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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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Feminist Frequency Radio Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, Ebony Adams

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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.

Join our community at Patreon.com/femfreq

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    FFR 206: Hollywood in the 1970s with special guest Carolyn Petit

    FFR 206: Hollywood in the 1970s with special guest Carolyn Petit

    Carolyn Petit returns as special guest to lead our discussion of the 1970s on the penultimate episode of our “Hollywood by the Decade” series. She selected two acclaimed films to focus our discussion. From 1971, Alan Pakula’s KLUTE, in which Jane Fonda plays a sex worker who teams up with an investigator (played by Donald Sutherland), to search for a missing person who’d once been a client of hers. In Paul Mazursky’s 1978 film AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, Jill Clayburgh stars as an Upper West Sider who navigates dating, friendships, and parenting an independent teenage daughter in the aftermath of an unexpected divorce. Two disparate films about female characters directed by men, but connected by a very 1970s focus on character with glimpses into their inner thoughts and lives.

    • 1 hr
    FFR 205: Hollywood in the 1960s with special guest Dr. Philana Payton

    FFR 205: Hollywood in the 1960s with special guest Dr. Philana Payton

    The 60s in America are remembered as a time of cultural upheaval and revolution, but did Hollywood keep in step with contemporary conversations? Our expert and guide on this episode of Hollywood by the Decade is Dr. Philana Payton, a scholar-activist with research interests in Black film and television history and popular culture, as well as gender and queer studies, and who is currently a professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine. She’s selected two films from the period to launch our discussion: PARIS BLUES (1961) and GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967).

    • 55 min
    FFR 204: Hollywood in the 1950s with special guest Alonso Duralde

    FFR 204: Hollywood in the 1950s with special guest Alonso Duralde

    Halfway through our “Hollywood by the Decades” series, we time-travel to the 1950s with our special guest—writer, podcaster, and film review editor—Alonso Duralde. We’ll be framing our conversation around two 50s films recommended by Alonso: ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) and THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    FFR 203: Hollywood in the 1940s with special guest Julie Grossman

    FFR 203: Hollywood in the 1940s with special guest Julie Grossman

    Anita and Kat are joined by literature and film studies Professor Julie Grossman—an oft-published scholar who’s penned numerous essays about the classic archetypes of women onscreen and behind the camera in vintage Hollywood. She’s taking us into the 1940s, and specifically the introduction of film noir and the femme fatale for our “Hollywood by the Decade” series. To set the scene for our conversation, we watched two films on Julie’s recommendation: from 1943, Alfred Hitchcock’s SHADOW OF A DOUBT, and from 1948, ROAD HOUSE—directed by Jean Nogulesco and starring Ida Lupino before the advent of her directing career.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    FFR 202: Hollywood in the 1930s with special guest Patricia White

    FFR 202: Hollywood in the 1930s with special guest Patricia White

    The 1930s saw the introduction of sound in film, the implementation of the Hays code, and marks the beginning of the “Golden Age of Hollywood”. On this episode of our “Hollywood by the Decade” series, we’re guided by special guest Patricia White—Centennial Professor of Film and Media Studies and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore College—through a discussion of the landscape of Hollywood in the 30s, including how the enforced morality of the Hays code influenced which stories were told and how, while perhaps counterintuitively creating opportunities for surprising subtext. Join us as we examine BLONDE VENUS (1932) starring Marlene Dietrich, and STELLA DALLAS (1937) starring Barbara Stanwyck.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    FFR 201: Hollywood in the 1910s/20s with special guest Dr Shelley Stamp

    FFR 201: Hollywood in the 1910s/20s with special guest Dr Shelley Stamp

    We’re kicking off our Hollywood by Decade series with the inception of filmmaking in the 1910s and 20s. Specifically, we’ll be looking at director Lois Weber’s film, SHOES. Released in 1916 at the height of Weber’s power and popularity as one of the top filmmakers of the time, the film tackles poverty, prostitution, and gender pay inequity. Ebony pops in, and she and Anita are joined by Dr. Shelley Stamp, writer and professor of film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz, and the person who quite literally wrote the book on Lois Weber. Listen in for a fascinating discussion of early filmmaking.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

sophiesuz ,

bow down to the geek queens

Both hilarious and insightful, Feminist Frequency Radio makes me question the pop culture we so often mindlessly consume, all the while throwing in some belly laughs along them way.

Also, Caroline definitely needs her own film podcast/ channel!

Jesscat87 ,

Excellent intersectional nerdery

Love this podcast. Found FemFreq via the ‘Tropes Vs. Women in video games’ series on you tube and was so excited to hear they also had a podcast! Listen to it, and remember it is necessary and possible to be critical of media whilst enjoying and consuming it 👍🏻

Lain-chan ,

Favourite Podcast!

I love these three :) They do amazing work and all give unique perspectives on the media they cover. I wish there were more games discussions, but honestly they can talk about anything and I'd love it! It's definitely my favourite podcast. I feel like I learn something every time.

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