S2. Ep 11: My Second Life

Clara Holmes is a model, fashion and lifestyle blogger, and the creator of Rollin Funky, a blog and social media platform where she captures her fabulous life in words and pictures. In addition to being a lover of shoes, travel, and nightclubs (and a fierce feminist), Clara is a full-time wheelchair user who writes with depth and honesty about how being a woman with a disability influences—but does not define—her. Learn how she transformed her life in her thirties, how she's helping change the fashion industry, and why Nicki Minaj holds a special place in her heart.

S2. Ep.10: Growth Is a Way of Life

Meet questioner, seeker, mother, reader, counselor, and all-around fabulous human Urjita Parekh. She’s the kind of friend who always steers you in the right direction when you’re questioning life, and she brought her signature energy to our conversation in this episode. Absorb her wisdom as she talks about finding a spiritual path, negotiating identity in hostile spaces, and growing as a person when you’re busy as hell. 

S2. Ep.9: The T Is Usually Silent

I've wanted to interview Hazel Edwards ever since I started Feminist Hotdog. At the tender age of 22, she's the interim director of the Bryson Institute, the education and training department for Philadelphia's Attic Youth Center. Pushed out of a school that refused to affirm her gender, she now advocates for trans youth and educates service providers. Listen and get your education on intersectional feminism and being an ally to trans and nonbinary people. Her story will make your liberationist heart sing!

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S2. Ep.7: I Feel My Flame Growing

The only thing better than a feminist podcast is…two feminist podcasts! In this week’s episode, I sat down with Allison Carter, host of Not Your Little Lady, to talk about being a woman and a progressive in the South, seeing Little Simz and Pussy Riot in concert, the big World Cup Kiss, and—of course—what made our feminist hearts sing. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S2. Ep.6: Loud Voice Woman

What a thrill to reunite with my yoga sister Bobae Barnes in the mountains of Colorado! In this episode, we talk about Bobae’s journey to the U.S. from South Korea, healing from trauma through yoga, finding her voice as an artist and a woman, and why she thinks she might be a witch. We also discuss podcasts devoted exclusively to periods, learn about the Korean Me Too movement, and get to know a young climate change activist who’s ready for adults to get out of her way. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

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S2. Ep.5: The Art of Living

It's the 1890s. You're a wealthy white woman in love with another wealthy white woman. What do you do? My guest Lizzie Ehrenhalt has the answers in this week's episode! We dive into a chapter from LGBTQ history and explore questions of how to engage our predecessors when we know they held problematic views. We also learn about a modern musician who is making space for queer South Asian people, efforts to raise trans and nonbinary visibility through stock photography, and give two women largely erased by history their time in the spotlight.

S2. Ep.4: Don't Make Me Give You a Lecture

I had such a great time interviewing Antonia Hartley, also known as The Feminist Nutritionist. In this episode, we talk about that sneaky minx diet culture, the difference between body positivity and body neutrality, and the incredible benefits of telling perfectionism to GO AWAY. We also got to know two fabulous new Hall of Famers: rockstar college prez Ruth Simmons and actual rock star Lizzo. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S2. Ep.3: Downtown Feminist Town

What's the difference between reproductive rights and reproductive justice? My guest Mawiyah Patten breaks it down in this timely episode as we discuss modern challenges to reproductive freedoms, including how to engage people with whom you fundamentally disagree on the issues. We also dig into how identity influences our perspectives on feminism, learn about the fierce writer and activist at the helm of OUT Magazine, and pay homage to the women behind one of the most iconic reproductive health resources in the world. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

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S2. Ep.2: Mata Hari Gets Free

This week we're Choosing Our Own Adventure with author Katherine Factor who has just released a book for young readers about the world's most iconic female spy (but was she a feminist?). If you were a creative kid who lost your spark along the way, be sure to tune in for advice on how to free our minds and tap back into our imaginations (Katherine can help with that!). We also talk about an abolitionist "libertory" space in the works, Ava DuVernay's new Netflix series, a heartwarming advocate for our feline friends, and—of course—the Hotdog Hall of Fame. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S2. Ep. 1: Is This Over Yet?

We kick off Season 2 on noco.fm with my Feminist Hotdog A1 From Day 1, Kristina Turner of The Fan Squad! We catch up on Kristina's feminist pop culture recommendations, gush about Beyoncé's latest surprise drop, and talk about pursuing representation in media without tokenizing anybody. We also get to know two lesser-known feminist trailblazers in advertising, entertainment, and publishing: Netta Dobbins and Tichi Wilkerson-Kassel. Listen along and feel the love! (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 15: Does Your Dog Have Children?

It’s the last episode of Season 1…WHAT!? In this landmark show, financial whiz Lisa Ann Williamson drops some knowledge about how to get your head out of the sand about money and the unique challenges women face when it comes to financial planning. We also talk about the therapeutic benefits of coloring books, the beauty of intergenerational households, and peruse a “guide to girlhood” published in 1931. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 14: The Voice of Her Generation

She’s a poet! She’s a fashionista! She’s a scriptwriter! She’s…ANGBEEN! This guest has been a Feminist Hotdog cheerleader from the beginning. Without her this show might never have existed! We had a blast talking about pregnant Spiderwoman, Lorena Bobbitt’s reckoning, our mutual love for Stacey Abrams, and two new Hall of Famers, one of whom made us cry (happy tears). Thanks for stopping by, A! (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 13: Lovers of Life

This week I got to dish with teacher, mother and lover of life Judy Kerner. We talk about Judy's unconventional path to parenthood, ruminate over Gillette's new toxic masculinity ad, and learn about three modern book lovers who are bringing back indie-stye Bookmobiles to communities that lack access to queer authors and writers of color. We also welcomed two new Hall of Famers who both work in the entertainment industry, including a young woman who started the Chinese #MeToo movement. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 12: Adventures With Maddog

My guest, Madison Clark, is a scholar, a pop-culture princess, an activist and an expert on everything Michael Jackson. Madison stopped by on a visit from Southern California to talk about her latest experience as a clinic escort, clemency for Cyntoia Brown, AOC's dance moves and "Masculinity Mondays." We also introduced each other to two trailblazing academics from history and welcomed them into the Hotdog Hall of Fame. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 11: Radical Deliciousness

It almost doesn't feel right to have a chef of this caliber on a show with "hotdog" in the title, but lucky for us, Davena is a culinary populist. In this episode, we talk collard greens, vibrators, "micro-affirmations" and the assumptions we make about lady chefs. We also get to know a hard-core 19th-century feminist left behind by history for being "too radical." (Wait...that's a thing???) (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 10: No More Endo, No More Ute

It's the last episode of 2018 and the first Feminist Hotdog threeway! Dynamic duo Shannon and Leanne join me to reflect on the year, talk about their favorite feminist moments (shout out to Brandi Carlile and the Dixie Chicks), and launch their singing careers. We also hear about Shannon's surgical adventures and ponder the mystery of why doctors have such a hard time talking to patients about their vaginas. (Theme music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 9: Let's Have a Kiki

In this episode, we learn about the world of artist and writer Christine Sloan Stoddard—a world inhabited by fictional quails, badly blown glass and sparkly clay vulvas among other oddities and delights. We also talk about pushing past disappointment, applaud a new YouTube series for LGBTQ youth, and learn about the woman behind the Bechdel Test. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 8: Home Alone

What happens when you leave Feminist Hotdog all alone with no one to talk to? She starts talking to you! In my first solo show, I share my latest inspiration porn, gush about a new book that seeks to upend white supremacy, and attempt to answer the listener question: Is my bartender racist? (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 7: I Want to Believe

This week's guest, Chintia Kirana, is an artist with many unique talents. She publishes a magazine, makes her own ink...and she has something in common with Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. Learn about her vision (artistic and otherwise), and hear how we answered a Dear Feminist Hotdog question that's out of this world. (Theme music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)

S1. Ep. 6: Feminists in Bed

It's the day after Thanksgiving—the perfect time to lay around and talk about feminism! This week's episode features "Supreme Nurse" Alice, a modern look at the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, a new travel magazine for women, and musings about what it means if you stop caring about sex. (Theme music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)