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Dangerous Women with Pascale Armand, Carrie Coon, and Ann Harada

HOST: Meg Wolitzer


Host Meg Wolitzer presents three works about women who defy the status quo and might therefore be perceived as “dangerous.” While these stories are not always about direct, physical confrontation with the patriarchy, the characters in some way present a challenge to the powers that be. In Margaret Atwood’s “Unpopular Gals,” fairy-tale archetypes reclaim their power. The reader is Ann Harada. A boisterous and brilliant student threatens to upend the order of her high school in Shanteka Sigers’ “A Way with Bea,” performed by Pascale Armand. A Victorian-era wife fights for her sanity in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic “The Yellow Wallpaper,” performed by Carrie Coon. And journalist, activist, and feminist writer Mona Eltahawy about what it means to be a dangerous woman (hear more of that conversation in our bonus interview HERE).

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