I have some exciting news this month: Podcast Brunch Club was featured in the latest episode of The Big Listen podcast. The show highlights things happening in the podcast world. I’m woven in throughout the entire episode, so listen all the way to the end and let me know your thoughts!
Also, on June 16th, NPR Generation Listen is launching a nationwide listening party for the second season premier of Invisibilia. It comes with a preview of the episode before it officially launches. I’ll be hosting a listening party and you should too!
And now, onto the selections for the month….
At the recommendation of Jennifer, leader of our brand new Geneva chapter, we’re exploring the theme of feminism this month. I put the theme out to the PBC community via our Facebook Group and twitter and recieved more recommendations than I knew what to do with! They were all such great suggestions and it was hard to narrow them down, but here they are:
- Nerdette: Caitlin Moran on strident feminism, giddy optimism, and riotous laughter. Nerdette is an interview format podcast that brings authors, artists, scientists, and generally cool people. This episode features Caitlin Moran who talks about her definition of feminism, why cynicism is the worst, and how the most effective tool against patriarchal nonsense is subversive laughter. Recommended by: Lisa (Chicago chapter).
- Guilty Feminist: Women’s Magazines with Sarah Millican. Comedians Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White record their podcast in front of a live audience. Each week they bring a special guest on to discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. In this episode they talk with a Sarah Millican, who founded her own online women’s magazine that is anything but what you think of when you think “women’s magazine.” Recommended by: @saralistens.
- Strong Opinions Loosely Held: Instagram Insecurities. Women are now more likely than men to have bachelor’s degrees. And childless women in their 20s currently out-earn men. So why are our Instagram feeds filled with images of date nights, engagement rings, cat eyes, cupcakes, and waist-trainers? Are we becoming Betty Draper 2.0, or are we using the illusion of perfection to escape the reality that relationships are hard? New York Times Journalist Hannah Seligson and Stone Fox Bride founder Molly Guy weigh in. Recommended by: Hugo (Facebook group member).
In case you are interested in the other recommendations that came in, here you go:
- @theaudiosignal recommends: Ashley Milne-Tyte’s Broad Experience & Lena Dunham’s Women of the Hour
- @saralistens recommends: Call Your Girlfriend, Propaganda by Bitch Media, Guilty Feminist, and Stuff Mom Never Told You.
- @VelocityWong recommends: Independent Women from The Distance
- @podcastclub_ recommends: Two Dope Queens: 40 Female Podcast Hosts Who Deserve Your Ears and Two Dope Queens on Feminism