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Feminist Answering Machine: Jaclyn Friedman on Who Needs Stories About Amazing Girls the Most
This week on our one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art Feminist Answering Machine, the fantastic author, speaker and activist Jaclyn Friedman calls in with an important message about popular storytelling. For generations, girls have learned to identify with the heroic men in books, films, and other media, but, as Jaclyn so aptly puts it, boys are taught to act as […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast on Episode 9: Into the Forest I Go
In our last new episode of the Discovery Recap FREQcast before the fall hiatus, we tackle the thorny issues surrounding media representations of PTSD; explore some scientific questions we’re wildly unqualified to address; and wrestle with whether or not we’ll care any more about Stamets after a short break. (Probably not.) In addition to YouTube, the […]
Feminist Frequency Radio: A Teaser for Our Forthcoming Flagship Podcast!
Look out: Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media! We’re very excited about the imminent launch of our flagship podcast, and this teaser gives you a little taste of what you can expect week-to-week as Anita, Ebony and I bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on our […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast on Episode 8: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
In this week’s episode, things get truly loopy as Anita poses an almost impossible version of “Would You Rather” for Ebony regarding the Discovery’s crew; Ebony bemoans the lack of quality Saru; and the hosts apologize for making the exact kind of appearance-based critiques around Stamets that they wouldn’t stand for from other media critics. All […]
Star Trek: Discovery Recap FREQCast 6: Episode 7: Oh, of Course. A Time Crystal. Of Course. Sure.
Just when Anita and Ebony thought it was safe to go back in the water, Star Trek: Discovery offers up a truly bonkers time loop episode with few redeeming moments but plenty to unpack. Ebony finds herself in the unfamiliar position of not totally loving Burnham’s hair, and Anita points out that Tyler appears to be […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast on 01.06: Lethe
In our latest episode of the Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, Ebony and Anita go back and forth on whether the show is “interesting” (only occasionally); whether anyone cares about getting their nutritional information from a replicator (they don’t); and if Lt. Stamets will ever get blown out of an airlock (he won’t). Anita fails to […]
Halt and Catch Fire Recap FREQCast: The Series Finale
Well, here we are. It’s been a few days now and I still can’t stop thinking about this show, not just these two final episodes but really this whole last season, in which some characters made amends, some characters learned how to better care for each other, some characters learned how to live in the moment. […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast on 01.05: Choose Your Pain
It’s our latest episode of the Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, and Anita has high praise: “I didn’t hate it as much as I hated the first couple of episodes!” Ebony is put in the baffling position of being more upbeat about the show’s progress than Anita. The two share their thoughts on the presentation of […]
Star Trek: Discovery Recap FREQCast on 01.04: The Butcher’s Knife…
This week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery has a mouthful of a title (“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”) and Anita and Ebony have several mouthfuls of things to say about it. The two are cautiously optimistic about the development of Discovery’s depiction of the Klingons, as well as our introduction to Ripper […]
Halt and Catch Fire Recap FREQCast on Episode 04.08: Goodwill
In Goodwill (which Anita rightly argues would have been more aptly titled “Hangin’ in There”), the characters begin to process the loss suffered in last week’s episode, and so do Anita and Carolyn. Join us as we relive all the fantastic moments in this powerful and poignant episode, while also pondering the questions this episode raises, […]
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