A podcast about being a woman in an age of erasure, distraction, and confusion. Listen as host Helen Roy speaks to great minds about the reality and possibilities of modern womanhood.
#015 | Millennial Cringecore: Girlboss, Deconstructed with Default Friend (Katherine Dee)
In this episode, Helen chats with internet historian Katherine Dee about the rise and fall of the girlboss meme and what the future holds for online feminism.
Follow KD on Twitter: @default_friend
#014 | The Case Against the Sexual Revolution with Louise Perry
In this episode, Helen has a conversation with Louise Perry, journalist and author of the recently released “The Case Against the Sexual Revolution.” They cover Perry's background, the reason for her success, and their shared long-term vision of demographic collapse. Helen wrote a review of this book for The Institute of Family Studies, excerpted here:
Not only is Perry’s set of evidence eminently understandable to an audience of young women, her tone is empathetic and humble, neither condescending nor blameful. She admits to her own belief of the lie, and believes that most who do, do so earnestly. This combination of accessibility and charity could be what makes The Case Against the Sexual Revolution effective in convincing young women to be chaste—much more effective than the litany of explicitly socially conservative and antifeminist books that have aimed for the same for many years. Already, it has served as the impetus for one such conversion of heart. Bridget Phetasy cited Perry as the inspiration for her article “I Regret Being a Slut,” which went viral on social media in early August.
Perry's Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Louise_m_perry
Follow her for regular insights, which are frequently published by The Spectator, The New Statesman, and Unherd.
#013 | The City Mother, a novel by Maya Sinha
In this episode, Helen has the unique privilege of speaking with fiction writer Maya Sinha about her latest novel, The City Mother, available through Chrism Press: https://chrismpress.com/books/the-city-mother/
#012 | The Sexual State with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
In this episode, Helen sits down with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist, writer, founder of The Ruth Institute, and author of the book The Sexual State, which can be purchased through the following link at TAN books:
For a background on the administrative state, check out this Pestritto review:
#011 | Fine Art and Fearlessness with Kay Clarity
In this episode, Helen speaks with Kay Clarity about the music industry, soviet-style artistic censorship, fine arts education, and the feminine imagination.
Kay Clarity is a Canadian singer, writer, and composer living in LA. She has worked professionally in the arts and entertainment industry in Europe, the UK, and throughout Canada and the US. After studying classic Philosophy and Theology, alongside ancient languages and literature in Europe, she received her Master's Degree in 2015 from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, graduating summa cum laude. She works extensively as an artist on her own projects, as well as mentoring and representing talent across the broad spectrum of the artistic field, and sourcing talent for culture-changing companies. Her essays have been published in many publications, with her ghostwriting reaching an audience of millions. She has several albums in progress and will be releasing a new collection of songs through her Catholic project, CASSIA & MYRRH, on October 15th of this year.
#010 | The Industriosexual Revolution and Its Consequences with Mary Harrington
Today’s guest, Mary Harrington, is a contributing editor at UnHerd and a frequent contributor to The American Mind, The New Statesman, First Things, The Critic, and more. Her book Feminism Against Progress will be published in late 2022. She is a wife, a mother, an avid runner, and a Brit. Explore Mary's work here on her website and follow her on Twitter @moveincircles.
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Helen Roy’s Girlboss Interrupted is simply an incredible podcast thanks to her relaxed conversational format and compelling discussions. Wonderful guests pared with insightful conversations that give viewers real and practical ideals to start living life by. It’s the real deal.
Great podcast - interesting guests, thoughts, conversations, and questions. Thanks for bringing to my attention the term “millennial malaise” - such an apt description of something I have so thankful of being shaken out of!
Here I am, a father and a husband, listening to a podcast about womanhood. But I’m also nodding along each episode. Helen is a great host and has neat guests. Keep it up!