Cover to Cover | 7 March 2023 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hawon Jung about her book Flowers of Fire: The Inside Story of South Korea’s Feminist Movement and What It Means for Women’s Rights Worldwide. Discusses why “feminism” is such a loaded term in South Korea, the #MeToo movement, digital sex crimes, deep-rooted patriarchal gender norms, and how the women’s rights movement here connects to other movements in Asia and beyond.
A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard | 3 March 2023 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Angela Saini about her book The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality. Discusses how patriarchal values have shaped lives across centuries and continents of societies dominated by men. Explores the roots of gendered oppression and how patriarchal systems became embedded in societies and spread across the globe.
TRIGGERnometry | 6 March 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mary Harrington about her book Feminism against Progress. Argues that social progress for women has been driven by market needs rather than the moral case for equality, that technology is curbing the effects of physical sex differences, that feminism has been captured by well-off white-collar women, and warns of the negative effects for most women of the commodification of women’s bodies, pornography, hormonal birth control, and the removal of social protections for women.
Conversations with Tyler | 5 April 2023 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jessica Wade discussing gender stereotypes in science, ways to encourage women in science, her work editing Wikipedia entries and how Wikipedia should be improved, how she’d improve science funding, her work on chiral materials and its near-term applications, whether writing a kid’s science book should be rewarded in academia, and more.
The episode mentions her kid’s science book, Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small, which sounds like a good buy for the young people in your life.
The Book Club | 22 March 2023 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Victoria Smith about her book Hags: The Demonisation of Middle-Aged Women. Discusses the resurgence of one the oldest forms of misogyny. Suggests feminists of each new generation seem destined to forget or reject the lessons learned by the previous one, and argues that female bodies – and the life experiences that go with them – are something that can’t be wished away by postmodern theory.
Peoples & Things | 9 January 2023 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ruth Schwartz Cowan about her book, More Work for Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave. Examines the history of how Americans industrialized their homes over the past two hundred years and how supposedly labour-saving technologies led women to do increased housework. Reflects on what it was like to work as a professor as a woman and mother in the 1970s and how families have changed their relationship to technology and housework in the forty years since the book was published.
The Dissenter | 11 July 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Melanie MacEacheron about her research on motherhood and marital surname changes. Discusses the evolutionary psychology perspective on motherhood; sex differences in mateships and romantic relationships; marital surname changes and the factors and predictors associated with them; and whether feminism and evolutionary psychology need to be in conflict with one another.
Modern Wisdom | 27 June 2022 | 1h 38m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Louise Perry about her book The Case Against the Sexual Revolution. Discusses why trying to not catch feelings when sleeping with someone is dangerous, how TikTok is encouraging young girls into rough sex, whether sex work is real work, why men’s porn addictions are ruining their sex lives, how the washing machine is more useful than most feminists, whether inventing the pill was an error, and more.