By Sovereign Syre and Siouxsie Q. James
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Comedian and amateur historian Sovereign Syre teams up with activist and journalist Siouxsie Q. James, to chronicle the lives of women of ill repute throughout history.
||ExplicitTanya Harding, Part 2: Femininity and the Olympic Athlete||Sovereign Syre and Siouxsie Q James discuss the rise and spectacular fall of Tanya Harding and how the narrative of her story has changed with the culture.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTonya Harding, Part 1: Femininity and the Olympic Athlete||Me and Siouxsie Q James discuss the wild life of Tonya Harding and how class and gender played into the narrative of her Olympic career and fall from grace.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Story of Ys! Sunken City, Fallen Woman.||This week we only have one episode. Dr. Heath Berg is back and we're talking about the Breton myth of Ys, a sunken city brought down by the daughter of a warrior king. We get into the politics of the narratives that shape our ideas of womanhood and...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarsha P. Johnson, Part 2: The woman who threw the first stone at Stonewall||Me and Siouxsie Q. talk about Marsha P. Johnson, her life, her death, and her impact on the trans movement.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarsha P. Johnson: The first woman to throw a stone at Stonewall||Me and Siouxsie Q. talk about Marsha P. Johnson, her life, her death, and her impact on the trans movement.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSally Horner, Part 2: Vladimir Nabokov and the Real Lolita||"I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita There's a new book out about the real life case of Sally Horner that inspired the controversial masterpiece Lolita, by Vladimir...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSally Horner, Part 1: Vladimir Nabokov and the Real Lolita||"I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita There's a new book out about the real life case of Sally Horner that inspired the controversial masterpiece Lolita, by Vladimir...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaya Angelou, Part 2: Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.||Oscar Wilde once quipped that "every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." In this episode of ILL REPUTE! Sovereign and Siouxsie sit down with guest co-hosts Mistress X and Sparkle to talk about Maya Angelou, the smudging of her sex...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaya Angelou, Part 1: Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.||Oscar Wilde once quipped that "every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." In this episode of ILL REPUTE! Sovereign and Siouxsie sit down with guest co-hosts Mistress X and Sparkle to talk about Maya Angelou, the smudging of her sex...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMadame Tallien Pt.2: From Prisoner of the French Revolution to Icon||In the second installment of this episode of ILL REPUTE! me and guest host Ela Darling discuss Madame Tallien, the overthrow of Robespierre, Occupy Wall Street, womanhood, aristocracy, and the nature of revolutions, what beauty means and where power...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMadame Tallien Pt. 1: A Quick and Dirty History of the French Revolution and the Birth of Madame Tallien||My guest co-host this week is Ela Darling. I give a quick and dirty history of the French Revolution and the early life of Madame Tallien, the Kim Kardashian of her time. If you haven't been in history class for awhile, this might be a...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCaliban and the Witch: Were the witch trials a product of capitalism?||This week my guest co-host is Heather Berg, a professor from USC that studies feminism, marxism, precarity, labor and porn. We talk about the witch trials and the birth of capitalism. We also talk a little Inside Baseball about academia. Heather says...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAileen Wuornos: The First Female Serial Killer?||We talk about the fascinating case of Aileen Wuornos, a woman whose tragic life became the fodder for books and documentaries, and who was brought to the screen by Charlize Theron, an ironic fate for a girl who felt so invisible.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Black Dahlia: Aspiring starlet or harlot?||The Black Dahlia murder galvanized a post-war America and cemented the image of Hollywood as a den of sin that would eat up innocent girls full of big dreams. But what we know about the Black Dahlia really tells us more about ourselves than...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmpress Theodora: The harlot that became a saint!||Empress Theodora began a prostitute in a brothel in the Eastern Roman Empire, but when she began performing on the stage, she quickly caught the eye of the Emperor, and he made her his co-regent. She ruled so well she was made into a saint after...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarie-Joseph dite Angelique: The slave that set fire to Montreal!||In 1734 a massive fire gutted Montreal. The fire burned so fast and so fierce that in the end over half the town had been destroyed. The blame quickly came down on the head of a slave named Angelique and her lover, a white houseboy that...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJeanne Baret: The first woman to circumnavigate the globe...disguised as a man!||Jeanne Baret was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe despite it being illegal for women to board French Navy vessels in 1766. When Bougainville was commissioned to sail around the world, he asked renowned botanist Philibert Commerson to join...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLizzie Lape: The Madame who married eight times!||Lizzie Lape was an Ohio Madame who was a pioneer in every way. She married eight times, ran a chain of bordellos, was involved in political intrigue, was sued for child support and was the first Madame to be sued by the state.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Ive listened to Sovereign's podcast from the beginning when she was under Juliland and have enjoyed every episode. Its great to see her on her own now. These never feel like interviews, they just are natural conversations bewteeen her and her guest. We are just fortunate to be listening in.
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Observations roves in and out of every topic you can imagine: comedy, sure; but also politics, relationships, philosophy, identity, and more. It’s not just that there’s something for everybody, it’s that everything is included. Love it.