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Executive Director of genEquality Sherry Hakimi on the fight for gender equality
Executive Director of genEquality Sherry Hakimi on the fight for gender equality, the importance of diversity across politics and business,  the benefit of role models and representatives,tackling the culture of sexism in society and  eliminating the gender pay gap. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
26:36
July 14, 2019
Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus on how the media made Donald Trump President
Republican strategist and political consultant Cheri Jacobus on how the media's coverage of Donald Trump during the 2016 election made him President, what made her leave the GOP and become a Never Trumper, whether Trumpism was a natural progression for the Republican Party, being blacklisted by the media and targeted by the Donald Trump, his campaign team and his administration. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
37:18
July 6, 2019
Richard Ratcliffe on his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's imprisonment in Iran
Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, on her imprisonment in Iran, their recent hunger strike to protest and raise awareness of her detention since 2016, the conditions she's being held in, whether his protests and the support he's received from the public and politicians is changing Iran's mind, if the Iranian Embassy and govenrment is trying to silence him and whether he still holds Boris Johnson's remarks against him The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
19:31
June 30, 2019
Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten on fighting for rural Americans
2018 Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten on fighting for rural Americans in Iowa, challenging Representative Steve King, why the Trump administration is pursuing policies that hurt rural Americans, the impact the Trump administration's approach to RFS waivers will have on those who are meant to receive them, how he believe immigration is vital to the economy, what healthcare policy he supports, why the Trump administration is pursuing policies that hurt rural Americans, why he rejected PAC money, how he can support the Second Amendment and stricter gun control laws and the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit for Iowans. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
54:42
June 23, 2019
Valerie Jarrett on finding her voice and the path forward
Valerie Jarrett, the longest serving Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama, on her new book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path forward, how her time living in Iran shaped her view of America and Iran, whether the US is heading towards an armed conflict with Iran, her first impression of Barack and Michelle Obama, the hardest and happiest moment of working in the Obama administration, why it is important to elevate women's voices, if America is ready for a female President, what she is looking for in a 2020 presidential candidate and whether she would ever consider running for public office in the future. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
29:14
June 16, 2019
Host of Vox's Strikethrough series Carlos Maza on YouTube's harassment problem
Host of Vox's Strikethrough series Carlos Maza on YouTube's harassment problem, being the target of homophobia and racism, why social media sites fail to take action against individuals who blatantly and repeatedly breach their rules, the hypocrisy of a website claiming to be LGBT-friendly while refusing to remove homophobic content, the reason why just demonetising bad actors doesn't work, whether social media sites are culpable for the harassment and abuse that individuals dole out on their platforms, the flaw in the design of social media sites that allowed "the most inflammatory, bigoted and engaging performers" to thrive and how all social media sites are "toxic dumpster fires". The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
29:09
June 9, 2019
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone on fighting Fox News and the spread of misinformation
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone on fighting misinformation, how Fix News blurs news and impact, the network's impact on political discourse, whether Democrats should appear on Fox, how to tackle the spread of misinformation and if it's possible for any organisation to provide truly balanced and impartial reporting. Carusone also discusses social media, how it is used to bypass traditional forms of media and  viewpoints, allows individuals to escape being challenged and fact checked and why it took social media companies so long to tackle misinformation.  The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
1:08:37
June 2, 2019
Keegan Hirst on coming out as the first openly gay British professional rugby league player
Keegan Hirst, the first openly gay British professional rugby league player, sits down for an incredibly open and honest interview about his experience coming to terms with his sexuality and coming out in such a public way. He talks about the lack of role models, his treatment by the media, mental health, why there aren't more openly gay players in football and rugby and the advice he would give other LGBT people in sport. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
42:17
May 26, 2019
Co-Founder of Run For Something Amanda Litman on why young, diverse progressives should run for office
Co-Founder of Run For Something Amanda Litman on why young, diverse and progressive candidates should run for office, the importance of fielding candidates in down ballot races, the first thing you should think about before running for office, the challenges candidates face and how gerrymandering and the census are affecting elections. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
24:01
May 19, 2019
Congressional candidate Adrienne Bell on turning Texas blue
Congressional candidate Adrienne Bell, who is running for office in Texas' 14th congressional district, on turning the Lone Star State blue, addressing the lack of education funding, removing crushing student debt, introducing healthcare that's available and affordable for all Americans, offering a path to citizenship for DREAMers, changing America's criminal justice system and tackling gun violence across the United States with common sense gun laws. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
39:41
May 12, 2019
Maryland Democratic Party Vice Chair Alison Galbraith on tackling sexism in politics
Alison Galbraith, one of the Vice Chairs of the Maryland Democratic Party, on tackling sexism in politics, why it's time to reintroduce the Equal Rights Amendment, the importance of addressing the gender pay gap, the 2020 Democratic primary and how Democrats can win back the state's 2 big offices in Maryland. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
46:43
May 5, 2019
Colorado Senate Candidate Trish Zornio on why it's time to elect experts to Congress
Colorado Senate Candidate Trish Zornio on why it's time to elect experts to Congress, Senator Cory Gardner's failure to stand up to Donald Trump, removing corporate and PAC money from politics, tackling gun violence in America and addressing climate change. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
49:22
April 28, 2019
Mayor Chris Cabaldon on why Mayor Pete Buttigieg should be the next President of the United States
Mayor Chris Cabaldon on why Mayor Pete Buttigieg should be the next President of the United States, the historic nature of Buttigieg's presidential campaign, LGBT equality in America, fighting for equality and promoting tolerance, how cities are at the forefront of fighting climate change and the important role Mayors will play in shaping the 2020 elections. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
47:45
April 21, 2019
Co-Founder of Hill Reporter Ed Krassenstein on taking on Donald Trump
Co-Founder of Hill Reporter Ed Krassenstein on taking on Donald Trump, the Trump administration's shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security, the fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, abolishing the Electoral College and implementing stricter gun control laws in America. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum
33:42
April 14, 2019
Congressional candidate Joshua Collins on challenging the Democratic establishment
Joshua Collins,  who is running for Congress in Washington's 10th Congressional District, on challenging the Democratic establishment, why Congress needs more young people, building a progressive party, increasing the minimum wage to $24 and passing  a Green New Deal. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum
27:11
April 7, 2019
Executive Director of Global Zero Derek Johnson on creating a world without nuclear weapons
Executive Director of Global Zero Derek Johnson on creating a world without nuclear weapons, why governments should commit to No First Use and the work of the Nuclear Crisis Group. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum
46:42
March 31, 2019
Scottish Secretary David Mundell on the Conservative Party's battle to deliver Brexit
In a 30 minutes interview, in one of the biggest weeks in British political history, Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, spoke to Edward Hardy earlier today for a special episode of The Hardy Report. With Prime Minister Theresa May having announced today that she will be resigning, the Scottish Secretary reveals what he's looking for in the next Conservative Party leader, why he still supports Theresa May's Brexit deal & how revoking Article 50 or holding a People's Vote could cause discontent.  The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
31:39
March 27, 2019
College Democrats President Calvin Wilborn on the fight for voting rights
College Democrats President Calvin Wilborn on fighting for voting rights, lowering the voting age, protecting the Affordable Care Act and tackling the cost of higher education in America. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
31:07
March 24, 2019
Queer Britain CEO Joseph Galliano on the importance of documenting LGBTQ+ history
Queer Britain CEO Joseph Galliano on why it's time to have a national LGBTQ+ museum, the importance of documenting LGBTQ+ history, the positive impact a national LGBTQ+ museum will have on young LGBTQ+ individuals, how the LGBTQ+ community have changed over the last decade and what he believes is the most important historical moment or political change over that time for LGBTQ+ rights. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
32:08
March 17, 2019
Former US Ambassador Rufus Gifford on the Trump administration's approach to foreign policy
Former US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford on the Trump administration's approach to foreign policy, US relations with North Korea and Russia,  Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, his message to the international community, the advice Barack Obama gave him and the challenges of being an openly gay diplomat. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
1:06:41
March 10, 2019
Stephen Doughty MP on building an electable Labour Party
Stephen Doughty, Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, on tackling anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, why he supports a People’s Vote on Brexit, the homophobic abuse he's received and why Donald Trump should be banned from speaking to Parliament The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
26:26
March 3, 2019
Vote Mama founder Liuba Grechen Shirley on making politics more accessible to women
Vote Mama founder Liuba Grechen Shirley on her new initiative to get more mothers to run for office, sexism in politics, how to change minds, why it is important to diversify Congress and the advice she got from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand  The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
37:31
February 24, 2019
Republican operative Tim Miller on the future of the GOP after Donald Trump
Tim Miller, the former Press Secretary for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign, the former Deputy Communications Director at RNC, the former Communications Director for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign and the co-founder of the super PAC America Rising, sits down to discuss 2020, the future of the GOP, privately concerned Republicans, whether he regrets his criticism of Hillary Clinton and why he left the Republican National Committee in 2013. The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
47:19
February 17, 2019
Co-Founder of The Democratic Coalition Scott Dworkin breaks down Donald Trump's State of the Union speech
The Co-Founder and Lead Investigator of The Democratic Coalition and host of the Dworkin Report Scott Dworkin sits down to discuss the State of the Union address, talk about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, respond to Donald Trump's call for bipartisanship and examine the Republican Party's policies on immigration. The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
43:13
February 10, 2019
Bros4America Co-Founder Alex Mohajer on the lasting impact of Donald Trump's presidency
The Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Bros4America, Co-Host of the podcast Bros4America and Huffington Post contributor Alex Mohajer sits down to talk about 2020, 'stolen' Supreme Court seats, the lasting impact of the Trump presidency, what lessons Democrats can learn from 2016 and why he wants Hillary Clinton to run for President in 2020. The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
43:38
February 3, 2019
Draft Beto Co-Founder Nate Lerner on how Beto O'Rourke can be the next President of the United States
Executive Director of the progressive grassroots organisation Build The Wave, Co-Founder of Draft Beto and Democratic activist Nate Lerner sits down to discuss his campaign to get Beto O'Rourke to run for President, how Democrats can defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and what Democrats should focus on going into the presidential election. The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
41:32
January 27, 2019
Alex Greenwich MP on the battle for marriage equality in Australia
Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Sydney and Co-Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich sits down to talk about his 10 year fight for marriage equality in Australia, what he would say to those who campaigned against same-sex marriage and what's next in the fight for LGBT rights. The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
27:53
January 20, 2019
HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride on the fight for LGBT equality
National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign Sarah McBride sits down to talk about making history at the 2016 Democratic convention, the importance of LGBT representation, the impact of the Trump administration's policies on LGBT rights and the fight for LGBT equality. The Hardy Report is a political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians.
38:15
January 13, 2019
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