15 episodes

Join Shawna Potter, front person of punk band War On Women, as she takes a deep dive into the lyrics and politics of their latest album, Wonderful Hell. She'll chat with bandmates, interview experts and activists on relevant social justice issues, and share the inspirations and stories behind the album. This pod is for fans of the band, as well as folks interested in feminism, politics, punk, music composition, writing, and more.

Premiered December 9, 2020.
Find all episode transcripts and important links here: https://shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast/

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But Her Lyrics..‪.‬ Shawna Potter

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Join Shawna Potter, front person of punk band War On Women, as she takes a deep dive into the lyrics and politics of their latest album, Wonderful Hell. She'll chat with bandmates, interview experts and activists on relevant social justice issues, and share the inspirations and stories behind the album. This pod is for fans of the band, as well as folks interested in feminism, politics, punk, music composition, writing, and more.

Premiered December 9, 2020.
Find all episode transcripts and important links here: https://shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast/

(photo: Justin Borucki) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shawnapotter/support

    EP 013 - Demon

    EP 013 - Demon

    This episode of But Her Lyrics… tackles the final song on Wonderful Hell, “Demon,” a fan favorite with a long and unique history. Shawna speaks with Dr. Jill Schultz on the ways internalized misogyny helps uphold the patriarchal system, and what the f**k Miley Cyrus has to do with it. The band talks about how recording this song was different than all the others. Listen all the way through the episode to hear earlier versions of “Demon” from nearly 20 years ago and see if Shawna has decided what to do now that this album’s episodes are finished. Join her Patreon for all the behind the scenes and bonus content you can stand from War On Women’s fall tour with Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio (October through November 2021) at patreon.com/shawnapotter.

    The official sponsor of this podcast is First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA! 

    All episode transcriptions and important links can be found right here a few days after the original air date: shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast

    For all things War On Women, visit linktr.ee/waronwomen.


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    EP 012 - The Ash Is Not The End

    EP 012 - The Ash Is Not The End

    This episode of But Her Lyrics… tackles track 10 on Wonderful Hell, “The Ash Is Not The End.” Host Shawna interviews Ian Danskin (of Innuendo Studios), whose videos about the alt-right, gmr/gte, and angry white men directly inspired the lyrics. Find out what a spinal injury, Adult Swim, and Elliott Smith have to do with any of it. The band talks about how writing and recording this song was a little different than all the others, but it all starts with a surprise appearance by a former WOW tour-mate! Be sure to listen til the end to hear Shawna’s request for help deciding what the hell should happen next. It’s not often you get to tell a feminist what to do!

    For more bonus episodes, behind the scenes content, and the chance to make special requests and get shoutouts on air, become a patron at patreon.com/shawnapotter

    The official sponsor of this podcast is First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA!

    All episode transcriptions and important links can be found right here a few days after the original air date: shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast


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    • 56 min
    EP 011 - In Your Path

    EP 011 - In Your Path

    This episode of But Her Lyrics… tackles track 9 on Wonderful Hell, “In Your Path” Host Shawna, with the band, describe how this song is based off of a feminist Chilean protest chat from the Las Tesis collective. They also talk about how weird it was to make a music video for the song (OUT NOW) in the middle of a pandemic. The episode ends with an interview with Margaret Killjoy, a transfeminine author, musician, and podcaster, who teaches Shawna about personal safety while protesting. As always, Jenarchy and Sue need a reminder of what song we’re talking about, Brooks talks music theory, and Dave, who everyone thinks is very chill, assures us he is not chill as you think. Also, Rosie the rescue makes an appearance.

    For more bonus episodes, behind the scenes content, and the chance to make special requests and get shoutouts on air, become a patron at patreon.com/shawnapotter

    The official sponsor of this podcast is First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA!

    All episode transcriptions and important links can be found right here a few days after the original air date: shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast

    Watch the music video for “In Your Path” on Youtube: https://youtu.be/X169uqv96Qo. Special shoutout to directors Rob Menzer & Jesse Pliska, you'll find their contact information at the video link and on the episode transcription.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 010 - Her?

    EP 010 - Her?

    This episode of But Her Lyrics… tackles track 8 on Wonderful Hell, “Her?” Host Shawna interviews media critic and author Jennifer Pozner, who explains why negative portrayals of female politicians in the media are so dangerous. She also gives us a lesson in media literacy and permission to blame everything on Trump. Shawna then gets nerdy with the band on riffs, beats, and women in politics.

    For more bonus episodes, behind the scenes content, and the chance to make special requests and get shoutouts on air, become a patron at patreon.com/shawnapotter

    The official sponsor of this podcast is First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA!

    All episode transcriptions and important links can be found right here a few days after the original air date: shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP 009 - Bonus Band Episode! (Life in W.O.W.)

    EP 009 - Bonus Band Episode! (Life in W.O.W.)

    This episode of But Her Lyrics… is a bonus episode! Host Shawna interviews each band member about joining and playing in War On Women. Let’s get deep about sleeping versus partying, sexism in the music industry, getting mentally healthy together, how most bands are f**k ups, and doing what we do. Our badass patrons get a shout out, and Shawna begs for a Taco Bell sponsorship. Potatoes forever!

    For more bonus episodes, behind the scenes content, and the chance to make special requests and get shout outs on air, become a patron at patreon.com/shawnapotter

    The official sponsor of this podcast is First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA!

    All episode transcriptions and important links can be found right here a few days after the original air date: shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast


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    • 44 min
    EP 008 - Seeds

    EP 008 - Seeds

    This episode of But Her Lyrics… tackles track 7 on Wonderful Hell, “Seeds.” Host Shawna speaks with friend and fellow activist Brittany Oliver on what it takes to be an ally in the fight against white nationalism. They also ponder the state of the White House when the last guy left. Shawna answers questions from Patreon (and recommends NOT drinking heavily before heading into the studio), and someone in the band is a bit worried about playing the beginning of this song live. Can you guess who?

    The official sponsor of this podcast is First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA!

    To become a sponsor or just support the podcast, become a patron at patreon.com/shawnapotter

    All episode transcriptions and important links can be found right here a few days after the original air date: shawnapotter.com/#/but-her-lyrics-podcast

    This episode transcript will have some book recommendations from both Shawna and Brittany, who has just announced that she is running for Maryland Congress! Donate and find out more here: https://www.brittanyformaryland.com


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    • 47 min

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penny 5 stars ,

Great voice

Great singing voice- great speaking voice. Fun listen!

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Congratulations on the launch! I love the deep dive concept on WoW's songs.

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