Action Alert | Pod Save Is a Dudefest

We’re no strangers to Crooked Media’s podcasts, so when a GA follower asked us to take a look at the gender breakdown of Pod Save the World guests, we thought it was a great idea!

 Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and guest Seth Meyers at a live taping of  Pod Save America  at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in May 2018. Photo credit: Rhododendrites [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons  (cropped)

Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and guest Seth Meyers at a live taping of Pod Save America at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in May 2018. Photo credit: Rhododendrites [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)

We took a look at the November episodes of both Pod Save America and Pod Save the World, and our follower was right. These progressive bros do need a check. During 12 total shows, only 36% of the featured guests were women, and while that may not seem terrible, once you add in the fact that all 5 show hosts are men, that makes way too many dudes talking.

The podcasts are described as a way to “help people figure out what matters and how to help”, but we already know something about that. Women’s voices matter just as much as men’s, and we can help them by allowing their voices be heard.

Do you have a favorite podcast? Create a tally and let us know how balanced the voices are. Want to be part of a GenderAvenger podcast team that keeps track of podcasts over time? Let us know!

We checked in on the progressive bros at @crookedmedia’s @PodSaveAmerica and @PodSavetheWorld and, newsflash, they need more women as podcast guests. #PodSaveAmerica #PodSaveTheWorld #GenderAvenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/action-alert-pod-save-is-a-dudefest