Listen, Ladies is a podcast by ladies, for ladies (and gentlemen) featuring interviews with experts and innovators in a broad range of fields internationally. The podcast highlight current events and issues, breakthroughs in the arts and academic communities, as well as women making an extraordinary impact in their fields.
The podcast is hosted by journalist and international relations scholar Maryalice Aymong.
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The Love Affair Between Eleanor Roosevelt and Journalist Lorena “Hick” Hickok
“This is a great story that needs to be told and it can be told now without all the discomfort and shaming of earlier versions because there is a more accepting atmosphere now,” says author Susan Quinn.
A Culinary Approach To Raise Funds For Victims of the Crisis in Syria
“Food is such a good way of bringing people together because everyone needs food, there’s no hierarchy, and it’s such a great way of introducing people to a different culture,” explains Rose Lukas, managing director of Hands Up Foundation.
Meet the Co-Founder of the First and Only Women-Owned Medical Marijuana Business in NY.
“The reality is that CBD (Cannabidiol), which is what medical marijuana is, has no psychoactive components. So you’re not getting the patient high,” explains Peckham.
Stepping Into Politics And Fighting the Trolls In The #MeToo Era
“Harassment, threats of violence: These are not a partisan issue. They don’t just affect Democratic women. They are really for all women in politics,” says Politico reporter Emma Margolin.
Quantum Physics and Classical Ballet? Meet Merritt Moore, Who is Breaking New Ground In Both Fields.
“Science, math, physics and dance for me is one category because all of these things are non-verbal,” says quantum physicist and world class ballerina Merrit Moore.
One Reporter’s Investigation Reveals Confusion and Emotional Dilemma Surrounding America’s Untested Rape Kits
Rape kit evidence is crucial information for survivors of sexual violence. The Washington Post reporter Jessica Contrera discusses the fate of rape kits in America.
Teaming Up for Economic Independence: One Bakery at a Time
Learn about the Women’s Bakery, an organization that works with women in East Africa to develop economically sustainable bakeries in their local communities.
Book Club Round 2! Author Liza Jessie Peterson Shares her Experience Educating Incarcerated Teens
Most kids plead guilty so that they can go home even if they didn’t commit the crime, says Liza, author of the book “All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island”.
What Makes Mentorship Work?
In this conversation with Whitney Narcisse of First Round, learn about what makes a good match and why you might want more than one mentor.
Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis Explained
“A lot of countries are afraid to take too strong a stance against the Myanmar government for fear of interrupting the democratization process which is ironic because nothing suggests that you have a democracy taking hold”, says Mayesha Salam.
Venezuela’s Citizens Grapple with Upcoming Election
“Venezuela is going through an extremely difficult economic crisis, a crisis that this country has never seen it before”, says Venezuela’s former diplomat and human rights advocator Luisa Kislinger from Caracas.
Reporting from West Africa for the New York Times
“It really struck me that these girls are such heroes. Can you imagine defying one of the most deadly terror groups in the world?” says Searcey.