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For a Bad Time, Call...

25 EpisodesProduced by Anne Jaconette and Clare RothWebsite

For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. Our hotline voice-rage-box is open 24/7 at 669-BAD-TIME to receive any negative feelings you may want to vent. Each fortnight, we take the best of those calls and release a podcast episode filled to the brim with frustration, exasperat… read more

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Ep. 24, A Year Of Rage!

November 16th, 2018


In this episode, we hear about the inescapability of body shaming, the awfulness of facing misogyny at work and the struggle to talk about an …

Ep. 23, Felonies Not Worth Committing

November 2nd, 2018


In this episode, we hear about workplace bullies and the insecurity they inspire, a terrible, terrible week, and a co-worker who must be out of her …

Ep. 22, When Witchcraft Doesn't Cut It

October 19th, 2018

In this episode, we hear how frustrating it is for male anger to triumph, dumb boyfriends that say dumber things, and the quiet, painful anger of …

Ep. 21, Dramatic, Moody, and Unreliable

September 21st, 2018


In this episode, we hear about the struggle to shift ableist paradigms, the frustration of having uncharitable feelings you can't squash, and a terrible dude named Richard.


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Ep. 20, Ain't The Best, But Ain't The Worst

September 7th, 2018


In this episode, we hear about annoyance of having to laugh at sexist jokes, the unwarranted guilt of taking hard-earned vacation days, and a truly …

Ep. 19, Every Fork in the Restaurant

August 17th, 2018


In this episode, we hear the frustration of being passed over for a promotion, the sadness of losing one of life’s great joys because people are, and the rage of someone not understanding your illness. Plus, a …

Ep. 18, Voicemail Spotlight: Keeping Hands Where They Belong

August 3rd, 2018


In this second Voicemail Spotlight, we hear from a woman who has experienced every classic sexist workplace trope in the book and still somehow keeps it together and keeps going. Our callers continue to astound us with …

Ep. 17, Millenial Baby Boomer Cage Fight

July 21st, 2018


In this episode, we hear about the bravery of 7 women, the invalidation of feelings, and unjustified hatred of millenials (though as God as her witness, Clare will burn down every Applebee's she comes across). Plus our …

Ep. 16, The Best Hall Monitor on the Goddamned Planet

July 6th, 2018


In this episode, we hear about incompetent bureaucracies, inferior music software, the painful intersection of terrible current events and terrible …

Ep. 15, Dutch Boy Rebellion

June 22nd, 2018


In this episode, we hear about one woman's right to cut her hair however she pleases, the struggle of not knowing what to do with your pain, and the frustration of being a millenial stereotype. (Seriously screw gender …

Ep. 14, Aaron Sorkin Wannabes

June 1st, 2018


In this episode, we hear about obnoxious dudes taking credit where they shouldn't, the struggle of having children who need to stfu, and the fact …

Ep. 13, Romaine Calm

May 18th, 2018


In this ep, we hear about loneliness, spending woes, and the fear of e. coli lurking around every corner. Also, we can't believe it took us this long …

Ep. 12, The Right Place to Have a Panic Attack

May 5th, 2018


In this ep, we hear how bossiness ruins the holy combo of beer and bicycling, an account of self-doubt that feels all too familiar, and the mixed …

Ep. 11, Blanket Fort Hideouts

April 20th, 2018


In this week's ep, we hear from two ends of the dude-dating spectrum--from too many dudes to too few. Plus, handling another person's indecision and the worst break-up date for a dog person. Call us at 669-BAD-TIME with …

Ep. 10, Infinite Gold Stars

April 6th, 2018


In this episode: a woman with the restraint of a saint, a far-too-relatable story of doubt, and one woman straight-dragging her untalented neighbors …

Ep. 9, Bullet Dodged

March 16th, 2018


In this episode, we hear about the exhaustion of seeing abusers again and again, the frustration of being too young to drink, and yet another …

Ep. 8, Pinching Is Never a Good Plan

March 2nd, 2018


In this episode, we hear about transphobia, respect gaps, and why you should never, ever ask if a woman is pregnant. (Your changes in weight don't …

Ep. 7, Little Humans in Gas Metal Shells

February 16th, 2018


In this episode, we hear a reaction to just one of the many rage-inducing headlines of late, discuss purposeful car crash logistics, and touch on how …

Ep. 6, Trying to Peep Some Chickadees

February 2nd, 2018


In this episode, we hear about the horrors of bad attitudes, delayed bird-watching, and having your face grabbed without your permission.



Call us at 669-BAD-TIME with your tales of woe, frustration, and rage. 


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Girding Our Metaphorical Loins

January 19th, 2018


For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its fifth episode, we hear about hair pulling, unwanted tears, and literal …

Ep. 4, Butt Pats and Condescension

January 3rd, 2018


For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its fourth episode, we hear tales of workplace rage from women across the country: from not being paid enough to unwanted touching to …

Voicemail Spotlight: How to Not Talk About Your Universal Experience

December 29th, 2017


In this bonus episode, we take a break from your regularly formatted collage of rage to bring you one single voicemail that caught our ears and broke …

Ep. 3, Ruining Pants and Pizza

December 15th, 2017


For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its third episode, we hear frustration about unwanted touching, the struggles of single motherhood, and the ruination of perfectly good pizza. …

Ep. 2, Flyers, Eyerolls, and Punches

December 1st, 2017


For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its second episode, we hear voicemail rage about doctors who don’t believe …

Ep. 1, The Rage Begins

October 29th, 2017


For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its inaugural episode, we hear rage about ex-boyfriends, sausage patties, and the greatest foe of all: our own emotions.

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