Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller are the hosts of hit new science podcast Invisibilia. Photo credit John W. Poole/NPR.
For years, if you tuned into a podcast, the voice streaming through your headphones would most likely belong to a man. In February 2013, women hosted only 13 percent of the world's 100 most popular podcasts. Two years later, by my count, the disparity in the top-100 remains woefully similar. But other signals suggest a shift is underway.
This October, women working in media and publishing gathered at Cooper Union in New York for BinderCon, a symposium that seeks to address the gender imbalance in journalism, book publishing, film, and TV.
I am half-Pakistani. My mother was born in Pakistan, I grew up in North America. Superficially, I have a lot more in common with Adnan Syed—a Pakistani-Muslim who grew up in Baltimore and was convicted of killing his Korean girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999—than radio journalist Sarah Koenig does. Does that mean I'm more qualified to report on his case than she is?
Calvin Klein recently made headlines when it featured model Myla Dalbesio in its “Perfectly Fit” campaign. In an interview with Elle, Dalbesio (who is a size 10), referred to herself as the biggest model the company has ever worked with—a point which Calvin Klein confirmed.