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Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience.

Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience.
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Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience.

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@femfreq

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English

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(415) 659-8346


Episodes

14 Black Panther

2/21/2018
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This week, on a very special episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, we go all in on Black Panther! From the wonders of Wakandan technology to all the fantastic female characters, from the breathtaking costumes to the surprisingly persuasive politics of the film’s soulful villain, we spend almost the entire show discussing the newest (and brightest) star in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Duration:01:00:43

14.5: Five Minutes With Ebony on Black Panther, History, and Culture

2/21/2018
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In this impromptu supplement to this week's main episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Ebony takes a few minutes to share some thoughts on how Black Panther skillfully navigates themes of culture, history, and the difference between appreciation and appropriation, with one scene in particular serving as a pointed commentary on who gets to own the past.

Duration:00:05:40

13 Tilda Swinton and Gwendoline Christie’s Space Robot Baby

2/14/2018
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On this week’s FFR, we suit up to join the crew of the ill-fated (and surprisingly hungry) international space station featured in The Cloverfield Paradox! Ebony gives us her best Irish accent and Carolyn questions the difference between good-bad movies and bad-bad movies while we navigate the rubble of the film’s plot and praise the performance of Gugu Mbatha-Raw. We also discuss the recent decision by Formula One to end the long-standing tradition of grid girls, and we tackle the larger...

Duration:01:00:33

12 You Won’t Hate Everything About This Episode!

2/7/2018
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On this week’s Feminist Frequency Radio, Carolyn makes her triumphant return to the podcast and celebrates by making Anita and Ebony go see Call Me by Your Name, leading Ebony to recount the seemingly eternal experience of watching the film and forcing Anita to face questions about whether she’s ever been in love. We also talk about the fantastic new platformer Celeste which brilliantly meshes its mountain-climbing mechanics with an effective storyline about struggling with mental illness...

Duration:00:53:53

The Best Show Ever Made on the Planet According to Zahra Noorbakhsh

1/31/2018
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This week, Anita and Ebony are joined by the wonderful feminist Muslim Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, who brings a bevy of insights to the table: How does the CW superhero show Black Lightning pay homage to the 60s sitcom Bewitched? How is the “manventure” movie Jaws actually about intersectional feminism? Zahra reveals all this and more, as the gang also talks about Saturday Night Live’s clumsy attempts to use comedy to address the #MeToo moment, the troubling kind of “strong...

Duration:01:00:06

10 I Tonya, Me Too, You People

1/24/2018
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This week’s Very Special Episode is AAA-rated! Anita takes a trip to Chicago and ropes in Feminist Frequency superstar Ashley Fellows and Vulture writer Angelica Bastien to discuss camp, perspective, and the cycle of abuse in I, Tonya. Anita segues seamlessly into a critique of how the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement are being mischaracterized to paint grey areas in issues of consent where grey areas don’t actually exist, and then everyone takes a shot at “What’s Your FREQ Out Deal” with a...

Duration:00:57:33

09 FREQing Out Over the Whimsical Fish Man’s Deal

1/17/2018
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This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water divides the crew! Find out which of us were seduced by the film’s tender love story and which of us have no souls as we contemplate just what it means to fall in love with a fish man. (This discussion may involve Ebony busting out one of her patented Hater Rants.) We also talk about prominent women criticizing the #MeToo movement and examine what last week’s Aziz Ansari story says about our cultural...

Duration:00:57:54

Now With Bonus Relaxing Nature Sounds!

1/10/2018
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With rainfall lending a lovely natural ambiance to the conversation, we discuss the power of representation in Black Panther and the formation of the Time's Up initiative to combat cultures of sexual harassment in every industry. This brings us to the highlights and disappointments of the politically charged 75th Annual Golden Globes. After discussing everything from Oprah's powerful speech to the failure of any of the night's male winners to directly address the recent reckoning in...

Duration:01:02:31

07 Leaping Around in Time With Anita Sarkeesian and the Doctor

1/3/2018
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Happy New Year, everyone! We get 2018 off to a perfectly smooth start as Anita leaps us forward in time by launching us right into a conversation about the Doctor Who Christmas Special, which marked both the end of Peter Capaldi's tenure as the Doctor and the introduction of Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to ever fill the Doctor's shoes. We also talk about Carolyn's favorite game of last year, the heartwarming and hilarious Butterfly Soup, look at some of the latest entertainment news,...

Duration:01:00:40

06 Our Star Wars Holiday Special

12/20/2017
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On this, our sixth episode of FFR, we go all in on Star Wars: The Last Jedi! (Yes, we dig into the nitty-gritty and there are spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, you may want to return to the main segment of this episode later.) Why are some people so upset about this film? How do Anita, Ebony and Carolyn feel about Rian Johnson's unconventional entry in the Star Wars saga? Which of this movie's many new CGI creatures is the coolest? What's the deal with those fish nuns on...

Duration:00:59:57

05 An Awe-Inspiring Collaboration Between Visionary Creators Hideo Kojima and Tommy Wiseau

12/13/2017
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On this week’s episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, the gang rejoices as Anita returns from Europe and records her first FFR stateside! We wonder what kind of magic spell Johnny Depp cast to make some people feel like his presence in The Crimes of Grindelwald is A-OK, and we ponder the profound depths of meaning revealed in the new trailer for Death Stranding. Ebony offers one of her patented Hypocritical Hot Takes (TM) on The Disaster Artist, and we try to work through our blood-spattered...

Duration:00:50:37

Mark Ruffalo's Cat-Sized Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Adventure

12/6/2017
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In episode four of FFR, just like Riker holding down the bridge for Picard, Carolyn takes over hosting duties while Anita flies back from Europe! (Don't worry, Anita shall return next week!) We finally meet Ashley, the mysterious fourth member of the Feminist Frequency team, who sheds some light on her role in the organization. We rave about the joyous and touching new Pixar film Coco, which centers Mexican characters and Mexican culture, and in the wake of the Infinity War trailer, we...

Duration:00:57:15

03 A Nosebleed in Time

11/29/2017
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We're back with Episode Three of Feminist Frequency Radio! This week, we dive into the latest entertainment news and share our excitement for Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. We then discuss comedian Hari Kondabolu’s thought-provoking new documentary The Problem With Apu, which looks at the harm done by Apu of The Simpsons, perhaps the single most enduring racial stereotype of a character in American pop culture history. We also return to Hawkins, Indiana circa...

Duration:00:56:45

02 The Good Digital Moustache Removal Place

11/22/2017
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Episode two of Feminist Frequency Radio is here! Buckle up as Anita tries to explain what prompted her to sit through a recent Twilight marathon; Caro eyes Amazon's new Middle-earth tourism initiative with suspicion; and the team explores their mutual love of The Good Place. Anita learns that even Jason Momoa isn't enough to make sitting through the Justice League worthwhile, and Caro has to explain to Ebony that Henry Cavill is not a hologram but just had his moustache digitally removed.

Duration:00:53:43

Super Radionarok Goldblumishness

11/15/2017
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Welcome to Feminist Frequency Radio, the weekly podcast that pulls no punches on the media! In our first full-length episode, things go immediately off the rails when Anita expresses an unpopular opinion about Thor Ragnarok and Ebony reels in disbelief. Carolyn sails us into smoother waters with a conversation about Super Mario Odyssey and Peach finally getting to do something for herself; and Ebony attempts to string together a coherent rationale for her unsettling obsession with violent...

Duration:00:54:53