Season 2

Episode 1: September 21, 2016

Who Run the World?

We’re back! Join Buffy Wicks and Sally Smith as they kick off Season 2 of The Riveters, your unfiltered ode to modern womanhood. In this episode Sally sits down with three writers at The Atlantic magazine who are kicking ass and writing a new series called ‘Who Run the World?’. They discuss how women leadership has evolved through entertainment and what it will take for us to embrace healthy, female ambition.


Episode 2: September 28, 2016

Ms. Millennial, Alicia Menendez

Fusion tv anchor Alicia Menendez talks to us about her show on Fusion, finding her passion for media, fending off Zika while pregnant in Miami, and growing up in the most densely populated city in the country (hint, it’s not New York City…). Join Buffy and Sally as they discuss “emotional privilege”, getting cat-called while pregnant and more.


Episode 3: October 5, 2016

Living My Authentic Self: Sarah McBride

Human Rights Campaign national spokesperson Sarah McBride, the first transgender woman to address a national convention, sits down with Buffy to talk about her transition, being true to yourself, and the fight for equal rights. Sally and Buffy also catch up and reflect on the power of female friendships.


Episode 4: Oct 13, 2016

Lady and Gentlemen, start your engines: Leilani Münter

Leilani Münter joins Sally to discuss what it’s like to be an environmental activist racecar driver, serving vegan food at Nascar, and being intentionally childless to combat overpopulation. Buffy and Sally talk about how they’ve thought about having kids or not, freezing eggs, and what to do when a stranger reaches for your belly.


Episode 5: Oct 19, 2016

Overcoming Gender Stereotypes: Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the award winning documentary filmmaker, joins Buffy to chat about what she’s doing to change the negative representation of women in media. Buffy and Sally discuss how Donald Trump’s hot-mic scandal has pulled back the lid on sexual assault in this country, and what that means for how we should, as women and men alike, stand up to rape culture.


Episode 6: Oct 26, 2016

Who Cares?: Anne Marie Slaughter, Ai-Jen Poo, and Sheila Lirio Marcello

Anne Marie Slaughter, the President of the New American Foundation; Ai-Jen Poo, the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; and Sheila Lirio Marcello, the CEO of Care.com join Buffy and Sally to talk about the “caring economy,” and the intersection of changing gender roles in our workforce.


Episode 7: Oct 31, 2016

The Hillary We Know

Kelly Craighead and Capricia Marshall, original staffers from the Clinton’s Little Rock days who have known Hillary their entire professional lives, join us to share stories about the Hillary they know. Join us for this throwback episode to hear about what kind of mentor Hillary is, her amazing taste in accessories, and what it’s like to work for someone who’s been breaking glass ceilings for the last 30 years.


Episode 8: November 2, 2016

The Journey is the Destination: Kathy Eldon

Acclaimed producer, writer, and activist Kathy Eldon joins us to talk about how she works to inspire creative activism around the world. She founded and runs the Creative Visions Foundation in memory of her son, Dan, who was killed working as a journalist in Somalia. Sally and Buffy explore how they’ve used stories to inspire activism, and Buffy trains us on how to tell our “story of self.”


Episode 9: November 17, 2016

Where do we go from here?

Don’t give up. Join an organization that inspires you, or start your own. Stand in solidarity with those who are at risk of discrimination. Share your opinion widely. Get ready for 2018 and 2020. Honor the matriarchs who have fought these battles long before us. Keep organizing. Rely on each other. Love each other. Don’t give up.


Episode 10: November 17, 2016

A Riveters Guide to Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are turning, the turkeys are gobbling, and family members are gathering around the table to fight about politics. Here are the Riveters, we’re reflecting on what we are thankful for (hint: rhymes with Hillary Clinton), and how to approach conversations with our family members who we passionately disagree with. Sally also sits down with the Emmy-award winning choreographer Kathryn Burns to hear her story of how she became the go-to choreographer to stars like Amy Poehler, Key and Peele, and many more.


Episode 11: December 2, 2016

Protecting the Environment: Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, the Former EPA Administrator and current Vice President at Apple, joins Buffy to discuss her career and how she’s leveraged both the public and private sectors to protect the environment. Lisa shares her path about growing up in New Orleans and seeing the impact of climate change and natural disasters on her own family. We also welcome our newest Riveter — Buffy’s baby Josephine! Fellow Riveter Missy Ownes jumps in to co-host with Sally and chat about how we’re taking care of ourselves this holiday season and new year.


Episode 12: December 8, 2016

Season Finale

Buffy and Sally turn the tables and interview each other for our season 2 finale! We are also joined by our newest Riveter—JoJo Wicks Ambler!


Bonus Episode: February 3, 2017

Welcome to Trumpland

Hello Riveters – we couldn’t resist picking the mics back up and checking in. We wanted to share our thoughts about how to resist, how to practice radical compassion, and what we are doing to make it through these bananas few weeks.