Backtalk

Bitch Media is a feminist response to pop culture, home to whip-smart writers, artists, and activists who analyze popular media with an eye on gender, race, class, and sexuality. A new Bitch podcast comes out every Thursday: Popaganda is a 45-minute in-depth exploration of themes ranging from stand-up comedy to sex work and Backtalk is our quick, fun conversation about the week in pop culture.

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The Devil Works Hard But Anti-Abortion Politicians Work Harder


This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the recent passage of the most severe abortion ban in Alabama and what this could mean for Roe v. Wade and abortion access across the country. Anti-abortion politicians continue to argue for the sanctity of life and...


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 2019-05-30  35m
 
 

Meh of Thrones


This week, Dahlia and Amy get into their disappointment over the last and final season of "Game of Thrones." The epic series has given audiences a big cultural moment in the world of dragons, the fight for power, and a slew of women characters to love...


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 2019-05-16  36m
 
 

Student Moans


This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren's campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help...


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 2019-05-02  36m
 
 

Backtalk: That's not consent. That's capitalism.


This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the newest marketing ploy around consent: condoms that require four hands to open. These kinds of throwaway, viral products commodify ideas around sexual violence without actually working to solve a problem (while...


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 2019-04-18  37m
 
 

Popaganda Revisited: Who Writes Our History?


Rebroadcasted from February 2017: History isn’t static—it’s the stories we tell ourselves about the past. And that story changes depending on who’s doing the telling. On this episode, we explore what it means to tell your own history in...


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 2019-04-11  51m
 
 

Backtalk: What about “Us


This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Jordan Peele's latest horror film, "Us." Lots of spoilers while they talk about how the film fits into genre canons, symbolism, and what can it all mean? And in Amy vs. Dahlia, an argument about the worst of...


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 2019-04-04  46m
 
 

Popaganda: Revisited - You Feel Me?


In this episode, we’re going to be talking about an emotion you’ve probably heard a lot about lately: empathy. The way we talk about it, it’s almost like a superpower: it’s like we want to believe that the cure to political divisiveness,...


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 2019-03-28  47m
 
 

Backtalk: Scammer SZN


This week, Dahlia and Amy get into all things scammy. The recent news of what the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” has revealed a multi-million dollar college admissions scheme run by an organization to aid wealthy parents in bribing...


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 2019-03-21  49m
 
 

Popaganda: Revisited - Sex Work is Work


From the archive: Discussions of sex work often get mired in a couple basic questions: is it “good” or “bad”? Are sex workers empowered or not? But sex workers are a diverse group—their experiences aren’t all good or bad. On this show, we...


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 2019-03-15  52m
 
 

Backtalk: YA's Cancel Culture


This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the world of YA drama. Recently, two YA authors have chosen to cancel their own debut novels after being called out by some readers for "problematic" issues in the text. Dahlia and Amy talk about the effects of...


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 2019-03-07  44m