Unlikeable Female Characters
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Feminist thriller writers Kristen Lepionka, Layne Fargo, and Wendy Heard talk about female characters who don’t give a damn if you like them.
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Amina Akhtar||Wendy interviews #FASHIONVICTIM author Amina Akhtar (live and in person at the Mayfair Hotel in Los Angeles!) about celebrity sightings, how many calories serial killing burns, and meeting a shaman named Britney. Also: we're giving away copies of Ami ..||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Mindy McGinnis||This week we chat with prolific and badass YA writer Mindy McGinnis (author of THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, THIS DARKNESS MINE, HEROINE, and many more) about being an unlikeable female character in small-town Ohio, writing realistically flawed teenag||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Oscar Movies||Just in time for the Oscars, Kristen and Layne chat about some of their favorite awards-season movies featuring unlikeable female characters, including THE WIFE, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, WIDOWS, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, and (of course) THE FAVOURITE.||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Megan Collins||This week on Unlikeable Female Characters, Layne interviews Megan Collins (author of THE WINTER SISTER, out now from Atria Books!) about poetic prose, badass women of mythology, and the Margaret Atwood-related heist they may or may not be plotting to||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Pitch Wars||It's a Pitch Wars interview extravaganza! This week, we celebrate the amazing mentoring program that brought us all together. We're joined by Pitch Wars Managing Director Kellye Garrett as well as our mentees Halley Sutton, Nigar Alam, and Wanda Morr ..||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Gone Girl||Whether you love her, hate her, or love to hate her, there's no doubt Amy Elliott Dunne is one of the greatest unlikeable female protagonists of all time. This week on the podcast Kristen, Layne, and Wendy do a deep dive into this fascinating and inf .||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Amy Gentry||Merry belated Christmas, bitches! Our gift to you: an interview with Amy Gentry, badass feminist author of GOOD AS GONE and the new revenge thriller LAST WOMAN STANDING. We talk about #MeToo, man-hating, and why murder makes everything better.||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Favorite Books of 2018||This week Kristen, Layne, and Wendy share their favorite 2018 books featuring unlikeable female characters – all perfect holiday gifts for the book-loving bitches in your life! Check out the Holiday Gift Guide on our website for the full list + buy||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Hannah Mary McKinnon||Thrilled to welcome our first guest to the podcast! In this week's episode, we chat with Hannah Mary McKinnon (author of the domestic suspense novel THE NEIGHBORS) about infidelity, Kate Winslet, character webs, and so much more.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Favorite Unlikeable Female Characters||On the first full-length episode of Unlikeable Female Characters Kristen, Layne, and Wendy reveal the unlikeable female characters they love the most - and the ones they love to hate. Don't forget to Subscribe and also follow us on Twitter @Unlikeab ..||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSneak Preview||Welcome to our preview episode, where you'll meet the three bitches who started this thing, find out why we love unlikeable female characters so much anyway, and get a sneak peek at the exciting plans brewing for our first batch of full episodes. Hi ..||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great, unique podcast looking at various flavors of fictional women we either love to hate or, honestly, sometimes just love unabashedly. It also serves as a really good springboard for finding new media to pick up. More bad women forever, thank you!!!
Must-listen for writers, readers, and feminists!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a wealth of resources where I can listen to smart, funny writers interrogate internalized misogyny, what it means to write (and love!) unlikeable female characters and other bookish topics. Do yourself a favor and check this one out.