Trisha Estabrooks and Alex Zabjek are journalists, and friends, based in Edmonton.
Trisha is a broadcast veteran, whose experience and confidence as a radio host and reporter helps to carry our audio interviews. Alex has spent most of her career as a print journalist, and thrives on finding the broader context to put current affairs interviews in context.
We decided to start this podcast because, to be blunt, major media was not paying enough attention to the topic.
Alberta has a female premier, and the government caucus has almost 50 per cent gender parity. Outside the Legislature, non-profit groups are determined to get more women to run for politics, immigrants are navigating their positions as women and newcomers to Edmonton and its political systems, and academics are developing data related to women and politics.
Things are *happening.* We want to be there to discuss them.
This podcast is a labour of love. We thank all of those who have helped to make it happen, including: Switches, an Edmonton-based female punk band, for the use of their music; Brendan Brown for his awesome photography; Vikki Wiercinski of Mezzaluna Studio for her gorgeous design work and all of our guests who have given us their time and their insights.
We are also grateful for the Edmonton Heritage Council and the Woman’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton (WAVE) for their financial support in 2017.
New episodes will be released every second Sunday. Please find and rate us on iTunes