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Feminist Hotdog is a podcast about finding joy through feminism and living your best feminist life. We uplift everyday feminism and feminist heroes and celebrate women, trans, and nonbinary people as an act of resistance.

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Feminist Hotdog Adrienne van der Valk and NoCo FM

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 46 Ratings

Feminist Hotdog is a podcast about finding joy through feminism and living your best feminist life. We uplift everyday feminism and feminist heroes and celebrate women, trans, and nonbinary people as an act of resistance.

Part of the NoCo FM family of podcasts. Hear new episodes first on Wednesday nights at 10pm ET/8pm MT on the live stream at https://www.noco.fm or get our free mobile app.

    FH S3E13: Confronting the Cash Bail System with Ashley Edwards

    FH S3E13: Confronting the Cash Bail System with Ashley Edwards

    Bailout funds have been in the news for weeks now, but how do they fit into the bigger picture of the criminal justice and cash bail systems? Ashley Edwards of MGM Bailout joins Feminist Hotdog this week to talk about the racism inherent in the cash bail system, the predatory lending practices that surround it, how listeners can work to abolish cash bail, and why we should view this as a feminist issue. 

    #Things We Talked About on This Episode

    MGM Bailout [https://www.mgmbailout.com]

    National Bailout [https://www.nationalbailout.org]

    Until Freedom Comes Bailout Toolkit [https://www.nationalbailout.org/untilfreedomcomes]

    Black Mama’s Bailout [https://www.nationalbailout.org/history]

    Southerners On New Ground [https://southernersonnewground.org]

    After Cash Bail: A Framework for Imagining Pretrial Justice [https://bailproject.org/after-cash-bail/]

    • 31 min
    FH S3E12: Feminism and Policing Abolition

    FH S3E12: Feminism and Policing Abolition

    Advocates of policing abolition have been pushing to defund the police for years, but the recent explosion of public attention on the Movement for Black Lives has more people than ever talking about what an entirely new system of public safety could look like. In this episode, I summarize what I’ve learned over the last few weeks about community-based alternatives to policing, feminist tensions surrounding the abolitionist stance, and what people mean when they say “defund the police.” NOTE: I am not an expert on policing abolition. This episode offers a high-level overview and recommendations for where you can find much more detailed information from people immersed in this work, such as those listed in the show notes. 

    ###Things We Talked About on This Episode

    Yes, We Literally Mean Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba [ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-abolish-defund-police.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-abolish-defund-police.html) ]

    Angela Davis on Abolition [ https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/12/angela_davis_on_abolition_calls_to?fbclid=IwAR1pesIQKKAX7FAqkD8YSH3RJoikBTkVVHbE05hKNlp7pDieWUmrmhb5uw4 (https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/12/angela_davis_on_abolition_calls_to?fbclid=IwAR1pesIQKKAX7FAqkD8YSH3RJoikBTkVVHbE05hKNlp7pDieWUmrmhb5uw4) ]

    Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the Case for Abolition [ https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/ (https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/) ]

    MPD 150 [ https://www.mpd150.com (https://www.mpd150.com) ]

    Critical Resistance [ http://criticalresistance.org (http://criticalresistance.org) ]

    No More Money for Police [ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/opinion/george-floyd-police-funding.html?fbclid=IwAR1y9pUCluy65-W-6a1UjXb3SoWqlJp2p_7VKOpOR19q_uZXlmY-ANnxvkA (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/opinion/george-floyd-police-funding.html?fbclid=IwAR1y9pUCluy65-W-6a1UjXb3SoWqlJp2p_7VKOpOR19q_uZXlmY-ANnxvkA) ]

    The Systems That Protect the Police [ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/podcasts/the-daily/george-floyd-protests.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/podcasts/the-daily/george-floyd-protests.html) ]

    Qualified Immunity Explained [ https://theappeal.org/qualified-immunity-explained/ (https://theappeal.org/qualified-immunity-explained/) ]

    The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander [ https://newjimcrow.com (https://newjimcrow.com) ]

    Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson [ https://justmercy.eji.org (https://justmercy.eji.org) ]

    13th directed by Ava DuVernay [ https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741 (https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741) ]

    • 32 min
    FH S3E11: Black Lives Matter

    FH S3E11: Black Lives Matter

    This week, Feminist Hotdog is participating in Podcast Blackout out of respect for the memories of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and in observance of the ongoing fight for racial justice that is happening in cities all across the US. Please listen to today's message. It is short but important.

    I am also adding my voice to the Women of Color podcast community's Podcasters for Justice campaign. It is in solidarity with these podcasters that I share this message and commitment.

    We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many many others at the hands of police.

    This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed so standing against racism in all its forms.

    We believe that to be silent is to be complicit. We believe that Black lives matter.

    We believe that we have the responsibility to use our platform to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we witness it.

    In creating digital media, we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engages, and to take action.

    Things We Talk About on This Episode

    Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586743/hood-feminism-by-mikki-kendall/)

    The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberlé Crenshaw (https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality?language=en)

    • 7 min
    FH S3E10: Period Poverty and Menstrual Equity

    FH S3E10: Period Poverty and Menstrual Equity

    Let’s talk about periods! Period poverty affects millions of people all over the world, but we rarely talk about it. Because there’s so much shame and stigma surrounding menstruation, people who can’t afford period products—whether in schools, prisons, or in their daily lives—are often left with nowhere to turn for help. But, thanks to activists and advocates like the guests featured in this episode, that’s changing.

    You’ll meet Leah Rodriguez, a journalist who covers period poverty globally; Breanna and Brooke Bennett, 12-year-old sisters who started a nonprofit to promote menstrual equity in their community; and Dr. LaToya Clark, a physician committed to making sure every young person who has a period knows how to take care of their body. Let’s put an end to period stigma, once and for all!

    ### Stuff We Talked About on This Episode

    * [Leah Rodriguez Twitter](https://twitter.com/leahrod)

    * [Global Citizen](https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/)

    * ["US Government Acknowledges Period Products Are Necessities in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill"](https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/cares-act-covid-19-menstrual-products-fsa-hsa/)

    * [Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation](https://www.pandorasboxthefilm.com)

    * [Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity](https://www.periodequity.org/book-1)

    * [I Support the Girls](https://isupportthegirls.org)

    * [Women In Training](https://www.womenintraining.org)

    * [WIT Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/WITKITS/)

    * [WIT Twitter](https://twitter.com/womenintrainin1)

    * [WIT Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/wit.womenintraining/)

    * [Menstrual Hygiene Day](https://menstrualhygieneday.org)

    • 38 min
    FH S3E9: Blast from the Past

    FH S3E9: Blast from the Past

    Finding it hard to remember the days before COVID hijacked the world? Me too. That’s why, for this episode, I went into the archives and took a trip down memory lane, unearthing some of my favorite moments from some of my favorite interviews. I chose three guests who all talked about their incredible passion projects and how their work—whether as writers, performers, or teachers—furthers their vision for collective liberation. You’ll hear from two podcasters, Jana Schmieding of Woman of Size and Amelia Hruby of Fifty Feminist States, as well as anti-bias anti-racist educator and writer Liz Kleinrock. It’s a highlight reel of inspiration designed to lift you up if the coronavirus (and the surrounding ocean of bullsh*t) has got you down.

    • 42 min
    FH S3E8: Reading for Liberation

    FH S3E8: Reading for Liberation

    Today’s episode is a celebration of the written word in honor of a major milestone—the completion of the Feminist Hotdog book manuscript! (Coming January 2021.)

    Since words have been dominating my psyche, I decided to devote this week’s episode to reading (and writing!) for liberation. I spoke with Stef Bernal-Martinez of 1977 Books, poet Angbeen Saleem, and Alana Baumann and Samra Michael of the new podcast She Well Read about the role books and poems are playing in their pandemic lives, and the writers who help them envision a more just and intersectional future. 

    Stuff We Talked About on This Episode


    by Bernadine Evaristo (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/08/girl-woman-other-by-bernardine-evaristo-review)

    by Mikki Kendall (https://www.npr.org/2020/02/26/808943234/hood-feminism-is-a-call-for-solidarity-in-a-less-than-inclusive-movement)

    Part I

    1977 Books (1977books.com)

    @1977books on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/1977books/)

    by Alex Vitale (https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing)


    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1108-how-we-get-free)

    Combahee River Collective (http://circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html)

    Octavia Butler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6YI8lsjJJA)

    MGM Bailout (https://www.mgmbailout.com)

    Part II

    @angribeen on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/angribeen/)

    Angel Nafis (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/angel-nafis)

    Paul Tran (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/paul-tran)

    The Slow Down Show (https://www.slowdownshow.org)

    The VS Podcast  (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/podcasts/series/142241/vs-podcast)

    Haymarket Press BreakBeats Poets collection (http://www.breakbeatpoets.com)

    by Ross Gay (https://upittpress.org/books/9780822963318/)

    by Ilya Kaminsky (https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/deaf-republic )

    Desis Rising Up and Moving (https://www.drumnyc.org/powerandsafety/)

    Part III

    She Well Read Episode 1 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-well-read/id1506524661)

    @shewellread on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shewellread/)

    Series (http://www.kieracass.com/books)

    by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff (https://read.macmillan.com/torforge/stay-sexy-and-dont-get-murdered/)

    by Rebecca Traister (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/06/rebecca-traister-interview-all-the-single-ladies)

    Alana's Reading Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2YOLn0CBZ5alixgH2x9Bav?si=eSxCdDPeQQ2sCw-XA25OdQ)

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Livin Like Lana ,

Exactly what we need

This podcast is such a breath of fresh air for the society that we’re currently living in. It talks about issues that others are either scared to bring up or just don’t feel that they should. It’s raw, real, honest, informative and relevant. Definitely something to be paying attention to!

downNbama ,

I feel it in my bones!

This podcast is wisdom, curiosity, bravery and connectivity all wrapped up in a tasty bun. It challenges my notions of feminism, introduced me to womanism, and makes me laugh too. It feels like I expand a little with each episode ... I feel it in my bones! Thanks FH 🌈🌭

RedAspy ,

Entertainment with an EDGE

Feminist Hotdog makes learning fun. She tackles tough issues and perspectives with warmth and humor. Yeah-Love your buns!

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