Podcasts

We publish a new feminist podcast episode every week. Our hour-long show Popaganda digs deep on movies, books, TV, and media while Backtalk is a snappy conversation between two Bitch editors about the week’s pop culture. Subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes!
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Popaganda: What Does Gender Sound Like?

Music interacts with gender in surprising and strange ways: sometimes upholding the binary, sometimes undermining it.

Backtalk: Junot Diaz & MeToo

Can Diaz redeem himself?

Popaganda: Birth of the New

On this episode of Popaganda, we dig into parenting and the end of the world: whether that means a total lifestyle change or global environmental calamity.

Backtalk: Summer Music Fests

This year’s Coachella was a moment.

Popaganda: I Saw the Sign

On this episode of Popaganda, we explore finding yourself in horoscopes, zodiac pie, and how astrology might work alongside social justice.

Backtalk: Nat Geo’s Racism & Spring Break

Finally, it only took 130 years. 

Popaganda: Faking It

Why do we do fake it, and what does it mean when we accuse others of doing it?

Backtalk: Good, Bad & Problematic at The Oscars

Inclusion riders, yes please! 

Popaganda: Watching What You Eat

What does it take to get “well”? When we think about wellness, especially right now, we tend to think of it as everything we do to make our lives and bodies healthy. Rather than defining health through the negation of sickness, wellness advocates press that being “well” is an ongoing process of maintenance and care. But so much of what we think about wellness is so wrapped up in watching and being watched—through fitness apps, Instagram, bureaucracy, or just the day-to-day experience of going to the grocery store.

Backtalk: Stoneman Douglas & The Olympics

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the growing anti-gun student movement that’s happened since the shooting at the Parkland, Florida, high school and an update about the Winter Olympics. After the latest horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, students have rallied together to demand serious gun control and that the NRA get out of the pockets of politicians. And at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, a #MeToo moment with Shaun White and some incredible performances from Chloe Kim and the American figure skating team. Plus, a Petty Political Pminute and a new Amy vs. Dahlia poll!   

Popaganda: You Feel Me?

Popaganda is back! In this episode, we’re going to be talking about an emotion you’ve probably heard a lot about lately: empathy. The way we talk about it, it’s almost like a superpower: it’s like we want to believe that the cure to political divisiveness, racism, and even war lies in the act of imagining exactly how someone else feels. But is empathy really going to save the world?  

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