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They say it’s a man’s world... so what does that mean for the rest of us? This podcast is on a mission to find out. 
The consequences of woman's exclusion from our world are so deeply embedded that they are all but impossible to see... unless you are looking.
Featuring interviews with those who explore our world through the female gaze, The Story of Woman looks at everything from the economy, healthcare, gender roles, and more. Each episode dives deep into where we are, how we got here, and what still needs to be changed in order to (finally) rewrite the story of mankind to become the story of humankind.
To us, ‘woman’ means all those who presently identify as such - regardless of which body they were born with. This includes other marginalized genders such as those who identify as non-binary, gender fluid, or anywhere else on the spectrum of gender.

The Story of Woman Anna Stoecklein

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

They say it’s a man’s world... so what does that mean for the rest of us? This podcast is on a mission to find out. 
The consequences of woman's exclusion from our world are so deeply embedded that they are all but impossible to see... unless you are looking.
Featuring interviews with those who explore our world through the female gaze, The Story of Woman looks at everything from the economy, healthcare, gender roles, and more. Each episode dives deep into where we are, how we got here, and what still needs to be changed in order to (finally) rewrite the story of mankind to become the story of humankind.
To us, ‘woman’ means all those who presently identify as such - regardless of which body they were born with. This includes other marginalized genders such as those who identify as non-binary, gender fluid, or anywhere else on the spectrum of gender.

    REPLAY: S2 E1. Woman and Change: Setting the Scene with Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair

    REPLAY: S2 E1. Woman and Change: Setting the Scene with Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair

    REPLAY OF SEASON TWO EPISODE ONE
    In the first episode of season two of the podcast, I speak with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Cherie Blair, CBE KC in their first-time ever, exclusive joint podcast interview!
    Hillary Clinton and Cherie Blair have pioneered positive change for women for decades. They have worked as lawyers, politicians, activists, and business leaders - and also both had husbands in charge of governments, the US and the UK respectively. 
    In this episode, they share what they have learned over the years: the current state of women’s equality, the ripple effect of change that happens when you put power back into the hands of women, and ways to overcome the deeply ingrained economic, social and legal barriers that hold women — and the world — back.
    They also discuss their long friendship and what it’s like being a female leader in a male-dominated world!

    Some topics we cover include : 

    Clinton and Blair’s friendship and what it was like to be married to government leaders - and how they refused to give up their own identities in the process

    The progress we have made, the pushback we face for it, and how the COVID-19 pandemic plays a part

    What putting power back into the hands of women does for women, their families, communities, and the world

    What holds women entrepreneurs and business leaders back

    How outdated, gendered stereotypes create barriers for women all over the world

    Ways to continue driving progress and overcoming the forces that hold women — and the world — back

    How the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is supporting women entrepreneurs around the world

    What keeps Clinton and Blair hopeful for the future


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    Changemakers: How women make change happen
    This is the first episode of the new Changemakers series which explores how women make change happen from those at the top helping to drive it. Each episode, we look at where we are on this long march to equality, what lies ahead, and how important you are in the fight. 
    In this 14-episode series, we’ll hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman, Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, and Afghanistan's youngest ever female mayor Zarifa Ghafari, among others. Guest host Asha Dahya speaks with co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement Alicia Garza. 

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    • 54 min
    BONUS: Feminist Foreign Policy featuring Anna co-hosting The Great British Foreign Affairs Podcast

    BONUS: Feminist Foreign Policy featuring Anna co-hosting The Great British Foreign Affairs Podcast

    This is an episode of The Great British Foreign Affairs Podcast, featuring host Anna Stoecklein as a guest host alongside Anna-Joy Rickard.
    Together they talk about feminist foreign policy with Kristina Lunz, the author of ‘The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist’ and Co-founder and Director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in Berlin. The episode dives deep into feminist foreign policy, tracing its origins and exploring its profound implications for the world today and the future.
    The Great British Foreign Affairs Podcast
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    • 30 min
    S3 E10. The Story of Human: Inner Work for Outer Healing with Remi Olajoyegbe

    S3 E10. The Story of Human: Inner Work for Outer Healing with Remi Olajoyegbe

    Uncover the root cause of societal issues and explore a movement beyond feminism in the Season 3 finale of "The Story of Woman." Join host Anna Stoecklein and Remi Olajoyegbe, co-founder of Medicine festival, in a profound discussion on inner healing for societal transformation.
    Dive into the importance of community, the longing for belonging, and the power of collective empowerment. From ancient indigenous practices to cutting-edge therapies, this episode unveils the transformative power of Medicine festival, providing a unique space for self-discovery, connection with others, and immersion in diverse healing modalities.
    Join us on this insightful journey toward a broader movement that encompasses all of humanity.
    Some topics we cover include:

    The power of personal inner work for collective outer healing

    The importance of finding a sense of belonging and community

    The human longing for connection and the challenges in a globalized world

    Emphasis on the interconnectedness of personal and communal well-being

    The role of spaces like Medicine festival in fostering inner healing, self-connection, and system transformation

    The significance of diversity and inclusion in creating a rich, transformative space

    The outsized role practices and wisdom shared by indigenous communities play in our collective healing and connection


    Transcription is available here
    Remi Olajoyegbe
    Medicine festival
    Isumataq Retreats

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3 E9. From 1963 to Today: How “The Feminine Mystique” Lives On

    S3 E9. From 1963 to Today: How “The Feminine Mystique” Lives On

    Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique," published in 1963, is often recognized as a catalyst for the second wave of feminism. How far have we come since then in terms of women's role in society, and specifically women's maternal and domestic role?
    In this episode of The Story of Woman, host Anna Stoecklein dives deep into a conversation with writer and scholar, Monica Cardenas, about the parallels between the issues faced by women in the 1960s and the challenges that persist in the present. Reflecting on the enduring mystique, the conversation explores what the original “feminine mystique” was and how, despite societal evolution, the cultural expectations of women to be mothers persists.
    Acknowledging the limited perspective of "The Feminine Mystique," the conversation highlights its concentration on the experiences of mainly white, straight, middle-class women, and emphasizes the need for a more inclusive dialogue on women's diverse experiences. Join Anna and Monica as they explore the enduring impact of domestic and maternal expectations, and the evolving concept of the "motherhood mandate."
    Some topics we cover include:

    How "The Feminine Mystique" shed light on societal expectations for women in the 1960s

    Ways in which, despite societal progress, expectations around women and motherhood persist today

    The impact these societal exceptions have on reproductive freedoms

    The book's limitations in addressing the experiences of women from diverse backgrounds

    Literature's role in shaping culture


    Transcription is available here
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    • 1 hr
    S3 E8. From Doubt to Belief: The Evolution of #MeToo and Survivor Testimony with Leigh Gilmore, author of The #MeToo Effect

    S3 E8. From Doubt to Belief: The Evolution of #MeToo and Survivor Testimony with Leigh Gilmore, author of The #MeToo Effect

    The #MeToo movement empowered millions to speak out about sexual violence and changed the default response to women's accounts from universal doubt to selective belief. What changed?
    In this episode, guest host Sarey Ruden speaks with Leigh Gilmore to discuss her book, “The #MeToo Effect: What Happens When We Believe Women”. They delve into the transformative impact of the #MeToo movement, exploring the evolution of societal responses to women's accounts of sexual violence.
    A central theme revolves around the power of survivor testimony and the collective strength that arises when survivors speak together, challenging the status quo and paving the way for systemic change. The discussion underscores the importance of reframing the narrative, moving from a focus on individual stories to addressing institutional and cultural factors that perpetuate sexual violence.
    Some topics we cover include:

    The transformative influence of the #MeToo movement

    Evolution of societal responses to women's accounts of sexual violence

    Tracing historical roots of gender biases

    Shifting from universal doubt to selective belief

    The power of survivor testimony and collective strength

    Reframing the narrative to address institutional and cultural factors

    Urgency for institutional change


    Transcription is available here
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    Sareytales

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S3 E7. Navigating Motherhood in the Age of Surveillance with Sophie Hamacher and Jessica Hankey, creators of Supervision

    S3 E7. Navigating Motherhood in the Age of Surveillance with Sophie Hamacher and Jessica Hankey, creators of Supervision

    How does the rise of AI and surveillance intersect with motherhood? In this episode, Sophie Hamacher and Jessica Hankey, creators of the groundbreaking anthology, Supervision: On Motherhood and Surveillance, delve into the ways mothers' behaviors and bodies are observed, exposed, and policed in today's society.
    The conversation broadens to encompass the unique experiences of BIPOC mothers, who find themselves in a paradoxical state of both hyper-visibility and invisibility. Sophie and Jessica underscore the importance of community motherhood, sharing examples that challenge societal norms and resist government neglect in areas such as reproductive healthcare and childcare.
    Through it all, Sophie and Jessica underscore the urgency of studying surveillance in our daily lives and its implications for equality and justice.
    Some topics we cover include:

    Benevolent vs. oppressive surveillance

    The impact of state surveillance on reproductive rights, particularly in the context of abortion restrictions and the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    How advertisers exploit fears and insecurities to sell products

    Historical instances of the state using claims of benevolence to justify harmful surveillance policies

    Experiences of BIPOC mothers being hyper-visible yet invisible

    Importance of community motherhood and redefining traditional models

    Hope found in collaborative efforts, dialogues, and alternative models of living


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

DaisyS3033 ,

Love! So educational

One of my fav podcasts- amazing guests, in depth convos on feminist topics!

Aurora122! ,

A must listen!

This podcast has become one of my favorites. The variety of topics have introduced me to a wide range of issues in my “woman’s story”. Some facts, some humor, some insight- always in an entertaining and thought provoking discussion.
Can’t wait for the next one!

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