Bearcat

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

55:53

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

31:05

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

21:33

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

26:43

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

34:37

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

28:30

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

17:23

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

2:22

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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