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Meagan Hatcher-Mays

Co-host, Text Me Back; KUOW

Meagan Hatcher-Mays

Meagan Hatcher-Mays is — with her best friend Lindy West — the co-host of Text Me Back, the most important podcast in history. She is a lawyer and democracy expert based in Washington, D.C. She was previously the director of democracy policy at Indivisible; counsel at Demand Justice, a progressive organization aimed at building a more equitable judiciary; and an aide for Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s non-voting delegate to Congress. Hatcher-Mays has also appeared on MSNBC (All In with Chris Hayes, American Voices with Alicia Menendez, Velshi), Peacock (The Mehdi Hasan ShowZerlina) and BNC (Prime with Charles Blow); and has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post and on CBS News, Vox and more as an expert on the courts and democracy.


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TEXT ME BACK!: Court Roast

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 1:30pm

A celebration of the 25-year best friendship between New York Times bestselling author Lindy West and recovering lawyer and democracy expert Meagan Hatcher-Mays. The pair dissects pop culture, politics, snakes, the paranormal and anything else that crosses their minds. They’ll be joined for a raucous roast of the Supreme Court by Los Angeles-based comedian, movie star and icon Guy Branum. 

Lindy West
Meagan Hatcher-Mays
Guy Branum
Featuring: Lindy West, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Guy Branum

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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