Behold Her
Behold Her
Don't Split The Podcast Network
Behold Her Podcast is a monthly show that spotlights inspiring women in tabletop gaming, hosted and produced by Lysa Penrose. Interviews, discussions, and audio essays capture the diverse experiences of being a female gamer in tabletop RPGs.
Episode 16: Femme Small Businesses
Episode 16 of Behold Her is all about stories of femmes who run small businesses. Host Lysa Penrose (@lysapenrose) chats with Friday Elliott (@fridaytea) of Friday Afternoon Tea and Paola Harris (@irrel) of Paola's Pixels. The episode concludes with an audio essay sponsored by the Gallant Goblin and written/recorded by illustrator Amber Seger (@rocketorca).Remember, you can help make Behold Her Podcast happen by supporting patreon.com/beholdher!
Nov 17
59 min
Episode 15: Femmes Who Kickstart
Episode 15 of Behold Her is all about the stories of Femmes Who Kickstart. Host Lysa Penrose (@lysapenrose) chats with THREE interview guests: Banana Chan (@bananachangames), Annie Norman (@BadSquiddoGames), and Sasha Augustine (@sunshadeauarts). The episode concludes with an audio essay sponsored by Total Party Chill and written/recorded by writer and game designer Shanna Germain (@shannagermain).Remember, you can help make Behold Her Podcast happen by supporting patreon.com/beholdher!
Aug 4
1 hr 47 min
Episode 14: Black Women's Stories in TTRPG
Episode 14 of Behold Her is all about the stories of Black women in the world of tabletop. Host Lysa Penrose chats with two pillars of the D&D community, LaTia Jacquise (@theladytiefling) and Aabria Iyengar (@quiddie) live at virtual convention D&D Block Party 2020. Meanwhile, in an audio essay sponsored by RPG Writer Workshop, Persephone Jade (@persephiroth) shares her story about breaking the narrow boundaries of the fantasy genre.Remember, you can help make Behold Her Podcast happen by supporting patreon.com/beholdher!
Jun 29
1 hr 2 min
Episode 13: Dungeon Master Advice
Episode 13 of Behold Her Podcast is all about Dungeon Master Advice. Host Lysa Penrose (@lysapenrose) interviews Celeste Conowitch (@cconowitch), Dungeon Master of Venture Maidens, and C'loni Bailey (@mistressverse), Dungeon Master of Plothunters. The episode also features an audio story by TK Johnson (@tkjoinsthefray) about what they've learned since becoming a professional Dungeon Master. Thank you to the patrons of patreon.com/beholdher and Sam Dillon (@DMSamuel) of D&DeBrief for sponsoring this episode!
May 4
1 hr 3 min
Episode 12: Behold Love
Episode 12 of Behold Her is all about LOVE LOVE LOVE LA LA LOVE! This episode is a wild one with interview guests like Linda Lowery, a NYT best-selling writer who got her start writing pick-your-path HeartQuest books for TSR, and Makenzie De Armas, an RPG tour de force AND sometimes Dungeon Master of One on One, a D&D duet actual play. This episode's audio story comes from Luciella Scarlet, an aromantic, asexual writer who expresses HER view of love and romance through game design. This episode's audio story is sponsored by RPG Writer Workshop (www.rpgwriterworkshop.com).Visit www.beholdherpodcast.com to submit your inspiring guests or sponsor the next audio story. Visit www.patreon.com/beholdher to support the show.
Feb 14
1 hr 5 min
Episode 11: Uncaged Anthology
Episode 11 of Behold Her is all about the women of the Uncaged Anthology project, a "landmark in the social history of Dungeons & Dragons". This episode includes interviews with founder Ashley Warren and contributor Jessica Marcrum and an audio story from contributor Collette Quach. This episode's audio story is sponsored by Dungeon Masters Guild.Visit beholdherpodcast.com to submit your inspiring guests or sponsor the next audio story. Visit patreon.com/beholdher to support the show.
Nov 1, 2019
1 hr 15 min
Episode 10: Decolonizing D&D
Episode 10 of Behold Her is all decolonizing Dungeons & Dragons. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Tristan Tarwater (@backthatelfup) who inspired this episode organizing and moderating a Emerald City Comic Con panel on the topic. Then, Lysa interviews Kienna Shaw (@kiennas) about RPGs beyond the western lens and about her RPG safety toolkit. Afterwards, Jessica Ross (@writejessr) shares her tips on decolonizing YOUR games in an audio essay sponsored by Kobold Press.Visit beholdherpodcast.com to submit your inspiring guests or sponsor the next audio story.
Jul 31, 2019
1 hr 6 min
Episode 9: Accessibility Friendly Gaming
Episode 9 of Behold Her is all about making gaming more accessible. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Jess Dempsey of DOTS RPG Project, makers of braille dice, and advocate/actor/producer Jennifer Kretchmer drop serious knowledge about access needs in tabletop gaming. Plus, Mysty Vander shares her personal journey with deaf gain and Dungeons & Dragons in an audio story (sponsored by Kobold Press).
May 30, 2019
1 hr 1 min
Episode 8: Witch Culture in Gaming
Episode 8 of Behold Her takes an in-depth look at witch culture in gaming. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Liz Chaipraditkul (@epicxcloth) of Angry Hamster Publishing and interviews Holly Conrad (@hollyconrad), who plays one of the most beloved witches on the internet. Afterwards, Kat Kuhl (@kat_kuhl_) shares a story of what it was like growing up in a family of witches.
Apr 24, 2019
53 min
Episode 7: Kids & D&D
Episode 7 of Behold Her highlights some amazing girls playing Dungeons & Dragons. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Sammy and Birdie of the D&D & Daughters podcast (@daughterdungeon), while the girls of Seattle's Lake Washington Girls Middle School D&D class and club (@ethanschoonover) interview each other. Guests also include Dr. Megan Connell (@meganpsyd), a psychologist who uses D&D to empower young women.
Mar 18, 2019
1 hr 15 min
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