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Unscripted conversations with Toni Cowan-Brown and Sorcha Rochford about current affairs, pop culture, life, and how we got here.

We are fiercely opinionated, unapologetically honest and we don’t always agree. Join us weekly for a deep dive into honest conversations where empathy and vulnerability, and facts take center stage.

Unapologetic Women Toni Cowan-Brown and Sorcha Rochford

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Unscripted conversations with Toni Cowan-Brown and Sorcha Rochford about current affairs, pop culture, life, and how we got here.

We are fiercely opinionated, unapologetically honest and we don’t always agree. Join us weekly for a deep dive into honest conversations where empathy and vulnerability, and facts take center stage.

    Shut up and perform

    Shut up and perform

    Shut up and perform is the atmosphere that women athletes are constantly put in. Women, regardless of the industry, experience a double standard when it comes to what they can and are expected to wear. In this episode, we discuss the impact these double standards have on women, the power in being invisible in a male-dominated industry and how dehumanizing it can be to be treated in this way.

    • 37 min
    Why we don't talk about porn?

    Why we don't talk about porn?

    What started out as Toni and Sorcha watching Hulu’s Pam & Tommy (the story of Pamela Anderson’s stolen sex tape) turned into a discussion on how women and technology have impacted the porn industry.

    • 31 min
    You don't win arguments with facts

    You don't win arguments with facts

    This episode concludes our three-part conversation on the correlations between freedom of speech, polarization, and misinformation. We knew that it was vital to include an expert on the topic and who better than Ali Goldsworthy. She has been a political adviser and campaigner for more than twenty years. She led the team that built the fastest-growing campaigning organisation in the UK. In 2017 she was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford, co-creating its first depolarisation course and the co-author of Poles Apart - why people turn against each other and how to bring them together.

    • 54 min
    Are you free to speak?

    Are you free to speak?

    In our "Joe Rogan" episode (E05), we introduced the concept of free speech (worth mentioning for our European listeners, freedom of speech is a protected right in the United States unlike in Europe where this is a concept). We knew we needed to create the space for a full conversation on this topic, cue this episode.

    • 38 min
    The invasion of Ukraine

    The invasion of Ukraine

    This episode is a departure from our usually scheduled programming. With the state of current affairs, we were back and forth all week sharing resources, questions, and heartbreak about what we were seeing unfold in Europe. This episode is just one of the many conversations we have had on the topic as we tried to get up to speed with the geopolitical context and honestly get our feet underneath us. We’ve tried our best to add as much concrete research and facts to this discussion VS. simply our opinions.

    • 34 min
    Joe Rogan's appeal is also his liability

    Joe Rogan's appeal is also his liability

    The audience VS. the content. What are we censoring for? There are hundreds if not thousands of podcasts that promote similar content to what we have seen from Joe Rogan yet we do not see viral campaigns demanding for their censorship.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Toni is an amazing host and guest!!!!!!

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Entertaining, Informative, International

Sorcha and Toni bring interesting international perspectives to American politics and many facets of American society. At the nexus of tech and politics, Sorcha and Toni provide through unscripted conversations both informed opinions and researched facts. I look forward to continuing to learn from these two entertaining and smart female leads!

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Fun, unscripted and honest conversations

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