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The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #144: Female Antiheroes on the American Screen

Laurie Norris, Katie Grubbs, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer talk about Bad Girls Club: the rise of the female anti-hero Knowing What is an antihero and how is she different from a villain? How are female antiheroes different than male versions of the character type? What role do antiheroes play for our society? Reading Case Study…

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Christian Feminist Podcast Episode #141: The Queen’s Gambit

Ilia Danner Grubbs, Laurie Norris, and Sara Klooster discuss feminism, racism, and more in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit INTRODUCTIONS SEGMENT 1: KNOWING Content warning, this show does portray drug and alcohol use, mental illness, and suicide.  Summary of the show SEGMENT 2: READING I. What we enjoyed II. Portrayals of Feminism https://thesouthern.com/sports/st-louis-chess-grandmaster-susan-polgar-fact-checks-the-queens-gambit/article_4354975d-46a8-5485-a396-d69a3bd0345a.html III.…

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode 200: Jesus and John Wayne

Download or stream this episode Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in 2016, there have been countless thinkpieces seeking to explain the cause of a political shift that, to many, seemed to come out of nowhere. Many such thinkpieces focused on the apparent hypocrisy inherent in the…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 118: The Intersectional Politics of Dolly Parton

Stream or Download This Episode Knowing Why this episode now A very short bio of Dolly How we’re structuring the episode Reading Dolly’s Faith “Hello God” and “The Seeker“ “She’s Alive” from Dolly Parton’s America Dolly as LGBTQ+ Ally “Dollitics” from Dolly Parton’s America “Two Doors Down” “Two Doors Down” from Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings Dolly…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #70: Stranger Things

Knowing Why we like Season 1 Allusions and nostalgia Reading Three female characters in three film genres Joyce: conspiracy Nancy: from John Hughes to John Carpenter Eleven: Spielberg-esque kids’ adventure   Passing On The X-Files Stranger Things and “Should I Stay or Should I Go” A Theory on Nostalgia Is Eleven More Powerful than a…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #63: The Handmaid’s Tale

y Knowing Background on the novel and television show (taken largely from this NYT piece) Our experiences with the novel Our summer series and Victoria’s fifteen-year Handmaid’s Tale journey Reading Dystopia by Prooftexting Why Serena Joy is much younger Passing On Angela Jade Bastien’s HT reviews Iran Awakening The American Solidarity Part

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #50: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  Marie Hause, Heather Elliot Neill, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer explore the world of the cartoon television show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Topics include children’s culture, subversive femininity, and bronies. Listen here! Knowing Background on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Panelists’ impressions of the show in relation to feminism Reading/Watching Discussion of…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #47 : The Twilight Zone

Knowing About the crossover Our history with The Twilight Zone Episode summaries Reading “The Hitchhiker”: Nan as a lady; The hitchhiker and the sailor; The episode’s view of death “Eye of the Beholder”: The big twist; Affirming and denying cuktural beauty standards; Conformity and authoritarianism Passing On The Rod Serling Memorial Foundation “Black Men in Public…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 40: Breaking Bad

Knowing Summary and background on the show How each of us got into it Reading Skylar and fan hatred Walter Jr., Gus, and models of manhood in “Salud” Hank and White machismo The Cousins and the cult of La Santa Muerte Faust in the ABQ Passing On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met%C3%A1stasis http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/opinion/i-have-a-character-issue.html?_r=0 http://www.amc.com/shows/better-call-saul

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #30: Gender and Relationships in Firefly

Knowing Firefly week and why we are four Firefly’s genesis and Whedon’s goals When we discovered the show; how we feel about it Reading Masculinity: Mal v. Jayne, Book and belief, and we all hate Simon Femininity: Katie’s four humors theory, validating passivity and activity, Inara as both powerful and frustrating, and most of us…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 24: Supernatural

Intros A correction Knowing Show creation and general synopsis How we got into Supernatural Is it sexist? Does it treat religion well?–Some general thoughts Reading Supernatural and religion: subtext becomes text “Faith” (1.12) “The Man Who Would Be King” (6.20) “Pilot” (1.1), fridging, and The Angel in the House Some notably complex women: Jo, Ellen, Bela, and…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 18: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Intros Listener Mail Knowing Quick bio of Amy Poehler Quick bio Of Tina Fey Highlights of their shared careers Reading Our connections to Fey and Poehler Leslie Knope v. Liz Lemon The feminism of a famous friendship The Christianity connection Passing On [Note: Something went wrong with our audio files, so you won’t hear all…