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Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus podcast

Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

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.

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.

 

#13

Aackt 8: Guisewite Shut

In the final episode of Aack Cast, Jamie speaks with Cathy Guisewite and contemporary feminists about where Cathy fits in history, and where we go from here. You have been aack pilled. Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:38

23 Aug 2021


#12

Aackt 7: 12 Artists

In our penultimate (!) episode, Jamie speaks with twelve artists who work in semi-autobiographical comics in the spirit of Cathy today, and how autobio comics have changed with the times since Cathy-mania.  Here's where you can find more work from and support today's artists: Marissa Moss :  [https://www.marissamoss.com/last-things.php] (https://www.marissamoss.com/last-things.php) Malaka Gharib:  [https://www.npr.org/people/469106148/malaka-gharib ] (https://www.npr.org/people/469106148/malaka-gharib%C2%A0) Joey Alison Sayers:  [http://www.jsayers.com/] (http://www.jsayers.com/) Sophia Zarders: [ https://www.sophiazarders.com/] (%C2%A0https://www.sophiazarders.com/) Katie Rice:  [https://katiejrice.myportfolio.com/  ] (https://katiejrice.myportfolio.com/%C2%A0%C2%A0) Humyara Mahbub:  [https://humyara.com/] (https://humyara.com/) Sina Grace:  [http://sinagrace.com/] (http://sinagrace.com/) Gina Wynbrandt:  [http://www.ginawynbrandt.com/] (http://www.ginawynbrandt.com/) The Red Dot: [ https://www.instagram.com/the__reddot/?hl=en] (%C2%A0https://www.instagram.com/the__reddot/?hl=en) Anna Salinas:  [https://www.badcomixbyanna.com/] (https://www.badcomixbyanna.com/) Katy Fishell:  [https://www.katyfishell.com/] (https://www.katyfishell.com/) Liz Montague:  [https://lizatlarge.org/about-3/] (https://lizatlarge.org/about-3/) Subscribe to Theo Henderson's "We The Unhoused" podcast here:  [https://www.patreon.com/wetheunhoused/posts] (https://www.patreon.com/wetheunhoused/posts) Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:15

16 Aug 2021


#11

Aackt 6: Cathy and the Dreaded Mirror, Part 2

In part 2 on our look into Cathy's commentary on body image, we speak with author Marissa Metzger, hop on a rollercoaster of boomer disordered eating fads, and see what Cathy's frustration with her own body says about us. Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:56

11 Aug 2021


#10

Aackt 6: Cathy and the Dreaded Mirror, Part 1

Jamie explores how the Cathy character navigates body image and fashion trends, and who and how these colonially driven beauty standards came to dominate the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

41 MINS

41:00

09 Aug 2021


#9

Aackt 5: Cathy and the Boomer Paradox

The Cathy comic takes a look at the trials and tribulations of boomer women of the middle class, from their early days navigating women's liberation through the 2008 recession, when the cracks in the boomer on facade were on full display. This week, Jamie traces the boomer legacy by speaking with women who were there -- yes, including her mom. Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:48

02 Aug 2021


#8

Minisode: Take the "Show Your Mom What a Podcast Is" Challenge

In this minisode, Grammy award-winning electronic music producer Jamie Loftus shares a Pulitzer Prize-winning song teaching your mom how to access a podcast. Aack Cast will be back next week to kick off the second half of our series! Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

04 MINS

04:54

26 Jul 2021


#7

Aackt 4: The Pages Around Cathy, Part 2

In part two of Jamie's exploration into who shared the American funny pages with Cathy Guisewite, we take a look at the artists chronicling the experiences of the boomer and Gen X crowd day to day along with her -- Gary Trudeau of Doonesbury, Aaron McGruder of The Boondocks, Alison Bechdel of Dykes to Watch Out For, and Lynn Johnston of For Better or For Worse. Tell your moms! Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:25

21 Jul 2021


#6

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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

43 MINS

43:22

19 Jul 2021


#5

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?  Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:13

12 Jul 2021


#4

Aackt 2 Part 2: Who is Cathy Guisewite?

Today, we hear what happened to Cathy at the height of the comic’s popularity in the late 1980s until now. Cathy Guisewite tells Jamie all! Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Jul 2021

36 MINS

36:53

07 Jul 2021


#3

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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

47 MINS

47:28

05 Jul 2021


#2

Aackt 1: Cathy Comics, Revisited

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:16

28 Jun 2021


#1

Introducing Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at [https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Jun 2021

03 MINS

03:02

21 Jun 2021