Breaking the Glass Slipper-logo

Breaking the Glass Slipper

Books & Literature >

Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom.

Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom.
More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom.

Twitter:

@m_leigh_g

Language:

English


Episodes

S03, E08: Describing women with Gwen C Katz

4/19/2018
More
Why is it such a problem that men write poor descriptions of women? And what makes them bad descriptions in the first place? Breaking the Glass Slipper speak to YA author Gwen C. Katz about the pervasiveness of poor descriptions of women across genres and what we can do to address the problem. Full episode notes are available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com If you enjoyed this episode, please share and leave a review!

Duration:00:56:11

S03, E07: Jeanne Cavelos on teaching genre writing

4/5/2018
More
Can writing be taught? Why go to a genre-specific writing course? What do students learn at such workshops? Charlotte and Megan talk to writer and founder of Odyssey Writing Workshops, Jeanne Cavelos, about teaching creative writing in a genre-specific context. http://www.odysseyworkshop.org Full episode notes available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration:01:02:45

S03, E06: Fantasy, nostalgia, and working for hire with David Tallerman

3/22/2018
More
Charlotte interviews writer David Tallerman about writing fantasy and crime, writing-for-hire, Dungeons and Dragons, and the current trend for nostalgia in a lot of genre fiction. David Tallerman has written novels, novellas, short stories, and comics. You can find him online at www.davidtallerman.co.uk Full episode notes are available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration:00:28:21

S03, E05: Where are the tampons? with Tiffani Angus

3/8/2018
More
In this episode, Charlotte and Lucy talk to writer and lecturer Tiffani Angus. They discuss the estrangement of women's bodies in apocalyptic fiction. While there is a lot of genre fiction written about the apocalypse, many would fail a 'realism' test when it comes to basic bodily functions. Women menstruate. They go through menopause. They suffer from endometriosis. Both men and women urinate, suffer from diseases, age. But apocalyptic fiction would have us think humans do none of the...

Duration:00:52:11

S03, E03: The Bechdel-Wallace test

2/8/2018
More
For over 30 years we have used the Bechdel-Wallace test to push for gender equality in film. But does it go far enough? The Bechdel-Wallace test should be applauded for getting the conversation started, but we believe it is time to move on. We should be demanding that a higher bar is set and that our media passes more often than not. But what would such a test look like? Full further reading notes available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration:00:51:22

S03, E02: Christian mythology in fantasy with Jeannette Ng

1/25/2018
More
We chat to fantasy writer Jeannette Ng about her use of Christian mythology in her debut novel, Under the Pendulum Sun. Full episode notes are available here: http://wp.me/p7P6my-cd

Duration:01:10:01

S03, E01: 2017 in review and anticipation for 2018

1/11/2018
More
Charlotte, Lucy, and I discuss our favourite genre pieces of 2017 and what we're most looking forward to in 2018. Get ready for your to-read and to-watch lists to explode! Full notes, including all texts mentioned in the episode are available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration:00:56:43

S02, E25: Interview with RJ Barker

12/7/2017
More
Charlotte interviews RJ Barker on writing female characters, his favourite genres, and writing characters with disabilities. Full episode notes available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration:00:30:24

S02, E23: Diversity in video games with Emily Marlow

11/9/2017
More
Lucy chats to Emily R Marlow about diversity in RPGs and the importance of gender representation in gaming. Full episode notes available here: http://wp.me/p7P6my-aS

Duration:00:50:24

S02, E21: Pat Cadigan - Queen of Cyberpunk

10/12/2017
More
We interviewed Pat Cadigan at FantasyCon 2017 on the resurgence of cyberpunk, writing both novels and short fiction, the relationship between technology and the mind, and keeping her ideas fresh.

Duration:00:47:48

S02, E19: In praise of YA with Frances Hardinge

9/14/2017
More
We talk to award-winning YA author Frances Hardinge about everything that young adult (YA) fiction has to offer both readers and writers. Full episode notes available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration:00:55:36

S02, E18: Interview with Tim Lebbon

8/31/2017
More
Charlotte interviews horror writer Tim Lebbon on his writing process, his character inspirations, and what scares him.

Duration:00:29:38

The power of playlists

8/24/2017
More
Bonus episode: Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, Lucy Hounsom, and Kieron Gillen discuss the power of playlists in writing and inspirate at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2017.

Duration:00:59:28

S02, E16: Interview with Seanan McGuire

8/3/2017
More
Charlotte interviews the prolific writer Seanan McGuire (also known as Mira Grant) about her writing process, inclusive characters, Maine Coons, filk, and more.

Duration:00:46:24

S02, E15: Writing video games with Rhianna Pratchett

7/13/2017
More
Megan interviews writer Rhianna Pratchett on writing for games, updating an iconic series, and her favourite games.

Duration:00:53:06

S02, E14: The Feminist Obligation

7/6/2017
More
As responsible feminists, we attempt to further feminism in all that we do. But is that actually limiting us?

Duration:00:46:15

S02, E13: Melinda Snodgrass on optimism in science fiction

6/22/2017
More
Screenwriter, novelist, short story writer, and editor Melinda Snodgrass chats to Megan about Star Trek, optimism in SF, and gender issues in the industry.

Duration:00:36:52

Kieron Gillen on gender and diversity in comics

6/8/2017
More
Megan talks to comic writer Kieron Gillen about diversity within the comics industry as well as the comics themselves.

Duration:00:57:33

S02, E11: Gail Carriger on comedy in SFF and the heroine's journey

5/25/2017
More
Charlotte interviews Gail Carriger about her disregard for genre constraints, the joys of making readers laugh, and whether you should put the milk or the tea in the cup first!

Duration:01:06:01

S02, E10: Ytasha Womack on Afrofuturism

5/11/2017
More
Megan talks to Ytasha Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture about the origins, values, and art of the movement.

Duration:00:37:10

Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads