The Podcast

For Social Justice Warriors

Fueling Resistance with Resilience

Hosted by Maryland’s best-known voice for progressive activism, Heather Mizeur, Soul Force Politics offers new tools and inspiration to the Resistance.  It’s time to fortify external civic actions with internal wisdom and awareness. Mizeur blends insights from her unique experiences as a former top-tier politico with observations and teachings she receives from daily spiritual practices and a life connected to nature on her farm.

Connecting with Guests

The podcasts boast an impressive line up, featuring celebrities like rock star Melissa Etheridge, The Wire’s Sonja Sohn, and politicians Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) and former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), to anonymous gang leaders on the streets of Baltimore. Mizeur connects intimately, often with surprising revelations. Her guests open up on topics that intersect at the crossroads of policy advocacy, spirituality, social justice, and community relationships.

Aligning Ancient Wisdom with Modern-Day Action

Soul Force Politics teaches non-violent resistance, honorable leadership, and successful civic engagement.  It works to eliminate the illusion that we are separate by rejecting “Us” vs “Them” tactics in recognition that we are all connected as ONE.

012 — Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA)

Today’s guest is none other than the young man many are beginning to call “The next President Kennedy.” Representing the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts is Joseph P. Kennedy III. This year, when the Republican leadership was bent yet again on...

010 — Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) & Gun Control

GOP Congressman Andy Harris and Heather Mizeur have polar opposite world views, but in the aftermath of our country’s most recent mass shootings, Heather reached out to see if they could at least try to find some ways to break through the divide on gun violence,...

009 — U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

A fearless and outspoken progressive Democrat, U.S. Senator Chris Coons also has the distinction of being trained not only at Yale Law School, but also its Divinity School. He is a wise scholar, a brilliant advocate, an astute policymaker, and a dedicated, humble...

008 — Robin Wall Kimmerer, Author of “Braiding Sweetgrass”

Our guest today is one of my favorite authors, Robin Wall Kimmerer, who gave us all the gift of her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” Elizabeth Gilbert, who you know as the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,”...

007 — U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) is one of the most respected and astute policy analysts and legislative thinkers on Capitol Hill.  In today's conversation, we connect with him on a range of policy topics and hear his prescriptions for how activists can move the...

005 — Jenna Johnson, Washington Post White House Correspondent

Jenna Johnson has worked at the Washington Post for more than a decade and covered the Maryland General Assembly in 2014. That’s where she got to know Delegate Heather Mizeur. In September 2015, she was assigned to lead the paper’s campaign coverage for U.S....

004 — Rev. Delman Coates, Social Justice Advocate

Heather Mizeur and Delman Coates teamed up in 2014 to be an unlikely ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor of Maryland.  A lesbian and black baptist minister, few would have paired them together, but they proved to be a charismatic force for change on the campaign...

003 — Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD)

Putting the notion of #SoulForcePolitics to the test, listeners of this episode are treated to a diverse and wide-ranging bipartisan discussion between popular GOP Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland’s most respected progressive voice, Heather Mizeur.  Though from...

002 — Barbara Mikulski

Maryland’s most popular politician — feisty firebrand, powerhouse & glass-ceiling-breaker, former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) — records her very first podcast with MizMaryland | Soul Force Politics and offers her trademark charm, blunt assessments, and keen...

001 – Melissa Etheridge

In this inaugural episode of MizMaryland: Soul Force Politics, host Heather Mizeur welcomes her friend and spiritual mentor, Grammy and Oscar award-winning rock star, Melissa Etheridge, to engage in a deeply personal and spirit-filled conversation about compassion,...