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Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great ...
 
What's Your Secret is a podcast for creatives on a mission to live a fulfilled, happy life while pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Host Ari Johnson interviews film creatives about what works for them, how they got where they are, and their so-called secrets to happiness and success. Tune in for honest, relatable discussions about balancing mental health with a career in the film industry, how to find "success," navigating imposter syndrome, how to be happy on the journey, and ...
 
The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.
 
Real People is a podcast hosted by Jason Dunstone, the founder and managing director of Square Holes. Jason builds on his 25 years of conducting human-centred research, interviewing average and not so average people (rich, poor, old, young, content and vulnerable) to understand what they believe and how they behave. On this podcast, Jason interviews academics, researchers, leading thinkers, and other interesting people. Jason also interviews “actual real people” about their passions, aspirat ...
 
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On this topical episode of the podcast we’re tackling fame, celebrity culture, and fandom. While celebrity is nothing new, the modern landscape of social media creates both new avenues to fame, as well as new opportunities for fans to access their favorite stars and content creators. Today we’re talking: toxic celebrity, access and entitlement, and…
 
Arrogant tech bros cruelly disregarding privacy and the boundaries of decency in worship of their own genius (and as the world cheers on) has become a modern horror staple (e.g. the film Ex Machina or the series Devs), but today on the podcast we’re discussing the HBO series MADE FOR LOVE, where the tone for this premise takes a darkly comedic turn…
 
Following the success of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is the MCU’s latest attempt to handle tough topics in a weekly action series, but does it manage to be more than propaganda? Listen in as Anita, Ebony, and Carolyn dive into a heated discussion of how a show framed as opening a new era for Captain America mostly reinforces the …
 
When all your faves are problematic, it may be tempting, or even natural, to tease out progressive politics or disruptive readings within media which on the surface seems to support the status quo. Is that ultra-macho action movie really about found family? Is your favorite root-for-the-bad-guy drama actually a scathing indictment of violence and t…
 
On this episode of the Feminist Frequency Podcast, Ebony is back in the saddle and leading the charge, hosting our discussion of the new Netflix film Concrete Cowboy, from first-time director Ricky Staub and starring Idris Elba, Lorraine Toussaint, and Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin. While we can agree that Idris Elba and Method Man in cowboy ha…
 
Today we're chatting with film critic, writer, and audio producer Beandrea July. We chat about: Going through the open doors Starting out as a film critic Writing the articles you would want to read Looking for your unique perspective & looking for the story that hasn’t been written Basing your opinions on research Pay expectations for arts journal…
 
Today’s very special episode of the Bonus is available to all! Listen in as we talk to Charlie Jane Anders about her illustrious career, her writing process, and her brand new YA sci-fi book, Victories Greater Than Death! Follow Charlie Jane: Preorder Victories Greater Than Death - bit.ly/VGTDpreorderoffers https://twitter.com/charliejane charlieja…
 
Today on the podcast we’re returning from our break (and yet somehow still entering vacation mode) as Anita, Caro, and special guest Charlie Jane Anders take a look at Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo’s colorful comedy Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Is this movie a timely escape or a bit of a bad trip? Listen in to find out what we found so polarizi…
 
Today we are chatting with Nikki Menon. We chat about: Cold emailing Growing your network Paying it forward The benefits of working at an agency The power of being an assistant Doing things for fun Continuously moving the goalpost What do you want to say with the things you make? The word selfish Pushing the conversation forward You learn by experi…
 
Today we're chatting with actor and actor career coach Jenna Doolittle. We chat about: Feeling “behind” How to build relationships with casting directors Tips for actors (from an actor coach!) The importance of taking classes in LA Generosity in the industry Asking for what you want Using social media as a tool How you define success Connect: IG: t…
 
Today we are chatting with the Founder of Polo's Pantry, Melissa Acedera. Polo's Pantry is a mobile food pantry dedicated helping unhoused and marginalized communities in L.A. The need to wear multiple hats Including structural change in the food system as part of the conversation Not know where to start and feeling intimidated by activism How to g…
 
Today we are chatting with Ebony Adams. We chat about: The Women in Film organization and the amazing programing they do The most productive thing you can do is survive Giving yourself permission to create bad work Accountability partners Doing the pre-work Finding what works for you Embracing the zero-draft Writing stories because it’s a story you…
 
Today on the podcast we’re joined by Special Guest Walter Chaw, film critic for Film Freak Central, to discuss writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical film Minari, which despite being about an American family pursuing a version of the American Dream, controversially won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. Lis…
 
Today we're chatting with post audio engineer Brielle Achterhof. We chat about: The difference between production sound and post production sound How to get a job in sound Starting as an intern Social presence in sound Women in sound What makes a good sound engineer Using the background to help tell the story Ditching the 5 year plan Believing in y…
 
We asked our patrons to pick a time-loop film for us to discuss and they have spoken! FFR is headed back to 1999 to take a look at the propulsive German thriller, Run Lola Run. The film has endured for over 20 years as both an influential movie and cultural reference point, with its unrelenting visual and narrative pace. Join us as we revisit the s…
 
Today we're chatting with photographer and performer Marissa Mooney. We chat about: How to get work as a photographer in LA Being curious and building relationships Admitting when you don’t know the answer The day to day of working as a photographer Inspiration is a sacred thing People photograph better when they feel better Setting boundaries and …
 
Our spotlight on Black cinema continues today on the podcast with our look at The 40 Year Old Version. Written, directed and produced by first-time director Radha Blank, this sharp comedy won the 2020 US Dramatic Competition Directing Prize at Sundance. Join us as we discuss this semi-autobiographical tale of a Black creative grappling with asserti…
 
Continuing our month-long series of episodes focusing on work by Black creators, on today’s podcast we’re taking a look at Judas and the Black Messiah. Directed by Shaka King, the Sundance 2021 premiering film has earned both critical acclaim and scrutiny. Can a Hollywood movie adequately tell a story about political radicals? Does Judas and the Bl…
 
Today we are chatting with actor and filmmaker Tessa Markle (co-host of the Femme Regard Podcast!) We chat about: Learning to fall in love with filmmaking How filmmaking helps you as an actor Creating your own work when you didn’t go to film school Looking at your accomplishments to overcome imposter syndrome How to start a production company The b…
 
Today on the podcast, we’re discussing Julie Dash’s lush and lyrical 1991 film Daughters of the Dust. Focusing on a multi-generational group of Gullah women on the eve of a life-altering move, this sweeping work was the first film directed by a Black woman to get a general theatrical release in the United States. 30 years later, the haunting and ex…
 
Today we're chatting with actor and filmmaker Brooke Trantor. We chat about: Putting yourself in a box Defining yourself as “only” an actor Relationships are the most tangible things in our industry Being the best person you can be and being the best artist you can be Admitting when you don’t know what someone said Becoming comfortable asking quest…
 
Kicking off our month of episodes focusing on films by Black creators, today Anita is back with Ebony and Carolyn to discuss Dee Rees’ 2011 directorial debut, Pariah. The film was a low-budget independent release which announced Rees as a formidable talent six years before Mudbound would earn her an Academy Award nomination in 2017. Join us as we d…
 
Today we are chatting with Charlotte T Martin. We chat about: Getting over your own bullshit Writing off the people that you can’t please Being afraid people will think what you’re doing is stupid You HAVE to put it out into the world and be proud of it, Because someone will find it and someone will find you! The fear of rejection Admitting to your…
 
CW: discussion of sexual assault and violence While Anita remains in parts unknown, Ebony and host Carolyn are joined by special guest Kat Spada to discuss Emerald Fennell’s revenge thriller, Promising Young Woman, a film both darkly comedic and astutely descriptive of rape culture. Join us as we discuss what make Cassandra Thomas’ quest to punish …
 
Today we're chatting with Carolina Alvarez from the Femme Regard podcast. We chat about: Creating your own work (even if you didn't go to film school) Starting a production company How wearing multiple hats makes you better at your job Give yourself permission to own your title Why podcasting is awesome Creating community Connect with Carolina: IG:…
 
On this week’s podcast, we’re taking a look at Christopher Nolan’s aggressively high-concept film, Tenet, the disorienting twists, turns, and logic loops of which demand a lot of its audience. Is it worth the effort it takes to truly engage with the film? Listen in as Caro and Ebony discuss. Time Stamps: 6:52 - Main discussion on Tenet 50:05 - What…
 
We're back with [another] solo episode! Next week we'll be back to our interviews with our incredible guests- stay tuned! Stay Up to Date: Follow whatsyoursecretpodcast and arigjohnson on Instagram Subscribe to AriJo on YouTube Sign up for our newsletter to download Ari’s Secrets (otherwise known as what Ari is reading/watching) Visit whatsyoursecr…
 
CW: for discussions of suicide Today on the podcast, Ebony is taking a turn hosting, leading a discussion with Caro and Anita on the new Hulu series This Way Up. This Irish series about a woman on the edge has drawn early comparisons to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Flea Bag, but it offers it’s own unique perspective on a life in crisis. Join us as we tak…
 
We're back with another solo episode! This week is 10 things that improved my 2020- I hope it helps your 2021! Stay Up to Date: Follow whatsyoursecretpodcast and arigjohnson on Instagram Subscribe to AriJo on YouTube Sign up for our newsletter to download Ari’s Secrets (otherwise known as what Ari is reading/watching) Visit whatsyoursecretpodcast.c…
 
Welcome to the first Feminist Frequency Radio podcast of 2021 where Anita, Ebony and Carolyn are lassoing the truth out of the confounding mess of a movie that is Wonder Woman 1984. We thought if nothing else we could coast through the two-and-a-half-hour run time on 80s nostalgia and Pedro Pascal’s charm, but there’s a lot more wrong with this mov…
 
Today we have a solo episode with yours truly. We're talking about how this podcast came to be, creating your own work, New Year's resolutions, and more. Thank you so much for tuning in and for supporting the show. Stay Up to Date: Follow whatsyoursecretpodcast and arigjohnson on Instagram Subscribe to AriJo on YouTube Sign up for our newsletter to…
 
Today we're chatting with actor and comedian Kimia Behpoornia. You may have seen Kimia in Abby's, Atypical, Unicorn Store, or onstage at UCB. What chat about: Doing what feels good Transitioning from guest star to series regular The fear of never working again Bringing yourself and your own authenticity to the character Trusting yourself and knowin…
 
Today we're chatting with Rachael Perrell-Fosket. Rachael is an actor (Midway, Grimm, Hawaii Five-O) based in LA. We chat about: How acting is a skill Behind the scenes of CGI Actor spreadsheets The difference in the Portland acting market and LA The fear of ruining a movie Being afraid of what other's think of you Being ready for the next thing Co…
 
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