On Sunday two girlfriends and I went to see the Guilty Feminist recorded live. Some of you may remember this podcast from Number 9 in my Top 10.
I quite enjoy watching podcasts being created live, you get all the fluffs, some behind the scenes and get to see things which are only described for listeners.
DeborahFrances-White (from BBC Radio 4 and Global Pillage) and special guests record an episode of her hit comedy podcast, with over 30 million downloads since 2016. The show is about noble 21st-century feminist goals and the hypocrisies and insecurities which undermine them. Previous guests include Susan Wokoma, Lolly Adefope, Sarah Millican, Sharon Horgan and Sara Pascoe. 'Hilarious, irreverent, classy as hell... and screamingly funny. Everyone is talking about them talking' (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Guardian).
We were excited to see Deborah and who the co-host and guests would be. When Aisling Bea was revealed I was so excited, she looked fab in her trademark red cowboy boots. I love her as a comedienne and actress, and her quick wit and naughty humour were perfect in balance with Deborah's hilarious hosting.
The theme this week was Visibility. Talking about visibility and invisibility was insightful and helpful. Remembering about the space we're allowed to take up as women and to make sure we are seen. Aisling mentioned four questions that Maya Angelou suggested to help us know if we are visible whether in a situation/relationship/wherever.
I'll try to remember them (I couldn't so I googled them):
- Do you see me?
- Do you care that I’m here?
- Am I enough for you, or do you need me to be better in some way?
- Can I tell that I’m special to you by the way that you look at me?
I thought these were really useful.
Then guests were brought on Kemah Bob, Jessica Fostekew and Brona C Titley, all three were hilarious and brought something different to the table and Jessica's stand up was brilliant.
A group called Power Play did a 'game show' on statistics and inequalities of gender in theatre which were predictably depressing for women, but by highlighting the problems we can make changes! Especially since one of the statistics highlighted that the majority of people who go to the theatre are female.
Finally the charity of the day was Refuweegee, get all their info here. Refuweegee is a community-led charity set up to ensure that all refugees arriving in Glasgow are welcomed to the city in true Glaswegian style. We want to make sure that when people arrive in Scotland they receive the welcome they deserve and few useful tips too! We also want to provide everyone who wishes to get involved and make a difference, the opportunity to do so.
We had a brilliant time! Lookout for the podcast. I'll tweet when I see it is out.