Strong Feelings

Strong Feelings
Best friends and business partners Katel and Sara let it all out in a weekly show about work, friendship, and feminism. Plus, intimate conversations with authors, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs about how they got where they are, what they learned in the process, and what they do to find joy. Because life’s too short to bottle things up.

Introducing: Thread the Needle with Donna Cleveland
Mar 12 • 30 min
Strong Feelings is still on hiatus, but we’ve got a show we think you’ll love: Thread The Needle, a new podcast all about the place where feminist ideals and the realities of life meet.
Time to Do Nothing
Feb 19 • 28 min
Welcome back, friends! Today’s episode isn’t the glorious season opener we thought we’d have. And that’s actually ok.
We Are Indivisible with Leah Greenberg
Dec 11, 2019 • 37 min
What would you do if a Google doc you made went viral, and suddenly groups across the country were implementing your ideas to plan political action in their communities? If you’re Leah Greenberg, you’d found Indivisible—the national nonprofit she started…
The Fifth Trimester with Lauren Smith Brody
Dec 4, 2019 • 56 min
What if moms were granted the kind of parental leave they really needed to heal from childbirth, care for baby, and return to work? Lauren Smith Brody thinks it would completely change the lives of new parents—and everyone around them.
Fair Play with Eve Rodsky
Nov 20, 2019 • 48 min
You know all the work it takes to stay on top of laundry, not let the insurance policy lapse, and keep track of school meetings and doctor’s appointments? All that often-invisible labor was exhausting Eve Rodsky. So she did something about it—for her…
Radical Daily Action with GirlTrek
Nov 13, 2019 • 42 min
What if lacing up your sneakers weren’t just an exercise habit, but a radical political act? That’s the premise of GirlTrek—the movement to help Black women and girls reclaim their health and their communities through a daily habit of walking.
Walking the Tightrope with Sarah Deer
Nov 6, 2019 • 55 min
Indigenous women and girls face some of the highest rates of violence in the United States—and often fall through the cracks of the federal and tribal justice systems. We talk to tribal law and victims’ rights expert Sarah Deer about her work to change…
Excuse Me with Liana Finck
Oct 31, 2019 • 50 min
How do you make space for yourself in the world when you’re shy and a little bit weird? If you’re cartoonist Liana Finck, you channel the stuff stuck in your brain into your art—and find out a lot of people actually feel like you, too.
Women in Beer with Melissa Walter
Oct 24, 2019 • 46 min
The craft beer scene has plenty of bros waxing on about hops, but more and more women are making beer, too. And if they’re Love City Brewing’s Melissa Walter, they’re making change while they’re at it.
Miraculous Bodies with Kimberly Dark
Oct 17, 2019 • 52 min
It’s time for riots, not diets. This week we talk about bodies, health, food, and fatness with Kimberly Dark, author of the new book, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old.
Women and War Zones with Zahra Hankir
Oct 10, 2019 • 45 min
How do we know what happens in a war zone? Most info comes from journalists—white, Western, male journalists. Zahra Hankir thinks it’s time we heard from a very different group: Arab women reporting from their communities.
The Reckoning with Gloria Allred
Sep 26, 2019 • 47 min
Buckle up, friends. Today’s episode is a wild ride. We sat down with famed feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to talk about her four-decade career fighting discrimination and sexual violence, and her new induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame…during…
Time for Business with Stephanie Hurlburt
Sep 19, 2019 • 52 min
We’ve all heard advice to hustle, work harder, and push push push. And…most of us are exhausted as a result. So this week we’re talking to someone making the opposite choice: Stephanie Hurlburt, an entrepreneur who built a successful business, no nights…
Sexy Sex Ed with Tanya Turner
Sep 12, 2019 • 43 min
Did your school offer sex ed? If you grew up in the U.S., there’s a good chance it didn’t—or that the information you received was incomplete, unhelpful, or even… inaccurate. Tanya Turner is changing that—by bringing “Sexy Sex Ed” workshops to teens in…
Feminist Business School with Jennifer Armbrust
Sep 5, 2019 • 49 min
Can business be a site for radical creativity and social change? Join us as we go back to school with feminist business consultant Jennifer Armbrust.
Funding Abortion with Seneca Joyner
Aug 29, 2019 • 49 min
Abortion rights are under attack across the country—from “heartbeat bills” aimed at destroying Roe v. Wade to “crisis pregnancy centers” that lie to pregnant people. But Seneca Joyner knows we can fight back—by organizing and paying for abortions.
The Politics of Feeling Good with adrienne maree brown
Aug 22, 2019 • 54 min
All Pleasure, No Guilt with Jasmine Guillory
Aug 15, 2019 • 37 min
Be Relentless with Talia Schlanger
Aug 8, 2019 • 48 min
Have you heard the groundswell women making waves in music lately? Talia Schlanger has. The public radio powerhouse joins us to talk about the art of interviewing, the importance of uncomfortable conversations, and why “women in music” isn’t a theme—it’s…
Faith, Loss, and Fiction with R.O. Kwon
Aug 1, 2019 • 47 min
What’s it like to spend a decade working on your first novel, become a bestselling author, and still have the first thing people say about you be that you’re “adorable”? We talk with Korean American writer R.O Kwon to find out.
Feeling Seen with Naj Austin
Jul 25, 2019 • 45 min
What does community mean? How do you build one? And why do they matter—particularly for people of color?
Reviving Girlhood with Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam
Jul 18, 2019 • 54 min
When Mary Pipher first published Reviving Ophelia in 1994, she changed the way America thinks about teenage girls and their needs. Now she’s back with a new 25th anniversary edition of her landmark book—this time, published with her own daughter, Sara…
Talk Money, Get Paid
Jun 20, 2019 • 42 min
Talking about money is uncomfortable for lots of people—including us! But way too many of us aren’t getting paid what we deserve, and if we want to change that, then we all need to start speaking up—for ourselves, for each other, and for a more equitable…
Management Muscles with Lara Hogan
Jun 13, 2019 • 55 min
Did your first management gig come with a small pay bump and zero training? Ours too! But being good at doing a job doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be good at managing people doing it. That’s where our guest, Lara Hogan, comes in!
Know Your Worth with Becca Gurney
Jun 6, 2019 • 53 min
What happens when one woman looks around her field and notices the leaders are mostly men? If that woman is Becca Gurney, she starts her own design studio, and creates a place that chooses to hire women, pay them fairly, and find clients ready to do the…
Friendship First with Miranda Kent & Danielle Weeks
May 30, 2019 • 40 min
What if—instead of waiting on the right romantic relationship—two best friends had a baby together? This week we chat with real-life and onscreen best friends Miranda Kent and Danielle Weeks, the creators and costars of a new web series about just that:…
You Don’t Have to be Nice with Caroline Criado Perez
May 23, 2019 • 52 min
Did you know that women are 17 percent more likely to die in a car crash than men—and 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured? That’s because cars are designed for the average male, not the average human. This week’s guest is Caroline Criado Perez,…
Acts of Revolution with Nanci Luna Jiménez
May 16, 2019 • 51 min
Were you allowed to cry as a kid—or did someone tell you to toughen up and get over it? Nanci Luna Jiménez believes that too many of us were taught to shove our feelings down, instead of handling them in healthy ways—and that if we can’t release our…
Empower Work with Jaime-Alexis Fowler
May 9, 2019 • 55 min
Ever had something go wrong at work and not know who you can trust for help? Instead of struggling to get through it on your own, what if you could send a text and chat it out with a trained peer? Today we talk with Jaime-Alexis Fowler, founder of Empower…
Free Black Mamas with Veronica Rex
May 2, 2019 • 42 min
One out of three people who are arrested in America can’t pay their bail, leaving them to sit behind bars for months while they wait for a trial—losing jobs, homes, and even custody of their kids in the process. Most of those people are black or brown. We…
Friendshipping Is a Verb with Mary Pipher
Apr 25, 2019 • 49 min
Older women are the happiest demographic in this country—but you wouldn’t know it based on how our culture talks about them. Mary Pipher, author of Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents As We Age, joins us to set the record straight.
Decolonize Everything with Christine Nobiss
Apr 18, 2019 • 37 min
Indigenous communities face all kinds of injustice—from violence to poverty to climate change. Yet their voices are often absent from policy discussions. We talk with Seeding Sovereignty’s Christine Nobiss about what it would look like to follow the lead…
Are High Heels Feminist? with Summer Brennan
Apr 11, 2019 • 40 min
Are high heels oppressive or powerful? Good or bad? Beauty or pain? What if the answer to all of those questions is…yes? We talk with Summer Brennan about her new book, High Heel, which explores how heels aren’t just about fashion or culture, but are…
Working the Double Shift with Katherine Goldstein
Mar 14, 2019 • 51 min
We hear lots of stories about motherhood and parenting. But not very many about moms themselves—except for ones where they feel guilty and exhausted all the time. Journalist Katherine Goldstein wants to change that. She joins us to talk about what it’s…
Sex Work is Work with Jessica Raven
Mar 7, 2019 • 45 min
Stopping sex trafficking sounds like a great idea—and it is! But often, anti-trafficking laws actually make sex workers more vulnerable. We talk with sex work decriminalization advocate and all-around amazing guest Jessica Raven about the myths and…
Black Women Told You with Feminista Jones
Feb 27, 2019 • 54 min
“When black women win, everyone wins.” This week, Feminista Jones tells us all about black feminism, social media, activism, and her new book, Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets.
Therapeutic Tarot with Jessica Dore
Feb 21, 2019 • 48 min
Self reflection. Emotional care. Therapy. And…tarot? Hell yeah. The woman behind a wildly popular daily tarot reading on Twitter, Jessica Dore, shows us how mysticism and science can meet—and bring us all opportunities for healing and self-discovery.
Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien
Feb 14, 2019 • 50 min
You know we love talking about feelings, and we love talking about work. So when we saw that a new book was hitting stores this month called _No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work_, we just knew we had to talk with coauthor Liz…
Transformative Meetings (No, Really!) with Priya Parker
Feb 7, 2019 • 47 min
No one loves meetings, but we all attend them—probably a lot of them! So why are so many meetings so bad, and how can we make them better…or stop having them in the first place? On today’s show, we talk to author and facilitator Priya Parker about how to…
Forget “Having it All” with Amy Westervelt
Jan 31, 2019 • 59 min
It’s a motherlode of an episode this week! We’re talking all about kids, work, and how the two fit together—or, way too often, don’t. We’re joined by Amy Westervelt—a journalist, podcast host, producer, the founder of podcast network Critical Frequency,…
Holding Space with Kate Warren
Jan 24, 2019 • 49 min
What do a sex podcast, a photography practice, and hanging out with witches have in common? They’re all part of Kate Warren’s jam-packed schedule. This week, we talk to the DC-based photographer, artist, and podcast host about gender, race, emotional…
Body Politics with Cora Harrington
Jan 17, 2019 • 51 min
Cora Harrington loves lingerie—and the complex feminist questions surrounding it. On today’s show, the founder of The Lingerie Addict talks about building a business out of a lingerie blog, questioning norms about gender and bodies, and why a $20 bra…
That’s Enough with Heather Havrilesky
Jan 10, 2019 • 55 min
Writer and cultural critic Heather Havrilesky joins us for a look at all the ways our culture tells us we’re not “enough”—and what we can do about it in 2019.
Welcome to Strong Feelings
Dec 13, 2018 • 2 min
Sara and Katel open up about what you’ll hear on the new season of Strong Feelings—a weekly dose of intimate realtalk about work, friendship, and feminism with the best friends you didn’t know you were missing. New episodes start on January 10!
Katel & Sara Have Strong Feelings
Dec 11, 2018 • 39 min
#### That’s it: it’s our season finale—and our last episode of No You Go, ever. Really. But don’t worry, we’re not quitting the podcast game. We’re coming back January 10—with a new name that, well, we’re really feelin’. In this episode: we ask each other…
New Erotica for Feminists with Brooke Preston, Carrie Wittmer, and Fiona Taylor
Dec 4, 2018 • 46 min
#### What if Tom Hardy drove up to your house to deliver loads of LaCroix and cash? That’s the premise of just one of the stories in _New Erotica for Feminists_, a book of “satirical fantasies of love, lust, and equal pay.” And we were lucky enough to…
Unbothered with Laura Kalbag
Nov 27, 2018 • 51 min
#### Writing a book is _hard_. Writing a book as a woman in tech is even harder. So what happens when some mansplainer comes along to rain on your well-earned parade? Laura Kalbag tells us about how she found the courage to write, why listening to women…
Radical Filmmaking with Emily Best
Nov 20, 2018 • 46 min
#### Do you feel like you see yourself and your friendships reflected in most TVs or movies? We sure don’t. Emily Best tells us why we won’t get more diverse representations of women on screen unless we change the way films and shows are funded and…
Headed to Congress with Jenn Taylor-Skinner
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
#### The midterms are over (though the recounts and runoffs may not be). So we make sense of what happened—and what’s next—with Jenn Taylor-Skinner, the host of our fave new feminist political podcast, The Electorette. Jenn tells us all about why she’s…
How to Be Successful with Sarah Cooper
Oct 30, 2018 • 56 min
#### How do you decide when to take a huge leap in your career? What happens when your therapist thinks leaving your cushy tech job is a terrible idea—but you do it anyway? Googler-turned-comedian Sarah Cooper joins us to talk about writing satire,…
On a Journey to Happiness with Keah Brown
Oct 23, 2018 • 45 min
It’s a rough year after a rough year after…a rough year. Writer, journalist, and #disabledandcute creator Keah Brown reminds us to celebrate our wins and find joy anyway.
Pleasure is Virtuous with Sonalee Rashatwar
Oct 16, 2018 • 41 min
#### Body-positivity sure seems popular right now—but that conversation is often limited to celebrating _slightly_ larger bodies and _slightly_ broader sizing options. Our guest today challenges those ideas—ands helps us understand what _real_ liberation…
I Make Things Change with Cindy Gallop
Oct 9, 2018 • 40 min
#### Today’s interview might not be safe for work—but Cindy Gallop thinks it should be. She joins us to talk about why we all need to be a lot better at talking about sex, what it’s like to found and scale a sex tech company, and why working for yourself…
Getting Personal with Nicole Chung
Oct 2, 2018 • 55 min
#### What do you share with the world—and what do you hold back? How do you talk about family secrets or childhood trauma with strangers? And what happens when you bring more of your most personal experiences to your work? This week, we go deep on the…
Business Breakups with Bonnie Bogle
Sep 25, 2018 • 44 min
#### Breaking up is hard to do—whether you’re ending a business relationship or a marriage. Bonnie Bogle’s done both, and she’s here to tell us about the good, the bad, and the it’s-just-plain-complicated. Bonnie cofounded…
Period Power with Nadya Okamoto
Sep 17, 2018 • 41 min
#### Welcome to the periodcast! Yep, today’s show is all about menstruation—the good, the bad, and the _get me a frickin’ heating pad already_. So grab your period product of choice, and join us as we get comfortable talking about the politics of periods,…
Show Me the Data with Tracy Chou
Sep 11, 2018 • 50 min
#### We’ve all heard companies talk big about how they value diversity. But many still aren’t willing to quantify how they’re doing: who works there? Who’s getting hired and promoted? Are people being paid equitably? On today’s show, we talk about…
The Ambition Decisions with Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace
Aug 28, 2018 • 47 min
#### Do you ever feel like you’re facing impossible choices—tradeoffs between family and work, between money and passion, between pushing for a promotion and just wanting to take a damn nap? Well, our guests today have been there. And not only that,…
Many Ways of Living and Loving with Ada Powers
Aug 21, 2018 • 59 min
#### Today’s episode is all about showing up as your most authentic self at work—and about finding a space where you’re supported and respected to do that. It’s also about the challenges of taking risks, the joys of personal growth… and skydiving. Our…
Clean Person, Dirty Mind with Jolie Kerr
Aug 14, 2018 • 46 min
#### Welcome to Season 3, friends! We’re so hyped to get back into the game with Jolie Kerr, a podcaster, writer, and _New York Times_ bestselling author who’s here to help us all be a little less gross. Jolie is best known as the expert at “Ask A Clean…
Bonus: NYG Live from Vancouver, BC!
Aug 7, 2018 • 55 min
#### Yep, we’ve gone international! Our very first live show was a variety hour featuring Katel & Sara at Vancouver’s Design & Content Conference. So listen up if you want to hear about peeing in a jumpsuit, emailing with Christina Aguilera’s mom, editing…
Welcome to Season 3: Finding a Reason to Say “F*** Yeah!”
Aug 2, 2018 • 2 min
#### Welcome to Season 3 of No, You Go—a weekly show about ambition, friendship, feminism…and always finding something to say _fuck yeah_ about. Starting August 14, we’ll be back and better than ever, talking to some of our favorite activists, authors,…
The System is Rigged with Nicole Sanchez
Jun 26, 2018 • 58 min
#### And that’s a wrap on Season 2! What better way to head into a summer break than with Nicole Sanchez, one of the smartest, sharpest, most trusted voices on building diverse and inclusive workplaces? We talk with the founder of Vaya Consulting and…
Too PG for Jeopardy with Lilly Chin
Jun 19, 2018 • 41 min
#### When Lilly Chin knew she couldn’t lose during Final Jeopardy, she decided to give a joke answer: “Who is the Spiciest Memelord?” But that joke became a meme itself—turning Lilly into not just the College Jeopardy champion, but an internet sensation.…
Skip the Stepping Stones with Saron Yitbarek
Jun 12, 2018 • 52 min
#### Starting something new can feel super overwhelming…and kind of terrifying. The good news? A lot of us feel this way—no, really, that’s the good news! That, and we’re all in this together. On this week’s show, we talk with Saron Yitbarek about how she…
Quiet Leadership with Rachel Robertson
Jun 5, 2018 • 49 min
#### Introvert, extrovert, ambivert: how real are these labels? And how can we use them to do a better job of making space for more types of people—without pigeonholing anyone? We’re joined this week by Rachel Robertson, a designer and UX lead at Shopify.…
Know Your Numbers with Shannah Compton Game
May 29, 2018 • 55 min
#### Savings, budgets, retirement. Oh my. No matter how on top of our lives we feel, talking about money still makes us squirm. And…well, we’re tired of it. Today on NYG, we talk about where those financial fears come from—and what we’re doing to get over…
We Think We Know What We Need with Dr. Allison Chabot
May 22, 2018 • 58 min
#### Today’s topic is…therapy! If that makes you a little bit nervous, you’re not alone: lots of us feel a bit scared to talk about our mental health—much less make an appointment to get help. Plus, navigating the mental health system can be challenging:…
Supporting Others with Sarah Drasner
May 8, 2018 • 56 min
#### This week, we get down to the business of being a badass woman in tech with Sarah Drasner, an engineer, author, award-winning speaker, and renowned expert on web animation. We hear about mentorship, using your profile to help others be seen, building…
Doing it Right with Adda Birnir
May 1, 2018 • 48 min
#### In S2E3, we fall hard for Adda Birnir, founder and CEO of Skillcrush—the online coding school with a heart. While coding bootcamp programs tend to talk about turning students into rockstar programmer gods, Skillcrush focuses on using tech to build a…
I Gotta Make Art with Carmen Maria Machado
Apr 24, 2018 • 52 min
#### It’s not every day we chat with someone the _New York Times_ has listed as part of “[the new vanguard](” in fiction. But today’s our day: Carmen Maria Machado is…
Defining Ambition with Neha Gandhi
Apr 17, 2018 • 56 min
#### Welcome back! We’re pumped to have you here for Season 2. Here to kick us off is Neha Gandhi, the COO and editor-in-chief of Girlboss, a new publication “for women redefining success on their own terms.” Sounds about right to us. Neha told us all…
Welcome to Season 2: Living our best feminist lives at work
Apr 5, 2018 • 3 min
Welcome to Season 2 of No, You Go—a weekly podcast all about building satisfying careers and businesses, getting free of toxic bullshit, and figuring out how to live our best feminist lives at work. New episodes start April 17. Here’s a sneak peek of…
Introducing: I Love That
Mar 28, 2018 • 0 min
Hey listeners! We’re taking a tiny break while we get Season 2 rolling—launching April 17!—but we wanted to make sure you heard about the latest addition to the NYG family: [_I Love That_](, our biweekly newsletter…
All In with Leah Culver
Mar 20, 2018 • 59 min
### We made it to Episode 10, y’all! That’s a wrap on Season 1! Who better to close out our first season than an engineer, entrepreneur, and general superstar we’ve loved for, like, a full decade? Yep, our guest today is Leah Culver, the co-founder and…
Show Up and Be Real with Stevie Thuy Anh Nguyen
Mar 13, 2018 • 59 min
### In Episode 9, we talk inclusion riders, the importance of pronouns, and how all of us can better support folks from marginalized communities. If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that we’ve got to stick together—and that means supporting and…
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable with Erika Hall
Mar 6, 2018 • 55 min
Let’s be real: writing is hard. We’ve written and rewritten this intro seven times. Taking on _any_ new challenge or project that requires deep thought, passion, and creativity, can push us outside of our comfort zones. It can make us feel anxious about…
Be Your Full Amazing Self with Sydette Harry
Feb 27, 2018 • 46 min
### Have a love-hate relationship with social media? So do we. In Episode 7, we explore the joys and perils of visibility, and talk with Sydette Harry, an expert in online communities. Trolls, randos, and straight-up neo-Nazis: being a woman online can be…
Badass Women in Your Corner: The NYG Trailer
Feb 26, 2018 • 2 min
This is No, You Go—a new podcast all about being ambitious, building a career that won’t make you miserable, and finding friends who’ll high-five you along the way. Each episode, we talk about what it’s really like out there: managing jobs and bosses,…
How to Draw a Scientist with Allison Crimmins
Feb 20, 2018 • 50 min
It’s no secret that 2017 was a trash year, and 2018 hasn’t been…easy. But somehow, we’re still here, making it work—and even finding inspiration, joy, and success. We want to talk about how we’re coping during even the most trying political and cultural…
You Should Run with Elizabeth Fiedler
Feb 13, 2018 • 57 min
On Episode 5, we cure our political fatigue with an interview with Elizabeth Fiedler, a progressive Democrat running for a seat in the PA House. We also chat about wage equity laws, salary negotiations, and why you—yes, you—should run for office. If…
Frands Forever with Alisha Ramos
Feb 6, 2018 • 39 min
HI FRANDS. We’re all BFFs now, right?…Right? In this episode, we talk about how we make new friends as busy adults, how we sustain relationships beyond grabbing lunch or drinks, and how we build the kinds of communities that give us LIFE. We’re also…
Cool Adults with Sara Chipps
Jan 30, 2018 • 34 min
Today’s show is all about getting started: taking the steps to turn new ideas into living, breathing (and sometimes even money-making) projects. Our guest this week is the totally rad Sara Chipps—the co-founder of Girl Develop It, and now the CEO of…
Pocket Rabbits with Eileen Webb
Jan 19, 2018 • 47 min
We made it to Episode 2—and hey, so did you! High five! This week, we’re all about TIME: how we make it, how we use it, and how we think about it. We’re also joined by our very first guest, Eileen Webb, who straight-up _blew our minds_ with her take on…
Fancy, via South Philadelphia (Bonus!)
Jan 19, 2018 • 26 min
Hey look, it’s a bonus-ode! We sent our demo to a bunch of friends, and they sent us back, like, a zillion questions. So we thought we’d answer a few on air—and then ask you a question of our own. > Does it alienate potential clients if I’m tweeting a lot…
Unapologetic Women
Jan 17, 2018 • 56 min
It’s the very first episode of No, You Go! Jenn, Katel, and Sara get together to talk about the itch to get out of a professional rut and start something new—whether that’s changing jobs, launching a company, building a side gig, or maybe…