13 Podcasts To Help You "Reflect & Resist" During The Women's March 10 Actions In 100 Days Campaign
With the recent release of President Trump's proposed budget cuts, the organizers of the Women's March are asking you to #ReflectAndResist as part of its 10 Actions/100 Days campaign. To take part in action five, these 13 podcasts can help you reflect and resist as you continue your journey on the road to equality.
Action five of 10 Actions/100 Days, "Reflect And Resist," implores participants to educate themselves through study, reflection, and courageous conversations while learning from the work of activists, and being mindful not to perpetuate the mistakes of the past. Organizers ask that you take time to listen, to reflect, and to discuss topics that highlight issues that women experiencing multiple forms of oppression have faced, and continue to face every day.
While you likely have your own personal story of oppression, it's important to also understand the lack of representation for, and at times an active sidelining and silencing of, the issues facing people of color, people with disabilities, sex workers, low-income people, immigrants, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Listening is key to becoming aware of issues that don't affect you directly, and there are myriad podcasts available that highlight stories of oppression and promote intersectional feminism.
Check out these 13 podcasts to take part in the #ReflectAndResist movement. Listen to them on your commute so you can get to where you're going while learning how to advance feminism for everyone at the same time.
1. Call Your Girlfriend
Call Your Girlfriend is described as a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere. It's hosted by best friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, who call each other every other week to discuss the intricacies of pop culture and the latest in politics. They call themselves "highbrow, lowbrow, and unapologetically feminist." These besties are not afraid to "real talk" each other about everything from menstrual cycles to workplace dramas.
2. Code Switch
NPR's Code Switch is a team of seven journalists of color who are fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities.
3. 2 Dope Queens
They're funny. They're black. They're BFFs. And, they host a live comedy show in Brooklyn. 2 Dope Queens is a podcast by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams that features their favorite comedians. Together, they tell stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York City, and Billy Joel.
4. Sooo Many White Guys
2 Dope Queens host Phoebe Robinson also hosts Sooo Many White Guys, a podcast that has her in conversation with performers, musicians, authors, and artists who are killing it in their fields. And, none of them are white dudes because Robinson says she is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians.
5. Black Girls Talking
Black Girls Talking is a biweekly podcast where four black women discuss the intersections of life, pop culture, Beyonce, and the pursuit of the perfect body oil.
The badass Bitch Media feminist podcast Popoganda is a weekly show that explores everything from how to resist Donald Trump to discussions on books, movies, the media, and more.
7. The BinderCast
The BinderCast is exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer.
8. Feasting Feminists
Feasting Feminists is a podcast hosted by two white women who discuss intersectional feminism at length as an educational tool for other white, or otherwise privileged individuals, who may be struggling to understand intersectional feminism and why it's important.
9. She Does
She Does is hosted by documentary-makers Elaine Sheldon and Sarah Ginsburg. The pair feature intimate conversations that dig deep into each female guest's background, philosophy, and process through artful audio documentaries that are accompanied by music made by women.
11. Bad Fat Broads
Bad Fat Broads is self-described "fat, queer, poly, femme, bad bitch" KC, and Ariel, "fat activist, sometimes 'fat'shionista, and constant complainer" discussing the bad fat bitch perspective on everything important from fashion, politics, music, life, and culture.
12. Guys We F****d
Guys We F****d, billed as the anti-slut shaming podcast, is Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson (together known as the comedy duo Sorry About Last Night) interviewing men they've slept with. "Some they made love to, some they had sex with a few times and some they f****d in a hotel bathroom...er, what? Corinne and Krystyna want to make the world a more sex-positive place...one candid story of intercourse at a time."
13. Maeve in America
Comedian and Irish immigrant Maeve Higgins is ready to change the conversation around immigration with her podcast Maeve in America. Her podcast is a mix of funny, beautiful, and sometimes maddening immigration stories, told by the people who’ve lived them.