In this episode we are joined by the amazing Sara Marcus, author of “Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution”

We talk Riot Grrrl, feminism, genre, body art and much more. It was a fascinating chat and I am really grateful that Sara found time to chat with us during her very busy schedule.

here we just chat about the music and there is a Spotify playlist (some tracks may not be available in some regions)



Or you can click below to listen to tunes from Huggy bear, Bikini Kill, Heavens to Betsy, Bratmobile, and The Linda Lindas


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Additional music by Jonathan Fisher

Featuring the wonderful...

Sara Marcus

Sara Marcus is assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and associate editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies. She is the author of Girls to the Front, a critical and cultural history of the 1990s punk-feminist movement Riot Grrrl.

Her essays and criticism on music, sound, literature, and art have appeared in American LiteratureArtforumBookforum, Dissent, the LA Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, Public Books, and Texte zur Kunst, among other places. Marcus is currently completing a book about political disappointment in 20th-century US literature, sound, and art.

Episode 42