Since 2013, I’ve hosted the feminism and pop culture podcast Popaganda for Bitch Media. We feature interviews, essays, and reported stories about everything from the history of dissent at the Olympics to the racial politics of Disney animals. The show comes out every two weeks and is packed with original reporting.
A sampling of iTunes reviews:
This podcast is so incredible—looks at current events, music, art, food, and politics with the all-too-often unheard perspective of women and minorities. Always positive and eye-opening! —Allison, July 2016
Popaganda allowed me to begin the monumental process of distinguishing between the thoughts and feelings that are mine and the thoughts and feeling that other people have been telling me to have my entire life. It taught me that every feeling I have is valid, and that other women have those feelings, too. —Ashley, February 2016
As a second-year college student, the topics discussed on Popaganda feel especially relevant to my life. Sarah Mirk has a candid yet non-judgmental way of investigating contemporary feminist issues and I love the array of guests she brings to the show. Propaganda seems like a very inclusive podcast, where the producers care about hearing many different voices. —Momo, December 2015
Here are some of my favorite stories I’ve produced for the show.
A dispatch from the frontier of the wage gap — women’s soccer:
Report on Invisible Ink, a project that highlights tattoo artists with invisible disabilities:
Discussion with linguist Julie Sedivy on the power of native languages:
A look at privacy concerns around social media and the privilege involved with not being worried that the government is spying on you.