Popaganda: Who Writes Our History?

History isn't static—it's the stories we tell ourselves about the past. And that story changes depending on who's doing the telling.  

Popaganda Episode: Growing Up Immigrant

When politicians and pundits talk about immigrants, they far too often use language that makes it seem like immigrants are… other. Not real Americans. Not able to be trusted.   Read more »

Popaganda: Laughing at Tyrants

Donald Trump hates it when you laugh at him. This episode features two conversations about using humor to share ideas and feelings with hostile people. First, we hear from Jex Blackmore of Detroit's Satanic Temple, which hosts spectacular protests rooted to point out the hypocrisy of mixing church... Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. In this episode, filmmaker and professor Allison de Fren walks us through the history of female robots onscreen in movies like The Stepford Wives, Ex Machina,... Read more »

Popaganda: Women and Pain

This episode investigates patterns of both healthcare professionals and society at large dismissing, demeaning, and disbelieving women's pain. We talk with Maya Dunsenbery, the Executive Director of Editorial at Feministing.com, about her upcoming book ... Read more »

Popaganda: Chaos

Chaos. We spend so much energy trying to avoid it. Both in politics and in our personal lives, things rarely go as planned. That doesn’t stop us from trying, from willing and working to make things people and countries fall in line. But often chaos is just what we need. After, there’s a lot of... Read more »

Popaganda: A Guide to Trump Resistance

After the election of Trump, a lot of people are asking "What now?" For today’s show, we talked to 10 people about things we can all do—right now—to help prepare for Trump’s presidency. Some of these ideas are about working with elected officials and policies. But calling your senators, as I’ve... Read more »

Popaganda: Raising Feminist Kids

This episode features guidance on talking to kids about all kinds of complicated issues. Writer and photographer Margaret Jacobsen explains how she speaks frankly with her kids about pretty much everything, including her open relationship... Read more »

We Interrupt Your Election Anxiety For This Important Announcement: We Made A Video About Our Podcast

If you thought you knew our hilarious and smart Popaganda and Backtalk hosts pretty well, test your knowledge! Read more »

Popaganda: How Do We Talk About Abortion?

In recent years, though, there’s been a big shift in the way we talk about abortion. People who’ve had abortions have been able to share their stories widely on social media. Though, of course, they’ve faced a lot of pushback and hatred, real people sharing their stories about abortion is helping... Read more »

Popaganda: Navigating Workplace Patriarchy

"Emotional" is a word used to describe "how women are perceived when they express anger or displeasure at work, while a man who does the same is simply viewed as 'passionate,'" writes journalist Jessica Bennett in her new book Feminist Fight Club. On this episode, we share ideas for... Read more »

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