Tori Allen is a freelance producer and journalist living in Thailand. We became friends during her eight years at CBC Radio working on Metro Morning, q and DNTO.
Last year Tori and I sat in the bunkie of a cottage at our annual Lady Camp trip and talked about how living abroad as a 'trailing spouse' means she constantly reinvents herself for work, something she realizes she has always done.
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A double header of regrets from podcasters and journalists Vicky...
Erica Mandy is a new media girlfriend, from the United States.
Originally from Missouri, Erica spent the last 10 years as a TV news reporter, working her way up to daily reporting with CBS Los Angeles.
Less than a year ago, Erica quit her job to start The Newsworthy with Erica Mandy, a daily 10 minute news podcast. It has since been featured on various lists, including '12 essential current event podcasts' on Salon and the Itunes New and Notable front page.
She explains how she got...
My longtime work friend Michelle Parise, senior producer at CBC, had a successful first season of her podcast Alone: A Love Story in which she spills her guts about what happened after her husband cheated and her life exploded.
It's not all sad.
Michelle talks about why she made the podcast, her ex-husband's reaction, and the resurgence of artistic expression in her life.
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TV & radio journalist Zulekha Nathoo talks about an intense car conversation in...
I have known Zulekha Nathoo since journalism school. She is a TV and radio journalist who has interviewed a wide range of people from politicians like Stephen Harper to superstars like Gwyneth Paltrow. She's also one of the most equally humble and quietly ambitious people I've ever known.
Zulekha talks about the roots of her humility, living in L.A. with a journalist husband and a 3 year old, and is deeply honest about her struggle living as a Muslim in the United States.
A Ghanaian-American, Nicole Amarteifio had a successful career in international development working on African government policies. She shifted gears and created a web series featuring young African returnees. It hit a million views within the first several weeks of its release. Hollywood wants her now, and she has a movie coming out.
Photo by Mantse Aryeequaye of accradotaltradio.com.
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Rachel Giese is a writer and editor-at-large Chatelaine magazine who guest hosts on CBC Radio shows like Day 6 and q. She also has an upcoming book on boyhood and masculinity. We talk about her book, who gets hired in Canadian media and how some of the industry's decision-makers think. Reference for this episode: Robert Jago on his work at The Walrus: https://twitter.com/rjjago/status/868201063912013827 On cultural appropriation:...
It's the first Media Girlfriends check-in conversation. Host and producer Garvia Bailey talks about why she was in tears before interviewing novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Nana aba whines about moving house and the first few weeks of her new job. Keep up with Garvia on twitter @garveyschild.
Lorraine Chuen made a comic called "Sometimes Love Is Quiet, Sometimes It's Not There At All", about growing up Chinese-Canadian in a small town. She is also the co-founder of Intersectional Analyst, a blog that looks at diversity issues through infographics and data visualizations.
Digital content producer Sajae Elder is co-host of Gyalcast, a podcast hosted by a crew of black women from Toronto who make space for honest conversation and a perspective they haven't seen anywhere else. Sajae talks about Gyalcast's organic origin and how she didn't quite realize her work on the podcast makes her its producer.
Hadiya Roderique is a lawyer, Walrus-Massey fellow and host on the Canadaland Commons podcast. She wasn't getting the same hits as her white girlfriends on OkCupid so she experimented with her profile picture to see what would happen. She wrote about the results for Walrus magazine.
Hannah Sung is a video producer and co-creator of Colour Code, The Globe and Mail's podcast about race, with Denise Balkissoon. It was named one of iTunes' best podcasts of 2016. Hannah talks about the pressure of working on the podcast, being 'the Asian VJ', and the appropriateness of the yellow-face emoji.
EPISODE 1: Nam Kiwanuka is a host on Canada's TVO and is well known for her work in the 2000s as a VJ for Much Music. In the meantime she has done a TED talk, been the editor of an African business magazine and has had two kids. She and Nana aba are honest with each other about being scared while succeeding, and give each other pep talks on whatsapp when the kids are in bed. In this podcast, Nam talks about how she got where she is, power posing and not being above small jobs to get what...