Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

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Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience. Join our community at Patreon.com/femfreq Feminist Frequency Radio is powered by Simplecast


86: Strong Female Character
Jul 17 • 46 min
Your battle-hardened hosts gather in the Thunderdome to discuss Strong Female Characters in our media. What kinds of aesthetic and narrative features tend to mark someone as a “strong female character”? Which genres seem most invested in the presentation…
85 - Chernobyl
Jul 10 • 56 min
Everyone is talking about HBO’s Chernobyl. They say it’s good but it’s not enjoyable. We decide to find out for ourselves. Entertainment this news includes: Megan Rapinoe, Colin Kaepernick, Nike and re-boycotting Nike for life, Disney’s live action Little…
84: The Mary Sue Trope
Jul 3 • 45 min
Who You Callin’ Mary Sue? On this week’s episode, we tackle the topic of the Mary Sue! It’s a term that some have used as a cudgel in recent years with which to attack prominent female characters that they dislike for one reason or another, but what does…
83: Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 - Wastelands with Tevis Thompson
Jun 26 • 66 min
On this week’s episode, Carolyn and Ebony continue their conversation about Life Is Strange 2, a conversation that started back in episode 63. Today, we’re talking about Episode 3: Wastelands, and we’re joined for our conversation by the writer and critic…
82: Booksmart
Jun 19 • 58 min
This week, Anita plays hooky so Carolyn and Ebony are responsible for keeping the student body on track. Classic nerds! Our topic this week is Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s feature debut about two young overachieving women on the cusp of graduation. Tune in…
81: Guilty Pleasures
Jun 12 • 50 min
People often use the term “guilty pleasures” to talk about media they enjoy even though they feel it has little redeeming value. But what does it mean to be a feminist media critic who sometimes finds herself enjoying media that she believes is outright…
80: Always Be My Maybe
Jun 5 • 55 min
This week we dive into Always Be My Maybe, Netflix’s latest romcom staring Ali Wong, Randall Park (and of course) Keanu Reeves. Because we are rapidly turning into a Keanu Reeves podcast. Ebony and Anita had very different opinions on this movie. Anita…
79: John Wick 3
May 29 • 51 min
It’s finally here! We made it! We have arrived at our John Wick 3 episode. Carolyn and Ebony can finally calm the hell down (not bloody likely). Tune in for a discussion of the assassin economy, visual style vs narrative coherence, fairytale logic, and…
78: Tuca and Bertie
May 22 • 54 min
On this FFR, we’re talkin’ ‘bout the wonderful new animated series Tuca and Bertie! Created by Bojack Horseman producer and production designer Lisa Hanawalt, Tuca and Bertie stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as best friends whose friendship must evolve…
77 - Twilight Zone (2019)
May 15 • 56 min
This week we go into the perilous unknown with the 2019 reboot of The Twilight Zone airing on CBS All Access. We dive into episodes like Not All Men, Wunderkind, The Traveler, and others to see which each of us liked best… and we certainly don’t all agree.
76: Knock Down The House
May 8 • 55 min
Hey, Feminist Frequency Listeners! We had a fantastic discussion about the new Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, which documents the thrilling challenges posed to the political establishment by the record numbers of women and people of color…
75: Avengers: Endgame
Apr 30 • 53 min
On this week’s FFR, our 75th episode, it’s a spoilerific conversation about the latest MCU crossover epic, Avengers: Endgame. First we talk about whether or not the film worked for us purely on the level of being an enjoyable superhero film that offers a…
74: Ramy with Zahra Noorbakhsh
Apr 24 • 62 min
Anita has returned! But Ebony is gone. To make up for it we’ve brought back very a special guest, everyone’s favorite Iranian-American Muslim Comedian, Zahra Noorbakhsh. This week we dive into Hulu’s newest sitcom Ramy. Created by comedian Ramy Youssef we…
73: Shazam!
Apr 16 • 56 min
Anita’s off on another one of her globehopping adventures, so Ebony and Carolyn hold it down this week with a look at the latest DC Comics flick, Shazam! There’s a refreshing sense of lighthearted fun to this film, especially in contrast to the grimdark…
FFR 72: Leaving Neverland with special guest Francesca Fiorentini
Apr 10 • 54 min
In this week’s episode, Anita and Ebony are joined by comedian, correspondent, and host of The Bitchuation Room Podcast, Francesca Fiorentini. The topic under discussion in this episode is the 2-part HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, about the…
FFR 71 Bonus - FREQin’ AfterParty: Jordan Peele’s Us
Apr 3 • 18 min
Our Patreon backers get exclusive access to special bonus episodes every single week in the form of our FREQin’ AfterParty. This week, we continued our discussion of Jordan Peele’s Us because we couldn’t quite contain all of our thoughts in the main…
FFR 71: Us
Apr 3 • 53 min
Everyone is talking about Us. And for good reason. This week we dive into the hotly anticipated new horror movie from the mind of Jordan Peele.
FFR 70: Greta
Mar 27 • 57 min
This week on FFR, we’re talking about the new film from Neil Jordan, director of The Crying Game, Interview With a Vampire and others: Greta. Greta is a psychologically terrifying tale of an innocent young woman named Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) who…
FFR 69: Batman Returns with Kim Belair
Mar 20 • 60 min
This week, the crew hosts writer, designer, and founder of Sweet Baby Inc, Kim Belair for a hilarious discussion of the 1992 cinematic classic Batman Returns! Before that, though, Caro serves up a heapin’ helpin’ of cringeworthy Pop Culture News (this…
FFR 68: Captain Marvel
Mar 13 • 54 min
The crew is back together as we dive into all that is Captain Marvel, the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic universe. Entertainment news this week includes Steam’s disappointingly sad statements about their policies, The Division 2 and the Captain…
FFR 67: Lorena
Mar 6 • 54 min
In this episode of FFR, Anita’s off giving talks in different cities so the podcast falls to Ebony and Carolyn this week, who do their best to fill the big Anita-shaped hole in all our hearts. The focus of this episode is Lorena, the new four-part…
FFR 66: The Oscars + Alita Battle Angel
Feb 27 • 54 min
This week we forgo our traditional entertainment news so Anita can talk far too long about this year’s Oscars while Ebony laughs just at her. Then we begrudgingly dive into Alita: Battle Angel the new Robert Rodriguez live action film based on the 1990’s…
FFR 65: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Oscars
Feb 20 • 54 min
This week on FFR, we gear up for this weekend’s Oscars with a focus on the Academy Awards: why they matter, how they’ve worked to promote a notion of cinematic excellence that centers and glorifies whiteness, and how they’ve historically tended to…
FFR 64: Russian Doll
Feb 13 • 56 min
The triple[doll] threat is back in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Studio & Herbarium this week for a dive into the mindbending world of Netflix’s new series, Russian Doll. The comedy-drama, created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, is…
FFR 63: Life Is Strange 2, Episode 2
Feb 6 • 52 min
This week, Ebony takes the host’s chair as she and Carolyn share their thoughts on the first few episodes of Life Is Strange 2. LIS2 follows the Diaz brothers, high schooler Sean and his younger brother Daniel, as they flee from their Seattle home after…
FFR 62: Starship Troopers
Jan 30 • 48 min
You’re going to love this week’s phenomenal conversation about Starship Troopers (1997) with special guests Mary Robinette Kowal and Max Temkin! Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion (and very amicable disagreement) about how successfully the film…
FFR 61: The Favourite
Jan 23 • 55 min
This week, we’re traveling back to the court of Queen Anne for all the stately and scandalous manipulations of The Favourite, the Oscar-nominated film starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Throughout the movie, courtiers Sarah (Weisz) and…
FFR 60: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Jan 16 • 61 min
This week on FFR, we take on a Hollywood classic in the 1962 psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a film whose title character was, at the time, one of the most shocking women ever seen onscreen. Played by cinematic legend Bette Davis,…
FFR 59: If Beale Street Could Talk
Jan 9 • 59 min
This week on FFR, we’re discussing Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ wonderful new film, If Beale Street Could Talk. We get into the striking beauty of the film’s visual composition, the way it creates a feeling of community and solidarity that stretches…
FFR 58: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Jan 2 • 55 min
We’re kicking off 2019 with an FFR lovefest thanks to the exuberant and incredible Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Join us as we celebrate one of the best films of last year, with appreciation for its depiction of a diverse and lively Brooklyn, its…
FFR 57: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Dec 19, 2018 • 57 min
This week, we journey to the world of Etheria for showrunner Noelle Stevenson’s bold reimagining of She-Ra, and we very much like what we see! From the surprisingly complex explorations of friendship dynamics (for what’s ostensibly a children’s cartoon)…
FFR 56: Doctor Who
Dec 12, 2018 • 53 min
At long last, Anita and Ebony finally get around to talking about Doctor Who on the podcast! First, they both share their different relationships with the history of the show, and what they’re bringing with them to the new season, which stars Jodie…
FFR 55: Green Book
Dec 5, 2018 • 54 min
This week on FFR, Ebony and Carolyn take a road trip with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book. The film initially had a good deal of Oscar buzz, and in fact it was just chosen as the best film of 2018 by the National Board of Review. However,…
FFR 54: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Nov 28, 2018 • 48 min
This week, we’re off to Greendale to spend some time with the new Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! The latest incarnation of the teenage witch who originated in comics in the early 1960s and who famously had her own TV show in the 1990s,…
FFR 53: Widows
Nov 21, 2018 • 55 min
On this week’s Feminist Frequency Radio, we follow Viola Davis wherever she wants to lead us in director Steve McQueen’s new film, Widows. On the surface, Widows looks like a heist flick, though notably one with women comprising the crew at its center.…
52: A Star Is Born
Nov 14, 2018 • 50 min
This week’s episode is (maybe) our one year anniversary and Ebony eats cake in celebration. This week’s discussion surrounds the most recent remake of A Star is Born directed and starring Bradley Cooper with Lady Gaga. As usual we are a group divided on…
51: Maniac (Please Don’t Do Anything Horrible, Jonah)
Nov 7, 2018 • 54 min
This week’s episode comes to you from two new satellite studios in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Complex! Anita has moved to L.A. and reports in from Johnny Utah HQ; Caro has started phoning in from the Johnny Mnemonic Wing; and Ebony continues to keep it…
50: Gender Swapping in Media, Live at GeekGirlCon ‘18!
Oct 31, 2018 • 55 min
On this week’s brand new FFR, we’re live at GeekGirlCon ‘18 to talk about the ongoing trend of gender swaps in movies and television, whether it be specific characters who are reimagined as women (a la Starbuck in the Battlestar Galactica reboot) or a…
49: Private Life with Anna Sale
Oct 24, 2018 • 56 min
On this week’s very special episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Anita and Carolyn chat with the Anna Sale of WNYC’s Death, Sex, and Money podcast about unethical labor practices in the video game industry, hot dads, and what makes a movie “a very Caro…
48: Special Guest Daniel Ortberg
Oct 17, 2018 • 54 min
On this week’s FFR, Ebony and Carolyn chat with writer, bon vivant, and Shatner Chatner-purveyor, Daniel Ortberg. But before that conversation kicked off, Carolyn dumped a giant bucket of disappointing entertainment news in the studio, from the Johnny…
47: Top Gun
Oct 10, 2018 • 55 min
On this week’s FFR, we fly into the danger zone with Maverick, Iceman, Goose and the rest of the best of the best with the cultural juggernaut that is Top Gun. Is it a film carefully calculated to represent masculinity in such a way as to maximize navy…
XOXO Bonus Interview #3: Jenn Sandercock
Oct 9, 2018 • 15 min
In this, the third and last of our special conversations recorded at XOXO in Portland, Anita talks to Jenn Sandercock, a games industry veteran who is also a pioneer in the field of edible games! Here, she and Anita talk about some of the games Jenn has…
XOXO Bonus Interview #2: Lucy Bellwood
Oct 5, 2018 • 34 min
In this, the second of three special conversations recorded at XOXO 2018 in Portland, Anita talks to adventure cartoonist Lucy Bellwood about her wonderful recent project 100 Demon Dialogues, perceptions of success vs. the reality of it, the unique…
46: Monsters and Men
Oct 3, 2018 • 58 min
On this week’s episode of FFR, we discuss the new film Monsters and Men, a drama loosely inspired by the 2014 murder of Eric Garner by officers of the NYPD. The film follows three men of color, one of them a cop himself, whose lives are impacted in…
45: Searching
Sep 26, 2018 • 60 min
On this week’s episode of FFR, the gang discusses Searching, a new thriller starring John Cho which takes place entirely on computer screens. As David Kim, a father searching for his missing daughter, John Cho navigates Facebook, Tumblr, creates…
XOXO Bonus Interview #1: Natalie Wynn (ContraPoints)
Sep 25, 2018 • 24 min
In this, the first of three special conversations recorded at the XOXO festival in Portland, Oregon, Anita talks to Natalie Wynn, who, with her channel ContraPoints, has become one of the most celebrated progressive voices on YouTube, thanks to the…
44: Jack Ryan
Sep 19, 2018 • 58 min
On this week’s FFR, we talk about the new Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski as Tom Clancy’s most famous hero, who finds himself on the trail of—surprise!—a Muslim terrorist! What makes Jack Ryan interesting to discuss is the ways in…
43: Live from XOXO! (Corrected Audio)
Sep 12, 2018 • 57 min
This week, we bring you a very special show recorded live at the XOXO festival in Portland! We decided to liven things up by playing a special game in which each of us presents one piece of media we loved when we were younger to the crowd, and asking them…
42: Mulholland Drive
Sep 5, 2018 • 57 min
This week, Anita’s away so Ebony and Carolyn get weird with a look back at David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, a dreamlike odyssey about female fantasy, the commoditization of women in Hollywood, and—well, what IS Mulholland Drive about, really? We go on a…
Bonus: Guacamelee! 2 and Being Critical of the Media You Love
Aug 30, 2018 • 18 min
Each week, we record a bonus segment exclusively for our Drip backers. This week, we decided to make our bonus available to everyone. Here, a chat about the extremely enjoyable new game Guacamelee 2 evolves into a larger discussion about engaging with…
41: Hackers, Strange Days and How to Pronounce Ralph Fiennes
Aug 29, 2018 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, your favorite radical hacker collective get into the nitty gritty of 90’s tech paranoia via the 1995 films Hackers and Strange Days. Caro can’t help but admire SD’s attempt to create compelling fable for its time; while Ebony and…
40: Crazy Rich Asians
Aug 22, 2018 • 55 min
This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, we’re talking about the hit new rom-com that’s also a watershed moment in cinematic representation, Crazy Rich Asians! We discuss the beauty of Singapore, so rarely seen onscreen in America, the complex issues of…
39: BlacKkKlansman
Aug 15, 2018 • 60 min
This week, Anita, Ebony and Carolyn are going deep undercover with Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs police officer who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, in a manner of…
38: Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Aug 8, 2018 • 55 min
On this week’s episode, Anita’s off on a top-secret assignment, no doubt saving the world from the evil forces of anti-feminism, so Carolyn and Ebony hold down the fort at FemFreq HQ by diving into the international intrigue of Mission: Impossible -…
37: Blindspotting
Aug 1, 2018 • 52 min
This week on FFR, we’re discussing the potent and perceptive cocktail of comedy and drama that is Blindspotting. An insightful, powerful and deeply funny new film about Oakland, Blindspotting explores the impact of police violence, gentrification, and…
36: Pose
Jul 25, 2018 • 55 min
In this week’s episode, we explore FX’s excellent, multifaceted new drama Pose, which focuses on the lives of trans women and queer people in the ballroom scene of late-80s NYC. Pose confronts the devastation of the AIDS crisis while still showing people…
35: Sorry to Bother You!
Jul 18, 2018 • 55 min
This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, we discuss Boots Riley’s wild, unforgettable comedy of race, class, labor and capitalism, Sorry to Bother You! It’s a gem of distinctly Oakland storytelling that’s very relevant for the moment in history at which we…
34: Ant-Man and The Wasp with Special Guest Jamie Loftus
Jul 11, 2018 • 61 min
This week on FFR, special guest Jamie Loftus joins us to discuss the pop culture news of the week and the latest cinematic appetizer from Marvel, Ant-Man and The Wasp. Jamie is a hilarious comic, Zamboni-lover, and co-host of The Bechdel Cast. Topics…
33: W. Kamau Bell’s New Comedy Special and the Very Real Dangers of Online Harassment
Jul 4, 2018 • 55 min
This week on FFR, the dynamic trio discusses the new Netflix comedy special by self-proclaimed “heterosexual cisgender dad man” W. Kamau Bell, Private School Negro, which gets into matters of white supremacy and whether or not Trump is a racist. (“Yes, he…
32: It’s Tearjerker Time!
Jun 27, 2018 • 56 min
Who needs a good cry? Well, we’ve got you covered this week as we discuss two works bristling with poignant and powerful emotion. First up is the new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about the life and work of Fred Rogers, who brought a philosophy of…
31: Catching Pancakes With Special Guest Open Mike Eagle
Jun 20, 2018 • 56 min
On this week’s episode, Anita and Ebony chop it up with hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle, who you may remember from one of Anita’s JoCo Cruise interviews. Topics include Mike’s E3 experience, sexism in games and in sports journalism, how professional…
30: I Come Bearing Stories
Jun 13, 2018 • 51 min
In this week’s episode, we welcome Anita back to the bridge and set sail on the USS Radical Empathy for a heist adventure for the ages! We dig into the effervescent appeal of Ocean’s 8, while sparing a wink for that queer subtext we love. Anita has…
29: Invest in Sassy Droids
Jun 6, 2018 • 63 min
In this week’s episode, it’s a sci-fi spectacular as Ebony and Caro navigate the asteroid field of a movie that is Solo. We talk everything from Ron Howard’s directing to the squandering of Thandie Newton to the Star Wars series’ gradual shift into a much…
28: I Wanted To See Some Rocky and Bullwinkle
May 30, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s off-the-rails episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Ebony finally slides into the captain’s chair and brings on board a temporary first officer for an away mission that might not make it into syndication. Comedian, writer, and amateur…
27: When Carolyn’s Gone, It’s Just a Disaster
May 23, 2018 • 52 min
In this week’s episode, Ebony realizes 40 minutes in that Producer Phil needs to slap a “saucy language warning” on all of her segments because she has no home training. Anita shares some interesting news about ice cream mafia wars in small town Sweden;…
26: Caution–This Podcast Contains Moderate Amounts of Effing and Jeffing
May 16, 2018 • 51 min
In this week’s FFR, Anita’s off on another one of her damn fool adventures so it’s up to Ebony and Carolyn to captain our flagship podcast! In a nod to Carolyn’s love of classic cinema, we discuss the classic 1940 “comedy of remarriage,” His Girl Friday,…
25: A Robitussin Ride
May 9, 2018 • 60 min
On this week’s FFR, it’s a queer media extravaganza as we talk Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye and the Wachowskis’ seminal 90s lesbian crime film Bound. Queer Eye can certainly be heartwarming and endearing, but we also discuss how it obscures systemic…
24: The Monthly Ebony Meeting
May 2, 2018 • 55 min
On this week’s FFR, Anita has left Ebony and Carolyn to fend for themselves! In our desperate attempt to put together a coherent podcast in Anita’s absence, we go deep on Avengers: Mandatory Moviegoing Experience (or Infinity War as it’s more commonly…
23 Live at Kickstarter with Special Guest Jay Smooth
Apr 25, 2018 • 54 min
In this week’s episode, Anita and Ebony are at Kickstarter HQ in Brooklyn recording the podcast in front of a live studio audience! Best of all, they’re joined by special guest, cultural commentator and hip hop DJ Jay Smooth. Ebony leads the trio through…
22 Apples: The Loudest @$%*ing Fruit (TM)
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
On this week’s show, we discuss the use of sound in John Krasinski’s new horror thriller A Quiet Place, whether Ebony would survive in this particular brand of apocalypse, the agony of living in a world without crunchy food, and whether seeing it in a…
JoCo Cruise Interview #6: Open Mike Eagle on Hip Hop, Politics, and Snorkeling
Apr 16, 2018 • 39 min
In this candid conversation, the last of our special JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks to hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle about both his evolution as a rapper and the evolution of hip hop as a whole. The two also discuss how our current political reality…
21 Watch the Fried Ones
Apr 11, 2018 • 56 min
In this week’s episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Anita and the gang discuss Netflix’s tantalizing new food documentary series Ugly Delicious, which explores the collisions of food, culture, and history. When does culinary tribute cross over into…
JoCo Cruise Interview #5: Showrunner Amy Berg on Making TV That Matters
Apr 9, 2018 • 19 min
In our latest JoCo Cruise interview, Anita talks to writer and showrunner Amy Berg, who has worked on shows such as Leverage, Eureka, Person of Interest, and Starz’ current hit sci-fi series Counterpart. Here, Berg recounts the bold way she once got Joss…
20 Enjoy Your Sloppy Nostalgia Pudding While Also Eating a Chicken Sandwich
Apr 4, 2018 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, Carolyn has visited the OASIS of Ready Player One and lives to tell Anita and Ebony the tale, demonstrating her own knowledge of obscure pop culture trivia and criticizing RPO for its use of the woman-as-trophy trope familiar to so…
JoCo Cruise #4: Jackie Kashian and the Shifting World of Comedy
Apr 2, 2018 • 23 min
“I can’t talk about airline food anymore!” In this conversation recorded aboard the JoCo Cruise, Anita talks to comedian Jackie Kashian about how the realm of stand-up comedy has changed in the 30 years or so that she’s been in the business. The material…
19 You Down With GDC? No, Not Ebony!
Mar 28, 2018 • 56 min
This week, Anita and Caro talk all about their experiences at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference, touching on the shifting politics of the industry, the important voices that go unheard, and, of course, their favorite games of the show. Learn how…
JoCo Cruise Interview #3: Wild Adventures and Critical Comedy with John Hodgman
Mar 26, 2018 • 53 min
In the third of our JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks to the very funny writer/performer/actor John Hodgman about his unusual career, from his stint as an “expert” on anything and everything on The Daily Show to the unlikely way in which he landed the…
18 A Gaggle of Chimpanzees Hopped Up on Nyquil
Mar 21, 2018 • 52 min
In this week’s episode, the Feminist Frequency Killjoys (call us, Marvel) unleash a torrent of opinions about Netflix’s Jessica Jones; from its complicated wrestling with trauma to the ways in which people of color are often used as narrative tools in the…
JoCo Cruise Interview #2: The Ethics of Storytelling with Patrick Rothfuss
Mar 19, 2018 • 36 min
In the second of our JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks with fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss about the power of stories, from the ones we create around the table with friends when playing D&D to the ones projected on the big screen, and why professional…
17 You Both Were in My Dreams as Puppies
Mar 14, 2018 • 53 min
In this week’s podcast, Anita opens the door on some of the strange imagery from her dreams. Then, we work through our feelings about Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time and discover that maybe how…
FFR JoCo Interview #1: Talking Writing, Worldbuilding and Games with Sci-fi Author N.K. Jemisin
Mar 12, 2018 • 43 min
While Anita was aboard the 2018 JoCo Cruise, she took the opportunity to talk to some of the amazing creators who were trapped at sea with her! In this first JoCo interview, she speaks with the amazing sci-fi writer N.K. Jemisin, creator of the acclaimed…
16 All the Hollywood Not-Gay Gay People
Mar 7, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, Anita and Carolyn are joined by special guest, comedian Irene Tu! We all endured the epic Oscars ceremony last weekend to discuss our favorite moments, our reactions to the winners, and whether or not things in Hollywood are actually…
15 Rocking the Boat on the JoCo Cruise with Special Guest Wil Wheaton!
Feb 28, 2018 • 58 min
Welcome to our very first live episode of Feminist Frequency Radio! Recorded at sea aboard the JoCo Cruise, this episode finds Anita and Femfreq friend and board member Felix Kramer in conversation with actor and writer Wil Wheaton! The conversation…
14.5: Five Minutes With Ebony on Black Panther, History, and Culture
Feb 21, 2018 • 5 min
In this impromptu supplement to this week’s main episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Ebony takes a few minutes to share some thoughts on how Black Panther skillfully navigates themes of culture, history, and the difference between appreciation and…
14 Black Panther
Feb 21, 2018 • 60 min
This week, on a very special episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, we go all in on Black Panther! From the wonders of Wakandan technology to all the fantastic female characters, from the breathtaking costumes to the surprisingly persuasive politics of the…
13 Tilda Swinton and Gwendoline Christie’s Space Robot Baby
Feb 14, 2018 • 60 min
On this week’s FFR, we suit up to join the crew of the ill-fated (and surprisingly hungry) international space station featured in The Cloverfield Paradox! Ebony gives us her best Irish accent and Carolyn questions the difference between good-bad movies…
12 You Won’t Hate Everything About This Episode!
Feb 7, 2018 • 53 min
On this week’s Feminist Frequency Radio, Carolyn makes her triumphant return to the podcast and celebrates by making Anita and Ebony go see Call Me by Your Name, leading Ebony to recount the seemingly eternal experience of watching the film and forcing…
11 The Best Show Ever Made on the Planet According to Zahra Noorbakhsh
Jan 31, 2018 • 60 min
This week, Anita and Ebony are joined by the wonderful feminist Muslim Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, who brings a bevy of insights to the table: How does the CW superhero show Black Lightning pay homage to the 60s sitcom Bewitched? How is…
10: I Tonya, Me Too, You People
Jan 24, 2018 • 57 min
This week’s Very Special Episode is AAA-rated! Anita takes a trip to Chicago and ropes in Feminist Frequency superstar Ashley Fellows and Vulture writer Angelica Bastien to discuss camp, perspective, and the cycle of abuse in I, Tonya. Anita segues…
09 FREQing Out Over the Whimsical Fish Man’s Deal
Jan 17, 2018 • 57 min
This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water divides the crew! Find out which of us were seduced by the film’s tender love story and which of us have no souls as we contemplate just what it means to fall in…
08 Now With Bonus Relaxing Nature Sounds!
Jan 10, 2018 • 62 min
With rainfall lending a lovely natural ambiance to the conversation, we discuss the power of representation in Black Panther and the formation of the Time’s Up initiative to combat cultures of sexual harassment in every industry. This brings us to the…
07 Leaping Around in Time With Anita Sarkeesian and the Doctor
Jan 3, 2018 • 60 min
Happy New Year, everyone! We get 2018 off to a perfectly smooth start as Anita leaps us forward in time by launching us right into a conversation about the Doctor Who Christmas Special, which marked both the end of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Doctor and…
06 Our Star Wars Holiday Special
Dec 20, 2017 • 59 min
On this, our sixth episode of FFR, we go all in on Star Wars: The Last Jedi! (Yes, we dig into the nitty-gritty and there are spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may want to return to the main segment of this episode later.) Why are some…
05 An Awe-Inspiring Collaboration Between Visionary Creators Hideo Kojima and Tommy Wiseau
Dec 13, 2017 • 50 min
On this week’s episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, the gang rejoices as Anita returns from Europe and records her first FFR stateside! We wonder what kind of magic spell Johnny Depp cast to make some people feel like his presence in The Crimes of…
04 Mark Ruffalo’s Cat-Sized Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Adventure
Dec 6, 2017 • 57 min
In episode four of FFR, just like Riker holding down the bridge for Picard, Carolyn takes over hosting duties while Anita flies back from Europe! (Don’t worry, Anita shall return next week!) We finally meet Ashley, the mysterious fourth member of the…
03 A Nosebleed in Time
Nov 29, 2017 • 56 min
We’re back with Episode Three of Feminist Frequency Radio! This week, we dive into the latest entertainment news and share our excitement for Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. We then discuss comedian Hari Kondabolu’s…
02 The Good Digital Moustache Removal Place
Nov 22, 2017 • 53 min
Episode two of Feminist Frequency Radio is here! Buckle up as Anita tries to explain what prompted her to sit through a recent Twilight marathon; Caro eyes Amazon’s new Middle-earth tourism initiative with suspicion; and the team explores their mutual…
01 Super Radionarok Goldblumishness
Nov 15, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome to Feminist Frequency Radio, the weekly podcast that pulls no punches on the media! In our first full-length episode, things go immediately off the rails when Anita expresses an unpopular opinion about Thor Ragnarok and Ebony reels in disbelief.…
00 New show from Feminist Frequency Radio drops Nov 15th!
Nov 3, 2017 • 25 min
Anita, Carolyn and Ebony give us a little preview of their new show from Feminist Frequency; Ebony is psyched for the Dr. Who Christmas speciaL, Anita just doesn’t get the whole Star Wars thing, and Carolyn can’t believe how good games are this year.…