Everything is political. Pop Culture, Art, Music, Sports and of course the business by which we run our country. Bellwether Pod covers it all in unsparing conversation - one on one interview style - with smart, compelling guests who will make you think. Come for the insight, stay for the laughs. We take everything and nothing too seriously.
I’m your host, Laura Fink. I’m a media maven who has worked in national, state and local politics. I’ve built a business helping people tell their stories both in the boardroom and at the ballot box. Really though I’m just a working class kid trying to make good who hails from a house politically divided. I came up in San Diego, in one of Southern California's most diverse communities. My politics are pragmatic blue and my sports teams - well I’m from San Diego - they’re always underdogs. I love Shakespeare, art, live music and great novels - and on the Bellwether pod, I want to talk about them all.
It’s 2019 and we are releasing our first season - BUT I recorded the interviews that comprise these episodes in 2016 - right after the election. I talked with three inspiring experts - College professor Candace Katungi, Labor Organizer and Author Jane McElevey, and the Leader of the California State Senate, Madame President Pro Tem - Toni Atkins. We talked about the seismic revelations that the 2016 election unveiled and I think you’ll find that the conversations we had were not only revealing, but are still relevant and instructive today.
What Up White Women?!
Professor of Africana Studies at San Diego Mesa College Candace Katungi joins us for our election unpack part one to talk about the stark race, class and gender rifts in this year's presidential election - and whether or not any of it was a surprise.
Bibliography: Episode 1
Alyssa Milano reflects on #MeToo movement
Good Morning America
Published on Oct 15, 2018
Democracy Failed Georgia - Stacey Abrams
Published on Nov 16, 2018
Donald Trump Makes Lewd Remarks About Women On Video
Published on Oct 7, 2016
Former Radical Feminist Cassie Jaye explains why women aren't reaching their Potential
Published on Oct 1, 2018
Hate Rising: White Supremacy in America
Published on Aug 21, 2017
The Historic Firsts of the 116th Congress
MTP Daily, MSNBC
Published Jan 3, 2019
Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth
Voices of a People's History of the United States
Published on Jan 24, 2008
Lauren Southern clashes with feminists at SlutWalk
Published on Jun 9, 2015
#MeToo floods social media with stories of sexual abuse, harassment
CBS This Morning
Published on Oct 17, 2017
Record number of women heading to Congress in 2019
Published on Nov 7, 2018
Rev. Jesse Jackson On Black Voter Turnout: 'When We Vote We Change The Equation'
Roland S. Martin
Published on Dec 13, 2017
Voices From Alabama: Black Women Who Voted for Doug Jones
The New York Times
Published on Dec 14, 2017
Watch These Women Make History In The 2018 Midterms
Published on Oct 3, 2018
White nationalist rally turns violent in Charlottesville, VA
Published on Aug 12, 2017
Women's March in Washington D.C.
Published on Jan 24, 2017