump legal and her upcoming live show in LA!Get tickets to The Mary Trump Show LIVE in LA on December 19th: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/events-calendar?loxi_pathname=/the-mary-trump-show-live-3234

    Anushay Hossain

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 20:00


    Bestselling author, political analyst, and host of the podcast 'Spilling Chai' Anushay Hossain joins Zerlina on the show to discuss maternal mortality for women of color following the story of Emory nurses revealing their 'icks' about expecting mothers on TikTok.

    Rep. Haley Stevens!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 21:59


    Representative for Michigan's 11th district and Co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on American Hostages and Americans Wrongfully Detained Abroad Haley Stevens joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the return of Britney Griner and bringing Paul Whelan home next.

    Jane Fonda!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 16:38


    Legendary actress and activist Jane Fonda joins Zerlina on the show to talk about the return of Fire Drill Fridays and the rally happening on Friday, December 2nd!On December 2nd Jane Fonda will be returning to the streets with Fire Drill Fridays for an in-person rally in Washington, DC! She will be gathering her army of “firefighters,” activists and celebrity friends together in the heart of America's halls of power to sound the alarm that we're facing a crisis and politicians better start acting like it. We need President Biden to declare a climate emergency, and we need our elected officials from across the country to open their eyes and see our house is on fire. This will be the first in-person Fire Drill Fridays event since COVID-19 hit in early 2020. Since the show went online, it has had more than 11 million viewers, reaching people across the country and all over the world.It will take place at Freedom Plaza. Call to action: Make your voice heard and demand a cleaner, greener, healthier world. And of course, wear your red! Get involved. If you can't make it in-person, it will be livestreamed on firedrillfridays.com, Twitter and Facebook. - https://www.mobilize.us/greenpeace/event/530379/https://firedrillfridays.org/

    Paola Ramos!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 28:28


    VICE Correspondent + Telemundo & MSNBC contributor Paola Ramos joins Zerlina on the show to discuss Latinx voter turnout in midterms and the current fight to protect DACA!Read Paola's VOGUE piece here: https://www.vogue.com/article/the-fight-for-latino-voters-2022-midterms

    Dante Stewart!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 25:30


    Speaker, minister and writer Dante Stewart joins Zerlina on the show to discuss his book Shoutin' in the FIre: An American Epistle, out in paperback now!

    Cisco Aguilar!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 22:38


    Nevada Secretary of State-Elect Cisco Aguilar joins Zerlina on the show to discuss his win and the future of upholding elections in the Silver State!

    Shanita Hubbard!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 20:43


    Author Shanita Hubbard joins Zerlina on the show to talk about her new book RIDE OR DIE: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women!

    Isaac Wright Jr!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 25:32


    Attorney, Executive Producer of the ABC series "For Life," Isaac Wright Jr. joins Zerlina on the show to discuss his new memoir 'MARKED FOR LIFE: One Man's Fight for Justice from the Inside'!

    Molly Jong-Fast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 22:35


    Vanity Fair special correspondent and Fast Politics podcast host Molly Jong-Fast joins Zerlina on the show for Feminist Friday!

    Congressman-Elect Maxwell Frost + Santiago Mayer!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 32:21


    In this Gen-Z focused episode, Zerlina chats with Congressman-Elect Maxwell Alejandro Frost of Florida's 10th district following his win, plus Executive Director of Voters for the Future Santiago Mayer!

    Michael Cohen!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 20:19


    Former Trump attorney, Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen podcast host and author of the new book Revenge: How Donald Trump Weaponized the Department of Justice Against His Critics, Michael Cohen joins Zerlina on the show for a post-election day chat!

    Chelsea Clinton!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 25:00


    Clinton Foundation Vice Chair, author and teacher Chelsea Clinton joins Zerlina for a special election day chat!

    Election Eve Mega Pod!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 37:57


    Three candidates from all over the country join Zerlina for an election-eve mega pod. Ohio State Representative Emilia Sykes, running for OH-13, Cheri Beasley running for US Senate in North Carolina, and Senator Jon Tester of Montana put out their final messages before midterm election day.

    Prof. Eugene Maxwell!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 20:35


    Professor Eugene Maxwell joins Zerlina on the show to talk about all things COVID as we head into the holidays!

    Hillary Clinton!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 17:37


    Rep. Ayanna Pressley!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 22:25


    Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts' 7th congressional district joins Zerlina on the show to discuss her campaign! 

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