BROADScast Episode 2: Indie Rock and Gender Equality

Welcome to the second episode of BROADScast, Broad Recognition‘s new radio show. Tune in to WYBCx Yale Radio on Mondays from 4p–5p EST throughout the spring semester for our live broadcast, and stay tuned for a podcast of the current episode to be posted right to this page. We will be bringing feminist music theory, politics, and cultural commentary into the radio world. Our show is genre-bridging, consisting of a mixture of public affairs talk and music; we will bring in guests from the magazine and other spheres of campus life to discuss pressing issues. There will be humor, biting wit, twitter beefs, and original written work.

Update: Listen to the full episode hereSee previous episodes here.

In our second episode, we play some of our favorite alternative artists (Warpaint, St. Vincent, Björk, Tamar-kali) and air their interviews on frustration with their treatment in the industry. At the same time as indie is a genre in which women with a variety of musical aesthetics have clawed out space, we discuss the implications for nonwhite women. Finally, on the occasion of their new album and tour, we take listeners to the recent Broad City interview with legendary rockers Sleater-Kinney. We hope we have answered the same question that S-K fields: “Does rocking hard mean gender equality to you?”

BROADScast is Kathy Amiliategui, staff; Margaret Lee, staff; A. Grace Steig, managing editor; and Layla Treuhaft-Ali, staff.

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