Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The Women Who Invented Television with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong


To close out Women’s History Month, Renee invited on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of When Women Invented Television, to discuss the early pioneers of our second favorite medium (after books, of course). Before Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Burnett, we had Irna, Hazel, Betty, and Gertrude breaking barriers and setting the standard for the media landscape we know and love today.

Books mentioned:

When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Seinfeldia: How a Show about Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And Al the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen

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

Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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