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Popaganda: Sex, Condoms, and Abortions in Pop Culture

We look at the way movies and music discuss reproductive rights, including an analysis of Nicki Minaj lyrics, a history of American sex-ed films, and an exploration of the how movies make abortion seem more dangerous than it really is.

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Popaganda: Who Owns the Internet?

Popaganda: Who Owns the Internet?

The country is debating rules that could give big companies like Verizon and Comcast much more control over the internet. We look at how why feminists—and anyone who cares about independent media—should care about the future of the internet.

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Popaganda: On the Road

Popaganda: On the Road

Three stories from women writers about life on the road, including an interview with Led Zeppelin cover band Lez Zeppelin, a profile of a mysterious desert traveler in the early 1900s, and a tale of big people in small airplane seats. 

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Popaganda: Demystifying the Wage Gap

Popaganda: Demystifying the Wage Gap

Why is it that white men in America are paid more—on average—than women and people of color in every single state? We dig into the realities behind the wage gap with all-stars Lilly Ledbetter, Sheila Bapat, and Sarah Jaffe.

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Popaganda: 20 Years of Sister Spit

Popaganda: 20 Years of Sister Spit

Three members of the long-running feminist writer roadshow talk about their adventures and their work. Features interviews with Christy Road, Beth Lisick, and Dia Felix.

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Popaganda: Political Joke

Popaganda: Political Joke

Hari Kondabolu says he’s a “killjoy who happens to do comedy.” We talk with Hari about his immensely popular standup routine, which focuses on jokes about race and inequality, then catch up with Erin Gibson, the host of gays-and-ladies-focused podcast Throwing Shade.

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Popaganda: Seattle is a Queer Music Boomtown

Popaganda: Seattle is a Queer Music Boomtown

An upstart community of LGBT performers is transforming Seattle’s music scene, long known as the epicenter of plaid-wearing indie rock dudes. We talk with the organizers of the city’s Mo Wave Queer Music and Arts fest, get music picks from the Homoground podcast host, and talk with show-stealing new band Glitterbang.

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Popaganda: Open Source Feminism

Popaganda: Open Source Feminism

The internet is powered by open source technology—exciting software that’s built collaboratively from the bottom-up. But if open source technology is meant to be free and equal, why do men continue to dominate sites like Wikipedia? We investigate with the help of a data architect, an English professor, and a nationwide feminist hackathon.

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Popaganda: Space and Power

Popaganda: Space and Power

Three all-star feminist thinkers discuss issues of gender, power, and space. Featuring Franchesca Ramsey, Christina Hanhardt, and Karma Chavez.

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Popaganda: Olympic Spectacle

Popaganda: Olympic Spectacle

The most competitive sport at the Olympics is national storytelling. We rethink representations of female figure skaters, Olympic cities, and Russian politics.

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