Episode 4.20 Producing Queer Media with Stacey Copeland

If you give me headshot options and one of them has a cat, you know which one I’m going to choose, right?

In this very special cross-over episode, I’m talking to Stacey Copeland, audio producer extraordinaire and the project manager of the SpokenWeb Podcast, which I also host! We talk about our feminist scholarly awakenings, the gendered policing of women’s voices, what queer media sounds like, and why we should be listening to archival audio more. Here are some links:

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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. Stacey’s theme song was “Time Travel” by Blouse.

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.

Episode 4.19 Listening

Never not wearing headphones these days

This minisode is dedicated to the newest episode of the SpokenWeb podcast, which it’s preemptively responding to (that episode will be out on Monday, and I’m going to have to insist that you listen to it). That episode is thinking about how we are listening differently right now, and it prompted me to think for myself: how am I listening differently? Why am I compelled to always have my noise cancelling headphones nearby while also becoming fascinated with identifying the birds outside my window by their song? Why am I burning out on Zoom calls? Why does Fetch the Bolt Cutters feel like the unofficial album of the pandemic? And what is it about Within the Wires that is making it feel like the absolute perfect podcast for me right now?

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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. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email me about your killjoy survival kit? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.

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.

Bonus Episode: Secret Feminist Agenda and Peer Reviewing Podcasts at Mount Royal University

Another bonus episode coming at you! This one was recorded on April 4, 2019 at Mount Royal University and features me and Siobhan McMenemy interviewing one another about our collaborative work on peer reviewing podcasts. I don’t think there are a lot of links to add beyond that link to our own work, but I do want to point you towards this article on the significance of publicly engaged scholarship in review, tenure, and promotion documents by the scholars at the ScholCommLab.

Transcription to Come

A note about transcriptions: my goal was to get transcriptions more aligned with the release date of podcast episodes this year, a goal that has been significantly delayed by COVID-19 and the challenges facing my students. I want to highlight my commitment to continuing to improve on this front, including collaborating with colleagues on new podcasting workflows that can further automate transcription. More on that in the future!

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. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email me about your killjoy survival kit? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.

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.

Episode 4.18 Running out of Fucks to Give with Carolyn Camman

This week I’m talking to evaluation consultant and podcaster Carolyn Camman about radicalizing the apocalypse, queering objectivity, learning to listen to our bodies, and what the heck evaluation actually is. I learned a ton from this conversation, and I think you will, too! Here are some links!

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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. Carolyn’s theme song was “Adieu” by AIZA.

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.

Bonus Episode: Response to Review of Season 3

Those of you who have been following along at home probably already know this, but Secret Feminist Agenda is part of a collaborative project with Wilfrid Laurier University Press looking at ways to edit and evaluate podcasts as a form of scholarly communication. The first two seasons of the podcast received an open peer review, but for the third season we decided to do things a little differently:

To cap off our Scholarly Podcast Review project with Season 3 of Secret Feminist Agenda, we tried something different. We asked two of our previous reviewers, Cheryl Ball and Carla Rice to create their own podcast episode that reviewed the entire third season. Their conversation was moderated by Michael Faris, Assistant Chair of the Department of English at Texas Tech University and Managing Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Season 3 Review Commentary

Siobhan McMenemy and I also had an opportunity to respond to the peer review and to our sense of how this pilot project went in general. Feel free to listen in!

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.

Bonus Episode: Season 3 Peer Review of Secret Feminist Agenda

Those of you who have been following along at home probably already know this, but Secret Feminist Agenda is part of a collaborative project with Wilfrid Laurier University Press looking at ways to edit and evaluate podcasts as a form of scholarly communication. The first two seasons of the podcast received an open peer review, but for the third season we decided to do things a little differently:

To cap off our Scholarly Podcast Review project with Season 3 of Secret Feminist Agenda, we tried something different. We asked two of our previous reviewers, Cheryl Ball and Carla Rice to create their own podcast episode that reviewed the entire third season. Their conversation was moderated by Michael Faris, Assistant Chair of the Department of English at Texas Tech University and Managing Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Season 3 Review Commentary

Look out for another bonus episode featuring my commentary on this peer review with my collaborator Siobhan McMenemy at WLUP!

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.

Episode 4.17 It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

It’s okay to touch your face if you wash your hands first.

It’s time for Feelings 101, aka wow what a completely wild and difficult time to be a person who feels things, let’s talk about that. I’m exploring being okay with not being okay, taking a strange comfort in recognizing my own grief, and building feminist survival kits for a moment when survival is our main priority. Here are some links:

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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. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email me about your killjoy survival kit? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.

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.

Bonus Episode: Fireside Chat with Alex Ketchum

One of many absolutely wild stills from the video of this talk. I’m a real hand-talker, turns out!

Welcome to the first of a whole series of bonus episodes coming your way over the next few weeks! This one is a fireside chat with Dr. Alex Ketchum, recorded as part of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speakers and Workshop Series. If you’d prefer to watch this as a video, you can find all the videos here. No links for this one, pals! Enjoy!

Transcript to come

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. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email me about your killjoy survival kit? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.

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.

Episode 4.16 Choosing Love with Kai Cheng Thom

The original plan was for Kai Cheng Thom and I to talk while she was in town to deliver the keynote at the Growing Room literary festival, but plans change, don’t they? So we talked on Skype instead, about creative ways to sustain communities in midst of crisis, the importance of choosing love, and the hard choices that witches make. This was a really healing episode for me to record, and I hope it brings some of that same energy to you. Also, here are some links:

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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. Kai Chengs’s theme song was “Piece of Me” by Britney Spears.

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.

Episode 4.15 #WorldObesityDay

In this week’s minisode we’re celebrating #WorldObesityDay by talking about how everything you thought you knew about obesity is wrong and also why fat people are brilliant and gorgeous and worthy of celebration. Links!

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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. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email me about your killjoy survival kit? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.

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.