Shameless Magazine






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Sex can be great! But it can also be scary. This episode of the podcast explores how sexual education should be set up, and what it might offer if it were to adequately support people in developing a healthy and grounded orientation toward physical intimacy. You'll hear from four people about how they've learned about sex throughout their lives, and what sex means to them - all the good, bad and in-between things about it.

Direct download: Sex_Ed.mp3
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Rosalie Bertell, an eco-feminist, biometrist and mathematician who did groundbreaking work in health promotion relating to breast cancer and its social and environmental factors, recently passed away. In remembrance, Frieda Werden, host and creator of the Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS), a weekly radio series by and about women from all over the world, produced a program which looks at some of Bertell’s recommendations for and contributions to public health. Today we bring you a condensed version of that story, one of many pieces we encourage you to explore from WINGS.

Direct download: Rosalie_Bertell.mp3
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On this episode of the podcast, Robyn Spilker, Coordinator of the Women's Radio Collective at CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, B.C. interviews Charlotte Reading, an academic and aboriginal women's sexual health advocate. Reading explains how the sexual health of Aboriginal women is compromised by the lack of cultural safety many experience when accessing public healthcare. Curious to hear what she has to say? Take a listen!

Direct download: Aboriginal_Womens_Cultural_Safety_and_Sexual_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44 PM

In ‘Feminism on Film’ guest producer Janan Dean takes us across the pond to consider the health of one cinematic feminist project. She talks to several of the actors who’ve contributed to shaping this film screening series, which takes place monthly in Newcastle, UK. Dean also asks community members who attend these discussion and screening events what draws them to the Star and Shadow Cinema to watch films about women, made by women. Stay tuned to find out!

If you’re interested in clicking around a bit to learn more about some of the organizations Dean and her interviewees discuss in the podcast check out these links:

Louder Now! Feminism on Film Series  - <a href=""></a>

Star and Shadow Cinema -  <a href=""> </a>
Cine Nova -  <a href=""> </a>

Newcastle University Gender Research Group <a href=""> </a>

Northumbria University Department of Arts  - <a href=""> </a>

Direct download: Feminism_on_Film.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43 PM

JD Sampson of Le Tigre, Men, Dykes Can Dance and so many other magical arts initiatives talks to Shameless Magazine Feature's editor Michelle Kay about how to get by financially while making a career as an artist.

Direct download: Interview_with_JD_Sampson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24 AM

It loves me, it loves me not. It hates me, it hates me not. 'Financial Therapy' is a podcast about one woman's emotional relationship with money. Shameless Magazine's Web Producer Sarah Feldbloom takes part in a session conducted by accountant and founder of Loose Change Financial Therapy, Amanda Mills. Watch out! After this one you may find yourself face to face with your own relationship with dolla bills!

Direct download: Financial_Therapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59 PM

'Art, Community, Labour and Money' is a podcast about what it means to be a community artist. Anna Camilleri, artistic director of Red Dress Productions, and co-organizer of 'Work in Progress,' a panel about community engaged artists and their labour, tells us what's up with unions, payment, and definitions of work in the arts sector.

Direct download: Art_Community_Labour_and_Money.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47 PM

In February of this year, 2012, the Teaching Assistants' union for the University of Toronto, CUPE 3902, found itself on the brink of a strike.


A few female PHD students who work as TAs, and organizers at CUPE 3902, were interested in sharing their experiences working in labour, for the purpose of contextualizing the operating structure of unions like theirs. A central element that emerged in our conversation was the role of gender and equity dynamics, and the affect they have on a healthy and productive union.

Direct download: The_Labour_of_Labour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58 PM

A myriad of articles released by North American newspapers and internet publications over the past year have voiced a backlash to the standardization of unpaid internships replacing entry level positions in professions across the board.

Pieces in The Globe and Mail, Macleans, and most recently Reuters tell the stories of young workers who are speaking out against this fad.

In the current issue of Shameless, which centers around the theme of “labour,” Carley Centen of anti-unpaid-internship site examines how this transition has come about. See her article to learn about provincial employment standards for what legal and illegal unpaid work constitutes.

In this podcast you’ll hear from eight people on their experiences with unpaid internships in industries across the board - what was good, what wasn’t, and how necessary they feel it is to take on an unpaid internship in order to gain footing in their chosen fields.

Direct download: Unpaid_Labour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57 PM

What is love? Is romance its most vital form? ‘The labour of love’ is a documentary about how four women in their twenties, from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds and sexual orientations, living in St. John’s, Newfoundland, define what love is, and the struggles that come along with it.

‘The Labour of Love’ was originally broadcast on radio show WOW! or Women on Women: A Show About What Women are Doing, Saying, and Making, on CHMR FM in St. John’s.

To find out what these four women have to say about the feeling that dominates so much of our cultural and mind space take a listen here:

Direct download: The_Labour_of_Love.mp3
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