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Breaking the Glass Slipper

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United Kingdom

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

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@m_leigh_g

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English


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S02, E19: In praise of YA with Frances Hardinge

9/14/2017
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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
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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
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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


Chris Wooding: A life in writing

8/24/2017
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Bonus episode: Megan Leigh interviews Chris Wooding at Nine Worlds Geekfest.

Duration: 00:57:38


S02, E17: Realistic characters with RJ Barker and Anna Smith Spark

8/17/2017
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Recorded live at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2017. RJ Barker and Anna Smith Spark discuss what realistic characters are, why they are important, and how to write them.

Duration: 01:09:26


S02, E16: Interview with Seanan McGuire

8/3/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


S02, E09: Maiden, mother, and crone: Ageism in genre fiction

4/27/2017
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Wanting to see equal representation in genre fiction doesn't stop at gender. We discuss the lack of 'older' protagonists in genre fiction and the problematic tropes and assumptions about older characters we see.

Duration: 00:54:38


S02, E08: Fight scenes and women warriors with Juliet McKenna

4/13/2017
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Writing fight scenes is a tricky business, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind and elements you must get right or risk alienating the reader, so we talk to writer and martial artist Juliet McKenna on insights into writing better fight scenes and what some of the most common problems are.

Duration: 00:57:32


S02, E07: Disney Princesses

3/30/2017
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How feminist are the Disney princesses? Have we seen a positive trend in the modern examples? What else does Disney need to do to create positive role models for children?

Duration: 01:03:55


S02, E05: Sarah Gailey on sexual violence in SFF

3/2/2017
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*Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions of sexual violence that may upset some listeners. Genre fiction is, by definition, limitless in its possibilities. Writers could create any world they want... so why do they so often create fictional worlds where sexual violence, particularly against women, is commonplace?

Duration: 00:33:38


Title: S02, E04: Interview with Alison Littlewood

2/16/2017
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Charlotte interviews horror writer Alison Littlewood about how she became a writer, her love of fairytales and the importance of a really good editor.

Duration: 00:26:31


S02, E03: Kameron Hurley on feminist SF and space operas

2/2/2017
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Megan interviews two-time Hugo award winning science fiction writer Kameron Hurley.

Duration: 00:36:45


S02, E02: Love triangles

1/19/2017
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Megan, Lucy, and Charlotte discuss love triangles in SFFH fiction: from the popular one girl, two guy version to the 'two person' love triangle.

Duration: 00:45:18


S02, E01: Foz Meadows on portal fantasy

1/5/2017
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Megan interviews genderqueer fantasy author, Foz Meadows, on portal fantasy, its tropes, and how the subgenre can be used to address gender issues.

Duration: 00:42:12

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