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

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

Language:

English


Episodes

S03, E01: 2017 in review and anticipation for 2018

1/11/2018
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Charlotte, Lucy, and I discuss our favourite genre pieces of 2017 and what we're most looking forward to in 2018. Get ready for your to-read and to-watch lists to explode! Full notes, including all texts mentioned in the episode are available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration: 00:56:43


S02, E25: Interview with RJ Barker

12/7/2017
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Charlotte interviews RJ Barker on writing female characters, his favourite genres, and writing characters with disabilities. Full episode notes available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration: 00:30:24


S02, E24: Subverting social norms with Adrian Tchaikovsky

11/23/2017
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Megan chats to award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky about worldbuilding and creating societies that don't regurgitate the social norms we are familiar with. Full episode notes available on www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration: 00:40:23


S02, E23: Diversity in video games with Emily Marlow

11/9/2017
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Lucy chats to Emily R Marlow about diversity in RPGs and the importance of gender representation in gaming. Full episode notes available here: http://wp.me/p7P6my-aS

Duration: 00:50:24


S02, E22: Witchcraft, ritual, and power

10/26/2017
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We take a look at witchcraft in the real world and how women use witchcraft as an empowering movement in times of political uncertainty. Guests in this episode are Katie West, Gabriela Herstik, and Sophie Saint Thomas. Full episode notes available at http://www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

Duration: 00:40:47


S02, E21: Pat Cadigan - Queen of Cyberpunk

10/12/2017
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We interviewed Pat Cadigan at FantasyCon 2017 on the resurgence of cyberpunk, writing both novels and short fiction, the relationship between technology and the mind, and keeping her ideas fresh.

Duration: 00:47:48


S02, E20: Mythical females

9/28/2017
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Megan, Charlotte, and Lucy look at the popularity of female creatures in mythology and folklore and what these she-beasts say about women, our place in society, and why they aren't all negative representations.

Duration: 00:46:32


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


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

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