By Erika June Chrstina Laing
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This is Petticoat Rule, a radio program dedicated to unraveling the mystery of creative productivity by examining the lives of women involved in the music industry. Each episode aims to develop an intimacy with the artist so as to illuminate her unique relationship with her creative spirit. We hope to inspire listeners to put in the work and unleash their unique inventive talents!
||ExplicitThe Katie Simone Episode||Stunning vocalist Katie Simone joins Petticoat Rule to talk about her insane schedule as a full time working musician, splitting her time between original solo work, weekend cover gigs, weddings, coaching, and, of course, practicing... as well as a bit||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Dinosoul Episode||Transcendent duo Donny Donovan and Carolyn Hilliard join Petticoat Rule to talk about their spiritual journey crafting the sound of their dark-wave indie band, Dinosoul.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Cindy Howes Episode||Radio host Cindy Howes from 91.3 WYEP stops by Petticoat Rule to talk about how she became an influential woman in broadcasting, the effects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and about the art of interviewing.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Chloe Wiecz Episode||Jazz singer-songwriter Chloe Wiecz joins Petticoat Rule to share a beautiful story about her emotional and spiritual journey through musicianship, and her extraordinary mentor experience with the late Geri Allen.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Morgan Erina Episode||Singer-songwriter Morgan Erina joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the ups and downs of mental health issues and musicianship; her muses Sinead O'Connor, Delores O'Riordan, and Chester Bennington; and how she's really an old-school romantic at heart.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Casey Hanner Episode||Pop songwriter Casey Hanner from the Pittsburgh-based band Donora joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the experience of being on the Rostrum Records label, hearing her tunes in movie and TV placements, and being a new mom and releasing a new album at the||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Blak Rapp MADUSA Episode||Hip-hop artivist Blak Rapp MADUSA joins Petticoat Rule explaining her music's political themes against mass incarceration, white supremacy, and systemic racism, as well as giving insight into the challenges of life as a female hip-hop artist.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Abby Gross Episode||Saxophonist extraordinaire Abby Gross joins Petticoat Rule to share with us the 'glamour' of road life with soul-rock band The Commonheart as well as her passion for music education, and gives insight into what its like to write a song about something m||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Avi Diamond Episode||Jazz singer Avi Diamond joins Petticoat Rule to reveal how the experience of getting a degree in music therapy has shaped her songwriting and her life.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Slowdanger Episode||Classically trained dancer Anna Thompson of the unique dance-plus-electronica duo Slowdanger joins Petticoat Rule to share her journey of self-expression by developing musicianship to enhance her avant-garde dance movement.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Jocelyn Rent Episode||Busy lead vocalist Jocelyn Rent joins Petticoat Rule to talk about balancing her creative roles in Pittsburgh-based bands Anjroy, The Rents and Bachelor Boys with her family life as a mother of two little ones.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Karen Dietrich Episode||Lady drummer Karen Dietrich of Pittsburgh-based indie rock band Essential Machine joins Petticoat Rule to discuss how she has uniquely integrated her passions for music, writing, and family into one full creative life.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe AppalAsia Episode||Cultural folk fusion artists Mimi Jong and Sue Powers from the spellbinding trio AppalAsia visit Petticoat Rule, inspiring us as two very different women finding inspiriting joy in their unique collaboration.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Addi Twigg Episode||Belting songstress Addi Twigg from Pittsburgh-based pop-soul rock band The Telephone Line joins Petticoat Rule to discuss her need to let the songs out, her fervent feminism, and how she balances contentment with achievement.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Maura Jacob Episode||Authentic and compassionate, Maura Jacob of Pittsburgh's doom pop punk band Action Camp steps into the studio to chat about how she fights for the vulnerable through her music and her social work.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Sparkle Pony Episode||Vocalist Valentina Raffaelli and bassist Molly Hebert-Wilson from the Philadelphia-based folk band Sparkle Pony stop by the Petticoat Rule studio to share their many motivating strategies for overcoming one's inner critic while inspiring us with their d||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Melanie Stangl Episode||Music journalist Melanie Stangl joins Petticoat Rule, sharing many inspirational productivity and writing tips while discussing her journey to reporting for the entertainment industry.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Phat Man Dee Episode||Jazz chanteuse and cultural icon Phat Man Dee joins Petticoat Rule to talk about activism through music, respecting history through your creations, and learning to embrace your uniqueness.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ladyfest Episode||Ladyfest Pittsburgh organizers Steph Flati and Jen Sabol stop by the Petticoat Rule studio to talk about putting together the weekend-long festival celebrating under-represented musicians. We also hear about their bands The Lopez and Brazilian Wax.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kiki from The Buckle Downs Episode||Powerhouse vocalist Kiki Brown from The Buckle Downs joins Petticoat Rule to talk about how she balances her many roles including musician, mother, on-the-job problem-solver, vocal coach, soon-to-be wife, and black woman in the genre of rock and roll.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Molly Alphabet Episode||Country singer-songwriter Molly Alphabet joins Petticoat Rule to talk about her experiences as a woman playing Western music in the North.||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Oh my gosh! I loved this podcast! I loved hearing about the very cool and hip country music scene in the wonderful town of Pittsburgh PA! I also really enjoyed hearing about the history of some of pittsburgh's grungy-turned-super hip neighborhoods. My heart is always with this fantastic city and having this amazing podcast to keep me connected to this vibrate musical city makes my heart sing!
Fascinating, personal, and inspirational for those who appreciate the creative industry!
A wonderful and sorely needed podcast that focuses on the experiences of women in the music industry. Erika is a naturally interesting conversationalist who brings the best out of guests in the interviews. The guests are such incredibly talented creatives, yet they get raw and real in the interviews! Can't stop listening.
The perfect mix of casual chat and pro broadcasting, all centering around female musicians and topics you might not hear about elsewhere. Highly recommended.