24 episodes

Join Shawna Potter as she takes a deep dive into the lyrics and politics of her band War On Women and other artists you love. She'll chat with bandmates, interview experts and activists on relevant social justice issues, and share the inspirations and stories behind the songs. 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.
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But Her Lyrics..‪.‬ Shawna Potter

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Join Shawna Potter as she takes a deep dive into the lyrics and politics of her band War On Women and other artists you love. She'll chat with bandmates, interview experts and activists on relevant social justice issues, and share the inspirations and stories behind the songs. 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

    "Wrapped Up (Post-Roe)" with MuMu (& Baltimore Abortion Fund) - 022

    "Wrapped Up (Post-Roe)" with MuMu (& Baltimore Abortion Fund) - 022

    Abortion Forever!

    Host Shawna Potter speaks with self-proclaimed queerdo MuMu about her song, “Wrapped Up (Post-Roe)” - a song so nice it’s been released twice. She then interviews not one, but two experts from the Baltimore Abortion Fund. Listen to the entire episode to learn how abortion funds are mutual aid, how this issue is life and death but not black and white, what is SCOTUS up to (do we have to call it that?), and why you should be buying safe abortion pills online. Also, the power to delete, Pussy Riot, mom’s boyfriend sucks, and, wait, who wrote and starred in a movie musical?!

    The official sponsors of this episode are First Defense Krav Maga, and Pupcakes and Pawstries, where you can use promo code waronwomen15 to get 15% off your next order.

    Episode transcripts, important links, and ways to support Shawna and this podcast can be found at shawnapotter.com. Everything War On Women can be found at linktr.ee/waronwomen. For 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.

    Thanks to Brooks Harlan for chopping up War On Women’s song “Her?” to create the podcast theme song. Main podcast photo: Justin Borucki. To inquire about becoming a show sponsor, head to shawnapotter.com/contact.



    SPONSOR LINKS: 

    firstdefensekravmaga.com 

    shoppe.pupcakesbarkery.pet



    SHOW LINKS/RESOURCES:

    https://linktr.ee/Musicofmumu

    Live session version of “Wrapped Up”: https://youtu.be/wfWsZZJr9To

    “Honeymoon Sex” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMsLKFHk5Ro

    “Free the Nip” on Big Mouth: https://soundtracki.com/shows/big-mouth-season-6-soundtrack

    Best summer ever: https://www.hulu.com/movie/best-summer-ever-e4c333a7-8c3e-4c50-b19a-e147e1ddc67a

    keepourclinics.org

    abortionfunds.org

    Prochoiceamerica.org

    Abortionfinder.org

    https://shoutyourabortion.com/

    I Need An Abortion: ineedana.com

    Plan C Pills: plancpills.org

    BAF's website: baltimoreabortionfund.org

    National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org

    https://www.npr.org/2022/12/16/1143656765/more-people-are-training-to-take-on-the-work-of-abortion-doulas


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    BONUS "Totalitarian Aggroculture" - LIVE with Jenarchy (NOMORE, War On Women)

    BONUS "Totalitarian Aggroculture" - LIVE with Jenarchy (NOMORE, War On Women)

    Episode 20 - The very first live episode! My patrons got exclusive early access to the original live YouTube episode and after some very light editing, it's available to everyone as a regular old bonus podcast episode. I interviewed my friend and band mate Jenarchy about a song they wrote over 10 years ago in the band NOMORE, "Totalitarian Aggroculture." Listen in to hear us talk about politics (they're b******t), power and resources, Gainesville vs. Europe, board games, working with a producer the first time, potential WOW cover songs, and what constitutes a karaoke emergency. Full disclosure: I talk and laugh way too much for this to be considered a proper interview.

    The official sponsors of this episode are First Defense Krav Maga, and Pupcakes and Pawstries.

    Episode transcripts, important links, and ways to support Shawna and this podcast can be found at shawnapotter.com. Everything War On Women can be found at linktr.ee/waronwomen. For 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.

    Thanks to Brooks Harlan for chopping up War On Women’s song “Her?” to create the podcast theme song. Main podcast photo: Justin Borucki.



    SHOW LINKS:

    Listen to the song: https://nomoretheband.bandcamp.com/track/totalitarian-aggroculture

    Cherry Moth Cake: https://cherrymothcake.com/

    Jen's recommendations tba

    Follow Jenarchy on insta @jenarchy

    Gainesville Comedy Shows: https://gainesvillecomedyshows.com/

    Origin of Monopoly: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/11/secret-history-monopoly-capitalist-game-leftwing-origins


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    • 43 min
    Hunger Stones with Mike Dash - 021

    Hunger Stones with Mike Dash - 021

    If cryptic messages from the past are warning us about the future, are we likely to listen? Join host Shawna Potter for a very quick chat with historian Mike Dash about “Hunger Stones.” In his second appearance on the pod he gives some background on what could be a War On Women song but just isn’t…yet? Folklore versus bureaucracy. Science versus the middle ages. A cool story, or a warning to save the planet? And are the melancholy vibes literally carved into stone more emo or metal? You decide!

    Mike Dash bio: “I read history at Cambridge and went on to complete a PhD at King’s College London back in 1990. Since then I’ve enjoyed an eclectic career as a journalist, magazine publisher, teacher, and author, in the course of which I’ve written five (and counting) heavily-researched popular histories: Tulipomania, Batavia’s Graveyard, Thug, Satan’s Circus and The First Family – if you really want the full story, go here. Oh, and I live in London.”

    The official sponsors of this episode are First Defense Krav Maga, and Pupcakes and Pawstries.

    Episode transcripts, important links, and ways to support Shawna and this podcast can be found at shawnapotter.com. Everything War On Women can be found at linktr.ee/waronwomen. For 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.

    Thanks to Brooks Harlan for chopping up War On Women’s song “Her?” to create the podcast theme song. Main podcast photo: Justin Borucki.

    SHOW LINKS:

    10 things you can do right now: https://www.wwf.org.uk/thingsyoucando

    https://mikedashhistory.com

    “Aqua Tofana” new music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVi3KiEwfHE


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    • 18 min
    "Must Be Nice" with Lauren Ruth Ward - 019

    "Must Be Nice" with Lauren Ruth Ward - 019

    Lauren Ruth Ward spends some time breaking down her song “Must Be Nice,” a fed-up feminist catchall chorale, with host Shawna Potter. They talk about the unique way this song was approached, female masturbation, being born a feminist, songwriting when you’re in a band versus as a solo artist, and what it’s like to work with all women after mostly working with men. Also, Shawna begs her favorite place to eat in Las Vegas to send her free food through the postal service.

    The official sponsors of this episode are First Defense Krav Maga, Navarro Hair Design, and Pupcakes and Pawstries.

    Episode transcripts, important links, and ways to support Shawna and this podcast can be found at shawnapotter.com. Everything War On Women can be found at linktr.ee/waronwomen. For 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.

    Thanks to Brooks Harlan for chopping up War On Women’s song “Her?” to create the podcast theme song. Main podcast photo: Justin Borucki.



    LAUREN’S BIO: A multifaceted warrior heralded from Baltimore, Lauren Ruth Ward‘s lyrics are secrets to strangers drenched in raspy power. Ward recently wrapped up her 3rd studio album “numberthree”, which will be released one single at a time. This body of work follows the death and rebirth of both personal and musical relationships and was written, performed, produced and mastered by women only. "Messiah" drops May 31st a week before Ward headlines The Troubadour for West Hollywood's inaugural Pride. Listen to her latest tracks here : "The Break Up Song"  "Pain"  "Sing In The Shower"



    LAUREN’S LINKS:

    A portion of LRW's Bandcamp merchandise proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood as well as the Ukrainian Refugee Fund, give.unrefugees.org.

    New Song called "Messiah"

    "Messiah" meaning

    2022 & 2023 Tour Dates



    OTHER SHOW LINKS:

    Emerge Fest Photos

    Jaburritos



    LAUREN’S READING LIST:

    "Hood Feminism" by Mikki Kendall

    "Adult Children Of Emotionally Immature Parents" by Lindsey C. Gibson

    "Attached" by Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

    "Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Addiction and Sexuality"

    "Mating in Captivity" by Esther Perel

    "The Way of Integrity" by Martha Peck

    "Loving What Is" by Byron Katie

    "Open" by Rachel Krantz

    "Facing Love Addiction"

    "We Should All Be Feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    "Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself" by Joe Dispenza


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    • 36 min
    Sarah Schulman, author of Conflict is Not Abuse - 018

    Sarah Schulman, author of Conflict is Not Abuse - 018

    Harm occurs on an unfortunately wide spectrum. How do we find the appropriate and commensurate path for repair? How do we know if someone is overstating harm? When does the pursuit of justice turn into the abuse of others? And what do we do about it? Listen as host Shawna speaks with Sarah Schulman, author of Conflict is not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair about this important, difficult, and somewhat controversial topic. Content Warning: sexual violence, victim-blaming, abuse, harm

    Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, journalist and AIDS historian. Her 20th book LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, New York 1987-1993, was called a "masterpiece" by the New York Times and was a finalist for The John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Nonfiction from PEN.  Her play, THE LADY HAMLET, premiered at The Provincetown Theater in the summer of 2022. Sarah is an Endowed Chair in Nonfiction at Northwestern University.

    The official sponsors of this episode are Navarro Hair Design, First Defense Krav Maga, and Pupcakes and Pawstries.

    Episode transcripts, important links, and ways to support Shawna and this podcast can be found at shawnapotter.com. Everything War On Women can be found at linktr.ee/waronwomen. For 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.

    Thanks to Brooks Harlan for chopping up War On Women’s song “Her?” to create the podcast theme song. Main podcast photo: Justin Borucki.



    RESOURCES/SHOW LINKS:

    Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair - https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Conflict-Is-Not-Abuse

    F*****g Cancelled podcast - https://fuckingcancelled.libsyn.com/

    We Will Not Cancel Us by adrienne marie brown - https://www.akpress.org/we-will-not-cancel-us.html

    Conflict resolution handbook - https://inclassreadings.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/handbook-of-conflict-resolution.pdf

    Creative Interventions Toolkit - https://www.creative-interventions.org/toolkit/

    Emergent Strategies - https://www.akpress.org/emergentstrategy.html

    “I just got a complaint about harm, what should I do?” Infographic:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CSwvPEQHIZI/

    National Sexual Assault Hotline - https://www.rainn.org/resources or 800-656-HOPE (4673)

    Community Mediation Maryland - https://mdmediation.org/need-mediation/

    Talk Toomey - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-toomey/id1041754937

    Peer Pleasure - https://peerpleasurepodcast.com/


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    • 32 min
    "Say It" with Hannah Brancato - 017

    "Say It" with Hannah Brancato - 017

    Speaking with Shawna is guest Hannah Brancato, co-founder of the culture-jamming FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, the organization behind The Monument Quilt for survivors of rape and sexual assault, and their allies. They discuss collaborating on the music video, what it was like to see the effects of their activism in real time, and the difficult necessity of living our values. Learn all about the War On Women song “Say It” - insight on making the video (including how they ensured full consent from everyone appearing in the video), critiques of the song, a short history of WOW’s self-titled album, and more.

    The official sponsor of this episode is  First Defense Krav Maga out of Herndon, VA.

    Episode transcripts, important links, and ways to support Shawna and this podcast can be found at shawnapotter.com. Everything War On Women can be found at linktr.ee/waronwomen. For 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.

    Thanks to Brooks Harlan for chopping up War On Women’s song “Her?” to create the podcast theme song. Main podcast photo: Justin Borucki.

    Content Warning: sexual violence, victim-blaming



    LINKS/RESOURCES:

    To access confidential help, visit https://www.rainn.org or call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month: https://www.nsvrc.org/saam

    Hannah Brancato: https://www.hannahbrancato.com/

    Monument Quilt: https://themonumentquilt.org/archiving-the-monument-quilt/

    FORCE: https://upsettingrapeculture.com/

    Fake Victoria’s Secret campaign: https://upsettingrapeculture.com/pastprojects/pinklovesconsent/

    Inheritance of White Silence: https://www.hannahbrancato.com/inheritance

    “Say It” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4KjM2zEj1w

    The work of artist & videographer, Danielle Damico: http://www.daniellecdamico.com/

    Mariame Kaba: http://mariamekaba.com/

    adrienne maree brown: https://adriennemareebrown.net/

    Decolonizing non violent communication: https://co-conspirator.press/Decolonizing-Non-Violent-Communication

    But Her Lyrics (ep 12) with Ian Danskin https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e16v0nk

    But Her Lyrics (ep 8) with Brittany Oliver https://anchor.fm/shawnapotter/episodes/Seeds---008-e146nr3


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

penny 5 stars ,

Great voice

Great singing voice- great speaking voice. Fun listen!

Expat Radio ,

EP 000

Shawna...your mom is cool.

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

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