45 episodes

MissEducated is the show about unlearning. Tash Doherty discovers the stories of fascinating people who have unlearnt something, and determines how their unique approach could impact our lives. Covering topics like sex workers' rights, femtech, porn, domestic violence and fertility, MissEducated brings you unusual viewpoints on the important conversations we rarely have.

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MissEducated Tash Doherty

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

MissEducated is the show about unlearning. Tash Doherty discovers the stories of fascinating people who have unlearnt something, and determines how their unique approach could impact our lives. Covering topics like sex workers' rights, femtech, porn, domestic violence and fertility, MissEducated brings you unusual viewpoints on the important conversations we rarely have.

#tech #femtech #thefemalebody
Insta: @thisismisseducated Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/misseducated/support

    Entering The Void of Cults with Amanda Montell, Author of "Cultish"

    Entering The Void of Cults with Amanda Montell, Author of "Cultish"

    In memory of Laura Johnston Kohl, a Jonestown survivor who went on to join another cult, Synanon. 

    Cults are a topic I find endlessly fascinating. But I wanted to know: how are cult leaders able to subtly and gradually influence their followers' beliefs over time?

    To find out more, I spoke to writer, language scholar and podcast host, Amanda Montell. Amanda's new book, "Cultish", explores the language of cults and the techniques used by all kinds of organizations, including SoulCycle and Instagram, to build stronger in-group affinities. Are they cults or not? Stay tuned to find out.

    In this episode, we learn all about Amanda's dad’s experiences growing up in the cult Synanon, the cult of the patriarchy, and why the phrase “boys will be boys” is more insidious and problematic than you’d expect. We also trade stories on how Scientology tried to recruit us. 

    Follow for more:

    @amanda_montell

    @thisismisseducated


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    • 42 min
    Quick Update! The real reason why I haven't been making podcast episodes...

    Quick Update! The real reason why I haven't been making podcast episodes...

    Trigger Warning: Rape, sexual assault, violence and sexual violence discussed. 

    I recorded this update a couple weeks ago. I've been going back and forth between sharing the true story of what happened to me. So, here is the honest truth. I'm so grateful for your patience, and thank you for coming to my TED talk. 

    Why have I not published an episode in 2 months? Well, you're about to find out. Stick around, and I'll be back with longer-form conversations with some amazing, inspiring people soon!

    Much love,

    Tash


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    • 9 min
    On Porn & Life Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur, with Lilly Sparks, Founder and CEO of Afterglow, a porn company for women

    On Porn & Life Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur, with Lilly Sparks, Founder and CEO of Afterglow, a porn company for women

    I'm not the only woman who watches porn. According to Pornhub's 2019 Annual Review, 32% of Pornhub's viewers are women, accounting for about 13.5 billion video views per year. But Pornhub has tried to lump us all into a single category, "Popular with Women", and we don't quite fit. 

    Enter: Afterglow, and it's inspiring and authentic founder, Lilly Sparks. In this episode, I wanted to deeply understand the woman behind the idea. Why did Lilly decide to start Afterglow? How did she turn her lack of resources and access to good education about sex into an enormous market opportunity, that even Pornhub couldn't crack?

    Tune in to find out. 

    P.S. If you really want to know, the most popular category on Pornhub for women in the United States in 2019 was lesbian porn. 


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    • 19 min
    How is Porn for Women Different? Sexual Wellness, Discovering Our Desires and The Ethics of Pornhub, with Lilly Sparks, Founder and CEO of Afterglow

    How is Porn for Women Different? Sexual Wellness, Discovering Our Desires and The Ethics of Pornhub, with Lilly Sparks, Founder and CEO of Afterglow

    Another episode not for my family or future employers...

    Here I chat with Founder and CEO of Afterglow, Lilly Sparks, about what it's really like to build a porn and sexual wellness site for women. I really see the incredible potential in what Lilly is building, because I've watched a lot of porn over the years, but I'm always bombarded with things that don't interest me: big boobs, other people's perfectly manicured vaginas, etc. We also discuss a recent New York Times story, "The Children of Pornhub", and the ethics around porn. Are we all terrible feminists? Is there another way to make porn that doesn't feel so uncomfortable to watch, and doesn't create a mismatch between our sexual interests and our ethics?

    Tune in to find out!





    Check out Afterglow: https://xoafterglow.com/

    Their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xoafterglow/

    Their LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/xoafterglow/

    The NYTimes article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opinion/sunday/pornhub-rape-trafficking.html


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    • 18 min
    Film & Storytelling For The Next Generation, and Becoming a Mum During COVID, with Serena Schuler, creator of Makeshift Society

    Film & Storytelling For The Next Generation, and Becoming a Mum During COVID, with Serena Schuler, creator of Makeshift Society

    This week, I’m chatting again with Serena Schuler, award-winning writer, director and series-creator. I ask her all about how she got the crew and cast together for her current and most ambitious project, Makeshift Society, which is an Original TV Comedy Series about a female founder. We chat about about the importance of diversity in the cast, what it was like to have a baby during the coronavirus, and how having a daughter has given her even more motivation to pursue her storytelling. We also geek out on Jewish writers in the early 20th century, specifically, Yiddish feminist authors.

    Enjoy! 💕

    To find out more visit:

    Makeshift Society: https://makeshiftsociety.com/

    Serena's website: https://www.serenaschuler.com/

    Follow our insta: @misseducatedpod


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    • 21 min
    The Secret Screenwriter of Silicon Valley: What The Tech Bros Got Wrong, with Serena Schuler, creator of Makeshift Society

    The Secret Screenwriter of Silicon Valley: What The Tech Bros Got Wrong, with Serena Schuler, creator of Makeshift Society

    This week my guest is Serena Schuler, an award-winning writer, director, and series creator. She's piloting the first episode of her new series called Makeshift Society, an Original TV Comedy Series about a female founder. I liken Makeshift Society to the female version of the HBO show Silicon Valley, so I’m really excited to share this conversation I had with Serena today. What I also love about Serena’s story is that she worked on screenplays and scripts, writing secretly for years before she decided to become a filmmaker. Here, I ask her all about that journey, how her experiences of working in tech influenced her storytelling, how she got her cast and crew together and how she fundraised for her increasingly ambitious film projects. We also talk pretty openly about the douchebags of startup bro culture, and I share some of my experience getting fired.

    Enjoy! 💕

    To find out more:

    Makeshift Society: https://makeshiftsociety.com/

    Serena's website: https://www.serenaschuler.com/

    Follow our insta: @misseducatedpod




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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Mateo_duck_29 ,

Informative for guys too :)

Interesting perspectives to listen to as dude. I learnt a lot about what women go through and how different each of their experiences can be.

_melinderr_ ,

awesome topics and guests

I love hearing about women’s health from Tash!

fenay J. ,

Awesome and Informative

Really accessible for anyone interested in learning about topics from birth control to just general reproductive health. It’s hard out here so great to see some good speakers tackling these topics. Hope they can continue the podcast. More episodes would be great!

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