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Musso Podcast

Musso Podcast

By Musso Podcast
Three Gambian Feminists share a mic for fresh conversations on current affairs and women’s realities beyond a single story.
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Musso Podcast Episode 19: All About Love
On this episode, we talk about love and our experiences in various relationship forms? What has feminism taught us about love? What harmful conditioning around our understanding of love are we learning to let go of? We share these, and some funny love stories on this episode. Join the conversation using #MussoPod on social media.  (c) Musso Podcast, July 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:14:35
July 26, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 18: For Difficult Women
On this episode, our conversation centres on women who are called difficult. Who are they? Why are they called difficult? Are they really difficult What does difficult mean? We explore this in the context of patriarchal definitions of womanhood. Got any thoughts? Share them on social media using our hashtag #MussoPod (c) Musso Podcast, July 2021 | Music by Singateh
47:05
July 19, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 17: Women and Politics
On this episode, we talk about women's participation in politics, as The Gambia prepares for elections this December. We explore the level of women's participation in Gambian politics, the structural barriers affecting meaningful women's leadership, and our plans for engagement during the election season. Got any thoughts? Share them on social media using our hashtag #MussoPod (c) Musso Podcast, July 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:00:30
July 12, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 16: Heavy On The Black Tax
On this episode, we discuss the concept of the 'black tax' and what it means for young adults taking up responsibilities of care in communal societies like our own. Does this cause too much pressure? Can it strain relationships and lead to conflict within families? Is the black tax our way out of poverty? Join the conversation.  (c) Musso Podcast, July 2021 | Music by Singateh
45:07
July 5, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 15: Let's Talk Periods
On this episode, we talk about menstruation! What was our first period like? How do menstruators deal with period poverty and the harmful myths and misconceptions around menstruation? How do we break the taboo around discussing periods, and what are the links between menstruation and gender-based violence. Join the conversation.  (c) Musso Podcast, June 2021 | Music by Singateh
51:58
June 28, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 14: Puff Puff Care
On this episode, we discuss substance abuse as a feminist issue, the intersectionality of the various oppressions against drug users, as well as humane and care-centred alternatives to criminalisation of drug use.  (c) Musso Podcast, June 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:02:03
June 21, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 13: Will Money Save You From Violence?
On this episode, we talk about gender-based violence in the context of economic empowerment initiatives. Does financial independence really protect women from violence and abuse? (c) Musso Podcast, June 2021 | Music by Singateh
47:54
June 14, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 12: State of Insecurity - Who's Next?
On this episode, we discuss the growing state of insecurity in The Gambia, sharing thoughts on recent public cases. Our conversation explores the gendered angle of this violence, questions the inefficiencies of the State to ensure security, and suggests solutions.  (c) Musso Podcast, June 2021 | Music by Singateh
49:06
June 7, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 11: Your Faves Are Back
We're back from our Ramadan break, and excited to connect with our listeners again!  On this episode, we chat freely on various topics including our Ramadan experience, celebrating Eid with family and friends, and general conversation on what we've been up to during the break.  (c) Musso Podcast, May 2021 | Music by Singateh
39:21
May 31, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 10: The Ramadan Special
On this episode, we discuss Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. We share our childhood memories, discuss our goals for this year's Ramadan, and interrogate the unequal burden of domestic labour on women, especially during this period.  (c) Musso Podcast, April 2021 | Music by Singateh
55:47
April 19, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 9: Money Matters
On this episode, we explore our relationship with money as women, our challenges with demanding rightful compensation for our labour, the abuse of young/underprivileged persons in internship positions. We also explore tips on navigating the balance between volunteer and paid work.   (c) Musso Podcast, April 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:05:39
April 12, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 8: Building Healthy Relationships
On this episode, we discuss what relationships mean for us, in all the many forms. We also dig into how we create, build and sustain healthy relationships with ourselves and with other people, as well as the difficulty in navigating toxic relationships.  (c) Musso Podcast, April 2021 | Music by Singateh
42:30
April 5, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 7: Women and Mentorship
On this episode, we talk about mentorship, our experiences as mentees/mentors, and how this has impacted on our personal and professional lives. We also share tips on how to find the right mentor for you, and celebrate our mentors/mentees.  (c) Musso Podcast, March 2021 | Music by Singateh
45:51
March 29, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 6: Humble For What?
On this episode, we look at humility... or rather, the performance of humility within the Gambian focus. We specifically discuss the need to be comfortable with celebrating our achievements and wins, as well as the exhaustion caused by fake humility. (c) Musso Podcast, March 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:06:06
March 22, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 5: Speed or Sexually-Groomed?
Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence On this episode, we discuss sexual violence in The Gambia, focusing on grooming of minors and young women. We examine links to gender roles, accessibility to children, inappropriate relationships, and the role of social media in grooming. (c) Musso Podcast, March 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:07:13
March 15, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 4: Happy Women's Day?
In commemoration of Women’s Day 2021, we discuss the challenges faced by Gambian women during the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the pandemic on the strides for gender equity and equality in The Gambia. We also celebrate women frontline workers for their leadership and contributions to the response.  (c) Musso Podcast, March 2021 | Music by Singateh
56:48
March 8, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 3: Managing Our Fear Of Failure
On this episode, we explore the burden of expectations to be successful at various stages of our lives. We also discuss the consequent, often debilitating, fear of failure experienced by young people. (c) Musso Podcast, March 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:25:52
March 5, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 2: Politics of Modesty & Sexuality
On this episode, we discuss the politics of modesty and its links to sexuality within a Gambian context. We share our experiences of modesty as Black Muslim Gambian women and how this may affect our expressions of sexuality. (c) Musso Podcast, February 2021 | Music by Singateh
01:02:08
February 22, 2021
Musso Podcast Episode 1: Our Journey To Now
On this episode, we explore our journey together as feminists, friends and sisters. We also talk about the projects we have initiated and worked on together, as well as what listeners can expect from the podcast. (c) Musso Podcast, February 2021 | Music by Singateh
43:34
February 14, 2021
Trailer: Introducing the Musso Podcast
The Musso Podcast is an exciting new platform we have created to discuss current affairs and trending issues from a Gambian feminist perspective. Join Jama Jack, Haddijatou Ceesay and Ndey Ngoneh Jeng on this new journey as we explore the world of women of the Smiling Coast and beyond, breaking through scripted single narratives. (c) Musso Podcast, February 2021 | Music by Singateh 
00:59
February 7, 2021