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The Gender Knot

94 EpisodesProduced by Nastaran Tavakoli-FarWebsite

A Time Magazine Top 50 podcast: “The show serves an important purpose: Encouraging men and women to enter a productive dialogue with one another”. Hosted by Nas and Dan (aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far and Daniel Carroll).


Women journalists calling people out

We recently asked if women politicians can call people out, a subject that was pertinent given Hillary Clinton’s latest book where she does just that. Now we turn to women journalists. Journalism is all about raising uncomfortable questions, speaking up and having to call people out, especially those in power. But women journalists face especially harsh abuse online, and the BBC’s Laura Kuennesberg even had to have a bodyguard at a recent party conference after receiving very violent threats online. We speak to Eleanor Mills, editor of the Sunday Times Magazine and the chair of Women in Journalism, and try to untangle whether women journalists can call people out, and the pros and cons of being a woman with regards to speaking up.

We’ll look at some transgender terminology that people frequently use incorrectly, after Nas did just this on a recent episode, and we recommend two podcasts for you to check out: The Ministry of Ideas and Badass Women’s Hour.

Host & producer: Nas aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far

Co-producer: Cady Voge

Sponsor: Casper, state-of-the-art mattresses

Guests: Eleanor Mills, Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine

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Related links:

The Sunday Times Magazine interview with Hillary Clinton

The Sunday Times Magazine podcast

Moneyball clip ‘The first guy through the wall’

The Gender Knot

Podcast recommendations:

Ministry of Ideas

Badass Women’s Hour

Music: Government Funded Weed by Black Ant (used under Creative Commons)

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