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Ladies First is a podcast dedicated to any wlw who enjoys discussion of their favorite shows, ships, as well as analyzing trends within our communities and discussing our histories.
Feb 11, 2021
Ladies First Talks Community Building
One of Kori and Taylor's favorite guests, Wendy Curry, returns to share her years of knowledge on building safe, sustainable, and healthy communities. Among the topics discussed are learning to avoid burnout, how to delegate, dealing with disappointment, and knowing when to plan an exit strategy. ResourcesWendy Curry: http://web.archive.org/web/20080626175914/http://feministing.com/archives/007498.html (http://web.archive.org/web/20080626175914/http://feministing.com/archives/007498.html) http://binetusa.blogspot.com/2009/02/binet-usa-president-wendy-curry.html (http://binetusa.blogspot.com/2009/02/binet-usa-president-wendy-curry.html) http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/usa/new_jersey/BNNJ/tristate/draft.html (http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/usa/new_jersey/BNNJ/tristate/draft.html) https://southfloridagaynews.com/Community/feature-binet-usa-strives-to-amplify-bisexual-voices.html#gsc.tab=0 (https://southfloridagaynews.com/Community/feature-binet-usa-strives-to-amplify-bisexual-voices.html#gsc.tab=0)
Jan 28, 2021
Examining Toxic Fandom Behavior
In today's episode of Ladies First, Kori and Taylor discuss toxic elements of fandom and their connections to Internet culture in general. Our topics include fandom discourse that reflects binary, black-and-white thinking associated with religion and the social justice movement, and how we talk about women in the public eye.
Jan 7, 2021
Ladies First talked about Wynonna Earp again! Dayana and Kori discussed what's happened in season four, what we'd like to see in the second half, and our favorite characters.
Dec 29, 2020
Fluid, Ambiguous, Subversive — Ladies First Interviews Bisexual Activist Lani Ka'ahumanu
For this special episode of Ladies First, Taylor interviews long-time bisexual activist Lani Ka'ahumanu about her role in establishing a national bisexual community, the importance of representation, and overall what bisexuality means to a monosexual world. As Lani proclaimed in 1993, "Aloha, my name is Lani Ka’ahumanu, and it ain’t over til the bisexual speaks…"
1 hr 9 min
Nov 30, 2020
We Finally Get Around to Discussing Motherland: Fort Salem
Sneaking in at the end of the month, Kori and Dayana are finally talking about season one of Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem. If you haven't watched the season yet, be aware of spoilers. (Also, if you have watched the season and are a fan of Scylla... maybe approach with caution?) The Ladies discuss what worked and didn't work for them this season, what they'd like to see in season two, and why Abigail Bellweather should get what she wants, when she wants, because she deserves it.
Oct 24, 2020
The Owl House Episode
Taylor and Rebecca discuss the new animated series from Disney.
1 hr 1 min
Sep 24, 2020
Ladies First is Obsessed with Warrior Nun
Alejandra and Kori spend an hour talking about their current favorite show, Warrior Nun. Everyone loves a glorious dumbass character trope!
Sep 10, 2020
Taylor and Kori welcome back activist Wendy Curry and discuss the upcoming annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Aug 20, 2020
The End of the Tele-Serial... and Some Other Stuff
So after a shockingly swift resolution to the tele-serial, courtesy of Alejandra and Seher, conversation turns to representation in television. CrTjuPDSoQQg0Wxj0Sld
Jul 30, 2020
Fashion Choices in the Queer Community
Seher, Kori, and Taylor discuss queer fashion now, historically, and how we might sort of be doing just a little gatekeeping as well.
Jul 16, 2020
Return of the Tele-Serial: Part One
Alejandra and Seher reunite to plot another wlw tele-serial! Well, at least the first part.
Jun 25, 2020
The Bisexual Community: A Conversation With Three Generations
Kori, Taylor, and special guest Wendy Curry discuss bisexual history, community, activism, and their experiences across three different generations.
Jun 11, 2020
Exploring Queer Spaces in the Music Industry
Kori, Taylor, and Rebecca take a look at queer spaces in the music industry, cover a little history, and discuss why it's so hard for explicitly queer music videos to crack the mainstream ceiling. Also, we fangirl over Angel Haze.
May 28, 2020
The She-Ra Episode
Elizabeth and Kori discuss the final season, the issues they have with it, and if the series ultimately stuck its landing.
May 14, 2020
So About That Flag Design...
Elizabeth, Kori, and Taylor discuss the fallout from the bisexual flag design debacle, as well as look at the history behind the flag (and its predecessors) itself.
Apr 16, 2020
Cultural Expectations on Coming Out
Kori and Taylor talk about the cultural history of coming out in the United States, and all the intersections that come with it. Also, why nobody is entitled to anyone's personal coming out.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 21, 2020
We're Back and Talking All Things DC
What a time to come back from hiatus! Some of the things we'd discussed on this episode have changed in light of everything that's gone on in the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, but overall, Kori and Molly are here to discuss DC movies, animated series, comics, and DCTV. Also anything Harley Quinn related that you can think of.
Aug 13, 2019
Ladies First Returns to talk Backlash!
Ladies First returns after its hiatus to talk about the increasing tidal wave of internet backlash on lady-centric media properties.
Mar 28, 2019
Code 307 for Coronation Street
Kori, Seher, and Elizabeth discuss the recent death of a lesbian character on Coronation Street.
Feb 7, 2019
Plotting a WLW Tele-Serial
Ladies First presents a special episode where Kori plays Dungeon Master to Seher and Alejandra as they plot out a telenovela/South Asian serial on the fly, entirely around two women loving women characters.
Jan 10, 2019
It's a New Year, A New Doctor, And Some of the Same Fandom Unpacking
Elizabeth, Seher, and Kori kick off 2019 with a look at Doctor Who, fandom as a whole, and why you shouldn't cross social media boundaries.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 22, 2018
It's All About She-Ra!
Elizabeth and Kori take a look at the rebooted Netflix series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Nov 8, 2018
Ladies First Looks at WLW Film
Elizabeth is back from the Canadian wilderness and joins Kori in a look at wlw film including Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet, and Appropriate Behavior. Also, relationship tropes.
Oct 25, 2018
Queer Muslim Representation in Media
Seher and Kori take a look at the current representation for Muslim characters in media, while discussing the breadth and depth of Muslim experiences yet to be shown.
Sep 27, 2018
Ladies First Explores Telenovelas
Kori and Alejandra take a look at telenovelas, their cultural impact, how they're changing with our media viewing habits, and the utterly bonkers storyline plots new viewers can expect.
Sep 10, 2018
Katniss, that's Gay: Queer Subtext of The Hunger Games
Elizabeth, with special guests Gretchen and Lisa, discuss the Hunger Games Trilogy
Aug 30, 2018
The Call is Coming From Inside the Rainbow House: Part One
Kori and Elizabeth discuss the reaction to Batwoman's casting, and the worrying trend of toxic exclusion and gatekeeping within the wlw community.
Aug 16, 2018
Ladies First Explores South Asian Dramas
Seher and Kori discuss all the wacky and drawn out hijinks of South Asian drama shows, and how completely and utterly exhausted US wlw will be trying to keep up.
Aug 2, 2018
Exploring Bi-erasure in Media
Kori with special guest and former Valkyrie, Dani Watson, take a look at the roots of current issues of bisexual erasure in fandoms across media.
Jul 19, 2018
Ladies First Explores Steven Universe
Elizabeth and Kori take a look at Steven Universe, the latest Steven Bomb, and everyone's favorite bird mom, Pearl.
Jul 5, 2018
Fandoms and the Breakdown of the Fourth Wall
Elizabeth, Kori, and Seher talk about how social media has helped bring about the breakdown of the fourth wall between fandoms and creators/actors... and the negative consequences that follow.
Jun 21, 2018
It's a Superfinale of Supergirl
Elizabeth is back just in time for the end of season three of Supergirl!
1 hr 1 min
Jun 3, 2018
Pride Month WLW Character Review
Seher and Kori rundown a list of 33(!) shows on air featuring at least one significant wlw character
May 20, 2018
Bad Fandom Fanfic Patterns
Kori and Seher discuss patterns of inclusion and exclusion in fandoms and fanfic.
Apr 23, 2018
Pros and Cons of Fan Conventions
Elizabeth and Kori are back having recovered from post-con crud after an amazing weekend at ClexaCon! We're talking cons, from the highs of ClexaCon to the weekend debacle of Universal FanCon, and what to and not to do.
Mar 29, 2018
What Does Queerbaiting Even Mean Anymore?
Elizabeth and Kori are back with special guest, Lisa, talk about queerbaiting, media, and how we view our shows.
Mar 15, 2018
Three Burned Out Fangirls Talk About Fandom Burnout on Ladies First
Is fandom culture more prone to causing burnout than ever before? Three burned out fangirls say “Yes, absolutely, everything is ruined forever.”
Feb 8, 2018
Ladies First Talks One Day at a Time Season 2
Kori and Elizabeth spend this episode reviewing the second season of Netflix's One Day at a Time.
Jan 25, 2018
A Ladies First Look at Black Lightning
Elizabeth and Kori are back for the first episode of 2018! This time we're talking all things Black Lightning. If you aren't watching it, you should be.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 22, 2017
It's a Ladies First End of Year!
Elizabeth and Kori review 2017 in queer lady content, what they liked, and what they'd like to see improve.
Nov 10, 2017
Lets talk about our favorite ships!
Kori and special guest Shahar discuss their favorite interracial wlw ships!
Oct 27, 2017
When We Rise: The History of the Queer Rights Movement: Part 2
Kori and Elizabeth look at the history of the AIDS epidemic in the US and the impact it had on the LGBT community.
Oct 5, 2017
When We Rise: The History of the Queer Rights Movement Part 1
Elizabeth and Kori talk about the history of the LGBT+ rights movement in the United States leading up to the AIDS epidemic.
Sep 21, 2017
Queer Women in Dystopias
This week, Ladies First is joined by Lisa to discuss the The Handmaid's Tale, V for Vendetta, and The 100, and how queer women are portrayed in dystopian and apocalypse stories.
1 hr 1 min
Sep 7, 2017
This week we talk about everyone's favorite power couple, Sanvers.
Aug 24, 2017
Why Are Queer Women So Bad at Dating?
In this episode, Elizabeth and Kori look at the dynamics of queer lady dating and why we're just so terrible at it.
Aug 10, 2017
No, We Don't Need another L Word
Kori is back from vacation and joined by Lisa in an episode where salt reigns supreme! Join them as they unpack many of the not so great legacies of the L Word.
Jul 26, 2017
Say it Ain't So, Girl of Steel
Ladies First dives headfirst into the SDCC Supergirl cast fiasco.
1 hr 30 min
Jul 12, 2017
Celebrity Culture and Community Consumption
On this episode of Ladies First, Elizabeth and Kori talk about some of the more toxic elements of Celebrity Culture manifesting in the femslash community.
Jun 28, 2017
A Sense8 Retrospective
Elizabeth and Kori take a look at the dearly departed Netflix series, Sense8.
Jun 8, 2017
How Well Are We Supporting Diversity in Our Community?
Elizabeth and Kori return for a special episode fresh off the cancellation of Sense8. In this episode, we're looking at the levels of diverse content in our community, and whether or not we're putting in the level of support these shows need. Special guest, Hadeel, joins us for this discussion.
May 16, 2017
It's a Mass Effect Bonanza!
Elizabeth and Kori take a look at Mass Effect and the various queer relationships the player can pursue as either female Shepard or female Ryder.
May 3, 2017
Ladies First Reminisces on Xena: Warrior Princess
Elizabeth and Kori take a look at the grandlady of all wlw ships and the impact it's had on femslash fandom today.
Apr 19, 2017
Ladies First Slays Buffy
Elizabeth, Gretchen, and Kori take a look back at the legacy of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Apr 15, 2017
Ladies First - Femslash Relationship Tropes
Elizabeth, Gretchen, and Kori take a look at some of the most pervasive tropes in femslash fiction and art.
Apr 15, 2017
Ladies First - The 100
Elizabeth and Gretchen wade through the minefield that is the CW's post-apocalyptic show, The 100.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 15, 2017
Ladies First - DCTV
Elizabeth, Gretchen, and Kori take a look at the ladies of the popular Arrowverse series of shows.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 15, 2017
Ladies First - Glee
Elizabeth and Kori take a stroll down memory lane as they examine the good, the bad, and the ugly of Glee.
Apr 15, 2017
Ladies First One Day at a Time
Ladies First talks Netflix's breakout show, One Day at a Time