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Witches, Wonders, and the Women’s World Cup

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Welcome to another episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast!  Get ready for a riveting lineup of thought-provoking segments that will ignite your passion for literature and social issues. First, you’ll hear a book review of Weyward Witches by Emilia Hart, then Sally recommends a few audiobooks. After that, Mariquita reviews When We Were Mothers by Nicci Kadilak and finally, Ashley wraps up the episode with a discussion on the ups and downs of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Tune in for captivating discussions that empower and inspire! 

[Book Review] Weyward Witches by Emilia Hart


Join Jordy as she dives into the enchanting world of Weyward by Emilia Hart. Discover why this captivating book has earned a special place in Jordy’s heart. Listen in as Jordy discusses how Weyward Witches by Emilia Hart celebrates female resilience and redefining the empowering nature of the term “witch.”

Get a Copy of Weyward by Emilia Hart here

The (Audio)book was better


Sometimes a great book is made better simply by being experienced as an audiobook! Whether it’s through stellar narration, a talented full cast, or the content itself, Sally’s recommendations will leave you eager to hit play. 

Books Mentioned by Sally: 

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan

You can also check these out on for the audiobook

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[Book Review] When We Were Mothers by Nicci Kadilak


Mariquita reviews Nicci Kadilak’s new book, When We Were Mothers, a speculative fiction novel that imagines a future where the ability to become pregnant is outlawed, and female children are sterilized at birth. Listen to find out what happens when a group of women join together to create a clandestine community where babies are still carried to term, and how their actions have disastrous consequences.

Get a copy of When We Were Mothers by Nicci Kadilak here

World Cup Woes and Wonders


Join Ashley as she takes us on a thrilling journey through the FIFA Women’s World Cup. From Megan Rapinoe’s impactful journey to FIFA’s controversial decisions, she sheds light on the significance of streaming services and news organizations in supporting players and amplifying their stories.

Resources Metnioned by Ashley: 

National Women’s Soccer League

U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team

The Gist USA

Alyssa Thompson

Rose Lavelle


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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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