Feminist Frequency Radio Episode 11: The Best Show Ever Made on the Planet According to Zahra Noorbakhsh

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 the “manventure” movie Jaws actually about intersectional feminism? Zahra reveals all this and more, as the gang also talks about Saturday Night Live’s clumsy attempts to use comedy to address the #MeToo moment, the troubling kind of “strong female character” depicted in Atomic Blonde, and how you can take a class on Get Out, racism and black horror from the comfort of your home!

Subscribe to the podcast now on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM or Spotify to get a new episode every Wednesday. And back us on Drip to get access to rewards, like this week’s bonus segment featuring a conversation with Zahra about, among other things, her long road to finding a place for her voice and her work within the often alienating, white-male-dominated world of comedy.

Find Zahra on Twitter at @ZahraComedy and check out her personal website and her podcast with Taz Ahmed, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim!

Referenced on this episode:

SNL skits:

Next Deodorant for Men
Dinner Discussion
Chucky Lee Byrd

The Sunken Place: Online Workshop on Get Out, Racism, and Black Horror

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