A podcast about realistic self defense for women. Hosted by Pretty Deadly founder Susie Kahlich and journalist Kate Leismer, we're addressing common misconceptions about self defense, why we think self defense should be part of self care, and sharing tips, tricks and stories.
S5 Episode 69: Fight Club | Pretty Deadly Podcast
Zipporah and Susie discover that they've been having the same experiences when they tell certain men they teach self defense: they're challenged to a fight! What is that all about, and how do you get out of it safely?
S5 Episode 68: Peer Pressure vs Empowerment | Pretty Deadly Podcast
Zipporah explains that in her community in Entebbe, she's often asked "why": why do you want to train and teach self defense? She's not sure how to handle the peer pressure she experiences, but Susie has some ideas. She explains that we learn self defense for the same reason we learn to drive a car.
S5 Episode 67: The Way I Walk (is just the way I walk) | Pretty Deadly Podcast
"If it was something only a male body could do, then I wouldn't be able to do it." Zipporah and Susie talk about the things they were told they couldn't do because they are women... and how they do it anyway. Bonus: Susie gives some tips on how to handle mansplaining at the gym.
S5 Episode 66: We Already Have It In Us | Pretty Deadly Podcast
It's a new season of the Pretty Deadly Podcast! In this season, we're chatting with our coach Zipporah Kuteesa. Zipporah and I are exploring self defense in her native Uganda, talking about the different challenges women face, and what strengths we might have in common. This episode is all about how the things perceived as weak in women are actually our strengths.
S4 Episode 65: Defending Distance in A Pandemic | Pretty Deadly Podcast
What does social distancing and situational awareness have in common? Defending your distance during a pandemic is something we've all been exploring for the past year, but what happens when some people see it as an opportunity to be a creep, rather than a reason to stay safe?
S4 Episode 64: Animal Attacks | Pretty Deadly Podcast
Do you know what to do if you meet a wild polar bear in Alaska? What about a wild boar in Berlin? Turns out that the combined survival knowledge of our four hosts covers an entire zoo... including what to do if attacked by the neighbor's dog.