There isn’t necessarily a great business model for speaking truth to power, Susie, but podcasting at least makes it a lot less expensive.
One of my favourite podcasts on that count is Women at Warp, “a twice-monthly podcast where four women talk about Star Trek, its representations of women, contributions of women behind the scenes, and other fun Trek topics.” If you’re on the geekier side of the fence (heck, you’re here, right?), and you’ve been looking for a podcast that’s great fun while treating issues like underrepresentation, exclusion and overt misogyny seriously, I hope you’ll give it a listen.
(And I’m not just saying because I have an outstanding debt of a Trek-themed cartoon to co-host Jarrah Hodge. That said, I do indeed have an outstanding debt of a Trek-themed cartoon to co-host Jarrah Hodge.)
We’re getting down to the wire on this run of cartoons; I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I did drawing them. This was my second-favorite of the bunch. Next week: my personal fave!