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The Femme on Collective is a podcast collective where we discuss issues or pop culture that interests us, with a feminist, female view. Hosts Ada, Alyson, Jess, Ria and Tonya bring their unique voices to a variety of subjects including books, film, TV, feminism, comics, fitness, activism and so much more.
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After years of waiting its finally time to #ReleaseTheDongs Femme On’s Ria Carrogan lets it all hang out while she lists her Top 5 Films Featuring Full-Frontal Male Nudity in order to balance the scales and the amount of fully nude men we see on screen compared to women. Join us as we discuss naked Nazis, LGBTQIA+ adopted films & this time Dan rant…
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Everyday living in a #Cyberpunk dystopia gets that much closer to becoming Science Fact rather than Science Fiction. Luckily #Neuromancer Georgina Ruth Hammer returns to defend her favourite cautionary tale #WilliamGibson’s #JohnnyMnemonic starring #KeanuReeves Join us as we discuss Ceefax Teletext, a naked #DolphLundgren & Munch Bunch yogurts mark…
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Actress Megan Hutchings is back, this time speaking to Tonya about how she was put on this planet to save dogs. In their conversation, she explains why it’s essential that we meet each other with love and respect to make the world better, how social media helps animal advocacy, and an easy way people can get involved without significant change to t…
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Welcome to Femme On Film! In this episode, Ria is joined by Ada, Suzan and Jen discuss Nida Manzoor's Polite Society. Polite Society is the story of two sisters, Ria and Lena Khan, as Lena gives up her dreams of becoming an artist and marry local heartthrob, Salim. Ria aspires to become a professional stunt performer and will do anything to save he…
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Alyson and Michelle Yang (author of forthcoming memoir, Phoenix Girl: How a Fat Asian with Bipolar Found Love from 5th Avenue Press) talk about the restaurant scene in the first episode of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine) and a few others that subtly discuss and unpack the racism the two main characters live with everyda…
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In this episode, Jess speaks with Sindeka Mandoyi, founder of the Chosi Chosi Book Club in Cape Town, South Africa. The book club is helping children in the local area to access books outside of school and to learn to read for meaning. Sindeka talks about her plans to expand the club, her own love of books and why Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming m…
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This episode was first publish on 7 April 2023. It's Easter! In this very special episode the collective discusses Easter egg chocolate. What is your favourite Easter chocolate? Do you think Jess should receive free Hotel Chocolat? Yeah, so do we. Have a wonderful Easter everyone! Answer more of Ria's questions are riasquestions.com Please do revie…
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Is #PoorThings a remake of #Frankenhooker? The short answer is no but there are some thematic similarities. After the majesty of #Gladiator @AngryAndyReviews & I return to the gutter! From the basket case that brought you #BasketCase #FrankHenenlotter brings us a surprisingly feminist Frankenstinian film! Join us as we discuss the male gaze, super …
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In this episode of Ria's questions, Ria asks "Do you think you could punch a bird?". Obviously, please don't punch birds, they are awesome and we should encourage more birds (apart from pigeons). Listen to the episode to discover why Ria asked this question and also learn why you shouldn't wear big sleeves. As always, we know there are so many podc…
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Get ready as Maff brings us an Arach-Attack! They’re quite literally the biggest spiders you’ve ever seen, in another tongue in cheek #CloneBores comparison! As these #EightLeggedFreaks take on one #BigAssSpider! Come into my parlour said #SpiderDan to his #Prattalion as we discuss my Mum’s hoover technique, the internal mechanics of combustion eng…
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Tonya speaks with cartoonist and graphic artist MariNaomi about the origin of the Cartoonists of Color, Queer Cartoonists, and Disabled Cartoonists databases; who they help; and how some people try to take advantage of them. MariNaomi’s links: Website: https://marinaomi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marinaomiart/ Facebook: https://www.f…
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This episode was first published on the Comics in Motion network on 13 April 2022 This episode, Ria and prattle master himself, Spider-Dan, discuss Kathryn Bigelow's first solo directorial film, Near Dark. Released in 1987, Near Dark is a vampire western that explores family, love and loyalty. Ria and Dan chat about how they discovered the film and…
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Alyson and Jessica Waite (author of the forthcoming memoir, The Widow's Guide to Dead Bastards from Simon and Schuster) talk about the reunion scene in the 2015 film, Room (starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay). You can watch the scene HERE. Jessica and Alyson discuss crying and how they are both “criers.” This scene covers all different types o…
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In this episode, our host Jess and author and friend of the podcast, Tony Farina continue their conversation about books they love, this time talking about Tony’s recommendation The Book Thief by Markus Zusack. It is hard to spoil this book, because the author tells you from the start what is going to happen, but we talk about some of the details a…
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#PrattleWorld calling #SkyCaptain! Spider-Dan calling Tony Farina! #TheWorldOfTomorrow needs you!! Grab your helmet, your goggles and dive-bomb into this steampunk retro-futuristic call back to the pulp serial adventures of yesteryear in #SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow. Join us as we discuss groundbreaking SFX, #TheRocketeer & #ChristinaAguilera’s…
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In this episode of Femme On Creatives, Ria and Alyson speak with author best-selling biographer, historian, and biographer Sarah Gristwood, a former film journalist committed to publicising women’s experiences. They discuss her newest book, Secret Voices: A Year of Women’s Diaries, a captivating collection of entries for every day of the year, look…
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It's been a while but Ria's questions is back! This episode Ria asks: If you could go to any time/period in history and just observe, see all the best and worst bits but not interact/change the course of history what time would you go to?By Femme On
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Ria speaks with Emily Price of Be Our Guest Princesses on the importance of creating magic in children's (and adults!) lives, how femininity is powerful and the challenges of running your own business. Emily shares some of the stories and challenges of making children's princess dreams come true and how princesses are for EVERYONE. Find out more ab…
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In this very special episode of Femme On Creatives, Ria speaks with Fine Cut host Alyson and healer, thinker, mother, and friend of the pod Kim Rowe. Ria wanted to speak with Alyson and Kim specifically about a framework they developed called 'Me, Shining' which focuses on female friendships and how they mirror parts of ourselves that we want to ha…
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Alyson sits down with costume designer Nola Chaters (Titans, Culprits, To Hold The Night and so many more) to talk about how she became a successful costume designer and to dive into storytelling and collaboration on the short film, To Hold The Night, which Alyson wrote. They talk quite a bit about the joy and the magic when a successful collaborat…
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Sneaky little Valentine's Disney Discussions episode for you all! Femme On producer and the Disney Discussions Crew: Megan, Mike and Spier-Dan are all back for another Disney filled episode. It's episode 11 and it is Ria's choice. She based her picks on submissions to the tenth episode of Disney Discussions and a big dollop of nostalgia - Basil the…
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Happy Bloody #Valentines to the #Prattalion! #DanBurgess descends into the darkness with me, to stroke my nozzle while comparing both the original & remake of #MyBloodyValentine in all their blood pumping, heart pounding gory! Which film will succeed in winning hearts & mines and which deserves the shaft? Take your pick! Join us as we discuss Marga…
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Tonya speaks with author, speaker, and Church Girl CEO Deborah Franklin about the success of her African missionary efforts, her book "adjectives," and her transformation from "fat cousin" to self-love advocate. Deborah’s links: Website: https://www.conversationsdeborahfranklin.com/ Email: info@churchgirlceomedia.com Instagram: https://www.instagra…
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This episode was first published on the Comics in Motion Network on 19 December 2021. Thank you Comics in Motion, you rock! Welcome to Femme on Film where host Ria Carrogan and a guest chat about films made for women, about women, by women… just awesome lady folk (and those who identify as awesome lady folk) content that has often been unfairly mal…
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Alyson and Megan Hutchings (actress and animal rescue advocate) sit down to talk about a scene from the 2006 Australian movie, Candy, about two people (played by Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish) deeply in love with each other and heroin. You can watch the scene HERE. They talk about the people who’ve struggled with addiction in their own lives and t…
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Our host Jess and friend of the podcast, Tony Farina, sat down to talk about two books they recommended to each other. In part one, Jess and Tony talk about Jess’ recommendation, Still Life by Sarah Winman. There are one or two spoilers, but mostly we talk about found family, sexuality and love. You can follow Tony on Instagram: @arfarina You can a…
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Finally Sarah Coyne gives “Sweets To The Sweet” as she reintroduces us to the unspoken urban legend of #CliveBarker’s #Candyman! There’s nowhere to run, there’s nowhere to hive when #TonyTodd has #VirginiaMadsen hypnotically hooked! Join us as we discuss childhood trauma, gothic romance & the tragic true story of #RuthieMayMcCoy that inspired the f…
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#SharingTheSilverScreen Begins!! Where myself & co-host Angry Andy will alternate between our channels, taking turns sharing a film the other hasn't seen! The public have spoken! So I'm introducing Andy to the nonsensical cacophony of carnage that is #TokyoGorePolice featuring arterial spray & gore galore! Join us as we discuss Crocodile Girls, Tom…
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Can the supposedly icky topic of #SexDolls make for a heart-warming film? Blake Byles thinks so and he’s here to convince me after all this time that it’s still worth the hype! #RyanGosling hooks up with another #Barbie doll in the indie darling #LarsAndTheRealGirl. Join us as we discuss Transitional Objects, the ethics of robotic prostitution & wh…
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Why not ring in the #NewYear with choirboy #AngryAndyReviews raining down hellfire upon #ArnoldSchwarzenegger's #EndOfDays. In the seeming twilight of his movie career Arnie takes a bold risk on this religious/horror/action/thriller but does it pay off or should he have sold his soul to The Devil? Join us as we discuss Will Smith’s #Willenium album…
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Yes! It is another Disney Discussions crossover episode where Femme On co-host Ria gets together with her Disney buddies and discuss all the films within the magic Mouse's domain! For episode ten, we asked out listeners to decide what we would watch, and wow, did they stitch us up with John Carter. Luckily, the second choice of Zootropolis was much…
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#Dickensian Dan Keatis returns this #AlterNativityStories season and so does The #Crimbo Crusader as we take a butchers at #LeeBermejo’s #BatmanNoël an original story told in parallel with #CharlesDickens’ #AChristmasCarol! Join us as we discuss #Batman as #Scrooge, stunning artwork & the constant battle against our own cynicism… #PrepareForPrattle…
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Green is the colour of this year’s counterfeit Christmas as JAC and I roast our chestnuts on #WillemDafoe’s open fire while we review the least festive #AlterNativityStories feature film ever #WilliamFriedkin’s #ToLiveAndDieInLA. Join us as we discuss how the prop-master was almost arrested for counterfeiting, JAC’s disdain for littering & that min…
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Our host Jess speaks with cartoonist Hayley Gullen about her graphic memoir and the art she is creating to share her experiences of having breast cancer. We speak about the relationship between patients and their doctors, how Hayley uses comedy in her stories of having cancer and why she wants to share her experiences with others. Follow Hayley on …
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Christmas is nearly here, so of course, it is a Femme on Film Christmas special! Whoop whoop! Ria ropes willing participant, Femme on co-host, Jess, into discussing Last Holiday, an absolute Christmas gem. Last Holiday is a 2006 comedy film starring Queen Latifah as a department's tore assistant who is told she has weeks to live. She decides to liv…
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Tony Farina wants his two dollars! As he returns once again for #AlterNativityStories to give us his two cents on the absurdist black Christmas comedy #BetterOffDead starring #JohnCusack & #DianneFranklin Join us as we discuss #SavageSteveHolland, slasher film connections & #HowardCosell #PrepareForPrattle Recorded in 2022 you could’ve heard it las…
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In this episode, host Jess speaks with paediatric physiotherapist Michelle about Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Michelle talks about reading the book at a time when she was questioning her belief system, and the events that unfolded in her life after reading it. We also talk about finding personal truth, struggling with identity and Michell…
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It’s a very special episode of Fine Cut, Alyson is joined by four contributors to the anthology Awakenings: Stories of Bodies & Consciousness; Ann Kelly, Nina Lichtenstein, Sandell Morse and Kim Ruehl. They talk about the scene in Good Luck to you, Leo Grande in which the main character, Nancy (Emma Thompson) regards her naked body in the mirror wi…
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It's time for another Femme On/Indie Comic Spotlight crossover episode! Ria and Tony Farina meet and speak with the INCREDIBLE Misako Rocks! Misako shares her creative story, and they discuss her new comic, No Such Thing as Perfect. As expected, Ria gets a little giddy speaking with Misako, who brings absolutely joy to this episode. No Such Thing a…
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This is a Femme On first! The introduction of a new offering, I Am Not the Word with Sara Blair (Cancer Rebel, Teacher, Wildlife Photographer and Human Rainbow). Alyson and Sara talk a bit about how they met, at a Amanda Montell (author of Wordslut and Cultish) webinar, and how every conversation they have ends up being about WORDS and how Sara has…
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It's time for another chat with a wonderful creator! This episode, Ria speaks with children's author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin about her work (of course), how she began creating children's books, feminism and enjoying creepy things! Find out more about Bethan and her amazing work at bethanwoollvin.com and follow her on Instagram @bethanwoollv…
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Don't be fooled by the episode order number - this is our 100 episode. Yes, between the five of us we have recorded 100 whole episodes. We wanted to celebrate with listener questions and you delivered. Unsurprisingly, our questions all had a basis in feminism and discussing our experiences and what we are proud of with the Femme On podcast! Thank y…
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CONTENT WARNING! SEXUAL ASSAULT, RAPE, SUICIDE, LGBTQ+ BIGOTRY, DISABILITY ABUSE & TERRORISM ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST! “Revenge is dish best served cold” and no one serves cold better than the British. Revenger Scott Weatherly finally makes his debut on the podcast to list his Top 5 British Revenge Films. Join us as we discuss Yob Horror, Carr…
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Tonya speaks with literary agent La Sheera Lee about one of her favorite books, the importance of reading aloud, how she was awarded this year’s AAMBC Award for Literary Activist, and how her grandmother's spiritual presence still inspires her. La Sheera's links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readyoulater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/l…
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This episode was first published on Comics in Motion in November 2021. Welcome to Femme on Film where host Ria Carrogan and a guest chat about films made for women, about women, by women… just awesome lady (and those who identify as awesome lady folk) content that has often been unfairly maligned, misunderstood by critics, and are often way ahead o…
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Fine Cut with Krista Schafer Alyson and Krista Schafer (Founding Artistic Director of Open Book Theatre Company) discuss the opening scene of the theater workplace comedy, Slings and Arrows. In it, the main character, Geoffrey Tennant (Paul Gross) plunges the toilet in the small theater bathroom while his stage manager details all the unpaid bills.…
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Happy #DiaDeLosMuertos to everyone who celebrates #TheDayOfTheDead! In honour of this, Mike & Megan join me as we REMEMBER two extraordinary family-friendly films set around this very special day. We compare both #TheBookOfLife & #Coco in another #CloneBores to discover which will end up on our #Ofrenda. Join us as we discuss the influence these fi…
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