New Episode of Ms.’s On The Issues With Michele Goodwin Podcast: 15 Minutes of Feminism: Who Killed Breonna Taylor?


On the Issues with Michele Goodwin is a popular issues and policy-focused podcast featuring feminist analysis, insightful conversations and exciting guests. This is the first podcast from Ms. magazine, a legacy feminist publication. In each bi-weekly episode, host Dr. Michele Goodwin and special guests will tackle the most compelling issues of our times, centering feminist concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality.

This week, we’re giving listeners a new way to listen to Dr. Michele Goodwin’s reporting, rebelling and truth-telling: 15 Minutes of Feminism, where we give a serious take on an important issue featuring a single guest. In these jam-packed, bite-sized episodes, you can expect voices from the center of the story—people you should know, those who roll up their sleeves and change the world. These are guests who have things to do, places to be, and something important to say. 

This inaugural episode—15 Minutes of Feminism: Who Killed Breonna Taylor? (with Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards)—is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and We center Breonna Taylor: We say her name, revisit her story and reflect on what comes next. 

We feature an extraordinary activist, social commentator and professor of criminal justice: Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion and professor of criminal justice at the University of Louisville.

You can find a full transcript of their powerful conversation here, as well as a few excerpts below:

“I think we’re all complicit because we allow policing to continue the way that it always has.” —Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards

“But it took this to happen for a cross section of the city to wake up and say, wait, this is not okay. And so they passed the ordinance in 17 days that banned no knock warrants, after it all came out.” —Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards

“[P]eople can’t see [Black women] as victims of something or someone harmed or done wrong. And I think that that plays out in the way that society responds to us and how the police may treat and interact with us.” —Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards

“I’m a human, but I’m also an academic. So people respect the credentialing, but at the end of the day, if you can respect the credentialing, you better respect my credentials as a mom, because if you can trust my research, then you should be able to trust my truth.” —Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards

Meet the Host of On the Issues: Dr. Michele Goodwin is a frequent contributor to Ms. Magazine and on She is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and also serves on the executive committee and national board of the ACLU. Dr. Goodwin is a prolific author and an elected member of the American Law Institute, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Hastings Center. Her most recent book, Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood, is described as a “must read.”

About Ms. Magazine: Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for nearly 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, for shaping the future.


If you would like more information on the On the Issues with Michele Goodwin podcast, or to schedule an interview with Host and Executive Producer Michele Goodwin or Executive Producer & Ms. Executive Editor Katherine Spillar, please email

Launched in 1971, Ms. is the most trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online with a tradition of in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis. Ms. is wholly owned and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation.