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The Art of Scandal & Birding for a Better World

The book covers of The Art of Scandal by Regina Black and Birding for a Better World: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Nature by Molly Adams and Sydney Golden Anderson

Welcome to this episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast. This episode includes diving into two great recently released books. First you’ll hear from Ashley as she interviews Regina Black about her book The Art of Scandal. Then stick around as Renee geeks out about birds with Molly and Sydney, co-authors of Birding for a Better World.

What Readers Gain from Power and Drama


Ashley sits down for a conversation with Regina Black, the brilliant mind behind The Art of Scandal. Discover the raw vulnerability behind being a stay-at-home mom for Black women, and how Regina masterfully weaves that truth into a fun, soapy and impactful dramatic story. 

Get a copy of The Art of Scandal by Regina Black here

Learn more about Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Here

Birding for a Better World with Feminist Bird Club


Is this the nerdiest segment we’ve ever published? Perhaps. But for us, there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, just unabashed joy. Our resident bird nerd Renee sits down with Molly Adams and Sydney Golden Anderson, the authors of Birding for a Better World: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Nature. They discuss what it means to be a feminist organization, why birding in community is so meaningful, and which birds and birding experiences light them up. Molly and Sydney also help lead the non-profit Feminist Bird Club, which has chapters all around the world. 

Learn more about Feminist Bird Club at

Books mentioned:

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Keep Looking Up: Your Guide to the Powerful Healing of Birdwatching by Tammah Watts

Birding While Indian: A Mixed-Blood Memoir by Thomas C. Gannon

This episode was sponsored by Parenting Beyond Power by Jen Lumalam (Your Parenting Mojo) and How to Raise a Feminist Son by Sonora Jha

Support our hosts & guests:

Regina Black: Website // Instagram 

Ashley: Instagram

Molly: Instagram

Sydney: Instagram

Renee: Instagram // Twitter // The StoryGraph

Montezuma Oropendola bird call by Paul Driver, XC522867. Accessible at

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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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