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Feminist Frequency Radio #21: Watch the Fried Ones
In this week’s episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Anita and the gang travel the world with the delectable cuisine of Netflix’s new food documentary series Ugly Delicious, which explores the collisions of food, culture, and history. When does culinary tribute cross over into culinary appropriation? How do we handle beloved foods that have become saddled with […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #20: Enjoy Your Sloppy Nostalgia Pudding While Also Eating a Chicken Sandwich
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 many of the properties that inspired it. The gang then moves on […]
The Past, the Present, and the Absent: Reflections on GDC 2018
There’s a young queer Asian woman who works at the coffee stand up the street from my apartment, let’s call her Lou, and sometimes when I swing by for a morning cup, she and I make a bit of small talk about games. Last Friday, the final day of GDC, she asked me what I’d been […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #19: You Down With GDC? No, Not Ebony!
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 Carolyn totally saved Anita’s life during the event, and hear Caro gush over the Outerlands […]
Feminist Frequency Radio 18: A Gaggle of Chimpanzees Hopped Up on Nyquil
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 service of white women’s healing. Then we gush over the mobile game Florence, which […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #17: You Both Were in My Dreams as Puppies
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 you feel about this movie depends on how in touch you are with your […]
JoCo Cruise Interview #1: Talking Writing, Worldbuilding and Games with Sci-fi Author N.K. Jemisin
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 Broken Earth series. The conversation covers how Jemisin became a professional […]
FFR Episode 15: Rocking the Boat on the JoCo Cruise with Special Guest Wil Wheaton!
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 reaches far and wide, with talk of Wolfenstein II, our shifting relationship to sci-fi in our […]
A Splash of Color: The Quietly Feminist Love Story of Florence
The tender new iOS game Florence is, yes, the sort of game I tend to champion, the sort of art that feels particularly crucial and nourishing in this period of intensified violence, cruelty, and dehumanization. A narrative game that tells the story of how a young woman’s life is changed when she and a musician meet […]
Feminist Frequency Radio Episode 12: You Won’t Hate Everything About This Episode!
On this week’s FFR, 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 Anita to face questions about whether she’s ever been in love. We also talk about the […]
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