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Web of WMN

Each of us is surrounded by a rich community of connections -- we have some combination of friends, family, partners, co-workers, mentors, and more. Then each of those connections has connections too. It all forms a bustling, complicated, interconnected web. Welcome to Web of WMN, Wonder Media Network's new show that dives into the identities and relationships that form who we are as individuals and communities.

Special thanks to Overcoats for the tunes and Ben Broer for audio editing expertise!

This season of Web of WMN is exclusively sponsored by Skype, a Microsoft product.

 

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Ep. 1: On acting, privilege, & body politics

Welcome to Web of WMN, the show that dives into the identities that make us who we are as individuals and communities. On this very first episode, Host Jenny Kaplan interviews one of her closest friends, Sosie Bacon. They talk about Sosie’s evolving career goals, her political perspective, and how she got radical about body politics. This episode launches the first of four interview chains this season. Stay tuned next week for the second chain and check out episode 5 for the next link in Sosie’s web.

 

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Ep. 2: On building community, immigration, & civic education

Welcome to Web of WMN, the show that dives into the identities that make us who we are as individuals and communities. On this episode, Host Jenny Kaplan interviews one of her closest friends from work, Jing Cao. They talk about Jing’s immigration from China, her experience growing up in a diverse bubble, and what happened when that bubble popped. This episode launches the second of four interview chains this season. Stay tuned next week for the third chain and check out Episode 6 for more from Jing. . 

 

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Ep. 3: On coming out, everyday politics, & letting men go

Welcome to Web of WMN, the show that dives into the identities that make us who we are as individuals and communities. On this episode, Host Jenny Kaplan interviews a former colleague many levels her senior, former Businessweek Editor-in-Chief Megan Murphy. They talk about growing up in John Hughes’ hometown, how coming out changed Megan’s personal mission, and the important politics of everyday people. This episode launches the third of four interview chains this season. Stay tuned next week for the fourth chain and check out Episode 7 for more from Megan.

 

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Ep 4: On civic engagement, motherhood, & being a democracy ninja

Welcome to Web of WMN, the show that dives into the identities that make us who we are as individuals and communities. On this episode Host Jenny Kaplan interviews a new connection, DeNora Getachew, the New York City executive director of Generation Citizen. They talk about growing up in New York, getting pregnant in high school, and developing into a full-blown democracy ninja. This episode launches the fourth and final interview chain this season. Stay tuned next week for the second link in the first chain and check out Episode 8 for more from DeNora.  

 

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Ep. 5: On storytelling, directing, & environmental activism

Welcome to Web of WMN, the show that dives into the identities that make us who we are as individuals and communities. This episode marks the first foray into the second link of an interview chain, ft. Sosie Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. In episode 1, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed her friend from college, Sosie Bacon. On this episode, Sosie picked someone from her life to talk to: her mom, Kyra Sedgwick. They talk about growing up and leaving New York, the value of storytelling, and how becoming a mother launched Kyra’s environmental activism. This episode is the second episode of the first interview chain. Stay tuned next week for the second link in the second chain and check out Episode 9 for more from Kyra.

 

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Ep. 6: On the Inland Empire, bridging communities, & finding faith

Welcome to Web of WMN, the show that dives into the identities that make us who we are as individuals and communities. This episode is the second link of the second interview chain, ft. Jing Cao and Danielle Guillen. On episode 2, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed her friend from work, Jing Cao. On this episode, Jing picked someone from her life to talk to: her college friend, Danielle Guillen. They talk about growing up in the Inland Empire, Chicano culture, bridging disparate communities, and the challenges of improving education. This episode is the second episode of the second interview chain. Stay tuned next week for the second link in the third chain and check out Episode 10 for more from Danielle.

 

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Ep. 7: On the music business, gay rights, & Time’s Up

On episode 3, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed former Businessweek Editor In Chief Megan Murphy. On this episode, Megan picked someone from her life to talk to: her partner Hilary Rosen. They talk about taking on illegal streaming services, the life and death stakes of the gay rights movement, and #TimesUp. This episode is the second episode of the third interview chain. Stay tuned next week for the second link in the fourth chain and check out Episode 11 for more from Hilary.

 

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Ep. 8: On the importance of voting, getting radical, & Higher Heights

On episode 4, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed Generation Citizen NYC Executive Director DeNora Getachew. On this episode, DeNora picked someone from her life to talk to: Higher Heights Co-founder Glynda Carr. They talk about the power of Black women, the importance of finding your role, and being guided by faith. This episode is the second episode of the fourth interview chain. Stay tuned next week for the third link in the first chain and check out Episode 12 for more from Glynda.

 

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Ep 10: On common ground, White Fragility, & Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

In episode 1, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed her friend from college, Sosie Bacon. In episode 5, Sosie Bacon interviewed her mom, Kyra Sedgwick. On this episode, Kyra chose someone else from her life to talk to: Stacy Huston. Stacy is the executive director of Kyra’s husband Kevin Bacon’s nonprofit, SixDegrees.org. Kyra and Stacy talk about growing up in a broken family, balancing ambition with taking breaks, and finding common ground. This episode is the final link of the first interview chain. Stay tuned next week for the final link in the second chain.

 

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Ep. 11: On risk-taking, transformational travel, & machismo

In episode 2, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed her friend from work, Jing Cao. In episode 6, Jing interviewed her friend from college, Danielle Guillen. This time, it’s Danielle’s turn. She chose someone else from her life to talk to: her friend Anel Torres. Danielle and Anel talk about taking risks, changing career paths, and learning from travel abroad. This episode is the final link of the second interview chain. Stay tuned for the final link in the third chain.


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Ep 12: On working in the White House, losing campaigns, & fixing democracy

In episode 3, Host Jenny Kaplan interviewed her former colleague, Megan Murphy. In episode 7, Megan interviewed her partner, Hilary Rosen. This time, it’s Hilary’s turn. She chose someone else from her life to talk to: her colleague and friend Anita Dunn. Hilary and Anita talk about sexism in politics, getting into the campaign world, and breaking barriers. This episode is the final link of the third interview chain. Stay tuned for the final link in the fourth chain.