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Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

Feminist Book Club: The Podcast Renee M. Powers

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

    Flash Forward: An Interview with Rose Eveleth

    Flash Forward: An Interview with Rose Eveleth

    Today Natalia interviews author Rose Eveleth about Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not so Possible) Tomorrows. Part graphic novel and part journalistic reporting, Flash Forward asks provocative questions and uses art to bring readers into the world dreamed up and ends with an essay by Eveleth providing more details and context. They talk about podcasts listening habits, earthquakes, mental health tips and - of course - the book itself!
    Follow and support Natalia: Instagram // Twitter 
    Follow and Support Our Guest
    Rose Eveleth: Flash Forward Podcast // Flash Forward Book & Events // Flash Forward Twitter // Flash Forward Instagram 
     
    Follow and Support the Artists!
    Ben Passmore // Julia Gfrörer // John Jennings // Sophia Foster-Dimino // Box Brown // Maki Naro // Chris Jones // Zach Weinersmith // Kate Sheridan // Ziyed Y. Ayoub // Blue Delliquanti // Amelia Onorato // Matt Lubchansky // Sophie Goldstein



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    This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    • 32 min
    Body and Sex Positivity Online: An Interview with Samara Terese

    Body and Sex Positivity Online: An Interview with Samara Terese

    Niba interviews Samara Terese, a body and sex positive influencer on TikTok, Instagram, and Only Fans. They discuss embracing your body and all its curves and scars, embracing and exploring sexuality, and how social media platforms can be a tool for self expression… when they’re not silencing creators who don’t adhere to hegemonic beauty standards.
     
    Where to find Samara: Website // TikTok // Instagram
     
    Follow and support Niba: Instagram // YouTube // Twitter // Website
     
    Books mentioned:
    The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
    The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
     
    Also mentioned on this episode:
    OhMyG by Ioba Toys
    Accidental Icon
    Mary’s Cup of Tea
    Jaimmy Koroma
     
    Join Feminist Book Club for May!
    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.
     

    • 32 min
    All Adults Here: An Interview with Emma Straub

    All Adults Here: An Interview with Emma Straub

    Mariquita interviews Emma Straub about her book, All Adults Here, released in paperback on April 13th and currently being developed for TV. Emma and Mariquita discuss writing dark topics with a light touch, portraying characters with empathy and care, parenthood, home, and transformation. 
     
    Where to find Emma: Website // Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Tumblr
    Purchase All Adults Here through our Bookshop!
     
    Follow and support Mariquita: Instagram



    Join Feminist Book Club for May!
    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the native land of the Dakota people.
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
     

    • 27 min
    Cinnamon Rolls with Christine, The Game of Desire with Phalin, and May's box with Renee

    Cinnamon Rolls with Christine, The Game of Desire with Phalin, and May's box with Renee

    Christine explains what a cinnamon roll character is and shares a few of her favorites. Phalin reviews one of her new favorite books by a Youtuber she’s watched for some time, The Game of Desire by Shan Boodram. And Renee breaks down everything that’s in May’s Feminist Book Club box.
     
    Follow and Support our Hosts:
    Christine - Instagram // Twitter
    Phalin - Instagram
    Renee - Instagram
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
     
    Beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure (The Onion)
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Sarah (and Bingley!) on Instagram @fictionmatters
    Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu - Book 1, Book 2
    The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
     
    The Game of Desire by Shan Boodram 
    Shan’s YouTube channel
     
    Join Feminist Book Club for May!
    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the native land of the Dakota people.
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
     

    • 20 min
    The Women We Failed with Phalin & Firekeeper's Daughter with Renee

    The Women We Failed with Phalin & Firekeeper's Daughter with Renee

    Recently, Amanda Bynes’ and Britney Spears’ conservatorships have been a hot topic. What is a conservatorship? What is conservatorship abuse? Who do conservatorships affect the most? Today, Phalin will try to answer those questions with her Google law school accolades. Then Renee shares a review of one of her favorite books of 2021 so far, Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Tiny and Snail. There’s magic in the mail!  Go to tinyandsnail.com/feministbookclub to sign up for an exclusive 20% off coupon for your first order
     
    Follow and Support our Hosts:
    Phalin - Instagram
    Renee - Instagram
     
    Sources:
    YouTube videos by Leeja Miller, Access, Alvaro Buregio, John T. Anderson, Kathleen Daniels, and Bridget Mackay
    National Association to Stop Guardianship Abuse
    National Center for State Courts background briefs on State Conservatorships
     
     
    This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the native land of the Dakota people.
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
     

    • 16 min
    Truth Serums with Niba and a Feminist Alternative to the Walking Dead with Mariquita

    Truth Serums with Niba and a Feminist Alternative to the Walking Dead with Mariquita

    We have a nerdy double header for you today! First, Niba brings on science writer Bri Barbu to discuss the actual science behind truth serums, where we’ve seen them in popular media, how they’re used, and whether they could or should work in the real world. Then Mariquita is back with one of her hallmark beautiful reviews, this time offering a feminist alternative to The Walking Dead or The Stand by Stephen King. It’s Severance by Ling Ma and if you haven’t read it, you’re in for a treat.
     
    Follow and Support our Hosts:
    Niba - Instagram / YouTube / Twitter / Website
    Mariquita - Instagram
     
    Follow and Support our Guest:
    Brianna Barbu - Twitter / Website
    Check out Bri’s awesome article on chemistry in DnD here!
     
    Books mentioned:
    The Overstory by Richard Powers
    Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
    The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab
    Severance by Ling Ma
     
     
    This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the native land of the Dakota people.
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
     

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

ETerwil ,

Fun and educated hosts!

Excited to hear all the various hosts of this podcast have to offer on books, pop culture, the zodiac, and their individual walks of life!

Bittersweet Milk ,

An invigorating balm

Renee is an incredible host who engages with her guest and keeps an intersectional perspective that humanizes feminism.

Amanda Folk ,

Hi, I’m Obsessed With My Book Club

I am SO grateful to have found Feminist Book Club, both this podcast AND the monthly book subscription box. The interviews are fabulous to listen to and you can always grow your list of books to be read by listening. Beyond that, Renee is a great host who is always challenging me to grow as a feminist and look at things with different lenses. When she mixes that skill with the brilliance of guests, you’ve got a win! Highly recommend!

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