The Dissenters

with Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani

DEBRA MESSING is an actor, philanthropist and global icon. MANDANA DAYANI is an entrepreneur, attorney and the creator/co-founder of I am a voter. And they are the biggest nerds you’ve never met.
Join them each week as they speak to one of their heroes. Each of these 20 Dissenters 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. Learn how a stay at home mom took on the NRA and built the largest grassroots movement in our country, and how a college student went on to pass over 30 laws to protect sexual assault survivors (and even got nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize). These Dissenters will give you the courage and hope to find your purpose and chase your passion.
There are heroes everywhere. Discover them. Become one.


Episodes

  • Patrisse Cullors: The Freedom FighterDebra and Mandana sit down with the Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the Founder of grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now to learn about her lifelong commitment to activism, how art inspires her, and her newest passion:...
  • Zach Skow: The Rescue SaviorDebra and Mandana sit down with Zach Skow, the founder of Marley’s Mutts and Pawsitive Change. They discuss how his dogs rescued him from a near-death experience and why he has made it his mission to save what society can often deem “the...
  • Sophia Bush: The Equality WarriorDebra and Mandana sit down with actress and activist, Sophia Bush, to discuss her lifetime of activism, how she uses her platform for good, and how we can all create a tremendous impact.   Produced by
  • Congressman Adam Schiff: The Chairman of Democracy, on Standing up for what is RightDebra and Mandana sit down with the ten-term Congressman to learn about his call to service and commitment to protecting our democracy, at any cost. Congressman Schiff shares some incredible insights into his leadership of the impeachment hearings and...
  • Shannon Watts: The NRA's Worst Nightmare, on Fighting Like a MotherDebra and Mandana sit down with the founder of Moms Demand Action to learn how she has mobilized millions of moms and volunteers across America to bring down the NRA and pass common sense gun safety legislation to protect all Americans.   Produced by
  • Amanda Nguyen: The Civil Rights Astronaut, on Fighting for FreedomDebra and Mandana sit down with Amanda Nguyen, the Harvard student who has helped pass 30 laws to protect over 80 million people and was just nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. After being the victim of a sexual assault crime, Amanda made it her...
  • Glennon Doyle: The Love Warrior, on Getting UntamedDebra and Mandana sit down with Glennon Doyle to discuss the power of anger and how to become untamed. They learn how Glennon found her purpose through community, honesty, and love. She also shares how she went on to build a foundation that has raised...
  • Meet the Hosts: Debra Messing and Mandana DayaniIn the first episode, Debra and Mandana introduce the inspiration behind The Dissenters and how they built their list of the top 20. They also reveal their personal backgrounds, commitment to activism and some very embarrassing anecdotes.  ...
  • The Dissenters TrailerGet a sneak peek of The Dissenters with Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani - premiere episodes launching May 21! 

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