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Celebrating writers, creators, and characters in speculative fiction, with a focus on intersectional feminism. We love genre fiction and want to see everyone well represented!

Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Celebrating writers, creators, and characters in speculative fiction, with a focus on intersectional feminism. We love genre fiction and want to see everyone well represented!

    Communities with Caroline Hardaker and Gabriela Houston

    Communities with Caroline Hardaker and Gabriela Houston

    When you look, communities are everywhere. They can be the people where you live, the people who share the same interest as you, the people you volunteer with. They can be as small as a household or as big as a city. Communities, societies, political and religious beliefs all intertwine so that sometimes it’s impossible […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Exploring Ragnarok – with H.M. Long & Genevieve Gornichec

    Exploring Ragnarok – with H.M. Long & Genevieve Gornichec

    Spirituality exists in every work of fiction in some form or other, but most often manifests as divinity. Gods and goddesses never seem to go out of fashion. Why do authors turn to a god or pantheon of gods to articulate this spiritual urge? And out of all the pantheons, the Norse gods in particular […]

    • 45 min
    Parenthood with Julia Fine

    Parenthood with Julia Fine

    Being a parent is not glamorous. It’s hard work and it often goes unappreciated – in life and in fiction.  When we do see parents represented in our fiction, we tend to see a very limited kind of representation. Rarely are parents the centre of the story – the prevailing social narrative is that parents […]

    • 45 min
    Matriarchies – with Aliette de Bodard

    Matriarchies – with Aliette de Bodard

    The world as we know it has historically been ruled by men. But when it comes to fiction, writers can choose what power structures they create and how they are depicted. Despite the free rein this allows authors, most simply replicate the patriarchy. When authors do step outside the familiar societal structures and present us with matriarchies, […]

    • 48 min
    Loneliness in science fiction with Aliya Whiteley

    Loneliness in science fiction with Aliya Whiteley

    Space. The final frontier. An empty, endless expanse of nothing? Or teeming with life?But do we really need to look beyond the confines of our world to find loneliness? We are currently fighting a pandemic, and in its wake, a loneliness epidemic. Despite our constant striving for companionship, it could be said that to be […]

    • 53 min
    Hollywood Monsters – with Mallory O’Meara

    Hollywood Monsters – with Mallory O’Meara

    History is written by the winners. By men. Early editors of science fiction anthologies chose to exclude works by women, and in doing so, made many believe that women did not write science fiction in the genre’s earliest years. This is just a single example and by no means exhaustive. Mallory O’Meara, self-confessed monster lover […]

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Oblivious Rex ,

My Favorite Podcast

I usually use podcasts to listen to tidbits of information on news, politics, and entertainment. But one day I was bored by the usual slate and wanted something new, preferably something to do with writing in literature or film, so I subscribed to maybe 15 more podcasts in the hopes of finding something decent. Not only did BtGS turn out to be the best of the batch that I was trying out, it pretty quickly became my favorite podcast entirely. Even when some of the subjects are rather straightforward, the conversations are fantastic. I highly recommend Breaking the Glass Slipper, and perhaps also supporting their Patreon if you end up loving them too!

Arconna ,

A Fantastic Show!

Breaking the Glass Slipper is my favorite show on women in SF/F/H (there are a few others, btw). The hosts are knowledgeable and have a great way of approaching the subject that makes the content inviting. The content is varied and compelling. And the guests are always great (and cover a wide range of stuff).

Basically, this is a podcast everyone should listen to, especially if you care about making SF/F/H a better place. A++++

b123g789 ,

Love this and if you love fantasy you will too

Not just for writers. Fresh and interesting

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