Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience.
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FFR 151: Tenet
On this week’s podcast, we’re taking a look at Christopher Nolan’s aggressively high-concept film, Tenet, the disorienting twists, turns, and logic loops of which demand a lot of its audience. Is it worth the effort it takes to truly engage with the film? Listen in as Caro and Ebony discuss.
FFR 150: This Way Up
CW: for discussions of suicide
Today on the podcast, Ebony is taking a turn hosting, leading a discussion with Caro and Anita on the new Hulu series This Way Up. This Irish series about a woman on the edge has drawn early comparisons to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Flea Bag, but it offers it’s own unique perspective on a life in crisis. Join us as we take a look at what this show gets right and wrong about living in your head while living in community.
FFR 149: Wonder Woman 1984
Welcome to the first Feminist Frequency Radio podcast of 2021 where Anita, Ebony and Carolyn are lassoing the truth out of the confounding mess of a movie that is Wonder Woman 1984. We thought if nothing else we could coast through the two-and-a-half-hour run time on 80s nostalgia and Pedro Pascal’s charm, but there’s a lot more wrong with this movie than the aesthetics.
FFR 148: Nomadland
Today on the podcast Anita and Carolyn are hitting the road (figuratively, if not literally) to discuss NOMADLAND, the critically acclaimed film written, directed, AND edited by next year’s Eternals director Chloe Zhao. The film is gorgeous, as through main character Fern (played by Frances McDormand) it paints a picture of nomadic survival in the real life culture of American workers without roots, following sporadic work opportunities with no safety net beyond what fellow travelers can offer. Listen in as we discuss all the ways this film succeeds at telling a thoughtful, complex story about poverty, the failings of American Capitalism, and the intricacies and complexities of human relationships and grief.
FFR 147: Happiest Season
Anita and Ebony are joined by special and surprise guest Dave Proctor to discuss Happiest Season, Hulu’s new queer Christmas romcom from actor/writer/director Clea DuVall. Starring Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Dan Levy, Alison Brie, and Mary Holland (who also co-wrote), the film pulls out all the Christmas Movie tropes we’re used to seeing on Hallmark, but does the classic holiday treatment work here? Hint: we can’t decide if it works better as a romcom or a horror movie, so….
FFR 146: LA Skins Fest
For this week’s podcast we checked out the 14th Annual LA Skins Fest, a festival of Native American films which was held virtually this year. The festival was a great opportunity to explore films by and about indigenous people whose stories too rarely get told in mainstream media. On this episode we’ll be discussing several works which stood out to us, from documentaries, to dramas about contemporary family life, films that employed elements of sci-fi and horror to explore generational trauma, and much more.
CW: discussion of suicide as part of a film plot in our segment on Intrepidus, beginning at 42:45
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interesting points made
they bring up a lot of very valid criticisms and points that often get overlooked in media and approach these issues from different perspectives. very solid podcast in my books.
Fun Feminist Dissections of Media
I started listening to this podcast in its younger days and it has only gotten better! Each host has a unique perspective and is willing to dig deep into media. I don’t always agree with their opinions, but they always give me something to think about. This is a great podcast for people who want detailed discussions about film, TV, books etc. that consider the real world impact of media.
Thoughtful pod and I usually come away with ideas for new things to read or watch
I like this podcast and I think the three hosts complement each other well. Each brings a unique perspective to enjoying and criticizing media. Just one criticism: I would like to hear more about class and how it is represented in the movies and tv and books we enjoy. Without this, your analysis is incomplete IMO. Having said this, Ebony does mention class here and there and I’ve also heard Carolyn touch on it.
Also, lol, why are these angry menfolk here (I kinda know why, it’s a rhetorical question really) or is it just the ONE angry menfolk with different usernames? In any case, why would you listen to a podcast with “feminist” in the title, bro?