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Episode 14: Sick and Tired - Women as Patients

The ladies of SWP sat down to talk about sexism and how women are treated by healthcare professionals. Spoiler alert: it's not great. Grab some chocolate and settle in for a frank conversation about pain, hepeating, the medical testing, and trusting your gut. Lesson for the episode: be an advocate for your own health and body!!

Duration: 01:10:11

Episode 13: Wating for Gadot - Feminism and Superheroes

With the Justice League movie coming out this Friday, 17 November, Beth, Liz and Bea discuss the topic of female superheroes (a.k.a. every woman in existence ever). We look at Wonder Woman, Super Girl and the new Doctor Who. Get ready for a lot of girl power and ass-kicking.

Duration: 01:30:08

Episode 12: Sexy, Sexist Costumes - A Special Halloween Minisode

What are you dressing as for Halloween? Chances are, if you're a woman, your options range from sexy nun to sexy goldfish and we deserve better. So.....head down to your local store, grab whatever remains of their halloween candy selection, and settle in for a special Halloween minisode where the She Who Persisted team discuss one of the worst parts of our favorite holiday - sexism.

Duration: 00:21:53

Episode 11: Life Lessons from Witches Around the World

Listen to tales of cannibalism, poltergeisty hauntings, burning and murder. From Baba Yaga to the Bell Witch to Brazilians with beliefs - we have got you covered and we'll even throw in good advice in the end. Oh, and a cat gets killed in this one too. Happy Halloween!

Duration: 00:57:19

Episode 10: Foxes, Magic, and Persecution - Non-European Witches

Practitioners of magic (aka witches) are found all around the world. Grab all the Halloween chocolate you can find and listen to the ladies from the She Who Persisted Podcast talk about some of the witches outside of Europe. Bea covers contemporary witch hunts (Warning: depressing as fuck), Heather drops some knowledge about Appalachian witches and Liz explain everything about foxy Japanese foxes. Also: Hail Okabe!

Duration: 01:30:31

Episode 9: Witches in Pop Culture - Interview with PerSister Allene Nichols

Grab some Halloween candy and listen to Liz talk with our special guest PerSister Allene Nichols about pop-culture depictions of witches and witchcraft. The conversation spans from good vs. evil witches and how that is connected to gender, Charmed, Hermione and the significance of cauldrons. This time, we won’t be talking about persecution, burning and castration, so enjoy it while you can

Duration: 00:47:27

Episode 8: The Old and The Ugly - Witches in Fairy Tales and Myth

We at She Who Persisted strongly oppose luring people into huts and eating them. We do, however, support dancing naked in woods. So, grab your chocolate and listen to Heather, Liz, and Bea talk about witches from folklore and myth. No matter if it's Hekate, Baba Yaga, or Ursula from Disney's "The Little Mermaid", we've got you covered with all your witchy needs. Because, as you all know: b/witches get stuff done.

Duration: 00:58:57

Episode 7: Witches' Herstory: the persecution, the killing, the burning.

Grab your Halloween chocolate and listen to Heather explain all the things about the fun parts of being a woman in the early modern era (like not being allowed to do or say anything ever because anything can be suspect and you’re gonna get killed). Featuring merry tales of persecution, killing, burning and castration anxiety. (Yay) Also: fitting the theme of castration anxiety and misogyny, you’ll learn a binding spell against trump, which should be part of anyone’s magical survival kit,...

Duration: 00:55:26

Episode 6: Asèxuale - the (not so) new fragrance for YOU

Grab your chocolate and listen to Beth and Bea talk about asexuality, grey-asexuality, demisexuality (not demigods!), allyship and cats in this very sexy episode. No seriously, it's a good one.

Duration: 01:06:28

Episode 5: Queer while Academic - LGBTQIA* people in academia

It is July already, but we are still celebrating PRIDE. As a kick-off to our series of interviews with LGBTIAQ* folks in academia (stay tuned), Heather, Elizabeth and Beatrice introduce you to the topic and share some valuable advice on how to be an ally. Grab chocolate, sit back, relax. And: STAY NASTY!

Duration: 00:54:17

Episode 4.1: Rethinking Sodom: The Bible and Queer Sexuality

It's time to grab your chocolate again, as in this episode (which is a cutout from last week's binegativity episode), Bethany talks about everything that is wrong with all of us disgusting (homo/bi/pan/a/...) sexual humans - according to religious bigots. But don't despair! She then deconstructs everything and tells these zealots why THEY are wrong. If you need good arguments against scripture-based queernegativity and if you want to listen to Beth butchering Greek words, to Liz swearing...

Duration: 00:58:37

Episode 4: Don’t Rain on my Bisexual Parade – Binegativity and Misogyny

We are kicking off pride month like we kick off everything: talking about things that are depressing as fuck. This time bi-negativity and misogyny and the intersection of both. Do we need to remind you that you need chocolate to get through this episode? No, we don't.

Duration: 01:13:03

Episode 3.2: The Postpartum Depression Minisode with PerSister Angela Ruggieri

May is postpartum depression awareness month! So, Heather sat down with a postpartum depression survivor and her partner to talk about her struggle with the illness in this minisode.

Duration: 00:23:06

Episode 3.1: Tokophobia Minisode

Are you afraid of pregnancy? You're not alone. Grab your chocolate as Beatrice, Elizabeth, and Heather talk about tokophobia and fear of pregnancy, childbirth, health care, and death.

Duration: 00:42:23

Episode 2.1: PerSister Boni Wozolek

YAY! INTERVIEW SPECIAL!! As an epilogue to episode 2 (women in academia) and prologue to episode 3, Heather interviews inspiring perSister Dr. Boni Wozolek. She tells us about her struggles in academia as a woman, as a woman of colour and as a mother and strategies her for resistance and persistance. You can find her at: (PS: her dog Sati, too, is very persistant and very very hungry for fame.)

Duration: 00:51:12

Episode 1: “Hail the Goddess! The VERY SPECIAL EASTER SPECIAL.”

Welcome to the She Who Persisted Podcast! For our first episode, we decided to take a look at the history of Easter and our personal relationships with the holiday. We hope you enjoy.

Duration: 01:17:41