Political strategist and CNN crowd favorite Angela Rye launched a podcast this week with her first guest, Rep. Maxine Waters of California.
“On 1 with A. Rye,” debuted on Wednesday, July 12, on the Loud Speakers Network, a podcast production company that boast successful shows such as the Combat Jack Show, the Brilliant Idiots and The Read.
The weekly podcast focuses on politics and current events through the lens of pop culture.
“I heard a lot of feedback from viewers and followers asking for a platform where they could keep the conversation going beyond a commercial break or 140 characters,” Rye said. “‘On 1’ will give me the opportunity to engage with people from every corner of the country, and allow us to honestly address the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day together.”
Known for her frank analysis of the legislative landscape and political climate, Rye shot to national prominence during the 2016 presidential election. Often the sole woman of color on panels for CNN and NPR, she gained a following with a younger demographic through her commentary on CNN and NPR.
Named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Women to Watch, Rye works as an attorney, CNN political contributor and the CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington.
Rye, a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law, served as executive director and general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus from 2010 to 2012.
In her role as executive director, she developed legislative and political strategy for the Caucus. Prior to working for the CBC, the Seattle native served as senior advisor and counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security under the leadership of Rep. Bennie G. Thompson.
The “On 1 with A. Rye” podcast can be downloaded on iTunes, TIDAL, SoundCloud and Spotify.