The Progressive Happy Hour Podcast

People For the American Way’s podcast, “The Progressive Happy Hour,” is all about talking politics with pop culture, organizing with attitude, and the Constitution with a couple of cocktails. Every week hosts Christin “Cici” Battle, director of PFAW’s Young People For Action, and Diallo Brooks, PFAW’s senior director of outreach and public engagement, discuss the big stories of the day and strategize about ways to create the America we want.

Meet the Hosts

Diallo Brooks

Diallo Brooks is the senior director for outreach and public engagement at People For the American Way, where he engages progressive partners and allies around civil rights, voting rights, and civic engagement issues. On the podcast, Diallo shares his in-depth knowledge as a leader in the fight for social and racial justice, his perspective as a D.C. native, and his steadfast belief that the perfect day is day spent with family.

Christin “Cici” Battle

Christin “Cici” Battle is the director of Young People For Action at People For the American Way, our national leadership development program for young progressive change makers. On the podcast, Cici shares her expertise on youth leadership and civic engagement, her encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, and her resolute belief in the need for self-care in Trump’s America—whether through spa days, wine, or yelling at your senators.

Listen and Share

You can listen to the episodes below or subscribe to The Progressive Happy Hour on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @TheProgressHH for the latest updates. And if your friends could also use a progressive happy hour to unpack the news, strategize for change, and raise a glass to the resistance, please spread the word to them!


May 10: Checking In with Cici and Diallo

April 26: Cheers, Drew!

April 19: Trump’s Attacks on Science

April 12: LGBTQ Rights in 2019

April 5: Structural Racism and Police Violence

March 29: What We Don’t Know About Mueller’s Report

March 22: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears

March 15: Disability Rights are Civil Rights

March 8: The Fight for a Fair and Accurate Census

March 1: The Rise of the Global Right

February 22: Building a Resilient Resistance

February 15: How the Religious Right is Informing Policy

February 8: The Real Immigration Crisis

February 1: Fighting for Racial Justice in 2019

January 25: Film and Politics in the Trump Era

January 18: Who is William Barr?

January 11: The Trump/Republican Shutdown

January 4: Democracy Reform in 2019

December 28: New Year’s Eve Spectacular

December 21: 2018 Year in Review

December 14: Progressive Organizing in the African American Church

December 7: Catching Up On the Mueller Investigation

November 30: Reforming Our Public Schools

November 21: A 2018 Thanksgiving Spectacular

November 16: Empowering Young Elected Leaders

November 9: Takeaways from the 2018 Midterms

November 2: Protecting the Lower Courts

October 26: Voting Rights, Restrictions, and Restoration

October 19: Winning the 2018 Midterms

October 12: SCOTUS Debrief: What Now?

October 5: The Right’s Reaction to the Kavanaugh Hearings

September 28: Supporting Abortion Funds and the Need for Self Care

September 21: Organizing for Reproductive Rights and Freedom

September 14: Changing Politics and Intersectional Organizing in Florida

September 7: Disability and Inclusion in the Progressive Movement

August 31: The Fight for Gun Violence Prevention

August 24: Alex Jones, Technology and the Alt Right

August 17: Young People For Tallahassee Road Show

August 10: Young People Building Power to Win

August 3: Trump’s Anti-Muslim Ideology and the Fight to Restore Religious Freedom

July 27: Young People, Young Leaders

July 20: LGBTQ Rights, Brett Kavanaugh and What’s at Stake

July 13: Brett Kavanaugh, Reproductive Justice and the Fight Ahead

July 6: Justice Kennedy’s Retirement and the Supreme Court Vacancy

June 29: Progressive Resistance in the Trump Era

June 22: A New Lawsuit on Trump’s Unconstitutional Foreign Emoluments

June 15: Mental Health and the Progressive Movement

June 8: Combatting Police Violence Against Communities of Color

June 1: Protecting the Safety and Rights of Sex Workers

May 25: The Right-Wing Takeover of Our Courts

May 18: Transgender Equality in the Trump Era

May 11: Far-Right Candidates to Watch in 2018

May 4: Fighting for Affordable Housing in the Trump Era

April 27: Trump Is Not Above the Law

April 20: The Long Fight for Equal Pay

April 13: Trump’s Money-in-Politics Corruption

April 6: Community Reintegration as a Social Justice Issue

March 30: Rural Communities and Right-Wing Extremism

March 23: Should I Delete My Facebook?

March 16: How the Alt-Right is Pushing Hate on YouTube

March 9: Inequity in Our Schools

March 2: The Trumpification of CPAC

February 23: The Census is a Civil Rights Issue

February 16: One Year of Jeff Sessions

February 9: Standing Up for Workers’ Rights

February 2: The State of Our Union is Not Normal

January 26: The Anti-Choice Movement Tries an (Old) New Tactic

January 19: The Fight Against ‘Citizens United’

January 12: Winning in 2018

January 5: LGBTQ Equality in the Trump Era

December 29: New Year’s Eve Spectacular

December 21: We Made It Through 2017

December 15: The Fight for Dreamers

December 8: A GOP Tax Scam

December 1: The Other Roy Moore Scandal

November 22: A Thanksgiving Spectacular

November 17: Trump’s Attacks on Our Courts

November 10: Changing the Face of Politics

November 3: Environmental Justice (and a Baking Scandal)

October 27: Trump Is Allergic to Powerful Women

October 20: The Birth Control Battles

October 13: Virginia is for Progressives

October 6: Shonda and the Supreme Court

September 29: Kaepernick and Korean Spas

A Sneak Preview