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The podcast where influential feminists discuss their greatest passions. Host Katie Ward is also and actor, writer, and mom. However, she's also an intersectional feminist who's easily excitable. At the heart of every interview is the essential question, "What are you really enthusiastic about right now?"

The podcast where influential feminists discuss their greatest passions. Host Katie Ward is also and actor, writer, and mom. However, she's also an intersectional feminist who's easily excitable. At the heart of every interview is the essential question, "What are you really enthusiastic about right now?"
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The podcast where influential feminists discuss their greatest passions. Host Katie Ward is also and actor, writer, and mom. However, she's also an intersectional feminist who's easily excitable. At the heart of every interview is the essential question, "What are you really enthusiastic about right now?"

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@katiefward

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English


Episodes

More Intuitive Eating: With Jessi Haggerty and Elyse Resch

5/15/2018
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I was introduced to Intuitive Eating through listening to The BodyLove Project with Jessi Haggerty. It's been a formative influence on me, as it has been for so many others who listen to her show. I was honored when Jessi agreed to talk with me about her experience as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Health At Every Size practitioner. Jessi not only helps her clients understand and love their bodies, but she teaches personal...

Duration:00:41:21

Intuitive Eating: With Elyse Resch

5/1/2018
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Some women are earth shakers, and on this show, I'm grateful to speak with lots of them. In this case, there was a magnitude 5.3 earthquake while I was interviewing registered dietician and author, Elyse Resch. I think it was a sign! The earth shattering news that we're sharing with you is that it's time to stop feeling guilty about what you eat. It's time to exercise because you love your body, not because you hate it. About a year ago, I started listening to We Are Still Hungryand The...

Duration:00:54:53

How Women Navigate Legal Cannabis

4/17/2018
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If you missed Part 1 (Moms & Weed) and Part 2 (Women Running The Cannabis Industry) of my Women & Weed series, definitely check them out. In part 3, we get down to brass tacks. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How did William Randolph Hearst ruin the cannabis industry? What does it feel like to go from being a black market seller to one who is legit? Aliza Sherman has had many incarnations in her career. From pioneering the internet to pioneering legal cannabis, she's...

Duration:00:41:58

Women Running The Cannabis Industry: With Leslie Siu

4/3/2018
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Millions of women experience the anguish of postpartum depression. For Leslie Siu, her burden became her inspiration. The antidote to her PPD was also the synchronistic moment she found her business. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Mother & Clone, Leslie and her team are bringing a new kind of cannabis product to the market. Their sublingual sprays are designed to be absorbed quickly in small doses to relieve, but not incapacitate, the user. The packaging is stylish and the sprays are child...

Duration:00:46:14

Moms & Weed: With Kim Griffin

3/20/2018
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Is weed the new "wine" for moms? As cannabis products become widely legally available across the U.S., women are finding themselves exploring everything from edibles to vapes to sublingual sprays. They're using cannabis to address their physical and emotional well-being. Women are micro-dosing in lieu of using anti-depressants. They're using CBD to treat pain. There are even suppositories to help women handle period cramps and sexual dysfunction. How do moms come out from the shadows to...

Duration:00:41:29

Self Care In The Digital Age: With Callie Schweitzer

3/6/2018
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Are you addicted to your phone? Do you want to sleep better? How much of your joy or pain is related to social media? These are the questions Thrive Global is aiming to help you navigate. Callie Schweitzer is the Chief Content Officer for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's new company. I loved hearing about the behind the scenes of a company that strives to improve our lives. I also wanted to hear about how a woman who is a CCO, an award-winning journalist, and has been included on...

Duration:00:44:08

Sex, Orgasms, & How Not To Pee Your Pants

2/20/2018
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In the 3rd and final episode in our women's health series, Dr. Sherry answers your questions about the elusive G spot, the benefits of working with a primary care physician vs. an ob/gyn, pelvic floor exercises to help prevent incontinence, and the REAL DEAL with vaginal rejuvenation! The Mona Lisa isn't just a painting in the Louvre. It is a laser that might improve sex, help juice up your vagina (especially if you're a breast cancer survivor), and make your fear of sneezing in public a...

Duration:00:42:30

Fertility, Pregnancy, & Postpartum: With Dr. Sherry Ross, M.D.

2/6/2018
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We still have copies of Dr. Sherry's book, She-Ology, to give away. If you'd like a signed copy of the book, please email TheEnthusiasmEnthusiast@gmail.com. We love seeing pictures of you listening to the show, so send those too! Dr. Sherry and I are back! If you missed Part 1 about periods, hormones, and perimenopause, definitely go back and give it a listen. This time, we're tackling fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum depression. Thank you so much to listeners from all over who have...

Duration:00:49:48

Periods & Hormones: With Dr. Sherry Ross, M.D.

1/23/2018
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Dr. Sherry Ross, M.D. is an award-winning ob/gyn and author of she-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women's Intimate Health. Period. We've gotten together to answer listener questions about women's reproductive health in a 3-part series of episodes for The Enthusiasm Enthusiast. In the first episode, we answer questions about perimenopause, period fluctuations, menstrual cups, toxic shock syndrome, and so much more. We also talk about how the #metoo movement applies to women's health. A...

Duration:00:50:09

The Curiosity Hour Podcast: With Katie Ward

12/12/2017
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Dan and Tommy from The Curiosity Hour Podcast were kind enough to invite me on their show! They asked me all about what inspires me (Beyoncé), the evolution of my religious beliefs, and so many deep things. If you haven't yet heard their show, I highly recommend it. Don't forget to send your women's health questions for Dr. Sherry Ross, M.D. to TheEnthusiasmEnthusiast@gmail.com. She'll be answering them in our 3 part series coming up in January. If you'd like to host a listening party to...

Duration:01:00:46

Talking Women's Health: With Dr. Sherry Ross, M.D.

11/28/2017
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Sheryl A. Ross, M.D., “Dr. Sherry,” is an award-winning OBGYN, entrepreneur, author and women’s health expert. She has been a practicing OB/GYN for 25 years in Santa Monica, California. The Hollywood Reporter named her as one of the best doctors in Los Angeles, Castle Connolly named her as a Top Doctor and Exceptional Women in the specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology and was selected as a 2017/2018 Southern California Super Doctor. She is the author of the book, she-ology: The Definitive...

Duration:00:12:33

#DisabledAndCute: With Keah Brown

11/15/2017
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Keah Brown is not here to inspire you. What she is intending to do is be a beacon of self love, professional success, and next level cuteness. She's also willing to call out people who don't respect the intersectional experience of disabled people of color. By starting the hashtag #DisabledAndCute on twitter, she's giving a platform for the disabled to celebrate themselves. The writer just released a delicious profile of feminist powerhouse Roxane Gay for Harper's Bazaar. She's trying to...

Duration:00:49:40

Surviving Grief: With Kate Spencer

10/31/2017
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This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden's delicious new headphones! Use offer code ENTHUSIASM15 to get 15% off and free worldwide shipping! Click here!! Kate Spencer knows everyone cool, and everyone cool knows Kate Spencer. This is what I've come to realize after getting to know this woman. The writer and Upright Citizens Brigade alum is the kind of person who is both wildly clever and fiercely self-deprecating. The two of us recently teamed up on a bus full of women activists...

Duration:01:03:00

Fighting Injustice: With Rabia Chaudry

10/17/2017
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This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden's delicious new headphones! Use offer code ENTHUSIASM15 to get 15% off and free worldwide shipping! Click here!! In 2014, when Serial debuted, it would change many lives. Not only would the most popular podcast of all-time change the course of Adnan Syed's legal path, but the show itself would bring podcasting into the mainstream media. One of the people who is directly and indirectly responsible for all of it is Rabia Chaudry. Without...

Duration:00:56:26

Lilith Fair 20 Years Later: With Lisa Loeb & Terry McBride

10/3/2017
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This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden's delicious new headphones! Use offer code ENTHUSIASM15 to get 15% off and free worldwide shipping! Click here!! If all of your favorite female musicians toured together, supported each other, and donated some of the proceeds from the concerts to charities that help other women, would you go? Because that DID happen. It was called Lilith Fair, and in 1997 it changed the musical landscape for the next three summers. Lilith began as a...

Duration:00:59:07

Millennial Journalism Is Giving Me Life: With Lily Herman

9/13/2017
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In 2016, a beautiful trend began. Some of the BEST journalism came from one of the most unexpected places, Teen Vogue. Lily Herman is one of the writers leading the charge. She also freelances for Glamour, Allure, and Refinery 29. In her spare time, she's volunteering her skills to women running for office. Love! It gives me great hope to see someone so attuned to the important issues of feminists doing this work at such a young age. There is hope! Hope for us all! Follow her: twitter...

Duration:00:58:01

Taylor Swift, Silicon Valley, & Fighting Sexual Harassment: With Tammy Cho

8/29/2017
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DONATE TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/ JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEnthusiasmEnthusiast/ This ep is about how people are combatting sexual harassment. I talk about Taylor Swift's recent legal victory: http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/taylor-swifts-best-comebacks-at-her-sexual-assault-trial.html. I also get into Tig Notaro addressing the Louis CK rumors:...

Duration:01:11:09

What We Can Learn From Charlottesville: With Summer Martin

8/15/2017
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On Saturday, an acquaintance of mine posted in a private Facebook group of which we're both a part, that she was both angry and scared about the events in Charlottesville, VA. She's an African-American woman in a group where the majority of the other women are white. The rest of the group told her we heard her, we support her, and we were scared by all of it too. But that didn't feel good enough for me. I wanted to show her by more than words that I care for her family and all of those...

Duration:01:33:07

Moms In Film: With Heather Denton & Christy Lamb

8/2/2017
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Heather Denton has worked with Jill Soloway, Quentin Tarantino, and many other filmmakers. She gives me the skinny on how she has managed motherhood with her career behind the camera. Here's her amazing resume: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219831/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Christy Lamb is a producer and the Director Of Strategy & Development for http://momsinfilm.org. MIF was responsible for the Wee Wagon day care for attendees of the SXSW Film Festival. They also started the #MakeThemMoms campaign -...

Duration:02:00:10

Representation In Storytelling: With Nicole Blades

7/19/2017
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Nicole Blades is many things - journalist, author, podcaster, and mom. She's a bundle of talent and insight partnered with the gentle spirit we've come to expect from Canadians. Luckily for the U.S., she lives here now, and is coming out with her 3rd (!!!) novel this fall. I wanted to get her take on so many things, so we covered a lot in our talk. Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones, Hawaii 5-0, and Rachel Dolezal. Oh my! Also, please please please forgive me, Ijeoma Oluo, for...

Duration:01:47:46

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