The Babblery

Series produced by Suki Wessling

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The Babblery: working, parenting, playing, voting, advocating, and creating as women

The Babblery features conversations with and about women in the 21st century. In each episode, my guests and I explore their experiences as women, discussing how our physical and social gender informs our experiences at work, at home, and in the wider world. Rather than focusing on issues, we focus on lives: working, parenting, playing, voting, advocating, and creating as women.


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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What happens when a photographer, a mature woman herself, welcomes older women into her studio to get the full glamour treatment? In this episode o...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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Noted feminist scholar Bettina Aptheker explores the dawning of her feminist consciousness in waves. Daughter of a communist, Aptheker had to throw...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
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Women herpetologists discuss how they found their unique profession

Bought by WXPR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of The Babblery, we talk about the origin of the disconnect between economic indicators and our household realities. Women operate ...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Historian Carolyn Zola's research illuminates the lives of women hucksters of nineteenth century America.

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Dec 26, 2023
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox on being a woman at the top of a male-dominated profession.

Bought by KXCR


  • Added: Nov 27, 2023
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sandy Stone is now known as the founder of Transgender Studies, a performance artist, a noted recording engineer. But she first stepped away from h...

Bought by KERA, WORT, KICI Iowa City, and KGHI


  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Book artist Felicia Rice on a lifetime of creating letterpress art and confronting the issues of our time.

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Sep 25, 2023
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode features an in-depth exploration of women's storytelling, from talking about the roots of Julia's business, Herstry, to the reasons wh...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Babblery talks to two funny women, Karin Babbitt and Leah Rogers, about stand-up: what they take onstage with them, why they do it, and how the...

Bought by WORT, KICI Iowa City, and WRGY


  • Added: Jul 31, 2023
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 3
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The pregnancy and birth experiences of transgender men reveal questions that all of us should be asking about what it means to be the person who br...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WRKF, KFCF FM, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4