The Boxer Podcast with Barbara and Nicole Boxer
Summary: A United States Senator for twenty four years until 2017, also served in the U.S. House and on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. She is known as a pioneer for women and a champion for the environment, human rights, civil rights and economic fairness. She is now speaking on current issues across the country and is a volunteer for a political action committee she founded called Pac For A Change.
Barbara and Nicole talk about the size of the blue wave we’re going to need to turn the tides in 2020 and Trump’s recent remarks distracting the public from the atrocities at the border and the allegations against Jeffrey Epstein. Then they’re joined by friend and director of the Lawrence B. de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, Natalie Fousekis to talk about the history of women in politics and elections. Is there a difference how women interact in politics on a national or local level? Learn how to get involved and why it’s important to help add to the voices of women in the history of politics.
Barbara and Nicole are talking about the nightmare of Jeffrey Epstein and William Barr’s shady behavior. Plus, how a charity event at the Trump golf course is making all this worse. Then, Comedian Kathy Griffin joins them in studio to talk about her new film, “A Hell of a Story” and the insanity resulting from the President trying to ruin her life. How did she manage to keep her sanity and stay true to herself when under assault by the President of the United State and fight for free speech while still bringing the laughs?
Happy 4th of July! Barbara and Nicole recap their thoughts on the first Democratic debates and discuss who came out ahead and who lagged. Plus, how Trump is trying to make the holiday about him and the chaos at the border. Then, they flashback to their October conversation with Presidential Candidate Cory Booker and their discussion of the midterm elections and how that will affect the 2020 field.
Barbara and Nicole prepare for the first few rounds of Democratic debates. With these many candidates over two nights, it’s a bit like speed dating. Who would you want to go on a second date with? Plus, the pressure being put on the Trump administration over the treatment of people at our borders. Then, they talk to political consultant Jim Margolis about their history together, working on Barbara’s campaign in 1992, his thoughts and predictions on 2020, and the surge of young voters we should see turning out in the future.
Barbara and Nicole chat about Trump’s reelection campaign launch and Hope Hicks’ fiasco. Plus, the increase in pollution thanks to the current administration’s EPA and Joe Biden’s recent campaign road bump. Then, they speak with POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci about the state of California Politics, especially as it affects farmers and immigrants. It’s good for Gavin Newsom when Trump slams California as Democrats continue to fight back. And her thoughts on the 2020 field.
Barbara and Nicole discuss the importance of documentarians and organizations like Global Witness and their role in social and environmental justice, including stopping the exploitation of natural resources and people. Then, Nicole talks with Global Witness CEO about this in depth and her work with the company and how we can take responsibility and stop unwittingly participating in this exploitation.
Barbara and Nicole are talking about what it might take to flip things around in 2020 and how to oditch Mitch McConnell. It’s only 18 months away! Then, they speak with State Director for NARAL Pro-Choice California, Amy Everitt. She discusses the recent abortion bans we’re facing and how we can remain optimistic about the positive movement we're seeing.
Barbara and Nicole are recapping the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent statements on the President. And Barbara counts down the lies Trump blatantly told that lead to his obvious obstruction! Then, they talk to Comedy Central star Jordan Klepper about his new show, “Klepper”, his comedy and activism, documentary influences, coming from The Daily Show, and how he keeps humor and politics in balance.
Barbara and Nicole talk about Trump's recent bombast and attempt to cover his tracks on almost everything, meanwhile refusing to work with Democrats. Might impeachment happen? Then, Nicole speaks with journalist and author Jay Newton-Small about the impact elder Americans have in our society. Through the entrepreneurial endeavor “Memory Well”, she works to help document the legacy of those suffering from Alzheimer’s in order to be able to tell their story and shine a spotlight on the importance of giving affordable care to our elders.
Barbara and Nicole discuss the recent abortion bans and how it effectively creates a war on women. Also, the current administration is acting like a majority wants things that, in fact, they don’t. How do we stop them? Then, Nicole talks to journalist and author Ari Berman alongside producer Gale Anne Hurd about the importance of voting, voter suppression we’re still seeing on a large scale, the danger of foreign influence in our elections, and barriers preventing people from registering to vote.
Barbara and Nicole talk about the major differences between when Congress is in…and Congress is out, and some of the important legislation they’re working on passing. The current administration is working to thwart important progressive changes and limit civil rights. Then, they speak with Presidential Candidate, author, and motivator Marianne Williamson about her long career and spiritual journey, and how her campaign is answering the call of the country. Also, why it’s important for Democrats to look at cleaning house as well.
Barbara and Nicole give an update on Barr’s “miscategorization” of the Mueller report, the upcoming challenges in debates among the 2020 candidates, and the possible future of Stacy Abrams. Then, environmentalist and former EPA chief Carol Browner talks about the importance of a clean environment and how it is not mutually exclusive from a strong economy. And why it is so important to connect our efforts to save the environment with our own health.
Barbara and Nicole break down Trump’s charge against the constitution as he continues to obstruct Congress yet maintains his administration is transparent. Then, they speak with consultant and author David Brock on how we can shift the public away from re-electing Donald Trump and work to support a candidate who will unite our party.
(TW: This show contains discussions of graphic sexual assault language.) Barbara and Nicole discuss the need for democrats to work together as the field gets more crowded on the road to 2020. Then, they talk with actress and documentarian Rosanna Arquette about the time she was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, how our conversations on assault have changed, and her daughter's personal story.
Nicole is podcasting from across the pond as she travel England! She and Barbara talk about her trip, how Trumpland looks from the outside, and how to turn our divisions into positives. Then, Nicole talks with filmmaker Alison Klayman about her new film on Steve Bannon, “The Brink.” How did the film get its title? Just what type of character is Steve Bannon and how dangerous is, “The Movement” he’s leading throughout the world?