Adrienne van der Valk, creator and host of Feminist Hotdog.

Adrienne van der Valk, creator and host of Feminist Hotdog.

Press Kit

Who Am I?

Hi, I’m Adrienne, creator and host of Feminist Hotdog. Thanks for being here!

I started this podcast because I’m on a mission to show the world that, not only is intersectional feminism good for everyone, it can also be fun! In the age of Trump, Kavanaugh, and McConnell, it is more important than ever to draw strength from everyday feminism and feminist heroes. As a social worker turned journalist, I’ve always been fascinated by the resilience and creativity of women and people of all genders who experience sexism. I hope listeners of every identity find power, joy, and energy in these inspiring interviews so we can all fight for the fabulous, feminist world we deserve.

I currently live in Montgomery, Alabama, with my husband and a pit bull named Zola. 

What is this podcast? 

Feminist Hotdog is a news, humor and cultural survival podcast by, for and about women and people of all genders who experience sexism. We uplift everyday feminism and feminist heroes and celebrate women and nonbinary people as an act of resistance.

Tell me more…

It is a hosted talk show featuring a different guest each episode. While Feminist Hotdog explores a variety of topics each season, the overall theme of the show is finding joy and connection through feminism. 

Where can I listen?

Feminist Hotdog is part of the internet radio and podcast network. The show streams on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PT/10:00 ET. New episodes pop up in all the usual podcast places (Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Music, Spotify) every other Thursday. 

What is the show like?

Informal, honest, hopeful, cerebral, silly, and chatty are all appropriate words to describe Feminist Hotdog. Each episode is between 40 and 60 minutes and has four segments:

Intro: Get to know my guest and learn how feminism influences their life.

What Makes Our Feminist Hearts Sing? News (interpreted broadly) that made me and my guest feel better about the state of the world, stoked about being a feminist, or hopeful that maybe not all humans are garbage. 

Dear Feminist Hotdog: Listener questions or feminism-related questions posed by me to the guest based on their area of expertise.

The Hotdog Hall of Fame: Brief bios of women from all walks of life who inspire us. 

What episodes should I start with? 

Radical Deliciousness
Adventures With Maddog
The Voice of Her Generation
Does Your Dog Have Children?
Downtown Feminist Town

What do people think about Feminist Hotdog?

Here are just a few of the comments listeners have left on Apple Podcasts:

“I was clapping throughout this entire podcast. It's hella inspiring and uplifting!”

“After the first twenty minutes of the first episode I listened to, I subscribed, and I can’t wait to catch up on this show. It’s smart and engaging and challenging and fun, too!”

“Love this podcast. Always interesting and diverse topics presented in a positive and thought-provoking manner.”

“This is an incredible show with interviews of amazing women and wonderful stories and experiences being shared. I'm being introduced to unsung women that need to be front and center. You need in it your queue.”

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For more information, contact Adrienne.