27
Sep

Episode Twelve: Danielle Dutton Doesn’t Believe In “Women’s Writing”

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

But she does support the writing of women. This week, we’re chatting about what it means to be a woman in the heavily male world of writing – whether you’re Margaret Cavendish, the 17th century protagonist of Danielle Dutton’s Margaret the First, or a modern day writer like Nell Zink, one of the breakout stars published by Dutton’s Dorothy Project press.

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Further reading:

Margaret the First
Dorothy Project

13
Sep

Episode Eleven: Shadi Petosky Has Seen The Future of TV

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

Between Netflix, Amazon, Seeso, and every other streaming platform out there, there’s never been quite so much opportunity for TV writers – but how, exactly, does an aspiring screenwriter break into the biz and get herself a deal? On this week’s episode of The BinderCast, Danger & Eggs creator Shadi Petosky shares how she went from designing websites to pitching kids’ shows – and what it takes to get a show from pitch to development to full fledged series. Shadi also talks about what it’s like to be a transwoman working in Hollywood, discussing how far the industry’s come in its treatment of transpeople, and how very, very far it still has to go.

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Further reading:

Danger & Eggs
Puny Entertainment
Shadi’s Twitter

6
Sep

BinderCast Bonus: Wendy Ortiz Reads Excavation

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

A special bonus for BinderCast listeners: here’s author Wendy C. Ortiz reading from her book Excavation.

Hear our full interview with Wendy in Episode Ten of The BinderCast.

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30
Aug

Episode Ten: Wendy C. Ortiz Is Controlling Her Own Narrative

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

Getting your story out there, in the way you want it to be told, is always a struggle – especially when you’re relying on someone else to package and market that story appropriately. For Wendy C. Ortiz, whose first book told the story of her taboo relationship with her middle school English teacher, finding a publisher who understood her story, and didn’t make her feel exploited, was a serious challenge. This week, we chat with her about tackling the topic of teen sexuality, finding a publisher who truly understands your book, and the benefits of going with a small press.

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Further reading:

Wendy’s website (buy Excavation straight from Wendy!)
Hollywood Notebook
Bruja
The Sunday Rumpus Book Review: The Amazing Heft of Wendy Ortiz’s Hollywood Notebook

23
Aug

BinderCast Bonus: Mira Ptacin Reads Poor Your Soul

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

A special bonus for BinderCast listeners: here’s author Mira Ptacin reading from her book Poor Your Soul.

Hear our full interview with Mira in Episode Nine of The BinderCast.

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16
Aug

Episode Nine: Mira Ptacin’s Love Story (That Also Has An Abortion In It)

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

Motherhood is often treated as the defining experience of a woman’s life – whether or not she wants kids, the decision is usually treated as a major, and potentially life changing, conversation. Mira Ptacin’s been on both sides of the equation: her memoir, Poor Your Soul, chronicles her decision to terminate her first pregnancy; shortly before its publication, she gave birth to her second child. Ptacin stopped by the BinderCast studio with her infant daughter to talk abortion, balancing work with motherhood, and persevering in the face of an unending stream of nos.

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Further reading:

Poor Your Soul
Mira’s Twitter
Mira’s Instagram

9
Aug

BinderCast Bonus: Charlotte Shane Reads Prostitute Laundry

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

A special bonus for BinderCast listeners: here’s author Charlotte Shane reading from her book Prostitute Laundry.

Hear our full interview with Charlotte in Episode Eight of The BinderCast.

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2
Aug

Episode Eight: Charlotte Shane Knows How To Sell It

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

These days, it’s not enough to just be a good writer. You’ve also got to have a brand, and you need to be something of a savvy marketer to boot. Sex worker turned writer Charlotte Shane knows a thing or two about selling it. In this week’s episode, she talks about why she picked escorting over academia, how sex work gave her the freedom to hone her craft, and why marketing shouldn’t be a dirty word.

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Further reading:

Buy Prostitute Laundry
Buy N.B.
Fairer Sex
Charlotte’s Twitter

19
Jul

Episode Seven: Danielle Paige Embraces Fan Fiction

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

Soap operas. Romance novels. Fan fiction. They’re some of the most derided genres of writing – and they also happen to be the forms of writing most readily associated with women. On this episode of The BinderCast, Lux and Leigh check in with best selling author Danielle Paige about getting her start in soaps, updating The Wizard of Oz for the modern era, and why you should always end a scene with a bitch slap.

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Further reading:

Danielle’s website

Danielle on Twitter

Dorothy Must Die

Pre-order Stealing Snow

12
Apr

BinderCast Super Special: Breaking Into Podcasting

The BinderCast is the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer. Produced by Jennifer Lai.

Join podcast rockstars Stephanie Foo (This American Life), Manoush Zomorodi (Note to Self), Ann Hepperman (The Sarah Awards), and Jenn Baker (The Minorities in Publishing Podcast) as they share tips, tricks, and strategies for succeeding in the world of podcasting. This conversation took place last November at BinderCon NYC, for more great BinderCon panels, head over to Vimeo.

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Further reading:

Stephanie Foo on Twitter

Manoush Zomorodi on Twitter

Ann Hepperman on Twitter

Jenn Baker on Twitter