Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

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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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Episode 40: Andrea Chalupa Knows Ukraine
America is carving out new history. For only the third time we have impeached a president. At the center of this drama is Ukraine—a nation many of us know almost nothing about. But my guest today, Andrea Chalupa does. Andrea is a journalist, filmmaker, host of the excellent podcast Gaslit Nation, and expert in all things Ukraine. Her conversation with Alyssa Milano covers the recent history of that country, authoritarian regimes and their effects on the world, election hacking, and Andrea’s personal family history in Ukraine.
46:29
January 27, 2020
The Iran Crisis: Arwa Damon, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Sen. Chris Murphy
This is a special episode of Sorry Not Sorry, focused entirely on the developing military situation in Iran. It’s such an unnecessary mess—remember that three years ago, we had a working peace and nuclear disarmament treaty with that country. Now, we’re at the brink of war. We take the time to go in-depth into the situation both historically and politically, to help us all understand what’s happening and what we can do about it.  Most importantly, we examine the human cost of generations of conflict and war in the region. CNN Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon joins the show from Istanbul, and Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Ro Khanna join from Washington. 
56:43
January 20, 2020
Ben and Jerry Serve Up Ethical Business Leadership, Bernie Sanders, and Fighting for a Better Future
In Vermont in the 1970s, childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield started Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. They pioneered equitable business practices, fair trade, and championed local farms while fighting for social justice and building one of the most recognizable brands in American history. Ben and Jerry led the way in building an ethical and just business, and even managed to maintain the social justice mindset of the company when it was sold to Unilever. Now, they're turning their talents to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Listen in for a bit of ice cream history and a lot of front-line activism from two of the sweetest guys in business. 
53:48
January 13, 2020
Episode 37: Peter Morley Protects Your Care
When Peter Morley fell off a ladder, he had no idea that his spinal injury would reveal lurking kidney cancer. He's turned this tragedy, along with even more dire health issues, into purpose, passion, and power. A regular on Capitol Hill, Peter delivers healthcare stories to members of Congress in support of the Affordable Care Act and other vital healthcare programs. 
52:04
January 6, 2020
Episode 36: 2019 Year in Review
2019 started with a record number of women being sworn into office around the nation. It’s ending with the impeachment of the President of the United States. So much happened this year and in this episode, Alyssa Milano looks back at some of the biggest events in the news and on the podcast.  Featured guests include Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Ben Glieb, Manuel Oliver, excerpts from The Investigation featuring Annette Bening, John Lithgow, Kevin Kline and so much more. Thank you for being part of our podcast family in 2019. We’ve got such great things in store for you next year, and we can’t wait to share them!
1:20:44
December 30, 2019
Episode 35: A Call to Men - Ted Bunch Talks Healthy Masculinity
For more than two decades,  Ted Bunch has been teaching men how to respect, value, and interact with women in ways which are not toxic. As one of the founders of A Call to Men, Ted works directly with men of all ages—including those who have committed domestic and sexual abuse—to break their cycle of sexual violence. He teaches children, adolescents, and adult about consent and healthy masculinity. In a wide-ranging discussion, Ted and Alyssa discuss the necessity of men taking responsibility for their actions and how to teach new ways for men to look at gender, power, and what it means to be a man.
56:45
December 23, 2019
Episode 34: Royce White, Elite Athlete and Mental Health Advocate
Royce White was a standout basketball player at Iowa State, where he was the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year for the 2011-2012 season. He played professional basketball in the NBA and the Canadian NBL, where was a two-time all-Canada NBL first team selection and the 2018 NBL scoring champion. He's now making his mark as a mixed martial artist. He also suffers from sometimes crippling anxiety which derailed his NBA career. He's become a leading advocate for mental health parity and workplace protections for those with mental illness. He joined Alyssa Milano for a frank and compelling conversation about living, working, and excelling with mental illness.
1:07:03
December 16, 2019
Episode 33: Ammar Campa-Najjar, Candidate for Congress in California's 50th District
Alyssa Milano sat down to talk with Ammar Campa-Najjar, a candidate for congress who nearly beat Duncan Hunter in 2018. Since the election, Hunter pleaded guilty to misuse of campaign funds, and it now looks like he'll be trading the halls of Congress for the halls of prison. Ammar is again running for the seat, and he shares his inspirational story of growing up poor with a single mother, working at low-wage jobs from a young age and learning the dignity of hard work, and his efforts to unseat a southern California political dynasty.
56:33
December 9, 2019
Episode 32: Heather Matarazzo
Heather Matarazzo (The Princess Diaries, Welcome to the Dollhouse) is a brilliant actor, an activist, and a mental health warrior. She and Alyssa both started their acting careers as children in very prominent productions and experienced a very different world than what most of their peers did. And it’s created some parallel successes and struggles in their lives. Heather’s passion for equality and justice for everyone in America has been an inspiration to me, and we're so happy to be able to share their conversation with you.
1:07:52
December 2, 2019
The Student Debt Crisis with Natalia Abrams
The great promise of success in America has been this: work hard, get an education, and there’s nothing you can’t do. That promise is no longer being kept for far too many of us. Student loan debt is eating away so much of our disposable income, keeping us from buying homes, starting families, and starting businesses. We’re now living in a nation with more than a trillion dollars in student loan debt—and much of that debt cannot be refinanced or even cleared via bankruptcy. Our guest Natalia Abrams is the Executive Director of Student Debt Crisis, where she advocates for student debt reform, affordable education, and smart lending solutions for everyone pursuing a degree.
47:37
November 25, 2019
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.
59:57
November 18, 2019
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.
1:31:36
November 11, 2019
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.
1:19:03
November 4, 2019
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.
54:56
October 28, 2019
"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.
59:35
October 21, 2019
#MeToo Anniversary
On this episode, Sorry Not Sorry listeners share how #MeToo has impacted them and Alyssa shares her Hollywood #MeToo story.
45:07
October 14, 2019
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
1:03:59
October 7, 2019
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.
59:43
September 30, 2019
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.
1:18:20
September 23, 2019
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.
1:17:38
September 16, 2019
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.
1:04:01
September 9, 2019
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.
55:25
September 2, 2019
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.
1:13:14
August 26, 2019
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.
55:37
August 19, 2019
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.
1:13:19
August 12, 2019
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.
52:58
August 5, 2019
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.
59:52
July 29, 2019
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.
1:16:13
July 22, 2019
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.
59:23
July 15, 2019
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.
58:21
July 8, 2019
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.
1:31:10
July 1, 2019
#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.”
1:00:45
June 24, 2019
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.
55:55
June 17, 2019
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.
1:12:58
June 10, 2019
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.
1:04:36
June 3, 2019
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.
1:08:24
May 27, 2019
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.
42:03
May 20, 2019
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.”
53:07
May 13, 2019
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.
52:53
May 6, 2019
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.
55:39
April 29, 2019
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.
02:21
April 25, 2019