“We hit on this nerve that it would be erotic for women to just be treated in a safe, human way.” – Brooke Preston
Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer are comedy writers and satirists whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and many other outlets. Together, they cofounded and edit the website The Belladonna, which responds to today’s culture, news, and politics with comedy and satire written by women writers by all definitions. The Belladonna has been called “the New Onion” by Vulture and the editors some of the “gatekeepers of American humor” by The Writer Magazine.
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Connect with Caitlin Kunkel on Twitter @KunkelTron or her personal website caitlinkunkel.com.
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Connect with Fiona Taylor on Twitter @fionaleslie or her personal website therealfionataylor.com.
Connect with Carrie Wittmer on Twitter @carriesnotscary her personal website carriesnotscary.com.
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Caitlin’s book recommendations: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker and The Witch Elm by Tana French
Fiona’s book recommendations: Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley and anything by Samantha Irby
Brooke’s book recommendation: Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words by Kimberly Harrington
Mentioned in today’s episode:
The Loft’s Wordplay event May 11-12
How to Start a Podcast with Renee Powers at ModernWell May 13
Comedian Kelsey Caine aka Penis C.K.
Illustrator Sarah Kempa on Instagram @auntsarahdraws
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