Read My Bitch: A new podcast by Bitch Media

Read My Bitch is a brand-new audio segment that features Bitch Magazine readers and subscribers sharing one of their favorite articles from the archives by reading it aloud and discussing it afterwards. For our first episode, Kristin reads aloud “Harriet and Claudia, where have you gone? Notes on the gender divide in children’s literature,” by Monica T. Nolan, which was printed in Issue 15, Winter 2002. Kristin reads aloud a sizable excerpt from the piece, and, being in the publishing industry herself, discusses how she relates both personally and professionally to the article, which covers how independent, young female protagonists are unfortunately few and far between. You can subscribe to Read My Bitch on our iTunes channel, along with other Bitch audio programs.

Do you read Bitch? Did you listen to Read My Bitch? Do you want to read your Bitch for other readers of Bitch? Send me an email at online {at} describing the article you’d like to read and why. Take note: if you live outside of Portland OR (as many of you do), some recording will be necessary, so please include your experience with digital recording or how you would be able to produce a quality recording in your email as well.

by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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10 Comments Have Been Posted

Read it, Bitches!

I love this! The Bitch podcasts rule. Keep it up, bitches!

Proper bitch?

It was so funny to here someone so well spoken say bitch.


I REALLY enjoyed this podcast! I didn't remember the original article, but that didn't make a difference. Lovely job ladies. Keep 'em comin'!!!

This is a great new segment!

This is a great new segment! I love the idea of revisiting older articles because I am sure there are many great articles that readers have missed. My only compliant would be the sound quality of the interview after the reading. The actual reading was clear and easy to hear but the interview after the reading was not. There were parts that I had to turn the volume up to max because either the interviewer or interviewee were speaking too low or too far away from the microphone. Other than that, it was a great episode and I look forward to downloading future episodes.

I know...I'm sorry.

I'm sorry about the inconsistent sound quality. I was also disappointed with the way the final interview quality turned out, and will definitely take better care in the future! Thank you for your input.

Great but hard to find?

I loved the podcast, but have a different suggestion: I don't have an iTunes account (I know, I am probably in a tiny minority by now), and I find it hard to track down the podcasts and usually end up listening to them weeks after they are posted. Is it possible to set up a non-iTunes rss feed for audio material?

Hi Caf,

Thanks for listening to the podcasts! You can always sign up for the Bitch blog rss feed (you'll get all the blog content though, not just audio) or there may be a way to sign up for an rss feed at, where the files are hosted. Thanks for asking!

another option

I think you can also subscribe to our blogspot radio blog, which we use in order to get our episodes on iTunes. They have mp3s built in the posts, so that might be useful as well.


Hey, this podcast's reader here! Thank you so much for listening--and for sharing such kind words in return. Kudos to Bitch for having and implementing another great idea!

I enjoyed listening to this

I enjoyed listening to this podcast very much - thanks so much for doing this segment! I was wondering if the original article was available online anywhere? I'd love to be able to go back and re-read it for myself.

PS: Yes, I realize I'm posting this over a year after this was posted. I apologize if that's a problem.

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