At the risk of sounding like a millennial cliche, I’m obsessed with podcasts. I also love talking. A lot. So naturally, I couldn’t help dabbling a bit in the medium that has captivated me since becoming a regular commuter.
Jack The Lass Podcast
I’m a sucker for a period drama. Outlander, The Borgias, Reign, Downton Abbey, you name it. When I stumbled on HBO-BBC’s Gentleman Jack, I was head-over-heels by the end of the title sequence. So, naturally I hit up my friend and fellow Tar Heel Kelsey P. Jones, and together we started Jack The Lass Podcast! It’s a weekly recap show where we dive into the events of each episode of the series, explore its treatment of queerness and femininity, and obsess over the costumes and cinematography, and express our gratitude that we don’t live in 19th century England.
- I may be a bit biased, but F***bois of Literature is one of the funniest, most feminist podcasts you’ll ever have the pleasure of hearing. Seriously, it’s like eavesdropping on a book club with your most hilarious (and brutally honest) friends where they dish about the many problematic men of the literary canon––real and fictional alike. I had the great fortune of being allowed to stop by to talk about one of my favorite subjects ever: Greek mythology. (Spoiler Alert: We come to the conclusion that Zeus is kind of the worst.)
- The moment Quinn Rose asked me to guest on her fantastic musical theatre podcast Corner of the Sky, I knew EXACTLY which show I wanted to discuss. Despite working in the theatre world, I can never get enough opportunities to discuss The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in daily life. Quinn was a wonderful host who generously let me talk about my love of how the show bittersweetly explores adolescence and make the case for why Broadway needs a revival ASAP. (We had so much fun, she asked me back for a bonus episode to talk about censored “family friendly” high school editions of musicals, and we had a lot of fun with the substituted lyrics for Grease.)