Month: August 2018

Things We’re Getting

The month of August has been busy. We have so much to talk about. Strap in…

Got A New Lewk

In preparation fo media outreach, we have changed our look. You may have noticed that the website is now sporting new bright colors and the logo has changed (see above).

The brand had to be more energetic in order keep up with the laugh-filled, attention-grabbing shows that you powerhouses are making.  Plus, I personally love a good makeover.

Got A New Wonderwoman

Savannah, our new audience enegagment intern, started last week! She will be handling More Banana’s social media channels and audience growth initiatives. Savannah has already started with some great design and content ideas, look out for them @_morebanana. We are so happy to have her and excited to help grow her creative voice. 

She has already expressed interest in reaching out to Creators with ideas! So feel free to contact her at savannah@morebanana.com  

Get Information

There are two separate training opportunities I want to make available in the next few months.

AC Dumlao will be leading a session about how More Banana will better serve transgender and non-binary communities.This is something that will be incorporated into More Banana operation, but we’re also opening the session up to anyone who might want to learn about being a better ally and advocate.

The tentative date for this session is Friday September 28th from 12pm to 3pm.Please let me know if you’re interested in attending. We’ll be sending out the info and resources afterwards if you can’t make it. 

Also, for all those self-starters, who take on too many skills, I’m going to provide audio editing training. If you want to learn how to tackle editing your own shows, or just have an idea of how the sausage is made. We will be starting with two separate 2-hour sessions in Sept-Oct. Let me know if you want to be involved and what days/times work best for you! 

Get Those Guests

ICYMI, Welcome To My Vagina and Awkward Sex And The City both have some incredible guests in the last episodes. Also, I’m Listening will also have some killer guests in the new season, premiering Sept 4th. *achem* Like an actual executive producer of Frasier!! 

In Creator Resources (password : creatorpage), we will be building a Guest Database to spread the contact love to all More Banana shows.

We’re also taking guest suggestions. If you have any recommendations for a guest that would fit in any More Banana show, please pass it along to me and I’ll make sure it’s included! #helpyourfriendsgetfamous

Get That Money

We are in the beginning round of a really exciting partnership with Shine Registry,a start-up company for women founders! They are a registry for woman-owned businesses (we got a profile too) to source funding and support.

Part of the partnership will be advertising opportunities for Shine Registry users, meaning that woman-owned businesses will very likely be listening, promoting, and sponsoring More Banana shows! The co-founders of Shine Registry are power-ladies who are very excited to be working with us. As we figure out what potential sponsorships and affiliate opportunities will look like, check out Shine Registry and some of the registries below.


Wing on Wo & Co. and the W.O.W. Project

Fizz Pop Pins

Survivor Alliance

Got Those Downloads

We are currently at 9,500 downloads across all More Banana shows. Therefore, we still have a way to go, but our numbers together are not small. Just as a reference point, the top 10% of all podcasts get more than 15,000 downloads per episode. We are well above what the listener downloads for the average podcast (also our downloads have tripled in August, so it’s not a slow climb.)

One of the biggest reasons I started More Banana was based on these results. As one show grows a unique audience, and gains attention for great content, our other podcasts will benefit. 

We are sharing an audience. Where they overlap, they will also become stronger advocates and loyalists to More Banana’s Creators. More importantly, as we support each other in guest sharing and promotion, our audience will feel like they are a part this community too. I truly believe this is how we build a great audience, and it’s backed up by similar practices in other networks. Also, creative women helping each other succeed is basically my fetish rn.

Get Outta Here!

Those are all the updates, and thoughts, and love I have for now! Reach out anytime and bother me. 

Your over eager gal pal, who is somehow in charge, 
Cait

I Need You To Look Into My Vagina – Ayanna Dookie

This week on Awkward Sex And The City Podcast with Natalie Wall, guest Ayanna Dookie shares stories about traveling to maybe get dick, her first yeast infection, how there’s not enough education about pain in women’s bodies, and a story about the sex talk with her Dad. There’s no shame or rules on Awkward Sex, so enjoy this episode!

Follow Ayanna at @ADookie 

Follow the podcast on Instagram at @awkwardsexandthecity on Twitter @awkwardsexcity  and at awkwardsexandthecity.com

Body Hair Don’t Care

In this episode, Jessy and Rebekah talk body hair! To start off, your favorite cohosts talk about how they tried to have friend time and how they were interrupted. Constantly. By men. And then, they move into body hair. They take you on an adventure of body hair removal, through the millennial and then discuss their own hairy battles. Do you have a horror story to share? Send it along to welcometomyvagina@gmail.com with the subject heading “body hair horror story” and we will read it on one of our upcoming episodes! We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • 0:45: Jessy and Rebekah went out to a bar and got interrupted by every single man on this side of the Mississippi.
  • 01:55: It wasn’t Rebecca Traister. It was the other awesome feminist Rebecca, Rebecca Solnit. So, here is Rebecca Solnit’s essay, “Men Explain Things to Me,” which recounts the story the Rebekah alluded to on the podcast. And for good measure, here’s a link to a female physicist who had her own theories explained to her on a panel she appeared on.
  • 04:45: This article is REALLY interesting. It summarizes a scientific study that basically says that human hair is essentially an alarm system to let us know when bugs, or other yuckies, are walking across our skin. In a study with bed bugs (vomit), researchers found that it took volunteers about twice as long to detect the movement of a bug when it was moving on shaved skin than when it was on an unshaved area presumably because of the movement of the hair! Wow!
  • 5:30: Here is the game that Jessy was talking about. It was launched onto the toy market in 1955.
  • 06:30: According to this article, we started developing thicker head hair to protect our growing brains from the heat!
  • 07:00: Here is some really cool information about the apocrine sweat glands which is something we didn’t even know existed until we researched for this episode!
  • 07:15: MOIST!
  • 08:00: This is Rachel Lubitz’s article for Mic called “The Unusual and Deeply Sexist History of Women Removing their Body Hair.” There were some things about it that we didn’t love, but the historical overview was really helpful for this episode.
  • 08:15: And here is the blog History Undressed which is pretty cool.
  • 08:30: Rebekah was right! History has proven that beards do actually prevent frostbite! A 2012 study conducted in China compared the skin of the upper lips of 100 mustached men to the skin of those same men’s upper (hairless) cheeks. They found that the men’s lips were, on average, 1 degree warmer than the cheeks. It has also been floated that facial hair makes men too warm, allowing for the potential for their brains to overheat. The possible offset for that? Male pattern baldness!
  • 10:15: Here is a photo of a pair of “volsellas” to which we say NOPE.
  • 11:00: Quicklime, AKA calcium oxide (CaO) is a widely used chemical compound that “neutralizes (some) acidic oxides to produce a basic molten slag.” We do not care to figure out what the means but what we do know is that in 80BC the Roman general Sertorius used clouds of quicklime powder to defeat Characitani of Hispania who was hiding in a cave. Basically, it is used as a choking cloud like pepper spray. And women used to remove their hair with it. Cool.
  • 12:42: There is not information that we could find about why this idea of using cat poop to remove hair was originally floated but the Atlantic says that cats make you crazy so there’s that.
  • 13:45: Here it is! The Milady Decollete by Gillete which helped marketers create an industry for women’s razors.
  • 14:00: And here is an excerpt from Christine Hope’s book!
  • 15:00: And here is Betty Grable wearing a Navy cap displaying her shaven, un-nyloned legs. (We are not hating on her at all. She was, in some ways, a tool of the patriarchy.)
  • 16:00: Sarah Hildebrandt’s book, The EmBodyment of American Culture, is really good but we could only find excerpts online. We imagine the entire book is worth the read. You can probably find it at your local library!
  • 17:15: We can confirm that the Barely Legal series was, in fact, Larry Flynt.
  • 19:50: Hair removal is so damn expensive!
  • 20:45: Yup, that’s right. We said back, sack and crack waxing technique.
  • 22:45: Oh my god this Heather Widdows article is EVERYTHING. Read it!!!
  • 27:00: This article from the Independent talks about trends in pubic hair and about a start-up that began thinking of pubic hair in a different way. Instead of focusing on removal, it focuses on caring for the hair and the skin as we would in different areas of our bodies. All that being said, the article does say that men overwhelmingly do not like untended hedges. But whatever. Do you, girl.
  • 27:30: Here is that super popular episode where Jessy talks about using a pillow as a pad. It is so funny.
  • 31:45: Definitely give this article from The Guardian by Mona Chalabi a read. She is also amazing on Instagram! Find her @monachalabi
  • 33:30: This Reddit thread is insane. Generally we say don’t read the comments. But this time is different. You should FOR SURE read the comments.

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Harry Potter : Part I “The Herbology Professor”

In part I of the long awaited, four-part Harry Potter extravaganza, Liz and Cait give you the first half of the greatest love story of all time. Journey with us to Hogwarts, years after the Second Wizarding War, where a different kind of fight is being waged. A fight for… romance. It’s an AUTHOR IN STORY episode of World Stealers: A Fan Fiction podcast! 

Cait’s Fan Fiction this week is called…

The Herbology Professor

 

It’s Christmas time at Hogwarts but Celestina MaCallagan, Potions Master, is far from cheery. For one thing she seems to be allergic to her own dungeons; and for another, she’s in love with a married man. Will Celestina overcome her heartache? Will she find a home at Hogwarts? And, most importantly, will she ever stop sneezing???

 Fan Fiction begins at 23:12

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Check out our fan fictions on FanFiction.net

Music Credits

Poupis Theme, Komiku

Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme ( cover by Big Marvel ) 

Beethoven – Symphony No.7 in A major op.92 – II, Allegretto

Logo Credit

Chris Ables @chrisablesart

Elizabeth Clarkin-Breslin
@EeKayCeeBee

Cait Moldenhauer
@caitmolden

Archive of Their Own Profile

FanFiction.net

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Cait & Murda Love Aerial Shots of Orgies – “Two Women” 1992

Cait & Murda spend another week as best friends watching vintage porn. One by one they’re going through AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

This week the ladies watch #94, Two Women, a story of two women (surprise) who are lying to each other over their sex life with one man, because of course. But trust us, that’s just the beginning. 

There’s also just a classic orgy, which we love those. 

Follow us @twbpodcast on Instagram and Twitter

Also, follow our YouTube Channel and our Porn Hub Channel for animated shorts. 

Check out more at therewillbedrinkingpodcast.com and morebanana.com

Links

There Will Be Drinking Podcast (the origin of the Murda and Cait dynamic)

There Will Be Drinking Recaps Twin Peaks

AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time

Two Women

Music Credit

“There Will Be Porn Theme Song” Dejen Tesfagiorgis : bit.ly/funnyreel

Welcome To Joanna’s Vagina – Interview with Joanna Cifredo!

In this episode Jessy and Rebekah had a fucking fantastic conversation with the one and only Joanna Cifredo. She does stand-up, she’s a trans activist, she cohosts a podcast called the Trans Specific Partnership Podcast, she has gotten within 4 feet of Michelle Obama on more than one occasion and she wants to start a summer camp for Puerto Rican children to teach them the real history of PR. She’s a goddamn angel and an all-around badass and she was kind enough to come over to Kill Room Studios and chat with us about her life, her experience and her opinions. We talked about all kinds of things and, of course, finished it off with our favorite game: would you rather. Find her on Instagram and Twitter with the handle @joannacifredo and check out her standup! She will be performing this coming Saturday at Dangerfield’s! You won’t want to miss it.

  • 00:36: We welcome Joanna Cifredo to our vagina! Or she welcomes us to her vagina. No, no, no we all welcome each other to each other’s vaginas.
  • 02:15: The term “dead name” is used within the trans community to refer to the name assigned to a person at birth, a name that is no longer in use. When people transition, they choose a name that more accurately reflects their identity, their gender. Given the dangers faced by the trans community because of transphobia and homophobia, dead naming someone is not only incredibly disrespectful but it can put their lives at risk. And it is incredibly irresponsible for an institution tasked with providing safety to put already vulnerable populations at greater risk of harm.
  • 02:40: Here is a link to the National Center for Transgender Equality. This organization provides tons of resources and information for the trans community and allies as well, including ways to take action against Brett Kavanaugh – a garbage nominee to the Supreme Court – as well as information about health care and ways to protect and update legal documentation!
  • 03:00: Sorry Florida but you are, for sure, the worst. We said it and we stand by it.
  • 05:45: Everyone seriously SEE NANETTE! It is so fucking good. Here is a link to the trailer. The full show is on Netflix. See it. If you don’t have Netflix, get someone’s password. Worth it.
  • 07:55: You can see Joanna at Dangerfield’s in NYC this coming Saturday, August 18th. And then on August 29th at 7pm at the Kraine Theater for her all women stand-up show!
  • 08:20: SNL, we know you’re listening. Call Joanna Cifredo. And if you can’t get in touch with her, we will give you her info.
  • 09:00: Okay so the actual sign reads “We Should’ve Passed Gun Reform After Selena.” Here is a photo of Joanna and her sign…and while you’re at it, follow her @joannacifredo. And find her and Rebecca Kling’s awesome podcast, the Trans Specific Partnership Podcast, and subscribe! It’s incredible.
  • 11:20: Here is a link to episode 4 from the Trans Specific Partnership Podcast called “Pretty Privilege.”
  • 11:40: Here is a piece by Mila Madison from her blog Transgender Universe about the pink cloud.
  • 12:45: According to the National Women’s Law Center, on average Latina women make 54 cents for every dollar made by a white, non-Hispanic man. You can see the numbers state-by-state here.
  • 13:00: Here is an article from the Washington Post about Jennicet Gutierrez. Here is a great one from Slate that falls definitively on her side. This is an incredibly interesting and important story because Guitierrez was an undocumented trans immigrant, making her especially vulnerable. Shortly after she spoke out, the administration made a change of policy and stated that trans people being held in detention would be held along with those who share their gender identity, not the gender they were assigned at birth. Whether or not it was connected to her comments, it was still a very important move that not only made trans people safer but made it clear that the trans population was on the radar of the Obama administration.
  • 14:15: Here is some info on Raffi Freedman-Gurspan who is totally awesome!
  • 18:30: Joanna is basically THE definition of inspirational in this segment. I’m pretty sure we both got misty eyed listening to her in person say this but we definitely felt it when playing it back. It is easy to forget sometimes that there are a lot of wonderful things about this country and they are worth fighting for, even though sometimes we get bogged down with everything that is going on.
  • 22:42: Here is a link to the trailer for “The Florida Project.” We highly recommend giving the full movie a watch. Keep tissues handy.
  • 26:30: Here is an article from the Huffington Post about how the rise of the Internet has specifically helped the LGBTQ community because it has expanded each individual’s geographic reach beyond their immediate surroundings.
  • 28:30: Seriously, FUCK BRETT KAVANAUGH! And actually, while we’re at it, FUCK MITCH MCCONNELL and all of his stupid pals. They all suck. Ugh.
  • 32:00: Here is some information about Camp Aranu’tiq. It is a summer camp that was established specifically for transgender and gender-variant/gender-nonconforming youth. Camp Aranu-tiq’s mission is to “build confidence, resilience and community for transgender and gender-variant youth and their families” and they provide scholarships because they want to be sure to not turn away any potential campers who could use their services. So awesome.
  • 33:00: Here is an article from 2016 about the migration from Puerto Rico to the United States. The rate of people leaving the island picked up significantly following Hurricane Maria last summer.
  • 33:30: Here is a brief biography of Don Pedro Albizu Campos. He was pretty damn amazing.
  • 35:30: Read this book! Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride. And watch this show! FX Pose!
  • 39:00: Go ahead, Google shmegma. You know you want to.

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True Blood : Part II, “Wolf Man Go Dig Hole”

For part II of Liz and Cait’s dip into HBO’s True Blood, the ladies present a cross over that they can guarantee no one has done before! It’s a CROSSOVER with Pitbulls and Parolees on this episode of  World Stealers : A Fan Fiction podcast! 

Cait ’s Fan Fiction this week is called…

Wolf Man Go Dig Hole

A werewolf desperate to find a new place in society is given a second chance, but can he finally fins a place to call home and a family as well? If anyone can adopt out a grown man, who’s also a werewolf, it’s Villalobos.

Fan Fiction begins at 11:49

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Check out our fan fictions on FanFiction.net

Music Credits

True Blood Theme Song (Jace Everett – Bad Things)

Poupis Theme, Komiku

Logo Credit

Chris Ables @chrisablesart

Elizabeth Clarkin-Breslin
@EeKayCeeBee

Cait Moldenhauer
@caitmolden

Archive of Their Own Profile

FanFiction.net

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Cait & Murda Appreciate These Hand Job Skills – “The Masseuse” 1990

Unrequited love between a sex worker and her John leads to a semi-romantic whirlwind for Barbara (Hyapatia Lee) and Jim (Randy Spears), wherein one of them gives out a lot of emotional labor, and the doesn’t really listen. Can you guess where it ends?

Cait & Murda spend another week as best friends sitting through a vintage porn. One by one they watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

This week in the podcast the ladies watch #95, The Masseuse 1990. Maybe one fo the first of it’s kind, massage porn is now it’s own category. This movie explores the dangers of looking for your happily ever after ending.

Follow us @twbpodcast on Instagram and Twitter

Also, follow our YouTube Channel and our Porn Hub Channel for animated shorts. 

Check out more at therewillbedrinkingpodcast.com and morebanana.com

Links
There Will Be Drinking Podcast (the origin of the Murda and Cait dynamic)
AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time

Music Credit
“There Will Be Porn Theme Song” Dejen Tesfagiorgis : bit.ly/funnyreel