It’s hot as heck in Vancouver (and, apparently, most of the world) right now, but in this episode I’m harkening back to cooler days (i.e. May) when the ever-delightful Emily Hoven visited me to talk (and make) sourdough. We chat about the ethics of care, sourdough science, the new domesticity, and why everyone just wants to move to a commune in the woods. I also took some short videos of Emily explaining (and modelling) aspects of sourdough-making, which you can check out below. The quality is… not great. But you know what are super high quality? These links!
- You can check out Heidi Rose Robbins’ podcast, The Radiance Project, here.
- Here’s a nice little intro to the ethics of care. If you want to read up on the various schools of ethics, start with Wikipedia. It’s pretty good!
- Learn more about the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta, including their books and lectures and conferences.
- The Christina Sharpe book I talked about is In the Wake. Her discussion of the slaving ship “Care” comes, I believe from this lecture.
- Listen to the Gastropod episode on sourdough here. And while you’re at it, read up on Robert Dunn, biologist.
- If you’re curious about “the new domesticity,” this interview with Emily Matchar (author of the book Homeward Bound) is a good starting point.
The podcast theme song is “Mesh Shirt” by Mom Jeans off their album “Chub Rub.” Listen to the whole album here or learn more about them here. Emily’s theme song is “The Poison I Keep” by Hannah Moroz.
Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.