Name: Jove Belle
Born and raised in southern Idaho. Shortly after graduation, I fled to the Pacific Northwest.
Why this topic for a podcast?
Well, I do two podcasts with The Lesbian Talk Show. The first, for Women and Words, is a recap of our weekly blog. Andi Marquette and I are the founders and co-admins for this blog, so when Sheena asked us to do a podcast for it, we fell all over ourselves to say yes!
The second, Badass Women Save Themselves, is a show wherein Blythe Rippon and I discuss feminist representation in pop culture because that’s the way we geek out. Women are awesome and discussing powerful women is even more awesome.
If someone is new to your podcast, how would you describe it?
Women and Words is a blog dedicated to all things involving lesbian/feminist fiction. Our podcast reviews the previous week day by day. And, mostly, it’s Andi Marquette trying really hard to keep us on track while I run around playing with shiny things.
Badass Women Save Themselves is about badass women. Who save themselves. And others. A lot.
What kind of person will enjoy your podcast most?
Oh gosh, I want to say everyone because we’re awesome. But, really, I have no idea. If you like the shows, how about you tell me why and what kind of person you are so I can answer this question in the future?
What is the biggest reward of being a podcaster?
It’s a lot of fun, chatting with both Andi and Blythe. I get to discuss things that matter to me with women who are much smarter than me. They make me feel smarter when I hang out with them.
What is the biggest challenge of being a podcaster?
Those moments when all I can think to say is “Ummm.”
What would listeners find most interesting/surprising/unique about you?
I am terrified of birds, yet have a flock of chickens in the backyard. They routinely fly up in my face when I’m out there because, I’m certain, they are plotting my demise. I do, however, love their eggs.