On Tuesday, Sept. 25th, we recorded WTTCB LIVE as part of the LA FIlm Festival at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Get ready for an inspiring night of clam-power... Laura Mannino of Drain the NRA schools us on gun reform, the grassroots female powerhouses behind Congressional Candidate Julia Peacock teach us the value of local politics, fan-favorite B. Squid keeps the beats comin’, AND Jessica Dryer registers audience members to vote.
What an incredible year and a half it’s been! Season One of WTTCB began inauguration week, and suddenly we’re 75 episodes in. Holy smokes, clams! It’s been a whirlwind of growth and inspiration, and we’re so grateful that you’ve been a part of it. We’ll be back this fall with a BRAND NEW SEASON! What can you expect for Season Two? More on the ground reporting, higher production value, an increased focus on intersectionality, more activism, and all the hilarious patriarchy smashing you’ve grown
Actor, writer, and comedian Molly Hawkey is 39, single, and looking to have a baby! She recently launched a podcast to help her find a sperm donor and better herself for motherhood. In this hilarious, moving hour, we touch on the anxieties of living with the ticking time bomb that is the female reproductive system, the stresses of aging, and how life doesn’t always go as planned. Enjoy -- and subscribe to SpermCast because it is truly revolutionary.
This week, filmmaker Scott Tanner Jones joins us to talk about the complexities of male anger, his comedy series ‘Carbone’, all that Arrested Development drama, and reconnecting to the 7 year old inside you. Healing the divide between men and women is a difficult, ongoing thing -- but conversations like these indicate that we are well on our way.
Not only did Britta Lundin (Lun-deeeen!) just publish an incredible LBGTQ+ YA novel (“Ship It”), but she also writes for one of our absolute favorite TV shows of the past few years: Riverdale! Listen as we fangirl-out over her incredible career, get schooled about fanfaction, and are privy to a few delightful pages of “Ship It”… read in studio by Britta! This is a delightful hour full of sage advice, solid laughs, and beautiful story. Enjoy!
This week, the fabulous Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Lani Younes of the hit podcast Ethnically Ambiguous join Lindsay to talk about what it’s like being a Middle Eastern woman living in America. We discuss troubling Middle Eastern stereotypes, what it’s like being an immigrant, and being caught between the past and the future.
In 2016, the brilliant Michelle Shegda founded Girls PACT, a nonprofit organization that provides young adults with education and training around issues such as choice, healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, sexuality, and sexual health. Her work is empowering young women and men to live fuller, healthier, more informed lives. In this inspiring hour, we talk self confidence, sex positivity, pregnancy prevention -- and how to empower young men to understand emotions, boundaries, and consent.
What a damn TREAT for have for you today, Clams! The fabulous Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade) joins us to discuss the evolution of her feminism, abortion rights, talking politics with your family, and some of her favorite badass women who are currently running for office. Some names to watch out for: Stacy Abram, Laura Moser, and Dana Nessel - among others! Erin is a delight, and one of the loudest, most hilarious voices in feminism today. Don’t miss out, clams!
Today, we’re talking to the hilarious and talented Jen Curran... aka our Fearless Leader! Jen is the co-founder and director of The Ruby, a feminist, inclusive comedy theater and school in Los Angeles, openly founded on the ideals of intersectional feminism.
Amy Spalding’s fifth YA novel, The Summer Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles), is an absolute treat! It’s funny, charming, emotional, and has all of the thrilling make-out sessions you’d want from a YA book… and the kicker? The hero is a young queer woman. Amy Spalding delights us as we talk about the genesis of the book, growing up queer, and the complexities of writing Women of Size. Don’t miss this hour… and get yourself a copy of this charming, insightful, and culturally important read ASAP! Buy The Summer of Jordi Perez: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Jordi-Perez-Burger-Angeles/dp/1510727663 For more Amy Spalding: IG: @thatames Twitter: @theames Watch the Fatitude trailer: https://vimeo.com/254588857 ___ Talk to the Clam! 657-243-3789 This week’s question: What was your favorite YA novel growing up? Want to become a CLAMbassador? We got Trucker Hats! Email us: email@example.com Support the cast via our patreon -- there are all sorts of amazing goodies to earn! IG: @welcometotheclambake // Twitter: @clambakepod // Facebook: @welcometotheclambake
Holy Clams, do we have a fun hour for you! The fabulous Valerie Harrison of Society Salon (LA) join us in Lindsay’s apartment to give us hair makeovers of a lifetime! Lindsay gets killer highlights and Angela gets her first professional cut in nearly a decade as we talk about the intersection of hair care and feminism. We also got hot tips for keeping your locks gorgeous, and the biggest trends of 2018! Enjoy -- and go see Valerie at Society on Melrose!
Get ready to jam out with your clam out… we’ve got musician Cassandra Violet for you this week, babes! This hilarious and charismatic indie-pop-folk-dance powerhouse is creating thoughtful, challenging feminist anthems we can’t help but groove to. We talk her artistic journey, songwriting from the soul, and healing her teenage angst through music. Listen to Cassandra Violet on Soundcloud For more Cassandra Violet: http://cassandraviolet.com/ ___ Talk to the Clam! 657-243-3789 This week’s question: Who’s your favorite lady rocker of all time?! Want to become a CLAMbassador? We got Trucker Hats! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Support the cast via our patreon -- there are all sorts of amazing goodies to earn! IG: @welcometotheclambake // Twitter: @clambakepod // Facebook: @welcometotheclambake
Get ready for some underground dark web shit, clams! This week, we’re joined by the founders of true comedy blog Bumble Widows: Jenn Bones and Marcy Davenport… if that’s even their real names (it’s not)! We talk The Rules, horrible guys named Ben, Garlic People, Ghosting, and how to survive in a world of disposable intimacy. Remember clams, your love is for people who love you. K? email@example.com - send your stories and your screenshots! www.bumblewidows.com IG: @bumblewidows Facebook: @bumblewidows ___ Talk to the Clam! 657-243-3789 This week’s question: What’s your worst online dating story? Want to become a CLAMbassador? We got Trucker Hats! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Support the cast via our patreon -- there are all sorts of amazing goodies to earn! IG: @welcometotheclambake // Twitter: @clambakepod // Facebook: @welcometotheclambake
Actor, writer, improvisor, and ghost-enthusiast Marcy Jarreau joins us to talk “Relationship Goals” -- her touchingly hilarious short film about the wild world of dating and self love. This delightful hour is full of great advice and inspiration -- from body image to indie filmmaking to navigating Hollywood while female, Marcy spills it all! She even whips out her Louisiana accent for us!
Christina Weber is no stranger to controversy. When she chose “For the Love of Men” as the theme of 2018’s Feminine Weapon Day, she rocked the feminist online community. In the wake of #MeToo, Christina decided that, rather than call out the men who were messing up, she’d lift up the men who were doing things right. This week, we discuss her radical approach to solving gender politics, and the new dating company her theories about love and gender have inspired.
The self-help industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. From Tony Robbins to Susan Jeffers to Tom Cruise’s incredible portrayal of Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia, the “guru” is an inescapable presence in our culture. Today’s guests Lucia Brizzi and Ross Everett are both lovers and satirizers of the Self-Help Coach, bringing transformational comedy to life all over Los Angeles.
Angela and Lindsay connect with Dreyfoos School of the Arts students, Lindsay’s alma mater and near neighbors of Stoneman Douglas in the wake of another mass shooting. But something FINALLY feels different. South Florida students have organized, rallied, and built a movement in a matter of weeks to advocate action for gun control. Thank you to Theater Teacher Brad Barfield and students Aleah Beach, Nicole White, Juliet Perel for he incredible conversation.
Ring-a-ling-a-ding... it’s YOU calling. That’s right, we’re playing your voicemails and we couldn’t be more excited. Plus, Angela tries out the Elvie out in studio (!!!) and gets the pelvic floor work out of a lifetime. Our hotline is up and running, so leave us some love! 657-243-3789
Angela Sanchez joined us on the Clambake to talk about women in magic. She delighted us with history, charmed us with her work, and blew us away with her commitment to bolstering women magicians. But little did we know, Angela had another project up her sleeve… her children’s book Scruffy and the Egg -- inspired by the years she spent homeless as a teenager.
The votes are in! We’ve got our review for THINX, right in time for our next synced-up menstrual cycle. We also check in with biggest issue of 2018: Angela’s pit hair.
Have you tried THINX? What period products do you love? Got thoughts on pit hair? Leave us a message, a question, or a review and we’ll play it on the cast! 657-243-3789
What comes to mind when you think of Amelia Earhart? Her mysterious disappearance? The subsequent totally bonkers conspiracy theories? A super-cute haircut? What about a hilarious, emotional, female-led, gender-bending musical extravaganza? Cuz that’s what we’ve got for you this week, clams! Manny, Muriel, and Kristen school us on the incredible life of Amelia Earhart and serenade us with selections from their upcoming musical: Earhart: More Than a F*ing Mystery.
Rebecca Leib is back and better than ever! This week, we discuss Aziz Ansari, dating post-#metoo, and the complexities of love, consent, sexism, and forgiveness. We also launch our Talk To the Clam Hotline!
In our most heated conversation yet, Indiana lawyer Nick Plopper and comedian, podcaster, and #MenAreScum advocate Robert Clarke-Chan discuss men’s responses to the #MeToo movement, and their responsibilities as advocates for women. We don’t always see eye-to-eye in this complex discussion of “Family Values”, feminism, and privilege, but it’s the type of conversation that feels extra important during such divisive times.
Emily Wanserski knows the news. She knows it so well she hosts a show to try to make sense of it every week called We Rebel. This week we talk political friends, foes, and, yes, interpretive dance with the brilliant Wanserski.
Praise Be Celia Finkelstein! Our Lady of Clambakery guest hosts with Lindsay while Angela is out sick. As for our guest… Stevie Nelson is in the house! You may know her from her killer podcast: I Burn Everything. We’re talking soulmates, love, romance, and feminist dating. Oooh la la!
There’s an app for that. Or there will be soon. But despite the wild tech boom we find ourselves in, only 5% of tech start-ups are run by women… and that is some major bologna. This week, we talk with the uber-smart and multi-talented Kelly Browne about what it’s like being a woman in the male-dominated tech industry. We also talk her side-hustle turned main squeeze: the Kitchen Table App -- a new social dining app that connects people around the kitchen table. Kelly’s got an incredible story.
The entertainment industry is in content overload. From smartphones to iPads to OG television sets, there are more ways to consume content than ever before. And with the explosion of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube Red, Seeso, Go90, and so on… there are more places to find that content than ever before. It’s a super exciting time -- anyone can be a creator, and the rules are out the door.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Sarah Frazell! This badass social worker is tackling our country’s biggest problems head on. Currently working at a primary care clinic for low income adults in D.C., Sarah’s had the unique experience of battling racism, sexism, and classism in the eye of 45’s political shitstorm.
Classical stage actress Lenne Klingaman is currently playing the title role of Hamlet for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Not only is she playing this historically male role, she’s playing Hamlet as a woman -- something that is rarely done, and more than a tad controversial. Lenne’s been making waves all over the country for her bold and “unconventional” (read: female) portrayal -- and was even featured in the New York Times.
Writer, actor, and creator of YouTube sensation Classic Alice joins us to talk women in literature. From her favorite feminist books, to the conception and implementation of her incredibly successful show, Kate Hackett is a woman to behold. She’s bringing nerdy back, clams -- don’t miss out. This hour is a total blast!
Dedeker Winston is a relationship coach, a podcaster, a public speaker, and the author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory. She joins us to talk about her journey with polyamory, and the ABCs of alternative relationship models. Polyamory, Ethical Non Monogamy, Open Relationships -- these concepts can be daunting, but Dedeker helps us navigate them with insight and grace.
This week, it’s all about self love, clams! Sex specialist and Pleasure Chest national copywriter Chelsea Steiner and filmmaker Megan Brotherton team up to give us the ABCs on female masturbation, and discuss the still-pervasive stigmas around getting down with yourself. We discuss Megan’s short film, EVERYBODY DOES IT, based on her own relationship to masturbation, and why solo sex is a radical feminist act! Grab your vibrator -- or hurry up and buy one. This is a ‘do not miss’.
Alexa Curtis is many things: a “teen influencer”, an anti-bullying advocate, a Today Show guest, a founder of a non-profit, a fashionista. Alexa is dedicated to helping young people navigate the increasingly complicated and dangerous world of social media, and advocating for a more honest cultural conversation about mental health. She’s also the author of Rolling Stone article “Does ‘13 Reasons Why’ Glamorize Suicide” -- and we dive head first into all of the above, and more!
Representation in film has been a hot hot topic as of late, and today’s killer guests are smack in the middle of the conversation. Thuc Nguyen is the creator of THE BITCH LIST, that ranks the town’s most exciting Bechdel Test-passing screenplays. Jay Thames is a writer and producer in development on the feature film TEXAS CITY, which deals with representation of a different kind.
This week’s guest is a true feminist rock star. Journalist + activist Rachel Krantz is the lead writer at Mercy for Animals, the host of the incredible Bustle podcast “Honestly Though,” and the recipient of too many badass awards to name. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, NPR, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, Jezebel, XOJane, Marie Claire, and elsewhere.
What’s better than one feminist podcast? That’s right, two feminist podcasts! It’s podcast mash-up time again, clams, with the killer feminists of the Act Like a Girl podcast: Traci Walker and Suzee Dunn! We get down and dirty about each of our feminist journeys, and what we’ve learned hosting our respective podcasts. These women are smart, hilarious, and fighting the good fight -- don’t miss out!
This week we're talking about the Big P -- Privilege, that is. Our youngest guest to date, Natalie D'Amico, talks growing up white, rich, and connected -- and how her desire to check that privilege resulted in a killer web series. It's not easy to lampoon yourself, but Natalie does it with humor, irony, and grace. She's a mover and shaker, a talent on screen and off, and she could teach us all a thing or two about taking ourselves a little less seriously. Enjoy!
Oof, online dating, just kill me, amirite? NOT FOR LONG. Aysha Wax and Rebecca Leib are the co-founders of FEELING IT DATING -- a service that helps women (and men!) have a better experience navigating the wild wild west of online dating. From grounding your expectations, to posting better photos, to knowing (and getting) what you want, these hilarious and heartfelt women are committed are changing what it means to online date. Sign. Us. UP.
Amy Ferguson gets down and dirty about her unexpected pregnancy, and life as a new mom. We talk her crazy year, and the short film her experiences inspired: 'Til Death Do Us Part, co-created, written, and directed by our very own Lindsay Stidham. Motherhood is HARD, pregnancy is messy, and breastfeeding is normal, goddamnit! Call your moms!
Happy Mother's Day, all you bad ass bitches. From the bottom of our clams, we salute and appreciate you.
In our first ever call-in Clambake, Miss Quin answers all of our questions about Polyamory, Fetish Performing, and Camming. She gives us an empowered, feminist, and super fun look into the world of sex work -- with all of it's silliness and emergency butt flaps. Grab your strap-on, get ready to be inspired, and remember: "Don't let someone yuck your yum!" and "Pay for your porn, people!".
Fresh off the short bus (literally, she has her own blue-painted short bus named Connie Francis and that lady's dope) comes mega-talented rapper/dog mom B. Squid. She's the bad-ass behind much of the music in BINGE, and a straight-up force to be reckoned with. We talk taking big risks, quitting day jobs, and accidentally finding your art. Get ready to be inspired, clams, this chick is making some serious waves.
This week's podcast is a special one. It's sensitive, it's brave, it's tragic, and it's immensely powerful. Alexis Boozer Sterling opens up about her lost pregnancies, and the activism her experiences have inspired.
Whatever your political leanings, we encourage you to give this episode a listen with an open heart. These are the stories (male) legislators don't (won't) hear. These are the women (male) legislators don't (won't) see.
Wha-wha-wha-WHAT. CLAMS. This week, we are joined by THE Erin and MeLissa! That's right, the hilarious and beautiful and talented and did we mention hilarious musical comedy duo Erin and Melissa. We talk co-dependent lady friendships, trombones, dating, and surviving in LA. Don't miss this one, clams. Hilarity ensues.
Lindsay and Angela are joined by three powerhouse sisters, who also happen to be writers and actors: Brittany, Brianna, and Brooke Ishibashi! We talk their delightfully strange showbiz upbringing, their co-dependent sister bond, their family history in internment camps, and their experiences in the film and television industry. Brittany's baby, Lilia, joins us as well, and becomes the youngest and cutest guest to ever attend the Clambake! Enjoy!
It's our drunkest episode yet! This week, Lindsay and Angela are joined by the hilarious Joan Ford and Jill Bartlett, two writer/actor/comedians who are nothing short of absolute gold. We talk Joan's kick ass book: Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide to Saving the World (While Looking Hot) -- buy it here! -- and Jill's incredible role on One Mississippi -- watch it here -- and dive in to the complicated world of LBGTQ representation in media. This one's a blast, clams, you won't want to miss out!
t's another MEGASODE!!!!!
This week, with the fabulous, brilliant women of BALANCE OUT THE BAD: Molly Trucano and Amanda Conrad! We look at birth control -- the what, the why, the how, the DON'T TAKE AWAY OUR FREAKING HEALTH CARE, 45. Also, sponges.
This week, actor + poet Jules Towers talks with us about channeling pain into art. We discuss her hilarious, moving, brilliant, and joy/pain-filled book of poetry FOR THE MEN -- a collection of free-form poems about love, loss, trauma, and moving forward driven from experiences with the men in a woman's life.
FOR THE MEN is a truly stunning piece, available on amazon, and we suggest you do yourself the favor of buying it ASAP. Jules reads some of her favorites aloud, and we bathe in her inspiration.
Clams, oh Clams do we have treat for you! This week, Welcome to the Clambake teams up with Katelyn Hempstead of the Vanity Fair recommended podcast LIZARD PEOPLE to talk HILLARY CLINTON CONSPIRACY THEORIES!
That's right. We get into it. Lesbianism, Slutism, Cat Murderism...the black hole is endless and you can bet your bottom pearl it's filled with sexism.
CLAMS! We've got a real treat for you this week! Angela and Lindsay are joined by puppeteers Molly Fite, Pam Severns, and Jared Ramirez! We talk all things puppets: training, building, performing, alter-egos, Jim Henson, Bob Baker, puppet feuds, and of course, sexism in puppetry! So strap on your strings and get ready to dance!
This week, Lindsay and Angela talk to Angela's fabulous, brilliant, hilarious, and magnificent Aunt BARB! She's so wonderful you'll wish she was yours. We talk all things anxiety: living with it, loving with it, parenting children with it, overcoming it...and why it seems to plague women at greater rates than men.
A huge thanks to Minnesota for lending us this gem of a woman. We love you Babsy!!
This week, Lindsay and Angela are joined by filmmaking duo Gia Vangieri and Emma Fitzpatrick to discuss sexual violence --- and how we as feminists can combat it through film. We talk the team's monster movie, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT (https://www.tbtnfilm.com/), as an allegory for victim blaming -- and our own sex comedy #SUPER$LUT (superslutthemovie.com), that explores on-campus rape.
This week, we take a break from the relentless what-the-fuck of the Drumpf Administration to talk SEX POSITIVITY!
We are joined by the glorious Celia Finkelstein (@celiafink) and the hilarious Cylan Brown (who also happens to be Angela's boyfriend - sassy!).
So grab your butt plugs, throw your panties out the window, and get ready to get weird!
On Episode 2 of Welcome to the Clambake - recorded the night before Trump's inauguration - we dive into critical world of activism!
Actor/Activist/Brilliant woman Erika Heidewald of The Rose Resistance educates us on how to stay engaged + angry + sane under our new administration. And Comedian/Baby Santa Michael J. Henderson keeps us laughing.
Welcome to the inaugural episode of our feminist podcast Welcome to the Clambake! ...just in time for the inauguration...
Today, we look under the big bad umbrella of "Unlikeable Women" and discuss the term's use in politics, daily life, and in the media.
We're joined by the delightful Kate Parkin of Weasley Sweaters and the less-than-prompt but more-than-amazing Tim Jennings of some hilarious Twitter memes that you've got to check out.