8 EpisodesProduced by Critical Frequency

A podcast for serious women. Hosted by journalists Brittany Shoot and Amy Westervelt, Bearcat is a podcast celebrating women who are committed to leading by example, to benefiting their communities in ways big and small, to taking their lives and their impact on the world seriously.

8 Episodes | 2018

Melissa Ludtke, the Woman Who Opened Up Baseball's Clubhouses and Locker Rooms to Women

October 29th, 2018


In 1976 Melissa Ludtke was the only woman working as a full-time baseball reporter. She tried to nicely integrate herself into the institution of …

Reverend Roslyn Bouier on the Sin of Income Inequality

September 16th, 2018


Reverend Roslyn Bouier runs Brightmoor Food Pantry, one of the largest food pantries in Detroit. Her work feeding hundreds of hungry folks in Detroit …

A Tribute to Flo Kennedy

September 9th, 2018


She helped start NOW, then left to start The Feminist Party, which got Shirley Chisholm elected to Congress (the first Black woman elected to …

Arlene Blum on Tackling Mountains, Chemistry, and Self Doubt

May 17th, 2018


Arlene Blum led the first all-women ascents of most of the world's tallest mountains. But before she started climbing mountains, she took on another huge challenge: the chemical industry. In the 1970s Blum discovered …

Masako Ishii-Kuntz Is Training Better Japanese Fathers

April 19th, 2018


As a longtime fatherhood researcher, Masako Ishii-Kuntz was instrumental in the launch of the ikumen project, a nationwide campaign aimed at …

Episode 2: Leticia Aguilar on Immigration, Misogyny, and Valuing Women

April 5th, 2018


In this episode, we meet Leticia Aguilar and hear about her epic journey, from growing up as one of 18 kids in a small town in Mexico to her early days in Sacramento to the work she does now, helping Latina immigrants …

Episode 1: St. Rita

March 21st, 2018


In our first episode, traveling bookseller Rita Collins talks to us about why she loves living in the Montana woods and how she came to own and …

Trailer - Welcome to Bearcat

February 28th, 2018


Bearcat (noun): 1920s slang term for a hot-blooded or feisty woman. 

Bearcat is a podcast for serious women. Bi-weekly episodes, hosted by reporters Brittany Shoot and Amy Westervelt, celebrate women who are committed …

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