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She Does Podcast

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She Does, hosted by Elaine Sheldon & Sarah Ginsburg, showcases women making their mark in media. We explore each woman's past to understand how their personality, background and philosophy informs their work. Female writers, producers, directors, tec...Show More
34. Lynsey Addario: A Degree of Hunger

26:32 | Dec 13th, 2017

Lynsey Addario is an award-winning American photojournalist who contributes regularly to The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. She’s documented both headline news and intimate stories all around the word. In Iraq, Syria, Lebanon...Show More
33. Sabaah Folayan: Everything Is Practice

33:05 | Jan 18th, 2017

Sabaah Folayan is an activist and storyteller who illuminates the humanity, resilience and beauty in the struggle of communities as they mobilize and fight for justice. She merged her dedication to human rights and a newfound passion for film with Wh...Show More
32. She Does: It's Been a Great Year

39:33 | Jun 1st, 2016

Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Sarah Ginsburg (that’s us) are co-creators, producers and hosts of this very show, She Does podcast, and maybe you got hints of this from listening to episodes of the show, but first and foremost, we’re documentary filmma...Show More
31. Lisa Kron: Collective Imaginative Experience

47:59 | Apr 4th, 2016

Lisa Kron has been writing and performing award-winning theatre since the mid-1980s. Most recently, Lisa wrote the lyrics and book to the musical "Fun Home," based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Lisa, and composer Jeanine Tesori, were the fi...Show More
30.5 Michelle Blades: She Does Music

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2016

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 30 Photograph provided by River Jones Music Curated by Sarah GinsburgMichelle B...Show More
30. Lily Baldwin: It’s Not My Own Trip

43:09 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Lily Baldwin is a New York-based filmmaker and dancer that uses movement of the body and unconventional narrative structures to tell human stories. Her short films (Sea Meadow, A Juicebox Afternoon, Sleepover LA, and Swallowed) have played at festiva...Show More
29.5 Womanmay: She Does Music

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2016

LIVE PERFORMANCE FEATURED IN EPISODE 29WOMANMAY is the solo project of Maylin Colmenares, Venezuelan-bred and Miami-based guitarist and vocalist. There's a lot of soul and wisdom in the experimental folk music that Womanmay puts out, and we were luck...Show More
29. Almudena Toral: Focusing My Energy

1:07:46 | Mar 9th, 2016

Almudena Toral is a Spanish visual journalist and the head of video at Univision News Digital in Miami. Prior to working for Univision, Almudena freelanced worldwide and worked at The New York Times and TIME. Her work has been published by The Guardi...Show More
28. Iva Radivojevic: Entering A Different State

33:10 | Feb 24th, 2016

Iva Radivojevic is a documentary director and editor. She was born in Yugoslavia, raised in Cyprus and has lived in New York City since she was 18 years old. Much of her work explores belonging, and draws from poetry and personal experience. Her debu...Show More
27.5 Chargaux: She Does Music

14:46 | Feb 18th, 2016

Charly and Margaux of Chargaux are classically trained in string instruments but create music that blends traditional orchestral sounds with hip-hop, electronic music and Jazz. It's definitely music you can’t fit into one box. They started playing to...Show More
27. Alexis Wilkinson: Let Me Work It Out

38:54 | Feb 10th, 2016

Alexis Wilkinson went from being the first black woman President of Harvard’s acclaimed humor publication, to writing for HBO’s hit comedy series, Veep. She’s become an outspoken public figure and writer--with work featured in Slate, Opening Ceremony...Show More
26.5 Alexandria Hall: She Does Music

12:20 | Feb 4th, 2016

Alexandria Hall, a musician and poet, has been performing under the name Tooth Ache for over seven years. We featured music from her 2013 album, “Flash & Yearn," in last week's episode with Charlotte Cook. In this episode, Alexandria talks about grow...Show More
26. Charlotte Cook: Look on Behalf of the Audience

36:28 | Jan 27th, 2016

Charlotte Cook is a documentary film programmer, curator, producer and co-founder of Field of Vision. Charlotte was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs film festival for four years before she left in May of 2015 to start Field of Vision, a visual...Show More
25.5 The Daddyo's: She Does Music

0:00 | Jan 21st, 2016

Kylie Slabby and Kylie Hastings met on the first day of 6th grade, became best friends, and started making music together in their bedrooms because their parents wouldn’t let them go to the movies on Friday nights like all the other kids did. Along w...Show More
25. Cocoon Central Dance Team: Speaking The Same Language

44:00 | Jan 13th, 2016

Cocoon Central Dance Team is a New York-based comedy dance troupe made up of three talented women: Sunita Mani, Eleanore Pienta and Tallie Medel. They are each up-and-coming actors in their own right, landing roles in indie films, big music videos an...Show More
24.5 Cécile Schott of Colleen: She Does Music

0:00 | Dec 9th, 2015

Cécile Schott, a musician and composer originally from outside of Paris, has been making music since she was 15 and she started releasing albums under the name Colleen at age 27. She has 6 full albums and 1 EP in total, her most recent album being Ca...Show More
24. Molly Crabapple: What Pretty Guts

47:39 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer who combines illustration, art and journalism to document societal and political issues. Her work is influenced by her own personal experiences and radical encounters with injustice around the world, and aims t...Show More
23.5 Julianna Barwick: She Does Music

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2015

Julianna Barwick's truly unique music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice. Her experimental songs feel spontaneous, sometimes meandering, and always emotional. Julianna has lived in NYC for over 14 years, but she was born and raise...Show More
23. Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach: Co-Directing One Vision

38:43 | Nov 18th, 2015

Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach are documentary filmmakers and co-directors of award-winning film "Frame by Frame.” The film follows Afghan photojournalists as they face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own...Show More
22.5 Stag Hare: She Does Music

14:13 | Nov 11th, 2015

Bonus episode featuring Zara Asha Moonbeam Biggs-Garrick and the warm, locomotive, nature-based, synth toned music she makes under Stag Hare. Episode 22 with Andrea Sisson is soundtracked by music filled with ambient drone sounds, the chirps of birds...Show More
22. Andrea Sisson: I Feel Purple Today

36:28 | Nov 4th, 2015

Andrea Sisson is a multidisciplinary visual artist who creates films, photos and performance art pieces for the design, art and fashion industries. Her work has been shown online and offline, in places like the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound and...Show More
21. Ann Friedman: Successful, Whatever That Means

39:04 | Oct 21st, 2015

Ann Friedman is a LA-based journalist and weekly columnist for NY Mag's The Cut where she writes about politics, culture and gender. She also contributes to the Columbia Journalism Review, ELLE, The Guardian, Los Angeles Magazine, The Gentlewoman, am...Show More
20. Kiran Gandhi: In Your Flow

35:28 | Oct 7th, 2015

Kiran Gandhi toured the world as M.I.A’s drummer, earned a business degree from Harvard, and trained to run a marathon, all at the same time, but there’s a lot more to her than that. She’s an outspoken, ambitious, radical young woman who pours hersel...Show More
19.5 Jenny Tuite: She Does Music

07:00 | Sep 30th, 2015

Bonus episode featuring the blue-haired, badass guitarist, Jenny Tuite, from Dirty Dishes and Cloud Cover. We soundtracked Ep. 19 with Stacy Kranitz with Dirty Dishes' full album, Guilty, but this episode introduces you to some of her other work. Dir...Show More
19. Stacy Kranitz: I Play A Little With Fire

41:59 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Stacy Kranitz is a documentary photographer who explores history, representation and otherness. She has developed her style, one that is full of movement, emotionally raw, gritty and features individuals in high-octane environments. These individuals...Show More
18.5 Anna and Elizabeth: She Does Music

13:14 | Sep 16th, 2015

Anna & Elizabeth revive songs and stories that might otherwise go unheard. It’s folk music from the mountains rich with banjo and fiddle, traditional hymns and lullabies never recorded, all found in archives and then discussed with historians and rel...Show More
18. Kalyanee Mam: The Camera Doesn't Even Exist

35:38 | Sep 9th, 2015

Kalyanee Mam is a documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on the preservation, the meaning, and the importance of home. She was raised in the U.S. but was born in Cambodia, generating an ongoing desire to explore the notion of home and displacement,...Show More
17.5 Springtime Carnivore: She Does Music

11:08 | Sep 2nd, 2015

In 2014, Greta Morgan released her first album as Springtime Carnivore. Following that release she has had an exciting 2015; touring with Of Montreal, Father John Misty and Jenny Lewis. In this bonus episode, we talk to Greta about her process, motiv...Show More
17. Pamela Ribon: Finding Your Own Fun

33:54 | Aug 26th, 2015

Pamela Ribon is a television writer, screenwriter, best-selling novelist and all around hilarious human. She’s been a writer in comedy rooms for both network and cable television and is the author of four novels. NPR called her new memoir, Notes to B...Show More
16.5 Dubb Nubb: She Does Music

10:51 | Aug 19th, 2015

Hannah and Delia started writing and playing music together at age 15, but they’ve known each other for 23 years. They’re twin sisters. And when they play together, they go by Dubb Nubb. Hannah plays guitar, Delia plays the ukulele, and sometimes the...Show More
16. Kirsten Lepore: Start-Stop-Start-Stop

29:01 | Aug 12th, 2015

Animator Kirsten Lepore is the writer and director of an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network’s popular show “Adventure Time.” Until now, a majority of her career has been spent in her garage, which is actually her workshop, carefully moving tiny, han...Show More
15.5 ZIEMBA: She Does Music

12:09 | Jul 29th, 2015

René Kladzyk is a Brooklyn-based solo musician and performance artist who goes by the moniker Ziemba. She played her first solo show as Ziemba on October 27, 2013. Since then, she has put out two EPs and is working on her first full-length album. She...Show More
15. Emily Best: You Will Find Your People

32:58 | Jul 29th, 2015

Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform for independent filmmakers. She’s also the publisher of Bright Ideas Magazine. Emily has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding for film, and c...Show More
14.5 Nona Marie Invie: She Does Music

09:19 | Jul 15th, 2015

Nona Marie Invie, our featured musicmaker from episode 14, talks about being part of musical projects Dark Dark Dark, Anonymous Choir, Fugitive, and RONiiA. Visit shedoespodcast.com/music for links to Nona's work.
14. Caitlin FitzGerald: A Very Specific Kind of Femininity

37:39 | Jul 15th, 2015

Caitlin FitzGerald, writer and actor, is one of Hollywood’s emerging talents. She may be best known for her role as Libby Masters on Showtime Network’s “Masters of Sex.” The series, which is currently in its third season, is set in the late 1950s and...Show More
13.5 Brooke Singer: She Does Music

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 13Curated by Elaine SheldonBrooke Singer is the songwriter, vocalist and pianist of French for Rabbits, a New Zealand based dream-folk band, along with guitarist, John Fitzgerald. Brooke says songwriting is a life-long passi...Show More
13. Maggie Steber: There Are Worse Places To Die

37:06 | Jul 1st, 2015

Maggie Steber is a prolific documentary photographer who has worked in 65 countries around the world focusing on humanitarian, cultural, and social stories. For over three decades, Maggie has worked in Haiti, an experience that has impacted her emoti...Show More
12.5 Emily Hope Price: She Does Music

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 12Curated by Sarah GinsburgEmily Hope Price is a beyond-talented cellist, vocalist and ⅓ of Pearl and the Beard, along with percussionist Jocelyn Mackenzie and guitarist Jeremy Lloyd-Styles, who are also vocalists in the ban...Show More
12. Mary Coleman: Throw It Away and Start Over

35:21 | Jun 17th, 2015

Mary Coleman is the Senior Development Executive at Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios. For the past 16 years, she has worked with directors and writers to dig into their personal memories and create stories that adults and kids can relate to. Mary got...Show More
11.5 Audrey Ryan: She Does Music

0:00 | Jun 3rd, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 11Curated by Elaine SheldonAudrey Ryan is a one-woman band with some impressive multi-instrument skills. An electric guitar, accordion, ukulele, banjo, vibraphone, drums, kick, tambourine and a loop station are all part of h...Show More
11. Kat Cizek: Making Everything From Scratch

38:48 | Jun 3rd, 2015

Katerina Cizek is an innovative documentary storyteller who works across many media platforms. She’s currently the director of the National Film Board of Canada’s multi-year project entitled HIGHRISE, which examines life inside residential skyscraper...Show More
10.5 Lira Mondal of Mini Dresses: She Does Music

0:00 | May 20th, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 10  Curated by Sarah GinsburgLira Mondal is as sweet as can be. She’s a native Arkansan, an aspiring pastry chef and the heavenly voice of Boston-based Mini Dresses. Comprised of Lira (who also plays bass), guitarist Caufiel...Show More
10. Bianca Giaever: Always Talk to Strangers

40:43 | May 20th, 2015

Bianca Giaever is a radio producer, filmmaker and our youngest guest to-date. You may have heard her on RadioLab or This American Life or seen her short films on NPR, New York Times or featured as Vimeo Staff Picks. She recently won a Webby for "Vide...Show More
9.5 White Hinterland: She Does Music

0:00 | May 6th, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 9  Curated by Elaine SheldonThere's no way you won't fall in love with Casey Dienel's voice. But take it from me, falling in love with her, as a person, is fairly easy too. I picked up the phone to chat with Casey for an hou...Show More
9. Linda Pan: Our Little Video Store In The Cloud

34:58 | May 6th, 2015

Linda Pan’s parents moved from China to Saskatoon, Canada--making Linda a first-generation citizen. They persuaded Linda to follow a path similar to theirs: electrical engineering. So she did. After two engineering degrees and a handful of hard famil...Show More
8.5 Taryn Blake Miller: She Does Music

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 8  Curated by: Sarah GinsburgEvery March, I go home to Columbia, Missouri for my version of ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’: True/False Film Festival (T/F). Besides getting to see stacks on stacks of films, my favorite...Show More
8. Hanna Polak: Either You Fall, Or You Ride

30:45 | Apr 22nd, 2015

Hanna Polak, a Polish director and producer, has the stamina and guts that most filmmakers would envy. And now audiences at film festivals around the world are experiencing her dedication through “Something Better To Come,” a documentary that Hanna s...Show More
7. Ingrid Kopp: A Treasure Hunt Around The Web

30:33 | Apr 8th, 2015

Ingrid Kopp has been exploring the highest peaks and lowest valleys of independent film for the past 15 years and for the past 6 years has been island hopping to discover intersections between storytelling, social media and technology. As the Directo...Show More
6.5 Ana Karina DaCosta: She Does Music

0:00 | Mar 25th, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 6  Curated by Sarah Ginsburg:When I asked Ana Karina DaCosta what she feels when she’s on stage, she got choked up. Ana Karina, based in Somerville, Massachusetts, might be the biggest lover of music and people that I’ve eve...Show More
6. Lina Srivastava: Hashtags Don’t Make Change

34:21 | Mar 25th, 2015

Lina Srivastava is an impact strategist who combines media, technology, art and storytelling for social transformation. She has assisted filmmakers (“Born Into Brothels,” “Inocente,” “Who is Dayani Cristal”) in positioning their media to have meaning...Show More
5. Kara Oehler: Being Really Internetty

34:24 | Mar 11th, 2015

Kara Oehler is a radio documentary maker, media artist and co-founder and editor-in-chief of GoPop. GoPop--an app that allows users to communicate with GIFs, photos and videos--was recently acquired by BuzzFeed. Her Peabody award-winning radio work h...Show More
4.5 Hanna Waxman of Peachpit: She Does Music

0:00 | Feb 25th, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 4  Curated by Sarah Ginsburg I came across Peachpit at a show upstairs at Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge, MA. I was there to see a friend’s band play, but before they came on, my ears perked to the ethereal sound of Hannah’s...Show More
4. Debra Granik: How to Skin a Squirrel

33:55 | Feb 25th, 2015

Debra Granik is the Academy-award nominated director and writer of Winter’s Bone, which features a young Jennifer Lawrence in a gripping story set in the Ozarks. Winter's Bone won several awards including the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the...Show More
3.5 Cassie Lopez: She Does Music

0:00 | Feb 11th, 2015

MUSIC FEATURED IN EPISODE 3  Curated by Elaine SheldonI discovered Cassie's tunes while wasting time on Facebook. Turns out Facebook can lead you to some great talent. A friend from home shared it, I clicked and was hooked. I knew when I heard Cassie...Show More
3. Anna Sale: Let’s Talk About Death, Sex & Money

33:22 | Feb 11th, 2015

Anna Sale is the creator, host and managing editor of WNYC’s podcast, Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly show featuring intimate interviews with both celebrities and commoners alike, that has risen to the top of the iTunes charts. She’s a public media ve...Show More
2. Lyric Cabral: You Gotta Have a Beat

28:22 | Jan 28th, 2015

Lyric Cabral is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker based in the Bronx. She, along with her co-director David Felix Sutcliffe, premiered her feature-length film (T)ERROR at Sundance this year in the US Documentary category. They were awarded ...Show More
1. Katja Blichfeld: I'm A Functional Stoner With A Vimeo Deal

28:34 | Jan 14th, 2015

Katja Blichfeld is the brains behind Vimeo’s popular new web series “High Maintenance," which features New Yorkers in all their strange glory. Katja and her husband write, direct and produce the show and they recently were awarded a 2015 Writers Guil...Show More

05:25 | Jan 4th, 2015

Elaine Sheldon and Sarah Ginsburg introduce their new podcast, which launches on January 14th, 2015. Listen to soundbites from the first episodes of the series.