Feminist Frequency Radio
Feminist Frequency Radio
Kat Spada, Anita Sarkeesian
Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Kat Spada invites you to listen in on entertaining and stimulating conversations about films, games, and TV... from the latest blockbusters to classic hidden gems, and more. With special guests bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all—including media critics, entertainers, academics, and everyone in between—Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience. Created by Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency ran as an organization from 2009–2023, providing video commentaries exploring gender representations, myths, and messages in popular culture media. Now, host Kat Spada continues Feminist Frequency Radio's legacy as an independent podcast, with fun new conversations about entertainment that asks you to be critical of the media you love.
FFR 247: Moonstruck featuring Anita Sarkeesian
We’re wrapping up this season of FFR just as we started it, with Anita Sarkeesian returning for an episode where she and host Kat Spada talk about a classic movie they both love and could watch over and over. But while this season’s first episode featured Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, this week we’re focusing on a more unconventional romantic leading man—but one that has nevertheless stood the test of time—Nicolas Cage opposite Cher in Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck.
Dec 20, 2023
1 hr 5 min
Fortnightly FREQouts #10 - Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
Feminist Frequency Radio presents another “Fortnightly FREQout” mini-episode. In this short-but-sweet installment, Kat is cutting right to the point: BEYONCÉ!
Dec 13, 2023
6 min
FFR 246: Gremlins featuring Oscar Montoya
Feminist Frequency Radio is celebrating the holidays with the creepy Christmas classic, 1984’s Gremlins. Joining Kat is this episode’s special guest: actor, comedian, and dancer Oscar Montoya.
Dec 6, 2023
53 min
Fortnightly FREQouts #9 - Next Goal Wins
On this Fortnightly FREQout mini-episode, Kat is reflecting on what good can come from Thanksgiving with a documentary recommendation and support for United Farm Workers, as well as an overview of some media she saw over the holiday break, including Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.
Nov 29, 2023
13 min
FFR 245: Scott Pilgrim Takes Off featuring Ethan Harper
Kat is joined by cartoon and comics-style illustrator Ethan Harper to discuss the new animated series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, based on both the original graphic novels written and drawn by O’Malley beginning in 2004 and the live-action film adaptation from 2010 directed by Edgar Wright. Spoilers ahead!
Nov 22, 2023
56 min
Fortnightly FREQouts #8 - The Curse
It’s time for another Fortnightly FREQout, where Feminist Frequency Radio host Kat Spada brings you brief reviews and industry news from the past few weeks. Today, she’s talking about the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike (including a final day trip to the picket line), the closure of online feminist publication Jezebel, and some thoughts on the pilot episode of the new Showtime series The Curse.
Nov 15, 2023
10 min
FFR 244: normporn featuring Karen Tongson and A.C. Lamberty
Kat’s “Machos: Fully Loaded” guest co-host, A. C. Lamberty, returns to Feminist Frequency Radio for a special interview with returning guest Karen Tongson to discuss her brand-new book "normporn: queer viewers and the tv that soothes us."
Nov 8, 2023
1 hr 4 min
Fortnightly FREQouts #7 - The Babadook
It’s Halloween, and we’re continuing our journey through scary movies about motherhood after spending last week with Rosemary's Baby. In this week's Fortnightly FREQout mini episode, Kat gets personal talking about grief, fear, and monsters in Jennifer Kent's 2014 film The Babadook. Content warning for listeners: this episode talks about death.
Nov 1, 2023
13 min
FFR 243: Rosemary’s Baby featuring Pallavi Yetur
It’s Spooky Season, and we’re gearing up with a look at the 1968 film, Rosemary’s Baby, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow. Writer and mental health counselor Pallavi Yetur returns as a special guest to discuss this controversial horror genre classic. Content warning for listeners: this movie deals with issues related to sexual violence and trauma related to pregnancy and childbirth; additionally, this conversation will not shy away from frank discussions regarding the sex crimes of the filmmaker.
Oct 25, 2023
1 hr 6 min
FFR 242: Dirty Dancing and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights featuring Anita Sarkeesian
Long-time listeners of this podcast will know that 1987’s Dirty Dancing is Anita Sarkeesian’s favorite film, so for this season opening episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, she is, of course, joining host Kat Spada for a look at the Swayze-ist of Patrick Swayze films. But this conversation has a twist, as they’ll also be considering Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, the (ill-advised) 2004 sequel. Are we still having the time of our lives?
Oct 24, 2023
1 hr 5 min
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