Music journalist Melanie Stangl joins Petticoat Rule, sharing many inspirational productivity and writing tips while discussing her journey to reporting for the entertainment industry. We hear her own music as well, and hear her speak on her priority of maintaining journalistic integrity in spite of societal expectations that women accommodatingly 'play nice'. Don't miss out on her specially curated Spotify playlist chock full of her favorite artists including many Pittsburgh musicians, and of course the awesome intro-outro songs we crafted together!! SPOTIFY: The Melanie Stangl Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with Melanie, Erika, and Tara using a Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer. This project supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund. The producers would like to thank The River's Edge for providing the use of their studio space and equipment in the making of this episode.Special Guest: Melanie Stangl.