“Don’t Be a Dick To Women” – my chat w/Jamie Kilstein — #KatieSpeakShow Ep12 11/21/2015

NOTE: this was recorded long before the revelations about Kilstein and he was never improper with me, so I was unaware of his apparently well-known reputation. We weren’t close, just friendly when we ran into each other as we were adjacent to the same circles.

In brief: This show is all Jamie Kilstein because we are, unsurprisingly, really chatty. In fact the end sounds like us every phone conversation with my cousin, brother, and best friend. You find out why my mom thinks I’m gay (spoiler: it’s Jamie’s fault), how music has made him happy instead of anxious, and why his least edgy material gets him all the hate mail. Oh, and the show graphic by my friend Nina Bargiel is a commentary on the dudes in the “Cat Call” track. Just to be clear.

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Enhanced audio: “Don’t Be a Dick To Women” – my chat w/Jamie Kilstein — #KatieSpeakShow Ep12 11/21/2015


I basically said it all in the brief up top: I love this conversation because Jamie’s great and was so generous with his time. I did a quick intro added the brilliant Dahlia Lithwick’s take on the Texas anti-abortion law being heard at the Supreme Court for those who won’t get the chance to read her full analysis on how it hinges on the unpredictable Justice Kennedy. Then it was right into the interview!

Quote of the Show (also a song title from Jamie’s new album): “Don’t Be A Dick To Woman” — Jamie Kilstein

Links to on-air references:

My take…

My piece at Truthout: “Texas Women Are Already Inducing Their Own Abortions; Will the Supreme Court Worsen This Trend?”

“The justice who cares about dignity and autonomy should vote against Texas’ abortion law.” by Dahlia Lithwick

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


The full album: “Libel, Slander & Sedition”

“Church of the Smiling Vagina!”

Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda – “Catcall” (acoustic version)

Clinic Vest Project: website & on Twitter

“If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting So Many Rape Threats?” by Lindy West

Follow my guests…

Jamie Kilstein: on Twitter, on Tour, & on Guitar (see what I did there? Seriously, pre-order his album.)

Graphic credit to Nina Bargiel’s awesome Tumblr: Fauxvitationals

Blog Extras:

THE song responsible for changing my life:

I never said it was an amazing, joke — just that it lands and targets the right person:

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