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Island of Discarded Women

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Mixing radio theater satire, original songs and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories, Island of Discarded Women delves into what it takes for us to reawaken our power after feeling tossed aside, swept under the rug or deleted.

Mixing radio theater satire, original songs and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories, Island of Discarded Women delves into what it takes for us to reawaken our power after feeling tossed aside, swept under the rug or deleted.

Location:

United States

Description:

Mixing radio theater satire, original songs and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories, Island of Discarded Women delves into what it takes for us to reawaken our power after feeling tossed aside, swept under the rug or deleted.

Twitter:

@iodwpodcast

Language:

English

Contact:

612-743-1104


Episodes

Ep. 24 In Real Time – LIVE – with guests Dr. Artika Tyner & Rachel Kurtz

4/30/2022
Guest Dr. Artika Tyner, civil rights lawyer, educator and founder of Planting People Growing Justice talks about making a difference in real time for future leaders of color. Powerhouse singer Rachel Kurtz, encourages young women and LGBTQ kids to live strong! Dae Yang, with help from Zippy Laske, finds herself through her name. Silvia Pontaza... The post Ep. 24 In Real Time – LIVE – with guests Dr. Artika Tyner & Rachel Kurtz first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post...

Duration:01:05:27

Ep. 23 Courage – LIVE – with guests Cheryl Thomas & Natalie Nowytski

3/31/2022
W​e are Standing with Ukraine​ via musical guest Natalie Nowytski​! ​F​ounder of Global Rights for Women​,​ Cheryl Thomas, helps us think legally about violence against women​.​ Brittany Delaney unpacks a metaphor and becomes a warrior​.​ ​+ Sue Scott ​and​ Zippy Laske thank Bill Penzey and his “every kind of very kind people!” ​Episode Details Island of Discarded... The post Ep. 23 Courage – LIVE – with guests Cheryl Thomas & Natalie Nowytski first appeared on Island of Discarded Women...

Duration:01:01:51

Ep. 22 Divine Interventions – LIVE – with guest Carolyn Holbrook

2/28/2022
It’s our February episode! Special guest Carolyn shares with Sue her journey from incarcerated teen to celebrated literary arts advocate. Brittany offers up a mistaken door that led to healing. Silvia recounts a phone number that changed her life. And musical guest Ivory Doublette sings the original “We Are One” with Zippy Laske and Tim... The post Ep. 22 Divine Interventions – LIVE – with guest Carolyn Holbrook first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 22 Divine...

Duration:01:02:40

Ep. 21 Grateful – LIVE – with guests Cathy Wurzer and Jennifer Grimm

1/3/2022
It’s our December episode! Special guest, broadcast journalist Cathy Wurzer, shares her joy-filled, inspiring work. Musical guest Jennifer Grimm, with husband Joe Cruz, brings us a little holiday. Guest Carole Jean Anderson is grateful to be creative again. Zippy Laske aspires to be somebody’s somebody, + Dae Yang, Silvia Pontaza & Sue Scott. Episode Details... The post Ep. 21 Grateful – LIVE – with guests Cathy Wurzer and Jennifer Grimm first appeared on Island of Discarded Women...

Duration:01:03:23

Ep. 20 Figuring It Out – LIVE – with guests Melissa Olson and Kat Perkins

11/30/2021
Special guest and Documentarian, Melissa Olson, shares her journey of discovering the truth. Musical guest Kat Perkins asks us to live fearlessly! Cast members Shanan Custer, Dae Yang, Silvia Pontaza and Sue Scott tell stories that make sense…now. And Zippy Laske wants us to shine like the moon! Episode Details Island of Discarded Women Episode... The post Ep. 20 Figuring It Out – LIVE – with guests Melissa Olson and Kat Perkins first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post...

Duration:01:06:52

Ep. 19 LIVE AGAIN! – with guest Betty Folliard

10/30/2021
We are live again! Guest Betty Folliard, founder of ERAMN, enlightens us on her tireless fight for equal rights for women. Brittany Delaney delivers a stirring poem about Justice. Zippy Laske asks us to make peace with our shadows. Musical guest Nora Montanez Patterson performs her original tribute to the activist Dolores Huerta from the... The post Ep. 19 LIVE AGAIN! – with guest Betty Folliard first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 19 LIVE AGAIN! – with guest...

Duration:01:07:05

Ep. 18 Remembering – with special guest Jearlyn Steele

6/14/2021
We are remembering, honoring and paying attention. Jearlyn Steele, shares family joys and tragedies and ultimately decides to keep on singing. Candace Barrett Birk remembers the father she never knew. And Sue wonders about the racial history we didn’t learn in the 5th grade. Plus, a shout out to our newest graduate, Dae Yang! EPISODE... The post Ep. 18 Remembering – with special guest Jearlyn Steele first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 18 Remembering – with...

Duration:00:58:20

Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor

4/5/2021
Jennifer had stayed silent for decades, but when she finally revealed to her family that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family member, she was silenced all over again. She shares her ongoing journey towards breaking the silence. Plus, Holly, a licensed psychologist, provides insight into child sexual abuse within the... The post Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 17 Healing the...

Duration:01:04:26

Ep. 16 Grace – with Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky & Sister Jane McDonald

1/31/2021
Searching for Grace, Hope and Gratitude during these unsettling times. Sue talks with 3 women of faith. Regina delivers a powerful poem by Brittany Delaney, Shanan mourns virtually and Miri, the Lava Lamp, masks up! EPISODE DETAILS Island of Discarded Women Episode #16 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Brittany Delaney, Shanan... The post Ep. 16 Grace – with Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky & Sister Jane McDonald first appeared on Island of Discarded Women...

Duration:01:05:17

Bonus: “Dear Mitch” A Relevant Replay for the Runoff!

12/29/2020
Just in time for the Georgia Runoff Elections! This very timely excerpt from Ep. 5 was recorded LIVE from Minneapolis in August 2019. To support the Georgia runoff effort, please go to fairfight.com, the incredible organization founded by rock star, Stacey Abrams! BONUS DETAILS “Dear Mitch” was written and performed by Sue Scott Song written... The post Bonus: “Dear Mitch” A Relevant Replay for the Runoff! first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Bonus: “Dear Mitch” A...

Duration:00:06:51

Ep. 15 Stand Up – with Guest Duchess Harris

10/28/2020
Celebrating women speaking out! Shanan takes a train to an inauguration. Brittany wonders if she can be a Ruth. Dawn does the 19th Amendment. Sue votes from her heart. Special guest, History Professor Duchess Harris, fills in the blanks and R&B singer Kelley Hunt gets us on our feet! EPISODE DETAILS Island of Discarded Women... The post Ep. 15 Stand Up – with Guest Duchess Harris first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 15 Stand Up – with Guest Duchess Harris...

Duration:00:45:51

Ep. 14 Insight – with Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder

8/19/2020
EPISODE DETAILS Three conversations with three strong Black women. All in the arts. All with insightful personal stories to share. Plus, Sue and Zippy deliver an ode to a woman we all know and maybe wish we didn’t. Island of Discarded Women Episode #14 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Sue Scott... The post Ep. 14 Insight – with Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 14 Insight –...

Duration:00:56:41

Ep. 13 Listening – with Guest Sarah Lynne RN

6/28/2020
EPISODE DETAILS In our second “from home” episode, we reflect and react to the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing pandemic. Dae talks about “living while Asian” in this time of COVID. Shanan lets us know that the Anger Hut has reopened, sort of. Regina, brings a searing Nina Simone song to life. New... The post Ep. 13 Listening – with Guest Sarah Lynne RN first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 13 Listening – with Guest Sarah Lynne RN appeared first on Island...

Duration:00:37:39

Ep. 12 Who’s Zooming Whom? – In Quarantine – with Guests Fran & Drew Jansen

4/28/2020
EPISODE DETAILS In our first episode from home, we attempt an Island Zoom. Mo unearths an historical reference. Shanan shares her diary. Nancy visits her brave dentist. Sue wonders What If. Zippy’s song, “Holding Onto Faith,” soothes our souls. And our special guests are a mother and son. One is no longer with us. The... The post Ep. 12 Who’s Zooming Whom? – In Quarantine – with Guests Fran & Drew Jansen first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 12 Who’s Zooming...

Duration:00:49:18

Ep. 11 International Women’s Day – LIVE – with Guest Amy Matthews

3/19/2020
EPISODE DETAILS Before we were “flattening the curve,” we were LIVE for International Women’s Day! Silvia shares her story of immigrating from Guatemala. Sue wonders when it will be the RIGHT time for a woman president. Dae relives a heart racing simulation of fleeing Laos. Special guest, Amy Matthews rebuilds your home and rebuilds her... The post Ep. 11 International Women’s Day – LIVE – with Guest Amy Matthews first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 11...

Duration:01:07:55

Ep. 10 Confidence – LIVE – with Guest Nekima Levy Armstrong

2/16/2020
EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! Opening night in our NEW home, Crooners Supper Club! Lorna Landvik joins the Islanders and finds out that confidence is a muscle that needs flexing. Sue honors Mary Engelbreit’s courage. Zippy learns to say NO in “Straight from the Heart.” And special guest, Nekima Levy Armstrong shares her journey from South-Central LA,... The post Ep. 10 Confidence – LIVE – with Guest Nekima Levy Armstrong first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 10...

Duration:01:07:58

Ep. 9 Faith -LIVE- with Guest Susan Kimberly

1/12/2020
EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! Our special guest, transgender trailblazer, Susan Kimberly, shares her very personal story. We hear a piece from her new play. The cast examines their faith. And a visitor washes up. Island of Discarded Women Episode #9 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Cast: Dae Yang, Nancy Bagshaw Reasoner, Silvia Pontaza and... The post Ep. 9 Faith -LIVE- with Guest Susan Kimberly first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 9 Faith -LIVE- with Guest Susan...

Duration:01:02:52

Ep. 8 Strings Attached – LIVE – with Guest Kim Insley

12/10/2019
EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! The puppets crash the climate party. Nancy dreams of a Dr. Kildare shirt. Dae notes that strings are attached. Sue gets wrapped up in parody. Simone sings of diamonds and souls. And special guest Kim Insley talks sleeping in and moving on. Island of Discarded Women Episode #8 was directed and produced... The post Ep. 8 Strings Attached – LIVE – with Guest Kim Insley first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 8 Strings Attached – LIVE – with...

Duration:00:54:59

Ep. 7 How Dare She – LIVE – with Guest Lorna Landvik

11/10/2019
EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! The signs from the crowd get real. Shanan and Kate celebrate 16. Sue wonders if women ruled. Zippy sings about 2 things a girl should be. And funny author, Lorna Landvik, talks dreaming in full-blown characters and movie deals. Island of Discarded Women Episode #7 was directed and produced by Sue Scott... The post Ep. 7 How Dare She – LIVE – with Guest Lorna Landvik first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 7 How Dare She – LIVE – with Guest...

Duration:00:52:45

Ep. 6 Boundless Rage – LIVE – with Guest Kevyn Burger

10/10/2019
EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! “End of the World” rehearsals begin. Sue honors the shoulders we’re standing on. The audience joins in and sounds off. Zippy sings about Boundless Rage. A tribute to Emma Lazarus. Nancy loves turning 70. AND special guest, Kevyn Burger, talks doing it all: TV, radio and print, with wit and grace. Island... The post Ep. 6 Boundless Rage – LIVE – with Guest Kevyn Burger first appeared on Island of Discarded Women podcast. The post Ep. 6 Boundless Rage – LIVE – with...

Duration:00:52:22