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Secret Feminist Agenda is a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. Hosted by academic and podcaster Hannah McGregor.

Secret Feminist Agenda is a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. Hosted by academic and podcaster Hannah McGregor.
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Secret Feminist Agenda is a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. Hosted by academic and podcaster Hannah McGregor.

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English


Episodes

Episode 4.5 International Day of the Girl

10/11/2019
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The Vancouver Podcast Festival runs from November 7-10; the Secret Feminist Agenda meet-up will be part of the Podfair on November 8. My conversation with Lindy West is scheduled for December 3! Don’t forget to pre-order her new book, The Witches Are Coming. On the topic of imposter syndrome and “confidence,” read “Impostor syndrome is … Continue reading Episode 4.5 International Day of the Girl

Duration:00:15:47

Episode 4.4 Off-Mic Conversations with Khairani Barokka

9/27/2019
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Content warning for discussions of sexual abuse, child abuse, child pornography, racism and ableism. This episode was actually recorded in early May, and here it is over four months later, FINALLY seeing the light of day, and I’m so delighted because Okka–poet, writer, and artist–is a goddamn delight. But don’t just take my word for … Continue reading Episode 4.4 Off-Mic Conversations with Khairani Barokka

Duration:01:01:00

Episode 4.3 ENTHUSED!!!

9/13/2019
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My favourite piece on the culture of academic cool is Lisa Ruddick’s “When Nothing Is Cool,” which was the launching point for my article on podcasting and fandom as examples of “tiny acts of courage in which people say the uncool things.” Want to read more about gender-based bias in student evaluations of teaching? Here’s … Continue reading Episode 4.3 ENTHUSED!!!

Duration:00:17:18

Episode 4.2 Dreaming Big Wild Worlds with Dawn Serra

8/30/2019
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With apologies for its tardiness, I present to you the first interview of season four, and this one’s a doozy. I’m talking to rad queer fat genius, sex & relationship coach, and pleasure advocate Dawn Serra about shame, vulnerability, pleasure, boundaries, joy, imagining radical futures, and so much more. This conversation broke open my brain, … Continue reading Episode 4.2 Dreaming Big Wild Worlds with Dawn Serra

Duration:01:09:30

Episode 4.1 Growing Roots

8/9/2019
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A lot of my thinking about relation to place in this episode was inspired by Amy Fung’s book Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being, which is working through a lot of these same questions. I also have in mind writer and photographer Hiromi Goto’s excellent Twitter feed, which features regular photographs … Continue reading Episode 4.1 Growing Roots

Duration:00:13:42

Episode 3.30 Brilliant and Disgusting with Brenna Clarke Gray, Lucia Lorenzi, and Erin Wunker

5/17/2019
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It’s here! The final episode of season three! This episode responds explicitly to Carla Rice’s peer review of season two, specifically this sentence: “Follow-up episodes featuring panels of feminist scholars, educators and activists could have opened space to reflect on ethical processes of speaking out and listening to criticism—on how critique might engender difficult emotions … Continue reading Episode 3.30 Brilliant and Disgusting with Brenna Clarke Gray, Lucia Lorenzi, and Erin Wunker

Duration:01:14:25

Episode 3.29 Feminist Anecdotes

5/10/2019
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It’s the last minisode of season three, and I’m doing some very specific responding to Anna Poletti’s peer review of season two. Specifically, I’m taking up the genre of the anecdote, and the kind of work it does in Secret Feminist Agenda. I’m thinking about anecdotes as teaching tools and as central to feminist knowledge … Continue reading Episode 3.29 Feminist Anecdotes

Duration:00:26:22

Episode 3.28 Living a Feminist Life with Sara Ahmed

5/3/2019
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Content warning for discussions of cancer and death. This episode is an absolute dream come true: I spent a full hour talking to Sara Ahmed about feminism. Can you believe it??? Our conversation focused on Sara’s most recent book, Living a Feminist Life (pictured in this photo!). We talked about public scholarship, practical versus theoretical approaches to feminism, finding … Continue reading Episode 3.28 Living a Feminist Life with Sara Ahmed

Duration:00:56:39

Episode 3.27 Killjoy Survival Kits

4/26/2019
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This week’s episode continues our mini-cluster on feminist public scholarship by talking about a feminist genre of knowledge-creation that’s new to me: the killjoy survival kit. Want to know what a killjoy survival kit is? Then you should probably listen to this episode. Also, here’s an unusually short list of links! You can read Sara Ahmed’s … Continue reading Episode 3.27 Killjoy Survival Kits

Duration:00:21:03

Episode 3.26 Masters of Text with Ames Hawkins

4/19/2019
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This week we’re continuing the mini-arc on feminists who use podcasting for public scholarship, with the brilliant and delightful Ames Hawkins, scholar and artist and podcaster behind Masters of Text (that name tho). This episode seriously pushed forward my thinking on podcasting as creative-critical practice and conversation as the feminist co-creation of knowledge, and I … Continue reading Episode 3.26 Masters of Text with Ames Hawkins

Duration:00:57:40

Episode 3.25 Keep Podcasting Weird

4/12/2019
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Collectively, Kaarina and I are bringing you some ~extremely chill vibes~ today. I’m talking about why we need to embrace the radical potential of podcasting as a medium that has yet to be fully absorbed into the mainstream, but I’m lying on my couch while I do it. And Kaarina’s self-care corner features a very … Continue reading Episode 3.25 Keep Podcasting Weird

Duration:00:14:34

Episode 3.24 Trauma Queen with Jimanekia Eborn

4/5/2019
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This episode is the beginning of a mini-cluster or mini-arc that will conclude season three of Secret Feminist Agenda. The coming episodes will focus on other feminist podcasters and/or public scholars, starting with this week’s incredible guest, Jimanekia Eborn, creator and host of the podcast Trauma Queen. We talk about podcasting, sex education, respecting your guests, … Continue reading Episode 3.24 Trauma Queen with Jimanekia Eborn

Duration:00:54:08

Episode 3.23 Pain

3/29/2019
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Content warning for discussions of chronic pain and illness, drug addiction, and cancer. I jokingly tweeted a screenshot of the audio file for this episode with the caption “The telltale shape of a hard-to-record minisode.” I was referring to the long, conspicuous gaps that betray how hard I find it to talk about some topics. … Continue reading Episode 3.23 Pain

Duration:00:27:41

Episode 3.22 Interfering with the Legitimacy of the Settler State with Chelsea Vowel

3/22/2019
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Hold onto your hats it’s a LIVE EPISODE! This one was recorded at the University of Alberta, as part of the Canadian Literature Centre’s Brown Bag Lunch series. I’m talking to the brilliant Chelsea Vowel, aka âpihtawikosisân. The ostensible topic of the conversation is Refuse: CanLit in Ruins (which I co-edited and to which Chelsea contributed), … Continue reading Episode 3.22 Interfering with the Legitimacy of the Settler State with Chelsea Vowel

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 3.21 Citing Your Sources

3/15/2019
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This minisode topic is very close to my heart, not just because part of my job is teaching students how to properly cite their sources, but also because I think sound citational politics are both the cornerstone of what’s good about academia and the potential site of massive transformations in how we do our work. … Continue reading Episode 3.21 Citing Your Sources

Duration:00:23:58

Episode 3.20 A Trojan Horse of Radical Values with Zena Sharman

3/1/2019
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For this episode I sat down with the brilliant and luminous Zena Sharman to talk about her work as an LGBTQ+ health advocate (seriously click on that link and look at that website, it is a testimony to femme web design and I am in love). We talk about thinking strategically, changing systems, editing anthologies, … Continue reading Episode 3.20 A Trojan Horse of Radical Values with Zena Sharman

Duration:01:01:15

Episode 3.19 Dealing With Criticism

2/22/2019
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Oof! This week Kaarina and I are bringing you a minisode with many feelings in it, as we both process difficult aspects of being a human in the world: I’m talking about dealing with criticism, and Kaarina is talking about holding friends accountable when they’ve hurt you. Hopefully these experiences will resonate with some of … Continue reading Episode 3.19 Dealing With Criticism

Duration:00:32:45

Episode 3.18 The Monáe Test with Taylor Crumpton

2/15/2019
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Content warning for discussions of police violence. This week I’m talking to journalist and totally-not-a-bot Taylor Crumpton. We talk about how Taylor went from grad student to freelance journalist, how Twitter is a platform for both highlighting marginalized voices and exploiting Black women’s labour, and why it might not be a good idea to burn … Continue reading Episode 3.18 The Monáe Test with Taylor Crumpton

Duration:00:48:34

Episode 3.17 On Veganism

2/8/2019
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Content warning for a brief discussion of disordered and restrictive eating. In this week’s minisode I’m tackling a topic that I’ve been putting off for approximately two and a half seasons of this podcast: veganism. I talk about why I chose to be a vegan fourteen-and-a-half years ago, why it still brings me joy, and … Continue reading Episode 3.17 On Veganism

Duration:00:25:57

Episode 3.16 Being That Bitch Sometimes with Julie Frances

2/1/2019
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Two and a half years ago, at a Witch, Please meet-up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I met a rad artist and Harry Potter nerd who offered to tour Marcelle and me around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter if we ever made it down to Florida. A year ago we took her up on it. And this … Continue reading Episode 3.16 Being That Bitch Sometimes with Julie Frances

Duration:00:44:59