On this week’s episode of She Thinks, we consider crime rates across the country and ask the important question: “can law and order be restored in our cities?” Heather Mac Donald joins us to break down the data, explain why violent criminals are released back onto the street so quickly, and what, if any, are the solutions to combat the unsafe conditions many people are living in. We also discuss her recent book that looks at the importance of evaluating people on merit instead of race.


Ellie Krasne-Cohen joins She Thinks podcast to talk about this month’s policy focus: Remote Work. We consider the COVID-19 pandemic which brought about many poorly conceived top-down government policies, but it also brought about at least one clear positive—remote work. We discuss the benefits as well as the drawbacks, and what state governments and the federal government can do to help remote workers and independent contractors.

Ellie Krasne-Cohen is a visiting fellow at Independent Women’s Forum. She is the founder of Krasne Strategies, a boutique policy consultancy specializing in research and strategy. Her expertise includes education, religion (particularly Judaism and antisemitism), social welfare, and European issues. She regularly writes for outlets including The Washington Examiner, Jewish News Syndicate, The Daily Signal, and The Daily Caller.

Stephen Einhorn, founder and partner of Capital Midwest, joins the podcast to discuss his book Climate Change: What They Rarely Teach In College. We cover the myths and realities of global warming, carbon dioxide, and rising sea levels. We also consider the government policies pushing a green agenda and whether or not EVs are the answer.

Payton McNabb joins She Thinks podcast this week to share her personal experience of competing against a biologically male athlete in high school and her desire to speak out to keep women’s sports female. We also talk about how her life forever changed following an injury during the game as she deals with significant long-term physical damage. Payton McNabb is an Independent Women’s Forum ambassador and marketing intern.

Brianna Howard joins She Thinks podcast to discuss the legacy of Edwin Drake, the first person to strike oil in America, and how his discovery has changed the lives of so many, especially in the state where it all happened—Pennsylvania. We also discuss how hard-working Americans in the energy industry are often denigrated by a media class that belittles their contributions and why it’s so important to fight state and federal policies and regulations that seek to destroy the ability to power Pennsylvania, the country, and the world. Brianna is part of a Pennsylvania energy-producing family, and she is proud to be part of the fifth generation of Howard Drilling, an independently owned and operated conventional oil and gas company in northwestern Pennsylvania that provides critical resources throughout the Keystone State and America.


Meaghan Mobbs joins She Thinks podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Crime Affects American Communities and Safety. We look at the data on crime and talk about why the surge in carjackings and murder rates cannot be ignored. We also consider how women, who feel particularly vulnerable, have grappled with the aftermath of the “defund the police” movement. And finally, we discuss what can be done to help build back safer, stronger communities.

Meaghan Mobbs is an experienced nongovernmental policy and political leader. She previously served as a presidential appointee to the United States Military Academy- West Point Board of Visitors and is a current gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors. She concurrently serves as Vice President for Client Strategies at LINK, where she provides strategic advice on public affairs matters. Meaghan is known for her research into understanding the unique psychosocial stressors of service during a time of war and has frequently published on this topic. Meaghan is a former paratrooper and combat veteran who serves on the board of multiple organizations dedicated to assisting service members in the transition to civilian life.

Liz Wheeler joins She Thinks podcast to discuss her new book, Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America’s Kids. We dissect the ways the Left has infiltrated our cultural institutions and weaponized our government all in a deliberate attack on our children. She also outlines the ways we can save our children and our country. As she writes, “defeat is not an option.”

Liz Wheeler is the host of the nationally renowned video podcast The Liz Wheeler Show, where she defines the battles that will shape our nation for the next century and serves as your guide to the frontlines of the culture wars. Liz is the former host of the highly-rated cable news program Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler and national bestselling author of Tipping Points: How to Topple the Left’s House of Cards.

Shannon Bream joins She Thinks podcast to help us cover a wide scope of issues. She shares her thoughts about the latest in Israel and what it means for the U.S. She gives insight into her day-to-day life as anchor of Fox News Sunday. And she tells us about her new book, a New York Times bestseller—The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today.


On this week’s episode of She Thinks, Kim Russell, the former head women’s lacrosse coach at Oberlin College, joins us to share her experience speaking in support of female-only athletics. She details the discipline and harassment she experienced from administrators and students, as well as how she was removed from her coaching role and “reassigned” to a new position. Kim Russell has been a coach for 27 years and joined Oberlin’s coaching staff in 2018. In her new role as an “Employee Wellness Project Manager,” she will no longer interact with the student-athletes she loves.

Dr. Keri D. Ingraham joins She Thinks podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Education Savings Accounts. We look at how K-12 public education has operated largely as a monopoly and how the COVID-19 epidemic exposed the lack of quality education. In return, parents spoke up and legislative changes were instituted across the country. We also focus on how ESAs work, some of the hurdles, and what it means for your child.


On this week’s episode of She Thinks, Daniel Turner joins to discuss how the Biden administration’s green agenda is making America dependent on China. We focus on how the push to electrify our homes, vehicles, and many other areas of our lives is leading to China’s increasing dominance on the world stage. We also explore how China controls a large market share of the necessary minerals to build the renewable infrastructure while the Biden administration continues to restrict domestic oil production and mineral extraction—all of which is jeopardizing our national security.

Daniel Turner is the Founder and Executive Director of Power The Future, where he advocates for rural energy communities in the power center of Washington, DC. He is an expert in energy and environmental issues, and he’s a regular on Fox News and Fox Business, and has appeared on over 1,000 radio shows.

On this week’s episode, Judy Pino joins She Thinks podcast to help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We consider the nation’s largest minority population and their contributions to the U.S. economy. We also look at the latest polling, which shows a declining perception of Bidenomics among Hispanics and increased concerns about whether or not their children can achieve the American Dream.


Franklin Lee joins She Thinks podcast this week as we consider the new ways young Americans are approaching their future—from living in tiny homes to giving up lucrative careers for a nomad life. We dissect what “van life” really is and what it means for the housing market as well as how this plays into the need for a college degree. Finally, we discuss the impacts on families both in marriage and on kids.

Franklin Lee is the Senior Associate for the Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties team at R Street Institute. Lee is also the DC Hub Coordinator for America’s Future. Previously, he worked as a paralegal for Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY). Lee has published two books, From Harvard to Homeless: Journeys of a Millennial Nomad and an Amazon bestseller, The Art of Napping: The Sleeping Samurai and the Dormant Dragon.

In honor of Labor Day, this week’s episode is all about unions. As unions take an increasingly prominent role in political and cultural debates, especially since COVID-19, we explore how much money unions make, why union dues keep increasing though union membership has dropped, and how exactly unions spend member dues. Specifically, we ask what percentage of worker dues and fees go to activities that benefit them versus union salaries and political activities.

Elisabeth Messenger is the CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, a community of current and former public-sector employees offering resources and support to exercise their First Amendment rights. Elisabeth started her career in the publicity department at Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, CA. In 2016, Elisabeth transitioned into working with liberty-focused non-profits, with a particular focus on public-sector labor reform.

Mandy Gunasekara joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Saving The American Family Farm. We look at how activist-led farming policies are a recipe for famine and unrest. We also consider the “climate-smart ag” policies promoted by the Biden administration—everything from forced consolidation to consuming bugs—and how the push to slash emissions from the agriculture sector stands to cause more harm than good.

Mandy Gunasekara is the director of the Center for Energy and Conservation at Independent Women’s Forum. She is a veteran Republican climate and energy strategist, communicator, and environmental attorney. She is also a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and a principal at Section VII Strategies, a boutique energy, environmental, and tax policy consulting firm.

On this week’s episode, John McEntee joins to discuss dating as a conservative and how hard it can be to find someone who shares your values and beliefs. John is uniquely positioned to talk on this topic, as he’s the founder of “The Right Stuff,” a new dating app created for conservatives to connect in authentic and meaningful ways. We talk about the dating landscape and why it’s just so hard to find Mr. or Mrs. Right in today’s woke world.

John McEntee served in the Trump administration as a personal aide to President Trump and the Director of the White House Personnel Office. He lives in Southern California where his startup is based and has become a viral sensation on TikTok — with Instagram soon to follow.

On this week’s episode, the Hudson Institute’s Bryan Clark joins She Thinks to discuss America’s #1 threat—the People’s Republic of China (PRC)—and how utilizing the latest technology is the best way to deter their imperialist plans. We look at how China has modernized their military, why emerging technologies including AI are key, and whether increasing our defense budget is necessary.

Bryan Clark is a senior fellow and director at the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at the Hudson Institute. He’s an expert in naval operations, electronic warfare, autonomous systems, military competitions, and wargaming. In addition, Clark is a former Navy submariner and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he led studies for the DoD Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Defense Advanced Research Products Agency on new technologies and the future of warfare.

Hannah Cox joins the podcast this week to discuss launching BASEDPolitics, her video-focused media startup company. We discuss how media outlets are appealing to and resonating with Generation Z and Millennials. We also consider the issues that young Americans care about most ahead of the 2024 election.

Hannah Cox is a prominent libertarian writer, commentator, activist, and the co-founder of BASEDPolitics. She has an extensive resume that began with five years working in Nashville’s music industry. In 2018, Cox was tapped to serve as the National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. During her three years in this role, she overturned the death penalty in a state each year—always with Republican support for the bill. Cox launched her show BASED in 2020 during the pandemic with a passion for teaching people how to think, not what to think. She is a frequent guest on Fox News and Fox Business.

Inez Stepman joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Taxing Universities. We look at the reasons why student debt is a burden on so many Americans and why a bailout is regressive and unfair. We also consider how universities have made so much money in the process. Taxing universities places the responsibility—and the bill—where it belongs.

Inez Feltscher Stepman is a senior policy analyst at IWF and host of High Noon with Inez Stepman, a podcast that hosts conversations with heterodox thinkers on a variety of important cultural and political subjects. She is a Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Her work has additionally appeared in outlets such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post, and she has made appearances on Fox News, PBS, CSPAN, and NPR.

Ellie Krasne joins this week’s episode as we consider the mass riots that have torn through France in recent weeks, which have led to over 600 arrests and nearly 250 police injured. We talk about why attributing this criminal behavior to a lack of resources, Islamophobia, and colonialism does not align with the facts. We also look at what these riots mean for the U.S. and other free societies.

Ellie Krasne is the founder of Krasne Strategies, a consulting firm that works with conservative advocacy and policy organizations. She is a Visiting Fellow with Independent Women’s Forum and AEI Civic Renewal Fellow. Her writing has been published in numerous outlets, including The Des Moines Register, The Daily Signal, and the Jewish News Syndicate.