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3 Righteous Mamas

3 Righteous Mamas

By 3 Righteous Mamas
Three all-American moms, a Latina, Muslim, and Queer mom, who met after the 2016 election, interview special guests and talk about how to make the world a better place for ALL our kids.
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Episode 33: Gun Prevention and the Power of Motherhood
Welcome back to a new episode of Three Righteous Mamas! Today we will be chatting with Calandrian Simpson-Kemp and Shannon Watts. focusing on the hope that we shouldn't have to have and motherhood as a superpower. Calandrian Simpson-Kemp founded Village of Mothers, a support group for grieving mothers after her 20-year-old son was shot and killed in Houston in 2013. She's a vocal advocate for the gun prevention movement. Shannon Watts started Moms Demand Action, a national movement with millions of supporters and local chapters in all 50 states. which started in response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. You can follow Calandrian at @diamonds_n_pearlscal, and Shannon on Twitter and Instagram at @shannonrwatts.
September 24, 2021
Episode 32 — Celebrating Pride Month
Welcome to another episode of Three Righteous Mamas! We are joined by special guests this week: Martha's family! In honor of Pride Month, Martha and her wife Jo both describe how they met, motherhood, and what the month means to them.
June 10, 2021
Episode 31 — When we Became Mothers
Welcome to an all-new episode of Three Righteous Mamas!  This week the Mamas discuss their experiences as mothers—from pregnancy to childbirth to motherhood.
June 03, 2021
Episode 30: Motherhood as our Superpower With Carrie Contey
Welcome to another episode of Three Righteous Mamas! This week we have a very special guest: Carrie Contey is an internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting and family life. She guides, supports and inspires her clients to live with wide-open and courageous hearts so they can approach family life with skill and spaciousness. Carrie received her doctorate in prenatal and perinatal psychology and is masterful at synthesizing and articulating the science, psychology and spirituality of humanhood. She is the creator of Evolve, a yearlong "personal growth through parenting" program. She is also the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author of CALMS A Guide To Soothing Your Baby. Carrie has appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show,” NPR, CBS radio and in many publications including Time, Parenting and The Boston Globe.
May 26, 2021
Episode 29 — Breaking Down Stereotypes
Welcome to another episode of Three Righteous Mamas! Muna is back! She shares with the other Mamas about fasting and the month of Ramadan. Coming from unique backgrounds, the Mamas also discuss their experiences with stereotypes and the ways they have dealt with these conversations growing up.
May 13, 2021
Episode 28 — Nse Ufot on why she's a Progressive Patriot
We are joined this week by special guest, Nse Ufot. Nsé is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGP AF). Nsé leads both organizations with the goal of making it easier for every voter to engage in every election.  Nsé and her team are also developing Georgia’s home-grown talent by training and organizing local activists across the state. She has dedicated her life and career to working on civil, human and workers’ rights issues and leads two organizations whose complementary aim is to strengthen Georgia’s democracy.
May 06, 2021
Episode 27 — Hanna Senko and Marina Garrett on Taking on the Criminal Justice System to Protect Women
Welcome to an important episode of Three Righteous Mamas. In this episode, we will discuss the topics of sexual assault and rape so please consider that in your listening experience. As strong advocates for survivors of sexual assault and rape, Austin residents Hanna Senko and Marina Garrett are two of the 12 named plaintiffs of the Federal Class Action Lawsuit against the city of Austin and Travis County—demanding change and the betterment of survivors from the criminal justice system.
April 29, 2021
Episode 26 — Artist Sarah Wilson on how art Builds Empathy
We are joined this week by special guest Sarah Wilson, who is an incredibly talented photographer and cinematographer. You have seen her work in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Texas Monthly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. She recently put up a public exhibit around Austin, Texas called Essentials ATX—a portrait series of essential workers in the city.
April 22, 2021
Episode 25 — Jenna Bush Hager on Growing up in the Spotlight
Jenna Bush Hager is a co-host of NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Hager remains involved with UNICEF and is currently the chair of its Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world. The Mamas speak to Jenna about motherhood, raising her children and her experience in the spotlight as the daughter of a former U.S. president.
April 15, 2021
Episode 24 — Columnist Jim Hightower on how to Stay in the Fight
We are joined this week by a Texas legend! Known as “America’s most popular populist,” Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. Hightower frequently appears on television and radio programs, bringing a hard-hitting populist viewpoint into the mass media. In addition, he works closely with the alternative media, and in all of his work he keeps his ever-ready Texas humor up front, practicing the credo of an old Yugoslavian proverb: “You can fight the gods and still have fun.”
April 07, 2021
Episode 23 — Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal
Our delightful guest this week is Stephanie Wang-Breal, an award-winning filmmaker, commercial director and co-founder of the independent production company, Once in a Blue Films. Blowin' Up, her third feature-length film, had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018 and was awarded the Best Documentary Feature award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Society of Authors Award at the Film Des Femmes in Paris, France. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son & daughter.
March 30, 2021
Episode 22 — Sally Kohn, founder of the Movement Vision Lab
As one of the leading progressive voices in the U.S. today, Sally Kohn is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Her first book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity was published in April 2018. She often speaks as a keynote speaker at conferences about political division, hate, otherizing, diversity and identity and how we can solve the deep problems of our past and present.
March 17, 2021
Episode 21 — She the People Founder Aimee Allison
This week we are joined by a special guest, Aimee Allison, the founder and president of She the People, a national network elevating the voice and power of women of color. She brings together voters, organizers, and elected leaders in a movement grounded in values of love, justice, belonging, and democracy.
March 12, 2021
Episode 20: Raj Patel
We are joined this week by special guest Raj Patel, an award-winning author, filmmaker and professor at the LBJ Public Policy School at the University of Texas at Austin. He's written numerous best-sellers such as Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. And his upcoming book is called Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. In this episode, Raj describes how food is part of the justice work we do and how we build a better world for our kids. He is also the co-host of The Secret Ingredient, a podcast about food politics and justice. 
March 04, 2021
Episode 19: Texas Freeze
In this week's episode, the Three Righteous Mamas discuss the unprecedented winter storm in Texas this month and the mismanagement on behalf of the state administration.
February 24, 2021
Episode 18: BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza
This week we are joined by Alicia Garza, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement, to discuss how racial justice is key to building the future we need for ALL our kids.
February 19, 2021
Episode 17: Beto O'Rourke on Getting big Money out of Politics
No stranger to the state: Beto O'Rourke represented the 16th house congressional district based out of El Paso, Texas. He came into the limelight when running for the U.S. Senate, and more recently, ran for the presidency. We ask O'Rourke about the mother role in his life, January's insurrection and his political future in the state.
February 10, 2021
Episode 16: Saul Griffith on how Tackling Climate Change Will Make our Lives Better
Joining us this week is engineer and inventor Saul Griffith. He's the founder and Chief Scientist at Otherlab, an independent R&D lab, and helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies understand energy infrastructure and deep decarbonization.  Griffith has been a principal investigator and project lead on federally funded research projects for agencies like NASA, and defense advance research projects agency, also known as DARPA, and has also started numerous tech companies acquired by the likes of Google and Autodesk. He was awarded the MacArthur Genius Award and is the founder the Rewiring America.
February 04, 2021
Episode 15: Wendy Davis on Winning Universal Childcare
We have a very special guest this week: powerhouse and Harvard-trained lawyer Wendy Davis. Not only has she run for governor of Texas, she also founded a nonprofit Deeds Not Words and most recently run for a congressional seat 21 in Texas. We discuss the importance of the mother role in her life, her outlook for the Texas and [new] presidential administrations and her ongoing efforts for women's rights and childcare.
January 27, 2021
Episode 14: Maria Hinojosa on the Courage to Lead
As one of the most important voices in journalism for the past 30 years, Maria Hinojosa often tackles stories and pushes news institutions to cover more of a diverse and people-of-color lens. Her work has won Emmys and Peabody Awards and has a nationwide fanbase.  We encourage everyone to buy her new book Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, wherever you can buy books.
January 21, 2021
Episode 13: Talking About Insurrection
In this week's episode, the Three Righteous Mamas discuss the Insurrection that took place at the nation's Capitol on January 6, its aftermath and trickling effects on the political landscape. Also on the agenda: the snow day in Texas!
January 13, 2021
Episode 12
We are joined today by special guest Paola Ramos, host and correspondent for Vice and a contributor for MSNBC and Telemundo News. Ramos uses media and digital outlets to spotlight the voices of a diverse America, break down stereotypes and mobilize the community toward civic engagement. Her first book, Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity, can be bought online or at your local independent bookstore.
January 07, 2021
Episode 11
We are switching gears this week by just having a conversation amongst ourselves—first discussing self-care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then we ask the question we ask all of our guests: “How did our moms shape us?”
December 31, 2020
Episode 10
We are joined today by Holly Lorka—a writer, storyteller, and retired standup comedian whose work has been included in several anthologies and podcasts, including Dan Savage’s Hot Mic. Her stories of gender, sex, and shame have earned her a following in Austin, Texas, where she lives and works as an ICU nurse and super sharp wedding officiant. Handsome is her first book, which is out now.
December 24, 2020
Episode 9
On this very special episode, we are joined by Doctor Abdul El-Sayed. As a politician, Public Health professor, medical doctor and civil servant, El-Sayed has run for office for governor in Michigan. He has since founded Southpaw Michigan, an action committee to help other progressive candidates in the state. He speaks with us about his perspective on the current state of politics, his role model and his outlook for the future.
December 16, 2020
Episode 8
We are joined this week by Dr. Peniel Joseph is the Barbara Jordan chair in Ethics and Political Values and the Founding Director of the Center for Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, including The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
December 09, 2020
Episode 7
We are joined this week by special guest Jyarland Daniels, a global diversity equity and inclusion communications leader who is supporting schools, nonprofits and organizations in their efforts to shape culture, improve communication and develop policies and practices that result in a more inclusive organization. She has an extensive background in marketing and public relations for large companies like Hallmark and Johnson & Johnson, and is the founder of DIA consultancy Harriet Speaks. 
December 02, 2020
Episode 6
For our special Thanksgiving episode, we are joined by Heather McGhee, a brilliant voice on issues of race, class and democracy. Previously she served as the president of Demos, one of the nation's most critical institutions conducting cutting-edge policy research and litigation to build a democracy for all.   Her new book is entitled "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," which explores the self-destructive bargain of white supremacy and its rising cost to all of us—including white people—from one of today's most insightful and influential thinkers.
November 26, 2020
Episode 5
In this episode, the Three Righteous Mamas have a timely—and extensive—conversation with Brie Loskota, the Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. Her research explores how religions change and make change in the world.  Loskota has also worked with all levels of the U.S. government to ensure more effective partnerships with faith communities around the issues of public health, mental health and disaster response—all relevant topics in this day and age. The 3RM also discuss the importance of the 2020 presidential results.
November 19, 2020
2020 Election
In this special episode, the Three Righteous Mamas discuss the results of the 2020 election, including the current divide(s) in the country, finding common ground and lessons for future races.
November 05, 2020
Episode 3
Meet Rabia Chaudry: a total badass, mom, a New York Times bestselling author and producer for the HBO documentary The Case of Adnan Syed. When she isn't working her day job as an attorney, Chaudry spends time advocating for the falsely imprisoned and running some of the country's best podcasts. She singlehandedly brought worldwide spotlight to friend Adnan Syed's case in the hit podcast Serial, with more than 800 million downloads for his season. Undisclosed, Chaudry's main podcast over the same case, currently has more than 350 million downloads.  And now, Adnan's story, in the different formats it's been told, is the most popular wrongful conviction story in history.
October 29, 2020
3 Righteous Mamas – Episode 2
As a true change maker, Liz Lambert went from the field of law to become a boutique hotelier. The 3 Righteous Mamas talk to Lambert about her upbringing, inspirations and extensive journey to success. The 3RM also discuss the news stories of the past week.
October 21, 2020
3 Righteous Mamas – Episode 1
We, at the Texas Signal, are excited to bring you the first episode of Three Righteous Mamas, a podcast in which three moms share the joy and challenges of motherhood w/each other, and develop a passion for seeking out and lifting up the stories of mamas across the country.
October 16, 2020