It's Not All Speculums
Lauren and Emily talk about health care and chronic pain, a topic near and dear to Emily. We also get a "what are you watching" update during our never-ending quarantine and confirm that Emily is not, in fact, a Pokèmon. Links: WaPo: Americans take the pain of girls less seriously than that of boys, a new study finds Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer Announces She is Living with Endometriosis Follow the show on Instagram!
May 19, 2020
The Lavender Menace: The Broads Watch Mrs. America Episode 2
Editors note: We had some audio issues in this episode. Emily and Lauren are joined by Emily's sister Anna from the epicenter of feminism, Northampton, MA, to discuss episode 2 of FX's Mrs. America. Links: Bustle - The Betty Friedan vs. Phyllis Schlafly Debate Led To More Support For Stop ERA
April 28, 2020
The Broads Watch Mrs. America Episode 1
Emily and Lauren talk about the premiere episode of FX's original miniseries Mrs. America, which follows the fight for (and against) the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. From Vulture: “Schlafly comes across as a complex, ambitious figure with a limited worldview and no awareness of that worldview’s limits, nor curiosity about widening it further. To put it more bluntly: She’s the worst kind of white woman.” Links: Watch Mrs. America with us on Hulu! Follow Persistent Broads on Instagram
April 21, 2020
We're Not Over the Primary
Lauren and Emily update us on quarantine life, eulogize the campaigns of progressive women who ran for President in 2020, and speculate on what their respective presidential campaigns would look like. Links: Follow @PersistentBroads on the 'gram Quiz: What's your Golden Girls DNA? Here’s how I avoided viral illness, and how you can, too. It’s easier than you think.
April 06, 2020
Real Women Flatten Curves
This week we’re coming at you from the comfort of our own homes because social distancing is necessary for flattening the curve and not overwhelming our already fraught health care system. Links: The New Republic: Productivity in the time of COVID-19 Penguins explore the Shedd Aquarium Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook #SunshineSongs on Twitter
March 19, 2020
If You're Going To Lose, Lose First
Lauren talks with Iowa State Representative Jennifer Konfrst about what she's reading and listening to (it's My Favorite Murder), why she first ran for office in 2016 and, most importantly, why she ran again after losing the first time around. She's the definition of persistent and we're so thankful she joined the show. It will not be the last time. Links: Follow Jennifer on Twitter
December 04, 2019
Fat Feminism with Jamie Burch Elliott
Our friend Jamie Burch Elliott came to talk with Lauren about fat feminism, why diets can be physically and mentally bad for you, and her (and our!) love of the public library. Jamie's Shout Out List/People You Should Follow Roxanne Gay Lindy West Caroline Dooner Jessamin Stanley Samantha Irby Aidy Bryant
November 20, 2019
Lauren, Emily and Kate are back to reminisce about American Girl dolls and their own families' witchy bloodlines, how last week's election results could have national consequences for women (good ones, for once!) and the double standard that led to Katie Hill's resignation from Congress while Duncan Hunter remains in office. Links: Buy Anne's books about knitting and muuurrrderrr! IndieBound · Amazon · Barnes & Noble Vox: How the Democrats’ takeover of Virginia could end up preserving Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy MTV.com: A Fear of Revenge Porn Shouldn't Stop You From Running For Office Stacy Schiff on the Unobscured podcast
November 13, 2019
Emily, Lauren, and Kate talk about the sexist presentation seen by female executives at the accounting firm Ernst & Young. Links: Ernst & Young tell women how to be "less shrill"
October 24, 2019
No, You Don't Deserve A Comeback
The broads are back. This week we introduce the segment "Why Are Men Great Until They Gotta Be Great?" as well as discuss the Ellen/Bush friendship controversy, and celebrate International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day, and Fat Bear Week. All in 30 minutes. Links: Leave us a voice mail and be on the show! Lauren's column: "Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?" International Day of the Girl Coming Out Day Lyz Lenz's Cedar Rapids Gazette column
October 16, 2019
A Not So Happy Anniversary
CW: All Things Kavanaugh Welcome to Persistent Broads. A podcast where three friends sound off on the news and how it affects women. It's the one year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment. We. Have. Things. To. Say. Show links: Follow Emily on Twitter Follow Kate on Twitter Follow Lauren on Twitter The Cut: The Toll of Me Too New York Times: She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.
October 10, 2019
Season 1 Trailer
Are you tired of only hearing dudes talk about politics? Are you tired of being talked over? Enter Lauren, Kate, and Emily: The Persistent Broads. Persistent Broads is a part of the Potluck Media Network.
October 07, 2019