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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 ...
 
Feminist Frequency presents Cinemaball! What’s the shortest distance between two movies? Carolyn Petit and Ebony Aster are determined to find out! In Feminist Frequency’s new weekly, limited run* podcast, your intrepid hosts will compete to form a chain of ostensibly-unrelated films, in an attempt to discover just how many movies they have to watch to connect one terrible movie to another. What exactly links one movie to another? Criteria can be a shared actor, director, plot, or even a simi ...
 
Whether it’s tagging along with Michael Burnham on her adventures aboard the Discovery or joining Jean-Luc Picard as he returns to the digital airwaves, Feminist Frequency’s Star Trek Podcast is here to dig deeper into every moment of modern Star Trek with you and have fun doing it. From deep analysis of storylines and themes to consideration of hairstyles and the handling of alien cultures, we cover it all, and we regularly beam aboard some insightful special guests to help us (and you) get ...
 
A holistic, irreverent, no-bullshit look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some people might call it intersectional, we call it honest. Co-hosted by Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt.
 
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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…
 
This week we Geek out about Shadow, Bone and Ted Lasso and the final episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and This is a Robbery. We have mixed feelings over Mortal Kombat and Quad only has time for the UFC. We list our headlines for this weeks Exclusive Catching Up With The Geeks and then move on to the Weekly Watch Party where a winner of…
 
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…
 
Quadfather possibly sabotages the big move to Tennessee, but uses the flight time to catch up on Made for Love and The One. Neighbor Cole doesn't watch anything, but reads (and shares) about the Native American savagery that took place back in the day, and Ginger watches This is a Robbery and not one but two Godzilla films. The Weekly Watch Party 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…
 
Ginger's bad movie pick of this month is IRON SKY!!! What happens when astronauts return to the moon for the first time in 50 years and they discover the 3rd Reich is hiding out on the dark side of the moon? Racisim, Politics, Bad Jokes and CGI... that's what! Will this win the Weekly Watch Party Bad Movie month? If you want to watch it, you can fi…
 
Sadly we had to do some time hopping and split recording once again. But we do it for you!You're welcome. This week we discuss (in no particular order) Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Safe Words, Invincible, Apologies to our crafty hacker listeners, Made for Love, Loki, (really it's a lot of superhero stuff) and maybe Black Widow too. I'll be honest…
 
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…
 
In this crossover episode with The Coolest Show, Rev Yearwood takes us to school and church with an in-depth conversation about the history of the civil rights movement, the climate movement, and the role of religion in both. Plus: we call bullshit on the American Petroleum Institute's "climate plan." Sign up for our newsletter: https://hot-take.gh…
 
Wrapping up our March Media Cleanse, we discuss Hulu's High Fidelity, The Snydercut, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Godzilla VS Kong on the BIG screen! Ginger returns from Florida with a few stories to share, but holds the bulk of them for next weeks Catching Up With The Geeks. Neighbor Cole gets the 7 Days a Geek servers infiltrated and Qua…
 
The title really says it all, doesn't it? In this, Quad and Cole are benched for having a lack of superhero cape and in their place "The Heroic Canadians Dave and Nickel join me to help me break down the episodes, characters, backstories, and speculations heading into the season! If you happen to enjoy this episode, please reach out and let me (Ang…
 
We geek out over Streaming Shows, and this week is no different with #LovecraftCountry, the infamous #Snydercut and #FalconandTheWinterSoldier to name a few. Our #WeeklyWatchParty this week is the 2000 film 'Frequency' starring Dennis Quaid (NOT Kevin Costner, Quad) and Jim "Jesus Christ" Caviezel. It's the 3rd in our Sci-Fi flicks this month. How …
 
If you want to see the true toll of the climate crisis, you have to train yourself to look for the most vulnerable populations. And you’d be hard pressed to find a population more vulnerable than prisoners. This week, we’re joined on the podcast by one of our favorite guests ever, Drew Costley, to talk about why there is no humane future for prison…
 
In the second week of our March Media Purge, we make our way through a bag log of streaming channel shows that we were never able to finish. The Duchess, Bonding, The Boys S2, Schitt's Creek, Age of the Samurai, Lovecraft Country and more! Cole's Weekly Watch Party pic is Snowpiercer. We watched it and rated it! Did you? The Snydercut is upon us. O…
 
In this episode Pepe La pew gets canceled. A Looney Tune loses her breast and a Potato is no longer a sir. Jim Carrey battles to retain his memory of Kate Winslet in our Weekly Watch Party. The March Media Purge begins. Here's what we're gonna watch... join us! The Boys S2 (Amazon) Hannibal (Netflix) Bonding (Netflix) Lovecraft Country (HBOmax) Hig…
 
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…
 
Netflix just might have their own Game of Thrones saga with the upcoming release of Shadow and Bone! Zack Snyder also brings his first film 'Army of the Dead' to the Streaming channel as he reveals his Las Vegas heist flick, that happens to be taking place in a Zombie Apocalypse! Ginger has an accidental slip of the tongue (which never happens) and…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Lewis Wallace, journalist and author of the book The View from somewhere, and the podcast by the same name, joins us to talk about one of our least favorite conventions in journalism: both sidesism. Check out more from Lewis, including his book, podcast, speaking events and trainings: https://www.lewispants.com/ Subscribe to our newsletter: https:/…
 
Greetings and Salutations dearest listener and binge watching addict! You're about to go on a quest with your streaming channel tour guides so make sure you have a notpad ready. Lots and Lots of TV Shows and Movie recommendations are coming your way! This week we (Jason "The Not So Seething" Ginger, Neighbor Cole, and the Quadfather) discuss the do…
 
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…
 
In this episode we geek out about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Disney, got a new animated flick that looks amazing and HBO brings us super powered women in the time of victorian London. Neighbor Cole brings us this weeks Weekly Watch Party and the scoring might surprise you! It surprised us! Lot's of upcoming streaming channel news. Are Showt…
 
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…
 
Investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz joins us to talk about all the many ways oil, war, and climate change intersect. Read more: https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/light-sweet-crude-a-former-us-ambassador-peddles-influence-in-afghanistan/ https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/the-new-war-for-afghanistans-untapped-oil/ https://antoniajuhasz.net/articl…
 
In this, the 42nd episode, of your favorite podcast about streaming content... We Geek Out over Season 3 of Cobra Kai, 2 seasons of Blown Away (a reality series about blown glass), The Snydercut, Your Honor, Bridgerton, and The Little Things. The Weekly Watch Party (shockingly) gets aggressive when Cole takes the win (Dead Poets Society V.S. Spy Ga…
 
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…
 
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