Episode #2 Bonus: MiniThedas Q&A

The Heroine’s Journey is a weekly podcast by women, for women, about women. Each week, LC Brown and a rotating cast of guest hosts shine a spotlight on the lady-driven stories they love.

“Episode #2 Bonus: MiniThedas Q&A”

This week, host myjusticecake takes us behind the scenes at Mini Thedas to show us the ins and outs of the 1/6th hobby and how her dolls are made, including:

  • How doll-making feeds into your destructive nature
  • The many ways sewing for dolls is different than sewing for real people
  • Why it’s still so hard to find diverse body types

You can see more of her work at Mini Thedas, including photos of the famous Anders doll she made in the months after DA2’s release.

Also note! We’re on iTunes now, as well as Stitcher. So go check us out!

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Episode #2: Marvel’s Agent Carter

The Heroine’s Journey is a weekly podcast by women, for women, about women. Each week,  LC Brown and a rotating cast of guest hosts shine a spotlight on the lady-driven stories they love.

“Episode #2: Marvel’s Agent Carter”

This week, we’re all about Marvel’s Agent Carter! As the miniseries wraps its eight-episode run, LC Brown and guest host myjusticecake go deep dive on the show, including:

  • What makes Peggy Carter a superhero – without falling into the “exceptional woman” trap
  • Female friendships, and what makes Angie Peggy Carter’s Mary Jane
  • Why the show’s lack of minority representation is so disappointing
  • Will we see a second season?

Plus: Jupiter Ascending, 50 Shades of Grey, Transistor, Elizabeth Moon, Lois McMaster Bujold, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5, Terminator 2, Alien and your emails!

Main topic starts at 19:13
Emails start at: 40:40

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

Cohost info: myjusticecake, mini-thedas

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Episode #1 Bonus: Why ‘The Heroine’s Journey’?

The Heroine’s Journey is a weekly podcast by women, for women, about women. Each week, LC Brown and a rotating cast of guest hosts shine a spotlight on the lady-driven stories they love.

“Episode #1 Bonus: Why ‘The Heroine’s Journey’?”

So what’s the deal with the name “The Heroine’s Journey”? In this audio essay, I walk through the ins and outs of the Heroine’s Journey story archetype, as well as why I like it so much that I decided to name a podcast after it.

Further Reading:

I’m no lit major, and I don’t play one on TV. All I am is a geek with a passion for stories.

In coming up with this essay, I leaned heavily on two source works: Valerie Estelle Frankel’s From Girl To Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey through Myth and Legend, and Victoria Lynn Schmidt’s 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters. For writers, lit-geeks, and just people interested in learning more, I highly recommend both titles.

You can also read the book that, as far as I know, introduced the concept of Heroine’s Journeys: Maureen Murdock’s The Heroine’s Journey.

All this presupposes a familiarity with the Hero’s Journey and storytelling archetypes. But if that sounds like so much word soup to you, then you should check out Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Although dated now (it was originally published in 1949) and male-focused, it still provides a fascinating look into the world of mythic tradition – and the ideas it presents have influenced everything from Star Wars to The Matrix.

As an aside: Thanks to everyone who checked out the first episode. The response was overwhelming, and you all made this launch week a success that exceeded my wildest expectations.

I’ve got some great things planned for the weeks ahead, and I’m as excited as you are to see where we head next. Thanks for listening! See you next week!

If you’d like to leave us a comment, question, or maybe just some good old-fashioned hatemail, send us an email at info (at) hjcast [dot] com.

Episode #1: The Legend of Korra

The Heroine’s Journey is a weekly podcast by women, for women, about women. Each week,  LC Brown and a rotating cast of guest hosts shine a spotlight on the lady-driven stories they love.

“Episode #1: Legend of Korra”

This week, LC and guest host Jay Kateel dig into the Nickelodeon animated series, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, which has just wrapped up its four season run. We talk about the ins and outs of the later seasons (spoilers — beware!), including:

  • Why it’s so rare to see teenage girls making mistakes
  • The importance of a happily ever after for bisexual women of color
  • Female antagonists, and their redemption

Plus: Dragon Age Inquisition, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Agent Carter, the Marvel Universe movies, Sleepy Hollow,  Go Set a Watchman, and your emails!

Main topic starts at: 14:42
Emails start at: 38:43

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

Cohost info: jkateel, incorrectdragonage

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Introducing: The Heroine’s Journey Podcast!

The Heroine’s Journey is a podcast that will highlight women’s stories and female characters in pop culture, including books, TV, film, comics, video games, and more.

Why? Simple.

I’m tired of podcasts that overlook me.

Most podcasts these days are produced by and for straight, white men. That’s fine, if you happen to be a straight, white man. But I’m not. And I’m willing to bet I’m not alone.

Enter The Heroine’s Journey.

The Heroine’s Journey is a pop culture podcast focusing exclusively on women’s stories.

The goal: to broaden awareness of positive, interesting and complex portrayals of women in fiction, and of creators who are doing it right.

Published every Tuesday, each episode will be roughly 45-60 minutes in length, featuring LC Brown (that’s me!) and at least one co-host. In addition, most Fridays I’ll also feature some sort of “bonus content”, such as interviews, radio essays, fan music, and more.

Why should you listen to me? Well, I bring to the table over a decade of experience in investigative journalism and the entertainment press, not to mention years’ experience on several podcasts, including Knickerweasels and The Gamers With Jobs Conference Call.

Stay tuned for our first episode — coming shortly!