The Femtastic Podcast

The Femtastic Podcast
Feminist. Also fun.
#17: Black Breastfeeding and Why Representation Matters
Sep 21 • 66 min
Katie interviews Certified Birth Doula, China Tolliver, about Denver’s Black Breastfeeding Week 2017. In a lively conversation covering everything from bleeding nipples to flower crowns (they are against both), Katie and China discuss the origins of…
#16: Abortion at Home
Aug 16 • 75 min
Katie interviews an anonymous reproductive healthcare worker and expert on the practice of home-based abortion in the US. They discuss what home-based abortion is and reasons people may choose to terminate pregnancies at home. They also discuss the…
#15: Empowering High-Achieving Women to Be Their Own Beyonces at Work
Jun 13 • 68 min
In this episode, Katie interviews Chris Dalton, a career development coach for professional women. In the episode, they discuss ways that high-achieving women can combat burnout and love their jobs (hint: boundary-setting!!!), how women (AND…
#14: Cannabis and Women’s Health
May 7 • 108 min
In this episode, Katie interviews Tony Tarbox, a cannabis educator who works in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry. Think cannabis is only good for getting high? Think again. You might be surprised to know that not all cannabis…
#13: The Untold Stories of Women Changemakers
Apr 12 • 43 min
In this episode, Katie interviews Julia Carpenter, Washington Post writer/editor and creator of daily newsletter A Woman to Know. Every day, A Woman to Know tells its subscribers the story of an impactful woman from history that they’ve probably never…
#12: Mother and Daughter: A Tale of Two Veterans
Mar 17 • 99 min
In this episode, Katie had the privilege of interviewing Debbie Johnson and her daughter, Lauren Halloran. Debbie is a retired U.S. Army colonel who served as a nurse in the Gulf War, when Lauren was just a little girl. Lauren is a former Air…
#11: The Handmaid’s Tale & Trump’s America
Feb 22 • 41 min
In this episode, Katie interviews David Rheinstrom, host of the Wondery Network’s podcast “Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape.” SCA recently released an audio adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. Written over 30…
#10: Teaching Parents How to Talk to Their Kids About Sex
Jan 26 • 54 min
In this episode, Katie interviews Elona Landau, a sexuality educator who teaches parents how to talk to their children about sex. They explore why parents feel so uncomfortable talking to their kids about sex, what subjects are particularly terrifying…
#9: Acupuncture, Reiki, and Self Care for Women’s Health
Jan 17 • 58 min
Katie interviews licensed acupuncturist and reiki master/teacher, Margarita Alcantara. They discuss how acupuncture and Reiki can be used not only as fantastic self-care practices, but also to treat and alleviate women’s health issues - from…
#8: Talking Equality and the Next Four Years with Ash Beckham
Jan 5 • 92 min
In Episode 8, Katie interviews equality advocate Ash Beckham. Ash didn’t set out to become a viral sensation with her TEDx talk “Coming Out of Your Closet” or her Boulder Ignite speech, “I am SO GAY”. But her willingness to strike…
#7: Conscious Period - Chemicals in Tampons and Menstruating While Homeless
Dec 7, 2016 • 56 min
Katie speaks to Annie Lascoe and Margo Lang, cofounders of Conscious Period, a social enterprise that produces organic tampons while providing free menstrual products to homeless women. In the episode, they discuss the chemicals and carcinogens in…
#6: Vote Informed
Oct 16, 2016 • 55 min
Katie interviews Alex Niemczewski, CEO and co-founder of BallotReady, a website that aims to help voters to vote informed on every candidate and every referendum, in every election. In the episode, Alex and Katie discuss the importance of voting in…
#5: Breaking Down Barriers on the Road to Abortions
Sep 12, 2016 • 56 min
Katie interviews April Greene, co-founder of the Georgia-based Magnolia Fund. This non-profit helps low-income women afford abortions, whether through monetary support like subsidized procedures, or practical support like transportation, lodging, or…
#4: Campus Sexual Assault and Title IX
Aug 26, 2016 • 94 min
If you thought Title IX was just about sports, get ready for an interesting discussion. In this episode, Katie interviews seasoned campus violence educator and advocate, Tara Misra. Katie and Tara discuss the prevalence of sexual assault and…
#3: The Sex Ed Teacher You Wish You Had
Jul 26, 2016 • 99 min
Katie interviews sex educator Melanie Lucash - the sex ed teacher you wish you had. Melanie teaches modern sex education that is consent-based, trauma-informed, LGBTQ-inclusive, pleasure-positive, and completely shame-free. Katie and Melanie discuss…
#2: A Public Defender on Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System
Jul 12, 2016 • 49 min
Katie interviews Julia Burke, a public defender in Queens, New York. They discuss what the life of a public defender is like, how patterns of domestic violence play out in the criminal justice system, and why someone may plead guilty to a crime…
#1: Planned Parenthood Field Organizing Specialist Jillian Coffey
Jun 28, 2016 • 59 min
Action and Advocacy for Reproductive Rights