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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FFR 145: Entertainment News
Welcome to the third installment of Feminist Frequency’s entertainment news round up; a semi-regular series where we share our thoughts on all the media and pop culture news that crawled from the depths of 2020 to illuminate our screens (and mostly dampen our spirits). In this episode we’re: (still) looking forward to the release of Cyberpunk 2077; being disappointed by prominent voices who should really know better; and being as jazzed about a certain rock star in a couture gown as we are unsurprised by the people who have a problem with it.
FFR 144: Proxima
In Alice Winocour’s new film Proxima, astronaut Sarah (played by Eva Green) faces challenges her male colleagues do not while making preparations to depart for a year aboard the ISS. As Sarah tries to balance the personal and professional, her daughter Stella goes on an emotional journey of her own, struggling with the consequences of her mother’s work. Join us as we discuss how the film presents the familiar misogynistic complications presented by “the work/life balance” in the Earth-side life of an extraordinary human headed for the stars.
FFR 143: First Cow
On the cusp of the 2020 US presidential election, we’re taking a look at a film set in 1820s Oregon Territory, telling the story of two men trying to make their way in the harsh frontier of the burgeoning American West. Join us on this week’s podcast, as we sink our critical teeth into this sweet cake of a “Caro film”: Director Kelly Reichardt’s 2019 film First Cow, exploring friendship, masculinity and the consequences of capitalism in a deliberately paced story filled with bright spots of light, sweetness, and memory.
FFR 142: The Witches of Eastwick
Today’s episode of the podcast finishes up our spooky season series on occult-themed nostalgia watches with 1987’s The Witches of Eastwick, starring Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Cher, adapted from the John Updike novel. Join us as we try to figure out how we feel about this movie including big 80s perms (great), Cher (even better), and Jack Nicholson’s diabolic sex appeal (not good). Made at the height of Reagan’s America, does the film have something insightful to say about gender inquality, or like the devilish Daryl, is it in the end all about reinforcing the Patriarchal status quo?
FFR 141: Blade
Welcome to the second episode in our spooky season series, revisiting classic, cult or nostalgic witch and vampire movies as chosen by our patrons. Today we’re traveling back to 1998, when Wesley Snipes starred as the titular vampire hunter, Blade. 9 years after Tim Burton’s Batman, and 20 years before the MCU’s Black Panther, Blade was the first Marvel Superhero theatrical release, the grandfather of every Marvel Superhero movie to follow. Join us as we dive into a grimdark version of LA, populated by blood and power thirsty vampires that can only be stopped by a stoic vampire/human hybrid seeking revenge.
FFR 140: Hocus Pocus
In celebration of the spooky season, we’re looking at media depictions of witches and vampires, starting with Hocus Pocus. Starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, this 1993 Disney classic sparks a feeling of campy nostalgia for many, but how did it hold up for us and what does an almost 30 year old children’s Halloween movie have to say to a modern audience?
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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!
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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 👍🏻
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.