Deborah Frances-White is bringing the Guilty Feminist Podcast to Southampton. This is a show for those of us who think of ourselves as feminists, but sometimes wonder if we're doing things quite right. The popular podcast has been around since 2015, and Frances-White frequently records live shows that feature a cast of familiar names that co-host individual episodes and bring their own thoughts and experiences to the table. This live recording will be held at Nuffield Southampton Theatres' NST Capus on 22nd of April 2018.
The Guilty Feminist Podcast was originally created by Frances-White and Sofie Hagen, while Hagen, Frances-White continues the podcast with one episode uploaded roughly every week. The show tackles the subject of modern day feminism in a hilarious and frank way and features guests who are comedians, actors, musicians, businesswomen and women from many other fields. Each episode starts with the panel members sharing their own stories starting with "I'm a feminist, but…" It's these words that help make the podcast so relatable, because we're all familiar with the feeling that maybe we're not quite doing enough.
The live shows are interactive. The panel chat and share stories amongst themselves as they would in the regular podcast, but the audience is often invited to share their opinions and contribute – even if it's through a mass calling out of ideas or names of places. For example, at a live show in Melbourne, Australia Frances-White got the audience to shout out things that nice girls wouldn't do or be for a character she was creating on the stage. Thus, Shazza was born. A lady from Wangaratta, 2 hours up the Hume, who spits, talks with her mouth open, sits with her legs apart, and just might have a little bit of poo on her shirt.
The Guilty Feminist Podcast will be at NST Campus on April 22nd at 7:30pm. Tickets are £14.50 and can be purchased online from the NST website or by calling the box office on 023 8067 1771. It's worth checking out for Deborah Frances-White's humour, but it's also a good reminder that you can be a feminist even if you're wearing makeup and like high heels – just maybe stop saying sorry so much.