Episode 297: Lizz Winstead


When she arrives, Lizz Winstead is quick to note that she’s a bit frustrated at having missed Trump’s latest impromptu press conference. Not so much for the content — not rational thinking person could make that argument — just for the Twitter jokes. The comedian has made a career out of poking fun at the political, from co-creating The Daily Show, to cohosting an Air America radio show with rapper Chuck D and future cable news superstar Rachel Maddow, to her current gig as the head of pro-choice non-profit, Lady Parts Justice. The last time we spoke to her, the org was in its infancy. In the age of Trump, with the specter of a major rollback for women’s rights, the group is thriving. For Winstead, it’s a reason to feel hopeless and hopeful all at once.

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