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RH Reality Check presents RealityCast with Amanda Marcotte. A weekly half-hour of news, commentary, humor, interviews and mailbag questions about reproductive health and rights.
||Reproductive Health Care in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, Buffer Zones, and Defining Rape||On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Katrina Anderson, a representative from the Center for Reproductive Rights, about a report on access to reproductive health care in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Also,||6/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sex Ed Through the Decades, and Sexism Against Female Politicians||On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Sarah Mirk about the history of sex education films. In another segment, I discuss how sexist attacks on female politicians are starting to be a real problem again.||6/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sex-Selective Abortion, Men’s Rights Foolishness, and ‘Obvious Child’||On this episode of Reality Cast, Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, explains why sex-selective abortion bans don’t actually help anyone. In another segment,||6/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Five Years After Tiller’s Murder, and Sex Education Freak-Out Season Begins||On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview Jill Filipovic about the potential end of most abortion access in the South. I also discuss terrorism and the assassination of Dr. George Tiller five years ago. Plus, it’s summertime,||6/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||UCSB Shooting and Misogyny Online and in Media||On this episode of Reality Cast, I focus on the Elliot Rodger shooting in California, an act of misogynist violence that was specifically compelled by the killer’s belief that women owed him sex and weren’t giving it up.||6/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Surviving Wedding Season, Testing Rape Kits, and Conservative Fear-Mongering||On this episode of Reality Cast, author Jen Doll walks us through her adventures in the wedding-industrial complex, just in time for wedding season. I also have a segment on the backlog of untested rape kits,||5/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Attacks on Contraception, HIV Stigma, and Undercover With the Antis||On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a playwright who went undercover in the anti-choice movement. Also, I cover how conservatives continue to test new attacks on contraception access, and the Donald Sterling drama reminds us that HIV stigma is s...||5/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stereotypes of Women Who Have Abortions, and Concern Trolling Women Who Make Money||On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a researcher at Guttmacher about why teen pregnancy rates are down. In another segment, I discuss how right-wing media tries to discredit a woman who films her abortion. Also,||5/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic on the Verge, and Bill O’Reilly Takes Another Jab at Beyoncé||On this episode of Reality Cast, I cover the Fifth Circuit court case regarding hospital admitting privileges in Mississippi, both with a segment and an interview with a lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights. Also,||5/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Being Pregnant in Modern America, and Male Entitlement and the ‘Friend Zone’||On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk with David Futrelle about the “friend zone” and the male entitlement issues that go into it. Also, I discuss how people are politicizing Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy, and how it is difficult to be a woman who c||4/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Reality at Last
Finally a pod cast that deals with issues of sexual health honestly and with a sense of humor, and isn't afraid to take on the wing nuts. And because of this pod cast on iTunes I found RH Reality Check.org -- bonus!
Great take on sexual politics, informative, and funny!
This is one of the few podcasts I still keep up with in my busy schedule. It provides a good, honest, thoughtful perspective and is quite often funny.
Informative, well-researched, timely, and witty
Amanda's weekly podcast is essential listening for anyone who wants to keep up with the current state of reproductive rights. She features guests who are experts in their fields, provides brief but illuminating updates on the politics of sexuality and reproduction, and delivers her podcasts with the perfect balance of sincere concern and mordant wit.