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How Jenny Yang is making space for Asian women in comedy

B shares a few laughs funny lady Jenny Yang and talks through how to make comedy more inclusive.

Classic Episode: 6 Black Feminist Pioneers You Should Know

Does feminism have a race problem? How have black women shaped abolition, civil rights and women's rights? Join Cristen and Caroline as they recount the work of Maria Stewart, Daisy Bates, Flo Kennedy, bell hooks, Audre Lorde and Alice Walker.

9 African-American Suffragists You Should Know

The 1902 publication of the "History of Woman Suffrage," co-authored by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslin Gage was a milestone in first-wave feminism, as it was the product of a massive effort to document women's continuing march toward equality and has since been a go-to source on American suffrage. However, many of the black women leaders who also rallied alongside white women for abolition, temperance and the right to vote were overshadowed or erased completely from the history book. In fact, Sojourner Truth the only African-American mentioned. The true history of the quest for the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, ratified in 1920, is incomplete without understanding the intersection of race and gender at the time in post-Civil War, Reconstruction-era America. After the passage of the 15th Amendment that gave black men voting rights, the mainstream suffrage movement underwent a devastating splintering in which many white suffrage leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, largely turned their backs on the enfranchisement of black women for fear of racial politics detracting from their gender-focused initiatives. Though by no means a comprehensive round-up of all the fearless, pioneering African-American women of the 19th and early 20th century who agitated for women's rights while simultaneously seeking to uplift black communities across the United States, the following nine women are a snapshot of incredible lives often overlooked in superficial histories of turn-of-the-century feminism.

The 'Hot Convict' & Fetishizing 'Exotic' Men

Mardi Gras Women

When people think of women and Mardi Gras, they probably imagine bare breasts and beads -- but that's certainly not the extent of women's participation in the Fat Tuesday fest. Cristen and Caroline laissez les podcast bon temps rouler in this parade of gender, race and class at Mardi Gras.

Solidarity is for white women?

Cristen and Caroline discuss a recent Twitter hashtag, #solidarityisforwhitewomen, that sparked an important conversation about feminism and race and revisit their episode on 6 Black Feminists You Should Know.

What's the nature of gender, masculinity and sexuality in boy band lyrics? What about race and ethnicity in (mostly white) boy bands? Join Cristen and Caroline for a brief history of boy bands, from The Beatles to 1 Direction.

Black Women at the Oscars

Why is there a lack of qualify film roles for black actresses? Listen in to learn more about Hattie McDaniel, the the first black actress to win an Oscar, as well as more about black women behind the camera directing, screenwriting and producing.

In this episode, Cristen and Caroline dive into the history of British domestic service as well as race and domestic service in the United States. Tune in to learn more about immigration, exploitation and risky work for domestic service workers today.

Segregation at the Swimming Pool

Seventy percent of African American kids can't swim and are nearly three times more likely to drown. But why? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen examine pre-Civil Rights racism at the swimming pool, 'white flight' from municipal pools and more.