The Loud Women's Club

The Loud Women's Club

The Loud Women’s Club podcast is a celebration of the opinionated. Hosted by Melissa Huston, we find and support our voices by discussing the timely issues of society, culture, and politics. Welcome to the club.

Episodes

September 18, 2021 45 min

What's been comforting you through these dark times? Have you read any good books? Fell in love with a television series?  The Loud Women share their picks for binge worthy material.

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From 9-11, to Afghanistan, to Texas abortion law; the Loud Women are MAD and letting it all out in this episode. With so much violence and oppression against women, you'll be confused if we're talking about the Taliban or the U.S. government....and you'll be mad too. 

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September 4, 2021 57 min

Some students are already back to school, others join in after Labor Day. We thought COVID would be behind us right? But instead we're watching people implode over vaccines and mask mandates. The Loud Women weigh in on the craziness that encompasses the return to school. 

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August 21, 2021 69 min

From lack of pockets to lack of "Fs"....the Loud women talk about what it means to be a woman in 2021: The unrealistic expectations,  the fear of failure, the fragility of our bodies, and the ability to still find time for joy. 

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August 14, 2021 60 min

Sometimes you gotta vent. The Delta variant of COVID paired with kiddos going back to school is making this a particularly stressful time. The Loud Women shine a light on mental wellbeing and how they are keeping it together the best they can. 

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August 7, 2021 55 min

From mental health, to protests, to uniforms, the women of the 2020/21 Olympic Games are speaking out and being LOUD! Let's take a look at the longstanding misogyny of the games, and how athletes are just not having it anymore. 

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July 31, 2021 64 min

Tammy Payne is now 6 years out from her initial diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer. Through her blog, she is open and honest about her struggles and triumphs. From unexpected physical tolls, to the emotional and financial costs, to friendship and working through treatment. 

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July 24, 2021 45 min

This week we are joined by two legal legends in the fields of abortion and human rights. Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay have co-authored a new book, "Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom." With the Supreme Court set to hear a controversial abortion case, could this be the end of protections under Roe V. Wade? Kitty and Julie share their suggestions for the current reproductive rights movemen...

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Dr. Janus Adams is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian and author. She is a pioneer of African-American and women's programming.  What better person to join the Loud Women to discuss teaching black history.  Plus, Nicole's tribute to actress Cicely Tyson.

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July 10, 2021 57 min

We just celebrated the 4th of July and the Loud Women are thinking about what it means to be a patriot. It is entirely possible to love your country while questioning history and protesting injustice. So why do so many people feel threatened by the criticism?

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July 3, 2021 56 min

Whether you became a parent in your 20s or 40s, or made the choice to be child-free, women have all kinds of opinions on motherhood. From societal pressures to internet shaming, the Loud Women share their experiences grappling with having children. 

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June 26, 2021 56 min

It's PRIDE month and the Loud Women are celebrating! This is an honest and frank discussion about what it means to be part of the LGBTQ community, and be a supportive ally. A shout out to  https://www.thetrevorproject.org which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25. 1-866-488-7386.

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June 19, 2021 57 min

For centuries women have adorned their skin with cosmetics to alter their appearance.  Is it personal preference or societal pressures that cause us to layer on the products? Are we compelled to conform to beauty standards or are we empowered to reject the pressures to look a certain way?

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June 12, 2021 61 min

If you hear someone say something racist....do you call them out on it? What if friend makes a sexist joke on social media? Or what if your boss is making wildly inappropriate comments? When is it the right time to say something? The Loud women talk about speaking out, and how sometimes that comes at a cost....a privilege not everyone can afford. 

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June 5, 2021 67 min

The Loud Women prove that civil discourse is still possible when debating guns in America. We examine the nuances of gun regulation and legislation all while having differing opinions on gun ownership. Please note this episode touches on gun violence and suicide. The suicide prevention hotline is 800-273-8255. 

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As we crawl our way out of a pandemic, many women are concerned about social re-entry. It's hard enough to navigate the world of adult friendships without the added pressures of technology, social media, and plain being out of practice. This week the Loud Women are joined by friendship coach Danielle Bayard Jackson who gives us insight on maintaining those important connections.

 
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Cancel culture has permeated our society. From abandoning brands, boycotting sports, and notifying employers of abhorrent on-line behavior. It appears on both sides of the issues and is supported by our access to social media. Is it aggressive and combative? Or is it simply time to hold people accountable?

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May 15, 2021 59 min

With COVID restrictions beginning to lift, many women are thinking about taking a trip. But would you take a vacation alone? From trekking cross country, to dining alone; the Loud Women talk about their comfort levels when it comes to solo travel. 

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May 7, 2021 61 min

It's Mother's Day weekend and the Loud Women are talking about self-care. From reading a good book, receiving therapy, going to the gym or taking a trip to Target....self-care is self-defined, and even more important during a pandemic. 

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May 1, 2021 70 min

On the heels of the Derek Chauvin trial, the Loud Women look back at the history of police reform, and contemplate what it would take to make a better future.?

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