The #MeToo movement has taken the world by storm. Listen to 5 podcast episodes with a fresh take on this movement.
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1. How To Say No: A Three Part Series
Radiolab recently completed a three-part series exploring the meaning of the word “No” (it’s called “In the No”), borrowing the first episode from a podcast series by Kaitlin Prest. The first episode is an intimate and vulnerable exploration of her difficulties saying “no” in intimate relationships, particularly when it comes to sex with men.
2. The Night Shift In India: A Podcast Series About Four Women Who Go To Work After Dark
India is a country reported to have such a high incidence of sexual assault that women are routinely advised not to go out by themselves after dark. Against this backdrop, this fascinating podcast follows four Indian women—a bar dancer, a bouncer, a taxi driver and a home guard—who routinely work the nightshift.
3. Feminism Is Taking Back The Narrative, But There Is Still Plenty Of Room For Change
In The Guilty Feminist, host Deborah Frances-White analyzes feminism, and how we so often fail to live up to it. In this episode, she goes in depth on the ways narratives are constructed in the public sphere drawing on the example of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, explores why the narrative of #MeToo may now be shifting.
4. The Myth Of The She-Devil: Why We Judge Female Criminals More Harshly
A timely listen in the age of #MeToo, this audio long-read examines how the world views women who commit violent crimes and why the narrative is inevitably different from that of male murderers. Helena Kennedy once represented the infamous serial killer Myra Hindley, who along with Ian Brady, assaulted and murdered five children in the mid 1960s.
5. A Podcast About Changing The World, And How To Be A Good Mother While Doing It
ZigZag is the gutsier, grittier, more womanly version of Startup. Produced in partnership with Civil and Radiotopia, ZigZag is the brain child of Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant – the powerhouse team behind WNYC’s tech podcast Note To Self. The women are two badass radio producers, techies, and mothers who bailed on their steady jobs to start Stable Genius Productions and create ZigZag.