Feminist thriller writers Kristen Lepionka, Layne Fargo, and Wendy Heard talk about female characters who don’t give a damn if you like them.
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Best Unlikeable Female Characters podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Unlikeable Female Characters podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
Updated April 2020
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The best cure for existential dread is a good book, so on today's special bonus episode, we're recommending 15 great reads to distract you from everything that's going on in the real world. Escape to 1920s Egypt, the haunted Titanic, or even just the house of dysfunctional family that's not your own, all without leaving the safety of your sofa!…
Kristen interviews award-winning mystery author Lori Rader-Day about her latest novel THE LUCKY ONE, the fine line between intuition and obsession, and the importance of finding people who are weird just like you.
This week's episode is for all the women who've been told to calm down, leave well enough alone, let it go - and responded with a resounding HELL NO. From Miss Marple to the Birds of Prey to Senator Elizabeth Warren, these badass bitches persisted, and we love them for it.
Layne interviews author Hannah Capin about her new Shakespeare-inspired revenge thriller FOUL IS FAIR, her favorite fictional Mean Girls, and why violence is so much fun.
Kristen, Layne, and Wendy discuss why they love to hate Mean Girls (but LOVE mean women) and share some of their favorite examples, from Regina George to Betty Draper to Taylor Swift.
We're back, bitches! Find out what we've been up to so far this year, from adventures in sunny Los Angeles to emails from helpful Internet men, plus get a sneak peek at our exciting podcast plans for 2020.
Kristen and Layne are joined by special guest Halley Sutton (author of the forthcoming feminist noir novel THE LADY UPSTAIRS) to discuss our favorite heartwarming Christmas movie about scamming strippers, the female gaze, and the foibles of capitalism: HUSTLERS!
Layne, Kristen, and Wendy recommend the perfect holiday gifts for unlikeable ladies of all ages, including malicious candles, spooky children’s stories, and plenty of books about murder (with a special shout-out to THE KILL CLUB by our own Wendy Heard, available on December 17th - just in time for Christmas!).…
It's our one-year anniversary episode, and we're celebrating in a very Not Safe for Work way: mocking awful sex scenes by male authors! You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll wonder why the hell men are still allowed to write books anyway.
Wendy interviews audiobook narrator extraordinaire Imogen Church about sex positivity, Scientology, and scaring the shit out of people - plus a sneak preview of our very special one-year anniversary episode, coming just in time for Thanksgiving!
We wrap up our Halloween Spooktacular with a very special guest: bestselling poet, actual witch, and all-around badass Amanda Lovelace! Kristen, Layne, and Wendy chat with Amanda about angry feminist poetry, tarot, Twilight, and more. Happy Halloween to all our spooky bitches out there!
For our second Halloween episode, Kristen and Layne discuss why the witch is an enduring feminist icon and share some favorite witchy literature, as well as tales of their own experiences dabbling in the dark arts.
It's the first episode of our October Spooktacular! Kristen, Layne, and Wendy celebrate the beginning of the best month with a chat about monstrous women, creepy children, and that problematic motherfucker Edgar Allan Poe.
This week, your fave ambitious ladies talk about being unlikeable in real life, including their favorite productivity hacks, the search for the perfect handbag, and the life-changing magic of being a selfish bitch.
Kristen, Layne, and Wendy reunite at last to talk about their favorite unlikeable ladies of summer, including the movie BOOKSMART, the musical SIX, and enough amazing books to keep you antisocial well into the fall.
We're back, bitches! Wendy and Layne take a break from their way-too-busy summer schedules for a quick chat about the men you meet at writing conferences and why we should all be more like feminist icon J.T. Ellison.
Our first summer episode is a Pride extravaganza! Your fave bi bitches Kristen, Layne, and Wendy chat about everything from rainbow Listerine to bad bisexual stereotypes to the podcast's super gay origin story, plus recommend some queer books for your TBR.
Layne chats with author Andrea Bartz about her twisty thriller THE LOST NIGHT, being an "unlikeable female character" in real life, and why men should be more appreciative that we don't slaughter them all.
What better way to spend your summer than with toxic relationships, creepy islands, and lots of murder? This week on the podcast, Kristen, Wendy, and Layne share what’s at the top of their Summer 2019 TBRs, including new books by Laura Lippman, Kimberly S. Belle, Andrea Dunlop, and more.
This week we're joined by an author from the other side of the world: Rheea Mukherjee dials in from Bangalore to chat with Kristen and Layne about her debut novel THE BODY MYTH, crafting complicated love stories, and women who don't behave the way they're "supposed" to (our favorite kind!).
Kristen chats with Rachel Howzell Hall about her new novel THEY ALL FALL DOWN (which features not just one but SEVEN unlikeable characters!), why unlikeability is in the eye of the beholder, and what it's like to write unlikeable female characters as a woman of color.
Kristen, Layne, and Wendy take a short break from discussing unlikeable female characters to take on some unlikeable real-life men in the publishing industry. Where's the line between having mediocre white man confidence and just being a dick? Unclear, but these dudes have definitely crossed it.
Wendy interviews #FASHIONVICTIM author Amina Akhtar (live and in person at the Mayfair Hotel in Los Angeles!) about celebrity sightings, how many calories serial killing burns, and meeting a shaman named Britney. Also: we're giving away copies of Amina's novel to 3 lucky listeners! Visit the podcast Twitter for info about how to enter.…
This week we chat with prolific and badass YA writer Mindy McGinnis (author of THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, THIS DARKNESS MINE, HEROINE, and many more) about being an unlikeable female character in small-town Ohio, writing realistically flawed teenage girls, and why you better watch out for band geeks.…
Just in time for the Oscars, Kristen and Layne chat about some of their favorite awards-season movies featuring unlikeable female characters, including THE WIFE, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, WIDOWS, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, and (of course) THE FAVOURITE.
This week on Unlikeable Female Characters, Layne interviews Megan Collins (author of THE WINTER SISTER, out now from Atria Books!) about poetic prose, badass women of mythology, and the Margaret Atwood-related heist they may or may not be plotting together.
It's a Pitch Wars interview extravaganza! This week, we celebrate the amazing mentoring program that brought us all together. We're joined by Pitch Wars Managing Director Kellye Garrett as well as our mentees Halley Sutton, Nigar Alam, and Wanda Morris. Get a sneak preview of their manuscripts (all of which happen to feature unlikeable female chara…
Whether you love her, hate her, or love to hate her, there's no doubt Amy Elliott Dunne is one of the greatest unlikeable female protagonists of all time. This week on the podcast Kristen, Layne, and Wendy do a deep dive into this fascinating and infuriating character. Are you #TeamAmy?
Merry belated Christmas, bitches! Our gift to you: an interview with Amy Gentry, badass feminist author of GOOD AS GONE and the new revenge thriller LAST WOMAN STANDING. We talk about #MeToo, man-hating, and why murder makes everything better.
This week Kristen, Layne, and Wendy share their favorite 2018 books featuring unlikeable female characters – all perfect holiday gifts for the book-loving bitches in your life!Check out the Holiday Gift Guide on our website for the full list + buy links: http://www.unlikeablefemalecharacters.com/holiday-gift-guide-2018/…
Thrilled to welcome our first guest to the podcast! In this week's episode, we chat with Hannah Mary McKinnon (author of the domestic suspense novel THE NEIGHBORS) about infidelity, Kate Winslet, character webs, and so much more.
On the first full-length episode of Unlikeable Female Characters Kristen, Layne, and Wendy reveal the unlikeable female characters they love the most - and the ones they love to hate.Don't forget to Subscribe and also follow us on Twitter @UnlikeableFCPod for updates!
Welcome to our preview episode, where you'll meet the three bitches who started this thing, find out why we love unlikeable female characters so much anyway, and get a sneak peek at the exciting plans brewing for our first batch of full episodes.Hit that Subscribe button, and follow us @UnlikeableFCPod on Twitter for updates, book recommendations, …