7 episodes

Laurie and Eleanor Penny have a lot in common. A love of politics, feminism, fiction and philosophy. An obsession with Blackadder, Rocky Horror and red pandas. Oh, and — parents. Each week they’ll unpick one controversial idea in the modern political conversation. This is the secret feminist agenda for world domination that the internet warned you about.

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Laurie and Eleanor Penny have a lot in common. A love of politics, feminism, fiction and philosophy. An obsession with Blackadder, Rocky Horror and red pandas. Oh, and — parents. Each week they’ll unpick one controversial idea in the modern political conversation. This is the secret feminist agenda for world domination that the internet warned you about.

    6. On Free Speech

    6. On Free Speech

    Laurie and Eleanor Penny discuss free speech and trigger warnings, and how these ideas are misunderstood and misused.
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    • 27 min
    5. On Abortion

    5. On Abortion

    Laurie and Eleanor Penny discuss the crackdown on legal abortion around the world, and look at how the issue intersects with race, workers' rights and women's agency over their own bodies.
     
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    • 23 min
    4. On Sexual Violence

    4. On Sexual Violence

    Laurie and Eleanor Penny discuss the recent wave of "revelations" about sexual violence across different industries, and explore what justice should look like when a crime has so many perpetrators.
     
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    • 33 min
    3. On Robots

    3. On Robots

    Laurie and Eleanor Penny discuss the coming of the robots, and why AI assistants like Alexa and Siri are always given female characteristics. Follow us and send feedback on Twitter @ns_podcasts and on facebook.com/nspodcasts.
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    • 22 min
    2. On Witches

    2. On Witches

    Laurie and Eleanor Penny discuss the cultural significance of witches, and explore why today's feminists are keen to identify themselves with the trope. Plus, why Fake or Fortune is the best show on TV.
     
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    • 29 min
    1. On Sisterhood

    1. On Sisterhood

    Laurie and Eleanor Penny debate the personal and political meanings of that overused word in feminist discourse, sisterhood. Plus, they reveal why Chicken Run is the most important radical feminist film to come out this century.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

KJ Park ,

Funny and eye-opening

Middle-class white dudes like me need podcasts like this: highly illuminating, very funny, inspirational. Shame there are only six episodes, but they’re all great.

Joel_______ ,

Love this show

Intelligent, funny, personable, knowledgeable and interesting discussions.

Andy in Kent ,

Seven Sisters (okay just two...)

Greatly enjoyable. I learned a lot about feminist thought and a surprising amount about which My Little Pony is the coolest.
It is funny how a discussion on transgender rights can suddenly descend into unresolved issues from childhood but clearly with a great deal of affection between the two of them. I hope your mum listens!

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