5 episodes

Post-viewing/playing discussion of Science/Speculative Fiction films and digital fictions made by women.

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Post-viewing/playing discussion of Science/Speculative Fiction films and digital fictions made by women.

    Fan Grrling

    Fan Grrling

    Guest Katie Heffner is a PhD student at the University of Kent, supervised by Prof. Charlotte Sleigh, researching women’s participation in fandom in the early 20th century. She received a Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration on digital archives at the University of Iowa in 2019. Her honors thesis for her Bachelors degree in English Literature explores how fandom practices such as fanzines can be used within classrooms.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ladies of the Lakes (water, waves, and women)

    Ladies of the Lakes (water, waves, and women)

    The sea merges myth and science - both a source of deep fear (and thus myth) and massive rewards (and thus science). In SF the oceans can be a space of imagined futures, a frontier, and a dangerous yet bountiful environment. We noticed a trend in the women directed movies we have been watching that focus around the theme of the sea and water, so this episode explores the sea in women made SF and the mythic connection between science, the sea, and female experiences.

    • 1 hr
    Stop Canceling our Shows

    Stop Canceling our Shows

    We take a break from film to gab about our favorite women-created SF TV (which, given how short the list is, is all of them): Emergence, Vagrant Queen, Sense8, Killjoys!, Westworld, and Altered Carbon, with a little Roswell, iZombie, Russian Doll, Jessica Jones, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    • 50 min
    Defining SF is Hard

    Defining SF is Hard

    What is SF? Why "SF" and not "scifi"? In this episode we follow up on the ideas from the opening episode as we debate what really qualifies as science fiction. We also discuss our first three watch party movies: Welcome II the Terrordome (dir. Ngozi Onwurah, 1993), Tank Girl (dir. Rachel Talalay, 1995), and Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2015).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Launching Women Make SF

    Launching Women Make SF

    In our inaugural episode, we introduce you to us as your hosts, and the project itself: where it came from, what it is, and where we expect it to go. Intro/Outro music: Inspire Glitches (2017) by Yuriy Shishlov (CC-BY-NC-SA)Hosts: Amy Chambers (@amycchambers), Lyle Skains (@lskains/@wonderboxpub)

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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Ingrid Rocket ,

Excellent !

I just enjoyed the first podcast while puttering around my back garden - I loved Lyle and Amy’s discussion about ‘genre’ and ‘direction’ - and I loved the sparkle and snap of their chemistry together. Looking forward to listening to future updates!

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