47 episodes

Welcome to Feminist Buzzkills Live! - The weekly podcast from Abortion Access Front. Hosted by Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show co-creator, comedian, and founder of Abortion Access Front ) Moji Alawode-El (writer, activist, marketing guru Abortion Access Front), and Marie Khan (Activist and programs director at Midwest Access Coalition.) These hilarious and brilliant experts on all things abortion, break down the weekly news from patriarchy’s evil trilogy of misogyny, white supremacy, and anti-abortion extremism. They make sense of all the madness, by digging in hard with policy experts, leaders in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements, and the activists working on the ground.
Bonus-You’ll get info on what you can do to fight back!!!
And because it’s a podcast from The Daily Show co-creator, we have the best comedians and musicians poppin’ in to pop off, plus plenty of scathing commentary and satirical sketches that put all these sexist ass clowns on blast.
Let’s do this!

Feminist Buzzkills Live: The Podcast Abortion Access Front

    • News
    • 4.8 • 99 Ratings

Welcome to Feminist Buzzkills Live! - The weekly podcast from Abortion Access Front. Hosted by Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show co-creator, comedian, and founder of Abortion Access Front ) Moji Alawode-El (writer, activist, marketing guru Abortion Access Front), and Marie Khan (Activist and programs director at Midwest Access Coalition.) These hilarious and brilliant experts on all things abortion, break down the weekly news from patriarchy’s evil trilogy of misogyny, white supremacy, and anti-abortion extremism. They make sense of all the madness, by digging in hard with policy experts, leaders in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements, and the activists working on the ground.
Bonus-You’ll get info on what you can do to fight back!!!
And because it’s a podcast from The Daily Show co-creator, we have the best comedians and musicians poppin’ in to pop off, plus plenty of scathing commentary and satirical sketches that put all these sexist ass clowns on blast.
Let’s do this!

    Las Ricas Abortan, Las Pobres Se Mueren

    Las Ricas Abortan, Las Pobres Se Mueren

    Full episode transcript HERE.
    POV: It's International Podcast Day and you're trying to find out WTF happened this week in Abortlandia. Lucky for you, the only weekly abortion podcast in existence is here to bring y’all the news, the rage, and the laughs you need. While Lizz is running around being professionally hilarious, Marie and Moji are breaking down the latest in uterus-hating garbage that’s been spewing forth from the anti-abortionist, unrisen white bread loaves who think they run this world. Your Feminist Buzzkills are gabbing it up about International Safe Abortion Day, what’s going down in the reproductive streets of Puerto Rico and Latin America, Arizona abortion bans, and why we can’t stop laughing at Texas AG Ken Paxton. Plus, which states and countries are bringing us some bright spots this week? Hit that play button and find out!
    As always, we’ve got a top shelf special guest lineup joining us in popping off about any and all things abobo! We are beyond honored this week to welcome Latina abortion hero and executive director of The Women’s Equality Center, Paula Ávila-Guillen. She’s getting real with us about the ongoing fight for abortion rights in Latin America, the work she and The Women’s Equality Center do, the heartwrenching effects of El Salvador’s total abortion ban, and what folks in the US can do about it. PLUS, here to charge up our serotonin levels is hilarious musician and actor Jen Kwok! Listen to us blab about how she makes music about issues that matter to her (like ABORTION), what music genre she’s about to take over next, and how hyped she is to cover a trash misogynistic song next week at AAF’s Do Re #MeToo (Tickets linked below) alongside her idol, Margaret Cho!
    Times are heavy, but we got you.
    OPERATION SAVE ABORTION: In case you missed out on the training day we’ve been blabbing about nonstop, you can still join the 10,000+ womb warriors fighting the patriarchy by listening to our five-part OpSave pod series clicking HERE for your toolkit, marching orders, and more.

    HOSTS:
    Lizz Winstead @LizzWinstead
    Moji Alawode-El @MojiLocks
    Marie Khan @MjKhan 

    SPECIAL GUESTS: 
    Paula Ávila-Guillen TW/IG: @Pauavilg
    Jen Kwok IG: @JenKwokJenKwok / TW: @JenKwok / TikTok: @JenKwokJenKwok

    THE BAD SHIT:
    Abortion helps realign Puerto Rico’s politics, giving conservatives an opening 
    What does Montana’s ‘born-alive’ referendum have to do with abortion?
    Kobach lays out plan to remove abortion rights in Kansas after failed amendment
    University of Idaho Told Faculty They Could Be Fired for Providing Condoms or Even Talking About Abortion
    Arizona judge reinstates abortion ban from 1864

    THE GOOD SHIT:
    California voters to decide on Proposition 1 to strengthen state’s abortion law
    North Dakota judge again denies request to let abortion ban take effect
    India’s top court grants the right to safe abortion

    ​GUEST LINKS:
    Women’s Equality Center
    Paula Ávila-Guillen on Ms. Magazine
    Jen Kwok Website

    EPISODE LINKS:
    INeedAnA
    Plan C
    Reprocare Healthline
    Red Necesito Abortar (Mexico)
    Visit the AAF booth at Atlantic Antic in NY 10/2
    FREE NY EVENT: Protecting Democracy with Lizz Winstead and Maya Wiley 10/3
    TICKETS: Do Re #Metoo 2022
    Midwest Access Coalition / @midwest_access_coalition (IG) @MidwestAccess (TW)
    AAF’s Abortion-Themed Rage Playlist

    FOLLOW US:
    Listen to us ~ FBK Podcast
    Instagram ~ @AbortionFront
    Twitter ~ @AbortionFront
    TikTok ~ AbortionAF
    Facebook ~ @AbortionFront
    YouTube ~ @AbortionAccessFront

    PATREON HERE! Support our work, get exclusive merch and more! 
    DONATE TO AAF HERE!
    VOLUNTEER WITH US HERE!
    ADOPT-A-CLINIC HERE!
    EXPOSE FAKE CLINICS HERE!
    FIND AN ABORTION PROVIDER NEAR YOU HERE!

    When BS is poppin’, we pop off!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 52 min
    Jordan Peterson's Meat Sweats

    Jordan Peterson's Meat Sweats

    Full episode transcript HERE.

    The Buzzkills are back together and ready to rage! Prepare your ear holes for another episode listening to the angelic voices of Lizz, Moji and Marie as they pop off about the latest patriarchal f*****y that’s been going down this week. Which states are the anti-abortion terrorists focusing their uterus-hating devilry on this week? “What’s the latest in these sun-dried turds tired-ass plots” You ask? How about putting folks who receive abortions in prison? But it’s not all dank. We have good news from the unlikely dark underbellies of Indiana and Ohio. Plus, as always, the Feminist Buzzkills are primal screaming, laughing and dragging anti-abortionist shitgobblers for filth as they break all this abobo-related BS down for y’all. 
    We’ve got a top-shelf special guest lineup joining us in raising hell and abobo awareness this week! Feminist warrior and musical legend, NEKO CASE, is in the house and Moji, Marie and Neko get vulnerable and extra real about abortion, gender fluidity, her music, and the post-Roe hellscape. PLUS, a couple of emergency contraception all-stars from the American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC) are Buzzkillin’ it up with us, too. Kelly Cleland, executive director of ASEC, is here to school us on everything emergency contraception, including IUDs - yup, IUDs! Nikita Kakkad, ASEC student advisory committee member, gabs it up with us about emergency contraception at UT Austin, how she inspires fellow students in Texas, and ASEC’s latest project, EC4EveryCampus.

    Times are heavy, but we got you.

    OPERATION SAVE ABORTION: In case you missed out on the training day we’ve been blabbing about nonstop, you can still join the 10,000+ womb warriors fighting the patriarchy by listening to our five-part OpSave pod series clicking HERE for your toolkit, marching orders, and more.

    HOSTS:
    Lizz Winstead @LizzWinstead
    Moji Alawode-El @MojiLocks
    Marie Khan @MjKhan 

    SPECIAL GUESTS: 
    Kelly Cleland IG: @ECforEC/ TW: @AMSOCforec
    Nikita Kakkad IG: @EC4EC_UTAustin / TW: @AMSOCforEC
    Neko Case IG: @NekoCaseOfficial / TW: @NekoCase

    THE BAD SHIT:
    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signs abortion ban into law
    Arizona judge to rule on near total abortion ban
    Lindsey Graham’s federal abortion ban would force transvaginal ultrasounds

    THE GOOD SHIT:
    Ohio judge plans to extend pause on six-week abortion ban
    Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

    ​GUEST LINKS:
    American Society for Emergency Contraception
    EC for Every Campus Project
    Neko Case Website
    Wild Creatures by Neko Case

    EPISODE LINKS:
    AAF’s “I’m Just a Pill” video
    Emergency contraception request form
    Visit the AAF booth at Atlantic Antic in NY 10/2
    FREE NY EVENT: Protecting Democracy with Lizz Winstead and Maya Wiley 10/3
    INeedAnA
    TICKETS: Do Re #Metoo 2022
    Midwest Access Coalition / @midwest_access_coalition (IG) @MidwestAccess (TW)
    AAF’s Abortion-Themed Rage Playlist

    FOLLOW US:
    Listen to us ~ FBK Podcast
    Instagram ~ @AbortionFront
    Twitter ~ @AbortionFront
    TikTok ~ AbortionAF
    Facebook ~ @AbortionFront
    YouTube ~ @AbortionAccessFront

    PATREON HERE! Support our work, get exclusive merch and more! 
    DONATE TO AAF HERE!
    VOLUNTEER WITH US HERE!
    ADOPT-A-CLINIC HERE!
    EXPOSE FAKE CLINICS HERE!
    FIND AN ABORTION PROVIDER NEAR YOU HERE!

    When BS is poppin’, we pop off!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Guard Your Cum Rags

    Guard Your Cum Rags

    Full episode transcript HERE.
    The perfect abortion news podcast doesn’t exi- oh wait, yes she does! While Lizz is out being professionally hilarious and making the people of Duluth laugh their asses off, Marie and Moji are holding it down and delivering y’all the latest in this week’s abobo-related BS, sprinkled with some good shit! What the f**k is up with the latest state abortion bans that have gone into effect this week? Which wack, misogynistic, trashy anti-abortion goblins are on the top of our shitlist? And why do uteri love New York? As always, the Feminist Buzzkills have all the answers and more on what’s been going down in these reproductive streets. 

    This week, we’re bringing you two kick ass womb warriors who we got the pleasure of gabbing it up with! Calla Hales, the executive director of A Preferred Women’s Health Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, hopped in the mix to give us a glimpse into the terrifying, delusional extremists protesting outside their doors, what keeps her hopeful in these garbage times, and to remind us of how amazing, strong and dope clinic staff are. PLUS, queer icon, musician, writer and performance artist Bitch is in the house! Listen to us gush over their new album and blab about getting back into touring, where they were when they heard Roe was murdered, and more! 

    Times are heavy, but we got you.

    OPERATION SAVE ABORTION: In case you missed out on the training day we’ve been blabbing about nonstop, you can still join the 10,000+ womb warriors fighting the patriarchy by listening to our five-part OpSave pod series by clicking HERE for your toolkit, marching orders, and more.

    HOSTS:
    Lizz Winstead @LizzWinstead
    Moji Alawode-El @MojiLocks
    Marie Khan @MjKhan 

    SPECIAL GUESTS: 
    Calla Hales
    Bitch @BitchMusic 

    THE BAD SHIT:
    Indiana abortion ban takes effect
    Kentucky anti-abortion amendment to be on ballot
    West Virginia near total abortion ban
    Tennessee’s insane abortion ban
    Veterans Affairs’ new policy to provide abortion 
    Senator Lindsey Graham proposes nationwide 15-week abortion ban

    THE GOOD SHIT:
    New York puts $1M behind strengthening abortion access
    Startup Choix will sell abortion pills to patients who aren’t pregnant
    Ohio judge blocks six week abortion ban for 14 days

    ​GUEST LINKS:
    A Preferred Women’s Health Center (APWHC) Website
    TICKETS: “BITCHCRAFT” at Joe’s Pub in NY on 9/22
    Listen to “BITCHCRAFT”
    Bitch Tour Dates & Website

    EPISODE LINKS:
    The National Network of Abortion Funds’ Taco or Bev Challenge
    INeedAnA
    TICKETS: Do Re #MeToo 2022
    Midwest Access Coalition / @midwest_access_coalition (IG) @MidwestAccess (TW)
    AAF’s Abortion-Themed Rage Playlist

    FOLLOW US:
    Listen to us ~ FBK Podcast
    Instagram ~ @AbortionFront
    Twitter ~ @AbortionFront
    TikTok ~ AbortionAF
    Facebook ~ @AbortionFront
    YouTube ~ @AbortionAccessFront

    PATREON HERE! Support our work, get exclusive merch and more! 
    DONATE TO AAF HERE!
    VOLUNTEER WITH US HERE!
    ADOPT-A-CLINIC HERE!
    EXPOSE FAKE CLINICS HERE!
    FIND AN ABORTION PROVIDER NEAR YOU HERE!

    When BS is poppin’, we pop off!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 52 min
    The Queen Outlived Legal Abortion

    The Queen Outlived Legal Abortion

    Full episode transcript HERE.

    Your favorite Feminist Buzzkills are BACK and PISSED OFF. Nothing says, “Welcome back from your much needed vacay!” like a whole stinking pile of steaming hot misogynistic BS that’s been gushing out of South Carolina and Rhode Island all week. What other states decided to sprinkle more patriarchal nonsense on the anti-abortion shit sundae this week? Which states are making historic legislative wins for abobo protection? As always, the Buzzkills have all the answers and more on what’s been going down in these reproductive streets. 

    This episode’s partners-in-raising-hell are Ashley Underwood and Judy Gold! Ashley Underwood, director of Equity Forward, is schooling us on the fake-ass abortion clinics (AKA anti-abortion centers) plaguing the country, exposing what these frauds are doing with your taxdollars, and dropping the knowledge on what YOU can do about it. PLUS, comedy goddess, Judy Gold, is not only only making us laugh are nips off but she’s raging with us on what “equality” looks like, the abundance of misogyny in the comedy world, and more! The world is heavy, but we got you. 

    OPERATION SAVE ABORTION: In case you missed out on the training day we’ve been blabbing about nonstop, you can still join the 10,000+ womb warriors fighting the patriarchy by listening to our five-part OpSave pod series on our channel and clicking HERE for your toolkit, marching orders, and more.

    HOSTS:
    Lizz Winstead @LizzWinstead
    Moji Alawode-El @MojiLocks
    Marie Khan @MjKhan 

    SPECIAL GUESTS: 
    Ashley Underwood FB & TW: @EquityForward 
    Judy Gold @JewdyGold

    THE BAD SHIT:
    1 in 3 American women have already lost abortion access
    Rape & incest exceptions out of South Carolina abortion bill
    South Carolina senator thinks teens having sex should get married, not use birth control 
    South Carolina anti-abortion Republican says girls raped by dads should just get Plan B
    Tennessee’s sweeping abortion ban goes into effect
    Texans who perform abortions now face up to life in prison, $100,000 fine
    Rhode Island anti-abortionists formally ask SCOTUS to consider fetal personhood

    THE GOOD SHIT:
    Michigan Supreme Court puts abortion on the November ballot
    Yelp will flag fake clinic listings to avoid misleading abortion seekers
    California passes historic legislative package protecting and expanding abortion access
    Indiana abortion clinics sue to block state’s near-total ban
    Florida judge who denied a teen girl an abortion because of her grades was voted out of office

    ​GUEST LINKS:
    Equity Forward FB & TW: @EquityForward
    “Kill Me Now” Podcast with Judy Gold
    Watch Judy Gold in Hulu’s Better Things

    EPISODE LINKS:
    6 Degrees Story: Jerry Seinfeld Models for Kith 
    Do Re #Metoo 2022
    TICKETS: Lizz Winstead live at The West Theater in Duluth, MN 9/15
    “How We Win” Podcast
    INeedAnA
    Midwest Access Coalition / @midwest_access_coalition (IG) @MidwestAccess (TW)
    AAF’s Abortion-Themed Rage Playlist

    FOLLOW US:
    Listen to us ~ FBK Podcast
    Instagram ~ @AbortionFront
    Twitter ~ @AbortionFront
    TikTok ~ AbortionAF
    Facebook ~ @AbortionFront
    YouTube ~ @AbortionAccessFront

    PATREON HERE! Support our work, get exclusive merch and more! 
    DONATE TO AAF HERE!
    VOLUNTEER WITH US HERE!
    ADOPT-A-CLINIC HERE!
    EXPOSE FAKE CLINICS HERE!
    FIND AN ABORTION PROVIDER NEAR YOU HERE!

    When BS is poppin’, we pop off!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 21 min
    OpSave Episode 1: Start Here - Let's Talk About Abortion and Reproductive Justice

    OpSave Episode 1: Start Here - Let's Talk About Abortion and Reproductive Justice

    Welcome to Episode One of Operation Save Abortion! Thank you for committing to listening to this pod series and for making a commitment to learn more, act more, fund more, and raise hell more in this fight for abortion and bodily autonomy. This is NOT a pod series you listen to while cleaning out your closet. It’s about listening with friends and utilizing the activity and discussion guide designed for each episode to deepen your knowledge. The goal is helping you discover which part of abortion activism is right for you, so you can help build and grow community. 
    In crafting this project, we were supported by over 60 partner organizations, and each of the five episodes features amazing experts from the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements who show us what is possible if we learn about the opportunities available and are given a road map to show up and show out. 
    Episode 1: "Let's Talk About Abortion and Reproductive Justice." was intentionally chosen as the premiere episode. It is pretty much your “Reproductive Justice 101” crash course. Abortion activism is just one part of this intersectional movement, so this first episode is designed to help ground your experience throughout this series and overall abortion advocacy in a Reproductive Justice Framework, making sure to center those most effected by these harmful laws, and by following Black, Brown and Indigenous leadership as we fight for bodily autonomy. 
    LET’S WORK!

    If you have any questions, reach out to info@operationsaveabortion.com. 
    Full English transcript available HERE.
    Full Spanish transcript available HERE. 

    SPECIAL GUESTS:
    Moderator: Adaku Utah, National Network of Abortion Funds / IG + TW: @abortionfunds: 
    Renee Bracey Sherman, We Testify / IG: @wetestify TW: @abortionstories
    Kwajelyn Jackson, Feminist Women’s Health Center / IG: @Feministcenter TW: @FWHC
    Aurea Bolaños Perea, COLOR Latina / IG: @color_latina TW: @colorlatina
    Dr. Yashica Robinson, Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives / IG + TW: @alwomenscenter 

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Operation Save Abortion Activity Guide [English]
    Operation Save Abortion Activity Guide [Español]
    Activist Toolkit
    Operation Save Abortion Website and Activist Calendar
    Get Vetted
    INeedAnA
    Need help finding a clinic? Text ‘Hello’ to 202-883-4620

    FOLLOW US:
    Listen to us ~ FBK Podcast
    Instagram ~ @AbortionFront
    Twitter ~ @AbortionFront
    TikTok ~ AbortionAF
    Facebook ~ @AbortionFront
    YouTube ~ @AbortionAccessFront

    PATREON HERE! Support our work, get exclusive merch and more! 
    DONATE TO AAF HERE!
    VOLUNTEER WITH US HERE!
    ADOPT-A-CLINIC HERE!
    EXPOSE FAKE CLINICS HERE!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 30 min
    OpSave Episode 2: Clinic Advocacy - "Indie"cent Exposure: Ways to Support Independent Clinics

    OpSave Episode 2: Clinic Advocacy - "Indie"cent Exposure: Ways to Support Independent Clinics

    Welcome to Episode Two of Operation Save Abortion! Thanks for committing to this pod series and for making a commitment to learn more, act more, fund more, and raise hell more in this fight for abortion and bodily autonomy. This is NOT a pod series you listen to while cleaning out your closet. It’s about listening with friends and utilizing the activity and discussion guide designed for each episode to deepen your knowledge. The goal is helping you discover which part of abortion activism is right for you, so you can help build and grow community. 
    Each of the five episodes features amazing experts from the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements.
    If you haven’t listened to Episode 1 already, please do so first! It’s your “Reproductive Justice 101” crash course. Abortion activism is just one part of this intersectional movement, so this first episode is designed to help ground your experience throughout this series and overall abortion advocacy in a Reproductive Justice Framework, making sure to center those most most effected by these harmful laws, and by following Black, Brown and Indigenous leadership as we fight for bodily autonomy. 
    Episode 2 is all about clinic advocacy. These providers are doing the work day in and day out to keep abortion access going. Without our love and appreciation, they’ll burn out. What does support look like? From financially supporting them with donations to buying items off of their Amazon Wishlists to escorting patients, helping with clinic repairs, to showing love with a thank you postcard, support can look a variety of ways and is key to keeping these clinics alive! So, throughout this episode, our amazing panelists are going to help you learn about independent providers, AKA the clinics doing most of the work that you may never have heard of. Show them some love below by filling out our vetting form so you can work with them in the future, checking the activist calendar, and buying them some goodies via our Adopt-A-Clinic program. 

    Questions? info@operationsaveabortion.com. 
    English transcript HERE.
    Spanish transcript HERE. 

    GUESTS:
    Moderator: Kwajelyn Jackson, Feminist Women’s Health Center / IG: @Feministcenter TW: @FWHC
    Amanda Kifferly, The Women’s Center / IG: @thewomenscenters  TW: @womenscenters
    Kristin Hady, Toledo Abortion Center Escorts & Abortion Access Front / IG: @tac_escorts TW: @CCCEscorts
    Jay Thibodeau, Abortion Care Network / IG: @abortioncarenetwork TW: @abortioncare
    Dr. DeShawn Taylor, Desert Star Family Planning / IG: @Desertstarfamilyplanning TW: @DesertStarFP

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Operation Save Abortion Activity Guide [English]
    Operation Save Abortion Activity Guide [Español]
    Activist Toolkit
    Operation Save Abortion Website and Activist Calendar
    Get Vetted
    Need help finding a clinic? Text ‘Hello’ to 202-883-4620 / INeedAnA

    FOLLOW US:
    Listen to us ~ FBK Podcast
    Insta/Twitter/FB ~ @AbortionFront
    TikTok ~ AbortionAF
    YouTube ~ @AbortionAccessFront

    PATREON HERE! Support our work, get exclusive stuff! 
    DONATE TO AAF HERE!
    VOLUNTEER HERE!
    ADOPT-A-CLINIC HERE!
    EXPOSE FAKE CLINICS HERE!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

mr6424 ,

Informative, funny, and a source of hope in these weird times

Thanks buzzkills for being the opposite of that!

StaceyWinUK ,

Awesome Abortion Rights Podcast

Excellent podcast to follow the latest on efforts to save reproductive healthcare in America. I eagerly await each episode to bolster my spirits: the Feminist Buzzkills team shares what is being done to help women retain bodily freedom. Top-rate commentary breaks down the victories such as in Kansas and the most recent DuPont Clinic episode that offer a counterpoint to the doom of a forced birth world. (And help listeners understand lies perpetrated by forced birth zealots such as the astoundingly ignorant Salt Lake City Councilman who said babies have no connection to women’s bodies!!??)
Thank you for your work!

chireader1234 ,

Real time info we need right now

This podcast is the go-to place for up to date info on the latest abortion rights changes in states across the country. It’s invaluable, and entertaining. This work is paramount and I applaud Lizz for her work in making this accessible.

You Might Also Like

Wonder Media Network
Crooked Media
Earwolf
The New York Times
Andrea Chalupa & Sarah Kendzior
Wonder Media Network