Hags is a weekly feminist podcast co-hosted by Riley Rose Critchlow and Nicole Wyland, featuring bad-ass guests like Gates McFadden, Troian Bellisario, Gina Susanna, Jazz Thornton, Ione Butler, Erika Ishii and many more.
Each episode begins with a profile of a notable woman from throughout history (or “Boss Ass Bitch”) before diving into history, pop culture, current events, embarrassing childhood stories and daily personal anecdotes relating to our word of the week. Brand NEW segments include listener confessions, RANTS, and questions specifically from our male-identifying listeners. (Got one? Send it to [email protected]!) You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn about rats.
Hags co-hosts Riley Rose Critchlow and Nicole Wyland met on the set of a hit web show and have been creating feminist content together ever since. In 2016, they co-produced a gender-bending parody series called Get Bent, which highlights the way women are portrayed in Hollywood by putting women in the men’s roles and vice versa. Their first release, “New Boy,” is currently available on YouTube. In the spring of 2017, Riley and Nicole teamed up with “New Boy” director and head of Point of Blue Studios, Alex Reeves, to create Hags Podcast.
When they started out with their very first episode in 2017, their mission at Hags was to deconstruct and demystify the ways society values women. They began our journey on Hags by examining adjectives that are commonly used to describe women and the problematic ways in which they are interpreted, appropriated, and weaponized. Through 100 episodes Hags has featured extraordinary women doing incredible things and found themselves coming back to one undeniable truth – feminism is good for everyone.
No matter your gender, your sexual orientation, your age, your heritage, what type of body you live in, what color skin you have, your DNA, your parents, your nationality – no matter what – feminism is good for us all.
As Riley and Nicole embark on their next 100 episodes, their mission is to continue learning, growing and questioning what we’ve all been taught to accept as normal as they explore not only how society values women, but how feminism benefits everyone.
Weekly episodes of Hags are released every Tuesday and are available on iTunes, Stitcher and www.hagspodcast.com. If you like what you hear, check out their Patreon for bonus content, minisodes, behind the scenes video and thank you perks like personalized video messages, private Skype sessions and Hags merch!
KeriLynn Engel is an autodidact and women’s history buff who founded Amazing Women in History in 2011.