Female-fronted podcasts you’re not listening to… but should be

I first fell in love with podcasts in the days of Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Each of those series embraced the medium and had official podcasts hosted by their executive producers that offered more insight into the series. It was like a commentary track but even better, since you didn’t have to wait for the eventual DVD release. I started podcasting in 2008 about the show True Blood, and started a Vampire Diaries podcast the following year. It was a way for a group of fans–and some of us who straddled the line between fandom and TV blogging–to discuss each episode of the show in depth, or talk about theories and predictions.

April Mullen

April Mullen: “Go Be”

I woke with a burning in my soul to scream, GO BE. To the women who have come before, those emerging now and those that will continue to create, I applaud you all with exuberance. This is not to say I overlook or disregard the enormous inequality in our daily lives; but it is time to say, GO BE. GO BE a part of the change you want to see on the screen and in society.

Lac La Ronge Provincial Park in Saskatchewan

Why Canada is road-trip heaven

Vast and diverse, Canada is road-trip heaven from the iconic ride through the Rockies, to looping around Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail to the tune of Celtic fiddles on the Atlantic coast. According to a January 2015 market research report from the country’s Recreational Vehicle Dealers, the number of RVs hitting the tarmac across the country is growing by more than 4% every year.