Janie’s podcast explored abortion quite a bit and illuminated a lot of the personal and political discussions around abortions. She opens up about some of the trends she found in the way that we’re conversing about abortion rights and the lack of nuance in this world. This conversation leads to a discussion about cancel culture, what it means to have open discourse. The two travel into a larger discussion about pop culture, public complicity and how media spin controls our gaze and dictates a lot of our opinions. Janie updates listeners about current “good guys” in pop culture and not surprisingly there aren’t a lot! One trending topic that Jana and Janie both agree upon is the Health At Every Size movement and the dismantling of diet culture. Jana shares a story about her history of being rejected by doctors as she’s tried to get a breast reduction.
Janie’s ONE COOL THING is the book Becoming by Michelle Obama and Jana’s ONE COOL THING is the play PURE NATIVE by Tuscarora playwright Vickie Ramirez.
Check out some of Janie’s sketches on College Humor here. Follow Janie on Instagram @janiefierce and keep a lookout for her next live show Obsessed!