Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian and Kat Spada invite you to listen in on their entertaining and stimulating conversations about films, games, and TV—from the latest blockbusters to classic hidden gems, and more. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests 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.


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episode 206: FFR 206: Hollywood in the 1970s with special guest Carolyn Petit

Carolyn Petit returns as special guest to lead our discussion of the 1970s on the penultimate episode of our “Hollywood by the Decade” series. She selected two acclaimed films to focus our discussion. From 1971, Alan Pakula’s KLUTE, in which Jane Fonda plays a sex worker who teams up with an investigator (played by Donald Sutherland), to search for a missing person who’d once been a client of hers...


 2022-06-22  1h0m

episode 205: FFR 205: Hollywood in the 1960s with special guest Dr. Philana Payton

The 60s in America are remembered as a time of cultural upheaval and revolution, but did Hollywood keep in step with contemporary conversations? Our expert and guide on this episode of Hollywood by the Decade is Dr. Philana Payton, a scholar-activist with research interests in Black film and television history and popular culture, as well as gender and queer studies, and who is currently a professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine...


 2022-06-15  55m

episode 204: FFR 204: Hollywood in the 1950s with special guest Alonso Duralde

Halfway through our “Hollywood by the Decades” series, we time-travel to the 1950s with our special guest—writer, podcaster, and film review editor—Alonso Duralde. We’ll be framing our conversation around two 50s films recommended by Alonso: ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) and THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).


 2022-06-08  1h1m

episode 203: FFR 203: Hollywood in the 1940s with special guest Julie Grossman

Anita and Kat are joined by literature and film studies Professor Julie Grossman—an oft-published scholar who’s penned numerous essays about the classic archetypes of women onscreen and behind the camera in vintage Hollywood. She’s taking us into the 1940s, and specifically the introduction of film noir and the femme fatale for our “Hollywood by the Decade” series...


 2022-06-01  1h7m

episode 202: FFR 202: Hollywood in the 1930s with special guest Patricia White

The 1930s saw the introduction of sound in film, the implementation of the Hays code, and marks the beginning of the “Golden Age of Hollywood”...


 2022-05-25  1h1m

episode 201: FFR 201: Hollywood in the 1910s/20s with special guest Dr Shelley Stamp

We’re kicking off our Hollywood by Decade series with the inception of filmmaking in the 1910s and 20s. Specifically, we’ll be looking at director Lois Weber’s film, SHOES. Released in 1916 at the height of Weber’s power and popularity as one of the top filmmakers of the time, the film tackles poverty, prostitution, and gender pay inequity. Ebony pops in, and she and Anita are joined by Dr...


 2022-05-18  1h0m

episode 200: FFR 200: The Big Lebowski with special guests Ebony Adams & Carolyn Petit

For our 200th(!!) episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Anita, Ebony, and Carolyn reunite to discuss the Coen brother’s infinitely quotable, THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Since its 1998 release, the film has earned cult classic status, spawning festivals, conferences, and even a religion: Dudism. Does our original FFR trio abide? Listen in as we revisit The Dude on his hapless, meandering odyssey through LA to find out.


 2022-05-11  56m

episode 199: FFR 199: The Witch with special guest Dr Kishonna Gray

On the heels of the recent release of director Robert Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman, Kat Spada and special guest Dr. Kishonna Gray—Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky—step back to 2015 to consider Egger’s first film, The Witch.


 2022-05-04  1h7m

episode 198: FFR 198: The Seduction of Toxic Masculinity with special guest Dave Proctor

Anita and new cohost Kat Spada start off the season strong with an episode all about the allure of toxic masculinity onscreen. Special guest Dave Proctor returns to discuss why male characters embodying cisheteronormative values can be so obviously problematic, but often still manage to be attractive and compelling to us a viewers.


 2022-04-27  1h7m

episode 197: FFR 197: Never Rarely Sometimes Always with special guest Kat Spada

We finish Women’s History Month and this season of FFR with Eliza Hittman’s critically-acclaimed, profoundly affecting 2020 film, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS. Joining us for this emotionally intense discussion is returning special guest, writer and podcaster, Kat Spada. CW: This episode includes discussion of suicide, abuse, sexual assault and other sensitive topics. If you need help please reach out to organization like RAINN...


 2022-03-30  54m