We're Gonna Talk About It

We're Gonna Talk About It

Two great friends, Buffie Blesi and Carolyn Pool, along with their guests unearth, dissect and discuss topics around being a woman that are unknowns, unspoken, taboo or just downright perplexing.

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February 10, 2024 44 mins

We're talking with Betty Folliard, founder of ERA Minnesota and a champion for Equal Rights for all. 

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We're BACK! 

Buffie Blesi and Carolyn Pool took a much needed break to build out our new film production studio - Rockstoria Studios - and get grounded after a flurry of activity. But while we were gone, the world continued to be on fire and we need to talk about it. Buckle up! 

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Hosts Buffie & Carolyn of the We're Gonna Talk About It podcast discuss women in the death and funeral industry. This includes the history of women taking charge, what happened to switch to a male dominated field, and why women are once again dominating the industry. Over 65% of graduates from university mortuary programs are women. While these numbers are impressive, a lot of skepticism and sexism block women from moving ...

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Hosts Buffie & Carolyn discuss what it means to live without the protection of Roe v. Wade, and the rights that could possibly be taken next.


Music clips covers of We're Not Gonna Take It performed by Kulturskolan i Lessebo - We're Not Gonna Take It (Cover) - YouTube and We're not gonna take it ( Dee Snider/Twisted Sister)- Ballad cover by Anika - YouTube

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This episode celebrates all things that are WOMEN IN SPORTS! From some early trailblazers, to the fiftieth anniversary of Title 9, to our remarkable teams that continue to amass victories surpassing their male counterparts and Olympic athletes that always inspire us.

Yet, maybe unsurprisingly, these athletes are still woefully underpaid, sometimes to the tune of earning as much as one hundred percent less than their male counterpart...

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April 21, 2022 37 mins

This weeks We’re Gonna Talk About It podcast episode is about The Pink Tax & all the ways women get hosed buying everyday items. 

Annually, the pink tax costs about $2,300.00 in overpayment for items marketed to women. 

Listen in to hear more about this economic phenomenon and how it is evident in everyday items & even necessary health needs/medicine.

With special guest Shanan Custer. Shanan and Carolyn make up the 2...

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This episode is about the thing that started it all for Rock What You Got™ (RWYG), the Gender Pay Gap. Hosts Buffie & Carolyn talk about the origins of RWYG’s mission, the highlights & challenges, & how much work lies ahead with gender gaps.

Buffie & Carolyn will also introduce RWYG's exciting Pub & Club summer events that will center around education and awareness of gender gaps including pay, ed...

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March 24, 2022 56 mins

This episode is a look at the stories children learn through books, movies & video games that teach screwed-up gender roles. Hosts Buffie & Carolyn discuss the origins of those stories, (commonly known as Fairy Tales), how Hollywood & pop culture has perpetuated these harmful myths, & what is changing. 

Featuring guest Lily Baber-Coyle, founder and owner of Beaver Pond Press and author of Princess and the ...

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March 10, 2022 68 mins

Hosts Buffie & Carolyn talk about the history of women in TV & film, why women’s stories matter, what’s gotten better, & what the data tells us about how far there is to go.

This episode’s guests include nationally known filmmakers and television writers:
Gabby Reese, Filmmaker & host of Shot of Influence
Emily Schmidt, writer and performer for film and television, currently on “Ghosts” on CBS
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Feminism needs to do better. 

The good news is, there is a way. 

Intersectional Feminism is the current wave of feminism in America and it’s about time it was. In this episode, We’re Gonna Talk About It podcast hosts Buffie & Carolyn discuss Intersectional Feminism. What does it mean, and how can you actively incorporate it into your daily actions and interactions?

If you believe equality is for everyone and want to make a persona...

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Part one of “The New ‘F’ Word: Do You Call Yourself a Feminist?" delves into a brief history of feminist movements in America, questions if there is a fourth or even fifth wave coming, & what that means for the future of the feminist movement. 

Hosts Buffie & Carolyn talk about their personal histories and feminist journeys, and wonder loudly and proudly on why some who support equality for women refuse to identify as a...

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January 6, 2022 28 mins

In this episode called 'The Reset Button', hosts Buffie & Carolyn welcome 2022 and talk about their hopes for this year. They discuss why New Years resolutions are so hard to keep, and the emotional damage “failing” can cause. Instead, they offer alternatives to making resolutions while still concentrating on goals.

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December 20, 2021 40 mins

In the final episode of 2021, Hosts Buffie & Carolyn re-cap what they’ve learned, highlights of past episodes, and what they’re looking forward to in 2022! 

If you’re a listener, thank you. Tell your friends about We’re Gonna Talk About It, especially if you think they should listen to a specific episode. If you have ideas for upcoming shows, don’t hesitate to contact “We’re Gonna Talk About It” at Podcast | Rock What You Got™ (...

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December 9, 2021 42 mins

It’s shake up time gearing up for a new year of the “We’re Gonna Talk About It” podcast, but before that, take a detour to talk about the latest assault on women’s health care, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Your hosts are fired up as they navigate questions of why women’s health care is always under fire, and the issues facing those seeking help. 

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October 18, 2021 87 mins

From microphones being designed to amplify lower voices, phones being too big & pockets too small, nowhere to put purses in a car or restroom, and male-only car crash test dummies, it is clear that male-dominated design isn't just inconvenient for women, but can be dangerous too.
Buffie & Carolyn discuss these issues, and welcome guests Tina Nguyen and Danika Hannon to tell us about careers for women in STEM and de...

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Did you know that International Podcast Day was last Thursday?  To celebrate, We're Gonna Talk About It's guest is one of our favorite podcasters, Renee Powers! Renee is the Founder and CEO of The Feminist Book Club, and host of the Feminist Book Club Podcast! Get ready for a lively discussion about new feminist literature, why the term “chick lit” is BS, the books that shaped and inspired us as kids, and what we are read...

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September 8, 2021 58 mins

The diet industry makes $72 billion a year and has a 95% FAILURE RATE. This is just one reason why we say... DEATH TO DIETS!
 
This episode is part 3/3 (or maybe not, this is a huge topic) of We're Gonna Talk About It's series on Body Image. Buffie & Carolyn speak on their own struggles with the diet industry and welcome an amazing guest, Jillian Lampert, CSO of The Emily Program. The Emily Program - A nationa...

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The journey to loving and accepting your body can be difficult.

This week on the We’re Gonna Talk About It podcast is part 2 of our 3 part series on Body Image. ‘Mirror, Mirror’ explores body dysmorphia and disordered eating with hosts Buffie Blesi & Carolyn Pool, joined by guest Julie Wenzlick ( https://www.instagram.com/julie.better.everyday/

RWYG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockwhatyougotlive/

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If you’ve ever felt bad about your body, you aren’t alone. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but messages from media and society seem to be saying (over and over!) that there’s only one kind of “perfect” body, and if we don’t have it, we need to spend all of our time, effort and money to change. Women especially also get damaging messages about their bodies and sexuality, specifically from institutions dedicated to the subjugati...

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June 24, 2021 47 mins

Episode 9 is In The Name of Pride! A great way to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community is to continue to learn and ask questions. Rock What You Got podcast, We’re Gonna Talk About It, welcomes guest Emma VanVactor Lee, Educator, to answer questions as a guide for “Allyship 101”. This discussion also covers the emotional labor that LGBTQIA+ and persons of color go through daily, and how an ally can pull their weight when it comes to...

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