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  1. 3 days ago on Cathy Commiserations

    More Cathy

    Aack Cast podcasts by comedian Jamie Loftus

    https://open.spotify.com/show/1wnNiZwsLuM6M3fmkUbhMj?si=T9HXcaEKToG0JePlQFuieQ&dl_branch=1

    (Also available other places but Spotify is in the family.)

    Aack! Cathy, the iconic and much-maligned comic strip by Cathy Guisewite, chronicled the day-to-day tribulations of its titular working woman for 35 years, met with equal praise and derision. In this podcast, Jamie Loftus (Lolita Podcast, My Year in Mensa) weaves between reporting and fiction, putting a cruelly treated cartoon everywoman in context.

    Episode 1: Allow me to be the first to advise you: Cathy comics are good as hell — but it’s complicated. Today, Jamie takes a look at what exactly happens in the 34 years of Cathy lore, and it’s way more than you think.

    Aackt 2: Who is Cathy Guisewite? – For an author constantly conflated with her most famous creation, would the real Cathy Guisewite please stand up? In this two-part interview, Jamie and Cathy talk about what the journey from unknown diarist to world-famous aack connoisseur was like, and all the misjudgments and road blocks that came up along the way.

    Aackt 3: Cathy and American Feminist Backlash – This week, Jamie takes a look at it where Cathy falls in the history of American feminism — and take a look at how the feminist movement has progressed, regressed, and gatekept. Why are feminists frustrated with Cathy?

    Aackt 4: The Pages Around Cathy, Part 1 – Cathy Guisewite is often hailed as one of the only women in comic strips, but that’s far from the truth — this week, we uncover her frequently overlooked predecessors going back to the flapper age, and the underground scene that developed when the funny pages wouldn’t address the issues feminists wanted to hear about, Wimmen’s Commix.

  2. 3 days ago on Cathy Commiserations

    Some needing a Cathy Fix may enjoy https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/cathy-comic-strip-creator-looks-to-the-next-chapter

  3. 4 days ago on Bob Gorrell

    Another creation from the syphilitic brain of Bob Gorrell.

  4. 4 days ago on Lisa Benson

    Lisa could be saving lives by working to convince Trumpublicans to be vaccinated. She is not. She does not.for example, seem to give a good rip about young school children who are depending on responsible adults.

  5. 6 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    You get to choose your gaze. Real men see the whole women.

  6. 6 days ago on Jane's World

    Ethan once again asks to leave the building to never return.

  7. 6 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    Perhaps a kangaroo court is needed.

  8. 8 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Cruel

  9. 8 days ago on Rob Rogers

    It seems the majority of GOP office holders and party hacks are still infected by Trumpism. Many Republicans are not.

  10. 9 days ago on Rob Rogers

    You are thinking of Trumpublicans. Republicans are normal people.