Bitch Radio: The Make-Believe Podcast

Fresh off the harddrive, this episode of Bitch Radio features women from the Make-Believe issue of Bitch! If you’re into women who make pop-culture collage art (say, Sonja Ahlers, author/artist of The Selves), who make it in Hollywood sans plastic surgery or selling out (I’m talking about the hilarious Jamie Denbo of Ronna and Beverly, Weeds, and Best Buds), who document the riot grrl movement (maybe Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front), or who use what most people consider a nerdy pastime for social change (like LARPing expert and player Sarah Bowman), then you should not miss this podcast! Plus it features music from Twin Sister, whose latest EP, Color Your Life is available from Infinite Beat records and they are currently on tour with the Morning Benders.

Stream it below, subscribe on iTunes or RSS, or download at Transcription available here (.doc). (Thank you, Katie!)


:17 Intro

1:00 Ellen Papazian interviews Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of Riot Grrrl Revolution. Listen to the full interview here.

12:02 Sara Reihani interviews Sarah Bowman, live-action role-player and author of The Functions of Role-Playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity. Listen to the full interview here.

22:03 Emily Rosenbaum interviews Jamie Denbo of Ronna & Beverly and Weeds.

34:15 Vox Populi, where we ask folks, “If you could be any character from fiction who would you be and why.”

37:45 Heather Leighton talks to Sonja Ahlers about her book, The Selves. Visit Sonja Ahlers’ website at

43:26 Outro

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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3 Comments Have Been Posted

YES! Music to my ears!

Hooray for another Bitch podcast! I love these!

RSS feed, please!

I don't use iTunes. How do I find the RSS feed so I can subscribe using my podcaster? Please post it with the other options!

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