8 episodes

Artist Sareytales navigates the intersection of online dating and feminism. Is happily ever after just an illusion? Join her as she seeks expert advice on her quest to rewrite the fairytale.

Once Upon a Feminist Podcas‪t‬ Sarey Ruden

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Artist Sareytales navigates the intersection of online dating and feminism. Is happily ever after just an illusion? Join her as she seeks expert advice on her quest to rewrite the fairytale.

    The Dating Coach for Shy Guys with Tripp Kramer

    The Dating Coach for Shy Guys with Tripp Kramer

    Do men have it just as bad as women when it comes to dating? For the final episode, Sarey sits down with Tripp Kramer, a dating coach for "shy guys," to find out what issues his clients are facing and what advice he offers them. In a spirited discussion, they address everything from pickup lines to gendered expectations. Are male dating coaches like Tripp part of the solution or part of the problem?

    For links to the things mentioned in this episode, please visit https://sareytales.com/episode-7.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Talk the Talk with Celeste Headlee

    Talk the Talk with Celeste Headlee

    Technology is changing the way men and women communicate with each other, but is it helping or hurting us? Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist and the author of We Need to Talk: Having Conversations that Matter. She joins Sarey to discuss the pros and cons of communicating through social media, text messages and dating apps.

    For links to the things mentioned in this episode, please visit https://sareytales.com/episode-6.

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    • 35 min
    Bias in Social Media with Val Elefante

    Bias in Social Media with Val Elefante

    It's tempting to think that the technology that runs social networks doesn’t have the same biases that human beings do, but is that accurate? Or do biased humans inherently create biased algorithms? Val Elefante is the Community Manager for Lips, a new social network that aims to avoid biased censorship and internet trolls. She joins Sarey to talk about the hidden effects algorithms have on marginalized voices.

    For links to the things mentioned in this episode, please visit https://sareytales.com/episode-5.

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    • 46 min
    The Art of Activism with Shannon Downey

    The Art of Activism with Shannon Downey

    How can artists use their work to promote social change? Shannon Downey joins Sarey to talk about how she uses her art – embroidery – to promote the causes she is passionate about, and how other artists can do the same.

    For links to the things mentioned in this episode, please visit https://sareytales.com/episode-4.

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    • 40 min
    Dating, Men & MeToo with Cleo Stiller

    Dating, Men & MeToo with Cleo Stiller

    How has the #MeToo movement changed dating – especially for the “good guys?” Cleo Stiller, an award-winning journalist and the author of the book, “Modern Manhood,” shares the concerns she heard in her conversations with hundreds of men from across the country.

    For links to the things mentioned in this episode, please visit https://sareytales.com/episode-3.

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    • 49 min
    Dating App Data with Dr. Kristen Mark

    Dating App Data with Dr. Kristen Mark

    Everybody has stories about bad online dating experiences, but what does the data really say? Sex and relationship researcher Dr. Kristen Mark of the University of Minnesota and her team studied the dating app messages Sarey received from men. Hear what they discovered.

    For links to the things mentioned in this episode, please visit https://sareytales.com/episode-2.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

V-Price ,

Very professional, thought-provoking show!

I’ve been married longer than smartphones have even existed & never had to deal with online dating but have been a long-time fan of Sarey’s work and activism. The podcast does not disappoint. Each guest is interesting and brings vastly different viewpoints and Sarey is a great interviewer. Even outside of the target audience, I’ve learned something new in every episode, including why I hate Zoom meetings so much. Can’t wait for future seasons.

avitable ,

Revolutionary and brilliant

Sarey has spent so many years dissecting the world of dating for her art, creating provocative and incredible pieces that speak their message indelibly. It was only inevitable she’d find her way into the world of podcasting and I for one am here for it. Listen and learn, world - this is going to be quite a ride!

Michelle1309467 ,

Absolutely Perfect

I struggle with Podcasts because my parents were staunchly conservative types who forced me to listen to Rush Limbaugh in the car while I was held captive as a child. I have slowly moved out of the “talk radio is evil” head space by listening to Audio books while I work my 9-5, however podcasts typically bring on the conservative talk radio PTSD. This is the first podcast I binged all the way through in one day. It’s smart, well thought out, and timely. The guests and content is respectful, enlightening, and intelligent. I hope a second season is made!

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