On Our Radar: A New Podcast for Your Ears

  Hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (also hosts of the podcast  Stuff Mom Never Told You , an offshoot of the podcast brand HowStuffWorks).

Hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (also hosts of the podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You, an offshoot of the podcast brand HowStuffWorks).

Unladylike is a mix of storytelling and feminist commentary focused on finding out what happens when women break the rules. It just launched yesterday and we are *here for it*. Aussie podcast producer Clare Rawlinson gives us the rundown on what we can expect.

Our pilot episode investigates what it takes for women to pay for an abortion [ed's note: v timely given our Tasmania explainer above]. Like all our episodes, we aren’t interested in having a debate about the morality of the choices women make (e.g. when is abortion right or wrong? *eyeroll*). Instead, we try to focus on a woman’s experience living her unladylike life, whatever that may be!

Other episodes investigate why women on bicycles face a different kind of street harassment to those on foot, and what it takes for a woman to break the bronze ceiling (eg. get herself a statue, y’know).

What I love about this show is that it captures the universal experience of being a woman, while also asking how a woman’s experience will differ depending on her identity across class, race, ability, sexuality, etc.

Also, there’s an episode I recorded in Australia that will likely air towards the end of our first season. I hope it does Aussie women proud to bring some of our stories overseas on the podcast universe!

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