Oh Boy by Man Repeller

Oh Boy by Man Repeller

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In this first podcast from Man Repeller, Filmmaker Jay Buim sits down with women in the arts, tech and beyond for one on one conversations about their life and work. Logo by Kelly Shami, http://legsny.com.


051: Sarah Jones - Playwright & Performer - Part 2
Mar 22, 2017 • 49 min
Today, in Part 2 of Oh Boy’s 50th Episode, the conversation between award-winning playwright/performer Sarah Jones and host Jay Buim continues. The two discuss the actual work that goes into a career like that of Sarah Jones: how to balance it,…
050: Sarah Jones - Playwright & Performer - Part I
Mar 16, 2017 • 40 min
This week on Oh Boy, Jay sits down with Tony and Obie-award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones. known for her one-woman shows wherein she embodies multiple characters of varied backgrounds (the first of which, Bridge & Tunnel, was produced…
049: Ruby Karp - Teen Comedian
Mar 1, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode of Oh Boy, we meet 16-year-old comedian Ruby Karp. She’s had a remarkable career: at seven years old, Amy Poehler tapped her for feminism-themed episode of Smart Girls. At age eleven, she began writing a weekly column for HelloGiggles,…
048: Katie Alice Greer
Feb 15, 2017 • 69 min
Katie Alice Greer was born to a minister in Michigan, where she spent her childhood feeling lonely, getting herself grounded and discovering Jock Jams compilations and Motown music. She’s now the lead vocalist of Priests, a D.C.-based punk band that’s…
047: Cathy Lew - Writer
Jan 31, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode of Oh Boy we meet comedy writer Cathy Lew. She once did a “Daily Shouts” for The New Yorker where she paralleled Drake and Bernie Sanders. (“He dances like an old man, and I like it.”) Another piece she wrote for the publication’s humor…
046: Martha Wainwright - Musician
Jan 17, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode of Oh Boy, Martha Wainwright (who just released a new album in November), daughter of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, speaks about how she learned to find her place within the music industry that truly felt like home.…
045: Franchesca Ramsey
Jan 4, 2017 • 70 min
In this episode of Oh Boy, get to know Franchesca Ramsey — comedian, activist, actress and YouTube personality. She talks about how she went from uploading her own videos online (like the viral “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls,” to hosting MTV’s…
044 - Ashley Ford - Writer, Editor and Speaker
Dec 20, 2016 • 68 min
Ashley Ford has no strategy for authenticity. She just is who she is. In this episode of Oh Boy, the writer, editor and speaker tells host Jay Buim of her childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a child, she felt as though her thoughts didn’t matter. But…
043 - Miki Agrawal - Author, CEO & Co-Founder of THINX & Icon Undies
Dec 6, 2016 • 67 min
If you have ever worn a pair of Thinx — a lined-underwear that eliminates the need for a pad or a tampon, the brand with the beautifully-shot ads that aim to destigmatize periods and run on the subway like What up?, then you may have said out loud to…
042 - Helena Bala - Writer & Creator of Craigslist Confessional
Nov 22, 2016 • 62 min
Helena Bala knows that everyone has a story. After feeling a little lost in her career as a human rights lawyer, she made a connection with a homeless man simply by listening to his story and then telling him hers. It sparked an idea — maybe more people…
041 - Meika Hollender - Sustain Co-Founder
Nov 8, 2016 • 51 min
Meika Hollender wants to break the stigma of women buying and carrying condoms — and also just having sex. She co-founded Sustain, the first brand of vagina-friendly all natural condoms, lubricants and wipes, and she created GetOnTop, a national campaign…
040 - Aidy Bryant - Comedian & Actress
Oct 25, 2016 • 65 min
Comedian and actor Aidy Bryant isn’t just living her best life, she is living everyone’s best life. She got hired at Saturday Night Live at age 25. She co-wrote a short film that’s beloved by the Vimeo staff. Louis C.K. didn’t just tell her she was funny…
039 - Tyler Haney - Founder of Outdoor Voices
Oct 11, 2016 • 43 min
Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney grew up playing sports in Boulder, Colorado. She thought running would be her destiny, and in some ways, it may have been: she ended up moving to New York where she studied design at Parsons. She took an interest in activewear,…
038 - Laurie Simmons - Artist, Photographer & Filmmaker
Sep 27, 2016 • 80 min
Laurie Simmons has a message for artists: “those years when no one has their eye on you and you’re free to work, those are your best years.” The artist, filmmaker and photographer always knew she wanted to work in this field. She pursued her dreams even…
037 - Aurora James - Founder of Brother Vellies
Sep 13, 2016 • 51 min
When you meet Aurora James, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund-winning designer of Brother Vellies — a footwear-centric accessories label that works with artisans in Africa — her shoes make a lot of sense. They are unique. Bold. Many are like nothing you’ve seen…
036 - Sally Singer - Digital Creative Director at Vogue.com
Aug 30, 2016 • 60 min
In this episode of Oh Boy, Leandra takes the mic from the show’s regular host, Jay Buim, to interview Sally Singer, the Digital Creative Director at Vogue.com. They talk about the exciting, changing landscape that the internet has offered the fashion…
035 - Gloria Steinem - Journalist & Social & Political Activist
Aug 16, 2016 • 58 min
This week’s episode of Oh Boy is a special one: the inimitable Gloria Steinem is our featured guest. Steinem talks to host Jay Buim about many things: social justice, writing, Donald Trump, modern politics, how she was the first woman at New York…
034 - Aimee Chesire - Founder of Hey Gorgeous
Aug 2, 2016 • 65 min
This week on Oh Boy, Jay sits down with Aimee Cheshire. fashion blogger and founder of Hey Gorgeous, a plus-size focused website and Instagram shop that features cool clothes, size 10 and up. Need to feel inspired today? Just looking for some cool pants…
033 - Gail Simmons - ‘Top Chef’ Judge, Author & Food Writer
Jul 19, 2016 • 64 min
Today’s episode of Oh Boy features none other than Gail Simmons. It will comfort you to know that Simmons, like everyone else, didn’t have a clue what she wanted to do after college. She didn’t really know what she wanted to do while in college, either.…
032 - Jenn Rogien - Costume Designer
Jul 5, 2016 • 57 min
Jenn Rogien’s a real jerk! The costumer designer of GIRLS and Orange is the New Black doesn’t like sour pickles, brownies or apple pie. Other than that, though, she’s perfectly delightful, which you’ll come to find in this episode of Oh Boy that’s all…
031 - Garance Doré - Photographer, Illustrator & Author
Jun 21, 2016 • 71 min
Did you know that the artist Garance Doré used to teach windsurfing at a naked camp? As for who taught Doré the important life lessons, her mother and her father (as well as her Berber-born grandmother) instilled the importance of hard work, embracing…
030 - Julianna Barwick - Musician
Jun 7, 2016 • 62 min
Okay, music fans: today we have a treat for your ears by way of singer Julianna Barwick. She’s known for looping her own voice over and over on tracks and the end result makes her sound like a true angel, but she is also a real person! How she went from a…
029 - Katie Sturino - Publicist, Founder of 12-ish Style, Toast the Dog’s dogager
May 24, 2016 • 55 min
Katie Sturino doesn’t judge morning teeth-brushers. She’s a blogger/model who runs her own PR agency/mom-ager to three Instagram famous dogs. And no, she’s not a dentist, but she is a proponent of doing what makes you happy. In this episode of Oh Boy,…
028 - Tennessee Thomas - Drummer & Political Activist
May 10, 2016 • 37 min
Tennessee Thomas makes the backslash career look good. She runs The Deep End Club; she’s a drummer — currently for Elvis Costello and the Attractions, and if you used to listen to The Like, that’s her on the beat; she’s an actress; and she makes PSAs.…
027 - Julie Wainwright - Founder & CEO of The RealReal
Apr 26, 2016 • 55 min
Julie Wainwright didn’t want her world to be small. The RealReal CEO told Oh Boy host Jay Buim this while discussing her decision to pursue a serious career during a time when many women she knew were dropping out of school to get married. In this…
026 - Sarah Sophie Flicker - Mama, Performer, Director, Aerialist, Writer, Activist, Feminist
Apr 12, 2016 • 61 min
Sarah Sophie Flicker lists “Mama, Performer, Director, Aerialist, Writer, Activist, Feminist” as the top descriptors in her Twitter bio — telling, considering that what she does “for a living” isn’t as simple as a one-word answer. And why should it be? In…
025 - Mattie Kahn - Elle.com Writer & Man Repeller Contributor
Mar 28, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode of Oh Boy, host Jay and Elle.com news writer/MR contributor Mattie Kahn discuss her career path, how her initial dream of working in fashion led her to covering the 2016 presidential election, her detour into chef whites, Britney Spears…
024 - Silas Howard - Writer & Director
Mar 14, 2016 • 45 min
In this 24th episode of Oh Boy, we meet Silas Howard, the first Trans director to work on the critically acclaimed show Transparent. He takes us through his creative path, which led him to San Francisco in the 90s where he found his people in the queer…
023 - Kasie Hunt - Political Correspondent for MSNBC
Mar 1, 2016 • 51 min
This week’s episode of Oh Boy is for all the future politicians and aspiring journalists out there: meet Kasie Hunt, a political correspondent for MSNBC. Without giving the whole podcast away, she covered Mitt Romney in 2012, Donald Trump in 2013, and now…
022 - Christene Barberich - Co-Founder & Global Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29
Feb 16, 2016 • 57 min
You know Refinery29. How could you not? This week, Oh Boy host Jay Buim sat down with Christene Barberich, co-founder and Global Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29, to find out how she rose to the top of one of America’s fastest growing companies. An editor at…
021 - Daryl K - Fashion Designer
Feb 9, 2016 • 46 min
This week in our 21st episode of Oh Boy, Jay sits down with Daryl Kerrigan — notable driver of that downtown, 90s rocker aesthetic and, fun fact!, costume designer for My Cousin Vinny. Much of Kerrigan’s current press is revolving around her collaboration…
020 - Kate Pierson - B-52’s Founding Member
Feb 2, 2016 • 56 min
If you ever need a throwback hit to make your day better, “Love Shack” is a classic that never fails. Of course, there wouldn’t be a “Love Shack” without Kate Pierson — one of the lead singers and founding members of The B-52’s. In this episode of Oh Boy,…
019 - Alexa Chung - Style Icon, TV Personality & Co-Founder and Creative Director of Villoid
Jan 19, 2016 • 49 min
In this week’s extra special episode of Oh Boy (which is the extended audio version of an upcoming Chatroom episode), Alexa Chung chats with Leandra about her app, Villoid, getting dressed in cold weather, why splitting hairs may be the secret to winter…
018 - Hari Nef - Actress & Model
Jan 5, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode of Oh Boy, we meet Hari Nef, the first openly transgender model signed to IMG who plays Tante Gittel in the 2nd season of “Transparent.” She speaks about the set’s welcoming environment and wonders aloud what the film and television…
017- Shiona Turini - Fashion Stylist & Consultant
Dec 15, 2015 • 49 min
If you have ever looked at the fashion industry and thought, “Now how the hell am I supposed to get in there from here?” then this podcast is for you. Fashion stylist and consultant Shiona Turini shares everything, from her experience growing up in…
016 - Emily Weiss - Founder of Into the Gloss & Glossier
Dec 8, 2015 • 46 min
Get to know the woman behind Glossier and Into The Gloss. Founder Emily Weiss talks to Oh Boy host Jay Buim about the business skills she culled while working in the magazine industry, what being a Vogue stylist’s assistant taught her, how she learned to…
015 - Alicia Yoon - Founder of Peach & Lily
Dec 1, 2015 • 65 min
This week, Jay sits down with Alicia Yoon, founder of beauty website Peach & Lily, which brings Asia’s best beauty brands to the US. Yoon tells Jay about her path to becoming an entrepreneur (Columbia University, Harvard Business School, Goldman Sachs)…
014 - Karley Sciortino - Vogue Columnist, Founder of Slutever
Nov 24, 2015 • 47 min
This week, Jay talks with writer Karley Sciortino. She’s a Vogue.com columnist and founder of Slutever, a website that covers sex and relationships in a frank, empowering and approachable way. In this episode, Sciortino talks about growing up as a…
013- Mamie Gummer - Actress
Nov 17, 2015 • 42 min
Get to know Mamie Gummer the person, not just the actress(or Meryl Streep’s daughter)in this week’s episode of “Oh Boy.” A self-described “country mouse,” Gummer talks about growing up in a rustic, small town in Connecticut, what it meant to be the older…
012 - Nicolette Mason - Creative Consultant, Contributing Editor at Marie Claire
Nov 10, 2015 • 54 min
This week on Oh Boy, Jay sits down with Nicolette Mason: creative consultant, Marie Claire columnist and plus-sized blogger who’s had a major voice in the changing landscape of what the fashion world looks like. The daughter of immigrants, Mason shares…
011 - Roxie Darling - Sole Colorist at Michael Gordon’s Hairstory
Nov 3, 2015 • 41 min
This week on Oh Boy, host Jay Buim sits down with colorist Roxie Darling, one of the masterminds behind Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon’s newest venture, Hairstory. They chat about hanging out in abandoned insane asylums with friends, addiction…
010 - Sloane Crosley - Author of “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “The Clasp”
Oct 27, 2015 • 58 min
This week Jay sits down with New York Times’ Bestselling author, Sloane Crosley. The two cover growing up in suburbia, archeological aspirations, and how an email to friends ended up in The Village Voice. Her new novel, The Clasp, is an exercise in…
Bonus Episode! - Monocycle Teaser
Oct 25, 2015 • 2 min
A first listen to Monocycle with Leandra Medine, Man Repeller’s new 10 minute weekly show.
009 - Amelia Diamond - Deputy Editor of Man Repeller
Oct 20, 2015 • 67 min
Host Jay Buim chats with Man Repeller’s Deputy Editor, Amelia Diamond, about being both a horse girl and bird kid, growing up in San Francisco, becoming a writer, and what it’s like working at Man Repeller, particularly when one of your best friends is…
008 - Whitney Cummings - Comedian, Actress, Co-creator of 2 Broke Girls
Oct 13, 2015 • 56 min
Leandra Medine and Whitney Cummings cover middle school bullies, the very real need to be seen and heard (whether on stage or age home), the fourth wave of feminism, how dealing with a stalker is similar to improv, love, relationships and our…
007 - Kiran Gandhi - Musician, Madame Gandhi
Oct 6, 2015 • 44 min
Jay Buim sits down with Kiran Gandhi, the woman who made headlines for running the London Marathon on her period without a tampon to break the stigma of menstruation. The interview covers her unique upbringing in Manhattan and India, how her feminist…
006 - Jordana Kier - Co-Founder of LOLA
Sep 29, 2015 • 35 min
Chatting with Jordana Kier, the Tampon Queen and co-founder of Lola, a direct-to-consumer, subscription-based feminine care company. Jordana and host Jay Buim talk bringing back the unibrow, wanting to run Lincoln Center, and pitching a tampon delivery…
005 - Payal Kadakia - CEO & Co-Founder of ClassPass
Sep 22, 2015 • 44 min
Jay Buim sits down with ClassPass Co-Founder and CEO, Payal Kadakia to discuss cultural identity, parents’ expectations, and how a driving passion for dance led her to create one of the most beloved recent innovations in fitness, ClassPass, valued at over…
004 - Stacy London - Style/Fashion Consultant, Author of “The Truth About Style”
Sep 15, 2015 • 40 min
Special Edition! This week Leandra Medine interviews Stacy London, former Vogue editor, television veteran (What Not to Wear), author of The Truth About Style, boob tape extraordinaire and over-achieving 20th century philosophy double major who has never…
003 - Amy Odell - Editor of Cosmopolitan.com
Sep 8, 2015 • 38 min
You know that friend that was quiet in high school but super smart, funny, and destined to be a boss? We do, too. Meet Amy Odell, Editor at Cosmopolitan and author of “Tales from the Back Row,” her new book about life behind-the-scenes as a journalist in…
002 - Rebecca Harrington - Author of “I’ll Have What She’s Having” and “Penelope”
Sep 1, 2015 • 43 min
Host Jay Buim sits down with Rebecca Harrington, author of “Penelope” and “I’ll Have What She’s Having” for a conversation packed with obscure but telling references to 19th Century Archeologists, The Bad Seed, Jane Austin Juvenilia, and how a website…
001 - Leandra Medine - Author, Humorist, Founder of Man Repeller
Aug 21, 2015 • 42 min
Jay Buim interviews Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine about growing up in New York, accidentally launching one of the most influential fashion-centric websites around, and not taking one’s self too seriously. Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett…