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    Unbothered with Laura Kalbag

    Writing a book is hard. Writing a book as a woman in tech is even harder. So what happens when some mansplainer comes along to rain on your well-earned parade? Laura Kalbag tells us about how she found the courage to write, why listening to women reminds her of what’s important, and how she keeps her cool even in the face of jerks.

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    Radical Filmmaking with Emily Best

    Do you feel like you see yourself and your friendships reflected in most TVs or movies? We sure don’t. Emily Best tells us why we won’t get more diverse representations of women on screen unless we change the way films and shows are funded and distributed—and how she plans to do just that.

  • Headed to Congress with Jenn Taylor-Skinner

    The midterms are over (though the recounts and runoffs may not be). So we make sense of what happened—and what’s next—with Jenn Taylor-Skinner, the host of our fave new feminist political podcast, The Electorette.

  • How to Be Successful with Sarah Cooper

    How do you decide when to take a huge leap in your career? What happens when your therapist thinks leaving your cushy tech job is a terrible idea—but you do it anyway? Googler-turned-comedian Sarah Cooper joins us to talk about writing satire, redefining success, and making men mad along the way.

  • On a Journey to Happiness with Keah Brown

    It’s a rough year after a rough year after…a rough year. Writer, journalist, and #disabledandcute creator Keah Brown reminds us to celebrate our wins and find joy anyway.

  • Pleasure is Virtuous with Sonalee Rashatwar

    Body-positivity sure seems popular right now—but that conversation is often limited to celebrating slightly larger bodies and slightly broader sizing options. Our guest today is Sonalee Rashatwar, a fat, queer, non-binary sex therapist who challenges those ideas—ands helps us understand what real liberation would look like.

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    I Make Things Change with Cindy Gallop

    Today’s interview might not be safe for work—but Cindy Gallop thinks it should be. The Make Love Not Porn founder and CEO joins us to talk about why we all need to be a lot better at talking about sex, what it’s like to found and scale a sex tech company, and why working for yourself is the best thing you can do.

  • Getting Personal with Nicole Chung

    What do you share with the world—and what do you hold back? How do you talk about family secrets or childhood trauma with strangers? And what happens when you bring more of your most personal experiences to your work? This week, we chat with author Nicole Chung about her new memoir, All You Can Ever Know, and go deep on the power (and challenges) of getting personal your work.

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    Business Breakups with Bonnie Bogle

    Breaking up is hard to do—whether you’re ending a business relationship or a marriage. Mapbox cofounder-turned-Brazen Philly director Bonnie Bogle’s done both, and she’s here to tell us about the good, the bad, and the it’s-just-plain-complicated.

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    Period Power with Nadya Okamoto

    Welcome to the periodcast! Yep, today’s show is all about menstruation—the good, the bad, and the get me a frickin’ heating pad already. So grab your period product of choice, and join us as we chat with PERIOD founder and author of the upcoming book Period Power, Nadya Okamoto, about the politics of periods, what it’s like to talk about your cycle at work, and why we refuse to keep quiet about this super normal bodily function.

  • Headshot of Tracy Chou wearing a striped dress.

    Show Me the Data with Tracy Chou

    We’ve all heard companies talk big about how they value diversity. But many still aren’t willing to quantify how they’re doing: who works there? Who’s getting hired and promoted? Are people being paid equitably? On today’s show, we talk about diversity, data, and how one engineer’s call for hard numbers shook things up.

  • Hana Shank and Elizabeth Wallace sitting at a table laughing.

    The Ambition Decisions with Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace

    Do you ever feel like you’re facing impossible choices—tradeoffs between family and work, between money and passion, between pushing for a promotion and just wanting to take a damn nap? Well, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace have been there. And not only that, they’ve written about it in the new book The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life.

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