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Refinery 29's award-winning podcast is back for season 4! In this five-part capsule collection, host Elisa Kreisinger dives into the world of the professional female athlete to explore how they've survived and thrived in a sports-loving country that doesn't alway love them back. Did you know that the highest grossing sport for women is tennis? Or that the US exports many of our best female athletes to China and Russia because they pay them a livable wage? This season we talk with soccer legend Abby Wambach, WNBA superstar Swin Cash, world renowned ballerina Isabella Boylston and sports journalists from around the country to unpack what it means to be a female athlete representing a country that doesn't support women. 

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Refinery 29's award-winning podcast is back for season 4! In this five-part capsule collection, host Elisa Kreisinger dives into the world of the professional female athlete to explore how they've survived and thrived in a sports-loving country that doesn't alway love them back. Did you know that the highest grossing sport for women is tennis? Or that the US exports many of our best female athletes to China and Russia because they pay them a livable wage? This season we talk with soccer legend Abby Wambach, WNBA superstar Swin Cash, world renowned ballerina Isabella Boylston and sports journalists from around the country to unpack what it means to be a female athlete representing a country that doesn't support women. 

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By lscherschligt - Sep 21 2018
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Each episode is so smart, thoughtful, funny, and thoroughly entertaining.

So good. So so good

By TeRe1972 - Apr 26 2018
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I love this podcast and I've barely scratched the surface. "Teenage Girls are Magic"

iTunes Ratings

549 Ratings
Average Ratings
461
48
9
12
19

MULTITUDES

By lscherschligt - Sep 21 2018
Read more
Each episode is so smart, thoughtful, funny, and thoroughly entertaining.

So good. So so good

By TeRe1972 - Apr 26 2018
Read more
I love this podcast and I've barely scratched the surface. "Teenage Girls are Magic"
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Strong Opinions Loosely Held

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Refinery 29's award-winning podcast is back for season 4! In this five-part capsule collection, host Elisa Kreisinger dives into the world of the professional female athlete to explore how they've survived and thrived in a sports-loving country that doesn't alway love them back. Did you know that the highest grossing sport for women is tennis? Or that the US exports many of our best female athletes to China and Russia because they pay them a livable wage? This season we talk with soccer legend Abby Wambach, WNBA superstar Swin Cash, world renowned ballerina Isabella Boylston and sports journalists from around the country to unpack what it means to be a female athlete representing a country that doesn't support women. 

Rank #1: S2E2: Why the F*$% Are We Still Having Kids?

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Having kids seems like the worst career move a woman could make: the US lacks paid parental leave, working moms are less likely to be hired. And when they are, they make 4-6% less than women without kids. The motherhood penalty is real. But don't worry, what's lacking in social and political support is made up for in platitudes. After all, it's still the "most important job". Elisa talks to sociologist Dr. Kathleen Gerson, Senators Gillibrand and Heitkamp and "Why Have Kids" author Jessica Valenti to ask: why are we still doing this?

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Jul 17 2017

35mins

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Rank #2: S1E2: Instagram Insecurities

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Women are now more likely than men to have bachelor's degrees. And childless women in their 20s currently out-earn men. So why are our Instagram feeds filled with images of date nights, engagement rings, cat eyes, cupcakes, and waist-trainers? Are we becoming Betty Draper 2.0, or are we using the illusion of perfection to escape the reality that relationships are hard? New York Times Journalist Hannah Seligson and Stone Fox Bride founder Molly Guy weigh in.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

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Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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May 17 2016

19mins

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Rank #3: S2E5: Teenage Girls Are Magic

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Historically, young women have set all the trends: the Beatles, Instagram, and Snapchat just to name a few. But they are always discounted as silly, cute, or frivolous. Why do we discount young women but embrace "early adopters"? Elisa talks to Muhlenberg College professor Dr. Francesca Coppa and New York Times journalist Amanda Hess to unpack how teenage girls have all the power in the world... but simultaneously, no power at all.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Aug 07 2017

22mins

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Rank #4: S1E1: The Kardashian Industrial Komplex

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Sales are down on magazine covers that bear their faces. Ratings are low on their reality TV show. Seemingly no one cares about the Kardashians. So why are they everywhere, including our site? Ann Helen Peterson uses her Phd in celebrity to explain and dig into the role celebrity plays in post-modern American popular culture.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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May 09 2016

16mins

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Rank #5: S2E4: Little White Lie

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How do we come to terms with the lies our families tell us? Are we really an extension of our parents? How do we define our identities if we aren't? This week’s episode is dedicated to finding personal truth, inspired by the film "Little White Lie" by director Lacey Schwartz. The film is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth. Schwartz was accepted to college as a Black student, a decision based solely on a photo she submitted with her application. Lacey didn’t openly acknowledge her black identity with her white family until her biological father's death forced her to confront her mother about the past. Elisa talks with Lacey about family secrets, dual identities, and the power of being honest with yourself and those around you.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jul 31 2017

22mins

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Rank #6: S1E3: Just Shut Up

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Vocal fry. Upspeak. Overuse of qualifiers — it seems like we can’t open our mouths without being criticized. Elisa Kreisinger talks to public radio journalist Sally Herships and politics writer Amanda Marcotte and asks: if a woman is saying something intelligent and all you hear is the way it’s being said, is that her problem or yours?

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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May 23 2016

18mins

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Rank #7: S1E10: Lipstick Isn't a Sign of a Declining Mind

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Fashion is often dismissed as frivolous, superficial, shallow, and in the age of global warming, even irresponsible. Yet when we look in the mirror, we still want our outside to reflect what's inside. Refinery29's co-founder Christene Barberich talks about how clothing connects us- when you find your style, you find yourself.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jul 11 2016

10mins

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Rank #8: S2E8: Why Are We Still Not Happy?

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The main consumer of self-help products in the US are women living in coastal cities. So how have decades of encouragement to "find our best selves" and "live our best lives" affected us? And why are we still looking for happiness in self-help books when the world’s happiest countries don’t sell all that many of them? Elisa talks with lawyer-turned-journalist Jill Filipovic about her new book, "The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness." In it, Filipovic suggests that our biggest roadblocks could be toppled by a feminism and politics that focus on women’s happiness and pleasure.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Aug 28 2017

18mins

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Rank #9: S1E4: Worst Place To Be A Woman

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Michelle Byrom was on death row for 15 years. Hours before her execution, her conviction was overturned. Refinery 29’s Vanessa Golembeski talked with Byrom weeks after her release to question the bias baked into a system that’s supposed to protect women.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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May 31 2016

19mins

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Rank #10: S1E5: Shiny Happy People

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Is virality a science or a spiritual connection? And what role do women play in it? Leading virality scholar and Wharton associate professor Katherine Milkman, PhD, and Soul Pancake’s Correy Stoner O'Neal offer two different perspectives. Does positivity go viral because we want to seem like good people or because we actually are?

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jun 06 2016

9mins

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Rank #11: S1E6: Picking Up A Pick-Up Artist

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Angela Washko is a feminist artist who tried to find common ground with the internet's most infamous misogynist. To say they occupy different corners of the world would be an understatement. How do you find commonality with someone who is the antithesis to your beliefs? And if you needed another reason to love Denmark, we have one.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jun 13 2016

21mins

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Rank #12: S2E9: When Your Pop Culture Doesn't Match Your Politics

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What do you do when you love the beat but the lyrics aren't quite....liberating? If you're ashamed of your music choices, don't be. Elisa talks with "Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear, and Why" author Sady Doyle and "Call Your Girlfriend" podcast host Aminatou Sow about enjoying problematic popular culture.

This is our second to last episode for season 2! We'd love to come back for another season if you'll have us.

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Sep 05 2017

16mins

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Rank #13: S1E9: Childish Games

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How far would you go to be a kid again? And why do we miss the '90s so much? Our special report on nostalgia dives into what Dream Phone taught us about dating and why some memories aren't worth reliving. This is our second to last episode of this season. Next week will be our final episode.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jul 05 2016

12mins

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Rank #14: S3E5: Mind Behind The Meme: Quinta Brunson

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Quinta Brunson became obsessed with comedy as an undergrad at Temple University. She initially felt like the internet wasn't for her until her friend uploaded what would be Instagram's first viral video, "Butt Won't Clap". From there, she went on to BuzzFeed to make memes on a large scale. Quinta tells us what it's like when your face is a meme- and how she's crafting a career out of it. 


Follow Quinta: 

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/quintabvideos

Instagram: @quintab

Twitter: @quintabrunson


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Mar 30 2018

26mins

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Rank #15: S1E8: Faith Filled Feminist

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How do you negotiate feminism and faith? Linda Sarsour talks about being a Muslim feminist and how the two aren't mutually exclusive.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Jun 27 2016

11mins

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A Preview

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Here's a preview of what to expect this season!

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Apr 29 2016

2mins

Play

S1E1: The Kardashian Industrial Komplex

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Sales are down on magazine covers that bear their faces. Ratings are low on their reality TV show. Seemingly no one cares about the Kardashians. So why are they everywhere, including our site? Ann Helen Peterson uses her Phd in celebrity to explain and dig into the role celebrity plays in post-modern American popular culture.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 09 2016

16mins

Play

S1E2: Instagram Insecurities

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Women are now more likely than men to have bachelor's degrees. And childless women in their 20s currently out-earn men. So why are our Instagram feeds filled with images of date nights, engagement rings, cat eyes, cupcakes, and waist-trainers? Are we becoming Betty Draper 2.0, or are we using the illusion of perfection to escape the reality that relationships are hard? New York Times Journalist Hannah Seligson and Stone Fox Bride founder Molly Guy weigh in.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 17 2016

19mins

Play

S1E3: Just Shut Up

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Read more

Vocal fry. Upspeak. Overuse of qualifiers — it seems like we can’t open our mouths without being criticized. Elisa Kreisinger talks to public radio journalist Sally Herships and politics writer Amanda Marcotte and asks: if a woman is saying something intelligent and all you hear is the way it’s being said, is that her problem or yours?

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 23 2016

18mins

Play

S1E4: Worst Place To Be A Woman

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Read more

Michelle Byrom was on death row for 15 years. Hours before her execution, her conviction was overturned. Refinery 29’s Vanessa Golembeski talked with Byrom weeks after her release to question the bias baked into a system that’s supposed to protect women.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 31 2016

19mins

Play

S1E5: Shiny Happy People

Podcast cover
Read more

Is virality a science or a spiritual connection? And what role do women play in it? Leading virality scholar and Wharton associate professor Katherine Milkman, PhD, and Soul Pancake’s Correy Stoner O'Neal offer two different perspectives. Does positivity go viral because we want to seem like good people or because we actually are?

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 06 2016

9mins

Play

S1E6: Picking Up A Pick-Up Artist

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Read more

Angela Washko is a feminist artist who tried to find common ground with the internet's most infamous misogynist. To say they occupy different corners of the world would be an understatement. How do you find commonality with someone who is the antithesis to your beliefs? And if you needed another reason to love Denmark, we have one.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jun 13 2016

21mins

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S1E7: No Shame in a Selfie

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Selfies were responsible for more deaths in 2015 than shark attacks. And 75% of those deaths were men. So why are selfies seen as an inherently narcissistic, overly feminine activity, and generally met with disgust? Can you find yourself in a selfie? Amy Jones, a therapist who knows Elisa very, very well weighs in.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Jun 20 2016

11mins

Play

S1E8: Faith Filled Feminist

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How do you negotiate feminism and faith? Linda Sarsour talks about being a Muslim feminist and how the two aren't mutually exclusive.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jun 27 2016

11mins

Play

S1E9: Childish Games

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Read more

How far would you go to be a kid again? And why do we miss the '90s so much? Our special report on nostalgia dives into what Dream Phone taught us about dating and why some memories aren't worth reliving. This is our second to last episode of this season. Next week will be our final episode.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 05 2016

12mins

Play

S1E10: Lipstick Isn't a Sign of a Declining Mind

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Read more

Fashion is often dismissed as frivolous, superficial, shallow, and in the age of global warming, even irresponsible. Yet when we look in the mirror, we still want our outside to reflect what's inside. Refinery29's co-founder Christene Barberich talks about how clothing connects us- when you find your style, you find yourself.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jul 11 2016

10mins

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Surviving a Post-Election Thanksgiving: Easing Out of the Bubble

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This election opened deep-seated wounds in ourselves and our country. Add family and the holidays to that open wound and it can be a recipe for disaster. Elisa Kreisinger talks to "Man Enough" author and pioneer of gender violence prevention education in sports culture and the military, Jackson Katz, to unpack WTF happened two weeks ago and how we can proceed sharing a table with people whose strong opinions aren't so loosely held. Also, who are the women who voted for Trump? Glad you asked. Elisa talks to a few who explain their perspectives in an effort to ease us out of our collective bubble.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Dec 05 2016

28mins

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Celebrity (Activist) Industrial Complex: SOLH @ SXSW

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Who's woke and who's just an opportunist trying to stay relevant? How can we tell and where's the line? And who did Taylor Swift vote for? It's our 1 year anniversary and to celebrate, we are airing Elisa's conversation with Medium's Bridget Todd, NPR's Glen Weldon, and BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen about celebrity culture and activism at this year's SXSW. Season 2 returns on July 10.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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May 06 2017

30mins

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S2E1: Famous on the Internet, Broke IRL

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Welcome to Season 2! The creative entrepreneurs we see across social media may have a ton of followers, but are they making any money? Should they? How do you maintain your creativity while still supporting yourself? Is selling out such a bad thing? Elisa talks to popular YouTuber and podcaster Gaby Dunn, "Art Thinking" author Amy Whitaker and senior features writer-with-a-huge-following, Ashley C. Ford to get answers to these age-old questions.

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Jul 10 2017

29mins

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Too Good to Cut: More with Ashley Ford

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There was so much in Elisa's interview with Ashley Ford that we couldn’t let it go to waste. Here is their full conversation on Ashley's love of Roxanne Gay, her best full-time job, and how her mentee mindset failed her.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

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Jul 10 2017

19mins

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S2E2: Why the F*$% Are We Still Having Kids?

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Having kids seems like the worst career move a woman could make: the US lacks paid parental leave, working moms are less likely to be hired. And when they are, they make 4-6% less than women without kids. The motherhood penalty is real. But don't worry, what's lacking in social and political support is made up for in platitudes. After all, it's still the "most important job". Elisa talks to sociologist Dr. Kathleen Gerson, Senators Gillibrand and Heitkamp and "Why Have Kids" author Jessica Valenti to ask: why are we still doing this?

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

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Jul 17 2017

35mins

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S2E3: Please Exit Through the Feminist Gift Shop

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Hold onto your pussy hats. Tuck in your Future is Female T-shirts. We are doing a deep dive into the buying and selling of feminism! Beyoncé, Emma Watson and Taylor Swift have all come out as feminists in a time when feminist themes sell everything from wireless plans to cigarettes. Are these empty signifiers of "empowerment" or are they helpful reminders that women are actually human? What happens when shopping becomes a political act? Elisa talks to "We Were Feminists Once" author Andi Zeisler about the mainstreaming of feminism and what it means, if anything, for us.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

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Jul 24 2017

28mins

Play

S2E4: Little White Lie

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How do we come to terms with the lies our families tell us? Are we really an extension of our parents? How do we define our identities if we aren't? This week’s episode is dedicated to finding personal truth, inspired by the film "Little White Lie" by director Lacey Schwartz. The film is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth. Schwartz was accepted to college as a Black student, a decision based solely on a photo she submitted with her application. Lacey didn’t openly acknowledge her black identity with her white family until her biological father's death forced her to confront her mother about the past. Elisa talks with Lacey about family secrets, dual identities, and the power of being honest with yourself and those around you.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

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Jul 31 2017

22mins

Play

S2E5: Teenage Girls Are Magic

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Historically, young women have set all the trends: the Beatles, Instagram, and Snapchat just to name a few. But they are always discounted as silly, cute, or frivolous. Why do we discount young women but embrace "early adopters"? Elisa talks to Muhlenberg College professor Dr. Francesca Coppa and New York Times journalist Amanda Hess to unpack how teenage girls have all the power in the world... but simultaneously, no power at all.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

Twitter: @popcultpirate

Hashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 07 2017

22mins

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S2E6: Selling Squad Goals

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Can you sell female friendship after you've put women down? Who did Taylor Swift vote for? Did she vote? Why does she represent our general distrust in well-intentioned white women? Elisa talks to "Stuff Mom Never Told You" podcast host Bridget Todd and BuzzFeed's senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen to track the evolution of Taylor Swift from putting women down to embracing them. Petersen's book,"Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman" can be found wherever you get your books.

What are your Strong Opinions? Let me know! 

Instagram: @popculturepirate

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Aug 14 2017

33mins

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By lscherschligt - Sep 21 2018
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Each episode is so smart, thoughtful, funny, and thoroughly entertaining.

So good. So so good

By TeRe1972 - Apr 26 2018
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I love this podcast and I've barely scratched the surface. "Teenage Girls are Magic"