123 episodes

Podcast by Feminist Killjoys, PhD

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Podcast by Feminist Killjoys, PhD

    EP 118: Goodbye

    EP 118: Goodbye

    In this episode, we say goodbye. We are ending FKJ, PHD. It's real. We take the time to end our podcast with a discussion about what we loved and didn't love about this project. Thank you for your continual dedication to this project. We will miss you.
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    Original music for FKJ, PhD by Emily Jane Powers. For more information on her work, visit emilyjanepowers.com
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    Now on Spotify! Subscribe on iTunes & leave a review. Follow us on the Gram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our Feminist Killjoys, PhD Mixtape on the Fy. Have some extra dollars and want to support feminist media-makers? Consider donating to our Patreon or as a one-time thing at our website. All Patreons receive our FKJ, PHD newsletter and stickers. So become a Patreon today! *insert jingle music here*

    You can also email us at fkj.phd@gmail.com. 3

    • 58 min
    Ep 117: Political Organizing Reflections with Alex Boutrous!

    Ep 117: Political Organizing Reflections with Alex Boutrous!

    In this episode we talk to Alex Boutrous, the Operations and Events Coordinator at Voices for Racial Justice, the Board Chair of the Women For Political Change Education an Advocacy Fund, and the President of the Minnesota Young DFL (MYDFL), and previously, Rep. Ilhan Omar's Operations Director. Alex talks to us about the importance of bringing youth and people of color into political organizing, how social media helps and harms pushing politics further left, her response to the response to Rep. Omar's comments on Israel, and much more!
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00-017:41 Check-ins
    17:41-60:02 Interview with Alex
    60:03-end RWLs
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    Original music for FKJ, PhD by Emily Jane Powers. For more information on her work, visit emilyjanepowers.com
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    Now on Spotify! Subscribe on iTunes & leave a review. Follow us on the Gram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our Feminist Killjoys, PhD Mixtape on the Fy. Have some extra dollars and want to support feminist media-makers? Consider donating to our Patreon or as a one-time thing at our website. All Patreons receive our FKJ, PHD newsletter and stickers. So become a Patreon today! *insert jingle music here*

    You can also email us at fkj.phd@gmail.com. 3

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP 115: Working Under Late Capitalism

    EP 115: Working Under Late Capitalism

    In this episode we dig into a listener requested topic on labor/work, late capitalism and Marx. We discuss capitalism theory, worker alienation, the gig economy, and the various uses of the term "hustle." Plus our personal experiences in the (elder) millennium generation.
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00-09:59 Check-ins and special announcement
    10:00-46:55 Work work work work work
    46:56-51:20 RWLs
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    Original music for FKJ, PhD by Emily Jane Powers. For more information on her work, visit emilyjanepowers.com
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    Now on Spotify! Subscribe on iTunes & leave a review. Follow us on the Gram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our Feminist Killjoys, PhD Mixtape on the Fy. Have some extra dollars and want to support feminist media-makers? Consider donating to our Patreon or as a one-time thing at our website. All Patreons receive our FKJ, PHD newsletter and stickers. So become a Patreon today! *insert jingle music here*

    You can also email us at fkj.phd@gmail.com. 3

    • 52 min
    Ep 114: Ariana, J. Lo, & Critical Race Theory

    Ep 114: Ariana, J. Lo, & Critical Race Theory

    Today we discuss buzz around J. Lo's Motown Grammy performance in relation to theories of cultural appropriation, Arianna Grande's performance of race in relation to the notion of black fishing, and also use our critical race theory skills to unpack notions of Whiteness, how essentialism complicates these critiques, and also how it all connects to capitalism. We draw on and amplify Black writers/theorists and as always understand if you want to hear this analysis from POC instead of us! We also spend some time on the recent Ryan Adams expose, and the backlash against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00-00:715 Check-ins
    07:26-23:41 Ryan Adams (boo) and Ilhan Omar (yay!)
    23:36-45:40 J. Lo & Ariana Grande performances via theories of cultural appropriation, essentialism, black fishing, whiteness, and more
    45:46-51:11 RWLs
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    Original music for FKJ PhD by Emily Jane Powers. For more information on her work, visit emilyjanepowers.com
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    Now on Spotify! Subscribe on iTunes & leave a review. Follow us on the Gram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our Feminist Killjoys, PhD Mixtape on the Fy. Have some extra dollars and want to support feminist media-makers? Consider donating to our Patreon or as a one-time thing at our website. All Patreons receive our FKJ, PHD newsletter and stickers. So become a Patreon today! *insert jingle music here*

    You can also email us at fkj.phd@gmail.com. 3

    • 53 min
    EP 113: The "Crazy" Women of the 90s

    EP 113: The "Crazy" Women of the 90s

    In this episode we talk about the "crazy women" narratives perpetuated by the news media in the 1990s (Lorena Bobbit, Marsha Clark, Tonya Harding, Monica Lewinsky, Amy Fisher, etc.). Inspired by the new Lorena documentary by Jordan Peele and accompanying press, we dig into the whitewashing of Lorena Bobbit, nostalgia of 90s culture, the narrative redemption of these women, and how post-feminism relates to all of this.
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00-07:25 Check-ins
    07:26-14:21 Barbara Ehrenreich’s anti-U.S. empire tweets
    14:22-42:15 Lorena Gallo (Bobbit) and the other “crazy” women covered by the 90s news
    42:16-47:23 RWLs
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    Original music for FKJ PhD by Emily Jane Powers. For more information on her work, visit emilyjanepowers.com
    ***
    Now on Spotify! Subscribe on iTunes & leave a review. Follow us on the Gram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our Feminist Killjoys, PhD Mixtape on the Fy. Have some extra dollars and want to support feminist media-makers? Consider donating to our Patreon or as a one-time thing at our website. All Patreons receive our FKJ, PHD newsletter and stickers. So become a Patreon today! *insert jingle music here*

    You can also email us at fkj.phd@gmail.com. 3

    • 48 min
    Ep 112: Capitalist Realism

    Ep 112: Capitalist Realism

    In this episode, we chat about "Capitalist Realism" by Mark Fisher. It's like a two-person book club that you can listen in on? More seriously, we talk about Fisher's argument about mental health and its direct correlation with capitalism. **trigger warning for discussions about mental health causation** Fisher also has some things to say about students and the "communicative sensation-stimulus matrix" which we also dive into. And before all that we talk about the Gillette ad that has a few select men's undies in a bundle.
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00-5:00 check-ins
    5:01-14:36 Gillette Ad
    14:45-49:30 Capitalist Realism
    50:00-end RWL
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    Original music for FKJ PhD by Emily Jane Powers. For more information on her work, visit emilyjanepowers.com
    ***
    Now on Spotify! Subscribe on iTunes & leave a review. Follow us on the Gram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our Feminist Killjoys, PhD Mixtape on the Fy. Have some extra dollars and want to support feminist media-makers? Consider donating to our Patreon or as a one-time thing at our website. All Patreons receive our FKJ, PHD newsletter and stickers. So become a Patreon today! *insert jingle music here*

    You can also email us at fkj.phd@gmail.com. 3

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

dergon nerb ,

A great learning experience

This podcast is wonderful for exploring the complicated reality of intersectionality. It points out many part of life that are easy to ignore with the privileges I have, and elaborates on several controversial issues

ceeceebee2 ,

Will be missed

This is the perfect balance of education, awareness , motivation, entertainment, and most importantly comfort in these troubling times. I’m a social sciences student and some days I learn more from this podcast than from my state university. Thanks to the hosts for all of their very difficult, time consuming and wonderful work!

chasingtranquility ,

Amazing feminist work

I’m listening to the final episode feeling sad and nostalgic. I found this show halfway through the run and recommended it to everyone I know. Hard discussions, diverse opinions, always eye-opening. I’ll surely be sifting through the early episodes over the next few months as part of my mourning process. Best of luck to both of you!!!

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