Listen, Ladies is a podcast by ladies, for ladies (and gentlemen) featuring interviews with experts and innovators in a broad range of fields internationally. The podcast highlight current events and issues, breakthroughs in the arts and academic communities, as well as women making an extraordinary impact in their fields. Hosted by journalist and international relations scholar Maryalice Aymong, Listen, Ladies is a division of Women Across Frontiers, a global digital non-profit publication which seeks to raise awareness of women's rights issues and other topics that are relevant to women's careers and lifestyles.


  • In Pursuit of Disobedient Women

    In Pursuit of Disobedient Women

    22/03/2020 Duración: 44min

    New York Times journalist Dionne Searcey joins Listen, Ladies to discuss her new book, In Pursuit of Disobedient Women: A Memoir of Love, Rebellion, and Family, Far Away. The book is a fascinating inside look at what it was like to take on the role of West Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times. Searcey recounts her conversations with young women who escapes from Boko Haram, her observations of women's advocating for their rights, and the personal challenges of moving with her family to take on the opportunity. 

  • Civil Bikes

    Civil Bikes

    09/01/2020 Duración: 32min

    Nedra Deadwyler is the founder of Civil Bikes. She joins to the podcast to discuss her awesome organization that gets people on the road to learn and discuss the history and contributions of incredible individuals who may not have made their way into the history books. Her focus on how people of color and women shaped the city of Atlanta is eye-opening, and highly important to the way the city operates today. Her message is relevant and meaningful for the country as a whole. 

  • What is a community organizer?

    What is a community organizer?

    02/08/2019 Duración: 28min

    If you hear "community organizer," and know that it was President Obama's first step into bringing people together, but still feel unclear on what the job entails, this is the episode for you. Esther Beard is a community organizer and joins the podcast to discuss her role in helping people learn how they can bring about real and meaningful change in their own communities. She also talks about how those who want to make a difference can make sure they are having a positive impact.

  • Stitching Change

    Stitching Change

    06/05/2019 Duración: 51min

    Rakmi Shaiza is the founder of Stitching Change, a social enterprise designed to empower refugee women in the Kansas City area. Shaiza discusses the program's mission to teach valuable skills in creating unique items and developing the financial knowledge to sell the creations. More broadly, Shaiza shares her insights on the challenges facing the women involved in the program, and the incredible potential they have to contribute to their communities. 

  • Protecting the National Parks

    Protecting the National Parks

    21/01/2019 Duración: 50min

    Beth Shott is a criminal investigator with the Investigative Services Branch of the National Parks Service. She joins the podcast amid the government shutdown to discuss the impact on a professional and personal level. In addition, Shott shares her winding path into law enforcement, and views whether women in her field face unique challenges.

  • Lets Talk Sports!

    Let's Talk Sports!

    05/12/2018 Duración: 51min

    Come one, come all! Whether you know every team in major sports, or none of them, you'll want to hear from WFAN's Maggie Gray. On this episode, Maggie joins to discuss her career path, navigating the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting, and what drives her to get out of bed in the morning. 

  • The Rohingya Crisis: Part Two

    The Rohingya Crisis: Part Two

    05/11/2018 Duración: 57min

    One year after first joining the podcast, international relations scholar Mayesha Alam returns to discuss her latest reporting on the crisis facing the Rohingya community in Myanmar. While global awareness has wained, the United Nations reports that forced displacement and violence against the Rohingya has led to a refugee population of close to one million people. Women and girls are in particular danger of trafficking, even after they reach refugee camps.

  • Teacher of the Year

    Teacher of the Year

    27/07/2018 Duración: 33min

    Mandy Manning was recently honored as the National Teacher of the Year recipient for 2018. During her career as an educator, she has made an incredible impact on young people, many of whom were new to the United States as refugees and immigrants. Manning joins the podcast to discuss what brought her to teaching, what she has learned from her students, and how she made sure her students had a voice when she was honored at the White House.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Beyond the White House

    Eleanor Roosevelt: Beyond the White House

    18/06/2018 Duración: 34min

    Author Susan Quinn joins the podcast to discuss her fascinating book, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady. Quinn's immense research highlights Roosevelt's relationship with Lorena Hickok, whom she initially encountered when Hickok was working as a reporter. Their relationship has been somewhat lost to history, but Quinn brings their romance and friendship to life in our interview and in the book. Her text is also set to become a TV series.

  • Marijuana Monday

    Marijuana Monday

    14/05/2018 Duración: 33min

    Hillary Peckham is the co-founder and COO of Etain Health, the first and only all-women founded medical marijuana business in New York. Peckham talks to Listen, Ladies about misconceptions about marijuana, the conditions it can be used to address, and the challenges of running a business focused on a product that is not legal on the federal level. 

  • Ladies on the Ballot

    Ladies on the Ballot

    23/04/2018 Duración: 26min

    Journalist Emma Margolin joins the podcast to discuss her reporting on the surge in female candidates for local, state, and national political offices. While the expertise and enthusiasm they bring is essential, Emma's feature article for Politico Magazine delves into the often unexpected challenges they confront. This includes threats and intimidation both in-person and on social media. We discuss how training and recruitment organizations are approaching this issue in the #MeToo era.

  • Physicist Ballerina Charts Her Own Path

    Physicist Ballerina Charts Her Own Path

    09/04/2018 Duración: 42min

    Merritt Moore, is a trailblazer in two extremely demanding fields: ballet and quantum physics. On the podcast, she talks to Maryalice about the challenges of pursuing both dreams, why she tried to quit ballet but kept coming back, and how she is working to inspire young girls to think big and outside the box. And an added bonus, Merritt is also committed to making it to outer space and doing the legwork to make it happen.

  • A Test with No Results

    A Test with No Results

    19/03/2018 Duración: 35min

    Washington Post journalist Jessica Contrera joins the podcast to discuss her investigative report into hundreds of untested and newly tested rape kits in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contrera uncovers the emotional and legal confusion surrounding the data as officials grapple with when and how to contact survivors of sexual violence. 

  • The Womens Bakery

    The Women's Bakery

    05/03/2018 Duración: 28min

    Julie Greene, co-founder and co-director of The Women's Bakery joins the podcast to discuss her organization's approach to providing women in East Africa with the resources and tools to develop small businesses in their communities. By prioritizing health, education, and the economy, The Women's Bakery looks to engage women to independently operate bakeries once they have received the training to do so. On the podcast, Julie shares how the mission came together, the challenges her team has faced along the way, and what how they collaborate with the local community.

  • Mentor Matters

    Mentor Matters

    19/02/2018 Duración: 41min

    Journalist and friend of the pod, Emma Margolin, joins Maryalice to guest co-host this week's edition. The ladies chat with self-described "natural-born extrovert," Whitnie Narcisse, about her role at First Round, an innovative venture capital firm with a key focus on developing meaningful mentor-mentee relationships. Whitnie shares what she's learned about what makes a good match, why you might want more than one mentor, and how listeners can look for mentors to help their own careers thrive.

  • On Venezuela

    On Venezuela

    05/02/2018 Duración: 39min

    Luisa Kislinger is a former career diplomat of the Venezuelan Foreign Services, and the founder and director of the women's NGO "Mujeres en Linea." Luisa joins the podcast to discuss the current economic and political situation unfolding in Venezuela, and how the lives of everyday citizens are affected. Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power tweeted that the situation in Venezuela is "flying under the radar in the US." Tune in to understand why the international community should pay attention.    

  • Nigerias Next Generation

    Nigeria's Next Generation

    22/01/2018 Duración: 46min

    The New York Times' West Africa bureau chief joins the podcast for an insightful interview centered on her reporting in Nigeria. Dionne Searcey has spoken to numerous young women who managed to escape the horrors of Boko Haram, and are now working to overcome challenges and pursue their ambitions. Dionne's work gives voice to girls and women who have proven their heroism and deserve to be heard.

  • Operation Health Literacy

    Operation Health Literacy

    08/01/2018 Duración: 33min

    Happy 2018! NYU Scholar Jorge Mora joins Listen, Ladies to talk about his groundbreaking project to bring healthcare services and raise awareness about the importance of health literacy in his home country, Ecuador. His perspectives and experience are highly relevant in the broader conversation about global health and access to care across socio-economic backgrounds and the urban/rural divide.

  • Book Club Round Two!

    Book Club Round Two!

    11/12/2017 Duración: 47min

    Author Liza Jessie Petersen joins the podcast to discuss her experiences as a pre-GED teacher to young men embroiled in the criminal justice system. In her book, All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island, Petersen shares insights on the daily lives of her students, her mission to instill them with information far beyond the pages of any textbook, and what she learned from leading a classroom full of teenagers.

  • Bonus Episode: Listen, Ladies Unscrewed

    Bonus Episode: Listen, Ladies "Unscrewed"

    27/11/2017 Duración: 27min

    A Listen, Ladies bonus episode! Listen, Ladies contributor and BuzzFeed producer Julia Moser joins the podcast for a feature interview with author and activist Jaclyn Friedman. Friedman is the author of the new book, Unscrewed, which explores sex, harassment, and the abuse of power.

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