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Chhavi Sachdev runs Sonologue and is India's second most experienced podcaster, having started putting out podcasts on her own and for clients like the Blue Frog in 2008... long before Serial, leading her mother to tell other people "I don't know what she does. Something to do with radio on the Web."
Over the last 10 years, she has developed and launched several podcasts that are successfully running, as well as produced the LSDcast - India's definitive podcast about love, sex, and dating, and Tall Tales Takeaway -- bite size true stories, told live.
She also conducts workshops on DIY podcasting, audio editing, and consults for organizations that need a little handholding in the audio format.
To pay the bills, Chhavi is a freelance multimedia journalist and producer covering science, health, development, sustainability, and women's issues extensively. She has co-hosted episodes for BBC's World Hacks and CrowdScience and she's a frequent presenter on PRI's The World, BBC's Health Check and several Deutsche Welle programs.
She listens to podcasts while exercising, doing chores, and also when she's felled by migraines.
Don't zone out, this is not a male bashing, #notallmen #metoo podcast. First of all, you know it can't be because it features the inimitable Cindy Gallop, outspoken founder of sextech startup Make Love Not Porn! Second of all, she's talking about sexism and harassment that includes the stories of all survivors. She's also talking about the way the internet is changing how harassment is received.
I have to say at the outset, I'm a fangirl. I love her outspoken, articulate brand of honesty. I love that she calls out power structures and sexism, and she knows what she's talking about.
And if you think it's all griping, listen to her talk about how easy it would be to end sexual harassment if the powers that be wanted to (and why they don't).
Also talk about how to instil the ideas of consent and sexual values in a population that never talks about it or thinks about it. There's also a discussion about whether porn influences sexism and objectification (and Cindy's answer is revelatory!) as well as power and how that changes the nature of the view!
AND there's practical tips on what to do when sexual harassment happen to you or around you.
It's a great conversation, so listen in and share widely.
Warning: strong language, talks about sex.