GIRLBOSS, INTERRUPTED

This is a conversation for women who find themselves alienated, frustrated, or confused by a culture that tells us our womanhood is fungible. Whether it’s the corporate world encouraging you to freeze your eggs or the people around you encouraging you to behave like a man in even more sensitive areas of life, this podcast seeks to understand better ways of being women. Listen as host Helen Roy explores the reality and possibilities of modern womanhood in this age of dysphoria, detraction, and distraction.

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Episodes

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

In this episode, Helen has a conversation with Louise Perry, journalist and author of the recently released “The Case Against the Sexual Revolution.” They cover Perry's background, the reason for her success, and their shared long-term vision of demographic collapse. Helen wrote a review of this book for The Institute of Family Studies, excerpted here:
 
Not only is Perry’s set of evidence eminently understandable to an audience of young women, her tone is empathetic and humble, neither condescending nor blameful. She admits to her own belief of the lie, and believes that most who do, do so earnestly. This combination of accessibility and charity could be what makes The Case Against the Sexual Revolution effective in convincing young women to be chaste—much more effective than the litany of explicitly socially conservative and antifeminist books that have aimed for the same for many years. Already, it has served as the impetus for one such conversion of heart. Bridget Phetasy cited Perry as the inspiration for her article “I Regret Being a Slut,” which went viral on social media in early August.
 
Perry's Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Louise_m_perry
 
Follow her for regular insights, which are frequently published by The Spectator, The New Statesman, and Unherd.

Thursday Aug 25, 2022

In this episode, Helen has the unique privilege of speaking with fiction writer Maya Sinha about her latest novel, The City Mother, available through Chrism Press: https://chrismpress.com/books/the-city-mother/

Thursday Aug 11, 2022

In this episode, Helen sits down with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist, writer, founder of The Ruth Institute, and author of the book The Sexual State, which can be purchased through the following link at TAN books: 
https://tanbooks.com/products/books/life-family/home-life/the-sexual-state-how-elite-ideologies-are-destroying-lives-and-why-the-church-was-right-all-along/
 
For a background on the administrative state, check out this Pestritto review: 
https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/the-making-of-the-administrative-state/

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

In this episode, Helen speaks with Kay Clarity about the music industry, soviet-style artistic censorship, fine arts education, and the feminine imagination.
 
Kay Clarity is a Canadian singer, writer, and composer living in LA. She has worked professionally in the arts and entertainment industry in Europe, the UK, and throughout Canada and the US. After studying classic Philosophy and Theology, alongside ancient languages and literature in Europe, she received her Master's Degree in 2015 from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, graduating summa cum laude.  She works extensively as an artist on her own projects, as well as mentoring and representing talent across the broad spectrum of the artistic field, and sourcing talent for culture-changing companies. Her essays have been published in many publications, with her ghostwriting reaching an audience of millions. She has several albums in progress and will be releasing a new collection of songs through her Catholic project, CASSIA & MYRRH, on October 15th of this year.

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

Today’s guest, Mary Harrington, is a contributing editor at UnHerd and a frequent contributor to The American Mind, The New Statesman, First Things, The Critic, and more. Her book Feminism Against Progress will be published in late 2022. She is a wife, a mother, an avid runner, and a Brit. Explore Mary's work here on her website and follow her on Twitter @moveincircles.

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

 In this episode, Helen speaks with Ashley Colby about the ways women and mothers are forging new paths for their families in the wake of collapse. Ashley is a founder of Rizoma Field School,and experiential learning farm in rural Uruguay. She is the author of “Subsistence Agriculture in the United States” and host of the podcast and substack “Doomer Optimism.”
 
Ashley's Links:
Subsistence Agriculture in the US: Reconnecting to Work, Nature and Community (Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption) https://a.co/d/aGhqf1c
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-4-tucker-max-and-joe-norman/id1585565573?i=1000539906915
https://substack.com/profile/47365107-doomer-optimism
https://twitter.com/rizomaschool?s=21&t=uPuKnkV4qn_vFlIZm5dKzA

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

In this episode, Helen speaks with Ingri Pauline, a holistic women’s weightlifting coach, about rediscovering ancient wisdom about the female body. Ingri shares her insights on how to optimize self-awareness, physical and mental health, and productivity by tracking and honoring the menstrual cycle. 
 
Ingri's Links:
Instagram
Twitter
Website
Cycle Fundamentals
 
 

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

In this episode, Helen speaks with Inez Stepman about the uses and limits of anti-feminism and how gender wars have flattened the sexes to stereotypes.
 
Inez Feltscher Stepman is a senior policy analyst at IWF and host of High Noon with Inez Stepman, a podcast that hosts conversations with heterodox thinkers on a variety of important cultural and political subjects. She has over a decade of experience in education policy, and also handles issues related to institutional capture and the definition of sex in law and culture. 
 
She is a Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Her work has additionally appeared in outlets such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Post, and she has made appearances on Fox News, PBS, CSPAN, and NPR.
Inez has a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. She lives in New York City with her husband.
 
 

Thursday May 19, 2022

In this episode, Helen speaks with Mary Eberstadt about faith, family, feminism, and the future.
 
Mary Eberstadt holds the Panula Chair in Christian Culture at the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC and is Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute. She is an American writer whose contributions to the intellectual landscape traverse genres. An essayist, novelist, and frequent public speaker, she is author of several books of non-fiction, including How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization; Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution; and Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Her social commentary draws from fields including anthropology, intellectual history, philosophy, popular culture, sociology, and theology.  Central to her diverse interests are questions concerning the philosophy and culture of Western civilization and the fate and aspirations of post-modern man.

Thursday May 05, 2022

Christine Emba is a columnist for The Washington Post writing about ideas and society. Prior, she was the Hilton Kramer Fellow in Criticism at the New Criterion and a deputy editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, focusing on technology and innovation. In this episode, Helen talks with Christine about the absolute nightmare scenario that is modern dating, why love and sex seem so far from one another, and how women can be more honest about our desires—all topics covered in her recently released book, Rethinking Sex: a Provocation. 

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