116 episodes

The Roxane Gay Agenda is the *bad feminist* podcast of your dreams. It’s writer Roxane Gay in conversation with guests who have something necessary to say about the issues that matter most to her–and hopefully to you as well. On the Agenda: feminism, race, writing, art, pop culture, food, and, of course, politics. If you enjoy hearing from people–women, mostly; Black women, usually–who bring unique perspectives to a world in complete and utter chaos, put this show on your own agenda.

The Roxane Gay Agenda Luminary

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 422 Ratings

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The Roxane Gay Agenda is the *bad feminist* podcast of your dreams. It’s writer Roxane Gay in conversation with guests who have something necessary to say about the issues that matter most to her–and hopefully to you as well. On the Agenda: feminism, race, writing, art, pop culture, food, and, of course, politics. If you enjoy hearing from people–women, mostly; Black women, usually–who bring unique perspectives to a world in complete and utter chaos, put this show on your own agenda.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    And Then Some (w/ Sherrilyn Ifill)

    And Then Some (w/ Sherrilyn Ifill)

    Sherrilyn Ifill still believes in the future. The famed civil rights attorney reflects on her time with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LCD) fighting against systemic racism in the courts. And she also has thoughts about the legitimacy crisis of the Supreme Court.

     

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the producer. Our researcher is Yessenia Moreno. Production help from Kaitlyn Adams and Meg Pillow. Theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.
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    • 31 min
    The Gas Leak (w/ June Diane Raphael)

    The Gas Leak (w/ June Diane Raphael)

    June Diane Raphael on the psychological challenge of being a woman on TV and film sets, and why she’s leery of being “the good girl.” The comedian/actor/screenwriter/podcaster also talks about everything from menstrual moods to career ambitions. Plus, Roxane recounts the plot of one of her favorite bad movies.

     

    Mentions:


    “Oh God, A Show About Abortion” https://www.ohgodshow.com/
    “Battleship” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440129/
    “How Did This Get Made” podcast https://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/
    ” The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael" https://www.earwolf.com/show/the-deep-dive-with-jessica-st-clair-and-june-diane-raphael/

     

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the producer. Our researcher is Yessenia Moreno. Production help from Kaitlyn Adams and Meg Pillow. Theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    And Then Some (w/ Sherrilyn Ifill)

    And Then Some (w/ Sherrilyn Ifill)

    Sherrilyn Ifill still believes in the future. The famed civil rights attorney reflects on her time with the NAACP fighting against systemic racism in the courts. And she also has thoughts about the legitimacy crisis of the Supreme Court.

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the producer. Our researcher is Yessenia Moreno. Production help from Kaitlyn Adams and Meg Pillow. Theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.

    Romancing the Podcast (w/ Debbie Millman)

    Romancing the Podcast (w/ Debbie Millman)

    Designer and podcaster Debbie Millman on creativity, vanity projects, and how to inspire people to change. Also, she is Roxane’s wife, and Roxane tells us how they met and fell in love.

    Mentions:


    Marcy Dermansky’s novel “Hurricane Girl” http://www.marcydermansky.com/hurricane-girl-book
    C.J.Hauser’s book of essays “The Crane Wife” https://cjhauser.com/
    “The Crane Wife” essay in Paris Review https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/07/16/the-crane-wife/
    “Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People” https://www.whydesignmatters.online/
    Design Matters Podcast

     

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the producer. Our researcher is Yessenia Moreno. Production help from Kaitlyn Adams and Meg Pillow. Theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Tap Dancing on Thin Ice (w/ Imani Barbarin)

    Tap Dancing on Thin Ice (w/ Imani Barbarin)

    Imani Barbarin uses humor and truth to bring attention to the increasingly dire plight of disabled people in America. The pandemic has revealed a broken system that keeps the disabled in poverty. She talks about how she personally deals with the injustice, and what might be done to improve things. Also, what makes a joke a good joke for the disabled?

     

    Mentions:

    ●     Imani Barbarin’s Tik Tok feed: https://www.tiktok.com/discover/imani-barbarin?lang=en

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the producer. Our researcher is Yessenia Moreno. Production help from Kaitlyn Adams and Meg Pillow. Theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.
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    • 35 min
    F**k You, I'll Put You on My Fridge (w/ Cameron Esposito)

    F**k You, I'll Put You on My Fridge (w/ Cameron Esposito)

    Actor, comedian and memorist Cameron Esposito is practicing vulnerability. Here she talks to Roxane about their gender-fluidity, about why performing feels normal for them, and about why it’s important not to be funny all the time.

     

    Mentions:

    ●     Take My Wife on Starz https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/38334/episodes?season=1

    ●     Save Yourself https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9781538701362

    ●     A Million Little Things https://abc.com/shows/a-million-little-things

    ●     Rape Jokes https://www.cameronesposito.com/rape-jokes/

    ●     We Bare Bears: The Movie https://www.amazon.com/We-Bare-Bears-Eric-Edelstein/dp/B089DNJCFC

    ●     QUEERY https://www.cameronesposito.com/category/podcasts/

     

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the producer. Our researcher is Yessenia Moreno. Production help from Kaitlyn Adams and Meg Pillow. Theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

Zeldaismyrealname333 ,

Ad reformation

I have to join in and say: content is great but the ad placements are atrocious, the worst I’ve ever heard in any audio show…who is doing this? Please change it, Luminary!

Mal Mal 73 ,

So so good

I absolutely love everything about this podcast. They are really talking and diving in issues that are relevant. Not to mention - how laugh out loud both their comments can be. Can’t say enough about this podcast.

Mirafrustrated ,

Amazing podcast

Every episode is delightful! So glad this pod and the Hear to Slay episodes are available on this app!!

Ps. Ignore the negative reviews, likely just a bunch of incels.

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