222: Women and Other Monsters (with Jess Zimmerman)

We’re joined by author Jess Zimmerman, making her Spirits return, to talk about women and monsters from Greek mythology. We chat Aerosmith music videos, mansplaining, and rant about the lack of allyship from Athena. 

 

Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of misgendering, transphobia, sexualization, misogyny, body horror, death, drowning, violence against women, animal death, body horror, death by suicide, menustration, pregnancy, xenophobia, murder, matricide, and rape.

 

Guest

Jess Zimmerman is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and the author of Women and Other Monsters, from Beacon Press. She is also the author, with Jaya Saxena, of Basic Witches (Quirk, 2017). Her nonfiction writing has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, The New Republic, Hazlitt, Catapult, and others. Follow her on Twitter at @j_zimms and subscribe to her newsletter

 

Housekeeping

- Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers and The Disordered Cosmos by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

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About Us

Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.