the suburban women problem podcast


The Suburban Women Problem

“We’ve got to address the suburban women problem, because it’s real.” – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham

In the most hotly contested districts in America, suburban women are breaking up with the Republican Party and remaking American politics — transforming their own lives and getting political for the first time. Each week, Rachel, Jasmine, and Amanda find out why.

Rachel Vindman

Rachel Vindman thought she’d be a card-carrying member of the GOP forever, until President Trump called her husband a traitor.

Jasmine Clark

Microbiologist Jasmine Clark never dreamed of running for office, but then 2016 happened. Now she’s the first Black woman ever elected to represent her suburban district.


US Air Force Veteran turned economist, Amanda Weinstein used to listen to Focus on the Family and lecture her peers about abortion, until she couldn’t reconcile her faith with today’s GOP.

The Suburban Women Problem is a podcast from Red Wine & Blue. Through four seasons we’ve had the opportunity to talk to nationally known guests such as Soledad O’Brien, Shannon Watts, Cory Booker, Mary Trump, Cecile Richards, Jodi Picoult, Angie Thomas, Jocelyn Benson and more. We’ve covered a variety of topics that matter to suburban women like the future of women’s healthcare, book bans, attacks on public education, gun violence and school safety, and threats to our democracy. Along the way we’ve had amazing, authentic conversations with our “Troublemakers” – everyday women making good trouble in their communities. These Troublemakers often come from our network of over half a million Red Wine & Blue members who connect online and in their local communities to make a difference.

As we enter 2024, the podcast has celebrated over 1 million downloads and more than 1.8 million YouTube views. Our hosts have been featured on MSNBC, CNN and in national print outlets to discuss the impact and motivations of suburban women, a key part of Democratic victories in the 2022 midterms and the 2023 elections. We continue to inspire women to become politically active with authentic conversations, factual information, and easy community action – and we are ready to take on 2024! 

It’s obvious the GOP has a suburban women problem, and recent election results show that it’s getting worse. So let’s keep talking about it! Tune in for a political journey through the minds of suburban women, brought to you every Wednesday by Red Wine & Blue.

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