Episode 10: Lifestyle Politics

Today Melody and Raechel talk about lifestyle politics. What are they, how we do/don’t participate, and whether or not it’s an effective way to create social change. (TLDL: the revolution will not be purchased….But, maybe we should try to live more ethical lives anyway?) ALSO! Dreams about Prince, working too much, and how media coverage is ruining the WNBA.

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Episode Reading List 

Lifestyle Politics and Radical Activism Laura Portwood-Stacer

Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times  Benet-Weiser and Muhkarjee

“Growing a lifestyle movement? Exploring identity-work and lifestyle politics in urban food cultivation”- Karin Dobernig & Sigrid Stagl
Volunteer Tourism: The Lifestyle Politics of International Development  Jim Butcher & Peter Smith


RWLing (reading/watching/listening to)

Mel: reading Redesigning Community Colleges & my thesis intro! + want to dig into old women country, like Kitty Wells  

Raechel: listening to Mitski’s “Your Best American Girl” + watching Broad City and Kimmy Schmidt in the background whilst reading student emails and papers


xoxo Raechel & Melody


Intro Song: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY

Outro Song: “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” Kitty Wells 



2 thoughts on “Episode 10: Lifestyle Politics

  1. lysette May 11, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I’ve loved all the episodes so far but this one might be my favorite. I wrote a review on Itunes but being in Canada I think it only shows up in that region, I’m sure you have lots of Canadian listeners though 🙂
    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you two taking the time to have these conversations that I don’t find enough opportunities to have in my day to day life. Thank you for helping me check myself, I’m not putting this very well but my head swims and heart swells when I listen to your podcast ❤


    • raechel May 16, 2016 / 1:25 am

      Ahhh!!!! Thank you so much for this comment! It means so much that you took the time to comment. It thrills us that we can help bring some feminist mental stimulation to amazing people like you. You rule, thank you.


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