Com­mu­nity Fo­cus

Bitch: A Feminist Response to Pop Culture - - COMMUNITY FOCUS - Po­pa­ganda: The Fem­i­nist Re­sponse to Pop Cul­ture Pod­cast airs on first and third Thurs­days of the month. Start lis­ten­ing to­day on itunes, or wher­ever you get your pod­casts. If you need even more Soleil in your life, fol­low her on Twit­ter @hooleil.

SOLEIL, IN­TRO­DUC­ING OTHER PEO­PLE CAN BE WEIRD BE­CAUSE PEO­PLE PICK THE THINGS THEY THINK EV­ERY­ONE ELSE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU. WHAT DO YOU THINK PO­PA­GANDA LIS­TEN­ERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU? I’m a to­tal un­re­pen­tant nerd and, yes, kind of a killjoy? I love talk­ing about the wrin­kles in things we hold to be “self-ev­i­dent,” and I’m al­ways one to ask, “But what about X? What changes in our rea­son­ing if we con­sider Y?” That’s a part of my­self that can be re­ally an­noy­ing to de­bate one-onone, but I find that it makes for very in­ter­est­ing pod­casts!

HOW’D YOU GET INTO POD­CAST­ING?

I started pod­cast­ing with Racist Sand­wich, and I se­ri­ously had no idea how to do it when we be­gan. We just had our core idea— dis­cussing race and the food world— and some free stu­dio time to pur­sue it. Af­ter do­ing it for about two years now, I feel like I’ve learned so much about the craft and my own self as well. Since I have a bit of so­cial anx­i­ety, it was re­ally strange to in­habit this pod­cast per­sona and ex­pose a side of my per­son­al­ity that only a few peo­ple in my life were able to see at the time. It’s re­ally a lot like act­ing!

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