Hello and welcome to the Queencast! We are Alex, Debra, and Soha. Three women from three different places, with three different lives. But when we unite in the Q Formation...WE BECOME THE QUEENCAST! The Queencast is an amazing audio adventure where no topic is taboo and where all voices are valuable. Join us on this journey and maybe you too will discover the keys to the Queendom!!!
Episode | November 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
beyonce, bill cosby, girl fieri, guy fieri, judas priest, kate middleton, macaroni and cheese, meghan markle, neil young, paula dean, pepsi, prince harry, prince william, queen, queen latifah. ll cool j, rihanna, sleep, thanksgiving, willie nelson
In this three person episode of the Queencast, we discuss Thanksgiving and the shopping that follows it, and we also talk about royal romance. Things get pretty weird when L.L. Cool J comes up, but it's nothing a little MORE talk about the Kardashians can't fix. And finally, we ask the important question: Which celebrity would you be most upset about if you discovered they were a monster?
It's not a particularly serious episode but I mean, come on. Not every episode has to be so serious, right? Laughter is important, too!
Episode | November 21st, 2017 | 2 hrs 9 mins
african american, al franken, armenia, baby showers, biscuits, black, feminism, going beyond expectations, hidden agenda, hispanic, jessica lee mayfield, jesus, kanye west, kayla moore, kim kardashian, kurt franklin, pronouns, race, roy moore, sabor latino, the bible, the census, women of color, y'all, you all, you cats, you guys
In this exciting episode of the Queencast, the group weighs in on Roy Moore and Al Franken, but it's a baby shower (that none of us were invited to) that really gets the conversation lit. Come for the Kardashians, stay for the liquid biscuits.
Episode | November 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 12 mins
amy winehouse, bob marley, bodak yellow, cardi b, cher von, chichen itza, dancing, figi water, glen campbell, hip hop, inspiration, luther vandross, mexico, michael jackson, music, patty loveless, pop tarts, popularity, randy travis, sgt. pepper, the beatles, the fugees, tulum, vacation
In episode 7 of the Queencast, Debra is hosting while Soha is somewhere collllld. but Alex regales of of her vacation to Mexico, followed by a discussion about music's purpose and effect, big and small, on us and the rest of the world. Some of us have interesting things to say about it! Well, all of us do. Except for Michael.
Episode | November 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 24 mins
addiction, algorithms, bill cosby, cahokia illinois, cairo illinois, cats, court, daylight savings time, democracy, facebook, fake news, house of cards, housesitting, inequality, kentucky, kevin spacey, mexico, moveon.org, netflix, poverty, redd foxx, robert reich, russia, st. louis, the 1%, the 2016 election, the lottery, the republican party, the right to work, tmz, trump, unions, ussr, working
Alex is away on vacation for this episode, but that doesn't mean the rest of us are at a loss for words to discuss important current events such as Russia's involvement with elections and Kevin Spacey's involvement with Netflix. We also discuss the importance of unions. And the whole time, the rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer. But don't let the description bring you down, because we still manage to have some laughs in spite of the cursing, the sweating, and the crying.
Episode | October 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 13 mins
birthday, burda style, candy, candy corn, coconut, day of the dead, faces of death, following up, ghosts, happy birthday, haunted houses, nature, onesies, quilts, sewing, sexual harassment, stevie nicks, supernatural, the craft, waverly hills, witches
In episode 5 of the Queencast, it's birthday time for two of the three scorpios on the show! Happy birthday Soha and Alex! In this episode we continue the discussion about violence and abuse of women, and provide some resources for women in need (see below for more info). From there we not-so-gracefully transition to talking about how the witch costume negatively affects women, which leads to discussion about our Halloweens past and some of our great (and not so great) costume histories. Oh! And there are some ghost stories.
If you are in the Louisville, KY area, here are some places you can reach out to if you're dealing with harassment or domestic violence:
La Casita Center
223 E Magnolia Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 322 4036
The Center for Women and Families
927 S 2nd St.
Louisville KY 40203
(877) 803 7577
(844) 237 2331
1432 S Shelby St.
Louisville KY 40217
(502) 635 4530
Marshall Women's Health and Education
4121 Dutchmann's Ln. #108
Louisville KY 40207
(502) 899 6300
Domestic Violence Program
927 South 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 581 7222
Family and Children's Place
525 Zane St.
Louisville KY 40203
(502) 893 3900
YMCA of Greater Louisville
(502) 587 9622
Haven House for Families
(812) 285 1197
Center for Women and Families (Joan Thomas Campus)
(502) 581 7222
Center for Women and Families (West Louisville)
(877) 803 7577
If you are elsewhere in the United States or the World, here are some resources for you also:
PACT Battered Women's Shelter
(888) 883 1959
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Charities
(800) 227 3002
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
(866) 879 6636
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656 4673
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
(800) 537 2238
Episode | October 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 49 mins
discomfort, ego, good deeds, harvey weinstein, healing, me too, pain, saying nothing, sexual assault, sexual harassment, speaking out, taking action
Episode 4 - wow! We all feel some kind of way about it. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and abuse are complex, heavy topics that got us all talking a lot, but resolving nothing. And we know this talk hurts. That being said, we present you with this episode, but with 2 caveats: 1) this conversation is not over. So much still needs to be talked about. Which leads to 2) we need your voice in this conversation, because we recognize that our 4 voices alone did not represent all the voices needed at the table. To that end, we will be reading your comments and feedback, and discussing some of them in our next episode. So tell us how it is and don't hold back!
Episode | October 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 18 mins
beauty, beyonce, bioshock, body image, bodyguards, church, comfort zones, elton john, fear, friends, gun control, jealousy, mean girls, music, nintendo gamecube, overcooked, religion, resident evil 7, solange knowles, the ark museum, the garvin gate blues festival
In episode 3 of The Queencast, Debra and Soha are absent and Alex is in the captain's chair! Luckily, Carly and Michael help their captain carry the torch, along with special guest Kelly Thacher! The crew will make your wheels turn a little bit with a lot of discussion about music, tolerance, and Noah's Ark. So grab your pets and step aboard The USS Queencast where everyone is welcome and nobody will be left behind in the rain.
Episode | October 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 43 mins
america, anxiety, babies, bacterial infection, being gay, carthage missouri, chicken, childbirth, chitlins, exercise, food, halal food, immigration, itunes, lightning crashes, menudo, mexico, miss congeniality 2, nightmares, opportunity, placenta, religion, sexuality, stress
In episode 2 of The Queencast, the topic is food! Well, ok. The topic is supposed to be food. And food is discussed, just not in the way we anticipated. Nonetheless, it is a wonderful episode! We also check in and talk about the week between episodes 1 and 2, and Alex brings us home with the very powerful, personal story about how she was finally able to hear herself.
Episode | October 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 29 mins
amália rodrigues, beyonce, celebrity entourage, food, frida khalo, guilty pleasure, idris elba, interpreters, lcsw, love, two truths and a lie
Welcome to the premiere episode of the hot new soon-to-be-legendary Queencast! In our exciting debut episode, we introduce ourselves to each other and our listeners with some fun icebreaking chat, and we prove to the world that the most delicious conversations are the conversations that are cooked with love.
But seriously, bring a snack. Lotta food talk going on around here.