Reading Women is a weekly podcast inviting listeners to reclaim half the bookshelf. We interview authors and review books by or about women of all backgrounds and experiences to help readers fill their to-be-read stacks with a diverse range of titles.
***Show is weekly, posting every Wednesday. Listed reach is per episode***
The show has been featured on The Washington Post, Bustle, Book Riot, BuzzFeed, and Electric Literature.
Each year, the podcast hosts the Reading Women Award, which recognizes outstanding books by or about women; and the Reading Women Challenge, which encourages listeners and followers to read outside of their comfort zone, with over 2,000 comments on Goodreads and many hundreds more participants on Instagram.
The show is part of the Lit Hub Radio network, which reaches over 1MM downloads per month across over 15 podcasts. The network is also integrated on the Lit Hub website with a player widget; the site reaches over 3MM readers per month, and all episodes are published as an editorial feature as well as promoted across its social channels (1MM+ reach) and daily newsletters (200,000+ subscribers).
About the Host
Host Name: Kendra Winchester and Autumn Privett
Kendra and Autumn became friends in graduate school after they realized they had a mutual dislike for wedding planning and a shared love for feminist literature.
It was only after they no longer lived in the same state that Kendra and Autumn decided to turn their hours long discussions and miles long chat histories into a podcast called Reading Women. As they say, the rest is herstory.