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GLAMOUR: Beyond Capitalism
Capitalism has complicated our cultural definition of “glamour”—and in the process, it has corrupted how we see and express ourselves. Host Carmen Rios talks to journalist Tansy Hoskins, who’s the author of 2014’s Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion and 2020’s Foot Work: What Your Shoes Are Doing To The World; girls’ empowerment speaker Brie Mathers (Love the Skin You’re In) and People Tree founder and author Safia Minney (“Naked Fashion: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution,” “Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics,” “Slave to Fashion”) in pursuit of something better—glamour beyond capitalism—in this episode of Popaganda.
GLAMOUR: How to Lipstick it to the Man
In the sixth episode of Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season, host Carmen Rios meets up with Davida Hall from Lipstick Lobby in Los Angeles—and finds out the stories behind each shade of the feminist beauty brand’s movement-oriented products.
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This episode of Popaganda is sponsored by Lewis & Clark College’s 39th annual Gender Studies Symposium in Portland, Oregon, from March 11–13. Don’t miss out on this exciting series of free lectures, workshops, and panel discussions, an art exhibit, and keynote talks by Jack Halberstam and Feminista Jones. Learn more at go.lclark.edu/gendersymp. We’ll see you on campus!
GLAMOUR: Class War, But Make it Fashion
Host Carmen Rios investigates the labor crises facing women who work in fashion’s supply chain—and challenges listeners to become part of a better fashion economy—in the fifth episode of Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season. Featuring: Ethan Snow (UNITE HERE), Ruth Ogier (WAR ON WANT), Sarah Ditty (FASHION REVOLUTION).
GLAMOUR: Inside Michele Pred’s Feminist Artist Studio
In the fourth episode of Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season, host Carmen Rios heads to Oakland, California to visit feminist artist Michele Pred—and find out how she makes the political purses you’ve seen on red carpets and across the Internet.
GLAMOUR: Climate Anxiety, But Make it Fashion
Host Carmen Rios tries to figure out what sustainable fashion looks like—and assesses the devastating impacts of the industry on the planet—in the third episode of Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season. Featuring: Cat Chiang (The Restitchtance), Sarah Dupont (“River of Gold”), Aditi Mayer (ADIMAY), Leah Musch (The Un-Material Girl) and A. Tianna Scozzaro of the Sierra Club.
GLAMOUR: The Feminist Beauty Secrets of Witches
In the second episode of Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season, host Carmen Rios explores the powerful potential of witchy beauty rituals—like hexing the patriarchy, carrying empowering talismans and invoking the names of powerful goddesses alone to yourself in your room. Featuring: Pam Grossman (host of The Witch Wave podcast and the author of “Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power”), Gabriela Herstik (author of “Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft” and the “Ask A Witch” columnist at Nylon Magazine), Dianca London (former online editor of Well-Read Black Girl and prose editor of LIT Magazine) and Maria Vashakidze (owner and formulator of Seagrape bath+body).
I’d give you 5 starts because I’ve been listening for a few years now, but I just can’t. As much as I love the content and messaging, the editing quality has really gone down since CR took over as host. I understand it’s challenging, but it’s just not fun turning on an episode and learning it starts mid interview.
Thank you for sharing and teaching me new truths.
More editing plz!
I agree with other posters- I have loved Popaganda for years but the new episodes would really benefit from more editing