8 episodes

A podcast brought to you by Megan Sinclair and Natalie Beech, who together run the Feminist Fiction book club collective, a series of book clubs up and down the UK, focused on reading with a feminist perspective.
If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs, visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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Feminist Fiction Natalie Beech

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A podcast brought to you by Megan Sinclair and Natalie Beech, who together run the Feminist Fiction book club collective, a series of book clubs up and down the UK, focused on reading with a feminist perspective.
If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs, visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    Twilight: A special deep dive episode

    Twilight: A special deep dive episode

    In our first ever deep dive episode, we get into the epic saga that is the Twilight series. Love it or hate it, the impact of the Twilight books and films were huge; selling over 100 million copies and making over 400 million dollars at the box office.
    We get into why the story of ordinary gal Bella caught in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf gripped a generation of teenagers (we were two of them), discussing if we’re Team Edward or Team Jacob, exploring the story’s increasingly bizarre plot line, debating whether or not it’s feminist and looking at the series’ deeply concerning racist undertones.
    There will be spoilers, but we doubt you’re here if you weren’t - at some point - a Twihard. Enjoy 🧛🏻‍♀️🩸🐺
    Plus as always, we answer a listener question and give our latest recommendations. If you liked the podcast don't forget to share, rate and review - it helps the podcast reach more people! Thanks for listening ♥️ If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Belfast and Halle (yes, in Germany!) - visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Get your a** up and work: The daily grind in fiction

    Get your a** up and work: The daily grind in fiction

    This episode we’re talking all about the daily grind! Reflecting on our own experience of work and how it’s portrayed in fiction, we explore what a better world of work might look like. We talk about TV shows The Bold Type, The Office (US version) and Parks and Recreation, and books Careering by Daisy Buchanan and Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.
    Plus we answer listener questions and give our latest cultural recommendations. If you liked the podcast don't forget to share, rate and review - it helps the podcast reach more people! Thanks for listening ♥️ If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Belfast and Halle (yes, in Germany!) - visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The femme fatale: fun, fear and fantasies

    The femme fatale: fun, fear and fantasies

    Content warning: the work we are discussing in this episode includes references to violence and sexual assault, which may be difficult for some listeners.
    This episode we’re discussing our favourite fictional Femme Fatales! We get into why it’s so enjoyable to watch women breaking the law, discussing tv show Killing Eve, film Promising Young Woman and novels Boy Parts and My Sister the Serial Killer. Warning up top that there will be SPOILERS for all of these examples.
    We explore the fantasy of the femme fatale, looking at works of fiction that explore how women use it to wield power and establish control in a patriarchal world.
    Plus, we answer listener questions and give our latest recommendations. If you liked the podcast don't forget to share, rate and review - it helps the podcast reach more people! Thanks for listening ♥️ If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Belfast and Halle (yes, in Germany!) - visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bodies, Bodies, Bodies: Love 'em, hate 'em, can't escape 'em

    Bodies, Bodies, Bodies: Love 'em, hate 'em, can't escape 'em

    In this episode of Feminist Fiction (coming to you later because of technical difficulties again sorry sorry) is all about body image. We get into our own sticky feelings around our bodies and look at how age, class and body size are represented in culture. This is a HUGE topic with many aspects, so a note up top that we’re by no means experts, are just covering a slice of this issue and have our own privileges when it comes to body image.
    We talk about new film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, tv shows My Mad Fat Diary and Shrill, Melissa Broder’s novel Milk Fed, Emily Ratajkowski’s book My Body, and the damaging legacies of Fat Monica in Friends and the movie Shallow Hal. Plus recommendations of what we’ve been reading and watching ✨
    If you liked the podcast don't forget to share, rate and review - it helps the podcast reach more people! Thanks for listening ♥️ If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Belfast and Halle (yes, in Germany!) - visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Going OUT OUT: The joys and jeopardies of partying hard

    Going OUT OUT: The joys and jeopardies of partying hard

    In our fourth episode of the Feminist Fiction podcast we get into going OUT OUT!  💃🏻 Megan and Natalie discuss their recent big night out, the joys and the darkness of partying hard, and their favourite party films, TV and books.
    We discuss women vs men partying on screen and in literature, with examples including Spring Breakers (film), Someone Great (film), How to Be Single (film), Booksmart (film), Animals (book and film), I May Destroy You (TV), Mood (TV), Eve Babitz books, The Wolf of Wall Street (film), The Hangover (film), The Great Gatsby (book and film) and Superbad (film) + more! It’s a big one…
    N.B. we had some technical difficulties on this one so apologies for the Zoom recording audio on this episode.
    If you liked the podcast don't forget to share, rate and review - it helps the podcast reach more people! Thanks for listening ♥️ If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Belfast and Halle (yes, in Germany!) - visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Teenage kicks: The highs and lows of coming of age

    Teenage kicks: The highs and lows of coming of age

    This episode we do a deep dive into coming of age stories, comparing the adorable, queer phenomenon of Heartstopper (both graphic novel series & Netflix show) with the comparatively much darker (and less diverse) teenage stories we grew up with: Skins, Gossip Girl and Mean Girls.
    We discuss the highs and lows of our own (deeply cringe) teen years and the stories and characters that informed them, questioning how our youth might have been different if we'd had different stories to engage with. We talk Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging (novels), Jacqueline Wilson, Laura Bates' YA novel The Burning, 13 Reasons Why (TV series), Sex Education (TV series), Never Have I Ever (TV Series) and The Summer I Turned Pretty (TV series).
    If you liked the podcast don't forget to share, rate and review - it helps the podcast reach more people! Thanks for listening ♥️ If you want to find out more about Feminist Fiction or join one of our online or in-person clubs in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Belfast and Halle (yes, in Germany!) - visit us on Instagram at @feminist.fiction.

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    • 1 hr 20 min

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