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Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

English, News, 1 season, 283 episodes, 2 days, 4 hours, 49 minutes
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Sorry Not Sorry tackles social, political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting activists doing amazing things throughout the country.
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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
5/13/202443 minutes, 6 seconds
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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
5/6/202450 minutes, 45 seconds
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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
4/29/202451 minutes, 4 seconds
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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
4/22/202439 minutes, 33 seconds
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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
4/15/202446 minutes
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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
4/8/202436 minutes, 6 seconds
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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
4/1/202444 minutes, 36 seconds
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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
3/25/202447 minutes, 22 seconds
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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
3/18/202446 minutes, 9 seconds
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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
3/11/202437 minutes, 56 seconds
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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
3/4/202443 minutes, 17 seconds
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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
2/26/202441 minutes, 30 seconds
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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
2/19/202451 minutes, 5 seconds
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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
2/12/202453 minutes, 54 seconds
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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
2/5/202433 minutes, 11 seconds
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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
1/29/202449 minutes, 27 seconds
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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
1/22/202443 minutes, 15 seconds
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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
1/15/202450 minutes, 33 seconds
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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
1/8/202450 minutes, 51 seconds
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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
1/1/202445 minutes, 26 seconds
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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
12/25/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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Heidi Pryzbyla 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
12/18/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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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
12/11/202343 minutes, 52 seconds
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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
12/4/202350 minutes, 40 seconds
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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
11/27/202336 minutes, 37 seconds
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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
11/20/202347 minutes, 58 seconds
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#WomensHistoryMonth: Julie Suk on the Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment

As we wrap up Women's History Month, the Equal Rights Amendment is on the cusp of being adopted into the Constitution, if Congress gets its stuff together. It’s the product of more than a century of work of women and allies, and I’ve invited my friend Julie Suk, author of the new book “We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment” on the podcast to talk about the history of this movement. - Alyssa Praise For We The Women: The Unstoppable Mothers Of The Equal Rights Amendment… “We talk as if only men make constitutions. Julie Suk changes this. She introduces us to the diverse cast of women constitution makers who supported, and opposed, the Equal Rights Amendment over the last century. Their quest showcases concerns missing in standard accounts of the Founding, and shows us how these concerns differed among women and over time. Essential reading for those interested in the future of gender justice.” —REVA SIEGEL, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor, Yale Law School “Julie Suk’s We the Women is a fascinating and nuanced recounting of the history of the ERA. It brings to light the many women who made constitutional equality for women across generations, highlighting complexities not widely known; documents the unending opposition; and showcases the potential of the ERA’s meaning for the twenty-first century. It will soon be recognized as the go-to resource for the ERA’s long legislative history.” —LOUISE MELLING, Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union “Meticulously researched and compulsively readable, We the Women draws important connections between the past and present, making clear how, despite long odds and many obstacles, generations of women have come together to debate and demand the conditions necessary for a more perfect union.” —MELISSA MURRAY, Frederick I. & Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU School of Law “In We the Women, Julie Suk shows us that the Equal Rights Amendment at its core was—and still is—about freedom and power. The mothers of the ERA laid the groundwork of the battle waging in this country today, and though this campaign can feel long and arduous, We the Women has left me more hopeful.” —FATIMA GOSS GRAVES, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
3/27/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Celeste Headlee on "You're Cute When You're Mad"

Our guest this week is Celeste Headlee. Celeste is award-winning journalist, professional speaker and best-selling author. In her 20-year career in public radio, Celeste has anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She is the author of a new piece available on Scribd called “You’re Cute When You’re Mad.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
5/2/202233 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Color of Abolition with Linda Hirshman

We know Frederick Douglass as a towering figure in America’s fight for the abolition of slavery in the United States. In the early days of his ascent, he was allied with and managed by publisher William Lloyd Garrison and “The Contessa,” Maria Weston Chapman. In her new book The Color Of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation, our guest Linda Hirshman reveals the details of the tumultuous relationship between the three, and how it changed history. Praise For The Color Of Abolition: How A Printer, A Prophet, And A Contessa Moved A Nation… "Hirshman’s book is a lively depiction of the antislavery movement, in which the three charismatic characters at the heart of her story provide an engaging avenue into the competing philosophies and strategies that continually challenged abolitionism’s unity and effectiveness. Her writing is breezy, designed to engage readers who are not historians and whose interests may lie more in the present than the past." — Washington Post “Hirshman brings much-needed attention to the little-known triangulation between Garrison, Douglass, and Chapman, opening a new realm of inquiry for readers of the history of slavery and abolition.” — Library Journal “Linda Hirshman has two goals. One is to tell the story of the American antislavery movement. This broad narrative provides background for the author’s other focus, a group portrait of three deeply intertwined abolitionists [and reflects] the author’s interest in the current ‘lively and painful conversation about the possibility and conditions of an interracial alliance.’” — Wall Street Journal “Page-turning reading . . . . a wonderful cataloging of Americans, white and Black, who devoted their lives to ending slavery.” — Boston Globe “Linda Hirshman adroitly shows us that in the celebrated break up between Douglass and Garrison, a pivotal actor was Maria Weston Chapman. A brilliant but intrusive soul, Chapman stood watch over both men from a manager's desk in Boston. Beyond intrigue, though, this book provides a splendid lens into the nature of both the moral and political wings of abolitionism at their turbulent turning point. The ideologies of antislavery emerge here from vivid portraits of these three fascinating and rivalrous characters.”  — David W. Blight, Yale University, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom “By lucidly untangling the abolitionist movement’s complex web of alliances, Hirshman sheds light on the antebellum period and the dynamics of social movements in general. American history buffs will be engrossed.” — Publishers Weekly "A rousing account of America’s one truly great crusade, studded with fascinating characters playing for the highest of stakes: freedom.” — Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller “Viewing the abolitionist movement from a unique angle, Hirshman shows how the breakdown of the alliance among [activists Frederick Douglass, William Llloyd Garrison, and Maria Weston Chapman] was fueled in part by Douglass’ rising fame, burgeoning dissent among the nation’s political parties, and, not least, Weston Chapman’s aspersions about Douglass’ work ethic and character. A well-researched history of the fraught path to emancipation.” — Kirkus Reviews --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
4/11/202246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Live Ukraine Special with Andrea Chalupa

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been devastating for the people of that country. It's also had ripple effects throughout the global economic and security systems, created an unfolding humanitarian and refugee crisis on a scale not seen in Europe since World War II, and united most of the world against Vladimir Putin. On March 3rd, we were joined by Ukraine expert Andrea Chalupa, cohost of the Gaslit Nation podcast for a special live episode to discuss the latest, including any new information President Biden includes in his State of the Union Address. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
3/7/202254 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tim Mak, Author of Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA

In the view of this podcast, the National Rifle Association is one of the most evil organizations in America. Through its financial influence, it’s allowed the wholesale slaughter of 40,000 Americans a year so that its funders can keep making money. But things are not all rosy at the NRA, and we’ve asked Tim Mak, NPR’s Washington Investigative Correspondent and author of the new book “Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA” to join us to discuss. Praise For Misfire: Inside The Downfall Of The NRA… “From the reporter who broke the story of the NRA-Russia connection, Misfire is a searching expose of the corruption and crookedness that pushed the NRA itself into ruin. The nonstop revelations are told with gripping detail and intimate insider knowledge.”—David Frum, Staff Writer at The Atlantic and New York Times bestselling author of Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic “To tell the story of the NRA is to reveal how a political power has defined, for much of the last century, how we live and how we die in America. Misfire is among the most important works documenting this era in American history, a story of ideology and unbelievable scandal, corruption, and rot. Tim Mak has given us the definitive account of the NRA—deeply and meticulously reported, colorfully and precisely written.”—Olivia Nuzzi, Washington Correspondent at New York magazine “Tim Mak has written the definitive book on the fall of the NRA. It’s fun, packed with insider reporting, and authoritative. Unbiased but unforgiving, this book is one of the most enjoyable reads imaginable for a topic you don’t normally associate with page-turners: the confluence of political lobbying, financial mismanagement, and organizational corruption. You will devour this book.”—Matt Fuller, Politics Editor at The Daily Beast “Tim Mak has been at the forefront of the NRA story for years now. He has broken numerous exclusive stories that provide insight into the group's infighting and the impact on their finances. His reporting is invaluable to anyone from any political perspective who simply wants to know the truth about what's going on inside the National Rifle Association.”—Stephen Gutowski, former Staff Writer at the Washington Free Beacon and Founder of The Reload “Tim Mak has written the defining story of America's most powerful lobbying organization. It is investigative journalism at its best. His reporting is tenacious, careful and incisive. Read this book.”—Jonathan Swan, National Political Correspondent at Axios --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
11/1/202137 minutes
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Special Episode - Healing Politics with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Many of the failures we are seeing around the coronavirus response could have been prevented by strong leadership in the area of public health. My guest today, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, is no stranger to this leadership. As a physician and former Health Director for the city of Detroit, Abdul saw firsthand how important this work is in the day-to-day lives of Americans. He was a candidate for governor of Michigan in 2016, and is the author of the new book Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
4/9/202041 minutes, 20 seconds
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Hacking the Vote: Protecting our Elections

The 2020 election is just months away and states around the nation are using outdated and vulnerable voting machines. To make matters worse, many of these machines leave no audit trail and no way for us to know that the vote we cast is the vote which was recorded. In this extended episode, John Bonifaz of Free Speech for People, Susan Greenhalgh of the National Election Defense Coalition, and election security advocate and attorney Jennifer Cohn join Alyssa Milano to discuss the threats to our election and what we can do about it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
4/6/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds
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Special - Chuck Schumer on the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Recently, Congress passed an historic $2 Trillion stimulus bill in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Before it passed, Democrats had to fight tooth and nail to make sure that most of the money went to the people, small businesses, and healthcare workers, and small businesses--and to make sure that the money that did go to large corporations had stringent oversight requirements. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer  (D-NY) joined Alyssa Milano to talk about the crisis, how bad the original bill was, and provide first-person insight into the hard decisions that went into making it  so much better than was presented by the Republicans. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
4/1/202011 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fighting Youth and Teen Suicide with Kendra Fisher

We are facing an increasing crisis of teen and youth suicide in America, and it is especially hurting young girls. Today’s episode is a difficult one. Kendra Fisher—a former elite ice hockey player and mental health activist and advocate joins Alyssa Milano to dig into the roots of the problem and what we can do to turn it around. Years ago, when faced with the opportunity to realize her dream of goaltending for Team Canada, Kendra was diagnosed with a Severe Anxiety Disorder coupled with Severe Panic Attacks, Depression and Agoraphobia; forcing her to leave the National Program in order to seek help to learn how to live with what had become a crippling disease. She now dedicates her life to helping young people get help for their mental illnesses. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
3/30/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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COVID-19 Special with Dr. Dena Grayson

In our second Coronavirus special episode, Alyssa Milano asked Dr. Dena Grayson to join us. Dena is a former Congressional candidate from Florida, an infectious disease expert and medical researcher who spent nearly a decade working on treatments for Ebola. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing highly dangerous viruses and in the public policy of managing these illnesses, and we’re so lucky to have her. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
3/26/202045 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coronavirus Special Episode with Dr. Peter Hotez

In the past few days, life changed in America and around the world more than any of us likely ever imagined. Entire cities are on lockdown. Restaurants and bars and schools are closed in an all-out effort to combat the coronavirus. It is scary. It is confusing. It’s been made worse by an incompetent response at the presidential level, and that can make it hard to get good information. So today, in this special episode, we’ve asked esteemed vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the Baylor College School of Tropical Medicine and health care expert to join us by phone to share clear, accurate, and helpful information about the situation. Please listen. Please stay safe. And please stay home. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
3/18/202033 minutes, 28 seconds
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Parkland School Shooting Second Anniversary: Fred Guttenberg Honors His Kids by Fighting for Yours

In February of 2018, one of our nation's greatest tragedies struck. In just over six minutes, a gunman armed with an AR-15 entered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, killed seventeen people and wounded seventeen more. Jaime Guttenberg was one of those killed. Since that day, her father Fred Guttenberg has been on a mission: to break the back of the gun lobby and reduce gun deaths in America. Along the way he's made national news by continually speaking truth to power. He's confronted Marco Rubio, Brett Kavanaugh, and the President* of the United States. He's changed the national conversation about gun violence, and he joins Alyssa Milano to talk gun violence prevention, finding community through tragedy, and his charity Orange Ribbons for Jaime. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
2/10/202059 minutes, 25 seconds
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Taking on the NRA: NoRA Co-Founder Ben Jackson

Every day, 100 Americans are killed by guns and hundreds more are shot and injured. On this episode of "Sorry Not Sorry," Alyssa is joined by Ben Jackson, one of the co-founders of NoRA, an organization working to counteract the influence of NRA money in the American political system. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
11/18/201959 minutes, 57 seconds
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22Kill's Executive Director Corporal Jacob Schick

Jacob Schick is the Chief Executive Officer of 22KILL, a non-profit which raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies. Jacob, who is also a third-generation Marine, joins Alyssa on Sorry Not Sorry to discuss joining the service, his time in Iraq, the day that changed his life, PTSD, and what we need to do to better support our veterans. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
11/11/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 36 seconds
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Former Senior Border Patrol Agent Jenn Budd

Jenn Budd is a former senior border patrol agent turned immigrant rights activist. She joins Alyssa on "Sorry Not Sorry" to talk about how she decided to become a border agent, what went into the training, the abuse and misogyny she faced there, and why she finally decided to leave. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
11/4/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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Hope: The Power of Youth Activists

Children are the future and we have increasingly seen the power of youth activists (who are getting younger and younger) and their ability to effect change. In collaboration with the release of her new New York Times best-selling book “Hope: Project Middle School,” Alyssa uses this episode of “Sorry Not Sorry” to highlight some of the incredible youth activists out there fighting to make a difference in the world on many causes, ranging from the environment to gun violence. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
10/28/201954 minutes, 56 seconds
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"Insatiable" Creator Lauren Gussis

Lauren Gussis is a television writer and producer, known for her work on "Dexter" and for creating Netflix's "Insatiable." She sits down with Alyssa to discuss her career, how she learned to navigate the dynamics of the writer's room, where the idea for "Insatiable" came from and the process of making the show, magic, and much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
10/21/201959 minutes, 35 seconds
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#MeToo Anniversary

On this episode, Sorry Not Sorry listeners share how #MeToo has impacted them and Alyssa shares her Hollywood #MeToo story. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
10/14/201945 minutes, 7 seconds
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Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist. He joins Alyssa to discuss how he’s taking a different approach than the other candidates - from his freedom dividend to free financial counseling for all. He also discusses the importance of creativity, investing in education, infrastructure, and much more. Sponsored by: Third Love, LOLA, Daily Harvest, and CandidCo --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
10/7/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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Joe Sanberg: Working to End Poverty

Joe Sanberg is a progressive entrepreneur who is working to end poverty. He joins Alyssa on the latest episode of Sorry Not Sorry to discuss his personal story, how he’s working through the public and private sectors to eradicate poverty, and why he’s an advocate for the earned income tax credit for low-income families. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
9/30/201959 minutes, 43 seconds
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Matt McGorry: Actor, Activist and Ally

Matt McGorry is an actor and activist. He joins Alyssa on the latest episode of Sorry Not Sorry to talk about the importance of being an ally, how to educate and immerse yourself in the causes you are passionate about, what made him identify as a feminist and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
9/23/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz, Fred Guttenberg, and Ben Jackson

This episode of Sorry Not Sorry features a conversation about gun violence prevention between Alyssa, Senator Ted Cruz, Fred Guttenberg whose daughter Jaime was one of 17 people killed in the Parkland shooting, and Ben Jackson who co-founded #NoRA. Senator Cruz livestreamed the nearly 90-minute conversation on his facebook page. This is the unedited audio of that livestream. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
9/16/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jaime King: Body Image, Bullying, and the Importance of Being Kind

Jaime King is a mother, actor, filmmaker, writer, and activist. She joins the latest episode of Sorry Not Sorry to discuss the impact of starting her career at such a young age, the shame surrounding body image, bullying, her miscarriage, and much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
9/9/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Marijuana, Mental Health, and Eliminating Stigma

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and a practicing neurosurgeon. This week, he sits down with Alyssa to discuss his career, why he changed his mind on the benefits of cannabis, how to eliminate the stigma of mental health, and the impact of deregulation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
9/2/201955 minutes, 25 seconds
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Gloria Allred: Fighting for Equal Rights

Gloria Allred is one of the top women’s rights attorneys in the country. Her firm has fought for more women’s rights cases than any other private firm in the nation and this year she will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. This week, she sits down with Alyssa to discuss her career, the importance of the courts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, believing victims, and much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
8/26/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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My Abortion Story

One in four women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the age of 45. But since the beginning of 2019, more than 250 bills restricting access to abortion care have been introduced in forty one states. Throughout this episode, you will hear from women who share why they decided to have an abortion - women who sent in their own stories, women who have shared publicly in the media or in front of Congress, and Alyssa tells her own abortion story. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
8/19/201955 minutes, 37 seconds
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Frances Fisher on the Importance of Art and Activism

Actor and activist Frances Fisher does not hold back when it comes to speaking out on crucial issues. She joins Sorry Not Sorry to talk about the importance of activism, why we need to keep art in schools, and what gives her hope. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
8/12/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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To Impeach or Not to Impeach?

What happens in an impeachment inquiry? Is this the best thing to do ahead of the 2020 election? In this episode, Alyssa Milano and guests explore why now is the time to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump and what this would mean for the country. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
8/5/201952 minutes, 58 seconds
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Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson

Author and activist Marianne Williamson is running for president in 2020. She joins Sorry Not Sorry to share why she’s decided to join the race, her thoughts on how the media is treating outsider candidates, and why we need to consider the power of love. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
7/29/201959 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Investigation: A Live Reading of the Mueller Report

This week, ahead of the Mueller hearings, we wanted to share “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” which was adapted by playwright, screenwriter, and actor Robert Schenkkan and performed live on June 24th, 2019 in partnership with Law Works and Indivisible. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
7/22/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tara Strong Finds Her Voice

Tara Strong has played “Bubbles” in The Powerpuff Girls, “Timmy Turner” in The Fairly Odd Parents, “Dil Pickles” in Rugrats, “Raven” in Teen Titans, “Twilight Sparkle” in My Little Pony, and so many more. She joins Sorry Not Sorry to share how she’s using her voice to fight for change. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
7/15/201959 minutes, 23 seconds
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Rafael Agustín: TV Writer and Formerly Undocumented American

Rafael Agustín, a writer for Jane the Virgin, executive director of the Youth Cinema Project and a formerly undocumented American joins Alyssa on the latest episode of Sorry Not Sorry. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
7/8/201958 minutes, 21 seconds
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Presidential Candidate Ben Gleib

Comedian and 2020 presidential candidate Ben Gleib joins the latest episode of Sorry Not Sorry to share why he's seriously running for president of the United States, the reasons why he thinks career politicians are not the answer, the policies he feels most strongly about, and why he has not been officially included in the polls. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
7/1/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 10 seconds
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#ERA Now: The Fight For Gender Equality in the Constitution

After 36 years, Congress finally held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment, which would provide equal protection to women under the law. In this episode, you’ll hear from Representative Carolyn Maloney, Kate Kelly, a human rights attorney and activist, Kimberley Johnson, an author and activist, and many more voices on why this is a crucial time to fight for equality. Justice Antonin Scalia once said “Certainly the constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
6/24/20191 hour, 45 seconds
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Predator Priests: PA AG Shapiro Unmasks a Systematic Cover-Up

In his first week on the job, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro began an investigation into Catholic clergy sexual abuse. The report unmasked a huge cover-up, leading all the way to the Vatican, and identified 1,000 children who were victims, prompting a wave of activism in Pennsylvania and across the country. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
6/17/201955 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kim Raver: Director, Executive Producer and Actor

Kim Raver is an actor, director, and executive producer. She discusses her latest project “Tempting Fate,” the importance of getting more women behind the camera, and why the narrative of "female-directed and female lead action movies don't make money" doesn't hold up. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
6/10/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Erin Brockovich: Clean Water Activist

Erin Brockovich is a consumer advocate and clean water activist who continues to inspire people to take control of their health. She shares her story, the importance of clean water, and why we need to start making America’s infrastructure, our water and our health and welfare a national priority. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
6/3/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trans Rights are Human Rights: Charlotte Clymer

Charlotte Clymer is a transgender woman, army veteran, and activist who came out publicly on Twitter in 2017. She shares her story and weighs in on what’s happening to LGBTQ people in our country under the current administration and what we can do to help fight for change. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
5/27/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Edelen

Adam Edelen is running for governor of Kentucky. He wants to create more renewable energy jobs, is pro-choice, and has a lot to say about education in this country. Even if you don’t live in Kentucky, you’ll want to hear this conversation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
5/20/201942 minutes, 3 seconds
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Criminal Justice Reform with Van Jones

6.6 million people are currently in the criminal justice system in the United States. On this episode, Alyssa sits down with Van Jones to talk about prison reform, restorative justice, and his CNN series, “The Redemption Project.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
5/13/201953 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fighting to Save Your Kids: Manuel Oliver

Manuel Oliver’s 17-year-old son, Joaquin, was murdered in the 2018 Parkland shooting. Since then, he has taken to art and activism to fight to protect the lives of children across the country. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
5/6/201952 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tarana Burke and Joe Biden

Tarana Burke joins Alyssa to discuss the power of the Me Too Movement, the importance of what happens after survivors say those words, and the most rewarding part of the work she’s doing. We also hear from presidential candidate Joe Biden about his work with It’s On Us and the Violence Against Women Act. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
4/29/201955 minutes, 39 seconds
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Introducing "Sorry Not Sorry"

Sorry Not Sorry launches on April 29th. The podcast, hosted by Alyssa Milano, will tackle social, political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting activists doing amazing things and grassroots efforts throughout the country. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
4/25/20192 minutes, 21 seconds