New Episode of Ms.’s On The Issues With Michele Goodwin Podcast: A Year After RBG’s Death, What’s Next For The Court?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 26, 2021

“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.

A new episode—Fifteen Minutes of Feminism: A Year After RBG’s Death, What’s Next For The Court? (with Irin Carmon)—is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and

In this episode, Dr. Goodwin is joined by journalist and author Irin Carmon to delve into Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy.

It’s been just over a year since RBG died. Goodwin and Carmon reckon with recent revelations, and ask the important questions: How did her death shape the current fight around abortion rights and other issues? Should she have retired? And what comes next at the Supreme Court?

You can find a full transcript of the episode here, as well as a few excerpts below:

“All of these ways in which she had singularly beat the odds, I think, gave her a sense that she could continue.” —Irin Carmon

“She believed that…like many people, but in her case, to catastrophic effect, she believed that Hillary Clinton would win. I think she hoped that Hillary Clinton would appoint her successor. She actually said a few times that she thought that Hillary was going to win, and she was wrong.” —Irin Carmon

“When I interviewed Justice Ginsburg and asked her about [America’s climate around racial justice issues] in 2015, she said people who think we can wave a magic wand and generations of oppression disappear are blind.” —Irin Carmon

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.


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