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Debra Messing & Mandana Dayani's 'The Dissenters' Podcast Is Launching in One Day!

Debra Messing & Mandana Dayani's 'The Dissenters' Podcast Is Launching in One Day!

Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani have a new podcast launching this week – The Dissenters!

The longtime friends teamed up for the new project in which they speak to one of their heroes each week. The name for the podcast was inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s iconic “I Dissent” slogan. The idea of dissent is saying “No, I will not have this. There is a better way and I am here to build it.”

Each of the 20 Dissenters featured on the podcast just made the decision one day to dissent: to challenge the status quo, stand up to an injustice or make a tremendous difference in their communities. Some of the special guests include Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, Sophia Bush, Eva Longoria, Jameela Jamil, Christian Siriano, and more.

“We’re both nerds, we’re very much into activism and organizing and we realized all of these people that re inspiring us, we wanted to share with other people. we wanted to meet our heroes,” Debra told Deadline. Mandana added, “We have both worked as social justice advocates. There are so many people that want to get off the sidelines and give back, but they either feel like activism is something that other people do, they’re not qualified or they don’t have enough followers. But the more we learned was that most of these people had any prior experience.”

Debra is an actor and philanthropist, best known for her work on Will & Grace. Mandana is an entrepreneur, attorney and the creator/co-founder of I am a voter. The podcast is produced by the Dear Media podcast network.

You can subscribe to The Dissenters podcast right now on Apple Podcasts. New episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays!

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