On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss the top pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy analysis that often ends in mini-rants about capitalism.
This week, Amy and Sarah try to make sense of comedian Amy Schumer’s sudden success and problematic history, discuss the terribleness of the revelations about the family that stars in TLC show 19 and Counting, and talk about how Congress sneakily approved $75 million in funding for abstinence-only education. Listen in!
Also on Backtalk, we talk about one thing we read, saw, and heard this week.
• Read: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber is a feminist revision of gory old fairy tales. Check out this interview with Kelly Link all about the book.
• Saw: Let’s all go see Mad Max again.
• Heard: Amy likes the creepy, catchy song “Dollhouse” by Melanie Martinez.
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