By Kitty Lindsay
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Podcasting from the feminist cool kids table every #feministcrushfriday about art and activism. You know you want to sit with us. Pull up a chair.
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 20: Tara Jepsen||Best known for her laugh-out-loud performances including her hilarious portrayal of Mitzi Fitzsimmons in the web series Rods and Cones (which she co-created with longtime collaborator Beth Lisick), writer, comedian, and actor Tara Jepsen flips the...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep. 19: Brittanie Richardson||After years of studying and performing theatre in the United States and South Africa, actor, playwright, and activist Brittanie Richardson founded Art and Abolition, a freedom movement and nonprofit organization that uses art as a vehicle to free,...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 18: Tanya Aguiñiga||Raised in Tijuana, Mexico and educated in the United States, visual artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga's unique, cross-cultural craft work combines activist and community-based art practices, connecting marginalized communities through creative...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 17: Riley Silverman||A staple of the Los Angeles alt-comedy scene, transgender comedian Riley Silverman brings the house down by raising consciousness, delivering sharp, silly, and darkly humorous takes (inspired by her own experience) on topics like...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep. 16: Nik Kacy||Inspired by the fashion needs of both its founder and the larger LGBTQ community, designer Nik Kacy formed Nik Kacy Gender Equal Footwear, a groundbreaking shoe company specializing in the creation of stylish, uniquely unisex footwear for individuals...||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 15: Ann Friedman||With Call Your Girlfriend, a biweekly, unapologetically feminist podcast discussing the latest in pop culture and politics, journalist Ann Friedman and real-life bestie Amina Sow invite listeners to eavesdrop on their phone calls to each other about...||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 14: Mary Purdie||Blending bright colors, playful humor, and fierce feminism, illustrator Mary Purdie's gal-powered gallery of pop culture's most iconic feminist sheroes has drawn thousands of Instagram followers, inspiring meaningful activism and healing laughter...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep. 13: Alyesha Wise||Slam poetry superstar and teaching artist Alyesha Wise puts into powerful words her experiences as a black woman, calling out white supremacist patriarchy with her poetry and inspiring the next generation of poet-activists.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 12: Madin Ray Lopez||Using hair as a form of social justice, queer hairstylist Madin Ray Lopez's non-profit organization, Project Q, transforms LGBTQIA and homeless youth by helping those struggling to accept who they are become the people they were born to be - one...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 11: Debra Scacco||Drawing from her coming-of-age as the child of an Italian immigrant, the othering she encountered as a city kid residing in the rural South, and her experience as an immigrant living and working abroad, LA-based visual artist Debra Scacco creates...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 10: Carmen Rios||Whether she's writing about queer politics, racial justice, or rape culture, writer, activist, and social media maven Carmen Rios reigns queen supreme of the feminist blogosphere, overseeing the development of safe spaces centering the feminine...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep. 9: Elana Stone and Katie Wighton||Indie-folk goddesses Elana Stone and Katie Wighton, together with their "sisters" Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney, cast a potent spell as All Our Exes Live In Texas, a fierce, musical foursome mixing masterful musicianship, heavenly harmonies, and a...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 8: Anna Lamadrid, Tracey A. Leigh, and Elyse Mirto||Embodying different Bettys colliding at the intersections of anger, sex, and "thea-tah", actors Anna Lamadrid, Tracey A. Leigh, and Elyse Mirto deliver a knockout blow to a thousand boring tropes about female identity in The Theatre @ Boston Court's...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 7: Erin Pike||In That'swhatshesaid, a one-person performance using only female dialogue from the most-produced plays in America, performance artist Erin Pike acts out a brutal theatrical exercise in isolation, inviting audiences to observe the chaos and clarity...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 6: Premstar Santana||Tired of waiting for permission to screen her own films and desiring a safe space for feminist filmmakers and their movies to shine, indie auteur and actor Premstar Santana founded the Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival, an annual celebration of films...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 5: Angela Gulner||In her new, semi-autobiographical television pilot Binge, actor and series creator Angela Gulner stars as Angela, a bulimic woman who drunkenly enrolls in eating disorder rehab where she must juggle her failing pastry shop, an affair with her...||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 4: Nancy Baker Cahill||Inspired by Susan J. Brison's book Aftermath about violent trauma and the body, visual artist and feminist Nancy Baker Cahill's current body of work SURDS features small and large-scale drawings that merge her interpretation of the human body as a...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 3: Kristina Wong||Fiercely intelligent and wildly funny feminist performance artist Kristina Wong takes on Tila Tequila's viral appeal, the highs and lows of trolling Donald Trump and his alt-right acolytes on Twitter, and the challenges of creating political theatre...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2, Ep. 2: Rachel Kauder Nalebuff||Co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project and playwright Rachel Kauder Nalebuff's radical work-in-progress play production, The Bumps, probes how we make meaning as we wait, casting pregnant performers at various stages of pregnancy and combining...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep. 1: Anna Bulbrook and Mona Tavakoli||By organizing women-led music festivals, devising educational programming in music, and amplifying the voices of women and girls who rock, musicians Anna Bulbrook (GIRLSCHOOL) and Mona Tavakoli (Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls LA) turn up the volume on...||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 20 - Gina Young||Through her exploratory workshop Feminist Acting Class, presented as part of The Hammer Museum's Bureau of Feminism initiative, queer feminist playwright, director, musician, and performer Gina Young hopes to expand the roles for women and non binary...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19 - Alexandra Tweten||With Instagram account Bye Felipe, feminist journalist-cum-Tinder vigilante Alexandra Tweten calls out dudes online who turn hostile when rejected or ignored by inviting women to screenshot the harassing messages they receive when they tell men...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 - Skyler Schrempp||As artistic director of Chicago's The Viola Project, professional actor and teaching artist Skyler Schrempp cultivates confidence among middle school-aged girls by creating "a brave space" for young women to stand up, advocate for themselves, and...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17 - Alicia Swiz||Chicago-based storyteller, educator, and sex positivity activist Alicia Swiz takes on takes on rape culture, slut shaming, and media's role in influencing our attitudes about women and sexuality.||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16 - Shadi Petosky||Writer, producer, and co-creator of Amazon Prime's new animated series Danger and Eggs Shadi Petosky talks internalized transphobia, intersectional feminism, and the importance of recognizing our biases (and f***ing destroying them!).||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Ellen Fairey and Kimberly Senior||For playwright Ellen Fairey and director Kimberly Senior, aging and ageism, the evolution of gender roles, and the need for safe spaces to express our anxieties about an ever-changing world take center stage in the Goodman Theatre's New Stages...||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - Bri Sudia, Lauren Molina, and Mary Zimmerman||Actors Bri Sudia and Lauren Molina, in collaboration with Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, set the scene for sisterhood both on and off stage in the Goodman Theatre's production of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical Wonderful Town.||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13 - Holly Mandel||Through comedy, feminist improviser and creator of goodgirlsarentfunny.com Holly Mandel empowers funny women to say HELL yes, and... "f*ck it!", to bust their inner good girls, and to "build their own sandboxes" in which to play (No boys necessary!).||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - Alice Bag||Chicana punk rock pioneer Alice Bag sounds off on making art out of rage, finding her feminist voice, and reveals "the greatest hurt" she could do to herself: to not live by her own convictions.||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Christy Marx||Writer and comic book creator Christy Marx chronicles the origin story of her "soul obsession" with super heroes, considers why Jem and The Holograms strikes such a chord with feminist fans, and offers her advice for breaking into the comic book...||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10 - D'Lo||Transgender actor, writer, and comedian D'Lo raps about how hip hop inspired his feminism, storytelling as a tool for self-discovery, and his gratitude for directors who challenge him to face his stinky "s**t."||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9 - Rebecca Solnit||The political is poetic as feminist writer and climate change activist Rebecca Solnit opens up about mansplaining, the change-making nature of "naming things", and why we all need an education in hope.||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - Maris Curran||Five Nights in Maine filmmaker Maris Curran sounds off on empathetic cinema, the critical role of "champions" in taking a story from script to screen, and exposing the behind-the-scenes barriers keeping women from calling the shots in Hollywood.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7 - Whitney Bell||LA-based artist and feminist fashionista Whitney Bell chats about reclaiming 'c**t', combating harassment one dick pic at a time, and how her art's signature spoonful of sugar helps the feminism go down.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - Scott Turner Schofield||Transgender actor and activist Scott Turner Schofield shares his personal "trans moment," his thoughts on transforming Hollywood into a more inclusive space, and the greatest challenges facing trans people today and what we can all do promote wider...||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5 - Emma Thorne-Christy and Krista Ulman||Exhibit creators Emma Thorne-Christy and Krista Ulman share the inspiration behind their newest Los Angeles installation, Laughing Matters: The Experiences of Women in Stand-Up Comedy, and reveal how the uniquely unfunny challenges faced by women,...||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Michelle Tea||Queercore queen Michelle Tea opens up about her new book, Black Wave, her lesbian feminist separatist nervous breakdown, and why Aquarians rule!||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3 - Hand Job Academy||Brooklyn-based hip hop trio Hand Job Academy raps about street harassment, body positivity, the challenges of growing up girl.||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Justin Vivian Bond||Transgender performance artist Justin Vivian Bond talks gender nonconformity, creative inspiration, and the art of becoming the person one has always dreamed of being.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - BETTY||Host Kitty Lindsay talks Gloria Steinem, reproductive rights, and The BETTY Effect with rock goddesses Alyson Palmer and Amy and Elizabeth Ziff of the badass feminist band BETTY!||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome feminist podcast!
Kitty is a stellar interviewer and introduces us to one fabulous, crush worthy guest after another. I love hearing their stories and look forward to listening to this podcast every week! If you identify as a feminist, then you'll absolutely love Feminist Crush.
Kitty is a simply subline interviewer -- fun, fierce, feminist! A must listen!!!!!!!!!!
My kind of podcast!
I love the feel of this show. It’s fun, informative and all around fabulous. Kitty is a great interviewer and her guests are absolutely amazing. I love hearing their stories - very inspiring. I can’t wait to hear more!