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Swipe Right for Medusa: Online Dating & Medusa’s Retelling

Person drawing a heart in a notebook as she thinks about Blind Data Webcomic and Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

In this episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, we dive into two segments that explore the complexities of modern dating and challenge traditional mythic narratives. Join us as Tayler interviews Paula Rogers about her webcomic, Blind Data and for a mini-book club discussion about Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes. 

Before the two segments Renee tells us about Yu & Me Books based out of New York City. Yu & Me books experienced a devastating fire and are raising funds as they work on repairs and reopening. We’ll be posting the interview between Alana and Lucy Yu later this week.  

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Algorithms for Love: An Interview with Paula Rogers


Step into the realm of online dating with Tayler and special guest Paula Rogers, the author of the webcomic Blind Data! In this conversation they delve into the world of online dating and its impact on our lives. Paula shares her misadventures on first dates from dating apps, shedding light on the shadow side of online dating and the transformation of human connection into an algorithmic game.

Monster Match by Isabel Jordan

Check out Blind Data Comic here

What Makes a Monster? A Medusa re-telling


CW: this discussion mentions sexual assault and suicide.

Sit down with Jordy and Nox as they explore the powerful retelling of the Medusa myth in Natalie Haynes’ Stone Blind. This novel is a retelling of the classic Greek Mythology story of Medusa. Instead of feeding into the narrative that paints Medusa as a monster and Perseus as a hero, this book flips that script by telling the true story of how Medusa became the Gorgon we know today.

Get a copy of Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes here

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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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