Damsels in Dialogue

Damsels in Dialogue

A podcast focused on the portrayal of female protagonists in film, literature, and stage. Grab a cup of tea and join Katie and India for laughs, origins, opinions, tackling the patriarchy, and more. Take a deep dive into a new fandom or genre each season. *Lots of spoilers and opinions* https://linktr.ee/damselsindialogue

Episodes

April 17, 2023 55 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. For our penultimate episode of the season we snap into West Side of Manhattan. Join us as we discuss a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions and it's two leading women, Maria and Anita. This powerful tale puts its own spin on the star crossed lovers tale and shines a light on a portian of America's violent past prejudice whi...

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This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. This episode we find ourselves in the midst of a union battle for a raise at the Sleep Tight pajama factory. Join us for discussions about the development of musical comedy "The Pajama Game" and the romance between the head of the grievance commity, Babe, and the new factory supervisor along with the women that make up the ...

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February 27, 2023 49 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. We travel to Hollywood in the 1920s transitions from silent film to talkies in what has been voted the best movie musical of all time, "Singin' in the Rain." Join us for a peek into the development of the beloved film that shot Debbie Reynolds to stardom as Kathy Seldon. Though this golden age musical is full of iconic mome...

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February 20, 2023 65 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. This episode we find ourselves in the pages of a fairytale adaptation composed by Mary Rodgers and starring a zany cast of characters in the cult classic "Once Upon a Mattress." Join us for discussions about the development of this musical turned multiple TV adaptations and launching the career of the amazing comic Carol Br...

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February 13, 2023 50 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. The second in a two part series, this episode we go where the hills are alive and discuss how to solve a problem like Maria in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Sound of Music." Join us as we deep dive into the origins and development of the Broadway and Hollywood hit along with a dive into the lead female protagonist who brings m...

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February 6, 2023 76 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. The first in a two part series, this episode we go where the hills are alive and discuss the origins of the two supporting women in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Sound of Music." Join us as we deep dive into the would be step mother, Baroness Elsa Shraeder and the eldest daughter Liesl Von Trapp. Broadway and Hollywood hit mus...

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January 30, 2023 56 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. This episode we travel on a transatlantic cruise with two girls from Little Rock. Join us for discussions about the development of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes from the original novel of the same title by Anita Loos, to the Broadway musical, to the iconic Hollywood movie starring Jane Russel and Marilyn Monroe. Let's see if dia...

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January 23, 2023 55 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. We travel behind the scenes of the opening of a new musical, "Kiss Me Kate." Join us for discussions about the development of this Cole Porter musical from Shakespeare to a witnessed argument backstage and the two leading ladies, Lilli Vanessi and Louis Lane. It's all wundebar!

*PG-13*

*Full of spoilers and opinions*

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January 16, 2023 68 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. We travel to London this week in Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady." Join us for discussions about the development of the musical from the original myth, to the George Bernard Shaw play, to Shaw screenplay, to Broadway, and then Hollywood. Eliza Doolittle has fascinated audiences with her transformation for over a century an...

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January 9, 2023 70 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. We travel to Runyonland this week in Frank Loesser's "Guys and Dolls." Miss Sarah Brown finds herself in the middle of a bet and Miss Adelaide tries desperately to get rid of her cold and finally get married. Join us for discussions about the development of the musical from its original short stories and see if our hosts fo...

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January 2, 2023 62 mins

This season we focus on character development and analysis of the female protagonists in Golden Age Musicals. We begin this season by traveling to Pine Tree Vermont and discussing the iconic Hollywood classice White Christmas. Betty and Judy Haynes are two sisters that may not have been a focal point of the writers, but through the genius of Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen became iconic movie musical women.

*PG-13*

*Full of spoiler...

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April 4, 2022 41 mins

We have made it to the final match ups of our 2nd annual Maiden Madness tournament. This year is all about the supportive sweethearts of Disney and Pixar animation. Each romantic interest is put to the test in a March Madness style tournament, scoring on a rubric our co-hosts have crafted. We began with 30 Disney and Pixar men, find out who will wear the bronze, silver, and golden crown. This is Maiden Madness.

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March 28, 2022 86 mins

This episode we are joined by our co-hosts' own sweethearts, Josh Suevel and Frank J. Paul, to discuss our final four contenders in Maiden Madness 2022. This year is all about the Supportive Sweethearts of Disney and Pixar animation. Each romantic interest is put to the test in a March Madness style tournament to see who will wear the crown. Join us for a lively discussion and debate just how supportive our last four sweethearts ar...

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March 21, 2022 95 mins

With the help of our special guest Marissa Longo, Maiden Madness continues and the competition is fierce. This year is all about the Supportive Sweethearts of Disney and Pixar animation. Each romantic interest is put to the test in a March Madness style tournament to see who will wear the crown. We began with 30 and have now narrowed it down to an Elite 8. This episode we us the full rubric to put our remaining sweethearts to the t...

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March 14, 2022 90 mins

Our 2nd annual Maiden Madness continues! This year is all about the Supportive Sweethearts of Disney and Pixar animation. Each romantic interest is put to the test in a March Madness style tournament to see who will wear the crown. We began with 30 and have now narrowed them down to the Sweet 16. This episode we take a deeper dive into just how supportive these sweethearts are and find out who will move on to the Elite 8. Get your ...

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March 7, 2022 106 mins

Welcome to our 2nd annual Maiden Madness tournament!! This year is all about the Supportive Sweethearts of Disney and Pixar animation. Round One we have 30 Disney and Pixar animated men and put to the test in a March Madness style tournament to see who will wear the crown. Katie and India have created special rubrics once again and this episode we find out just how much of a sweetheart they are. Get your brackets ready and see how ...

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February 28, 2022 94 mins

Join us as we travel back to ancient Greece, Egypt, Asia, and then Europe to follow the origins of the classic fairytale, "Cinderella." There is a reason the rags to riches tale is found all over the world and it is no surprise that Disney turned to the beloved story at a time when his studio was on the brink of bankruptcy. This episode we discuss the development of Disney's "Cinderella" and take a deep dive into the amazing resili...

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February 21, 2022 71 mins

This week we travel to the Polynesian Islands and follow a courageous tale of the ocean's chosen, Moana.  Take a dive into the development of this original tale and learn what makes this Disney Princess stand out. We travel across the sea with an unlikely, and many times unhelpful, crew but through Moana's cunning, bravery, and heart she discovers the wayfinder she was always meant to be and helps a demigod learn what kind of perso...

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February 14, 2022 82 mins

Join us as we discuss the latest addition to the Disney Princess franchise, Raya and the Last Dragon. Discover the inspiration behind this action packed fantasy adventure and how Disney developed this South East Asian warrior princess. She may have some trust issues, but Raya's journey and growth through a found family connected by tragedy is a heartwarming and important tale not to be missed. 

*Lots of spoilers and opinions*

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February 7, 2022 72 mins

This week we travel to France and a small provincial town to meet our favorite bookworm, Belle. Learn about the original "Beauty and the Beast" fairytale and its transformation into a movie that changed the Academy Awards forever. Belle's courage, stubbornness, intellect, and compassion make her a fantastic and important addition to the Disney Princess Franchise. So, grab a cup of tea from Mrs. Potts and be our guest for a discussi...

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