11 episodes

Shut Up She’s Talking is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories, experiences and ideas. Join host Alice on her journey through the social sciences, and the mission to dive deep, into language, sexuality, race, behaviour and society, to explore sisterhood from every angle.

Want to join the conversation? Get in touch with us on shutupshestalkingpodcast@gmail.com and say hello on Facebook and Instagram by searching Shut Up She's Talking Podcast.

Shut Up She's Talking Shut Up She's Talking

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 46 Ratings

Shut Up She’s Talking is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories, experiences and ideas. Join host Alice on her journey through the social sciences, and the mission to dive deep, into language, sexuality, race, behaviour and society, to explore sisterhood from every angle.

Want to join the conversation? Get in touch with us on shutupshestalkingpodcast@gmail.com and say hello on Facebook and Instagram by searching Shut Up She's Talking Podcast.

    The Essex Girl with Terri

    The Essex Girl with Terri

    Sexually promiscuous, loud and ugly, are all words used to describe women from the English County of Essex in the Oxford and Cambridge Dictionaries. Our guest Terri Simpkin takes us through The Essex Girl motif from The Only Way is Essex to Medieval witch hunts in the hopes of discovering more about this infamous woman known as The Essex Girl...

    Email: shutupshestalkingpodcast@gmail.com

    Insta & Facebook: Shut Up She's Talking Podcast

    FYI: This episode was originally broadcast in March 2020 and fell off my feed! So here it is again :) 

    ADDENDUM: Please note, the birthplace of Boudicca, who features in this episode, is unknown but does have links to Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire - which makes her an Essex Girl to me! 

    • 46 min
    "The Perfect Little Syllable...C**T!" with Kate

    "The Perfect Little Syllable...C**T!" with Kate

    There's a word that has been on the naughty step for a long time. According to Dictionaries and Language Regulatory lists worldwide, it's offensive and vulgar, but it usually means something different to everyone.

    You may have guessed it, that word is C**t. So how did this ancient term for vulva arguably become one of the most offensive words in the English Language? Well, Dr Kate Lister, Lecturer and Author of "A Curious History of Sex", talks to us about the Cunt's history, our relationship with the C**t today, and how powerful the word truly is.

    This is a Shut Up Small Talks episode - thanks for listening!

    Dr Kate Lister - "A Curious History of Sex"
    Instagram - @more_whores_of_yore
    Twitter - @WhoresofYore
    thewhoresofyore.com

    • 23 min
    The Nanna's Who Save Native Forests with Di

    The Nanna's Who Save Native Forests with Di

    Australia has seen plague, floods and devastating bushfires, and these disasters are only escalating. During the Black Summer of 2019 - the summer that engulfed Australia in smoke and fire - Scott Morrison prayed for rain...but his prayers were not answered. Luckily, the Grandmothers of Australia are facing the industries that are decimating their environment and the landscape head-on!

    Today, we speak to Di Shanahan, an original member of the activist group "Nanna's For Native Forests", about their continued fight to save the forests in Western Australia.

    Follow the Nanna's on Facebook - facebook.com/Nannas4NativeForests

    • 30 min
    "Why Did She Have To Tell The World?" with AP

    "Why Did She Have To Tell The World?" with AP

    In 1970 two women named Phylis Papps and Francesca Curtis came out to the world live on television, this would change their life and the world we know forever.

    They brought the word lesbian into every household in Australia on a show called "This Day Tonight". At peak viewing time, at 7.30 pm, Phylis and Francesca came out to the world. They were the first lesbian couple to come out on TV using their full faces and identities. There would be no secrets for them anymore...

    Today we're speaking with AP, Abbie Pobjoy, a filmmaker who spent years by Phylis and Francesca's side, capturing an honest and beautiful documentary about their love, and their lives together.

    This is a Small Talks episode of Shut Up She's Talking.

    LINKS:
    whydidshe.com.au
    instagram.com/whydidshedoco
    instagram.com/appobjoy
    iview.abc.net.au/show/compass/series/35

    • 22 min
    Consent...and the women left behind with Cheryl and Quin

    Consent...and the women left behind with Cheryl and Quin

    When it comes to consent, who are the people, that are often left behind in these conversations? In my opinion, these women are sex workers, and their stories of consent are unique.

    Today we're speaking about how financial services discriminate against sex workers and the nonconsensual and fraudulent repercussions that this may have on consensual sex. And, not just that, but we're also looking at how authorities and councils could be using aggressive techniques to gather evidence against unlicensed establishments and putting sex workers in dangerous situations.

    Our guests on this final episode of Shut Up She's Talking for 2020, are Cheryl Overs and Quin.

    To find out more about Sex Work in Australia, Victoria and the activists fighting for reform, head to sexworklawreformvictoria.org.au and follow them on social media;
    Twitter & Facebook: @SWLRV

    • 56 min
    Recovering from Religion with Sherrie

    Recovering from Religion with Sherrie

    The Jehovah's Witnesses are commonly recognised as the polite, quiet and gentle door-knocking folk. Maybe they've come knocking on your door and asked to leave a pamphlet, watch a video or read you a scripture. But, this group have their secrets, and today we speak with Sherrie D'Souza, a former witness who shares her experiences with us. What were the events that led to her disfellowship, and ultimately, secured her position as leader of the apostates!

    Check out Recovering from Religion to find out more about Sherrie's fantastic work with the group in Australia: https://bit.ly/33QynBB

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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