15 episodes

The Women features personal & candid interviews with changemakers. What was her first stand? How does she navigate successes & failures? What are the costs of fighting for others? Rose Reid's long-form interviews create an intimate setting for today’s most remarkable trailblazers, getting the core of who they are as people & professionals. Every week, hear the story of one person’s journey to do the extraordinary. It's time for the women.

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The Women features personal & candid interviews with changemakers. What was her first stand? How does she navigate successes & failures? What are the costs of fighting for others? Rose Reid's long-form interviews create an intimate setting for today’s most remarkable trailblazers, getting the core of who they are as people & professionals. Every week, hear the story of one person’s journey to do the extraordinary. It's time for the women.

    Heather: "She Wanted an Abortion. I Wanted to Help."

    Heather: "She Wanted an Abortion. I Wanted to Help."

    Heather Booth got a call in 1965 that a friend was in desparate need of an abortion. She started an underground abortion clinic in Chicago called the JANE, that provided over 11,000 abortions before Roe v Wade was passed in 1973. Heather has continued to organize, across sectors and issues, consulting with President Obama's administration to creating the consumer protection agency alongisde Elizabeth Warren. @TheWomenPod @RoseEReid www.heatherbooththefilm.com 
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    • 36 min
    The Iconic Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie

    The Iconic Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter known for her powerful protest songs and touching love songs. She started out in the 1960s, and was blacklisted by two presidential administrations, so much of her legacy has been hidden. Her songs have been covered by dozens of artists including Elvis, Joe Cocker, Barbara Streisand, and the Indigo Girls, to name a few. She was the first indigenous person to receive an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe in 1983 for the song, "Up Where We Belong."

    And hark! It's Valentine's Day this week, and so for the love of music, folk artists, and Buffy, Rose's mom, Gail Reid, moonlights on this episode. Gail explains Buffy's songs and plays a little guitar...and Rose gets her mom to chat with Buffy on the phone!

    For a list of all the songs featured in this epsiode, visit www.thewomenpod.com. If you enjoyed this episode, share with a friend, or rate & review us! @TheWomenPod @BuffySteMarie
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    • 39 min
    Liz: "Radical Change is Scary"

    Liz: "Radical Change is Scary"

    Liz Plank is a Quebec-born, American-based journalist Liz recently published, "For the Love of Men: A New Vision of Mindful Masculinity," which asks, how can we make it ok for men to have their social revolution too? Rose and Liz discuss how feminism can positively impact men, tackle the divisive state of the media, and explore how to battle our deepest insecurities.

    Pew Pew Pew! This is a special episode!! Following the interview, Rose takes a petite dive into women in history, in a conversation with Jenny Kaplan, the podcast host of Encyclopedia Womanica, from Wonder Media! bit.ly/EncyclopediaWomannica

    History, women, and journalism, oh my! You can get Liz's book and follower her @feminstabulous. Find more @iHeartRadio @TheWomenPod @RoseEReid
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    • 39 min
    Yassmin: "I Became Public Enemy #1"

    Yassmin: "I Became Public Enemy #1"

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@Yassmin_a) is a Sudanese Australian engineer-turned-writer. She recently published her first novel, You Must Be Layla, after a tumultuous year when, as she describes, became "the most hated Muslim woman in Australia." She talks to Rose Reid about starting over, and why she left race cars & oil rigs to begin writing, speaking, and doing Tedx Talks about unconscious bias. Join in the conversation, or find more @TheWomenPod @iHeartRadio. 
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    • 39 min
    Marjorie: "I'm a Lone Voice"

    Marjorie: "I'm a Lone Voice"

    Marjorie Margolies was the first woman elected to represent Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives. She joined Congress in 1992, during the "Year of the Woman," and casted the tie-breaking vote for President Bill Clinton's budget and tax bill. A proud grandmother of 20, she may also be America's most famous mother-in-law (to Chelsea Clinton). Marjorie started as a reporter and became the first unmarried U.S. citizen to adopt a foreign child, and helped reform adoption law for single parents. She is the founder of Women's Campaign International, and has taught at University of Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. Rose talks to Marjorie about her push for a moderate middle, and navigating the joys and heartaches of family life throughout a political career. Find more @thewomenpod & @RoseEReid.
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    • 34 min
    Ronja: "Can I Get Some Effort in this Hate?"

    Ronja: "Can I Get Some Effort in this Hate?"

    Ronja von Rönne @sudelheft is a Berlin-based writer and TV host who was thrust into fame & controversy after her 2015 article "Why Feminism Disgusts Me" was featured in a major German publication, Die Welt (The World). The title wasn't her choice, but the outrage made her an instant media sensation. Since, Ronja has built her career based on radical transparency. She mixes reporting, poetry and witticisms to comment on the world at large and to illustrate the journey of the human experience, her experience. More @thewomenpod.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Matthew in ATL ,

Love this podcast! Real women- famous and not

I love this podcast - Rose asks great questions - so she gets great answers. The tone is fun and upbeat while tackling serious issues. You gotta listen!

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Buffy Saint-Marie

I just listened to a full album of hers for the first time after seeing a Pitchfork article about her a few days ago.
So really cool timing for me.
I was wondering why I didn’t really know her music and now I know. Thank you! Loved this episode.

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A beautiful showcase of women

Love how Rose showcases and brings to light many powerhouse women that have been disregarded in mainstream media. This show is authentic, fresh, and fun to listen to!

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